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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 October 2018, 12:11
Replies: 25
Views: 758
Posted By drHirudo
Something in the sound like Oh Rack. It's better...

Something in the sound like Oh Rack. It's better as a rack and similar.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 October 2018, 09:50
Replies: 25
Views: 758
Posted By drHirudo
TRaSh 80! Orac! Zega! Nintendont! Hatari!...

TRaSh 80!
Orac!
Zega!
Nintendont!
Hatari!
Commodore Vixxen!
Dreampast!
CoConut.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 September 2018, 14:11
Replies: 3,860
Views: 598,610
Posted By drHirudo
Recently I've started playing for longplay...

Recently I've started playing for longplay videos, old and not so old arcade and also Apple Macintosh games. So far I've played Frogger, Galaxian, Karnov, Super Hang-On, Saint Dragon for the arcades...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 August 2018, 18:26
Replies: 89
Views: 3,201
Posted By drHirudo
Shapeshifter and PC-Task have nothing in common....

Shapeshifter and PC-Task have nothing in common. One is Mac the other is PC emulator.

PC-Task was released for free some time ago - check this EAB thread...
Forum: Coders. General 28 August 2018, 10:47
Replies: 27
Views: 9,885
Posted By drHirudo
There are many games written in Blitz BASIC,...

There are many games written in Blitz BASIC, especially on Aminet. But there are also commercial games. According to Moby Games (http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/games-made-in-blitz-basic)...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 28 August 2018, 08:17
Replies: 555
Views: 16,867
Posted By drHirudo
The point is the 68000 processor was designed to...

The point is the 68000 processor was designed to be easy to use with high level languages and compilers, hence the so many registers, CISC architecture, relocatable stack and so on.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 August 2018, 09:41
Replies: 1,958
Views: 273,895
Posted By drHirudo
How does Oxyron Patcher managed to get faster...

How does Oxyron Patcher managed to get faster speeds on 68040/68060 Amigas, than the official AmigaOS 68040.library?

If Oxyron Patcher is rewritten with today's assemblers and the better knowledge...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 August 2018, 15:47
Replies: 42
Views: 2,321
Posted By drHirudo
New reviews are good because they look at the...

New reviews are good because they look at the games from quite different angle, or even not seen/known aspect. For example before the HD become standard some magazines gave low scores to games...
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 30 July 2018, 16:00
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By drHirudo
Yeah, just like back in the older times when the...

Yeah, just like back in the older times when the PD software houses existed, who were selling PD games and demos for the price of the disks (+ little extra).
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 July 2018, 08:46
Replies: 147
Views: 7,460
Posted By drHirudo
Uhh, what! Any Amiga/PC/Mac/Acorn/Whatever...

Uhh, what!

Any Amiga/PC/Mac/Acorn/Whatever computer from 1985-1997 era fails miserably at most tasks modern PC's are used for. Your point (other than trolling) being?
Forum: support.Other 27 July 2018, 16:22
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By drHirudo
Commodore also discouraged direct bang of the...

Commodore also discouraged direct bang of the hardware, but the clean way is so slow, you can't get decent scroll even on Amiga 1200 without locking the system and directly banging the hardware....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 July 2018, 16:32
Replies: 147
Views: 7,460
Posted By drHirudo
The Amiga was strong in the video market in 1994,...

The Amiga was strong in the video market in 1994, that's why the Draco was created when C= went bankrupt - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DraCo
Edit: Additional reference about MovieShop -...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 July 2018, 13:19
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By drHirudo
Relevant video to the Computer Users groups today...

Relevant video to the Computer Users groups today and back then:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvTN9siaT-M
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 June 2018, 15:51
Replies: 197
Views: 8,367
Posted By drHirudo
The Acorn Archimedes had good CPU and .............

