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Forum: Amiga scene 07 October 2021, 14:13
Replies: 252
Views: 33,191
Posted By sparhawk
Really cool to see your progress. :) Also your...

Really cool to see your progress. :) Also your enthusiasm for that project is quite refreshing. :D I hope you will get it to a full game.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 October 2021, 12:53
Replies: 14
Views: 2,479
Posted By sparhawk
Yeah it's reversed and also wrong. AFAIK it...

Yeah it's reversed and also wrong. AFAIK it should be $f204 according to your list.


15 .............. 0
1111 0010 0000 1000
f 2 0 4
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 October 2021, 11:29
Replies: 14
Views: 2,479
Posted By sparhawk
Are you sure that the OS didn't read the...

Are you sure that the OS didn't read the collision before you? According to the docs, the register is cleared after a read operation, so if the OS does it before you, you wouldn't see it IMO.
...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 04 October 2021, 19:49
Replies: 5
Views: 1,777
Posted By sparhawk
No problem. :D I was a bit worried that the site...

No problem. :D I was a bit worried that the site no longer exist, but since it is back, all is fine. :)





ok. I will contact you then. I wanted to start exploring the MEGA65 these days, as...
Forum: Coders. General 04 October 2021, 17:02
Replies: 49
Views: 6,848
Posted By sparhawk
In my C++ code I usually follow this paradigm. On...

In my C++ code I usually follow this paradigm. On the C128 I didn't do it because it was at the beginning a rather hands-on project, but as it grew it became more and more apparent that it gets...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 04 October 2021, 15:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,777
Posted By sparhawk
Yup! It's back again. Took some time, but it...

Yup! It's back again. Took some time, but it seems it was only temporay. :great
Forum: Coders. General 04 October 2021, 13:22
Replies: 49
Views: 6,848
Posted By sparhawk
Wow! 30000 Lines is quite a lot. Well, you have...

Wow! 30000 Lines is quite a lot. Well, you have to live with it, so it's your choice anyway. :)
I'm writing some stuff for the C128 and when the code reached about 3000 lines, I already found it...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 04 October 2021, 13:08
Replies: 5
Views: 1,777
Posted By sparhawk
hasenbraten.de is down?

I wanted to take a look at http://sun.hasenbraten.de/vasm/ but it seems the site is down. Is this permanently? Where can I find vasm for download?


I wanted to take a look if it supports the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 October 2021, 20:04
Replies: 6
Views: 1,369
Posted By sparhawk
Now that I received it, I'm not as impressed as I...

Now that I received it, I'm not as impressed as I hoped. It's a good overview with lots of tables, but some parts are really just mentioned in passing (like the keyboard), without codeexamples....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 October 2021, 10:58
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By sparhawk
You can easily create a searchable PDF with...

You can easily create a searchable PDF with PDFCreateor24. Just yesterday I scanned and converted a ZX Spectrum book with it to a searchable PDF, and it was totally easy with that, and it's free.
So...
Forum: Coders. General 01 October 2021, 22:09
Replies: 49
Views: 6,848
Posted By sparhawk
Theoretically the debugger could provide such...

Theoretically the debugger could provide such information in some cases, but it's probably hard to implement. For well known addresses the debugger would have to keep track of the addresses so it...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 October 2021, 15:28
Replies: 252
Views: 33,191
Posted By sparhawk
I was a lot in the arcades but I have never seen...

I was a lot in the arcades but I have never seen it before until about ten years ago on MAME where I immediately liked it. I certainly would have spent some amount if the arcade would have been...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 September 2021, 12:51
Replies: 23
Views: 5,171
Posted By sparhawk
Yeah! I also worked in a shop at this time, and...

Yeah! I also worked in a shop at this time, and this was definitely a nice benefit. :) And I had to play them, as I had to know what to talk to a customer when he is asking. :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 September 2021, 12:43
Replies: 24
Views: 1,824
Posted By sparhawk
In german it's quite easy because you can just...

In german it's quite easy because you can just say GUI. :)

I have more "problems" with FAQ though which would sound like FUCK. ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 September 2021, 12:39
Replies: 4,688
Views: 1,123,727
Posted By sparhawk
Currently playing Guacamelee Super Turbo Edition....

Currently playing Guacamelee Super Turbo Edition. Almost through now, just completing leftovers. :)
I love Metrodvania style games. :)
Forum: Amiga scene 29 September 2021, 12:37
Replies: 1,225
Views: 248,288
Posted By sparhawk
I really wonder what impact this release would...

I really wonder what impact this release would have caused back then. To bad we wont know it, but it really shows what the Amiga is capable of if properly programmed.
Forum: Amiga scene 29 September 2021, 12:36
Replies: 252
Views: 33,191
Posted By sparhawk
I Always loved to play Black Tiger on MAME....

I Always loved to play Black Tiger on MAME. Didn't know it before, but I liked it a lot. Nowadays I rarely play on Amiga, but this might change it. :)

I find it also quite cool and interesting to...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 29 September 2021, 11:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,369
Posted By sparhawk
Bare metal Amiga programming

In a german forum I was made aware of this book "Bare-Metal Amiga Programming: For OCS, ECS and AGA" which can be found here: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B09GJQ3SF6/

I thought you might find it...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 21 September 2021, 14:14
Replies: 123
Views: 19,987
Posted By sparhawk
LOL! I can understand that. It's a big difference...

