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Forum: support.Hardware 10 September 2019, 12:48
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By AmigaHope
Have you tried booting a SysTest floppy? Also you...

Have you tried booting a SysTest floppy? Also you should probably invest in a DiagROM.
Forum: Hardware mods 22 August 2019, 12:10
Replies: 83
Views: 9,555
Posted By AmigaHope
Zorro II was designed around a modified AT form...

Zorro II was designed around a modified AT form factor (because the A2000 was designed to accept full-length AT cards in its ISA slots, which conveniently gave room to put the Z2 slots inline with...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 August 2019, 11:47
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By AmigaHope
Essentially you need a better upscaler. =P

Essentially you need a better upscaler. =P
Forum: support.Games 22 August 2019, 11:45
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By AmigaHope
I don't know which were, but there were...

I don't know which were, but there were definitely NTSC CD32 releases as a US launch was planned (with the machines seized in the Philippines) and the Canada launch definitely happened.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 August 2019, 11:41
Replies: 105
Views: 9,075
Posted By AmigaHope
See, that status panel has *useful information*....

See, that status panel has *useful information*. It's packed with info about your party so you can see what is happening to them. It's like a flight simulator where a huge chunk of the screen is...
Forum: Coders. General 19 August 2019, 07:53
Replies: 46
Views: 7,885
Posted By AmigaHope
One of the interesting things about compression...

One of the interesting things about compression routines like RNC1 is the separate huffman table for the dictionary offsets, so an optimal compressor can sometimes save a few bytes by not picking the...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 August 2019, 07:26
Replies: 341
Views: 24,274
Posted By AmigaHope
Yeah I feel dumb speculating about 1.3 because I...

Yeah I feel dumb speculating about 1.3 because I remember I had a 1.2 system with a 68881 at one point.

Also I just checked and AMMX apparently *doesn't* work like MMX, and introduces 32 new...
Forum: Hardware mods 19 August 2019, 07:16
Replies: 83
Views: 9,555
Posted By AmigaHope
Eh, there's only so many CPU cards to go around,...

Eh, there's only so many CPU cards to go around, and a big chunk of them are the poorly-designed A3640. I'd include a CPU and RAM on the board so it can run standalone -- 68030s are plentiful and...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 August 2019, 07:02
Replies: 50
Views: 4,674
Posted By AmigaHope
I don't mean weak bits for copy protection...

I don't mean weak bits for copy protection purposes, I mean bits from a normal disk that have become weak due to rot. i.e. there WAS a "right" value once upon a time but it is now difficult to read....
Forum: Hardware mods 13 August 2019, 04:33
Replies: 79
Views: 9,244
Posted By AmigaHope
I assume it's 42Mhz to be synchronously clocked...

I assume it's 42Mhz to be synchronously clocked without fancy buffering for the bus bridge. Shouldn't 56Mhz be easy then?
Forum: support.Hardware 13 August 2019, 04:24
Replies: 50
Views: 4,674
Posted By AmigaHope
Someone needs to write a tool that combines...

Someone needs to write a tool that combines multiple flux reads to get a good "average" on weak bits, and then tries to brute force repair bad sectors by trying all values for the weak bits until it...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 August 2019, 04:16
Replies: 311
Views: 49,679
Posted By AmigaHope
Wizball is 100X more fun (and easier!) in...

Wizball is 100X more fun (and easier!) in 2-player mode where the second player controls Wizcat.

Edit: And if you're truly insane if you're playing by yourself, you control both joysticks yourself...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 August 2019, 22:07
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By AmigaHope
I'd argue that the A600 would have been way...

I'd argue that the A600 would have been way better off including a SIMM slot for the extra 1M chip RAM expansion, and had the trapdoor slot carry the CPU bus instead of the ECS bus. That would open...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 August 2019, 21:54
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By AmigaHope
As noted by another user... JUST BECAUSE. xD The...

As noted by another user... JUST BECAUSE. xD The idea of running a graphics card off the SCSI port is just so insane that I'd love to see it working. I realize that this is not fundamentally...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 August 2019, 21:48
Replies: 39
Views: 2,427
Posted By AmigaHope
Actually the Saturn's 2D capabilities were pretty...

Actually the Saturn's 2D capabilities were pretty god-tier and a huge jump over any 16-bit system (or any 32-bit system for that matter). It had easily the most powerful background engine in VDP2,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 August 2019, 19:22
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By AmigaHope
I don't think Akiko would give any speed increase...

I don't think Akiko would give any speed increase over copper chunky, assuming you have the option of coding your engine to output in 12-bit palette entries by default.

The problem with Akiko was...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 August 2019, 18:46
Replies: 24
Views: 1,470
Posted By AmigaHope
Agreed that doing texture mapping would have made...

Agreed that doing texture mapping would have made it 040/060-only. Still, it would have been nice if they'd left the option in.

I think they could have done 256 colors though. Calculating 8-bit...
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 01 August 2019, 09:54
Replies: 411
Views: 11,254
Posted By AmigaHope
Yup, even if you had a 68020 or 68030 you were by...

Yup, even if you had a 68020 or 68030 you were by default limited to 24-bit addressing, up until the Mac IIci, and only after you installed MacOS 7. Really they were limited to 8Mb RAM because only...
Forum: support.Other 01 August 2019, 09:40
Replies: 66
Views: 8,028
Posted By AmigaHope
Not related to SetPatch, but is something wrong...

Not related to SetPatch, but is something wrong with your system clock? "wait 10" taking 10.16 seconds to complete seems incredibly wrong. Then again maybe the stock wait command isis just really...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 August 2019, 09:30
Replies: 24
Views: 1,470
Posted By AmigaHope
DOS version all the way. Has texture mapping and...

