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Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 April 2021, 21:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,499
Posted By E-Penguin
Same in Java - I just end up pretending...

Same in Java - I just end up pretending everything is unsigned and apply bit masks where needed.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 April 2021, 20:56
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By E-Penguin
It sounds reasonable to do a "deep delete"...

It sounds reasonable to do a "deep delete" yourself - BB2 won't follow the pointers
Forum: News 02 April 2021, 12:50
Replies: 21
Views: 1,710
Posted By E-Penguin
Fascinating writeup on how the floppy-less...

Fascinating writeup on how the floppy-less bootstrap works.
Forum: Amiga scene 18 March 2021, 00:01
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By E-Penguin
If you want one from iComp you can send it my way...

If you want one from iComp you can send it my way (Germany) and I'll forward it onwards.
Forum: Amiga scene 12 March 2021, 23:48
Replies: 480
Views: 30,513
Posted By E-Penguin
I've managed to use Facebook (lite) on my...

I've managed to use Facebook (lite) on my CD32/TF330. I wouldn't say it was a smooth experience but I could read things, make new posts...

I've not tried twitter on IBrowse, maybe I'll give it a...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 March 2021, 19:38
Replies: 50
Views: 3,387
Posted By E-Penguin
For awesome sysinfo scores! ;) I have a...

For awesome sysinfo scores! ;)

I have a stock-ish A500plus and woah is it slow in comparison to my accelerated Amigas. I realise it makes no difference to games but anything involving Workbench...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 February 2021, 10:28
Replies: 191
Views: 6,650
Posted By E-Penguin
How do you square that with the "it's up to the...

How do you square that with the "it's up to the developers" sentiment? Surely if they want to use a toolkit they may - or do we expect all developers to be amazing asm gurus?
Forum: Amiga scene 28 February 2021, 08:29
Replies: 191
Views: 6,650
Posted By E-Penguin
Lots of comments along the lines of "let the...

Lots of comments along the lines of "let the developers target whatever they like" but as soon as someone uses backbone and requires an A1200 + 4MB fast, they get slated...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 21 February 2021, 20:18
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By E-Penguin
There's an example player here but I'm not...

There's an example player here but I'm not familiar enough with asm to work out what the interface is. But it should be possible to wrap it up in a bb2 library
...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 February 2021, 10:34
Replies: 56
Views: 5,983
Posted By E-Penguin
I've never had a bad experience in terms of...

I've never had a bad experience in terms of buying, but the rules are draconian.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 14 January 2021, 09:42
Replies: 46
Views: 3,199
Posted By E-Penguin
I guess you could test the pointer address to see...

I guess you could test the pointer address to see if it's under $20 0000, then it must be in chip and thus avoid having to do a copy.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 January 2021, 17:42
Replies: 46
Views: 3,199
Posted By E-Penguin
You can create a pointer to a sound type and...

You can create a pointer to a sound type and point it to the memory address. Getting the syntax right will be the tricky bit...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 January 2021, 17:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,926
Posted By E-Penguin
Is there an advantage to incbin'ing resources?...

Is there an advantage to incbin'ing resources? Presumably they'll be loaded into any available fast mem and will need copying to a chipram bank before use.

eg:...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 January 2021, 16:52
Replies: 28
Views: 1,926
Posted By E-Penguin
If it was easy it wouldn't be nearly as much fun...

If it was easy it wouldn't be nearly as much fun ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 11 January 2021, 23:05
Replies: 202
Views: 9,562
Posted By E-Penguin
That makes me so sad. The TF330 revolutionised...

That makes me so sad. The TF330 revolutionised the CD32, which now proudly sits in the living room where my children and their friends play it. It would be great if a message of thanks could get back...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 January 2021, 18:16
Replies: 32
Views: 1,623
Posted By E-Penguin
I'm sure both Cloanto and Hyperion would love to...

I'm sure both Cloanto and Hyperion would love to sell you licencing options, and whichever one you go with will be happy to be sued by the other.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 January 2021, 18:21
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By E-Penguin
Maybe you could use Inkey$ to get whatever key is...

Maybe you could use Inkey$ to get whatever key is pressed?
Forum: Amiga scene 06 January 2021, 12:46
Replies: 31
Views: 1,679
Posted By E-Penguin
In order of speed... A500 / ACA500+ with...

In order of speed...

A500 / ACA500+ with X-Surf-500
A1200 with PCMCIA wired
A600 with PCMCIA wired
A600 / Vamp with SDNet
A500+ with plipbox
CD32 /TF330 with esp8266/slip

Even though the...
Forum: Coders. Language 23 December 2020, 22:56
Replies: 20
Views: 13,066
Posted By E-Penguin
It'll be whatever I can cludge together out of...

It'll be whatever I can cludge together out of bits and pieces in a couple of hours to please a 5 year old... Don't set your expectations too high! It'll probably involve dinosaurs to keep my son...
Forum: Coders. Language 23 December 2020, 18:34
Replies: 20
Views: 13,066
Posted By E-Penguin
My daughter had demanded I write her a game for...

