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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 August 2018, 01:18
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By Photon
It just doesn't ring true for me. Do what you...

It just doesn't ring true for me. Do what you want, review the ones you like even though they're not super famous. Warhead, Globulus, Jupiter's Masterdrive, lots of 3D/sim/strategy/adventure games,...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 August 2018, 22:09
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By Photon
Excellent :great Then I think it will work fine...

Excellent :great Then I think it will work fine with a new PSU. If I see a random color on boot, but I can get it running after restart ("problem? there was no problem!"), then that is the symptom I...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 12 August 2018, 22:01
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By Photon
Hehe, his diary is what made me play it :) I...

Hehe, his diary is what made me play it :) I remember it as a quite difficult game. Also, a mere mention of Gribbly's Special Day Out was what made me play that. Tons of fun, and difficult towards...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 August 2018, 21:38
Replies: 37
Views: 1,905
Posted By Photon
I have only tried Cortex and HxC. My main problem...

I have only tried Cortex and HxC. My main problem with Gotek is that they're not made for Amigas; buttons, USB port and display are covered.

I like the idea of assigning favorites, but the Cortex...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 August 2018, 21:30
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By Photon
I saw just the title and immediately thought,...

I saw just the title and immediately thought, "PSU". If you have another PSU, you could try it, but then I read it was an A500+ and you could very well have battery acid eating traces by the Chip RAM...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 12 August 2018, 21:27
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By Photon
Loved gamedev diaries in Zzap etc back in the day...

Loved gamedev diaries in Zzap etc back in the day :)
Forum: HOL data problems 12 August 2018, 21:26
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By Photon
I admire the dedication to come back 1 year later...

I admire the dedication to come back 1 year later :)

There's sort of 3 platforms that cover all but a "handful" games: OCS 1MB, Stock A1200, Accelerated AGA (incl just fastmem cards). And pure...
Forum: HOL data problems 12 August 2018, 21:19
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Photon
This triggers an ancient memory... OT: the author...

This triggers an ancient memory... OT: the author ripped off someone? The musician? Coder?

Also, some demo entries have the wrong chipset requirements. We'll just have to keep reporting.

Game...
Forum: Coders. General 12 August 2018, 20:59
Replies: 57
Views: 2,085
Posted By Photon
This is what I was looking for from the question...

This is what I was looking for from the question in OP. :) Generally when you write a new routine, optimization is a process of iteration and verifying that the code change in fact reduced processing...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 August 2018, 20:11
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By Photon
I wouldn't mind it, but if I had ever played it I...

I wouldn't mind it, but if I had ever played it I wouldn't read the review, ofc. Probably I'd just find a gameplay video on Youtube and not read reviews. There's just a big gap between a description...
Forum: support.Games 31 July 2018, 01:36
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Photon
Good initiative :great and yes, certainly when it...

Good initiative :great and yes, certainly when it comes to ports. :)

Before Amiga, hits got ports across all the hot platforms. Some 16-bit devs defaulted to port from ST to Amiga (and this gave...
Forum: support.Games 29 July 2018, 01:43
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Photon
Super Sprint and Oids for Amiga / ST Emulator

A few ST games were never released on Amiga, notably these two. Also, it turns out there are loads of ST emulators for Amiga that I sort of suspected but didn't know existed, even though I had tried...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 July 2018, 20:47
Replies: 29
Views: 2,410
Posted By Photon
I think it will act up again. I don't think...

I think it will act up again. I don't think there's a solution on any accelerator. It's because of the plastic material in the piggyback socket. After a while the sides will bulge. If you almost...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 July 2018, 17:06
Replies: 147
Views: 5,450
Posted By Photon
I think this is why you have to look at all the...

I think this is why you have to look at all the steps of video production. The most important step is digital video production as I wrote. Even movies that were digitally mastered in some way, always...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 26 July 2018, 14:31
Replies: 69
Views: 1,693
Posted By Photon
Aren't the 2.0 libs verified by this? I.e. result...

Aren't the 2.0 libs verified by this? I.e. result OK but destroyed later.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 26 July 2018, 02:58
Replies: 69
Views: 1,693
Posted By Photon
I have ruled out emulator settings, and I think...

I have ruled out emulator settings, and I think we can rule out the emulator also. With the only difference of putting the exe on a WB2.1 disk instead of a 2.04 disk, under WB2.1 it shows the correct...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 July 2018, 01:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By Photon
That's one description... Obarski may have had...

That's one description... Obarski may have had another. ;)
Forum: project.WHDLoad 25 July 2018, 19:50
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By Photon
Hehe. :) I think I'm guilty of posting in this...

Hehe. :) I think I'm guilty of posting in this forum about slave errors too :) T'is true I do not play as much WHDLoad as a few years ago. What, pray, is this Mantis of which you speak?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 July 2018, 19:29
Replies: 147
Views: 5,450
Posted By Photon
Welcome to the board. I think it will be...

Welcome to the board. I think it will be difficult to attempt truthing, because the facts are in by now, and pretty well-documented for both platforms. Me, I don't give a shit. :) I enjoy Amiga for...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 25 July 2018, 17:17
Replies: 69
Views: 1,693
Posted By Photon
Too many factors. Always try with the Default...

Too many factors. Always try with the Default Quickstart config first (A500 or A1200). If you change emulation settings, you must know what they affect. If you select a different KS/WB config, you...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 July 2018, 15:01
Replies: 220
Views: 20,374
Posted By Photon
I think this makes sense and it's close to what I...

