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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 17:48
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By NorthWay
Someone please put ZIF sockets on their cpu...

Someone please put ZIF sockets on their cpu cards...

(and I do hope more modern 040/060 boards have flexible clocking and faster memory than the old ones from the 90s...)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 September 2020, 11:30
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By NorthWay
There was a non-Commodore HD floppy solution...

There was a non-Commodore HD floppy solution sold; does anyone know what they did? (I suspect it might have been a track cache.)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 September 2020, 22:51
Replies: 6,340
Views: 1,191,238
Posted By NorthWay
Waiting for me at home is a new A4000D front...

Waiting for me at home is a new A4000D front panel in shiny aluminium thanks to PRS on AmiBay who has organized the group purchase.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 September 2020, 22:49
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By NorthWay
CIA access is dead slow: 1/10th of the 68K clock...

CIA access is dead slow: 1/10th of the 68K clock IIRC.
Forum: News 01 September 2020, 22:57
Replies: 753
Views: 40,372
Posted By NorthWay
I would love to hear more about the copper blits...

I would love to hear more about the copper blits saga. I once tried it for myself, but that seemed to go off-rail halfway through my list.
(Even on the C-One where I assumed it had to be my code...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 21 August 2020, 09:55
Replies: 39
Views: 2,423
Posted By NorthWay
I'm sure Toni has a better explanation, but there...

I'm sure Toni has a better explanation, but there is a bug that makes BUSY not flag until the blitter has actually started working. The workaround is thus that after an access to the chip bus you...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 August 2020, 01:53
Replies: 179
Views: 9,236
Posted By NorthWay
Is it just me, or would this be a good candidate...

Is it just me, or would this be a good candidate for trying HAM? Let the background use a few static colours and have the bubbles use the rest of the palette to make them standalone objects? Perhaps...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 August 2020, 01:04
Replies: 61
Views: 4,719
Posted By NorthWay
IIRC some of the C= 64 dongles could be bypassed...

IIRC some of the C= 64 dongles could be bypassed by pressing play(?) on the tapedeck. I guess the Americans didn't have those...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 July 2020, 23:05
Replies: 216
Views: 22,743
Posted By NorthWay
That was my point - there would be if it was OR...

That was my point - there would be if it was OR instead of AND.

You could replace your standard (pseudocode)


CWAIT position


with
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 July 2020, 23:49
Replies: 216
Views: 22,743
Posted By NorthWay
Wasn't there a WB replacement called JazzBench or...

Wasn't there a WB replacement called JazzBench or something like that?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 July 2020, 03:26
Replies: 51
Views: 13,144
Posted By NorthWay
That was so cool to listen to. I've been through...

That was so cool to listen to. I've been through many of them by now - are there any more from other conferences?

Is there a collected works of DevCon stuff you can download somewhere? (Many dead...
Forum: News 22 July 2020, 23:03
Replies: 629
Views: 109,772
Posted By NorthWay
So the chances of re-done A1000 keyboards are up...

So the chances of re-done A1000 keyboards are up there with that infamous snowball?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 July 2020, 01:26
Replies: 216
Views: 22,743
Posted By NorthWay
For some reason copper blitting has been churning...

For some reason copper blitting has been churning around in my head as of lately and I thought I had a solution. Until I went back to the docs and read them:
"When the BFD bit is a 0, the logic of...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 July 2020, 14:25
Replies: 870
Views: 107,350
Posted By NorthWay
I still want a SATA controller though. I hope...

I still want a SATA controller though. I hope some of the more recent CPU card brewers are looking into adding it.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 June 2020, 16:38
Replies: 26
Views: 1,437
Posted By NorthWay
It would be a nice start simply recognizing...

It would be a nice start simply recognizing regular logic like AND, OR, NOT, EOR etc and then step up to adders, shifters, multipliers, and so on.

I'd like to think of it as a visual equivalent to...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 June 2020, 11:10
Replies: 26
Views: 1,437
Posted By NorthWay
I saw a comment somewhere on how it could perhaps...

I saw a comment somewhere on how it could perhaps be possible to train an AI thingie to learn what different logic gates look like, and from that put together and build up a logic working of a...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 June 2020, 18:12
Replies: 246
Views: 27,690
Posted By NorthWay
That would make too much sense, so obviously: No....

That would make too much sense, so obviously: No.


(Which would then probably be real close to satisfy most ASIC requirements so you could do something like a Kickstarter for it. Which would make...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 May 2020, 13:38
Replies: 25
Views: 2,192
Posted By NorthWay
Were the contents of the C= fileservers saved?...

Were the contents of the C= fileservers saved? Not thinking of the source code, but all kinds of docs and things like vdhl/verilog code and similar.
Forum: Hardware mods 09 May 2020, 19:26
Replies: 397
Views: 53,195
Posted By NorthWay
I'm not sure I see much value in looking at the...

I'm not sure I see much value in looking at the masks of a 68060. Recreating the behaviour in a descriptive language sounds like a much better idea, and something like the work done for UAE that...
Forum: Hardware mods 09 May 2020, 01:56
Replies: 397
Views: 53,195
Posted By NorthWay
What would be under copyright? The layer...

What would be under copyright?
The layer images? That would be fine as you don't want to use those, you want to extract the logic inherent and recreate it in VHDL or similar?

IIRC Jens Schönfeld...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2020, 20:15
Replies: 29
Views: 2,036
Posted By NorthWay
I have this faint memory that Benefactor might...

I have this faint memory that Benefactor might have had it, but I can't for the life of me remember where I have picked up on that.
Was there any other late DI(CE) game?
Forum: Amiga scene 25 April 2020, 04:50
Replies: 90
Views: 6,603
Posted By NorthWay
I believe this is known as retcon'ing, a very...

