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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 29 July 2015, 21:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,484
Posted By pmc
Don't know the answer off the top of my head -...

Don't know the answer off the top of my head - sorry - but... this would seem like a good candidate for just trying it and seeing what happens. Nothing worse than "nope, that didn't work" could...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 05 December 2014, 12:17
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By pmc
Don't usually come here anymore but spotted this...

Don't usually come here anymore but spotted this on an infrequent visit and so, for old times sake:

Wait for blitter to be ready (might also be worth setting blitter priority bit first in dmacon...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 24 September 2013, 13:42
Replies: 13
Views: 1,949
Posted By pmc
h0ff: Looks like Leffmann's given you the lowdown...

h0ff: Looks like Leffmann's given you the lowdown on string comparisons. In relation to the BPM sorting, I have a very short (50 or 60 bytes or so from memory I think...?) asm insertion sort routine...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 July 2013, 22:02
Replies: 14
Views: 5,439
Posted By pmc
I don't know about the WinUAE debugger and...

I don't know about the WinUAE debugger and haven't ever really used it but... I have debugged lots of asm code.

I've always just used the debugger (MonAm) that is available with the assembler I...
Forum: MarketPlace 08 July 2013, 19:36
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By pmc
Here: ...

Here:

http://amiga-manuals.xiik.net/manuals/eBooks/Amiga_Machine_Language___eBook_ENG.rar

Or you can buy it here cheaply:
...
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 18 May 2013, 19:12
Replies: 172
Views: 30,092
Posted By pmc
Yes, it should. Already fixed in my own version...

Yes, it should. Already fixed in my own version of the trackloader a long time ago - just never said anything about it here.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 April 2013, 21:08
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By pmc
@Leffmann - as said, it's just being moved to...

@Leffmann - as said, it's just being moved to another server.

musashi9's web hosting costs were gonna get hiked and he didn't (as opposed to couldn't) want to pay the increase so flashtro.com was...
Forum: Coders. Releases 26 March 2013, 09:30
Replies: 28
Views: 10,021
Posted By pmc
Good stuff this Herpes - nice to see a trainer...

Good stuff this Herpes - nice to see a trainer release for 2013 :)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 March 2013, 20:59
Replies: 82
Views: 5,175
Posted By pmc
Well... these things can happen sometimes....

Well... these things can happen sometimes. Certainly nothing to beat yourself up over. :)

However, one thing it does show goes back to what I said recently about source codes: don't confuse having...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 March 2013, 19:09
Replies: 82
Views: 5,175
Posted By pmc
@bippym - what Vikke said and this is a nice...

@bippym - what Vikke said and this is a nice example of something that could easily be found and fixed by following the first two steps in my previous post. :)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 March 2013, 17:51
Replies: 82
Views: 5,175
Posted By pmc
My suggestions for approaches to fixing anything...

My suggestions for approaches to fixing anything that doesn't work right:

Narrow down your search for the error as far as possible by first thinking logically about where the type of error seen...
Forum: Coders. General 11 March 2013, 09:38
Replies: 16
Views: 3,355
Posted By pmc
I presume, if you're storing your graphics in...

I presume, if you're storing your graphics in .png format, that you then have to have a routine to convert those graphics into raw bitplane data ready for display?

Why not just use raw data to...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 March 2013, 22:05
Replies: 46
Views: 5,305
Posted By pmc
All I'll say on this is don't confuse having...

All I'll say on this is don't confuse having source codes with learning assembly language coding. Source codes are how somebody else would do something, not how you would do it.

If source codes...
Forum: request.Demos 07 January 2013, 21:15
Replies: 30
Views: 3,459
Posted By pmc
:D

:D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 January 2013, 15:59
Replies: 47
Views: 4,798
Posted By pmc
You can certainly still get lots done that way....

You can certainly still get lots done that way. Even some commercial games did things in a system friendly way. I think I'm right in saying (someone here will *definitely* correct me if I'm wrong ;))...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 January 2013, 23:21
Replies: 47
Views: 4,798
Posted By pmc
The little button on a freezer cartridge (such as...

The little button on a freezer cartridge (such as Action Replay) that you can press to interrupt the currently running software.

Also @Mrs Beanbag - I think views on how to use the hardware and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 January 2013, 23:19
Replies: 25
Views: 3,542
Posted By pmc
You could try here with your favourite Flash...

You could try here with your favourite Flash enabled browser and enjoy...

http://www.flashtro.com/

:)
Forum: Coders. Releases 29 December 2012, 00:07
Replies: 17
Views: 4,035
Posted By pmc
Had time to squeeze in one more cracktro before...

Had time to squeeze in one more cracktro before the end of the year for the people over at flashtro.

This one was knocked together pretty quickly so isn't that much to look at but, in my opinion...
Forum: Coders. Releases 25 October 2012, 19:08
Replies: 7
Views: 2,524
Posted By pmc
Just a quick update to this thread: I'll...

Just a quick update to this thread:

I'll leave the Amiga version of the cipher here in case anyone really wants it but I've now abandoned any further work on this. Apologies to daxb for failing to...
Forum: Coders. General 22 October 2012, 09:32
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By pmc
I don't know if there is a way to set a...

I don't know if there is a way to set a breakpoint directly in your source code in Devpac - I've never done so.

You can load your code into the Devpac debugger MonAM and either set a breakpoint at...
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 17 October 2012, 13:11
Replies: 16
Views: 6,260
Posted By pmc
Well... the last value you leave in the bplcon1...

