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Forum: Amiga scene 06 February 2020, 03:40
Replies: 116
Views: 15,287
Posted By Photon
For what it's worth. I formalized my view into...

For what it's worth. I formalized my view into just some way forward (https://www.pouet.net/topic.php?which=11844).

Fair warning that this is Pouet, where future comments might make you depressed...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 February 2020, 20:21
Replies: 114
Views: 17,190
Posted By Photon
Aah, <3 to read the nostalgia. :) No...

Aah, <3 to read the nostalgia. :)

No worries, still time for a Straya Story sequel! :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 February 2020, 20:15
Replies: 143
Views: 6,572
Posted By Photon
Why not take a poll and find out how the Amiga...

Why not take a poll and find out how the Amiga users you speak for feel about that... could be enlightening :lol
Forum: support.Hardware 03 February 2020, 20:07
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Photon
An ACA500 has many uses, and is an easy expansion...

An ACA500 has many uses, and is an easy expansion to install and use! :) But for the specific use case of WHDLoad from clicking icons in Workbench, you would want a >0.5MB trapdoor memory expansion...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 February 2020, 19:51
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By Photon
A lot of software is now unavailable, just by...

A lot of software is now unavailable, just by simply not turning the 020 switch off and compiling a binary. Such a simple (and supportive) thing to do (in 2020 hindsight!) ;p

Eyy Phantasm good...
Forum: support.Apps 03 February 2020, 19:44
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Photon
Amiga Basic was written by Microsoft, so it sux...

Amiga Basic was written by Microsoft, so it sux ballz. The major problem is performance and lack of features. They were just behind and clueless as to what the Amiga could do.

I thought it was...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 February 2020, 19:28
Replies: 27
Views: 1,670
Posted By Photon
@Retro1234, HAM was another innovation the Amiga...

@Retro1234, HAM was another innovation the Amiga had, to allow truecolor pictures (as opposed to palettized images) without hefty RAM requirements. Computers were just beginning to get more than 64K...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 February 2020, 18:49
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By Photon
About the original problem, Antiriad got it first...

About the original problem, Antiriad got it first time. Just scrolling an area forever will "eat up" the contents after a while - because pixel rows wrap. This is what Tut15.S demonstrates. In the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 31 January 2020, 19:02
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By Photon
I think setting BPLCON0 last is just a habit;...

I think setting BPLCON0 last is just a habit; wanting everything set up before I turn on bitplane DMA.

The other stuff shouldn't be affected. I think you're setting values while the screen is...
Forum: support.Apps 31 January 2020, 18:52
Replies: 39
Views: 1,827
Posted By Photon
I don't have this view, and I still think you're...

I don't have this view, and I still think you're looking at features that wouldn't have appealed to someone looking for a great word processor at the time. For example, the reason for the Mac's...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 January 2020, 14:02
Replies: 24
Views: 1,944
Posted By Photon
It's fast and cheap. Some chip masks can probably...

It's fast and cheap. Some chip masks can probably be overclocked quite a bit too. It would fit the bill and belong in an A1200/A3000/A4000 just like say ACA1233n or other FPU-less 030/040 would, but...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 29 January 2020, 13:25
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By Photon
Copper list looks OK (although I turn bitplane...

Copper list looks OK (although I turn bitplane DMA on after setting bitplane pointers). It might be the rendering that has the wrong screen width (or modulo). Your current screen width is...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 29 January 2020, 13:17
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Photon
The buffer list only contains screen pointers to...

The buffer list only contains screen pointers to start with - it can be expanded to a structure per buffer, containing scroll offset coordinates, a pointer to a list of sprite coordinates, or...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 January 2020, 19:35
Replies: 26
Views: 1,724
Posted By Photon
RPGs, round-based, tower defense, strategy,...

RPGs, round-based, tower defense, strategy, flight sims.

Lemmings and Worms started franchises, not genres. But there's not much else like them. This is also true for some games that also started...
Forum: support.Apps 24 January 2020, 19:02
Replies: 39
Views: 1,827
Posted By Photon
Retro1234, you shouldn't go by looks. This type...

Retro1234, you shouldn't go by looks. This type of software was developed by productivity companies, although Amiga products had more access to nice UI elements at the time.

All we can do is give...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2020, 15:31
Replies: 83
Views: 4,167
Posted By Photon
We can only speculate. Probably because it...

We can only speculate.

Probably because it was so early that people didn't know they wanted it. Years later they did, and got Multimedia add-ons for their PCs. Even later, consoles got CDs...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 January 2020, 22:32
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Photon
Ouch! Did I ruin it for you? (And wow, I...

Ouch! Did I ruin it for you?

(And wow, I should sell all my keyboards and keep just the Amigas, I'd be rich and could afford the remake keyboards easy. :D)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 January 2020, 22:29
Replies: 26
Views: 1,724
Posted By Photon
I agree that you should look later, to 1990-1993....

I agree that you should look later, to 1990-1993. 1985-1988 we were still getting many ST ports, or even Apple II ports(!), when the 8-bits got rewrite ports (this is what you need to take advantage...
Forum: support.Apps 22 January 2020, 21:55
Replies: 39
Views: 1,827
Posted By Photon
Here's the same random image search...

Here's the same random image search...
Forum: support.Games 17 January 2020, 14:54
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Photon
I assume these 3 games support NTSC (if you're...

