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Forum: support.AmigaOS Yesterday, 21:29
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Posted By Thomas Richter
Technically, this message (hopefully to be...

Technically, this message (hopefully to be improved by the Os tieam) means that some program is holding a lock on the workbench screen, and it cannot be closed for this reason.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 October 2021, 10:07
Replies: 410
Views: 48,236
Posted By Thomas Richter
Actually, this is a bit more complicated. The...

Actually, this is a bit more complicated. The VESA Bios can support more than CGA, and indeed, all chunky modes beyond 640x480 are way beyond what you could do with CGA. The mode request/mode...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 October 2021, 18:30
Replies: 410
Views: 48,236
Posted By Thomas Richter
Actually, it's drawn by an algorithm. The biggest...

Actually, it's drawn by an algorithm. The biggest problem is, as always, to fit the drawing instructions into ROM.
Forum: support.AmigaOS 23 October 2021, 15:31
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Thomas Richter
Under 1.3, you have to implement DoPkt()...

Under 1.3, you have to implement DoPkt() yourself. That is, create struct StandardPacket (see dos/dosextens.h) and link all the references correctly, then PutMsg() it to the handler port....
Forum: Coders. System 23 October 2021, 14:08
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Thomas Richter
That's a low-level function that should be...

That's a low-level function that should be callable from almost any CPU state, including from interrupt, and I would call an implementation that breaks the "forbid" quite defect. All the...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 22 October 2021, 12:28
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Thomas Richter
That there is not a working softkick for 1.3 for...

That there is not a working softkick for 1.3 for this system, for example?
Forum: support.AmigaOS 22 October 2021, 07:53
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Thomas Richter
The fastest way is then: Remove the harddisk, put...

The fastest way is then: Remove the harddisk, put it temporarily into a >2.04 system, set the flag, put it back.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 22 October 2021, 07:50
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Thomas Richter
Huh? What do you mean "running in the editor"?...

Huh? What do you mean "running in the editor"? What is "the editor", and how can an editor run a program?

AmigaOs "only" has two execution environments, the shell and the workbench.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 October 2021, 07:49
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Thomas Richter
That's pretty much the standard way, yes....

That's pretty much the standard way, yes. Typically, it is also the best way. In case the "cases" are short and all pretty much the same size, you can also compute the target directly without going...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 21 October 2021, 20:07
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Thomas Richter
Quite frankly, this does not make too much sense....

Quite frankly, this does not make too much sense. The CDTV has 1MB of chip, and that's it. Now, kick a 512K ROM, then more than half of the RAM is gone. What else then do you want to use the system...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 October 2021, 19:14
Replies: 410
Views: 48,236
Posted By Thomas Richter
Exactly. Wha's easier? Turn the system on and...

Exactly. Wha's easier? Turn the system on and insert a disk, or turn the system on, insert a disk, and type in some cryptic command to start your application?



But you still need to type...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 21 October 2021, 11:44
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By Thomas Richter
ISO C always allows the compiler to operate on an...

ISO C always allows the compiler to operate on an AS-IF basis, that is, if the observable behavior isn't any different, the compiler can do what it wants. In this case, it doesn't really make any...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 October 2021, 05:48
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Thomas Richter
Did you select "show all files" in the workbench?...

Did you select "show all files" in the workbench? Files on PC floppies rarely (if ever) come with icon (".info") files.
Forum: Coders. System 20 October 2021, 19:44
Replies: 22
Views: 1,723
Posted By Thomas Richter
On the console? No. Because the console.device...

On the console? No. Because the console.device (and also ViNCEd) are smart enough to detect if only two pens are used on the screen, and then only scroll one bitplane.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 20 October 2021, 19:41
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By Thomas Richter
Actually, it works for all functions. The...

Actually, it works for all functions. The function "preamble", in case not all parameters fit into registers, reorganizes the stack frame. That is, it moves the stack arguments to a new location on...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 19 October 2021, 18:40
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By Thomas Richter
So, apparently, the sc.lib was compiled with the...

So, apparently, the sc.lib was compiled with the option PARMS=BOTH, which creates for each module exactly the structure I described above for NewList: Two entry points per functions, one for regargs...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 19 October 2021, 15:14
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By Thomas Richter
Yes, they are distinguished by the underscore or...

Yes, they are distinguished by the underscore or the @ sign, depending on the calling convention. Sometimes even in the same function/module. For example, @NewList and _NewList are in the same...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 October 2021, 13:31
Replies: 410
Views: 48,236
Posted By Thomas Richter
Of course it's ready to be used. It's ready to...

Of course it's ready to be used. It's ready to load your application, game, whatever. In fact, this is how it was used all the time.



AmigaDos cannot be overwritten by application software....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 October 2021, 04:24
Replies: 410
Views: 48,236
Posted By Thomas Richter
Again, that can be solved. That is...

Again, that can be solved.



That is hardly a problem of AmigaOs, but of game authors being lazy. Just look in this forum. "Poke the hardware".



Not possible with a 68000, lacking a MMU.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2021, 21:01
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Thomas Richter
The alert is indicating a "division by zero". I...

The alert is indicating a "division by zero". I do not see why that should be happening, at least "randomly". However, there is no 80Mhz 68060, so for starters, I would clock the system at its...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 18 October 2021, 09:25
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Thomas Richter
Bridge boards with a 68030 will hang, and some...

