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Forum: Amiga scene 17 June 2021, 04:15
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Posted By Gorf
Light? Like all ball-mice there is more then...

Light? Like all ball-mice there is more then enough weight to it … for my taste - but if someone needs more one could probably glue some coin on the inside …

I absolutely can not stand the buttons...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 June 2021, 17:38
Replies: 7
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Posted By Gorf
Both are rubbish - the best original is the A3000...

Both are rubbish - the best original is the A3000 "pregnant mouse".
Forum: Amiga scene 14 June 2021, 14:33
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
No, also CSG parts where used. Which was...

No, also CSG parts where used.

Which was smart, since the part was available from many sources - so Commodore was not granting any favors, but just earning some money that would have gone to other...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 June 2021, 16:40
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
But they did support their competitors: "Sally"...

But they did support their competitors: "Sally" the 6502B for the Atari 8-bit family of computers, was also produced by MOS Technologies (among other vendors).

And so was the 6507 for the Atari...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 April 2021, 00:46
Replies: 21
Views: 1,874
Posted By Gorf
Not true for Germany - here Commodore was seen...

Not true for Germany - here Commodore was seen next to IBM and sold as many PCs as IBM did in the late 80s ... even the government did buy Commodore PCs.

Also more big box Amigas were sold in...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 March 2021, 13:42
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
Yes, that is very plausible. The 90s would have...

Yes, that is very plausible.
The 90s would have been problematic though: during this decade the PC became the hobbyist computer for quite a while (and gaming platform nr. 1)
And that is when all...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 March 2021, 16:50
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
It was only released in 1988 - one year later. ...

It was only released in 1988 - one year later.

And advertised for $499 for the 256kB version in 1989
The 512kB version was $699

As all with 256kB cards: only 16 colors were available in...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 March 2021, 23:06
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
that is not what I was talking about - AT ALL. ...

that is not what I was talking about - AT ALL.



also not what I was talking about :blased



finally - and I argued it would have been save to set the minimum to 220 lines.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 March 2021, 12:14
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
Which makes me wonder why such a low number was...

Which makes me wonder why such a low number was chosen in the first place:

NTSC standard is 262.5 scan lines per field with 243 of them visible - so it should have been save to use at least 220...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 March 2021, 10:30
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
Well Tripos is only one halve of the operating...

Well Tripos is only one halve of the operating system - especially the kernel and the gui (exec and intuition) are not based on tripos but Amiga Inc.’s own creation. So the preemptive multitasking...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 06 March 2021, 01:55
Replies: 43
Views: 6,153
Posted By Gorf
Its AT&T and not HP. The small real-time kernel...

Its AT&T and not HP.
The small real-time kernel that manages the DSP, seemed to be a nice fit for AmigaOS to talk to via libraries.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 March 2021, 01:17
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
the Mac classic had a max resolution of 512x350 -...

the Mac classic had a max resolution of 512x350 - that are 179k pixels
the A1000 (NTSC - non interlaced) has 704×242 - that are 170k pixels

So I guess because of 5% more pixels the Mac was "high...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 March 2021, 01:01
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
If your character set is made out of numbers and...

If your character set is made out of numbers and letters or graphical elements is irrelevant.
it should be possible as well (with some adjustments) to run it on several bitplanes (one after the...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 March 2021, 12:50
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
Because the whole "textmode" talk was misleading:...

Because the whole "textmode" talk was misleading:
the problem never was text vs. gfx but the lack of a flicker free higher resolution - and while it certainly did hurt the market performance a...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 March 2021, 11:50
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
One more thing: the Amiga is quite capable of a...

One more thing: the Amiga is quite capable of a "textmode", by using Blitter and Copper the right way:

http://aminet.net/package/dev/misc/CharMode
Forum: Amiga scene 04 March 2021, 22:58
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
It was on about 20 disks with all the fonts and...

It was on about 20 disks with all the fonts and extras :D
And of course only usable with a 020 or better, quite some FastRAM and a HD.
But it is rock stable and the results were excellent!
Forum: Amiga scene 04 March 2021, 20:56
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
Don't get me wrong: I was totally satisfied with...

Don't get me wrong: I was totally satisfied with my A3000 throughout the entire 90's and most of the time I felt having the superior product compared to PCs.
And while there was maybe no abundance...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 March 2021, 18:46
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
Sadly outside your little area this was not...

Sadly outside your little area this was not really the case, as all numbers show.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 March 2021, 17:31
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
My guess: Because of RadioShack's "Tandy...

My guess:

Because of RadioShack's "Tandy 1000" PC-clone .

