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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 October 2021, 21:41
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By TEG
Coincidently I was reading about the 1541 and so...

Coincidently I was reading about the 1541 and so I learn it have its own 6502 and own OS, communicating with the C64 through a serial protocol.

So we can say its a kind of multiprocessors...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 October 2021, 23:28
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By TEG
Interesting link. Here in France I saw the Dragon...

Interesting link. Here in France I saw the Dragon 32 once, at a little stand in the fair of my town. I just remember that the machine was not sexy at all in my eyes but I was interested to see how...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 October 2021, 23:19
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By TEG
I saw there is a multiplication factor to pass to...

I saw there is a multiplication factor to pass to draw routines, so yeah, perhaps multiplications were intensively used and maybe the 6809 was really advantageous here. I've to look how 6502 compare...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 October 2021, 22:12
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By TEG
A question (for techies) about... the Vectrex

I had a look at the Vectrex specs and how it was functioning. The cpu is a 68A09 @ 1.5MHz and the RAM is 1 KB. BIOS is 8 KB

Like the ZX80/81,The cpu is used to drive the beam and to manage the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 September 2021, 22:22
Replies: 54
Views: 3,323
Posted By TEG
The ZX81 Basic Book was an incredible work of...

The ZX81 Basic Book was an incredible work of art. A gate for the imagination. I wonder who designed it. The best cover for a computer manual ever?
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 September 2021, 16:38
Replies: 54
Views: 3,323
Posted By TEG
I would not say that. Graphics of both have their...

I would not say that. Graphics of both have their strong personality. Much vivid for the Spectrum, much sharper for the C64.

Playing a game on the Spectrum was a real experience on its on. Blessed...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 September 2021, 11:29
Replies: 54
Views: 3,323
Posted By TEG
R.I.P I started with a ZX81 too and I was...

R.I.P

I started with a ZX81 too and I was able to did it because it was the first very affordable computer. The ZX81 and especially the Spectrum had so cool design. The C64 was ugly in comparison....
Forum: Amiga scene 05 September 2021, 21:39
Replies: 1,175
Views: 214,020
Posted By TEG
Incredible speed and gfx on the A500!...

Incredible speed and gfx on the A500! Congratulation. :great
Forum: Amiga scene 24 August 2021, 09:18
Replies: 1,175
Views: 214,020
Posted By TEG
Did you used the STe blitter?

Did you used the STe blitter?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 August 2021, 09:21
Replies: 17
Views: 2,777
Posted By TEG
This is interesting. A situation to draw a...

This is interesting. A situation to draw a parallel between with the Amiga one.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 August 2021, 09:17
Replies: 17
Views: 2,777
Posted By TEG
Thanks for this interesting video link. :great

Thanks for this interesting video link. :great
Forum: Amiga scene 15 August 2021, 14:11
Replies: 12
Views: 2,058
Posted By TEG
Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Robocop, Total...

Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Robocop, Total Recall... and they didn't manage to harvest the fruits to develop the hard!
Forum: Graphics 14 August 2021, 22:15
Replies: 12
Views: 1,994
Posted By TEG
Eventually there is XnView to convert pictures to...

Eventually there is XnView to convert pictures to IFF with perhaps more success

https://www.xnview.com/en/
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 August 2021, 22:12
Replies: 398
Views: 46,283
Posted By TEG
By "not allowing" you mean "not safe due to...

By "not allowing" you mean "not safe due to hardware design" I suppose. I had to find this thread (https://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=58493) to understand why you said that.
Forum: Amiga scene 09 August 2021, 17:01
Replies: 10
Views: 1,476
Posted By TEG
I enjoyed playing Green Beret on the Spectrum at...

I enjoyed playing Green Beret on the Spectrum at the time. The ambience was here because of the blurring effect due to the machine limitations so you have to be hyper vigilant. And I have a memory...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 July 2021, 23:06
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By TEG
Impressive ! (for an STE of course) :great

Impressive ! (for an STE of course) :great
Forum: Amiga scene 13 July 2021, 22:07
Replies: 1,175
Views: 214,020
Posted By TEG
Yeah and, at least in France, cpu upgrade cards...

Yeah and, at least in France, cpu upgrade cards for the A500 were not widespread. I mean you cannot bought it in shops as it was the case for the 512Ko extensions. It was not natural at all to look...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2021, 12:42
Replies: 542
Views: 52,088
Posted By TEG
In Europe, in 1995, the infrastructure for mobile...

In Europe, in 1995, the infrastructure for mobile telephony was not in place I believe or it was the very onset, I have to check. I don't know about the US.

But yeah, Google with Android won the...
Forum: Hardware mods 03 July 2021, 22:11
Replies: 145
Views: 39,300
Posted By TEG
:great Congratulation. Can you post a...

:great Congratulation.

Can you post a SysInfo screenshot?
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2021, 13:18
Replies: 542
Views: 52,088
Posted By TEG
Yeah, I agree, but I see the Amiga as an attempt...

Yeah, I agree, but I see the Amiga as an attempt to turn the table through the hardware side. In short: can the hard, by its capacities and advancement and accompanied by the soft, put enough...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 July 2021, 11:39
Replies: 542
Views: 52,088
Posted By TEG
This is a lot for thought :great :) But I...

