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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 June 2021, 10:22
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Posted By mcgeezer
It depends on what the game is doing. If it's a...

It depends on what the game is doing. If it's a static screen game then you should be able to change to fetch x 4 and modify the display modulo and DDF start and stop values.

That would the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 June 2021, 17:37
Replies: 83
Views: 6,303
Posted By mcgeezer
Come on buddy, are you being serious? One is a...

Come on buddy, are you being serious? One is a hell of alot more involved than the other.... writing to hardware registers is usually one instruction.




A few games did it, Steve Bak was...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 June 2021, 15:24
Replies: 83
Views: 6,303
Posted By mcgeezer
I've always said this is why I respect the ST...

I've always said this is why I respect the ST programmers a huge amount.

The stuff they did with the hardware was exceptional. Look no further than Enchanted Land on the ST which was a technical...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 June 2021, 15:09
Replies: 83
Views: 6,303
Posted By mcgeezer
exploring this a little bit more then... ...

exploring this a little bit more then...

Let's say you want to do a full screen horizontal scrolling game on the Amiga and on the ST at 50hz.... (a pretty standard thing for games to do).
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 June 2021, 13:35
Replies: 83
Views: 6,303
Posted By mcgeezer
The Amiga is a great machine, but to get the best...

The Amiga is a great machine, but to get the best out of it you have to learn how to use it - just like anything else.

Its weakness as a games platform is that it doesn't have a tile-mapped...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 June 2021, 09:15
Replies: 34
Views: 2,219
Posted By mcgeezer
Superfrog is an awful game. The only game i...

Superfrog is an awful game.

The only game i do like that came from T17 was Alien Breed.
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 16 June 2021, 09:02
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By mcgeezer
Jeremie Marsin is the owner of DSG, he did indeed...

Jeremie Marsin is the owner of DSG, he did indeed move from Canada to France back last year. Due to Brexit DSG no longer ship to the UK due to customs and VAT declaration wven on low value items,...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 June 2021, 22:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By mcgeezer
Just don't do what I did in my first game and...

Just don't do what I did in my first game and restored the screen buffer using the sprite positions from the current frame.

You'll know you've screwed it up because you'll get graphical glitches. ...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 31 May 2021, 21:06
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By mcgeezer
Ross' track loader reads DOS FFS, crazy to...

Ross' track loader reads DOS FFS, crazy to reinvent the wheel really.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 29 May 2021, 22:46
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By mcgeezer
I'd really say it depends on what you are doing...

I'd really say it depends on what you are doing and what you are targetting.

When I did Rygar I used Ross's loader... and it is very very good. However the problem came when I wanted to support...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 May 2021, 00:43
Replies: 87
Views: 8,059
Posted By mcgeezer
Fortunately i actually know what i’m talking...

Fortunately i actually know what i’m talking about, i’m well adapt at thinking outside the box as well and have proven it. You haven’t.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 May 2021, 23:37
Replies: 87
Views: 8,059
Posted By mcgeezer
Look, I love the SEGA arcade stuff just as much...

Look, I love the SEGA arcade stuff just as much as anyone.
I was brought up on Outrun, Space Harrier, After Burner and Galaxy Force.
But put simply... an Amiga cannot do them games real justice...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 May 2021, 16:32
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
I'm talking about the minimum base configuration...

I'm talking about the minimum base configuration you could buy for that particular model of Amiga.
Forum: Amiga scene 26 May 2021, 21:07
Replies: 161
Views: 15,905
Posted By mcgeezer
I took delivery of the boxes today so just...

I took delivery of the boxes today so just waiting on the manual/

https://www.amigagamedev.com/Downloads/TS1.JPG


https://www.amigagamedev.com/Downloads/TS2.JPG
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 May 2021, 18:16
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
Maybe it's a language barrier thing but writing...

Maybe it's a language barrier thing but writing "do not propagate" is quite an offensive thing to say... I'm assuming you don't really want to come across as that and i'll give you the benefit of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 May 2021, 08:18
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
What i meant is in light of metro siege coming i...

What i meant is in light of metro siege coming i dont understand why people want final fight.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 May 2021, 07:51
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
No, they’re waiting for it to be emulated.

No, they’re waiting for it to be emulated.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 May 2021, 23:56
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
I know, i already said that in a round about way.

I know, i already said that in a round about way.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 May 2021, 23:20
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
Does somebody really want to spend 2 years doing...

Does somebody really want to spend 2 years doing a Final Fight port only for the masses to turn around and say "not as good as the arcade"?

CAPCOM, even back then probably had a team of people 10...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 May 2021, 19:57
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
Commodore did release all of the documentation...

Commodore did release all of the documentation describing the AGA chipset though, it was linked on the EAB not so long ago.

But then there are the quirks that the pioneers find where even the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 May 2021, 19:29
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
AGA hasn't been fully exploited yet though. ...

AGA hasn't been fully exploited yet though.

