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Forum: Amiga scene Today, 13:11
Replies: 97
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Posted By dreadnought
May be, but even so - I can't really fault a...

May be, but even so - I can't really fault a bedroom coder for not knowing about, or adhering to, all the standards. They are, by definition, unpaid amateurs who do things for fun. It's the same...
Forum: Amiga scene Today, 12:40
Replies: 97
Views: 2,431
Posted By dreadnought
I must say, the bashing of old-time coders in...

I must say, the bashing of old-time coders in this thread for being lazy, ignorant, or whatever, from the comfortable point of being ~30 years in the future is really quite something. It's as if they...
Forum: Amiga scene Today, 10:51
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By dreadnought
This is probably the only thing I do miss myself...

This is probably the only thing I do miss myself (or at least, not having to jump through silly hoops so they don't track you).

To be honest, I read the other comments and I either can't quite...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 18:33
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By dreadnought
I'm not on discord. It looks very interesting,...

I'm not on discord. It looks very interesting, especially at the price, but I'm not sure it's so much better solution for A500 than ACA. And yeah, it'll probably take a bit of time before it's...
Forum: support.Games Yesterday, 17:22
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By dreadnought
Where there is a will there's a way. You could...

Where there is a will there's a way. You could probably mess with a live stream method too, somewhow.

Why this urgency anyway? Are the stakes really that high? ;)
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 15:38
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By dreadnought
Can you buy it?

Can you buy it?
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 23:56
Replies: 97
Views: 2,431
Posted By dreadnought
No need to turn it into us vs them thing. I'm...

No need to turn it into us vs them thing. I'm strictly from the classic camp but if devs want to make some games which work only on expanded machines, then more power to them. I don't expect nor...
Forum: support.Games 27 February 2021, 23:07
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By dreadnought
Sigh...I don't follow this scene, so just typed...

Sigh...I don't follow this scene, so just typed in "speedrun cheaters" and the first hit was some high drama featuring a shirtless utuber "exposing" another speedrunner :)

Then I read about that...
Forum: support.Games 27 February 2021, 20:55
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By dreadnought
I was thinking about that too. Aren't those...

I was thinking about that too. Aren't those possible to be falsified as well though? (I don't know much about them). I mean, in theory, you could try to manipulate the videos somehow, wasn't that the...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 February 2021, 19:57
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By dreadnought
Another vote for ACA500+. It's full of great...

Another vote for ACA500+. It's full of great features, such as Action Replay, and you get Kickstarts and 3.1 OS already in the flash. So it's super easy to handle for noobs like me.

It can also...
Forum: support.Games 27 February 2021, 18:51
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By dreadnought
You can require a video recording, that's how the...

You can require a video recording, that's how the "serious" arcade rankings are made.
Forum: support.OtherUAE 27 February 2021, 12:46
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By dreadnought
The more powerful hardware does not automatically...

The more powerful hardware does not automatically transalte to better emulation experience. The quality of emulators themselves is paramount. Ports are not always optimized properly and standalone...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 12:41
Replies: 97
Views: 2,431
Posted By dreadnought
There is no "They should target whatever...

There is no "They should target whatever configuration they wish", so I didn't vote. Option #3 would be perhaps the closest, but that puts a strain on the hardware people, so...

In case of...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 February 2021, 15:31
Replies: 89
Views: 3,213
Posted By dreadnought
It's a nice quote and to some extent it was a...

It's a nice quote and to some extent it was a contributing factor. But to use it as a sole "reason" is just another magic bullet narrative. In reality businesses went for IBM because aside from being...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 February 2021, 13:57
Replies: 33
Views: 1,108
Posted By dreadnought
I appreciate you being honest about it, because...

I appreciate you being honest about it, because I've never heard it before and assumed the compatibility is like 99% or thereabouts.

I love FPGAs, but sometimes it's incredibly hard to find any...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2021, 13:41
Replies: 89
Views: 3,213
Posted By dreadnought
Apple was completely insignificant until the ipod...

Apple was completely insignificant until the ipod came round. Yeah, in some scenario perhaps Amiga could have replaced them in that last-man-standing computer niche, but since I'm not a fan of their...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2021, 12:02
Replies: 89
Views: 3,213
Posted By dreadnought
Amiga was intended to be a home computer, and...

Amiga was intended to be a home computer, and after a messy start with the neither-fish-nor-fowl A1000 it did thrive for quite a few years after A500 and A2000 were released.These models weren't...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 February 2021, 10:51
Replies: 33
Views: 1,108
Posted By dreadnought
I'm quite surprised to hear that Vampire has...

I'm quite surprised to hear that Vampire has significant compatibility problems. I thought it's at least on other FPGAs level in this regard.

Emulation is great when it comes to old games, demos...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 February 2021, 22:21
Replies: 89
Views: 3,213
Posted By dreadnought
ST could do an "office" mode, yet it has also...

ST could do an "office" mode, yet it has also failed (at least on a scale implied here).
Singular explanations for very complex situations very seldom work.

Starting highly flammable topics as a...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 February 2021, 16:24
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By dreadnought
It's been a while, but I remember that I have...

