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Forum: support.Hardware 06 October 2006, 05:04
Replies: 691
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Posted By amethyst
Not sure which software you're using but the one...

Not sure which software you're using but the one on the willem.org (http://www.willem.org) website is 0.97ja or 0.97g. I've tested with version 0.97ja software
(Download 0.97ja here...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 September 2006, 15:06
Replies: 691
Views: 261,849
Posted By amethyst
Was the saved original ROM image tested in...

Was the saved original ROM image tested in WinUAE?
Did you also read the Amiga Kickstart guide? There are different revisions of the A500 PCB, maybe that's your problem, from the Amiga Kickstart...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2006, 03:57
Replies: 17
Views: 2,682
Posted By amethyst
It's the DRAM Data bus lines

It's the DRAM Data bus lines
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2006, 16:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,786
Posted By amethyst
Avoid the Viking CF cards (as sold on Amazon...

Avoid the Viking CF cards (as sold on Amazon UK), they definitely don't work.

Kingston 512MB CF card has worked for me too, like the one on amazon uk for a tenner.


UPDATE:

Tested my old...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 May 2006, 16:22
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By amethyst
Maybe one of the jumpers on the card is...

Maybe one of the jumpers on the card is configured wrong ?

Here's the settings posted here: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=80312
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2006, 18:36
Replies: 691
Views: 261,849
Posted By amethyst
As long as the eprom programmer supports a 27C400...

As long as the eprom programmer supports a 27C400 eprom, then it should be able to burn a kickstart eprom.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2006, 18:04
Replies: 691
Views: 261,849
Posted By amethyst
Check the other guide posted before it. There...

Check the other guide posted before it. There are 2 guides posted, one for the A500, A500+, A600 (1 rom socket) and the other one is for the A1200 (2 rom sockets).
Forum: support.Hardware 12 March 2006, 15:20
Replies: 691
Views: 261,849
Posted By amethyst
Correction: If you were referring to the two...

Correction:
If you were referring to the two CDROM Driver EPROMs (in sockets U34 and U35) on the CDTV then they use 27C1000 (http://www.fulcrum.ru/Read/CDROMs/MACRONIX/memPdf/eprom/27c1000.pdf)...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 March 2006, 04:08
Replies: 30
Views: 2,771
Posted By amethyst
Good music from Chris Huelsbeck in: Turrican...

Good music from Chris Huelsbeck in:

Turrican
Turrican 2
Turrican 3
Forum: support.Hardware 26 February 2006, 02:57
Replies: 13
Views: 5,768
Posted By amethyst
You can sometimes get 2Mb pcmcia sram cards on...

You can sometimes get 2Mb pcmcia sram cards on ebay for around £10 sometimes much less (~£5) if you're very lucky. They work fine in an A600.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 February 2006, 21:30
Replies: 62
Views: 10,156
Posted By amethyst
Remember the Data Blasts they had at the end of...

Remember the Data Blasts they had at the end of Bad Influence?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 February 2006, 21:23
Replies: 62
Views: 10,156
Posted By amethyst
I remember watching that show too, it was called...

I remember watching that show too, it was called First Class. In the computer games round, they also played "720 Degrees" and "Paperboy".
Forum: support.Apps 20 February 2006, 19:31
Replies: 3
Views: 1,224
Posted By amethyst
I always run spinrite...

I always run spinrite (http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm) on a hard drive (especially if it's a used hard drive that I got from ebay), with it connected to the PC. It's worked for me so far.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2006, 03:07
Replies: 29
Views: 2,387
Posted By amethyst
Can spinrite recover amiga drives or is it pc...

Can spinrite recover amiga drives or is it pc only? Worth a try if it does
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2006, 19:55
Replies: 691
Views: 261,849
Posted By amethyst
27C400 eprom is suitable for the CDTV kickstart...

27C400 eprom is suitable for the CDTV kickstart rom (MX23C2100 part no. 315093-02) in socket U13. According to the original kickstart info I found from here ...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2006, 01:04
Replies: 691
Views: 261,849
Posted By amethyst
No problem!

No problem!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 February 2006, 01:03
Replies: 557
Views: 71,790
Posted By amethyst
First game I witnessed on an Amiga was Bubble...

First game I witnessed on an Amiga was Bubble Bobble. That game was great fun in 2 player mode.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2006, 00:37
Replies: 691
Views: 261,849
Posted By amethyst
Here...

Here (http://www.amiga-stuff.com/hardware/2mbit-maskrom.html) it gives the following info
for the A3000: U180 (D0..D15), U181 (D16..D31)
for the A1200: U6B (D0..D15), U6A (D16..D31)

So I assume...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2006, 00:22
Replies: 58
Views: 20,716
Posted By amethyst
Funny that you should mention that. I replaced...

Funny that you should mention that. I replaced that a couple of weeks ago because I notice it was leaking with powdery corrosion. Cleaned it all up. Luckily it still works.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 February 2006, 23:59
Replies: 691
Views: 261,849
Posted By amethyst
Burning kickstart EPROMs for A500, A500+, or A600

Here's how to burn a kickstart eprom in 2 easy steps

Requirements
Eprom Programmer (with support for 27C400)
Kickstart rom file being used in WinUAE (not encypted and legally created from your...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 February 2006, 23:50
Replies: 58
Views: 20,716
Posted By amethyst
I got my A500+ open right now, here are the...

