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Forum: support.Hardware 12 March 2020, 00:25
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Marchie
I have a 33Mhz 68882 in my MkIII and it runs...

I have a 33Mhz 68882 in my MkIII and it runs happily, can't speak for a 16Mhz piece though.

There is a jumper to run the FPU asynchronously with the CPU too, you will need a crystal too though....
Forum: support.Hardware 27 February 2020, 23:55
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Marchie
Ok, so the switches are actually soldered...

Ok, so the switches are actually soldered straight onto the pcb (with that black plastic bit inbetween), so I'm not getting them off anytime soon. The upside is that means it should be a single-sided...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 February 2020, 00:04
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By Marchie
Amiga gear you don't have to sell a kidney to buy...

Amiga gear you don't have to sell a kidney to buy is always welcome. Apollo announced they were offering a free licensed version of the 080 core a while back:
...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 February 2020, 02:06
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Marchie
That's a seriously cool piece of hardware there...

That's a seriously cool piece of hardware there Glen M, well done!

Liked your video too!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 February 2020, 12:47
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By Marchie
Chip RAM specifically. Especially if you want to...

Chip RAM specifically. Especially if you want to bring reference images into modeller.


I remember running Imagine happily on 1mb chip, but LW just seems to be pickier. It runs on 1mb chip, but...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2020, 23:28
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Marchie
Sounds cool, would love to see it.

Sounds cool, would love to see it.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2020, 23:25
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Marchie
There is every change it's just a bit stuck -...

There is every change it's just a bit stuck - hair dryer might be a good idea.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2020, 12:08
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Marchie
Here she be. Crude, but it works! 4...

Here she be. Crude, but it works!

4 double-switches and one single: on-off-on
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2020, 11:59
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Marchie
Yeah, I guess I thought the circuits always went...

Yeah, I guess I thought the circuits always went in weird diagonal patterns, so having a straight row out seemed odd (but I'm far from an expert).

Have you any experience taking these apart? I've...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 February 2020, 22:27
Replies: 141
Views: 31,414
Posted By Marchie
Sorry for the beginner question but I'm stuggling...

Sorry for the beginner question but I'm stuggling to get samples to play properly on this - I start with 16-bit wav on the PC, downsample to 8-bit, (22, 11 or 8 Khz) drag over to the Amiga and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 February 2020, 22:21
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By Marchie
Lightwave, even though it will run in 1meg chip,...

Lightwave, even though it will run in 1meg chip, regularly gives out-of-memory errors without 2mb.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 February 2020, 22:18
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Marchie
A2000 keyboard repair.

I have a 'space invader' A2000 keyboard and the number row has stopped working (keypad numbers still good) as well as the up cursor and right shift. I've reflowed, then replaced replaced the...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 February 2020, 22:08
Replies: 25
Views: 2,289
Posted By Marchie
Super smooth, really nice!

Super smooth, really nice!
Forum: support.Hardware 14 January 2020, 23:19
Replies: 36
Views: 1,124
Posted By Marchie
These are the best value for money out there I...

These are the best value for money out there I think.


Just remember to mod your A500 for 1meg chip (easy enough on a rev 5 or rev 6).
Forum: support.Hardware 14 January 2020, 04:02
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Marchie
I'm working on a switch and am nearly done now,...

I'm working on a switch and am nearly done now, will update on whether it works hopefully this week...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 January 2020, 11:09
Replies: 62
Views: 4,054
Posted By Marchie
I think this sums it up well, arcade-perfect...

I think this sums it up well, arcade-perfect 50fps no, but good-looking, fun, playable conversions of arcades games of the day were definitely possible.


But why make arcade conversion the gold...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 December 2019, 00:44
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Marchie
Joystick switcher for CD32?

Hey folks,


I find I'm increasingly want to use my Amigas (and CD32) with mouse as well as two joysticks/joypads. The main problem being that most (all?) the joystick switchers out there don't...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 December 2019, 13:11
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By Marchie
Sweet! Good on you for keeping this site up...

Sweet!

Good on you for keeping this site up and running!
Forum: support.Hardware 16 December 2019, 13:07
Replies: 32
Views: 1,782
Posted By Marchie
Disable CPU caches has fixed it completely! ...

Disable CPU caches has fixed it completely!

Is there any automatic way to disable CPU caches? (ie: can I build it into the boot sequence of disks that need it for example?)

Glad you suggested...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 December 2019, 23:38
Replies: 32
Views: 1,782
Posted By Marchie
Amiga Test Kit didn't reveal any issues - mem,...

Amiga Test Kit didn't reveal any issues - mem, CIAs, etc. all good. For sound test it just puts a sine wave out each channel (all good).

I get sound problems from adf but not when running the same...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 December 2019, 01:55
Replies: 32
Views: 1,782
Posted By Marchie
Ok, so the audio problem is kind of intermittent...

Ok, so the audio problem is kind of intermittent -

I was happily playing mods for a while there and thought all was well, but sadly no...

For example, while playing Golden Axe the music will...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 December 2019, 01:54
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By Marchie
My card is 'classic' era and it doesn't play nice...

My card is 'classic' era and it doesn't play nice with PCMCIA beyond 4meg.





Interesting to think that ClassicWb may be creating unnecessary RAM/PCMCIA conflicts. It's just so convenient...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 December 2019, 23:21
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By Marchie
I tried an 8meg card with 3.0 ROMs and 3.1 with...

