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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 July 2021, 12:06
Replies: 323
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Posted By grond
I'm not aware of such a program (which doesn't...

I'm not aware of such a program (which doesn't mean much). I have to admit I don't even remember what we used to type hex listings into. In those times I only had a C=16 anyway which had "monitor", a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 July 2021, 09:33
Replies: 323
Views: 34,684
Posted By grond
My experience from typing in listings in C64...

My experience from typing in listings in C64 magazines probably was the same as for most people: BASIC programs produced shit results, hex code produced better results (if you managed to copy them...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 July 2021, 17:57
Replies: 323
Views: 34,684
Posted By grond
Thanks guys, I didn't know that!

Thanks guys, I didn't know that!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 July 2021, 17:23
Replies: 323
Views: 34,684
Posted By grond
OK, so originally the Amiga came with a BASIC...

OK, so originally the Amiga came with a BASIC included? Which versions and until when? I came late to the Amiga but I don't remember by neighbour who had an A500 with kick 1.2 having a BASIC floppy...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 July 2021, 16:26
Replies: 323
Views: 34,684
Posted By grond
So you are saying the Amiga had built-in BASIC...

So you are saying the Amiga had built-in BASIC but it wasn't built-in? :crazy
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 July 2021, 15:10
Replies: 166
Views: 8,125
Posted By grond
When it comes to 3D graphics, it's now a bit like...

When it comes to 3D graphics, it's now a bit like it was with audio 20+ years ago: you surely noticed a big difference between waveform synthesis and 8 bit samples and again a big difference when...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 July 2021, 09:48
Replies: 166
Views: 8,125
Posted By grond
I am with Bruce on the console generation...

I am with Bruce on the console generation comparison. I never had any Xbox or Playstation so, with the rather low quality youtube video as a reference, I had to look up whether the Xbox 360 or the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 July 2021, 16:11
Replies: 2,868
Views: 499,219
Posted By grond
I believe my CRT monitor back in the day had...

I believe my CRT monitor back in the day had inputs for both L/R channels but only one speaker. This could have made one wonder whether the Amiga could really do stereo.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 July 2021, 12:32
Replies: 166
Views: 8,125
Posted By grond
I actually have six hard / twelve logical cores...

I actually have six hard / twelve logical cores in my desktop computer and don't have much use for more than a couple of them. When it comes to gaming, I have a graphics card with a gazillion...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 July 2021, 11:10
Replies: 166
Views: 8,125
Posted By grond
This hasn't got anything to do with overclocking....

This hasn't got anything to do with overclocking. It's a fact that power consumption of a CMOS integrated circuit grows with clock rate even if the clock rate remains within the hardware...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 July 2021, 08:59
Replies: 166
Views: 8,125
Posted By grond
Well, actually in microelectronics as a science...

Well, actually in microelectronics as a science the more important measure is instructions per Watt because IPC (instructions per cycle) and MIPS (millions instructions per second) are pretty much...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 July 2021, 11:56
Replies: 166
Views: 8,125
Posted By grond
How are wattages of the M1 and the core i7/i9?

How are wattages of the M1 and the core i7/i9?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 July 2021, 16:31
Replies: 323
Views: 34,684
Posted By grond
I haven't read the thread but something that...

I haven't read the thread but something that AmigaOS didn't get right from day 1 and thus couldn't be added later on was a resource ownership concept. Usually multitasking and flexible allocation...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 July 2021, 13:39
Replies: 49
Views: 4,812
Posted By grond
Perhaps they'll do a cut down version of the new...

Perhaps they'll do a cut down version of the new cards later on.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 July 2021, 16:04
Replies: 166
Views: 8,125
Posted By grond
I applaud their technological success but they...

I applaud their technological success but they are 20 to 25 years too late. All CPU alternatives died a long time ago (except ARM, obviously) and nowadays it just doesn't matter any more what ISA...
Forum: Coders. General 07 July 2021, 10:49
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By grond
Both the 2D and 3D sections are impressive from a...

Both the 2D and 3D sections are impressive from a technical point of view but to me are also proof of how impressive coding alone doesn't make a good game...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 July 2021, 19:24
Replies: 49
Views: 4,812
Posted By grond
Firebird also was a game company in the 1980s.

Firebird also was a game company in the 1980s.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 July 2021, 17:15
Replies: 49
Views: 4,812
Posted By grond
As far as I understand, Raptor won't happen.

As far as I understand, Raptor won't happen.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2021, 12:11
Replies: 62
Views: 12,997
Posted By grond
There is source code for AB3D2? I didn't know...

There is source code for AB3D2? I didn't know that. It seems strange that adapting it for RTG is supposed to be such a hard task.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 July 2021, 08:19
Replies: 49
Views: 4,812
Posted By grond
The standalone is in stock, you can buy one today...

The standalone is in stock, you can buy one today at www.apollo-core.com
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2021, 12:23
Replies: 1,273
Views: 118,232
Posted By grond
That's why putting the CPU on a CPU card and...

