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Forum: support.Apps Today, 10:36
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Posted By jotd
found several huge bugs in 1.3 argument parsing....

found several huge bugs in 1.3 argument parsing. Got to work a bit on that... but all random command line errors are now gone :)
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory Yesterday, 18:55
Replies: 50
Views: 1,630
Posted By jotd
for the scaling, maybe have less frames if you...

for the scaling, maybe have less frames if you can't pre-compute them (low memory), and have cached copies of scaled sprites on high-end amigas. A lot of people have 4MB/8MB even more on their...
Forum: Coders. General Yesterday, 16:50
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By jotd
No soucy means "no worries" in frencho-english...

No soucy means "no worries" in frencho-english :)
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory Yesterday, 15:23
Replies: 50
Views: 1,630
Posted By jotd
it looks good! Maybe a bit slow?

it looks good! Maybe a bit slow?
Forum: support.Games Yesterday, 08:46
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By jotd
your joystick must have a problem... mouse/second...

your joystick must have a problem... mouse/second joystick button brings the code in whdload version. I can disable it, but your joystick is probably at fault. Please test with several joysticks
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 08 April 2021, 23:00
Replies: 50
Views: 1,630
Posted By jotd
did 1942 got released? I heard a DJMetune...

did 1942 got released?

I heard a DJMetune conversion of the "magical sound shower" music it was just... impressive.

I hope you can do something proper. After all Lotus II was ECS/68000, by...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 April 2021, 22:21
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By jotd
also Lucasfilm. Port the engine => done. There...

also Lucasfilm. Port the engine => done. There were several versions of the interpreters, but I think they were just following the latest source. Not hard when you did the first port supporting audio...
Forum: support.Apps 07 April 2021, 22:06
Replies: 254
Views: 43,122
Posted By jotd
BTW someone asked me if it was possible to run...

BTW someone asked me if it was possible to run Pinball Dreams on a low mem config (KS1.3, 512k chip, 1MB fast)

I think it's possible but right now the slave crashes, even with a lot of memory....
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2021, 21:49
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By jotd
source code is in non 68k asm with a ton of...

source code is in non 68k asm with a ton of macros... In comparison, Outrun remake used C++.

I checked quite a lot of sources and they all come in non 68k asm, on a much superior hardware. Having...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 April 2021, 18:50
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By jotd
lots of repositories forked from...

lots of repositories forked from https://github.com/videogamepreservation

I wonder what has been changed...
Forum: support.Apps 05 April 2021, 23:49
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By jotd
great! for reference can you specify which...

great! for reference can you specify which whdload version you're using?
Forum: support.Apps 05 April 2021, 21:46
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By jotd
I would store / rename those 2 files, just in...

I would store / rename those 2 files, just in case.
Forum: support.Apps 05 April 2021, 21:26
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By jotd
strange. Now use snoopdos with the command line...

strange. Now use snoopdos with the command line version, see what it logs
Forum: support.Hardware 05 April 2021, 19:01
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By jotd
Isn't the controller supposed to ignore...

Isn't the controller supposed to ignore bad/faulty sectors and reduce the size of the CF card progressively? or is that only in the PC BIOSes?

There are also a lot of crap CF cards around. And a...
Forum: support.Apps 05 April 2021, 19:00
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By jotd
You probably didn't enter the proper arguments. ...

You probably didn't enter the proper arguments.

Can you post a screenshot of the error & the text of what you typed ?
Forum: support.Apps 05 April 2021, 14:47
Replies: 254
Views: 43,122
Posted By jotd
this slave name truncation is a random bug i am...

this slave name truncation is a random bug i am hunting for ages... Going to find it. thanks for the donation!
Forum: support.Apps 05 April 2021, 12:00
Replies: 254
Views: 43,122
Posted By jotd
yeah, I have to update... or link to the github...

yeah, I have to update... or link to the github page..

Glad it's useful for more and more people with 1.3 configs.

Softkicking is something that you won't be needing if you stick to JST. 512kb...
Forum: support.Apps 05 April 2021, 10:16
Replies: 254
Views: 43,122
Posted By jotd
no, it's perfectly on topic. Test small...

no, it's perfectly on topic.

Test small games (size & memory wise) like Silkworm for instance. Those should work.

sovox used the latest version of JST to create CDTV compilation with a lot of...
Forum: Coders. Releases 05 April 2021, 09:49
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By jotd
very cool

very cool
Forum: support.Apps 04 April 2021, 23:27
Replies: 254
Views: 43,122
Posted By jotd
you're right... I wasn't using 2.0 calls because...

you're right... I wasn't using 2.0 calls because I just didn't need them. But when you discover dos.ReadArgs you just upgrade to 2.0.... (fortunately Toni provided a code example to use an early...
Forum: support.Apps 04 April 2021, 23:00
Replies: 254
Views: 43,122
Posted By jotd
1.4 isn't kick 1.3 compatible IIRC.. I made a...

