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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 19:03
Replies: 200
Views: 17,107
Posted By jotd
My advice: just post some buggy video just to...

My advice: just post some buggy video just to show people where you are in the project. You'll update it later when it's more complete.

don't polish it, no need for it.
Forum: EAB's competition Yesterday, 18:30
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By jotd
hard levels 6 and 7 are just sooo unfair at times.

hard levels 6 and 7 are just sooo unfair at times.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory Yesterday, 11:15
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By jotd
not possible to use sprites for bonuses. a sprite...

not possible to use sprites for bonuses. a sprite is max 3 colors. i know you can combine them but ghosts already use 4 sprites and the whole sprite palette.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory Yesterday, 08:48
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By jotd
yep. reusing (and tweaking) asm routines is as...

yep. reusing (and tweaking) asm routines is as far as you can go to reuse your "engine".


anything more generic ends up more complex and less performant.


Here with a "smart" choice of color...
Forum: EAB's competition Yesterday, 08:45
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By jotd
I can get away with 0 fine with the cop, but the...

I can get away with 0 fine with the cop, but the environment woman is way harder
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 24 September 2021, 23:20
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By jotd
Ms Pacman conversion WIP

After Pacman 500, new conversion in progress


https://youtu.be/ce6oHVzINKI


Sounds are still the Pacman ones, no moving bonuses, no intro sequence.
Forum: EAB's competition 24 September 2021, 22:17
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By jotd
The second hard race is okay with 2 engines, I...

The second hard race is okay with 2 engines, I often end up first. It's horrible with 3 engines though, and you're too fast and jump in the void after a while unless you turn/slow down, which isn't...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 23 September 2021, 23:25
Replies: 263
Views: 27,583
Posted By jotd
zoned a small fix with less flashy purple car....

zoned a small fix with less flashy purple car. Tell me what you think
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 September 2021, 14:57
Replies: 40
Views: 1,540
Posted By jotd
from the start they had published a list that...

from the start they had published a list that games that didn't work. People knew.

(then we whdload-fixed all of them :))
Forum: support.Games 23 September 2021, 09:22
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By jotd
on one meg? given the disk is 900k?

on one meg? given the disk is 900k?
Forum: EAB's competition 22 September 2021, 22:11
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By jotd
don't drink and drive: still true after all those...

don't drink and drive: still true after all those years
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 September 2021, 11:11
Replies: 40
Views: 1,540
Posted By jotd
plus all arcade games used direct hardware...

plus all arcade games used direct hardware banging disregarding future compatibility because if you code a game using system friendly routines you end up with:

- less memory
- weaker protections...
Forum: support.Games 22 September 2021, 10:39
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By jotd
Running Lotus I from CD + 1MB ram could be done...

Running Lotus I from CD + 1MB ram could be done easily. I have the source code and could convert to full DOS.

I think we'd have to disable/enable CD drive for the times where OS is disabled to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 September 2021, 10:34
Replies: 40
Views: 1,540
Posted By jotd
it could happen but was pretty rare (wrong...

it could happen but was pretty rare (wrong activation of AGA features by not setting bits to 0, using undocumented ECS features like in SWIV highscore...). And game didn't crash because of that.
...
Forum: support.Games 21 September 2021, 23:19
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By jotd
but but ... I created the whdload install of...

but but ... I created the whdload install of Final Assault (HLS, double encrypted exe) running on kickstart 1.3. You mean World Games right? confused...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 21 September 2021, 22:18
Replies: 221
Views: 17,770
Posted By jotd
not to mention the corpses instantly decomposing...

not to mention the corpses instantly decomposing in a lot of other games... The first impossible thing is that 1 person has the stamina to one-punch/one-kick all those grunts.
Forum: EAB's competition 21 September 2021, 22:03
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By jotd
I don't think I'm going to alter the original...

I don't think I'm going to alter the original levels. Maybe one day I'll create new levels. Lots of things to figure out in the meantime. Plus lacking the motivation right now.

Not sure if I want...
Forum: support.Games 21 September 2021, 16:02
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By jotd
Agreed, using the original in that case bears...

Agreed, using the original in that case bears little interest, specially because if properly cracked, the final assault executable is fully decrypted and doesn't have a trace of protection. Plus...
Forum: support.Games 21 September 2021, 15:13
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By jotd
hey who cares about running a protected version...

hey who cares about running a protected version except for cracking purposes (which has already been done) ? there are working cracks all around. I can provide one if you want.

no need to fight...
Forum: EAB's competition 20 September 2021, 22:02
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By jotd
38 in hard mode is certainly quite a feat! I...

38 in hard mode is certainly quite a feat! I don't think I ever reached this score, ever!!

