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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 July 2015, 16:26
Replies: 40
Views: 3,912
Posted By solarice
Zeewolf, Seek and Destroy both play nice with the...

Zeewolf, Seek and Destroy both play nice with the mouse.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 July 2015, 18:42
Replies: 24
Views: 2,201
Posted By solarice
I'd say that depends on the game tbh. There...

I'd say that depends on the game tbh.

There are no doubt some games where I've thought "why am i even playing this"...

E.g Yesterday it was Lifeline on the PS2 after spending an hour shouting...
Forum: News 23 July 2015, 00:48
Replies: 1,123
Views: 195,250
Posted By solarice
Well i decided to upgrade the firmware to the HxC...

Well i decided to upgrade the firmware to the HxC and tbh it went so smoothly i thought i hadn't done it properly. No word of a lie, i was like "is that it?" :shocked

One thing i did notice when i...
Forum: News 16 July 2015, 13:28
Replies: 1,123
Views: 195,250
Posted By solarice
Looking at the a600 pic again...with a little...

Looking at the a600 pic again...with a little modding (e.g using the floppy drive screw holes and making a L bracket) a rocker switch could be installed where the eject button goes/went for...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 July 2015, 19:08
Replies: 27
Views: 3,997
Posted By solarice
All the caps in my amiga 600 looked fine, and...

All the caps in my amiga 600 looked fine, and even though its my original machine that's been very well looked after, some caps had started to leak causing very slight damage...funny really as it was...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 July 2015, 18:55
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By solarice
I think i prefer the 8 bit version better (going...

I think i prefer the 8 bit version better (going from youtube clips).
Forum: News 14 July 2015, 18:38
Replies: 1,123
Views: 195,250
Posted By solarice
Easiest way i've been doing it is to put a blank...

Easiest way i've been doing it is to put a blank .adf at 000 then whenever you need to, press both buttons to reset the directory and as its blank it'll boot from hdd.

Interesting developments...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 May 2015, 13:24
Replies: 21
Views: 1,759
Posted By solarice
I never had any issues, managed to download it...

I never had any issues, managed to download it fine. Ttook awhile but that's expected.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 14 May 2015, 13:16
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By solarice
I don't recall any crashes in the original game...

I don't recall any crashes in the original game when i played it on the Amiga from floppies a good while back.

I haven't tried the whdload version so can't comment on your experiences.

You can...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 May 2015, 16:34
Replies: 21
Views: 1,759
Posted By solarice
I haven't even played the original... :shocked ...

I haven't even played the original... :shocked


...yet.
Forum: News 13 May 2015, 16:31
Replies: 33
Views: 5,498
Posted By solarice
Not for much longer. PSIO is seeing to that. ...

Not for much longer. PSIO is seeing to that.

I don't think many people will be wanting to backup the 5000000000+th release of fifa anyway.

Plus if they get their way it'll all be digital...
Forum: support.Games 13 May 2015, 14:30
Replies: 11
Views: 2,127
Posted By solarice
I would guess (and i stress guess) from looking...

I would guess (and i stress guess) from looking over the docs it'll have something to do with the ws_ExpMem flag in whdload slave.

settlers needs : Expansion Memory 4352 KiB ($440000)

"If the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 May 2015, 22:07
Replies: 5,784
Views: 917,712
Posted By solarice
Reproduction Minestorm overlay for the...

Reproduction Minestorm overlay for the vectrex...been trying to get one for awhile but as everyone went nuts on the prices for old ones.

A considerably cheaper repro was the way to go. :great
Forum: support.Games 12 May 2015, 21:59
Replies: 0
Views: 677
Posted By solarice
Whdload & Fast Food Dizzy. (A600+ACA620)

Trying to get this running properly on the A600 with aca620.

It loads fine with whdload but gameplay is very slow until a few items are collected then it starts to speed up.

Just wondering if...
Forum: support.Games 12 May 2015, 21:49
Replies: 11
Views: 2,127
Posted By solarice
I seem to remember this refusing to work on mine,...

I seem to remember this refusing to work on mine, but didn't look too far into it. I wasn't sure at the time if it was the aca620 or whdload that i needed to fiddle with.
Forum: support.Hardware 31 October 2014, 19:28
Replies: 29
Views: 2,450
Posted By solarice
I had considered reflowing the solder...If it...

I had considered reflowing the solder...If it starts acting up again it will probably be one of the first things to try. For now i'm keeping the case shut or i'll spend even more time tinkering and...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2014, 01:32
Replies: 29
Views: 2,450
Posted By solarice
Sorry for not replying before guys. As far as i...

Sorry for not replying before guys. As far as i know the card is 100% fine and the connections were always a tight fit.

Well i've got it setup as follows. One 5v fan mounted directly on the card...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 September 2014, 12:15
Replies: 30
Views: 2,703
Posted By solarice
Some have already been mentioned, but i'd say...

Some have already been mentioned, but i'd say Syndicate is probably the most obvious one that springs to mind but there's a few others (another world, flashback to mention a couple). I usually ended...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 September 2014, 14:09
Replies: 29
Views: 2,450
Posted By solarice
I've had the fan in the few places where it would...

I've had the fan in the few places where it would fit, to varying degrees of success. Even on the grill it would freeze up eventually (I know that will all depend on the final fan specs).

