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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 January 2018, 02:07
Replies: 30
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Posted By rare_j
Retro Computer Hobbyist

Retro Computer Hobbyist
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 January 2018, 14:33
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By rare_j
You'd also need an old crt tv or some sort of...

You'd also need an old crt tv or some sort of expensive video processing solution to get a decent picture. Snes mini comes with an hdmi cable. Also come with two new controllers.
Forum: project.EAB File Server 28 December 2017, 16:42
Replies: 1,836
Sticky: EAB File Server
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Posted By rare_j
What i do is set 1 connection max, untick...

What i do is set 1 connection max, untick 'process queue', browse for stuff and add it to the queue. When I've added everything I need just enable 'process queue' again and it gets the lot in one go.
Forum: project.EAB File Server 28 December 2017, 16:32
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Posted By rare_j
Yes if you set 1 connection as the max in...

Yes if you set 1 connection as the max in filezilla (globally or connection specific) you can't actually browse at the same time as downloading - if that's not the case for you then you may not have...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 December 2017, 03:16
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By rare_j
Lets keep things in the spirit of christmas shall...

Lets keep things in the spirit of christmas shall we old chap? :xmas
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 December 2017, 01:21
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By rare_j
It is expensive but I think it helps that the...

It is expensive but I think it helps that the unit has a very strong line up of games built in.
Mine arrived a few days ago. A snes for christmas. Lovely. Sometimes Nintendo do deliver.
Forum: OT - General 25 December 2017, 12:16
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By rare_j
Merry Christmas eab. :xmas

Merry Christmas eab. :xmas
Forum: support.Hardware 19 December 2017, 15:35
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By rare_j
Out of interest which converter on amazon are you...

Out of interest which converter on amazon are you going to try? It would be good to get a report back on if it works satisfactorily.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 December 2017, 01:13
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By rare_j
I know what you mean, but i'm finding snes...

I know what you mean, but i'm finding snes emulation on the pi hit and miss, esp. Superfx games. I've used it to play a few brilliant titles like prince of persia and actraiser which worked perfectly...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 December 2017, 00:12
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By rare_j
Many thanks for the tip Alex, I didn't think we'd...

Many thanks for the tip Alex, I didn't think we'd see these for sale again outside of the scalpers. Got one.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 December 2017, 21:09
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By rare_j
An open source scan converter (ossc) ...

An open source scan converter (ossc) (https://www.videogameperfection.com/products/open-source-converter/) will do it, and you will get a significantly better picture at the correct framerate into...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 December 2017, 00:45
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By rare_j
Not really sure what corner turn memory is but if...

Not really sure what corner turn memory is but if she's saying this could have come with fast ram and a 68030 in a later iteration then yes, it would have been pretty sweet.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 December 2017, 20:39
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By rare_j
Interesting. The big question is, was there a...

Interesting. The big question is, was there a passthrough on the trapdoor card? If not, plugging this in meant no extra expansion card, so no fastram, no 68030 + mmu, no fpu, no scsi interface.

I...
Forum: project.EAB File Server 19 November 2017, 22:19
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Posted By rare_j
This is an excellent and very professional...

This is an excellent and very professional resource... We're not worthy!
Forum: project.EAB File Server 17 November 2017, 23:48
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Sticky: EAB File Server
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Posted By rare_j
Yep, all seems to work! Are we getting 50 credits...

Yep, all seems to work! Are we getting 50 credits per month? My page says
Download, this month: 85.023MB
Credits remaining this week: 47.68GB
This suggests we get 50gb a week - maybe a typo. And...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 November 2017, 04:24
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By rare_j
I think for a long time smb has supported...

I think for a long time smb has supported password encryption during authentication. So that would need to be broken as well.
Forum: Coders. General 16 November 2017, 00:11
Replies: 173
Views: 9,933
Posted By rare_j
Thanks to this thread I went back and played...

Thanks to this thread I went back and played Metal Slug properly. Not like last time, when I yawned my way through it spamming the insert credit button and dying every 2 seconds.
Playing it properly...
Forum: Coders. General 13 November 2017, 22:03
Replies: 173
Views: 9,933
Posted By rare_j
I wonder how many frames of animation per...

I wonder how many frames of animation per character you'd get. It could look pretty bad in motion.
Forum: Coders. General 12 November 2017, 12:45
Replies: 173
Views: 9,933
Posted By rare_j
That's really interesting. But the loading breaks...

That's really interesting. But the loading breaks sound bad for game play. How much A1200 fast ram might be needed to play an entire level ( say, level one) without loading breaks?
Forum: project.EAB File Server 11 November 2017, 10:37
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Sticky: EAB File Server
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Posted By rare_j
The filelist.txt is useful but at 85mb just...

The filelist.txt is useful but at 85mb just parsing that alone would probably use more bandwidth than I was using before!
Did you change ftp server software or do something unusual to the...
Forum: project.EAB File Server 11 November 2017, 09:45
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Sticky: EAB File Server
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Posted By rare_j
Hi, no not the whole FTP, quite the opposite. My...

