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Forum: Amiga scene 23 February 2015, 22:03
Replies: 46
Views: 4,582
Posted By Nekoniaow
Oh, I absolutely understand and respect this! ...

Oh, I absolutely understand and respect this!
My remark was purely a joke based on Mrs Beanbag Akira's willingness to "kill" for such a port. ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 23 February 2015, 19:12
Replies: 46
Views: 4,582
Posted By Nekoniaow
I think it would be more motivating to the...

I think it would be more motivating to the eventual developer if you offered money instead of a human sacrifice. ;)
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 February 2015, 19:07
Replies: 19
Views: 11,755
Posted By Nekoniaow
Wine is far from being complete enough to...

Wine is far from being complete enough to properly run WinUAE acceptably.
Also, it comes with all kind of subtle configuration issues which a proper adaptation like FS-UAE does not have since it's...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 February 2015, 02:17
Replies: 19
Views: 11,755
Posted By Nekoniaow
I still disagree that this initial sentence is...

I still disagree that this initial sentence is pointless but I agree that using it at the opening sentence might act as an off putting cold shower for a newcomer so I have taken that into account and...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 22 February 2015, 21:08
Replies: 19
Views: 11,755
Posted By Nekoniaow
Didn't I take care to point to the result and...

Didn't I take care to point to the result and give a properly supported answer (two paragraphs).
Where is the generic answer you are referring to?

As for the introductory humour, Google is a...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 22 February 2015, 20:24
Replies: 19
Views: 11,755
Posted By Nekoniaow
If you google "mac os x amiga emulator"...

If you google "mac os x amiga emulator" (https://www.google.ca/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=mac+os+x+amiga+emulator&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&gfe_rd=cr&ei=MyzqVJbaJOzE8geG24DIBw),
you will find that the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 February 2015, 19:11
Replies: 95
Views: 14,430
Posted By Nekoniaow
Indeed, all pixel operations that the blitter...

Indeed, all pixel operations that the blitter cannot handle are much simplified and thus much faster when using chunky modes.

Also a chunky blitter would also be faster and more powerful because...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 February 2015, 05:18
Replies: 46
Views: 4,582
Posted By Nekoniaow
Could you tell us why? You seem to have a...

Could you tell us why?

You seem to have a functional tilemap engine with 3 ways scrolling (with a copper "split" I presume so easily extendable to 8 ways) which seems like a good base for a...
Forum: Coders. General 22 February 2015, 04:07
Replies: 2,163
Views: 288,829
Posted By Nekoniaow
It looks like many think that this is an actual...

It looks like many think that this is an actual conversion which is being discussed but it seems to me that CodeTapper initially meant this thread only as a thought exercise. This said, if it...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 February 2015, 03:00
Replies: 95
Views: 14,430
Posted By Nekoniaow
The fact that you, puny human, are limited in...

The fact that you, puny human, are limited in your clairvoyance capabilities does not mean that we, alien kittens, did not foresee it! We warned you with all our might but all you ever heard was...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 22 February 2015, 02:21
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By Nekoniaow
Oh, ok. Thanks for the fix, at least this clears...

Oh, ok. Thanks for the fix, at least this clears up any possible confusion.

I naively thought the whole site was back.
Their layout is so obscure and unreadable that it took me some time to...
Forum: News 21 February 2015, 18:01
Replies: 103
Views: 21,842
Posted By Nekoniaow
Where did I say I wanted Linux or Mac? I talked...

Where did I say I wanted Linux or Mac? I talked specifically about features not the whole OS.

So to make it clear: if a feature from X or Y is: good and useful, working, has no bugs or these bugs...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 February 2015, 14:40
Replies: 46
Views: 4,582
Posted By Nekoniaow
Late? Who is making the schedule? I'm on my terms...

Late? Who is making the schedule? I'm on my terms there. ;)



I very well know how licensing works and you are correct. ;)
I just did not mention it explicitly but it's the reason why I...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2015, 15:50
Replies: 46
Views: 4,582
Posted By Nekoniaow
I would definitely pay these 500 € even if I were...

