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Forum: News Today, 13:48
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By jotd
the fact that WinUAE emulates chipset bugs...

the fact that WinUAE emulates chipset bugs accurately is invaluable for us whdload fixers

thanks again Toni
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory Yesterday, 21:33
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By jotd
even levels must be approached with a good...

even levels must be approached with a good method. There should be 3 states for the painted lines: not painted, temp painted, fully painted. And it should be possible to rollback a whole rectangle if...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 10:46
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By jotd
bah you were just lucky

bah you were just lucky
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory Yesterday, 00:45
Replies: 200
Views: 43,129
Posted By jotd
I am impressed. I thought that was another dead...

I am impressed. I thought that was another dead project. Moving to Scorpion was a wise move.

Great job!
Forum: project.WHDLoad 05 December 2021, 19:26
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By jotd
great. That is the last issue. Please check the...

great. That is the last issue. Please check the update
Forum: support.WinUAE 05 December 2021, 18:14
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By jotd
you can use pre-start and post-quit options of...

you can use pre-start and post-quit options of whdload to set cycle exact or disable it using uae-config command.

Personally I try to fix games which are too fast (submit an issue to...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 December 2021, 16:08
Replies: 118
Views: 11,705
Posted By jotd
I don't use any deep learning stuff and use...

I don't use any deep learning stuff and use python for all the rest (text parsing, automation, compilation/production/version control wrapping)

and of course, most tools to build amiga binary...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2021, 15:58
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By jotd
you really need to throw in extra mem. I...

you really need to throw in extra mem.

I have a desktop A1200 kick 3.1 vwith 060 card and CF card with 4Gb of games started through AGS2 menu selector.

The 060 is not needed, but you really...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 December 2021, 15:46
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By jotd
pick whdload collection and start from letter A,...

pick whdload collection and start from letter A, try to play all the games. You'll never reach letter B alive. So many turds along the way.
Forum: Amiga scene 05 December 2021, 14:23
Replies: 118
Views: 11,705
Posted By jotd
python 4 is already very unlikely. They're not...

python 4 is already very unlikely. They're not going to break compatibility once again after the 2 to 3 fiasco.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 December 2021, 11:16
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By jotd
really horrible. No scrolling but the room...

really horrible. No scrolling but the room changes when you're still pretty much at the centre of the room... Dumb and repetitive... Didn't know that game.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 04 December 2021, 23:11
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By jotd
first video of Amigar in action ...

first video of Amigar in action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvXBw9Svsl8

intro is done too but forgot to enable it for the vid...
Forum: support.Games 04 December 2021, 22:24
Replies: 29
Views: 1,340
Posted By jotd
most games use one or several combined sprites...

most games use one or several combined sprites for mouse pointer.

nothing to do with CIA, it's sprite hardware (Denise) that does the work.

The alternative is a blitter object, that adds more...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 04 December 2021, 14:03
Replies: 235
Views: 42,345
Posted By jotd
parallax

parallax
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 03 December 2021, 18:51
Replies: 340
Views: 39,807
Posted By jotd
ananas (french) = pineapple (english). The joke...

ananas (french) = pineapple (english). The joke is hard to translate, or change the fruit maybe :)
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 03 December 2021, 18:19
Replies: 200
Views: 43,129
Posted By jotd
this looks and sounds very good. I've completed...

this looks and sounds very good. I've completed the game in the arcades and really, really it's excellent.

don't forget that the character(s) can climb ladders too.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 December 2021, 00:48
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By jotd
Muzza is porting DOS version to AGA. He certainly...

Muzza is porting DOS version to AGA. He certainly has level maps to share.

Looks good for a 8 bit port!
Forum: project.WHDLoad 03 December 2021, 00:13
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By jotd
oh I see. Needs to be more tolerant and also...

oh I see. Needs to be more tolerant and also robust, and mostly I have broken the tool when I added the test mode so nothing could be processed, like AT ALL ...

this is now fixed. Get the new...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 December 2021, 00:11
Replies: 118
Views: 11,705
Posted By jotd
redblad my tools are designed to run on windows...

redblad my tools are designed to run on windows or linux.

I use python because it's very powerful & quick to develop/debug, and I'm now quite an expert in that language.

My opinion is that the...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 02 December 2021, 22:27
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By jotd
Making progress though :) Well, don't use...

Making progress though :)

Well, don't use powershell, use normal dos command prompt. You'll get the output in the
current window

"move manually" is the message that is printed when the date...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 02 December 2021, 08:34
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By jotd
yeah. I should have it ready in a clipboard to...

yeah. I should have it ready in a clipboard to paste it in every threads that asks for a slave upgrade
Forum: Coders. General 02 December 2021, 00:35
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By jotd
Yes it takes 512k more RAM to load kick 3.1, 256K...

