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Forum: Amiga scene Today, 21:33
Replies: 49
Views: 2,899
Posted By Daedalus
I could be wrong, but I think (and really hope)...

I could be wrong, but I think (and really hope) he was joking about sending money...
Forum: Amiga scene Today, 21:32
Replies: 49
Views: 2,899
Posted By Daedalus
He appears to have moved his official company web...

He appears to have moved his official company web presence to Twitter :p Will be interesting to see the whole new round of incomprehensible rants and mass banning that results...
Forum: Hardware mods Today, 10:01
Replies: 140
Views: 16,785
Posted By Daedalus
:laughing No problem. The cost is £35 plus...

:laughing No problem. The cost is £35 plus shipping to Canada, which is currently £10.50. I'll PM you with the details.
Forum: support.Apps Today, 09:44
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By Daedalus
Do you mean a text menu in a Shell window? I...

Do you mean a text menu in a Shell window? I remember some coverdisks doing just that. Or, at least achieving that effect in a simple fashion:

Echo "Please choose an option and press enter:"
Echo...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 22:05
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By Daedalus
Does it sound like the disk is spinning? Could be...

Does it sound like the disk is spinning? Could be drive failure, could be a machine or cable fault. Could be as simple as dirty disk heads. Are you sure the disk works? Try a head cleaner disk if you...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 22:02
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, it's quite different here then. Earthing...

Hmmm, it's quite different here then. Earthing has been mandatory for many decades, an not just for all electrical outlets, but all metal pipework and water fittings. And outlets and switches aren't...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 14:58
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, the rule is more or less the same in the UK...

Yep, the rule is more or less the same in the UK and Ireland - any device with metal parts that could potentially through a fault become live, must have those parts earthed. If the PSU can...
Forum: support.Apps Yesterday, 14:19
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, or VinCED.

Yep, or VinCED.
Forum: OT - Technical Yesterday, 12:26
Replies: 39
Views: 637
Posted By Daedalus
You started a thread about Windows 10 in a forum...

You started a thread about Windows 10 in a forum dedicated to retrogaming. It's been moved to a more appropriate location now (Off-Topic - Technical), so it's all good.
Forum: OT - Technical Yesterday, 09:46
Replies: 39
Views: 637
Posted By Daedalus
Retrogaming?

Retrogaming?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 00:24
Replies: 20
Views: 423
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I'd also put down RTG, and when I was using...

Yeah, I'd also put down RTG, and when I was using a CRT I would run applications and Workbench in an NTSC mode to eliminate the flicker. But whenever I play a game on native screenmodes, it's PAL/50.
Forum: support.Hardware 19 September 2018, 20:33
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Daedalus
Thank you Toni!

Thank you Toni!
Forum: support.Hardware 19 September 2018, 17:13
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Daedalus
I can't find the post with a (very quick) search,...

I can't find the post with a (very quick) search, but it was a feature that wasn't intended for general use and therefore not documented. But I definitely recall Jens himself describing its function,...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 September 2018, 16:17
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I got that, I was replying to his post and...

Yeah, I got that, I was replying to his post and not yours that ninja'd mine :p Sorry, it looks very confusing now...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 September 2018, 15:54
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Daedalus
@BMD No, there was definitely something...

@BMD

No, there was definitely something about it that I read a while back from Jens that concerned removing the original CPU from the motherboard and changing the jumper to supply a missing but...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 September 2018, 15:23
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Daedalus
They're standard ceramic capacitors, sometimes...

They're standard ceramic capacitors, sometimes called MLCC (Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors), and available from any of the usual places. I don't even thing the values are all that critical either, on...
Forum: News 19 September 2018, 15:19
Replies: 254
Views: 37,894
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that's my understanding of it too: 3.0...

Yep, that's my understanding of it too: 3.0 allowed the PCMCIA card to be used with RAM occupying the same space, resulting in all sorts of nastiness when using SRAM cards (instant guru). 3.1 fixed...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 September 2018, 15:09
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Daedalus
If AGARed() etc. doesn't work after you've done a...

If AGARed() etc. doesn't work after you've done a DisplayPalette (and maybe a VWait, just in case it doesn't update until the next frame), then the way I see it you've got two choices: Access the...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 September 2018, 11:21
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Daedalus
There are some extra options for the driver that...

There are some extra options for the driver that might help improve compatibility with some cards. Check out the cfd documentation for details, but bear in mind that you'll need to unmount and...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 September 2018, 10:54
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Daedalus
Ooh yeah, good point. I've only ever used the...

Ooh yeah, good point. I've only ever used the commands for snooping public screen colours in Amiga mode. I'll investigate when I'm home...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 September 2018, 10:52
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, earthing is mandatory at every outlet, as...

