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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 10:37
Replies: 159
Views: 8,021
Posted By Dunny
I suppose that any NG AmigaOS needs to be able to...

I suppose that any NG AmigaOS needs to be able to run classic binaries and media images regardless of the host architecture. I believe some modules of AROS attempt to do this, but as an OS AROS...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 00:03
Replies: 26
Views: 1,006
Posted By Dunny
The guy who wrote the HoH remake is a member of...

The guy who wrote the HoH remake is a member of this forum btw... :)
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 23 April 2018, 19:37
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Dunny
I'm assuming this is rotated in degrees rather...

I'm assuming this is rotated in degrees rather than radians?

If you rotate a bitmap through non-90 degree rotations, it will get bigger. That's just the way it is - it's either that or you lose...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 April 2018, 12:25
Replies: 159
Views: 8,021
Posted By Dunny
Say what you will about Microsoft, but their...

Say what you will about Microsoft, but their backwards compatibility in Windows is quite a feat.
Forum: HOL news 21 April 2018, 13:56
Replies: 43
Views: 16,430
Posted By Dunny
It should stay on HOL, with a huge watermark...

It should stay on HOL, with a huge watermark "Vapourware" or somesuch. The fact is that it was touted as being in development for the Amiga, reported as such by the press and so it's not unreasonable...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 21 April 2018, 13:54
Replies: 125
Views: 7,459
Posted By Dunny
He's serving time in prison for trademark theft....

He's serving time in prison for trademark theft. You really need to do your research.



It has nothing whatsoever to do with being big vs being little - the rules are that if you allow even...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 April 2018, 10:46
Replies: 159
Views: 8,021
Posted By Dunny
People are hitting the hardware directly on the...

People are hitting the hardware directly on the Pi these days, including the 3D Acceleration. It does require that you don't run a traditional OS though, you boot directly into the application.
Forum: Amiga scene 21 April 2018, 10:44
Replies: 60
Views: 1,569
Posted By Dunny
Emulation, no hardware. I don't see the point...

Emulation, no hardware. I don't see the point now, and don't have the room.
Forum: support.Games 20 April 2018, 20:51
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Dunny
I wish someone would do SpeedBall 1. I never had...

I wish someone would do SpeedBall 1. I never had any time for Speedball 2, but S1 was the dog's danglies.
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 20 April 2018, 20:50
Replies: 125
Views: 7,459
Posted By Dunny
If anyone wanted to convert a game, then I'd be...

If anyone wanted to convert a game, then I'd be thinking about Sonic. Sega have historically (and very recently) been very receptive to fan games that use the Sonic IP even so far as to employ the...
Forum: Coders. General 20 April 2018, 17:51
Replies: 495
Views: 33,414
Posted By Dunny
What I really hated was when they released games...

What I really hated was when they released games on the Speccy/C64/ST/Amiga all at once. Because of the lazy buggers only having one code base, all the platforms got 1 bpp 256x192 graphics and single...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 20 April 2018, 15:23
Replies: 125
Views: 7,459
Posted By Dunny
I think he's being quite serious. Capcom would...

I think he's being quite serious. Capcom would take one look at the EAB FTP and shut the whole thing down.
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 19 April 2018, 21:26
Replies: 125
Views: 7,459
Posted By Dunny
You'd think, wouldn't you? I present as evidence...

You'd think, wouldn't you? I present as evidence for the defence, Mighty No. 9...

No, Capcom will absolutely not grant a license for an unofficial port of an ongoing franchise. There is such a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 April 2018, 21:23
Replies: 26
Views: 1,006
Posted By Dunny
Man, you got me there - quality arcade ports...

Man, you got me there - quality arcade ports indeed :D
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 19 April 2018, 20:43
Replies: 125
Views: 7,459
Posted By Dunny
You're quite wrong if you think Capcom wouldn't...

You're quite wrong if you think Capcom wouldn't come down like a ton of bricks on this. They would, and they do.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 April 2018, 20:33
Replies: 26
Views: 1,006
Posted By Dunny
Hunchback was a pretty poorly coded affair, and...

Hunchback was a pretty poorly coded affair, and it didn't have much to compete with at the time. It was written in machine code as we used to say, and had big sprites (though very very simplistic...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 April 2018, 18:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,006
Posted By Dunny
Yeah, they were very much a nascent "corporate"...

Yeah, they were very much a nascent "corporate" house, as opposed to many others that were as enthusiastic about the platform and the games as the coders were.

That said, I do have very fond...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 April 2018, 17:53
Replies: 26
Views: 1,006
Posted By Dunny
They had some fantastic titles in their later...

They had some fantastic titles in their later years, but their early stuff was very hit and miss - games like Hunchback were just execrable, whereas Daley Thompson's was just awesome fun.

They...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 19 April 2018, 13:14
Replies: 75
Views: 2,219
Posted By Dunny
The biscuit though is a hobnob - satisfying right...

The biscuit though is a hobnob - satisfying right up until you try to dunk it, whereupon it breaks and floats to the bottom of the cup. A hollow victory, for sure.
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 19 April 2018, 13:12
Replies: 125
Views: 7,459
Posted By Dunny
But who's gonna code it? And why?

But who's gonna code it? And why?
Forum: Amiga scene 19 April 2018, 01:01
Replies: 117
Views: 16,404
Posted By Dunny
I did - when I first went back to the miggy via...