This is a lot for thought :great :)

But I think you made a good point about the buying. The Amiga would have thrive, Commodore would have been bought by IBM and the Amiga perhaps just put in a...
Forum: Hardware mods 01 July 2021, 11:20
Replies: 61
Views: 11,324
Posted By TEG
Perhaps it contain AAA or Hombre parts which are...

Perhaps it contain AAA or Hombre parts which are deactivated or well hidden. Perhaps we have the one blitter per plan ability and we just don't know. ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 27 June 2021, 18:33
Replies: 542
Views: 52,088
Posted By TEG
@AmigaHope This is a such good piece of text...

@AmigaHope

This is a such good piece of text and sum up of the situation you wrote here.

Do you think, if the Amiga would have been launched without the flaws discussed in this thread, "the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 June 2021, 09:30
Replies: 42
Views: 3,077
Posted By TEG
For my part I agree. I still remember I was so...

For my part I agree. I still remember I was so annoyed from the middle of the film.
Forum: Hardware mods 13 June 2021, 18:33
Replies: 61
Views: 11,324
Posted By TEG
Oh yeah, schematics. Not masks design.

Oh yeah, schematics. Not masks design.
Forum: Hardware mods 13 June 2021, 16:46
Replies: 61
Views: 11,324
Posted By TEG
Do you have more informations? At least it...

Do you have more informations?

At least it seems there's one commercial offer for chip reverse-engineering but I'm not sure they would be able to process an old chip:...
Forum: Hardware mods 13 June 2021, 14:04
Replies: 61
Views: 11,324
Posted By TEG
Do we know if the layout of AGA chips exist...

Do we know if the layout of AGA chips exist somewhere?

Because there this technology: Researchers Can Now Reverse Engineer Entire Chips With X-Ray Technology...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 April 2021, 23:05
Replies: 1,175
Views: 214,020
Posted By TEG
1/3 done with the CPU. Thx for the clarification....

1/3 done with the CPU. Thx for the clarification.

But why you say "for free"?
Forum: Amiga scene 26 April 2021, 15:54
Replies: 1,175
Views: 214,020
Posted By TEG
I was really talking, and half joking, about the...

I was really talking, and half joking, about the blitter (Agnus) because of the speed of the frame-rate and so the intensively chunky to planar conversion done with the blitter, you invented, it...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 April 2021, 23:43
Replies: 1,175
Views: 214,020
Posted By TEG
Are you sure the real Amiga 500 blitter will...

Are you sure the real Amiga 500 blitter will support the rate of what you impose? :)

Incredible video by the way. :bowdown
Forum: Amiga scene 09 April 2021, 20:34
Replies: 542
Views: 52,088
Posted By TEG
@grond It's very interesting. According to...

@grond It's very interesting.

According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOS_Technology), MOS was bought by Commodore in 1976 and was a Commodore property until 1994: 18 years!

Do...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2021, 00:07
Replies: 542
Views: 52,088
Posted By TEG
Now it come to my mind again. I think it was in...

Now it come to my mind again. I think it was in 1986 or 1987, one day after the school, I saw a big white tent in the middle of the main place of my middle provincial town. The entrance was free and...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 April 2021, 23:43
Replies: 542
Views: 52,088
Posted By TEG
Things are not static like some here like to...

Things are not static like some here like to think, but of course you have to push to change it.

For me, when I got the ST and then the A500 two years later I think, I was in secondary school and...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2021, 21:09
Replies: 542
Views: 52,088
Posted By TEG
Perhaps more like a mole? Here is the...

Perhaps more like a mole?


Here is the point of view of Jay Miner about Commodore marketing underlined here (https://youtu.be/n-MqC35aWrQ?t=1034) in "The History of the Commodore Amiga - Rare Jay...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 April 2021, 12:37
Replies: 29
Views: 3,268
Posted By TEG
For those who like me wonder what is exactly...

For those who like me wonder what is exactly "writeback buffer", here is a definition I found here (https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/write-through-and-write-back-in-cache/):



Another explanation...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 April 2021, 10:41
Replies: 542
Views: 52,088
Posted By TEG
On the A600, here is the inside view of David...

On the A600, here is the inside view of David Pleasance, this what activist described (http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1474604&postcount=432):



About Bill Sydnes:
(1981)


From...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 March 2021, 00:26
Replies: 542
Views: 52,088
Posted By TEG
This quote from Brian Bagnall is interesting too:...

This quote from Brian Bagnall is interesting too:


So at the base of the move, there was especially the idea to hurt J. Tramiel, not the idea to conquer the world market. This lead to the C64,...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 March 2021, 21:46
Replies: 542
Views: 52,088
Posted By TEG
Here is a transcription of the part of "From...

Here is a transcription of the part of "From Bedrooms to Billions_ The Amiga Years!" covering the after launch of the A1000 and giving an inside of what went wrong:



In retrospect, when you see...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 March 2021, 14:24
Replies: 194
Views: 13,181
Posted By TEG
Don't search. It does not exist and never will....

Don't search. It does not exist and never will. :D

Perhaps a tiny advantage for Goldrunner? On this one I have a slight preference for the ST sound because with a bit of more character.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 March 2021, 14:03
Replies: 194
Views: 13,181
Posted By TEG
I never thought of this before, but you're right....

I never thought of this before, but you're right. I did the same as you: creating audio cassettes with the Amiga connected to an hi-fi system, cassettes which I distributed to others and which I...
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