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Forum: support.Hardware 27 July 2018, 00:44
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By MartinW
I'm not confident enough in any of this to state...

I'm not confident enough in any of this to state it with any degree of certainty, but...

Your guess is as good as mine. In theory looking at what the first 68060 manual I could find online says,...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 June 2018, 23:44
Replies: 109
Views: 5,308
Posted By MartinW
Since I started this thread a week ago I've spent...

Since I started this thread a week ago I've spent a week looking at the options as I see them. ALL options struggle on the hardware front as far as I'm concerned, some for very different reasons to...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 June 2018, 01:04
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By MartinW
Something else to be aware of - it took 2 to 3...

Something else to be aware of - it took 2 to 3 years for the A1200 cases and we are still waiting for all the parts. I would like to think that with the experience and knowledge gained on the 1200...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 May 2018, 20:15
Replies: 109
Views: 5,308
Posted By MartinW
I have to agree with what Wawa and Gorf are...

I have to agree with what Wawa and Gorf are saying here. Sure Aros is without doubt, on the surface the most lacking or buggy or whatever you want to call it. But I've taken the time to check it out...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 May 2018, 20:12
Replies: 109
Views: 5,308
Posted By MartinW
Ahh, that's worth knowing. I've looked a few up...

Ahh, that's worth knowing. I've looked a few up and it says stuff like "other options were available to configure" (or words to that effect) but it doesn't tell you what those options were so I've...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 May 2018, 14:53
Replies: 109
Views: 5,308
Posted By MartinW
I just wish eBay sellers would list the damn...

I just wish eBay sellers would list the damn GPU!! 99 times out of 100, be it a G5 tower or a G4 laptop they fixate on the hard drive and battery and don't even think to show what GPU it has. It's...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 May 2018, 14:07
Replies: 109
Views: 5,308
Posted By MartinW
Thats really interesting. When I tried a bit of...

Thats really interesting. When I tried a bit of code on 3.9 (68k) I found it, how can i put this!, like going back to the dark ages. Which I guess is not an at all unreasonable thing for it to be...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 May 2018, 04:24
Replies: 109
Views: 5,308
Posted By MartinW
I think in the last part he is just suggesting to...

I think in the last part he is just suggesting to pick Aros because given it's open there is the hope that at some point in the future it will improve? But I may be wrong :)

As for the other bit,...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 May 2018, 13:18
Replies: 109
Views: 5,308
Posted By MartinW
Couldn't agree more with this. I spent HOURS last...

Couldn't agree more with this. I spent HOURS last night trying to get a version that compiles so I can get the cross-compilers. I tried from the git mirror and 'out of the box' I couldn't work out...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 May 2018, 13:10
Replies: 109
Views: 5,308
Posted By MartinW
OK, heard back from the seller and that's got an...

OK, heard back from the seller and that's got an NV5200 card in it. Shame because by the time I add the price of a reasonable Radeon and the price of the OS, sure it's still cheap compared to X5000...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 May 2018, 18:35
Replies: 109
Views: 5,308
Posted By MartinW
OK, that makes sense. I thought the G4 mini was...

OK, that makes sense. I thought the G4 mini was quite quiet until I shut it down :P
Forum: Amiga scene 28 May 2018, 18:26
Replies: 109
Views: 5,308
Posted By MartinW
Are the G5 towers very noisy? Looks like there's...

Are the G5 towers very noisy? Looks like there's a lot of fans in there!
Forum: Amiga scene 28 May 2018, 15:27
Replies: 109
Views: 5,308
Posted By MartinW
Thats a fair point. And I have to say, another...

Thats a fair point. And I have to say, another reason for not registering this G4 mini yet. I'm tempted to go off and see if I can pick up a G5 tower. There's a company locally doing a refurbished...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 May 2018, 14:28
Replies: 109
Views: 5,308
Posted By MartinW
I've not done much with any of these yet as...

I've not done much with any of these yet as you've seen, but something from my experience with MOS this weekend that would benefit Aros greatly is the development setup. They have a nice IDE now...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 May 2018, 13:44
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By MartinW
Ahh, yeah, all coming back to me now. That IS...

Ahh, yeah, all coming back to me now. That IS what's going on. I think Elite is only about because he was co-author with Ian Bell and it was Ian Bell's site that you could get it from? May not be...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 May 2018, 13:01
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By MartinW
Isn't Zarch one of those titles that is actively...

Isn't Zarch one of those titles that is actively pursued and removed by the original author? Not saying it is, but I have a vague recollection of that sounding familiar from when I had an Archimedes...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 May 2018, 12:49
Replies: 109
Views: 5,308
Posted By MartinW
OK, that's interesting indeed. So I think it may...

OK, that's interesting indeed. So I think it may be time to register MorphOS (if that's what you're referring to?) to get rid of the time limit and dig a bit deeper into this then.

I have a great...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 May 2018, 03:02
Replies: 109
Views: 5,308
Posted By MartinW
What's the deal with NG Amiga OS's?

OK, right up front, for the love of god, please don't let this degrade into a thread about technicalities over hardware. Even though I used to love fiddling with hardware, have tried to get into...
Forum: News 28 May 2018, 02:27
Replies: 92
Views: 19,071
Posted By MartinW
OK, so, we established the maintainer is called...

OK, so, we established the maintainer is called Paul.

