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Forum: News 07 July 2019, 18:26
Replies: 9
Views: 2,192
Posted By Michael
Well, the recently released 68K SDL port of...

Well, the recently released 68K SDL port of KoboDeluxe on aminet is a bit painful for 060 with CGX, any intensive action on screen and fps can drop to 5, while the game runs at good 30 in 320x240...
Forum: request.Apps 24 April 2019, 18:15
Replies: 76
Views: 13,066
Posted By Michael
We knew it from day 1, otherwise it would have...

We knew it from day 1, otherwise it would have been difficult to achieve something reasonably speedy at the time. I was thinking of just using some regularly available cpu emulation code and comping...
Forum: request.Apps 23 April 2019, 18:51
Replies: 76
Views: 13,066
Posted By Michael
That sounds very promising. And indeed, ppc...

That sounds very promising. And indeed, ppc support is very limited by nature, unless it is possible to just compile a c source into ppc version the extra efforts required have little return.

Can...
Forum: request.Apps 22 April 2019, 09:31
Replies: 76
Views: 13,066
Posted By Michael
What versions were available and are final ? ...

What versions were available and are final ?
The DEMO is listed as 2.1 (1996) but in practice feels more like 1.0 and comes with 1.2 drivers
The release version of PCx is 1.1 (1997) and comes with...
Forum: request.Apps 19 April 2019, 21:05
Replies: 76
Views: 13,066
Posted By Michael
Well, then out of luck, demo 2.1 came with 1.2...

Well, then out of luck, demo 2.1 came with 1.2 driver that also dose not work and no other driver can be found on the web now.
Forum: request.Apps 15 April 2019, 20:43
Replies: 76
Views: 13,066
Posted By Michael
Spent a few hours today trying all sorts of...

Spent a few hours today trying all sorts of combinations without success.
VGA and VGA_AGA work fine, they can be promoted to DBLSCAN mode.
Promoting these to RTG in P96 or CGX creates a black...
Forum: request.Apps 14 April 2019, 10:08
Replies: 76
Views: 13,066
Posted By Michael
It would be awesome if we could get RTG driver...

It would be awesome if we could get RTG driver for PCx, otherwise it id very limiting and can not be run on a powered up system with a graphics card that can take advantage of it.

And while...
Forum: Coders. System 01 March 2019, 17:43
Replies: 3,176
Views: 429,813
Posted By Michael
:bowdown:crying:bowdown:crying:bowdown:crying:bowd...

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Forum: Coders. System 16 February 2019, 07:55
Replies: 3,176
Views: 429,813
Posted By Michael
Really? PicassoIV or UAE driver or any? You may...

Really? PicassoIV or UAE driver or any? You may need to enable some tweaks, but you can make it work for sure.
Forum: Coders. System 19 January 2019, 17:43
Replies: 3,176
Views: 429,813
Posted By Michael
A small quick experiment, could not figure out...

A small quick experiment, could not figure out how to show a classic icon for now...
http://eab.abime.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=61645&stc=1&d=1547912514
Forum: Coders. System 16 January 2019, 18:39
Replies: 3,176
Views: 429,813
Posted By Michael
Slightly of topic, but is there a tool in...

Slightly of topic, but is there a tool in existence that can display all 4 icon images at the same time and maybe allow to change them independently ?
(classic icon, selected classic icon, normal...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 January 2019, 13:50
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By Michael
Netsurf is complicated and depends on the version...

Netsurf is complicated and depends on the version you try, several branches exist.
Try something classic like AWEB / IBrowse to start with.

It would place it in the working directory, or you can...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 December 2018, 14:55
Replies: 956
Views: 131,613
Posted By Michael
There were commodities/patches that did this...

There were commodities/patches that did this tricks, and their kind is a concern.
There is a lot of things missing in iControl, but that's only a switch and other parts need to be adapted to make...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 December 2018, 13:25
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By Michael
As I said previously, you have to mount the CD on...

