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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 October 2021, 16:40
Replies: 410
Views: 48,543
Posted By drHirudo
I knew many gamers back in the times who held...

I knew many gamers back in the times who held their Amigas under the desk and almost never touched the keyboard.
Why?
Because they didn't needed it. Their Amigas acted like gaming consoles. Just...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 October 2021, 09:33
Replies: 410
Views: 48,543
Posted By drHirudo
Dude, the Amiga back in the times was aiming at...

Dude, the Amiga back in the times was aiming at being professional computer and it was 16-bit. Early IBM-PC models had BASIC in the ROM, but they also had cassette ports, which is more aimed at...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 September 2021, 09:22
Replies: 175
Views: 20,505
Posted By drHirudo
A scrolling playfield with zoomed only part of...

A scrolling playfield with zoomed only part of the whole playfield. Something like in the game Dung Beetles for Apple II
https://youtu.be/XItPlRf5OXs
Forum: Amiga scene 13 September 2021, 18:39
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By drHirudo
Be careful with these boxarts. I know Namco are...

Be careful with these boxarts. I know Namco are no so copyright-chasing like Nintendo, but the Pac-Man guerilla art performance by Rémi Gaillard had some issues because of the character used.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 September 2021, 17:38
Replies: 175
Views: 20,505
Posted By drHirudo
What if you create a portrait playfield with the...

What if you create a portrait playfield with the PAL screen working as window around the playfield?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 September 2021, 16:44
Replies: 67
Views: 19,869
Posted By drHirudo
The video in the op post is from 2010 in 480p 25...

The video in the op post is from 2010 in 480p 25 or 30 fps. YouTube never supported 50 or 60 fps in anything lower than 720p. If you want to see some of the shown Apple IIGS games in better light,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 September 2021, 12:50
Replies: 103
Views: 6,613
Posted By drHirudo
YouTube comments are very inspiring. People from...

YouTube comments are very inspiring. People from all around the commenting semi- or fully anonymously. It can't get any better.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 August 2021, 15:56
Replies: 35
Views: 2,399
Posted By drHirudo
I've been using Amigas since 1993. I went online...

I've been using Amigas since 1993. I went online long time ago in 1997 from a friend and then in 1999 from home, first with Amiga 600, then A1200, later A4000, microAmigaOne and now mostly X1000...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 August 2021, 06:01
Replies: 35
Views: 2,399
Posted By drHirudo
Yes, I use my Amiga online. It is much easier to...

Yes, I use my Amiga online. It is much easier to download software directly to the Amiga drives and start it from there. Lately I've installed IBrowse 2.5.5:
https://youtu.be/X4e66mOqBSU

which...
Forum: Coders. Language 28 August 2021, 20:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
Posted By drHirudo
Here is the compiler running on my AmigaOne X1000...

Here is the compiler running on my AmigaOne X1000
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkbc3esfqlc

The simpler examples ran fine, but the more complex ones crashed and I needed to use the compiler...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 August 2021, 07:11
Replies: 27
Views: 2,663
Posted By drHirudo
I also prefer Directory Opus 4. Been using it...

I also prefer Directory Opus 4. Been using it since 1990-ies. It is almost always open in separate screen on my AmigaOS 3 and AmigaOS 4 machines. Directory Opus 5 doesn't have the same appeal for me,...
Forum: Coders. Language 28 August 2021, 06:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
Posted By drHirudo
Amiga QuickBasic Compiler

Günter Bartsch is making an Amiga QuickBasic Compiler

https://github.com/gooofy/aqb

Improvements over AmigaBASIC include:

Advanced type system (including UDTs and Pointers)
Support for...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 27 August 2021, 16:46
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By drHirudo
Try starting them directly from AmigaOS 4. They...

Try starting them directly from AmigaOS 4. They shall run fine, especially the application which use bdsocket.library

There are some different versions of E-UAE on os4depot.net, try if some of...
Forum: support.WinUAE 17 August 2021, 21:28
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By drHirudo
Each external floppy takes some memory for the...