Well... the last value you leave in the bplcon1 register when changing the values to sinus your graphic is the value that remains for the rest of the display ie. the effect of the scroll applied...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 09 October 2012, 13:13
Replies: 8
Views: 2,148
Posted By pmc
Off topic this but... just gotta quickly say:...

Off topic this but... just gotta quickly say: always so impressed with your versatility Leffmann. :great
Forum: support.OtherUAE 08 October 2012, 15:40
Replies: 415
Views: 70,494
Posted By pmc
FOL: I did exactly that and you're right it does...

FOL: I did exactly that and you're right it does work but... only up to a point.

Adobe are no longer updating the Flash plugin for Android so, while the Flash plugin functions in Firefox, it still...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 05 October 2012, 12:49
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By pmc
This fixes it: while (inputFile.good())...

This fixes it:

while (inputFile.good()) {
inputFile.get(in_char);
if (inputFile.eof()) {
break;}

Massive thanks to CaptainHug/RSE - you're a legend mate! :)
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 05 October 2012, 12:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By pmc
No go I'm afraid :( Same problem using...

No go I'm afraid :(

Same problem using binary mode rather than text mode :(

I changed the call to the cipher function so instead I just go:

out_char = in_char;

And set my input text...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 05 October 2012, 10:33
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By pmc
Rogue characters on file write

Morning boys (and girls ;)) :)

Bet you never thought you'd see me posting to this forum of coder's heaven, eh? :D

In an effort to do a bit of learning I've been converting my little software...
Forum: Coders. Releases 21 September 2012, 22:01
Replies: 7
Views: 2,524
Posted By pmc
OK, I will post a new v2.02 .lha archive soon...

OK, I will post a new v2.02 .lha archive soon containing support for umlaute characters and increasing the input file size maximum to 100Kb :)

Oh, and you're perfectly correct in what you say -...
Forum: Coders. Releases 21 September 2012, 19:50
Replies: 7
Views: 2,524
Posted By pmc
Let me know if you find the 8Kb input file limit...

Let me know if you find the 8Kb input file limit too restrictive - I have a home version here happily accepting 100Kb files with no problems.

Obviously your machine would need enough available RAM...
Forum: Coders. Releases 16 September 2012, 23:54
Replies: 7
Views: 2,524
Posted By pmc
PERPLEXITY Cipher

Hello :)

Bit of a different release to my usual fare this one. I turned the cipher code I was playing with into a CLI command. You can use it to encipher ASCII text files completely controllable...
Forum: Coders. General 12 September 2012, 16:54
Replies: 43
Views: 8,406
Posted By pmc
Kind of in the spirit of this thread and it might...

Kind of in the spirit of this thread and it might interest someone...

I visited Bletchley Park recently where they cracked the Enigma code during WWII.

I found the Enigma machine itself, and...
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 12 September 2012, 16:46
Replies: 16
Views: 6,260
Posted By pmc
Heh heh :) Nice one :great

Heh heh :)

Nice one :great
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 11 September 2012, 19:47
Replies: 16
Views: 6,260
Posted By pmc
OK, so you fixed two out of the three bugs, so...

OK, so you fixed two out of the three bugs, so onto the last...

How can you check if your wait pos is OK?

Well... one way would be: in your copperlist, wait for a line and turn the background...
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 09 September 2012, 22:12
Replies: 16
Views: 6,260
Posted By pmc
A sine wave is a sine wave is a sine wave. It's...

A sine wave is a sine wave is a sine wave. It's all the same, you can then use it however you like. :)

No difference between #54-1 or #53 they both move #53

The reason you often see -1 is...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 September 2012, 09:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By pmc
Galahad: you were right mate, it was Mesmerised...

Galahad: you were right mate, it was Mesmerised by Pure Metal Coders.

The same fella asked the same question here:

http://ada.untergrund.net/forum/index.php?action=vthread&forum=6&topic=741
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 September 2012, 15:35
Replies: 23
Views: 2,356
Posted By pmc
Heh heh - good stuff :) 8x8 is most likely I...

Heh heh - good stuff :)

8x8 is most likely I would've thought, yes.

Look for anywhere in the code where font or fontsize is used and then it should be pretty straightforward to find the routine...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 September 2012, 15:12
Replies: 23
Views: 2,356
Posted By pmc
That fontsize variable is calculating the size of...

That fontsize variable is calculating the size of the font as a whole by getting the assembler to do a calculation like this:

end_of_font minus start_of_font equals size of the font in bytes
...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 September 2012, 14:50
Replies: 23
Views: 2,356
Posted By pmc
No, an IFF paint program like DPaint won't read...

No, an IFF paint program like DPaint won't read that data directly.

You could potentially load the RAW data into something like Kefrens IFF converter but you would need to supply the height, width...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 September 2012, 10:02
Replies: 23
Views: 2,356
Posted By pmc
RAW data is just graphics data with no other...

RAW data is just graphics data with no other formatting information included.

You'll need to look at the code that manipulates those graphics which will give you some clues about how tall, wide...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 September 2012, 23:21
Replies: 23
Views: 2,356
Posted By pmc
Watching that vid now - whoahhh - that's f*cking...

Watching that vid now - whoahhh - that's f*cking cool :D
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 September 2012, 23:14
Replies: 23
Views: 2,356
Posted By pmc
Nah, no worries man - you're more than welcome :)...

Nah, no worries man - you're more than welcome :)

And I'll look forward to your PT-deluxe too :D
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