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Forum: support.Hardware Today, 07:15
Replies: 12
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Posted By Matt_H
Just to provide a little more background: the...

Just to provide a little more background: the Amiga has 2 ways of referring to a disk, device name and volume name. In your case, it looks like WB_2.X: is the device name and System2.0: is the volume...
Forum: support.Games Yesterday, 19:26
Replies: 14
Views: 254
Posted By Matt_H
This is my go-to for documentation:...

This is my go-to for documentation: https://commodore.bombjack.org/amiga/
Years ago I got a few things from here, too: http://replacementdocs.com/download.php
Most of their files are watermarked,...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 05:24
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Matt_H
It sounds like your hard drive is correctly...

It sounds like your hard drive is correctly prepped and formatted, the systen partition is marked as bootable, but there's no OS installed. (Maybe the previous owner wiped it?) That would explain why...
Forum: request.Other 12 April 2021, 18:48
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Matt_H
I think the one you're looking for is here:...

I think the one you're looking for is here: https://commodore.bombjack.org/amiga/hardware/
Forum: Graphics. Tutorials 11 April 2021, 21:45
Replies: 4
Views: 2,720
Posted By Matt_H
Is there anything in the PPaint docs? Maybe...

Is there anything in the PPaint docs? Maybe acknowledgements about where the sample photos came from? My guess would be they came from some sort of stock photo library.
Forum: Graphics. Tutorials 10 April 2021, 18:31
Replies: 8
Views: 4,226
Posted By Matt_H
Hey, there’s enough love to go around for all the...

Hey, there’s enough love to go around for all the classic Amiga paint packages. Every use case is different. No need to dump on DPaint. ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 April 2021, 18:18
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By Matt_H
A better port of SmashTV would be neat. The one...

A better port of SmashTV would be neat. The one we got was quite poor.
Forum: support.Demos 07 April 2021, 18:15
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Matt_H
Maybe it needs the faster throughput of AGA...

Maybe it needs the faster throughput of AGA rather than the expanded color palette? Does it use Kickstart 3.x features not present in 1.x or 2.x?

But even commercial publishers have overstated...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 April 2021, 02:56
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Matt_H
If they'd included the original levels and the...

If they'd included the original levels and the new set that would have given some added value... but they didn't. So many missed opportunities with this port...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 April 2021, 19:57
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Matt_H
They are the same thing. A "jack" is slang for...

They are the same thing. A "jack" is slang for one of the RCA connectors on the cable.


I might have remembered this incorrectly. I couldn't find the reference to it again.


No need to...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 April 2021, 04:33
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Matt_H
For audio, plug in only one of the jacks to the...

For audio, plug in only one of the jacks to the Amiga. Then plug the other end of that jack into the 1084. If there’s only one jack connected, the Amiga is supposed to route all four channels to that...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 March 2021, 16:10
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Matt_H
CD32 is the definitive version for me. At least...

CD32 is the definitive version for me. At least PSX uses (most of?) its soundtrack.

The intro to the PSX version looks like it was done in a high school animation class. I don’t know why they...
Forum: support.Apps 29 March 2021, 05:58
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Matt_H
Ah, wizard.library - among the clunkiest of the...

Ah, wizard.library - among the clunkiest of the Amiga's UI toolkits. Glad you got it working. Strange indeed that the installer didn't replace the one you had in Libs:. Did you compare the version...
Forum: support.Apps 28 March 2021, 23:55
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Matt_H
The program/documentation calls the settings...

The program/documentation calls the settings VMEM, but it really concerns all of ArtEffect's RAM usage (real and virtual).

Go to the menu Settings -> Program Settings... -> VMem tab. The top block...
Forum: support.Apps 28 March 2021, 20:40
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Matt_H
This sounds like a problem with the ArtEffect...

This sounds like a problem with the ArtEffect swapfile/RAM settings. Have a look at the Hints section of the ArtEffect readme, particularly the second, third, and fourth items regarding VMEM and...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 24 March 2021, 17:24
Replies: 44
Views: 5,175
Posted By Matt_H
The MegaBall4 source archive...

The MegaBall4 source archive (http://aminet.net/package/game/misc/MegaBall_src) includes heaps of boards, many of which were not previously distributed.
Forum: support.Hardware 22 March 2021, 14:48
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Matt_H
Please let us know how it goes. It would be good...

Please let us know how it goes. It would be good to have an additional modern SCSI option. :great
Forum: support.Other 21 March 2021, 06:04
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Matt_H
Many (most?) Amiga users prefer a double-click to...

Many (most?) Amiga users prefer a double-click to bring the window forward. It may take some getting used to if you’re familiar with single-click to front, but I think you’ll find window management...
Forum: support.Other 21 March 2021, 05:39
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By Matt_H
In OS3.9, if you snapshot an iconless file it...

In OS3.9, if you snapshot an iconless file it will create an icon for it based on the DefIcon. Not sure if that feature has been backported to 3.1.4, but give it a try!
Forum: support.Hardware 20 March 2021, 17:08
Replies: 40
Views: 2,444
Posted By Matt_H
If it achieves its intended objectives this will...