I would definitely pay these 500 € even if I were not sure of recouping them.
Having an actual official Konami/SEGA sticker on your product and being an acknowledged licensee is more than just a...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2015, 04:03
Replies: 125
Views: 47,161
Posted By Nekoniaow
Does this mean EAB administrators are actually on...

Does this mean EAB administrators are actually on the issue?
I wouldn't mind at least an acknowledgment of the problem. ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2015, 03:53
Replies: 46
Views: 4,582
Posted By Nekoniaow
This is a pet peeve of mine so I have to ask:...

This is a pet peeve of mine so I have to ask: will you guys try to obtain an official license?

There is not much money in the Amiga market I assume so it would make sense for Konami to not ask for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 February 2015, 03:47
Replies: 327
Views: 33,922
Posted By Nekoniaow
The author of Cannonball...

The author of Cannonball (http://reassembler.blogspot.ca) mentions on his blog that the Saturn version is arcade perfect, uses the same code as the original with many of the bugs of the original...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2015, 03:38
Replies: 21
Views: 3,006
Posted By Nekoniaow
Copyrights on the software and books are one...

Copyrights on the software and books are one thing but I see no mentions of all hardware related patents in the article on Amiga-News. I guess this could mean that Gateway still holds the rights to...
Forum: request.Other 19 February 2015, 21:31
Replies: 22
Views: 2,435
Posted By Nekoniaow
That's exactly it. All C compilers can output...

That's exactly it.
All C compilers can output the ASM version of the code if you want to inspect it.

But in order to replace some of the C code by ASM you use inline assembly instead: ASM code...
Forum: request.Other 19 February 2015, 16:21
Replies: 22
Views: 2,435
Posted By Nekoniaow
If you choose ASM, keep with it even if it's too...

If you choose ASM, keep with it even if it's too hard because that's how you learn: by persisting when your brain hurts. If you switch because it's too hard, you will probably do the same for C.
...
Forum: request.Other 19 February 2015, 15:04
Replies: 22
Views: 2,435
Posted By Nekoniaow
You should really stop jumping all over the place...

You should really stop jumping all over the place first! ;)

You need to learn to walk before you run, it will take experience to know when to use C and ASM and what you need now is to learn to...
Forum: Coders. General 19 February 2015, 04:58
Replies: 2,163
Views: 288,829
Posted By Nekoniaow
Screen mode: I would not forego DMA bandwidth...

Screen mode:
I would not forego DMA bandwidth and colours on the altar of parallax scrolling.
Even if one could manage to faithfully reproduce the original colours using only a palette of seven you...
Forum: News 19 February 2015, 01:16
Replies: 103
Views: 21,842
Posted By Nekoniaow
Other != evil. Write it one million times. ;) ...

Other != evil. Write it one million times. ;)

On which basis would you exclude "Apple or Linux similarities"? If a good feature on these systems exist which doesn't on OS abc, then it only makes...
Forum: request.Other 19 February 2015, 01:04
Replies: 22
Views: 2,435
Posted By Nekoniaow
Damn, and I thought I was fully awoken when I...

Damn, and I thought I was fully awoken when I posted that. ;)
It's indeed the beginner book I was mentioning, I am surprised though that you found it average since I have a pleasant memory of...
Forum: request.Other 18 February 2015, 15:21
Replies: 22
Views: 2,435
Posted By Nekoniaow
I learned C using a Micro Application book for...

I learned C using a Micro Application book for the Amiga actually. ;)
I do not think I still have the book because I didn't find it when I foraged through my Amiga stuff at my parents this Xmas but...
Forum: request.Other 18 February 2015, 03:14
Replies: 22
Views: 2,435
Posted By Nekoniaow
If you want to learn coding, you should probably...

If you want to learn coding, you should probably start with a language simpler than assembly.

