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Forum: Amiga scene 10 August 2018, 09:56
Replies: 85
Views: 3,860
Posted By betajaen
Mine just arrived in the post. I was lucky...

Mine just arrived in the post.

I was lucky and got one of the magnets too.

Much much better than I hoped. The pages are all in glossy colour, and they are thick - almost like cardboard.
...
Forum: Hardware mods 29 July 2018, 19:54
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By betajaen
Oh well. Sadly, this doesn't seem possible. ...

Oh well. Sadly, this doesn't seem possible.

It was worth a chat about. Thank you to everyone for your help, and insight. :D
Forum: Hardware mods 29 July 2018, 16:04
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By betajaen
I think using the accelerator slot isn't really a...

I think using the accelerator slot isn't really a solution.

I chose the clock port, because I was hoping anyone could just buy a cable, and a raspberry pi anyway. Download an image to put on a SD...
Forum: Hardware mods 29 July 2018, 06:54
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By betajaen
Hi Stedy, Thank you for your input, but it...

Hi Stedy,

Thank you for your input, but it looks less and less promising then.

I wouldn't be using the Linux operating system though. Just a simple copy-paste assembly bootloader, which runs a...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 July 2018, 06:15
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By betajaen
Great minds think alike! Thanks for the...

Great minds think alike!

Thanks for the link, I shall read over your posts and have a peek at your code. :D

I'm just going to aim for graphics for now, other stuff like...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 July 2018, 16:09
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By betajaen
Essentially, I want to hook up a Raspberry Pi to...

Essentially, I want to hook up a Raspberry Pi to an Amiga 1200 via the clockport. The intention with written drivers (on both sides), is for the Raspberry Pi to act as a realtime graphics card for...
Forum: News 27 July 2018, 10:39
Replies: 188
Views: 11,888
Posted By betajaen
Just wanted to tell people. My case arrived, and...

Just wanted to tell people. My case arrived, and it's amazing. I shall show it off on my stream later. Even received a couple of AMiGA pens and an Amiga postcard as well.

If you must excuse me,...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 July 2018, 09:17
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By betajaen
Thanks for the links, I had a quick peek/read,...

Thanks for the links, I had a quick peek/read, but I shall be investigating those in full later.

Thanks again for all of this. :D
Forum: Hardware mods 26 July 2018, 21:18
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By betajaen
You can write bare metal on the raspberry pi. No...

You can write bare metal on the raspberry pi. No need for Linux, you just basically write a simple 'bootloader' which is copy-paste assembly, then you can write the rest in C. Direct access to the...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 July 2018, 17:06
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By betajaen
Interesting. I think I remember something about...

Interesting. I think I remember something about that in Amiga Format (Siamese Systems?)

I think my interest in the project is, that someone can buy a cable of ebay, a Raspberry Pi, flash an SD...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 July 2018, 12:42
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By betajaen
That was I was thinking, just a light...

That was I was thinking, just a light wrapper/driver. My biggest concern was transferring any bitmap data over, how long that would take to do.
Forum: Hardware mods 26 July 2018, 09:24
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By betajaen
I have a few arduinos as well, including the...

I have a few arduinos as well, including the ESP3266 which would be a nice Wifi board come to think about it. I quite like the ATtiny86 personally.

However; The Raspberry Pi has a bit more oomph...
Forum: Hardware mods 25 July 2018, 21:07
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By betajaen
Good idea! Could I power the Arduino off the...

Good idea! Could I power the Arduino off the clockport as well?

The plan was to see if I could use a Raspberry Pi, as a "$5 HDMI graphics card". I have a Subway USB connected to my Clockport, and...
Forum: Hardware mods 25 July 2018, 08:27
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By betajaen
Brilliant. Thankyou. I ordered 5 :D ...

Brilliant. Thankyou. I ordered 5 :D

Presumingly I can do the same thing with an Arduino (Clockport to Arduino), but since it runs at 5 volts, I wouldn't need the 3.3v <> 5 voltage converters. ...
Forum: News 24 July 2018, 21:27
Replies: 188
Views: 11,888
Posted By betajaen
Mine has been shipped! Yes. Sad news is -...

Mine has been shipped!

Yes. Sad news is - Parcel Force is delivering it. :(
Forum: Hardware mods 24 July 2018, 21:11
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By betajaen
Thanks guys. Don't worry, I'll be writing...

Thanks guys.

Don't worry, I'll be writing those drivers. :D

Do you mean something like this nogginthenog?

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12009

Because if it's as easy as that, I can...
Forum: Hardware mods 24 July 2018, 09:43
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By betajaen
Raspberry Pi Mini to 1200 Clockport Advice

Hello All,

This has probably been talked to death. But it's worth a short. Let's say I want to connect a raspberry pi mini to the 1200 clockport, via a cable from the GPIO pins of the RPI, which...
Forum: Hardware pics 23 July 2018, 21:22
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By betajaen
Oh man. That is awesome. I ordered a white...

Oh man. That is awesome.

I ordered a white one, hopefully it's coming soon. :D
Forum: News 21 July 2018, 06:16
Replies: 188
Views: 11,888
Posted By betajaen
Thankyou. I couldn't find the Keyrah for some...

Thankyou. I couldn't find the Keyrah for some reason.

I have to keep the AmigaStore.eu order, otherwise I would cancel. Next Time, anything I buy for the Amiga - AmigaKit it will be. :D
Forum: News 20 July 2018, 16:13
Replies: 188
Views: 11,888
Posted By betajaen
@amigakit Of course. With the new 1200...