Bridge boards with a 68030 will hang, and some graphics cards, most notably the CVision3D, will not work reliable with a 68030. This goes down to a hardware defect of the 68030 which, despite having...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 October 2021, 08:14
Replies: 410
Views: 48,236
Posted By Thomas Richter
The idea with the startup-sequence is actually a...

The idea with the startup-sequence is actually a great one, as it allows you to personalize the system. It's not "expert knowledge", the thing was documented. The 1.3 workbench I got did a lot of...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 October 2021, 17:20
Replies: 410
Views: 48,236
Posted By Thomas Richter
Create one yourself. "Format df0:", "install...

Create one yourself. "Format df0:", "install df0:", "makedir df0:c df0:s", then copy C:LoadWB to df0:C, and then "echo LoadWB >df0:S/Startup-Sequence".



That is all it takes, two "trampoline...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 16 October 2021, 15:07
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Thomas Richter
Stop the nonsense please. You know as well as I...

Stop the nonsense please. You know as well as I do what the library is good for, and that it's merrily a boot warning, and not a boot failure. If the OP had installed the system properly, everything...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 16 October 2021, 09:56
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Thomas Richter
Then you didn't install it properly. The...

Then you didn't install it properly. The installation procedure will copy everything into the right place, including those libraries. They need to go to LIBS:, and *removing* them is not going to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 October 2021, 09:51
Replies: 410
Views: 48,236
Posted By Thomas Richter
You insert a disk. As simple as that. Your...

You insert a disk. As simple as that. Your statement that Amiga has "the os on disk" is simply false. The Os is in the ROM. The only thing the disk does is that it activates components of the Os.

...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 October 2021, 20:35
Replies: 410
Views: 48,236
Posted By Thomas Richter
The reason for that is that the system is...

The reason for that is that the system is modular. Actually, AmigaDOS (Tripos aka dos.library) is rather loosely bound to the system, and upon designing the system, it was conceived that users would...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 October 2021, 17:49
Replies: 410
Views: 48,236
Posted By Thomas Richter
Of course it is accessible, to any code that sits...

Of course it is accessible, to any code that sits on the boot medium.



I'm sorry, but that's really a misconception. The operating system *is* there. What, if not the operating system, is...
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 October 2021, 17:00
Replies: 61
Views: 4,005
Posted By Thomas Richter
And wouldn't it be much greater if I wouldn't...

And wouldn't it be much greater if I wouldn't have to do anything to get the new features? You get that guarantee by using the operating system, *right now*. More colors, higher speed.



Which...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 October 2021, 16:53
Replies: 410
Views: 48,236
Posted By Thomas Richter
Yes, a lot of things. Drawing windows on your...

Yes, a lot of things. Drawing windows on your screen, running a shell, looking for expansions, expansion ROMs, playing sound, computing in floating point...

Just in case you didn't know, those...
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 October 2021, 12:24
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Thomas Richter
It's called "hard disk" and "assign"....

It's called "hard disk" and "assign". (-;
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 October 2021, 10:51
Replies: 61
Views: 4,005
Posted By Thomas Richter
If people like old platforms, why they need a new...

If people like old platforms, why they need a new chipset? Or, to put it differently, why not bang the hardware of a raspi, alternatively? Or call a software function, alternatively?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 October 2021, 09:07
Replies: 410
Views: 48,236
Posted By Thomas Richter
Eh, wait. Kickstart is not an operating system?

Eh, wait. Kickstart is not an operating system?
Forum: support.WinUAE 14 October 2021, 22:01
Replies: 61
Views: 4,005
Posted By Thomas Richter
SAGA is not an RTG system. It is a chip interface...

SAGA is not an RTG system. It is a chip interface that provides chunky and hicolor graphics. An RTG system is a software layer. So please, don't confuse the two.




And that's where the...
Forum: support.WinUAE 14 October 2021, 11:09
Replies: 61
Views: 4,005
Posted By Thomas Richter
The trouble is that you seem to assume that this...

The trouble is that you seem to assume that this is some kind of "one-way road". Gunnar defines what it has to be, other people just implement and pay. However, this is not how the world works....
Forum: support.WinUAE 13 October 2021, 11:28
Replies: 61
Views: 4,005
Posted By Thomas Richter
I don't know how UAE handles this, but the Amiga...

I don't know how UAE handles this, but the Amiga memory is part of the PC memory, obviously. I guess the PC is just fast enough for line drawing and blitting - such operations can be forwarded from a...
Forum: support.WinUAE 13 October 2021, 11:24
Replies: 61
Views: 4,005
Posted By Thomas Richter
No, because that was only part of the internal...

No, because that was only part of the internal driver API, but not of the API between user and P96. Non-linear frame buffers went away already in ancient times (before the P96 2.0 release, before...
Forum: support.WinUAE 13 October 2021, 06:22
Replies: 61
Views: 4,005
Posted By Thomas Richter
You seem confused. So, the native chipset has of...

You seem confused. So, the native chipset has of course a linear frame buffer, providing direct access to the memory of the frame buffer. Quite unlike some ancient VGA chipsets such as the one of the...
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 October 2021, 21:18
Replies: 61
Views: 4,005
Posted By Thomas Richter
Err... Maybe I don't understand the question, but...

Err... Maybe I don't understand the question, but the short answer is "no". P96 requires a linear frame buffer mapped into the CPU address space. The driver may accelerate some low-level functions,...
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 October 2021, 17:38
Replies: 61
Views: 4,005
Posted By Thomas Richter
Unless you need some debug tools for development,...

Unless you need some debug tools for development, in which case only the Vampire-specific toolchain will do. Generic tools won't.
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