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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 21:58
Replies: 12
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Posted By Samurai_Crow
Agreed. Using the blitter and planar graphics an...

Agreed. Using the blitter and planar graphics an 030 50 MHz with a lot of Fast RAM could do it. Probably the same requirements as Exodus.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 19:54
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I only read about the Command and Conquer source...

I only read about the Command and Conquer source in an interview back in the day. I haven't looked at the source yet. The lack of a proper MMU and fast CPU was listed as why there wouldn't be an...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 May 2020, 15:24
Replies: 499
Views: 45,835
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@PurpleMelbourne Coldfire encodings...

@PurpleMelbourne

Coldfire encodings conflict with existing 68060 instructions. 68080 is a pretty good idea but Coldfire is a bad idea all around. That's why Coldfire is so cheap.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 14:16
Replies: 296
Views: 16,857
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Remember that an Amiga can switch palette entries...

Remember that an Amiga can switch palette entries mid-screen. That helps 8 bpp get more than 256 colors.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 14:04
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I've got Dune2000 running on my Linux box using...

I've got Dune2000 running on my Linux box using OpenRA. The data files are available already. OpenRA needs a fancier compiler than what we have but you might get it working using old MSDOS Command...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 May 2020, 12:48
Replies: 301
Views: 32,988
Posted By Samurai_Crow
https://youtu.be/XW_h4KFr9js

https://youtu.be/XW_h4KFr9js
Forum: Coders. AMOS 10 May 2020, 16:56
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Samurai_Crow
You have to do direct manipulation of an Amos...

You have to do direct manipulation of an Amos bank with Peek, Poke, Deek, Doke, Leek and Loke.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 20:54
Replies: 188
Views: 11,379
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@utri007 MorphOS and AROS both came out...

@utri007

MorphOS and AROS both came out BEFORE OS4. Which one did fragmentation to WHOM?
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 16:40
Replies: 188
Views: 11,379
Posted By Samurai_Crow
In order to free up space in the 68k instruction...

In order to free up space in the 68k instruction set for AMMX, Gunnar had to eliminate some seldom-used features such as the ability to map subroutines into the instruction set. The performance of...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 05:08
Replies: 499
Views: 45,835
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Topaz 8 and 9 are in ROM but WB 3.9 came with a...

Topaz 8 and 9 are in ROM but WB 3.9 came with a 6-pixel wide version called Topaz 6. It displayed 120 characters per row on 640x200 screens (or 256 y for PAL).
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 May 2020, 00:19
Replies: 296
Views: 16,857
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Exactly. If Alice was designed to give page mode...

Exactly. If Alice was designed to give page mode bandwidth to the blitter and copper, the copper chunky hack would run at 320x240x4096 colors, negating the need for Akiko.

Speaking of Akiko, it...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 May 2020, 22:30
Replies: 412
Views: 56,162
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@KK/Altair The head designer of the Amiga...

@KK/Altair

The head designer of the Amiga chipsets and Atari VCS died shortly after Commodore did. That's just a screen name. Sorry to bring bad news.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 May 2020, 20:13
Replies: 499
Views: 45,835
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I guess the Gateway vintage notes are lost to the...

I guess the Gateway vintage notes are lost to the time bandits. 1998 wasn't listed.
Forum: Coders. AMOS 04 May 2020, 19:55
Replies: 20
Views: 3,804
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Without lightsourcing it gets a lot easier!

Without lightsourcing it gets a lot easier!
Forum: Amiga scene 04 May 2020, 19:50
Replies: 499
Views: 45,835
Posted By Samurai_Crow
His first link is to 1988 also. (Archive)

His first link is to 1988 also. (Archive)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 May 2020, 19:44
Replies: 296
Views: 16,857
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@Gilbert Both the A1200 and CD32 run at...

@Gilbert

Both the A1200 and CD32 run at half-speed until you add Fast RAM.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 May 2020, 13:52
Replies: 499
Views: 45,835
Posted By Samurai_Crow
No, but I was at the St. Louis one in 1998. Were...

No, but I was at the St. Louis one in 1998. Were there notes for that one?
Forum: Amiga scene 03 May 2020, 13:11
Replies: 188
Views: 11,379
Posted By Samurai_Crow
True, but an FPGA "hat" running MiniMig cores...

True, but an FPGA "hat" running MiniMig cores would still be welcome even on a RasPi to do the chipset emulation.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 May 2020, 22:53
Replies: 188
Views: 11,379
Posted By Samurai_Crow
You mean you don't cross-compile on a PC?

You mean you don't cross-compile on a PC?
Forum: Coders. General 02 May 2020, 18:26
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Samurai_Crow
It depends on whether you have real fast RAM or...

It depends on whether you have real fast RAM or not. The blitter doesn't block the CPU if you have fast RAM. They operate in parallel.

