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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 20:57
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By arcanist
I got my A1200 in USA with the eBay watch list...

I got my A1200 in USA with the eBay watch list finding a Buy Now. It wasn't a great deal - $400 shipped with a 68030/40 - but about as good as expected nowadays.

If this one becomes irreparable...
Forum: support.WinUAE 18 November 2019, 01:04
Replies: 120
Views: 17,200
Posted By arcanist
b5 works OK on my Windows 10 / Ryzen 1700 / GTX...

b5 works OK on my Windows 10 / Ryzen 1700 / GTX 1070 system with Fullscreen + Lagless VSync + 4.
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 14 November 2019, 06:21
Replies: 48
Views: 9,194
Posted By arcanist
Lilith (http://lilith.ziaspace.com/) hosts...

Lilith (http://lilith.ziaspace.com/) hosts us3.aminet.net. OT but too cool not to share. :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 November 2019, 07:45
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By arcanist
I had a A600 with no bundled goodies (:confused)...

I had a A600 with no bundled goodies (:confused) and later the Amiga Magic pack.

I'm most nostalgic for the Cartoon Classics one, though, which my aunt had. My first taste of the Amiga, a 500+,...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2019, 20:02
Replies: 968
Views: 55,011
Posted By arcanist
12 year old me wasn't disappointed, even though I...

12 year old me wasn't disappointed, even though I got a A1200 late in 1995. We couldn't afford a decent PC.

OS 3 (upgrading from 1.3), a 170MB hard disk, proper 8bpp color and prettier games. I'd...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 October 2019, 05:51
Replies: 35
Views: 1,699
Posted By arcanist
Though I do love megademos, I'm all about the 4K....

Though I do love megademos, I'm all about the 4K. :D

Elevated blew my mind when I first saw it. There's a neat presentation online about how it was made, too.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2019, 21:11
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By arcanist
They work fine, though I didn't check for faint...

They work fine, though I didn't check for faint vertical lines closely. I prefer 320/640x256 resolution so I run Workbench and games in PAL, even though it's a NTSC Amiga.
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2019, 20:42
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By arcanist
I've used a BenQ BL702A with an A1200 and RGB/VGA...

I've used a BenQ BL702A with an A1200 and RGB/VGA adapter from Amibay in the US. I bought it on Amazon - think it was an import from Europe. It supports 120V / 60Hz power through a standard three pin...
Forum: EAB's competition 29 May 2019, 03:45
Replies: 44
Views: 2,843
Posted By arcanist
Clearly we need a speedrun bonus to differentiate...

Clearly we need a speedrun bonus to differentiate the podium!
Forum: EAB's competition 26 May 2019, 02:32
Replies: 44
Views: 2,843
Posted By arcanist
At the beginning? I don't think that should...

At the beginning? I don't think that should happen.

The scroll next to the grave explains the death in the screenshot: "Legend has it that Hookjaw the pirate, buried here, still guards over his...
Forum: Coders. Contest 23 May 2019, 23:55
Replies: 32
Views: 3,521
Posted By arcanist
Only roondar could find standard 4KB rules not...

Only roondar could find standard 4KB rules not challenging enough. :laughing
Forum: Coders. Contest 23 May 2019, 17:31
Replies: 32
Views: 3,521
Posted By arcanist
4KB game competition!

4KB game competition!
Forum: project.EAB 13 May 2019, 18:12
Replies: 55
Views: 5,882
Posted By arcanist
Thanks for helping out with the gamedev...

Thanks for helping out with the gamedev competition. I appreciated it, at least. :)
Forum: Coders. Contest 15 April 2019, 06:13
Replies: 91
Views: 14,023
Posted By arcanist
:bowdown I registered for 3rd place...

:bowdown

I registered for 3rd place (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1259594#post1259594) so I'm glad the game made it. :laughing

I had a lot of fun learning to program the hardware! As a...
Forum: Coders. Contest 13 April 2019, 17:29
Replies: 28
Views: 3,270
Posted By arcanist
:scream

:scream
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 April 2019, 03:23
Replies: 147
Views: 13,668
Posted By arcanist
How did I not know about this, and why does this...

How did I not know about this, and why does this thread only have 2 pages? :shocked

That's some crazy good integration! I love VS Code, will definitely be playing with this. :great
Forum: Coders. Contest 31 March 2019, 20:00
Replies: 33
Views: 4,823
Posted By arcanist
Looks great, super smooth! :)

Looks great, super smooth! :)
Forum: EAB's competition 28 March 2019, 04:29
Replies: 54
Views: 4,227
Posted By arcanist
I found that quite helpful to tidy up my energy...

I found that quite helpful to tidy up my energy loss in the area before the castle. :great
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 March 2019, 19:46
Replies: 27
Views: 1,753
Posted By arcanist
Yes, I wouldn't recommend writing assembly on a...

Yes, I wouldn't recommend writing assembly on a live Amiga. You're going to see a lot of reboots. :D

FS-UAE's snapshots are really useful to get the system back into a good state. My development...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 March 2019, 18:13
Replies: 27
Views: 1,753
Posted By arcanist
You could start in assembly if you wanted to,...

You could start in assembly if you wanted to, nothing wrong with it. The reason it'd be harder than C is because you're simultaneously learning the language and the hardware (or OS if that's your...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 March 2019, 17:10
Replies: 29
Views: 1,603
Posted By arcanist
Yes, counting up (or down) with a fixed increment...

Yes, counting up (or down) with a fixed increment is the way to go.

