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Forum: Amiga scene 19 April 2018, 07:46
Replies: 148
Views: 7,408
Posted By jPV
Yeah, that's the area where OS4 and MorphOS are...

Yeah, that's the area where OS4 and MorphOS are trying to improve from the 68k systems. For example, both operating systems have replaced the traditional layers.library with an accelerated version...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 April 2018, 11:02
Replies: 148
Views: 7,408
Posted By jPV
But the question is, can we still call it as "NG...

But the question is, can we still call it as "NG Mac", because we can't call our current systems as "NG Amigas" :D I guess we all agree what are these "classic" versions :)
Forum: Amiga scene 17 April 2018, 10:42
Replies: 148
Views: 7,408
Posted By jPV
Commodore planned to go for RISC and RTG...

Commodore planned to go for RISC and RTG (Hombre), and Commodore's AmigaOS 4.0 (not related to the Hyperion version) was supposed to use RTG/chunky graphics modes. So these current "NG" solutions are...
Forum: News 13 April 2018, 18:08
Replies: 40
Views: 2,225
Posted By jPV
Hardware mode uses Warp3D, which isn't supported...

Hardware mode uses Warp3D, which isn't supported on all graphics cards. Maybe you have a newer card where the legacy 3D support was dropped? In that case you'll have to use the software rendering.
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Forum: support.Apps 11 April 2018, 20:46
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By jPV
DOpus Magellan has an option for it...

DOpus Magellan has an option for it (Settings->Environment->Miscellaneous->Custom Screen Title), so Amikit has probably used that.
Forum: News 10 April 2018, 17:25
Replies: 40
Views: 2,225
Posted By jPV
Yeah, Magellan is just insanely cool and powerful...

Yeah, Magellan is just insanely cool and powerful program, it still is after all these years, and we probably never will see as comprehensive program/desktop for us ever again. TBH I'm still mostly...
Forum: News 09 April 2018, 19:39
Replies: 40
Views: 2,225
Posted By jPV
Internally (DOS, directory structures, libraries,...

Internally (DOS, directory structures, libraries, etc) it's very much like AmigaOS, but the biggest difference comes in the Ambient desktop, which is heavily inspired by Directory Opus Magellan. It...
Forum: News 08 April 2018, 18:03
Replies: 40
Views: 2,225
Posted By jPV
Yeah, don't re-install everything. I'm sure the...

Yeah, don't re-install everything. I'm sure the problem can be solved other ways.

Check what you have on your Boot: partition. If you have backups of the old MorphOS boot.img files there, they can...
Forum: News 04 April 2018, 18:53
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By jPV
Yeah, it's really cool implementation and brings...

Yeah, it's really cool implementation and brings fresh approach to programming, but I guess it's mostly interesting to coders and doesn't cause much babble because of that :)
Forum: News 03 April 2018, 17:29
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By jPV
What's New in MorphOS 3.10?

https://library.morph.zone/logo.png
The "What's New in MorphOS 3.10? (https://library.morph.zone/What%27s_New_in_MorphOS_3.10)" article has just been published on the MorphOS Library...
Forum: News 30 March 2018, 07:54
Replies: 40
Views: 2,225
Posted By jPV
Yea, I have also made a dual-boot setup, where it...

Yea, I have also made a dual-boot setup, where it normally boots directly to the latest MorphOS, but if I select the second option from the Alt menu, it shows this self-made boot menu:
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All...
Forum: News 29 March 2018, 20:04
Replies: 40
Views: 2,225
Posted By jPV
I succeeded booting a correctly prepared...

I succeeded booting a correctly prepared installation from a USB stick on one PowerMac G4 (I was able to select it from the Alt menu), but the same stick didn't work same way on Mac mini, for...
Forum: News 29 March 2018, 16:39
Replies: 40
Views: 2,225
Posted By jPV
You can use the installation CD/ISO as a live-CD....

You can use the installation CD/ISO as a live-CD. Without registration it slows down after half an hour, but you can reboot it to make it fast again. Also, if you register the OS, and still want to...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 March 2018, 21:00
Replies: 148
Views: 7,408
Posted By jPV
Also if you happen to have MorphOS compatible...

