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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 December 2019, 01:37
Replies: 266
Views: 30,170
Posted By Photon
I'd like to buy one of these. Are they available...

I'd like to buy one of these. Are they available somewhere where I know how to fill in address and pay? :lol It's just I've looked on eBay and Amazon and it's not there and my Spanish isn't too good....
Forum: Coders. General 28 November 2019, 21:28
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Photon
Top man! :great

Top man! :great
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 28 November 2019, 21:23
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Photon
Neither is correct in my book. :) Writing to CTL...

Neither is correct in my book. :) Writing to CTL should just move the corruption to X=0 where you can't see it (because DMA is still on, test by writing 0 except for X bits set to some visible...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 November 2019, 21:04
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Photon
Yes, I think this is what even top musicians...

Yes, I think this is what even top musicians prefer (accepting that it can't be perfectly the same).

Since the Amiga had digital audio, the difference is not that big. The biggest difference is...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 November 2019, 20:42
Replies: 36
Views: 1,757
Posted By Photon
WHDLoad is always better, as long as the slave...

WHDLoad is always better, as long as the slave has no issues starting or finishing the game (on your Amiga model). If they have issues, report them on here on EAB.

Looks like you've found some...
Forum: Coders. General 28 November 2019, 20:24
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Photon
My friend Raylight/Powerline made a Happy New...

My friend Raylight/Powerline made a Happy New Year 96 viruskiller back in the day, this (https://demozoo.org/productions/96704/) should be it. Aminet is down right now though, so you'd have to find...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 November 2019, 16:20
Replies: 36
Views: 3,280
Posted By Photon
It's not time-critical, because this is usually...

It's not time-critical, because this is usually done when the bob graphics are loaded/unpacked. So do it any old way. :) Also worth considering is that, at that time you might also want to do any...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 November 2019, 23:32
Replies: 24
Views: 1,286
Posted By Photon
Syntax error 666: cannot compute. :spin I...

Syntax error 666: cannot compute. :spin I shouldn't say that, I should say 'to each his own', but you also said rubbish joysticks so I had to react :p Just a normal arcade stick on a board with...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 November 2019, 21:40
Replies: 36
Views: 3,280
Posted By Photon
Yes, I've never used minterms(!) They do have...

Yes, I've never used minterms(!) They do have many formal applications in CS, but the Blitter has 3 sources and that means that as long as you know binary logic, you can figure there are 8...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 November 2019, 23:54
Replies: 48
Views: 2,351
Posted By Photon
Woah, action! Er, what can I say after what...

Woah, action!

Er, what can I say after what has been posted...


Definitely use a modern system, things have happened in sound (several generations of it). Mobile speakers certainly blow 90s...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 November 2019, 16:14
Replies: 24
Views: 1,286
Posted By Photon
There are modern retro-looking games or remakes...

There are modern retro-looking games or remakes that are infuriatingly difficult, e.g. Jump King. And Tetris/Guitar Hero type games that are Jeff Minter-stressful and unforgiving.

You can also...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 November 2019, 13:59
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Photon
Unfortunately the A1200 has no external expansion...

Unfortunately the A1200 has no external expansion connector. But I guess a FastRAM card with the WB in flash ROM would enable boot from PCMCIA on all A1200s would be a good chicken-and-egg solution,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 November 2019, 16:09
Replies: 90
Views: 4,008
Posted By Photon
Couldn't agree more, and CRTs also display...

Couldn't agree more, and CRTs also display beautifully crisp and smooth motion, unlike all flat screens. For hires graphics and static content small fonts look sharper on LCDs.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 November 2019, 01:47
Replies: 266
Views: 30,170
Posted By Photon
That thread seems to say, C64 no go, Amiga OK...

That thread seems to say, C64 no go, Amiga OK tho.

My Megadrive pad certainly works fine. In general, you want to avoid active (powered) pads, such as in having leds, chips, or autofire, and it...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 October 2019, 19:55
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Photon
AmigaHope, maybe you mean 'before any AddMem'?...

AmigaHope, maybe you mean 'before any AddMem'? Yes, if you have to run a command to make the Amiga see the RAM then it doesn't have to be resident, just before hte command that adds it.

If you...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2019, 14:57
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Photon
This must be a resident program and requires an...

This must be a resident program and requires an extra reboot when you turn on your Amiga to allow all libs to be in the prioritized RAM AFAIK.


I would unplug all RAM boards and speedtest, then...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 October 2019, 17:26
Replies: 162
Views: 7,313
Posted By Photon
Saying that makes me think you haven't looked,...

Saying that makes me think you haven't looked, though. All the mobile game ports, retro entries, unchallenging kid's games, simplistic party games, 3 hour content playthrough titles with no replay...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 09 October 2019, 23:14
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Photon
You are restoring two copper lists from a...

You are restoring two copper lists from a structure in OS libraries. In detail: you read longwords from the structures. These are addresses in RAM where the OS copper lists reside - pointers to their...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2019, 23:04
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By Photon
Here are some of mine. Some are from back in the...

Here are some of mine. Some are from back in the day, some purchases over the years, and some eh... not purchased back in the day. :D

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/t2tf4ldgpewixf9/Amiga-boxed-games.jpg
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2019, 22:43
Replies: 162
Views: 7,313
Posted By Photon
I don't agree with the premise, so... there will...