I believe this is known as retcon'ing, a very popular sport in the Amiga communities.
My own take on it is to speculate what could have been achieved if the design was targeted at what they could...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2020, 04:33
Replies: 29
Views: 2,036
Posted By NorthWay
I have this vague memory of one of the DICE games...

I have this vague memory of one of the DICE games actually having a teletext signal in it? Or am I completely lost here?
Forum: Amiga scene 24 April 2020, 22:34
Replies: 90
Views: 6,603
Posted By NorthWay
Sure, but why? Jay Miner&Co would have gone for a...

Sure, but why? Jay Miner&Co would have gone for a single chip if it was possible (in as much as it virtually _is_ a single chip, it's just split between 3 ICs).
(You might want to study some pics of...
Forum: Coders. General 17 April 2020, 15:24
Replies: 23
Views: 2,293
Posted By NorthWay
For a debugger where the system is running I am a...

For a debugger where the system is running I am a great fan of BDebug from the Barfly package. (And I use BAsm too.)
Forum: Hardware mods 15 April 2020, 00:08
Replies: 397
Views: 53,195
Posted By NorthWay
Hm... Zorro-III DSP3210 card? No? (AFAIR Lew...

Hm... Zorro-III DSP3210 card? No? (AFAIR Lew Eggebrecht promised us one. And the AA3000+ has become real already!)

(Sprinkle some smileys - they are good for you y'know :-) )
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 April 2020, 16:51
Replies: 47
Views: 3,534
Posted By NorthWay
Interesting. Two questions comes to mind: - How...

Interesting. Two questions comes to mind:
- How do they handle disk sync to find the start of the data?
- Do they load faster on a faster machine?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 April 2020, 05:02
Replies: 6,340
Views: 1,191,238
Posted By NorthWay
PC motherboard, cpu and ram. My old one just...

PC motherboard, cpu and ram. My old one just keeled over and joined the dodo.
(ASUS B450-F, AMD Ryzen5 3600X, HyperX 2x8 2666)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 April 2020, 16:37
Replies: 47
Views: 3,534
Posted By NorthWay
I found an example of what I had in mind, though...

I found an example of what I had in mind, though it is simplified compared to arithmetic compressors AFAIK - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascii85
85(or whatever you end up with) would be your...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 April 2020, 12:12
Replies: 47
Views: 3,534
Posted By NorthWay
Yes they are. I had a bit of a blind spot there,...

Yes they are. I had a bit of a blind spot there, but you typically have to look at up to 3 bits to know what legal encodings can follow and there are 5 possibilities - of which two are common. Good...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 April 2020, 02:01
Replies: 47
Views: 3,534
Posted By NorthWay
You don't. With "1000100010101001" you then have...

You don't. With "1000100010101001" you then have "001"(the last 3 bits) as the prequel to the next 16 bits.
You build tables for "000","001","010","100","101" as the possible prequels (I only did...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 April 2020, 01:25
Replies: 47
Views: 3,534
Posted By NorthWay
Hm? That was an example of looking at 16...

Hm?
That was an example of looking at 16 encoded bits when the three previous ones were all '0'.
Three previous 0 bits is a valid prequel to any random point in a bitstream from the floppy. I think...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 31 March 2020, 16:34
Replies: 47
Views: 3,534
Posted By NorthWay
This here was my back-of-an-envelope scribbling...

This here was my back-of-an-envelope scribbling about what are the legal encodings for 16 encoded bits of data http://eab.abime.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=60254&d=1539481771
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 31 March 2020, 01:58
Replies: 47
Views: 3,534
Posted By NorthWay
I was working on an answer on my old pc, but it...

I was working on an answer on my old pc, but it died on me (new parts incoming).

Short version: Can you force GCR to work with 2ms? If not then forget that.
Other option: Don't encode and decode...
Forum: support.Games 28 March 2020, 07:27
Replies: 30
Views: 4,172
Posted By NorthWay
I have also disassembled it and rebuilt it back...

I have also disassembled it and rebuilt it back in the day. I put up a patch on Aminet that had fixes and optimizations.
Unfortunately I was never able to find what I think is a 24-bit bug in the...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 March 2020, 18:49
Replies: 1,220
Views: 91,283
Posted By NorthWay
That was around the time I was doing my military...

That was around the time I was doing my military service, walking around Oslo and scoring from bargain bins - got myself an Atari 7800 - and I remember seeing SNES games for NOK800. That was near...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 March 2020, 23:47
Replies: 120
Views: 13,499
Posted By NorthWay
Not buying a totally loaded A500 instead of a...

Not buying a totally loaded A500 instead of a basic A2000 (in autumn 1988). (It probably did pay out a bit later, but I think I would have been ahead with the A500 way.)
Also, not going for a basic...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 March 2020, 16:39
Replies: 31
Views: 2,074
Posted By NorthWay
Scandal! Scandal! Unit A probably...

Scandal! Scandal! Unit A probably...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 February 2020, 14:35
Replies: 32
Views: 2,450
Posted By NorthWay
For me I'd rather go with the DSP C= intended for...

For me I'd rather go with the DSP C= intended for the A3000+ and then a set of software drivers and libraries to implement things like synth chips.
Which is why I'd love to get myself one of the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 February 2020, 14:23
Replies: 16
Views: 1,675
Posted By NorthWay
Yes. I registered on the forum and downloaded...

Yes. I registered on the forum and downloaded them. That is how I knew it was in the search functions the problems with ROM disassembly was.


I know, but that was the closest I could remember. My...
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