Also if you happen to have MorphOS compatible hardware, trying out it is free. You can try fully working MorphOS as a live-cd or install it to HD, but without registration you'll have to reboot it...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 March 2018, 19:52
Replies: 148
Views: 7,408
Posted By jPV
Hmm? There have been price drops on MorphOS...

Hmm? There have been price drops on MorphOS during the years, but what's your definition of a price drop? :)

The price has dropped first from 150e to 111.11e, then the price for older systems...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 March 2018, 20:14
Replies: 148
Views: 7,408
Posted By jPV
As said, it mostly refers to the OS rather than...

As said, it mostly refers to the OS rather than HW it's running on. In any case we need some common term to separate original 68k stuff from the current what-should-we-call-it generation in practise....
Forum: Amiga scene 18 March 2018, 18:21
Replies: 148
Views: 7,408
Posted By jPV
I find it pretty great. I rather pay 79e for the...

I find it pretty great. I rather pay 79e for the OS and 50e for the machine, than 30e for the OS and 2000e for the machine :)

Isn't it great that you can find that powerful machines, which can run...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 March 2018, 18:06
Replies: 148
Views: 7,408
Posted By jPV
I guess for the big audience Amiga was originally...

I guess for the big audience Amiga was originally about the chipsets and hardware in 80s, and a games machine which "nobody" booted to Workbench ever. But I think it's very short-sighted to make a...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 March 2018, 17:27
Replies: 148
Views: 7,408
Posted By jPV
Trance emulates the 68k CPU only, nothing else....

Trance emulates the 68k CPU only, nothing else. MorphOS is Amiga compatible otherwise, and old 68k programs run in the OS just like native programs by using MorphOS PPC native resources.

UAE...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 March 2018, 13:53
Replies: 148
Views: 7,408
Posted By jPV
Why can't software be hacked in the same way? Why...

Why can't software be hacked in the same way? Why it needs more resources, at least noticeable amount? Anything 68k will fly compared to real 68k anyway. You can do 68k asm on others but AROS. All...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 March 2018, 13:31
Replies: 148
Views: 7,408
Posted By jPV
Well, it's the next generation from the 68k...

Well, it's the next generation from the 68k systems. So what's wrong with the name? And when this name became common (around end of 90s and early 00s), we had pretty competitive hardware too. Pegasos...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 March 2018, 13:23
Replies: 148
Views: 7,408
Posted By jPV
PowerMac G5 is the best performing machine for...

PowerMac G5 is the best performing machine for MorphOS use, but it depends little what you want from your next gen experience.

First, MorphOS vs. AROS, if you want 68k binary compatibility then...
Forum: support.Apps 13 March 2018, 10:45
Replies: 31
Views: 1,183
Posted By jPV
Old disk repairing tools like ABTools (my...

Old disk repairing tools like ABTools (my absolutely favourite for fixing FFS), DiskSalv, QBTools, etc, don't work with anything than FFS and also limit the partition/disk space to 2/4GB. If you want...
Forum: support.Apps 08 March 2018, 07:10
Replies: 62
Views: 2,114
Posted By jPV
Yeah, looks nice now :) Yes I did and it...

Yeah, looks nice now :)


Yes I did and it worked. Maybe it depends of the UnZip version or something, these *nix ports are plenty and different always... I'll remove the slash from my example...
Forum: support.Apps 07 March 2018, 21:08
Replies: 62
Views: 2,114
Posted By jPV
I guess it's unlikely to see any then, but...

I guess it's unlikely to see any then, but doesn't hurt to check for them either :) Anyway if someone wants to use this for other cases etc... will be good to see if something fails.
Forum: support.Apps 07 March 2018, 17:02
Replies: 62
Views: 2,114
Posted By jPV
Maybe changing those X:%N ones to %P%N would make...

Maybe changing those X:%N ones to %P%N would make it easier to update it later, if you want to change the location from where files are scanned.

I couldn't resist making an über cool (tm) more...
Forum: support.Apps 06 March 2018, 19:11
Replies: 62
Views: 2,114
Posted By jPV
No they aren't, because if there aren't any files...