Assembly is great, especially on the Amiga, but it's the equivalent of starting Formula1 driving when...
Forum: News 18 February 2015, 02:52
Replies: 103
Views: 21,842
Posted By Nekoniaow
They didn't save anything. They acquired the...

They didn't save anything. They acquired the rights to write and sell AmigaOS and that's it. Whether this will save the Amiga is still to be demonstrated.
(And it's also to be demonstrated that the...
Forum: request.Other 17 February 2015, 21:00
Replies: 22
Views: 2,435
Posted By Nekoniaow
My 68k is rusty but I can speak assembler. ;)

My 68k is rusty but I can speak assembler. ;)
Forum: support.WinUAE 17 February 2015, 05:11
Replies: 7
Views: 1,418
Posted By Nekoniaow
Oh, I see. I thought that was more a code design...

Oh, I see. I thought that was more a code design issue but it's indeed very sound to avoid relying on emulator side state since it's bound to change as the knowledge of the underlying hardware...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2015, 03:42
Replies: 35
Views: 3,526
Posted By Nekoniaow
As usual, Wikipedia is a fluffy kitten: ...

As usual, Wikipedia is a fluffy kitten:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brasso
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2015, 03:41
Replies: 25
Views: 5,061
Posted By Nekoniaow
And he takes about two months to reply to emails....

And he takes about two months to reply to emails. ;)

I will look into making it myself, I bought soldering equipment during the xmas vacations and this will be much safer than modding the drives...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 February 2015, 03:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,646
Posted By Nekoniaow
The woman who holds the Amiga is actually the...

The woman who holds the Amiga is actually the subject of an article of this issue of the magazine, there's the same picture of her with the machine on the corresponding web version:...
Forum: request.Other 17 February 2015, 03:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By Nekoniaow
Freeware/shareware do not have a precise legal...

Freeware/shareware do not have a precise legal meaning.

Public Domain on the other hand is a legal term.
Putting something in the Public Domain means renouncing to *all* rights to it: it becomes...
Forum: News 17 February 2015, 03:06
Replies: 103
Views: 21,842
Posted By Nekoniaow
There is still no information about who filed the...

There is still no information about who filed the claim and apart from a few select statements like this one which could indeed just be smoke and mirrors, everything seems to be steeped in secrecy at...
Forum: News 15 February 2015, 18:03
Replies: 103
Views: 21,842
Posted By Nekoniaow
When a company in bankruptcy gets liquidated, its...

When a company in bankruptcy gets liquidated, its assets are sold to whoever wants them with debtors obviously having priority access to them. So whichever IP or copyright was owned by the company...
Forum: News 15 February 2015, 17:58
Replies: 103
Views: 21,842
Posted By Nekoniaow
Where did you get the list of creditors? The...

Where did you get the list of creditors? The filing at the http://faillissement.be site does not list creditors.

Oh, I see, this must be listed at the Brussels court. Do you still have the link?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 February 2015, 07:14
Replies: 219
Views: 19,615
Posted By Nekoniaow
Why do you mention trust? I am not sure I...

Why do you mention trust? I am not sure I understand what you mean.

They archive changes in an easily accessible manner which can be visualized graphically to show evolving diffs and timelapses....
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2015, 05:59
Replies: 25
Views: 5,061
Posted By Nekoniaow
I would also gladly buy only the interface plus...

I would also gladly buy only the interface plus cable if this were possible.
I have some spare drives which I wanted to mod myself at some point but if I could simply buy and plug in the interface...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2015, 02:33
Replies: 53
Views: 7,757
Posted By Nekoniaow
It is when reading these threads that I realize...

It is when reading these threads that I realize how much I have missed by being out of the Amiga woods for so long. I never knew or thought there were Spectrum emulators on the Amiga!

Thanks...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2015, 02:24
Replies: 53
Views: 7,757
Posted By Nekoniaow
You know the saying, "be the change you want to...

You know the saying, "be the change you want to see in the world". ;)
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