@amigakit

Of course.

With the new 1200 case. I ordered a Keyrah V2, 4xEIDE adapter, the latest Amiga Future magazine, some black keyboard stickers and a blow up boing ball.

Apart from the...
Forum: News 20 July 2018, 14:12
Replies: 188
Views: 11,888
Posted By betajaen
Thankyou AmigaKit. I do live in South Wales, and...

Thankyou AmigaKit. I do live in South Wales, and I have ordered from you before many times, but where you are in South Wales (East-ish) and where I am (West as possible), would take a good 3 hours to...
Forum: News 20 July 2018, 06:59
Replies: 188
Views: 11,888
Posted By betajaen
Still waiting for mine from AmigaStore.eu, (and...

Still waiting for mine from AmigaStore.eu, (and other expensive bits too). Haven't heard a peep. Although ironically I had one of those automated emails from them today; Saying how did we do? Rate...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 July 2018, 15:15
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By betajaen
Having both would make sense though, and I...

Having both would make sense though, and I couldn't see Blitz doing a C-style strlen to find the length of the string each time it wanted to do something with it.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 July 2018, 14:12
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By betajaen
Like Pascal style strings? Hmm...Next time...

Like Pascal style strings?

Hmm...Next time in Blitz Basic, I'll try and do some Peeking at it. :D
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 July 2018, 13:01
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By betajaen
Aha! Thanks guys for the links and helpful...

Aha!

Thanks guys for the links and helpful advice. I've seen NewCommandSet before but didn't really understand the need for it, I'll take a closer look at it though.

To me Blitz handles strings...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 July 2018, 14:33
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By betajaen
Me again, I think I found something; and is...

Me again,

I think I found something; and is what I suspected. Blitz Basic has an internal string pool, and creating the object on the heap via allocation or even passing around a pointer'd...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 14 July 2018, 12:27
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By betajaen
I've come up with a second test, which I think...

I've come up with a second test, which I think demonstrates the same bug. You have to run the program a few times, and then it happens.

I believe it's crashing on string in a structure...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 14 July 2018, 09:47
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By betajaen
Hmm. I see what you mean, but I'm trying to...

Hmm. I see what you mean, but I'm trying to return a pointer to the NEWTYPE and trying to pass that pointer around.

From what I can tell is, that pointer seems to be correct, but pass-in into the...
Forum: News 14 July 2018, 09:32
Replies: 188
Views: 11,888
Posted By betajaen
Same here. But since others here are going...

Same here. But since others here are going through the same with Amigastore and getting theirs, I can breathe easier. :D
Forum: Amiga scene 13 July 2018, 20:18
Replies: 93
Views: 8,728
Posted By betajaen
I wouldn't say it is good voice acting.... ...

I wouldn't say it is good voice acting....

But thanks for the kind words. :D
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 July 2018, 17:16
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By betajaen
Repeatable crashes with NEWTYPEs, Pointers and Strings (Blitz 2.1)

Hello All,

I've found this interesting bug. Where I can get the Amiga to crash, or freak out. I think Blitz Basic is freeing the strings, but can't be totally sure. Is this an actual bug, or am I...
Forum: Member Introductions 22 June 2018, 12:43
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By betajaen
As a fellow person also grew up and lives in...

As a fellow person also grew up and lives in Pembrokeshire, I bid you a Hello. :D
Forum: Coders. Contest 21 June 2018, 20:20
Replies: 390
Views: 69,853
Posted By betajaen
I'm so on for this. Question, are we allowed...

I'm so on for this.

Question, are we allowed to stream/blog our work on it? Or does it have to be super secret?
Forum: Member Introductions 21 June 2018, 20:17
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By betajaen
That's exactly how it is. We just put on the...

That's exactly how it is. We just put on the language for the tourists. :D
Forum: Member Introductions 21 June 2018, 11:30
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By betajaen
How did I miss this thread? Hello to my...

How did I miss this thread?

Hello to my fellow Welshman or should I say 'Shwmae'!
Forum: Coders. Contest 04 June 2018, 16:36
Replies: 390
Views: 69,853
Posted By betajaen
Interesting, much much longer than I expected to...

Interesting, much much longer than I expected to be. But makes sense since there is a cash prize.

I am interested.
Forum: Coders. Contest 04 June 2018, 13:20
Replies: 390
Views: 69,853
Posted By betajaen
I haven't read all of the thread, but I would be...

I haven't read all of the thread, but I would be happy to enter.

I recently made an Amiga Game (on a real 1200) for a Game Jam back in February in AMOS Pro. It went really well.

When would it...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 May 2018, 17:48
Replies: 106
Views: 4,113
Posted By betajaen
Agreed. It's the no-open source drivers from...

Agreed. It's the no-open source drivers from Nvidia problem. Fortunately, if the Mac hasn't been changed inside, and they show you the About My Mac screen, you can look up the number, and it'll tell...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 May 2018, 13:46
Replies: 106
Views: 4,113
Posted By betajaen
I would say it still feels a bit like the dark...

I would say it still feels a bit like the dark ages. There isn't any modern stuff such as GUI Designers like in Visual Studio or code refactorers/inspectors like Resharper. But the main IDE Flow...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 May 2018, 10:18
Replies: 106
Views: 4,113
Posted By betajaen
If it helps, I've started to get into the AmigaNG...

If it helps, I've started to get into the AmigaNG scene. Specifically MorphOS. It's cheaper to get into than OS4 (unless you go emulation). Powerbooks are so cheap on eBay, so the MorphOS license is...
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