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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 17:43
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Posted By Thomas Richter
A little bit of background on this: The overall...

A little bit of background on this: The overall problem is that there is no institution/software module on Amiga that cares about partition tables. The firmware of the boot hardware has to do it, and...
Forum: Coders. System 18 September 2021, 21:35
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By Thomas Richter
I suggest to look at the rexx interface of the...

I suggest to look at the rexx interface of the workbench. It should be possible to simulate exactly that.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 18 September 2021, 09:34
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By Thomas Richter
Create an icon for your program, and make sure...

Create an icon for your program, and make sure you handle the workbench startup mechanism. No, a program that has been started by the workbench process does not receive a console.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 September 2021, 20:27
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By Thomas Richter
No, it doesn't. If you use "Execute" from the...

No, it doesn't. If you use "Execute" from the workbench window, or XIcon, your program will executed from a shell, and the shell will open the window, and in the shell, your program will execute. The...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 September 2021, 19:46
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By Thomas Richter
Not enough information. What means "spawn a...

Not enough information. What means "spawn a console"? If you open a console window with stream=Open("CON:...",MODE_NEWFILE), you close the window with Close(stream).



Besides, if you want to...
Forum: Coders. System 17 September 2021, 18:04
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By Thomas Richter
0 is not a valid bitdepth. How do you plan to set...

0 is not a valid bitdepth. How do you plan to set it?



This only rebuilds all copper lists and moves them to the hardware. This is necessary when changing the bitdepth to let the display...
Forum: support.Other 17 September 2021, 08:44
Replies: 231
Views: 28,705
Posted By Thomas Richter
Now, did the new version work better?

Now, did the new version work better?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 September 2021, 07:25
Replies: 62
Views: 2,037
Posted By Thomas Richter
No. Run MuForce, and you'll get a hit, but...

No. Run MuForce, and you'll get a hit, but AbsExecBase will remain unchainged.
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 September 2021, 19:23
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By Thomas Richter
Sorry, here: 73197 This is the...

Sorry, here:


73197


This is the double precision version. Compiling for single precision (mathieeesingbas) is more tricky and requires a "hacky" approach since SAS/C does not support it...
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 September 2021, 17:46
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By Thomas Richter
There is a "Paranoia test" which performs a...

There is a "Paranoia test" which performs a really systematic checking for numerical glitches. The 3.2 CPU libraries are the first version that passes without glitches, the FPU version does so anyhow...
Forum: support.Other 14 September 2021, 21:33
Replies: 231
Views: 28,705
Posted By Thomas Richter
You have an answer in the icomp forum, please...

You have an answer in the icomp forum, please check there.
Forum: support.WinUAE 13 September 2021, 17:25
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By Thomas Richter
Yes, Peter's information is accurate. The 3.9...

Yes, Peter's information is accurate. The 3.9 variants set the FPU mode to "round to zero", singbas to single precision, doubbas to double precision. 3.1.4 sets the precision of "singbas" to "double...
Forum: support.Other 13 September 2021, 07:54
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By Thomas Richter
1.3 includes an (old) version of the...

1.3 includes an (old) version of the FastFileSystem in L: you can use to mount floppies with. Create a mount list entry with Device=trackdisk.device, unit=<0..3>, mask=0x001fffff and BufMemType=3....
Forum: support.Apps 11 September 2021, 20:17
Replies: 34
Views: 4,985
Posted By Thomas Richter
Unfortunately, this does *not* work, it may only...

Unfortunately, this does *not* work, it may only appear to work on your setup with your cards. For a full technical background, see my answer above.


But in short, if you have program loaded in...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 September 2021, 20:14
Replies: 62
Views: 2,037
Posted By Thomas Richter
Well, as stated, not always, and exactly not if...

Well, as stated, not always, and exactly not if ColdReboot() has something else to do. In many, but no all cases, the two snippets work identical. I'd go for Ross' code, still.
Forum: Coders. System 11 September 2021, 20:11
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By Thomas Richter
I afraid this would be a bootblock solution,...

I afraid this would be a bootblock solution, though have you tried to set wb_Depth in above structure to 1 (not 2?). Actually, I don't know whether the workbench supports it (actually, intuition...)....
Forum: support.Apps 11 September 2021, 20:05
Replies: 34
Views: 4,985
Posted By Thomas Richter
I don't know whether this has been answered...

I don't know whether this has been answered before but... yes, that is a hardware limitation and a bug in 3.1.4. The problem is that the PCMCIA card bus occupies potentially the same address space as...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 September 2021, 18:51
Replies: 62
Views: 2,037
Posted By Thomas Richter
See Ross' code. That's the better choice. Again,...

See Ross' code. That's the better choice. Again, if exec/ColdReboot() exists, use it!
Forum: Coders. System 11 September 2021, 18:37
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Thomas Richter
No, because you already have one. (-: Check , in...

No, because you already have one. (-: Check , in particular "struct FileInfoBlock", and dos/Examine(), dos/ExNext() which will fill out this structure.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 September 2021, 15:20
Replies: 62
Views: 2,037
Posted By Thomas Richter
Precisely.

Precisely.
Forum: Coders. System 11 September 2021, 15:19
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By Thomas Richter
I don't know. There are two hyptothesis I have....

I don't know. There are two hyptothesis I have. One is that this was simply never implemented. The second that the dos.library startup code only loads the initial part of the System-Configuration and...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 September 2021, 14:19
Replies: 62
Views: 2,037
Posted By Thomas Richter
Offset 2 of the kickstart is supposed to contain...

