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[News] GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote FluxANN.lu
Posted on 10-Apr-2002 07:30 GMT by Christian Kemp55 comments
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NARR wrote: "We have a new and very interesting GFX-BASE interview for you: This time we talked to the software-group 'Coyote Flux' responsible for great software like CoyoteSound or the PPC SNES emu SuperAmicon. The guys from Coyote Flux told us new facts about their latest project J Miner, a software, which uses video streams to create a complete corrected two and 3D model of the surface. They also reveal that they have a G3/G4 Amiga-based supercomputer and this is no joke!"
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 1 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 10-Apr-2002 05:43 GMT
Hmmm on http://www.thendic-france.com/Tech/US/Links/links.htm there is a link to bPlan....
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 2 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 10-Apr-2002 05:58 GMT
From the first line of the interview: <CITE>Coyote Flux currently works in a french company called Thendic-France, owned by Raquel Velasco and Bill Buck</CITE>... - VIScorp, anyone?
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 3 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by SimplePPC on 10-Apr-2002 06:14 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
What do you think this new supercomputer is ? It's a Bplan mobo and nothing else.
And yes Bill Buck was from Viscorp, makes you feel confident doesn't it ?
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 4 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 10-Apr-2002 06:20 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Christian Kemp):
Yes, there I am, forgetting that I blocked HTML parsing eons ago. I should really change that.
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 5 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by anon (who read the interview) on 10-Apr-2002 07:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
>>"What do you think about the AmigaONE G3SE - Are you going to buy one? "
>>"No, we prefer the Pegasos. It is a well-engineered machine and it has plenty more and better implemented features."
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 6 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Sotiris Papageorgiou on 10-Apr-2002 07:14 GMT
Yep i think they are bplan fans as i am,but i will buy amione+os4 and wait for the os4 release for bplan`s pegaso which i hope will be the next think after os4 release for am1.Maybe their are trying to make a laptop from the microatx pegaso?????Someone for a laptop amiga anywhere????Where are those jap`s when you need them :-)
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 7 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Kent Seaton on 10-Apr-2002 08:26 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Sotiris Papageorgiou):
Perhaps it's just me, I'm waiting to hear the feedback on both sides of the "who's on first" affairs between Pegasos and AmigaOne 'esc releases. Out of what I've seen my first choice is the A1G3SE but that could change in a second if specific features are added to the MorphOS development (doesn't look likely but everything is pretty hush hush so that could change). I was bit pretty hard on the extremely well documented and thoroughly supported CSPPC card and that has left a bad taste for hardware/software coming from the Phase5 reorg. However, I'm willing to wait and see how well it all pans out before making a final call. Thank god there are other Amiga users nearby who seem torn all the same (couple preordered the A1, couple preordered the Pegasos) so I'll be able to give both of them a good run before hand. I'd say a comparitive review is in order but it seems rather futile if you ask me.
The hardest decision is this... I don't want an OS based on MUI or Reaction, rather a different/better standard, neither OS4 or MorphOS looks to provide such a solution just yet.
cheers
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 8 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by nOw2 on 10-Apr-2002 08:31 GMT
"Supercomputer"?
So there are a couple of thousand of these G3 or G4 board with 128MB RAM connected together?
Or has someone misused some terminology? :)
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 9 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 10-Apr-2002 08:36 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Kent Seaton):
"The hardest decision is this... I don't want an OS based on MUI or Reaction, rather a different/better
standard, neither OS4 or MorphOS looks to provide such a solution just
yet. "
The Amiga OS is based on Exec, libraries, devices, etc.
Gadtools, Reaction, and MUI are just GUI engines, which programmers
can use if they like. Many programmers have found MUI to be extremely
useful, and written good programs using it.
It's always possible for somebody to write another GUI engine, and if
it works well, programmers will use it. An obvious possibility for
fast Amigas would be one based on structured graphics, like Display
Postscript (used in the NeXt).
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 10 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by DaveW on 10-Apr-2002 09:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Don Cox):
This flexibility and the ability for users to retarget loaded functions ( the way bootblock virii work and the
way most display patching functions work ) are the main reason why I am
confident that AmigaOS has a future.
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 11 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by DaveW on 10-Apr-2002 09:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Don Cox):
This flexibility and the ability for users to retarget loaded functions ( the way bootblock virii work and the
way most display patching functions work ) are the main reason why I am
confident that AmigaOS has a future.
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 12 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by John Niclasen on 10-Apr-2002 09:08 GMT
Slightly OffTopic.
Coyote Flux' 3D engine (http://www.coyoteflux.tmfweb.nl/B2000.html) reminds me of the game OUTCAST (http://www.outcast-game.com/english/html/index.htm).
