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Forum: support.Hardware 21 March 2020, 23:07
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Posted By psoma
Yeah, was hoping that was the case, but I lifted...

Yeah, was hoping that was the case, but I lifted the pin off the board and in complete isolation from any traces it still measured 3.3ohm.

There's still the possibility that a combination of...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 March 2020, 12:06
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By psoma
Incredibly, I have 2 x 600s here and BOTH have...

Incredibly, I have 2 x 600s here and BOTH have this 3Ohm short to ground issue on pin DRD0!!

The second one also has a VCC leak to ground causing memory to blow up, so it's in a world of pain......
Forum: support.Hardware 20 March 2020, 22:30
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By psoma
By cutting traces I've isolated it to Agnus......

By cutting traces I've isolated it to Agnus... getting a 3 Ohm short to ground. With Agnus DRD0 out of the equation:

"Garbage before this text was binary numbers: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 240,...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 March 2020, 22:00
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By psoma
Alrighty... buzzed everything out. Continuity is...

Alrighty... buzzed everything out. Continuity is good.

But! DRD0 shorts to ground. That would explain missing the least significant bit in the Diagrom number sequence.

Traces look good... I'm...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 March 2020, 12:32
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By psoma
Cool, thanks mate - have packed up for the night...

Cool, thanks mate - have packed up for the night but will check those tomorrow!
Forum: support.Hardware 20 March 2020, 11:54
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By psoma
Update: I also tested out and have continuity on...

Update: I also tested out and have continuity on all the RGA and DRD pins to/from Paula.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 March 2020, 11:34
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By psoma
Sick A600 with partially working Diagrom Serial Outpu

Hi,

Working on an A600 with an yellow/orange screen on KS 2.05 - I plugged in DiagROM and I'm getting interesting results over the serial (red/green flashing screen I should add):

So it's kinda...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 March 2020, 21:46
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By psoma
Thanks DrBong. What's even stranger is that this...

Thanks DrBong. What's even stranger is that this is the "heavy" type A500 PSU which is why I didn't even suspect it. It nominally claims to have twice the amperage of my A600 supplies but I guess it...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 March 2020, 21:30
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By psoma
Torti: the CXA2075M mod only affects composite...

Torti: the CXA2075M mod only affects composite and RF out... if you were still getting noise via. RGB, this (sadly) isn't the fix.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 March 2020, 21:26
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By psoma
Wow, that's some quality info and diagnostic...

Wow, that's some quality info and diagnostic detail jlin_au. Nice one!
Forum: support.Hardware 05 March 2020, 07:36
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By psoma
Is your Caps Lock key stuck on? That’s usually a...

Is your Caps Lock key stuck on? That’s usually a dead giveaway of a 555 issue...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 March 2020, 08:04
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By psoma
Argh! I worked it out. After spending *months* of...

Argh! I worked it out. After spending *months* of late nights running through every combination and permutation of memory, file system, Mask setting, KS ROM, disk drive etc. etc. turns out...

It...
Forum: support.Games 26 February 2020, 10:41
Replies: 93
Views: 5,861
Posted By psoma
Looks great jotd... fired it up today (finally)....

Looks great jotd... fired it up today (finally). By far the best version on any platform!!

Thank you!

Is there a simple way to create a Tool Type for the .slave file so I can add options (like...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 February 2020, 08:47
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By psoma
Ahhh, sorry patzik - didn’t read your first post....

Ahhh, sorry patzik - didn’t read your first post. Bugger. That is a really weird set of symptoms. The hdtoolsinst thing still suggests it’s not loading the scsi.device out of ROM properly, but why...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 February 2020, 09:29
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By psoma
I reckon your 1.3 board has a 37.299 or 37.300...

I reckon your 1.3 board has a 37.299 or 37.300 rom and the 1.1 has a 37.350 ROM. The 37.350 ROM has a scsi.device driver which supports large IDE drives, while the 37.299 and 300 don't. When running...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 20:58
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By psoma
Hmmm, interesting. How do you map which key does...

Hmmm, interesting. How do you map which key does what with TOM?

Cheers,

Tom
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 12:21
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By psoma
Ah right, this is was what I needed confirmation...

Ah right, this is was what I needed confirmation on. There are a few (slightly more expensive) options that include mechanical keys... I’ll opt for them.

Cheers Jope!

Tom
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 12:19
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By psoma
Fair question - I always played with the arrow...

Fair question - I always played with the arrow keys, not the numeric keypad. I find the wider spacing of up and down a little awkward.
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 11:16
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By psoma
Hmmmm. I figured the membrane connections were...

Hmmmm. I figured the membrane connections were still just logical switches that ended up somewhere that I could tap in and extract a discrete short... No?

Cheers,

Tom
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 10:17
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By psoma
Converting a numeric keypad into a joystick

Hi all,


I grew up gaming on the PC, so I really struggle using the joystick on driving games like Test Drive 2 ... basically anything where up is accelerate and you need to also steer. I'm an...
Forum: support.Games 08 February 2020, 21:29
Replies: 93
Views: 5,861
Posted By psoma
Fantastic jotd - going to try this today. I...

Fantastic jotd - going to try this today.

I was wondering how you smashed this together so quickly when I realised you're responsible for over half the WHDs I have on my system :)
Forum: support.Hardware 03 February 2020, 10:21
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By psoma
Your problem is the 37.300 ROM. Despite what...

