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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 May 2020, 03:24
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By arcanist
I'm easily won over with collectibles. There's a...

I'm easily won over with collectibles. There's a good spread from 1st-7th so lots of players have a chance, and a participation trophy if you miss out.

Looking forward to being able to play some...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 May 2020, 05:05
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By arcanist
Did you draw the badges first and then create an...

Did you draw the badges first and then create an elaborate competition for an excuse to use them? :D

I like the simplicity of the rules. Nothing there I see to disagree with. :great
Forum: EAB's competition 22 May 2020, 04:31
Replies: 25
Views: 1,004
Posted By arcanist
Gonna be honest, I thought you'd started a...

Gonna be honest, I thought you'd started a Leaderboard competition for a moment. Now I'm a combination of disappointed and relieved. (Lines is probably more disappointed than I am). :D

Zeewolf 2...
Forum: EAB's competition 16 May 2020, 03:08
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By arcanist
Just checking in to say that I've played lots and...

Just checking in to say that I've played lots and still haven't beat my early score. That green level gets me every time.

It's been fun, though! :p
Forum: EAB's competition 07 May 2020, 03:21
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By arcanist
1. Missiles over Xerion 2. Psyborg 3. Extase ...

1. Missiles over Xerion
2. Psyborg
3. Extase
4. Deep Core
5. Overkill
Forum: EAB's competition 04 May 2020, 02:55
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By arcanist
Can you not configure your emulator for 2...

Can you not configure your emulator for 2 joystick buttons? The WHDLoad version makes the second button smart bomb. It also has an option to disable the circle movement completely.
Forum: EAB's competition 30 April 2020, 05:10
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/mqZzWeS.png 953,000 ...

https://i.imgur.com/mqZzWeS.png

953,000

I've tried out all the weapons now and I use yellow almost all the time. Red has great spread but is far too weak. Blue has rear shot which doesn't seem...
Forum: EAB's competition 29 April 2020, 04:25
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/qTDn1nI.png 655,375 ...

https://i.imgur.com/qTDn1nI.png

655,375

Liking this! The weapon variety is really nice and the upgrades feel meaty. Death only drops you down one upgrade level, which you can come back from.
...
Forum: EAB's competition 15 April 2020, 03:08
Replies: 34
Views: 2,058
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/R8fdJg9.png ...

https://i.imgur.com/R8fdJg9.png
https://i.imgur.com/emk7Old.png

Turbo mode: 184,714,000

I forgot to click the radio button on one of the Egypt tracks. It reaffirmed my belief that turbo mode...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 April 2020, 22:15
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By arcanist
We had cracked versions of MI 1 and 2 and Indy 4...

We had cracked versions of MI 1 and 2 and Indy 4 in UK from the local car boot sale dealers. I recall MI2 still had the wheel screen but accepted any input.

(Of course they'd burn a hole in your...
Forum: EAB's competition 11 April 2020, 19:29
Replies: 34
Views: 2,058
Posted By arcanist
Yes, that was done in two separate sessions. ...

Yes, that was done in two separate sessions.

In general I don't sit more than an hour without a break for health reasons. I didn't know that was a rule so probably there are more games I wouldn't...
Forum: EAB's competition 10 April 2020, 01:44
Replies: 34
Views: 2,058
Posted By arcanist
Leaving the Amiga sitting at the map screen for a...

Leaving the Amiga sitting at the map screen for a while isn't allowed? That's surprising to me.

Uh... better delete my score. :D
Forum: EAB's competition 09 April 2020, 18:03
Replies: 34
Views: 2,058
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/DaN0ZeI.png ...

https://i.imgur.com/DaN0ZeI.png
https://i.imgur.com/PNyBteN.png

102,073,000

First attempt. Think I failed to qualify for the rest and got kicked back to the title screen. :p

I like the...
Forum: EAB's competition 06 April 2020, 02:17
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By arcanist
Lots of neat games released in 1989! There's a...

Lots of neat games released in 1989! There's a good list on Lemon under advanced search.

1. Hole in One (http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=1225)
2. Operation Thunderbolt...
Forum: EAB's competition 29 March 2020, 00:25
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By arcanist
Bit late due to... general goings on. :p ...