I got my A500+ open right now, here are the markings on the Agnus:

C=CSG
318069-10
8375
3492 20VBB

VBB
Forum: support.Hardware 16 February 2006, 23:36
Replies: 691
Views: 261,849
Posted By amethyst
Burning kickstart EPROMs for A1200

In answer to the Computolio's original question, here's how to burn a kickstart eprom set for an amiga a1200 in 4 easy steps:

Requirements

Eprom Programmer (with support for 27C400)
WinHex...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 February 2006, 18:56
Replies: 691
Views: 261,849
Posted By amethyst
I bit the bullet and bought the Enhanced Willem...

I bit the bullet and bought the Enhanced Willem Programmer (regardless of what I had read about them) and this particular programmer worked fine for me when burning kickstart roms using 27C400...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 February 2006, 01:07
Replies: 37
Views: 3,528
Posted By amethyst
I've got an Action replay cart I bought for my...

I've got an Action replay cart I bought for my C64. Remember their adverts in Zzap64?

Anyone got equivalent Datel adverts for Amiga stuff? It's a good way to see what their product range looked...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 February 2006, 19:47
Replies: 691
Views: 261,849
Posted By amethyst
For the A500, A1200: Comparing the pinouts of the...

For the A500, A1200: Comparing the pinouts of the MX23C2100 (http://www.fulcrum.ru/Read/CDROMs/MACRONIX/memPdf/maskrom/23c2100.pdf) and the 27C400 (...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 February 2006, 19:14
Replies: 691
Views: 261,849
Posted By amethyst
The converter board (are you referring to the...

The converter board (are you referring to the 40/42 pin adapter board) comes with it I believe. Here's the picture of it (http://i13.ebayimg.com/03/i/04/f1/16/1d_1_b.JPG). This is a description...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 February 2006, 17:48
Replies: 691
Views: 261,849
Posted By amethyst
Answering my own question here, I think the...

Answering my own question here, I think the willem eprom programmer is suitable for burning kickstart roms based on the info I found here:

Original kickstart rom device specifications:
A500,...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 09 February 2006, 03:04
Replies: 32
Views: 3,137
Posted By amethyst
I couldn't visit your website either. I was...

I couldn't visit your website either. I was looking forward to seeing your hardware projects too. When will it be up again?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 February 2006, 02:54
Replies: 11
Views: 1,875
Posted By amethyst
www.amigafans.org sounds good. Are you...

www.amigafans.org sounds good.

Are you going to post photos of some famous people with an Amiga on the site too? I suggest Jay Miner being one I'd like to see standing next to an Amiga.
Forum: MarketPlace 09 February 2006, 02:44
Replies: 2
Views: 1,525
Posted By amethyst
If you just want the RF lead I've seen them cheap...

If you just want the RF lead I've seen them cheap on ebay for about £3 incl postage. Look here: http://search.ebay.co.uk//search/search.dll?from=R40&satitle=rf+lead
or Maplin should stock it too if...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 February 2006, 02:20
Replies: 691
Views: 261,849
Posted By amethyst
Computolio, what are you are using to burn your...

Computolio, what are you are using to burn your eprom?
Do you think something like this is suitable for the task?...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 January 2006, 05:03
Replies: 23
Views: 2,529
Posted By amethyst
Anyone tried doing this (...

Anyone tried doing this ( http://www.64hdd.com/projects/hardware/c64-dtv64.html )
or this ( http://www.64hdd.com/projects/hardware/c64-dtv64kb.html ) to their C64 DTV? Might try it myself.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 January 2006, 01:26
Replies: 196
Views: 17,936
Posted By amethyst
No, I don't think it was released for the Amiga. ...

No, I don't think it was released for the Amiga.

I played this too on the C64. Look here: http://www.mobygames.com/game/c64/split-personalities/screenshots
Forum: support.Apps 24 January 2006, 01:28
Replies: 47
Views: 13,238
Posted By amethyst
MEmacs

MEmacs
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 January 2006, 01:19
Replies: 196
Views: 17,936
Posted By amethyst
Sanxion (C64) It had a memorable Thalamus...

Sanxion (C64) It had a memorable Thalamus glowing icon loading intro and a nice tune.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 January 2006, 01:02
Replies: 12
Views: 3,336
Posted By amethyst
My 256Mb Viking CompactFlash card (that I got...

My 256Mb Viking CompactFlash card (that I got from Amazon.co.uk) wouldn't format although PrepCard is able to detect it as a Toshiba manufactured card. Is there a maximum size limit to CF cards in...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 January 2006, 19:10
Replies: 29
Views: 6,111
Posted By amethyst
I bought a 3com 3c589 Etherlink with dongle for...

I bought a 3com 3c589 Etherlink with dongle for 99p off ebay and I tried out rare_j's excellent guide (thanks!) and it worked first time!
Forum: support.Hardware 20 January 2006, 17:35
Replies: 6
Views: 2,070
Posted By amethyst
I've tried using an Epson SRAM pcmcia card in my...

I've tried using an Epson SRAM pcmcia card in my A1200 in RAM mode but it kept crashing on start up. However, this card works fine in hard disk mode. When I check the status of the card in PrepCard...
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