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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Today, 17:56
Replies: 275
Views: 39,324
Posted By arcanist
Seems to work fine here on Windows. :great

Seems to work fine here on Windows. :great
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 15:52
Replies: 275
Views: 39,324
Posted By arcanist
This is on Windows. Both WinUAE and FS-UAE Debug...

This is on Windows. Both WinUAE and FS-UAE Debug configurations show the same behavior. bartman's extension is disabled in the workspace. The breakpoint dots are solid red.

Experimenting more it...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 03:35
Replies: 275
Views: 39,324
Posted By arcanist
It doesn't hang now but is not stopping on any...

It doesn't hang now but is not stopping on any breakpoints I set. This also occurs with vscode-amiga-wks-example.

(I nevertheless appreciate the effort. This extension is invaluable for Amiga...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 May 2021, 02:12
Replies: 275
Views: 39,324
Posted By arcanist
Not sure if it's related but VS Code 1.56.1 gets...

Not sure if it's related but VS Code 1.56.1 gets stuck trying to launch my program on Windows with extension 0.21.1.

Rolling back to 1.55.2 works fine.
Forum: request.Apps 17 February 2021, 03:09
Replies: 27
Views: 2,155
Posted By arcanist
Really nice renders! :great I played with...

Really nice renders! :great

I played with Imagine last year to make a boing ball but found the UI impenetrable. It's a shame because I really enjoyed using it back in the day with the Amiga...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2021, 19:01
Replies: 19
Views: 1,145
Posted By arcanist
OCS/ECS limits color depth to 4 bits per...

OCS/ECS limits color depth to 4 bits per component (i.e. 16 shades each of red/green/blue). AGA/RTG increases that to 8bpc.

Making assets in 8bpc and reducing them to 4bpc is risky. While it can...
Forum: support.WinUAE 13 February 2021, 17:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By arcanist
I use a RX 580 with WinUAE on a 144Hz Viewsonic...

I use a RX 580 with WinUAE on a 144Hz Viewsonic XG2402.

I don't enable Freesync as there doesn't seem much point with WinUAE set to 50Hz display. Perhaps it'd avoid a mode change on alt-tab. The...
Forum: Graphics. Tutorials 08 February 2021, 16:50
Replies: 23
Views: 2,914
Posted By arcanist
Personal Paint has options REDBITS, GREENBITS,...

Personal Paint has options REDBITS, GREENBITS, BLUEBITS in the Startup_1.set file which can be set to 4,4,4 for OCS mode.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 February 2021, 21:34
Replies: 67
Views: 3,428
Posted By arcanist
I'd say Era 2 is my personal favorite but I...

I'd say Era 2 is my personal favorite but I wouldn't specifically call it the FPS era.

e.g. The "supply-chain" genre had a golden age in the Impressions games, from the early Caesars through the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 February 2021, 15:50
Replies: 19
Views: 1,145
Posted By arcanist
Also a Pro Motion NG fan here. Being able to...

Also a Pro Motion NG fan here. Being able to limit color depth to 4-bit for OCS art is really useful.

grafx2 can also do this.
Forum: EAB's competition 31 January 2021, 18:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,269
Posted By arcanist
1. Super Stardust...

1. Super Stardust (https://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=1793)
2. Operation Thunderbolt (https://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=1280)
3. James Pond 2: Codename RoboCod...
Forum: EAB's competition 31 January 2021, 16:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,269
Posted By arcanist
Well, you don't expect me to read at 8 in the...

Well, you don't expect me to read at 8 in the morning!
Forum: EAB's competition 31 January 2021, 15:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,269
Posted By arcanist
:p

:p
Forum: EAB's competition 27 January 2021, 16:14
Replies: 55
Views: 4,511
Posted By arcanist
I've had more than a few choice words for bikers...

