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Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2019, 16:06
Replies: 28
Views: 5,148
Posted By Syntrax
If you read correctly, I do not blame them for...

If you read correctly, I do not blame them for loosing the package. I blame them for not refunding as they should.

Chasing after the package, as someone else already pointed out is useless. Of...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2019, 18:52
Replies: 28
Views: 5,148
Posted By Syntrax
Beware of Vesalia

I just want to warn European Amiga users NOT to order at Vesalia Germany.
They send me a package, it never arrived because the postal companies lost it. I asked my money back, they won't respond.
...
Forum: support.Apps 16 April 2019, 22:44
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Syntrax
Its a hack: - 99.999999% of the applications do...

Its a hack:
- 99.999999% of the applications do not use it
- The way Amiga works with colors makes that using HAM8 with applications that assume 256 colors gives distorted colors.

Even...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 14 April 2019, 09:19
Replies: 181
Views: 41,806
Posted By Syntrax
Stupid question, can DOSBox be compiled to work...

Stupid question, can DOSBox be compiled to work with PPC ons OS 3.x? These runs at 160+ MHZ. It still doesn't solve the slow chipset in the Amiga but its the fastest processor. Aminet has some PPC...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 12 April 2019, 09:04
Replies: 43
Views: 4,644
Posted By Syntrax
@xboxown, my collection will be complete after...

@xboxown, my collection will be complete after adding a breadbin 64, although I won't use it very much. From a versatility point of view: Amiga is on top. The only thing I really want, is RTG because...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 11 April 2019, 19:27
Replies: 27
Views: 3,969
Posted By Syntrax
really, if your running WinUAE, then just run...

really, if your running WinUAE, then just run OpenMSX (or BlueMSX).

I also like the idea of running an emulator in an emulator in an emulator to play jetpack on a ZX Spectrum 48K but realistic.......
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 11 April 2019, 19:19
Replies: 27
Views: 3,969
Posted By Syntrax
Fyi, removing AGA might remove MSX2 and higher....

Fyi, removing AGA might remove MSX2 and higher. MSX1 only supported 16 colors. MSX2 and higher requires 256, 2+ even 19000 colors. I don't know how many colors OCS/ECS can do, but if its lower than...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 11 April 2019, 19:13
Replies: 43
Views: 4,644
Posted By Syntrax
I believe you when you say, FMsx on Amiga doesn't...

I believe you when you say, FMsx on Amiga doesn't support all games. Perhaps there is a reason for that. I'll download a v4 version of FMsx from Aminet when it becomes available.

The issue with...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 April 2019, 17:34
Replies: 209
Views: 15,340
Posted By Syntrax
Hi, my question was: does the Blizzards SCSI...

Hi, my question was: does the Blizzards SCSI cable connect to the SCSI2SD v6. No use buying the card and discovering that the cables or connectors do not fit.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 April 2019, 20:27
Replies: 196
Views: 19,638
Posted By Syntrax
Or, just make a connector that can receive the...

Or, just make a connector that can receive the Indy Flicker Fixers signal and pass it through. But the indy flicker fixer is to slow to make it usable, so an alternative would be nice.

A Turbocard...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2019, 20:31
Replies: 209
Views: 15,340
Posted By Syntrax
I'm thinking of buying one and connecting it to...

I'm thinking of buying one and connecting it to the Blizzard 60/603PPC card. I have the cable that came with the card, but does it fit the SCSI2SD card version 6? Having speeds over 10 MB/s is insane...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 09 April 2019, 20:12
Replies: 43
Views: 4,644
Posted By Syntrax
Issue with AMIMSX is for example in the sound...

Issue with AMIMSX is for example in the sound system. You select either SCC XOR PSG. If you take the PSG, you will not hear the SCC chip in modern Konami's. If you take PSG, Konami's with the SCC...
Forum: support.Other 29 March 2019, 22:44
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Syntrax
Sounds simple: OK, mpega.library comes in PPC,...

