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Forum: Amiga scene 29 August 2015, 18:47
Replies: 521
Views: 69,062
Posted By beezle
Not a bad start, but really its not doing much....

Not a bad start, but really its not doing much. Just a simple tile based scroller. Very jerky too. I'm going to guess you're updating your tiles a row at a time? It shows when anything else is...
Forum: support.Games 29 August 2015, 14:17
Replies: 44
Views: 5,221
Posted By beezle
Is this the 1st person "dungeon crawler" (in...

Is this the 1st person "dungeon crawler" (in quotes because its often outside) RPG game?

While not a big fan of the genre at the time (not to say I disliked the genre either) I did get into this...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 August 2015, 07:53
Replies: 521
Views: 69,062
Posted By beezle
Not to get drawn into any "I've been doing this...

Not to get drawn into any "I've been doing this for x amount of time" argument, but I'm pretty well versed in the theory. I started programming in 1980 on a Tandy coco1 and have used many languages...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 August 2015, 03:32
Replies: 521
Views: 69,062
Posted By beezle
I can't help but notice the trend of people being...

I can't help but notice the trend of people being quickly dismissive of things they're not particularly familiar with here.
Yes, there's some areas where a fish is a fish, but judgements are being...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 August 2015, 16:24
Replies: 521
Views: 69,062
Posted By beezle
Ah, yes, Gamesmith. Seems to be a package that...

Ah, yes, Gamesmith.
Seems to be a package that people overlook and/or forget about, myself included :)
Quite a few times I've rediscovered/remembered it, only to forget again shortly after, and...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 August 2015, 11:46
Replies: 521
Views: 69,062
Posted By beezle
Hehe. I've been advocating it for a while, and...

Hehe.
I've been advocating it for a while, and started yet another completely off topic subject :)


So, in an attempt to realign the stars, my answer to the original question is:

We're too...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 August 2015, 09:31
Replies: 30
Views: 3,374
Posted By beezle
Dunno, not a bad piece of artwork, but my 1st...

Dunno, not a bad piece of artwork, but my 1st thought was, "why would someone do that to themselves".

Nice pictures, horrible tattoos.

To each his own I guess.
Forum: support.OtherUAE 26 August 2015, 09:19
Replies: 510
Views: 150,184
Posted By beezle
In regards to speed issues, timing can be tied in...

In regards to speed issues, timing can be tied in to sound.
May not be related, but its what 1st sprung to mind.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2015, 09:12
Replies: 23
Views: 2,621
Posted By beezle
Ah, of course. I actually knew that, but it...

Ah, of course. I actually knew that, but it receded to the back of my brain :)
Perhaps a little ironically they also run well at low voltages (albeit at <2.5ghz or thereabouts) vs sandy bridge an...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 August 2015, 04:41
Replies: 521
Views: 69,062
Posted By beezle
Ah, cool. The Dragon and Coco seem pretty...

Ah, cool.
The Dragon and Coco seem pretty under appreciated in most places it seems.
I've never used a Dragon myself, but my understanding is Dragon 32/64 and coco 1 and 2 are pretty much the same...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 August 2015, 22:13
Replies: 521
Views: 69,062
Posted By beezle
Bit of a sidebar, but for me that's one of the...

Bit of a sidebar, but for me that's one of the things I like about AMOS.
While I wouldn't use it for a serious project I really enjoy round hole/square peg type programming. The bigger the mismatch...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 August 2015, 20:54
Replies: 521
Views: 69,062
Posted By beezle
I don't really understand your last post, and...

I don't really understand your last post, and this is over-simplifying things a little because thus far it seems you don't understand, but where do you think commands come from? :)
They come from...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 August 2015, 20:25
Replies: 23
Views: 2,621
Posted By beezle
Never had any issues with overclocking with a...

Never had any issues with overclocking with a stock Intel cooler.
Might lose a few % in potential and gain a few degrees, but these days there's a lot less headroom anyway.
Even so, I've never...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 August 2015, 20:01
Replies: 521
Views: 69,062
Posted By beezle
Even c and asm use existing libraries. This is...

