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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 15:31
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Posted By dreadnought
It's a nice quote and to some extent it was a...

It's a nice quote and to some extent it was a contributing factor. But to use it as a sole "reason" is just another magic bullet narrative. In reality businesses went for IBM because aside from being...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 February 2021, 13:57
Replies: 32
Views: 984
Posted By dreadnought
I appreciate you being honest about it, because...

I appreciate you being honest about it, because I've never heard it before and assumed the compatibility is like 99% or thereabouts.

I love FPGAs, but sometimes it's incredibly hard to find any...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2021, 13:41
Replies: 59
Views: 2,027
Posted By dreadnought
Apple was completely insignificant until the ipod...

Apple was completely insignificant until the ipod came round. Yeah, in some scenario perhaps Amiga could have replaced them in that last-man-standing computer niche, but since I'm not a fan of their...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2021, 12:02
Replies: 59
Views: 2,027
Posted By dreadnought
Amiga was intended to be a home computer, and...

Amiga was intended to be a home computer, and after a messy start with the neither-fish-nor-fowl A1000 it did thrive for quite a few years after A500 and A2000 were released.These models weren't...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 February 2021, 10:51
Replies: 32
Views: 984
Posted By dreadnought
I'm quite surprised to hear that Vampire has...

I'm quite surprised to hear that Vampire has significant compatibility problems. I thought it's at least on other FPGAs level in this regard.

Emulation is great when it comes to old games, demos...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 February 2021, 22:21
Replies: 59
Views: 2,027
Posted By dreadnought
ST could do an "office" mode, yet it has also...

ST could do an "office" mode, yet it has also failed (at least on a scale implied here).
Singular explanations for very complex situations very seldom work.

Starting highly flammable topics as a...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 February 2021, 16:24
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By dreadnought
It's been a while, but I remember that I have...

It's been a while, but I remember that I have eventually ended up using the file selector in HxC compatibility mode and put games in GAME directory. That's because I have a Gotek with simple ...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 22 February 2021, 20:23
Replies: 35
Views: 2,562
Posted By dreadnought
I use TOSEC for emulators, real HW and...

I use TOSEC for emulators, real HW and FPGAs...not sure how it clarifies anything?
Forum: Hardware mods 21 February 2021, 15:32
Replies: 500
Views: 78,990
Posted By dreadnought
:crazy:help

:crazy:help
Forum: HOL news 21 February 2021, 12:45
Replies: 3
Views: 4,837
Posted By dreadnought
I don't know, perhaps it's for the better. I've...

I don't know, perhaps it's for the better. I've played it recently on PC and while I kind of enjoyed it, it wasn't exactly in a good way. Compared to other point'n click adventures from this era it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 February 2021, 11:50
Replies: 14
Views: 1,283
Posted By dreadnought
A-men.

A-men.
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 21:41
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By dreadnought
I have an 500GB NVM as my C: drive in my main PC...

I have an 500GB NVM as my C: drive in my main PC and I honestly can't tell the difference from my other SATA SSD computers. Yes, it's faster, but the other ones are already very fast. So if the...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 16:48
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By dreadnought
Nooo...these are not worth it really in PC world....

Nooo...these are not worth it really in PC world. Just stop worrying about things breaking, they won't :)



SSD is a must, at least for the OS disk. But there isn't that much difference between...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 15:54
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By dreadnought
Non-standard parts? The whole unit is under...

Non-standard parts? The whole unit is under warranty, why do you worry about that?

I've been building PCs since mid Nineties, always from second hand components. I've never had anything fail on me...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 13:58
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By dreadnought
It's not the point, I just went for the first...

It's not the point, I just went for the first example from the top of the page. But generally the rule is the same: if you pick a NUC in some price range, there should be equivalent mini-ITX which...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 13:33
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By dreadnought
@Foebane Evidence is in your own link in the OP....

@Foebane Evidence is in your own link in the OP. Compare these two for example: https://versus.com/en/intel-celeron-n3350-vs-intel-core-i5-2400

@daxb: obviously I meant price vs performance in...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 12:10
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By dreadnought
I can't say I have seen people preffering mini...

I can't say I have seen people preffering mini PCs to laptops. Nobody lugs monitors and keyboards with them to take to school or on a plane :)

You'd probably be better off getting one of them...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 February 2021, 23:00
Replies: 1,089
Views: 60,504
Posted By dreadnought
Obviously, I was not entirely serious (and...

Obviously, I was not entirely serious (and probably meant the game more than processor itself). I know absolutely nothing about these chips' internals or how they compare. I'm sure Motorola was a...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 February 2021, 20:46
Replies: 1,089
Views: 60,504
Posted By dreadnought
I don't care what Bill says. I remember playing...

I don't care what Bill says. I remember playing Wolfenstein on my mate's gf's dad's 286 Turbo 20Mhz and it was the future :)
Forum: Amiga scene 16 February 2021, 19:01
Replies: 30
Views: 1,666
Posted By dreadnought
I downloaded the torrent from this thread today....

I downloaded the torrent from this thread today. It has kick31a4000.rom in Kickstart dir.

Sorry, I did not mean to mention that. But, if it does present even slight legal danger to EAB, then...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 February 2021, 17:57
Replies: 30
Views: 1,666
Posted By dreadnought
Thanks, but you actually don't need to do that -...