Each external floppy takes some memory for the buffers etc.. I remember some games refused to work, because of insufficient memory.
That's only incompatibility that I had back in the 1990-ies.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 August 2021, 17:04
Replies: 175
Views: 20,505
Posted By drHirudo
Once the main port is done, it is easy to utilize...

Once the main port is done, it is easy to utilize the various modifications, hacks and enhancements of the game.
For example here is small list of unofficial products from the game:
Unofficial...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 August 2021, 12:14
Replies: 410
Views: 48,543
Posted By drHirudo
Isn't the Amiga multi-core from Day 1? The...

Isn't the Amiga multi-core from Day 1?
The 68000 can work independently from the Agnus (Blitter, Copper), the Denise and the Paula. The Paula can do DMA, the Blitter can blit data, while the 68000...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 August 2021, 17:04
Replies: 514
Views: 41,192
Posted By drHirudo
But why do we need better Street Fighter II port,...

But why do we need better Street Fighter II port, when we ALREADY have much better port than the one done for IBM PC compatibles?
https://youtu.be/YRBbVbxDyoY

The port for IBM PC is a joke and I...
Forum: Music. Tutorials 27 July 2021, 17:01
Replies: 6
Views: 2,737
Posted By drHirudo
I use Amiga with MIDI and Korg PA50. MIDI is...

I use Amiga with MIDI and Korg PA50.
MIDI is not very demanding, so for basic compositions even A1000 works okay with Music-X for example. For more complex compositions, of course A1200 is better...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 July 2021, 16:55
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By drHirudo
Cheapest way to have modern storage is to just...

Cheapest way to have modern storage is to just buy Gotek. I use it on my A1000 and it is great to have 1000 floppies available with single click. There was some hacks to use Gotek as HDD, but it was...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 27 July 2021, 16:53
Replies: 13
Views: 2,396
Posted By drHirudo
Hello, Can you provide the settings file and if...

Hello,
Can you provide the settings file and if possible link to the needed firmware files?
Thanks in advance.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 July 2021, 16:20
Replies: 410
Views: 48,543
Posted By drHirudo
One of the appeals of the Sony PlayStation when...

One of the appeals of the Sony PlayStation when it came was the very good Joypad. And later they improved it even more with analog sticks and Dual-Shock with vibration.

Commodore instead of...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 May 2021, 06:36
Replies: 439
Views: 71,924
Posted By drHirudo
I've tested OSSC with VGA cable and with the...

I've tested OSSC with VGA cable and with the SCART and it gives pretty much the same result, including the same problems:

https://youtu.be/kUsAwwjLHz0

https://youtu.be/xq7gz1RdYoI

Hopefully...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 May 2021, 10:48
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By drHirudo
Check out Aminet - Misc/Emu You can emulate...

Check out Aminet - Misc/Emu
You can emulate pretty wide range of old computers, some of them at acceptable speeds for example Sega Master System, Game Gear, Macintosh, Apple II, CP/M, Oric, Sinclair...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 May 2021, 10:29
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By drHirudo
I am using AmigaOne X1000 and microAmigaOne for...

I am using AmigaOne X1000 and microAmigaOne for AmigaOS 4.
The X1000 is much better for AmigaOS. I have installed 8 GB of RAM on it, of which only 2 GB are used by AmigaOS, but there is hope it will...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 April 2021, 16:30
Replies: 21
Views: 2,213
Posted By drHirudo
Apple Macintosh 68K - Was it considered a rival to the Amiga like the Atari ST?

I see many threads on this forum comparing the Amiga and the Atari ST, but we rarely see discussions about another mainstream 680x0 machine from the period - the Apple Macintosh.

According to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 April 2021, 10:24
Replies: 194
Views: 13,231
Posted By drHirudo
What if we look from the other side? What...

What if we look from the other side?

What CPU power will Atari ST need to be able to play simple .mod tracks, or Turrican I and II music with the use of it's YM chip? Will it be able at all?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 April 2021, 11:14
Replies: 194
Views: 13,231
Posted By drHirudo
If you have read the thread, including my posts...

