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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 November 2018, 15:34
Replies: 242
Views: 9,676
Posted By Glen M
It wasn't exactly just a last ditched attempt to...

It wasn't exactly just a last ditched attempt to pull in money and I think this one pulls together commodores design thinking folks. The CD1200 addon was in development that would of been bundled...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 November 2018, 13:27
Replies: 242
Views: 9,676
Posted By Glen M
Yes the A500 was a gaming juggernaut of its time...

Yes the A500 was a gaming juggernaut of its time and Amiga gaming slowly faded out being overtook by Sega and Nintendo and the CD32 suffers this same fate.

At least my CD32 still plays its...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 November 2018, 11:12
Replies: 242
Views: 9,676
Posted By Glen M
I have to admit I am a little surprised and...

I have to admit I am a little surprised and saddened by some of the comments over the last 2 pages. The CD32 was a disappointment and I openly admit I was disappointed that christmas morning when I...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 November 2018, 10:53
Replies: 94
Views: 3,922
Posted By Glen M
Didn't mean to cause any controversy... ...

Didn't mean to cause any controversy...

There is a lot of talk about FPGA, 68k, PPC etc but why can we not just have a modern Amiga OS to run on existing hardware i.e. an x64 system that can dual...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 November 2018, 18:31
Replies: 94
Views: 3,922
Posted By Glen M
Where does the future of Amiga lie?

This is something that I've given a fair bit of thought lately and having been asked in another thread what defines Amiga its brought it back to the front of my mind. So rather than go off on a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2018, 18:09
Replies: 242
Views: 9,676
Posted By Glen M
In a word. Games. I grew up with amiga as a...

In a word. Games. I grew up with amiga as a games platform. I didn't do any programming or art or music etc etc. I was a gamer. The Amiga in its wedge shape or console form is a games machine...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2018, 15:14
Replies: 242
Views: 9,676
Posted By Glen M
Here's an interesting thought. What if the...

Here's an interesting thought.

What if the CD32 had of released in USA and was popular and commodore had survived. Now look at the timeline of Amiga products released which shows more a less a...
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 23 November 2018, 16:21
Replies: 8
Views: 1,504
Posted By Glen M
Gonna have to leave links to this all round the...

Gonna have to leave links to this all round the house and hopefully Santa sees what I want for Christmas.

Out of all this I currently only own lumberjack reloaded and I just own the digital...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 November 2018, 13:28
Replies: 242
Views: 9,676
Posted By Glen M
My first Amiga was an A1200. My next Amiga was...

My first Amiga was an A1200. My next Amiga was the CD32 which I begged my parents for as I bought the whole CD hype thing, heck I was only 14 when I got it.

I will honestly admit though that I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 November 2018, 02:20
Replies: 56
Views: 3,020
Posted By Glen M
Just to say it works flawlessly now and OMG its...

Just to say it works flawlessly now and OMG its better than I thought possible. Fantastic effort to date. Playing Chaos Engine in first person with mouse look and wsad controls. puts a massive...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 November 2018, 01:33
Replies: 56
Views: 3,020
Posted By Glen M
That's the problem then as I was trying to use...

That's the problem then as I was trying to use the ultimate doom wad. Thanks for the help, I'll try the correct WAD now.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 November 2018, 01:14
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By Glen M
It wouldn't surprise to be honest. One of our...

It wouldn't surprise to be honest. One of our favourites in this house, regular show, has featured laser discs a few times and their go to console is the sega master system.

In this case it...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 November 2018, 01:02
Replies: 56
Views: 3,020
Posted By Glen M
I've been trying to get this to work but each...

I've been trying to get this to work but each time it loads the menu fine, I go into a new game, select character then it just gives me the normal doom maps to choose from. Selecting any of those...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 November 2018, 19:06
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By Glen M
Or pick up a cheap 4:3 LCD TV and use RGB to...

Or pick up a cheap 4:3 LCD TV and use RGB to scart on the TV. Display is as good as it will get really on an LCD.

As for using a 16:9 display I agree the black bars either side are annoying but...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 November 2018, 17:55
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By Glen M
In this weeks video we take a look at what is...

In this weeks video we take a look at what is possibly the worlds cheapest and worst plug and play console. Costing only £3.77 from AliExpress just how bad can it actually be?
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 November 2018, 15:44
Replies: 73
Views: 3,802
Posted By Glen M
Looks interest so I'll have to check it out as it...

Looks interest so I'll have to check it out as it would be good for testing old games and software before going to the hassle of transferring stuff over to the real machines. I prefer to play retro...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 November 2018, 15:34
Replies: 2,014
Views: 289,098
Posted By Glen M
It is possible to due boot operating systems on...

It is possible to due boot operating systems on the amiga as say 3.1 and 3.9?

I suppose you could do it with the boot menu but is there anyway to get a prompt on screen and press 1 or 2 to boot...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 November 2018, 15:35
Replies: 19
Views: 2,251
Posted By Glen M
In my last video I showed the 50/60hz and Eng/Jap...

In my last video I showed the 50/60hz and Eng/Jap switches mod to the Mega Drive. I'm not fully focused on hardware mods but I admit is probably my favorite part of retro gaming so if you get a...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 November 2018, 15:17
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Glen M
A few picture of the board as promised. Fairly...

