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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 22:31
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By alexh
I'm only familiar with A500 GVP Impact Series II...

I'm only familiar with A500 GVP Impact Series II HD8+ which had a switch on the top to disable autoboot. Are there no jumpers to disable autoboot?
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 17:31
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By alexh
Yes NC is usually not connected. Possibly just...

Yes NC is usually not connected. Possibly just there for stabilisation (NOTE: I've not read the datasheet for that crystal)
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 17:25
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By alexh
It's the crystal for the FPU so that you can run...

It's the crystal for the FPU so that you can run the FPU asynchronously (faster) than the 14MHz onboard A1200's EC020 CPU.

Not needed if you don't have an FPU fitted.

Or even if you do you can...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 10:52
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By alexh
The simple solution has been around since day...

The simple solution has been around since day one, a pre-requisite for Atari ST owners who didn't want to break their mouse ports... the dual 9-pin cable extenders.
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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 10:47
Replies: 570
Views: 82,703
Posted By alexh
There were no 040 accelerators for the A1200 in...

There were no 040 accelerators for the A1200 in 1993 (and probably non in 1994 either)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 29 September 2020, 22:15
Replies: 44
Views: 4,168
Posted By alexh
There was 3G59Y...

There was 3G59Y (https://www.nxp.com/docs/en/product-change-notice/PCN3448.html) for EC/LC only too which came in when the full 060 was changed to 1E41J (what you have noted as Rev5).

FYI you...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 September 2020, 14:05
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By alexh
I think there is a ROM dump from the 500 LX...

I think there is a ROM dump from the 500 LX version (probably the same HW). I think it is later than yours (v67.1 trifecta.device labelled v4.31)

It is in post #16 of this thread (but later Toni...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 September 2020, 10:15
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By alexh
Definitely worth a bug report to the SCSI2SD...

Definitely worth a bug report to the SCSI2SD people. Shame you don't have a Logic Analyser so you could have helped debug.
Forum: support.Hardware 29 September 2020, 07:53
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By alexh
He's left the scene I think. But his website and...

He's left the scene I think. But his website and all design files are still up.
Forum: support.Hardware 29 September 2020, 07:48
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By alexh
Too big. Home made from sheet steel is...

Too big.

Home made from sheet steel is possible but time consuming.

Someone breaking a CDTV for parts is your best bet.
Forum: support.Hardware 27 September 2020, 22:16
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By alexh
Good luck. I've never been able to find intact...

Good luck. I've never been able to find intact second hand ones.

I 3D printed mine at work. The design was off Thingverse. It's ok. Especially if you have a printer large enough to do it in one...
Forum: MarketPlace 25 September 2020, 22:48
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By alexh
You'll never, never, never (never?) get a DMAC...

You'll never, never, never (never?) get a DMAC -04. They only manufactured a few thousand for A3000T/040 and IIRC the MOS/CSG FAB process they used to make the chip closed. With the A4000 AGA chipset...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2020, 19:08
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By alexh
Which version of scsi2sd do you have? There were...

Which version of scsi2sd do you have? There were lots of firmware updates for v6 recently and a new PCB.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2020, 14:16
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By alexh
Interesting device. I always wanted one. I always...

Interesting device. I always wanted one. I always wondered how they were able to make claims of bandwidth exceeding 2x the theoretical Zorro II bandwidth. Marketed with phrases like "hidden DMA...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 September 2020, 08:43
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By alexh
The mrmkl IDE68K is the cheapest "high speed"...

The mrmkl IDE68K is the cheapest "high speed" mass storage option for the A500. It adds an IDE interface and can be combined with MEM68K for 8MB of FastRAM. If you can find someone selling them today...
Forum: News 21 September 2020, 17:19
Replies: 0
Views: 587
Posted By alexh
New CDTV expansions

Hi,

I dunno if this is of any interest to many people but Spaniard Amiga dude Edu Arana has created lots of (short runs) of Amiga products recently and I noticed two for the CDTV.

A replacement...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 21 September 2020, 05:29
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By alexh
Thanks for all your hard work over the years

Thanks for all your hard work over the years
Forum: Amiga scene 15 September 2020, 10:48
Replies: 147
Views: 19,377
Posted By alexh
If you're really interested, you "find a way"....

If you're really interested, you "find a way". There have been some great bug reports where the reporter had no experience but managed to report:

"Provide the exact version of Minimig AGA core"...
Forum: Coders. General 13 September 2020, 23:36
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By alexh
You could say that about anything. They...

You could say that about anything. They approached me about licensing and haven't published anything they didn't license
Forum: Coders. General 13 September 2020, 22:50
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By alexh
http://thecompany.pl x86/x64 Windows...

http://thecompany.pl

x86/x64 Windows downloads which include the game disk images, emulator, rom all neatly packaged so you just click and play as if it was a Windows title.

Supposedly all...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 September 2020, 15:25
Replies: 28
Views: 2,032
Posted By alexh
Are you sure? What are the chances of us getting...