It's been a while, but I remember that I have eventually ended up using the file selector in HxC compatibility mode and put games in GAME directory. That's because I have a Gotek with simple ...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 22 February 2021, 20:23
Replies: 37
Views: 2,772
Posted By dreadnought
I use TOSEC for emulators, real HW and...

I use TOSEC for emulators, real HW and FPGAs...not sure how it clarifies anything?
Forum: Hardware mods 21 February 2021, 15:32
Replies: 500
Views: 79,159
Posted By dreadnought
:crazy:help

:crazy:help
Forum: HOL news 21 February 2021, 12:45
Replies: 3
Views: 4,856
Posted By dreadnought
I don't know, perhaps it's for the better. I've...

I don't know, perhaps it's for the better. I've played it recently on PC and while I kind of enjoyed it, it wasn't exactly in a good way. Compared to other point'n click adventures from this era it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 February 2021, 11:50
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By dreadnought
A-men.

A-men.
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 21:41
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By dreadnought
I have an 500GB NVM as my C: drive in my main PC...

I have an 500GB NVM as my C: drive in my main PC and I honestly can't tell the difference from my other SATA SSD computers. Yes, it's faster, but the other ones are already very fast. So if the...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 16:48
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By dreadnought
Nooo...these are not worth it really in PC world....

Nooo...these are not worth it really in PC world. Just stop worrying about things breaking, they won't :)



SSD is a must, at least for the OS disk. But there isn't that much difference between...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 15:54
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By dreadnought
Non-standard parts? The whole unit is under...

Non-standard parts? The whole unit is under warranty, why do you worry about that?

I've been building PCs since mid Nineties, always from second hand components. I've never had anything fail on me...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 13:58
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By dreadnought
It's not the point, I just went for the first...

It's not the point, I just went for the first example from the top of the page. But generally the rule is the same: if you pick a NUC in some price range, there should be equivalent mini-ITX which...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 13:33
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By dreadnought
@Foebane Evidence is in your own link in the OP....

@Foebane Evidence is in your own link in the OP. Compare these two for example: https://versus.com/en/intel-celeron-n3350-vs-intel-core-i5-2400

@daxb: obviously I meant price vs performance in...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 12:10
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By dreadnought
I can't say I have seen people preffering mini...

I can't say I have seen people preffering mini PCs to laptops. Nobody lugs monitors and keyboards with them to take to school or on a plane :)

You'd probably be better off getting one of them...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 February 2021, 23:00
Replies: 1,089
Views: 60,774
Posted By dreadnought
Obviously, I was not entirely serious (and...

Obviously, I was not entirely serious (and probably meant the game more than processor itself). I know absolutely nothing about these chips' internals or how they compare. I'm sure Motorola was a...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 February 2021, 20:46
Replies: 1,089
Views: 60,774
Posted By dreadnought
I don't care what Bill says. I remember playing...

I don't care what Bill says. I remember playing Wolfenstein on my mate's gf's dad's 286 Turbo 20Mhz and it was the future :)
Forum: Amiga scene 16 February 2021, 19:01
Replies: 30
Views: 1,887
Posted By dreadnought
I downloaded the torrent from this thread today....

I downloaded the torrent from this thread today. It has kick31a4000.rom in Kickstart dir.

Sorry, I did not mean to mention that. But, if it does present even slight legal danger to EAB, then...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 February 2021, 17:57
Replies: 30
Views: 1,887
Posted By dreadnought
Thanks, but you actually don't need to do that -...

Thanks, but you actually don't need to do that - there is a a4000 rom already included.
I was just starting it in a wrong way, by pressing Start, instead of clicking on the config.
Forum: Amiga scene 16 February 2021, 17:41
Replies: 30
Views: 1,887
Posted By dreadnought
I thought it's a self-contained package and gave...

I thought it's a self-contained package and gave it a go, but now am looking at "AROS waiting for bootable media screen".

Wat do?
Forum: support.WinUAE 16 February 2021, 15:51
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By dreadnought
Seems I was wrong on this count and it works...

Seems I was wrong on this count and it works differently when it comes to emualtion. So, your adaptive sync monitor needs to be able to display multiples of 50Hz (and presumably 60Hz too), which...
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 February 2021, 20:33
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By dreadnought
Possibly, but why multiples? The syncing for...

Possibly, but why multiples? The syncing for modern games is different (possible under 60Hz), so I suppose it's something to do with emulation.
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 February 2021, 19:51
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By dreadnought
Why is that not enough? I thought that as long as...

Why is that not enough? I thought that as long as the monitor is doing the syncing up to 60Hz, it should be ok...(as per that other recent thread).
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 February 2021, 19:06
Replies: 392
Views: 79,948
Posted By dreadnought
I did play with teh ShaderGlass over last few...

I did play with teh ShaderGlass over last few days, it's amazing but has two drawbacks: it works only in a window and you can't really tweak the shaders easily. Unless somebody did manage to make it...
Forum: project.TOSEC (amiga only) 15 February 2021, 18:51
Replies: 25
Views: 1,171
Posted By dreadnought
How big is the new Amiga directory, may I ask?...

How big is the new Amiga directory, may I ask? The last one was ~90GB...
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