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Offline cgutjahr

Re: Total Chaos problems
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2010, 01:59:07 PM »
Quote from: ChaosLord;583381
It isn't shareware. It is donation ware.

Ah, sorry - I've been misinformed then.


To be clear, it isn't just the music that is specially compressed, but also all soundfx and speech.  Without that compression the archive size grows by +35MB

Well, that wouldn't be a problem for Aminet. Perhaps you should ask your users what they prefer?

I know what I would choose given the choice between a bigger download and waiting 10 minutes when running the game for the first time... Even with all the compression, TC is so big that only broadband users will download it anyway.

Offline Voyager74

Re: Total Chaos problems
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2010, 04:31:32 PM »
To me, it sounds like the files weren't decompressed on your system...
Playing compressed sounds produces highpitched noises like you describe.

I feel inclined to agree that uploading all files uncompressed would be much
sweeter, even if it took a few minutes longer, one wouldn't have to wait
for the game to launch the first round, which can take quite some time
depending on cpu etc. (And seems to be causing problems for some)

@ SamuraiCrow : I'm guessing that WBlite is this distro to which he refers
http://classicwb.abime.net/ .
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Offline Im>bE

Re: Total Chaos problems
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2010, 04:30:18 AM »
I also prefer uncompressed data.

I have broadband,
but who cares if I would have had to wait a little longer to download?
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Offline Vanilla

Re: Total Chaos problems
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2011, 04:38:39 PM »

Hello. Well it sounds like you have a confusing setup. Or at least one I'm not familiar with. Let me get this straight. You boot your A1200 with a floppy bootdisk called WBLite and have some kind of flash memory card in the PCMCIA slot?

Does it have special drivers to mount the card as a drive? Well if so then that is no noob setup! :-D

Reformatting the card as FFS or SFS should help but if it needs to be mounted then that will complicate things and it might not detect it. What I suggest would be to get a CF-to-IDE converter which converts a compact flash card to work like an IDE HD and then use a 3.5" to 2.5" adaptor for the A1200 IDE port. Okay I can see that sounds complicated but it would allow you to boot off the CF card like a HD and use it as a kind of SSD type drive.

Or even a PCMCIA to IDE converter if one exists. Or just use a notebook HD. :-)  The A1200 has a notebook style IDE port on the internal IDE.

An external FAT PC drive wasn't designed for Amiga except when sharing common files with both. So I doubt it would help. Perhaps some sample file sizes of some..err samples would help. ;-)   And how much space was left after the first run?
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