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Forum: support.Amix 22 January 2019, 16:50
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Leffmann
It's neither Unix nor Linux, but if someone is...

It's neither Unix nor Linux, but if someone is just looking for a Unix-like experience, then NetBSD supports Amiga and is actively developed:

https://netbsd.org/
Forum: support.Other 16 January 2019, 16:07
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Leffmann
Try this: ...

Try this:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=86236

There's a Windows build of the program somewhere in the thread.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 14 January 2019, 23:10
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By Leffmann
Yes we know that much, but why? What's the...

Yes we know that much, but why? What's the technical explanation, and is/was it a peculiarity of the Amiga's disk controller and interface, or of the drive itself? To me it seems intuitive that if...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 14 January 2019, 14:12
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By Leffmann
I've never heard an explanation for why you have...

I've never heard an explanation for why you have to step the drive head before it can sense that a disk has been inserted. Does anyone know?
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 08 January 2019, 16:09
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Leffmann
Sounds like one of the first games I played on...

Sounds like one of the first games I played on Amiga: Vampire's Empire (http://hol.abime.net/1556/screenshot)
Forum: Coders. Releases 29 December 2018, 23:37
Replies: 31
Views: 8,475
Posted By Leffmann
I have no installer for macOS, but I've added a...

I have no installer for macOS, but I've added a zip with binaries in the top post.
Forum: Coders. Releases 29 December 2018, 18:16
Replies: 31
Views: 8,475
Posted By Leffmann
I've updated the installer and binary-only...

I've updated the installer and binary-only packages with the latest versions.

The packages now also include vasmm68k_madmac, the AmigaOS 2.0+ POSIX target, and GNU Make 3.81 for compatibility with...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 29 December 2018, 11:31
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Leffmann
Both VBCC and SAS/C will do this as part of the...

Both VBCC and SAS/C will do this as part of the cleanup.
Forum: OT - General 28 December 2018, 00:39
Replies: 80
Views: 3,138
Posted By Leffmann
I agree. While Amiten handled the criticism...

I agree. While Amiten handled the criticism poorly I also feel he was led on, and as such I think the ban was a clear abuse of privileges.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 26 December 2018, 19:34
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Leffmann
In the end they can pretty much be treated like...

In the end they can pretty much be treated like any regular hard drive, but they're much more convenient than the loud, hot 3.5" things we used to cram into the Amigas back in the day :)

Just be...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 December 2018, 18:24
Replies: 71
Views: 3,817
Posted By Leffmann
AGA can output proper 31 kHz 640x480p video, but...

AGA can output proper 31 kHz 640x480p video, but how many people have screens that can handle it, even today?
Forum: support.Hardware 22 December 2018, 17:36
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Leffmann
Just use ProTracker and place a few notes into...

Just use ProTracker and place a few notes into the channel you want to try.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 December 2018, 13:26
Replies: 52
Views: 3,188
Posted By Leffmann
Pretty much. Anyone who says AmigaOS is...

Pretty much. Anyone who says AmigaOS is convenient to program has probably not programmed it themselves.

It's not just system calls, most of the system and its APIs are completely byzantine and...
Forum: support.Apps 20 December 2018, 22:03
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By Leffmann
You can use requestchoice title text choice1...

You can use requestchoice title text choice1 choice2 ...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 December 2018, 20:20
Replies: 52
Views: 3,188
Posted By Leffmann
The Blitter is quite efficient at what it does...

The Blitter is quite efficient at what it does actually. Most of the costs of the logic operations (masking, shifting, computing minterms) are hidden because they happen between memory accesses. The...
Forum: support.WinUAE 20 December 2018, 19:17
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Leffmann
You could identically partition and quick-format...

You could identically partition and quick-format a sparse or dynamic HDF in the emulator, and clone the existing contents to it with copy DHx: DHy: all clone quiet to get an HDF that only takes up as...
Forum: News 20 December 2018, 19:11
Replies: 31
Views: 3,397
Posted By Leffmann
Amiga business planning 101: 1. Buy plenty...

Amiga business planning 101:

1. Buy plenty of 040/060 in the post-Amiga years when they're cheap
2. Sit on them
3. Produce and sell as many 020/030 boards as the market is willing to pay for
4....
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 18 December 2018, 23:35
Replies: 1,046
Views: 98,707
Posted By Leffmann
I can't build the toolchain for macOS, but on...

I can't build the toolchain for macOS, but on Windows Subsystem for Linux Ubuntu both the toolchain and that test program builds fine.
Forum: OT - Technical 18 December 2018, 12:48
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By Leffmann
I've been wanting to try Hyper-V but haven't been...

I've been wanting to try Hyper-V but haven't been able to get it to work, and it has this issue of being a type-1 or "native" hypervisor, which apparently prevents other virtualization solutions from...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 December 2018, 16:02
Replies: 3,900
Views: 624,475
Posted By Leffmann
Still playing CS:GO. And it's still the most...

Still playing CS:GO. And it's still the most honest and cheat-free game on the whole internet.
Forum: support.Apps 17 December 2018, 16:00
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By Leffmann
By switching to American or British keymap. It...

