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Forum: support.Other 12 May 2018, 18:24
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By thomas
You should *never* write-enable your Workbench...

You should *never* write-enable your Workbench disks. There is nothing which needs to write to the disks during installation. If it tries to write to the Install disk, then you chose the wrong...
Forum: support.WinUAE 11 May 2018, 19:06
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By thomas
I'd appreciate such an option, too. Too often you...

I'd appreciate such an option, too. Too often you accidently click into the window border or double click the drag bar and change the window size. It's very difficult to restore the previous size.
Forum: Coders. General 11 May 2018, 08:29
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By thomas
ENVARC: is a bad idea. Firstly it only works...

ENVARC: is a bad idea.

Firstly it only works if it has been set up during the boot process.

Secondly it is copied to RAM during boot, so it eats up memory.

Thirdly it only works if you have...
Forum: Coders. General 10 May 2018, 11:57
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By thomas
Set FindTask(NULL)->pr_WindowPtr to -1. ...

Set FindTask(NULL)->pr_WindowPtr to -1.

Don't forget to restore the old value before you leave your program.
Forum: support.Apps 09 May 2018, 19:58
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By thomas
No, it doesn't. Ram Disk in 3.1 does not support...

No, it doesn't. Ram Disk in 3.1 does not support softlinks. IIRC it does not even work on 3.9 without Boingbags. You need a certain update of ram-handler to get softlink support.

But there is a...
Forum: support.Apps 07 May 2018, 20:07
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By thomas
I don't believe that Scalos has special handling...

I don't believe that Scalos has special handling for Ram Disk. So all I could think of is that you copy the icon too late. Make sure that the copy is finished before Scalos starts.
Forum: support.Apps 05 May 2018, 14:46
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By thomas
Set packet size in AExplorer to 32k.

Set packet size in AExplorer to 32k.
Forum: support.Apps 01 May 2018, 16:11
Replies: 42
Views: 630
Posted By thomas
You don't need 3.5. You can do WB 3.1 ->...

You don't need 3.5.

You can do WB 3.1 -> Emergency Floppy -> WB 3.9

or WB 3.1 -> WB 3.9 -> WB 3.9.

All you need to get 3.9 installed correctly is a running 3.5 or 3.9. So if you boot from...
Forum: support.Apps 29 April 2018, 17:22
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By thomas
The "leave out" function adds your icon's name to...

The "leave out" function adds your icon's name to the file .backdrop in the main directory of the partition. The icon itself is not modified.

.backdrop is a text file, you can edit it with a text...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 April 2018, 21:01
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By thomas
I don't think the string is from the CF card....

I don't think the string is from the CF card. It's rather the card reader which generates it.

I get "Generic USB CF Reader 1.0" for any card I insert into my PC. It's a multi-card reader, for SD...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 April 2018, 14:10
Replies: 400
Views: 30,716
Posted By thomas
Confirmed.

Confirmed.
Forum: support.WinUAE 27 April 2018, 23:06
Replies: 400
Views: 30,716
Posted By thomas
http://thomas-rapp.homepage.t-online.de/downloads/...

http://thomas-rapp.homepage.t-online.de/downloads/hddreport.lha

It probably gives too much information for your needs, but that's how I found out about it. I can make a smaller program tomorrow.
Forum: support.WinUAE 27 April 2018, 20:11
Replies: 400
Views: 30,716
Posted By thomas
The capacity returned by READ CAPACITY is...

The capacity returned by READ CAPACITY is doubled. For example a 32 GB harddrive appears as 64 GB.

TD_GETGEOMETRY does not fill the dg_TotalSectors and dg_Cylinders fields.

CMD_READ and SCSI...
Forum: support.WinUAE 23 April 2018, 19:03
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By thomas
There is a virtual mouse driver option on the...

There is a virtual mouse driver option on the gameports panel which should do what you ask for.
Forum: support.Hardware 21 April 2018, 17:29
Replies: 17
Views: 610
Posted By thomas
In any case they follow specs which are much...

In any case they follow specs which are much newer than those of the Amiga device drivers. This requires you to implement some workarounds. Most important is to set MaxTransfer for each partition to...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 April 2018, 18:49
Replies: 21
Views: 374
Posted By thomas
Just do a quick format on the Amiga and see if...

Just do a quick format on the Amiga and see if the Mac can access it.
Forum: support.Other 14 April 2018, 17:28
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By thomas
You would have to rewrite more components than...

You would have to rewrite more components than just screenmode prefs. Currently there is no software which supports or even considers WB in HAM mode. At least graphics.library knows that a HAM...
Forum: support.Apps 14 April 2018, 17:04
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By thomas
FFS from the OS4 classic CD supports long file...

FFS from the OS4 classic CD supports long file names, too.
Forum: support.Other 12 April 2018, 19:47
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By thomas
http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=468004&postcou...

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=468004&postcount=14

It's only a proof of concept yet, though.
Forum: support.WinUAE 10 April 2018, 09:53
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By thomas
Do not install to the Install disk! Do not select...

Do not install to the Install disk! Do not select Novice user, select Advanced or Expert, then select the CF card as destination.

Also make sure that the boot partition on the CF card is indeed...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 08 April 2018, 15:21
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By thomas
Without any more details I would guess that you...

