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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 October 2021, 20:02
Replies: 3
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Posted By NorthWay
The gfx were so horrible I had to look up other...

The gfx were so horrible I had to look up other videos of it ...and I think you have something bugged out with your sprites (not that they are fantastic at half the width, but at least looks a bit...
Forum: HOL news 22 October 2021, 17:44
Replies: 221
Views: 64,587
Posted By NorthWay
Pics or ...eh, I guess a dump will trump that. ...

Pics or ...eh, I guess a dump will trump that.
But send pics please. You know what I mean.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 October 2021, 20:33
Replies: 6,637
Views: 1,387,188
Posted By NorthWay
A few bits and bobs: PCB holder, de-solder pump,...

A few bits and bobs: PCB holder, de-solder pump, de-solder wick, pressured air can, label glue remover, 90 degree scart cable.
MEGA65 (hopefully arriving before xmas).
Forum: Hardware mods 08 October 2021, 18:33
Replies: 114
Views: 12,762
Posted By NorthWay
Set the mask in HDToolbox (or your prefered hd...

Set the mask in HDToolbox (or your prefered hd setup tool) to something with the top 8 bits unset. $00FFFFFE could be a starting point.
(I haven't fiddled with this in ages, but I hope you get the...
Forum: MarketPlace 17 September 2021, 13:20
Replies: 20
Views: 2,370
Posted By NorthWay
Does anyone have a link to somewhere selling new...

Does anyone have a link to somewhere selling new A1000 backplates with extra connector holes? I saw some nice plexiglass ones, and I could imagine a shiny aluminium CNC'd one would be possible (like...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 September 2021, 21:02
Replies: 61
Views: 5,491
Posted By NorthWay
Thanks. I have always thought of LZ as...

Thanks.


I have always thought of LZ as using [offset,length] pairs - typically adding up to 16 bits - but I guess I should think of it as [length[,offset]]
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 September 2021, 14:32
Replies: 61
Views: 5,491
Posted By NorthWay
Off-topic: What is this and why/how can't regular...

Off-topic: What is this and why/how can't regular LZ compression achieve this?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 August 2021, 11:52
Replies: 6,637
Views: 1,387,188
Posted By NorthWay
8-port gigabit switch. Thankfully properly silent...

8-port gigabit switch. Thankfully properly silent and not with an electrical hum like my old 100Mbit.
SCSI2SD v6. Not tested yet. With floppy bay holder.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 August 2021, 20:11
Replies: 37
Views: 7,129
Posted By NorthWay
At least 64 pixels wide tiles with FMODE 3. Maybe...

At least 64 pixels wide tiles with FMODE 3. Maybe 32 pixels if FMODE 1/2 ???
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 August 2021, 20:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,732
Posted By NorthWay
All those tricks should work on the Thomson TO8...

All those tricks should work on the Thomson TO8 that has the same display chip AFAIK - and the much cooler 6809 cpu. I have one, but it is more for collecting (still haven't tried powering it up...)....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2021, 21:40
Replies: 6,637
Views: 1,387,188
Posted By NorthWay
Oh, and one more thing I forgot to dump on you: A...

Oh, and one more thing I forgot to dump on you: A pop-up screen on a stand for an old 1960's 8mm film projector, but this one has proper "silver" coating for reflecting back the light. I don't know...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2021, 20:29
Replies: 6,637
Views: 1,387,188
Posted By NorthWay
4-port powered USB-C hub with PSU. (For not...

4-port powered USB-C hub with PSU. (For not frying the Amiga controller.)
Ordered the same one. but cheaper from another retailer, to power some cheapass pc stereo speakers.

And I got the remains...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 August 2021, 19:10
Replies: 22
Views: 1,742
Posted By NorthWay
All my machines are more or less incommunicado at...

All my machines are more or less incommunicado at the moment, and to write out a floppy with that on requires them to be up and running. The kb is hooked up to my A1000 which would ofc be a perfect...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 August 2021, 04:01
Replies: 22
Views: 1,742
Posted By NorthWay
I have one that came with a B2000 rev 4.2(or was...

I have one that came with a B2000 rev 4.2(or was it 4.1?), but I'm pretty sure it works fine with 85ms. IIRC I used E-Clock syncing to busy-wait.
It does definitely not work with a whole lot of...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 July 2021, 20:26
Replies: 15
Views: 2,176
Posted By NorthWay
Now you make it sound like you should do both....

Now you make it sound like you should do both. Unless that has more overhead than the 40 cycles?
Forum: support.Hardware 22 July 2021, 01:06
Replies: 35
Views: 2,493
Posted By NorthWay
I have an A4000D that wont work with Z3 either. I...

I have an A4000D that wont work with Z3 either. I see the Z2 and ID stuff, but what is supposed to happen in Z3 land just doesn't.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 July 2021, 01:07
Replies: 410
Views: 48,040
Posted By NorthWay
I never thought the C= 64 palette was bad, and I...

I never thought the C= 64 palette was bad, and I never thought of the default display as anything but blue.
There are two different revisions of the VIC-II chip with different colours though: Turn...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 July 2021, 20:25
Replies: 55
Views: 6,408
Posted By NorthWay
I remember reading in Commodore User in summer of...

I remember reading in Commodore User in summer of 85(?) about this amazing new computer shown at (I think) CES that could do cartoon quality animation. Somehow I knew there and then that I wanted one.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 July 2021, 01:58
Replies: 410
Views: 48,040
Posted By NorthWay
There should have been some kind of...

There should have been some kind of setup/configuration that made interlace and non-interlace be programmed the exact same way. Perhaps you'd need twice as many registers or something - the ideas...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 June 2021, 20:08
Replies: 1,527
Views: 310,954
Posted By NorthWay
At a later date you could access BIX by internet...