Back in the 80s there was a RadioShack in every town in the USA and the company was well known and had some success and experience with...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 March 2021, 15:57
Replies: 508
Views: 40,635
Posted By Gorf
More comfortable: ...

More comfortable:
http://aminet.net/package/util/boot/MegaWB
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 March 2021, 01:34
Replies: 1
Views: 700
Posted By Gorf
None of the companies had a significant win or...

None of the companies had a significant win or loss in these years, the other company did not have ... so it was probably not that much ....

On the other hand: In 1987, Atari acquired Federated...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 February 2021, 00:43
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
Is that on real hardware? mysterious...

Is that on real hardware?

mysterious :confused
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 February 2021, 16:34
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
I fear this only makes things worse instead of...

I fear this only makes things worse instead of better ... at least for normal PAL playback. On productivity it might sound not that different ... except a little bit noisier than previous attempts.
...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 February 2021, 15:16
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
So we should hear something like the 2kHz example...

So we should hear something like the 2kHz example in the video (at 3:39)?
Of course the difference is less prominent on less different waveforms ...

by the way I was thinking of yet another...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 February 2021, 13:50
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
At what frequency? at lower frequencies the...

At what frequency?
at lower frequencies the difference should be more obvious, while it can be hard to tell apart at higher ones...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4XG_NHLWcs
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 February 2021, 18:50
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
thank you! :great did not change it - so it...

thank you! :great

did not change it - so it is not because of your recording:
there is something wrong with the left channel :blased
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 February 2021, 18:36
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
it is in the first half of the piano on the left...

it is in the first half of the piano on the left channel... don't know what it is, but it probably not supposed to be there. But it is very faint.

Since I do not know, what else was changes in the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 February 2021, 18:30
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
:great In deed - I would say this is a huge...

:great

In deed - I would say this is a huge step forward!
It is clearly much better than the previous "14-bit" playback and that is even true for listening to your re-recordings - as good as they...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 February 2021, 18:19
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
Somehow the piano in the previous version (file...

Somehow the piano in the previous version (file "Productivity_Piano.wav") sounded just a little bit better to me than the piano part in this version.
Maybe different recording level? Do I hear some...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 February 2021, 15:41
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
This mode looks definitively slim enough ...

This mode looks definitively slim enough ...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 February 2021, 15:37
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
Still strange .... I do get the calculation from...

Still strange .... I do get the calculation from the HRM ... so far so good.
What I don't get is, that it starts playing channel 3 at all and does so for quite some time on real hardware ... while a...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 February 2021, 14:31
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
(my mistake was thinking that "everything" gets...

(my mistake was thinking that "everything" gets divided by two in productivity ... but that is of course only true for CCK .. the audio fetch stays at the same slots no matter what ... )

Strange...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 February 2021, 14:27
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
WOW This sounds great! Especially the...

WOW
This sounds great! Especially the "Productivity1.wav"
The Piano has some big noise floor ... a litte bit less than in the Pal version
Is this already there in the original audio file? ...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 February 2021, 13:55
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
Ok .. explanation is very welcome But $6d...

Ok .. explanation is very welcome

But $6d (109 ticks) vs. $71 (113 ticks) seems doable with a custom screen mode
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 February 2021, 13:35
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
@ nikosidis So what is your real A1200...

@ nikosidis

So what is your real A1200 verdict on the "98.524Hz" version?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 February 2021, 13:22
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
A period of 64 should give us 55.4 kHz and still...

A period of 64 should give us 55.4 kHz and still be fine according to buggs, right?
Edit:

Ahh ok - he said 54.5 and not 55.4 ...:banghead
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 February 2021, 13:13
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
Looks like one of the two right channels...

Looks like one of the two right channels collapses ...
Probably channel 3 that is fetched last - but just guessing here

We could try for a test to rewrite the last channel every line with the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 February 2021, 13:07
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
Oh :shocked Hardware limit? That is of...

Oh :shocked

Hardware limit? That is of course a let down ... don’t really understand what’s causing the problem internally though ... there should be enough time in theory.

ok... longer periods...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 February 2021, 12:53
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
Some form of noise canceling? What is your test...

Some form of noise canceling? What is your test loop?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 February 2021, 12:39
Replies: 298
Views: 20,780
Posted By Gorf
Noooo! Not 27kHz - 227kHz! In my method...

Noooo!

Not 27kHz - 227kHz!
In my method you never come anywhere near 27kHz!

The lowest frequency is the 2x 54kHz playback (or 108 kHz as you would probably say) playback in the end



Not...
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