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daznic 07 January 2016 21:12

Running WHDLoad games directly from PCMCIA
 
Well I am happy to say I now finally have my dream setup - A really nice clean A1200 with 4GB CF hard drive, registered WHDLoad, aca 1221 expansion and an Easy ADF PCMCIA kit. - also a Gotek which is now pretty much redundant.

Now I am enjoying transfering my WHDLoad collection from my Winuae setup on my PC to the real Amiga. I started transfering the WHDLoad games from the CF card in the PCMCIA adaptor to a partition on the Amiga Hard drive, then realised I could just run the games directly from the CF card in the adaptor, no need to transfer to the Amiga hard drive - this makes the games collection easier to manage between PC and Amiga.

So is there any disadvantage or potential issues with doing this ? - thought I could just have a few CF cards with different games collections on & plug & play :)

Retro-Nerd 07 January 2016 21:29

The disadvantage is slow loading times via PCMCIA-CF, especially for bigger WHDLoad games. Though smaller games like Turrican, Hybris, Giana Sisters etc. should work fine.

daznic 08 January 2016 08:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by Retro-Nerd (Post 1061052)
The disadvantage is slow loading times via PCMCIA-CF, especially for bigger WHDLoad games. Though smaller games like Turrican, Hybris, Giana Sisters etc. should work fine.

That's good to know - thanks.
Everything I've tried so far works fine, just playing eye of the beholder now....If anything has slow down issues I'll move to the internal CF hard drive.:)

Superman 08 January 2016 18:17

I have all games on the internal 4gb card and I have the Demos which wont fit on there on a 4gb card in the PCMIA slot. :)


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