Yes it takes 512k more RAM to load kick 3.1, 256K for 1.3

But you don't need to distribute the kickstart to testers. They already have it installed if they
use whdload.

Best way if you're...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 02 December 2021, 00:06
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By jotd
for whdload requests, only one address:...

for whdload requests, only one address: whdload.mantis.de
Forum: Coders. General 02 December 2021, 00:05
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By jotd
Your game uses DOS calls to load files. Oscar...

Your game uses DOS calls to load files. Oscar does not, and all floppy calls are patched with fixed offsets.

Don't use LoadFile() use LoadSeg() see kickemu examples. For instance source of...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 November 2021, 17:18
Replies: 118
Views: 11,705
Posted By jotd
I think that porting Python 3 for classic amigas...

I think that porting Python 3 for classic amigas is a challenge :)

That would be cool, but also maybe too heavy/slow for the machine.
Forum: support.Games 30 November 2021, 08:30
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By jotd
jump kick works well if you time it properly...

jump kick works well if you time it properly apparently. So I'm told, and I witnessed it in the arcades, but was never able to master it.

MK (arcade) was much easier in that aspect
Forum: Coders. General 29 November 2021, 10:44
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By jotd
I created slaves for my games. Configure...

I created slaves for my games.

Configure proper chip/fast memory. Require AGA.

Don't fiddle with VBR or caches in your exe. In my case, I pass a special argument so the game knows if it's...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 November 2021, 14:18
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By jotd
workaround: if you have wireless issues I suggest...

workaround: if you have wireless issues I suggest you use a RJ45 wired connection. No configuration, no password, Fixed a lot of issues for me in various machines.

(and also clears the wireless...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 November 2021, 11:44
Replies: 231
Views: 103,933
Posted By jotd
the standard Amiga 2nd button not works in all...

the standard Amiga 2nd button not works in all games ie Aladdin, BCkid etc


if coded properly it works. Coders just forgot to reset POTGO after reading it


move.w #$FF01,$dff034


adding...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 27 November 2021, 23:21
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By jotd
you need to have "whdload_slave.py" in the same...

you need to have "whdload_slave.py" in the same folder. It's in "lib" directory.

Then it's a command line tool (command line / shell). No GUI.

sort_whdgame_per_year.py...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 27 November 2021, 19:31
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By jotd
with a whdload installed games tree and a small...

with a whdload installed games tree and a small python script I think this can be done in a few minutes.

yes it is easy. and it's done :)

git repository containing the sort_whdgame_per_year.py...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 November 2021, 22:11
Replies: 42
Views: 2,534
Posted By jotd
holy crap I have 3 game entries there ;)

holy crap I have 3 game entries there ;)
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 25 November 2021, 22:08
Replies: 200
Views: 43,129
Posted By jotd
Not to mention killer development tools.

Not to mention killer development tools.
Forum: News 25 November 2021, 22:07
Replies: 77
Views: 6,207
Posted By jotd
Thanks for notifying us. Take care.

Thanks for notifying us. Take care.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 November 2021, 22:36
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By jotd
the best thing to do would be to create a simple...

the best thing to do would be to create a simple source file + sprite image reproducing the problem, that anyone can build & check themselves.

Maybe when you do that you find your mistake yourself.
Forum: Amiga scene 23 November 2021, 19:44
Replies: 32
Views: 3,195
Posted By jotd
it really depends on the arcade game. Some have...

it really depends on the arcade game. Some have really good music (Marble Madness, Dragon Ninja) even if FM synth.

Also consider that the sfx / music of those arcade games were also drowned in the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 November 2021, 15:06
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By jotd
the sprite part of the copperlist is okay (I...

the sprite part of the copperlist is okay (I would have started by a loop to zero all sprites instead of copy paste... or asm REPT instruction :))

do you have bitplane registers loaded in your...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 22 November 2021, 22:45
Replies: 86
Views: 7,910
Posted By jotd
yes, some games know the blit is finished... And...

yes, some games know the blit is finished... And saves cycles not checking it. But it's stupid.

Better check for blits BEFORE the next blit operation, and before that (while the blitter is...
Forum: support.Games 22 November 2021, 22:07
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By jotd
A Z-out crack (the one with the big trainer menu)...

A Z-out crack (the one with the big trainer menu) has 2-player bugfix
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 22 November 2021, 16:19
Replies: 200
Views: 43,129
Posted By jotd
Mrs Pacman runs on 512k :) but it's...

Mrs Pacman runs on 512k :)


but it's expected: not too many things going on there. Only the sound samples make it big.
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