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Forum: Coders. System Yesterday, 15:07
Replies: 11
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Posted By idrougge
AFAIK a call to open the info window was the...

AFAIK a call to open the info window was the single public function in workbench.library as far back as OS 3.1, so there should be several tools for accomplishing that.
Forum: support.Apps 14 September 2021, 12:23
Replies: 16
Views: 3,011
Posted By idrougge
AGet is a small alternative; it's included in...

AGet is a small alternative; it's included in https://aminet.net/package/util/misc/UHCTools
Forum: Coders. Scripting 12 September 2021, 15:34
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By idrougge
Very nice, I’ve always wanted an ARexx REPL, but...

Very nice, I’ve always wanted an ARexx REPL, but how am I going to find it if it’s not on Aminet?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 September 2021, 02:52
Replies: 18
Views: 2,647
Posted By idrougge
Considering releases like this as late as 1990, I...

Considering releases like this as late as 1990, I don’t quite agree that Apple didn’t give the IIgs any attention. https://www.whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/hypercard-gs-1-1.html

All in all, I wonder...
Forum: support.Apps 17 July 2021, 17:43
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By idrougge
If you have version 3, you can output postscript...

If you have version 3, you can output postscript and converting that to PDF is quite trivial.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 June 2021, 18:50
Replies: 38
Views: 3,578
Posted By idrougge
I never wrote that DTP was not a thing in the...

I never wrote that DTP was not a thing in the 80s, though often on a black and white Macintosh rather than in full colour, and newspapers were amongst the last to leave the traditional processes...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 June 2021, 18:46
Replies: 38
Views: 3,578
Posted By idrougge
I think you’re underestimating how heavy the...

I think you’re underestimating how heavy the pages in a professionally printed magazine with 300 dpi pictures are. I’m not talking about screenshots, but photos and textures. In the age of Quark...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 June 2021, 21:43
Replies: 38
Views: 3,578
Posted By idrougge
A sufficiently big publishing house could afford...

A sufficiently big publishing house could afford a professional frame grabber, possibly even with RGB capacity (it wouldn’t be very crisp if grabbed from a composite signal).

Such screen grabs...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 June 2021, 00:23
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By idrougge
https://daniel.haxx.se/frexxed/

https://daniel.haxx.se/frexxed/
Forum: support.Hardware 01 June 2021, 00:12
Replies: 34
Views: 2,448
Posted By idrougge
The cheap adapters actually cause distortion...

The cheap adapters actually cause distortion around the mouse cursor as well as lag, so they would be unsuitable for drawing.
Forum: HOL suggestions and feedback 18 May 2021, 23:13
Replies: 0
Views: 1,709
Posted By idrougge
Quickmatch additions

1. Pinball Braindamage supports high resolutions
2. Overdrive (Team 17) supports null modem
3. Project X should match Nemesis/Gradius
Forum: support.Hardware 05 May 2021, 14:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,820
Posted By idrougge
I have used the original ArdSCSIno (for STM32) on...

I have used the original ArdSCSIno (for STM32) on my A3000, and it certainly was possible to partition the drive and run DiskSpeed on it. I did at first have a pirate Bluepill on which it ran slower...
Forum: News 20 February 2021, 18:06
Replies: 168
Views: 27,846
Posted By idrougge
Version 0.2: Defeated level 1 boss with upgrade...

Version 0.2:
Defeated level 1 boss with upgrade panel at »double«. When reaching level 2, it was still highlighted, but picking up the next upgrade item also highlighted »speedup«.
Forum: Hardware pics 18 February 2021, 19:19
Replies: 15
Views: 4,780
Posted By idrougge
No you didn't. There are resellers in both Spain...

No you didn't. There are resellers in both Spain and Great Britain.



No they might not.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 February 2021, 21:39
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By idrougge
AmiBlitz – does it still require an FPU?

I saw in the release notes for RedPill:



Does this imply that AmiBlitz no longer requires an FPU for its executables? Does the compiler/editor still do that?
Forum: MarketPlace 11 February 2021, 21:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By idrougge
It all depends on looks and finish. I wouldn’t...

It all depends on looks and finish. I wouldn’t want to have something looking like a 3d printed nightmare on my desk.
Forum: Coders. General 08 February 2021, 01:57
Replies: 107
Views: 16,122
Posted By idrougge
I certainly didn’t, since the TV I was using was...

I certainly didn’t, since the TV I was using was neither new nor fancy.
Forum: Coders. General 06 February 2021, 20:44
Replies: 107
Views: 16,122
Posted By idrougge
Just amazing how much is missing from earlier OS...

Just amazing how much is missing from earlier OS versions.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 06 February 2021, 18:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,744
Posted By idrougge
http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=798692&postcou...

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=798692&postcount=31
Forum: Hardware mods 31 January 2021, 20:11
Replies: 104
Views: 16,873
Posted By idrougge
Indeed it does, the extension is just an...

