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Forum: Amiga scene Today, 01:25
Replies: 65
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Posted By Minuous
So whatever happened to this? :-(

So whatever happened to this? :-(
Forum: request.Other 15 September 2020, 10:37
Replies: 27
Views: 4,974
Posted By Minuous
What's this on your blog about "the legality of...

What's this on your blog about "the legality of issuing disks"? They are PD!
Forum: support.Games 26 August 2020, 09:40
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Minuous
I don't think BT3 on C64 is really any better,...

I don't think BT3 on C64 is really any better, when compared in an absolute sense (ie. without reference to the hardware specifications of each machine). Each has its plus and minuses.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 25 August 2020, 14:05
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By Minuous
The right way is to allocate what you need with...

The right way is to allocate what you need with the OS. It's asking for trouble to just code for a stock 68000 512K A500 because there are many different possible configurations, of which that is...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 25 August 2020, 10:53
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By Minuous
It is just asking for trouble. Better if it is...

It is just asking for trouble. Better if it is slow on a slow machine than not to be not working at all on most configs. Plus there is not normally any noticeable speed penalty for doing things the...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 August 2020, 20:58
Replies: 870
Views: 106,607
Posted By Minuous
The format is documented in prefs/locale.h. ...

The format is documented in prefs/locale.h.

I did some investigation and it looks like the decimal point is indeed wrong, it should be "." instead of ",". For the thousands separator, it would...
Forum: support.Apps 16 August 2020, 22:09
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Minuous
>NIL: only affects console output, so it won't...

>NIL: only affects console output, so it won't stop GUI elements like a screen or window appearing. But many commands accept a QUIET parameter, have you tried that?
Forum: Amiga scene 16 August 2020, 19:15
Replies: 870
Views: 106,607
Posted By Minuous
Ah, I didn't realize you were joking. We get the...

Ah, I didn't realize you were joking. We get the craziest requests sometimes :-D I fully agree that the flat borderless style that is fashionable nowadays is awful.
Forum: Amiga scene 16 August 2020, 18:07
Replies: 870
Views: 106,607
Posted By Minuous
Release 2 was arguably the biggest and most...

Release 2 was arguably the biggest and most important AmigaOS upgrade ever. These harsh comments about the Release 2 developer team are rather unfair.



But OS1.x looks like a toy OS; also OS1.x...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 15 August 2020, 18:41
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Minuous
>That same code compiled with VBCC runs fine. So...

>That same code compiled with VBCC runs fine. So I dunno what to do there.

You haven't given enough info to really diagnose the issue, so using VBCC would be the obvious solution to recommend. It...
Forum: Coders. System 15 August 2020, 18:35
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By Minuous
That's not correct, you can easily use the...

That's not correct, you can easily use the IdentifierLength option to increase it.
Forum: News 14 August 2020, 17:39
Replies: 741
Views: 38,616
Posted By Minuous
I tested on OS3.9 under WinUAE. It needs JIT to...

I tested on OS3.9 under WinUAE. It needs JIT to be turned off to get correct behaviour; presumably it is a bug in the game or otherwise it's a bug in WinUAE. I haven't tried under the OS4 emulation...
Forum: News 14 August 2020, 15:32
Replies: 741
Views: 38,616
Posted By Minuous
It loads and runs, but the graphics of the moving...

It loads and runs, but the graphics of the moving objects are not being cleared completely, resulting in pixels being left behind.
Forum: Amiga scene 14 August 2020, 12:50
Replies: 870
Views: 106,607
Posted By Minuous
The fact that 68020 code runs faster than 68000...

The fact that 68020 code runs faster than 68000 code can be objectively demonstrated.
Forum: Amiga scene 13 August 2020, 08:49
Replies: 870
Views: 106,607
Posted By Minuous
@coldacid: All depths are supported. It has...

@coldacid:

All depths are supported. It has all the features of the OS4 version plus support for marquee selections and move/cut/copy/paste on these.
Forum: Amiga scene 12 August 2020, 15:20
Replies: 870
Views: 106,607
Posted By Minuous
@Steril707: Basically, yes.

@Steril707:

Basically, yes.
Forum: Amiga scene 12 August 2020, 09:42
Replies: 972
Views: 114,799
Posted By Minuous
The terminology used is a bit different in a...

The terminology used is a bit different in a civil case but the principle is certainly the same: penalties are not imposed until the facts of the case have been ascertained. As you said, the parties...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 August 2020, 08:18
Replies: 972
Views: 114,799
Posted By Minuous
@ronybeck: Yes, that is clearly Cloanto's...

@ronybeck:

Yes, that is clearly Cloanto's strategy. They are probably well aware they don't have a case, but want to bankrupt Hyperion with legal fees anyway.

And yes, SCO did lots of suing,...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 August 2020, 07:40
Replies: 972
Views: 114,799
Posted By Minuous
That's not how it works at all: the onus is on...

That's not how it works at all: the onus is on the plaintiff to prove their case before any remedy is applied. Otherwise any company could just strategically stop their competitors from conducting...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 August 2020, 23:40
Replies: 972
Views: 114,799
Posted By Minuous
If someone decided to begin a years-long legal...

If someone decided to begin a years-long legal battle with Microsoft, for example, it would not mean that Microsoft would have to stop updating Windows for years until it was resolved. So I don't see...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 August 2020, 19:23
Replies: 972
Views: 114,799
Posted By Minuous
Certain selected new features have been...