As a...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 September 2014, 17:07
Replies: 29
Views: 2,450
Posted By solarice
Yeah the case is so damn tight to get anything in...

Yeah the case is so damn tight to get anything in fan wise...while keeping the noise down.

Gayle compatibility would be a bit of downer, especially as there's no real mention / warning about it,...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 September 2014, 16:39
Replies: 103
Views: 47,093
Posted By solarice
No probs, I've taken a few more for you...only...

No probs, I've taken a few more for you...only with it in situ as theres nothing much to see underneath (if you really need to see it, let me know :) ).

I winged it as i went, so my info may be a...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 September 2014, 19:39
Replies: 29
Views: 2,450
Posted By solarice
Yeah caps already replaced. I wouldn't have...

Yeah caps already replaced.

I wouldn't have thought it'd be a ground issue, as it runs fine with the case off. But it is one of the last few things i've yet to try.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 September 2014, 15:57
Replies: 29
Views: 2,450
Posted By solarice
ACA620 Stability Help

Right i think i'm running out of ideas in this so hoping someone can help.

A bit of history.

When it was first installed it would last about 30 mins with the case on.

I then put some heat...
Forum: Hardware mods 03 September 2014, 16:34
Replies: 103
Views: 47,093
Posted By solarice
Gotek in the A600. Didn't want to cut up the...

Gotek in the A600.

Didn't want to cut up the original case so I chopped up the gotek shell, removing the hump and reusing the shell pieces (as spacers - only where the normal floppy would bolt to...
Forum: News 30 August 2014, 15:05
Replies: 3
Views: 1,577
Posted By solarice
I've got the orig mini version hooked up to the...

I've got the orig mini version hooked up to the amiga as i type this. Still one of the best joysticks to put up with the abuse i gave them.
Forum: News 26 August 2014, 22:52
Replies: 678
Views: 218,852
Posted By solarice
They might work, hard to say for the description...

They might work, hard to say for the description tbh.
Forum: News 26 August 2014, 20:56
Replies: 678
Views: 218,852
Posted By solarice
Find the datasheet for the buzzer if you can to...

Find the datasheet for the buzzer if you can to check if its the correct type.

Also maybe the transistor is faulty? Are you using the same transistor or a different one, if different check to...
Forum: support.Apps 24 August 2014, 23:50
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By solarice
Well looks like i'm going to answer my own query...

Well looks like i'm going to answer my own query (hopefully to help others) and it was in the something obvious pile...looks like i was possibly too quick to blame whdload / WB etc etc.

After...
Forum: support.Apps 24 August 2014, 20:37
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By solarice
A600 + ACA620 + CF + Whdload = Confusion

Tbh im not sure where to put this...so apps it is as i'm guessing its a whdload issue? But who knows, take your pick from the title.

Right can someone let me know whats going on haha.

Installed...
Forum: project.ClassicWB 21 August 2014, 12:53
Replies: 13
Views: 3,039
Posted By solarice
So is scalos the only difference between the two?...

So is scalos the only difference between the two? (minus igame) I'm trying to figure this out myself just now.
Forum: News 01 August 2014, 19:32
Replies: 678
Views: 218,852
Posted By solarice
Can anyone see any reason i why i can't control...

Can anyone see any reason i why i can't control the +ve for the speaker with a pnp transistor attached to either pin 34 or pin 16 (most likely to use pin 16 i'd reckon).

Switched low keeps speaker...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 July 2014, 23:30
Replies: 35
Views: 4,663
Posted By solarice
Iirc you can drive slowly and eventually once...

Iirc you can drive slowly and eventually once lapped (can't remember the number of times) you end up back in first place. Don't know if thats a known thing or not.
Forum: News 31 July 2014, 17:06
Replies: 678
Views: 218,852
Posted By solarice
Ah i never thought of that yeah i guess that's...

Ah i never thought of that yeah i guess that's possible...it does the first set of clicks then on the next try goes nuts for a bit then returns to the first set of clicks etc.

Just checked with...
Forum: News 30 July 2014, 19:16
Replies: 678
Views: 218,852
Posted By solarice
Not sure tbh, i haven't tried. Has anyone else? ...

Not sure tbh, i haven't tried. Has anyone else?

While i'm here:

The sound mod, has anyone who's installed either one let me know if cannon fodder screams when it asks for disc 2. I've installed...
Forum: support.Games 23 July 2014, 11:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By solarice
NobbyUK i don't suppose you know which version...

NobbyUK i don't suppose you know which version your disk is out of curiosity as there seems to be about 5.

I've tried my disk a few times now and its still working, so i've no idea why it...
Forum: support.Games 22 July 2014, 17:17
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By solarice
@alexh : ah that might be why some aren't working...

@alexh : ah that might be why some aren't working then :)

@fitzsteve : I've been having a look over the docs and so far apart from testing a few things i've not fiddled that much.

I assumed the...
Forum: support.Games 22 July 2014, 14:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By solarice
Yeah it seems odd because everywhere i've...

Yeah it seems odd because everywhere i've searched online everyone just seems to be playing it without issues. :)

I'm still using the original floppy drive which can be a little temperamental but...
Forum: support.Games 22 July 2014, 12:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By solarice
No Second Prize -- Puzzled.

Ok, hoping you's can help narrow this issue down to either software or hardware.

Soooo I decided to get my amiga 600 out of its box after it was put into hibernation in the mid/late 90's. After...
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