LOL! I can understand that. It's a big difference between a tool where you take only a few days or a full blown game which takes often enough a few years to make in spare time. So the comparison was...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 21 September 2021, 12:23
Replies: 123
Views: 19,987
Posted By sparhawk
Yes, if you value the opinion of the audience. If...

Yes, if you value the opinion of the audience. If you do it for the fun of it, it doesn't matter at all. ;)



For a company definitely. For you personally it depends on what your goals are. If...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 21 September 2021, 11:50
Replies: 123
Views: 19,987
Posted By sparhawk
If you just want to make a game and don't care...

If you just want to make a game and don't care for the technical details using an engine might make sense if it really delivers almost the same result.


If you do it for fun, or because you are...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 12 September 2021, 15:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By sparhawk
Yeah. Part of it is generated by cmake... ;) ...

Yeah. Part of it is generated by cmake... ;)





Thanks! :bowdown:great
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 11 September 2021, 21:07
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By sparhawk
That's strange, because most of my code is ASM...

That's strange, because most of my code is ASM and some stuff I do with g++, without OS, and I never had any issues. But that 'regparm' can explain it, as I had problems with that before when forgot...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 11 September 2021, 16:48
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By sparhawk
Yeah, because it didn't work with my original...

Yeah, because it didn't work with my original project and so I tested some older C code to see if there is a problem with my code or something else.


Anyway, it shouldn't matter if I use g++ or...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 11 September 2021, 16:46
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By sparhawk
Yeah, it looks like regparm is the problem,...

Yeah, it looks like regparm is the problem, though I fail to see why. When calling OS routines, they use regparams anyway.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 10 September 2021, 21:50
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By sparhawk
Thanks for trying it, so at least I know now that...

Thanks for trying it, so at least I know now that the source is working, as I assumed. :) Have to hunt it down where it goes wrong now...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 10 September 2021, 17:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By sparhawk
Opening Custom screen crashes

I was trying this example code fro the Data Becker Supergrafik book. On the disk there is also the binary which wokrs, but it was compiled with Lattice C. When I try to compile it on bebbos gcc, then...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 08 September 2021, 11:44
Replies: 24
Views: 5,727
Posted By sparhawk
Depends on your datastructure. We were using an...

Depends on your datastructure. We were using an array, so we just run from the back. As always with performance tuning, you have to measure the effect, to see if it really makes a difference in your...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 07 September 2021, 23:16
Replies: 24
Views: 5,727
Posted By sparhawk
1000 items doesn't sound so much, even for an...

1000 items doesn't sound so much, even for an Amiga.

However, it might be faster, if you have lots of malloced chunks, to free the in the reverse order. I once had a project where there were...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 September 2021, 13:57
Replies: 1,225
Views: 248,288
Posted By sparhawk
Ultima Underworld was full 3d as far as I...

Ultima Underworld was full 3d as far as I remember. It was very impressive at the time.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 September 2021, 16:12
Replies: 1,225
Views: 248,288
Posted By sparhawk
Absolutely cool! I watched the video, and from...

Absolutely cool! I watched the video, and from what I remember from Doom it really can pass like it. If this would have been released back then, it would have showed them PC suckers. :D Great work!
Forum: Amiga scene 06 September 2021, 11:38
Replies: 252
Views: 33,191
Posted By sparhawk
Do I understand this right that you are using...

Do I understand this right that you are using Ghidra for reversing? Do you use some special plugins?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 September 2021, 15:36
Replies: 6,659
Views: 1,423,698
Posted By sparhawk
I wont buy the Mini, I just bought the...

I wont buy the Mini, I just bought the controller. Already got a date from Amazon. 31.3.2022. :)
Forum: Amiga scene 03 September 2021, 16:29
Replies: 208
Views: 21,952
Posted By sparhawk
Not sure when exactly I switched over to the PC...

Not sure when exactly I switched over to the PC though I remember that I had a 8086 laptop with MS-DOS and Borland C and later I bought a 80286.


I do remember that I found the PC always mediocre...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 September 2021, 13:22
Replies: 6,659
Views: 1,423,698
Posted By sparhawk
Normally I'm not the pre-ordering type but in...

Normally I'm not the pre-ordering type but in this case I made an exception: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B09F18W91G
For The A500Mini also the tank mouse is already available for pre-order but since...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 September 2021, 12:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,244
Posted By sparhawk
No need of german tutorials. English is fine as...

No need of german tutorials. English is fine as well. :) Thanks!
I tried to find this book for sale, as I rather like to have a hardcopy but haven't found one so far. But instead I found that the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 September 2021, 12:11
Replies: 103
Views: 8,010
Posted By sparhawk
Personally I never understood the hype about...

Personally I never understood the hype about SOTB. It may have been technically impressive, but I never liked it as a game.







I think that the comeback of retro games may shift the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 September 2021, 11:16
Replies: 103
Views: 8,010
Posted By sparhawk
I know what you mean. I often think the same when...

I know what you mean. I often think the same when I read a review in Gamestar or PC Games and the tester says something like "A lot of potential missing because this feature was not done this or that...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 September 2021, 09:14
Replies: 103
Views: 8,010
Posted By sparhawk
I just looked at all the comments on that video....

I just looked at all the comments on that video. There are only 66 anyway. There are only a handful of "bad" comments (some of which you were citing here) and at least some of them are clarified a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 September 2021, 19:19
Replies: 103
Views: 8,010
Posted By sparhawk
:D Yes. I always marvel at their "arguments"....

:D Yes. I always marvel at their "arguments". ;)
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