And yes race 6 hard mode can be won only if other cars destroy each others with missiles and get killed...
Forum: support.Games 20 September 2021, 14:17
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By jotd
Lotus CD32 won't run on CDTV, because loader is...

Lotus CD32 won't run on CDTV, because loader is hardware based on CD32.

ATM there is no solution from CD. I wanted to create a CDTVLoad (like CD32load) but it's pretty much stalled ATM.
Forum: Amiga scene 19 September 2021, 23:01
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By jotd
thanks :) look what's coming next. 73257

thanks :)

look what's coming next.

73257
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 September 2021, 19:26
Replies: 40
Views: 1,540
Posted By jotd
what happens when you run it? do you have issues?

what happens when you run it? do you have issues?
Forum: request.Music 18 September 2021, 19:01
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By jotd
ripping samples to be able to replay them in...

ripping samples to be able to replay them in loops or at various sampling rates is not as easy as it seems.
Forum: request.Music 18 September 2021, 16:43
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By jotd
ripping is a strategy that works for small tunes...

ripping is a strategy that works for small tunes like the intro tune

but then there are intermission tunes, and they're looooong. Can't waste all that chipmem.

My first attempt has the notes...
Forum: request.Music 18 September 2021, 09:33
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By jotd
8svx samples/loops of analogue instruments

looking for proper sinewave/squarewave/triangle whatever


Looped (continuous playing, for lead)
non-looped (for bass "peak" sounds)


aiming to reproduce MsPacman music.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 September 2021, 21:21
Replies: 54
Views: 2,559
Posted By jotd
He was a genius all right.

He was a genius all right.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 September 2021, 07:23
Replies: 149
Views: 15,347
Posted By jotd
thanks :) those converters are cheap and...

thanks :)

those converters are cheap and give a pretty correct display. Always better than a black screen on HDMI :) I 've bought 2 of those square black thingies, they work for everything I plug...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 September 2021, 21:59
Replies: 149
Views: 15,347
Posted By jotd
Cool video, music and all. I notice you have a...

Cool video, music and all. I notice you have a SCART->HDMI converter. I'd say that those glitches originate from the converter.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 September 2021, 15:59
Replies: 149
Views: 15,347
Posted By jotd
you know me, I only do easy things

you know me, I only do easy things
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 15 September 2021, 15:28
Replies: 263
Views: 27,583
Posted By jotd
aah I wish that was possible, but you see, the...

aah I wish that was possible, but you see, the fact that there are 3 different colors in the ECS version is already a feat.

The graphics are planar, and blitting 1 particular bitplane of the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 September 2021, 15:19
Replies: 149
Views: 15,347
Posted By jotd
now that you're mentioning it, I'm working on...

now that you're mentioning it, I'm working on MsPacman right now. Very early and didn't really start anything, but the Pacman code base is really a good start, since there are actually very little...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 15 September 2021, 13:53
Replies: 263
Views: 27,583
Posted By jotd
Silver would be wasting colors. I like both...

Silver would be wasting colors. I like both purple and blue. Okay.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 15 September 2021, 12:08
Replies: 263
Views: 27,583
Posted By jotd
I could consider that. Can you post pics of the...

I could consider that. Can you post pics of the "offending" cars and a mockup of the colors you'd like? I have the commscreens randomness to fix and just completed a project so I can have a look.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 September 2021, 11:50
Replies: 149
Views: 15,347
Posted By jotd
I didn't check the speed but I checked the...

I didn't check the speed but I checked the relative speed. It's close (but not 100%)

for instance, if you run into the pink ghost, in the arcade you die (pacman is slightly faster in the turn...
Forum: support.Games 15 September 2021, 08:08
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By jotd
this is the installer package, not the...

this is the installer package, not the pre-installed package.

Yes, insert the game disk images and proceed with the install.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 September 2021, 23:15
Replies: 149
Views: 15,347
Posted By jotd
this is now fixed (adf available on...

this is now fixed (adf available on https://itch.io/jam/amigamejam/rate/1195483)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 September 2021, 21:27
Replies: 149
Views: 15,347
Posted By jotd
I tested and yes, there's a huge bug, thanks for...

I tested and yes, there's a huge bug, thanks for reporting, I'll fix that.

EDIT: fixed (and changed corner speed, not perfect and smooth like the arcade but pacman is slightly faster in corners)
Forum: Amiga scene 14 September 2021, 19:40
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By jotd
either left (or right) channel isn't outputted or...

either left (or right) channel isn't outputted or you're using maybe old versions of slaves with music issues???

play modules with drums, have a play with protracker on various channels.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 September 2021, 16:04
Replies: 149
Views: 15,347
Posted By jotd
I have to test that, then.

I have to test that, then.
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