Use this to add support for modern amigas in your demos!
There was a lot of discussion on theme "System friendly demos
-Pro et Contra" in magazines around, but the situation has not
changed much for years. Still, most demos today first kill the
system, and then they start to do magic. There shouldn't be
anything wrong or bad in this method if such demos could work on
most machines. But, reality is different. Most of demos will work
only on AGA screens on TV, Video monitors or VGA monitors if you
have scandoubler. Also, most of them will not work at all if they
are started from Workbench, so you are forced to reboot and start
them without startup sequence.
Today, many people have graphic cards. Writting support for every
graphic card in demos is of course possible but it's pointless.
So, the best way to get your demos working on most, if not all,
Amiga systems and view them on different types of screens using
different graphic chips is making your demo system friendly.
Performace loss comparing to "system-unfriendly" demo is totally
exiguous. [ If you don't beleave try this startup. ]
I'm not sure why there are not so many demos what are system
friendly and support graphic cards, perhaps it is because coders
are poor nation, so they can't afford a graphic card ;>
So, I decided to release my start-up code and I hope this will
change the situation atleast a little bit better.
You can use this start-up in your demos, intros, games or
whatever you are making. You can change it, modify it, use parts
of it, spread it like you want, eat it, do whatever you want with
it, but PLEASE make demos that DO work on graphic cards!
Some of features are:
- AmigaOS friendly
- AGA fullscreen support
- CGX/P96 fullscreen support
- CGX/P96 window support
- Shell arguments and tooltypes support
- FPS limitation
- Temporarly stopping execution if demo is not running on
- ASL screen mode requester for CGX/P96 systems
- P61 replay routine by Jarno Paananen [ + some more people ]
- Chunky 2 planar routines for 030 and 040+ by Mikael Kalms
- It's not slow! ;>
[ alias Cyborg / iNDUSTRY ]
[ alias Kalms / TBL ]
P61A replay routine:
[ alias Guru / Sahara Surfers ]
NoName / Haujobb
Some portions of code, ideas, thoughts might be taken, used,
stolen, abused, and might be products of other people's minds.
Big apology to those people, it was not done with bad intention
If I have broke some copyright rules, sorry or sue me ;>