Even c and asm use existing libraries.
This is more inline with Samurai_crows project. Its not really much different than SDL, opengl, etc. (Only I suspect less of a fully fledged api).
Different...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 August 2015, 15:22
Replies: 61
Views: 4,396
Posted By beezle
@ReadOnlyCat Ah, sorry, I got stuck on the...

@ReadOnlyCat

Ah, sorry, I got stuck on the suggestion that a theoretical AmigaMobilePhone might behave much like an iPhone.
In terms of "feel" I don't disagree. It probably is closer than a...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 August 2015, 14:32
Replies: 521
Views: 69,062
Posted By beezle
Seriously though, perhaps its time to move the...

Seriously though, perhaps its time to move the last few pages elsewhere?
Very much off topic by now.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 August 2015, 14:20
Replies: 61
Views: 4,396
Posted By beezle
Much easier to justify replacing a phone that...

Much easier to justify replacing a phone that cost %10 or less though.
My android phone cost me $49 three years ago and is still kicking along fine.
About 12 months ago I also bought an android...
Forum: project.Green Amiga Alien GUIDES 25 August 2015, 13:53
Replies: 1,347
Views: 341,324
Posted By beezle
I'm dubious at best. There's more to hardware...

I'm dubious at best.
There's more to hardware initialization than just warp3d.
Still need the actual drivers. And they won't work if the system is expecting a mediator.

There might be some...
Forum: support.Other 25 August 2015, 06:06
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By beezle
Nope, not true. To insert disks in df0 through...

Nope, not true.
To insert disks in df0 through df3 just press Ctrl+alt+f1 through f4.
No need for muirexx at all.
No idea why you're having problem, works without issue for me.

When I get home...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 August 2015, 04:23
Replies: 61
Views: 4,396
Posted By beezle
For phones I couldn't care less. If I can make...

For phones I couldn't care less. If I can make and receive calls and text msgs and use it for mp3s (portable music player more specifically) I'm happy.

That wasn't the question though.

Couldn't...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 August 2015, 02:29
Replies: 34
Views: 5,679
Posted By beezle
I guess those 2 titles are a matter of...

I guess those 2 titles are a matter of perspective.
Once you've played them on more reasonable hardware its hard to go back.
Same is true for a lot of point 'n click adventures.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 August 2015, 02:23
Replies: 61
Views: 4,396
Posted By beezle
Of the 2 I favor Android, not because I'm...

Of the 2 I favor Android, not because I'm particularly a fan, but because I find it the lesser of 2 evils. The devices are also available at much more reasonable prices, and don't impose the same...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 August 2015, 14:51
Replies: 236
Views: 17,353
Posted By beezle
Yeah, absolutely. Windows is much more...

Yeah, absolutely.
Windows is much more predictable and less annoying when you remove the bloat and/or tune it to the nth degree.
Once you do that its a heck of a lot more snappy and does less...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 August 2015, 09:32
Replies: 236
Views: 17,353
Posted By beezle
OS overheads, layers of abstraction for APIs,...

OS overheads, layers of abstraction for APIs, etc, etc.

There's no mystery or magic. Its just that once upon a time people programmed the hardware more directly, which results in getting more from...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 August 2015, 01:13
Replies: 34
Views: 5,679
Posted By beezle
Always the happy camper aren't you? Also,...

Always the happy camper aren't you?

Also, very wrong, which I suspect you even know, which makes the above all the more bizarre.

Ever try ab3d on a cd32? How about f.e.a.r? Frontier?...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 August 2015, 14:05
Replies: 34
Views: 5,679
Posted By beezle
There's plenty of cd32 software though that would...

There's plenty of cd32 software though that would be better with a little more speed.
That's all I'm interested in. Running existing cd32 software better (some cd32 titles are horrid because of...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 August 2015, 11:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By beezle
Thirty year old a1200? How's the future?...

