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Amiga computer related discussion => Amiga Gaming => Topic started by: NovaCoder on November 25, 2015, 06:01:47 AM

Title: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: NovaCoder on November 25, 2015, 06:01:47 AM
Hi Guys,

A few people already know that I'm taking a break from Amiga coding and selling my gear (a few items will be appearing on AmiBay soon).

I thought it would be nice to list all of the ports that I've been working on over the past few years since I got my first ever Amiga

I'll try and list these in roughly the correct order of development..


DOTT AGA (dedicated port) 030  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nVGnGARENw)


ScummVM AGA 030/040/060 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_GFvMXp66I)


ScummVM OCS/ECS 030 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmQhCKQJWjg)


ScummVM RTG 040 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDuDfD5yPeo)


BOOM AGA 060 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTnz4snCIcA)


AmiQuake AGA 060 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjphnQSd2m8)


AmiQuake 2 AGA 060 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS21EyNkRlw)


AmiWolf OCS/ECS/AGA 030 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaMuopipN7o)


AmiSpear OCS/ECS/AGA 030 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaMuopipN7o)


Descent Rebirth AGA/RTG 040/060 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giSiAMGc3AI)


ZDOOM AGA/RTG 040/060 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lHsnJBwEEAI)


ODAMEX AGA/RTG 040/060 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_AmOFfaBIQ)


Ultima 7 AGA/RTG 040/060 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFVemoYtCSs)


AmiDuke AGA 060 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mef6qbN1B3Y)


DOSBox AGA/RTG 040/060 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBahgGWG6v0)
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: smf on November 25, 2015, 06:13:41 AM
I have enjoyed quite a few of your ports so thanks for that!
What will you spend  your time on when your amiga is gone?
I hope to see you here again soon! :)
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: som99 on November 25, 2015, 09:30:16 AM
You have done some really nice work, will miss you!
I hope you will be back some day, will you even sell your 060 card?
Keep your A1200 at least! With luck when you get back the "amiga feeling" there are affordable FPGAs for it :)

Thanks for all your excelent work over the years!
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: NovaCoder on November 25, 2015, 10:18:41 AM
Thanks guys :)

Yes it's been quite a ride, I've accomplished more than I ever expected!

Yes already sold my beloved 1260, A1200 next.

Will probably get another one in a few years just to play games :)
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: AAACHIPSET on November 25, 2015, 10:21:43 AM
Quote from: som99;799570
You have done some really nice work, will miss you!
I hope you will be back some day, will you even sell your 060 card?
Keep your A1200 at least! With luck when you get back the "amiga feeling" there are affordable FPGAs for it :)

Thanks for all your excelent work over the years!
dont sell ur gear  ...just cover it  up  ..put it away ..amiga  madness  will return
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: Jose on November 25, 2015, 11:16:34 AM
Agreed, keep at least one cause when you later on want to get another it will be much more expensive, Amiga classic stuff keeps raising in price...
Greatly appreciate your ports too. Hope you'll be back when the FPGA accelerators mature.
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: kamelito on November 25, 2015, 11:45:39 AM
Quote from: NovaCoder;799571
Thanks guys :)

Yes it's been quite a ride, I've accomplished more than I ever expected!

Yes already sold my beloved 1260, A1200 next.

Will probably get another one in a few years just to play games :)

Gr8 achievements there congrats!
Is the source code of your ports available so anyone can contribute if needed?

Kamelito
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: Sir_Lucas on November 25, 2015, 12:08:55 PM
You've accomplished some amazing things. It would be a huge loss for the community if you've left. You are a very talented person mate.
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: Kokos on November 25, 2015, 12:13:02 PM
Thanks for all your work and help. I support your decision as I know sometimes it's good to drop habits to see other things in life.
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: OldB0y on November 25, 2015, 02:00:14 PM
Good luck, and thanks for the great ports :-)
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: vince_6 on November 25, 2015, 03:09:38 PM
Carry on with your life mate and thank you for your efforts over the years.


ps: you know that you will come back right?
     Amiga is our joy and curse...
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: yssing on November 25, 2015, 03:32:01 PM
You will be missed NovaCoder.

Quote from: vince_6;799586

ps: you know that you will come back right?
     Amiga is our joy and curse...


Yes that's the truth.
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: Niding on November 25, 2015, 04:15:28 PM
Quote from: yssing;799588
You will be missed NovaCoder.


+1

And we will be here to welcome you when you decide to come back ;)
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: Oldsmobile_Mike on November 25, 2015, 07:55:12 PM
I keep hoping maybe one of these days an '060 AGA machine will fall into my lap so I can try some of your ports!  But who am I kidding, I don't have room for another computer so I'll just have to live vicariously through all your videos.  ;)  Awesome work, and best of luck in your future ventures!  :D
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: cunnpole on November 25, 2015, 08:46:29 PM
So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Very impressed with all the stuff you've done. Enjoy your break! Maybe when you come back we'll all have fpga systems and be able to play your games above 200 mips :)
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: mingle on November 25, 2015, 09:09:53 PM
That's a shame, as you're one of the most knowledgeable and level-headed posters on here...

But I get where you're coming from: I was in the same place a few years ago and as we grow up, our priorities change.

I sold all of my Amiga gear (although I might be interested in you A1200 - are you in Melbourne? :-)) and now use WinUAE whenever I feel the need for a nostalgia-fix.