Sounds simple: OK, mpega.library comes in PPC, PPC+integer, PPC+FPU. So, I should simply rename it to mpega.library then?
Forum: support.Other 29 March 2019, 22:07
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Syntrax
Libraries

A question I have is as follows: how should I handle libraries. For example mpega.library has different versions (68020/68030(+fpu),68040,68060, PPC. etc).

Which library should I select and store...
Forum: request.Other 15 March 2019, 09:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,917
Posted By Syntrax
NP, it turns out that the only difference is that...

NP, it turns out that the only difference is that 3.2 drops the requirement for a key. Functionally there should be no difference.

Have fun.
Forum: request.Other 15 March 2019, 07:54
Replies: 5
Views: 1,917
Posted By Syntrax
https://web.archive.org/web/20150501013057/http://...

https://web.archive.org/web/20150501013057/http://zener.kung-foo.net/AmiEmulatorsWeb/emuls/AmiMSX_v3.2.lha
Forum: Amiga scene 10 March 2019, 21:06
Replies: 35
Views: 7,920
Posted By Syntrax
Not to be negative about the Indivision, but they...

Not to be negative about the Indivision, but they are not that great. Every time you (or a program) changes anything in the screenmode, the Indivision will take about 3 seconds to rescan the screen....
Forum: support.Apps 09 March 2019, 13:46
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Syntrax
Dosbox AGA

Total Noob question here. I installed the latest SDL from aminet, but Dosbox won't start. SDL error log says: can't create screen resolution.

I run 640x480x256 in HAM8. What modes will Dosbox...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 March 2019, 12:45
Replies: 233
Views: 24,081
Posted By Syntrax
It's too early to choose sides, but then: people...

It's too early to choose sides, but then: people on AEB choosing a side will not influence the chain of events. This is about money. Hyperion, Cloanto and others have invested money and they want to...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 March 2019, 08:15
Replies: 233
Views: 24,081
Posted By Syntrax
What is right for the community about Cloanto...

What is right for the community about Cloanto going after iComp because they think, they get a financial benefit from a product that has been given away centuries ago on Aminet? Sure Jens made a...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 March 2019, 23:10
Replies: 233
Views: 24,081
Posted By Syntrax
My gloomy view on this matter: Cloanto is...

My gloomy view on this matter:

Cloanto is predictable. They want it all and try to get everything. Since all Intellectual Property is now in the hands of Cloanto (at least they claim that), they...
Forum: support.Apps 06 March 2019, 20:20
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By Syntrax
Thanks, that's something I can work with!

Thanks, that's something I can work with!
Forum: support.Apps 05 March 2019, 22:39
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By Syntrax
FBlit

Hi,

I've got a 3.1.4 kickstart 1200 with 32 MB fast ram. I installed the FBlit library in LIBS:, the FBLitGUI in prefs (seems the right place) and FBlit itself in C:

When I start the FBlitGUI,...
Forum: support.Apps 05 March 2019, 18:09
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By Syntrax
After reading the documentation I also had that...

After reading the documentation I also had that impression. Thats why I explicitly asked.

After reading how Amiga works with libraries, I think Amiga doesn't load all libraries at once but only...
Forum: support.Apps 05 March 2019, 17:37
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By Syntrax
I have 3.1.4. Ok, just to be sure: I wasn't...

I have 3.1.4.
Ok, just to be sure: I wasn't talking about 68040.library or 68060.library, but for example mysticview.library.68040 and mysticview.library.68060. Both are specific for one the two...
Forum: support.Apps 04 March 2019, 17:41
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By Syntrax
Smarter startup-sequence

Hi All,

I frequently swap Turbocards in my system. For example, my 60/PPC card is being upgraded so I am running on a 68040 now. However, all my libraries are 68060 based. My assumption is that...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 March 2019, 09:11
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Syntrax
Where are the keyboards

Hi All,

One thing missing (for me), are external keyboards. Imagine you want to make a tower of your 1200, which keyboard do you use? All towers I know have an ancient plug used in 1990. Good luck...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 March 2019, 21:16
Replies: 8
Views: 1,990
Posted By Syntrax
I've just bought a Chinese external SCART to HDMI...

