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Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Today, 01:34
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By jotd
Amigajay reported that my games locked up the...

Amigajay reported that my games locked up the cdtv machine. Probably because of a similiar reason: the cdtv sends a spurious interrupt because of the CD drive hardware.

A solution is to turn off...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 14:07
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By jotd
by trial and error I will reach the required...

by trial and error I will reach the required effect now. got a nive colored ladder already ;)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 13:46
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By jotd
yeah, getting better now I have colored bars...

yeah, getting better now I have colored bars because sprite data should be zeroed the line after probably. thanks a lot!
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 13:01
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By jotd
that's the important part that I was doing wrong...

that's the important part that I was doing wrong :) Yes, I want to do a stars effect. Not moving, just blinking. ATM I'm just trying to do a static stars effect. One dot, varying color, varying x and...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 10:55
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By jotd
flashback does that dos.Info call to know if...

flashback does that dos.Info call to know if animations should be loaded (hard disk) or not (floppy, would take a lot of time to load).

Instead, I opted for a file called "floppy" in the same dir....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 00:24
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By jotd
displaying multiplexed sprites using the copper

I'm trying to do a dynamic star field using copper and 1 multiplexed sprite (with WAIT statements)

ATM I'm not even able to display ONE sprite

Part of copperlist:


0000048c: 01ba 0f00 ...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 20 January 2022, 14:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By jotd
can you create a mantis issue? no time to fix...

can you create a mantis issue? no time to fix that ATM it'll be forgotten otherwise
Forum: MarketPlace 19 January 2022, 20:31
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By jotd
does Brattacas work? I could not test it.

does Brattacas work? I could not test it.
Forum: Amiga scene 19 January 2022, 19:34
Replies: 60
Views: 4,367
Posted By jotd
waiting for a downloadable executable so everyone...

waiting for a downloadable executable so everyone can test.
Forum: project.Sprites 19 January 2022, 12:30
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By jotd
the part with the tunnels where you have to go up...

the part with the tunnels where you have to go up and down very quickly is the worst. The rest is fair and not too taxing with a bit of training.
Forum: Amiga scene 19 January 2022, 09:24
Replies: 60
Views: 4,367
Posted By jotd
the video on real hardware is starting to...

the video on real hardware is starting to convince me. First because of the damn flickering :) and second because WinUAE isn't there to speed things up.

I'm surprises that in 30 years that those...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 January 2022, 17:49
Replies: 42
Views: 1,474
Posted By jotd
I get your point. Can't blame you about being...

I get your point. Can't blame you about being pissed about bad service. Not sure if that was worth derailing the thread.
Forum: Amiga scene 18 January 2022, 17:08
Replies: 42
Views: 1,474
Posted By jotd
It's amazing(ly stupid) to be lambasted because...

It's amazing(ly stupid) to be lambasted because you're playing cannon fodder and not replying to customers round the clock.

(posting this during my work time, are you going to say something? I'm...
Forum: project.Sprites 18 January 2022, 00:58
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By jotd
ok, definitely doing this. First very early...

ok, definitely doing this. First very early screenshot. Mountain is rebuilt from tiles, not from static image (that would be cheating otherwise)

Used hajodick images to compute 8x8 tiles placement...
Forum: Coders. General 16 January 2022, 15:46
Replies: 46
Views: 6,780
Posted By jotd
IRA is better at reassembling identically a...

IRA is better at reassembling identically a program. But you have to turn all optimization options off first.

That said, when I want to create a patch file, I disassemble only to figure out where...
Forum: News 15 January 2022, 22:03
Replies: 94
Views: 5,521
Posted By jotd
no it is not https://hol.abime.net/6476 ...

no it is not

https://hol.abime.net/6476

:)

But the game looks good and the music is excellent.
Forum: support.FS-UAE 15 January 2022, 11:46
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By jotd
add NTSC in the .info file. or add NTSC in the...

add NTSC in the .info file.
or add NTSC in the whdload command line
Forum: Coders. General 15 January 2022, 00:21
Replies: 83
Views: 28,224
Posted By jotd
@copse that's exactly what "cheapres.py" does....

@copse that's exactly what "cheapres.py" does. finds the names passed to openlibrary and figures out the lib base variable.

But the program can be lost when there are wrappers around the...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 January 2022, 17:28
Replies: 60
Views: 4,367
Posted By jotd
maybe you should start a github on your project....

maybe you should start a github on your project. Then people can look at some parts you find suspicious.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 14 January 2022, 17:18
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By jotd
DIC images are .adf images. You can mount them...

DIC images are .adf images. You can mount them with WinUAE or with a lot of native amiga utilities.

They can be read from or written to. There are batch tools to extract the files from them too.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 January 2022, 15:43
Replies: 22
Views: 27,737
Posted By jotd
I have a big stock of original game floppies with...

I have a big stock of original game floppies with labels or even direct prints on it.

I've cleaned them all with the 3D printed tool and some 70% ethanol. Also cleaned the heads of the disk drive...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 January 2022, 11:25
Replies: 60
Views: 4,367
Posted By jotd
Even if engines aren't my cup of tea, Scorpion...