Thirty year old a1200?

How's the future? Please tell me Apple finally died.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 August 2015, 10:24
Replies: 34
Views: 5,679
Posted By beezle
Sounds good and is definitely something I'll be...

Sounds good and is definitely something I'll be keeping an eye on.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 August 2015, 04:50
Replies: 521
Views: 69,062
Posted By beezle
Yaaaawn. Once again, semantics. Same...

Yaaaawn.

Once again, semantics.
Same could be said for c and derivatives.
Things evolve.

Ironic that despite the above even you refer to "modern basics" in some posts ;-)
Forum: Amiga scene 21 August 2015, 12:04
Replies: 34
Views: 5,679
Posted By beezle
Why would you want os4 compatibily and ppc? So...

Why would you want os4 compatibily and ppc?
So you can lose compatibily with the cd32 software? (Ie. OS4 doesn't run custom hardware hitting software without an emulator, even on aga hardware)....
Forum: support.Hardware 21 August 2015, 08:55
Replies: 18
Views: 1,726
Posted By beezle
Haha. Couldn't be more vague :) Resolution?...

Haha.
Couldn't be more vague :)
Resolution? SIMD extensions? Audio quality? Video quality? Quicksynch? Cache sizes? Blk? Codec? Container? Etc, etc.

Also, to disable the enhancements the...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 August 2015, 05:08
Replies: 23
Views: 2,485
Posted By beezle
Better memory protection is more accurate :) ...

Better memory protection is more accurate :)

All Amiga-noid have some limited page based memory protection.
Forum: Amiga scene 21 August 2015, 04:03
Replies: 23
Views: 2,485
Posted By beezle
I'm happy enough with AROS. It exists, it *is*...

I'm happy enough with AROS.
It exists, it *is* open source. Its written by friendly people. It already has enhancements vs 3.x. People can actually have a say rather than dreaming about having a...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 August 2015, 03:50
Replies: 521
Views: 69,062
Posted By beezle
Any chance the last few pages of this thread can...

Any chance the last few pages of this thread can get moved?
People trying to out-clever each other while disregarding reality is both getting tedious, and completely off topic.

Once again, basic...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 August 2015, 13:28
Replies: 521
Views: 69,062
Posted By beezle
Not sure who mentioned it, but a newline in a...

Not sure who mentioned it, but a newline in a string in blitz, if I recall correctly is much the same as in c (ie. "/n")
Forum: AMR contributions 20 August 2015, 08:28
Replies: 3
Views: 5,407
Posted By beezle
Quite an old site that people are aware of...

Quite an old site that people are aware of already.
I'm not sure how amr decides its content, but there's oodles of known scans that they don't use.

Archive.org is a great site though. Its not...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 August 2015, 03:14
Replies: 521
Views: 69,062
Posted By beezle
He he, this thread has actually ended up...

He he, this thread has actually ended up answering the very question it asked.
Not via specific responses, but rather the outcome as a whole....
Too much talk, too many people trying to "out...
Forum: support.Apps 19 August 2015, 09:38
Replies: 18
Views: 2,720
Posted By beezle
If memory serves me correctly DPaint will create...

If memory serves me correctly DPaint will create an "optimized" (using the term quite loosely) palette when you change the screenmode to one with fewer colors. I'm pretty sure there's an option for...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 August 2015, 04:39
Replies: 37
Views: 3,542
Posted By beezle
The review wasn't too far from the mark. My only...

The review wasn't too far from the mark. My only real qualms are the fact they seem to see not cloning Japanese games as a detriment. If it doesn't conform with what they know they seem to be a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 August 2015, 03:06
Replies: 131
Views: 25,082
Posted By beezle
Yeah, I guess I need to remember that prices did...

Yeah, I guess I need to remember that prices did vary quite a bit depending on location. Additionally I've always been in the position to buy ex-tax, wholesale prices, which probably skews my...
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