No they aren't, because if there aren't any files found, the list command with > still creates a new (empty) file :)
Forum: support.Apps 06 March 2018, 17:09
Replies: 62
Views: 2,114
Posted By jPV
You can optimize it a bit ;) If you'd use ">"...

You can optimize it a bit ;) If you'd use ">" (single) redirection at the first list line (lha) then it'd start a new file always (no matter if there is an old file or not, it will be a fresh file...
Forum: support.Apps 06 March 2018, 15:02
Replies: 62
Views: 2,114
Posted By jPV
Maybe because it has parenthesis in its name?...

Maybe because it has parenthesis in its name? They are special characters in AmigaDOS, so I would advice not to use them in file names no matter if it's the reason here or not. By using them you'll...
Forum: support.Apps 05 March 2018, 09:54
Replies: 20
Views: 544
Posted By jPV
Suspended? If the program doesn't launch itself...

Suspended? If the program doesn't launch itself to the background and return immediately (I assumed DOpus would do, because you didn't launch it with the Run command in previous examples), that would...
Forum: support.Apps 05 March 2018, 08:07
Replies: 20
Views: 544
Posted By jPV
Yes, you can pretty much decide the order in...

Yes, you can pretty much decide the order in user-startup yourself. The safest bet is to put at the end, if the program would rely on something else set in the user-startup earlier.
Forum: support.Apps 05 March 2018, 06:45
Replies: 20
Views: 544
Posted By jPV
Yes, the only exceptions are system patches which...

Yes, the only exceptions are system patches which are needed to run there, but in that case it's clearly stated in the documentation.

If you have to ask where something must be put, just don't put...
Forum: support.Apps 04 March 2018, 14:51
Replies: 20
Views: 544
Posted By jPV
Hey guys, seriously, don't clutter the...

Hey guys, seriously, don't clutter the startup-sequence with user modifications or 3rd party programs. It's not meant that user should normally touch it at all, there's the user-startup file where...
Forum: News 03 March 2018, 13:41
Replies: 109
Views: 7,935
Posted By jPV
Although FPU isn't very accurate, raytracers...

Although FPU isn't very accurate, raytracers might give funny results? :)
https://blog.alb42.de/2018/03/03/vampire-2-7-fpu-part-2/
Forum: Amiga scene 02 March 2018, 15:34
Replies: 63
Views: 1,649
Posted By jPV
I have eight...

I have eight (http://jpv.wmhost.com/pics/speedkings.jpg) two button Speedkings (originally sold for Sega MasterSystem, but works very well on Amiga too).
Forum: Amiga scene 25 February 2018, 10:05
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By jPV
Couple pretty active channels (in today's...

Couple pretty active channels (in today's standards):

##amiga @ Freenode for generic Amiga chatting
#amigascne @ IRCnet for demoscene related talk
#morphos @ Freenode for MorphOS talk

Then...
Forum: support.Demos 14 February 2018, 08:46
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By jPV
Yeah, the best way to run demos generally is to...

Yeah, the best way to run demos generally is to boot without startup-sequence (keep both mouse buttons pressed on boot and select the appropriate option), run Setpatch (just type "setpatch" in the...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 February 2018, 08:37
Replies: 63
Views: 2,214
Posted By jPV
He also said that he has some A1200 games, and...

He also said that he has some A1200 games, and there probably are WHDLoad installers for his A500 games. After all, WHDLoad is made just for that: installing your _original_ games to HD and patching...
Forum: support.Apps 30 January 2018, 17:10
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By jPV
I think so, although I'm not a fb user. ...

I think so, although I'm not a fb user.


On MorphOS version of OWB (Odyssey) we have couple flash plugins based on some open source Linux implementations, but they are mainly good for seeing ads,...
Forum: support.Apps 29 January 2018, 08:27
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By jPV
OWB/Odyssey, which are the main browsers on NG...

OWB/Odyssey, which are the main browsers on NG Amigas, have supported HTML5 since their beginning (about 2008/2009 or so). We've waited all these years Flash to die and HTML5 to be used more...
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