I did - when I first went back to the miggy via emulation AIAB was the first thing I did. And after a few minutes I wiped the drive and did it manually with WB3.1 floppy images :)

Much better, and...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 19 April 2018, 00:55
Replies: 75
Views: 2,219
Posted By Dunny
And this illustrates my previous points...

And this illustrates my previous points perfectly. You have literally just validated everything I said.

Are you really unable to see what you're doing right now?
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 18 April 2018, 20:38
Replies: 75
Views: 2,219
Posted By Dunny
Way to filter your swearing :D I'm sorry, but you...

Way to filter your swearing :D I'm sorry, but you don't need my help to look a tw*t.

Seriously though, your enthusiasm for the Amiga is on the one hand endearing, but your belief in the...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 April 2018, 20:30
Replies: 117
Views: 16,404
Posted By Dunny
I guess that it must be a matter of personal...

I guess that it must be a matter of personal taste, but damn. That there Workbench looks bloody awful.
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 18 April 2018, 16:32
Replies: 75
Views: 2,219
Posted By Dunny
Yeah, but it was f*cking funny tho!

Yeah, but it was f*cking funny tho!
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 18 April 2018, 14:27
Replies: 75
Views: 2,219
Posted By Dunny
Is this true? I have been interested in an actual...

Is this true? I have been interested in an actual complete Amiga version of this video game title, for a long time.[/QUOTE]
...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 18 April 2018, 14:08
Replies: 75
Views: 2,219
Posted By Dunny
Do they have an article about how Resident Evil...

Do they have an article about how Resident Evil for the Amiga is almost ready and just needing a coder now that all the graphics are done?
Forum: Amiga scene 17 April 2018, 19:15
Replies: 159
Views: 8,021
Posted By Dunny
I think a lot of what made the Amiga... The...

I think a lot of what made the Amiga... The Amiga, was that it was doing stuff that other platforms of the time could only dream of in a personal computer. It had console capabilities with the same...
Forum: HOL data problems 14 April 2018, 20:54
Replies: 56
Views: 1,410
Posted By Dunny
It's an absolutely stonking remix of the genre,...

It's an absolutely stonking remix of the genre, and entirely worthy of having been written by the great Mr Smith himself - the author should be proud.

Except that bloody garden maze. That can go...
Forum: support.WinUAE 14 April 2018, 20:51
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Dunny
Back when I wrote emulators, we used to just tile...

Back when I wrote emulators, we used to just tile the overlay on after scaling and filtering. It didn't look great in all circumstances, but avoided banding.
Forum: Amiga scene 13 April 2018, 17:46
Replies: 63
Views: 2,104
Posted By Dunny
I'm fairly certain that sort of behaviour would...

I'm fairly certain that sort of behaviour would be cause for a brief stint inside these days but feel free to give it a shot :D
Forum: Amiga scene 13 April 2018, 16:40
Replies: 63
Views: 2,104
Posted By Dunny
Absolutely. But that does not translate into...

Absolutely. But that does not translate into enough demand to justify the cost of a production run! These days the components needed have to be in the tens of thousands or the cost just skyrockets....
Forum: Amiga scene 13 April 2018, 14:56
Replies: 63
Views: 2,104
Posted By Dunny
Part of this is because an Amiga isn't any more a...

Part of this is because an Amiga isn't any more a must-have piece of hardware in the home. PCs are - and so things like peripherals; gfx cards, USB extenders etc are all in demand especially with new...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 April 2018, 13:04
Replies: 63
Views: 2,104
Posted By Dunny
Oh, wow. My 6 year old son is gonna be absolutely...

Oh, wow. My 6 year old son is gonna be absolutely over the moon about that :D
Forum: support.WinUAE 13 April 2018, 13:03
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By Dunny
Just a guess, but I expect it's the amount of...

Just a guess, but I expect it's the amount of time WinUAE spends idling rather than emulating. A larger amount of idle will degrade performance of the emulation but be more host system friendly....
Forum: Amiga scene 13 April 2018, 12:16
Replies: 63
Views: 2,104
Posted By Dunny
Oh, believe me I love the Amiga and all that it...

Oh, believe me I love the Amiga and all that it was. I'm a pretty serious retro-nerd, and have written 8bit emulators myself (some of my work went commercial in UK schools to teach programming,...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 April 2018, 11:49
Replies: 63
Views: 2,104
Posted By Dunny
But in what form? There are no new steam engines...

But in what form? There are no new steam engines being built - there's no demand beyond enthusiasts such as the BlueBell folks. Instead new parts are made as needed to keep older engines running.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 April 2018, 11:17
Replies: 63
Views: 2,104
Posted By Dunny
Indeed they will, but he won't be around forever...

Indeed they will, but he won't be around forever and his work is the basis of every other Amiga emulator out there (with the possible exception of WinFellow).

To put it another way, if he is...
Forum: HOL data problems 13 April 2018, 00:39
Replies: 56
Views: 1,410
Posted By Dunny
Thanks DamienD, you're a gent. I can...

Thanks DamienD, you're a gent.

I can confirm that it works with enough RAM - I run it on the OpenPandora which struggles to emulate an A1200 (so I stick with A500/ECS) but it does require a lot...
Forum: support.WinUAE 13 April 2018, 00:13
Replies: 108
Views: 13,328
Posted By Dunny
These shaders are all very nice, but they look...

These shaders are all very nice, but they look much cleaner and sharper than my 14" TV ever did. I wish someone would make a shader that recreated those, that would rock.
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