Even if engines aren't my cup of tea, Scorpion looks powerful, though. Needs a powerful machine, but the alternative for some devs is : no games done (Considering nice WIPs ongoing with this engine,...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 January 2022, 11:19
Replies: 60
Views: 4,367
Posted By jotd
there are no performant "engines". Only people...

there are no performant "engines". Only people who know their code and reuse it from game to game.

custom code to get maximum performance.

adapting an arcade version is different from doing an...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 January 2022, 23:13
Replies: 41
Views: 3,862
Posted By jotd
https://github.com/amigageek/modsurfer/ amiga...

https://github.com/amigageek/modsurfer/ amiga game using custom chips written in C

there are a lot of other examples on github
Forum: Amiga scene 13 January 2022, 18:06
Replies: 60
Views: 4,367
Posted By jotd
that looks good. Talented Richard Aplin failed to...

that looks good. Talented Richard Aplin failed to do a proper conversion in 68000, I don't suggest you try to stick to 68000 if it's too difficult. The game is very demanding.

Make it AGA, add...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 12 January 2022, 15:58
Replies: 56
Views: 4,035
Posted By jotd
768 = 256*3 really it's 256. Like Amidar. ...

768 = 256*3 really it's 256. Like Amidar.

scramble & amidar have same HW. So yes. I'm going to do exactly that, using dual playfield with 8 colors so the scrolling won't interfere with the right...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 January 2022, 12:00
Replies: 776
Views: 77,937
Posted By jotd
NTSC doesn't cut it, not enough lines, original...

NTSC doesn't cut it, not enough lines, original machine uses a 3:4 (rotated 4:3) display.

All other games (Pacman, ..) run at 60Hz (logic) but are refreshed at 50Hz (PAL)
Forum: Amiga scene 12 January 2022, 11:30
Replies: 41
Views: 3,862
Posted By jotd
Bartman VS code certainly looks neat but you...

Bartman VS code certainly looks neat

but you need to build everything from the ground.

I saw your work and that certainly looks impressive.

I can suggest you try to rebuild my relatively...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 January 2022, 10:46
Replies: 41
Views: 3,862
Posted By jotd
Definitely not buying it. Share the exe so...

Definitely not buying it.

Share the exe so everyone can see how good it is.

Windows executables don't count.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 January 2022, 22:35
Replies: 776
Views: 77,937
Posted By jotd
People certainly love my Amidar port and that's...

People certainly love my Amidar port and that's pretty much unexpected for a not so well known game. Great news :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 January 2022, 22:27
Replies: 776
Views: 77,937
Posted By jotd
Codetapper had started working on Gyruss. But it...

Codetapper had started working on Gyruss. But it never saw the light of day...

We should express our support to that project and the unfinished RoadRunner of his.

Ultimately, don't get me wrong...
Forum: MarketPlace 11 January 2022, 22:09
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By jotd
appears that all my drives were bad. A bit of...

appears that all my drives were bad. A bit of cleaning up shows promising results for floppies that I thought were bad!! But my drives failed again...

Also found an original Skyfox floppy drive....
Forum: Amiga scene 11 January 2022, 22:08
Replies: 41
Views: 3,862
Posted By jotd
if I can run that on my A1200/060 I'll believe...

if I can run that on my A1200/060 I'll believe it. And I'm not shocked if it needs 64MB of ram. No problem.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 11 January 2022, 22:06
Replies: 56
Views: 4,035
Posted By jotd
nice. Would you do an icon for whdload version? ...

nice. Would you do an icon for whdload version?

@DanyPPC: was contemplating Phoenix. But enemy movements put me off. I don't want to create a game that doesn't feel like the original...

Maybe...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 11 January 2022, 15:04
Replies: 56
Views: 4,035
Posted By jotd
Ah now that's a real bug :) thanks for reporting...

Ah now that's a real bug :) thanks for reporting that. I didn't try on a A500, my drive is now not working after it worked briefly to test MsPacman...

I tested the game only last night on my real...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 11 January 2022, 12:30
Replies: 56
Views: 4,035
Posted By jotd
on which real amiga configuration? have you tried...

on which real amiga configuration? have you tried in WinUAE too?
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 11 January 2022, 01:02
Replies: 56
Views: 4,035
Posted By jotd
very strange. WinUAE: OK, A1200: OK I...

very strange. WinUAE: OK, A1200: OK


I don't see why it wouldn't show. It's a plain sprite. Does it show in the maze later?
Forum: Amiga scene 10 January 2022, 18:17
Replies: 41
Views: 3,862
Posted By jotd
Reminds me of the Street Fighter AGA video... Too...

Reminds me of the Street Fighter AGA video... Too good to be true. Specially without sprites & blitter.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 January 2022, 17:56
Replies: 41
Views: 3,862
Posted By jotd
using CPU only would mean only 8 pre-shifted bobs...

using CPU only would mean only 8 pre-shifted bobs not 16.

Still on my Phase 5 68060 chip ram access is super slow even with a fast cpu...

Winuae doesn't emulate that extra slowness.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 January 2022, 16:09
Replies: 41
Views: 3,862
Posted By jotd
that too good to be true. And not using the...

that too good to be true. And not using the blitter... what?

Sorry, I'm saying it's fake until proven otherwise.
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