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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 20:02
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Posted By meynaf
The engine is more or less the same, but changes...

The engine is more or less the same, but changes from one game to another make it unsuitable to run anything but the game it came with.

You can try replacing the data files of one game with...
Forum: Coders. System 14 February 2019, 15:00
Replies: 25
Views: 614
Posted By meynaf
But does the task really exit ? If run from WB...

But does the task really exit ? If run from WB directly, it does. If run from some cli, then the cli is the current task and it does not get deleted after the program exits. Besides, the demo might...
Forum: support.Other 14 February 2019, 12:09
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By meynaf
If EP fails you may try DT (DeliTracker2). Not...

If EP fails you may try DT (DeliTracker2). Not perfect, but it's usually quite good for protracker.
Forum: support.Other 14 February 2019, 10:46
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By meynaf
In theory, no. In practice, i've found...

In theory, no.
In practice, i've found pathological cases where EP fails to properly play the mod.
Forum: Coders. System 14 February 2019, 10:26
Replies: 25
Views: 614
Posted By meynaf
IIRC this is TDNestCnt. But it's a counter, not a...

IIRC this is TDNestCnt. But it's a counter, not a mere flag (calls to Forbid must be matched by the same number of calls to Permit).
Forum: support.Apps 12 February 2019, 20:57
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By meynaf
For Protracker you don't need plugins, DT has...

For Protracker you don't need plugins, DT has internal replayer for it.
Forum: support.Apps 12 February 2019, 19:34
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By meynaf
You must have DeliGenies and DeliPlayers dirs....

You must have DeliGenies and DeliPlayers dirs. Normally the two i mentioned are subdirs inside.
Forum: support.Apps 12 February 2019, 18:40
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By meynaf
Delitracker has lots of plugins. Move the ones...

Delitracker has lots of plugins. Move the ones you're not using to PlayerStore & GenieStore subdirs.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 February 2019, 10:43
Replies: 30
Views: 966
Posted By meynaf
For a coder like me nothing can properly replace...

For a coder like me nothing can properly replace the Amiga. Even emulators with code running faster, don't give the same feeling.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 February 2019, 21:05
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By meynaf
For your example, why not using the usual...

For your example, why not using the usual shortcut for the topmost bit :

tst.w (a0)
bpl.s .go
bra.s .nogo


About bit checks : if you're operating on large bit arrays in memory, you can...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 February 2019, 19:30
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By meynaf
BF instructions aren't fast. But they're single...

BF instructions aren't fast. But they're single instruction doing the job of several. Thus they're often faster than the unwieldy bit manipulation they replace.

Consider BFINS for example. For...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 February 2019, 09:43
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By meynaf
All my Atari ST game ports support screen...

All my Atari ST game ports support screen flipping with Amiga-M :)
Forum: Coders. System 30 January 2019, 18:05
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By meynaf
From what i know setting stack size this way...

From what i know setting stack size this way requires at least kick 3.1.
I prefer using a pair of StackSwap() calls.
Forum: Coders. System 30 January 2019, 11:39
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By meynaf
Moving the supervisor stack is possible, i even...

Moving the supervisor stack is possible, i even have code for doing it, but i wouldn't recommend doing that all the time...



Never did this, but it's in theory possible to use your own...
Forum: Coders. System 30 January 2019, 10:21
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By meynaf
You will find this info in...

You will find this info in SysStkUpper/SysStkLower fields in ExecBase.
Forum: Amiga scene 28 January 2019, 10:13
Replies: 158
Views: 7,065
Posted By meynaf
Try setting winuae to max speed AND activate JIT....

Try setting winuae to max speed AND activate JIT.
If you haven't upgraded DirectX then try windowed mode rather than fullscreen (or the other way around) as DX7 can mess up the performance...
Forum: Coders. System 24 January 2019, 18:48
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By meynaf
Doc of exec.library/FreeMem says :

Doc of exec.library/FreeMem says :
Forum: Coders. System 24 January 2019, 17:04
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By meynaf
Freeing partial blocks isn't recommended but...

Freeing partial blocks isn't recommended but works in practice.
Forum: support.Apps 22 January 2019, 11:45
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By meynaf
Most common cause of address error on 68020+ is...

Most common cause of address error on 68020+ is code jumping into memory containing text (i.e. lots of random 6x opcodes).
Happens a lot more often on 68000, frequent reason can be execution of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2019, 09:28
Replies: 68
Views: 2,940
Posted By meynaf
You can still choose "call it a day" if you get...

You can still choose "call it a day" if you get bored...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 January 2019, 11:22
Replies: 23
Views: 1,205
Posted By meynaf
Great music but some of it plays incorrectly in...

Great music but some of it plays incorrectly in the video you linked - due probably to using some PC player (or wrong conversion, they are originally P61A). Musics at 6:56 and 9:15 both miss some...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 January 2019, 10:47
Replies: 68
Views: 2,940
Posted By meynaf
You must not attack yourself ! Instead, walk...

