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Forum: Amiga scene 27 May 2020, 22:44
Replies: 100
Views: 3,671
Posted By E-Penguin
Probably off topic but I'd love to know what the...

Probably off topic but I'd love to know what the problems (and solutions!) are when trying to create such a universal game
Forum: Amiga scene 27 May 2020, 20:38
Replies: 518
Views: 50,124
Posted By E-Penguin
I think many of us would love to see the amiga os...

I think many of us would love to see the amiga os open sourced, but while hyperion and cloanto can make money off it by selling old versions and new versions build for free by skilled enthusiasts,...
Forum: News 15 May 2020, 00:30
Replies: 17
Views: 2,044
Posted By E-Penguin
Well that's a great shame. I always enjoyed your...

Well that's a great shame. I always enjoyed your news posts.
Forum: Amiga scene 15 May 2020, 00:21
Replies: 518
Views: 50,124
Posted By E-Penguin
It makes a difference when dealing with large...

It makes a difference when dealing with large data volumes (where 1k = 1024) and low data transfer rates (where 1k = 1000). Those 24 bytes start to add up and be significant.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 May 2020, 15:12
Replies: 188
Views: 11,746
Posted By E-Penguin
Then you may as well put a raspberry pi in a cute...

Then you may as well put a raspberry pi in a cute case and boot straight to fs-uae. Low volume hardware is never going to complete with off the shelf solutions.
Forum: support.Hardware 28 April 2020, 17:51
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By E-Penguin
You could build your own out of something like...

You could build your own out of something like this hooked up to the serial port, and save the resultant image file to a JPG and stream than off the Amiga (or save to shared drive via samba, etc)
...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 28 April 2020, 15:05
Replies: 17
Views: 979
Posted By E-Penguin
Be aware, ABCD is broken in BlitzBasic 2. It...

Be aware, ABCD is broken in BlitzBasic 2. It doesn't compile to the right opcode. Instead, use this macro:

https://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1333981&postcount=27
Forum: OT - General 28 April 2020, 14:55
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By E-Penguin
It's a lot of work for very little gain.

It's a lot of work for very little gain.
Forum: OT - General 28 April 2020, 14:53
Replies: 126
Views: 38,340
Posted By E-Penguin
My beloved pet recently got himself featured in...

My beloved pet recently got himself featured in an article on The Atlantic.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/04/nasa-cats-spacecraft-european-space-agency/610438/
Forum: Amiga scene 24 April 2020, 12:41
Replies: 90
Views: 5,439
Posted By E-Penguin
I wish you luck with your endeavours. It's...

I wish you luck with your endeavours.

It's taken the team behind the Vampire many years to get to the point where their next-gen vision for the Amiga has actually produced something usable.
Forum: support.Apps 24 April 2020, 11:46
Replies: 123
Views: 31,344
Posted By E-Penguin
I suppose you could offer it to Mr Stuntz and see...

I suppose you could offer it to Mr Stuntz and see if he will make good on his word to distribute proper keyfiles once he again has the capability to do so.
Forum: support.Apps 22 April 2020, 15:29
Replies: 123
Views: 31,344
Posted By E-Penguin
Very nice work! :)

Very nice work! :)
Forum: News 17 April 2020, 11:11
Replies: 25
Views: 3,648
Posted By E-Penguin
Very nice. I like that 1.3 has some love too.

Very nice. I like that 1.3 has some love too.
Forum: News 17 April 2020, 10:31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By E-Penguin
It will be a poor future if we allow museums and...

It will be a poor future if we allow museums and other cultural heritage to be gutted during this time. Sure, a museum of retro computing might not be essential to humanity during these dark times,...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 April 2020, 19:10
Replies: 56
Views: 2,519
Posted By E-Penguin
Looking much better!

Looking much better!
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 April 2020, 15:54
Replies: 56
Views: 2,519
Posted By E-Penguin
You don't have to make them the full 190px...

You don't have to make them the full 190px high... Alternatively you could draw them between playfield 1 and 2, and use playfield 2 for the bottom of the screen
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 April 2020, 13:40
Replies: 142
Views: 9,253
Posted By E-Penguin
This. There's no way to compete with...

This. There's no way to compete with Intel/AMD/ARM on CPUs and GPUs and produce anything remotely competitive in both performance and price.

So off-the-shelf gubbins like Apple are doing, plus a...
Forum: support.Other 16 April 2020, 00:25
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By E-Penguin
You'll also need the compiled versions of the...

You'll also need the compiled versions of the romdisk.device (or replacement trackdisk.device) in order to get it into the ROM.

I couldn't get it to build on windows, or on any recent linux, so I...
Forum: OT - General 15 April 2020, 19:17
Replies: 30
Views: 2,573
Posted By E-Penguin
I get to go to work because apparently flying...

I get to go to work because apparently flying interplanetary spacecraft is "essential". It's nice to get out of the house but it's lovely weather here at the moment and I'm stuck in the control room....
Forum: support.Apps 15 April 2020, 17:46
Replies: 123
Views: 31,344
Posted By E-Penguin
With a couple of example keys it should be pretty...

