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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 11:11
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Posted By roondar
Yeah, I know. But I just don't like it when...

Yeah, I know.

But I just don't like it when people downplay other's achievements. I mean, it's not only KK/Altair he's downplaying here - he's also claiming that UAE in general is just not...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2020, 23:38
Replies: 350
Views: 41,318
Posted By roondar
Now this is a long thread so I'm sure I've...

Now this is a long thread so I'm sure I've forgotten part of the discussion, but I wonder if this has been tried without dithering or with different "levels of brightness" for the dither?

Reason...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 February 2020, 23:54
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By roondar
Nice video, I was wondering how you did it :)

Nice video, I was wondering how you did it :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 February 2020, 23:06
Replies: 35
Views: 1,421
Posted By roondar
I love my real Amiga's. I use them frequently....

I love my real Amiga's. I use them frequently. Yet, I can't deny that my Amiga use was rekindled by WinUAE. In fact, despite my love for CRT's and real hardware it's most definitely true that WinUAE...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 February 2020, 18:37
Replies: 130
Views: 4,911
Posted By roondar
I do not have a Vampire. Or a 68060. Or even a...

I do not have a Vampire. Or a 68060. Or even a 68040.
And yet, I'd say: go for the Vampire version and don't compromise. That system deserves a few stellar showcases for it, just as much as others...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 February 2020, 15:06
Replies: 26
Views: 444
Posted By roondar
That's a good point, actually. Perhaps I could...

That's a good point, actually. Perhaps I could try it with the HxC disconnected for testing.

I suppose if that works I could replace the HxC with a Gotek instead.
Forum: support.Hardware 25 February 2020, 14:22
Replies: 26
Views: 444
Posted By roondar
I've never managed to get the ACA500plus floppy...

I've never managed to get the ACA500plus floppy switching to work. Perhaps it's due to my HxC internal floppy drive replacement, I don't know. But regardless, now matter how I set up DF0: and DF1: in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 February 2020, 12:30
Replies: 34
Views: 871
Posted By roondar
Yeah, the Amiga sold about 5-6 million units...

Yeah, the Amiga sold about 5-6 million units total - over all models.
The A1200 was fairly unsuccessful, with most estimates being in the "several hundred thousands" range, well below a million at...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 February 2020, 11:25
Replies: 34
Views: 871
Posted By roondar
Just look at the C64: sold less than 1/5th of the...

Just look at the C64: sold less than 1/5th of the PS1 and still isn't really worth all that much even after not being on the market for over 25 years.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 February 2020, 11:21
Replies: 130
Views: 4,911
Posted By roondar
Edit: I've removed my post here, I felt it was...

Edit: I've removed my post here, I felt it was too far off-topic.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 February 2020, 18:10
Replies: 26
Views: 1,533
Posted By roondar
Apart from my Amiga Tech series on YouTube and my...

Apart from my Amiga Tech series on YouTube and my website, I've done a few games and utilities around 1996-2000.

They are nowhere near the same quality level as my more recent Amiga Tech stuff,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 February 2020, 13:52
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By roondar
You are both right and wrong here. The team was...

You are both right and wrong here. The team was different (it was much bigger), but just about all of the people that worked on Battletoads also worked on Donkey Kong Country. Interestingly, the main...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 February 2020, 23:11
Replies: 71
Views: 13,828
Posted By roondar
Wait, I didn't know this... That's pretty cool! ...

Wait, I didn't know this... That's pretty cool!
How do you change it to hires?
Forum: Amiga scene 23 February 2020, 14:42
Replies: 350
Views: 41,318
Posted By roondar
Nice video! And very impressive engine. I almost...

Nice video! And very impressive engine. I almost can't believe the frame rate!
Looks great :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 February 2020, 01:45
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By roondar
In my experience, there is such a thing as a team...

In my experience, there is such a thing as a team that is too big. Thanks for the video, I always enjoy these ones, even though I also understand the pain in playing the games featured in them...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 February 2020, 00:31
Replies: 83
Views: 2,828
Posted By roondar
Not really, I only feel this is for subjective...

Not really, I only feel this is for subjective things. Such as whether or not a game/movie/book/painting/statue/piece of music/type of food/choice of colour/etc is "objectively good" or "objectively...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 February 2020, 00:16
Replies: 83
Views: 2,828
Posted By roondar
But it really isn't. Or rather, it really is a "I...

But it really isn't. Or rather, it really is a "I like coffee, no I like tea better" discussion. There's just more fluff about tech stuff involved. But ultimately, that tech stuff is merely used to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 February 2020, 00:08
Replies: 83
Views: 2,828
Posted By roondar
Sorry, it's only objectively bad by my measure if...

Sorry, it's only objectively bad by my measure if no one liked it. Try again :D
But only for you personally, which is something I would completely agree with.

However, claiming it's failed as a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 February 2020, 23:51
Replies: 83
Views: 2,828
Posted By roondar
Yes there is, many people disagree with you. Some...

Yes there is, many people disagree with you. Some have stated this in this very thread. Their opinions are just as valid as yours or mine. This is pretty much my entire point ;)


There is a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 February 2020, 23:23
Replies: 83
Views: 2,828
Posted By roondar
Sorry, IMHO you're simply wrong here. Games...

Sorry, IMHO you're simply wrong here.

Games have only one real purpose: making sure people have fun playing them. Everything else is completely irrelevant. Tech stuff? Irrelevant. Collision...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 February 2020, 22:59
Replies: 83
Views: 2,828
Posted By roondar
Something I always find amusing when talking...

