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Forum: Amiga scene 12 October 2021, 19:40
Replies: 39
Views: 1,394
Posted By Matt_H
Hunter blew my mind when I first became aware of...

Hunter blew my mind when I first became aware of it in the early 2000s. Absolutely incredible technical achievement for a game of its age.

And I'm always trying to drum up more love for...
Forum: support.Apps 08 October 2021, 02:59
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By Matt_H
Not a direct answer, but I seem to recall you can...

Not a direct answer, but I seem to recall you can do this with a bit of scripting only. Mount a bootable RAD-like volume, copy a startup-sequence to it that starts the game, reboot. The recently...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 05 October 2021, 01:15
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By Matt_H
So simply having an older P96 installed - even...

So simply having an older P96 installed - even when not using an RTG screen - can trigger this bug?
Forum: support.Other 01 October 2021, 19:03
Replies: 25
Views: 2,498
Posted By Matt_H
A lot of them are JST and early WHDLoad, but...

A lot of them are JST and early WHDLoad, but there are still a whole bunch of unique ones.
Forum: support.Other 30 September 2021, 18:27
Replies: 25
Views: 2,498
Posted By Matt_H
As reference, here is a an excerpt from the...

As reference, here is a an excerpt from the master index on Aminet 32 (the newest Aminet CD I own), showing the game/patch directory as of July 4, 1999, where most of the HD installs were kept. Most...
Forum: support.Other 30 September 2021, 16:13
Replies: 25
Views: 2,498
Posted By Matt_H
All of that is true, but, as I recall, that...

All of that is true, but, as I recall, that precedent was not clear back then and the mere fact that the installers *could* be used to facilitate piracy was enough to convince the then-admins to take...
Forum: support.Other 28 September 2021, 22:37
Replies: 25
Views: 2,498
Posted By Matt_H
Tons of these were on Aminet, too, but they all...

Tons of these were on Aminet, too, but they all got purged ~15+ years ago out of fear they'd attract lawsuits from copyright trolls.
Forum: News 26 September 2021, 20:45
Replies: 13
Views: 2,519
Posted By Matt_H
Yup. It may not have been obvious with the...

Yup. It may not have been obvious with the first-gen RPi, but the 4th-gen and future models are overwhelmingly competitive on performance and absolutely unbeatable on price.



It surprises me...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 September 2021, 02:22
Replies: 24
Views: 1,376
Posted By Matt_H
I'm a letters guy - gee you eye. emm you eye. ay...

I'm a letters guy - gee you eye. emm you eye. ay aitch eye. :)
Forum: support.Games 19 September 2021, 16:58
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Matt_H
Liberation is brutal if your droids get seriously...

Liberation is brutal if your droids get seriously damaged.
I’ve never made it as far as mission 5 - how does the difficulty progress as the game goes on? Do the bad guys get tougher? Clues get...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 September 2021, 23:51
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By Matt_H
Orb! Consider yourself very lucky to have had no...

Orb! Consider yourself very lucky to have had no issues with those - and back up the cartridges to another device if you still have anything important on them. I was constantly dealing with dead Orb...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 September 2021, 22:34
Replies: 28
Views: 1,487
Posted By Matt_H
3.1 ROM chips for the 2000 can be bought at...

3.1 ROM chips for the 2000 can be bought at almost any dealer. Make sure you don’t confuse it with a 3.X ROM, which is Cloanto’s custom version, roughly corresponding to OS3.9.

For swapping Zip...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 10 September 2021, 15:55
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By Matt_H
I'm glad I finally figured it out because I'm...

I'm glad I finally figured it out because I'm certain that's not healthy for the chipset. :)
Forum: support.AmigaOS 10 September 2021, 04:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By Matt_H
It’s very strange behavior. The DblNTSC modes...

It’s very strange behavior. The DblNTSC modes would work perfectly the first time a screen was opened/switched to, barely work the second time, and the monitor would give an out-of-range error every...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 08 September 2021, 19:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By Matt_H
I’ve found that the 56KHz audio option in CGX...

I’ve found that the 56KHz audio option in CGX (and P96?) prevents DblNTSC/DblPAL from working correctly. It’ll seem to work, then it won’t. Do you have an RTG card, or anything else...
Forum: request.Other 07 September 2021, 15:00
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Matt_H
Glad you got it working! DLH is a force unto...

Glad you got it working!

DLH is a force unto himself. :) He started scanning/PDFing/hosting all sorts of Commodore documentation a couple of years ago and now has a really, really impressive...
Forum: Coders. General 07 September 2021, 03:24
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By Matt_H
It's too bad this wasn't more widely adopted way...

It's too bad this wasn't more widely adopted way back when. It's very reminiscent of modern context menus and touch-and-hold UI paradigms. It also seems to foreshadow Commodore's "checkmark menu"...
Forum: request.Other 06 September 2021, 21:57
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Matt_H
DLH has an electronic version...

DLH has an electronic version (https://commodore.bombjack.org/amiga/amiga-commodore/).

What aspects are you struggling with? BBOAH and amiga.resource.cx both describe the jumper functions. The...
Forum: MarketPlace 30 August 2021, 20:07
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By Matt_H
Paperback version is still widely available in...

Paperback version is still widely available in North America if you're willing to order from overseas. See purchase links on publisher's website (https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/future-was-here).
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 August 2021, 07:07
Replies: 27
Views: 2,250
Posted By Matt_H
I prefer DOpus4. Does what I need and isn’t too...

