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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 August 2021, 22:11
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By BastyCDGS
No, you are never locked out from even the top...

No, you are never locked out from even the top level (where character creation takes place). There is even an alternate ending when you run, with the firestaff equipped, to the top level entrance...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 August 2021, 20:19
Replies: 332
Views: 40,051
Posted By BastyCDGS
Not allowing TAS/CAS/CAS2 instructions is really...

Not allowing TAS/CAS/CAS2 instructions is really one thing they did wrong from day 1.

After studying multithreading I realized how incredible useful those instructions are really.

They would...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 August 2021, 19:08
Replies: 40
Views: 3,870
Posted By BastyCDGS
You can create folders in your upload directory...

You can create folders in your upload directory on EAB as you like, so it is no problem to separate them.

If I can upload an almost complete Total DOS Collection to EAB (I doublechecked by asking...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 August 2021, 15:36
Replies: 40
Views: 3,870
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi Foebane! There is not just...

Hi Foebane!





There is not just DOSBox, which BTW is designed and optimized to run DOS games. I would really be surprised, if your stuff doesn't run with PCem, for example.


There are...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 August 2021, 12:42
Replies: 62
Views: 4,607
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hello! I already converted...

Hello!






I already converted Giana Sisters music to standard ProTracker almost a decade ago.
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 17 June 2021, 07:54
Replies: 50
Views: 21,808
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi @ all! Total DOS Collection v18 can...

Hi @ all!



Total DOS Collection v18 can now be downloaded from my Uploads directory on EAB file server. Have fun! It's really more than 300GB now!

Some stuff which might be interesting:...
Forum: support.WinUAE 06 June 2021, 16:15
Replies: 16
Views: 2,117
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi Thomas! I just rechecked this with...

Hi Thomas!



I just rechecked this with my OS1.3 config. My game written in GFABasic runs when using 68EC020, but as soon as I switch to 68020 (32-bit), it just hangs. Tried this multiple times....
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 May 2021, 17:05
Replies: 16
Views: 2,117
Posted By BastyCDGS
Thank you very much for your reply, Thomas! ...

Thank you very much for your reply, Thomas!



Idea: ColdCapture vector which gives 24-bit (Zorro II) fast mem highest priority. Basically 24BitFastMemFirst. Does this put everything in 24-bit...
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 May 2021, 11:16
Replies: 16
Views: 2,117
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi Thomas! Is there an application on...

Hi Thomas!



Is there an application on Aminet or similar which does this? It would be useful for me for using GFABasic on my emulated 32-bit OS3.9 machine.
Forum: Amiga scene 26 April 2021, 16:51
Replies: 58
Views: 24,439
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi Jacques! Over an half year ago, I...

Hi Jacques!



Over an half year ago, I uploaded a complete Total DOS Collection to EAB file server, it contains more than 100GB of DOS games. Should be enough. ;) They can be found in my upload...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 03 April 2021, 09:44
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi! The changes you did so far, i.e....

Hi!



The changes you did so far, i.e. before you set the writable_floppy_images flag, are still saved in the overlay file and are still in use.

Use X-Copy or another disk copy tool in order...
Forum: Coders. System 16 February 2021, 14:00
Replies: 10
Views: 2,306
Posted By BastyCDGS
Did you check that SysInfo really disables...

Did you check that SysInfo really disables interrupts and not just multitasking with Forbid()?

If I remember correctly, the Amiga SDK warns about disabling interrupts for too long and since the...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 29 January 2021, 15:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By BastyCDGS
Be careful with modern Linux distributions when...

Be careful with modern Linux distributions when using /dev/sdX !!!

The order can change between boots, e.g. sda can become sdb or vice versa. Better use /dev/disk/by-id or /dev/disk/by-uuid (UUID...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 12 January 2021, 11:13
Replies: 44
Views: 19,553
Posted By BastyCDGS
git has merged WinUAE 4.2 (see approciate thread)...

git has merged WinUAE 4.2 (see approciate thread) for now.
Most stuff of WinUAE 4.2 works now, I did lots of testing.