I've just bought a Chinese external SCART to HDMI upscaler. So I won't need the Indivision for further operations. Every time the amiga changes something in the screen resolution (even if its just...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 March 2019, 11:12
Replies: 30
Views: 2,310
Posted By Syntrax
Mmm, the Apollo Team can work on many features,...

Mmm, the Apollo Team can work on many features, 3D acceleration wouldn't be my priority. As I understood the FPGA they are using is already full, so why add more stuff?

I think a bigger and faster...
Forum: support.Apps 02 March 2019, 08:26
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Syntrax
I believe there is a grep tool on aminet. You can...

I believe there is a grep tool on aminet. You can also find LS on the aminet. Porting *nix like tools to amiga is a little more complicated, because amiga doesn't do POSIX which is a kernel...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 March 2019, 23:07
Replies: 30
Views: 2,310
Posted By Syntrax
Yeah, thats one thing I don't get. Availability...

Yeah, thats one thing I don't get. Availability after the main design is finished. It shouldn't be that hard to get such a design mass-manufactured. Lots of countries with low wages where they can be...
Forum: support.Apps 01 March 2019, 18:39
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Syntrax
Thanks for the answer! So MysticView is HAM8 mode...

Thanks for the answer! So MysticView is HAM8 mode aware.
Outperforms HiColor cards, mmmm I only know true color cards. 256000 colors still isn't much but it more or less shows what the original...
Forum: support.Apps 01 March 2019, 08:54
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Syntrax
MysticView

Hi All,

one of my favourite apps is MysticView, because it is a straightforward picture viewer. Can someone tell me what the latest version is. Aminet has a 0.9 version, one of the complete Amiga...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 March 2019, 08:39
Replies: 979
Views: 150,874
Posted By Syntrax
Sound like a good prospect. Have fun on the...

Sound like a good prospect. Have fun on the journey.
Forum: Amiga scene 28 February 2019, 21:49
Replies: 202
Views: 23,858
Posted By Syntrax
I have another wish. Why do I still need to...

I have another wish. Why do I still need to revert to hacks (HamWB, etc) to get 256+ colours? Why can't I use Screenmode and select 256, ham6 and ham8 colours?
Sure, that may be slow, but thats the...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 February 2019, 21:13
Replies: 979
Views: 150,874
Posted By Syntrax
But how sustainable is the hyperion path? If...

But how sustainable is the hyperion path? If developers are not paid and their only incentive is that they have inside knowledge of the system... Thats old after 3.1.4.1.
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2019, 20:13
Replies: 30
Views: 2,310
Posted By Syntrax
The only custom chip in an amiga (IMHO) worth...

The only custom chip in an amiga (IMHO) worth using from a fast accelerator is the audio chip. AGA, IDE and Chipmem are way too old and introduce real bottlenecks for a fast processor. A fast amiga...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2019, 15:31
Replies: 408
Views: 41,953
Posted By Syntrax
also waiting for it

also waiting for it
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2019, 14:56
Replies: 30
Views: 2,310
Posted By Syntrax
Future of A1200 accelerators

What do we (community) think will happen with the A1200 accelerators now that the Vampire for 1200 seems to become reality? Would you still buy a Blizzard PPC (non PPC boards are all obsolete because...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 February 2019, 21:56
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Syntrax
performance OS4.1FE

Hi All,

I had the chance to play with a WinUAE install of OS4.1FE. Ranger reported it was running on a 604@273 MHZ. It however was insanely slow (like an 68020-28mhz). Is OS4.1FE also slow on a...
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