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Forum: Coders. System 30 October 2020, 05:39
Replies: 6
Views: 1,976
Posted By Nightfox
Copper lists not on chip ram?

The ROM kernel reference manual says user copper lists do not have to be in chip ram which makes no sense to me. When creating copper lists by hardware assembly coding the copper list needs to be in...
Forum: Coders. General 20 October 2020, 09:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By Nightfox
I haven't tested the library yet but I use the...

I haven't tested the library yet but I use the C/C++ Visual Studio Code extension as my dev environment and I have full confidence it will work
Forum: Coders. General 12 October 2020, 13:07
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By Nightfox
Thanks so much! This one looks perfect for my...

Thanks so much! This one looks perfect for my needs!
Forum: Coders. General 11 October 2020, 18:14
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By Nightfox
I haven't tried this no. Is this the best way to...

I haven't tried this no. Is this the best way to add MOD support to an Amiga app? My requirements aren't super strict. I'm developing a brand new disk magazine engine and I'd like it to run on the...
Forum: Coders. General 11 October 2020, 13:05
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By Nightfox
Cool MOD player library

Hi there


Is there a lightweight protracker MOD music player library anyone can recommend that I can use to play background music in my Amiga app I'm developing in C? Or is it better to just make...
Forum: Coders. System 01 October 2020, 18:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By Nightfox
Thanks so much everyone! We have discovered that...

Thanks so much everyone! We have discovered that I was a dumbdumb and put a NOT (!) in there even though a success is returned with a 0. I guess at the time my brain was thinking that the not in that...
Forum: Coders. System 30 September 2020, 16:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By Nightfox
Part 2 of code: void openLibraries() {...

Part 2 of code:



void openLibraries() {
IntuitionBase = (struct IntuitionBase *)OpenLibrary("intuition.library", 0);
if (IntuitionBase == NULL) {
KPrintF("Problem opening...
Forum: Coders. System 30 September 2020, 16:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By Nightfox
Unable to open console.device

Hi all.

I've been pulling my hair out trying to open console.device.

I can open the screen, window, port and IORequest fine.. but it fails when I call OpenDevice().


I have followed the...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 03 August 2020, 13:14
Replies: 98
Views: 20,838
Posted By Nightfox
Thank you so much Deimos! Now I can maintain...

Thank you so much Deimos! Now I can maintain Kickstart 1.3 backwards compatibility for the DF0 Diskmag project I am working on! <3
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 02 August 2020, 14:04
Replies: 98
Views: 20,838
Posted By Nightfox
I'm using this extension to code an Amiga app and...

I'm using this extension to code an Amiga app and I'm following the Amiga ROM Kernel Reference Manual to try to open a port so that I can use console.device. CreatePort() is what I need to use but...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 July 2020, 14:02
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By Nightfox
Are Intuition and Graphics libraries used in hardware programming?

Hi all,


I was wondering if Intuition and graphics libraries have any place when doing hardware non-system programming on the Amiga or if they are only used in system programming. For example do...
Forum: Coders. System 14 July 2020, 14:00
Replies: 3
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nightfox
Merci! My Intuition journey only began yesterday....

Merci! My Intuition journey only began yesterday. Until now I've only been doing direct hardware programming
Forum: Coders. System 14 July 2020, 13:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nightfox
Opening a hi-res screen

Hi all. I am trying to open a hi res screen (640 x 256) but it's only opening a low res one. Is there anything I'm missing?




struct NewScreen NewScreen;
NewScreen.LeftEdge = 0;...
Forum: Coders. System 14 July 2020, 13:09
Replies: 4
Views: 1,877
Posted By Nightfox
Thanks everyone. I used the word screen when I...

Thanks everyone. I used the word screen when I meant window in screen. I'm learning Intuition properly now so now I understand screens and windows
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 14 July 2020, 13:00
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By Nightfox
Thanks, return 0 fixes the error. I normally use...

Thanks, return 0 fixes the error. I normally use return n but I was following the example code that uses Exit(n) even in main().
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 14 July 2020, 12:33
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By Nightfox
Yes that was an error when copying and pasting...

Yes that was an error when copying and pasting the code into this forum post. The space isnt really there
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 14 July 2020, 12:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By Nightfox
The custom gcc that comes with the Visual Studio...

The custom gcc that comes with the Visual Studio Code extension. Using that option in the makefile just gives me:
m68k-amiga-elf-gcc: error: unrecognized command-line option '-noixemul'




...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 13 July 2020, 19:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By Nightfox
My simple Hello World gurus on exit

Hello all


I am well experienced in C but not on Amiga. I am using the VS Code extension for a convenient dev environment.


I am merely opening a window and waiting for the user to close it....
Forum: Coders. System 18 May 2020, 07:33
Replies: 4
Views: 1,877
Posted By Nightfox
Blitting existing fonts

Hi all

Is there an easy way or even a library call that I can use to use for example Topaz font to print a string anywhere on the screen or is it not that simple?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 April 2020, 17:18
Replies: 55
Views: 6,460
Posted By Nightfox
Thanks so much for the in-depth info. Is there a...

Thanks so much for the in-depth info. Is there a book or online resource to learn how the AGA hardware works? I have the latest edition of the amiga hardware reference manual (3rd edition) but that...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 April 2020, 19:55
Replies: 55
Views: 6,460
Posted By Nightfox
How so?