I tried an 8meg card with 3.0 ROMs and 3.1 with patches, etc. and got nothing but crashes/non-boots. If anyone else actually has PCMCIA working with 8meg RAM (excepting cards with 32-bit mem...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 November 2019, 04:41
Replies: 63
Views: 5,638
Posted By Marchie
I'm curious as to how or why the adf would have...

I'm curious as to how or why the adf would have better music than the original disk? (floppy on an A1000/1.5meg compared to adf on A1200/10meg)
Forum: Amiga scene 27 November 2019, 00:12
Replies: 63
Views: 5,638
Posted By Marchie
Games that are better from ADF than WHDLoad

Hi All,

I have recently been playing Golden Axe on my A1200 and I noticed that the game is noticeably better running off gotek than WHDload:

* It runs faster (to be expected because WHDload...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 November 2019, 23:47
Replies: 31
Views: 1,847
Posted By Marchie
Nah, we had BBC and Acorns at Aussie schools too....

Nah, we had BBC and Acorns at Aussie schools too. Boring garbage.

My high school did have one single A2000 in the art department though. They sold it soon after I started. I bought it, and still...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 November 2019, 00:04
Replies: 32
Views: 1,782
Posted By Marchie
Just when I thought it was all working... ...

Just when I thought it was all working...

Audio is wrong - I'm getting at least some sound from both speakers, but not getting all the audio channels.

What's the best way to troubleshoot this?...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 November 2019, 00:00
Replies: 32
Views: 1,782
Posted By Marchie
Update: rust from the frame was all over the...

Update: rust from the frame was all over the mebrane, when I tried to gently wipe it off with warm water the membrane delaminated: fail.

A500 keyboard connected to the keyboard test header works a...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 November 2019, 13:31
Replies: 27
Views: 2,247
Posted By Marchie
Well, if I must ... ;)

Well, if I must ... ;)
Forum: support.Hardware 15 November 2019, 13:42
Replies: 27
Views: 2,247
Posted By Marchie
WOOOOOO!!!! It has taken a long time, but I...

WOOOOOO!!!!

It has taken a long time, but I can finally make my first post here FROM MY AMIGA 1200!

I know everyone else here got their Amigas online in 1997 and got over it by 2002, but for me...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 November 2019, 23:36
Replies: 364
Views: 46,474
Posted By Marchie
Definitely give it a try, Resolve is great (and,...

Definitely give it a try, Resolve is great (and, most importanlty, FREE!). I switched from Premiere a couple of years ago and never looked back.

Really keen to see some more video of this project,...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2019, 23:39
Replies: 21
Views: 1,290
Posted By Marchie
Both the Blizzard and the hard drives (if they're...

Both the Blizzard and the hard drives (if they're actual drives, not CF cards) draw significant amounts of power, so it could be that your power supply is dying, maybe try another PSU (if you have...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 November 2019, 00:14
Replies: 41
Views: 5,527
Posted By Marchie
I can't deny the AAA board looks fascinating....

I can't deny the AAA board looks fascinating. Completed but never produced...

AAA was still supposed to be backward compatible, was it not? So exisitng software should work with it no?

An FPGA...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 October 2019, 23:57
Replies: 32
Views: 1,782
Posted By Marchie
Wow, quite a lot of bad keys, I'm wondering if...

Wow, quite a lot of bad keys, I'm wondering if it's less effort just to connect an A500 keyboard to the keyboard extension header?
Forum: support.Hardware 15 October 2019, 04:50
Replies: 32
Views: 1,782
Posted By Marchie
Yeah sorry - C629. Shorting pin1 of U49 got...

Yeah sorry - C629.

Shorting pin1 of U49 got the machine to come to life which is what tipped us off. We removed U49, which didn't help, then tried removing the resistor underneath it and she came...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 October 2019, 02:02
Replies: 32
Views: 1,782
Posted By Marchie
Working! You were right Solarmon - the reset...

Working!

You were right Solarmon - the reset line was being held down. There is a transistor at U49, which (apparently) holds the system in rest until the voltage stabilises, under which there is...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2019, 03:07
Replies: 162
Views: 8,216
Posted By Marchie
Interesting how some games hold up better than...

Interesting how some games hold up better than others:

Double Dragon - first game I played the Amiga and I simply loved it. But yikes it's an awful looking conversion and not even fun to play.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 September 2019, 02:06
Replies: 32
Views: 1,782
Posted By Marchie
This one: ...

This one:
https://www.jaycar.com.au/logic-probe-kit/p/KD6100

It's probably garbage, but I'm hoping it can at least test a couple of circuits for me (if that's what logic probes do?).

And...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 September 2019, 04:13
Replies: 32
Views: 1,782
Posted By Marchie
Ok, so I guess that's not my problem after all....

Ok, so I guess that's not my problem after all. (Is it possible someone tried to remove the caps but couldn't?)

Ok, going into unknown territory with testing signals now...

I have a logic probe...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 September 2019, 02:38
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By Marchie
Thanks for the feedback guys. I've been through...

Thanks for the feedback guys. I've been through the max transfer debacle already, but it seems that there may still be gremlins with the CF adapter. I'll try an SD2IDE and see if that works any...
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