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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 16:57
Replies: 45
Views: 925
Posted By Daedalus
Real hardware, though I do use emulation too...

Real hardware, though I do use emulation too purely for convenience.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 13:39
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Daedalus
Some CF cards simply don't follow the full ATA...

Some CF cards simply don't follow the full ATA specification and therefore aren't fully compatible. The adaptor is a simple, passive device and normally doesn't in itself cause compatibility...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 12:59
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Daedalus
I think SetCurrentDirName_(Dirname$) should do...

I think SetCurrentDirName_(Dirname$) should do it, though you should get Dirname$ from GetLockName_() of a lock on the new directory to do it properly.

As an aside, the resident file...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 20 April 2018, 13:34
Replies: 125
Views: 7,364
Posted By Daedalus
Right, so it's a better idea to keep quiet about...

Right, so it's a better idea to keep quiet about it, let someone pour hundreds of hours (hypothetically, in reality it's extremely unlikely to happen anyway) of their personal time into a dodgy port,...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 19 April 2018, 22:05
Replies: 125
Views: 7,364
Posted By Daedalus
By all means, ask them yourself:...

By all means, ask them yourself: licensing_eu@capcom.com
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 April 2018, 10:26
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Daedalus
If you're using Amiblitz 3, there's a...

If you're using Amiblitz 3, there's a dos_Scandir{} function in the dos include that cycles through all entries in a particular path. It includes optional pattern matching and uses the OS calls...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 April 2018, 09:45
Replies: 148
Views: 7,422
Posted By Daedalus
I have Haiku installed on one of my machines, and...

I have Haiku installed on one of my machines, and it does indeed have something of an Amiga feel to it. Like Amiga OS, it will never challenge the mainstream, but it's refreshing to use it now and...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 April 2018, 00:33
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Daedalus
Certain Blitz objects cause crashes when the...

Certain Blitz objects cause crashes when the maximum object count is too high - the buffer size wraps around and trashes memory. I think you're hitting this bug, it's one of the things that was fixed...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 April 2018, 10:47
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Daedalus
Cool :) I hope you can get more out of the...

Cool :) I hope you can get more out of the magazines than just the tutorials though, it seems a lot to get them just for a couple of pages... Also, I should point out that Part 9 is mostly AGA based....
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 April 2018, 22:43
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Daedalus
Good to hear! No problem, this is what I covered:...

Good to hear! No problem, this is what I covered:

Part 1: Setting up Blitz, using the editor, the different versions of Blitz, variables, printing text.

Part 2: Using the debugger, If...Then,...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 April 2018, 11:12
Replies: 148
Views: 7,422
Posted By Daedalus
If Commodore hadn't gone bust (and had retained...

If Commodore hadn't gone bust (and had retained the Amiga line, because they could have also simply become a generic PC manufacturer too...), they would surely have ended up in a similar position to...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 April 2018, 23:10
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Daedalus
Well, hopefully it helps anyway :)

Well, hopefully it helps anyway :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 April 2018, 18:10
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Daedalus
Fortunately I've never seen any Amiga running on...

Fortunately I've never seen any Amiga running on a black and white TV. I had a 14" colour TV back in the day, which I used via RF at the time since it lacked any other inputs. It's amazing I didn't...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 April 2018, 17:22
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Daedalus
You don't need that signal at all, it's just...

You don't need that signal at all, it's just pulled high on the A1200 through a 47K resistor so I'm sure if you do the same thing on your adaptor it will be fine. I think it might have been intended...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 April 2018, 12:30
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I mentioned the standard API issue before......

Yep, I mentioned the standard API issue before... That opportunity was missed with the clockport, and as a result drivers have to probe the hardware themselves, with the potential to upset other...
Forum: Hardware mods 13 April 2018, 22:48
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By Daedalus
Sweet! Excellent work!

Sweet! Excellent work!
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 April 2018, 13:09
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the thing is that for the simple wrapping...

Yeah, the thing is that for the simple wrapping setup I'm describing, the bitmap should never be displayed like it is in your diagram there - the join would never be visible, and the viewport would...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 April 2018, 12:58
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, this is sounding more like the mouse being...

Hmmm, this is sounding more like the mouse being at fault alright. If you have the parts lying about, a female D9 connector and a few wires will make you a very crude "joystick" for testing -...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 April 2018, 12:24
Replies: 63
Views: 2,069
Posted By Daedalus
*cough* Yes, it's a solitary exception, but the...

*cough* Yes, it's a solitary exception, but the rather magnificent Tornado (https://www.a1steam.com/) is a recently built steam engine that has been built brand new from scratch based on old designs...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 April 2018, 12:03
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Daedalus
Cool :) LSL and LSR are bitwise logical...

Cool :) LSL and LSR are bitwise logical operators, like and, not, or, and so on. They stand for "Logical Shift Left" and "Logical Shift Right". They are assembly I guess in that they translate 1:1...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 April 2018, 10:47
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Daedalus
The original BB2.1 also comes with an older...

