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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Today, 09:58
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Posted By Daedalus
I haven't come across a list like that, but it...

I haven't come across a list like that, but it does sound like something that might be useful. I might look at adding it to AmigaCoding.com...

Edit: How does this look?...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 00:55
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Daedalus
You can get special labels made from a plastic...

You can get special labels made from a plastic substrate with semi-permanent memory glue that work very well, even after a year they'll come off cleanly and take all their glue with them, but that...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 00:19
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I have mixed feelings about this. It's a...

Yeah, I have mixed feelings about this. It's a very good idea to have it recorded on the board, but at the same time I know a lot of people don't like having extra stickers on their boards. I've done...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 20 October 2018, 19:05
Replies: 148
Views: 11,028
Posted By Daedalus
No problem. WindowOutput will do the same thing...

No problem. WindowOutput will do the same thing but for text, so it's good to know both commands :)
Forum: Amiga scene 20 October 2018, 14:40
Replies: 59
Views: 3,755
Posted By Daedalus
I guess people can put their pitchforks away for...

I guess people can put their pitchforks away for another few days now ;)
Forum: News 20 October 2018, 14:39
Replies: 389
Views: 35,225
Posted By Daedalus
I seem to remember reading somewhere that it's...

I seem to remember reading somewhere that it's subtly different from WBRun, in that it doesn't actually need Workbench open but emulates the same startup signals so WB programs can be run from...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 October 2018, 14:00
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Daedalus
The A4000 (and most Amiga models) only have two...

The A4000 (and most Amiga models) only have two motor signals - internal and external. This means that when you have more than one floppy on the internal header, both motors will respond at the same...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 October 2018, 10:51
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By Daedalus
Those supplies are often used by people for...

Those supplies are often used by people for replacements PSUs for 8-bits, since they tend to just need a single 5V supply, sometimes with an AC supply for peripheral power. But for the Amiga's...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 October 2018, 00:59
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By Daedalus
The main chips you absolutely need from a donor...

The main chips you absolutely need from a donor board or a NOS source are the custom chips (Alice, Lisa, Gayle, Budgie, Paula), the GAL, the keyboard MPU and the CIAs. Then there are ones that you...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 October 2018, 00:44
Replies: 59
Views: 3,755
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, looks like one of those lovely people who's...

Yeah, looks like one of those lovely people who's just a little bit too eager to jump on any opportunity to have a dig at Hyperion / A-Eon / OS4. No time for fact checking, too busy rubbing their...
Forum: News 20 October 2018, 00:28
Replies: 53
Views: 6,696
Posted By Daedalus
I think it was just over a week ago that it...

I think it was just over a week ago that it arrived here (was a present from my wife so I'm not entirely sure when it arrived). Seems they're making their way slowly but surely to everyone.
Forum: News 19 October 2018, 23:18
Replies: 53
Views: 6,696
Posted By Daedalus
Well, I've received it... But haven't had any...

Well, I've received it... But haven't had any time to read any of it :( Might have to wait until Christmas at this rate!
Forum: Amiga scene 19 October 2018, 22:38
Replies: 59
Views: 3,755
Posted By Daedalus
The A-eon software server is also down with an...

The A-eon software server is also down with an account suspended message, and has been all day. Looks more like a lapsed account or something to do with their hosting (slipped through the cracks...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 October 2018, 17:44
Replies: 148
Views: 11,028
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, all.res contains amigalibs.res, a number of...

Yeah, all.res contains amigalibs.res, a number of common macros and some other includes.


You don't need to reinitialise it as such. What happens is that Blitz has a currently used window. When...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 October 2018, 14:33
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the phase is to do with the analogue...

Yeah, the phase is to do with the analogue signal, so if it's anywhere, it's a setting in your converter, not the monitor itself.
Forum: support.Hardware 19 October 2018, 13:25
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By Daedalus
I don't have any proper experience with them so I...

I don't have any proper experience with them so I can't comment really. But one of the main complaints and deciding factors between various converters is the lag they introduce. If you're not doing...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 October 2018, 12:51
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By Daedalus
That's unlikely to work. Any TVs with VGA inputs...

That's unlikely to work. Any TVs with VGA inputs that I've seen are very strictly limited to a few specific screenmodes, none of which are Amiga native. Either an Indivision or other type of...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 October 2018, 12:46
Replies: 148
Views: 11,028
Posted By Daedalus
That's interesting. I know that there's the "make...

That's interesting. I know that there's the "make smallest" option in Blitz's Compiler settings window that does some optimisation and takes a bit longer, but I didn't know it would also build on the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 October 2018, 12:11
Replies: 26
Views: 548
Posted By Daedalus
The current worm in Worms would look at you / the...

The current worm in Worms would look at you / the camera and say "Hello!" or "Come on then!" if left idle.
Forum: support.Apps 19 October 2018, 11:42
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Daedalus
A standard Workbench installation doesn't write...

A standard Workbench installation doesn't write anything to the hard drive as part of normal operation - there's no housekeeping as such. You can write-protect the drive and it will still work just...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 October 2018, 10:25
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, when I said that the filter capacitors could...

