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Forum: OT - Technical 16 January 2020, 14:02
Replies: 30
Views: 671
Posted By Daedalus
TVs, like all electronics, eventually die or...

TVs, like all electronics, eventually die or become less than ideal for their intended use. I personally love my Panasonic plasma, and sadly plasmas aren't available any more so I'm going to keep...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 January 2020, 23:03
Replies: 28
Views: 2,885
Posted By Daedalus
Haha, cheers! That's just a misspent youth,...

Haha, cheers! That's just a misspent youth, nothing more :p
Forum: OT - Technical 15 January 2020, 17:47
Replies: 30
Views: 671
Posted By Daedalus
Oof, I don't feel so bad then with my...

Oof, I don't feel so bad then with my semi-regular 10-12 hours :p that would be almost entirely computer monitors - I wouldn't spend hours on my phone and don't watch all that much TV...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2020, 17:45
Replies: 36
Views: 850
Posted By Daedalus
Probably for the same reason lots of Amiga games...

Probably for the same reason lots of Amiga games don't - locked framerates. They're the type of games that get faster when you put a machine in NTSC mode (or slow down in PAL mode if they're NTSC...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2020, 17:19
Replies: 36
Views: 850
Posted By Daedalus
They were a few games picked off the top of my...

They were a few games picked off the top of my head, there are many more, but they're also some of the most popular games on the Amiga, so they are worth more consideration than any of the bland...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2020, 16:56
Replies: 36
Views: 850
Posted By Daedalus
Sometimes faster than they were is a good thing....

Sometimes faster than they were is a good thing. Many of the 3D games on the Amiga were actually done properly in that more CPU speed means a higher framerate, but gameplay speed remains the same....
Forum: OT - General 15 January 2020, 14:08
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, this is key, the whole echo chamber effect....

Yep, this is key, the whole echo chamber effect. You'll see that in most places, even in such niches as the Amiga. Just spend some time on a few different Amiga forums and it'll be pretty obvious....
Forum: OT - Entertainment 15 January 2020, 11:55
Replies: 104
Views: 8,238
Posted By Daedalus
Not just in space, it's probably the best death...

Not just in space, it's probably the best death scene I've seen in anything for a long time! :D
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 January 2020, 10:52
Replies: 28
Views: 2,885
Posted By Daedalus
Just to explain the magic number: some examples...

Just to explain the magic number: some examples are sadly lacking from the Blitz documentation, but the register is universal across languages so you can read more detail about it here...
Forum: OT - Technical 14 January 2020, 17:39
Replies: 30
Views: 671
Posted By Daedalus
Too much, unfortunately. 10-12 hours some days...

Too much, unfortunately. 10-12 hours some days...
Forum: OT - General 14 January 2020, 16:59
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By Daedalus
What you're illustrating there is the same issue...

What you're illustrating there is the same issue that all these platforms face: It all depends on who you choose to interact with, what parts of that platform you frequent, and so on. It's amazing...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 January 2020, 01:05
Replies: 85
Views: 7,882
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, there's one of the Lotan libraries that...

Yeah, there's one of the Lotan libraries that also uses 195 - that's an old one though from the Ultimate Blitz CD I think, it's also #195 in my Blitz 2.1 setup. But I changed the library number to 48...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 January 2020, 20:58
Replies: 32
Views: 6,317
Posted By Daedalus
Are all your grounds connected correctly? Is the...

Are all your grounds connected correctly? Is the electrical outlet grounded? New capacitors in the Amiga? It's entirely possible that the PSU is faulty - the noise specifications of the unit are well...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 January 2020, 23:59
Replies: 85
Views: 7,882
Posted By Daedalus
Decided to give the 5.3 version of this library a...

Decided to give the 5.3 version of this library a go, but can't get the example program to work under Amiblitz 3.7.3 on WinUAE. It compiles fine (for simplicity I changed the paths to ram:filename,...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 January 2020, 17:24
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, I've never done anything along those lines...

Hmmm, I've never done anything along those lines in WinUAE, but it might be worth asking in the WinUAE support thread. It could be an obscure bug (trying to telnet into the Amiga from the host while...
Forum: support.Other 10 January 2020, 17:21
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By Daedalus
If you use HDToolbox to set it up, then the Amiga...

If you use HDToolbox to set it up, then the Amiga expects it to be a fixed disk, not removable. That's fine if you want to boot from it as a hard drive, but not if you want to use the disk as a...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 January 2020, 14:20
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Daedalus
Perhaps... You could also swap the pots in your...

Perhaps... You could also swap the pots in your stick for higher resistance ones, but then it might not be read correctly on PCs (if that's an issue).

I probably should have mentioned too that the...
Forum: support.Other 10 January 2020, 13:45
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, your mountlist appears to be a CrossDOS...

Hmmm, your mountlist appears to be a CrossDOS mountlist for reading PC floppies on an Amiga floppy drive, which will never work for anything other than a floppy since the geometry is all wrong (as...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 January 2020, 11:17
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Daedalus
Maybe an obvious thing, but worth checking...

Maybe an obvious thing, but worth checking anyway... Did you include the comment at the top of the ARexx script? It may seem silly, but ARexx *requires* the first line of the script to be a comment,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 January 2020, 11:07
Replies: 53
Views: 2,534
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it's a nice effect alright. True, WinUAE...