I don't agree with the premise, so... there will be salt. ;)


Equals "Hype!" (c). I think that you enjoy games more when you're a kid, and that then you might play them (and new ones similar to...
Forum: support.Games 05 October 2019, 16:15
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Photon
OK, can't really check what's in the download as...

OK, can't really check what's in the download as his blog that this article (http://www.indieretronews.com/2018/11/amiga-cd32-anthology-set-1-first-of.html) links to is removed.

But in general, if...
Forum: Coders. General 04 October 2019, 23:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By Photon
Here's mine...

Here's mine (http://coppershade.org/asmskool/PhotonsMiniStartup/) - it's divided into a wrapper and a startup. The wrapper is what turns off and on the OS and the startup starts a template screen...
Forum: support.Games 04 October 2019, 23:11
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Photon
I find no information about a CD32 version on...

I find no information about a CD32 version on Hall of Light (http://hol.abime.net/hol_search.php?find=exile&detail=games&N_ref_hardware=6&tri=S_gamename&order=ASC&limitstart=&find=) from a quick...
Forum: support.Apps 03 October 2019, 20:17
Replies: 31
Views: 2,219
Posted By Photon
Here ...

Here

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/lfvvn1bcjelsgvz/SysInfo4.3-B1260-50-no-s-s.jpg
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 October 2019, 20:02
Replies: 31
Views: 2,152
Posted By Photon
It's not bad to go by games, games have always...

It's not bad to go by games, games have always been a good benchmark. I think the best games programmer is the one who makes FUN games - but if they're action games, code performance does come into...
Forum: support.Apps 03 October 2019, 19:27
Replies: 31
Views: 2,219
Posted By Photon
Is booting the .adf binary without...

Is booting the .adf binary without startup-sequence from CF enough? Cos I've removed the floppy from my A1200-B1260 for other stuff inside :D
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 October 2019, 19:23
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By Photon
I much prefer that over joystick that you hold....

I much prefer that over joystick that you hold. Good to know, thanks. :great
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 October 2019, 19:19
Replies: 266
Views: 30,170
Posted By Photon
That's the one Nightshft, thanks! :great

That's the one Nightshft, thanks! :great
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 October 2019, 23:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By Photon
Don't know about that, but it would certainly be...

Don't know about that, but it would certainly be classified as Overscan at any point in history! :)

I just meant that you should expect this range to be visible because it will be visible on most...
Forum: support.Apps 02 October 2019, 20:54
Replies: 31
Views: 2,219
Posted By Photon
Appreciated, will try it. But the only problem...

Appreciated, will try it. But the only problem with the normal SysInfo was that it was made before 68060 and so had no benchmark, so you use SysSpeed instead, you know? I think an 060 benchmark would...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 October 2019, 17:18
Replies: 266
Views: 30,170
Posted By Photon
Want. Can you still buy these? I think...

Want. Can you still buy these?


I think there was also a German joystick in black metal with yellow buttons and a knob handle. And I can never remember the name of it :D


And now there is an...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 October 2019, 16:47
Replies: 89
Views: 7,277
Posted By Photon
The creature in Exile that you can send to fetch...

The creature in Exile that you can send to fetch stuff in tight places, acts as a decoy, and bumps stuff :) Fnik?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 October 2019, 16:33
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By Photon
Hehe. Nice work and welcome :) I see that...

Hehe. Nice work and welcome :)

I see that you have the AmigaKit joystick. I'm curious about it. How does it feel, and are you happy with it?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 October 2019, 15:25
Replies: 31
Views: 2,152
Posted By Photon
I think even the concept "good programmer" needs...

I think even the concept "good programmer" needs a definition. If we take CompSci, you're expected to be able to solve a problem by breaking it down into concepts that you understand fully, and to...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 October 2019, 14:21
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Photon
Almost all games that require 68020+ also require...

Almost all games that require 68020+ also require AGA, so... the best use case would be utilities I think.

I haven't seen a benchmark comparison between a Blizzard 030/50 and an ACA1233n, or...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 October 2019, 14:08
Replies: 103
Views: 4,830
Posted By Photon
Hm... good question. Let's see... On a visit...

Hm... good question. Let's see...

On a visit to the school where I were to start 7th grade there was a study centre, and the pedagog helping wayward students there had a quirk -- he collected...
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 30 September 2019, 17:29
Replies: 75
Views: 31,315
Posted By Photon
I've edited my post. I will measure the time in...

I've edited my post. I will measure the time in CPU instructions executed across the vblank, and then I'll know exactly. I guess it should correspond to the $1a scanlines, but the actual time it...
Forum: support.Other 30 September 2019, 17:15
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By Photon
Extensions aren't really extensions on Amiga....

Extensions aren't really extensions on Amiga. They're optional and just part of the filename. Amiga goes by actual content to decide what to open the file with, not the name of the file. Other...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 September 2019, 16:34
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By Photon
This. (And it shows extra stuff on the...

This.

(And it shows extra stuff on the right, too. It shows everything your code does, which can be good sometimes. :) )

You should expect $30..$d8 to be visible on any display.

If you...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 September 2019, 15:45
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Photon
Games don't use the FPU and certainly not MMU....

Games don't use the FPU and certainly not MMU. But most games would fail from much smaller changes, like the presence of caches, real fastmem, or even just a faster CPU. So it's not worth trying for...
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