For example, I know for a fact that someone has proved you can run full overscan 384x288, with fetch mode 4 and all 64 wide sprites available.

ohh......
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 May 2021, 19:27
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
The lengths I have gone to to make my last two...

The lengths I have gone to to make my last two games work from a single floppy disk could probably described as insanity.

I honestly think the version of Final Fight the A500 got was very...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 May 2021, 19:24
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
No, that's fine I mean A500 with half meg upgrade...

No, that's fine I mean A500 with half meg upgrade is pretty much standard anyway (if that's what you mean).

I could be tempted to add enhancements to a game if extra ram is found but I wouldn't...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 May 2021, 19:16
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
Why? There is absolutely no appeal at all...

Why?

There is absolutely no appeal at all in developing for expanding systems, this is what leads to all of that crap from Red Pill and Back Bone.

The challenge, at least for me is to take...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 May 2021, 18:51
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
What on earth are you going on about, I'm not...

What on earth are you going on about, I'm not propagating the false at all.

A based configuration is a stock Amiga as I described above... time will never change that.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 May 2021, 22:54
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
Well there's about 10 standards you have right...

Well there's about 10 standards you have right there over and above say.... A Mega Drive, SNES or < INSERT YOUR CONSOLE OR 8 BIT MACHINE HERE >
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 May 2021, 21:25
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
I'm not. For me the Amiga is about a stock...

I'm not.

For me the Amiga is about a stock A500/A600 and A1200/CD32.

There does not seem to be a well defined hardware standard at a reasonable price that warrants creating games for expanded...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 May 2021, 18:33
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
Surely Metro Siege is going to quench the thirst...

Surely Metro Siege is going to quench the thirst of those wanting a Final Fight type game for OCS?
Forum: Amiga scene 23 May 2021, 12:01
Replies: 161
Views: 15,905
Posted By mcgeezer
Quick update as i’m closing preorders for the box...

Quick update as i’m closing preorders for the box edition of Turbo Sprint tonight.

Here’s some of the stuff included in the boxes, game manuals are due in about - week.

Only 1 usb car per box...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2021, 23:36
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
RT didn't have any parallax though if I recall et...

RT didn't have any parallax though if I recall et Shinobi does along with Shadow Dancer.

They took out the fences and the parallax.

All in all though, I know what you mean... it seems a better...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2021, 23:01
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
Rolling Thunder and Shinobi are pretty much the...

Rolling Thunder and Shinobi are pretty much the same game.

Doing it on an A500 is tricky because all of the sprites can change priority against the front playfield. This means you have to do...
Forum: Coders. General 20 May 2021, 09:34
Replies: 113
Views: 5,051
Posted By mcgeezer
Indeed, it’s the other way around. I asked if a...

Indeed, it’s the other way around. I asked if a slave could be written for Turbo Sprint in conjunction with release.

Others are going the same route.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 May 2021, 23:00
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
It's a fantastic game... well within the...

It's a fantastic game... well within the capabilities of the A500 stock.



Probably wouldn't put it in 256 colour mode.

If the new rewrite of emulating the Amiga chips ability to have full...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 May 2021, 22:39
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
The easy thing about Side Arms is that all of the...

The easy thing about Side Arms is that all of the graphics and tile-sets are stored sequentially in ROM making them easy to extract, if I recall as well the sound is two channel.

Big game...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 May 2021, 22:16
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
Bloody hell... I didn't realise that Wonderboy...

Bloody hell... I didn't realise that Wonderboy was up there.

No love for Hyper Sports or Green Beret then?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 May 2021, 21:50
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
I wouldn't specifically say I target AGA, it's...

I wouldn't specifically say I target AGA, it's just what I think will best do the game justice... for example, I'm thinking about doing Kung Fu Master because it's a nice short challenging game......
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 May 2021, 21:40
Replies: 732
Views: 56,342
Posted By mcgeezer
Agreed... looks like a Ghosts 'n' Goblins engine...

Agreed... looks like a Ghosts 'n' Goblins engine and that was done very well on the A500.

Certainly do-able.
Forum: Coders. General 19 May 2021, 13:54
Replies: 113
Views: 5,051
Posted By mcgeezer
So in other words.... write OS only compatible...

So in other words.... write OS only compatible games...

I'm sick now of having this argument, it's like the 3rd time in a short space of time and plenty of people have presented arguments why it's...
Forum: Coders. General 19 May 2021, 13:02
Replies: 113
Views: 5,051
Posted By mcgeezer
I'll ask then the same question to you like I...

I'll ask then the same question to you like I asked the others.

You have a game that has a requirement to load and save files to storage while having full access to the system - i.e. banging the...
Forum: Coders. General 19 May 2021, 11:45
Replies: 113
Views: 5,051
Posted By mcgeezer
As the author of the slave is here in the thread...

As the author of the slave is here in the thread I'm sure he can answer for himself.

but then there's nothing stopping me from creating or taking over the slaves myself, but then of course you'll...
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