For arbitrary (constant) divisors I'd start two counters from 0. On each frame add ($10000 / <divisor>) to one of them, for the...
Forum: Coders. Contest 16 March 2019, 04:17
Replies: 68
Views: 8,065
Posted By arcanist
I'm glad you enjoyed it. :great I was...

I'm glad you enjoyed it. :great

I was watching AmigaBill stream the game on Twitch on Monday. Seeing the viewers enjoying MODs as more than background music was exactly what I hoped for. As Bill...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 March 2019, 21:39
Replies: 63
Views: 5,640
Posted By arcanist
I really liked Tornado back in the day. It had an...

I really liked Tornado back in the day. It had an impressive manual and lots of variety in the missions.

I think it's the only flight sim I've played that had "loft bombing", where you could pull...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 March 2019, 14:42
Replies: 20
Views: 970
Posted By arcanist
One advantage a copperlist has here is that the...

One advantage a copperlist has here is that the CPU only needs to update the values which have changed. e.g. I used this for blitting a score to the screen and only update the source address each...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 March 2019, 18:17
Replies: 70
Views: 6,155
Posted By arcanist
Now I can stop being jealous of those who got...

Now I can stop being jealous of those who got into the first campaign. :D

Backing a CD32 case for sure.
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 March 2019, 22:20
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By arcanist
Great, thanks for the feedback. On a...

Great, thanks for the feedback.

On a possibly related note the same test fails intermittently (roughly 1/4 times from clean boot) in a CGX + PicassoIV setup. The display sometimes fails to switch...
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 March 2019, 20:35
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By arcanist
I've attached the compiled example from...

I've attached the compiled example from amigaos.net. It will LoadView to show some colored boxes, wait three seconds, then restore the original view.

With a clean OS 3.1 install + P96 2.0 (default...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 04 March 2019, 19:25
Replies: 26
Views: 3,119
Posted By arcanist
Makes sense, though I'm sad your game couldn't...

Makes sense, though I'm sad your game couldn't join us.

I see gamedev competitions a bit like independent music labels (or demoparties for a closer analogy). Less about money, more about exposure...
Forum: Coders. Contest 04 March 2019, 01:45
Replies: 32
Views: 4,560
Posted By arcanist
That's the spirit. :great My code also began...

That's the spirit. :great

My code also began turning into spaghetti after numerous experiments to see what might work. It felt good to take a step back and clean up all the mess. I liken it to...
Forum: support.WinUAE 03 March 2019, 23:55
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By arcanist
P96 UAEGFX / PicassoIV LoadView

I have a program which replaces RTG view with classic copperlist and restores the old view afterwards. It works fine with P96 + UAEGFX but with PicassoIV emulation the screen goes black and fails to...
Forum: Coders. General 03 March 2019, 20:37
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By arcanist
Perfect, thank you Sting!

Perfect, thank you Sting!
Forum: Coders. General 03 March 2019, 18:35
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By arcanist
Detect RTG

Is there a way to detect when an RTG display is active? I'd like to avoid calling CloseWorkBench as it's unnecessary to save chip RAM.

I had a look at WhichAmiga and it looks like it tries to...
Forum: EAB's competition 03 March 2019, 05:04
Replies: 20
Views: 2,336
Posted By arcanist
I can't figure out how to make this work reliably...

I can't figure out how to make this work reliably with a Xbox 360 gamepad.

I've got the mappings set up (I hit Test and confirmed the joystick axis and button). The right joystick sort of works...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 02 March 2019, 22:56
Replies: 26
Views: 3,119
Posted By arcanist
You've got a talented artist on board, there!

You've got a talented artist on board, there!
Forum: Coders. Contest 02 March 2019, 19:38
Replies: 68
Views: 8,065
Posted By arcanist
:D I front-loaded the MOD pack with faster tracks...

:D I front-loaded the MOD pack with faster tracks but there are a few slower ones in there too. Most MODs in the wild are slower than these.


I work in software dev, I'm used to it. :laughing
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Forum: EAB's competition 02 March 2019, 17:51
Replies: 20
Views: 2,336
Posted By arcanist
I think that's my next plan. I've hit a brick...

I think that's my next plan. I've hit a brick wall around level 20 and can't improve on my score.

The biggest problem I have is consistently firing in the direction I want to, particularly in...
Forum: Coders. Contest 02 March 2019, 17:46
Replies: 68
Views: 8,065
Posted By arcanist
Does it feel like too little mouse sensitivity or...

Does it feel like too little mouse sensitivity or just a fast paced game? If the latter then working as intended. :)

I did most development with a USB mouse which has higher sensitivity. I later...
Forum: Coders. Contest 02 March 2019, 17:42
Replies: 28
Views: 3,270
Posted By arcanist
I'm testing a bug fix for a compatibility issue...

I'm testing a bug fix for a compatibility issue and updating the archive at amigageek.com.

If you'd like to judge the deadline version of ModSurfer instead please use this link:...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 March 2019, 17:42
Replies: 116
Views: 13,555
Posted By arcanist
Also been keeping an eye on this project. ...

Also been keeping an eye on this project.

I'm particularly interested in the NOS chipset as that's the heart of the Amiga (to me) and replacements are difficult to source. The Indivision without...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 March 2019, 01:43
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By arcanist
The bottom-left one in the second photo has a...

The bottom-left one in the second photo has a very dry joint, probably from corrosion.

I had one cap in a similar state on an A1200 and it was quite difficult to remove. It took several attempts...
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