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Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory Today, 01:03
Replies: 594
Views: 79,879
Posted By jotd
Being able to create a gaming engine that a lot...

Being able to create a gaming engine that a lot of other people use successfully proves that the conception (and the make) of this engine is excellent.
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion Yesterday, 23:56
Replies: 1,174
Views: 136,918
Posted By jotd
small update: I've been playing with CDTV...

small update: I've been playing with CDTV hardware CD loader and I have something working (very early stage).

So I'm forking CD32load to create... CDTVLoad.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 23:25
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By jotd
Hi Toni Great news. I was saying to myself...

Hi Toni

Great news. I was saying to myself that I was asking too much. Probably reading the schematics and all should help, but I'm not an electronics kind of guy :)

So I assembled a quick...
Forum: support.Games Yesterday, 21:32
Replies: 40
Views: 2,724
Posted By jotd
the whdload version already does that. If you...

the whdload version already does that. If you press a key the fuel codes appear.

(and my crack of operation stealth doesn't require any sheet, just enter anything :) It was some tough 10 hour work...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 21:14
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By jotd
Anyone every coded a CDTV data read routine without using the OS ?

I want to extend CD32Load so it supports the CDTV drive.

For CD32 there's Rob Northen CD loader, then modified by Psygore to read partial files. I already figured out the part where it loads CD...
Forum: support.Apps Yesterday, 16:24
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By jotd
that's great. Seems like a fine add-on. ...

that's great. Seems like a fine add-on.



freezing a game state is equivalent to cheating anyway. So a trainer (infinite lives/levelskip) is practically the same thing anyway.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 13:28
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By jotd
you can also try JST. see if it works

you can also try JST. see if it works
Forum: support.Hardware 05 March 2021, 22:18
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By jotd
you don't need a keyfile for whdload. If there's...

you don't need a keyfile for whdload. If there's a keyfile (whdload.key) on the card, I suggest that you delete it as it could be an illegal one. Bert didn't remove the protection checks for pirated...
Forum: EAB's competition 04 March 2021, 13:56
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By jotd
level 3 is brutal. I could pass levels 1 and 2...

level 3 is brutal. I could pass levels 1 and 2 (restarting at level 2, that is...) but can't do anything with level 3.

hint (10 credits) : use the hills at your advantage. haha lol thanks!...
Forum: Games images which need to be WHDified 03 March 2021, 08:56
Replies: 11
Views: 2,205
Posted By jotd
The "Final Assault" protected version was...

The "Final Assault" protected version was interesting to hack. It has Herdnon protection on an Herdnon protected executable :)
Forum: Coders. General 02 March 2021, 18:56
Replies: 101
Views: 2,157
Posted By jotd
pdos (rob northen floppy disk code) can read disk...

pdos (rob northen floppy disk code) can read disk sectors ;)

and it doesnt need kickstart to be active.
Forum: support.Hardware 01 March 2021, 22:25
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By jotd
the page you're linking to has the connector...

the page you're linking to has the connector schematics on some tab on the right

But I see your point. We don't know if pin 1 is the one on the top or the one on the bottom.
Forum: support.Hardware 01 March 2021, 19:20
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By jotd
it looks compact and very useful to convert the...

it looks compact and very useful to convert the CDTV in a whdload gaming machine!
Forum: support.Games 28 February 2021, 17:38
Replies: 95
Views: 4,670
Posted By jotd
good to hear! now really you HAVE to try Cadaver....

good to hear! now really you HAVE to try Cadaver. The first level isn't too taxing (I completed it back in the days in only 1 or 2 days without any walkthrough). The next levels, well, are super hard...
Forum: support.Games 28 February 2021, 16:48
Replies: 19
Views: 529
Posted By jotd
a video is a good option. but check the only...

a video is a good option. but check the only magic pockets longrun yt video and it is obvious that the player uses whdoad slave cheatkey to get the proper bonus. and it is not even a contest......
Forum: project.WHDLoad 27 February 2021, 18:14
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By jotd
The game was designed for high end Amiga...

The game was designed for high end Amiga Workstations ... like WinUAE ... where executing code in chipmem doesn't trigger any latency.

thanks for the laugh Angus :)
Forum: project.WHDLoad 27 February 2021, 10:55
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By jotd
CFou Interesting idea but I don't think that...

CFou Interesting idea but I don't think that there are any MOVEP instructions in the code.

I have surgically relocated a lot of code so it runs in fast memory (not improving the speed, I may...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 23:09
Replies: 34
Views: 1,386
Posted By jotd
one thing I have noted, though, is that...

one thing I have noted, though, is that "immediate blitter" allows to get rid of blitter issues (on broken programs) whereas "wait for blitter" doesn't seem to work properly.

I got blitter...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 23:06
Replies: 34
Views: 1,386
Posted By jotd
careful about .\@ btst ...

careful about


.\@ btst #6,DMACONR
bne.b .\@


on some amigas, you need one more btst (before the loop for instance) or you could miss the busy bit (A1000 bug...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 26 February 2021, 23:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By jotd
I'm sorry why this game is so slow is a complete...