Thanks, but you actually don't need to do that - there is a a4000 rom already included.
I was just starting it in a wrong way, by pressing Start, instead of clicking on the config.
Forum: Amiga scene 16 February 2021, 17:41
Replies: 30
Views: 1,666
Posted By dreadnought
I thought it's a self-contained package and gave...

I thought it's a self-contained package and gave it a go, but now am looking at "AROS waiting for bootable media screen".

Wat do?
Forum: support.WinUAE 16 February 2021, 15:51
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By dreadnought
Seems I was wrong on this count and it works...

Seems I was wrong on this count and it works differently when it comes to emualtion. So, your adaptive sync monitor needs to be able to display multiples of 50Hz (and presumably 60Hz too), which...
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 February 2021, 20:33
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By dreadnought
Possibly, but why multiples? The syncing for...

Possibly, but why multiples? The syncing for modern games is different (possible under 60Hz), so I suppose it's something to do with emulation.
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 February 2021, 19:51
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By dreadnought
Why is that not enough? I thought that as long as...

Why is that not enough? I thought that as long as the monitor is doing the syncing up to 60Hz, it should be ok...(as per that other recent thread).
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 February 2021, 19:06
Replies: 392
Views: 79,802
Posted By dreadnought
I did play with teh ShaderGlass over last few...

I did play with teh ShaderGlass over last few days, it's amazing but has two drawbacks: it works only in a window and you can't really tweak the shaders easily. Unless somebody did manage to make it...
Forum: project.TOSEC (amiga only) 15 February 2021, 18:51
Replies: 25
Views: 1,017
Posted By dreadnought
How big is the new Amiga directory, may I ask?...

How big is the new Amiga directory, may I ask? The last one was ~90GB...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2021, 12:38
Replies: 36
Views: 1,496
Posted By dreadnought
So, nowadays people pay actual money for others...

So, nowadays people pay actual money for others to rant about some old games? I guess an old fossil like me really is behind the times ;)
Forum: Coders. General 15 February 2021, 11:16
Replies: 76
Views: 4,948
Posted By dreadnought
Huh, maybe it's worth a trip then...

Huh, maybe it's worth a trip then (https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=ibm+5150&_sacat=0).... But even so, it seems we have a different understanding of what...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 February 2021, 22:01
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By dreadnought
A quintessential Amiga game from the golden era...

A quintessential Amiga game from the golden era of innovation. Its creator, David Jones from DMA Design, also made GTA. Makes for a nice CV, I guess.

I loved this game back then, but was never...
Forum: Coders. General 14 February 2021, 14:11
Replies: 76
Views: 4,948
Posted By dreadnought
Apple was never really succesful in that respect....

Apple was never really succesful in that respect. It was an early pioneer, so obviously had an established userbase and some momentum, but already in 1984 had only ~20% of the market vs PC's 30%,...
Forum: support.WinUAE 13 February 2021, 19:25
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By dreadnought
@Shadowfire You don't need ATI card for Freesync...

@Shadowfire You don't need ATI card for Freesync monitor, most of them now work with Nvidia as well.

Old games only go up to 60Hz. The fluctuations happen under that limit and that's where the...
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 February 2021, 23:23
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By dreadnought
We're talking about WinUAE, not your OS. A...

We're talking about WinUAE, not your OS. A fullscreen WinUAE PAL setup should report 50Hz because that's what the monitor syncs to.

I don't know, maybe it's somehow possible you don't get stutter...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 February 2021, 14:36
Replies: 21
Views: 1,562
Posted By dreadnought
Sigh...I've tried bazillion different setting...

Sigh...I've tried bazillion different setting combinations recently and still get the incorrect scaling artifacts. I'm completely stumped. I've even managed to get Retroarch, Dosbox, ST (well, kind...
Forum: support.Games 11 February 2021, 19:58
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By dreadnought
I know what you mean....typed stuff is good, but...

I know what you mean....typed stuff is good, but not the real thing :)

But, as Belgarath says, these manuals are very often the same. I often use the ones from other platforms, it's better than...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 February 2021, 17:10
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By dreadnought
We've talked about the reated/unrelated thing in...

We've talked about the reated/unrelated thing in that other thread. Game artwork does not have to be a 1:1 representation of the actual gameplay. It's the "artistic license": as long as it conveys...
Forum: support.Games 11 February 2021, 16:54
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By dreadnought
No scans that I know of, but this typed manual...

No scans that I know of, but this typed manual has Amiga-specific keys:

https://www.lemonamiga.com/games/docs.php?id=630
Forum: Amiga scene 11 February 2021, 14:49
Replies: 222
Views: 32,068
Posted By dreadnought
CD32 is not fully working on MiSTer yet, the CD...

CD32 is not fully working on MiSTer yet, the CD support is lacking as far as I understand.
Forum: MarketPlace 08 February 2021, 17:26
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By dreadnought
I really like it, maybe I will get one, haven't...

I really like it, maybe I will get one, haven't bought anything for my retro machines in a long time :)

I thought about Satan before, but ST is not my favourite machine and I couldn't justify the...
Forum: Coders. General 08 February 2021, 17:21
Replies: 76
Views: 4,948
Posted By dreadnought
Same here, I actually started with a green...

Same here, I actually started with a green monitor @@...Amiga & no colour...*shudder* Later on my persistent begging yielded a lil' 14" colour TV, but it was some no-brand clone with composite only....
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