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Reply 260 of 282, by DracoNihil

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Whiskey wrote on 2020-09-24, 17:13:

Huh, I played through that entirely in Wine but in D3D mode not Glide.

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Reply 261 of 282, by Whiskey

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DracoNihil wrote on 2020-09-24, 20:41:
Whiskey wrote on 2020-09-24, 17:13:

Huh, I played through that entirely in Wine but in D3D mode not Glide.

It's got its own "3dfx" shortcut which I thought was interesting as the game is very much early DirectX, with it running in a window with file menus etc.
You got me wondering what the visual differences are now between the glide and d3d renderers. I should give it a try.

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Reply 262 of 282, by DracoNihil

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D3D is seemingly hardcoded to 640x480, all the other resolutions in the launcher are greyed out. I don't know how to work around it. Atleast, not on Wine I don't.

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Reply 263 of 282, by Whiskey

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Doing my weekly retro game stream on twitch.tv/whiskey_juliet
Starts at 1.30pm GMT in half an hour.

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Reply 264 of 282, by root42

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Pimping the C64

A good friend of the channel by the name of matze79 supplied me with a rather cheap C64G. As I didn’t own a C64 at the moment, this was an excellent opportunity. The poort little C64 came with two missing keys, which were fixed by 3D printed replacements. While this looks interesting and is impressive in its own right, I wanted a more long lasting fix. The C64 was also missing its SID chip and came with a nice little SwinSID. But again, we have some better replacement on hand! So let’s open up the machine, fix those things and enjoy the fantastic world of programs the C64 has to offer!

https://youtu.be/hwrKOM6TKTg

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Reply 265 of 282, by root42

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Playing Game Music without a PC: The Roland SB55

Roland produced a number of SoundCanvas and related products. The SoundCanvas 55 came with an optional device called the SoundBrush 55. This was a floppy based MIDI recorder and player. Musicians could use it to either play back MIDI files or alternatively to record their performances. We will of course use the device to play back video game music without the need of a PC! I will have a look inside this device, which is well over 25 years old and also will hook it up to my SC55 and the MT32.

https://youtu.be/EdplWr-fPpw

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Reply 266 of 282, by FazzaGBR

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Just finished uploading a video of me going through 450+ floppy disks (and more, as not all were floppy disks it turned out)...

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Reply 267 of 282, by root42

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The Greaseweazle: Inexpensive Rescue of Old Floppies

There are many solutions to image old floppies on a very low, flux based level: Kryoflux, Catweasel, Fluxengine or Supercard Pro, to name a few. The Greaseweazle is a low cost, open source variant that can be had for less than 10 EUR. It is suitable to generate disk images of a wide variety of formats, including but not limited to IBM PC, Atari ST, C64 and Amiga. In this video you can see me test the device and create a pipeline for more or less easy creation of different disk images. In theory you can even salvage data off of damaged disks. This heavily depends on how much of the disk is still readable though, and you should weigh your options carefully if the data in question is really valuable, of course.

https://youtu.be/F3uvuCrcF2Y

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Reply 268 of 282, by root42

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Let's throw some DACs at the ISA bus! Retroianer aka matze79 is back with another sound card. This one is for all the poor PCs that don't have any sound card, but desperately want to play stereo MOD files! Will it work? Will I ruin the card?? Only one way to find out!

Sunday, 1st Nov 2020, 20:30 CET (19:30 UTC)

https://youtu.be/wW1th462IKM

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Reply 270 of 282, by root42

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root42 wrote on 2020-10-26, 21:58:

Let's throw some DACs at the ISA bus! Retroianer aka matze79 is back with another sound card. This one is for all the poor PCs that don't have any sound card, but desperately want to play stereo MOD files! Will it work? Will I ruin the card?? Only one way to find out!

Sunday, 1st Nov 2020, 20:30 CET (19:30 UTC)

https://youtu.be/wW1th462IKM

Live Stream starts in 10 minutes!

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Reply 271 of 282, by root42

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Let's Code MS DOS 0x18: VGA Plasma

The plasma is a staple of the demo scene effects. You can find it on all platforms: PC, C64, Amiga, Atari… So why don’t we code one ourselves? We base our program on the Fire effect done in an earlier episode, so if you missed that, please check it out, too. We simply replace the draw function with an appropriate algorithm for drawing… the plasma! It’s actually pretty simple.

https://youtu.be/X6BpW2N_Sf0

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Reply 272 of 282, by root42

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On Sunday, Dec 6th 2020, at 20:30 CET (19:30 UTC) I will do another live stream:

Earlier this year I got a Greaseweazle, which allows us to read out almost any floppy disk using standard PC floppy drives. Even Amiga or C64 disks pose (almost) no problem. The Greaseweazle is great, but the software still is under development. A bit more matured is the Flux Engine project. It uses a different ARM SBC, the Cypress CY8CKIT-059. Let's put some pins on that (that's the soldering part) and attach a floppy drive! Maybe we can read out some floppies?

https://youtu.be/DjZtqZ-7gzQ

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Reply 273 of 282, by DracoNihil

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I appear to have gotten Metropolis Dawn properly functioning so I might stream that sometime today, no concrete time when I'll start.

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Reply 274 of 282, by Discrete_BOB_058

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I work on making retro games work on current gen Windows NT OS. Some ideas are taken from PCGW and some by my own tries. I can be found here

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Reply 275 of 282, by root42

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The Queen of Soundcards: Roland LAPC I

The Roland MT-32 and its brethren CM-32 and CM64 were external MIDI synthesizers that were very much a gold standard for MS DOS gaming. There was one more obscure device though, which was compatible for the most part, namely the LAPC-I. It was a CM-32 and a MPU-401 rolled into one. It's a big whopping 8-bit ISA card. Today we will have a close look and listen to some samples.

https://youtu.be/zO-RkVkeu2o

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Reply 276 of 282, by appiah4

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root42 wrote on 2020-12-04, 17:38:

The Queen of Soundcards: Roland LAPC I

The Roland MT-32 and its brethren CM-32 and CM64 were external MIDI synthesizers that were very much a gold standard for MS DOS gaming. There was one more obscure device though, which was compatible for the most part, namely the LAPC-I. It was a CM-32 and a MPU-401 rolled into one. It's a big whopping 8-bit ISA card. Today we will have a close look and listen to some samples.

https://youtu.be/zO-RkVkeu2o

Glad you got a hold of one of all people I know root42, will love watching this video!

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Reply 278 of 282, by root42

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Let's Code MS DOS 0x19: Fireworks in PowerBasic With Assembler!

As 2020 comes to a close it’s time for another PowerBasic video. Last year we did a little snow simulation in PowerBasic around Christmas. This year we are going to do a fireworks simulation instead. And with a little sprinkle of x86 assembly language even!

https://youtu.be/pItbXJ5j4do

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Reply 279 of 282, by brostenen

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Made a video (yet again) to demonstrate the internal RGBtoHDMI adaptor that I have in my Amiga500-Desktop.
You can also find a few other videoes about it. Sorry for the lack of content on the channel, and really sorry about my shitty and crappy spoken English.

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