Your problem is the 37.300 ROM. Despite what others claim, 37.300 will only boot a DH0 partition under 40MB. To save yourself a world of pain, get your hands on a 37.350, or better yet, Kickstart 3.1...
Forum: support.Games 31 January 2020, 05:48
Replies: 93
Views: 5,861
Posted By psoma
Yeah - the UI actually screams "mouse control"......

Yeah - the UI actually screams "mouse control"... the fully keyboard controlled PC version is super clunky!
Forum: support.Games 30 January 2020, 11:21
Replies: 93
Views: 5,861
Posted By psoma
This is brilliant stuff jotd... super impressive!

This is brilliant stuff jotd... super impressive!
Forum: support.Hardware 29 January 2020, 10:37
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By psoma
Alrighty... so no dice there unfortunately. I've...

Alrighty... so no dice there unfortunately. I've spent a lot of time on this now trying every combination and permutation of termination, Mask and scram8.device (2.557 on the ROM, 1.0 on the floppy)....
Forum: support.Hardware 28 January 2020, 05:27
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By psoma
RTC options for Rev 6A 500 with 1MB chip (onboard)

Hi all,

Have modified my 500 with 1MB Chip mem onboard and would like to add an RTC. Is there any way to do this simply on a 6A without an expansion module (or by using a clock only expansion...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 January 2020, 20:31
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By psoma
Will give both of these a try, cheers. Just...

Will give both of these a try, cheers.

Just a thought... I have the 68030EC processor meaning it doesn’t actually have an MMU - I assume this makes the whole mmu.library thing moot?

Cheers,
...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 January 2020, 01:15
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By psoma
Hmmm, I dropped mmu.library into Libs but SysInfo...

Hmmm, I dropped mmu.library into Libs but SysInfo isn’t showing it as loaded... wasn’t sure if I needed to add anything to my Startup-Sequence as I’m only booting off the WB3.1 Install disk...
...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2020, 22:19
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By psoma
Thanks DrBong, I’m pretty sure that only...

Thanks DrBong,

I’m pretty sure that only comes into effect when there’s a RAM32 board as well. I don’t have one, but just to eliminate it, I went to check the Mask setting and found it already was...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2020, 20:13
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By psoma
@Wrangler: yep, SCSI is terminated actively at...

@Wrangler: yep, SCSI is terminated actively at the disk. Have also tried turning off active termination on the disk and using external termination with the same result. Having no termination leads to...
Forum: support.Games 26 January 2020, 08:31
Replies: 93
Views: 5,861
Posted By psoma
Pretty sure it started life on the Apple II. The...

Pretty sure it started life on the Apple II. The Mac version is B&W and not the best incarnation unfortunately...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2020, 07:33
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By psoma
At wit's end with Accelerated A500 + SCRAM500 SCSI

Hey all,

Spent 2 days trying to make sense of this. My setup:

A500 6A
1MB Chip (all onboard)
SCRAM500 SCSI + 2MB Fast
VXL*30 68030 Accelerator (no RAM32)
3.1 ROM
IBM 9GB HDD / SyQuest 270MB
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2020, 07:16
Replies: 100
Views: 32,395
Posted By psoma
NEC 1970VX and 1970NX sync to 15khz but are...

NEC 1970VX and 1970NX sync to 15khz but are essentially useless for the Amiga. They don't support overscan at all and cut off the top and bottom of the screen (you get a widescreen viewport) without...
Forum: support.Games 25 January 2020, 23:27
Replies: 93
Views: 5,861
Posted By psoma
Didn't have the option to do so on the .slave...

Didn't have the option to do so on the .slave file ("New" was greyed out) so I just double clicked the icon, added whdload to the start and PRELOAD to the end.

Is there an easy way to create .info...
Forum: support.Games 23 January 2020, 21:33
Replies: 93
Views: 5,861
Posted By psoma
Hear hear! I'm happy to do the graphic work...

Hear hear!

I'm happy to do the graphic work on the assets if they can be extracted... I just lack the ability and know-how to extract them!
Forum: support.Games 21 January 2020, 22:38
Replies: 93
Views: 5,861
Posted By psoma
Thanks DamienD - had plenty of RAM but wasn't...

Thanks DamienD - had plenty of RAM but wasn't using the PRELOAD switch (embarrassingly, I've never run whdload from the command line before)... all good now!

Cheers,

Tom
Forum: support.Games 21 January 2020, 07:45
Replies: 93
Views: 5,861
Posted By psoma
Nice jotd - fired it up and played a quick game....

Nice jotd - fired it up and played a quick game. A few of the menu screens (including the title screen) flashed several times before stabilising... not sure if you're experiencing the same?
Forum: support.Games 18 January 2020, 21:43
Replies: 93
Views: 5,861
Posted By psoma
I find it incredible this never had an English...

I find it incredible this never had an English release on the 68k home machines. As DrBong mentioned - it pioneered the RTS genre (*long* before anything else claiming to do so) and was very popular...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 January 2020, 21:31
Replies: 62
Views: 3,313
Posted By psoma
I had all sorts of trouble with my 40Mhz Furia......

I had all sorts of trouble with my 40Mhz Furia... random freezing, failures to boot, apparent disk errors. I popped out the FPU and the thing became (mostly) rock solid.

Ended up replacing the FPU...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2020, 21:37
Replies: 36
Views: 1,132
Posted By psoma
Ahah, thanks for clarifying Toni - I’ve been...

Ahah, thanks for clarifying Toni - I’ve been living in the age of auto-configuring CPUs for so long, I forgot how it used to be done!!

Tom
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