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Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory Yesterday, 23:37
Replies: 25
Views: 2,693
Posted By jotd
thanks. News about the project: well, nothing is...

thanks. News about the project: well, nothing is really going on at the moment. Too busy with other things to commit to a big project (yes it's quite big) like that.

Most moves are working with a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 15:34
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By jotd
one of the less derailing Zeus threads we've seen...

one of the less derailing Zeus threads we've seen for a while! well done everyone
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 03 July 2022, 11:08
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By jotd
If you don't include math.h, then the compiler...

If you don't include math.h, then the compiler assumes (after a shitload of warnings)


int pow(int a,int b);


and it's not ending well. I don't see how you could even get 4 in the first...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 03 July 2022, 10:24
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By jotd
what is this output? Check how pow is...

what is this output?

Check how pow is defined in your case. Is it returning a "float" or a "double"? if it returns a float, it's not going to end well with printf as %lf format is double...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 July 2022, 10:57
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By jotd
Well, when I created 1:1 ports of Pacman,...

Well, when I created 1:1 ports of Pacman, Amidar... people asked me if I could "enhance" the graphics, and I said no for this exact reason: 8 bit games must remain 8 bit. If you adapt them to 16 bit...
Forum: Coders. Releases 02 July 2022, 10:49
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By jotd
Yes, the coder knows his stuff I'm not going to...

Yes, the coder knows his stuff I'm not going to tell that he sucks because pulling a whole 3D game in asm is something, but in 2022 there are a lot of micro-optimizations that coders weren't aware of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 July 2022, 23:48
Replies: 49
Views: 2,079
Posted By jotd
Nah, not going to get angry. Chris Hulsbeck &...

Nah, not going to get angry. Chris Hulsbeck & Richard Joseph productions are both great. Chris music on "Bad Cats" was even praised by Zeus, while he slightly criticized the rest of the game in one...
Forum: Coders. Releases 01 July 2022, 23:27
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By jotd
looking at it quickly, there are still...

looking at it quickly, there are still micro-optimizations that could be done, for instance here:

https://github.com/mheyer32/alienbreed3d2/blob/main/ab3d2_source/chunky.s

lsl #2,d2 => add...
Forum: Coders. Releases 01 July 2022, 16:41
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By jotd
just GREAT!! as 99% of game source code...

just GREAT!!

as 99% of game source code remains private or is lost...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 July 2022, 16:40
Replies: 49
Views: 2,079
Posted By jotd
I would have stated the exact opposite.......

I would have stated the exact opposite.... without any insults or whatever because I don't agree (sorry :))
Forum: Amiga scene 01 July 2022, 16:07
Replies: 44
Views: 4,029
Posted By jotd
Aaaand no9!! you really had the dream team for...

Aaaand no9!! you really had the dream team for this game!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 July 2022, 11:10
Replies: 49
Views: 2,079
Posted By jotd
I don't hate Turrican 2, Turrican 2 hates me.

I don't hate Turrican 2, Turrican 2 hates me.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 June 2022, 21:15
Replies: 49
Views: 2,079
Posted By jotd
can't we just shitrate shit games here instead of...

can't we just shitrate shit games here instead of derailing the thread and insulting each other?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW4CDWyhxLw&ab_channel=WorldofLongplays
Forum: project.WHDLoad 30 June 2022, 20:39
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By jotd
you can't unless the generic slave is configured...

you can't unless the generic slave is configured with NEEDFPU macro.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 June 2022, 16:26
Replies: 27
Views: 1,953
Posted By jotd
We have modern tools, we have talented coders, so...

We have modern tools, we have talented coders, so it would be possible to create a new Lotus-like game that is blazingly fast, from scratch.

If I had to reuse one of the Lotus source code base,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 June 2022, 16:22
Replies: 27
Views: 753
Posted By jotd
Oh of course, and the new Bubble Bobble, and...

Oh of course, and the new Bubble Bobble, and Tiny(Invaders|Galaga|Whatever). Sorry I had forgotten all abyss work which is awesome :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 June 2022, 13:44
Replies: 27
Views: 753
Posted By jotd
Makes sense. I mastered MK at one point (in the...

Makes sense. I mastered MK at one point (in the arcades) but at the same time got destroyed by MK2 on arcade, MAME or even Amiga. I've read all the damn guides about the game, but still no dice.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 June 2022, 11:35
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By jotd
I played it a lot, and I like it. With continues...

I played it a lot, and I like it. With continues you can try all the mazes. And even if the joystick controls suck, at least the game is as playable with MAME without trackball than in the arcade...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 June 2022, 11:04
Replies: 27
Views: 1,953
Posted By jotd
there's no such thing as an engine. If you want...

there's no such thing as an engine. If you want to reuse code you have to strip the specific parts and reinsert specific parts of your new game.

