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Forum: Amiga scene 22 November 2020, 08:56
Replies: 26
Views: 1,367
Posted By AmigaHope
I love the old-school pre-Commodore Amiga Inc....

I love the old-school pre-Commodore Amiga Inc. logo! Your arcade cabinet needs a Joyboard to go with it!~
Forum: Amiga scene 22 November 2020, 08:54
Replies: 24
Views: 6,610
Posted By AmigaHope
The neat thing is how ECS 35ns modes split the...

The neat thing is how ECS 35ns modes split the bitplane and palette access in the same DMA slot (which there can only be 64 colors -- the palette fetch is split across 2 pixels in Productivity). It...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 November 2020, 07:44
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By AmigaHope
Then that's all 32-bit address space RAM and...

Then that's all 32-bit address space RAM and won't interfere with the PCMCIA port. I agree with others that it's probably a power problem (possibly capacitor related)
Forum: Hardware mods 20 November 2020, 13:41
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By AmigaHope
I'm curious how compatible this is with "regular"...

I'm curious how compatible this is with "regular" Z2 cards that don't touch the external clock.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 November 2020, 13:32
Replies: 35
Views: 2,306
Posted By AmigaHope
I wouldn't say the 80386 was similar in most...

I wouldn't say the 80386 was similar in most respects. It required an external cache to get any sort of decent performance. A stock 68030 (or even a 68020) just using its tiny internal caches could...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 November 2020, 03:41
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By AmigaHope
Eh I'd say there's definitely historical value in...

Eh I'd say there's definitely historical value in keeping them. They're probably the biggest use of the VIC-20 outside of a budget home computer, so there's a place for them in a collection.
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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 November 2020, 09:21
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By AmigaHope
The KIM-1 is the craziest find. Those are...

The KIM-1 is the craziest find. Those are stupidly rare.

The keyboard-hacked VIC-20s are an interesting find. Some of them should probably be kept for historical curiosity, with the sketchiest...
Forum: support.Games 10 November 2020, 20:11
Replies: 77
Views: 10,087
Posted By AmigaHope
Cool to find a solid fix for this. The fix...

Cool to find a solid fix for this.

The fix I always used was to hit space twice (to switch between fullscreen nonlaced of subwindow then back to laced main window -- Evil's doom had this feature...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 November 2020, 04:37
Replies: 21
Views: 1,215
Posted By AmigaHope
Commodore should have licensed the graphics...

Commodore should have licensed the graphics engine from the X68000 and used it in newer Amigas, and maybe added the FM audio chip too. It was better than AGA in 1987, but would benefit from Amiga...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2020, 12:09
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By AmigaHope
Masking tape? You're supposed to use the paint...

Masking tape? You're supposed to use the paint can!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 October 2020, 10:17
Replies: 292
Views: 12,178
Posted By AmigaHope
Although one thing to remember is that the "PC...

Although one thing to remember is that the "PC Video Toaster" was still an Amiga, just interfaced to Windows machines for render farming, and with an optional Windows control interface that told the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 October 2020, 09:43
Replies: 32
Views: 2,344
Posted By AmigaHope
You could probably do this entirely in scripting...

You could probably do this entirely in scripting using a REALLY convoluted route -- networked floppy emulator that works with image file on raspberry pi. Pi also has a kryoflux hooked up with a...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2020, 09:28
Replies: 226
Views: 8,771
Posted By AmigaHope
AMMX does leave the door open for an ASIC to be...

AMMX does leave the door open for an ASIC to be made with the core. When they started the project this was of course not feasible, but with each passing year it gets cheaper and cheaper to roll a...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 October 2020, 15:53
Replies: 226
Views: 8,771
Posted By AmigaHope
Add 16-bit audio into vampire with an AHI driver...

Add 16-bit audio into vampire with an AHI driver and anything that supports AHI (including many trackers) will automatically support it.

Add new instructions and replacement for commonly used...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 October 2020, 15:46
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By AmigaHope
7.15909Mhz NTSC vs 7.09379Mhz PAL does give you...

7.15909Mhz NTSC vs 7.09379Mhz PAL does give you some extra cycles on NTSC Amigas though.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 October 2020, 01:39
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By AmigaHope
What I never understood is why they went to the...

What I never understood is why they went to the trouble to make an AGA version for the CD32 but only ever included it as a pack-in, with no way to buy it separately, nor a floppy version.

Or the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 September 2020, 15:34
Replies: 33
Views: 3,102
Posted By AmigaHope
Yup. C= was a rare company at the time in that...

Yup. C= was a rare company at the time in that they pursued low margins. Almost every other computer company at the time took far higher profit margins in order to have more of a war chest for things...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 September 2020, 10:22
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By AmigaHope
WHDLoad exists for exactly this purpose. It's a...

WHDLoad exists for exactly this purpose. It's a toolkit that implements a virtualized Amiga environment with software floppy replacement, as well as a standard method of applying compatibility...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 September 2020, 12:00
Replies: 33
Views: 3,102
Posted By AmigaHope
Even the 1987 X68000 was better than AGA (though...

Even the 1987 X68000 was better than AGA (though AGA could win in displaying static HAM8 images).
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 September 2020, 09:23
Replies: 33
Views: 3,102
Posted By AmigaHope
Not really. Yeah it had to bruteforce its...

Not really. Yeah it had to bruteforce its bitmaps, but it supported tilemapping in hardware and had a killer sprite engine, all at color depths that blew the Amiga away.

