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Forum: News Yesterday, 02:46
Replies: 47
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Posted By Photon
Sad news. My best to those he left behind.

Sad news. My best to those he left behind.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 November 2021, 16:42
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By Photon
If it's an answer I have not less than 1500 DSDD...

If it's an answer I have not less than 1500 DSDD disks. :D In working order, these can fetch 1 USD/EUR/GBP per disk.

If they smell musty, there's a risk of mold, but if stored in cardboard boxes,...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 November 2021, 16:23
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Photon
All four bit operations to memory are byte-size. ...

All four bit operations to memory are byte-size.

bclr, bchg, and bset have a built-in btst, and can therefore be used for any kind of polling. :great
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 November 2021, 00:26
Replies: 34
Views: 2,039
Posted By Photon
Post #6 is when Ross gave the same answer as I....

Post #6 is when Ross gave the same answer as I. Either will roll through the bits and supply the decision tree wishlisted into silicon as mentioned in my CSci comments directly related to the problem...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 November 2021, 00:11
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Photon
This. All your electronic components come from...

This. All your electronic components come from Asia. They are the best quality.

Apart from that, almost all electronics come from Asia, and they are the best quality. All the name brands you know...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 November 2021, 20:42
Replies: 34
Views: 2,039
Posted By Photon
Oh. So you had no answer. It seemed you found...

Oh. So you had no answer. It seemed you found something wrong with all the different suggestions. Well, now you have multiple smallest + fastest answers, so why not incorporate one into your code and...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 November 2021, 18:58
Replies: 34
Views: 2,039
Posted By Photon
So you have two answers. Plus all the...

So you have two answers. Plus all the alternatives.

Your competition/quiz has received many answers. Maybe contribute your answer now? Going on might be perceived as trolling by some.
Forum: support.AmigaOS 07 November 2021, 19:25
Replies: 31
Views: 996
Posted By Photon
You don't have to close threads, but you can...

You don't have to close threads, but you can request it. Normally only threads with fighting are closed though. :)

If you buy more memory, your closest retailer is ggsdata.se...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 November 2021, 21:52
Replies: 34
Views: 2,039
Posted By Photon
This code does that trick for your example input...

This code does that trick for your example input value in OP. :great

move.l d0,d1
subq.l #1,d1
and.l d0,d1
eor.l d1,d0

For the purpose of use with bfffo this can be reduced to

move.l d0,d1
Forum: support.AmigaOS 06 November 2021, 20:34
Replies: 31
Views: 996
Posted By Photon
I wanted to add that we are just asking you to do...

I wanted to add that we are just asking you to do temporary commandline stuff to help you with a fix, so you can use Workbench and some programs now.

You won't have to do commandline stuff after...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 06 November 2021, 20:19
Replies: 31
Views: 996
Posted By Photon
You interpret the Avail numbers like this: ...

You interpret the Avail numbers like this:

Total -> Maximum is the hardware memory that the Amiga sees at boot here. You have 1MB Chipmem and no Fastmem in the machine.

Total -> In-Use is what...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 06 November 2021, 18:19
Replies: 31
Views: 996
Posted By Photon
Oh. WB_2.x = DH0 in the instructions above. :great

Oh. WB_2.x = DH0 in the instructions above. :great
Forum: support.AmigaOS 06 November 2021, 17:55
Replies: 31
Views: 996
Posted By Photon
You can find out how much the A600 starts with...

You can find out how much the A600 starts with and how much is eaten by harddisk buffers:


Hold both mouse buttons on power-on. This starts the Early Boot menu.
Go Advanced Options... >...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 06 November 2021, 17:45
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By Photon
I recommend to buy a new PSU. Then you have...

I recommend to buy a new PSU. Then you have eliminated one source of uncertainty for many years.

I have PicoPSUs for my Amigas, but if I were buying more, I'd probably buy the c64psu.com PSUs....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 November 2021, 17:38
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Photon
The bit number is encoded correctly by the...

The bit number is encoded correctly by the Assembler. BTST memory accesses are 8-bit (.b). When the CPU encounters the $000e bit number, it ANDs it with 7.

Because of this, bit 6 is tested whether...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 November 2021, 17:32
Replies: 34
Views: 2,039
Posted By Photon
I think you are having trouble reading the...

I think you are having trouble reading the execution time in these examples? 4 branches LUT solution is somehow not OK because it uses 256b of memory, but 32 iteration branches are OK because the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 November 2021, 03:53
Replies: 34
Views: 2,039
Posted By Photon
On 68000-68010, bit field operations are not...

On 68000-68010, bit field operations are not available. BFFFO is also unusable because it gives the highest bit and OP wants lowest bit.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 05 November 2021, 23:14
Replies: 34
Views: 2,039
Posted By Photon
You are performing a bitwise (non-atomic)...

You are performing a bitwise (non-atomic) operation, like a div. This makes it serial in nature, and this in itself requires a serial solution or a successive approximation (tree) solution. In some...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 05 November 2021, 22:27
Replies: 23
Views: 1,948
Posted By Photon
Assuming OCS this is true, although this doesn't...

Assuming OCS this is true, although this doesn't increase the horizontal chunky resolution, and impacts fillrate by leaving less CPU time to put an effect in the buffer.

To create a new realtime...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 November 2021, 21:57
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By Photon
1. Have you measured drop with original PSU and...