You must not attack yourself ! Instead, walk toward yourself, through the door. This will do the proper end.
Forum: support.Apps 12 January 2019, 14:28
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By meynaf
I would recommend creating a dir for every kind...

I would recommend creating a dir for every kind of app : Games, Demos, Utils, Graphics, Music, etc.
Whether it's in SYS: or in a separate partition, does not matter much.
Of course commands go in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 January 2019, 16:10
Replies: 68
Views: 2,940
Posted By meynaf
Ok, time to add my list maybe (of games i could...

Ok, time to add my list maybe (of games i could finish without extra "help" and which are supposed to be hard enough) : Evil's doom, Flashback, Foundation DC, Legacy of Sorasil, Hired Guns, Lemmings,...
Forum: project.EAB 11 January 2019, 10:38
Replies: 62
Views: 6,845
Posted By meynaf
Notifications problem has returned ! I'm not...

Notifications problem has returned !
I'm not receiving emails anymore since yesterday...
Forum: support.Apps 07 January 2019, 10:31
Replies: 42
Views: 1,159
Posted By meynaf
I never use ED but it looks like it's making a...

I never use ED but it looks like it's making a simple backup (= previous version), not a temporary file for edition.
(Or ED is even worse than i imagined !)

The problem mentioned in this thread...
Forum: support.Apps 07 January 2019, 09:54
Replies: 42
Views: 1,159
Posted By meynaf
Probably not. But both look like bad solutions to...

Probably not. But both look like bad solutions to me.
If using t:ed-backup then the rename operation will fail if T: and your current file are on different devices.
If using :t/ed-backup then it...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 05 January 2019, 17:36
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By meynaf
Set it to max. Winuae won't get completely idle,...

Set it to max. Winuae won't get completely idle, though, because it still has to emulate the hardware.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 December 2018, 12:13
Replies: 52
Views: 3,300
Posted By meynaf
The ST is a simple machine. By such, it offers...

The ST is a simple machine. By such, it offers less possibilities, but things are more immediate.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 December 2018, 18:13
Replies: 44
Views: 2,706
Posted By meynaf
Ported another game from the ST to Amiga :)

Ported another game from the ST to Amiga :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 December 2018, 16:58
Replies: 154
Views: 9,923
Posted By meynaf
Replacing texts is tricky. French translation...

Replacing texts is tricky. French translation required many code changes. Texts didn't fit anymore, or were displayed at the wrong place.
In addition out-of-context translation isn't recommended,...
Forum: support.Apps 20 December 2018, 15:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,059
Posted By meynaf
I never needed to use a custom layout, at least...

I never needed to use a custom layout, at least not on Amiga keyboards.
French mapping is the best :p

Back on subject, I used memacs a lot. It has some learnling curve but is ok once you're used...
Forum: support.Games 18 December 2018, 14:14
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By meynaf
Can this program work at all ? Maybe it's just...

Can this program work at all ?
Maybe it's just a broken/unfinished demo...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 December 2018, 10:51
Replies: 1,000
Views: 38,639
Posted By meynaf
Sorry for you if the truth is "petrified". It's...

Sorry for you if the truth is "petrified". It's not less true.



Very clever litwr, who is able to thank people and insult them nearly in the same sentence. You should have been a politician :p...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 December 2018, 18:46
Replies: 1,000
Views: 38,639
Posted By meynaf
Shift what by 1 ? :confused There is nothing...

Shift what by 1 ? :confused
There is nothing looking even remotely like a shift option in a move register multiple. If you think otherwise, explain in detail.



What point do you try to prove...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 December 2018, 17:10
Replies: 1,000
Views: 38,639
Posted By meynaf
Then what are you waiting ? Just do it.

Then what are you waiting ? Just do it.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 December 2018, 16:58
Replies: 1,000
Views: 38,639
Posted By meynaf
But it is actually more useful. Post...

But it is actually more useful.



Post and pre decrement/increment does not impact the order in which registers are present in memory.



But they do not belong to the program in our case,...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 December 2018, 16:07
Replies: 1,000
Views: 38,639
Posted By meynaf
Dhrystone is known to be a very, very poor...

Dhrystone is known to be a very, very poor benchmark for which compilers can remove most of the work and render it useless.



What a catastrophic impact this would have had...



Quite the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 December 2018, 11:23
Replies: 1,000
Views: 38,639
Posted By meynaf
Sorry, but no. ARM does not have more powerful...

Sorry, but no. ARM does not have more powerful variant. Actually, quite the opposite. ARM has less addressing modes, and does not support word-sized moves.
And x86's pusha/popa is a joke. MOVEM has...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 December 2018, 12:37
Replies: 154
Views: 9,923
Posted By meynaf
@DamienD : your inbox is full. Can't send you PM...

@DamienD : your inbox is full. Can't send you PM anymore, please clear that up.
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