Offset 2 of the kickstart is supposed to contain a JMP ABS.L opcode, and offset 4 is the initial PC vector of the 68k, so that could possibly be fine. There is indeed a second reset instruction just...
Forum: Coders. System 11 September 2021, 14:16
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By Thomas Richter
There is a Kick 1.3 extension to the preferences...

There is a Kick 1.3 extension to the preferences structure <intuition/prefs.h> that contains the following fields:


UWORD wb_Width; /* override default workbench width */
UWORD ...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 September 2021, 13:48
Replies: 62
Views: 2,037
Posted By Thomas Richter
The correct way is to use exec/ColdReboot()...

The correct way is to use exec/ColdReboot() whenever it is available, because this call does some additional services compared to the code above, and your system may need such services.

Even under...
Forum: Coders. System 11 September 2021, 12:24
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By Thomas Richter
That's correct - this can be done in a safe way....

That's correct - this can be done in a safe way. Essentially, you detach the program you want to start from CLI (i.e. NIL: &) and then start a program that continuously attempts a CloseWorkbench(),...
Forum: Coders. System 11 September 2021, 11:12
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By Thomas Richter
I afraid that the only answer to this question is...

I afraid that the only answer to this question is "there is no way to do it correctly". If you want to save as much chip memory as possible, make an "install df0:" on the affected floppies, this will...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 September 2021, 16:24
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By Thomas Richter
That needs a debugger that can debug parts other...

That needs a debugger that can debug parts other debuggers cannot reach. Did I mention "COP"?
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 09 September 2021, 19:41
Replies: 24
Views: 3,064
Posted By Thomas Richter
Memory you allocated by malloc() is automatically...

Memory you allocated by malloc() is automatically released when the program terminates, but it is not the operating system which does that (unfortunately) but by the compiler library that provides...
Forum: Coders. General 09 September 2021, 19:05
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By Thomas Richter
It's not really complicated. You allocate a...

It's not really complicated. You allocate a struct Requester, documented in , add gadgets to it with AddGList() - note well that this call has an additional argument that specifies the requester this...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 09 September 2021, 18:51
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By Thomas Richter
This is pretty much what COP does. Verify that...

This is pretty much what COP does. Verify that the LW on the stack is pointing to one of the valid recognized address space region recorded by it, check whether it is even, and check whether the...
Forum: support.Other 09 September 2021, 10:48
Replies: 231
Views: 28,705
Posted By Thomas Richter
This is *not* a P96 bug, bug a ZZ9000 firmware...

This is *not* a P96 bug, bug a ZZ9000 firmware bug that was confirmed by Lucas (mntmn). P96 cannot control what the ZZ9000 does to native screens, and the native output is fine.



Since it does...
Forum: support.Other 08 September 2021, 11:34
Replies: 231
Views: 28,705
Posted By Thomas Richter
First of all, please report bugs at the icomp...

First of all, please report bugs at the icomp forum where they can be collected. This is not quite the right place.

The short answer is that this is probably due to a workaround which was...
Forum: Coders. General 06 September 2021, 10:35
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By Thomas Richter
The method, and intuition requesters in general...

The method, and intuition requesters in general (not auto-requesters), run out of fashion rather early on. Concerning requesters, the only program I remember that uses RMB-Requesters was the...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 September 2021, 09:32
Replies: 171
Views: 9,781
Posted By Thomas Richter
P96 does have sliding screens and hi-res...

P96 does have sliding screens and hi-res pointers, and why you need copper bars if every pixel can get its own color without palette limitations is probably another question....
Forum: Amiga scene 04 September 2021, 12:30
Replies: 171
Views: 9,781
Posted By Thomas Richter
Err... If you replace "Software" with "Games...

Err... If you replace "Software" with "Games hacking the hardware", this is right, but that's a somewhat limited view. This is due to the rather poor "philosophy" of some (mostly games) authors of...
Forum: support.Other 04 September 2021, 12:24
Replies: 231
Views: 28,705
Posted By Thomas Richter
Just this morning, the 3.1.2 release of P96...

Just this morning, the 3.1.2 release of P96 became available at iComp.

This is again a minor bugfix/compatibility improvement release. There was one bug in multi-monitor support that appeared if...
Forum: support.Other 04 September 2021, 11:31
Replies: 231
Views: 28,705
Posted By Thomas Richter
The CVision64 is supported by P96 and works fine...

The CVision64 is supported by P96 and works fine as far as I know, including screen dragging. So no problems in that direction, just that the hardware itself does not provide overlays required for...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 September 2021, 11:23
Replies: 171
Views: 9,781
Posted By Thomas Richter
What the Retina Z2 offers is most likely a...

What the Retina Z2 offers is most likely a software emulation that converts data by the CPU. I am not aware of a RAMDAC that offers something like HAM, or a VGA chip that supports more (or ...
Forum: support.Other 03 September 2021, 16:24
Replies: 231
Views: 28,705
Posted By Thomas Richter
It surely works in a real Amiga as it has been...

It surely works in a real Amiga as it has been tested on a real Amiga, but the CVision64 is based on the Trio64 chip, and this chip is just one generation too old. It is the predecessor of the...
Forum: support.Other 03 September 2021, 10:59
Replies: 231
Views: 28,705
Posted By Thomas Richter
Just put a small demo source into the aminet that...

Just put a small demo source into the aminet that demonstrates how to use the "picture in picture" function some graphic cards offer, notably the Picasso-IV and the CVision3D. "Picture-in-Picture"...
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