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Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene Yesterday, 09:55
Replies: 18
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Posted By Jope
Are you sure the later drives don't need it? I...

Are you sure the later drives don't need it? I never verified this for myself with a newer drive. It was part of the original floppy drive spec, that the DC signal is only updated after a step.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 January 2019, 17:40
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Jope
That really is an early one. Check here if...

That really is an early one.

Check here if any of the modifications have been done.

https://www.amigawiki.org/doku.php?id=de:service:upgrades:a2000_mainboard
Forum: support.Hardware 14 January 2019, 10:05
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Jope
Look at all the paper labels and such? One of...

Look at all the paper labels and such? One of them may say 4.1 or 4.2 or something like that. Look at the date codes on the chips.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 January 2019, 18:07
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By Jope
I have an oled display in mine, I never make any...

I have an oled display in mine, I never make any disk sets, all disks are selected ad hoc.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 11 January 2019, 13:06
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By Jope
The more drives you have, the more fun it is when...

The more drives you have, the more fun it is when they click one after another.
Forum: Hardware mods 09 January 2019, 17:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,718
Posted By Jope
Looking good! One suggestion: you should have...

Looking good! One suggestion: you should have copper plated vias for the two mounting tabs in the USB connector, then the mounting tabs should be properly soldered in. This is important for strain...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 January 2019, 11:26
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Jope
If it was already used as an Amiga external...

If it was already used as an Amiga external drive, chances are that it has already been modified somewhat.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2019, 13:38
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Jope
If it is similar to the MPF-420-1, you can just...

If it is similar to the MPF-420-1, you can just check it responds to select 0 from the jumpers at the back and plug it in.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2019, 13:30
Replies: 27
Views: 1,151
Posted By Jope
I had a V6 running in my A590, which is basically...

I had a V6 running in my A590, which is basically the same design.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 January 2019, 08:28
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Jope
See if you can find yours here:...

See if you can find yours here: http://kookosity.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-ultimate-9-pin-joystick-list-to-end.html

Pah, they didn't have the same one. The funny thing about these old sticks is,...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 January 2019, 14:25
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Jope
Open a shell and: copy source: destination:...

Open a shell and:

copy source: destination: all clone

(change the source and destination device/volume names to reflect your reality)

And you don't have to worry about hidden files.

This...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 January 2019, 10:09
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Jope
That is often enough. Sometimes you need to have...

That is often enough. Sometimes you need to have one with a sync buffer chip, depending on the monitor.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 December 2018, 16:13
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Jope
You would need an rs232 to MIDI converter box for...

You would need an rs232 to MIDI converter box for your Amiga and some software to speak MIDI into that serial port.

Now looking again at the X3MB Buran, you probably don't want to use this with...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 December 2018, 15:52
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Jope
I moved this to Amiga scene. If you wish to post...

I moved this to Amiga scene. If you wish to post a tutorial to support.hardware, please actually post your article in support.hardware instead of linking to an article somewhere else.

EAB has been...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 December 2018, 10:22
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Jope
Well there is a difference related to the...

Well there is a difference related to the keyboard reset. The A1000 and other big box Amigas don't have a separate reset line from the keyboard, instead the keyboard clock is held low for 500ms and a...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 December 2018, 09:39
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Jope
The signals are the same. If the CIA socket...

The signals are the same. If the CIA socket adapter doesn't work, perhaps get a big box adapter and change the connector?
Forum: support.Hardware 20 December 2018, 08:34
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Jope
Surely someone will snap it up if you put it for...

Surely someone will snap it up if you put it for sale. GVP made a quality product.
Forum: Hardware mods 16 December 2018, 14:45
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By Jope
Thank you for a very comprehensive response! A...

Thank you for a very comprehensive response! A lot of data to digest, but I'll re-read it until I understand. :-)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 December 2018, 12:13
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Jope
The German/West Chester refers to where the...

The German/West Chester refers to where the motherboard was designed, so yours is a "West Chester" machine..

Most of the PAL A2000CRs were made in Germany, so your machine is quite a common sight....
Forum: support.Hardware 13 December 2018, 17:36
Replies: 23
Views: 779
Posted By Jope
Ok, did you also calculate the real sizes of your...

Ok, did you also calculate the real sizes of your partitions based on the geometry of the partition times (heads * spt * cylinders * 512)?
Forum: support.Hardware 13 December 2018, 12:42
Replies: 23
Views: 779
Posted By Jope
Did you also verify with version scsi.device that...

Did you also verify with version scsi.device that it was properly loaded?
Forum: support.FS-UAE 13 December 2018, 10:06
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Jope
If you seriously consider that a fourth ecosystem...

