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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 23:53
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By Photon
Yeah, after boot you don't have to do anything...

Yeah, after boot you don't have to do anything special, just read the inputs. :great and this is after boot, so it's something else I think.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 22:00
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By Photon
Toni found out the game loads from a dos disk and...

Toni found out the game loads from a dos disk and turns off OS, I think it's either timing or explicitly setting direction.

Maybe it's fixed already :)
Forum: HOL suggestions and feedback Yesterday, 21:21
Replies: 0
Views: 87
Posted By Photon
Amiga game count

Is there a way to make Advanced Search filter out "has publisher" and remove duplicates? (Or do we know already how many "games that were sold in boxes" that HOL has indexed?)

My best effort...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 21:17
Replies: 48
Views: 1,889
Posted By Photon
Well, no shooting at all is in the title, and...

Well, no shooting at all is in the title, and Foebane can define it as he wants without asking anyone else. Now he has some thoughts about shooting to choose from and define it, so we can help...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 20:16
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By Photon
^ this. The OS loaded and started your game, but...

^ this. The OS loaded and started your game, but you turned off the OS before the motor stopped. You can turn it off manually, this is better than putting in a long delay. But if you will load more,...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 20:08
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By Photon
It could be a hardware problem, but this is...

It could be a hardware problem, but this is quickly tested in another two player game. (Plug in both joysticks and try to pinpoint a fault with a joystick or a port.)

Can you post code and tell us...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 14:14
Replies: 48
Views: 1,889
Posted By Photon
If we try to define "shooting", it might be...

If we try to define "shooting", it might be something like "the player character or an NPC can spawn an object mid-game which causes direct health damage to the player character or an NPC".

This...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 01:59
Replies: 939
Views: 169,636
Posted By Photon
Sorry for responding, what keeps the thread alive...

Sorry for responding, what keeps the thread alive is opinions and tangents, like talking about PC at all, for which I apologize.

I didn't mean to offend lovers of dumb shooters, but I probably...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 August 2021, 13:38
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Photon
I'm sorry, it was mentioned a little later for...

I'm sorry, it was mentioned a little later for both, in the opmode field. But testing it, here is something curious. MOVE sign extends, but ADD doesn't?
move.l #$0000ffff,a0
move.l #$0000ffff,a1...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 August 2021, 01:17
Replies: 939
Views: 169,636
Posted By Photon
Bruce, this was more towards what I meant. Maybe...

Bruce, this was more towards what I meant. Maybe it was wrong of me to jumble the two aspects, the 'visuals' and what kind of actual game is in there.

With regards to the game part, there were...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 August 2021, 00:29
Replies: 939
Views: 169,636
Posted By Photon
Any game designer worth their salt will tell you...

Any game designer worth their salt will tell you that Doom is a barren game with minimal gameplay. Apart from that, it's a fact that the gameplay consists of clicking to kill and bumping into...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 August 2021, 00:06
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Photon
It's changed by what? Not the CPU, the Assembler....

It's changed by what? Not the CPU, the Assembler. My comment was only regarding CPU legal, different opcodes that could have different or same behavior. For exploration (and exactness) :) since the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 August 2021, 21:52
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Photon
OK, I was thinking of MOVEA. No diff there...

OK, I was thinking of MOVEA. No diff there either? And flags unaffected?

Also, ADDA/ADD ea,An (and same for move) doesn't sign-extend according to Motorola.

(I'm only following through and...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 August 2021, 21:36
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By Photon
If picture 3 (with the SIMMs removed) shows...

If picture 3 (with the SIMMs removed) shows plastic hooks with a flat surface towards the bottom of the socket, the plastic must be bent back and the holes in the SIMMs are there for a reason.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 August 2021, 21:24
Replies: 48
Views: 1,889
Posted By Photon
Nice thread Foebane! There are absolute tons. :)...

Nice thread Foebane! There are absolute tons. :) Probably there were as many different game types on Amiga as there are at any one time released now. If you limit it to arcade/action though, you will...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 August 2021, 21:12
Replies: 939
Views: 169,636
Posted By Photon
This is a long thread for what is an extremely...

This is a long thread for what is an extremely simple and dumb game (Doom).

The first attempts at textured 3D or semi 2D were indeed slow on PC. Those who forget played it years after release....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 August 2021, 19:54
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Photon
SUB and CMP should use the exact same logic, cmp...

SUB and CMP should use the exact same logic, cmp is sub without store. From memory there is no time gain (or loss of time loss :D) for An as there is for Dn (on 68000) because of the extra operations...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 August 2021, 14:02
Replies: 205
Views: 179,324
Posted By Photon
Yep, and languages can keep count during string...

Yep, and languages can keep count during string operations - this avoids running this counting loop even once :) (strlen simply loads the count attached to the string and returns.)

It would be...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 August 2021, 12:47
Replies: 205
Views: 179,324
Posted By Photon
An optimization of mine was brought to my...

An optimization of mine was brought to my attention yesterday :) It's nothing advanced but maybe it fits. It goes under basic ALU operations really, which we could make a list of.

not = neg;sub #1...
Forum: Coders. General 02 August 2021, 12:39
Replies: 106
Views: 29,432
Posted By Photon
Maybe a few small ones, but if so the list of...

Maybe a few small ones, but if so the list of features in the download should still be complete.

I have a "PC mode" toggle switch that I've tested but it probably needs to be tested more. Some of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 May 2021, 14:01
Replies: 31
Views: 3,317
Posted By Photon
Bitmap Bros wrote the same game for both ST and...

Bitmap Bros wrote the same game for both ST and Amiga, and adapted to screenmode and bobs/softsprites near release.

