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Forum: News 25 September 2022, 15:51
Replies: 44
Views: 7,647
Posted By saimo
@klx300r @stobros Thanks :)

@klx300r @stobros

Thanks :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 August 2022, 20:31
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By saimo
On AGA you can (kind of) do what you're after...

On AGA you can (kind of) do what you're after with a single write to BPLCON4 - check it out.
Forum: News 07 August 2022, 11:37
Replies: 84
Views: 23,442
Posted By saimo
@klx300r Glad to know BOH is for you also...

@klx300r


Glad to know BOH is for you also a source of inspiration :)
BTW; I didn't know/remember you were working on a mission.
Forum: News 06 August 2022, 20:45
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By saimo
Thanks and, if you give it a spin, have fun!

Thanks and, if you give it a spin, have fun!
Forum: News 05 August 2022, 21:36
Replies: 84
Views: 23,442
Posted By saimo
Lately work has been done in parallel on all the...

Lately work has been done in parallel on all the RETREAM games. It began with the objective of aligning the technically similar ones for PC so that they would handle data saving the same way, but it...
Forum: News 31 July 2022, 13:13
Replies: 35
Views: 13,645
Posted By saimo
Lately work has been done in parallel on all the...

Lately work has been done in parallel on all the RETREAM games. It began with the objective of aligning the technically similar ones for PC so that they would handle data saving the same way, but it...
Forum: News 29 July 2022, 22:52
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By saimo
Lately work has been done in parallel on all the...

Lately work has been done in parallel on all the RETREAM games. It began with the objective of aligning the technically similar ones for PC so that they would handle data saving the same way, but it...
Forum: News 29 July 2022, 19:03
Replies: 44
Views: 7,647
Posted By saimo
Lately work has been done in parallel on all the...

Lately work has been done in parallel on all the RETREAM games. It began with the objective of aligning the technically similar ones for PC so that they would handle data saving the same way, but it...
Forum: News 24 July 2022, 15:00
Replies: 44
Views: 7,647
Posted By saimo
@vulture My pleasure! @all ...

@vulture

My pleasure!


@all

While updating Huenison I noticed that a bug in some versions of gcc could cause corrupted graphics and even memory faults. Although Blastaway didn't seem...
Forum: News 23 July 2022, 22:20
Replies: 35
Views: 13,645
Posted By saimo
By coincidence, shortly after the release of the...

By coincidence, shortly after the release of the previous update, I received a test report from the Steam team, who had found of that Huenison didn't open automatically the virtual keyboard on their...
Forum: News 20 July 2022, 21:36
Replies: 35
Views: 13,645
Posted By saimo
One more little update released: this one tries...

One more little update released: this one tries to address the issue of some joypads not being seen due to the fact that at times Windows reports D-pads as thumbsticks.
...
Forum: News 19 July 2022, 21:07
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By saimo
KOG update released

I just released an updated version of KOG, a game for AmigaOS 4 (and Windows) that, unfortunately, I had never told you about before.

Detailed information and download available at...
Forum: News 19 July 2022, 10:35
Replies: 44
Views: 7,647
Posted By saimo
A new version of Blastaway is out! ...

A new version of Blastaway is out!
https://www.retream.com/Blastaway / https://retream.itch.io/blastaway

CHANGELOG
* Added support for thumbsticks, as at times Windows treats D-pads as...
Forum: Coders. General 21 June 2022, 20:54
Replies: 83
Views: 33,739
Posted By saimo
Yeah, as far as CPU-only routines go, that's as...

Yeah, as far as CPU-only routines go, that's as fast as it gets (accessory code aside, which is in the same ballpark anyway, 6 instructions, 5*2+1 = 11 words and 6*2 = 12 reads/writes are the bare...
Forum: Coders. General 21 June 2022, 13:54
Replies: 83
Views: 33,739
Posted By saimo
@Don_Adan Absolutely right - thank you! ...

@Don_Adan


Absolutely right - thank you!
(One more late night copy&paste-induced mistake - thanks again for opening my eyes!)

I'd avoid this, as it causes up to 4 reads/writes, with...
Forum: Coders. General 21 June 2022, 02:04
Replies: 83
Views: 33,739
Posted By saimo
One more optimization to the alternative code...

One more optimization to the alternative code (can't go into the details now, sorry)...
The setup part that calculates the masks can be rewritten as follows, after putting moveq.l #7,d4 outside of...
Forum: Coders. General 20 June 2022, 07:23
Replies: 83
Views: 33,739
Posted By saimo
@VladR 2 accesses are the minimum,...

@VladR



2 accesses are the minimum, i.e. it is not possible to do with less. Keep in mind that instructions like and.b d3,(a1) perform first a read and then a write.

Additional optimization:...
Forum: Coders. General 19 June 2022, 21:07
Replies: 83
Views: 33,739
Posted By saimo
@VladR I never had to write a generic...

@VladR

I never had to write a generic pixel-plotting routine for planar graphics in my life (at least, I can't remember), so this attracted my attention. I couldn't help but take your code and...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 June 2022, 23:31
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
:great

:great
Forum: Amiga scene 18 June 2022, 16:06
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
I prefer the PDFs as the printed manual is...