Without any more details I would guess that you forgot to install the file system into the partition table (RDB) of the HDF.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2018, 19:30
Replies: 41
Views: 7,237
Posted By thomas
If you want to boot using Akira's floppy disk,...

If you want to boot using Akira's floppy disk, the CF card must be formatted as FAT.

In WinUAE just click on "Add directory" and choose the CF card's drive letter. Do not create or select a...
Forum: project.Green Amiga Alien GUIDES 28 March 2018, 08:21
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By thomas
AFAIK nothing has changed in the way hardfiles...

AFAIK nothing has changed in the way hardfiles are created. There were only a lot of options added to the settings window.

When you click on Add Hardfile, the Hardfile Settings window opens. This...
Forum: Coders. System 25 March 2018, 17:54
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By thomas
#include <proto/exec.h> #include <proto/dos.h> ...

#include <proto/exec.h>
#include <proto/dos.h>

#include <dos/filehandler.h>

#include <string.h>



/* copy a BCPL string to a C string */
Forum: support.Other 25 March 2018, 01:32
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By thomas
You don't want the DiskCopy program. It will copy...

You don't want the DiskCopy program. It will copy a floppy to another one track by track, not looking at the files.

What you want is to copy the files from floppy to harddrive.

There are two...
Forum: support.Apps 17 March 2018, 10:04
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By thomas
Is the EIDE driver installed reset-proof or do...

Is the EIDE driver installed reset-proof or do you need to run it after every reboot?

If it is reset-proof you should switch off the computer for each reboot, so that you know exactly when it gets...
Forum: support.Apps 17 March 2018, 07:29
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By thomas
How do you access the CD drive (for example to...

How do you access the CD drive (for example to install OS 3.9) before you install the EIDE'99 software?

With the latest version of the OS you should use the latest version of the EIDE software,...
Forum: Coders. General 16 March 2018, 08:36
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By thomas
Yes. No. When you do a low...

Yes.




No.

When you do a low level format of a floppy disk (a.k.a. 'full format' or simply 'format'), the formatting program first formats *every* track, not only unused. During format it...
Forum: support.WinUAE 14 March 2018, 08:21
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By thomas
Just make proper mount lists with the file...

Just make proper mount lists with the file systems in L: and a FileSystem= entry in the mount lists.
Forum: support.WinUAE 13 March 2018, 21:32
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By thomas
What do you mean by "When I try to mount any of...

What do you mean by "When I try to mount any of the FFS partitions"?

Why aren't they mounted automatically and how do you (manually?) mount them (or try to)?

Switching from scsi.device to...
Forum: support.Apps 12 March 2018, 08:21
Replies: 31
Views: 1,291
Posted By thomas
The opposite is true. The boot partition gains...

The opposite is true. The boot partition gains most from SFS or PFS. With PFS the boot process feels like three times faster than with FFS, especially on slow machines.

And of course the boot...
Forum: support.Apps 11 March 2018, 22:34
Replies: 31
Views: 1,291
Posted By thomas
FFS is still the best regaring data safety and...

FFS is still the best regaring data safety and recoverability.

PFS is the best regarding speed and continuousness.

SFS is somewhere in between.

The biggest disadvantage of PFS is that it...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 11 March 2018, 21:31
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By thomas
Make absolutely sure that serial settings are...

Make absolutely sure that serial settings are exactly equal on both ends.
Reduce BAUD rate.
Use hardware handshaking a.k.a. RTS/CTS (make sure that your cable supports this).
Use the other...
Forum: support.Apps 11 March 2018, 17:44
Replies: 24
Views: 564
Posted By thomas
Nobody said that you can't name them the same....

Nobody said that you can't name them the same. It's just confusing.

Also you can still change them later.




Only if you used DH0 instead of SYSTEM in your scripts and config files.
Forum: support.Apps 11 March 2018, 15:47
Replies: 24
Views: 564
Posted By thomas
You *can* give all the same name, but it is...

You *can* give all the same name, but it is confusing, not only for you but also for AmigaDOS.

For the drive type you should keep the name you got from Read Configuration. It does not matter...
Forum: support.Apps 11 March 2018, 10:43
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By thomas
The RDB mode is only saved in the WinUAE config,...

The RDB mode is only saved in the WinUAE config, not in the HDF itself. You can just remove the HDF and add it again to deactivate RDB mode. Or load the config file again.

Only if you run...
Forum: support.Other 07 March 2018, 23:00
Replies: 30
Views: 4,264
Posted By thomas
Was already done, just not yet uploaded. Try...

Was already done, just not yet uploaded.

Try again :)
Forum: support.OtherUAE 07 March 2018, 22:06
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By thomas
It's just wording, isn't it? The complete...

It's just wording, isn't it?

The complete name of such files is hard disk image file.

To make it shorter you could use any of

hard disk image
hard disk file
disk image file
disk image
Forum: support.WinUAE 05 March 2018, 21:35
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By thomas
CDTV SCSI does not stay enabled

Select CDTV + Floppy from the quickstart menu, go to Expansions, select CDTV SCSI (from builtin expansions or SCSI controllers, does not matter, happens for both) and tick Enabled. Go to Hardware...
Forum: support.Other 01 March 2018, 07:40
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By thomas
There havn't been many new viruses recently. ...

There havn't been many new viruses recently.

Look there and get the latest xvs.library:

http://www.vht-dk.dk/
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