Don't you think?
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 13 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by John Niclasen on 10-Apr-2002 09:10 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (John Niclasen):
Better link to the OUTCAST screenshots:
http://www.outcast-game.com/english/html/image_screen.html
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 14 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Tony Gore on 10-Apr-2002 09:36 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (John Niclasen):
from the Outcast website, re: about the AI/Game engine
"Paradise is interfaced with DirectX via our Platform Abstraction Layer. All the engines are software implemented and only use Microsoft APIs for future hardware accelerator support."
Nope, guess they are not the same...but they do both have mountains, ;)
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 15 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Allen on 10-Apr-2002 10:40 GMT
I though a supercomputer was defined as any computer able to exceede 1 teraflop...
"IBM is also building an academic supercomputer for the San Diego Supercomputer Center that will operate at 1 teraflop." - Taken from http://search390.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid10_gci213071,00.html
That is why G4's fitted with AltiVec are considered by some (including the US government) to be SuperComputers they can in certain situations achieve > 1TF.
Although I am sure I'll get flamed for that. :(
Allen
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 16 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Allen on 10-Apr-2002 10:42 GMT
Dave,
There is no plural for virus.
See..http://www.perl.com/language/misc/virus.html
Allen
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 17 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 10-Apr-2002 10:50 GMT
I wonder what is the status of Thendic's AmigaDE device...
http://www.thendic.de/english/Smartboy.htm
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 18 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 10-Apr-2002 10:51 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (priest):
perhaps the supercomputer is intent/DE based...
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 19 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 10-Apr-2002 10:52 GMT
Perhaps thendic is the secret company developing the "Next Generation Amiga HW" that was mentioned by AInc ...
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 20 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by DaveW on 10-Apr-2002 10:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (Allen):
>There is no plural for virus.
Its a bad habit of mine :-)
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 21 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Petro Tyschtschenko on 10-Apr-2002 10:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (SimplePPC):
Dear Amigian,
This makes me a lot more confident.As all of you know I met Bill before ESCOM AG bought Commodore in New York on the bankruptcy court in April 1995....Bill was always around and when Escom AG went into bankruptcy, he worked for Viscorp and would like to buy AMIGA. He and his wife Raquel fighted very serious and hard for this deal in 1996.....On the end Gateway has done the deal....But
time is changing and I think Bill and Raquell are this days on the right track.
BPlan using a lot of Super Amiga Brains and will manage in my opion the future.... I am quite sure this will bring my beloved Amiga a big step forward.
Good luck
Petro Tyschtschenko
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 22 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by DaveW on 10-Apr-2002 11:07 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Petro Tyschtschenko):
Anyone confirm that Petro uses AOL?
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 23 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 10-Apr-2002 11:12 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (DaveW):
If it is Petro it's VERY nice to see him here!
If it's not Petro hunt this guy down for abusing his name!
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 24 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 10-Apr-2002 11:17 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (Anonymous):
The IP address used to post does resolve to AOL.
But apart from that, there is no telling whether this posting is genuine or not.
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 25 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by A on 10-Apr-2002 11:27 GMT
Proof: Only the real Petro would be able to spell the family name correctly :)
But then again, how do we know it's spelt correctly? Argh.
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 26 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Andrea on 10-Apr-2002 11:37 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (DaveW):
When I sent him an e-mail to his amiga.com address, ha answered from the address ptysch@aol.com, that appears to be the one shown here. So either it was a post from someone that contacted Petro.lha a while ago and was able to fake us all, or it's just him. If the latter applies, than I express all my respect to him, for the work he has done in the past.
Kind regards,
Andrea
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 27 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by DaveW on 10-Apr-2002 11:37 GMT
In reply to Comment 25 (A):
This only serves to remind me how authentication is practically impossible on the internet.
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 28 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by DaveW on 10-Apr-2002 11:42 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Andrea):
Well we will just have to assume its him until proven otherwise I guess.
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 29 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by cOrpse on 10-Apr-2002 12:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Andrea):
AOL email addresses also have a AIM account tied in , so fire up your aim client and have a word with him hehe
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 30 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by DaveW on 10-Apr-2002 12:02 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (cOrpse):
Ooooh thats a good idea. Id like to chat with him - its been over three years since I saw
him at an Amiga show.
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 31 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 10-Apr-2002 12:03 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (cOrpse):
CoRPSe***: hey petro !
PTYSCH: Hi, how are you...
CoRPSe***: i saw a post on ann , just checking to see if ur the real thing :)
PTYSCH: Yes, of ;-)course, I am still alive, god thanks....
CoRPSe***: everyone will be happy to hear that :)
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 32 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by DaveW on 10-Apr-2002 12:10 GMT
In reply to Comment 31 (Anonymous):
Ah. Flaw. Relies on trusting third party ( petro uses this ID ), so I could in fact be
talking to the faker.