I assume these 3 games support NTSC (if you're playing them on an NTSC Amiga). Normally, the early boot screen supports degrading options (primarily: chipset), and normally, the relevant caches are...
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 January 2020, 19:44
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Photon
Only RAmiga works = normal. Don't have...

Only RAmiga works = normal.

Don't have DevPac, but RAmiga + key should work for the menu shortcuts. BUT: it's up to the program to support LAmiga + key for menu shortcuts. Normally only RAmiga is...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 January 2020, 19:30
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Photon
All right. I still think it sounds a bit...

All right. I still think it sounds a bit desperate over say 30 EUR shipping. How about posting a buy ad here or on AmiBay? Here's a keyboard...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2020, 19:24
Replies: 36
Views: 1,117
Posted By Photon
It's not misleading at all. It's not about a...

It's not misleading at all. It's not about a speed increase, you need it to avoid stuttering in some top games that used close to 100% CPU. See my previous post and the details are explained :great
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 January 2020, 19:19
Replies: 53
Views: 3,052
Posted By Photon
All in good spirit. ;) Comparing the whole...

All in good spirit. ;) Comparing the whole (games) can give rise to unfounded generalisms, but a technical comparison might reveal the details. It really was the best sprite chip on the market....
Forum: support.OtherUAE 15 January 2020, 18:19
Replies: 17
Views: 2,357
Posted By Photon
Here's the direct link to the app: Razer Game...

Here's the direct link to the app: Razer Game Booster (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.razerzone.gamebooster)

Says not compatible on my Nexus 6P. From the same hardware and the...
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 January 2020, 15:44
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Photon
I would think you knew if you changed the keymap....

I would think you knew if you changed the keymap. If you want to eliminate it, boot without s-seq and start a program manually and see if menus work.

Or just click Test or Remap and press RAmiga,...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2020, 15:21
Replies: 36
Views: 1,117
Posted By Photon
Basically what everyone's said. For A500...

Basically what everyone's said.

For A500 games:


The best platform for WHDLoad compatibility (make most slaves work) is actually A1200-030.
You need a faster CPU to handle the overhead...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 January 2020, 15:11
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Photon
I thought the KeyRah V2 solved the n-key rollover...

I thought the KeyRah V2 solved the n-key rollover problem of the A1200 keyboard? I.e. if you want the same key mech they should be identical and you could plug in an A1200 keyboard instead of...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 January 2020, 15:03
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Photon
I think this Kipper2k...

I think this Kipper2k (http://kipper2k.com/a500fastmem.html) style internal expansion is available also without CF slot? Maximum in both cases is 8MB. For this specific application I would like a...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 January 2020, 15:56
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By Photon
I doubt there's a gain or I would have had it in...

I doubt there's a gain or I would have had it in my codebase instead of XOR mode (or possibly 0 mask), because I remember I tried the blocky word linedraw clear back in the day. It seems your only...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 January 2020, 15:37
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Photon
Emulating hardware chips with software will...

Emulating hardware chips with software will always be slower.

No chance for a realtime emu on OCS. AGA should be able to set 40x2 colors per line, first char using COLOR01 and 02, second COLOR03...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 January 2020, 14:29
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By Photon
There's no reason to have BLTPRI off unless the...

There's no reason to have BLTPRI off unless the calculations are heavy and the visuals light.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 January 2020, 14:27
Replies: 22
Views: 1,926
Posted By Photon
A too small period could in some cases prevent...

A too small period could in some cases prevent the counter from looping. This would be interesting if it could play samples longer than 128K with no artifacts. But in non-musicplayer applications,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 January 2020, 14:14
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By Photon
Agree with Galahad and PatmanQC - a port is...

Agree with Galahad and PatmanQC - a port is supposed to be faithful and be delivered in months, not years. They did that.

Technically, for what's presented on-screen, I'd agree with any critique...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 January 2020, 13:49
Replies: 53
Views: 3,052
Posted By Photon
Hm. Not sure why you create this argument,...

Hm. Not sure why you create this argument, because the facts are well-known and they... kinda refute you on all points. :spin

Let's see.

In general, you can't compare computers and consoles...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 10 January 2020, 13:11
Replies: 17
Views: 2,357
Posted By Photon
Some good info here! I took a long look at the...

Some good info here! I took a long look at the first Razer Phone but in the end decided 'I have a phone' :D if you know what I mean.

I'll try Game Booster, maybe 50 Hz works on more phones? If we...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 December 2019, 01:54
Replies: 54
Views: 3,539
Posted By Photon
Because speakers screwed into plastic housings...

Because speakers screwed into plastic housings will cause the plastic to shake which (I guarantee) is not the sound that you want.

And because, as I wrote, they are an afterthought. There's only...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 December 2019, 00:37
Replies: 270
Views: 32,800
Posted By Photon
I'd like to buy one of these. Are they available...

I'd like to buy one of these. Are they available somewhere where I know how to fill in address and pay? :lol It's just I've looked on eBay and Amazon and it's not there and my Spanish isn't too good....
Forum: Coders. General 28 November 2019, 20:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By Photon
Top man! :great

Top man! :great
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 28 November 2019, 20:23
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Photon
Neither is correct in my book. :) Writing to CTL...

Neither is correct in my book. :) Writing to CTL should just move the corruption to X=0 where you can't see it (because DMA is still on, test by writing 0 except for X bits set to some visible...
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