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About philipj

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  1. Well... I was young when I got into collecting Jaguar stuff... When I sold my Jag collection on ebay I thought I was finish with the Jaguar, but I started kind of missing it a little so the first thing I did was I got a Jag from ebay along with a couple of skunkboards and decided I'm in for the long haul; would be a shame to put all my Jag knowledge to waist... But it would be even nicer to have some new fresh perspective from some a newer generation of Jaguar enthusiast... Someone out of the wood-works would probably want to see the system push to the limit at some point in time like I did once they find out how powerful the Jaguar really is... And how flawed and buggy the system is as well unfortunately. Anyone crazy enough to program the Jaguar find that they have to take the good with the bad just like the programmers before them.
  2. Well... I'm still messing around with QB64... I remember a conversation I had some time back with someone telling me if I really want to learn to make games, start making them on the PC first before programming the Jaguar. Well I'm listening now thus I'm still watching online tutorials whenever they post things... I'm using QB64 as a prototyping tool for game concepts this way I can make what I want on the PC without the Jaguar's bottleneck. Better to have somethings in place before tackling the Jaguar hardware although I do have to say I still have the Atari ST "Realtime 3D Programming In Assembly For The Atari ST" book that I've been reading on and off... I did however run into this book called "The Revolutionary Guide To QBASIC" published in 1996 by four different authors that talks about making realtime 3D in old-school QBASIC, which is pretty astounding if you ask me... There was even articles on a 3D engine in QBASIC that supported texture-mapping on a platformer game where they had a frog hopping around a mapped 3D world all written in QBASIC... Some engines supported gouraud shading but were only seen in demos. They seem to have been a tight little community for QBASIC back in the day that lasted until early 2000s when DOS was becoming obsolete; they made games, demos, push boundaries with QB until it got old and people went their separate ways. Today QB64 the newer people in the community has really been trying to push people into making games because the world has seemingly moved on with just a few games made using QB64... I Didn't mean to ramble on like that, but that's the current state of affairs with me right now... Don't want to throw this topic off track. So back to the topic...
  3. True that man... That Tempest mod track demonstrated a lot of how you can make the most of the four channels of sound... That whole mod tracking scene really did push boundaries almost beyond what a professional recording studio could produce and people are still producing four channel music today on their 16bit computers. Dude...! WTF are you talking about??? Once again you assume things about me that you know nothing about... I rarely post stuff over here that much and already you're on that BS without any reasonable purpose other than to get people out of character... But carry on Zero, your rep for attacking people with no real reason has proceeded AA with a flood of Jag fans lighting the forum up waiting to meet the great "Zerosquare". I never claimed to be a rock star, I'm just enthusiastic about what I talk about, but don't confuse enthusiasm with being arrogant and egotistical...
  4. I looked at "Time Sharing" at one point in time to address the bus issue... If I was to make a game engine for the Atari Jaguar, it would probably be centered around a "graphics and sound buffer" using a "non parallel" way of processing everything where each CPU would take turn using the main bus similar to old-school "Time Sharing". It's a bit crude in theory, but seem to hold some benefits like allowing each processor to have full access to all of the systems resources for more potent processing potentials, but that's just a theoretical remedy I came up with till I can get a better understanding of the Jaguar. It would be all about maintaining the graphic and sound buffers which would probably mean the use of a "double or triple buffer" situation to ensure smooth data flow for fast action playability... At least that's my game plan; I haven't tried it yet so I wouldn't advise others to do so (do at your own risk), but that's where my head has been for a while now. I know most would rather shoot for that fast on the fly real-time action, which is usually a good policy especially for real-time 3D stuff and I'm not knocking it, but given the bottleneck troubles with the "main bus", I would try my hand with the "Time Sharing" thing... Now back to the topic. lol
  5. I gotta try my hand with a mod tracker... Definitely on my to-do list. My only issue is the 4 channels to work with; I'd like to do more with the DSP's synth capabilities using more than 4 measly channels... Other than that, the track sounds great dude, I'd love to see SF on the Jaguar.
  6. I'm interested in getting a couple of skunks... Can't wait for the release.
  7. The first time I saw "Cybermorph" on the Atari Jaguar was in 93 or 94 when it was displayed at a "Sams Club" store... At that time I thought the game looked pretty impressive for that time period. It certainly looked better than "Starfox" for the SNES.
  8. The XM was Curt's pet project wasn't it...? Very sad... I really was looking forward to the module being released at some point in time. It would probably be wishful thinking for the module to be released "as-is" in its current state. Very sad state of affairs indeed if the project has been let go at this point; it wouldn't be too surprising, but it would be a little sad. If they do release the XM, I think it should be labeled the "XM Legacy Module or XMLM" (or something meaningful like that) in honor of Curt Vendel himself, but that's probably more wishful thinking. 😥
  9. I first read about it in the EGM magazines in the 90s... Then ran into one on display at a local "Sams" store in the early 90s, but never actually got one until later in the late 90s early 2000s. I accidentally ran into the Jaguar scene after finding an old Atari Lynx at a local thrift store, getting on the internet to find out more about the Lynx and saw that "Native" and other titles were still being made for the Atari Jaguar as well as some Lynx title. By the time I got myself a Jaguar, it was well off of the store shelves for some years... I wanted to make "Playstation 1" game, but settled for the Atari Jaguar instead; been stuck with it ever since.
  10. I know right... What's Atariage without "Curt Vendel"...? He's the official historian here isn't he...? Very sad and very shocking news.
  11. Wow... Just sad man... I couldn't believe it when I first heard the news... Condolences. 😞
  12. That's on account of the Motorola 68000 isn't it...? The interface was designed to work with the Motorola.
  13. Today I found an old "Yamaha DX9 Synthesizer" at a local pawnshop for $120... This will be my fifth retro synthesizer I have along with the "Casio CZ 5000", the "Roland JX-8P, and three other rack modules. Along with an "Atari ST 520" just in case I need a retro computer to control these instruments, slowly but progressively building up for an in-house studio.

