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Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 23:23
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Daedalus
True, there's a bit more to it, but additional...

True, there's a bit more to it, but additional features like burst mode can be ignored (as, I believe, they are in some Amiga accelerators). Other than that, the 68020 (and by extension, 68030) is...
Forum: support.Apps 20 February 2020, 22:33
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Daedalus
Cool. Multiview is a simple viewer that uses the...

Cool. Multiview is a simple viewer that uses the datatypes system to load any files, be they text, images, animations, sound etc. If you install a datatype for a filetype, Multiview can open it.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 22:30
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Daedalus
Interrupts don't need to be synchronised with any...

Interrupts don't need to be synchronised with any clocks - you can assert them whenever you like. The original Zorro specification was basically an extension of the 68000 bus, which includes the E...
Forum: support.Apps 20 February 2020, 16:36
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Daedalus
@Crazy C I would question the state of your...

@Crazy C

I would question the state of your Workbench installation, since you were also missing iffparse.library that should be a standard, core part of the OS. It sounds like you have some sort...
Forum: support.Apps 20 February 2020, 16:27
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Daedalus
You need to add datatypes for those files to be...

You need to add datatypes for those files to be readable by software that doesn't support them explicitly, such as the Workbench background itself and the Multiview viewer. There are a few options,...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 11:15
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Daedalus
The jump from 68000 to 68030 isn't that great...

The jump from 68000 to 68030 isn't that great really. It needs a couple of signals to be managed with a small bit of logic but otherwise the buses are largely compatible, since the 68030 can operate...
Forum: support.Apps 20 February 2020, 00:07
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Daedalus
I would be concerned about the contents of your...

I would be concerned about the contents of your Workbench 3.1 disks - 3.1 definitely comes with iffparse.library 40.1.
Forum: OT - General 19 February 2020, 23:48
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By Daedalus
I didn't watch it but I was reading about it on...

I didn't watch it but I was reading about it on the day, excellent stuff, congratulations!

And just to add to the advantages of using old tech in space, a couple of things I read over the years....
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2020, 22:40
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By Daedalus
Off-the-shelf solutions, you're probably limited...

Off-the-shelf solutions, you're probably limited to the SCART option (I don't see why you shouldn't use SCART in the USA, other than preferring not to daisy-chain connectors together). I've never...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2020, 18:28
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By Daedalus
Just speculating, but could it be a mismatch of...

Just speculating, but could it be a mismatch of filestystem versions? As in, the SCSI drive is formatted to a version of SFS that is installed in the IDE drive's RDB, and when removed, the version in...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2020, 16:02
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By Daedalus
:laughing :laughing Happy times :D I forgot about...

:laughing :laughing Happy times :D I forgot about that too, but check out the CD4066 chip. It's a CMOS chip but will switch any signal including TTL digital in both directions. It's basically a 4-way...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2020, 11:11
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Daedalus
Lethality depends on a number of factors. While...

Lethality depends on a number of factors. While it's not an instadeath situation for everyone, to say it's not lethal is oversimplifying things a bit.

Besides the reflowing of joints and...
Forum: support.Apps 18 February 2020, 00:41
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By Daedalus
Not really in that style for classics that I know...

Not really in that style for classics that I know of. It depends on what sort of diagrams you wanted - if you wanted to do some simple vector diagrams, there are vector drawing tools such as...
Forum: support.Apps 17 February 2020, 11:23
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Daedalus
As said, it depends on what you want to do with...

As said, it depends on what you want to do with the system, but it also depends on what version of Workbench you installed. If it's 3.9 for example, you have less need for installing lha because it...
Forum: News 17 February 2020, 01:00
Replies: 30
Views: 2,536
Posted By Daedalus
But phase5 isn't even trying to be a business. If...

But phase5 isn't even trying to be a business. If they've made any money at all, it's from scamming people into preordering cards they have no ability or intention to produce, or selling dud PCBs as...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 February 2020, 23:10
Replies: 24
Views: 1,039
Posted By Daedalus
There are a couple of games that run on ECS 2MB...

There are a couple of games that run on ECS 2MB machines that were marked as AGA - Jungle Strike is another for example. But really most games are targeted at base machine specs, so games that do...
Forum: News 16 February 2020, 19:10
Replies: 30
Views: 2,536
Posted By Daedalus
Well, yes. Larger companies (e.g. Youtube,...

Well, yes. Larger companies (e.g. Youtube, Facebook, Twitter...) don't care about small-fry customers/users, so when any complaint is received that looks even slightly serious, they take the simple...
Forum: Hardware mods 13 February 2020, 00:23
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmmm, well now might be a good time to get back...

Hmmmm, well now might be a good time to get back in the swing of things ;) Yeah, the Honeybee controllers are generally pretty good quality alright.

I don't know of that many adaptors around, but...
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 February 2020, 13:28
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By Daedalus
@no_body I'm not sure what point you're...

@no_body

I'm not sure what point you're trying to make about people being unable to talk to you, but it does seem irrelevant. There are no issues with human rights on this forum, and I don't think...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 February 2020, 11:30
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Daedalus
Is it a Megadrive Honeybee controller? have you...