Does he realise just how broken Icaros can be when running hosted on Linux as a first impression for people that are just looking to dip their...
Forum: Coders. Contest 28 May 2018, 02:14
Replies: 432
Views: 74,396
Posted By MartinW
I actually came here to unsubscribe to this...

I actually came here to unsubscribe to this thread since it's been rumbling on for what seems like forever now. But I couldn't resist this...

It's not JUST the more recent hardware. What tends to...
Forum: News 27 May 2018, 23:50
Replies: 92
Views: 19,071
Posted By MartinW
So I assume the maintainer of Icaros (Paulaone?)...

So I assume the maintainer of Icaros (Paulaone?) also runs native and not hosted which begs the question, does the person maintaining it even know about these issues? Stuff like this is going to...
Forum: News 27 May 2018, 14:47
Replies: 92
Views: 19,071
Posted By MartinW
Same here. So, do simple things like...

Same here.

So, do simple things like clicking the 'Host' link on the 'Desktop' crash your system? I guess maybe you are not running hosted!
Forum: News 27 May 2018, 04:02
Replies: 92
Views: 19,071
Posted By MartinW
Just wondering - how well, if at all, is Icaros...

Just wondering - how well, if at all, is Icaros tested with Wanderer configured as the desktop rather than Magellan?


Clean install of Icaros Light via Linux Hosted
Change from Magellan to...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 May 2018, 20:51
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
I think someone just suggested that if Apple move...

I think someone just suggested that if Apple move to Arm processors then they could be a good source of machines for Aros. But I'm not sure I agree because I don't really see anyone buying such an...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 May 2018, 18:01
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
Yeah, sorry, I know that. I didn't mean the...

Yeah, sorry, I know that. I didn't mean the i386->x64 change. That's been rumbling on in the background for some time now. I meant the whole Arm thing.

I know there's a lot of speculation but was...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 May 2018, 17:38
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
Is that anything more than speculation? I...

Is that anything more than speculation? I sincerely hope they don't abandon x86 to go their own way as I love MacOS but that will probably be the final nail in the coffin if they do. They have...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 May 2018, 14:34
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
I must admit, I suffered many crashes but the...

I must admit, I suffered many crashes but the boing ball demo was not one of them. Sounds like a graphics related issue to me. But I wasn't for the most part using Icaros but rather Aros System.
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Forum: Amiga scene 20 May 2018, 00:57
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
Hi Wawa - thanks for taking the time to stop by...

Hi Wawa - thanks for taking the time to stop by this thread (and Amigasystem for relaying the message about registration :) )

I'll post more tomorrow as I don't really have time tonight. Just for...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 May 2018, 14:17
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
I had a quick nose at the bounties last night. As...

I had a quick nose at the bounties last night. As suspected, nothing I could help with. But that TCP/IP bounty!! I know it's not all about the money but when you through the requirements I would...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 May 2018, 14:10
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
There are several threads at the moment that I...

There are several threads at the moment that I might be interested in commenting on. In particular I can see a discussion on what the obstacles are for new people coming on-board and since I built...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 May 2018, 04:27
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
Anyone know how to join Aros-Exec?? Their...

Anyone know how to join Aros-Exec?? Their registration appears to be using an old version of reCaptcha that no longer functions so it's not possible to register!
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2018, 04:13
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
Ah, true - I didn't consider that. It seems a bit...

Ah, true - I didn't consider that. It seems a bit of a limited audience though. More than Aros in the first place :)


I hope so because Wayland didn't work well for me. Off the top of my head I...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2018, 00:16
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
I'll see what I can find out. I had a look...

I'll see what I can find out. I had a look through the source for the system last night in my quest to see if I could work out how to run full screen (I couldn't incidentally!). But I see LOTs of...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 May 2018, 02:50
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
Well, I'm posting this from Icaros 2.2.1 linux...

Well, I'm posting this from Icaros 2.2.1 linux hosted. I only got so far with Aros ABv1 before deciding I'd see what a fully loaded "distribution" is like. Clearly it's behaving enough to post this...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2018, 15:57
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
Sorry, I need to be in a meeting right now. But...

Sorry, I need to be in a meeting right now. But when I had the toolbar enabled I just double clicked in the area to the left of the 'back' arrow and was able to type the path that I wanted to go to....
Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2018, 15:55
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
I solved it. Go into Wanderer prefs / toolbar and...

I solved it. Go into Wanderer prefs / toolbar and disable the toolbar. No more toolbar :D

Just don't try to set the default to 'View all' under Drawer / Advanced as you'll get a constant repeating...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2018, 15:46
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
just a quick one before heading back to work... ...

just a quick one before heading back to work...



it already works that way for me.
Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2018, 15:42
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
I wish you hadn't mentioned the right hand...

I wish you hadn't mentioned the right hand scrollbar going all the way to the top instead of the bottom of the toolbar. That's really bugging me now that I cannot 'unsee' it :D
Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2018, 14:46
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
To be fair to Aros / Icaros or whatever that is a...

To be fair to Aros / Icaros or whatever that is a screenshot of, some of those design "quirks" are hangovers from the Amiga legacy. Not all granted.

SO, just going back to the original question of...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2018, 03:04
Replies: 161
Views: 6,655
Posted By MartinW
Ahhh, right. I remember why I didn't pursue it...

Ahhh, right. I remember why I didn't pursue it now. And it's as I suspected and going to be mostly down to personal taste.

I just installed Linux Hosted Aros ABI1 from a few days ago. It's just...
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