With a couple of example keys it should be pretty straightforwards to determine where the name string lies and how it's coded.

Hypothetically speaking.
Forum: News 15 April 2020, 16:52
Replies: 105
Views: 17,861
Posted By E-Penguin
Yes, I thought it was restricted to a number of...

Yes, I thought it was restricted to a number of downloads, rather than a timespan, so I was saving them until I was ready to rebuild my WB installs.

Jens very nicely updated the expiry to let me...
Forum: support.Other 15 April 2020, 13:03
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By E-Penguin
The example file gives this:

The example file gives this:
Forum: Amiga scene 14 April 2020, 15:00
Replies: 518
Views: 50,124
Posted By E-Penguin
Anything to make it easier for people to develop...

Anything to make it easier for people to develop new software has to be welcomed.
Forum: News 14 April 2020, 13:54
Replies: 161
Views: 30,265
Posted By E-Penguin
Any news regarding a possible A1200 model?

Any news regarding a possible A1200 model?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 April 2020, 23:12
Replies: 246
Views: 33,789
Posted By E-Penguin
You're right, 90 deg works fine. It's a...

You're right, 90 deg works fine.

It's a 32x32 shape - I'd have though it would have deal with the size internally. I guess I'll have to create a bunch of rotated shapes in a drawing program and...
Forum: News 13 April 2020, 19:18
Replies: 105
Views: 17,861
Posted By E-Penguin
It appears my downloads have "expired" - I...

It appears my downloads have "expired" - I thought I had ten but now I see it's limited to 12 months. Do I need to buy it again?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 April 2020, 23:15
Replies: 246
Views: 33,789
Posted By E-Penguin
Anybody ever had any success with "rotate" on a...

Anybody ever had any success with "rotate" on a shape? I set the handle to the middle (with midhandle) but it never seems to rotate around the centre of the shape. Is there something I'm missing?

...
Forum: support.Apps 12 April 2020, 18:15
Replies: 123
Views: 31,344
Posted By E-Penguin
I just bought the MUI key out of interest, and...

I just bought the MUI key out of interest, and still the genetic reply about a broken A3000 and somebody else's key...
Forum: support.Games 12 April 2020, 15:22
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By E-Penguin
Devious!

Devious!
Forum: News 11 April 2020, 22:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By E-Penguin
Donated. Good luck, I hope you manage to keep...

Donated. Good luck, I hope you manage to keep them place going
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 April 2020, 22:19
Replies: 56
Views: 2,519
Posted By E-Penguin
There’s always the ol’ blit ahead and behind and...

There’s always the ol’ blit ahead and behind and hardware scroll trick for infinite scrolling, but that’s probably another rewrite in itself
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 April 2020, 14:37
Replies: 56
Views: 2,519
Posted By E-Penguin
Yes it will - define your bitmap to be 156+24+24,...

Yes it will - define your bitmap to be 156+24+24, and display it at offset 24. Then you've got 24 pixels each side into which you can blit your pipes which are off-screen--then move them one pixel at...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 April 2020, 10:19
Replies: 56
Views: 2,519
Posted By E-Penguin
It's a bit of a cheat perhaps but I usually make...

It's a bit of a cheat perhaps but I usually make my bitmap wider than the screen, by 2 x widest blob, and centre the screen so that these extra pixels aren't shown. I can then start blitz outside the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 09 April 2020, 01:42
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By E-Penguin
Define them in a separate file and include them...

Define them in a separate file and include them at the top of your main file
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2020, 16:13
Replies: 518
Views: 50,124
Posted By E-Penguin
Actually that's not a bad idea; have a standard...

Actually that's not a bad idea; have a standard grid size and snap icons to it; any large icons snap to multiple of the grid size. Set grid size in Prefs?

Any chance of getting compactflash.device...
Forum: News 06 April 2020, 22:29
Replies: 1
Views: 924
Posted By E-Penguin
Nice! Micro machines for the corona generation

Nice! Micro machines for the corona generation
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 April 2020, 18:28
Replies: 101
Views: 7,492
Posted By E-Penguin
A new one just in- attempting to remove the RF...

A new one just in- attempting to remove the RF Modulator I lifted one of the traces. Not a critical one it turns out, but still. I should have got it removed when it was in for a recapping a few...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 April 2020, 16:52
Replies: 518
Views: 50,124
Posted By E-Penguin
How about some games? Minesweeper, Solitaire..? ;)

How about some games? Minesweeper, Solitaire..? ;)
Forum: support.Hardware 05 April 2020, 20:01
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By E-Penguin
Sorry for dragging up this old thread, but could...

Sorry for dragging up this old thread, but could you share your A590 cradle for the scsi2sd? I have a v5 but presumably it's the interface with the A590 that's the tricky part.
Forum: Amiga scene 03 April 2020, 11:13
Replies: 518
Views: 50,124
Posted By E-Penguin
vr mode! Vr mode! Vr mode! ;)

vr mode! Vr mode! Vr mode!

;)
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