Is it a Megadrive Honeybee controller? have you tried it on an actual Megadrive, or with an adaptor on the Amiga? Megadrive pads aren't really designed to work on the Amiga, and they only do purely...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 February 2020, 23:34
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Daedalus
To be honest, probably not a lot is broken. Does...

To be honest, probably not a lot is broken. Does your display need the RGB select voltage to put it in RGB mode (often the case with SCART)? If so, it's possible you've shorted out the 5V or 12V line...
Forum: support.Apps 11 February 2020, 16:11
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By Daedalus
I rarely use it, but I do use it once in a while...

I rarely use it, but I do use it once in a while for duplicating system-friendly disks. Since I'm not that bothered with games, and definitely not bothered with running games from disk, the standard...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 February 2020, 15:43
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Daedalus
If right is working but left isn't, then...

If right is working but left isn't, then something has happened to that line (pin 3 on the 9-pin port). There's nothing in the pad that can affect left without affecting right as well.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 February 2020, 14:27
Replies: 101
Views: 3,306
Posted By Daedalus
Modern PSUs tend to run the 5V and 3.3V rails off...

Modern PSUs tend to run the 5V and 3.3V rails off the same internal supply, so once one of them is loaded to the minimum, the other should be fine too. However, the governing output on modern...
Forum: support.Games 05 February 2020, 15:54
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, commercial release and all. One of the few...

Yep, commercial release and all. One of the few games that really made use of everything you could throw at it. This, Payback and Earth 2140 were favourites of mine back then, all making use of the...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2020, 10:47
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Daedalus
Is this a newly made 128MB SIMM? There are some...

Is this a newly made 128MB SIMM? There are some newly-made SIMMs available on eBay and advertised for Amiga use that use 3.3V RAM chips, which means they may or may not work well with the 5V-only...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 February 2020, 10:43
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Daedalus
I can't speak for the other games since I don't...

I can't speak for the other games since I don't play them, but I've never had a problem with Aladdin in 2-button mode on any machine I've tried. Perhaps there's some issue with your machine? After...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2020, 14:47
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Daedalus
If you look at the block diagrams in the...

If you look at the block diagrams in the datasheets it will usually show you which rails are used for the feedback circuit, and therefore which ones are depending on the correct load for regulation...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 February 2020, 13:09
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Daedalus
Not true on any machines I've seen. It's a...

Not true on any machines I've seen. It's a different story when an adaptor of some sort is being used, but pins 5 and 9 are designed to be used with normal switches without pull-ups. After all,...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2020, 10:52
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Daedalus
Nice job. Commodore's PSUs seem inconsistent in...

Nice job. Commodore's PSUs seem inconsistent in this regard - some connect the earth through to ground, others don't. But the Meanwell units are designed for earth connection so that's fine.

...
Forum: support.Apps 03 February 2020, 23:02
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it was dropped for Release 2.0 and replaced...

Yeah, it was dropped for Release 2.0 and replaced with ARexx. It does some pretty dodgy things like assuming 24-bit address space, which breaks it on anything higher than a 68000, so it's also very...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 February 2020, 13:15
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Daedalus
There are several examples on Aminet, or the...

There are several examples on Aminet, or the pinouts for both ports are easily found online if you want to roll your own.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 February 2020, 10:44
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, if it's an analogue stick, it makes some...

Yep, if it's an analogue stick, it makes some games into an entirely different experience. I played Birds of Prey to death with a standard 15-pin analogue joystick and a homemade adaptor. I needed to...
Forum: OT - Sports 03 February 2020, 10:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, looking forward to it alright, though I'm...

Yeah, looking forward to it alright, though I'm hoping it won't be easy for Mercedes. I'd much prefer if it was hard fought and close between the top 3.
Forum: support.Games 02 February 2020, 22:10
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By Daedalus
It's an excellent game, and I completed it on my...

It's an excellent game, and I completed it on my A1200 with an 060/66 and Voodoo3 card. Pretty sure it supports an analogue stick too, which is excellent. It struggled with the detail at the highest,...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 February 2020, 17:32
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Daedalus
Do you have the relevant resident file added to...

Do you have the relevant resident file added to the compiler settings? bb2objtypes.res I think might be needed for the definition of the .bitmap type.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 February 2020, 17:29
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Daedalus
End takes care of most things, like standard...

End takes care of most things, like standard Blitz objects etc., but if you have any routines or 3rd party commands that allocate memory, they might need resources to be manually freed at the end of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 February 2020, 17:27
Replies: 42
Views: 2,500
Posted By Daedalus
Games that require AGA don't necessarily use all...

Games that require AGA don't necessarily use all 256 colours. There's more to AGA than just the 256 colour registers. As others have pointed out, 16+16 dual playfield + a further 16 for sprites is...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 01 February 2020, 00:59
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Daedalus
Actually, looking back at some of my own code,...

Actually, looking back at some of my own code, there is a 3rd party library for dealing with palette objects, so while you don't have direct access to the colour registers in the chipset, it might be...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2020, 19:17
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, Jens seems to blame PSUs, either the...

Yep, Jens seems to blame PSUs, either the original (it's getting old and unreliable) or 3rd party (it's not good enough), yet doesn't really have an alternative suggestion to what boils down to...
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