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Forum: support.Hardware 13 September 2020, 03:15
Replies: 215
Views: 42,693
Posted By rare_j
Is there just a slim chance you've got a bad unit...

Is there just a slim chance you've got a bad unit or you're doing it wrong?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 September 2020, 18:33
Replies: 835
Views: 58,304
Posted By rare_j
X-Wing is a nice one - I seem to remember playing...

X-Wing is a nice one - I seem to remember playing that on my brother's 486. There's a floppy version and a CD version. And a great game as well.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 07 September 2020, 22:41
Replies: 24
Views: 1,675
Posted By rare_j
It's possible that this feature has been causing...

It's possible that this feature has been causing trouble in the past.
Is there a way to tell if an archive has been generated preserving file comments?
Forum: project.WHDLoad 07 September 2020, 22:14
Replies: 24
Views: 1,675
Posted By rare_j
Yes it was that thread, but now I look again I...

Yes it was that thread, but now I look again I don't think stingray was talking about zip.
He was talking about extracting archives onto a non-amigados filesystem.
Additionally, temisu says above...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 07 September 2020, 19:29
Replies: 24
Views: 1,675
Posted By rare_j
Apparently, zip is missing support for a...

Apparently, zip is missing support for a particular amiga file attribute that breaks some game files for whdload that have been compressed, then decompressed using it.

This is why the preferred ...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 September 2020, 22:10
Replies: 835
Views: 58,304
Posted By rare_j
Yes I don't miss the driver fun and games! By...

Yes I don't miss the driver fun and games! By chance I have an actual soundblaster card, but have been through it all with the 3dfx.
I looked into a few slowdown programs but when you look into how...
Forum: News 02 September 2020, 22:30
Replies: 386
Views: 37,373
Posted By rare_j
I don't like beat em ups usually but this looks...

I don't like beat em ups usually but this looks awesome. I'm saving my pocket money like it's 1992.
Forum: support.Apps 26 August 2020, 00:54
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By rare_j
Have a look at TTtool on Aminet ...

Have a look at TTtool on Aminet
http://aminet.net/package/util/batch/TTTool

This will read the default tool and the tooltypes from an icon.
Forum: support.Hardware 25 August 2020, 21:13
Replies: 215
Views: 42,693
Posted By rare_j
There have been loads of new features with each...

There have been loads of new features with each firmware. So it's well worth updating, and only takes a few minutes to do anyway.
Did you get a remote? It's worth getting one of those as well.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 August 2020, 18:44
Replies: 103
Views: 10,951
Posted By rare_j
Nice write up squakbox! The only thing I'll add...

Nice write up squakbox!
The only thing I'll add is that I've always found s-video to produce a nice picture, comparable to rgb or component, as long as the cabling is good quality.
Forum: News 21 August 2020, 19:45
Replies: 25
Views: 2,270
Posted By rare_j
It's such a shame that running a forum as a...

It's such a shame that running a forum as a hobbyist is basically lo longer viable.
Whether its from gdpr or constant hack attempts you more or less need a managed service now unless your hobby is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 August 2020, 21:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By rare_j
Ha ha, you got me. Nicely played. I want to...

Ha ha, you got me. Nicely played.

I want to play Apidya again now.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 July 2020, 03:14
Replies: 10
Views: 2,057
Posted By rare_j
I've never seen him do clickbait. Some of the...

I've never seen him do clickbait. Some of the media were bizzare. Many of them were rare.
Forum: support.Hardware 21 July 2020, 14:22
Replies: 215
Views: 42,693
Posted By rare_j
That would make sense that high res laced works...

That would make sense that high res laced works as it is still a standard definition format like low res. When you get up to productivity modes that's enhanced definition which to be fair your scart...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 July 2020, 20:22
Replies: 215
Views: 42,693
Posted By rare_j
Sounds like the ossc is losing sync (the green...

Sounds like the ossc is losing sync (the green light on the ossc turns red)
So this will be becuase your vga cable is solid at any resolution but your scart cable is shaky at high resolutions....
Forum: support.Hardware 20 July 2020, 00:49
Replies: 215
Views: 42,693
Posted By rare_j
The low pass filrer functionality is limited on...

The low pass filrer functionality is limited on the vga port which is why you're seeing the interference there. You won't be able to get that under control because the LPF works for the scart and...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 18 July 2020, 23:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,719
Posted By rare_j
Very nice looking speccy and amiga tiles!!! I...

Very nice looking speccy and amiga tiles!!!
I particularly like the blue sky and clouds in the speccy version.
I had a good look to see if I could offer some constructive criticism. I've come up...
Forum: support.WinUAE 05 July 2020, 21:00
Replies: 13
Views: 1,544
Posted By rare_j
Your best bet could be to use a slave system such...

Your best bet could be to use a slave system such as a raspberry pi 4 for this purpose.
Connect to the slave from the Amiga desktop via VNC. The browser on the slave is in fullscreen mode so you...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 July 2020, 20:20
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By rare_j
If you're going to use Fat32 formatted disks you...

If you're going to use Fat32 formatted disks you can use MountDos http://aminet.net/package/disk/misc/MountDos12 from Aminet - just point it at the device and it generates a mountlist.
Forum: Amiga scene 27 June 2020, 01:29
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By rare_j
LGR Amiga Checknmate 1500 build

New video from LGR where he builds a Checkmate 1500.

