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Forum: support.Apps 24 January 2020, 17:34
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By Daedalus
3.2 will be new ROMs, though I'm sure it will be...

3.2 will be new ROMs, though I'm sure it will be possible to soft-kick it the same way 3.5 and 3.9 worked. 3.1.4 can be used in a similar way too.


There is a script that does it all here...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 January 2020, 17:27
Replies: 95
Views: 4,413
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I expect there's some sort of issue with...

Yeah, I expect there's some sort of issue with context getting lost because the Cls hasn't finished before the next interrupt is called. In theory the sprites shouldn't really care about what the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2020, 14:39
Replies: 63
Views: 1,676
Posted By Daedalus
That's okay then ;) Hard to tell sometimes. ...

That's okay then ;) Hard to tell sometimes.


That doesn't look to be the press release. And here's another article from the time that lists different prices:...
Forum: support.Apps 24 January 2020, 13:02
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By Daedalus
If you're already using 3.9, there's less of an...

If you're already using 3.9, there's less of an improvement feature-wise, though 3.1.4 contains updated versions of many 3.9 components so a hybrid install would give you the best of both worlds.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2020, 13:00
Replies: 63
Views: 1,676
Posted By Daedalus
... Really? Have you got a link to that...

... Really?


Have you got a link to that press release? Are you talking about the same dollars? There are magazine articles from the time that say it was launched for $799 and reduced to $599...
Forum: support.Apps 24 January 2020, 11:44
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, if you're talking about software...

Yeah, if you're talking about software performance, then yes, the ST has several packages that the Amiga can't match. Cubase is another obvious example. It just sounded like you were talking about...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 January 2020, 11:41
Replies: 95
Views: 4,413
Posted By Daedalus
SetInt 5 in itself shouldn't cause the guru, but...

SetInt 5 in itself shouldn't cause the guru, but what's likely happening is that Cls isn't completing its action in time to allow the vertical blank interrupt to work properly. I've had to work...
Forum: support.Apps 24 January 2020, 11:27
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Daedalus
You do have a funny way of looking at things, and...

You do have a funny way of looking at things, and seem to be confusing yourself. It all depends on what you classify as performance, but since you specify ECS in your first post (so 500+ and 600),...
Forum: support.Apps 23 January 2020, 18:48
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Daedalus
The Atari ST high resolution mode didn't work on...

The Atari ST high resolution mode didn't work on a TV at all, so naturally you don't remember it flickering ;) It's closer to VGA frequency, and needed a dedicated, monochrome monitor.

The only...
Forum: OT - Technical 23 January 2020, 13:27
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Daedalus
Maybe because not everybody has your exact job?...

Maybe because not everybody has your exact job? I'm sure you can understand that. For the vast majority of people, it's a convenience rather than a necessity. I have a mobile phone, and while it's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 January 2020, 00:56
Replies: 104
Views: 6,011
Posted By Daedalus
OLED can be colour calibrated, but the main...

OLED can be colour calibrated, but the main problem they have is pixel element wear, and over time that will cause different parts of the screen to be different colours, particularly when showing...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 January 2020, 10:55
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Daedalus
Welcome along :) The only thing I can think...

Welcome along :)

The only thing I can think of in that situation is a partial short across some of the input lines. Mice sometimes have pull-up resistors or active logic outputs that could negate...
Forum: support.Apps 21 January 2020, 11:44
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By Daedalus
Short answer: The internal Amiga serial port is...

Short answer: The internal Amiga serial port is CPU driven and has no buffer, so it requires very rapid and frequent interventions from the CPU every time a single byte is sent or received. This...
Forum: OT - General 21 January 2020, 10:50
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Daedalus
Photography was a big thing, as was looking after...

Photography was a big thing, as was looking after my car, travelling, going to gigs, cycling and playing 5-a-side, but sadly very little time/energy for all these things in recent years due to an...
Forum: OT - Technical 16 January 2020, 14:02
Replies: 31
Views: 851
Posted By Daedalus
TVs, like all electronics, eventually die or...

TVs, like all electronics, eventually die or become less than ideal for their intended use. I personally love my Panasonic plasma, and sadly plasmas aren't available any more so I'm going to keep...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 January 2020, 23:03
Replies: 28
Views: 2,972
Posted By Daedalus
Haha, cheers! That's just a misspent youth,...

Haha, cheers! That's just a misspent youth, nothing more :p
Forum: OT - Technical 15 January 2020, 17:47
Replies: 31
Views: 851
Posted By Daedalus
Oof, I don't feel so bad then with my...

Oof, I don't feel so bad then with my semi-regular 10-12 hours :p that would be almost entirely computer monitors - I wouldn't spend hours on my phone and don't watch all that much TV...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2020, 17:45
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By Daedalus
Probably for the same reason lots of Amiga games...

Probably for the same reason lots of Amiga games don't - locked framerates. They're the type of games that get faster when you put a machine in NTSC mode (or slow down in PAL mode if they're NTSC...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2020, 17:19
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By Daedalus
They were a few games picked off the top of my...

They were a few games picked off the top of my head, there are many more, but they're also some of the most popular games on the Amiga, so they are worth more consideration than any of the bland...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2020, 16:56
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By Daedalus
Sometimes faster than they were is a good thing....

Sometimes faster than they were is a good thing. Many of the 3D games on the Amiga were actually done properly in that more CPU speed means a higher framerate, but gameplay speed remains the same....
Forum: OT - General 15 January 2020, 14:08
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, this is key, the whole echo chamber effect....

