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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 07:27
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By AmigaHope
Europe must have been a special place where they...

Europe must have been a special place where they could go on and get girlfriends instead of continuing on as adult loser nerds (who eventually get married way way later because they have money and a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 07:23
Replies: 296
Views: 16,815
Posted By AmigaHope
Do you use sprites to mask the transition pixels...

Do you use sprites to mask the transition pixels or does it just create a horrible fringe effect on every pixel?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 May 2020, 22:25
Replies: 30
Views: 1,841
Posted By AmigaHope
We were just discussing Dungeon Master 2, which...

We were just discussing Dungeon Master 2, which runs fine on ECS (and OCS possibly?) but requires a 68020+ plus sufficient RAM. The sticker on the box said AGA, but it does not in fact require AGA.
Forum: support.WinUAE 22 May 2020, 22:02
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By AmigaHope
Thanks for the compliment, but if I were you I...

Thanks for the compliment, but if I were you I don't know if I would bother. The Voodoo 2 is an overlay card that only renders 3D to a framebuffer that is then genlocked to whatever VGA card you have...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 May 2020, 21:45
Replies: 296
Views: 16,815
Posted By AmigaHope
HAM doesn't work that way. You can use a...

HAM doesn't work that way. You can use a closest-color algorithm for each pixel but it requires expensive computation. You can't turn a HAM pixel into one long pixel.

The 106 pixel mode you...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 10:00
Replies: 39
Views: 1,222
Posted By AmigaHope
I don't know who exactly did the patching, maybe...

I don't know who exactly did the patching, maybe not the store employees themselves, but I've definitely encountered original disks sold with scene-released code but no cracktro or group identified...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 09:30
Replies: 59
Views: 4,324
Posted By AmigaHope
About the same as a bottom-end 1980's PVM or a...

About the same as a bottom-end 1980's PVM or a good quality TV. A lot of people used 1084s in cash-strapped student video studios etc because it's a decent monitor that could be bought second-hand...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 09:20
Replies: 39
Views: 1,222
Posted By AmigaHope
This happened sometimes for NTSC/USA releases,...

This happened sometimes for NTSC/USA releases, especially when there was no official release. A US store would buy the PAL box, then write a copy of the NTSC-fix with a patch to hide the scene...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 09:14
Replies: 296
Views: 16,815
Posted By AmigaHope
Texture mapping looks better for less...

Texture mapping looks better for less computation, once you have the hardware to do it. Normal mapping got added to texture mapping to enhance this effect, even -- all as a means to avoid calculating...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 04:20
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By AmigaHope
1MB ROM for AmigaOS 3.1.4

Has anyone made a 1M ROM for AmigaOS 3.1.4 using extended CDTV/CD32 ROM space? You could hack up an existing CD32 ROM to make enough room for the libraries removed from the 3.1.4 ROM... thus keeping...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 04:14
Replies: 27
Views: 908
Posted By AmigaHope
An FPU will not decode your JPEG images faster...

An FPU will not decode your JPEG images faster than a fast integer decoder, but it will decode them more accurately. If you use an *accurate* integer decoder, an FPU will decode them faster.

The...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 04:07
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By AmigaHope
All 15Khz monitors emit a whine at 15Khz. You...

All 15Khz monitors emit a whine at 15Khz. You can't get rid of it entirely. Some people lose the ability to hear it as they get older while other folks can still hear it.

People who grew up with...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 03:57
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By AmigaHope
There are a fair number of Mac FPU-using games...

There are a fair number of Mac FPU-using games you can play in Shapeshifter.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 May 2020, 00:56
Replies: 296
Views: 16,815
Posted By AmigaHope
It's more of a matter of games in the past only...

It's more of a matter of games in the past only doing flat-shading because that's all you could do at the time. Later the zeitgeist went to texture mapping because it could give lots of detail for...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2020, 21:48
Replies: 42
Views: 1,081
Posted By AmigaHope
How on earth would this thing maintain cache...

How on earth would this thing maintain cache coherency? I guess 030 caches are only 256 bytes but it'd still be an issue for IPC...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 May 2020, 02:28
Replies: 30
Views: 1,841
Posted By AmigaHope
Yeah I always wondered what the actual...

Yeah I always wondered what the actual requirements were. Like, would it work on 512k chipram as long as you had an 020 and 2M fast RAM? I suppose just playing in UAE could answer that...
Forum: support.WinUAE 16 May 2020, 11:31
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By AmigaHope
Virge is probably the best we'll get as I don't...

Virge is probably the best we'll get as I don't see a Permedia 2 emu anywhere in sight. Maybe PCEm's Voodoo 2 support could grow into Banshee support, since there's Amiga drivers for that.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 May 2020, 10:44
Replies: 30
Views: 1,841
Posted By AmigaHope
Haha so you weren't fooled by the "AGA" sticker?...

Haha so you weren't fooled by the "AGA" sticker? =)

How much chip memory did you have though? Like did it work with 512k OCS chip + >2M fast or did you use 1M ECS chip + >1M fast?

Back in the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 May 2020, 10:36
Replies: 296
Views: 16,815
Posted By AmigaHope
Original VF1 is only 30fps anyway. It was the...

Original VF1 is only 30fps anyway. It was the Saturn ports that shot for 60 fps.

The 32X was able to achieve this with reduced poly counts and some dropped frames using an architecture in the same...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 May 2020, 10:01
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By AmigaHope
No, because the flux is still different for the...

No, because the flux is still different for the different media. It's not a matter of energy transfer but of how strong the field has to be to overcome the resistance to change in polarity.

Think...
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 15 May 2020, 20:12
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By AmigaHope
There was The Intrepid where you drop from space...