I prefer DOpus4. Does what I need and isn’t too complicated and there’s lots more power under the hood if I want to set up something more complex.

DOpus5 is *extremely* powerful, making the leap...
Forum: support.Games 19 August 2021, 03:40
Replies: 31
Views: 3,086
Posted By Matt_H
It's rare for WHDLoad to Guru. Are you sure it's...

It's rare for WHDLoad to Guru. Are you sure it's installed correctly? Do other WHDLoad games work?

I've found EOB2 to be pretty robust in terms of working without WHDLoad. The problem with the...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 August 2021, 03:24
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Matt_H
It doesn't. The seller is spouting nonsense about...

It doesn't. The seller is spouting nonsense about Amiga compatibility. :crazy
Forum: MarketPlace 18 August 2021, 19:47
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By Matt_H
There's this option if you have access to a 3D...

There's this option if you have access to a 3D printer: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3886056
Forum: request.Apps 11 August 2021, 15:17
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By Matt_H
There’s also an Audio Evolution v3 for 68k,...

There’s also an Audio Evolution v3 for 68k, although I don’t know if it ever saw a physical release. It may have been digital only from the author.
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 11 August 2021, 04:28
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By Matt_H
Not sure about Speris, but doesn't AB3D CD32 have...

Not sure about Speris, but doesn't AB3D CD32 have added CD audio and a few more levels?
Forum: support.Games 07 August 2021, 15:21
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By Matt_H
It’s deceptive. It’s partially system friendly in...

It’s deceptive. It’s partially system friendly in that it does use the display database to allow selecting a screen mode, but the graphics drawing routines don’t properly use the OS. I don’t know...
Forum: support.Games 07 August 2021, 05:05
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By Matt_H
Bottom line, it's not RTG friendly. You have to...

Bottom line, it's not RTG friendly. You have to use a native screenmode.

(It's a very sloppy port.)
Forum: News 06 August 2021, 19:19
Replies: 23
Views: 2,900
Posted By Matt_H
Good to know that there are some veterans...

Good to know that there are some veterans involved. Perhaps I'll take a closer look once the final version is released...





I only ever played the CD32 version of Zool 2, and I thought the...
Forum: News 06 August 2021, 01:35
Replies: 23
Views: 2,900
Posted By Matt_H
Can't say that I'm sold on this. I always...

Can't say that I'm sold on this.

I always felt Zool 2 was the far superior of the Zool games, from art design, level design, character design, gameplay design, and learning curve. This remake...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 July 2021, 01:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By Matt_H
Since this subject keeps coming up: Degrader...

Since this subject keeps coming up:

Degrader (http://aminet.net/package/util/misc/Degrader). Use options 60Hz and 60HzSystem to turn your PAL Amiga into an NTSC Amiga. Use options 50Hz and...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 July 2021, 06:11
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Matt_H
Welcome! See here...

Welcome! See here (https://www.gregdonner.org/workbench/wb_205.html) for details on 2.05. The short version is yes, it is A600 specific, more or less. A3000s shipped with 2.04 (and the earliest ones...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 July 2021, 05:13
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Matt_H
One other thing I just remembered, there is a big...

One other thing I just remembered, there is a big GVP-specific FAQ in the 3.1.4 distribution. I had a look and it seems you may be able to use the full 16GB of your SD card as a single drive after...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 July 2021, 21:01
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Matt_H
There are 2 broad steps to take care of: 1....

There are 2 broad steps to take care of:
1. Preparing the board as a SCSI device (or devices) - this is done via USB on the PC
2. Preparing the hard drive - this is done on the Amiga

It sounds...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 July 2021, 22:18
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By Matt_H
It’s basically the same. I think there are some...

It’s basically the same. I think there are some minor differences in terms of included games. With the keyboard it’s almost identical to a real C64 (minus the original ports, plus HDMI and USB). I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 July 2021, 18:07
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By Matt_H
Been a while since I upgraded mine, but I *think*...

Been a while since I upgraded mine, but I *think* I was able to use the same stick as all my external .d64 images. I.e., it doesn’t need to be empty.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 July 2021, 15:01
Replies: 11
Views: 2,061
Posted By Matt_H
Was anything ever written to take advantage of...

Was anything ever written to take advantage of that mechanism? Later we got the third-party type1.library and ttf.library but I thought they used a different way to hook into the system. I’d love to...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 July 2021, 02:19
Replies: 11
Views: 2,061
Posted By Matt_H
Thanks, great resource! High-quality, "official"...

Thanks, great resource! High-quality, "official" Compugraphic fonts are quite hard to find.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 July 2021, 01:38
Replies: 11
Views: 2,061
Posted By Matt_H
fxgogo has given a good overview of the...

fxgogo has given a good overview of the situation. To expand on some details, the system font renderer (diskfont.library) can only handle Amiga bitmap and Compugraphic/Intellifont fonts....
Forum: support.Hardware 19 July 2021, 05:20
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Matt_H
I don’t know the details, but earlier editions of...

I don’t know the details, but earlier editions of the “Introducing the Amiga 2000HD” and “Introducing the Amiga 2500” manuals assume a 2090 controller rather than a 2091 and should outline the...
Forum: support.Apps 16 July 2021, 16:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By Matt_H
I’m not sure if it’s still the case, but at least...

I’m not sure if it’s still the case, but at least previously, buying PageStream 5 also gave access to previous 3.x and 4.x releases.
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