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Forum: support.Hardware 02 May 2018, 20:01
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By grond
...after having believed in him for one or two...

...after having believed in him for one or two years when people who knew him from back in the day had already stated on day 1 that he hasn't got a clue...
Forum: News 30 March 2018, 11:13
Replies: 110
Views: 9,367
Posted By grond
Why did you think so? There is no other 68k FPU...

Why did you think so? There is no other 68k FPU implementation other than those by Motorola, so how could the one in the Vampire possibly violate any copyrights?
Forum: News 30 March 2018, 09:00
Replies: 110
Views: 9,367
Posted By grond
My impression is that the line is drawn at...

My impression is that the line is drawn at actively developed software (as opposed to actively claimed or defended copyrights).
Forum: News 27 March 2018, 11:32
Replies: 110
Views: 9,367
Posted By grond
There is no such thing as "illegal" with regards...

There is no such thing as "illegal" with regards to copyrights! The rightsowner(s) may or may not permit distribution of their copyrighted material. If they do not and the material is distributed...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 March 2018, 11:29
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By grond
Well, if something was wrong with my order, e.g....

Well, if something was wrong with my order, e.g. I didn't receive what I paid for, where and how would I take them to court? I don't think it would be easy or even possible.
Forum: Amiga scene 17 March 2018, 10:42
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By grond
You mean a company having its residence in...

You mean a company having its residence in Belgium and being inexistant according to Belgian laws isn't going to be a problem if I buy from them from another country?
Forum: Amiga scene 16 March 2018, 15:07
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By grond
Wow, I wonder what this means for the OS 3.1.4...

Wow, I wonder what this means for the OS 3.1.4 project. But the way I understand it Hyperion can make their way back from the dead. Again.
Forum: Coders. General 15 March 2018, 06:09
Replies: 34
Views: 1,446
Posted By grond
I used to use a tool called "picconv" or similar...

I used to use a tool called "picconv" or similar from aminet. Picconvert? Pixconv? Pixconvert? It can convert picture data and palettes even to ASM or C code.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 March 2018, 09:48
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By grond
Yes, this could be done on groups of 4x4 pixels...

Yes, this could be done on groups of 4x4 pixels reading four longs and writing four longs. This could probably be as fast on 060 type processor as doing another mem copy pass of the chunky buffer.
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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 March 2018, 06:36
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By grond
It can't be free because if you don't want to...

It can't be free because if you don't want to read and/or write multiple times for the same group of pixels, you would have to keep 32x32 pixels in processor registers during the conversion which is...
Forum: News 07 March 2018, 14:37
Replies: 110
Views: 9,367
Posted By grond
It may be worth to point out that the project has...

It may be worth to point out that the project has reached a level of complexity where it is very hard to test and debug everything. The past few days have shown a few bugs that were not found before...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 March 2018, 19:10
Replies: 21
Views: 1,082
Posted By grond
That woman must absolutely upload her code and...

That woman must absolutely upload her code and executables to some friendly Amiga server to preserve her work! Not too long from now she may be considered one of the most important avanguarde artists...
Forum: Coders. General 27 February 2018, 08:36
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By grond
You need to use cybergraphics.library or...

You need to use cybergraphics.library or picasso.library to output stuff on the RTG screen.
Forum: Amiga scene 26 February 2018, 17:37
Replies: 177
Views: 5,974
Posted By grond
Yes, I totally see the point of running an Amiga...

Yes, I totally see the point of running an Amiga emulator on Windows to then run an x86 emulator in the emulated Amiga to run Windows in it...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 February 2018, 15:08
Replies: 177
Views: 5,974
Posted By grond
This is old but I don't think there has been much...

This is old but I don't think there has been much work put into it to improve things:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP5cxaiXI3c

I know the Vampire has PC RTG modes and this may not be using...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 January 2018, 19:49
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By grond
Why are you postponing the core update? It takes...

Why are you postponing the core update? It takes a minute to do it and there are usually quite a few bugfixes and new features in each new core.
Forum: support.Hardware 19 January 2018, 14:32
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By grond
What core version are you using on that Vampire?

What core version are you using on that Vampire?
Forum: Amiga scene 05 January 2018, 09:21
Replies: 44
Views: 4,633
Posted By grond
He learns from the best. If he had been born in...

He learns from the best. If he had been born in the USA, he could run for president.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 January 2018, 20:10
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By grond
Christmas must have been bad for you. The...

Christmas must have been bad for you. The intensity of your Vampire trolling has reached an all time high...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 January 2018, 13:52
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By grond
:D Just like the IDE ports on the A600,...

:D

Just like the IDE ports on the A600, A1200, A4000, the SCSI port in the A3000 and probably several more do? Oh, they don't. What a shame, Commodore made Amiga-incompatible Amigas!
Forum: support.Hardware 03 January 2018, 09:29
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By grond
This is not true. The alleged problem with...