I prefer the PDFs as the printed manual is outdated (and the stragegy guide doesn't exist in physical form anyway).
I have re-uploaded them: manual (https://www.retream.com/_temporary/manual.pdf)...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 June 2022, 12:30
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
Thank you! They were the source digital...

Thank you!


They were the source digital versions, not scans.

That asides, how about the information in posts 257 (http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1546899&postcount=257) and 260...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 June 2022, 23:52
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
@TCD Only now I realized that the original...

@TCD

Only now I realized that the original PDFs might not be suitable for the HOL entry, so I have removed them from the server. While at it, I removed also the screenshots - but you can find them...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 June 2022, 22:36
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
@TCD I just thought of one more piece of...

@TCD


I just thought of one more piece of information: maybe it would be good to add to the notes that the game was originally commercial?
Forum: Amiga scene 24 May 2022, 21:02
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
@klx300r I had missed this post of...

@klx300r


I had missed this post of yours...
It's me who has to thank you for your continued support!


@TCD
Forum: HOL contributions 24 May 2022, 20:57
Replies: 13
Views: 1,713
Posted By saimo
:great

:great
Forum: HOL contributions 24 May 2022, 19:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,713
Posted By saimo
Knowing myself, nothing can ever be considered...

Knowing myself, nothing can ever be considered final :D
Just remove it, and we'll all be safe and happy!
Forum: Amiga scene 24 May 2022, 19:30
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
Screenshots: archive...

Screenshots: archive (https://www.retream.com/_temporary/screenshots.zip)
Manual: manual (https://www.retream.com/_temporary/manual.pdf) and strategy guide...
Forum: HOL contributions 24 May 2022, 19:12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,713
Posted By saimo
:great I was thinking: is it maybe better...

:great


I was thinking: is it maybe better to remove altogether screeshot like the one above? Who knows, I might update MeMO again the future and the screenshot will become twice as obsolete...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 May 2022, 16:23
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
Cool, thanks! I'll provide you with information...

Cool, thanks! I'll provide you with information as soon as I can (hopefully by the end of the day).
Forum: HOL contributions 24 May 2022, 16:21
Replies: 13
Views: 1,713
Posted By saimo
Great job, thank you so much! :) Regarding...

Great job, thank you so much! :)

Regarding MeMO, since I recently released an update, the short history line now says "2022" instead of "2021" (so, "Originally made in 1996. Hastily rewritted in...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 May 2022, 19:24
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
My pleasure, and thanks for playing it! If you...

My pleasure, and thanks for playing it!
If you plan to play it more, I suggest you use the installed version, as it loads much faster.

Well, shooting is only a minor component of the game, so I'm...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 May 2022, 13:42
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
SkillGrid v1.3 is out! This short video...

SkillGrid v1.3 is out!

This short video shows the new weapon:

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

Moreover, in addition to the other various improvements, I have given Amiga CD³²...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 May 2022, 20:12
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
Somebody on itch.io reported that SkillGrid hangs...

Somebody on itch.io reported that SkillGrid hangs on his/her A4000 (with 68060), but provided no details. Luckily, one of my friends/testers has an A4000 equipped with a 68060 and managed to...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 May 2022, 14:58
Replies: 20
Views: 4,248
Posted By saimo
Once again, working on other projects inspired...

Once again, working on other projects inspired improvements for the little custom framework used by MeMO.
I have just rebuilt and re-released the game. You can download it from the usual place:...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 April 2022, 21:58
Replies: 58
Views: 9,978
Posted By saimo
This update was not planned, but, still, it...

This update was not planned, but, still, it happened - and makes the demo even better. In short: it improves the music, it improves the audio-to-video sychronization, it adds a few more palette...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 April 2022, 18:16
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
SkillGrid does support multiple drives, so you...

SkillGrid does support multiple drives, so you can put each floppy image in a specific drive and have the game boot without it requesting any disk change. Moreover, even with one drive only, the game...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 April 2022, 16:47
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
The .lha archives are not HD formats: they are...

The .lha archives are not HD formats: they are simply archives of directories (like .zip files).
WHDLoad is a tool that allows to run software on a machine / in an environment where the software...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 April 2022, 16:08
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
The .info file is just the icon of the folder,...

The .info file is just the icon of the folder, and should not matter at all.
I see that the MinskiesAGA folder contains a WHDLoad slave: does Amiberry support non-WHDLoad software at all?
Forum: Amiga scene 15 April 2022, 13:34
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
1. Extract the directory SkillGrid from...

1. Extract the directory SkillGrid from SkillGrid-WM.lha to your Desktop.
2. Download lha-1.14i-1-bin from http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/downlinks/lha-bin-zip.php
3. Extract the file bin/lha.exe...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 April 2022, 17:33
Replies: 266
Views: 45,610
Posted By saimo
Ah, is it a mere coincidence, or are you the...

Ah, is it a mere coincidence, or are you the NaggyNaggerson user who asked a similar question on itch.io? :)
You might try these:
* Windows: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/lha.htm
*...
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