I've had more than a few choice words for bikers that start a turn by drifting to the outside then zipping back to the inside. :p
Forum: EAB's competition 27 January 2021, 02:47
Replies: 55
Views: 4,511
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/BHdaVpy.png Europe:...

https://i.imgur.com/BHdaVpy.png

Europe: 2,919,693
America: 7,660,456 (earlier)
Asia: 7,402,342 (earlier)
Africa: 21,942,980 (earlier)
Total: 39,925,471

Completion! (barely) :D
Forum: EAB's competition 25 January 2021, 01:53
Replies: 55
Views: 4,511
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/EgdJ7CO.png Europe:...

https://i.imgur.com/EgdJ7CO.png

Europe: 1,608,730
America: 7,660,456 (earlier)
Asia: 7,402,342 (earlier)
Africa: 21,942,980 (earlier)
Total: 38,614,508

The end was about two seconds away...
Forum: EAB's competition 24 January 2021, 01:46
Replies: 55
Views: 4,511
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/YjPBO65.png America:...

https://i.imgur.com/YjPBO65.png

America: 7,660,456
Asia: 7,402,342 (earlier)
Africa: 21,942,980 (earlier)
Europe: 890,873 (earlier)
Total: 37,896,651

And an America completion. OK now I...
Forum: EAB's competition 24 January 2021, 00:04
Replies: 55
Views: 4,511
Posted By arcanist
The stars aligned on that run. Or the gaps...

The stars aligned on that run. Or the gaps between the bikers. :D

https://i.imgur.com/ee27Re1.png

Asia: 7,402,342
Africa: 21,942,980 (earlier)
America: 1,167,082 (earlier)
Europe: 890,873...
Forum: EAB's competition 21 January 2021, 04:02
Replies: 55
Views: 4,511
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/3D2ZqKk.png Africa:...

https://i.imgur.com/3D2ZqKk.png

Africa: 21,942,980
Asia: 3,601,919 (earlier)
America: 1,167,082 (earlier)
Europe: 890,873 (earlier)
Total: 27,602,854

Happy with that run, not sure I'll be...
Forum: EAB's competition 20 January 2021, 03:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By arcanist
Darn Super League bots sniping my Amiga game...

Darn Super League bots sniping my Amiga game auctions. :p


I've been meaning to have a go at one of those Microprose classics. Might be a bit long for competition but at some point I'll immerse...
Forum: EAB's competition 19 January 2021, 23:17
Replies: 55
Views: 4,511
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/zIf81iT.png ...

https://i.imgur.com/zIf81iT.png
https://i.imgur.com/kmUuI1Y.png

Europe: 890,873
Africa: 10,543,374
America: 1,167,082 (earlier)
Asia: 3,601,919 (earlier)
Total: 16,203,248

Europe is about...
Forum: EAB's competition 18 January 2021, 00:56
Replies: 55
Views: 4,511
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/VbEKElr.png America:...

https://i.imgur.com/VbEKElr.png

America: 1,167,082
Asia: 3,601,919 (earlier)
Africa: 4,943,108 (earlier)
Total: 9,712,109

I think a completion of this one is beyond my ability. On to the...
Forum: EAB's competition 17 January 2021, 18:03
Replies: 55
Views: 4,511
Posted By arcanist
If I remember right the Rys Mk II USB adapter has...

If I remember right the Rys Mk II USB adapter has a mode where one of the joypad buttons is mapped to joystick up.
Forum: EAB's competition 16 January 2021, 04:07
Replies: 55
Views: 4,511
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/odV4pOk.png Asia:...

https://i.imgur.com/odV4pOk.png

Asia: 3,601,919
Africa: 4,943,108 (earlier)
Total: 8,545,027

*phew*, that was a tough course! The opening five corners are rough. Lots of slow bends in the...
Forum: EAB's competition 12 January 2021, 22:14
Replies: 55
Views: 4,511
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/laUamwK.png Africa:...

https://i.imgur.com/laUamwK.png

Africa: 4,943,108

This one's new to me. I'd benefit a lot from a minimap but I guess learning the track is part of the game.

The physics at low speed seem a...
Forum: EAB's competition 27 December 2020, 20:40
Replies: 8
Views: 1,492
Posted By arcanist
1. Globdule...

1. Globdule (http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=453)
2. Zeewolf 2 (http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=1164)
3. Banshee (http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=225)...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 December 2020, 22:40
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By arcanist
I remember the smell of that manual more than its...

