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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 25 July 2021, 16:29
Replies: 13
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Posted By jotd
I'm very surprised as "waste of time" for me...

I'm very surprised as "waste of time" for me means: "waste of your time". It wasn't condescending, it's just that I've been down that route and it's frustrating to re-do what others have done, and...
Forum: Coders. General 25 July 2021, 16:12
Replies: 43
Views: 3,855
Posted By jotd
upper score panel may not use EHB but only 8 or...

upper score panel may not use EHB but only 8 or 16 colors.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 25 July 2021, 15:38
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By jotd
let me rephrase that: you're not redoing all work...

let me rephrase that: you're not redoing all work behind all whdload ECS slaves singlehandedly, even by copying some code that is open sourced (where you'd have to credit the authors btw). Now you're...
Forum: Coders. General 25 July 2021, 15:28
Replies: 43
Views: 3,855
Posted By jotd
makes sense. A kind of HoldAndModify but in...

makes sense. A kind of HoldAndModify but in another dimension
Forum: support.Games 25 July 2021, 15:26
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By jotd
you could create a whdload coredump on the crash....

you could create a whdload coredump on the crash. And tell which version you used.

But you're the first one in that case.
Forum: Coders. General 25 July 2021, 11:33
Replies: 43
Views: 3,855
Posted By jotd
I already asked myself the same question. That...

I already asked myself the same question. That can appear pretty much as a stupid idea... I suppose that creating more color registers was more expensive, plus most computers of the era had only 16...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 25 July 2021, 11:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By jotd
that would be a good boost for my CDTVload...

that would be a good boost for my CDTVload project (like CD32load but for CDTV).

Personally I just used Stephen resourced CDTV device to read a track but no ISO support, etc... so I was planning...
Forum: Coders. General 25 July 2021, 09:44
Replies: 43
Views: 3,855
Posted By jotd
In terms of DMA bandwidth it's the same thing. It...

In terms of DMA bandwidth it's the same thing. It can be slower if you set the 64 colors in the copperlist instead of setting them with CPU beforehand.
Forum: support.Games 25 July 2021, 09:42
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By jotd
As noone can reproduce, this is really difficult...

As noone can reproduce, this is really difficult to investigate.

Could be interesting to try with WHDLoad 16.7 (latest beta).

Do other kick31 games work on your machine? for instance Virocop,...
Forum: Coders. General 24 July 2021, 20:49
Replies: 43
Views: 3,855
Posted By jotd
EHB or 6 plane KillEHB (real 64 colors) that's...

EHB or 6 plane KillEHB (real 64 colors) that's the same speed. Once color registers are loaded, looking them up isn't really a problem.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 24 July 2021, 20:47
Replies: 240
Views: 21,514
Posted By jotd
Ah nice attempts. The ice track is good. I didn't...

Ah nice attempts. The ice track is good. I didn't see the big picture at once :) It's exactly the kind of stuff I could use for extra tracks.

Be prepared to create all 21 tracks if you go down...
Forum: support.Games 24 July 2021, 17:42
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By jotd
on the contrary 68030+FPU is perfect for the FPU...

on the contrary 68030+FPU is perfect for the FPU version of this game.

Check with FILELOG to see which file is used (tfx, tfx.fpu, etc...) and report name and size.

There are also separate...
Forum: support.WinUAE 24 July 2021, 11:16
Replies: 778
Views: 209,060
Posted By jotd
I get systematic crashes when uniconifying winuae...

I get systematic crashes when uniconifying winuae after a resume from a windows sleep mode

zoned the dumps I got those days.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 22 July 2021, 18:38
Replies: 240
Views: 21,514
Posted By jotd
still have to figure out exactly how the meta...

still have to figure out exactly how the meta data work. Not a lot of time to do that ATM but that may change
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 July 2021, 07:35
Replies: 80
Views: 5,756
Posted By jotd
If you have the music modules, I can certainly...

If you have the music modules, I can certainly try to adapt the music replayer. I already could remove the music

problem is the sfx. I'd have to rip them and use phx ptplayer for them too or there...
Forum: Games images which need to be WHDified 21 July 2021, 21:47
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By jotd
waiting for Codetapper to provide the source of...

waiting for Codetapper to provide the source of the slave
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 21 July 2021, 19:31
Replies: 240
Views: 21,514
Posted By jotd
that could be cool but 1) you can't just...

that could be cool but

1) you can't just rework the shaded pics. If you want to rework existing circuits, use the unshaded versions
2) palette is pretty much limited. 64 colors total + shades....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 July 2021, 15:57
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By jotd
probably doable on A1200 with some fastmem. Audio...

probably doable on A1200 with some fastmem. Audio doesn't need any cpu (on the STE it does) and there's a blitter.

The chipmem issue can be solved by fast to chip copies. I doubt that the game...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 July 2021, 11:34
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By jotd
if ST-E can do it, can't the Amiga do it? even...

if ST-E can do it, can't the Amiga do it? even A1200. Because the video is extremely impressive.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 18 July 2021, 16:43
Replies: 240
Views: 21,514
Posted By jotd
a long time ago I remade the game on Windows. I...

a long time ago I remade the game on Windows. I got all questions & answers extracted (and also translated to french). Not sure if it's me but it seems to exist 1 bad 1 neutral and 1 good answer.
...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 July 2021, 23:06
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By jotd
level 7 interrupts can only be triggered by extra...

level 7 interrupts can only be triggered by extra hardware (Action Replay, HRTMon extra button...). It seems that you have a lot to learn sorry to say it like this.

