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Forum: Amiga scene 10 March 2019, 22:29
Replies: 197
Views: 12,869
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Yup. If they were in it only for the profit...

Yup.
If they were in it only for the profit they would be busy speculating on the Bitcoin hysteria rather than the minuscule Amiga market.

Those who think this market is so milk-able should by...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 March 2019, 21:54
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
It seems you are not the only one on the Internet...

It seems you are not the only one on the Internet to wonder what the specifications of this SCART socket are (search for "Mini SCART" ;) ).

I found this in the manual of a recent TV but this does...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2019, 21:38
Replies: 151
Views: 7,204
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Good point, I wish C= had included Fast RAM in...

Good point, I wish C= had included Fast RAM in every Amiga back then.

There are a few reasons as far as this kitten is concerned:
Requiring Fast RAM or accelerators significantly reduces the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2019, 21:29
Replies: 270
Views: 31,427
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I agree, animation should not count, only object...

I agree, animation should not count, only object movement.

And scrolling speed should not count either since you could have a 50Hz scrolling while all BOBs painfully move around at 4 Hz/FPS, would...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 March 2019, 21:16
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I never realized this was possible, neat trick...

I never realized this was possible, neat trick and not too Copper-expensive apparently. ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2019, 21:07
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Thanks for the precision trixster! This is not...

Thanks for the precision trixster!
This is not clear from the video description so it is good to get this clarified, and thus, well, my bad for assuming this was the reason it was so smooth. ;)

...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 March 2019, 20:53
Replies: 116
Views: 10,411
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Every time I come back to the EAB (every few...

Every time I come back to the EAB (every few months) it a new member gets banned right in from my eyes (I am not exaggerating).
Since this is statistically unlikely to happen by chance I shiver at...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2019, 06:26
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Well, it is fast for a reason: this is a boosted...

Well, it is fast for a reason: this is a boosted BBC Master. ;)

Cf the description of that YouTube video:
Forum: Coders. Contest 10 March 2019, 06:13
Replies: 47
Views: 6,230
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
This kitten has (belatedly obviously) paid and...

This kitten has (belatedly obviously) paid and apologizes for not doing so earlier!

I was off the EAB for several months word that the deadline was 1) set, and 2) reached did not reach me until I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2019, 05:47
Replies: 151
Views: 7,204
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Oh, I love this thread. ;) My take on which...

Oh, I love this thread. ;)

My take on which arcade games would deserve an Amiga conversion/port is simple:
Well, most existing conversions are really bad and would deserve another attempt...
Forum: support.WinUAE 20 January 2019, 22:07
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Tools (and hardware) for latency measurement in Amiga emulators?

Hello kittens,

I recall seeing a few talks here and there on the EAB regarding emulation latency measurements but I do not recall them ever mentioning tools and/or hardware explicitly designed to...
Forum: News 10 December 2018, 05:22
Replies: 50
Views: 3,872
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Just bought the physical editions (CD+Floppy) of...

Just bought the physical editions (CD+Floppy) of PowerGlove and TigerClaw.
Will have to wait until next year to play them (they ship in January) but what are a few more weeks of waiting? ;)
Forum: News 09 December 2018, 05:57
Replies: 50
Views: 3,872
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I am really glad that you managed to reach the...

I am really glad that you managed to reach the commercialization stage Lazycow! Great effort!

I am so purchasing these first thing this morning. ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 October 2018, 06:33
Replies: 65
Views: 5,796
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
The protocol used is different but any micro...

The protocol used is different but any micro controller could easily support both or convert from one to the other (and vice versa). It should be fairly easy to build a MegaDrive/Genesis-to-Amiga...
Forum: Coders. General 12 October 2018, 06:30
Replies: 62
Views: 14,711
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Interesting discussions but guys we are getting...

Interesting discussions but guys we are getting completely off topic since the goal of the thread was to improve upon Doom-type (not Wolfenstein) rendering techniques on the Amiga. ;)

Although I...
Forum: Coders. General 12 October 2018, 06:21
Replies: 16
Views: 1,348
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Correct. However, Rastan's foreground and...

Correct.
However, Rastan's foreground and background are quite precisely delimited which opens the way for other avenues. I would not be surprised if it was possible to blit the background layer by...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 October 2018, 06:15
Replies: 51
Views: 4,228
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I am late to the party but what a party it is! ...

I am late to the party but what a party it is!
Great effort roondar and fantastic idea, both for OCS and AGA. ;)

I agree with you regarding the limitations of the Dual Playfield mode, 7 + 8 is...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 11 October 2018, 08:21
Replies: 1,109
Views: 107,766
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Thanks! I was thinking of using...

Thanks!



I was thinking of using Wolfenstein 3D as a benchmark since the code runs a relatively varied array of routines and should test memory bandwidth (for texture mapping) as well as...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 06 October 2018, 21:05
Replies: 1,109
Views: 107,766
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
You are assuming the compiled code was attaining...

You are assuming the compiled code was attaining the maximum bandwidth of AGA Chip RAM. ;)

I doubt that was the case since the profiler runs I collected at the time revealed that most of the time...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 06 October 2018, 07:29
Replies: 1,109
Views: 107,766
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I second Hewitson's initiative to provide a macOS...