At a later date you could access BIX by internet - I did around the time C= died. IIRC I sent the 4000T 40.70 image to Joanne Dow who uploaded it to BIX.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 June 2021, 14:10
Replies: 87
Views: 9,052
Posted By NorthWay
Read the HRM and get the startup/shutdown...

Read the HRM and get the startup/shutdown snippets you can find online - I suggest studying that to understand why you need to go through those procedures before your code runs. Then you can skip the...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 June 2021, 01:00
Replies: 363
Views: 73,899
Posted By NorthWay
Erm... I thought Matze's card was doing better,...

Erm... I thought Matze's card was doing better, sth like 80M/s?
Forum: Graphics. Finished Work 31 May 2021, 11:32
Replies: 36
Views: 8,776
Posted By NorthWay
Why do I think the cars look comical - the...

Why do I think the cars look comical - the shorter and higher they are the bigger the smile they rise.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 May 2021, 16:46
Replies: 6,637
Views: 1,387,188
Posted By NorthWay
I was just recently gifted a USB floppy drive and...

I was just recently gifted a USB floppy drive and a sealed box of 10 HD floppies. I tried plugging it into my pc under Windows and it came straight up and ready to use.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2021, 14:12
Replies: 131
Views: 14,065
Posted By NorthWay
Native SATA controller. (DMA / Zorro2/3 for...

Native SATA controller. (DMA / Zorro2/3 for added bonuses.)
Worst case as a design that can be smacked on to existing cpu upgrades.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 May 2021, 00:13
Replies: 57
Views: 6,013
Posted By NorthWay
I swapped my working B2000 for two non-working...

I swapped my working B2000 for two non-working ones (I used neither of the 3, but it made the THOR developer a happy man so I accepted it). Incidentally, I expect to take delivery of the two sometime...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 April 2021, 16:14
Replies: 69
Views: 6,837
Posted By NorthWay
I'd pick an 040 anytime. Never had an 030 for...

I'd pick an 040 anytime. Never had an 030 for that matter. The MMU tech is so much more sane on the 040.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2021, 00:11
Replies: 194
Views: 13,202
Posted By NorthWay
Good, but somehow I thought they would be even...

Good, but somehow I thought they would be even better - I thought I had heard GnG before (is the ST version identical?). Perhaps Led Storm or Black Lamp is the one I enjoyed from the ST?
(And Joe...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 March 2021, 19:00
Replies: 27
Views: 2,115
Posted By NorthWay
It reminds me of ...Hercules(?) on the C= 64....

It reminds me of ...Hercules(?) on the C= 64. Platforms and stuff didn't appear before you stepped on to it - leaps of faith all around.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 March 2021, 15:34
Replies: 74
Views: 6,958
Posted By NorthWay
Not sure I know myself. It was more or less about...

Not sure I know myself. It was more or less about spacing out the opcodes every N bytes and shifting the (a6) bits to get a direct address to jump to (possibly needing some rather memory-hungry...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 March 2021, 12:33
Replies: 74
Views: 6,958
Posted By NorthWay
Is "(a6)+" a full 16-bit word, or are there any...

Is "(a6)+" a full 16-bit word, or are there any unused top/bottom bits?
How much memory can you spend?
How big are the 'opcode' subrutines? The biggest one?

I reworked a 6502 emulator (much...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 March 2021, 20:31
Replies: 6,637
Views: 1,387,188
Posted By NorthWay
Ordered a run-off-the-mill 480G SSD for it now....

Ordered a run-off-the-mill 480G SSD for it now. Hopefully arriving next week.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 March 2021, 16:03
Replies: 1,119
Views: 79,779
Posted By NorthWay
And right on que I found this today:...

And right on que I found this today: https://www.osnews.com/story/133140/apple-m1-microarchitecture-research/ which links to https://dougallj.github.io/applecpu/firestorm.html
Whether that proves or...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 09 March 2021, 17:17
Replies: 1,119
Views: 79,779
Posted By NorthWay
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"...

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" as they say:
One of the comments I read about the new Mac (and it's soon(?) forthcoming bigger brethren/sisters), is that it is so fast because it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 March 2021, 21:36
Replies: 6,637
Views: 1,387,188
Posted By NorthWay
Really? I have the Linux pack and not whatever...

Really? I have the Linux pack and not whatever interface came later (are they the same?). Not that I'm using the network much, I just have a HD-installer utility I bought which I was intending to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 March 2021, 12:56
Replies: 6,637
Views: 1,387,188
Posted By NorthWay
SAS replacement interface for the original PS2...

SAS replacement interface for the original PS2 IDE one. Now I need to get the SSD to match it.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 09 February 2021, 10:24
Replies: 1,119
Views: 79,779
Posted By NorthWay
While reading /. today I found a link to our...

While reading /. today I found a link to our friends Intel way back in 1982: http://www.bitsavers.org/components/intel/80186/210826_iAPX_186_286_Benchmark_Report_Oct82.pdf
No code included; I don't...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 January 2021, 13:25
Replies: 1,119
Views: 79,779
Posted By NorthWay
The story I have read is that IBM dropped the 68K...

The story I have read is that IBM dropped the 68K because it wasn't available from multiple suppliers.
Just looking at the timeline indicates that the 68K was plenty available in time for the...
Forum: Coders. General 15 January 2021, 14:37
Replies: 88
Views: 6,931
Posted By NorthWay
BTW, are you triple-buffering?

BTW, are you triple-buffering?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 January 2021, 14:31
Replies: 296
Views: 43,922
Posted By NorthWay
I meant, how II was compared to I (on the ST)? ...

I meant, how II was compared to I (on the ST)?
The CD case is marked as CDTV compatible and I understood it as being a refresh of the original?
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