Just hook on the interrupt that...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 17 July 2021, 19:19
Replies: 240
Views: 21,514
Posted By jotd
thanks. That's a long post, I'll try to...

thanks.

That's a long post, I'll try to answer as much as I can. I didn't dig into all game internals, just the graphical & sound routines (which is already a big part). The logic wasn't too much...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 July 2021, 21:35
Replies: 195
Views: 94,227
Posted By jotd
Well, I think you've tested games that assume a...

Well, I think you've tested games that assume a CD32 joypad no matter what. Problem is reading a non-cd32 joypad with a CD32 joypad routine is buggy: if you press button 2 or button 3 you get ALL...
Forum: Coders. General 14 July 2021, 18:55
Replies: 43
Views: 3,855
Posted By jotd
I suppose that one-on-one fighters use that mode...

I suppose that one-on-one fighters use that mode too if mirror matches are allowed (else it takes too much memory to store 2 characters with different colors).

You can enable 6 bitplanes, but...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 14 July 2021, 18:53
Replies: 240
Views: 21,514
Posted By jotd
released. Now from my webpage only...

released. Now from my webpage only https://jotd.pagesperso-orange.fr/amiga.html
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 July 2021, 18:28
Replies: 195
Views: 94,227
Posted By jotd
yes. Glad that you like it (there was also a...

yes. Glad that you like it (there was also a major bug in the last release)

I have added 3-button support for non CD32 pads. I wanted to do that for a while and it's pretty trivial but I didn't...
Forum: News 14 July 2021, 00:26
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By jotd
that's excellent

that's excellent
Forum: support.Games 12 July 2021, 22:23
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By jotd
if you have a hard drive, running games with...

if you have a hard drive, running games with whdload is very simple, specially if you download pre-installed packs. The icon of the packs are associated to "c:whdload", so just download packs,...
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 July 2021, 22:22
Replies: 778
Views: 209,060
Posted By jotd
Great!! this middle 00 is really not...

Great!!

this middle 00 is really not important in the game either so I didn't notice it until it started flashing in my tests...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 July 2021, 22:20
Replies: 195
Views: 94,227
Posted By jotd
that's great, thanks Toni for clarifying.

that's great, thanks Toni for clarifying.
Forum: support.WinUAE 11 July 2021, 23:50
Replies: 778
Views: 209,060
Posted By jotd
Toni, found an issue with latest beta. I'm pretty...

Toni, found an issue with latest beta. I'm pretty sure it worked and it works on a real amiga

Take Shadow Of the Beast 3, there's the number of gold bars at the bottom center of the screen (also...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 July 2021, 23:02
Replies: 195
Views: 94,227
Posted By jotd
The 3rd button is probably the same as the...

The 3rd button is probably the same as the "middle mouse" button. I'd gladly support those but I don't have any, and winuae doesn't emulate them (yet). Could be cool to be able to read a 3rd button...
Forum: request.Other 11 July 2021, 12:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By jotd
I'd also like to mimic my A1260 phase 5 blizzard...

I'd also like to mimic my A1260 phase 5 blizzard board, just to get fastmem at 0x79000000 (some games may fail depending on the location of the fastmem, yes, it's true)

Besides that memory...
Forum: support.Apps 10 July 2021, 19:03
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By jotd
cracking doesn't count :) Yes cyclone used...

cracking doesn't count :)

Yes cyclone used special hardware to instruct DF1: to slow speed down. AFAIR you could only read with DF0: and write with DF1: (or any other external drive)

Worked...
Forum: support.Apps 10 July 2021, 16:45
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By jotd
some custom mfm disk formats could be copied. for...

some custom mfm disk formats could be copied. for instance Zool could be copied but it had a codewheel. icopiable mfm format were probably more reliable than kongtracks prevented standard track rips...
Forum: support.Other 10 July 2021, 12:31
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By jotd
Sure it should be possible but I don't see the...

Sure it should be possible but I don't see the point. Which app needs 0xC00000 in fastmem?

only games can do this, and in that case, use whdload which remaps this slow mem to real fast when...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 10 July 2021, 09:43
Replies: 118
Views: 43,214
Posted By jotd
let's remember that whdload has nothing to do...

let's remember that whdload has nothing to do with 68040 issues.

Some games themselves aren't 020 compliant, let alone 040 compliant. So when adapting a game, he A4K must be taken into account
...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 09 July 2021, 17:06
Replies: 118
Views: 43,214
Posted By jotd
btst #6,$dff096 isn't going to work because...

btst #6,$dff096 isn't going to work because dff096 is write-only... you mean dmaconr
Forum: support.Apps 09 July 2021, 08:27
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By jotd
Bert has added this feature in whdload now.

Bert has added this feature in whdload now.
Forum: Coders. General 08 July 2021, 16:01
Replies: 43
Views: 3,855
Posted By jotd
Supercars 2 uses EHB for some static images and...

Supercars 2 uses EHB for some static images and also for the main game. Notice the shades everywhere: it's because of the extra plane

Besides, it uses blitter for scrolling, and still manages to...
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