Are you sure? What are the chances of us getting our hands on the data on that drive? I could send a USB->AHCI adapter if they would be willing.
Forum: MarketPlace 11 September 2020, 15:23
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By alexh
Bump

Bump
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 09 September 2020, 12:32
Replies: 110
Views: 18,748
Posted By alexh
@AmigaJay thanks for all the work for our CDTV ...

@AmigaJay thanks for all the work for our CDTV

https://archive.org/details/@amigajay_?and%5B%5D=cdtv

@sovox anything you can do to create things for CDTV users is very much appreciated.
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 30 August 2020, 09:26
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By alexh
Music Enhancement? This game was never...

Music Enhancement?

This game was never available on CD on any platform so there is no CDDA versions, the Amiga music remains the best but Megadrive/ Genesis versions exist. There are no MP3...
Forum: support.Games 28 August 2020, 12:51
Replies: 31
Views: 2,082
Posted By alexh
Slightly off topic but do "1mb" versions need...

Slightly off topic but do "1mb" versions need code to work differently with systems with no fast RAM?
Forum: MarketPlace 26 August 2020, 15:57
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By alexh
FYI if there are any price stickers on the thing...

FYI if there are any price stickers on the thing you buy they have been known to use those and not the value on the invoice or on the export documentation.

As I found out when I imported a dozen...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 August 2020, 15:35
Replies: 40
Views: 4,891
Posted By alexh
I have to question whether the review of...

I have to question whether the review of RetroTINK 2x on Amiga by lilwshu is valid? Were the issues only associated with interlaced modes?

It was reviewed with an Atari ST(e) today and it is...
Forum: MarketPlace 04 August 2020, 08:34
Replies: 48
Views: 3,644
Posted By alexh
Week 20, 2010. Wow, I really didn't think they...

Week 20, 2010. Wow, I really didn't think they were manufacturing 060's in the last 10 years. I stand corrected.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 July 2020, 08:55
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By alexh
I've had many and most are very very bad. They...

I've had many and most are very very bad. They usually don't have the correct wiring and isolation and you get a ground loop, a terrible humming on the audio, or ghosting of other inputs not selected...
Forum: MarketPlace 30 July 2020, 08:50
Replies: 13
Views: 1,242
Posted By alexh
Thanks for your hard work. Iirc You can buy...

Thanks for your hard work.

Iirc You can buy male ones in various versions already. It's just the female ones which are unavailable. Typically female ones are only used in cables. If you buy a new...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 July 2020, 08:37
Replies: 48
Views: 2,799
Posted By alexh
I think it was early 1988 and I visited a new kid...

I think it was early 1988 and I visited a new kid on the blocks house and his brother had got an A500 which I'd never heard of, never even seen one in the shops. He was playing Test Drive and I was...
Forum: MarketPlace 25 July 2020, 11:33
Replies: 48
Views: 3,644
Posted By alexh
Week 36 2012. That is very “new’. I’m surprised...

Week 36 2012. That is very “new’. I’m surprised they were still making them then.
Forum: Hardware mods 22 July 2020, 11:23
Replies: 397
Views: 53,796
Posted By alexh
Interesting project. I've not read the...

Interesting project.

I've not read the source code for TG68k.C so forgive me if I'm completely wrong, but I thought that the TG68k.C internally is not a re-implementation of the architecture of...
Forum: Coders. General 16 July 2020, 16:30
Replies: 154
Views: 22,443
Posted By alexh
I am definitely too much of a hardware geek, I...

I am definitely too much of a hardware geek, I thought this thread was going to be about CBM 1942 monitors
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 July 2020, 23:03
Replies: 28
Views: 2,032
Posted By alexh
All the Thalion source was held on an Amiga 2000...

All the Thalion source was held on an Amiga 2000 which went to BlueByte and sometime between 1998 and 2006 it was thrown away :(

There is a chance that the sub-teams kept their own copies.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 July 2020, 15:50
Replies: 25
Views: 1,764
Posted By alexh
The Legend of 1900 - An unusual film to say the...

The Legend of 1900 - An unusual film to say the least with the amazing Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, Lie To Me, Tin Star etc.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUIgReYNMac
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 04 July 2020, 21:18
Replies: 44
Views: 4,168
Posted By alexh
There are lots of us. BuZz of...

There are lots of us. BuZz of http://exotica.org.uk is a big name who lives here too.


Technically only Rev6 is MC. Before Rev6 full versions were prefixed XC
...
Forum: MarketPlace 01 July 2020, 22:28
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By alexh
I've bought and assisted in the making of...

I've bought and assisted in the making of reproduction boxes for retro computers (not Commodore because the artwork and logo are still under copyright and are illegal) and factoring in the NRE they...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 July 2020, 12:01
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By alexh
Oh to have bought an Acorn Archimedes A3010 in...

Oh to have bought an Acorn Archimedes A3010 in 1995 or later (and removed the battery).

Their self destruct mechanism (battery leak almost as bad as A500+) lots of press during lockdown with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 June 2020, 22:35
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By alexh
If this is true you should publicise it...

If this is true you should publicise it everywhere before another source beats you to it or competes with you simply because they didn't know you existed.

Looking forward to buying some
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