Bit late due to... general goings on. :p

Looks like a winner is already showing through on Lemon, so I'll counter to make things a little more interesting!

1. Warzone (Core Design)
2. Jaguar...
Forum: EAB's competition 28 March 2020, 03:35
Replies: 60
Views: 3,396
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/zkYeDz1.png 10,709 ...

https://i.imgur.com/zkYeDz1.png

10,709

I feel like I run around in a panic more often than the level design intends me to. :D
Forum: EAB's competition 20 March 2020, 02:37
Replies: 60
Views: 3,396
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/Dumq6Su.png 21,191 By...

https://i.imgur.com/Dumq6Su.png
21,191

By the time I've failed on stage 5 I've forgotten the earlier stages again. :p
Forum: EAB's competition 17 March 2020, 02:35
Replies: 60
Views: 3,396
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/YJjdWEf.png 12,474 ...

https://i.imgur.com/YJjdWEf.png
12,474

This is fun. :)
Forum: EAB's competition 07 March 2020, 19:04
Replies: 67
Views: 4,103
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/jVHoujo.png ...

https://i.imgur.com/jVHoujo.png

https://i.imgur.com/rBYVdwJ.png

7,305,300 = 6,000,000 + 1,000,000 + 500,000 + 85,000 - 279,700

Success! I really enjoyed that game. As much as the enemy...
Forum: EAB's competition 07 March 2020, 00:17
Replies: 67
Views: 4,103
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/p8aQDUD.png 6,621,900 =...

https://i.imgur.com/p8aQDUD.png

6,621,900 = 6,000,000 + 500,000 + 300,000 + 75,000 - 253,100

Almost there! I lost lots of health on the swingy things and punching isn't a viable strategy past...
Forum: EAB's competition 06 March 2020, 20:40
Replies: 67
Views: 4,103
Posted By arcanist
I love his smile. :laughing I was thinking...

I love his smile. :laughing

I was thinking of trying that. That'll make getting to level 6 in wolf mode much easier.
Forum: EAB's competition 06 March 2020, 05:09
Replies: 67
Views: 4,103
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/s5nzVyB.png 6,077,200 =...

https://i.imgur.com/s5nzVyB.png

6,077,200 = 6,000,000 + 0 + 300,000 + 5,000 - 227,800

Progress! I had to punch down the level 5 boss and ended up finishing it on 1 health. I didn't find a way...
Forum: EAB's competition 06 March 2020, 03:58
Replies: 67
Views: 4,103
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/LUL5Had.png 5,761,000 =...

https://i.imgur.com/LUL5Had.png

5,761,000 = 5,000,000 + 500,000 + 400,000 + 60,000 - 199,000

No progress, but better score.
Forum: EAB's competition 03 March 2020, 01:59
Replies: 67
Views: 4,103
Posted By arcanist
Fight fire with... fire. Genius! :D ...

Fight fire with... fire. Genius! :D

https://i.imgur.com/baiaor5.png

5,516,100 = 5,000,000 + 500,000 + 100,000 + 80,000 - 163,900

I made a mistake here and missed the X in the pit beside the...
Forum: EAB's competition 02 March 2020, 05:39
Replies: 67
Views: 4,103
Posted By arcanist
Does anyone have a good strategy for the first...

Does anyone have a good strategy for the first level 4 pipe that spits flame-things, next to the button-activated pit?

There seems to be limited room to jump, unlike the later pipes. It seems to...
Forum: EAB's competition 01 March 2020, 03:22
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By arcanist
OK. If we came up with a scoring system then...

OK. If we came up with a scoring system then great. :)
Forum: EAB's competition 01 March 2020, 03:17
Replies: 67
Views: 4,103
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/4QzBWm7.png 4,799,000 =...

https://i.imgur.com/4QzBWm7.png

4,799,000 = 4,000,000 + 500,000 + 400,000 + 50,000 - 151,000

I had 4 lives and 1 sliver of wolf for the second (die/restart) checkpoint, the descending platforms...
Forum: EAB's competition 01 March 2020, 00:48
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By arcanist
1. Aquanaut...

