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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 14:46
Replies: 4,079
Views: 703,032
Posted By Daedalus
What little time I have for games has recently...

What little time I have for games has recently been spent on Link's Awakening on the Switch. It's gorgeous and charming, and feels so compact after playing any of the recent Zelda games. Still plenty...
Forum: OT - General Yesterday, 14:39
Replies: 36
Views: 1,121
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, it really is scary over there. I work for a...

Yep, it really is scary over there. I work for a medical supplier/manufacturer and some of the products I work on get used in surgeries and labs. We get to see the different rates charged for our...
Forum: Hardware mods Yesterday, 11:38
Replies: 264
Views: 42,254
Posted By Daedalus
@trixster Interesting... It seems that the...

@trixster
Interesting... It seems that the Checkmate version of the board has an issue with newer ACA cards that use a different 68000 compared to the original ACA500+. Which version do you have?
...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 11:30
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, you really want to use flux intended for...

Yeah, you really want to use flux intended for electronics use, typically "no-clean", but you should still clean it up. That's just to differentiate from other fluxes which absolutely must be...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 November 2019, 17:22
Replies: 217
Views: 24,701
Posted By Daedalus
There's no command to set the colours on a...

There's no command to set the colours on a Coplist display directly as such, no. Modifying a palette object and then applying that to the display is one way to do it, or you can poke the values...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 November 2019, 15:27
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Daedalus
The resident files won't provide the missing...

The resident files won't provide the missing tokenisation - they'll only provide things like constants and structs used by the OS calls.

It's strange, Lock_() is something I'm sure I've used...
Forum: Coders. General 14 November 2019, 10:54
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By Daedalus
If you're short of colours, why not just have 3...

If you're short of colours, why not just have 3 different BOBs for the plane with the propeller at different positions and blit them in sequence? After all, you're blitting them every frame anyway so...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 November 2019, 11:04
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By Daedalus
If you're getting that kind of fluctuation on the...

If you're getting that kind of fluctuation on the 5V line, I would also suspect the capacitors in the PSU itself rather than the Amiga (though changing them won't make it worse). But it's also worth...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 November 2019, 10:54
Replies: 2,383
Views: 357,140
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, more or less. I think there are slightly...

Yeah, more or less. I think there are slightly newer versions floating around, and Individual Computers have updated P96 since the last public version and sell it as a commercial product. But the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 November 2019, 21:58
Replies: 2,383
Views: 357,140
Posted By Daedalus
I had 256MB in my A1200 for a long time, but...

I had 256MB in my A1200 for a long time, but since reduced to 192 because the 64MB SIMM was a better fit, and I don't think I ever used above 128MB anyway.
Forum: Coders. General 11 November 2019, 13:21
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I know it's possible already. When you open...

Yeah, I know it's possible already. When you open a window, you can define maximum and minimum dimensions, and reasonably assume that they remain fixed while your program runs. For example, you might...
Forum: Coders. General 11 November 2019, 11:26
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By Daedalus
The Intuition window size limits can be easily...

The Intuition window size limits can be easily set for any window by finding the window's structure and changing the limit values within it. This could be done with a small program at runtime....
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 November 2019, 18:15
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Daedalus
Good stuff! Yep, they'll only use 4...

Good stuff!


Yep, they'll only use 4 bitplanes for each playfield - after all, there can only be up to 8 bitplanes in total.
Forum: Amiga scene 08 November 2019, 14:10
Replies: 99
Views: 5,671
Posted By Daedalus
Where did I say it's not?

Where did I say it's not?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 07 November 2019, 23:44
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Daedalus
Other than the FPU thing (which will hopefully be...

Other than the FPU thing (which will hopefully be removed soon!), Amiblitz 3 requires OS 3.0, a 68020 and some fast RAM. Very little software actually requires things like BetterWB, though they often...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 November 2019, 23:34
Replies: 99
Views: 5,671
Posted By Daedalus
Means that Is impossible to take seriously.

Means that

Is impossible to take seriously.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 07 November 2019, 14:41
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Daedalus
DisplayControls basically just sets the three...

DisplayControls basically just sets the three 16-bit registers to the given values, with the added complexity that the values given for BPLCON2 and BPLCON4 are XOR'ed with the default values. But...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2019, 22:39
Replies: 55
Views: 4,885
Posted By Daedalus
Scottish Amiga Users Christmas Meetup

We're back in Glasgow for the Christmas meetup of the Scottish Amiga User Group, which will be held on Sunday the 8th December from 12 noon until 6pm, and will be in our regular venue - The Shawlands...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 06 November 2019, 18:01
Replies: 24
Views: 622
Posted By Daedalus
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: MarketPlace 06 November 2019, 16:32
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, when these collectors die or otherwise...

Indeed, when these collectors die or otherwise can't look after their collections, they'll suddenly become available again. Mind you, depending on who is looking after them then, they could easily...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 06 November 2019, 16:17
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Daedalus
If you use Google Translate as part of Chrome...

If you use Google Translate as part of Chrome instead of via translate.google.com, the colours are correct.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 November 2019, 14:16
Replies: 27
Views: 813
Posted By Daedalus
The 4GB issue depends on the device driver and...