     

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    2. philipj

      philipj

      I have a TX81z rack module I found at a thrift-store a couple of years back... I'm working on getting my hands on another kind of DX synth with more capabilities on it. The DX9 was a cheap and easy buy so I grabbed it.

    3. DragonGrafx-16

      DragonGrafx-16

      TX81z is a real keeper if I only ever really use it for the Lately Bass preset lol

    4. DragonGrafx-16

      DragonGrafx-16

      Also nice JX-8P and CZ-4000...

       

      I have a JX-3P and while it is like a poor man's Jupiter-8 (uses the same filter) the JX-8P would be more useful in a MIDI setup. My Alpha Juno-1 gets more use because of this. 

  14. Look buddy, you chase your dreams your way and I'll chase mine, thank you... Until I master this programming thing I'll continue to theorize based on what I know and post accordingly. If you can't handle it, that's your problem, not mine... But seriously I'll work harder to keep my post correct as possible, but I get the feeling that's still won't be satisfying to some here so the heck with it; I'll post what I think is best... This is a forum after all, I'll take my chances. Besides most of the stuff I post publicly are based on general knowledge most are familiar with... I haven't even posted the crazy off the wall ideas I have yet for concern folks would really think that I'm off my rockers; I keep that part secret. 🤪 That's good to know. Yes please... Let's get back on topic.
  15. Yea... I just returned before this turn into some kind of crap show... I heard about that little mess... I don't know the full details, but it's unfortunate whatever happen in that regard, we shouldn't be fighting with each other at a game forum of all places. My knowledge of that is from rumors and rumors only, if you're implying I had anything to do with whatever that mess one, please understand that I visit forums and try and input the best types of post that I can put out there to keep the vibe as positive as I can. We all know what flame wars, trolls and other arguments. You posted before I could get my post mine; was still typing when you posted... No one has told me anything, I have a mind of my own. I don't post at AA as often as I use to and when I do, it's usually just one or two or just a few subjects I'll visit from time to time. I know what it is for someone to be worrisome and I try not be that or erroneously start throwing accusations around on people unless I have reason to, but even with that, I usually keep it to myself to avoid situation like this unless someone ask me come out with it. I came out with it so there it is, but CJ came at me first.
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