If you have read the thread, including my posts before, you will notice that I provided technical details in some aspects where the Atari ST did better, because of it's simpler design.
But anyway,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 April 2021, 10:15
Replies: 194
Views: 13,231
Posted By drHirudo
Back in the early 2000's I was given an Atari...

Back in the early 2000's I was given an Atari 1040ST with PC Emulation card and 20 MB HDD, together with B*W monitor. I was pretty unamazed by the machine, even if it had some crappy PC emulation...
Forum: Coders. Releases 04 April 2021, 13:00
Replies: 18
Views: 2,554
Posted By drHirudo
Hi mate, Thanks for the source. Your...

Hi mate,
Thanks for the source.

Your Source link has one r at the end too much and leads to 404 page.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 April 2021, 23:00
Replies: 194
Views: 13,231
Posted By drHirudo
Yes, for musical composition.

Yes, for musical composition.
Forum: Amiga scene 03 April 2021, 22:54
Replies: 38
Views: 2,274
Posted By drHirudo
I am streaming it on Reddit, if someone is...

I am streaming it on Reddit, if someone is interested - https://www.reddit.com/rpan/r/RedditSessions/mjgxfr
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 April 2021, 19:57
Replies: 194
Views: 13,231
Posted By drHirudo
Regarding the MIDI and why it become more...

Regarding the MIDI and why it become more standard on the Atari, than on the Amiga: There is a very good article by the author of Music-X, which explains one fundamental issue why the Amiga was never...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 April 2021, 19:36
Replies: 194
Views: 13,231
Posted By drHirudo
I've linked the video with timestamp to the...

I've linked the video with timestamp to the second song. The first song is irrelevant.
Yes, robinsonb5 is correct. I have received a copyright claim on the first song:



Usually, I fight and...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 April 2021, 21:03
Replies: 29
Views: 3,281
Posted By drHirudo
There are some fake chunky modes for AGA amigas,...

There are some fake chunky modes for AGA amigas, which just use the copper http://aminet.net/package/dev/misc/chopper
These modes were used in Amiga games - Ambermoon used hybrid chunky mode for the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2021, 13:19
Replies: 194
Views: 13,231
Posted By drHirudo
Back in 1996 my Uni had some PC machines with...

Back in 1996 my Uni had some PC machines with Pentium at 300 MHz CPUs. They didn't have soundcards installed, but I was able to run some tracker software (FastTracker?) that was replaying on the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2021, 11:26
Replies: 194
Views: 13,231
Posted By drHirudo
This song is possible to replay by Apple II with...

This song is possible to replay by Apple II with Phasor sound card (2 AY-Chips)
https://youtu.be/xDdqV9Gtq4w?t=117

We shall expect much more from 8MHz true 16-bit machine like the ST.

Which...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 March 2021, 20:50
Replies: 194
Views: 13,231
Posted By drHirudo
The Oric Atmos also uses 6502, while having the...

The Oric Atmos also uses 6502, while having the AY-3-8912. Check this tool - https://www.osdk.org/index.php?page=documentation&subpage=ym2mym which is for converting ST songs
also the OSDK, where...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2021, 14:25
Replies: 194
Views: 13,231
Posted By drHirudo
As a follow up to the question: All the 8-bits...

As a follow up to the question:
All the 8-bits which used the same chip for sound were perfectly fine having it.
Why did the Atari engineers didn't include two Yamaha sound chips in the Atari ST?
...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 March 2021, 07:03
Replies: 39
Views: 2,449
Posted By drHirudo
Thumbs up The best Dot Matrix printer I used is the...

The best Dot Matrix printer I used is the Panasonic KX-P2130.
https://youtu.be/aQrRsy_lK54

It has some features that even the most modern printers can't replace. Like for example automatically...
Forum: support.Games 22 March 2021, 16:11
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By drHirudo
One of the samples in this game - the famous...

One of the samples in this game - the famous "Game Over Man" is a sample from the movie Alien. You can just extract it from the movie.
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