If you seriously consider that a fourth ecosystem is sorely needed on the desktop, and if it could be Haiku, then please don't spend one second of your time writing any kind of API wrapper + 68k emu...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 December 2018, 11:02
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By Jope
It is noticeable for example when swapping around...

It is noticeable for example when swapping around between more large/colourful RTG screens than can fit into your video card's memory.

There is only one Zorro III network card, it doesn't give...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 December 2018, 14:08
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Jope
I've thought of it, but haven't figured out what...

I've thought of it, but haven't figured out what pattern I'd like. We also have a few places that do that stuff over here. :-)
Forum: support.Hardware 10 December 2018, 19:35
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By Jope
Full format is not recommended for any partition...

Full format is not recommended for any partition that is above the 4GB barrier, if you run an older version of the OS. And it's rather pointless anyway.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 December 2018, 19:33
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By Jope
If you use dd to make a disk image, you will have...

If you use dd to make a disk image, you will have all timestamps, filecomments etc intact. This can just be attached into winuae.
Forum: Hardware mods 10 December 2018, 10:04
Replies: 408
Views: 354,931
Posted By Jope
Aah ok, the ones with other peoples' names in...

Aah ok, the ones with other peoples' names in them are not verified by me. :-)

I think I have some Samsung drives in my stash, I'll check the instructions if I find a compatible unit.

I'll stop...
Forum: Hardware mods 09 December 2018, 18:14
Replies: 408
Views: 354,931
Posted By Jope
Real enough for me. Stays high when drive is...

Real enough for me. Stays high when drive is idle, drops low once the drive starts spinning, doesn't cause ghost drives in WB, coexists with a DF1. My test setup is an A500 with one external drive...
Forum: Hardware mods 09 December 2018, 13:22
Replies: 408
Views: 354,931
Posted By Jope
Ooh, I did a new one. Sony MPF-520E E/133 ...

Ooh, I did a new one. Sony MPF-520E E/133

Picture here (http://jope.fi/drives/mpf520-e/mpf520-emods-sm.jpg)



You can use the jumper on the top of the PCB to select DS0 or DS1
Cut the...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2018, 22:25
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By Jope
A 120MB drive such as that really should be...

A 120MB drive such as that really should be plugged into a PC's motherboard IDE connector. It most likely will not work with USB PATA adapters.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2018, 15:57
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Jope
Micronik had an A1200 kick switcher that took one...

Micronik had an A1200 kick switcher that took one 16 bit ROM too. I think it had an upturned PLCC socket that was pressed on top of the little GAL near the PCMCIA slot..
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2018, 15:56
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Jope
The amiga is a bit dangerous if you manage to...

The amiga is a bit dangerous if you manage to mask a disk error inside the track gap. The next time the track is rewritten, it might end up writing data on top of the error. :-)
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2018, 15:02
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Jope
USB to parallel will not work with anything but a...

USB to parallel will not work with anything but a printer.

Perhaps use the ATAPI Zip drive and a PC and dump raw images of the disks, then work from those? USB <-> PATA cables exist and are rather...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2018, 21:30
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Jope
If the alignment was really off, then potentially...

If the alignment was really off, then potentially the old tracks couldn't be read intact.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 December 2018, 21:08
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By Jope
Probably not, the B52s stuff was from West...

Probably not, the B52s stuff was from West Chester based engineers where the OS + topaz.font was invented in Los Gatos..
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2018, 21:03
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Jope
Yep, perhaps the only amigados format tracks on...

Yep, perhaps the only amigados format tracks on your disk were track 0 and 40. The rest were in some alien format and the system was not able to modify them.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 December 2018, 16:09
Replies: 5,914
Views: 970,979
Posted By Jope
A1200 + tower case + BPPC 040 + BVision. The...

A1200 + tower case + BPPC 040 + BVision.

The A1200 motherboard seems to be an original commodore from 1993. No leaked capacitors.
Forum: Hardware mods 04 December 2018, 07:23
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By Jope
Seems you need to add DTACK PAL, the BUSS PAL...

Seems you need to add DTACK PAL, the BUSS PAL must be changed into a SCSI/IDE version, most likely the firmware EPROM needs to be changed. Then the easy part: three 74LS254s + the resistors above...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 December 2018, 14:41
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By Jope
Yes, UnitControl, not scsicontrol. :-D Try to...

Yes, UnitControl, not scsicontrol. :-D Try to only have lun0.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 December 2018, 11:03
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By Jope
Seems like the drive either responds on all IDs...

Seems like the drive either responds on all IDs or all LUNs of a single ID. Judging by the documentation of that drive, there are no jumper settings to help this.

There is a force single ended...
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