If it achieves its intended objectives this will be an incredible product. Super fast accelerator that fits in the exact footprint of the original 68000 chip? Wow. I have an A2000 that might make a...
Forum: support.Other 20 March 2021, 14:51
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Matt_H
Put ClickToFront in your WBStartup drawer, then...

Put ClickToFront in your WBStartup drawer, then edit the tooltypes (Menu: Icon -> Information).

By default, it’s set to use a qualifier key, meaning you need to hold the left alt key in order for...
Forum: support.Apps 19 March 2021, 17:05
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Matt_H
http://aminet.net/package/util/arc/dms111 ...

http://aminet.net/package/util/arc/dms111

It's a self-extracting archive. Run it and it'll decompress a few files, including the DMS executable.
Forum: Hardware mods 17 March 2021, 22:49
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Matt_H
The original Buster as in the A2000? Have you...

The original Buster as in the A2000? Have you looked at the A2000 schematics?
Forum: request.Apps 14 March 2021, 16:50
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Matt_H
Oh... But that is the last version of GoldEd,...

Oh...
But that is the last version of GoldEd, as far as I am aware.
Forum: support.FS-UAE 14 March 2021, 02:42
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Matt_H
Turns out my memory was a little faulty. It...

Turns out my memory was a little faulty. It wasn't FS-UAE Launcher 3.0.5 that was crashing on my system, it was FS-UAE 3.0.5 itself. So it might have been a different issue from what elias137...
Forum: request.Apps 14 March 2021, 02:24
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Matt_H
Still available commercially:...

Still available commercially: https://www.softwareandcircuits.com/division/amiga/onlineshop/index.html

Even with development discontinued I think that's still a great price for it.
Forum: Amiga scene 12 March 2021, 23:42
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By Matt_H
True, although I had imagined a little more...

True, although I had imagined a little more sophistication in the bootblock that would make the game unloadable if it were overwritten. But I am definitely not an expert on the feasibility of these...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 March 2021, 18:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By Matt_H
I agree that this is very unlikely, but couldn't...

I agree that this is very unlikely, but couldn't off-disk or manual-based copy protection be re-added without access to mass duplication facilities?


i.e., it's a copyable disk but includes a...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 March 2021, 05:43
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By Matt_H
In addition to BootNTSC and Degrader, here are a...

In addition to BootNTSC and Degrader, here are a few more from a quick search on Aminet:


http://aminet.net/package/util/boot/AmigaToNTSC
http://aminet.net/package/util/misc/ntsc2pal...
Forum: request.Other 10 March 2021, 05:14
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By Matt_H
As far as I am aware, there isn’t one. I think...

As far as I am aware, there isn’t one. I think mine came with a front insert only.
Forum: support.Apps 07 March 2021, 16:55
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By Matt_H
If it’s like other programs that do this sort of...

If it’s like other programs that do this sort of thing, the only difference with an uncracked original is it’s going to ask you to plug your own name into the requester window. Getting rid of the...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 06 March 2021, 19:37
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Matt_H
Could this be the same issue as we’re...

Could this be the same issue as we’re experiencing this this thread (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=105961)?
Forum: support.Hardware 06 March 2021, 19:32
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By Matt_H
Ultimately, you should do what you think is right...

Ultimately, you should do what you think is right for your system. But I’ve been using Degrader for as long as it has existed and have never felt the need for a hardware mod - and I’ve had to use it...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 March 2021, 17:22
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Matt_H
In other words, not a simple job. Ah, I suspected...

In other words, not a simple job. Ah, I suspected as much. Thanks for the insight. :great
Forum: support.Hardware 06 March 2021, 17:15
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By Matt_H
Dude. Degrader. Done. No need to overengineer...

Dude. Degrader. Done. No need to overengineer this. :)
Forum: support.Hardware 06 March 2021, 17:10
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By Matt_H
You can also set it so that DF0 becomes DF1,...

You can also set it so that DF0 becomes DF1, essentially swapping them.



The changes can be made reset resident with the SurviveResets option and will persist until you hold down LMB on a...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 March 2021, 05:58
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Matt_H
>2MB RAM in 2091/590?

Just noticed something in the service manuals for the 2091 and 590. On the schematics page for the RAM sockets (for 256Kx4 chips) there's a note that says

"NO CONNECT ON DRAM'S ARE CONNECTED...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 March 2021, 05:18
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By Matt_H
You mean those hardware switches to turn DF1 into...

You mean those hardware switches to turn DF1 into DF0? Yeah, there's literally no point to those. Degrader can do it in software.




But wouldn't the Amiga still think it's running in NTSC?...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 March 2021, 02:10
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By Matt_H
And I’ll just pop in my usual recommendation for...

And I’ll just pop in my usual recommendation for Degrader (http://aminet.net/package/util/misc/Degrader). Use the options 60Hz and 60HzSystem.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 March 2021, 19:22
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Matt_H
I think that level of performance is comparable...

I think that level of performance is comparable to the v5 SCSI2SD. It's a bit cheaper, too, but compatibility seems to be low even among the Mac family. I'd pass, personally, but maybe there's...
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