Ah, when I said that the filter capacitors could be worn out, I meant the ones in the PSU, not the Amiga. This can cause issues with power regulation at a lower power consumption than normal,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 22:01
Replies: 63
Views: 1,430
Posted By Daedalus
Wow... Wow... Wow... Some...

Wow...


Wow...


Wow...

Some very effective demonstrations of your thought process there. It seems that you get an idea in your head, and no matter how incorrect it is, refuse to let go of...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2018, 15:49
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By Daedalus
It won't do any damage, just some TVs will simply...

It won't do any damage, just some TVs will simply not work with it. The signals involved tell the TV to switch to RGB mode, so without it some TVs will not display the image. Bear in mind that some...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 12:40
Replies: 63
Views: 1,430
Posted By Daedalus
In my experience it's not that much slower than...

In my experience it's not that much slower than using a set of desoldering tweezers, and is more convenient for difficult-to-access capacitors. Far longer is spent on the rest of the process than...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 11:29
Replies: 63
Views: 1,430
Posted By Daedalus
And what makes you think it's not my profession,...

And what makes you think it's not my profession, and that my experience is any less relevant than yours? What do you mean by the "first time"? We've been talking about removing capacitors with hot...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 11:13
Replies: 63
Views: 1,430
Posted By Daedalus
Wow, what a great argument. That's me and the...

Wow, what a great argument. That's me and the rest of the electronics world convinced!


Often boards are subjected to a couple of soldering passes during manufacture, so any parts designed to be...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 10:56
Replies: 63
Views: 1,430
Posted By Daedalus
Laser soldering? Hahaha... How much do you think...

Laser soldering? Hahaha... How much do you think that would have cost in 1991? Reflow ovens were, and still are, the most common method of soldering SMT parts. Have you never read the data sheet of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 10:54
Replies: 63
Views: 1,430
Posted By Daedalus
I'll ask again: how do you think the parts ended...

I'll ask again: how do you think the parts ended up soldered to the board?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 10:51
Replies: 63
Views: 1,430
Posted By Daedalus
105 degrees is the maximum *working* temperature...

105 degrees is the maximum *working* temperature at which they can function normally, though I suspect most of the old capacitors in Amigas are only rated for 85 degrees. There's also a maximum...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 10:44
Replies: 63
Views: 1,430
Posted By Daedalus
Sounds like your hot air is set too hot.

Sounds like your hot air is set too hot.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2018, 10:39
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By Daedalus
The vast majority would be, yes. Some require...

The vast majority would be, yes. Some require resistors to be built into the cable on certain lines, but most Amiga SCART cables from recent times have this already.
Forum: support.Apps 18 October 2018, 10:19
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Daedalus
Validating FFS partitions always takes a chunk of...

Validating FFS partitions always takes a chunk of RAM proportional to the size of the partition (I suspect in terms of block count rather than bytes). I can't say for certain, but I would imagine...
Forum: News 17 October 2018, 22:32
Replies: 52
Views: 12,146
Posted By Daedalus
The Ireland meetup is 18-19th, so it looks like...

The Ireland meetup is 18-19th, so it looks like the weekend of 25th, 26th and 27th. I'd guess the 26th, being a Saturday, but I'm sure someone will fill in the details :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2018, 21:20
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By Daedalus
Except when they melt their own innards :p

Except when they melt their own innards :p
Forum: Amiga scene 17 October 2018, 17:07
Replies: 15
Views: 1,795
Posted By Daedalus
Wow... Kipper's been a busy boy ;) Nice work! ...

Wow... Kipper's been a busy boy ;) Nice work!

Switching between the Gotek and an internal floppy drive isn't that big an issue in itself. The _MTRx signal isn't available on the internal header so...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2018, 21:56
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By Daedalus
Again, it depends on the cards (or the adaptor in...

Again, it depends on the cards (or the adaptor in the case of SD cards). But it's more likely to work on a 4-way adaptor because each device is addressed as if it was the only attached device. But it...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 October 2018, 21:33
Replies: 163
Views: 19,674
Posted By Daedalus
Hehe :p It's £35 plus shipping, which is £7 to...

Hehe :p It's £35 plus shipping, which is £7 to the UK. £42 in total.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2018, 17:45
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By Daedalus
No, HDMI is a totally different connection type,...

No, HDMI is a totally different connection type, so active conversion is required by a device that will take the SCART signal from the Amiga and convert it to HDMI for your TV.

DVI-I is commonly...
Forum: MarketPlace 16 October 2018, 17:04
Replies: 0
Views: 70
Posted By Daedalus
WTB: Micromys V4 Mouse Adaptor

Long shot perhaps, but does anyone have a Micromys V4 by Individual Computers that they're willing to part with?
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2018, 16:41
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By Daedalus
If the SD card is for transfer only, have a look...

If the SD card is for transfer only, have a look at getting a PCMCIA adaptor for it instead. That will let you hot-plug the card, which isn't possible on the internal IDE port.
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