Yep, earthing is mandatory at every outlet, as well as individual fuses in every plug. Prior to a complete overhaul of the regulations in the middle of the last century, the UK and Ireland followed...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 September 2018, 10:12
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Daedalus
AGARed() etc. read the current colour registers,...

AGARed() etc. read the current colour registers, not the palette, so if you haven't displayed a palette yet, you'll only get 0 as a result. It wouldn't make any sense to use them before you have the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 September 2018, 09:52
Replies: 1,944
Views: 267,993
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the general lack of uptake on optional hard...

Yeah, the general lack of uptake on optional hard drives (perhaps their expense when thinking of the A500) will have been a factor because the vast majority of Amigas were floppy-only systems, but...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 September 2018, 23:46
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By Daedalus
That's the basic idea, yes (set the required...

That's the basic idea, yes (set the required registers etc.) However, Blitz takes care of this automatically. If you create a sprite with four bitplanes instead of the normal two, it's automatically...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 September 2018, 21:54
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By Daedalus
As for the ground connection, it's not essential...

As for the ground connection, it's not essential really, and Amigas were supplied with 2-pin non-earthed cords in many places including the US. The PSU ground and shield are connected together in the...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 September 2018, 21:52
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By Daedalus
It's sometimes hard to predict what exactly a PSU...

It's sometimes hard to predict what exactly a PSU will do when not under load. I've seen some that drift up and down around 1 or 2 volts, and others that go beyond their specification by up to 50%....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 September 2018, 21:25
Replies: 1,944
Views: 267,993
Posted By Daedalus
Ooh, there's something I haven't heard or thought...

Ooh, there's something I haven't heard or thought about for a long time. The answer is "sort of". The Amiga has its own disc caching system, where a certain number of buffers are assigned to each...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 September 2018, 17:06
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, first thing to check is whether the PSU is...

Okay, first thing to check is whether the PSU is under load or not when you measured it. Were you measuring the voltages with the Amiga connected and turned on, or just checking the plug? You might...
Forum: project.EAB 18 September 2018, 14:33
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By Daedalus
*Thread moved to Off-topic* :p

*Thread moved to Off-topic*

:p
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2018, 22:58
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I'd get a second opinion on those voltages...

Yeah, I'd get a second opinion on those voltages with another meter. It's possible for logic to still work around 6V, but I would expect the chips to get hot and cause lots of crashes, and eventually...
Forum: Hardware mods 17 September 2018, 17:38
Replies: 140
Views: 16,785
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, very similar indeed ;) Schematics-wise all...

Yep, very similar indeed ;) Schematics-wise all the Zorro aspects are identical between the two, the only difference is the layout and the additional circuitry for adapting the ATX power supply.

...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2018, 17:02
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By Daedalus
Beware, there appear to be different variants of...

Beware, there appear to be different variants of the PLIPBox that have different power requirements. One variant uses 5V directly, the other has a solid-state relay or something and a 5V regulator,...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2018, 14:49
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By Daedalus
It's possible that it's not actually losing...

It's possible that it's not actually losing connection with the trapdoor connector, but is shorting out against the upper shield. This is a known issue with some A1200s, and either removing the upper...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2018, 10:42
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Daedalus
You'll find that many drives used by Commodore...

You'll find that many drives used by Commodore don't have the corresponding slot to fit the protrusion on the connector, or might even have one on both sides. And the motherboard is just as bad - no...
Forum: News 16 September 2018, 13:29
Replies: 23
Views: 1,716
Posted By Daedalus
You've got a PM :)

You've got a PM :)
Forum: support.Hardware 15 September 2018, 23:21
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Daedalus
Well, as plasmab suggested, first step is to see...

Well, as plasmab suggested, first step is to see if the Amiga is actually damaged. Try running it another floppy drive, or without any floppy drive. If it appears to work, then you might be in luck...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 September 2018, 23:18
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Daedalus
Pin 1, 2, 3 and 4 are all ground, pins 5 and 6...

Pin 1, 2, 3 and 4 are all ground, pins 5 and 6 are 5V power. So you can verify the orientation in this way. It *looks* like you're correct, with pin 1 at the bottom of the picture.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 September 2018, 22:21
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Daedalus
MakeDefLibs is a pretty simple tool that just...

MakeDefLibs is a pretty simple tool that just scans the subdirectories of the Blitzlibs: assign for files to add to deflibs. If you don't have Blitzlibs: assigned, or you don't have any...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 September 2018, 22:11
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By Daedalus
There doesn't seem to be an equivalent for MODs...

There doesn't seem to be an equivalent for MODs unfortunately.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 September 2018, 21:26
Replies: 77
Views: 2,989
Posted By Daedalus
And there's the problem. You're missing out on a...

And there's the problem. You're missing out on a huge world of incredible gameplay by shunning entire swathes of the games industry simply because your mindset equates cute with exclusively for...
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