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Forum: request.UAE Wishlist Today, 15:57
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By Leffmann
Have you looked at FS-UAE? It's built around the...

Have you looked at FS-UAE? It's built around the WinUAE emulation core, but with a GUI that's close to what you're looking for.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Today, 11:04
Replies: 776
Views: 26,095
Posted By Leffmann
Reading this thread is like watching old couples...

Reading this thread is like watching old couples argue, it's 40 pages long and nobody has learned anything. I get tired from just seeing it pop up in Today's Posts.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 06 November 2018, 21:44
Replies: 958
Views: 87,376
Posted By Leffmann
But does it pass the test suite? Lua is highly...

But does it pass the test suite? Lua is highly dependent on the standard C library to function correctly.
Forum: Coders. General 06 November 2018, 13:49
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By Leffmann
A simple explanation would be a bug in SAS/C...

A simple explanation would be a bug in SAS/C 6.00, and to try 6.58 instead, the last version released.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 October 2018, 09:41
Replies: 124
Views: 20,863
Posted By Leffmann
If you look up the quote, it finishes with "Which...

If you look up the quote, it finishes with "Which was that the programmers were taking over", which I think is the message. Or maybe we should be worrying that the machines are taking over. Who knows.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 October 2018, 00:16
Replies: 124
Views: 20,863
Posted By Leffmann
I think you're right about the Friend OS or...

I think you're right about the Friend OS or platform, and if you look at the FriendUP team there are a couple of Amiga personalities there.

There's another little puzzle in the web source now; the...
Forum: support.Apps 29 October 2018, 10:18
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Leffmann
Yes, but bladecgn said it was an Amiga HDD. ...

Yes, but bladecgn said it was an Amiga HDD.



I didn't know that, but if the purpose is to remove all traces of deleted files then it is perfectly fine.
Forum: support.Apps 29 October 2018, 00:22
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Leffmann
Check the PFS3 tools in the official archive on...

Check the PFS3 tools in the official archive on Aminet.

If there's no tool for it there then you can do it manually by copying (cloning) all files to a second partition or drive, doing a full...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 16 October 2018, 22:49
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Leffmann
The enum and typedef is fine, but the rest of the...

The enum and typedef is fine, but the rest of the program is completely broken; undefined types, usage of undeclared variables, function-calls that don't match the prototype etc.
Forum: Coders. General 14 October 2018, 17:57
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By Leffmann
It's the same with VC, NEAR, ERROR, and ABSOLUTE...

It's the same with VC, NEAR, ERROR, and ABSOLUTE are already defined. But that stuff can just live in its own file somewhere, IMO that's the best solution when you have a few small system dependent...
Forum: support.Other 14 October 2018, 12:16
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Leffmann
This happens in Firefox if you've enabled its...

This happens in Firefox if you've enabled its built-in tracking protection.
Forum: Coders. General 14 October 2018, 12:11
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By Leffmann
#define WIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN #include...

#define WIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN
#include <windows.h>

char* get_workdir(void) {
static char dir[MAX_PATH];
GetCurrentDirectoryA(MAX_PATH, dir);
return dir;
}
Works like it should in XP and...
Forum: Coders. General 13 October 2018, 14:19
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By Leffmann
Both getcwd and Microsoft's recommended...

Both getcwd and Microsoft's recommended alternative _getcwd are available to VC. Not sure about MingW.

GetCurrentDirectoryA() returns a char* to the absolute path, gives the absolute path with...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 09 October 2018, 10:51
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By Leffmann
What type is actor.image_timer? A line F...

What type is actor.image_timer? A line F exception could mean that there's some FPU code in there. The easiest way to find out is to look at the generated assembly.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 07 October 2018, 16:49
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Leffmann
That's an illegal instruction exception. Try...

That's an illegal instruction exception. Try running it on your A1200, it may be that the library has inadvertently been built for 68020.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 October 2018, 18:04
Replies: 35
Views: 1,430
Posted By Leffmann
Emerald Mine and the Ultima games.

Emerald Mine and the Ultima games.
Forum: News 02 October 2018, 17:01
Replies: 587
Views: 56,328
Posted By Leffmann
@Olaf Barthel Will the newly updated...

@Olaf Barthel

Will the newly updated SetPatch be made available for free, like older versions have in the past?
Forum: News 01 October 2018, 13:06
Replies: 587
Views: 56,328
Posted By Leffmann
What's the 2M RAM requirement about? Just a...

What's the 2M RAM requirement about? Just a recommendation rather than a requirement?

While not particularly useful, you can actually boot fully into KS+Workbench 3.1 with only 256K RAM.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 September 2018, 16:36
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By Leffmann
There's no benefit in running 64-bit versions of...

There's no benefit in running 64-bit versions of the tools, but you can build them using the VS 64-bit native shell.

The printf format warning is safe to ignore.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 September 2018, 13:28
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By Leffmann
If you want to build vasm quickly, open the VS...