DOS version all the way. Has texture mapping and 256 colors. That said, I still prefer the Amiga music slightly over the MT-32 music of the DOS version because even though the MT-32 instruments are...
Forum: support.WinUAE 01 August 2019, 09:10
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By AmigaHope
Is there a patch to the kernel to make the system...

Is there a patch to the kernel to make the system clock time conversion run accurately even when it's slightly off? AmigaOS does this natively on real Amigas when it's properly made aware that it's a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 August 2019, 08:48
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By AmigaHope
Commodore charged so much for their big box...

Commodore charged so much for their big box Amigas (even in the U.S.) because they were chasing the professional market that was used to paying inflated prices for computing gear -- with the...
Forum: Hardware mods 01 August 2019, 08:37
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By AmigaHope
I will eternally curse Commodore for not...

I will eternally curse Commodore for not including a Zorro 1 connector (A1000/A500 sidecar slot) on the A600. =( They provided no way to get at the signals other than the damn CPU socket.

I think...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 July 2019, 21:06
Replies: 39
Views: 2,427
Posted By AmigaHope
It's true, not many games fully utilized the...

It's true, not many games fully utilized the sprite enhancements of AGA -- most just upped the number of colors and called it a day.

BUT it still did feel more like an enhancement than a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 July 2019, 20:21
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By AmigaHope
I seem to remember UK prices being pretty similar...

I seem to remember UK prices being pretty similar for A500 stuff compared to the US (with some peripherals actually being cheaper in the UK), but A2000 systems and cards were horribly inflated vs. US...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2019, 20:14
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By AmigaHope
Updated FastATA 4000 CPLDs?

I know bugfixes went out for FastATA products in the form of replacement Mach CPLDs, I can't seem to figure out where I put mine, as I got a pack of them long ago, but I figure there have been more...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2019, 19:54
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By AmigaHope
Don't go the PCMCIA RAM route -- it won't affect...

Don't go the PCMCIA RAM route -- it won't affect games that run in chip RAM by default, but on games that try to load into fast RAM first it will actually slow your A1200 down (PCMCIA RAM is slower...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2019, 19:47
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By AmigaHope
I didn't know about the 66Mhz support. Do you...

I didn't know about the 66Mhz support. Do you guys find it easy enough to find all the cards you need in 66Mhz? (Inserting just one 33Mhz card slows the whole bus down to 33Mhz on all cards.)
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2019, 19:42
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By AmigaHope
Save all the chips so you can rebuild with an...

Save all the chips so you can rebuild with an A1200+ or Amiga Reloaded board?
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2019, 19:25
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By AmigaHope
Would this patch even work if you have to boot...

Would this patch even work if you have to boot off the CF card in the first place to load the patch?
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2019, 19:11
Replies: 41
Views: 5,855
Posted By AmigaHope
What does the USB port do? Can the Amiga access...

What does the USB port do? Can the Amiga access it, or is it just for updating the firmware?
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2019, 19:01
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By AmigaHope
Absolute weirdest video card I've ever seen

I can't believe I never saw this before... a video card for the Mac community that does video over *SCSI*. Mind is blown. I wonder what a P96 driver for this would be like? xD
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Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 31 July 2019, 18:30
Replies: 411
Views: 11,254
Posted By AmigaHope
Wouldn't need an 030 for monochrome Mac games. xD...

Wouldn't need an 030 for monochrome Mac games. xD Of course probably more than half of those games are "32-bit dirty" so they def won't run on an 030-equpped CD32. I actually wonder if they'd run...
Forum: support.WinUAE 31 July 2019, 18:01
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By AmigaHope
Does UAE have the ability to adjust the emulated...

Does UAE have the ability to adjust the emulated Amiga's system clock to the real life refresh rate of the display? Like not dynamically rubber banding, just detect real life refresh rate and then...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 July 2019, 17:48
Replies: 2,317
Views: 346,471
Posted By AmigaHope
1) Well, the C64's kernal ROM is basically a...

1) Well, the C64's kernal ROM is basically a BIOS. Initialization routines plus a bunch of low level routines that single-tasking software can call to interface with the hardware. Remember in the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 July 2019, 17:38
Replies: 67
Views: 24,809
Posted By AmigaHope
A few rare vblank-timed games have slowdown...

A few rare vblank-timed games have slowdown problems on some 040 and 060 cards running asynchronously to the chipset bus -- they timed operations to happen super close to the vblank and the wait...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 July 2019, 03:38
Replies: 40
Views: 1,777
Posted By AmigaHope
All the names and meanings of the runes were...

All the names and meanings of the runes were originally in the game manual. It's one of the "immersive" copy protection aspects of the game, where having the manual is kind of important to understand...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 July 2019, 13:44
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By AmigaHope
I beat T2 Amiga without cheats/trainer... Hardest...

I beat T2 Amiga without cheats/trainer... Hardest part for me was the shmup segments, but I just burned through all the 1UPs I'd saved up from earlier.

Key is to make a rough map of the level...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 July 2019, 13:26
Replies: 41
Views: 5,855
Posted By AmigaHope
No problem using DDR3 or DDR4 on a classic Amiga...

No problem using DDR3 or DDR4 on a classic Amiga accelerator if you have the right glue for it. Yeah there's a ton of latency in *cycles* on the RAM's bus, but in terms of real life latency from the...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 July 2019, 13:11
Replies: 784
Views: 38,926
Posted By AmigaHope
I remember the big watershed games at the time...

I remember the big watershed games at the time being Wolf3D+Wing Commander, and then Doom+Tie Fighter. Chunky pixels would have helped a LOT with an A1200 version of Wolf3D and Wing Commander as...
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