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Forum: support.Other 13 February 2019, 23:16
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By thomas
The international option of FFS does not affect...

The international option of FFS does not affect the way files are stored. It only fixes upper case translation. In non-intl FFS you can save a file called Ç and enother one called ç. With FFS INTL...
Forum: Coders. System 13 February 2019, 23:01
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By thomas
Forbid() ReplyMsg(wbmsg) return is the...

Forbid()
ReplyMsg(wbmsg)
return

is the normal ending of a program started from Workbench.

Forbid just sets a flag in the task structure. When the task ends, its Forbid status vanishes along...
Forum: support.Apps 09 February 2019, 14:19
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By thomas
DOpus5 has it.

DOpus5 has it.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2019, 12:05
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By thomas
This is only advertising. Large harddrive access...

This is only advertising. Large harddrive access has always been possible since the late 1990's.

The only thing which changed is that with a physical 3.1.4 ROM the necessary driver is already...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 January 2019, 10:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By thomas
Yes, but it's still the wrong program. In case...

Yes, but it's still the wrong program. In case you didn't recognise, you copied the same output as above.

If your browser does not position you correctly inside the linked thread, here is a direct...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 January 2019, 09:52
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By thomas
what about ?

what about ?
Forum: support.Hardware 14 January 2019, 09:47
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By thomas
You should not ignore the information which is...

You should not ignore the information which is already in this thread from two years ago.

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1179364#post1179364
Forum: Coders. Language 13 January 2019, 12:42
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By thomas
The Why command does not examine the return code,...

The Why command does not examine the return code, it examines the IoErr code. What you return from the main() function can only be used in scripts with IF WARN/ERRROR/FAIL:

0 = OK
5 = WARN
10 =...
Forum: Coders. Scripting 13 January 2019, 12:31
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By thomas
Yes, you can. Just be aware that the index is...

Yes, you can. Just be aware that the index is case sensitive.

instead of

test.blue = 1

use

x = "blue"; text.x = 1
Forum: support.Hardware 13 January 2019, 12:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By thomas
Click on "create hard disk image file" in...

Click on "create hard disk image file" in WinUAE.
Forum: Coders. Scripting 13 January 2019, 00:29
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By thomas
Every word behind the dot is considered a...

Every word behind the dot is considered a variable and substituted by its value.

test.blue = 1

in this instruction blue is replaced by the value of the variable blue. As this variable has not...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 January 2019, 19:45
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By thomas
I found this 15 year old diagram, maybe it helps:

I found this 15 year old diagram, maybe it helps:
Forum: support.Amiga Forever 06 January 2019, 01:15
Replies: 22
Views: 1,334
Posted By thomas
You created that mess yourself and not you blame...

You created that mess yourself and not you blame other people for your inability?

You cannot replace parts of Amiga Forever by older pieces and expect it to accept that.

It has been this way...
Forum: support.Other 05 January 2019, 22:30
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By thomas
Are you sure the only difference is quick format...

Are you sure the only difference is quick format vs. full format? At the end of a full format it does a quick format, too, so the situation should be the same.

The only reason I know that the...
Forum: support.Amiga Forever 05 January 2019, 11:55
Replies: 22
Views: 1,334
Posted By thomas
Check that rom.key file is in the same directory...

Check that rom.key file is in the same directory as the .rom files and that the versions of .key and .rom match. Use "rescan ROMs" in WinUAE.
Forum: support.Apps 02 January 2019, 23:12
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By thomas
The 3.1.4 ROM allows you to boot from a partition...

The 3.1.4 ROM allows you to boot from a partition larger than 4GB if the harddrive is connected to the internal IDE or SCSI controller of an A600, A1200, A3000 or A4000. I have no idea if the ACA...
Forum: support.Apps 02 January 2019, 12:26
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By thomas
3.9 and 3.1.4 don't work well together. 3.1.4 is...

3.9 and 3.1.4 don't work well together. 3.1.4 is an upgrade for 3.1. For 3.9 it would be a downgrade, except for a few modules which are more advanced than in 3.9. Most user-visible features of 3.9...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 December 2018, 14:09
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By thomas
The version of 68k Kickstart does not really...

The version of 68k Kickstart does not really matter. It is only used to run the OS4 bootloader. The bootloader loads the PPC kickstart and reboots.

Now your issue is that after the PPC reboot the...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 December 2018, 11:09
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By thomas
How do you select which partition to boot from? ...

How do you select which partition to boot from?

Could it be that after loading the 4.1 Kickstart it continues to boot from the 3.1.4 partition?

Which file system do you use for each partition?
Forum: support.Hardware 29 December 2018, 22:14
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By thomas
What you need is a program which can poke the...

What you need is a program which can poke the value into the partition table.

Everything which is stored on the partition (like env variables or mount lists) can only be read when the partition is...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 December 2018, 19:15
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By thomas
What???

