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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 19:41
Replies: 39
Views: 1,218
Posted By arcanist
Frontier: Elite 2 is my pick. I poured hundreds...

Frontier: Elite 2 is my pick. I poured hundreds of hours into that game when I was a lad.

A lot of my enthusiasm was driven by the thrill of exploring the galaxy, fueled by rumors. Was the Mirage...
Forum: EAB's competition Yesterday, 06:16
Replies: 33
Views: 847
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/toyLcpX.png 555,900 It...

https://i.imgur.com/toyLcpX.png
555,900

It took me a while to catch on that parts of the weapon upgrades are shields. Bit easier, now. :D

I reached level 3 with four lives but wasn't expecting...
Forum: EAB's competition Yesterday, 03:51
Replies: 33
Views: 847
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/vFcTF10.jpg 2,600 This...

https://i.imgur.com/vFcTF10.jpg
2,600

This one seems a bit more forgiving than the earlier SOTBs. I enjoyed figuring out the puzzles myself.

https://i.imgur.com/ooiAyAE.png
278,325

Haven't...
Forum: EAB's competition 15 January 2020, 05:26
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By arcanist
1. Leisure Suit Larry 3 Er, I'll just play that...

1. Leisure Suit Larry 3 Er, I'll just play that one on my own...

1. Venus
2. Fire and Brimstone
3. Unreal
4. Ghosts 'N Goblins
5. Turrican
Forum: EAB's competition 15 January 2020, 04:43
Replies: 33
Views: 847
Posted By arcanist
Is there a trick to the boss ships on the first...

Is there a trick to the boss ships on the first stage? I feel like I'm not shooting the right part.

My current strategy is to save a smartbomb because it seems to make them vulnerable.
Forum: EAB's competition 12 January 2020, 22:35
Replies: 33
Views: 847
Posted By arcanist
Hybris: 242525 Level 2 seems harder than...

Hybris: 242525

Level 2 seems harder than level 1. :D

https://i.imgur.com/61APNJl.jpg
Forum: support.FS-UAE 06 January 2020, 04:17
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By arcanist
As a heads up: the Arch FS-UAE packages are...

As a heads up: the Arch FS-UAE packages are compiled with --disable-jit (https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/community.git/tree/trunk/PKGBUILD?h=packages/fs-uae). Better to use the binaries from...
Forum: EAB's competition 30 December 2019, 02:47
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By arcanist
Back in blue! 1. Pinball Fantasies AGA 2....

Back in blue!

1. Pinball Fantasies AGA
2. Sensible Golf
3. Banshee
4. Super Stardust
5. ATR: All Terrain Racing
Forum: News 14 December 2019, 15:54
Replies: 502
Views: 73,295
Posted By arcanist
Yep, you're right. I fixed it. :)

Yep, you're right. I fixed it. :)
Forum: News 14 December 2019, 05:14
Replies: 502
Views: 73,295
Posted By arcanist
I don't see any mention of LEDs in the...

I don't see any mention of LEDs in the instructions. Where did you want to add them? The A1200 LEDs are not attached to the keyboard.

The keyboard has a USB header (to use with e.g. Raspberry Pi)...
Forum: News 13 December 2019, 20:50
Replies: 502
Views: 73,295
Posted By arcanist
I got this installed today. The keys have a nice...

I got this installed today. The keys have a nice clackety, responsive feel. Softer than my main keyboard's Cherry Browns + O-rings but firmer than Reds. The spacebar feels stable along its length but...
Forum: News 12 December 2019, 05:02
Replies: 502
Views: 73,295
Posted By arcanist
Mine's sitting in the mailbox, which I haven't...

Mine's sitting in the mailbox, which I haven't remembered to stop by for a while. :laughing
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 07 December 2019, 16:59
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By arcanist
I wrote this one...

I wrote this one (https://github.com/amigageek/modsurfer/blob/4bdebbdc6162cc79af394c3caee40d5867808401/blit.c#L78) in C. Should be easy to adapt the principles to assembly.
Forum: News 03 December 2019, 02:46
Replies: 502
Views: 73,295
Posted By arcanist
"The status of order #xxxx is now Shipped" ...

"The status of order #xxxx is now Shipped"

USPS tracking number doesn't work yet, but some signs of life! I preordered the day the page went up, if I remember right.
Forum: EAB's competition 21 November 2019, 22:15
Replies: 34
Views: 1,807
Posted By arcanist
I have to admire the tenacity in trying to 100%...

I have to admire the tenacity in trying to 100% this game! I skipped over a whole bunch of gems that were in the "too risky" category. :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 November 2019, 20:57
Replies: 31
Views: 1,715
Posted By arcanist
I got my A1200 in USA with the eBay watch list...

I got my A1200 in USA with the eBay watch list finding a Buy Now. It wasn't a great deal - $400 shipped with a 68030/40 - but about as good as expected nowadays.

If this one becomes irreparable...
Forum: support.WinUAE 18 November 2019, 01:04
Replies: 204
Views: 31,534
Posted By arcanist
b5 works OK on my Windows 10 / Ryzen 1700 / GTX...

b5 works OK on my Windows 10 / Ryzen 1700 / GTX 1070 system with Fullscreen + Lagless VSync + 4.
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 14 November 2019, 06:21
Replies: 48
Views: 10,504
Posted By arcanist
Lilith (http://lilith.ziaspace.com/) hosts...

Lilith (http://lilith.ziaspace.com/) hosts us3.aminet.net. OT but too cool not to share. :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 November 2019, 07:45
Replies: 28
Views: 1,731
Posted By arcanist
I had a A600 with no bundled goodies (:confused)...

I had a A600 with no bundled goodies (:confused) and later the Amiga Magic pack.