I think this makes sense and it's close to what I use (also in high-level languages, except camelCase for all functions).

A while back I acquired the habit to not have a lot of loose global vars,...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 June 2018, 20:49
Replies: 21
Views: 8,474
Posted By Photon
Thread Necromancy is the best! :great So...

Thread Necromancy is the best! :great

So here are the basic concepts.

Workbench allows you select any resolution and expects you to connect a compatible display.

PAL is 576i...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 June 2018, 14:45
Replies: 41
Views: 2,255
Posted By Photon
Cool, will try it :)

Cool, will try it :)
Forum: Amiga scene 09 June 2018, 14:41
Replies: 747
Views: 113,650
Posted By Photon
Obviously the ideal would be to use the space and...

Obviously the ideal would be to use the space and expandability inside. ACA500(Plus) is as Jens explains a bit cumbersome for A1000, but it seems to work as a flipped-over sidecar, like this...
Forum: support.Apps 06 June 2018, 16:34
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By Photon
If it was formatted on a PC, you might succeed by...

If it was formatted on a PC, you might succeed by formatting it on the Amiga..? As in, the file format on the disk was a pre-5.0 (or whichever version it was) MS-DOS version.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 June 2018, 16:31
Replies: 58
Views: 3,100
Posted By Photon
Huzzah! Up the Cathode! Couldn't agree...

Huzzah! Up the Cathode!

Couldn't agree more. Once-2000 EUR big CRT TVs (the kind they used to put in conference rooms at a company are super!) can sometimes be had for the asking.

I have a...
Forum: Member Introductions 06 June 2018, 16:19
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By Photon
Welcome! :)

Welcome! :)
Forum: project.EAB 06 June 2018, 16:16
Replies: 170
Views: 9,320
Posted By Photon
I think restricting new members to the new...

I think restricting new members to the new members forum (for the first post) is a good idea, it can make legit users feel more welcome as well. At least if anyone replies and says hi... I confess...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 June 2018, 14:54
Replies: 44
Views: 7,629
Posted By Photon
Yep, found the same OR instruction. :great This...

Yep, found the same OR instruction. :great This "conditional bit copy" is necessary for ystart>=256.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 05 June 2018, 00:17
Replies: 31
Views: 1,603
Posted By Photon
chb - he's not optimizing for 68000, and I don't...

chb - he's not optimizing for 68000, and I don't like LUTs, it's hit and miss if you can get a good gain. Certainly more miss the higher up the Motorola family you travel.

ross, I was thinking...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 June 2018, 19:28
Replies: 31
Views: 1,603
Posted By Photon
ross seems capable, so I think he could both code...

ross seems capable, so I think he could both code and compare to give us the answer :great

Here's an untested variant from the obvious LUT. It trades 3 memory writes for 2 decode cycles. It was...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 May 2018, 01:00
Replies: 19
Views: 894
Posted By Photon
How about CD32? :) They've gone up a bit in...

How about CD32? :)

They've gone up a bit in price lately, I think. They used to be 80 EUR. They're not rare or anything, it's just people completing their collection driving the prices up a bit.
...
Forum: support.Demos 31 May 2018, 00:13
Replies: 39
Views: 2,344
Posted By Photon
+1 lots of great F030 productions released in...

+1 lots of great F030 productions released in 1995-1996. One of the four Golden Ages of Amiga demos for sure. :great
Forum: project.EAB 26 May 2018, 15:30
Replies: 170
Views: 9,320
Posted By Photon
The Captcha added should make sure it's a human...

The Captcha added should make sure it's a human registering. Then the human can run spam scripts or just spam themselves. There isn't really any protection from that.

Spammer(s) could have...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 May 2018, 14:40
Replies: 67
Views: 6,166
Posted By Photon
Soon in the series, interfacing with the OS is...

Soon in the series, interfacing with the OS is added and in episode 36, this is replaced with a Startup proper. This takes over the system cleanly and shows a PAL screen.

In the first post, the...
Forum: News 19 May 2018, 20:52
Replies: 154
Views: 11,976
Posted By Photon
The Pixelglass looks more than half full to me!...

The Pixelglass looks more than half full to me! :great
Forum: Coders. General 19 May 2018, 18:47
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By Photon
H.R.M. is - a reference. Exact and complete*, but...

H.R.M. is - a reference. Exact and complete*, but abstract. For concrete "how-to" explanations with examples, you could try System Programmer's Guide, link...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2018, 18:32
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Photon
Many mice wear down so that changing switch...

Many mice wear down so that changing switch doesn't help, open it up and if the microswitch itself gives 20/20 clicks then check what the real problem is. If not, swap switch.

Yes, you need to...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 April 2018, 22:48
Replies: 625
Views: 28,062
Posted By Photon
Quite a few of their superior designs transpired....

Quite a few of their superior designs transpired. ;) And I will remind you that Hi-Toro had no funding and that the only reason the Amiga saw the light was due to the then-Nextgen properties of both...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 25 April 2018, 22:18
Replies: 28
Views: 1,919
Posted By Photon
Hehe. Yeah, I guess I was confused about the...

Hehe. Yeah, I guess I was confused about the purpose by the bit backwards code at the time. :) It was written clearly in the first post, though.

If you just want to pump out data to bpl1, the...
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