1. Have you measured drop with original PSU and nothing attached but PSU?
2. Does the drop cause problems, if so which?

Can't find HC508 MKII power draw quickly, original is 2.5A which leaves...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 November 2021, 21:47
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Photon
Capacitors are capacitors. If you must replace...

Capacitors are capacitors. If you must replace all of them, just look at them, follow the spec and get any brand from any retailer matching it. :great
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 05 November 2021, 21:38
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By Photon
P61 support SFX only by limiting the channels for...

P61 support SFX only by limiting the channels for music (leaving the others unaffected, for you to use with your own SFX code).

P61 provides pointers for mixing samples with the P61_oscillo...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 05 November 2021, 21:18
Replies: 34
Views: 2,039
Posted By Photon
If it's a contest and not a question, maybe...

If it's a contest and not a question, maybe specify size or cycles, and which platform? It will affect reply relevance and usefulness to you.

Simple pseudocode version is
shift right
bcs x
dbf...
Forum: support.WinUAE 31 October 2021, 01:25
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Photon
Test result: Floppy and Harddrive directory works...

Test result: Floppy and Harddrive directory works but not real CF card. Tested with 1.3. Awesome work Toni! :great
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 October 2021, 23:55
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Photon
Thx Toni. Will test ASAP :great

Thx Toni. Will test ASAP :great
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 October 2021, 20:50
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Photon
Yeah, it has worked before with the 2GB files, so...

Yeah, it has worked before with the 2GB files, so the new 'tick' is something else. I checked my Antivirus and sure enough, it didn't open up properly. So probably when my Antivirus was acting up,...
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 October 2021, 17:17
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Photon
I've already changed it when starting WinUAE....

I've already changed it when starting WinUAE. Then when I double-click a config, it gets reset to the setting you see.

It seems like a very big workaround that removes a lot from emulation. It...
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 October 2021, 17:11
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Photon
Is there way to make AVI output not split into 2GB files?

It seems I get a tiny hiccup in sound every 20 seconds, with everything very standard. Windowed mode, nothing special.

I have a fast PC with fast SSDs, so "FAT32" filesize doesn't have to be...
Forum: request.Apps 30 October 2021, 14:58
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Photon
modinfo requires 68020 for no reason and...

modinfo requires 68020 for no reason and generates a report which is nice, but the format description is short and seems wrong, Pro/Noise/Star-Tracker for a Soundtracker song predating all 3...
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 October 2021, 14:13
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Photon
Thx Toni. However, I can't change the setting....

Thx Toni. However, I can't change the setting. It's grayed out if I go Quickstart > Start > F12, or double-click any of my configurations > F12. It's only available if I start WinUAE and load no...
Forum: request.Apps 30 October 2021, 01:47
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Photon
Delitracker has come up in searches, yes. I can...

Delitracker has come up in searches, yes. I can write my own, but hoped there would be a CLI utility from around 1993 onwards that does a correct ID. Was less of a problem then, when we kept close...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 October 2021, 01:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,850
Posted By Photon
I was an Amiga game programmer for a short period...

I was an Amiga game programmer for a short period in 1991-1992. Must have been the fast A3000D, because I remember it had the expensive monitor and I rendered animations on it in Real3D. And coded...
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 October 2021, 01:12
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Photon
Many Soundtracker versions cannot read the keyboard in WinUAE

Had an adventure this evening, tracing the Soundtracker heritage line. :)

Granted that they might all have a sus keyboard routine, these are made for KS1.3 and do work on real Amiga 500.

With...
Forum: request.Apps 29 October 2021, 22:10
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Photon
Program to examine MOD file (ST/PT, version # etc)?

So you know the correct tracker/version to play the module with.

Alternatively an Amiga tracker that displays detailed info if the file can or can't be loaded. Cheers :great

But preferably a...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 28 October 2021, 23:06
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By Photon
Oh yeah, as long as you don't run strange...

Oh yeah, as long as you don't run strange floppies and then reset onto your system disk you should be safe. I agree with daxb also, the Disk-Validator file itself doesn't really belong on any WHDLoad...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 October 2021, 21:50
Replies: 20
Views: 1,850
Posted By Photon
Yes...

Yes (http://coppershade.org/articles/More!/Topics/How_I_got_an_Amiga/)! At first I couldn't afford one. I biked through heavy, thick snow to a mate every day after school and across the winter...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 October 2021, 21:19
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By Photon
Agree with first speaker, completely depends on...

Agree with first speaker, completely depends on platform. :)

OCS+: AFAIK Protracker 2.3F (https://16-bits.org/) has superseded 2.3D? For 4-channel, low-CPU-load music, such as for games and demos....
Forum: project.WHDLoad 28 October 2021, 20:39
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By Photon
Just as much as any platform, from incessant...

Just as much as any platform, from incessant popups to disk/file corruption requiring a reinstall. If you produce a lot of work on your Amiga, do backups. It's easy. If you're just gaming, make a...
Forum: request.Demos 28 October 2021, 15:13
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By Photon
An Incognito window showed me the truth, you're...

An Incognito window showed me the truth, you're forced to log in. Corporation changed their policies on us, what else is new, huh? Google's sharing service is now the worst available for um......
Forum: support.Hardware 28 October 2021, 13:26
Replies: 36
Views: 3,607
Posted By Photon
Not the new, "max nits, max HDR" ones. They can...

Not the new, "max nits, max HDR" ones. They can really hurt your eyes. They come at the end of a gazillion:1 contrast war. You can lower them to 10% brightness of course, but this will thwart any...
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