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Forum: News Yesterday, 22:00
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Daedalus
And version 1.117 was uploaded to Aminet...

And version 1.117 was uploaded to Aminet yesterday too. Seems like a small change, but great to see updated binaries being released as well as the code being under development!
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 12:36
Replies: 10
Views: 124
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, yes if you're already using a Meanwell PSU,...

Ah, yes if you're already using a Meanwell PSU, by far the simplest option is to add another output on that to provide power for drives. For neatness you could even add a Molex connector to the PSU...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 10:08
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By Daedalus
Ha, the idea of actually writing a book has...

Ha, the idea of actually writing a book has crossed my mind, but with so little time available I'd never get to it. I'd need to rewrite it all for a book instead of the articles. Besides, eventually...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 10:00
Replies: 10
Views: 124
Posted By Daedalus
It might be that the CD drive isn't drawing...

It might be that the CD drive isn't drawing enough current to regulate the PSU properly. A similar issue can happen with Amigas themselves powered from ATX PSUs. The direct fix is to increase the...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 April 2018, 16:01
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By Daedalus
I believe Alice decodes the addresses to the RAS...

I believe Alice decodes the addresses to the RAS and CAS lines (though it could be Bridgette either, I'm not totally familiar with the 4000), and possibly with the help of a demultiplexer chip of...
Forum: Member Introductions 24 April 2018, 14:32
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Daedalus
Welcome along :)

Welcome along :)
Forum: support.Hardware 24 April 2018, 13:32
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By Daedalus
:( The 1-2MB region of chip RAM uses the A20...

:( The 1-2MB region of chip RAM uses the A20 address line. I would imagine there would be other issues as well, but it might be worth checking the continuity of that line between all the major parts...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 April 2018, 11:29
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By Daedalus
A simple thing, but it's come up before: What...

A simple thing, but it's come up before: What size is the chip RAM SIMM? It needs to be a dual rank SIMM, which usually means only 2MB, 8MB, 32MB etc. SIMMs work. Single rank SIMMs like 4MB and 16MB...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 April 2018, 11:20
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By Daedalus
No problem, glad I could help :) Yeah,...

No problem, glad I could help :)

Yeah, palette cycling can be used for many such clever effects - from memory, the traffic movement in the original Sim City was done with palette cycling, as were...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 April 2018, 11:06
Replies: 164
Views: 8,278
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, even faster :) I was just thinking of a...

Indeed, even faster :) I was just thinking of a 1.8GHz machine I had myself and gave away for free. Only later when support for it was introduced by MorphOS did I regret it :p
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 April 2018, 10:40
Replies: 27
Views: 1,035
Posted By Daedalus
So the legend goes (well, I think it was a few...

So the legend goes (well, I think it was a few weeks rather than seven months, but still...)

Edit: 3 weeks, apparently, but true. From Carl Sassenrath (http://www.rebol.com/article/0372.html).
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 April 2018, 09:51
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By Daedalus
Glad you're up and running :)

Glad you're up and running :)
Forum: Amiga scene 24 April 2018, 09:49
Replies: 164
Views: 8,278
Posted By Daedalus
It all depends on the level at which you're...

It all depends on the level at which you're programming the Amiga. If you're banging the hardware, doing direct jumps into ROM code and using absolute addresses for RAM, it will be sure to fall over...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 23 April 2018, 22:13
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By Daedalus
Welcome along! I remember there being some chat...

Welcome along! I remember there being some chat about that game in the Amiga magazines at the time, would be interesting to see it getting some sort of proper release :)

Now, as for your question...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 23 April 2018, 21:52
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, it seems there's something funky going on....

Hmmm, it seems there's something funky going on. I've used that command in a game to rotate a shape that's 20x9 in size. The sizes the shape ends up with the various rotations are:

0.25 (90...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 23 April 2018, 17:08
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, I haven't noticed it myself - that's very...

Hmmm, I haven't noticed it myself - that's very odd. I'll check when I go home, it's possible that it has happened to me and I simply haven't noticed the graphics being a pixel out. But I would say...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 23 April 2018, 17:04
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Daedalus
Oops, I thought I replied to this ages ago, but...

Oops, I thought I replied to this ages ago, but turns out I didn't...


Yep, that's definitely not an efficient way of doing things...


Yep, that's much more like it :) The normal way most...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 April 2018, 16:57
Replies: 60
Views: 1,612
Posted By Daedalus
Real hardware, though I do use emulation too...

Real hardware, though I do use emulation too purely for convenience.
Forum: support.Hardware 21 April 2018, 13:39
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By Daedalus
Some CF cards simply don't follow the full ATA...

Some CF cards simply don't follow the full ATA specification and therefore aren't fully compatible. The adaptor is a simple, passive device and normally doesn't in itself cause compatibility...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 21 April 2018, 12:59
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Daedalus
I think SetCurrentDirName_(Dirname$) should do...

I think SetCurrentDirName_(Dirname$) should do it, though you should get Dirname$ from GetLockName_() of a lock on the new directory to do it properly.