The 4GB issue depends on the device driver and the filesystem used. If you're using compactflash.device and fat95 for the transfers, there's no problem with larger cards.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 06 November 2019, 14:13
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Daedalus
How playfields and palettes work is a little...

How playfields and palettes work is a little confusing on AGA, because by default, the AGA chipset acts like the OCS/ECS for compatibility with software written for OCS/ECS. Under OCS and ECS, the...
Forum: MarketPlace 06 November 2019, 13:08
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By Daedalus
Retro computing in general is rapidly increasing...

Retro computing in general is rapidly increasing in popularity, and there are more collectors than ever before, all looking to add to their count ofmachines. It's pretty simple supply and demand -...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 November 2019, 11:55
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Daedalus
It doesn't look *too* bad, but there are...

It doesn't look *too* bad, but there are definitely signs of leakage there, and it's impossible to know the full extent of any damage caused until the affected parts are removed and the board...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 November 2019, 00:00
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Daedalus
Nope, 45 ohms is pretty normal for a setup like...

Nope, 45 ohms is pretty normal for a setup like this, with things like capacitors charging, pull up / pull down resistors and semiconductor leak currents all adding up. After all, 5V into 45 ohms is...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 05 November 2019, 23:36
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Daedalus
You can do it very easily by drawing directly to...

You can do it very easily by drawing directly to shapes (ShapesBitMap, MakeCookie), then transferring the image data to the sprite using GetaSprite. This copies the image data, so it's not entirely...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 05 November 2019, 17:07
Replies: 217
Views: 24,701
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the drawing commands are pretty close to...

Yeah, the drawing commands are pretty close to the hardware, so using them responsibly and safely is up to you - the hardware will blit your data wherever you want it, be it a bitmap, a window, or...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 05 November 2019, 14:21
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Daedalus
99.9% of the original Blitz Basic 2 commands are...

99.9% of the original Blitz Basic 2 commands are also available in AmiBlitz, along with the original Blitz 3rd party libraries of additional commands, so any Blitz 2 reference will do the job for...
Forum: OT - General 05 November 2019, 10:50
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By Daedalus
Yikes! That's a lot more expensive than I...

Yikes! That's a lot more expensive than I remember! About 10 years ago I was paying around €7-8 for a beer (~400ml) in Sweden and Norway, but we were in suburbs rather than city centres so that...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2019, 00:06
Replies: 99
Views: 5,671
Posted By Daedalus
As an aside, Python is included with OS4, and it...

As an aside, Python is included with OS4, and it includes an arexx module that lets Python scripts do ARexx-specific things, like sending messages, opening ARexx host ports etc. It's quite neat, and...
Forum: support.Apps 04 November 2019, 16:59
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Daedalus
Well, the ADF uses a custom bootloader, so you...

Well, the ADF uses a custom bootloader, so you can't access the contents directly. But there is a separate executable that you should find in the same archive that you can put anywhere and run from...
Forum: support.Apps 04 November 2019, 15:57
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Daedalus
I haven't checked them out, but probably. It has...

I haven't checked them out, but probably. It has a maroon background with dark blue borders top and bottom of the screen. It's such a handy tool, available as an ADF you can stick on a disk and then...
Forum: support.Apps 04 November 2019, 15:44
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Daedalus
AmigaTestKit has a memory test that you can run...

AmigaTestKit has a memory test that you can run for hours and hours if you like to give the memory a thorough test.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 04 November 2019, 13:55
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Daedalus
It depends on what you want from the files....

It depends on what you want from the files. Extracting on a PC will destroy the file protection bits, comments etc., and can cause issues with special characters.

Aside from that, if the max...
Forum: OT - General 04 November 2019, 12:19
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By Daedalus
Relative to other countries, I would say is how...

Relative to other countries, I would say is how it's meant by most people. Nordic countries are expensive in general compared to other European countries, and particularly when it comes to alcohol...
Forum: OT - General 03 November 2019, 18:00
Replies: 25
Views: 1,276
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I was also gonna talk about that too,...

Yeah, I was also gonna talk about that too, basically having to include an emulator with the game to produce a comparable executable, but it's all good.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 03 November 2019, 17:20
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, I had forgotten about this aspect on...

Indeed, I had forgotten about this aspect on big-box Amigas.


Also, aside from users replacing PSUs or changing the tick jumper, many Amigas don't even have this tick signal from the PSU at all -...
Forum: OT - General 03 November 2019, 14:48
Replies: 25
Views: 1,276
Posted By Daedalus
Still, 14MB isn't a massive amount in modern...

Still, 14MB isn't a massive amount in modern terms. Relative to the original, it's a lot of bloat, yes, but it can be downloaded in seconds, and is less than a rounding error in the free space...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 03 November 2019, 14:24
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Daedalus
No worries, we all have to start somewhere. The...

No worries, we all have to start somewhere. The event handling is an Amiga OS thing rather than a Blitz thing, and will follow the same general pattern in any language.

That's exactly what...
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