So for 2D...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 September 2020, 00:46
Replies: 42
Views: 2,548
Posted By AmigaHope
I wouldn't mind a C=-built A4000T myself. xD

I wouldn't mind a C=-built A4000T myself. xD
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 September 2020, 17:04
Replies: 33
Views: 3,102
Posted By AmigaHope
Almost totally unknown in Japan, mostly due to a...

Almost totally unknown in Japan, mostly due to a near-total lack of Japanese language support in the OS.
Forum: Amiga scene 27 August 2020, 11:34
Replies: 16
Views: 1,892
Posted By AmigaHope
I think the Amiga could've done pretty well in...

I think the Amiga could've done pretty well in Japan if it had had Japanese support baked into it from the start. Unfortunately it was born in that time period where Japanese support existed as weird...
Forum: support.Games 26 August 2020, 08:55
Replies: 31
Views: 2,274
Posted By AmigaHope
So there's speech in the game?

So there's speech in the game?
Forum: support.Games 26 August 2020, 08:53
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By AmigaHope
Amiga version of Bards Tale III sucks anyway....

Amiga version of Bards Tale III sucks anyway. Best to use a save editor to port your BT2 characters into the C64 version. (Strangely, the C64 version of BT3 is better than all the ports to more...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 August 2020, 08:51
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By AmigaHope
By cracking sound, do you mean sound coming from...

By cracking sound, do you mean sound coming from the audio output, or a cracking sound literally coming directly, physically from the computer?

If the sound is coming physically from the computer,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 August 2020, 08:43
Replies: 43
Views: 6,304
Posted By AmigaHope
The thing is the data cache was only 256 bytes,...

The thing is the data cache was only 256 bytes, which meant it was only really helpful on repeated operations on the same set of data. It helps a lot on some very specific algorithms, but in general...
Forum: support.Games 25 August 2020, 08:21
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By AmigaHope
It doesn't even matter if you added a CDDA...

It doesn't even matter if you added a CDDA command emulation as Paula is probably already busy playing game sounds. The only way it would work is if you had another audio device hooked up to play the...
Forum: support.Games 25 August 2020, 08:16
Replies: 31
Views: 2,274
Posted By AmigaHope
Anyone noticed any differences in the 1M version...

Anyone noticed any differences in the 1M version other than the intro?
Forum: Amiga scene 25 August 2020, 08:14
Replies: 328
Views: 21,179
Posted By AmigaHope
If they ever get to spin an ASIC it will be the...

If they ever get to spin an ASIC it will be the godliest 68k ever produced by far. I dream of such a day. Like original Athlon/Pentium III levels of performance.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 August 2020, 08:04
Replies: 10
Views: 1,461
Posted By AmigaHope
Note that no matter what, booting from 3.1 ROM...

Note that no matter what, booting from 3.1 ROM will require a small boot partition to bootstrap the 3.9/3.1.4 memory image that will enable the larger partition sizes.

Also, as others have noted,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 August 2020, 07:53
Replies: 32
Views: 1,702
Posted By AmigaHope
Your head bobs in real life when you run, but...

Your head bobs in real life when you run, but your eyeballs autocorrect for it by keeping whatever you're looking at centered. The problem is that when looking at a screen, the game has no idea what...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 August 2020, 07:48
Replies: 326
Views: 28,107
Posted By AmigaHope
Just based on the math we established that the...

Just based on the math we established that the 060/50 could probably do the 32X version if given fast enough access to a graphics card that had a simple blitter (to do the 2D landscape background,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 August 2020, 07:18
Replies: 43
Views: 6,304
Posted By AmigaHope
Even then, a 68030 isn't that much faster than a...

Even then, a 68030 isn't that much faster than a 68020, as the 68030 is basically just a 68020 with 256-byte data cache added on, along with burst mode support via that cache, plus an integrated MMU....
Forum: Games images which need to be WHDified 25 August 2020, 07:01
Replies: 62
Views: 12,121
Posted By AmigaHope
This is on the executables from the author's old...

This is on the executables from the author's old geocities site? I seem to recall most of them at least *ran* on my A4000 back in the day.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 August 2020, 22:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By AmigaHope
Apidya is IMHO the best Amiga shooter. It gets...

Apidya is IMHO the best Amiga shooter. It gets Gradius-style gameplay down right in a way most euro-shmups didn't.

The Amiga hardware really couldn't do good 90's shooters but Apidya captures very...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 August 2020, 22:09
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By AmigaHope
Best to just sample on something else tbh. Just...

Best to just sample on something else tbh. Just about everything these days has a halfway decent ADC in it. No sense trying to replicate the crappy parallel port samplers of old. With good samples...
Forum: support.Other 07 August 2020, 11:46
Replies: 17
Views: 1,695
Posted By AmigaHope
Only the C= A4000Ts shipped with a HD drive....

Only the C= A4000Ts shipped with a HD drive. Escom/Quickpak ones shipped with DD drives (well, HD drives used only as DD drives) as they couldn't easily source the half-speed HD ones.
Forum: support.Other 06 August 2020, 19:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,695
Posted By AmigaHope
Many A3000s also shipped with a high density...

Many A3000s also shipped with a high density drive.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 August 2020, 19:05
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By AmigaHope
The only machines that support true slow ram...

The only machines that support true slow ram without hacks are The A500 and OCS A2000. You might consider A600 and A1200 PCMCIA RAM to be slow ram since it goes through Gayle, though I don't know if...
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