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Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 31 December 2017, 18:43
Replies: 69
Views: 5,351
Posted By willbloke
Is the PSU quite heavy or light ? The later...

Is the PSU quite heavy or light ?
The later Switch Mode PSUs were a bit unreliable , the earlier heavy linear PSUs are better , but I guess there isn't a ready supply of them about now !
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 31 December 2017, 17:29
Replies: 69
Views: 5,351
Posted By willbloke
I cleaned up an A500 with creme hair bleach from...

I cleaned up an A500 with creme hair bleach from Boots , mind you I did it on a sunny day !
Just painted it on , left it for a couple of hours in the sun and washed it off came up a treat !
...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 31 December 2017, 15:23
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By willbloke
Long time away !

Hello fellow Amigans , I've been away for a while.
I tried playing Amiga games using Retro Pi but I gave up trying to get a launcher to work , so had to restart Workbench and select floppy images...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 18 April 2017, 10:33
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By willbloke
Good stuff , I'll have a look later , got a Pi2...

Good stuff , I'll have a look later , got a Pi2 at the moment , ordered Pi3 , should be here soon !

I had my A1200 set up on a tiny LG LCD with SCART , but it looked a bit lost , hopefully the...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 18 April 2017, 10:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By willbloke
Thank you kindly , I'm never far away but i get...

Thank you kindly , I'm never far away but i get distracted easily , currently building noise makers and Eurorack synth modules trying to re-learn Proteus PCB CAD software , attempting to rebuild my...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 17 April 2017, 13:53
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By willbloke
Sorry ! I've got a very short attention span...

Sorry !
I've got a very short attention span ... oh look a squirrel ....

Thanks Michaelz !
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 17 April 2017, 13:25
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By willbloke
Ok , as nobody is talking to me ... :confused ...

Ok , as nobody is talking to me ... :confused

http://www.happi-game-center.com/ seems to be the way to go , yes/no ?
Is it available in English anywhere , my schoolboy French ets tres pauvres ,...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 17 April 2017, 12:33
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By willbloke
Returning Amigan

Woo , I'm back !

I haven't touched any of my Amigas for a few years now , but have started to muck about with a Raspberry Pi and I'm quite impressed with what it can do .
SonicPi

I've read...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 December 2014, 19:07
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By willbloke
I had a look yesterday , found a Competition Pro...

I had a look yesterday , found a Competition Pro , but it looks like I threw the mini out , it had a duff microswitch , which I could have fixed but never got around to it. :banghead

I've managed...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 December 2014, 17:43
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By willbloke
That looks like it , was it known as a...

That looks like it , was it known as a competition pro mini then ?

What are the chances of finding a working one ?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 December 2014, 17:27
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By willbloke
Small joystick

Years ago , I had a mini version of this ...

http://www.richardlagendijk.nl/foto/cip/joystick_competition_pro_03.jpg

Any ideas what it was ?
It sat in the palm of your hand and was really good...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 December 2014, 16:20
Replies: 79
Views: 9,995
Posted By willbloke
I haven't read the whole of this thread , but...

I haven't read the whole of this thread , but what was the local Amiga games store , back in the day,"rented" games out for a week at a time , and sold the X-copy dongles and software (or whatever it...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 11 November 2014, 11:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By willbloke
To be honest , I can't remember , it was years...

To be honest , I can't remember , it was years ago , but I didn't throw it out , must be in the loft somewhere !
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 10 November 2014, 17:47
Replies: 53
Views: 6,374
Posted By willbloke
Indeed , that's what I've done , works fine !

Indeed , that's what I've done , works fine !
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 10 November 2014, 17:13
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By willbloke
My CDTV played CDs fine out the box , until the...

My CDTV played CDs fine out the box , until the drive packed up :-(
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 November 2014, 13:36
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By willbloke
Thanks , enjoyed that !

Thanks , enjoyed that !
Forum: Amiga scene 24 October 2014, 17:45
Replies: 67
Views: 6,338
Posted By willbloke
I think I got my A500 in 1989 , got a broken A590...

I think I got my A500 in 1989 , got a broken A590 whichI took a punt on being a duff PSU about 2 years later .
Used it until 1995 when I started Uni , we used PCs , so the Amiga got put to one side....
Forum: support.Hardware 10 September 2014, 10:32
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By willbloke
Doh ! Of course :banghead

Doh !

Of course :banghead
Forum: support.Hardware 09 September 2014, 18:01
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By willbloke
TBH . it's been sat in the loft for over 10 years...

TBH . it's been sat in the loft for over 10 years , that may now be the least of its problems !

I will dig it out over the winter and have a play .
Forum: support.Hardware 09 September 2014, 17:23
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By willbloke
Thanks people , I know it's an A500 in a pretty...

Thanks people , I know it's an A500 in a pretty dress , just would be nice to get it going as near to standard as possible !
Forum: support.Hardware 09 September 2014, 13:32
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By willbloke
When I towered an A1200 years ago I found the...

