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Forum: support.Apps 18 November 2021, 10:07
Replies: 26
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Posted By BastyCDGS
Yes, it does happen with both disks. Can you try...

Yes, it does happen with both disks. Can you try to rip the two bad disks again?
Forum: support.Apps 16 November 2021, 14:02
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By BastyCDGS
Pro-Wizard does not detect the working...

Pro-Wizard does not detect the working SoundTracker songs at all. It just decompresses the packed SoundTracker format, because it uses XFD for unpacking, which supports the packed format.
That's why...
Forum: support.Apps 15 November 2021, 15:05
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By BastyCDGS
I know, but Pro-Wizard always converts to...

I know, but Pro-Wizard always converts to ProTracker, that's why I mentioned it. It does not support SoundTracker, since they are not compatible, although very similar.

Yes, I know, but by file...
Forum: support.Apps 15 November 2021, 14:32
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi a4k-oerx! Thank you very much for...

Hi a4k-oerx!



Thank you very much for the tip, I completely forgot about ProWizard, although I had installed it for over a decade.

However, while Pro-Wizard was able to detect the PACK...
Forum: support.Apps 11 November 2021, 21:26
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By BastyCDGS
I have another idea! Do you know of any players...

I have another idea!
Do you know of any players which are able to playback your songs from your supplied working disk, e.g. HippoPlayer?

If yes, try that player on the two bad disks, as well (see...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 November 2021, 18:43
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By BastyCDGS
FYI, this is the wrong way doing it. You should...

FYI, this is the wrong way doing it. You should use TypeOfMem_ with the address of INCBIN'd ProTracker and check if it's in chip RAM using MEMF_CHIP.

There are multiple (though rare) occasions...
Forum: support.Apps 11 November 2021, 17:25
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By BastyCDGS
Yes, two of the three SoundTrackers on your disk...

Yes, two of the three SoundTrackers on your disk are capable of saving songs in compressed PACK format.

In order to be able to repair them, I need the source code of the decompressor. If you can't...
Forum: support.Apps 08 November 2021, 11:07
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By BastyCDGS
No I mean source code like this (a0 points to ST...

No I mean source code like this (a0 points to ST compressed song containing 'PACK' identifier string at this address):
After executing this, the uncompressed ST song can be analysed in a5, i.e....
Forum: support.Apps 08 November 2021, 10:20
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By BastyCDGS
Yes, they exhibit the same behaviour. I only...

Yes, they exhibit the same behaviour.

I only picked one/two songs randomly on the other corrupt disk and they also shown the same behaviour.

Do you have source code which is able to unpack the...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 07 November 2021, 14:29
Replies: 27
Views: 949
Posted By BastyCDGS
Sorry, my fault, I should have explained that an...

Sorry, my fault, I should have explained that an assign does not change the volume label itself, but instead creates a link to it, very similar to a symlink.
Maybe you know the SUBST command from...
Forum: support.Apps 07 November 2021, 14:00
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By BastyCDGS
Just another thing I noticed. Offset 0x4...

Just another thing I noticed.

Offset 0x4 after PACK identifier contains length of compressed stream and
offset 0x8 after PACK seems to contain length of decompressed data.
Offset 0xC starts...
Forum: support.Apps 07 November 2021, 13:21
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By BastyCDGS
That's strange, as said, I tried this as well...

That's strange, as said, I tried this as well with your disk, but the songs I saved for testing are different (PACK at offset 0x0 vs. offset 0x18 problematic files).

So if you didn't do anything...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 07 November 2021, 13:05
Replies: 27
Views: 949
Posted By BastyCDGS
Spaces in volume labels are fine, just don't...

Spaces in volume labels are fine, just don't forget to quote the label when referring to it by shell.

it's just a temp fix, because the MicroProse installer seems to be hardcoded to install to...
Forum: support.Apps 07 November 2021, 12:57
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi Dionysis! Might not harm. But...

Hi Dionysis!