Also, it depends on if you have AGA because 32 bit writes...
Forum: Coders. AMOS 02 May 2020, 02:28
Replies: 39
Views: 4,242
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@Pyromania Freddix' version is the only one...

@Pyromania

Freddix' version is the only one I know of for AGA.
Forum: Coders. General 02 May 2020, 00:23
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Samurai_Crow
StormC3 is buggy. StormC4 is GCC 2. You're...

StormC3 is buggy. StormC4 is GCC 2. You're better off with other compilers, I'm afraid.
Forum: Coders. AMOS 01 May 2020, 23:39
Replies: 39
Views: 4,242
Posted By Samurai_Crow
It contained some passive-aggressive insults...

It contained some passive-aggressive insults against Freddix, so no.
Forum: Coders. AMOS 01 May 2020, 22:19
Replies: 39
Views: 4,242
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Indeed! Fran├žois stated something to that effect...

Indeed! Fran├žois stated something to that effect on Facebook as well!
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 01 May 2020, 17:06
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Using the OS functions allows you to use custom...

Using the OS functions allows you to use custom or minimal startup code while the C libraries depend on having the full startup code and result in bigger executables if you do link in their code.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 April 2020, 03:29
Replies: 499
Views: 45,835
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Sweet. I looked it up also, though I haven't...

Sweet. I looked it up also, though I haven't ordered.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 April 2020, 00:05
Replies: 499
Views: 45,835
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Sweet. I'll look it up.

Sweet. I'll look it up.
Forum: Amiga scene 29 April 2020, 20:20
Replies: 499
Views: 45,835
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Item does not ship to the United States!? Is...

Item does not ship to the United States!? Is there another edition coming?
Forum: support.Other 29 April 2020, 02:52
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Not in any version of MED or OctaMED that I'm...

Not in any version of MED or OctaMED that I'm aware of.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 April 2020, 22:39
Replies: 296
Views: 16,857
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@VladR Blender is now a free open-source...

@VladR
Blender is now a free open-source package and the GUI has undergone some refactoring since the early days.

68030 needs an external FPU for floats.
Forum: Amiga scene 28 April 2020, 19:55
Replies: 188
Views: 11,379
Posted By Samurai_Crow
They were already getting greedy about naming...

They were already getting greedy about naming rights at the '98 DevCon in St. Louis.
Forum: Amiga scene 28 April 2020, 15:01
Replies: 188
Views: 11,379
Posted By Samurai_Crow
AEon's contribution to Warp3d Nova and the...

AEon's contribution to Warp3d Nova and the associated Radeon drivers are substantial, although they don't come standard with AmigaOS 4.1. The OpenGL ES 2.0 wrapper for it is valuable as well.

I...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 April 2020, 04:22
Replies: 188
Views: 11,379
Posted By Samurai_Crow
PPC from an FPGA is about 10% of the speed of a...

PPC from an FPGA is about 10% of the speed of a 68080 core due to the full MMU support etc. It can't be made faster without breaking the rules.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 April 2020, 03:23
Replies: 296
Views: 16,857
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Re:9MB per pair of characters A CD32 with an...

Re:9MB per pair of characters

A CD32 with an accelerator could probably handle it then. Likewise an A1200 with an accelerator and hard drive.

If we could just ditch floppies sooner....
Forum: Amiga scene 25 April 2020, 02:13
Replies: 188
Views: 11,379
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Trevor Dickenson owns ExecSG and development...

Trevor Dickenson owns ExecSG and development continues on that front.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 April 2020, 13:58
Replies: 90
Views: 5,101
Posted By Samurai_Crow
If you need a starting point, the MiniMig AGA...

If you need a starting point, the MiniMig AGA cores are open-source under the GPL. I would suggest looking at the register map of the closed-source Apollo cores for the Vampire as a source for OS...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 April 2020, 14:19
Replies: 499
Views: 45,835
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Graphics.library has been unable to create a...

Graphics.library has been unable to create a majority of Amiga special effects and that extends beyond 3 input blits too. MrgCop() only merges linked lists of instructions rather than sorting...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 April 2020, 01:31
Replies: 499
Views: 45,835
Posted By Samurai_Crow
There's always QBlit() if it were better...

There's always QBlit() if it were better documented, that is. Of course it doesn't work on graphics cards though.
Forum: Amiga scene 21 April 2020, 01:28
Replies: 86
Views: 8,224
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Given that the chipset has already been pushed to...

Given that the chipset has already been pushed to the limit, the Fast RAM on the accelerator would make a bigger difference than the CPU.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 April 2020, 00:27
Replies: 142
Views: 8,906
Posted By Samurai_Crow
What got me started on Amigas was that it was a...

What got me started on Amigas was that it was a computer with a console-class chipset. It had all the tricks of both! It also didn't hurt that I had used C64s and C128s for years either.

If Sony...
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