1.4 isn't kick 1.3 compatible IIRC.. I made a special effort to make it compatible in 6.x

Oh, you have to use the latest JST version. Previous ones required fastmem / weren't able to emulate...
Forum: support.Apps 04 April 2021, 19:05
Replies: 254
Views: 43,122
Posted By jotd
yeah, when memory is low JST has a tendency to...

yeah, when memory is low JST has a tendency to lock up... Beyond the ice palace is really small.

whdload would need youto softkick to at least 2.04, losing 512k in the process. And then you could...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 04 April 2021, 11:49
Replies: 84
Views: 7,071
Posted By jotd
a lot of games use busy blitter loops but don't...

a lot of games use busy blitter loops but don't set BPLPRI while they're waiting... Isn't that a waste of time and shouldn't it be fixed with no effort ? Unless it could mess up with interrupt code...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2021, 11:28
Replies: 29
Views: 2,057
Posted By jotd
I remember 486/66 was perfect for doom. But my...

I remember 486/66 was perfect for doom. But my 060 was also perfect for doom. I completed it on the 060/50. I had a Pixel64 (Picasso like board) but I don't remember if I used native graphics or RTG.
Forum: Hardware mods 03 April 2021, 22:29
Replies: 24
Views: 1,386
Posted By jotd
I know only one game requiring FPU on 030: TFX...

I know only one game requiring FPU on 030: TFX (and it crawls even on 68060+FPU...)

And in 2020 running productivity on 030+FPU is just soooo 20th century...

So yes, FPU isn't really a must...
Forum: support.Apps 03 April 2021, 22:26
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By jotd
of course I was not accusing you of using a...

of course I was not accusing you of using a pirated key. It's just that pirated keys can come with old owner or some archive, and cause huge issues.

Now maybe you can try to run whdload using the...
Forum: support.Apps 03 April 2021, 21:54
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By jotd
where did you get s:whdload.key ? did you...

where did you get s:whdload.key ? did you register? if you didn't this could be a pirated key, in that case, delete it, it'll work better.
Forum: Coders. System 03 April 2021, 19:52
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By jotd
the first sector of the disk contains the fourcc...

the first sector of the disk contains the fourcc of the real dos type.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 April 2021, 18:10
Replies: 127
Views: 22,164
Posted By jotd
Deliverance disk format was also horrible ...

Deliverance disk format was also horrible

Psygnosis used one particular format for a lot of games and that one worked properly (Lemmings, Red Zone, Leander, probably a lot of others. This format...
Forum: support.Games 03 April 2021, 12:15
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By jotd
nothing prevents from playing MT32 and native...

nothing prevents from playing MT32 and native sounds at the same time. It's just that I don't think that Sierra games do that. And since they're about the only ones supporting MT32 ...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 April 2021, 12:14
Replies: 127
Views: 22,164
Posted By jotd
Xenon 2 used Rob Northen copylock and the kixx...

Xenon 2 used Rob Northen copylock and the kixx rerelease used Rob Northen PDOS.

The failure is probably a badly duplicated batch. Because RN copylock is reliable. It's been used in 500+ games.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 April 2021, 21:47
Replies: 127
Views: 22,164
Posted By jotd
Can you could copy protections that can be...

Can you could copy protections that can be bypassed by unpacking the executable? (Nightshift).

Anyway, off topic here. This thread is about worst copy protections like "most annoying".

I don't...
Forum: support.Games 01 April 2021, 15:58
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By jotd
MT32 also issues sfx for all games I've seen. I...

MT32 also issues sfx for all games I've seen. I can't tell because I'm using winuae, but the sounds are clearly high-definition and different from the standard ones.

Just try a game with and...
Forum: support.Apps 29 March 2021, 14:57
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By jotd
I have a problem like that when using FFS for my...

I have a problem like that when using FFS for my disk. With SFS/PFS it works fine.

Probably a big issue in AGS...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 March 2021, 13:17
Replies: 27
Views: 1,493
Posted By jotd
by the creator of James Pond... go figure.

by the creator of James Pond... go figure.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 March 2021, 21:17
Replies: 169
Views: 7,379
Posted By jotd
Latest Oric Atmos games/demos had cool music. Of...

Latest Oric Atmos games/demos had cool music. Of course, not enough cpu to pilot the AY as good as the ST did (I was impressed by the "cube" oscilloscope view & tune)

3 channels, possible noise...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2021, 22:42
Replies: 27
Views: 1,493
Posted By jotd
worse than Manic Miner! cool video. shit game all...

worse than Manic Miner! cool video. shit game all right.
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 21 March 2021, 20:49
Replies: 57
Views: 16,894
Posted By jotd
I may have a crack at it, but I'd need the...

I may have a crack at it, but I'd need the original CD image.

Also I see that a whdload slave has been done, but I think it's for the demo version. Is the full version any different?
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 21 March 2021, 20:46
Replies: 78
Views: 19,638
Posted By jotd
replying in the T-zero thread

replying in the T-zero thread
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 21 March 2021, 16:11
Replies: 78
Views: 19,638
Posted By jotd
I don't see any impossibility there, as long as...

I don't see any impossibility there, as long as the CD32 drive is in the mix.

What are the requirements of T-Zero? fast memory? OS 3.1? Are there audio tracks available that we could add ?
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