Amiga "Boing Ball" for Raspberry PI


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by bbond007 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:55 pm
I don't know if anyone is interested in this recreation of the classic Amiga "Boing Ball", but i thought someone might find it interesting.

https://github.com/bbond007/RaspPIBoing.git

the default mode is full-screen OpenGL ES with audio on the headphone jack

params:

x (320 x 240 X11)
X (640 x 480 X11)

hdmi (sound out hdmi port - best)
none (no sound)

the xwindows rendering is done via this technique described here:

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=6488

this was the original project that which which I used parts of.

http://www.jimbrooks.org/web/opengl/boing/
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by mahjongg » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:22 pm
Great, I remember all Amiga's competitors brought out their own "boing ball demo's" to show they could to it too, notably the Atari ST, but others too.

Where can I view a video of the result?
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by Wizard » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:55 pm
Why not include a Makefile in the git?

I like the demo though!
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by fdion » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:11 am
run the shell script (buildrelease.sh). You will need to install mplayer and zip before you run it.

the executable will end up in a .ZIP archive. unzip it, you then have a .bin executable. Run it, enjoy.

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by bbond007 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:14 am
Sorry,
my bad :( this is the first time I used git.

try now...

thanks
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by bbond007 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:11 am
mahjongg wrote:Great, I remember all Amiga's competitors brought out their own "boing ball demo's" to show they could to it too, notably the Atari ST, but others too.

Where can I view a video of the result?


I'll see what I can do, I'm not a big video guy.

I'd have to join one of these video sites...
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by bbond007 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:20 am
mahjongg wrote:Great, I remember all Amiga's competitors brought out their own "boing ball demo's" to show they could to it too, notably the Atari ST, but others too.

Where can I view a video of the result?


The beauty if the original Amiga version is that it took just a small fraction of the CPU. In fact, it even started in the background. I remember seeing the mac version and laughing because you had to reboot afterwards because it has reconfigure the video memory which hosed the OS....

The video of the results should show up here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGXH3fL3 ... e=youtu.be

it is uploading now on my steam-powered DSL connection. Only 2 hours to go...
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by dave j » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:37 am
mahjongg wrote:Great, I remember all Amiga's competitors brought out their own "boing ball demo's" to show they could to it too, notably the Atari ST, but others too.

The Archimedes version was called "A Meagre Demonstration" because it was written in Basic. :)
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by bbond007 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:28 pm
dave j wrote:
mahjongg wrote:Great, I remember all Amiga's competitors brought out their own "boing ball demo's" to show they could to it too, notably the Atari ST, but others too.

The Archimedes version was called "A Meagre Demonstration" because it was written in Basic. :)
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I downloaded riscos but did not o much with it other than watch it boot. Would I be able to run that demo?

My keyboard did not work but now I have one that works with riscos...

Thanks
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by dave j » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:59 pm
bbond007 wrote:
I downloaded riscos but did not o much with it other than watch it boot. Would I be able to run that demo?

My keyboard did not work but now I have one that works with riscos...

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I don't see why not - it was just Basic after all. You'll have to find a copy first though - I haven't got one any more
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by bbond007 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:18 am
dave j wrote:
bbond007 wrote:
I downloaded riscos but did not o much with it other than watch it boot. Would I be able to run that demo?

My keyboard did not work but now I have one that works with riscos...

Thanks

I don't see why not - it was just Basic after all. You'll have to find a copy first though - I haven't got one any more


"A Meagre Demonstration" - thats named like a Led Zeppelin song.. and quite difficult to find.

Also I was just thinking .I have been reading BBC basic (like Blitz and Amos for Amiga) let you inline assembly and take over the hardware. Even if I find it, who knows if it will work...
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