The original BB2.1 also comes with an older version of SuperTED on the Extras floppy, but the latest version is found in the Blitz Support Suite (which is included in the Ultimate Blitz CD as well as...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 April 2018, 10:37
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Daedalus
Using an up-to-date version of...

Using an up-to-date version of compactflash.device and Fat95 (or another "modern" filesystem), there's no significant limit. Both are compatible with modern addressing schemes (TD64) so there's no...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 April 2018, 09:59
Replies: 63
Views: 2,069
Posted By Daedalus
That ship sailed a quarter of a century ago....

That ship sailed a quarter of a century ago. That's like several lifetimes in the tech world - it's just too big a deficit to make up. Where would the developers come from and why? Why did they leave...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 April 2018, 09:53
Replies: 63
Views: 2,069
Posted By Daedalus
Nope, I don't. If I did I wouldn't have any time...

Nope, I don't. If I did I wouldn't have any time for doing anything else. But I occasionally do it for someone who has corrected someone else.

Nope, I have made, and will continue to make...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 April 2018, 23:35
Replies: 63
Views: 2,069
Posted By Daedalus
Define "Loads of demand"? 50? 100? 1,000? In such...

Define "Loads of demand"? 50? 100? 1,000? In such a small community it's very easy for a small number of people to make a large amount of noise. We don't know the economics behind it, but perhaps...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 April 2018, 23:09
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, an ATX power supply is typically turned on...

Yep, an ATX power supply is typically turned on by circuitry that expects a momentary switch to turn it on and off, so that's what is in all modern PC cases, and what the Mediator expects. The reset...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 April 2018, 17:03
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By Daedalus
For reference, the CIAs can only affect the fire...

For reference, the CIAs can only affect the fire / left mouse button. All other inputs and outputs on the controller ports are handled by other chips.

As for the horizontal movement, two signal...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 April 2018, 13:08
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By Daedalus
First off, welcome along! :) Now, the first...

First off, welcome along! :)

Now, the first thing is that the blue wire going to the middle pin of the A1200's power connector is -12V - putting a switch on that will make no difference other than...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 April 2018, 09:36
Replies: 24
Views: 907
Posted By Daedalus
Thanks Toni, that makes sense :)

Thanks Toni, that makes sense :)
Forum: support.Hardware 10 April 2018, 10:45
Replies: 24
Views: 907
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, interesting. My understanding was that it...

Hmmm, interesting. My understanding was that it would override the ROM, provided that driver wasn't already in use (i.e., a storage drive with a volume mounted), but it is a long time since I've...
Forum: OT - General 05 April 2018, 15:25
Replies: 26
Views: 969
Posted By Daedalus
Sounds like witchcraft to me.

Sounds like witchcraft to me.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 05 April 2018, 02:13
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, some of the examples aren't great...

Yeah, some of the examples aren't great initially, though there's a chance that they are actually garbled - Blitz 2 by default saves in tokenized format, with the commands stored as binary and the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 05 April 2018, 02:06
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, I don't know a CloseWB command, but if it's...

Hmmm, I don't know a CloseWB command, but if it's available (maybe in the 3rd party libraries?) then that would be the easiest way to go. I suspect it would just reopen the WB screen again when it...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 April 2018, 16:13
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Daedalus
I have this book somewhere stored away, along...

I have this book somewhere stored away, along with the magazines it came with I'm sure... It's a good guide to a lot of the aspects points of using the Amiga, including making bootable disks, a...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 04 April 2018, 13:23
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Daedalus
Whether it's actually worth it or not to you just...

Whether it's actually worth it or not to you just for this I cannot say, but I've covered this very technique (only in basic horizontal form but the principle is there) in Blitz Workshop in the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 04 April 2018, 13:14
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, the same applies for vertical, you just...

Yep, the same applies for vertical, you just consider the width and height of the display to be the screen size plus two tiles. This will ensure you have the correct tiles in place at all times.
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Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 04 April 2018, 12:19
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Daedalus
It's 16 pixels because that's the tile size...

It's 16 pixels because that's the tile size you're dealing with. As explained above, 16 pixels suit a 16-bit blitter, so multiples of 16 get the maximum performance out of the system, leaving the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 04 April 2018, 11:09
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Daedalus
Ooh, interesting situation! The simplest thing I...

Ooh, interesting situation! The simplest thing I can think of is to open a fullscreen window without the normal window gadgets right before the game starts. That will absorb most of the keyboard and...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 April 2018, 11:00
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Daedalus
Less so with monitors (although some 1084...

Less so with monitors (although some 1084 variants can use it, and my Dell U2410 has a composite input too), but practically every TV set built in the past 2 decades can accept a composite input,...
Forum: OT - General 04 April 2018, 10:44
Replies: 26
Views: 969
Posted By Daedalus
And this illustrates a lot of what's wrong with...

And this illustrates a lot of what's wrong with your whole perspective. Why won't Britain be in Europe? Are they going to stick an enormous engine on Dover and put-put-put it out into the middle of...
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