Interesting, as he uses a lot of modern bits and bobs and adapters that are necessary these days the fit a wedge amiga into a big box. I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 June 2020, 19:05
Replies: 103
Views: 10,951
Posted By rare_j
Very impressive and I'm tempted to buy a PC that...

Very impressive and I'm tempted to buy a PC that can run this emulator and get it all set up.
The retropie raspberry pi emulator is a bit bare bones, it doesn't do the texture warping fix and it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 June 2020, 22:02
Replies: 103
Views: 10,951
Posted By rare_j
Yes Retrotink is the way to go. I have an OSSC...

Yes Retrotink is the way to go. I have an OSSC which is more expensive but I bought that way before the Retrotink was available, if I was buying now it would be one of the Retrotinks. Still a bit...
Forum: project.EAB 12 June 2020, 20:36
Replies: 163
Views: 26,899
Posted By rare_j
You do a lot of work here and deserve a break. ...

You do a lot of work here and deserve a break.
I've noticed discourse over the years getting harsher and I've often thought it must be very difficult to moderate as a few characters pounce on the...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 June 2020, 21:03
Replies: 215
Views: 42,693
Posted By rare_j
Nice info Retro-Nerd, thanks for sharing.

Nice info Retro-Nerd, thanks for sharing.
Forum: project.Amiga File Server 06 June 2020, 19:01
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By rare_j
Well it's a complex problem but I still think it...

Well it's a complex problem but I still think it could be done using a combination of host utilities, and script driven emulation to examine contents of adf/dms etc.
There's also the complication...
Forum: project.Amiga File Server 05 June 2020, 22:24
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By rare_j
Checking for undesireable contents

It sound like you guys are going through a manual process checking for unwanted files on the file server. How are you doing this, by file name?
How about you get a list of MD5 hashes of all the...
Forum: request.Other 28 May 2020, 03:48
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By rare_j
Did you find a pdf online somewhere? If so can...

Did you find a pdf online somewhere? If so can you share the link to it? Thanks
Forum: support.Apps 28 May 2020, 03:26
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By rare_j
Here's a conf entry that works. It's for a public...

Here's a conf entry that works. It's for a public share, so any machine on the network can read and write to this folder without logging on (specifying a username and password). You can use this as a...
Forum: request.Other 26 May 2020, 23:20
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By rare_j
I have faaastprep manual so can scan it if no pdf...

I have faaastprep manual so can scan it if no pdf exists.
Forum: support.Apps 26 May 2020, 23:19
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By rare_j
Can you browse the share from any other computer...

Can you browse the share from any other computer to check that it is working?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 May 2020, 20:59
Replies: 103
Views: 10,951
Posted By rare_j
Thanks for the heads up. I was thinking I'd...

Thanks for the heads up. I was thinking I'd breeze through it in ten hours. :blased
I don't get access to the TV that often... might take a while but I'm determined to give it a try. I did really...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 May 2020, 20:20
Replies: 226
Views: 17,965
Posted By rare_j
New from AVGN is this review of Dennis - which...

New from AVGN is this review of Dennis - which will be familiar to anyone who tried to play this turd when it came as a pack-in game with their A1200.
He reviews the SNES version but it looks...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 May 2020, 18:54
Replies: 103
Views: 10,951
Posted By rare_j
I'm finding that games with fixed camera angles...

I'm finding that games with fixed camera angles are working best with regards to games aging well. Fixed camera angles meant the developers could mitigate against the PS1's wobbly textures and lack...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 May 2020, 20:30
Replies: 835
Views: 58,304
Posted By rare_j
Mine is a P3 class celeron (with usb 1 ports) and...

Mine is a P3 class celeron (with usb 1 ports) and it boots the CD. Yours should. It will have a key to press at startup to bring up the boot device menu (f12 or f2 or enter generally) or it might...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 May 2020, 11:35
Replies: 835
Views: 58,304
Posted By rare_j
I installed Win98 SE a while back and didn't need...

I installed Win98 SE a while back and didn't need any kind of floppy disk as far as I can remember. But the machine I'm using is more modern and can boot from the CD drive.
I believe a floppy disk...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 May 2020, 00:56
Replies: 103
Views: 10,951
Posted By rare_j
I've been playing quite a bit of PSX lately,...

I've been playing quite a bit of PSX lately, never had one back in the day so everything I'm playing is with fresh eyes. Some highly rated stuff is unplayable due to graphics but I have discovered a...
Forum: request.Apps 09 May 2020, 22:13
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By rare_j
I always used the version from the CU Amiga...

I always used the version from the CU Amiga coverdisk.
http://amr.abime.net/issue_443_coverdisks
Forum: OT - Gaming 07 May 2020, 21:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By rare_j
Found it eventually - Anodyne 2

Found it eventually - Anodyne 2
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 May 2020, 03:17
Replies: 120
Views: 13,515
Posted By rare_j
I regret wasting time with real hardware (A1200,...

I regret wasting time with real hardware (A1200, A500+ with HD8 sidecar, etc) in the early 2000 and even into the early 2010s. In hindsight it was a massive waste of time and money. All I wanted to...
Forum: support.Apps 22 April 2020, 14:36
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By rare_j
It's the same with Windows XP. If Olaf's...

It's the same with Windows XP.
If Olaf's suggestion doesn't work, you can try adding
ntlm auth = yes
to the global options section of smb.conf
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