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Forum: Amiga scene 13 October 2021, 15:23
Replies: 39
Views: 1,407
Posted By Daedalus
Some already mentioned, but my favourites would...

Some already mentioned, but my favourites would be:

Frontier: Elite 2
Birds of Prey
Microprose F1GP
Zeewolf 2
Tornado
Forum: Hardware mods 12 October 2021, 17:11
Replies: 39
Views: 5,827
Posted By Daedalus
Well, the chip I need isn't expected back in...

Well, the chip I need isn't expected back in stock until next summer at least, so I'm afraid they won't be generally available until after that. Clockport splitters themselves need to take additional...
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 October 2021, 17:09
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Daedalus
The config file predates any of the (many) GUIs...

The config file predates any of the (many) GUIs that use UAE as the emulation core. It might make sense for the GUI to use the config file terminology, but then again, a GUI is supposed to be easy...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 September 2021, 01:08
Replies: 24
Views: 1,376
Posted By Daedalus
What way? The word "the" is three letters of the...

What way? The word "the" is three letters of the Latin alphabet, and is pronounced "the". The acronym "RAM" is three letters of the Latin alphabet, and is pronounced "ram". And the initialism "CPU"...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 September 2021, 21:33
Replies: 171
Views: 12,711
Posted By Daedalus
Well done. And I explained to you how it went to...

Well done. And I explained to you how it went to extreme lengths to get those speeds from a parallel cable.


Yep, see my explanation.


Where does it say the Warp1260 is for sale? This is the...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 September 2021, 00:59
Replies: 171
Views: 12,711
Posted By Daedalus
Nope. Do you know what LVD stands for?...

Nope. Do you know what LVD stands for? Single-ended parallel signals simply couldn't deal with the speeds SCSI required, so it used differential signalling instead, which dramatically increased the...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 September 2021, 18:13
Replies: 171
Views: 12,711
Posted By Daedalus
I think you missed the bit about the Warp being a...

I think you missed the bit about the Warp being a hobby project. There's no business currently selling these boards.


See above. You're asking people spending some very precious spare time on...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 September 2021, 22:00
Replies: 171
Views: 12,711
Posted By Daedalus
Oh, the irony. And you started asking...

Oh, the irony.


And you started asking lots of questions and moaning in public forums, despite being given perfectly valid reasons why you might not get a reply from them, and why answers to your...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 18 September 2021, 17:12
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By Daedalus
Good stuff :) That's interesting - I hadn't...

Good stuff :) That's interesting - I hadn't noticed that before, but you're right. I just tried turning off the setting (and rebooting for good measure), and it hasn't made any difference to the...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 17 September 2021, 20:43
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By Daedalus
You still need to use a driver to read the mouse...

You still need to use a driver to read the mouse signals and translate them into Intuition events, but you shouldn't need Freewheel, which takes the Intuition events and applies them to windows that...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 September 2021, 20:40
Replies: 171
Views: 12,711
Posted By Daedalus
Oh dear, you're a special one... So,...

Oh dear, you're a special one...


So, where has this wonder product been demonstrated? Have any public testers shown what it can do?

Anyway, let's compare like with like before jumping to your...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 September 2021, 21:32
Replies: 20
Views: 2,374
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, it's not that difficult to use Remus to...

Yep, it's not that difficult to use Remus to create a custom ROM using the 3.1.4 module instead.


3.2 is fixed, and is working as intended by the developers.


It's been mentioned in many...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 14 September 2021, 19:58
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By Daedalus
Warp3D is the defacto standard 3D API on the...

Warp3D is the defacto standard 3D API on the Amiga. It's a lower level than OpenGL, but writing a wrapper from OpenGL to Warp3D is probably a lot less work than writing a renderer from scratch. Once...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 September 2021, 18:11
Replies: 171
Views: 12,711
Posted By Daedalus
Well, what you should do is badger IComp about...

Well, what you should do is badger IComp about the RTG requirements of those two projects, and see how many of your emails go unanswered before you judge them the same as you do the Warp guys....
Forum: Amiga scene 14 September 2021, 13:24
Replies: 1,521
Views: 305,109
Posted By Daedalus
That's tricky to do without risking bringing down...

That's tricky to do without risking bringing down the entire machine. Locking out drive activity might be possible...


If it's taken away, ARexx scripts invoking that menu item might stop...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 September 2021, 12:25
Replies: 171
Views: 12,711
Posted By Daedalus
Round and round and round it goes; Where it...

Round and round and round it goes;
Where it stops, no one knows.

Individual Computers undertake contract work. Why don't you contact them to get them to build what you want? Expect to pay tens of...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 07 September 2021, 13:34
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By Daedalus
The floppy disk icon is the default icon for any...

The floppy disk icon is the default icon for any drive that doesn't have its own icon, regardless of its physical nature. You can easily apply a hard drive icon by copying the disk.info file from the...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 September 2021, 21:32
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By Daedalus
What version of Kickstart do you have installed?...

What version of Kickstart do you have installed? Some A600s came with 37.299, which doesn't support hard drives. If that's the case, you'll need to update it before you can use the IDE port.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 September 2021, 15:51
Replies: 171
Views: 12,711
Posted By Daedalus
Earth 2140 was written for 16-bit screen depths,...

Earth 2140 was written for 16-bit screen depths, where the graphics quality wasn't compromised to try and make it compatible with 8-bit modes. And if you've played Napalm, Foundation and Payback on...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 September 2021, 13:08
Replies: 171
Views: 12,711
Posted By Daedalus
For games that support it, RTG versus AGA is a...

