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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Today, 10:54
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Posted By roondar
I don't think warning for "pauses" is truly...

I don't think warning for "pauses" is truly viable.

Meaning, I suppose you could create something that detects loops and if you then emulate the full logic involved* you may even detect that...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 16:59
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By roondar
Yup, ross gave a good answer there. The...

Yup, ross gave a good answer there.

The alternative (assuming this is something you'd start from the CLI/Workbench) would be to dynamically allocate space using the Exec function AllocMem (and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 January 2020, 12:44
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By roondar
Yes, I like to tinker a lot with technical stuff...

Yes, I like to tinker a lot with technical stuff and have repeatedly found my own forum threads on similar subjects. Sometimes, I even forgot I made those threads/posts :laughing
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2020, 16:09
Replies: 33
Views: 969
Posted By roondar
There's obviously quite a few arcade games that...

There's obviously quite a few arcade games that do things better than what I was talking about. But for every R-Type or Mortal Kombat, there's a Ghouls 'n' Ghosts or Sinistar.

Anyway, I think I...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2020, 12:01
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By roondar
Thanks for the offer, I might take you up on it...

Thanks for the offer, I might take you up on it :great
Personally I'm mostly interested in newly released Amiga games for the Classic platforms, but for completeness the NG games might be nice to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2020, 11:57
Replies: 63
Views: 1,724
Posted By roondar
I got an A570 for my A500 instead. Turns out that...

I got an A570 for my A500 instead. Turns out that Amiga+CD is pretty much a match made in heaven (Forget encyclopedias and interactive movies... All those PD and later Aminet CD-ROMs were awesome),...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2020, 11:49
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By roondar
I really, really have to check out Black Dawn...

I really, really have to check out Black Dawn Rebirth. It's totally gone under my radar and looks to be a very nice game indeed. Anyway, I voted too.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2020, 11:32
Replies: 33
Views: 969
Posted By roondar
Some small points to end this up here (and again,...

Some small points to end this up here (and again, interesting subject - we could open a thread about it if you like?).

In my neck of the woods the "end after a single round" thing was pretty...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 January 2020, 21:37
Replies: 33
Views: 969
Posted By roondar
I'm sure you and I actually agree on many things,...

I'm sure you and I actually agree on many things, maybe we'll find some of those things one of these days :p

I didn't say all arcade games are like that. Some are quite fair but limit playtime in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 January 2020, 17:25
Replies: 33
Views: 969
Posted By roondar
In all honesty, I think that is actually a very...

In all honesty, I think that is actually a very reasonable argument to make.

Arcade games are designed to take as much money as possible from the player. This causes a lot of them to be either...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 January 2020, 14:05
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By roondar
Elfmania does look awesome, but suffered in...

Elfmania does look awesome, but suffered in playability.

On a technical level, I've always been impressed by Pioneer Plague. Runs in HAM mode all the way, which is neat. I've also always had a...
Forum: MarketPlace 23 January 2020, 13:58
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By roondar
I agree, that's a pretty awful move. The...

I agree, that's a pretty awful move.

The labels do look nice by the way.
Forum: support.Apps 23 January 2020, 13:49
Replies: 35
Views: 932
Posted By roondar
That'd be my suggestion too. Wordperfect never...

That'd be my suggestion too. Wordperfect never looked good, but it had a very robust feature set. I didn't even know about WP* back in the day, so I used Kindwords. Work fine overall, but I'd not...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 January 2020, 17:00
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By roondar
Aww man, the Dutch edition is scheduled right as...

Aww man, the Dutch edition is scheduled right as I'm leaving on my holiday so I can't make it. If it's anything like Amiga 30, it'll be great fun though :)

Gonna have to do some serious thinking...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 January 2020, 14:49
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By roondar
I use...

I use https://www.nxp.com/files-static/archives/doc/ref_manual/M68000PRM.pdf. I think that might actually be the same file, considering the name. It does mention the scaling on the pages about...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 January 2020, 12:20
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By roondar
This means the instruction doesn't use a fixed...

This means the instruction doesn't use a fixed address, but rather an offset to the PC (program counter). This is similar to using bra label, which also doesn't use an address but rather an offset....
Forum: Amiga scene 22 January 2020, 11:20
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By roondar
I'll definitely check them out, thanks :great

I'll definitely check them out, thanks :great
Forum: Amiga scene 22 January 2020, 11:08
Replies: 386
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Posted By roondar
That'll be fun to watch! No idea if I can...

That'll be fun to watch!

No idea if I can actually make the stream though, so I hope it'll be available afterwards as well.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 January 2020, 11:07
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By roondar
Question List of all new Amiga game releases?

Recently I was pointed to the Retro Gamer Nation poll for "best new Amiga game of 2019". On that poll I didn't just see games I knew about, but also a whole bunch I had never heard of before (and one...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 January 2020, 10:45
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By roondar
As an alternative to the code above, you can also...

As an alternative to the code above, you can also consider using something like

move.w frame(pc),d1
move.w 0(a0,d1),d0
; now simply update the contents of frame as needed
; etc

frame:...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 January 2020, 17:09
Replies: 249
Views: 58,853
Posted By roondar
Isn't it basically impossible to prevent cracking...

Isn't it basically impossible to prevent cracking on a system like the Amiga where you can more or less read out everything in memory at 'all times'?