Might not harm.

But it would be better to find out the tool which was used to post process the songs.

I have checked out that when you save using the packed format of the...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 07 November 2021, 12:49
Replies: 27
Views: 949
Posted By BastyCDGS
You can relabel the Bille partition to DH0, so...

You can relabel the Bille partition to DH0, so the installer will find it. After finishing the installation, you reset to the original label of the Bille partition.
You can do this by using Disk...
Forum: support.Apps 23 October 2021, 10:42
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi Dionysis! Well, I just took a look...

Hi Dionysis!



Well, I just took a look into your two supplied floppies.
All the song files are compressed. They contain the string 'PACK' at offset 0x18 (decimal 24).

Unfortunately, I don't...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 October 2021, 13:05
Replies: 25
Views: 2,736
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi intric8! Thank you very much for...

Hi intric8!



Thank you very much for this tool! :) :) :)

Works like a charm on my OS1.3 installation.

I just miss one thing: Support for .gzip compressed images (maybe there is a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 August 2021, 23:11
Replies: 16
Views: 1,820
Posted By BastyCDGS
No, you are never locked out from even the top...

No, you are never locked out from even the top level (where character creation takes place). There is even an alternate ending when you run, with the firestaff equipped, to the top level entrance...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 August 2021, 21:19
Replies: 800
Views: 71,729
Posted By BastyCDGS
Not allowing TAS/CAS/CAS2 instructions is really...

Not allowing TAS/CAS/CAS2 instructions is really one thing they did wrong from day 1.

After studying multithreading I realized how incredible useful those instructions are really.

They would...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 August 2021, 20:08
Replies: 40
Views: 7,385
Posted By BastyCDGS
You can create folders in your upload directory...

You can create folders in your upload directory on EAB as you like, so it is no problem to separate them.

If I can upload an almost complete Total DOS Collection to EAB (I doublechecked by asking...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 August 2021, 16:36
Replies: 40
Views: 7,385
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi Foebane! There is not just...

Hi Foebane!





There is not just DOSBox, which BTW is designed and optimized to run DOS games. I would really be surprised, if your stuff doesn't run with PCem, for example.


There are...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 August 2021, 13:42
Replies: 62
Views: 5,458
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hello! I already converted...

Hello!






I already converted Giana Sisters music to standard ProTracker almost a decade ago.
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 17 June 2021, 08:54
Replies: 50
Views: 26,250
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi @ all! Total DOS Collection v18 can...

Hi @ all!



Total DOS Collection v18 can now be downloaded from my Uploads directory on EAB file server. Have fun! It's really more than 300GB now!

Some stuff which might be interesting:...
Forum: support.WinUAE 06 June 2021, 17:15
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi Thomas! I just rechecked this with...

Hi Thomas!



I just rechecked this with my OS1.3 config. My game written in GFABasic runs when using 68EC020, but as soon as I switch to 68020 (32-bit), it just hangs. Tried this multiple times....
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 May 2021, 18:05
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By BastyCDGS
Thank you very much for your reply, Thomas! ...

Thank you very much for your reply, Thomas!



Idea: ColdCapture vector which gives 24-bit (Zorro II) fast mem highest priority. Basically 24BitFastMemFirst. Does this put everything in 24-bit...
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 May 2021, 12:16
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi Thomas! Is there an application on...

Hi Thomas!



Is there an application on Aminet or similar which does this? It would be useful for me for using GFABasic on my emulated 32-bit OS3.9 machine.
Forum: Amiga scene 26 April 2021, 17:51
Replies: 58
Views: 25,419
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi Jacques! Over an half year ago, I...

Hi Jacques!



Over an half year ago, I uploaded a complete Total DOS Collection to EAB file server, it contains more than 100GB of DOS games. Should be enough. ;) They can be found in my upload...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 03 April 2021, 10:44
Replies: 3
Views: 1,240
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi! The changes you did so far, i.e....

Hi!