How so?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 April 2020, 19:54
Replies: 55
Views: 6,460
Posted By Nightfox
Awesome cheers. And if I was to make an AGA...

Awesome cheers. And if I was to make an AGA version of the game, is 256 colours too much for a 50fps platformer?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 April 2020, 19:23
Replies: 55
Views: 6,460
Posted By Nightfox
A bit off topic but you mentioned the game being...

A bit off topic but you mentioned the game being 16 colours. I'm still new to learning how the Amiga performs under different conditions. So I haven't learnt yet how to balance quality with...
Forum: Coders. System 13 April 2020, 17:02
Replies: 7
Views: 2,027
Posted By Nightfox
All I need is the sound. I have an existing text...

All I need is the sound. I have an existing text to speech iOS app that I made and I just thought it would be cool if possible to get the old Amiga voice in there as a selectable voice. Even if it...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 April 2020, 11:17
Replies: 55
Views: 6,460
Posted By Nightfox
I guess you could use any free sprite slots to...

I guess you could use any free sprite slots to draw a layer in front of the hero if it's thin enough.. like walking behind a tree
Forum: Coders. System 13 April 2020, 11:02
Replies: 7
Views: 2,027
Posted By Nightfox
Interesting. I'm assuming there's no modern port...

Interesting. I'm assuming there's no modern port of narrator.device that works on x86 is there? That would be the most convenient option.


Otherwise, is there a commented disassembly of...
Forum: Coders. System 13 April 2020, 10:18
Replies: 7
Views: 2,027
Posted By Nightfox
Thanks. I'll try this one in the meantime but...

Thanks. I'll try this one in the meantime but looking at the doc, it has a fixed buffer of 100000 bytes so if a speech is too long for that, it results in an error so it's limited.
Forum: Coders. System 13 April 2020, 00:06
Replies: 7
Views: 2,027
Posted By Nightfox
Can narrator.device output to raw file?

Hi

I was wondering for a small project whether it would be possible to get the amiga’s text to speech (narrator.device) to output to a raw audio file instead of being played through the speakers...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 April 2020, 23:08
Replies: 55
Views: 6,460
Posted By Nightfox
Question Sprite hardware vs blitting sprites

Hi there

I was just beginning experimenting making a platformer game on amiga and would like advice regarding sprites.

What is the best practice regarding when to use a hardware sprite vs...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 April 2020, 23:03
Replies: 15
Views: 2,288
Posted By Nightfox
The Amiga Hardware Reference manual is the bible...

The Amiga Hardware Reference manual is the bible you need
Forum: support.Other 10 February 2019, 10:17
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By Nightfox
Floppy disk How possible would it be to create the ultimate 1.3 Kickstart?

I've always wondered on Amiga 1200 if it's possible to have everything included in the latest 3.1.4 ROM but have the same look of the 1.3 intuition.library for when you want to boot Workbench 1.3.
...
Forum: support.WinUAE 09 December 2018, 14:52
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By Nightfox
Exclamation WinUAE causes my PC to panic

I have the weirdest issue


When I double click on WinUAE I see the GUI for a split second, my 1080p secondary monitor goes black, then my cursor freezes, then a second later my primary 4k HDR...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 October 2018, 08:45
Replies: 1,000
Views: 180,420
Posted By Nightfox
Is anyone able to create a ROM image that...

Is anyone able to create a ROM image that includes the new intuition.library? That would make the LoadModule step unnecessary
Forum: Amiga scene 11 October 2018, 18:26
Replies: 1,000
Views: 180,420
Posted By Nightfox
You might be onto something. A while back when I...

You might be onto something. A while back when I got a new 16gb CF card I spent a while partitioning it up I noticed on my desktop an extra icon appeared which was a mysterious partition I never...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 October 2018, 17:29
Replies: 1,000
Views: 180,420
Posted By Nightfox
Does LoadModule work properly if you have used...

Does LoadModule work properly if you have used ACAMapROM to relocate the ROM?

I have issues upgrading intuition.library.

I followed the instructions AmigaOS 3.1.4 provided but it's not working....
Forum: Coders. General 24 December 2017, 04:03
Replies: 43
Views: 4,718
Posted By Nightfox
So all Amiga related information can be found in...

So all Amiga related information can be found in my wiki. Copying from Wikipedia is better than having no article at all
Forum: Coders. General 24 December 2017, 04:01
Replies: 43
Views: 4,718
Posted By Nightfox
The wiki is back. Still figuring out the email...

The wiki is back. Still figuring out the email situation though
Forum: Coders. General 23 December 2017, 14:51
Replies: 43
Views: 4,718
Posted By Nightfox
Sorry guys in my attempts to get email...

Sorry guys in my attempts to get email notifications working I broke the wiki but it’s easily fixed. I’ll fix t tonight. But... email notifications are still troublesome. Maybe it’s got something to...
Forum: Coders. General 20 December 2017, 14:44
Replies: 43
Views: 4,718
Posted By Nightfox
Emails are proving difficult to get working for...

Emails are proving difficult to get working for some reason. Don't worry, I am still working on it.. Sorry guys
Forum: Coders. General 18 December 2017, 01:56
Replies: 43
Views: 4,718
Posted By Nightfox
Thanks for letting me know. I'll look into it...

Thanks for letting me know. I'll look into it today when I get home from work
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