That's why putting the CPU on a CPU card and spending 1-3$ for the required connector would have been a wise idea. Commodore could have offered any configuration from a naked 020 up to 030s+882 with...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2021, 12:13
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By grond
"V2" means "Vampire 2" (there was a Vampire 1 but...

"V2" means "Vampire 2" (there was a Vampire 1 but that was more of a proof of concept). I think there were three V2 revisions in total, the most recent should be rev2.1 IIRC (I had one but lent it...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2021, 09:39
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By grond
Depending on your defenition of "better"... The...

Depending on your defenition of "better"... The V2-600 certainly still is the fastest accelerator and to my knowledge only RTG solution for the A600. It can be removed and won't harm your A600. I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 June 2021, 11:47
Replies: 38
Views: 2,395
Posted By grond
A naive question perhaps: how does this bullying...

A naive question perhaps: how does this bullying on that web site work? I mean, how does it affect the victim if that person is not a member on that site? Will they swarm out and bully their victim...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 June 2021, 11:50
Replies: 1,273
Views: 118,232
Posted By grond
As I probably mentioned before, Commodore should...

As I probably mentioned before, Commodore should have put the 020 on a CPU card. It would have cost them a few $ more and it would have enabled them to offer various configurations ranging from the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 June 2021, 18:38
Replies: 2,868
Views: 499,219
Posted By grond
Even the harddisks of old were a massive speed-up...

Even the harddisks of old were a massive speed-up compared to floppy disks. It didn't matter that much, though, whether your harddisk did 1.2 MB/s or 1.5MB/s. What did the FDD do? 80KB/s? Amiga files...
Forum: support.Games 14 June 2021, 09:35
Replies: 15
Views: 1,825
Posted By grond
IIRC the underlying engine did not allow for all...

IIRC the underlying engine did not allow for all features of the original level layout. It may have been about multiple floors above each other.
Forum: Coders. General 11 June 2021, 13:25
Replies: 495
Views: 39,259
Posted By grond
This is interesting and it looks like I was...

This is interesting and it looks like I was wrong. The 030 not being able to read from data cache may be the key aspect here. A move.l (fastmem-Ax)+,(chipmem-An)+ on an 030 doesn't leave any...
Forum: Coders. General 11 June 2021, 12:18
Replies: 495
Views: 39,259
Posted By grond
The real question is whether the 030 has the same...

The real question is whether the 030 has the same capacity as the 060, i.e. can it hide slow memory access times? No, it cannot. The 030 is stalled for more cycles if RAM is slow while the 060 is not...
Forum: Coders. General 11 June 2021, 12:08
Replies: 495
Views: 39,259
Posted By grond
What "this" are you referring to? I wrote several...

What "this" are you referring to? I wrote several things and I'm not sure which one you are addressing.

All Motorola 68k CPUs will use some cycles for processing the instruction (probably just 1...
Forum: Coders. General 11 June 2021, 08:29
Replies: 495
Views: 39,259
Posted By grond
The extra moves don't make it slower which hasn't...

The extra moves don't make it slower which hasn't anything to do with the processor continuing with the work while the chipmem write is still pending. The extra moves don't seem to consume time...
Forum: Coders. General 08 June 2021, 09:54
Replies: 495
Views: 39,259
Posted By grond
I believe this possibility only exists in the 060...

I believe this possibility only exists in the 060 but I would be happy to be corrected.
Forum: Coders. General 04 June 2021, 15:31
Replies: 59
Views: 3,593
Posted By grond
ROM code being faster than chipmem custom code is...

ROM code being faster than chipmem custom code is an argument in favour of using the OS that I read in some Amiga programming books.
Forum: support.Hardware 02 June 2021, 11:37
Replies: 22
Views: 1,448
Posted By grond
CF cards are not susceptible to magnetic fields...

CF cards are not susceptible to magnetic fields for all I know. I agree that there could be problems with floppies or harddisks but I could imagine that the fields of small speakers won't be strong...
Forum: MarketPlace 01 June 2021, 17:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By grond
He is still active on this very forum.

He is still active on this very forum.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 May 2021, 13:15
Replies: 28
Views: 2,711
Posted By grond
It would have a multicore-080 class 68k processor...

It would have a multicore-080 class 68k processor running at some GHz (and including an MMU as well as a low-power 7 MHz 68000 similar to the asymmetric multi-core ARM processors in many smartphones...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 May 2021, 09:49
Replies: 542
Views: 48,326
Posted By grond
Yet another proof that Commodore had no idea what...

Yet another proof that Commodore had no idea what they had on offer...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 May 2021, 13:51
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By grond
You can tell people didn't have many channels to...

You can tell people didn't have many channels to choose from back then. I mean, an entire minute just for the intro... :D
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2021, 12:03
Replies: 131
Views: 11,934
Posted By grond
AROS with good usability on 020-class machines.

AROS with good usability on 020-class machines.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 05 May 2021, 17:23
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By grond
Are you sure your assembler didn't convert them...

Are you sure your assembler didn't convert them to PC-relative variants which it then shrunk to the smallest constant offset operand size it could? Then both .w and .l variants would have resulted in...
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