I'm sorry why this game is so slow is a complete mystery to me, even after reworking it / relocating main parts, etc...

code in chipmem, absolute addresses (not relocatable), self-modifying code...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 February 2021, 15:22
Replies: 176
Views: 83,912
Posted By jotd
you missed Darkmere (WHDLoad) - 2nd/blue...

you missed

Darkmere (WHDLoad) - 2nd/blue button to bring menu, play to pause
Forum: support.Hardware 26 February 2021, 09:43
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By jotd
if your amiga has usb ports you can feed the...

if your amiga has usb ports you can feed the power supply to the converter (most are usb), well if it can power it, that is.

There are also a lot of molex 2 usb cables, so if you can derive a 5V...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 24 February 2021, 17:42
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By jotd
Yes, good advice. So using user save directory as...

Yes, good advice. So using user save directory as "ram:" can help (just in case a write triggers because of highscore save for instance)
Forum: support.Games 23 February 2021, 18:46
Replies: 95
Views: 4,670
Posted By jotd
yeah, not anyone's fault if italian language is...

yeah, not anyone's fault if italian language is less concise than english... at least there was an effort to translate this game in many languages.
Forum: support.Games 23 February 2021, 18:08
Replies: 95
Views: 4,670
Posted By jotd
isn't the street name displayed in the streets?...

isn't the street name displayed in the streets? seems unnecessary (and besides the timing of the message doesn't seem to depend on loading times)
Forum: support.Games 23 February 2021, 17:15
Replies: 95
Views: 4,670
Posted By jotd
that's great news. The first memory setup was...

that's great news. The first memory setup was wrong, it must have been done from real game execution, but with some memory taken by whatever system state Mick had when he wrote the .slave 20 years...
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 23 February 2021, 11:16
Replies: 101
Views: 16,104
Posted By jotd
Supaduper pointed me to the hama brand card...

Supaduper pointed me to the hama brand card reader. It works flawlessly, it's true (previous card reader corrupted my CF card)

mentionned here (by me :))...
Forum: Coders. System 23 February 2021, 10:44
Replies: 53
Views: 1,770
Posted By jotd
"Piru" isn't exactly a noob. Besides if this code...

"Piru" isn't exactly a noob. Besides if this code needs fixing, let's improve it instead of criticizing.
Forum: support.Games 23 February 2021, 10:40
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By jotd
it's a very rare bug. Game happens to read ROM...

it's a very rare bug. Game happens to read ROM location by mistake. If it finds zero nothing happens (by sheer luck the location is 0 in all kickstarts 1.2, 1.3, 2.x, 3.0) but in 3.1 (and possibly...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 February 2021, 18:17
Replies: 127
Views: 16,571
Posted By jotd
aww yeah I know that one too. Maybe the effort to...

aww yeah I know that one too. Maybe the effort to port that isn't that terrible when I've done the first one.

except that a lot of stuff is hardcoded (like the behaviour of the guards in the...
Forum: support.Games 22 February 2021, 17:22
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By jotd
which kickstart are you using? there's a bug for...

which kickstart are you using? there's a bug for kickstart 3.1 (game reads at a wrong location). It works for kickstart 1.3 and 3.0...

or whdload :)
Forum: support.Games 22 February 2021, 16:59
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By jotd
maybe the cracked version has some remainders of...

maybe the cracked version has some remainders of copylock which needs very accurate floppy emulation.
Forum: News 22 February 2021, 12:07
Replies: 135
Views: 11,147
Posted By jotd
beta version is in the zone...

beta version is in the zone (http://eab.abime.net/zone/Tinyus_v1.0.lha). Waiting for final release to make it official
Forum: EAB's competition 22 February 2021, 10:55
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By jotd
newest whdload slave has 2/3 button support...

newest whdload slave has 2/3 button support (jump/high jump). Use it!
Forum: News 22 February 2021, 09:09
Replies: 135
Views: 11,147
Posted By jotd
try whdload version then

try whdload version then
Forum: support.Apps 21 February 2021, 23:56
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By jotd
yeah. It works very well! thanks. Maybe you could...

yeah. It works very well! thanks. Maybe you could share the source? Bert could be interested in integrating it with whdload

In the meantime, integrating it to s:whdload-cleanup works fine.
Forum: Games images which need to be WHDified 21 February 2021, 21:47
Replies: 274
Views: 27,786
Posted By jotd
PRELOAD will do its best, but if you don't have...

PRELOAD will do its best, but if you don't have enough memory, well, it will load most of the files and flash to get the others.

The error message was already in the log, thanks. It's just that...
Forum: support.Apps 21 February 2021, 21:46
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By jotd
@Galahad: worth a try.

@Galahad: worth a try.
Forum: support.Apps 21 February 2021, 19:39
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By jotd
it does. What is really funny is that when...

it does. What is really funny is that when restarting whdload on any game that uses kickstart, the sound stops... It means that kickstart stops midi at startup.

Is there a way to do that...
Forum: Games images which need to be WHDified 21 February 2021, 19:37
Replies: 274
Views: 27,786
Posted By jotd
well the register dump indicates a crash... so...

well the register dump indicates a crash... so does it crash or just quit? do you have a CD32 joypad connected?

the flicker is probably there because 8MB is just not enough to entirely preload...
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