Something I always find amusing when talking about the quality of a game (and I'm sure I've been guilty of this as well) is the amount of posts that claim Xenon II is a bad game, rather than these...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 21 February 2020, 14:21
Replies: 46
Views: 1,636
Posted By roondar
Sure, if you can live with losing the colours...

Sure, if you can live with losing the colours it's definitely a good option :great

I still question if you'll actually get the 8% though, the overhead of setting up different blits is surprisingly...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 21 February 2020, 14:11
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By roondar
I'm not afraid to admit I've actually used the PC...

I'm not afraid to admit I've actually used the PC version of Blitz Basic to prototype stuff. Or even AMOS when I want to do it on the Amiga.

Today most of my code is so Amiga specific that I don't...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 February 2020, 14:03
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By roondar
I always loved Operation Wolf... In the arcade....

I always loved Operation Wolf... In the arcade. The Amiga version looks the part, but using a mouse does make it a bit less fun to me. I did play Operation Thunderbolt as well and somehow don't like...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 February 2020, 14:00
Replies: 83
Views: 2,828
Posted By roondar
I've played tons of Japanese arcade & console...

I've played tons of Japanese arcade & console shoot em ups. Liked a great deal of them a lot. Also played plenty of C64/Amiga shooters that I really liked. Games like SWIV, Apidya, Uridium II and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 February 2020, 12:38
Replies: 83
Views: 2,828
Posted By roondar
I 100% disagree. There are tons of Euro...

I 100% disagree.

There are tons of Euro SHUMPS without these problems. This is exactly what I'm talking about by the way, you have this perception that "almost all" European SHMUPs have these...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 February 2020, 11:32
Replies: 83
Views: 2,828
Posted By roondar
One thing I've always found strange is this...

One thing I've always found strange is this insistence that these kind of things are "Euro SHUMP" tropes. Not really Xenon-II related, nor in any way aimed at you specifically, but it's so obvious to...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2020, 21:48
Replies: 25
Views: 1,960
Posted By roondar
You are of course correct. Me calling it “free”...

You are of course correct. Me calling it “free” was a bit hyperbolic, I do apologise!

I’ll check it out for sure, I’m very impressed with the result. Thanks for making this :):)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 20 February 2020, 18:09
Replies: 46
Views: 1,636
Posted By roondar
No worries, I didn't take it as criticism. It's...

No worries, I didn't take it as criticism. It's more that I've been trying (and both succeeding and failing at the same time :p) to make sure the information in this thread is as accurate as I can...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 20 February 2020, 16:50
Replies: 46
Views: 1,636
Posted By roondar
Well, it's kind of complicated. See, what you say...

Well, it's kind of complicated. See, what you say is true (and I did indeed point it out - at least in my article, probably also in this thread somewhere). But what I say is also true :D

Here's...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 20 February 2020, 16:13
Replies: 46
Views: 1,636
Posted By roondar
Right, I see what you mean now. The overall blit...

Right, I see what you mean now. The overall blit will be about 8% faster, but the individual planes are faster. Assuming the extra overhead for running several blits rather than one won't get in the...
Forum: support.Other 20 February 2020, 13:03
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By roondar
I remember trying out MPEG1 decoding of Video...

I remember trying out MPEG1 decoding of Video CD's on my A1200/68030@50MHz. I can't remember how well that went, but it probably didn't run at 25fps...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 20 February 2020, 12:56
Replies: 46
Views: 1,636
Posted By roondar
I find it unlikely this method will give a 25%...

I find it unlikely this method will give a 25% speed up. Here's why:

Cookie-cut is three reads and one write per longword output, or 4 accesses in total per longword. Mask is two reads and one...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 20 February 2020, 12:12
Replies: 46
Views: 1,636
Posted By roondar
Precisely, bring out yer BOBs! :D

Precisely, bring out yer BOBs! :D
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 February 2020, 11:52
Replies: 45
Views: 1,175
Posted By roondar
100% sure. I believe there is also a 60Hz...

100% sure. I believe there is also a 60Hz version, but IIRC that uses the Turbo Outrun board instead. The original game runs at 30Hz.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 20 February 2020, 11:48
Replies: 46
Views: 1,636
Posted By roondar
I do happen to have those, yes. From memory: ...

I do happen to have those, yes. From memory:

CPU only copy: about 100% of Blitter speed
CPU+Blitter copy (unrolled loop once): about 110% of Blitter speed
CPU only cookie-cut: very slow,...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 20 February 2020, 11:40
Replies: 46
Views: 1,636
Posted By roondar
My code also does screen restoring via...

My code also does screen restoring via Blitter/CPU (assuming you mean the restoring of bobs). That part is actually slower than the cookie-cut part. In fact, I checked all options: CPU only copy, CPU...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 20 February 2020, 11:16
Replies: 46
Views: 1,636
Posted By roondar
Yes indeed, this effect relies on features of the...

Yes indeed, this effect relies on features of the 68020 (and 32 bit access to chip memory) to work: shifting is only fast enough because of the 68020's barrel shifter. It also relies on running the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 February 2020, 11:08
Replies: 45
Views: 1,175
Posted By roondar
I did point out Outrun earlier :p (which really...

I did point out Outrun earlier :p (which really does run at 30Hz in it's original arcade form)

There's also the Metal Slug games, which were in the Arcades as well. They also run at 30Hz.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 February 2020, 22:58
Replies: 45
Views: 1,175
Posted By roondar
One of my favourite Amiga shoot em ups (and I...

One of my favourite Amiga shoot em ups (and I know some people will call me crazy as it's both a Euro-shooter and doesn't run at 50Hz) is SWIV. I just love that game and I literally don't care it...
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