I'm most nostalgic for the Cartoon Classics one, though, which my aunt had. My first taste of the Amiga, a 500+,...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2019, 20:02
Replies: 970
Views: 58,697
Posted By arcanist
12 year old me wasn't disappointed, even though I...

12 year old me wasn't disappointed, even though I got a A1200 late in 1995. We couldn't afford a decent PC.

OS 3 (upgrading from 1.3), a 170MB hard disk, proper 8bpp color and prettier games. I'd...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 October 2019, 05:51
Replies: 35
Views: 2,308
Posted By arcanist
Though I do love megademos, I'm all about the 4K....

Though I do love megademos, I'm all about the 4K. :D

Elevated blew my mind when I first saw it. There's a neat presentation online about how it was made, too.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2019, 21:11
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By arcanist
They work fine, though I didn't check for faint...

They work fine, though I didn't check for faint vertical lines closely. I prefer 320/640x256 resolution so I run Workbench and games in PAL, even though it's a NTSC Amiga.
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2019, 20:42
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By arcanist
I've used a BenQ BL702A with an A1200 and RGB/VGA...

I've used a BenQ BL702A with an A1200 and RGB/VGA adapter from Amibay in the US. I bought it on Amazon - think it was an import from Europe. It supports 120V / 60Hz power through a standard three pin...
Forum: EAB's competition 29 May 2019, 03:45
Replies: 44
Views: 3,547
Posted By arcanist
Clearly we need a speedrun bonus to differentiate...

Clearly we need a speedrun bonus to differentiate the podium!
Forum: EAB's competition 26 May 2019, 02:32
Replies: 44
Views: 3,547
Posted By arcanist
At the beginning? I don't think that should...

At the beginning? I don't think that should happen.

The scroll next to the grave explains the death in the screenshot: "Legend has it that Hookjaw the pirate, buried here, still guards over his...
Forum: Coders. Contest 23 May 2019, 23:55
Replies: 32
Views: 4,430
Posted By arcanist
Only roondar could find standard 4KB rules not...

Only roondar could find standard 4KB rules not challenging enough. :laughing
Forum: Coders. Contest 23 May 2019, 17:31
Replies: 32
Views: 4,430
Posted By arcanist
4KB game competition!

4KB game competition!
Forum: project.EAB 13 May 2019, 18:12
Replies: 55
Views: 6,622
Posted By arcanist
Thanks for helping out with the gamedev...

Thanks for helping out with the gamedev competition. I appreciated it, at least. :)
Forum: Coders. Contest 15 April 2019, 06:13
Replies: 91
Views: 15,998
Posted By arcanist
:bowdown I registered for 3rd place...

:bowdown

I registered for 3rd place (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1259594#post1259594) so I'm glad the game made it. :laughing

I had a lot of fun learning to program the hardware! As a...
Forum: Coders. Contest 13 April 2019, 17:29
Replies: 28
Views: 3,728
Posted By arcanist
:scream

:scream
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 April 2019, 03:23
Replies: 153
Views: 16,158
Posted By arcanist
How did I not know about this, and why does this...

How did I not know about this, and why does this thread only have 2 pages? :shocked

That's some crazy good integration! I love VS Code, will definitely be playing with this. :great
Forum: Coders. Contest 31 March 2019, 20:00
Replies: 33
Views: 5,303
Posted By arcanist
Looks great, super smooth! :)

Looks great, super smooth! :)
Forum: EAB's competition 28 March 2019, 04:29
Replies: 54
Views: 4,499
Posted By arcanist
I found that quite helpful to tidy up my energy...

I found that quite helpful to tidy up my energy loss in the area before the castle. :great
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 March 2019, 19:46
Replies: 27
Views: 1,784
Posted By arcanist
Yes, I wouldn't recommend writing assembly on a...

Yes, I wouldn't recommend writing assembly on a live Amiga. You're going to see a lot of reboots. :D

FS-UAE's snapshots are really useful to get the system back into a good state. My development...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 March 2019, 18:13
Replies: 27
Views: 1,784
Posted By arcanist
You could start in assembly if you wanted to,...

You could start in assembly if you wanted to, nothing wrong with it. The reason it'd be harder than C is because you're simultaneously learning the language and the hardware (or OS if that's your...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 March 2019, 17:10
Replies: 29
Views: 1,642
Posted By arcanist
Yes, counting up (or down) with a fixed increment...

Yes, counting up (or down) with a fixed increment is the way to go.

For arbitrary (constant) divisors I'd start two counters from 0. On each frame add ($10000 / <divisor>) to one of them, for the...
Forum: Coders. Contest 16 March 2019, 04:17
Replies: 68
Views: 8,933
Posted By arcanist
I'm glad you enjoyed it. :great I was...

I'm glad you enjoyed it. :great

I was watching AmigaBill stream the game on Twitch on Monday. Seeing the viewers enjoying MODs as more than background music was exactly what I hoped for. As Bill...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 March 2019, 21:39
Replies: 63
Views: 5,869
Posted By arcanist
I really liked Tornado back in the day. It had an...

I really liked Tornado back in the day. It had an impressive manual and lots of variety in the missions.

I think it's the only flight sim I've played that had "loft bombing", where you could pull...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 March 2019, 14:42
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By arcanist
One advantage a copperlist has here is that the...

One advantage a copperlist has here is that the CPU only needs to update the values which have changed. e.g. I used this for blitting a score to the screen and only update the source address each...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 March 2019, 18:17
Replies: 70
Views: 6,304
Posted By arcanist
Now I can stop being jealous of those who got...

Now I can stop being jealous of those who got into the first campaign. :D

Backing a CD32 case for sure.
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