Certain selected new features have been previewed, but those make up only a small proportion of the changes. It is indeed a major upgrade from 3.1x.
Forum: support.Apps 10 August 2020, 14:35
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By Minuous
Alt-Up/Down.

Alt-Up/Down.
Forum: Amiga scene 08 August 2020, 22:34
Replies: 870
Views: 106,607
Posted By Minuous
Here's a preview of the new sketchboard.gadget in...

Here's a preview of the new sketchboard.gadget in action...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 05 August 2020, 12:27
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By Minuous
By a strict definition if it's "non-system...

By a strict definition if it's "non-system programming" it will not be using system libraries such as these at all. But as mr.spiv pointed out there is a continuum between that and full use of the OS...
Forum: support.Apps 03 August 2020, 16:11
Replies: 582
Views: 119,087
Posted By Minuous
The suggested version is the official 45.3, thus...

The suggested version is the official 45.3, thus diskfont.library is not updated by BB3&4. I haven't used 45.7. I found a copy but there is no changelog so I am not what the changes are compared to...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 August 2020, 23:59
Replies: 58
Views: 4,092
Posted By Minuous
That's not true at all, I support it wherever...

That's not true at all, I support it wherever feasible. But pretending it is more advanced than it is and flaming anyone who disagrees doesn't help anyone.
Forum: News 31 July 2020, 05:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,958
Posted By Minuous
It's made from mostly generic off-the-shelf...

It's made from mostly generic off-the-shelf hardware. The OS was clearly a rushed afterthought too. So it's no mystery how it was done so quickly.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 July 2020, 13:23
Replies: 58
Views: 4,092
Posted By Minuous
@clebin: I don't see how I am being rude or...

@clebin:

I don't see how I am being rude or to whom. Some of the things stated in this thread are not correct and I thought I should point that out, that is all. I don't know why you perceive that...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 July 2020, 12:58
Replies: 58
Views: 4,092
Posted By Minuous
@BSzili: 3.9 is great and I have used it...

@BSzili:

3.9 is great and I have used it since its release. Unfortunately it was not possible to continue from the 3.9 codebase for all components, but that work has been redone and further...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 July 2020, 11:21
Replies: 58
Views: 4,092
Posted By Minuous
AROS is nowhere near 3.1 let alone any modern...

AROS is nowhere near 3.1 let alone any modern version. Even its own page says it is only 82% of 3.1. If it was any good everyone would be using it. To say it has surpassed anything is ludicrous when...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 July 2020, 06:35
Replies: 58
Views: 4,092
Posted By Minuous
They couldn't catch up even when AmigaOS 3...

They couldn't catch up even when AmigaOS 3 development was halted for 15 years. It is falling further and further behind the official OS.



Only if you consider every upgrade of a piece of...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 July 2020, 15:36
Replies: 972
Views: 114,799
Posted By Minuous
3.2 is the continuation of 3.1.4(.1), which is a...

3.2 is the continuation of 3.1.4(.1), which is a continuation of 3.1.



I think pulling the rug from under those developers by transferring the rights to some other company and then probably to...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 July 2020, 15:55
Replies: 972
Views: 114,799
Posted By Minuous
I don't see what the ancient OS3.1 sources are...

I don't see what the ancient OS3.1 sources are even good for really, it has already been forked four times (Walker, OS3.5/3.9, OS4, OS3.1.4/3.2), what a waste of development effort. Forking it for a...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 July 2020, 03:01
Replies: 972
Views: 114,799
Posted By Minuous
Hyperion should just share all their IP with the...

Hyperion should just share all their IP with the IP troll company that has been trying to bankrupt them through litigation for years?! Cloanto should profit from a product they had no involvement in...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 July 2020, 07:38
Replies: 42
Views: 1,718
Posted By Minuous
Quite a bit was, but the important point is that...

Quite a bit was, but the important point is that some of that software is incompatible with 1.3. Whereas I don't know of any games that will run on 1.3 but not 1.2; there is probably something but...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 July 2020, 06:20
Replies: 870
Views: 106,607
Posted By Minuous
Yes, of course anything that worked on OS3.1, or...

Yes, of course anything that worked on OS3.1, or any other pre-OS4 version of the OS, will continue to work unless it was a total hack in the first place. We are not like Apple where every new OS...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 July 2020, 03:20
Replies: 870
Views: 106,607
Posted By Minuous
@amigao1: Rest assured that consistency and...

@amigao1:

Rest assured that consistency and compatibility with OS3.9 and OS4 wherever feasible are important priorities for us. And I'm sure Gulliver and others could tell you how much I am always...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 July 2020, 02:30
Replies: 42
Views: 1,718
Posted By Minuous
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Coders. General 20 July 2020, 15:37
Replies: 6
Views: 2,180
Posted By Minuous
Try here: http://amigan.1emu.net/aw/

Try here: http://amigan.1emu.net/aw/
Forum: News 19 July 2020, 00:51
Replies: 21
Views: 4,512
Posted By Minuous
Thanks AMIGASYSTEM but actually the MOS release...

Thanks AMIGASYSTEM but actually the MOS release is still at V11.9. The OS3 build of V12.0 should run OK on MOS though.
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