As I said previously, you have to mount the CD on the real amiga to make this work, what winuae does can be unexpected at times. On real machine, boot with no startup to shell,
insert the CD in the...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 December 2018, 11:31
Replies: 956
Views: 131,613
Posted By Michael
I got your point, there might be some life to it....

I got your point, there might be some life to it.

The problem is if something resizes the window or opens a window bigger then the screen, making all borders unreachable. Or a window with disabled...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 December 2018, 07:32
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By Michael
x4 ide adaptors could be a problem and require...

x4 ide adaptors could be a problem and require some extra work to work correctly.
Strange, that you can boot from cd but can not enter boot menu and select different boot device.
The easiest method...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 December 2018, 05:55
Replies: 956
Views: 131,613
Posted By Michael
kolla: KingCON should do the trick, much lighter...

kolla: KingCON should do the trick, much lighter and has all needed functionality.

AMIGASYSTEML Nice showcase.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 December 2018, 22:22
Replies: 956
Views: 131,613
Posted By Michael
You can minimise the console and then change...

You can minimise the console and then change screenmode and reopen the console.

I believe there are tighter restrictions in place now to prevent such cases.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 December 2018, 21:44
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By Michael
Do you have a working 3.x installation ? You...

Do you have a working 3.x installation ?

You do not need any special tools for BlizzardPPC to work, everything is in rom (unless you have a patched version with disabled items)

If 68K works for...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 December 2018, 21:36
Replies: 956
Views: 131,613
Posted By Michael
The current implementation always reopens WB...

The current implementation always reopens WB windows on the visible part of the WB screen, and it also resizes them if needed. So if window asks to be opened in coordinates outside the allowed range,...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 December 2018, 21:08
Replies: 187
Views: 19,729
Posted By Michael
FKey keymap switching usually waist memory on...

FKey keymap switching usually waist memory on every operation and fragments it.



Don't know how useful are custom screens and do we have a commodity to force certain application to use other...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 December 2018, 20:53
Replies: 956
Views: 131,613
Posted By Michael
Yes, I like those, when people make them with...

Yes, I like those, when people make them with passion.


The trick works in your scenario, and it is even clever enough to reopen the window with new dimension since it is possible in that case.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 December 2018, 20:25
Replies: 187
Views: 19,729
Posted By Michael
Simple, it has to be a quick keyboard combo to do...

Simple, it has to be a quick keyboard combo to do the keymap switch per application, possibly several different keymap switches (if you use more then 2 languages) and it should not waist memory and...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 December 2018, 16:59
Replies: 187
Views: 19,729
Posted By Michael
UTF-8 support This is more complicated then...

UTF-8 support

This is more complicated then it should be, and it has to be supported on application level too. FileSystems. And god knows how to handle all this. So if it happens, it requires a...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 December 2018, 16:18
Replies: 57
Views: 80,590
Posted By Michael
PFS3_AIO has it's own maxtrasfer safe guards now,...

PFS3_AIO has it's own maxtrasfer safe guards now, so you should be safe.
The same is true with 3.1.4 FFS implementation and SCSI device
But if you still use old 3.1 roms, have the first partition...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 December 2018, 16:04
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By Michael
Interesting solution Thomas. I have an easier...

Interesting solution Thomas.
I have an easier life, since my 68K OS is on the scsi drives, when OS4 rom loads I loose all scisi drives and the highest ide drive with OS4 loads first.

I also used...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 December 2018, 15:49
Replies: 956
Views: 131,613
Posted By Michael
At the moment we are stuck with classic intuition...

At the moment we are stuck with classic intuition if we use CGX anyway.
So no windows outside borders there. But we do have transparent windows under CGX,
something that is missing in P96 flavour...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 December 2018, 13:20
Replies: 956
Views: 131,613
Posted By Michael
If all the gadgets are outside viewable area, and...

If all the gadgets are outside viewable area, and window is not moveable, you have a dead end situation.