A few picture of the board as promised. Fairly clean. Battery removed which had only minor corrosion to its own terminals. I may fit a coin cell battery and get the clock working again. ...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 November 2018, 02:15
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Glen M
So I reseated all the chips include agnus and ran...

So I reseated all the chips include agnus and ran the memory test for about 20 minutes. Seems fine now.

Just need to decide what to do with it now.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 November 2018, 17:49
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Glen M
I could write the adf but probably easier just to...

I could write the adf but probably easier just to use the gotek so to avoid any possible disk errors. I've got a plcc puller so will also give that a go. Thanks for the help.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 November 2018, 15:50
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Glen M
Amiga 500+ possible ram issue?

I decided last night to finally get started on my A500+ that I bought from ebay back in June as a spares / repairs not working machine.

When I first bought it I opened up quickly to to check...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 November 2018, 00:38
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By Glen M
In my man cave tour video I pointed out some mega...

In my man cave tour video I pointed out some mega drive bootleg cartridges that I recently purchased from Aliexpress and that unfortunately several of them are NTSC only so in this weeks video we...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 November 2018, 15:34
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By Glen M
I assume you used the CD caddy which is an easy...

I assume you used the CD caddy which is an easy mistake to make as you need to get a very rare blu-ray caddy.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 October 2018, 23:16
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By Glen M
This week is a 2 part video in which I setup a...

This week is a 2 part video in which I setup a real IDE hard drive for use in my A1200.

Part 1 is setting up WinUAE, installing 3.1 then 3.9 and finally Classic Workbench 3.9
Part 2 is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 October 2018, 01:50
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By Glen M
I've not made a video in a couple of weeks as...

I've not made a video in a couple of weeks as I've been working hard on the new man cave which is finally finished.

So in my new video I take a look through the cave at my retro collection and...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 October 2018, 15:45
Replies: 601
Views: 82,541
Posted By Glen M
How about doom released by ID software and back...

How about doom released by ID software and back in 1993/94.
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 12 October 2018, 10:46
Replies: 61
Views: 3,565
Posted By Glen M
Almost sounds like a dying laser. Does it seem...

Almost sounds like a dying laser. Does it seem to work better once warmed up a bit?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 October 2018, 15:18
Replies: 42
Views: 3,238
Posted By Glen M
Hmmm judging on past performance of games made...

Hmmm judging on past performance of games made into a film I tend to lean towards none.

Games and films are very different media and don't really cross over that well in either direction. A...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 October 2018, 23:58
Replies: 623
Views: 55,032
Posted By Glen M
I was able to get the buttons apart from the top....

I was able to get the buttons apart from the top. I am going to do a tear down and tidy up video on my hx10 for my YouTube channel in which I'll show repairing the keys, found another few not...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 October 2018, 21:44
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By Glen M
My next video is online in which I take a look at...

My next video is online in which I take a look at 4 new(ish) amiga games.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo0j3f_7td4

If you watch the video and enjoy it please consider giving a like or even...
Forum: Hardware mods 03 October 2018, 16:41
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By Glen M
I was considering powering the keyboard...

I was considering powering the keyboard separately and just cut those power lines in the USB cable.

Since I want to connect it to 2 Pi's i thought it would be better to switch the data lines...
Forum: Hardware mods 03 October 2018, 15:21
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By Glen M
A500 keyboard to raspberry pi

I've been working on a wee project in the background for a while on and off. Mostly in my head for now but one thing I'm coming up against is that I need to connect an A500 keyboard to a or more...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 October 2018, 11:03
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Glen M
Search your local classified adverts. Most...

Search your local classified adverts. Most people tend to give away CRT screens these days. I got my 32" toshiba rear projection TV free a couple of years ago. Still going strong and a fantastic...
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 01 October 2018, 15:18
Replies: 61
Views: 3,565
Posted By Glen M
Just a quick query on a thought that jumped...

Just a quick query on a thought that jumped randomly into my head.

Would it be possible to substitute the packaged MP3s for anything else of our choice to essentially change the in game music? ...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 September 2018, 13:34
Replies: 155
Views: 9,017
Posted By Glen M
AGA feels like a very incremental step in the...

AGA feels like a very incremental step in the chipset design. As I've said before I would of went OCS - AGA in the A500+ and then the 600 and 1200 would have been a something new if even an "Amiga"...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 September 2018, 11:53
Replies: 623
Views: 55,032
Posted By Glen M
Cool, an MSX thread. I still have my first...

Cool, an MSX thread.

I still have my first ever computer, my Toshiba HX-10. Fantastic little machine but needs a bit of love. Some keys don't work and most tapes won't load but I don't know if...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 September 2018, 11:39
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By Glen M
Would be worth looking at the below and seeing if...

Would be worth looking at the below and seeing if your motherboards have these CAPs fitted. My A1200 did and she would not boot with the ACA1233N fitted. After removing them she boots perfectly and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 September 2018, 00:49
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By Glen M
https://youtu.be/VgBjzN4iQK0 In this episode...

https://youtu.be/VgBjzN4iQK0

In this episode I go game hunting around local charity shops. My first of this type and I'd like to hear the thoughts of anyone who watches it as I was intending to...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 September 2018, 15:27
Replies: 197
Views: 9,417
Posted By Glen M
So if my A500 had a hitachi or signetics 68k...

So if my A500 had a hitachi or signetics 68k processor in it does that make it an emulation box?

And another thought... if you put the 68080 core on a chip and plugged it into say the mega drive...
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