1. Aquanaut (http://www.lemonamiga.com/?game_id=2693)
1. Alien Bash 2 (https://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=2499)
2. T-Racer (http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=3479)
3....
Forum: EAB's competition 27 February 2020, 05:04
Replies: 67
Views: 4,103
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/cZ0Pqo0.png 4,376,700 =...

https://i.imgur.com/cZ0Pqo0.png

4,376,700 = 4,000,000 + 500,000 + 0 + 20,000 - 143,300

Got into the level with low health and 3 lives. I couldn't scrape together enough vitality to get wolf...
Forum: EAB's competition 26 February 2020, 16:36
Replies: 67
Views: 4,103
Posted By arcanist
If you think that's bad I switch the buttons from...

If you think that's bad I switch the buttons from one game to the next, and sometimes use Up for jump in addition to the button. :D

Maximum thumb comfort > consistency!
Forum: EAB's competition 26 February 2020, 06:07
Replies: 67
Views: 4,103
Posted By arcanist
Well done! We're using a score calculation for...

Well done! We're using a score calculation for this round, so you need to put yours through this for the "true" score. :)

Total = (Level*1M) + (Checkpoint=500k) + (Lives*100k) + (Health*5k) -...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 25 February 2020, 22:50
Replies: 32
Views: 1,765
Posted By arcanist
BPTRs are shifted, not just aligned. See the...

BPTRs are shifted, not just aligned. See the BADDR macro from NDK headers:

#define BADDR( bptr ) (((ULONG)bptr) << 2)

Though this is mostly an implementation detail if you don't plan to...
Forum: EAB's competition 25 February 2020, 20:26
Replies: 67
Views: 4,103
Posted By arcanist
These are the WinUAE settings I use for...

These are the WinUAE settings I use for fullscreen. It doesn't give the purist 1:1 pixels but looks just fine to me. If your monitor doesn't support 60Hz then you might need different vsync settings...
Forum: EAB's competition 25 February 2020, 02:49
Replies: 67
Views: 4,103
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/BqznwUS.png 3,979,900 =...

https://i.imgur.com/BqznwUS.png

3,979,900 = 4,000,000 + 0 + 100,000 + 25,000 - 145,100

Level 3 was brutal! I got to the top of this lift with 1 health left and got one-shotted. :D
Forum: EAB's competition 24 February 2020, 04:44
Replies: 67
Views: 4,103
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/UNHKxZi.png 3,442,500 =...

https://i.imgur.com/UNHKxZi.png

3,442,500 = 3,000,000 + 500,000 + 0 + 20,000 - 77,500


Some of the enemies are a bit trolly but there do seem to be some strategies against them. Liking it so...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2020, 20:39
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By arcanist
My sister and I used to do this in two player...

My sister and I used to do this in two player games. We'd wait until the other wasn't looking and build a road parallel to the border, add a flag, join their road, then delete it. :laughing
Forum: support.FS-UAE 15 February 2020, 15:54
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By arcanist
Open Explorer and go to %LOCALAPPDATA%. If the...

Open Explorer and go to %LOCALAPPDATA%. If the fs-uae directory doesn't exist then create it.

Inside the fs-uae folder, right click and make a new file called "base-dir". Open it with Notepad and...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 13 February 2020, 17:28
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By arcanist
Have a look under "Base Directory" here:...

Have a look under "Base Directory" here: https://fs-uae.net/paths

Just put the path you want in the base-dir file.
Forum: support.FS-UAE 12 February 2020, 18:59
Replies: 16
Views: 2,890
Posted By arcanist
Very nice! I'd love to see improvements in...

Very nice!

I'd love to see improvements in audio sync. OpenAL has huge (100s of ms) latency with PulseAudio on my integrated sound card. When I dug into it the buffer size was being derived from...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 12 February 2020, 15:35
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By arcanist
The gcc prototype would be: long toto(long...

The gcc prototype would be:

long toto(long a __asm("d1"));
That's how I've mixed C and assembly in my project.

If you don't care about the specific registers and just want to avoid passing on...
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