By switching to American or British keymap. It works much better for many programming languages.
Forum: Amiga scene 16 December 2018, 14:41
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Leffmann
I'll bite :) I predict he's doing furry or...

I'll bite :) I predict he's doing furry or something now.

EDIT: I was sort of right :)

Wasn't that wolf/fox he's drawing an official Amiga maskot at some point?
Forum: support.Apps 15 December 2018, 00:19
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By Leffmann
Try Redit:...

Try Redit: http://aminet.net/package/text/edit/Redit
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 14 December 2018, 19:08
Replies: 111
Views: 5,564
Posted By Leffmann
D0-D1/A0-A1 are scratch registers, this has...

D0-D1/A0-A1 are scratch registers, this has always been the case for system calls.
Forum: support.WinUAE 14 December 2018, 15:31
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Leffmann
There's no built-in RTG capability in AmigaOS, so...

There's no built-in RTG capability in AmigaOS, so you typically use Picasso 96 to patch it in:

http://aminet.net/package/driver/video/Picasso96
Forum: Hardware mods 12 December 2018, 22:42
Replies: 45
Views: 6,667
Posted By Leffmann
It always had a full kilobyte, they're just...

It always had a full kilobyte, they're just mixing up kilobytes and kilobits, but yeah the whole CD32 and the AGA architecture were missed opportunities. They weren't exactly showering the R&D in...
Forum: Coders. General 12 December 2018, 13:42
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By Leffmann
SAS/C has most of what you're looking for, the...

SAS/C has most of what you're looking for, the editor being the weakest part:

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1079045&postcount=7
Forum: support.Hardware 12 December 2018, 13:37
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By Leffmann
I have an odd question: what does it say on the...

I have an odd question: what does it say on the actual CPU?
Forum: MarketPlace 11 December 2018, 01:11
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By Leffmann
Post WTB: Amiga User Interface Style Guide

Looking for this book in good condition:

https://www.vintageisthenewold.com/amiga-user-interface-style-guide-available-for-download/

Thanks
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 09 December 2018, 21:24
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Leffmann
Starting from Workbench requires a special...

Starting from Workbench requires a special procedure. You can handle both cases like this:


GetMsg = -372
FindTask = -294
Forbid = -132
ReplyMsg = -378
pr_MsgPort = 92
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 08 December 2018, 01:37
Replies: 111
Views: 5,564
Posted By Leffmann
moveq #-1, d0 .1 tst.b (a0)+ dbeq ...

moveq #-1, d0
.1 tst.b (a0)+
dbeq d0, .1
add.l d0, a0
not.l d0

But isn't Bcc faster than DBcc?

move.l a0, d0
.1 tst.b (a0)+
Forum: News 27 November 2018, 14:51
Replies: 25
Views: 1,959
Posted By Leffmann
It would be nice to see some bigger games for...

It would be nice to see some bigger games for A1200 with fastmem and harddrive. Back in the day it was pretty much only the Doom clones that asked for those specs.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 November 2018, 14:45
Replies: 28
Views: 1,471
Posted By Leffmann
My understanding of the whole IRQ acknowledge...

My understanding of the whole IRQ acknowledge problem is this:

1. the interrupt handler executes, and its code and the exception stack frame are placed in the caches
2. the instruction to...
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 24 November 2018, 20:35
Replies: 116
Views: 26,404
Posted By Leffmann
Wow, good work finding this! I've seen this...

Wow, good work finding this! I've seen this thread pop up over the years and searched a bit myself but never found anything.

He will be printing and framing that advert in glass when he finally...
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 24 November 2018, 20:28
Replies: 111
Views: 5,564
Posted By Leffmann
Add basereg tab,A6 above your code and it will...

Add basereg tab,A6 above your code and it will convert to 16-bit offsets.

With a bit more work you can also get absolute references like move.w stuff,D0 automatically optimized into move.w...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 November 2018, 13:52
Replies: 155
Views: 9,378
Posted By Leffmann
I bought my first PC in December 1998, and I paid...

I bought my first PC in December 1998, and I paid twice as much for less than that. Are you sure about the ~£600 price?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 November 2018, 11:30
Replies: 20
Views: 1,822
Posted By Leffmann
VintageCG on YouTube has lots of early 80's CGI: ...

VintageCG on YouTube has lots of early 80's CGI:
https://www.youtube.com/user/VintageCG/videos

Does anyone remember that 3D cartoon short with the robotic spider that had an M68000 chip on his...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 14 November 2018, 15:57
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By Leffmann
Have you looked at FS-UAE? It's built around the...

Have you looked at FS-UAE? It's built around the WinUAE emulation core, but with a GUI that's close to what you're looking for.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 November 2018, 11:04
Replies: 1,000
Views: 37,488
Posted By Leffmann
Reading this thread is like watching old couples...

Reading this thread is like watching old couples argue, it's 40 pages long and nobody has learned anything. I get tired from just seeing it pop up in Today's Posts.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 06 November 2018, 21:44
Replies: 1,046
Views: 98,707
Posted By Leffmann
But does it pass the test suite? Lua is highly...

But does it pass the test suite? Lua is highly dependent on the standard C library to function correctly.
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