Braben developed for ST, Amiga, and Archimedes, and perhaps he also ported to...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 21 April 2021, 21:02
Replies: 31
Views: 4,988
Posted By Photon
will give everyone scanlines on an LCD, finally....

will give everyone scanlines on an LCD, finally. This is how a CRT works and looks. You attach images with closeups. This is simply not what we see on a CRT. We don't view it at that distance. This...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 21 April 2021, 20:26
Replies: 47
Views: 5,753
Posted By Photon
I've expressed myself clearly. I've asked but not...

I've expressed myself clearly. I've asked but not yet received answer if Blitz Basic parses files well. If it doesn't, why use the wrong tool?

And you've done something like it but won't share...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 April 2021, 20:19
Replies: 281
Views: 40,521
Posted By Photon
It's all about the stick travel. I wish more...

It's all about the stick travel. I wish more joystick manufacturers realized this; all you need is 4 microswitches and a correctly placed shaft. Instead of fixing that we try different things with...
Forum: support.Apps 21 April 2021, 20:12
Replies: 81
Views: 17,350
Posted By Photon
If OS and driver software versions are set up...

If OS and driver software versions are set up correctly, LoadWB from Boot to CLI should run any software compatible with that OS version.

So you could try boot to CLI > LoadWB > run software. If...
Forum: Coders. General 21 April 2021, 19:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By Photon
In rendering, a Profiling method is gold for...

In rendering, a Profiling method is gold for optimizing Fillrate. Some portions can get close to memory bus bandwidth (staring into a wall), per-pixel operations scale quadratically with resolution...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 April 2021, 22:22
Replies: 47
Views: 5,753
Posted By Photon
Maybe my clear explanation is intimidating? ...

Maybe my clear explanation is intimidating?

Cutting some slack is also informing someone when something is hard to achieve, and suggesting an alternate solution.

Akira do you recommend Blitz...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 18 March 2021, 00:09
Replies: 31
Views: 4,988
Posted By Photon
The only lines I see are vertical, i.e. not what...

The only lines I see are vertical, i.e. not what ppl usually mean by scanlines.

There's also some blur and TV mask going on.

Scanlines are actually the pixels, not the space between them. This...
Forum: support.Games 18 March 2021, 00:01
Replies: 61
Views: 5,917
Posted By Photon
Old thread, OP didn't respond, every single disk...

Old thread, OP didn't respond, every single disk image probably reads just fine, no disk protection. Game works on A1000 for sure.

Trying to read a lot of replies in no time, not succeeding :D
...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 March 2021, 23:27
Replies: 47
Views: 5,753
Posted By Photon
As I wrote it should support loading binary...

As I wrote it should support loading binary files...

... but it's also required that it does, to do what you want. Otherwise you simply can't.

Once you are able to read binary files, unless...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 March 2021, 23:00
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By Photon
Up to maximum chipmem length samples (e.g. 2MB)...

Up to maximum chipmem length samples (e.g. 2MB) have always been supported by all Amiga models, the limitation from 128K to 64K was artificial in the PT .MOD format and five minutes' work to fix -...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 March 2021, 22:12
Replies: 34
Views: 3,137
Posted By Photon
Someone else said compression algorithm, I went...

Someone else said compression algorithm, I went along with it instead of just writing cruncher. :P My fault.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 March 2021, 22:02
Replies: 63
Views: 13,450
Posted By Photon
I've replied, just inserting a note that the...

I've replied, just inserting a note that the fewer buttons you support, the less gameplay you have in your game - compare not supporting jumping at all. Then compare to opening doors, climbing...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 March 2021, 21:43
Replies: 542
Views: 48,448
Posted By Photon
I've left the thread alone a few weeks, because...

I've left the thread alone a few weeks, because the title claim is false.

The Amiga was widely popular. You can check this objectively for yourself without needing various arguments. Compare units...
Forum: support.WinUAE 17 March 2021, 20:49
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Photon
They are not on the list of blur free monitors...

They are not on the list of blur free monitors (very few are).


It may look horrible on most monitors, including the new ones with pay-for-acronym-that-does-nothing-for-blur. I got the perfect...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 March 2021, 01:52
Replies: 58
Views: 4,721
Posted By Photon
I'm glad my 32" CRT RGB Scart TV is still working...

I'm glad my 32" CRT RGB Scart TV is still working perfectly. <3 5 years BC (Before Corona) I managed to carry it from the car, up a flight of stairs, and lift it onto the (sturdy) bench myself. I...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 04 March 2021, 01:42
Replies: 34
Views: 2,507
Posted By Photon
That's when you stopped responding, yes... ...

That's when you stopped responding, yes...

So you made a sketchy question putting WinUAE/Coppershade/HRM into question, now you come back and got all these responses. I can understand your...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 March 2021, 01:12
Replies: 542
Views: 48,448
Posted By Photon
Bunch of blurb. Point is what what you do...

Bunch of blurb.

Point is what what you do with a 1981 PC, 1984 Mac, 1985 Amiga.

And if the answer is "80x25 textmode is not enough" that answer is just plain wrong. None of the REAL competitors...
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 March 2021, 00:17
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Photon
WinUAE turns off Black Frame Insertion when VSync off

So I have secured two of these. (SA27950D).

They are most excellent :) They are the only flatscreen monitors in existence* to support zero blur (https://blurbusters.com/zero-motion-blur/samsung/)....
Forum: Coders. General 03 March 2021, 23:37
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By Photon
Yes, Copperlists can swell but... on AGA you'll...

Yes, Copperlists can swell but... on AGA you'll have room??

If you really have tons of other chipmem assets, maybe require fastmem and generate them from there? :)

Why oh why didn't A1200 come...
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