For games that support it, RTG versus AGA is a pretty huge difference. And there are a few games that are graphics card-only. Wipeout 2097, Descent: Freespace and Earth 2140 are three that come to...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 September 2021, 12:53
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By Daedalus
Various factors involved there - the general...

Various factors involved there - the general slowness of Amiga OS4 development, in particular there was quite a delay in developing some of the required drivers (audio IIRC was an issue, and they...
Forum: support.Apps 02 September 2021, 10:36
Replies: 24
Views: 1,806
Posted By Daedalus
Workbench will be the colours saved on whatever...

Workbench will be the colours saved on whatever floppy disk it's booted with, so if both machines were booted with the same 1.x Workbench disk, both will have a blue background regardless of...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 August 2021, 17:01
Replies: 27
Views: 2,250
Posted By Daedalus
Controversial I guess, but I much preferred the...

Controversial I guess, but I much preferred the power and configurability of DOpus 5 over DOpus 4, which always felt a bit clunky and limited with just two panes. I like to be able to do my file...
Forum: News 27 August 2021, 21:29
Replies: 1,008
Views: 151,613
Posted By Daedalus
I quite like THE (a contribution included with...

I quite like THE (a contribution included with OS3.9), which was a front-end for a very similar setup - essentially an ARexx script that added all the configured menu items and keyboard shortcuts...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 August 2021, 20:24
Replies: 1,521
Views: 305,109
Posted By Daedalus
Is there a cut off date for new bugs to be...

Is there a cut off date for new bugs to be reported for fixing in 3.2.1? Or has that date already passed? I don't have another one to report, just curious.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 25 August 2021, 19:42
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By Daedalus
Cool, well I'd suggest doing everything as a...

Cool, well I'd suggest doing everything as a function/statement, and only converting to inline code or Gosubs if you need the extra cycles.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 25 August 2021, 18:51
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By Daedalus
If you need absolute speed, then there's no real...

If you need absolute speed, then there's no real substitute for Gosubs. Adding layers of structure adds overheads. However, the overheads might not be as much as you think, so it's worth...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 August 2021, 10:11
Replies: 21
Views: 2,777
Posted By Daedalus
I never said it was insurmountable, but the best...

I never said it was insurmountable, but the best approach to take is most likely the Warp approach, which you've spent considerable time and energy trying to rubbish. As I already pointed out, you...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 August 2021, 00:01
Replies: 21
Views: 2,777
Posted By Daedalus
Adding anything between the accelerator and the...

Adding anything between the accelerator and the motherboard won't fit in either the original case or the Checkmate case (as I pointed out before) for any standard length accelerator. The edge...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 August 2021, 15:25
Replies: 171
Views: 12,711
Posted By Daedalus
Everyone has different needs and wants. You seem...

Everyone has different needs and wants. You seem to be entirely unsure of yours, but will nevertheless argue pointlessly with people who suggest anything contrary to your shakily held, fickle...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 August 2021, 13:27
Replies: 21
Views: 2,777
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, it's from an earlier discussion where it...

Indeed, it's from an earlier discussion where it wasn't clear to anyone. The complaint was that there were no RTG solutions for the A1200 because the Warp guys were taking too long for this guy's...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 August 2021, 09:55
Replies: 21
Views: 2,777
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, fitting a graphics card in the original...

Indeed, fitting a graphics card in the original case requires a custom solution, not a single Zorro-II slot. But this has been discussed at length with our friend here before, and he ended up...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 August 2021, 18:50
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By Daedalus
It was cancelled because its ratings were poor,...

It was cancelled because its ratings were poor, after being tremendously popular in previous years. How did "snowflake woke gits" cause the problem when it lost its appeal to the millions who were...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2021, 13:13
Replies: 6,627
Views: 1,381,977
Posted By Daedalus
Bought a couple of different alphanumeric LCD...

Bought a couple of different alphanumeric LCD modules to write some Amiga software for.
Forum: support.AmigaOS 05 August 2021, 23:06
Replies: 31
Views: 2,337
Posted By Daedalus
Well, off you go and ask Cloanto or Hyperion for...

Well, off you go and ask Cloanto or Hyperion for the copies of the OS you're entitled to then. Let us know what they say about the copyright when you do.

You are aware, of course, that 2.1 was a...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 05 August 2021, 22:49
Replies: 31
Views: 2,337
Posted By Daedalus
A free copy to replace the version you had? So, a...

A free copy to replace the version you had? So, a replacement of the same version? That's fine, of course, and not at all what you're talking about.

But why then did Commodore sell upgrade packs,...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 05 August 2021, 22:32
Replies: 31
Views: 2,337
Posted By Daedalus
No, they're not free for anyone with the hardware...

No, they're not free for anyone with the hardware - what gave you that idea? Each machine came with a licence for a particular version, and if you wanted to upgrade it, the upgrade was a paid-for...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 05 August 2021, 18:02
Replies: 31
Views: 2,337
Posted By Daedalus
Whether you agree with it or not, "abandonware"...

Whether you agree with it or not, "abandonware" isn't an actual thing in a legal sense, but anyway, even Worbench 3.1 is still being sold...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 August 2021, 12:00
Replies: 27
Views: 2,192
Posted By Daedalus
I'm well aware of the intricacies, thanks. The...

I'm well aware of the intricacies, thanks. The point I was making is that this is a port of a game made for modern hardware, not a port of the original, and the performance requirements reflect that.
Forum: Amiga scene 05 August 2021, 11:21
Replies: 27
Views: 2,192
Posted By Daedalus
Oof, and even the Vampire 2 doesn't have enough...

Oof, and even the Vampire 2 doesn't have enough grunt to run it properly. I'm normally ok with a bit of bloat in exchange for some sort of benefit / ease of development, but that's nuts. It's a...
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