The changes you did so far, i.e. before you set the writable_floppy_images flag, are still saved in the overlay file and are still in use.

Use X-Copy or another disk copy tool in order...
Forum: Coders. System 16 February 2021, 15:00
Replies: 10
Views: 2,759
Posted By BastyCDGS
Did you check that SysInfo really disables...

Did you check that SysInfo really disables interrupts and not just multitasking with Forbid()?

If I remember correctly, the Amiga SDK warns about disabling interrupts for too long and since the...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 29 January 2021, 16:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By BastyCDGS
Be careful with modern Linux distributions when...

Be careful with modern Linux distributions when using /dev/sdX !!!

The order can change between boots, e.g. sda can become sdb or vice versa. Better use /dev/disk/by-id or /dev/disk/by-uuid (UUID...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 12 January 2021, 12:13
Replies: 44
Views: 20,481
Posted By BastyCDGS
git has merged WinUAE 4.2 (see approciate thread)...

git has merged WinUAE 4.2 (see approciate thread) for now.
Most stuff of WinUAE 4.2 works now, I did lots of testing.



That's why I was asking for merging final WinUAE 4.5 ;)
Forum: support.Hardware 11 January 2021, 18:04
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By BastyCDGS
Jack, you might also try ddrescue from a Linux...

Jack, you might also try ddrescue from a Linux distribution, it is an excellent tool for recovering bad blocks on hard drives. Not sure how it works with such old hard drives.
Forum: support.FS-UAE 11 January 2021, 14:34
Replies: 44
Views: 20,481
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi Frode! I've seen it on the git...

Hi Frode!



I've seen it on the git repository. The new fsemu now works with my A4000 config using uaegfx. Half a year ago it didn't boot properly. Great work so far!



I'm still interested...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 November 2020, 14:07
Replies: 20
Views: 2,659
Posted By BastyCDGS
One could have a look at the WinUAE or WinFellow...

One could have a look at the WinUAE or WinFellow source code on how do it efficiently. Looking at the JIT code might help, too.

The main question would be if this is still faster in a significant...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 31 October 2020, 13:43
Replies: 20
Views: 2,659
Posted By BastyCDGS
What about a hybrid approach in order to increase...

What about a hybrid approach in order to increase speed?

Use the MMU to catch the instructions which access the blitter and then patch that address with a jsr $xxxxxxxx to your own code which...
Forum: request.Modules 13 October 2020, 10:11
Replies: 20
Views: 7,997
Posted By BastyCDGS
Some PC trackers also support more octaves (both...

Some PC trackers also support more octaves (both lower and upper range) or might not exactly use the original ProTracker period table (certain periods are one value off the original PT table values)....
Forum: Coders. General 05 October 2020, 10:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,700
Posted By BastyCDGS
Another possibility is to store only the player...

Another possibility is to store only the player key presses (one byte per frame with zero byte meaning no key input) instead of the coordinates and RLE compression (very fast).

If there is random...
Forum: request.Demos 04 October 2020, 10:49
Replies: 332
Views: 74,646
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hello chip! Another possibility is to...

Hello chip!



Another possibility is to try different WiFi channels. Normally routers use auto, but I have experienced bandwidth problems with auto in the past, too.

So try different fixed...
Forum: Coders. System 26 September 2020, 11:57
Replies: 20
Views: 4,840
Posted By BastyCDGS
If I remember correctly, the code for AllocVec is...

If I remember correctly, the code for AllocVec is something like this: addq.l #4,d0
move.l d0,-(sp)
jsr _LVOAllocMem(a6)
tst.l d0
beq.s NoMem
move.l d0,a0
move.l...
Forum: Coders. System 19 September 2020, 23:40
Replies: 20
Views: 4,840
Posted By BastyCDGS
Memory allocation can also fail if the memory...

Memory allocation can also fail if the memory list gets damaged.

Depending on the damage done, largest free memory block can shrink dramatically.

I have experienced largest free blocks suddenly...
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