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    VileR replied to the thread Area 5150 for IBM PC 4.77MHz.
    The rotating 3D object scene has a couple of IRQ handlers where long sequences of NOPs are used to fine-tune the timing of certain...
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    VileR replied to the thread Area 5150 for IBM PC 4.77MHz.
    For me it was mostly fasm on my modern desktop, then PCem for quick testing (as far as my own parts of the code are concerned it mostly...
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    VileR replied to the thread Area 5150 for IBM PC 4.77MHz.
    Most parts are expected to run well enough on clones, but sections like the end credits are more sensitive to inaccuracies than anything...
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    VileR replied to the thread Area 5150 for IBM PC 4.77MHz.
    Some good news on the non-IBM front. Area 5150 runs correctly on a Compaq Portable all the way through: (ignore the TV).
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    VileR reacted to resman's post in the thread Area 5150 for IBM PC 4.77MHz with Like Like.
    Yes!
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    VileR replied to the thread Area 5150 for IBM PC 4.77MHz.
    Glad you liked it! Ha- never heard of that game until now, but apparently there's a 'Super Life of Pixel' now which includes a...
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    VileR replied to the thread Area 5150 for IBM PC 4.77MHz.
    The per-frame code really doesn't take all that much CPU time - IIRC no more than ~20% in this version ("profiled" using border-color...
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    VileR replied to the thread Area 5150 for IBM PC 4.77MHz.
    Yes, that's "ansi-from-hell" at 80x100 characters. That's why the tiles weren't simply converted from the arcade version (they had to...
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    VileR replied to the thread Area 5150 for IBM PC 4.77MHz.
    No, but perhaps it can help indirectly if your board and drivers let you use it as UMBs (or even just the page frame window) to free up...
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    VileR replied to the thread Area 5150 for IBM PC 4.77MHz.
    We do want to shrink that RAM footprint somewhat - there's quite a bit of flexibility as to when we can load and unload various bits of...
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    VileR replied to the thread Area 5150 for IBM PC 4.77MHz.
    Yes, please watch the second video linked by reenigne in post #4. The one in the OP was taken from the video shown at the party - we had...
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    VileR reacted to resman's post in the thread More CGA "even lower res" shenanigans with Like Like.
    While looking at a VGA Mode-X image viewer I wrote some time ago, it got me thinking that we're missing some modes on the CGA that...
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    This is a question that gets asked from time to time, and I've been researching this in the past day or so, and there is a lot of...
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    Didn't they have that "manufacturing test" device mentioned in the BIOS listing, which loaded custom code through the keyboard port...
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    The 8088 only gets a small fraction of the total frame time to push all this data out, if you want to avoid display issues. That's a...
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