Second problem if some weir commodity or hack does something unsuspected and moves the...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 December 2018, 13:05
Replies: 956
Views: 131,613
Posted By Michael
Regarding the oversized windows It should...

Regarding the oversized windows

It should not be allowed to have a window bigger then the screen because you can have cases when those windows lack certain attributes and once some gadgets are out...
Forum: Coders. System 30 November 2018, 16:50
Replies: 3,176
Views: 429,813
Posted By Michael
It will work if you swap the disks temporary or...

It will work if you swap the disks temporary or better have a second floppy and put WB disk there. You can also make the needed library resident (LoadModule) before booting from demo floppy.
Forum: Coders. System 20 November 2018, 20:24
Replies: 3,176
Views: 429,813
Posted By Michael
def_project is usually anything not executable ...

def_project is usually anything not executable
def_kick is tricky, it requires a special floppy disk
def_device is for any mounted device
def_app is not available in classic library
Forum: Coders. System 16 November 2018, 12:55
Replies: 3,176
Views: 429,813
Posted By Michael
For Birdie to work, intuition has to open the...

For Birdie to work, intuition has to open the screen first, on fast machines (on good real ones too) the loading process in S-S can be quicker then iPrefs inits the screen in RTG mode. Doing a wait...
Forum: Coders. System 30 October 2018, 05:33
Replies: 3,176
Views: 429,813
Posted By Michael
True, but it can be omitted all together ...

True, but it can be omitted all together





Has to be after monitor driver install if you use an rtg cgx board,
or you can have weird effects, like missing mouse pointers, screenmode...
Forum: Coders. System 29 October 2018, 20:53
Replies: 3,176
Views: 429,813
Posted By Michael
CGX is know to be very picky at installing it's...

CGX is know to be very picky at installing it's patches.
For example you can't use patchcontrol or saferpatches before the monitor driver is installed, or you are asking for trouble, that's if it...
Forum: Coders. System 29 October 2018, 06:02
Replies: 3,176
Views: 429,813
Posted By Michael
ConClip ? That's weird, how does it effect...

ConClip ?
That's weird, how does it effect icons? And what happens if you did not start ConClip ?
Forum: Coders. System 23 October 2018, 22:43
Replies: 3,176
Views: 429,813
Posted By Michael
64 On real hardware hi graphics...

64





On real hardware hi graphics modes take too much chip bandwidth and slow down the system, only audio is improved to 56KHz in DBLSCAN modes.
NTSC is definitely one of the lightest...
Forum: Coders. System 23 October 2018, 20:22
Replies: 3,176
Views: 429,813
Posted By Michael
Real life test from HDD OS 3.1.4 CGX 16bit,...

Real life test from HDD

OS 3.1.4 CGX 16bit, Sys3X:Prefs (98 Gicons)
TC020(503) : DO5 - 3.10s; WB - 1.48s
TC020(504) : DO5 - 3.06s; WB - 1.44s

With MemTrailer we loose a lot, and get 4.38s in...
Forum: Coders. System 10 October 2018, 20:44
Replies: 3,176
Views: 429,813
Posted By Michael
Regarding WBCtrl, you have to use it with 3.1.4...

Regarding WBCtrl, you have to use it with 3.1.4 if you run DOpus5 and CGX with your library to push icons to fast ram. So IMT=ANY is needed. Then icons do not use chip ram.
Forum: Coders. System 09 October 2018, 19:04
Replies: 3,176
Views: 429,813
Posted By Michael
The IconDemo disk seems to work fine under 3.1.4...

The IconDemo disk seems to work fine under 3.1.4 rom, so I guess if configured correctly it should work ok. You might need WBCtrl to force push icons to fast ram eith OS supplied icon.lib, but we are...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 June 2018, 06:23
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By Michael
New Amiga Boing Ball

Just could not resist. Amiga Boing meets FIFA-2018 :spin



http://eab.abime.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=58575&d=1528998106
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