The Acorn Archimedes had good CPU and .......... (sound of crickets chirping)... nothing else. Why would you add a blitter to a machine that can perform blit operations by the CPU, faster on 32 bit...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 May 2018, 16:53
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By drHirudo
Previous is just the Hatari emulator in disguise....

Previous is just the Hatari emulator in disguise. NeXT step is pretty easy to emulate, if not easier than the mediocre Atari ST hardware.
I didn't code and port stuff to the Amiga for a long time,...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 24 April 2018, 18:12
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By drHirudo
I've used AHX for many games on the Amiga, that I...

I've used AHX for many games on the Amiga, that I later ported with ease to other platforms (PC, Mac). I even used the AHX for sound effects etc..
One example of the AHX player used in Amiga game:...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 April 2018, 15:09
Replies: 3,860
Views: 598,610
Posted By drHirudo
I am playing right now Lode Runner for the...

I am playing right now Lode Runner for the classic B&W Macintosh. The Macintosh port even if crappier than the other ports, still have than 16-bit feel of the game. Currently at level 104. Only 46...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2018, 12:53
Replies: 3,860
Views: 598,610
Posted By drHirudo
Just finished Defender of the Crown for ... Apple...

Just finished Defender of the Crown for ... Apple Macintosh. Mostly very crappy black and white graphics (dithered from the Amiga originals I guess), and horrible music (sounds), but there are also...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 March 2018, 09:24
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By drHirudo
For the record probably the worst Tetris clone...

For the record probably the worst Tetris clone for Amiga was done by me back in 2002. It's called Colorix - http://www.mobygames.com/game/colorix_ and it is written in 100% OS friendly code. It...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 March 2018, 09:19
Replies: 3,860
Views: 598,610
Posted By drHirudo
Just completed Defender of The Crown for ......

Just completed Defender of The Crown for ... Apple IIGS. Much crappier graphics and music, but I saw there was no longplay on YouTube, so I will make one and upload it soon.
Edit: Link to the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 March 2018, 10:40
Replies: 1,958
Views: 273,895
Posted By drHirudo
There is a whole thread on EAB regarding the...

There is a whole thread on EAB regarding the kickstart image, that includes answer from Sheryl Knowles herself. Go read it here -> http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=33145&page=3
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 March 2018, 13:52
Replies: 1,958
Views: 273,895
Posted By drHirudo
There is also the .adz format, which is better...

There is also the .adz format, which is better than DMS and more portable.

From Wikipedia on Amiga Disk File (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga_Disk_File)

I remember being able to directly...
Forum: Coders. System 16 February 2018, 16:25
Replies: 14
Views: 2,093
Posted By drHirudo
Thanks for the links. I used Pascal only on...

Thanks for the links. I used Pascal only on 8-bits, but can try to compile it on Amiga. I hope HiSoft Pascal would do the job.

If CP/M is ported naively to Amiga, it would mean all 68K CP/M...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 February 2018, 16:04
Replies: 1,958
Views: 273,895
Posted By drHirudo
Does compression of data on Amiga DD disks gives...

Does compression of data on Amiga DD disks gives loading speed advance versus the same data written uncompressed on disk?


For example what is the difference between 128 KB data loaded, vs 64 KB...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 January 2018, 08:21
Replies: 47
Views: 2,041
Posted By drHirudo
Retro Computer Enthusiast.

Retro Computer Enthusiast.
Forum: request.Music 22 December 2017, 10:47
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By drHirudo
You can even import and edit .xm modules on Amiga...

You can even import and edit .xm modules on Amiga with Digi Booster. Requires fast processor though if you use more than 8 channels.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 December 2017, 14:12
Replies: 147
Views: 13,991
Posted By drHirudo
This happened in the Atari land with the ST (The...

This happened in the Atari land with the ST (The Jackintosh). Both Macs and Atari's used mostly off the shelf parts - one of them succeeded, the other miserably failed.
Forum: Coders. System 08 December 2017, 14:04
Replies: 14
Views: 2,093
Posted By drHirudo
Yes, CP/M (Z80) games exist. But 68K CP/M games...