When I towered an A1200 years ago I found the hack on Aminet I think , I used an A500 keyboard gutted from a dead A500 , later got an A1500 keyboard and worked fine .
I think from memory you need...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 September 2014, 13:29
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By willbloke
So a dead CDTV is useless then ?

So a dead CDTV is useless then ?
Forum: support.Hardware 04 September 2014, 10:42
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By willbloke
Cdtv

I see on another thread about fitting a new laser to the CD32 is it possible to repair the CDTV laser ?
Anyone done it ?
As it's the old style caddy system I guess finding a new replacement drive...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 August 2014, 18:00
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By willbloke
@Peter , looking at the unit you would need a...

@Peter , looking at the unit you would need a replay VCR and a record VCR.
The Amiga boots off floppy and the genlock powers up , now where can I find Scala ?
Forum: Amiga scene 22 August 2014, 10:37
Replies: 67
Views: 6,338
Posted By willbloke
Returning old timer i guess ? Got a A500 in...

Returning old timer i guess ?

Got a A500 in 89 , used it till I started University in 95 , got given an A1200 a couple of years back , fitted hard drive and loaded games onto it with CF card .
...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 August 2014, 10:29
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By willbloke
Hama genlock

I've been offered a Hama genlock with an Amiga 600 .
Now I'll probably have it as I don't have a (working) A600 , but my question is , what can you do with a genlock.

From my limited...
Forum: News 18 July 2014, 12:51
Replies: 5
Views: 1,920
Posted By willbloke
Again adrdesign , is there any chance of these...

Again adrdesign , is there any chance of these files in .wav format please !
Forum: News 17 July 2014, 16:13
Replies: 10
Views: 4,905
Posted By willbloke
Brilliant , thank you so much. Been after the...

Brilliant , thank you so much.
Been after the classic EMU Loon , Shakuhachi , water etc. sample set for ages !

Your English is fine my friend !
Forum: News 17 July 2014, 11:58
Replies: 10
Views: 4,905
Posted By willbloke
adrdesign any chance you could upload the...

adrdesign any chance you could upload the originals in .wav format ?

I would like to be able to use these samples in Pro-tools !

thanks !
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2014, 10:18
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By willbloke
It is a Rev 6 A MOBO . Reading Zetr0s words it...

It is a Rev 6 A MOBO .
Reading Zetr0s words it causes issues with trapdoor RAM , is that right ?
Bearing in mind the A500 will probably only be used for games and maybe some Music Programs is it...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 June 2014, 16:17
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By willbloke
Thanks jbenam , shame the pictures are missing on...

Thanks jbenam , shame the pictures are missing on that thread :(
Forum: support.Hardware 02 June 2014, 13:26
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By willbloke
A500 ram

Possibly a stupid question !

Got an old A500 , on the MOBO where the RAM is , it is marked 512k/1M , but only half the positions are populated .
Would it be possible to nick the chips of one MOBO...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 May 2014, 16:45
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By willbloke
Yep , Had Bars and Pipes running years ago on my...

Yep , Had Bars and Pipes running years ago on my A500 with a standard MIDI Interface, the TP+ gives you 3 MIDI ports .
48 Channels of power , mwaa ha ha .. :D
Forum: support.Hardware 27 May 2014, 16:39
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By willbloke
Thanks mate , already got a Datel ! I was...

Thanks mate , already got a Datel !

I was going to have a go at the Triple Play Plus and have a play with Bars and Pipes .
Forum: support.Hardware 27 May 2014, 16:24
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By willbloke
Triple Play Plus

Just wondering if anyone has built the Triple Play Plus MIDI interface from the schematics available on the Web ?

Did it work ? :laughing

http://bnp.hansfaust.de/tpp/MAKINGTHEPCBE.html
Forum: News 24 May 2014, 11:33
Replies: 54
Views: 8,796
Posted By willbloke
Where can I get a cool Amiga T-shirt in a hurry ??

Where can I get a cool Amiga T-shirt in a hurry ??
Forum: support.Hardware 24 May 2014, 10:49
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By willbloke
Looks like we have a winner ! Thanks Supamax...

Looks like we have a winner !

Thanks Supamax , don't ever remember that software though , but I did collect loads of Amiga stuff people threw out when they switched to other platforms .

Mystery...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 May 2014, 20:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By willbloke
Or drop the ball out and tweek the roller with...

Or drop the ball out and tweek the roller with your finger !

From memory the Amiga mouse is pretty dumb , so there shouldn't be much to go wrong other than quarter century old wiring !
Forum: support.Hardware 23 May 2014, 18:38
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By willbloke
If you mean that the dongle is the same as...

If you mean that the dongle is the same as pictured here
http://www.grandis.nu/images/genlock5.JPG

Nope , not like that , much slimmer , barely bigger than the actual 9 way , and moulded...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 May 2014, 18:04
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By willbloke
Little Red Dongle ?

Ok , I've been digging in boxes and found a 9way D-Sub Dongle.
It's red moulded plastic , presumably to plug into Joystick port , but I can't for the life of me think what it was for ?
No visible...
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