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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 July 2018, 14:17
Replies: 39
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Posted By LocoSombrero
Regardless of the gamesets or ADF disk images,...

Regardless of the gamesets or ADF disk images, you should ALWAYS do a boot sector/overall virus check. It's very easy for one rotten .ADF ( = boot sector virus infected disk image) to start jumping...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 July 2018, 21:43
Replies: 39
Views: 5,299
Posted By LocoSombrero
If I don't remember incorrectly, a few of the...

If I don't remember incorrectly, a few of the games on the list had ADF viruses in them, that can and will jump from a disk image to another, corrupting the images. This has happened to me with my...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 May 2017, 21:01
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By LocoSombrero
I've been thinking about this video option for a...

I've been thinking about this video option for a looooong time, the only thing is that there's a gadzillion sellers on eBay offering this unit and I've heard some people complain that you might...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 May 2017, 20:41
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By LocoSombrero
Ah! Yep, sorry, my bad, didn't notice the simple...

Ah! Yep, sorry, my bad, didn't notice the simple fact behind the Simple Video Scalar that it added mandatory deinterlacing in the signal chain; I really thought I checked from their pdf (that I...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 May 2017, 20:29
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By LocoSombrero
OK, I'm just wondering if I got something wrong,...

OK, I'm just wondering if I got something wrong, since I read from the Indivision specs that:

(from: http://wiki.icomp.de/wiki/Indivision_ECS )

My Amiga 500 is w/ a Rev.6a mobo, manufactured...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2017, 01:06
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By LocoSombrero
J.S. Technologies "Simple Video Scalar" for A500? Or something else?

Hi there!

I've been looking for a good solution for getting the A500 RGB video output signal to my flatscreen monitor and already spent a few dumb'n'dumber-money units while at this quest - truly...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 November 2016, 03:09
Replies: 129
Views: 30,647
Posted By LocoSombrero
That's great news! Please keep us updated when...

That's great news! Please keep us updated when there's any new developments.

Although, I'm now quite happy since I recently salvaged an old throwaway Office-Use Pentium4 with all the hardware of...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 June 2016, 18:39
Replies: 24
Views: 3,134
Posted By LocoSombrero
This is an old topic and with some small googling...

This is an old topic and with some small googling you'd be sure to find out whether or not it's possible or not. At some point during the last year, I got myself a real cheap "Amiga RGB to VGA"...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 April 2016, 03:42
Replies: 397
Views: 57,280
Posted By LocoSombrero
Where - when - how? Would be happy to pre-order a...

Where - when - how? Would be happy to pre-order a copy as soon as they're available if ithe acceleration benefit is anything near the Vampire v2 for A600 ;)

BTW; The Youtube channel "Modern...
Forum: News 10 April 2016, 22:00
Replies: 40
Views: 7,939
Posted By LocoSombrero
Good point - I only did install the KickROM 3.x...

Good point - I only did install the KickROM 3.x as I was thinking of getting a HDD-card reader adapter/accelerator board, i.e. the ACA500(plus) for my A500 (I've understood that Kickstart 3.x is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 April 2016, 21:41
Replies: 39
Views: 5,299
Posted By LocoSombrero
I was supposed to get a CF card reader-HDD...

I was supposed to get a CF card reader-HDD extension, namely the ACA500, so that's the reason for the Kick3.x (no more disk swaps, Kickstart 1.3 can be loaded into memory for backwards compatibility...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2016, 10:47
Replies: 129
Views: 30,647
Posted By LocoSombrero
(PPPS: ) I used the boot_df1.adf since my...

(PPPS: ) I used the boot_df1.adf since my internal drive in the A500 is now the Gotek-Cortex USB reader, and my external drive (DF1: ) is what I use for 3,5" disk backups and transfers. Be sure to...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2016, 10:44
Replies: 129
Views: 30,647
Posted By LocoSombrero
Happy A500 file transfer user here, got the PCI...

Happy A500 file transfer user here, got the PCI parallel card+cable+disk-combo from eBay. Took a while to setup, and sometimes during the transfers I had to restart the transfer from both the PC and...
Forum: News 06 April 2016, 03:29
Replies: 40
Views: 7,939
Posted By LocoSombrero
Ahh, sorry, was a bit "sombrero on the eyelids"...

Ahh, sorry, was a bit "sombrero on the eyelids" after a long day. Yep, it's the Gotek one, was joggling the two different options for a long time since the shop I purchased it from offers so many...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 April 2016, 00:21
Replies: 39
Views: 5,299
Posted By LocoSombrero
This might be a bit off, didn't double check the...

This might be a bit off, didn't double check the list, some titles that I remembered and have now tried out + found them pretty good actually.