Yes, CP/M (Z80) games exist. But 68K CP/M games are another story. I am not sure if you can find many. On this note, here is a game that I wrote many years ago for CP/M:
...
Forum: Coders. System 08 December 2017, 12:51
Replies: 14
Views: 2,093
Posted By drHirudo
CP/M 68K games? Please give me :D

CP/M 68K games? Please give me :D
Forum: Coders. System 08 December 2017, 12:50
Replies: 14
Views: 2,093
Posted By drHirudo
That's what I was thinking too. Use the AmigaOS...

That's what I was thinking too. Use the AmigaOS for the Disk I/O and the Amiga shell for the console output. There are already VT52 emulators available for Amiga -...
Forum: Coders. System 08 December 2017, 11:07
Replies: 14
Views: 2,093
Posted By drHirudo
Porting CP/M to Amiga?

The sources of CP/M 68K were released long time ago - http://www.cpm.z80.de/source.html

As a long time fan of CP/M (since 1991) it will be nice having it on the Amiga How feasible it is to port it...
Forum: Coders. General 08 December 2017, 08:37
Replies: 40
Views: 5,206
Posted By drHirudo
Chunky modes were possible on Amiga with the...

Chunky modes were possible on Amiga with the custom chips, but they were very low-res (lower than 8 bit computers).

Ambermoon used hybrid chunky mode for the floor/ceilings.
There is also a...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 December 2017, 13:01
Replies: 521
Views: 63,540
Posted By drHirudo
I saw some of the new Amstrad CPC games and I see...

I saw some of the new Amstrad CPC games and I see they are good candidates for Amiga ports, and since the authors are easily contactable, it's also easy to get hold of the source codes. When I ported...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 December 2017, 12:55
Replies: 521
Views: 63,540
Posted By drHirudo
Thumbs up I like the idea of the game. Graphics are okay,...

I like the idea of the game. Graphics are okay, music fits the theme and the scrolling is good.

Regarding the YouTube comments. Don't be mad bro. I've released much worse games before and...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 07 December 2017, 12:24
Replies: 46
Views: 7,371
Posted By drHirudo
Streets of Rage to run properly on Amiga 500, I...

Streets of Rage to run properly on Amiga 500, I think the Sega Mega Drive version is way too high to achieve enjoyable gameplay conversion.
Better aim for the Game Gear version of the game, that is...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 December 2017, 09:05
Replies: 147
Views: 13,991
Posted By drHirudo
Amiga with 32 MB RAM in 1985 would be even...

Amiga with 32 MB RAM in 1985 would be even hotter. But according to memory prices in 1985 from http://jcmit.net/memoryprice.htm it would have costed 32*300 = 9600$ for the memory alone (Not that...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 December 2017, 08:21
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By drHirudo
Defender of the Crown - Horse. Superfrog -...

Defender of the Crown - Horse.
Superfrog - small green buddy.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 December 2017, 15:22
Replies: 42
Views: 1,924
Posted By drHirudo
Yes, I also remember TFMX being 7 channels, but...

Yes, I also remember TFMX being 7 channels, but then I looked into this screenshot
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/TFMX#/media/File:TFMX-Trackstep.png
And there are 8 channels.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 December 2017, 09:27
Replies: 1,958
Views: 273,895
Posted By drHirudo
Thanks everyone for the explanation. Really...

Thanks everyone for the explanation. Really useful and in depth. As I was understanding it and especially why it's called sub pixel and not half-pixel for example is: The picture is scrolled 25...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 November 2017, 21:32
Replies: 42
Views: 1,924
Posted By drHirudo
With lots of CPU power even the 1-bit DAC PC...

With lots of CPU power even the 1-bit DAC PC speaker can do wonders. And the Amiga with the good old Paula can replay Second Reality demo music with ease. DigiBooster was doing real time 32 channel...
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