Yeah, it's a nice effect alright. True, WinUAE will normally only render the high res pixels by default, you have to turn on super highres pixels to get all the detail and subtleties like...
Forum: News 09 January 2020, 18:18
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Daedalus
There were more stamps related to Tomb raider...

There were more stamps related to Tomb raider alone than both Sensible and Team 17 combined.
Forum: OT - General 09 January 2020, 15:56
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By Daedalus
Both have their use cases, I tend to use real...

Both have their use cases, I tend to use real hardware more, but UAE for quickly testing different configurations or when I'm travelling.

Space reasons, I understand (I'm lucky enough to have the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2020, 13:26
Replies: 53
Views: 2,534
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, AGA sprites can be 3 or 15 colours deep...

Indeed, AGA sprites can be 3 or 15 colours deep in exactly the same was as OCS/ECS sprites, but up to 64 pixels wide. This means that they're wide enough for 5 sprites to cover an entire low-res...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2020, 12:43
Replies: 152
Views: 4,534
Posted By Daedalus
Ignoring any other aspects, the Amiga version of...

Ignoring any other aspects, the Amiga version of Aladdin had support for 2-button controllers, as did a good few of the later games. Sadly still not enough, and still no support of CD32 pads, but at...
Forum: OT - Gaming 09 January 2020, 12:25
Replies: 76
Views: 4,941
Posted By Daedalus
The time it takes to get into it has been...

The time it takes to get into it has been drastically reduced in recent times. Nowadays, there' auto-launch, auto-dock and many ways of making immense amounts of money in a very short space of time....
Forum: support.Other 09 January 2020, 12:20
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By Daedalus
CFD won't help much with Zip disks... OS 3.9...

CFD won't help much with Zip disks... OS 3.9 comes with mountlists that should work fine with other versions too. Just change the line L:CrossDOSFileSystem to L:fat95 and you'll get the Fat95...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 January 2020, 01:08
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Daedalus
Well, if the game doesn't offer calibration, it...

Well, if the game doesn't offer calibration, it might be expecting some sort of average value for the center point, and if that value is close to the maximum deflection of the stick, you'll get poor...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 January 2020, 23:58
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Daedalus
What are you reading those values in? A joystick...

What are you reading those values in? A joystick tester? The values should have a much larger deflection - in theory the pot values can range from 0 to 255, though you would be best keeping away from...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 07 January 2020, 10:38
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By Daedalus
The core Blitz graphics routines are optimised...

The core Blitz graphics routines are optimised for direct custom chip use, so deal with planar graphics formats only, and requires all data concerned to be in chip RAM as a result. I can't imagine...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 January 2020, 16:06
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Daedalus
The CF card should have already included the...

The CF card should have already included the required libraries if it was set up with OS 3.1.4. If it didn't, it wasn't set up correctly.

If you really want to use other Workbench versions or boot...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 January 2020, 14:32
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, basically that's it as far as HDToolbox is...

Yep, basically that's it as far as HDToolbox is concerned. Each partition is simply a fraction of the total cylinders size. Be aware of a couple of things though: First, you still need to...
Forum: OT - Gaming 03 January 2020, 17:38
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Daedalus
Not that much really, but occasionally SNES on a...

Not that much really, but occasionally SNES on a Raspberry Pi, Atari 800XL on various systems (including Amiga), and Nintendo Gamecube on PC with the excellent Dolphin.

Not sure if it counts, but...
Forum: support.Other 31 December 2019, 16:59
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By Daedalus
If they all have actual icon files (.info files)...

If they all have actual icon files (.info files) and those files aren't write protected, snapshotting the icons after you select all should work.
Forum: OT - General 20 December 2019, 12:42
Replies: 121
Views: 4,508
Posted By Daedalus
It appears to be because it's a Universal...

It appears to be because it's a Universal application instead of a Win32 applications, so it has to load up a whole app container before it can launch the app itself. But it's a very standard Windows...
Forum: OT - General 20 December 2019, 11:47
Replies: 121
Views: 4,508
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that's important, and why business are eager...

Yep, that's important, and why business are eager to upgrade. But that in itself doesn't make Windows 10 an enjoyable experience. Every day I use the calculator in Windows, and every day it's an...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 December 2019, 10:43
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Daedalus
In theory it's not that big a deal to swap over...

In theory it's not that big a deal to swap over between the two. If the other controller is only ever going to be a mouse or a traditional joystick, an existing switch might even work or might work...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 December 2019, 17:55
Replies: 90
Views: 3,963
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, that would explain it alright. That was an...

Ah, that would explain it alright. That was an issue with previous versions of AB3 too, I remember having to work around it when transferring an install between machines.
Forum: Hardware mods 17 December 2019, 13:25
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, just to see if it helps.

Yep, just to see if it helps.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 December 2019, 13:23
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By Daedalus
Probably not the vintage being considered, but...

Probably not the vintage being considered, but Descent: Freespace has a very good story that gets told as you progress through the game. At some points, the story takes different paths too depending...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 December 2019, 13:12
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, the A500 (and most Amigas) supports two...

Yep, the A500 (and most Amigas) supports two floppies on the internal header, with some caveats:

- The second floppy drive receives a select signal but not a motor signal. This will allow a Gotek...
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