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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 May 2022, 19:02
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By Samurai_Crow
MS-DOS users threw CPU clocks at their problems. ...

MS-DOS users threw CPU clocks at their problems. Amigans thought they could keep their systems stock and use the blitter to make up for it. The best solution is to get an accelerator and fast...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 08 May 2022, 15:13
Replies: 2,191
Views: 347,332
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@flibble42 The algorithm for an infinite...

@flibble42
The algorithm for an infinite horizontal scroller is different from corkscrew wraparound but vertical should be simpler.
Forum: Hardware mods 05 May 2022, 03:23
Replies: 181
Views: 38,043
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Incorrect. If you can only get bandwidth for...

Incorrect. If you can only get bandwidth for 7-14 MHz worth of performance, that's the amount of performance you will get even if the processor is solid at 900 MHz. It's like the old saying goes:...
Forum: Coders. General 04 May 2022, 02:57
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Generally, HAM6 anims don't compress well because...

Generally, HAM6 anims don't compress well because the HAM formats are compressed framebuffer images in the first place. As such, CDXL doesn't waste processor time with ineffective compression...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 May 2022, 02:36
Replies: 181
Views: 38,043
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Only with Fast RAM. Otherwise there won't be...

Only with Fast RAM. Otherwise there won't be enough bandwidth.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 24 April 2022, 04:24
Replies: 327
Views: 55,677
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I agree about fast RAM. All chip and chip/ranger...

I agree about fast RAM. All chip and chip/ranger setups are extremely hobbled bandwidth-wise.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 22 April 2022, 02:08
Replies: 87
Views: 36,744
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: support.Apps 16 April 2022, 18:54
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Chip RAM accesses are a hardware problem. The...

Chip RAM accesses are a hardware problem. The Buster chip contains no cache. Software can't fix it. FBlit uses Fast RAM instead of Chip RAM. It won't work on a stock CD32.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 13 April 2022, 23:16
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Not in Intuition. You need a BOOPSI class like...

Not in Intuition. You need a BOOPSI class like the Listbrowser.class from ClassAct/Reaction or MUI's ListView class.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 06 April 2022, 00:28
Replies: 2,191
Views: 347,332
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@acidbottle Mike Parent is an expert. ...

@acidbottle

Mike Parent is an expert. You'll learn a lot about game art from his videos.

@Michael Parent

Excellent work as always!
Forum: News 06 April 2022, 00:23
Replies: 113
Views: 21,046
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@BigD Try another game that uses the same...

@BigD Try another game that uses the same controller in the same port. If it glitches there, it might be a bad CIA chip. Otherwise it might be the software.
Forum: News 05 April 2022, 18:03
Replies: 113
Views: 21,046
Posted By Samurai_Crow
If it only happens on this game, it would be good...

If it only happens on this game, it would be good to rule out a hardware glitch on aging hardware. Is it on an emulator?
Forum: support.Apps 30 March 2022, 16:34
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Samurai_Crow
What version of P96 are you running? I think...

What version of P96 are you running? I think that driver only works with the older version.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 26 March 2022, 18:27
Replies: 1,407
Views: 262,404
Posted By Samurai_Crow
The old binutils used to have a utility to...

The old binutils used to have a utility to convert ELF objects and archives to Amiga formatted objects and linker libs. It might be out of date though.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 24 March 2022, 12:12
Replies: 1,407
Views: 262,404
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Check the linking order. Order is significant.

Check the linking order. Order is significant.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 19 March 2022, 23:16
Replies: 1,407
Views: 262,404
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@bubbob42 Have you looked at the compiler...

@bubbob42

Have you looked at the compiler cross-compatibility patches in the the SDI headers (http://aminet.net/package/dev/c/SDI_headers)?
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 05 March 2022, 01:13
Replies: 1,407
Views: 262,404
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Agreed! How much RAM is needed?

Agreed! How much RAM is needed?
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 04 March 2022, 20:14
Replies: 1,407
Views: 262,404
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@bebbo Do you count an Apollo Vampire to be a...

@bebbo Do you count an Apollo Vampire to be a "real Amiga"?
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 03 March 2022, 15:32
Replies: 1,407
Views: 262,404
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Do I see GCC 6.5.0b running in AmigaOS in that...

Do I see GCC 6.5.0b running in AmigaOS in that screenshot?
Forum: News 25 February 2022, 06:16
Replies: 120
Views: 26,750
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@tygre If there is a HivelyTracker (HVL) plugin,...

@tygre If there is a HivelyTracker (HVL) plugin, it should also be able to play AHX as well.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 24 February 2022, 15:54
Replies: 2,191
Views: 347,332
Posted By Samurai_Crow
There's less of a performance penalty to alter...

There's less of a performance penalty to alter just one bitplane than to alter all 6 by about 84% faster.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 21 February 2022, 13:53
Replies: 19
Views: 1,694
Posted By Samurai_Crow
The link library is not required if you use the...