I'd say your best bet to prevent cracking...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 January 2020, 16:49
Replies: 234
Views: 6,209
Posted By roondar
I've been really rather impressed with RGCD's...

I've been really rather impressed with RGCD's Amiga physical releases. Priced very nicely compared to what you get. They may not be put in a beautiful cardboard box, but they have a charm all their...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 January 2020, 16:13
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By roondar
Edit: shortened this a bit. Walls of text have...

Edit: shortened this a bit. Walls of text have their place, but perhaps not here ;)

I do agree with this. The difficulty spikes and worse level design in later levels can and do hurt games. I...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 January 2020, 15:54
Replies: 234
Views: 6,209
Posted By roondar
I have zero problems with physical collectors...

I have zero problems with physical collectors editions. Especially at Psytronik as they almost always have a non-collectors version as well and generally offer a much cheaper digital version. Same...
Forum: Coders. Contest 21 January 2020, 15:35
Replies: 1,699
Views: 132,571
Posted By roondar
I hope you win, mcgeezer. Rygar AGA is awesome :)...

I hope you win, mcgeezer. Rygar AGA is awesome :)
(and yes, I did vote :D)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 January 2020, 18:17
Replies: 33
Views: 969
Posted By roondar
It still looks better though :D (IMHO, don't...

It still looks better though :D
(IMHO, don't kill me :laughing)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 January 2020, 17:55
Replies: 33
Views: 969
Posted By roondar
I see you're feeling particularly brave today :p ...

I see you're feeling particularly brave today :p

Anyway, I've personally always found the Amiga version of Rod-Land to look better than the Arcade version. I know it has far fewer colours and the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 January 2020, 13:03
Replies: 42
Views: 1,539
Posted By roondar
I seem to recall you could just start from the...

I seem to recall you could just start from the second disk. Might be faulty memory though, there were so many Amiga games with intro disks.

On the topic of games I just can't force myself to play...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 January 2020, 12:38
Replies: 234
Views: 6,209
Posted By roondar
One off-topic question here: is there a thread on...

One off-topic question here: is there a thread on EAB or other place where I can find which games are newly released Amiga? I ask because I've seen several games mentioned I didn't know about.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 January 2020, 11:52
Replies: 234
Views: 6,209
Posted By roondar
For the record, I'm not opposed to a discussion...

For the record, I'm not opposed to a discussion about value or pricing and digital vs physical. What I'm less happy about is how this thread has turned into a rather "personal" thing (sorry, my...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 January 2020, 00:32
Replies: 153
Views: 5,006
Posted By roondar
No sprites, no music, using three buffers (double...

No sprites, no music, using three buffers (double buffer+pristine buffer for quick restoring). No special Bob trickery. Merely to get an indication of what normal bobs can do on the A500.
Forum: Amiga scene 17 January 2020, 17:16
Replies: 183
Views: 11,860
Posted By roondar
Is it my imagination, or did the colour palette...

Is it my imagination, or did the colour palette change from the last videos?
It seems more colourful than the previous one somehow.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 January 2020, 17:03
Replies: 153
Views: 5,006
Posted By roondar
Scrolling doesn't change much as the overhead for...

Scrolling doesn't change much as the overhead for that is not that big, but you are right, game logic will indeed lower these numbers.

It was just meant as a ballpark number by the way, nothing...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 January 2020, 17:00
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By roondar
One small detail: Paula can play up to 128KB in...

One small detail: Paula can play up to 128KB in one sample, not 64KB.

As for the method, it may be possible to use simple audio compression forms and still end up real-time. Though AFAIK fast...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 January 2020, 16:54
Replies: 153
Views: 5,006
Posted By roondar
It would depend on the screenmode you use for...

It would depend on the screenmode you use for Bobs. Don't have any A1200 numbers, but I did a test once for the A500 and got around 50 Bobs @16x16 for a 16 colour screen. This used no special tricks...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 January 2020, 14:54
Replies: 153
Views: 5,006
Posted By roondar
It's actually a bit more. You can cover up to 256...

It's actually a bit more. You can cover up to 256 pixels horizontally with 15 colour sprites using AGA, which is 80% of a normal screen ;)

Anyway, the MD can do this as well - just cut the big...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 January 2020, 14:25
Replies: 153
Views: 5,006
Posted By roondar
It depends on what you want to achieve. If all...

It depends on what you want to achieve. If all you want is the single largest object you can create using AGA vs the MD, you'll find that both systems can generally cover slightly more than an entire...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 January 2020, 12:00
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By roondar
What I've seen of this shows great potential. The...

What I've seen of this shows great potential. The art direction is absolutely spot-on and it seems like a labour of love to get the game to play as well as it looks.

Definitely one I'm looking out...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 January 2020, 11:43
Replies: 153
Views: 5,006
Posted By roondar
I agree, it has gone far from the original...

I agree, it has gone far from the original intent. Not just with the library stuff (which was partly due to me) but also the many comparisons with the A500, SNES or PC instead.

Anyway, if we are...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 January 2020, 09:06
Replies: 153
Views: 5,006
Posted By roondar
Just to point this out once (aimed at the thread,...

Just to point this out once (aimed at the thread, not you per se): the A1200’s library includes almost all of the A500 library. After all, the question here isn’t “if you already had an A500, would...
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