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 33 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by cOrpse on 10-Apr-2002 12:15 GMT
In reply to Comment 32 (DaveW):
who knows , hopefully it is petro and everythings going to be right in the amiga world once again :)
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 34 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by cOrpse on 10-Apr-2002 13:15 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Petro Tyschtschenko):
Yep those super amiga brains made some super ppc cards , shame they didn`t work .
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 35 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 10-Apr-2002 15:24 GMT
In reply to Comment 34 (cOrpse):
They do - only yours doesn't, because of your bad attitude! :o)
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 36 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 10-Apr-2002 15:25 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Allen):
>I though a supercomputer was defined as any computer able to exceede 1 teraflop...
The Apple definition is 1GFlop afair.
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 37 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by cOrpse on 10-Apr-2002 16:26 GMT
In reply to Comment 35 (Anonymous):
i think i have a right to a bad attitude when i`ve have a card that cost many hundreds of pounds and is of little more worth then the 030 viper i got from someone for a tenner
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 38 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Joe "Floid" Kanowitz on 10-Apr-2002 16:31 GMT
Just noticed the Burnin' Rubber 2000 page. I have to say I'd be very interested in seeing truly high-res (800x600, at least) screenshots, even if they aren't being pumped out in realtime, especially of the bump-maps and the 'mountain' shot. Sounds like they want to wait and introduce that at a compo; if so, just make sure some shots make it back to ANN, okay? :)
It would be very interesting to see how that engine stacks up against Fathammer and Warp3D's software renderers, both of which(?) were built with low-memory usage in mind. Coming up with a benchmark portable across the 3 implementations might be a little rough, though...
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 39 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 10-Apr-2002 16:49 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Petro Tyschtschenko):
I think maybe they should hire some more legal consultants rather than "Amiga Super Brains".
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 40 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by cOrpse on 10-Apr-2002 17:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 39 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
thats one way of getting inside to take down their operation , offering ur legal services that is :).
Another way is to just piss on their fireworks with some tastey screenshots so they give up ;) .
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 41 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 10-Apr-2002 18:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 39 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
"9 years wasted"?
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 42 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 10-Apr-2002 18:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 41 (Anonymous):
You want to take bets on that? :)
I'm your man!
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 43 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Kent Seaton on 10-Apr-2002 18:30 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (DaveW):
Petro has used AOL for many many years. I even remember sending an email to him before CUCUG went down. He has his reasons for using AOL which in all honesty make perfect sense. Who else has the option to travel the world and still have local internet access?
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 44 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by DaveW on 11-Apr-2002 05:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 43 (Kent Seaton):
AT&T Global Network formerly IBM Global Network.
Im not slamming his choice of ISP.
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 45 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Phill on 11-Apr-2002 11:05 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (Allen):
> There is no plural for virus.
virii is recognised by a lot of people as a plural for virus.
all words are made up & generally misused, I'd be suprised if you only ever use words that are recognised in the oxford english dictionary ( the full set not the concise edition ).
Phill
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 46 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Seehund on 11-Apr-2002 11:48 GMT
In reply to Comment 45 (Phill):
> virii is recognised by a lot of people as a plural for virus.
Inglisch isent maj nejtiv längwädsj, sou itt dassent mätter hau aj rajt. Ö lott off pipel rekognajs it äs bïing korrekt äniwejs.
"Virii" is neither a Latin nor an English word. It's not a word, it's a group of letters. The fact that there are other confused people who think it has something to do with "virus" (Engl. pl. "viruses") doesn't excuse its usage. Stop it.
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 47 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by DaveW on 11-Apr-2002 11:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 46 (Seehund):
sprintf(dictionary,
"%s is the new plural for virus dont blow a blood vessel.\n"
"virii" );
Now it truly is just a collection of characters - just like HTTP - oh no!!!! The whole
internet doesnt really exist!
!!!!
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 48 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 11-Apr-2002 12:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 39 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
You would like to apply for a job at bplan? :)
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 49 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Kronos on 11-Apr-2002 12:17 GMT
In reply to Comment 48 (Anonymous):
Tought they had enough trouble allready.
GFX-BASE: Interview with Coyote Flux : Comment 50 of 55ANN.lu
Posted by Lennart Fridén on 12-Apr-2002 03:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (Allen):
Allen, do take your time to consult a proper dictionary rather than the PERL site ;-)
From dictionary.com:
"vi·rus Pronunciation Key (vrs)
n. pl. vi·rus·es"
So yes, there is a plural form of virus in use, and no, it is certainly not virii!
Cheers!
/Lennart
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