I remember the smell of that manual more than its contents. Used to flick through the pages right under my nose!

Boom was my favorite instruction. More languages should have built-in sound...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 December 2020, 03:49
Replies: 45
Views: 1,837
Posted By arcanist
Merry Christmas! Here's a little festive 16 color...

Merry Christmas! Here's a little festive 16 color OCS picture I did for my family Christmas card.

http://i.imgur.com/kvdm9yb.png
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 19 December 2020, 17:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By arcanist
I've only done a little bit, from here...

I've only done a little bit, from here (https://github.com/amigageek/modsurfer/blob/4bdebbdc6162cc79af394c3caee40d5867808401/track.c#L209).


static WORD fix_mult(WORD a,
...
Forum: EAB's competition 10 December 2020, 02:13
Replies: 20
Views: 2,433
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/5wrvuvy.png 182,417,035 ...

https://i.imgur.com/5wrvuvy.png

182,417,035

Some improvements. I think the Nightmare table is my favorite. I find it easier to get into a flow than the others.
Forum: EAB's competition 05 December 2020, 05:33
Replies: 20
Views: 2,433
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/vJEekqv.png 129,407,046 ...

https://i.imgur.com/vJEekqv.png

129,407,046

My opening score. The bottom two tables seem easier than the top two. :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 December 2020, 16:52
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By arcanist
My old favorite is Plum Duff...

My old favorite is Plum Duff (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=3774) on the ZX Spectrum. Santa got drunk and delivered presents to the wrong houses. You have to go back and fix it....
Forum: EAB's competition 03 December 2020, 05:33
Replies: 20
Views: 2,433
Posted By arcanist
Pinball training has commenced! The physics...

Pinball training has commenced!

The physics aren't quite as bad as I remember. The ball sometimes jerks a bit at low speed, that's my only complaint. It dead bounces off a stationary flipper to...
Forum: EAB's competition 14 November 2020, 04:11
Replies: 50
Views: 4,993
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/UOwRkmL.png 58,740 ...

https://i.imgur.com/UOwRkmL.png
58,740

That's my legit run.

With some save stating - and more longplay watching than I'd like to admit :D - I've also made it to the third area. The second area...
Forum: EAB's competition 11 November 2020, 05:27
Replies: 50
Views: 4,993
Posted By arcanist
The puzzle variety in T&T is nice. I got stuck a...

The puzzle variety in T&T is nice. I got stuck a couple of times and had to look up solutions: getting to the rope in the first area and a button in the second.

I've got a good save state for...
Forum: EAB's competition 03 November 2020, 00:29
Replies: 50
Views: 4,993
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/f8oj1YI.png 46,450 ...

https://i.imgur.com/f8oj1YI.png

46,450

I made it to the second level. It's a bit harder than the first. :laughing

Most of my score came from the bonus round, for finding all the map pieces....
Forum: EAB's competition 01 November 2020, 15:55
Replies: 50
Views: 4,993
Posted By arcanist
I had a go at Traps N Treasures yesterday. It...

I had a go at Traps N Treasures yesterday. It felt challenging but not unfair in the first region. Solving the puzzles and finding the hidden map pieces was fun. I'll go for some high scores first...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 October 2020, 03:17
Replies: 9
Views: 1,593
Posted By arcanist
I always wanted the AMOS 3D extension. Looks like...

I always wanted the AMOS 3D extension. Looks like it performs better than I'd have expected, if that's an unexpanded A1200.

Looks great. For a moment I thought you'd ripped the space background...
Forum: EAB's competition 31 October 2020, 03:00
Replies: 39
Views: 3,963
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/lfPaL3Q.png I made it to...

https://i.imgur.com/lfPaL3Q.png

I made it to 5-2. Had the southern island locked down before learning I could only reach the north with aircraft. By the time I'd relocated my base and built as...
Forum: EAB's competition 25 October 2020, 20:10
Replies: 39
Views: 3,963
Posted By arcanist
It took me a while to figure out why an enemy was...

It took me a while to figure out why an enemy was out-teching me in Mega Lo Mania. He had a full spear army before I'd even finished researching them. If I threw lots of men at the island he'd still...
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