Take Supercars 2 AGA conversion, I added the AGA...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 June 2022, 00:04
Replies: 27
Views: 753
Posted By jotd
the manual has all the moves, 1 and 2 buttons. I...

the manual has all the moves, 1 and 2 buttons. I had the original back in 1994 and played it to death. One of my best game buys besides Chaos Engine & Cadaver
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 June 2022, 21:51
Replies: 27
Views: 753
Posted By jotd
Ghosts'n'goblins also had the limitation of not...

Ghosts'n'goblins also had the limitation of not being able to turn back while jumping. This also has been fixed by the whdload version

@TCD Like MK2, MK can use 2 buttons. It's pretty good with 2...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 27 June 2022, 23:16
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By jotd
okay, I plead guilty I never used that method,...

okay, I plead guilty I never used that method, and I rarely create tickets. I use to close them instead :)
Forum: project.WHDLoad 27 June 2022, 18:14
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By jotd
don't use whdload page use...

don't use whdload page use https://mantis.whdload.de/
Forum: Amiga scene 27 June 2022, 10:55
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By jotd
Okay but I'm concerned about YOUR mental health...

Okay but I'm concerned about YOUR mental health after playing hours of crap games.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 24 June 2022, 22:52
Replies: 111
Views: 17,950
Posted By jotd
I've created another slave, can you test with...

I've created another slave, can you test with cache? (in the zone)
Forum: Coders. System 24 June 2022, 08:20
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By jotd
Good web-debugging Galahad!

Good web-debugging Galahad!
Forum: Coders. General 23 June 2022, 17:07
Replies: 41
Views: 2,080
Posted By jotd
you can blame Team 17 for a lot of things, but...

you can blame Team 17 for a lot of things, but not for creating lazy ST versions and porting them to the amiga as-is.
Forum: Coders. General 23 June 2022, 14:00
Replies: 41
Views: 2,080
Posted By jotd
they probably shared some code, that's probable....

they probably shared some code, that's probable. David Broadhurst wasn't new, though. He did Led Storm very early on.

And there's no such thing as an "engine". It's just blocks of code that you...
Forum: Coders. General 23 June 2022, 13:19
Replies: 41
Views: 2,080
Posted By jotd
4 bitplanes or 5? both games looks very colored....

4 bitplanes or 5? both games looks very colored. Unless they mix up multiplexed composite sprites, in which case it's starting to be not that generic.

And Assassin scrolling is as smooth as...
Forum: Coders. General 23 June 2022, 12:22
Replies: 41
Views: 2,080
Posted By jotd
Having seen Shaun Southern source code, and...

Having seen Shaun Southern source code, and Andrew Braybook disassembly, those are completely different coding styles.

Shaun code is pragmatic and easy to maintain. Andrew's look very technical...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 22 June 2022, 21:18
Replies: 111
Views: 17,950
Posted By jotd
seems that a level 3 interrupt arrives but it's...

seems that a level 3 interrupt arrives but it's not either copper/vblank or blitter... whdl_register file would be much appreciated!
Forum: project.WHDLoad 22 June 2022, 18:26
Replies: 111
Views: 17,950
Posted By jotd
no worries, it's already more than enough with...

no worries, it's already more than enough with the expmem offset, forget it.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 22 June 2022, 16:14
Replies: 111
Views: 17,950
Posted By jotd
can you zone the .whdl_register file from the...

can you zone the .whdl_register file from the coredump?
Forum: project.WHDLoad 22 June 2022, 14:17
Replies: 111
Views: 17,950
Posted By jotd
what happens with CACHE?

what happens with CACHE?
Forum: project.WHDLoad 19 June 2022, 16:39
Replies: 111
Views: 17,950
Posted By jotd
whdliad page will have the release very soon

whdliad page will have the release very soon
Forum: support.Games 19 June 2022, 09:19
Replies: 61
Views: 5,028
Posted By jotd
I know this unit A crack. the only difference is...

I know this unit A crack. the only difference is that they stripped the symbol table of the C library... If only the coder forgot the symbols in the main game we would have had more info on the cde...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 18 June 2022, 00:21
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By jotd
please update the rules

https://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=15429 is completely outdated if you ask me




There's a request thread a mile long and there's no problem with it:...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 18 June 2022, 00:14
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By jotd
ok, but please can you use...

ok, but please can you use https://mantis.whdload.de to report whdload bugs?

this isn't possible to track down the bugs in the whdload section of this forum.

Maybe it should be put a sticky...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 17 June 2022, 00:02
Replies: 111
Views: 17,950
Posted By jotd
strange: the game saves to this file but nothing...

strange: the game saves to this file but nothing is recorded. It still has the same contents as at startup or so it seems. The tutorial always resumes at mission 1 for instance.

It's like save...
Forum: support.WinUAE 17 June 2022, 00:00
Replies: 24
Views: 1,318
Posted By jotd
I've noticed that WinUAE wait for blitter option...

I've noticed that WinUAE wait for blitter option doesn't work or fix things for me when blitter waits are missing in the game. Immediate blitter does the trick, always.

Best way to code is to wait...
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