My daughter had demanded I write her a game for Christmas - any objection if I use this as the basis for something? As it'll be written in 24 hours don't expect miracles...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 20 December 2020, 11:53
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By E-Penguin
AI doesn't have to play well... You can move in a...

AI doesn't have to play well... You can move in a random direction for a random number of frames, then repeat. Fire at random intervals.

Frankly that's how I play it anyway!
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 December 2020, 23:18
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By E-Penguin
You could implement a simple AI to play the game,...

You could implement a simple AI to play the game, might be easier.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 December 2020, 13:21
Replies: 17
Views: 1,208
Posted By E-Penguin
MUL is quicker than DIV, so you can store the...

MUL is quicker than DIV, so you can store the inversion (1/b) and multiply instead (if that works with whether else your programme is doing)

a/b = a * (1/b)
Forum: Amiga scene 15 December 2020, 17:23
Replies: 35
Views: 2,894
Posted By E-Penguin
I honestly thought it was a fruit reference...

I honestly thought it was a fruit reference...
Forum: News 12 December 2020, 17:33
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By E-Penguin
Conway's game of life is Turing complete so can...

Conway's game of life is Turing complete so can be used to emulate any other Turing machine. Such as an Amiga. First person to port UAE onto this to it wins fifty quid. ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 11 December 2020, 10:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By E-Penguin
when I did Father Christmas vs Dinosaurs, I found...

when I did Father Christmas vs Dinosaurs, I found something on modarchive and asked in the forum who the author was. I got in touch and they very kindly allowed it to be used. It's worth a shot?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 December 2020, 19:58
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By E-Penguin
Functions return a value, statements don't.

Functions return a value, statements don't.
Forum: Amiga scene 09 December 2020, 20:29
Replies: 590
Views: 39,067
Posted By E-Penguin
Today, the A600 is the best Amiga for the money....

Today, the A600 is the best Amiga for the money. You can get an A600 and a furia for a couple of hundred quid and run rings around big box amigas costing ten times as much.

Good luck finding a...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 December 2020, 10:14
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By E-Penguin
You should definitely get it and put a Vampire in...

You should definitely get it and put a Vampire in it.
Forum: support.WinUAE 02 December 2020, 12:52
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By E-Penguin
I updated all the ATI/AMD drivers and that fixed...

I updated all the ATI/AMD drivers and that fixed it. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: support.Hardware 30 November 2020, 17:15
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By E-Penguin
Yes, you'd need an accelerator, and one that does...

Yes, you'd need an accelerator, and one that does 32 bit RAM at that. The ACA500+ puts something like 6MB in the Zorro2 space (out of a possible 8 max) so you'd need an accelerator which can use the...
Forum: support.WinUAE 29 November 2020, 21:43
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By E-Penguin
Just tried 4.5.0b11 - same thing. Log attached.

Just tried 4.5.0b11 - same thing. Log attached.
Forum: support.WinUAE 29 November 2020, 21:33
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By E-Penguin
Winuae 4.4.0/64bit crashes at start with Win10 20H2

Hi,
I followed the windows 10 update to the 20H2 version, and since then WinUAE crashes at the start of emulation. I get the config window up, and as soon as "start" is clicked it crashes with a...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 November 2020, 23:02
Replies: 590
Views: 39,067
Posted By E-Penguin
I wouldn't say "best" but it's probably the one I...

I wouldn't say "best" but it's probably the one I use the most (with TF330) - it's allowed in the living room under the TV. With whdload it's perfect for a quick bit of retro gaming. Retro computing...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 November 2020, 13:30
Replies: 51
Views: 6,141
Posted By E-Penguin
Are your shots sprites? You can use the hardware...

Are your shots sprites? You can use the hardware sprite/bob collision to identify whether there's been a hit - you know the location of the sprite at that point so look around to see what's near it....
Forum: support.Hardware 17 November 2020, 10:17
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By E-Penguin
Yeah, A590, then A500. I use a...

Yeah, A590, then A500.

I use a CD32-replacement A590.

The self-power mod is OK if you're using an scsi2sd or similar but might be too much if using the original XT drive.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 November 2020, 10:14
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By E-Penguin
Looks like I'll need to wait for my new PSU. I'm...

Looks like I'll need to wait for my new PSU. I'm having problems turning the damned thing on at the moment.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 November 2020, 14:49
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By E-Penguin
I have pretty much this set up, I'll see if I can...

I have pretty much this set up, I'll see if I can find time to play this evening.

Which version of P96 are you running?
Forum: support.Hardware 16 November 2020, 14:12
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By E-Penguin
I've never managed to get the A590 working with...

I've never managed to get the A590 working with anything on the 68k socket; the autoconfig isn't supported.

You can try then 'bind drivers' files instead; you'll find them on the forum. Put them...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 14 November 2020, 01:53
Replies: 51
Views: 6,141
Posted By E-Penguin
scrolling - you could use the hardware scroll for...

scrolling - you could use the hardware scroll for 16 pixels, then reset to 0 offset and use BlockScroll to shift everything down 16 pixels in one go. It's fast but only works on whole 16 px chunks....
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