That's why I was asking for merging final WinUAE 4.5 ;)
Forum: support.Hardware 11 January 2021, 17:04
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By BastyCDGS
Jack, you might also try ddrescue from a Linux...

Jack, you might also try ddrescue from a Linux distribution, it is an excellent tool for recovering bad blocks on hard drives. Not sure how it works with such old hard drives.
Forum: support.FS-UAE 11 January 2021, 13:34
Replies: 44
Views: 19,553
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi Frode! I've seen it on the git...

Hi Frode!



I've seen it on the git repository. The new fsemu now works with my A4000 config using uaegfx. Half a year ago it didn't boot properly. Great work so far!



I'm still interested...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 November 2020, 13:07
Replies: 20
Views: 2,560
Posted By BastyCDGS
One could have a look at the WinUAE or WinFellow...

One could have a look at the WinUAE or WinFellow source code on how do it efficiently. Looking at the JIT code might help, too.

The main question would be if this is still faster in a significant...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 31 October 2020, 12:43
Replies: 20
Views: 2,560
Posted By BastyCDGS
What about a hybrid approach in order to increase...

What about a hybrid approach in order to increase speed?

Use the MMU to catch the instructions which access the blitter and then patch that address with a jsr $xxxxxxxx to your own code which...
Forum: request.Modules 13 October 2020, 09:11
Replies: 20
Views: 6,199
Posted By BastyCDGS
Some PC trackers also support more octaves (both...

Some PC trackers also support more octaves (both lower and upper range) or might not exactly use the original ProTracker period table (certain periods are one value off the original PT table values)....
Forum: Coders. General 05 October 2020, 09:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By BastyCDGS
Another possibility is to store only the player...

Another possibility is to store only the player key presses (one byte per frame with zero byte meaning no key input) instead of the coordinates and RLE compression (very fast).

If there is random...
Forum: request.Demos 04 October 2020, 09:49
Replies: 332
Views: 67,127
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hello chip! Another possibility is to...

Hello chip!



Another possibility is to try different WiFi channels. Normally routers use auto, but I have experienced bandwidth problems with auto in the past, too.

So try different fixed...
Forum: Coders. System 26 September 2020, 10:57
Replies: 20
Views: 4,750
Posted By BastyCDGS
If I remember correctly, the code for AllocVec is...

If I remember correctly, the code for AllocVec is something like this: addq.l #4,d0
move.l d0,-(sp)
jsr _LVOAllocMem(a6)
tst.l d0
beq.s NoMem
move.l d0,a0
move.l...
Forum: Coders. System 19 September 2020, 22:40
Replies: 20
Views: 4,750
Posted By BastyCDGS
Memory allocation can also fail if the memory...

Memory allocation can also fail if the memory list gets damaged.

Depending on the damage done, largest free memory block can shrink dramatically.

I have experienced largest free blocks suddenly...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 17 September 2020, 09:28
Replies: 50
Views: 21,808
Posted By BastyCDGS
Total DOS Collection v14 (around 106GB with over...

Total DOS Collection v14 (around 106GB with over 20.000 files got from archive.org) can be downloaded from the EAB file server in my ~Uploads/BastyCDGS directory.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 September 2020, 17:06
Replies: 57
Views: 4,477
Posted By BastyCDGS
No need to do a register restore if you want to...

No need to do a register restore if you want to use this trick.
tst.l (sp) directly before a rts will always do the job, because (sp) contains the return address in this case, which is always...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 June 2020, 20:46
Replies: 1,506
Views: 293,916
Posted By BastyCDGS
To all those who believe that Amiga can't do...

To all those who believe that Amiga can't do SMP...

Just look at the PPC turbo boards...they were true dual-cores, even across different CPU architectures! You could have a m68k in TRUE parallel...
Forum: project.Amiga File Server 08 June 2020, 19:15
Replies: 15
Views: 4,869
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi DamienD! Do you know of strings /...