Yep, this is key, the whole echo chamber effect. You'll see that in most places, even in such niches as the Amiga. Just spend some time on a few different Amiga forums and it'll be pretty obvious....
Forum: OT - Entertainment 15 January 2020, 11:55
Replies: 105
Views: 8,534
Posted By Daedalus
Not just in space, it's probably the best death...

Not just in space, it's probably the best death scene I've seen in anything for a long time! :D
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 January 2020, 10:52
Replies: 28
Views: 2,972
Posted By Daedalus
Just to explain the magic number: some examples...

Just to explain the magic number: some examples are sadly lacking from the Blitz documentation, but the register is universal across languages so you can read more detail about it here...
Forum: OT - Technical 14 January 2020, 17:39
Replies: 31
Views: 851
Posted By Daedalus
Too much, unfortunately. 10-12 hours some days...

Too much, unfortunately. 10-12 hours some days...
Forum: OT - General 14 January 2020, 16:59
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By Daedalus
What you're illustrating there is the same issue...

What you're illustrating there is the same issue that all these platforms face: It all depends on who you choose to interact with, what parts of that platform you frequent, and so on. It's amazing...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 January 2020, 01:05
Replies: 85
Views: 8,087
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, there's one of the Lotan libraries that...

Yeah, there's one of the Lotan libraries that also uses 195 - that's an old one though from the Ultimate Blitz CD I think, it's also #195 in my Blitz 2.1 setup. But I changed the library number to 48...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 January 2020, 20:58
Replies: 32
Views: 6,351
Posted By Daedalus
Are all your grounds connected correctly? Is the...

Are all your grounds connected correctly? Is the electrical outlet grounded? New capacitors in the Amiga? It's entirely possible that the PSU is faulty - the noise specifications of the unit are well...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 January 2020, 23:59
Replies: 85
Views: 8,087
Posted By Daedalus
Decided to give the 5.3 version of this library a...

Decided to give the 5.3 version of this library a go, but can't get the example program to work under Amiblitz 3.7.3 on WinUAE. It compiles fine (for simplicity I changed the paths to ram:filename,...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 January 2020, 17:24
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, I've never done anything along those lines...

Hmmm, I've never done anything along those lines in WinUAE, but it might be worth asking in the WinUAE support thread. It could be an obscure bug (trying to telnet into the Amiga from the host while...
Forum: support.Other 10 January 2020, 17:21
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By Daedalus
If you use HDToolbox to set it up, then the Amiga...

If you use HDToolbox to set it up, then the Amiga expects it to be a fixed disk, not removable. That's fine if you want to boot from it as a hard drive, but not if you want to use the disk as a...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 January 2020, 14:20
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Daedalus
Perhaps... You could also swap the pots in your...

Perhaps... You could also swap the pots in your stick for higher resistance ones, but then it might not be read correctly on PCs (if that's an issue).

I probably should have mentioned too that the...
Forum: support.Other 10 January 2020, 13:45
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, your mountlist appears to be a CrossDOS...

Hmmm, your mountlist appears to be a CrossDOS mountlist for reading PC floppies on an Amiga floppy drive, which will never work for anything other than a floppy since the geometry is all wrong (as...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 January 2020, 11:17
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By Daedalus
Maybe an obvious thing, but worth checking...

Maybe an obvious thing, but worth checking anyway... Did you include the comment at the top of the ARexx script? It may seem silly, but ARexx *requires* the first line of the script to be a comment,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 January 2020, 11:07
Replies: 53
Views: 2,632
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it's a nice effect alright. True, WinUAE...

Yeah, it's a nice effect alright. True, WinUAE will normally only render the high res pixels by default, you have to turn on super highres pixels to get all the detail and subtleties like...
Forum: News 09 January 2020, 18:18
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By Daedalus
There were more stamps related to Tomb raider...

There were more stamps related to Tomb raider alone than both Sensible and Team 17 combined.
Forum: OT - General 09 January 2020, 15:56
Replies: 22
Views: 1,050
Posted By Daedalus
Both have their use cases, I tend to use real...

Both have their use cases, I tend to use real hardware more, but UAE for quickly testing different configurations or when I'm travelling.

Space reasons, I understand (I'm lucky enough to have the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2020, 13:26
Replies: 53
Views: 2,632
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, AGA sprites can be 3 or 15 colours deep...

Indeed, AGA sprites can be 3 or 15 colours deep in exactly the same was as OCS/ECS sprites, but up to 64 pixels wide. This means that they're wide enough for 5 sprites to cover an entire low-res...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2020, 12:43
Replies: 153
Views: 4,949
Posted By Daedalus
Ignoring any other aspects, the Amiga version of...

Ignoring any other aspects, the Amiga version of Aladdin had support for 2-button controllers, as did a good few of the later games. Sadly still not enough, and still no support of CD32 pads, but at...
Forum: OT - Gaming 09 January 2020, 12:25
Replies: 76
Views: 5,090
Posted By Daedalus
The time it takes to get into it has been...

The time it takes to get into it has been drastically reduced in recent times. Nowadays, there' auto-launch, auto-dock and many ways of making immense amounts of money in a very short space of time....
Forum: support.Other 09 January 2020, 12:20
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By Daedalus
CFD won't help much with Zip disks... OS 3.9...

CFD won't help much with Zip disks... OS 3.9 comes with mountlists that should work fine with other versions too. Just change the line L:CrossDOSFileSystem to L:fat95 and you'll get the Fat95...
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