My first ever Usenet post:
From: email@example.com (S J Lacey) Newsgroups: comp.sys.amiga.tech Subject: Fast/Chip memory Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 10 Nov 89 12:49:02 GMT Sender: email@example.com Lines: 14 My problem basically revolves around asking AllocMem() for fast memory. What ever I ask for (Fast/Chip/Public), I seem to get Chip memory. I should point out that this is on an Amiga 1000 with 1Meg of ram. Ta. Steve J Lacey. ---- Whatever I say is to be believed at your own risk... firstname.lastname@example.org Department Of Computing email@example.com Imperial College 180, Queen's Gate South Kensington London SW7
This was written when I was working for Magnetic Scrolls whilst at university. I was porting Magnetic Windows (our runtime for the Magnetic Scrolls games) to the Amiga. This was written on a DEC MiniVax, and cross-compiled to the Amiga. This was fun stuff and involved getting the cross compiler running (based on gcc) writing the link loader for the Amiga when the only debug support I had was to issue an AmigaDos call that caused the current register status to be squirted out the serial port. Also, the Amiga didn't have a hard-drive. The assembler, source, etc... were all on floppy. Once the entire development system was running we could actually start on porting the game.
Sometimes I pine for those heady, low-level days...