APB (hilarious arcade)
Barbarian II - Axe of Rage...
Forum: News 03 April 2016, 10:17
Replies: 40
Views: 7,939
Posted By LocoSombrero
Any developments on this? I would desperately...

Any developments on this? I would desperately need one for my A500 - now that I've got my games running with the USB floppy adapter (HxC w/ Cortex firmware), I've noticed that installing Amiga...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2016, 19:20
Replies: 39
Views: 5,299
Posted By LocoSombrero
Hehe, I was about to comment about the first...

Hehe, I was about to comment about the first "A500 Gotek Top Games"-pack that there's a lot of my own personal favorites missing as well. :D

It would be cool if there would be different game-pack...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 April 2016, 23:48
Replies: 39
Views: 5,299
Posted By LocoSombrero
Thanks a lot, just got my Gotek today, using the...

Thanks a lot, just got my Gotek today, using the Cortex 1.05a firmware. After a bit of confusion during the actual drive installation (a few guides had me mislead), I finally got the Gotek...
Forum: News 16 March 2016, 01:19
Replies: 40
Views: 7,939
Posted By LocoSombrero
GREAT! I will be definitely interested in having...

GREAT! I will be definitely interested in having one once they are available for (pre-)order. I hope you keep us updated! :) Cheers!
Forum: request.Apps 15 March 2016, 17:32
Replies: 11
Views: 3,454
Posted By LocoSombrero
Hey there! I just recently got my Amiga...

Hey there!

I just recently got my Amiga Explorer + null modem cable connection working, just wanted to say that I now have an .adf image of Aegis Sonix v2.0 on my PC that on the other hand is a...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 March 2016, 02:21
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Posted By LocoSombrero
Thanks a lot for being so helpful once again! ...

Thanks a lot for being so helpful once again!

I'm using a handmade Retro Computer Shack Amiga Scart RGB cable (I still have my old original A500 RGB SCART cables somewhere but figured I'd go for...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 March 2016, 15:39
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Posted By LocoSombrero
OK, the current situation with my A500 is that: ...

OK, the current situation with my A500 is that:

- The A500 mobo has been completely recapped

- I got myself a 80-watt PicoPSU with Leicke 120W power supply (I hope this setup isn't too...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 March 2016, 00:53
Replies: 747
Views: 117,044
Posted By LocoSombrero
Just got a reply from Individual Computers...

Just got a reply from Individual Computers recently when I asked on the availability of the ACA500 unit; they said the ACA 500plus will be "available later this year, probably around the summer"....
Forum: support.Hardware 02 March 2016, 18:40
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Posted By LocoSombrero
Yep, I though I had checked out the gurus with...

Yep, I though I had checked out the gurus with and without the 512kb RAM expansion enabled, but it's been such a hassle to bring the A500 back from the half-dead, so I'm not 100% sure that I checked...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 March 2016, 16:14
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Posted By LocoSombrero
Thank you all for helping out once more :) We...

Thank you all for helping out once more :) We replaced the capacitors on the A500 with a friend of mine, with no effect on the FDD activity-related luminosity drops (nor the gurus) [as of now, I...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 February 2016, 17:45
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Posted By LocoSombrero
ajk, thanks for the tip! I found a...

ajk, thanks for the tip!

I found a decent-looking guide on recapping the A500 from http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=64983

We're redoing the capacitors with a friend of mine anyway...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 February 2016, 00:26
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Posted By LocoSombrero
I thank you all for helping me out; I'd be still...

I thank you all for helping me out; I'd be still scratching my head if it wasn't for the Amiga community! :)



Capacitors mentioned again here -- indeed, as I've been indexing my old A500...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 February 2016, 15:58
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Posted By LocoSombrero
A friend of mine suggested that adding one or two...

A friend of mine suggested that adding one or two suitable capacitors to the power cables that go to the FDD should also work to balance out the power fluctuations that cause the screen dimming;...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 January 2016, 18:07
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Posted By LocoSombrero
OK, so I didn't have time to go get the...

OK, so I didn't have time to go get the multi-meter from my garage yet, but I quickly checked out the PicoPSU specs.

It seems that at the same cost as the PicoPSU or even for a bit cheaper, I...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 January 2016, 17:35
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Posted By LocoSombrero
Thank you so much for your quick reply! I...

Thank you so much for your quick reply!

I do have a proper multi-meter so it shouldn't be a problem to check out the voltages and whether or not they fluctuate undesirably.

One thing that I...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 January 2016, 16:56
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Posted By LocoSombrero
A500 ATX PSU Dongle problem - Video signal brightness dims during FDD access

Hi!

I recently purchased an Amiga ATX PSU adapter dongle from eBay for my A500 to replace the old original PSU that seems to be dying out. I've read a lot of good reviews on that solution so I got...
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