I second Hewitson's initiative to provide a macOS port and have you host it, this would be really nice. ;)



Am I correct when interpreting that this means that this produces code more than...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 06 October 2018, 07:16
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Yup, the offsets between bitplanes would be only...

Yup, the offsets between bitplanes would be only one line wide (or more depending on your scrolling needs) and the line modulos need to be as many lines wide as you have bitplanes minus one (if one...
Forum: Coders. General 06 October 2018, 06:32
Replies: 16
Views: 1,348
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Phx is right, the A500 is more powerful...

Phx is right, the A500 is more powerful graphically and CPU wise than an Apple II GS so it would have no trouble replicating the II version pixel for pixel. But it has to be noted that this version...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 26 August 2018, 23:37
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Don't we all? ;) Alas, Amiga Forever does...

Don't we all? ;)

Alas, Amiga Forever does not run on the Mac but its install DVD can be used by FS-UAE to fetch the needed system ROMs.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2018, 23:35
Replies: 335
Views: 39,587
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I wholeheartedly agree with you. I have been...

I wholeheartedly agree with you. I have been giving it quite a thought over the past year for my own projects and in order to allow complex music and effects to be played together, some form of...
Forum: Coders. Contest 26 August 2018, 23:29
Replies: 67
Views: 4,907
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Nice idea! Keep it up. ;)

Nice idea! Keep it up. ;)
Forum: Coders. Contest 26 August 2018, 23:24
Replies: 437
Views: 77,878
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
\(ˆˆ)/ <3 May a million purring kittens...

\(ˆˆ)/ <3

May a million purring kittens bounce around you at all times! (oO;)
Forum: Coders. Contest 26 August 2018, 23:21
Replies: 894
Views: 52,856
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I actually think this is a good idea. Assuming...

I actually think this is a good idea.
Assuming that the answer is going to be negative is not productive and I would say is a bad habit of the Amiga community. Sure this avoids potential deception...
Forum: Coders. Contest 26 August 2018, 20:41
Replies: 437
Views: 77,878
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Thanks for pointing me to it. As I hinted...

Thanks for pointing me to it.

As I hinted (unsuccessfully it seems), it is nowhere obvious that this is the official source of rules for that contest since this is not specified on the first post...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 26 August 2018, 20:23
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
FS-UAE is actually the less complicated way to...

FS-UAE is actually the less complicated way to emulate an Amiga on a Mac. ;)

You can theoretically emulate an Amiga using MAME but from what I recall they were far from being able to boot an Amiga...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2018, 19:25
Replies: 335
Views: 39,587
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
This is a good start, the original music is...

This is a good start, the original music is definitely recognizable but lacks quite a few of the voices of the original so I suppose that you are still working on it?
Also, at times, the rhythm of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2018, 19:18
Replies: 335
Views: 39,587
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Interesting, this still seems odd to me but this...

Interesting, this still seems odd to me but this is definitely possible. You got this kitten curious to learn more about that but I have zero time so I will have to resist looking at the MAME code....
Forum: Amiga scene 25 August 2018, 23:19
Replies: 265
Views: 40,044
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I am not sure what gives you this impression but...

I am not sure what gives you this impression but looking at available data, it turns out that things have worked quite well on average for serious Amiga related crowd funded projects:
The...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 25 August 2018, 22:45
Replies: 327
Views: 66,726
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
You cheeky you. ;) I now the feeling,...

You cheeky you. ;)



I now the feeling, I still have some unopened boxes from my previous move two years ago. ;)

Next time I will move into a mobile house of some form to avoid having to...
Forum: Coders. Contest 25 August 2018, 22:34
Replies: 437
Views: 77,878
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Oops, I obviously meant "do not want to...

Oops, I obviously meant "do not want to reproduce". ;)
Forum: Coders. Contest 25 August 2018, 22:14
Replies: 437
Views: 77,878
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
It would be nice to have the exact rules of the...

It would be nice to have the exact rules of the contest available on the first post of the thread rather than to have to follow a link there.

It seems like nitpicking but people late to the party...
Forum: Coders. Contest 25 August 2018, 22:14
Replies: 47
Views: 6,230
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
It would be nice to have the exact rules of the...

It would be nice to have the exact rules of the contest available on the first post of the thread rather than to have to follow a link there.

It seems like nitpicking but people late to the party...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 25 August 2018, 16:53
Replies: 2
Views: 1,647
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
To be more precise: Yes, it is technically...

To be more precise:

Yes, it is technically doable.
After all, the Blitter cycle timing is part of UAE and can be changed like any other part of the emulator.
This is not necessarily simple...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 24 July 2018, 20:02
Replies: 157
Views: 19,172
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I failed to find any mention of code generation...

I failed to find any mention of code generation for the rendering in this thread (I might have missed it though).

Wolfenstein3D does generate unrolled versions of the scaling routines for a given...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 July 2018, 18:57
Replies: 31
Views: 2,046
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I doubt that the manufacturers saw a single cent...

I doubt that the manufacturers saw a single cent of the software sales, I have not found a single document which mentions that they did. It seems that only 3DO benefitted from the software sales.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2018, 18:31
Replies: 1,111
Views: 375,138
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Take before and after pictures please. ;)

Take before and after pictures please. ;)
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