If you want to build vasm quickly, open the VS native shell and run:

cd vasm
md obj_win32
nmake /f makefile.win32 CPU=m68k SYNTAX=madmac
Forum: support.Hardware 26 September 2018, 22:20
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By Leffmann
The A1200 keyboard is like that, it's probably...

The A1200 keyboard is like that, it's probably the cheapest part of everything ever put into these computers. I think it has to do with the connection matrix inside the keyboard, where most of the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 25 September 2018, 17:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By Leffmann
Named parameters are so convenient to use, it's...

Named parameters are so convenient to use, it's much easier to remember than the order of the parameters. I think it would be a great thing to have in vasm.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 September 2018, 08:31
Replies: 49
Views: 2,782
Posted By Leffmann
If you had shown this on an A500 in 1987, people...

If you had shown this on an A500 in 1987, people might not have believed it. Very good demonstration of pushing the hardware to its limits!
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 22 September 2018, 23:05
Replies: 32
Views: 9,810
Posted By Leffmann
Up to 200 µs needed for some Cherry keyboards...

Up to 200 µs needed for some Cherry keyboards apparently.

Reading vhposr and waiting for 4 line changes should work best, you'll get a delay no less than 192 µs (probably closer to 200 with code...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 September 2018, 00:04
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Leffmann
Yeah I guess, if Devpac outputs a regular...

Yeah I guess, if Devpac outputs a regular AmigaDOS object file, but I don't see why vasm wouldn't work. The -Fbin switch does exactly what it's supposed to when I test on my machines. Everything...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 18 September 2018, 23:51
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Leffmann
What do your 32-bit factors look like, are they...

What do your 32-bit factors look like, are they evenly distributed over the whole 32-bit range? If there's a bias towards smaller values in the 16-bit range, then the overhead of a few comparisons...
Forum: News 18 September 2018, 18:52
Replies: 341
Views: 52,262
Posted By Leffmann
Will the new SetPatch be freely downloadable,...

Will the new SetPatch be freely downloadable, like older versions in the past?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 September 2018, 18:46
Replies: 48
Views: 1,821
Posted By Leffmann
Never played either of them much, but I would...

Never played either of them much, but I would pick Lotus because it's actually playable.
Forum: support.Other 18 September 2018, 18:42
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By Leffmann
4Mat is registered here on the EAB, he might know.

4Mat is registered here on the EAB, he might know.
Forum: Coders. Contest 18 September 2018, 18:41
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By Leffmann
Found a bug: once I got past 400 or so points, it...

Found a bug: once I got past 400 or so points, it stopped doing collision detection.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 18 September 2018, 16:32
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Leffmann
It's a bit of a problem to get a truly random...

It's a bit of a problem to get a truly random seed on the Amiga.

Because task switching is often done pre-emptively at the vertical blanking, reading the vertical counter might give you the same...
Forum: request.Apps 18 September 2018, 16:25
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Leffmann
I think both Deluxe Paint and Personal Paint can...

I think both Deluxe Paint and Personal Paint can do this. In PP, you rearrange the palette as you want it, then choose Color -> Remap.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 18 September 2018, 16:21
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Leffmann
Are you mixing section and org statements, or use...

Are you mixing section and org statements, or use PC-relative addressing across sections? That would give you relative mode errors.

What does the nonsense code look like? If you use vasm's binary...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 September 2018, 11:21
Replies: 26
Views: 1,814
Posted By Leffmann
What we really need is another term,...

What we really need is another term, "sandbox-like", to make the whole question of definition easier.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 September 2018, 14:50
Replies: 26
Views: 1,814
Posted By Leffmann
I'm going to say Emerald Mine series.

I'm going to say Emerald Mine series.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 10 September 2018, 14:47
Replies: 65
Views: 5,068
Posted By Leffmann
Nice one! It's similar to Sqrxz, but has much...

Nice one! It's similar to Sqrxz, but has much better puzzle and game mechanics.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 September 2018, 14:44
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By Leffmann
What's that daughter board with the four chips?...

What's that daughter board with the four chips? The Kickstart ROM?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 07 September 2018, 12:55
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Leffmann
BSS space after code and data has been supported...

BSS space after code and data has been supported since 1.2 and will be uninitialized. On 2.0 and later it will be zero-filled.
Forum: Amiga scene 03 September 2018, 22:23
Replies: 124
Views: 20,863
Posted By Leffmann
It's not an object file. I'm guessing it's a...

It's not an object file. I'm guessing it's a 256-bit hash, or the output of some 256-bit block cipher, a (big) step up from ROT13.

I'm assuming it's Cloanto who have bought the domain. Who knows...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 September 2018, 23:12
Replies: 3,863
Views: 605,257
Posted By Leffmann
Playing Black Mesa again, a remake of Half-Life 1...

Playing Black Mesa again, a remake of Half-Life 1 with improved sound and graphics.

It was a bit flimsy and unfinished last I played it, and it's still Early Access three years after release on...
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