Thanks again for all you work and time!

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: BozzerBigD on November 25, 2015, 10:04:11 PM
See ya NovaCoder. Seems sad your selling up as we'll never see the Amiga's like again. Computing was new and fun in the 80s and the Amiga really did bring arcade graphics to the home for the first time. I will be sharing my 'miggys with the next generation. No iPad rubbish for my little one. At 2 years old, she already loves Rainbow Islands and Deluxe Pacman and yet she hasn't get used to the CD32 direction pad yet! She thumps that red button like a trooper though ;-)
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: HardStep on November 26, 2015, 12:05:25 AM
Hats off to your great work!
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: jj on November 26, 2015, 12:44:26 AM
so long and thanks for all the fish :)
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: F1Lupo on November 26, 2015, 12:51:09 AM
say it ain't so Nova :shocked::cry:

was happy with my 030@50 for years before I saw your 060 ports and that made me lose my mind getting to terms with my 1200T, mediator setup! well worthwhile thanks to your efforts:)

won't say bye but rather see you later:pint:
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: slaapliedje on November 26, 2015, 12:58:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s

I think I died a little inside!  

I'll re-ask the same question, is the source available for your ports?  Eventually I'll get around to coding for the Amiga (been wanting to for years, but real life keeps getting in the way).  

You've been a great supporter of the Amiga, and I'm thinking karma will probably give you some returns!

Thanks, and I know you'll be back... they always come back.... muahahaha.
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: gertsy on November 26, 2015, 06:49:06 AM
Bye NovaCoder. Missing you already. :(
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: Lurch on November 26, 2015, 08:00:36 AM
Sad to see you go, I've still got your old 060 card. It's still going strong.

Hopefully you will be back, so many good ports. :)
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: kolla on November 26, 2015, 08:48:18 AM
Good luck with your new adventures! :D
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: CrashMidnick on November 26, 2015, 12:35:55 PM
Thanks mate for everything you've done (and maybe will be done in the future) :banana::banana::banana:
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: tolkien on November 26, 2015, 09:09:34 PM
Thanks for all NovaCoder. You are an AmigaHero. It´s sad but It´s your life.
I´m sure I´ll see you with an Amiga+FPGA doing your magic soon.
Thanks again mate!
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: wawrzon on November 26, 2015, 10:00:23 PM
see you, nova! good luck!
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: XDelusion on November 26, 2015, 10:19:20 PM
As you know Nova, I've been going through the same motions. I am keeping in touch with Amiga NG (in it's more affordable incarnations), but have sold most of my old Amiga gear.
That being said, when a high end FPGA solution becomes available, I'll be back with enthusiasm and still intend to take on your Odamex port and see what I can do with it. In the mean time, I still gotta finish up my other video game project and of course keep real life and my other hobbies in interest as well. :)

Enjoy your time off and thank you for paving so much new ground in Amiga land!
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: trekiej on November 27, 2015, 06:33:56 AM
:( Hate to see you go. Peace.
edit:
Thanks.
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: Duce on November 27, 2015, 10:37:53 AM
Best of luck in the future, and thank you very much for your contributions towards the Amiga scene!
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: LoadWB on November 30, 2015, 04:09:15 AM
Aw, man.  I hate to see a talented member leave, but I understand life is life.  Best wishes for your future.

I am not by any means good enough to do it, so I hope someone else picks up the mantle for some of your projects, especially DOSBox.  And ScummVM?!  AGH!

God speed, Nova!
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: cunnpole on November 30, 2015, 09:28:58 AM
Quote from: slaapliedje;799604
is the source available for your ports?

It's in the aminet archive: http://aminet.net/package/misc/emu/DOSBox_AGA (http://aminet.net/package/misc/emu/DOSBox_AGA) etc.
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: paul1981 on November 30, 2015, 01:56:11 PM
Thanks for your remarkable efforts for our favourite computer over the years. I do hope you'll return one day though. Cheers buddy :drink:
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: Firestone on December 02, 2015, 12:00:45 AM
Thanks a lot for beeing with us in the Amiga community for so long.
We'll miss you!
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: adonay on December 02, 2015, 06:33:53 PM
Good Luck .
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: Speelgoedmannetje on December 02, 2015, 10:48:22 PM
Darn impressive your legacy is indeed, you will be missed!
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: majsta on December 03, 2015, 04:21:45 PM
Don't like what I see. NovaCoder remember in this Amiga community you have made huge reputation as a coder and as a person. Probably there are no other hobbies or communities in the world where people so much appreciate for someones work like in this one. But you will be back and your statement will change to something like "Life begins at 300Mips" :)
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: Dragster on December 03, 2015, 07:17:26 PM
Thanks Novacoder for all your great ports and efforts to keep our beloved platform alive. Have a great one. Hope you comeback stronger someday.

Cheers,
Dragster.
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: F1Lupo on December 04, 2015, 05:08:15 AM
hey guys he's just taking a break from coding and not leaving us to join the Atari community:biglaugh:
Title: Re: NovaCoder has left the building..
Post by: MelbourneBen on December 08, 2015, 06:15:02 AM
All the best mate...but remember it's very likely you'll come back to the Amiga scene so I'd recommend not selling all your stuff. Over the last 20 some years I've taken many breaks but always come back :-)