Hi DamienD!



Do you know of strings / pattern I can search for in order to detect WB disks and games and other software?

BTW: Here is a bash one-liner which searches all files containing the...
Forum: project.Amiga File Server 07 June 2020, 11:59
Replies: 15
Views: 4,869
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hello DamienD! If you like, I can...

Hello DamienD!



If you like, I can write a bash script for you which auto checks most of the above formats and creating a file list with all files which could not be processed automatically.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 February 2020, 20:39
Replies: 57
Views: 4,588
Posted By BastyCDGS
To be fair, one should compare a modern CPU...

To be fair, one should compare a modern CPU having all caches disabled, since 68000 did not have any caches by itself.

The performance drop when disabling all caches on modern CPUs is amazingly...
Forum: support.Apps 07 February 2020, 20:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,316
Posted By BastyCDGS
One thing to mention is that DiskCopy is OS...

One thing to mention is that DiskCopy is OS friendly and multitasks well!

Although X-Copy and other tools were far superior regarding features, they often killed multitasking. For copying standard...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 January 2020, 15:45
Replies: 26
Views: 2,393
Posted By BastyCDGS
Black Crypt is also a game originated on Amiga...

Black Crypt is also a game originated on Amiga and even uses EHB mode (64 colors) and has perfectly smooth animations.
Not even sure if this game was ever ported to other platforms.
Forum: support.Apps 23 January 2020, 14:02
Replies: 39
Views: 3,337
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hello! Back in the old Amiga 500...

Hello!



Back in the old Amiga 500 times, I used a word processor called Excellence! which worked very well from floppy and 1MB. It's quite advanced for a word processor. Disk swapping was...
Forum: Coders. System 23 December 2019, 08:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,607
Posted By BastyCDGS
Another possibility is to Lock() your program's...

Another possibility is to Lock() your program's executable with exclusive access mode straight after start.

This way you get a meaningful error message via IoErr() (202: object is busy), if it's...
Forum: support.Apps 22 November 2019, 22:07
Replies: 13
Views: 1,652
Posted By BastyCDGS
Thank you for this! I was just reading it,...

Thank you for this!

I was just reading it, but there is something causing me to wonder about the recoverable RAM disk. It is said in the WB1.3.x series that it is called RAMB0:

But I only...
Forum: support.WinUAE 07 November 2019, 18:31
Replies: 26
Views: 2,310
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hello! I've found this very interesting...

Hello!

I've found this very interesting article about problems with floating point numbers in general, maybe this also explains the issue:...
Forum: News 19 October 2019, 23:31
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By BastyCDGS
heise: Amiga34 – Two days around the cult computer

I just found that nice report about Amiga in a mainstream PC magazine:

It's german, but you can use deepl.com to translate it:
Amiga34 – Zwei Tage rund um den Kultcomputer...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 September 2019, 06:28
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By BastyCDGS
Amiga normally can't delete folders/files which...

Amiga normally can't delete folders/files which are in use, since you are using BLITZ2: assign, it normally isn't possible that the whole folder has disappeared.

I suggest you checking if you...
Forum: project.EAB 09 September 2019, 17:16
Replies: 32
Views: 8,542
Posted By BastyCDGS
This and also don't forget that today's search...

This and also don't forget that today's search engines (at least Google does it) rank sites down if they don't support SSL.
Forum: Coders. System 06 June 2019, 22:38
Replies: 71
Views: 10,713
Posted By BastyCDGS
The best way probably is having just small...

The best way probably is having just small startup code in the program which checks if stack is large enough and if not, allocate large enough and then start with it. Works starting at OS1.x.

Also...
Forum: support.WinUAE 06 June 2019, 21:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By BastyCDGS
Just wait if your underlying system RAM becomes...

Just wait if your underlying system RAM becomes problematic.

With some luck, your memory detection program on Amiga will respond before your host operating system freezes. ;)

Serious answer:...
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