What???
Forum: support.Hardware 29 December 2018, 17:44
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By thomas
The mask does not select the memory, it only...

The mask does not select the memory, it only allows to check it. BufMemType in the environment vector selects the memory if the mask does not match. Unfortunately you cannot set this with HDToolbox....
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 29 December 2018, 12:29
Replies: 14
Views: 4,377
Posted By thomas
The information I gave above is not correct. The...

The information I gave above is not correct. The actual file is wbconfig.prefs.

As it seems in OS 3.9 backdrop is the default. So you just need to delete that file and reboot.

The process to...
Forum: Coders. General 28 December 2018, 10:29
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By thomas
You make one .cd file for your program. From that...

You make one .cd file for your program. From that you generate a .h file with CatComp or any other utility. The .h file can be used in your source code files.

I even prefer to make my own locale.c...
Forum: Coders. General 27 December 2018, 14:24
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By thomas
It's called the polar coordinate system. ...

It's called the polar coordinate system.

Yes, rotating becomes very easy. But scaling and/or moving objects will become quite difficult, especially if the direction of movement is not towards or...
Forum: support.Apps 27 December 2018, 11:51
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By thomas
Some icons are made for 640x256, some are made...

Some icons are made for 640x256, some are made for 640x512. There is no aspect correction in AmigaOS. Icons made for high resolutions appear stretched on low resolutions, icons made for low...
Forum: OT - Technical 24 December 2018, 23:55
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By thomas
Maybe you should do this on a working PC and not...

Maybe you should do this on a working PC and not on the victim itself.
Forum: support.FS-UAE 22 December 2018, 22:54
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By thomas
A dd image of an Amiga floppy disk is exactly...

A dd image of an Amiga floppy disk is exactly what we call an ADF. So yes, you can just rename it. Or use it as it is, it does not need to be named in a special way.

However, when you talk about a...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 December 2018, 16:53
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By thomas
Yes, as I said it depends on the Workbench...

Yes, as I said it depends on the Workbench version. 3.1 and below have this bug, 3.5 and beyond should not.
Forum: Coders. System 22 December 2018, 16:50
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By thomas
Not sure if it is related to your problem but you...

Not sure if it is related to your problem but you seem to call CloseDevice twice for the same unit:

In the beginning you call OpenDevice with readio. Then you copy the result from readio to...
Forum: support.WinUAE 22 December 2018, 16:39
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By thomas
Click on the first harddrive in HDToolbox. Your...

Click on the first harddrive in HDToolbox. Your screen shots both have the second one selected. The flag is on the first harddrive.
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 December 2018, 16:01
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By thomas
I'm not talking about file names but file...

I'm not talking about file names but file attributes. AmigaDOS has file notes, Linux has nothing like that. AmigaDOS has eight protection bits, Linux has three.

National characters in file names...
Forum: support.Apps 21 December 2018, 09:33
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By thomas
The rightmost button is usually Cancel, so it...

The rightmost button is usually Cancel, so it returns 0. The other buttons are numbered from from left to right starting with 1.

So if you have a traditional Ok/Cancel requester, Ok gives 1 (TRUE)...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 December 2018, 00:42
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By thomas
I am not sure if the "directory-based drives also...

I am not sure if the "directory-based drives also maintain all the Amiga-specific file flags" is true for Unix/Linux, too. It works well with Windows and NTFS (using data streams) and less well with...
Forum: support.Apps 21 December 2018, 00:35
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By thomas
set result `requestchoice title text choice1...

set result `requestchoice title text choice1 choice2 choice3`
if "$result" eq "1"
echo "choice 1"
endif
if "$result" eq "2"
echo "choice 2"
endif
if "$result" eq "0"
echo "choice 3"...
Forum: OT - Technical 20 December 2018, 20:43
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By thomas
It's like fresh. Only the user files remain,...

It's like fresh. Only the user files remain, everything else is gone.
Forum: OT - Technical 20 December 2018, 15:32
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By thomas
You can select to re-install Windows from the...

You can select to re-install Windows from the repair options without a physical medium.
Forum: support.Apps 20 December 2018, 11:38
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By thomas
Yes, they can be the same. But I always find it...

Yes, they can be the same. But I always find it confusing. I prefer to keep them named differently.
Forum: support.Hardware 19 December 2018, 16:59
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By thomas
There is nothing wrong with HDToolbox. Just...

There is nothing wrong with HDToolbox. Just ignore the numbers displayed and calculate sizes yourself from cylinder numbers and blocks per cylinder.

HDInstTools has more serious bugs: it deletes...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 December 2018, 12:40
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By thomas
That's not what we are talking about, is it? ...

That's not what we are talking about, is it?

The complaint was that after formatting the partition appears to have much less free space than the size of the partition.
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