There was The Intrepid where you drop from space to Antarctica but it's more about rescuing a girl than finding crystals... It's also not what I'd call "cinematic".

Is there anything else that...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 May 2020, 19:10
Replies: 92
Views: 6,827
Posted By AmigaHope
I regret to this day telling others how to use...

I regret to this day telling others how to use Alliance arbitrarily from a payphone. I gave them a workaround that let them avoid talking to an operator but they got lazy and just had the operator do...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 May 2020, 18:59
Replies: 57
Views: 8,917
Posted By AmigaHope
Custom ASIC prices are rapidly dropping and you...

Custom ASIC prices are rapidly dropping and you could probably tape out a 350nm Amiga-on-a-chip (minus CPU, etc.) for a humanly-achievable amount of money. It would be pretty tiny considering that...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 May 2020, 17:38
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By AmigaHope
It's important to remember that the Amiga was the...

It's important to remember that the Amiga was the result of the great Atari/Commodore switcheroo. Atari's best engineers went to Amiga (and then Commodore), while Jack Tramiel was forced out of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 May 2020, 17:18
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By AmigaHope
Almost every single-sided disk is really a...

Almost every single-sided disk is really a double-sided disk sold as single sided. I have never, ever seen a truly single-sided 3.5" floppy.

The big distinction is that only one side of a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 May 2020, 16:58
Replies: 296
Views: 16,815
Posted By AmigaHope
68060 w/fast 2D gfx card. Zorro 3 would work but...

68060 w/fast 2D gfx card. Zorro 3 would work but ideally a card that lived on the CPU card like CyberVisionPPC.

People keep bringing up MIPS, but Dhrystone MIPS calculations include a mix of...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2020, 16:48
Replies: 39
Views: 1,763
Posted By AmigaHope
That's why Dhrystone MIPS are only a rough...

That's why Dhrystone MIPS are only a rough approximation, but mileage definitely varies depending on the workload. For instance the 060, working in registers, can add numbers 4 times as fast as a...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 May 2020, 13:41
Replies: 48
Views: 2,901
Posted By AmigaHope
If it's an American game coded in America, as in...

If it's an American game coded in America, as in Leisure Suit Larry's case, as well as all other Sierra games except for KQ6 (where the Amiga port was done in Europe), then you should play it in...
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 06 May 2020, 17:07
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By AmigaHope
The first games with beat-the-best-time ghost...

The first games with beat-the-best-time ghost cars were Hard Drivin'/Race Drivin', but the cars were dithered transparent rather than just being wireframes.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 16:42
Replies: 48
Views: 2,901
Posted By AmigaHope
The correct way to play it is to boot at the...

The correct way to play it is to boot at the correct frequency the game was written for and then adjust your monitor to the correct pixel aspect the graphics were drawn for. (Or, if emulating, adjust...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 May 2020, 16:17
Replies: 55
Views: 3,707
Posted By AmigaHope
I wouldn't say that's true. You can use it for...

I wouldn't say that's true. You can use it for more than just point and click adventure games.

It works great for something like Desert Strike where you can draw shadows using only one bitplane's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 May 2020, 14:58
Replies: 296
Views: 16,815
Posted By AmigaHope
At a crap framerate, and if you threw enough RAM...

At a crap framerate, and if you threw enough RAM at it to hold precomputed frames for the fighters, probably yeah it could. Not as good as the 32X but at least in the ballpark. (Maybe half as fast)
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 May 2020, 14:18
Replies: 29
Views: 4,626
Posted By AmigaHope
They looked fine played in NTSC aspect ratio --...

They looked fine played in NTSC aspect ratio -- since CGA and the compatible VGA modes that most pre-SVGA games used was the same. Remember that most computer monitors in the early 80's used the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 May 2020, 14:00
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By AmigaHope
When talking about a "TRS-80", you really have to...

When talking about a "TRS-80", you really have to specify what model you're talking about, because Tandy essentially labeled *EVERY* computer they sold as a "TRS-80", regardless of compatibility or...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 13:47
Replies: 48
Views: 2,901
Posted By AmigaHope
I think, at least in the OCS days, a lot of...

I think, at least in the OCS days, a lot of European developers intentionally supported NTSC screen size because North America was still a big market. There were fewer Amigas here, but piracy was not...
Forum: support.WinUAE 06 May 2020, 13:37
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By AmigaHope
Have you tried using the RTG patch yet? It will...

Have you tried using the RTG patch yet? It will completely bypass having to emulate the C2P.
Forum: support.WinUAE 06 May 2020, 13:34
Replies: 41
Views: 11,069
Posted By AmigaHope
This is probably the last holy grail bit of Amiga...

This is probably the last holy grail bit of Amiga hardware yet to be emulated (in that there is actual software that requires it, vs. emulating yet another SCSI card or whatever).

OpalVision only...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 May 2020, 13:25
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By AmigaHope
Don't listen to the person above -- the 030 is...

Don't listen to the person above -- the 030 is not vastly faster per clock, that 10% estimate seems about right. The 020 and the 030 are architecturally almost identical in the actual CPU core, but...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 May 2020, 01:40
Replies: 296
Views: 16,815
Posted By AmigaHope
The SVP is completely different from the 020 in...

The SVP is completely different from the 020 in the CD32. The SVP is a DSP used for vertex calculations and it does it an order of magnitude faster than the 020/14 can.
Forum: support.WinUAE 03 May 2020, 05:18
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By AmigaHope
PAL-M aspect is exactly the same as NTSC isn't...

PAL-M aspect is exactly the same as NTSC isn't it? As I understand it, PAL-M is just NTSC with a PAL color signal.
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