This is not true. The alleged problem with auto-config is that the Vampire does not announce its RAM and other subsystems to itself (!) via the auto-config mechanism but just assumes it is a Vampire...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 December 2017, 10:00
Replies: 97
Views: 6,990
Posted By grond
I think it is because "humanity" refers to an...

I think it is because "humanity" refers to an abstract unquantifiable entity.
Forum: News 11 December 2017, 09:52
Replies: 721
Views: 131,169
Posted By grond
The standard way to find out whether something is...

The standard way to find out whether something is patentable is to file for a patent yourself. Once you have filed for a patent, you are free to talk about it. I'm curious what innovation that's...
Forum: News 15 November 2017, 11:46
Replies: 239
Views: 34,221
Posted By grond
And is this not a reasonable statement when...

And is this not a reasonable statement when looking at the current state of the core?
Forum: News 15 November 2017, 11:45
Replies: 239
Views: 34,221
Posted By grond
Why should Gunnar care if people want to lose...

Why should Gunnar care if people want to lose performance when running a memory-protected OS? In my opinion the MMU would not slow down anything when unused. It's basically just slower memory from...
Forum: News 13 November 2017, 22:42
Replies: 239
Views: 34,221
Posted By grond
It was a JOKE! I was trying to be funny....

It was a JOKE! I was trying to be funny. Obviously I failed.
Forum: News 13 November 2017, 22:25
Replies: 239
Views: 34,221
Posted By grond
It took me some time to understand that the joke...

It took me some time to understand that the joke wasn't obvious and some people wouldn't see that my comment wasn't an attack on Mr-Z who knows me well from the Apollo Team channel on freenode.

I...
Forum: News 13 November 2017, 20:59
Replies: 239
Views: 34,221
Posted By grond
*gasp* the core is not compatible!?!?!? (Sorry,...

*gasp* the core is not compatible!?!?!?
(Sorry, I'm worn out from all those silly rants...)
Forum: News 11 November 2017, 15:11
Replies: 33
Views: 3,742
Posted By grond
I haven't seen mness on IRC in some time. He was...

I haven't seen mness on IRC in some time. He was trying to fix the IDE driver issue. I think he fixed it in some way to make it work better but it is still not as reliable as it should be. Most of...
Forum: News 11 November 2017, 13:09
Replies: 33
Views: 3,742
Posted By grond
I'm pretty sure it was just the new P96 driver...

I'm pretty sure it was just the new P96 driver that was used with AROS in those videos without any modification to adapt it to AROS. This is a driver written by flype and buggs. If it is still...
Forum: News 11 November 2017, 10:31
Replies: 33
Views: 3,742
Posted By grond
I think this speed-up was caused entirely by the...

I think this speed-up was caused entirely by the P96 driver for the Vampire which in itself is not AROS-specific.
Forum: News 09 November 2017, 15:09
Replies: 33
Views: 3,742
Posted By grond
How many of those were CISC ISAs with 2-operand...

How many of those were CISC ISAs with 2-operand code and complex ea computation? I do have to answer "no" to at least one of the questions but I still consider myself qualified to estimate the...
Forum: News 09 November 2017, 14:34
Replies: 33
Views: 3,742
Posted By grond
Last time I checked the 68k required a 16 to 176...

Last time I checked the 68k required a 16 to 176 bit decoder.
Forum: News 09 November 2017, 14:20
Replies: 33
Views: 3,742
Posted By grond
It makes a world of a difference and you know it.

It makes a world of a difference and you know it.
Forum: News 09 November 2017, 12:53
Replies: 33
Views: 3,742
Posted By grond
Only because Einstein filled the gap... :agree

Only because Einstein filled the gap... :agree
Forum: News 09 November 2017, 12:12
Replies: 33
Views: 3,742
Posted By grond
Well, he is more alive than Motorola and...

Well, he is more alive than Motorola and Commodore... Apart from that he is not the only one with a copy of the code, there are at least four others that have access to the repository.
Forum: News 09 November 2017, 10:46
Replies: 33
Views: 3,742
Posted By grond
Well, anyone would appreciate options but to be...

Well, anyone would appreciate options but to be realistic: the 080 is incredibly complex and the likelihood of anybody else doing anything that comes even remotely close to it is zero. I'm a...
Forum: News 09 November 2017, 10:39
Replies: 33
Views: 3,742
Posted By grond
No, Gunnar explicitly stated on a1k that this...

No, Gunnar explicitly stated on a1k that this offer is also open for hobbyists. However, he now commented that he is in contact with two interested parties which means that his support capacities for...
Forum: News 08 November 2017, 10:24
Replies: 33
Views: 3,742
Posted By grond
There is a full FPU. A 68k-compatible MMU may...

There is a full FPU. A 68k-compatible MMU may come but cannot be promised as of now.
Forum: News 31 October 2017, 16:35
Replies: 135
Views: 22,637
Posted By grond
Well, I'm just curious what is stopping Hyperion...

Well, I'm just curious what is stopping Hyperion from releasing OS4 for 68k. It looks like it can't be legal reasons any more.
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