Indeed it does, the extension is just an extension.
Forum: Coders. General 31 January 2021, 20:00
Replies: 107
Views: 16,122
Posted By idrougge
The return code of the last command is always in...

The return code of the last command is always in the RC variable and can be checked as any variable; or was this not in place in 1.3? Sounds unlikely.
Forum: Coders. General 29 January 2021, 17:34
Replies: 107
Views: 16,122
Posted By idrougge
This is IMHO an anti-pattern. You can't, as you...

This is IMHO an anti-pattern. You can't, as you would otherwise expect, call "unzip *.zip ." in a Unix shell, since the shell will pass a long list of filenames to the unzip binary, which expects the...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 January 2021, 23:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By idrougge
Jens has been working on this for several years...

Jens has been working on this for several years with his CloneA chipset. I think the Indivision ECS is an offshoot of that project.
Forum: Coders. General 28 January 2021, 02:45
Replies: 107
Views: 16,122
Posted By idrougge
You should keep in mind that from AmigaOS 2.0...

You should keep in mind that from AmigaOS 2.0 onwards, ARexx is part of the system.

Shell scripts are awful on all operating systems, and AmigaOS has avoided going down the ill-advised path of...
Forum: Coders. General 24 January 2021, 20:47
Replies: 107
Views: 16,122
Posted By idrougge
What is a normal variable and in what way doesn’t...

What is a normal variable and in what way doesn’t AmigaShell have those?
Forum: project.EAB 24 January 2021, 20:10
Replies: 14
Views: 2,915
Posted By idrougge
What I don’t like: People who join only to ask a...

What I don’t like: People who join only to ask a question that has been asked a hundred times and can be answered by a single Google query or forum search.
Forum: Hardware mods 24 January 2021, 15:17
Replies: 104
Views: 16,873
Posted By idrougge
Those digital pins are for connecting your Amiga...

Those digital pins are for connecting your Amiga to a digital PC screen, giving you at best EGA-style colours.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2021, 15:11
Replies: 285
Views: 39,836
Posted By idrougge
Note that TV sets can't be adjusted in that way,...

Note that TV sets can't be adjusted in that way, and that the standard Atari SC1224 had even bigger borders.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2021, 03:37
Replies: 285
Views: 39,836
Posted By idrougge
Yes; Amiga first and ST second.

Yes; Amiga first and ST second.
Forum: Coders. General 24 January 2021, 03:35
Replies: 107
Views: 16,122
Posted By idrougge
Note that he said A1000/A500/A2000. There was a...

Note that he said A1000/A500/A2000. There was a lot that was corrected in 2.0 or 3.0.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2021, 02:02
Replies: 285
Views: 39,836
Posted By idrougge
It certainly looks taller, so just be certain, I...

It certainly looks taller, so just be certain, I made some further measurements.

The previous picture weren’t taken from the exact same perspective, so for completeness sake, here are two pictures...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 January 2021, 21:09
Replies: 57
Views: 4,363
Posted By idrougge
The ST isn’t built with off-the-shelf components...

The ST isn’t built with off-the-shelf components unless you count the sound chip. I don’t know who launched this urban legend, but I myself believed it for years until actually opening an ST and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 January 2021, 21:07
Replies: 57
Views: 4,363
Posted By idrougge
Sorry, which flight simulator? Sublogic’s flight...

Sorry, which flight simulator? Sublogic’s flight simulator (which was later taken over by Microsoft and survives to this day) debuted on 8-bit platforms.

King’s Quest is an inventive game, by all...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 January 2021, 10:35
Replies: 57
Views: 4,363
Posted By idrougge
The businesses also didn't really care for mice,...

The businesses also didn't really care for mice, graphical user interfaces, or any user interfaces at all, or really anything invented after 1970.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 January 2021, 10:33
Replies: 57
Views: 4,363
Posted By idrougge
You didn't refute those points either. Carmack's...

You didn't refute those points either. Carmack's independent (?) rediscovery of hardware scrolling is one testament to that, and the skin colours in any EGA game is another.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2021, 11:03
Replies: 57
Views: 4,363
Posted By idrougge
I'm sure that standard was based totally on...

I'm sure that standard was based totally on technical superiority, just like the EGA colour palette was based on artistic superiority.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 January 2021, 00:31
Replies: 24
Views: 2,280
Posted By idrougge
Is your SCSI2SD set to SCSI ID 6?

Is your SCSI2SD set to SCSI ID 6?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 January 2021, 21:57
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By idrougge
Looks like what you need is BBlit.

Looks like what you need is BBlit.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 January 2021, 20:55
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By idrougge
You can have several queues, but perhaps several...

You can have several queues, but perhaps several dozens is overdoing it.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 January 2021, 16:36
Replies: 57
Views: 4,363
Posted By idrougge
AFAIK his routine was basically the same as used...

AFAIK his routine was basically the same as used on both the Amiga and consoles, using hardware scrolling to scroll part of the screen while building upcoming scenery on a background buffer or...
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