The link library is not required if you use the inlines/pragmas and required if you don't.
Forum: Coders. Language 18 February 2022, 01:56
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I think the problem is the raw mode console...

I think the problem is the raw mode console device filtering out control characters it can process itself.

That's just a guess though.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 17 February 2022, 22:05
Replies: 2,191
Views: 347,332
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@Mixel The Apollo core has lots of Chip RAM when...

@Mixel The Apollo core has lots of Chip RAM when using the SAGA core. Vampires and their derivatives will welcome your contributions.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 February 2022, 03:48
Replies: 399
Views: 74,777
Posted By Samurai_Crow
The 68000 does not have that capability (partial...

The 68000 does not have that capability (partial shifting) nor does the 68020, nor 68030, nor 68040 nor 68060. Chunky modes are needed for this type of bitmap scaling and texture mapping helps even...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2022, 22:27
Replies: 399
Views: 74,777
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Not me. That post you quoted was over a year...

Not me. That post you quoted was over a year old! Maybe this was supposed to be directed toward somebody else.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 12 February 2022, 09:21
Replies: 19
Views: 1,694
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Use only DOS.library functions to access files. ...

Use only DOS.library functions to access files. The static libs invoked by fopen and fprintf are not reentrant code. Never use stdio.h from a shared library. It might crash the system.

Also: be...
Forum: support.Other 10 February 2022, 05:34
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Envoy?

Envoy?
Forum: support.Other 06 February 2022, 04:53
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Confirmed: ZShell does scrollback and tab...

Confirmed: ZShell does scrollback and tab completion both.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 01 February 2022, 20:39
Replies: 2,191
Views: 347,332
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Level 2 of Metro Siege uses a similar trick on...

Level 2 of Metro Siege uses a similar trick on level 2. All the objects that are fixed in one place like pillars and posters and floor tiles are drawn with sprites. Only the bobs and train tiles...
Forum: Coders. General 22 January 2022, 05:52
Replies: 23
Views: 3,230
Posted By Samurai_Crow
What about Oberon? Wasn't it Modula's successor?

What about Oberon? Wasn't it Modula's successor?
Forum: support.FS-UAE 15 January 2022, 19:27
Replies: 5
Views: 1,290
Posted By Samurai_Crow
There's another command to make the disk bootable...

There's another command to make the disk bootable by setting the boot sector accordingly if that's what you want.
Forum: Coders. General 10 January 2022, 00:53
Replies: 43
Views: 4,883
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Are you sure about that? It was one significant...

Are you sure about that? It was one significant thing that was added in ECS that wasn't in OCS. Bitmaps bigger than 1024 pixels horizontally require ECS.
Forum: Coders. General 09 January 2022, 22:23
Replies: 43
Views: 4,883
Posted By Samurai_Crow
When an image needs shifting, there is part of an...

When an image needs shifting, there is part of an image that needs to be made transparent pixels because the left and right edges have no source images being shifted in on one side and only image...
Forum: Coders. General 09 January 2022, 14:51
Replies: 43
Views: 4,883
Posted By Samurai_Crow
"Normal" blitting needs a separate blit for each...

"Normal" blitting needs a separate blit for each bitplane but interleaved blitting uses one tall blit for the entire image. The time savings comes from the blitter interrupt causing the CPU to have...
Forum: Coders. General 09 January 2022, 01:24
Replies: 43
Views: 4,883
Posted By Samurai_Crow
My suggestion of reusing the mask is because the...

My suggestion of reusing the mask is because the blitter itself can't do that. As the screen depth becomes deeper, the blitter wastes more time rereading the mask. The best it can do is have the...
Forum: Coders. General 08 January 2022, 14:22
Replies: 43
Views: 4,883
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Blitting columns of 32 bits mainly has an...

Blitting columns of 32 bits mainly has an advantage on AGA and maybe the A3000. Even then it needs 32 bit alignment if at all possible. Register usage on the 020+ comes into play also. The blitter...
Forum: Coders. General 08 January 2022, 14:01
Replies: 43
Views: 4,883
Posted By Samurai_Crow
The main advantage to soft blitting is that you...

The main advantage to soft blitting is that you can reuse the mask for all the bitplanes at once. Does this answer your question at least partially?
Forum: support.Apps 02 January 2022, 20:16
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I think the problem isn't in FTPMount but in...

I think the problem isn't in FTPMount but in Workbench itself. There is some sort of update or refresh option in the pull-down menu system but it has been a while since I tried it. Maybe FTPMount...
Forum: Coders. AMOS 02 January 2022, 15:12
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By Samurai_Crow
That is right for sprite palette entries. For...

That is right for sprite palette entries. For the rest, try get icon palette first and then get sprite palette. Sprites only use palette entries above 17 but the normal colors don't.
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