As an aside, the resident file...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 20 April 2018, 13:34
Replies: 125
Views: 7,480
Posted By Daedalus
Right, so it's a better idea to keep quiet about...

Right, so it's a better idea to keep quiet about it, let someone pour hundreds of hours (hypothetically, in reality it's extremely unlikely to happen anyway) of their personal time into a dodgy port,...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 19 April 2018, 22:05
Replies: 125
Views: 7,480
Posted By Daedalus
By all means, ask them yourself:...

By all means, ask them yourself: licensing_eu@capcom.com
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 April 2018, 10:26
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Daedalus
If you're using Amiblitz 3, there's a...

If you're using Amiblitz 3, there's a dos_Scandir{} function in the dos include that cycles through all entries in a particular path. It includes optional pattern matching and uses the OS calls...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 April 2018, 09:45
Replies: 164
Views: 8,278
Posted By Daedalus
I have Haiku installed on one of my machines, and...

I have Haiku installed on one of my machines, and it does indeed have something of an Amiga feel to it. Like Amiga OS, it will never challenge the mainstream, but it's refreshing to use it now and...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 April 2018, 00:33
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Daedalus
Certain Blitz objects cause crashes when the...

Certain Blitz objects cause crashes when the maximum object count is too high - the buffer size wraps around and trashes memory. I think you're hitting this bug, it's one of the things that was fixed...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 April 2018, 10:47
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By Daedalus
Cool :) I hope you can get more out of the...

Cool :) I hope you can get more out of the magazines than just the tutorials though, it seems a lot to get them just for a couple of pages... Also, I should point out that Part 9 is mostly AGA based....
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 April 2018, 22:43
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By Daedalus
Good to hear! No problem, this is what I covered:...

Good to hear! No problem, this is what I covered:

Part 1: Setting up Blitz, using the editor, the different versions of Blitz, variables, printing text.

Part 2: Using the debugger, If...Then,...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 April 2018, 11:12
Replies: 164
Views: 8,278
Posted By Daedalus
If Commodore hadn't gone bust (and had retained...

If Commodore hadn't gone bust (and had retained the Amiga line, because they could have also simply become a generic PC manufacturer too...), they would surely have ended up in a similar position to...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 April 2018, 23:10
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By Daedalus
Well, hopefully it helps anyway :)

Well, hopefully it helps anyway :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 April 2018, 18:10
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Daedalus
Fortunately I've never seen any Amiga running on...

Fortunately I've never seen any Amiga running on a black and white TV. I had a 14" colour TV back in the day, which I used via RF at the time since it lacked any other inputs. It's amazing I didn't...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 April 2018, 17:22
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Daedalus
You don't need that signal at all, it's just...

You don't need that signal at all, it's just pulled high on the A1200 through a 47K resistor so I'm sure if you do the same thing on your adaptor it will be fine. I think it might have been intended...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 April 2018, 12:30
Replies: 33
Views: 1,283
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I mentioned the standard API issue before......

Yep, I mentioned the standard API issue before... That opportunity was missed with the clockport, and as a result drivers have to probe the hardware themselves, with the potential to upset other...
Forum: Hardware mods 13 April 2018, 22:48
Replies: 33
Views: 1,283
Posted By Daedalus
Sweet! Excellent work!

Sweet! Excellent work!
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 April 2018, 13:09
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the thing is that for the simple wrapping...

Yeah, the thing is that for the simple wrapping setup I'm describing, the bitmap should never be displayed like it is in your diagram there - the join would never be visible, and the viewport would...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 April 2018, 12:58
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, this is sounding more like the mouse being...

Hmmm, this is sounding more like the mouse being at fault alright. If you have the parts lying about, a female D9 connector and a few wires will make you a very crude "joystick" for testing -...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 April 2018, 12:24
Replies: 63
Views: 2,124
Posted By Daedalus
*cough* Yes, it's a solitary exception, but the...

*cough* Yes, it's a solitary exception, but the rather magnificent Tornado (https://www.a1steam.com/) is a recently built steam engine that has been built brand new from scratch based on old designs...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 April 2018, 12:03
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By Daedalus
Cool :) LSL and LSR are bitwise logical...

Cool :) LSL and LSR are bitwise logical operators, like and, not, or, and so on. They stand for "Logical Shift Left" and "Logical Shift Right". They are assembly I guess in that they translate 1:1...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 April 2018, 10:47
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By Daedalus
The original BB2.1 also comes with an older...

The original BB2.1 also comes with an older version of SuperTED on the Extras floppy, but the latest version is found in the Blitz Support Suite (which is included in the Ultimate Blitz CD as well as...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 April 2018, 10:37
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Daedalus
Using an up-to-date version of...

Using an up-to-date version of compactflash.device and Fat95 (or another "modern" filesystem), there's no significant limit. Both are compatible with modern addressing schemes (TD64) so there's no...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 April 2018, 09:59
Replies: 63
Views: 2,124
Posted By Daedalus
That ship sailed a quarter of a century ago....

That ship sailed a quarter of a century ago. That's like several lifetimes in the tech world - it's just too big a deficit to make up. Where would the developers come from and why? Why did they leave...
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