Hi, no not the whole FTP, quite the opposite. My bandwidth is metered, so I get updates to a couple of folders in coverdisks and a couple of folders in Retroplay's uploads. So after the initial few...
Forum: project.EAB File Server 11 November 2017, 01:30
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Sticky: EAB File Server
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Posted By rare_j
Hi, I noticed that timestamps on most files and...

Hi, I noticed that timestamps on most files and folders have gone missing sometime in the last few months (see screenshot) - is it possible to get them back?

I'm using filezilla with the...
Forum: Coders. General 10 November 2017, 22:10
Replies: 173
Views: 9,933
Posted By rare_j
Why not try and port it to an a1200 with 4mb fast...

Why not try and port it to an a1200 with 4mb fast ram?
This wasn't an unrealistic spec back in the day, and you would have some chance of creating a half decent port.
Forum: support.Apps 05 November 2017, 03:22
Replies: 152
Views: 17,685
Posted By rare_j
If the new version doesn't work with native jst...

If the new version doesn't work with native jst slaves anymore it is probably best to change the name of the program to avoid any confusion.
Forum: News 04 November 2017, 20:19
Replies: 93
Views: 12,964
Posted By rare_j
If there was a strip down guide for 3.9 I think a...

If there was a strip down guide for 3.9 I think a lot of people would like to try it.
Forum: News 02 November 2017, 20:35
Replies: 11
Views: 1,316
Posted By rare_j
Sort of a fun story, but not really an...

Sort of a fun story, but not really an appropriate task for an A2000 though, is it.
I mean it's hardly a fate befitting a highly advanced pre emptive multitasking multimedia graphics workstation....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 October 2017, 22:05
Replies: 78
Views: 6,523
Posted By rare_j
Mighty final fight looks utterly amazing for a...

Mighty final fight looks utterly amazing for a speccy game.
That single screenshot looks better than most game's loading screens.
Hope it plays as well.
Forum: Hardware mods 28 October 2017, 14:19
Replies: 17
Views: 1,627
Posted By rare_j
Very impressive!

Very impressive!
Forum: support.Hardware 21 October 2017, 01:47
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By rare_j
Out of interest, how much/often do you have to...

Out of interest, how much/often do you have to write to a usb stick to kill it?

I've never had a storage device fail on me, except that 2gb hard drive i dropped onto a wooden floor while it was...
Forum: project.EAB File Server 11 October 2017, 03:37
Replies: 11
Poll: Keep mirror?
Views: 2,010
Posted By rare_j
Thank you for maintaining the mirror. Please keep...

Thank you for maintaining the mirror. Please keep it.
Forum: support.Games 09 October 2017, 13:30
Replies: 35
Views: 1,188
Posted By rare_j
If they are working for you, keep them. If you...

If they are working for you, keep them. If you come accross one that has a issue, check to see if it has an updated version on the whdload site. If it has, then re-download the newer version.
In...
Forum: project.EAB File Server 07 October 2017, 19:05
Replies: 57
Views: 4,499
Posted By rare_j
Single sign on is a pain to implement and...

Single sign on is a pain to implement and maintain. But if you want to restrict the ftp server to board members that's the only realistic option.
If it was an http server you could eliminate...
Forum: support.Apps 07 October 2017, 17:42
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By rare_j
I noticed that running Executive with default...

I noticed that running Executive with default settings at the same time as running an ftp client seemed to make the transfers more stable. I don't know why this would be the case, or if it was even...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 05 October 2017, 04:10
Replies: 88
Views: 5,094
Posted By rare_j
Ok, I'll try to answer seriously. I don't think...

Ok, I'll try to answer seriously. I don't think that emulating windows 98 is feasible on an Amiga for a variety of reasons. The CPU architecture is quite different, as is the graphics technology. The...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 04 October 2017, 23:18
Replies: 88
Views: 5,094
Posted By rare_j
Why don't you just emulate an amiga emulating a...

Why don't you just emulate an amiga emulating a mac emulating a windows 98 pc emulating a playstation?

Simples.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 October 2017, 04:29
Replies: 78
Views: 6,523
Posted By rare_j
Any tips for getting the +3 version of sword of...

Any tips for getting the +3 version of sword of ianna to load? I'm trying to get the side a\side b dsk files to load up in fuse but nothing starts. Other dsk files are working ok.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 September 2017, 18:34
Replies: 323
Views: 30,326
Posted By rare_j
Don't worry readonlycat, I totally believe you...

Don't worry readonlycat, I totally believe you can single handedly pull off an arcade perfect port of outrun on the a500.
Curse sega for not granting you a license.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 September 2017, 20:03
Replies: 37
Views: 3,157
Posted By rare_j
The xbox emulation scene started to die off when...

The xbox emulation scene started to die off when retroarch became a thing and now a raspberry pi with retropie outpaces the xbox quite a bit.
If you want to mod the xbox and play xbox games thats...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 August 2017, 00:07
Replies: 39
Views: 1,564
Posted By rare_j
I found what seems to be some relevent info here:...

I found what seems to be some relevent info here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/howto-connect-a-very-old-rll-hdd-cylinders-heads-etc-4175497975/#post5143646

Is this...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 August 2017, 23:34
Replies: 39
Views: 1,564
Posted By rare_j
So which hardware is at fault? The drives or the...

So which hardware is at fault? The drives or the adapters?
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