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Forum: support.Hardware Today, 17:45
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Daedalus
No, HDMI is a totally different connection type,...

No, HDMI is a totally different connection type, so active conversion is required by a device that will take the SCART signal from the Amiga and convert it to HDMI for your TV.

DVI-I is commonly...
Forum: MarketPlace Today, 17:04
Replies: 0
Views: 15
Posted By Daedalus
WTB: Micromys V4 Mouse Adaptor

Long shot perhaps, but does anyone have a Micromys V4 by Individual Computers that they're willing to part with?
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 16:41
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By Daedalus
If the SD card is for transfer only, have a look...

If the SD card is for transfer only, have a look at getting a PCMCIA adaptor for it instead. That will let you hot-plug the card, which isn't possible on the internal IDE port.
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 16:40
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Daedalus
You'll need extra hardware to use HDMI and most...

You'll need extra hardware to use HDMI and most likely VGA. The Indivision is an internal add-on for the Amiga that gives it a DVI-I output which will work with the HDMI input on your TV. Other...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 13:31
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Daedalus
GALs are logic devices that can have their...

GALs are logic devices that can have their function erased and reprogrammed, and are sometimes used for things like address decoding and other similar functions. An EPROM is a ROM (as in, Read-Only...
Forum: News Today, 13:08
Replies: 80
Views: 2,938
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, the A1200 header gives you access to the...

Yep, the A1200 header gives you access to the main keyboard signals in parallel with the MPU. The signals themselves (clock, data and reset) are in the same places at pins 1, 2 and 3, but 5V and...
Forum: News Today, 12:30
Replies: 80
Views: 2,938
Posted By Daedalus
Be careful, those pins are laid out differently...

Be careful, those pins are laid out differently to the A500/500+ header!
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 11:26
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Daedalus
SCART is disappearing here too, though most...

SCART is disappearing here too, though most decent quality stuff still has it. There's no requirement to have SCART, but there do appear to be enough people around who still use it for it to be a...
Forum: support.Games Today, 11:09
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Daedalus
Lowlevel.library was only included with Kickstart...

Lowlevel.library was only included with Kickstart 3.1 and up, so games that use that won't work on older systems without adding it. I'm not fully sure if that's what you mean by replacing the...
Forum: Hardware mods Today, 10:28
Replies: 161
Views: 19,098
Posted By Daedalus
Haha, no problem ;) Looks like 2-3 weeks away,...

Haha, no problem ;) Looks like 2-3 weeks away, but hopefully will have a new batch ready some time in November.
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 10:20
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Daedalus
First thought: capacitors. If you haven't had...

First thought: capacitors. If you haven't had them changed, it's common for them to leak and destroy parts of the video circuitry. If you open it up and have a look to the left of the IDE port, see...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 09:48
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By Daedalus
You can only copy a partition from within WinUAE,...

You can only copy a partition from within WinUAE, as Windows doesn't understand the Amiga's disk format. But within WinUAE you can copy all the files off it to another partition on a different...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 00:13
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, but also some CF cards assume they're the...

Yep, but also some CF cards assume they're the only device attached, and so won't work with a drive even if it is otherwise correctly configured (some old HDs also had separate jumper configurations...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 22:35
Replies: 121
Views: 2,290
Posted By Daedalus
Well, it's an essential effect, otherwise my evil...

Well, it's an essential effect, otherwise my evil laugh would just look silly :p
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 22:33
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that's pretty much an almost new computer...

Yep, that's pretty much an almost new computer other than the custom chips and perhaps the 23-pin connectors and power connector, which might need to be brought over from the donor board too. There...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 21:20
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By Daedalus
I'm not aware of any parallel port drivers for...

I'm not aware of any parallel port drivers for CD-ROMs, so I don't think that's an option. Also, some CF cards don't play nicely with other devices on the bus, and some old 2.5" hard drives have a...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 16:53
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, be careful with that. I've had one A500 in...

Yes, be careful with that. I've had one A500 in which the Agnus chip was stuck in the socket by a sticky pad, and I've heard stories of other people finding the same thing. It's not common, but...
Forum: support.WinUAE Yesterday, 13:28
Replies: 27
Views: 880
Posted By Daedalus
Just as well your opinion doesn't really change...

Just as well your opinion doesn't really change things.


Many people installed 3.9 from scratch, or used it to up date from 3.1. The installer even provides that option.


Options are provided...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 13:07
Replies: 121
Views: 2,290
Posted By Daedalus
:D Always had a soft spot for the sporty Fiestas,...

:D Always had a soft spot for the sporty Fiestas, and my dad did have a number of Cortinas all the way through until it became the Sierra. Nowadays though I tend towards the Germans. Currently...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 12:51
Replies: 121
Views: 2,290
Posted By Daedalus
As has been pointed out, you're in the wrong...

As has been pointed out, you're in the wrong business. Get a different job. Buy and sell cars instead. And look at your local economy before comparing wages or pensions to those in a different...
Forum: Hardware mods Yesterday, 12:47
Replies: 114
Views: 4,652
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, same goes for OS4 and MorphOS too. ...

Yep, same goes for OS4 and MorphOS too.



It is indeed, there have been a few clockport-based 16-bit full duplex soundcards for the A1200 over the years, and they still fetch a pretty penny when...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 12:39
Replies: 121
Views: 2,290
Posted By Daedalus
Nice detective work! Very interesting...

Nice detective work! Very interesting...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 12:34
Replies: 121
Views: 2,290
Posted By Daedalus
I genuinely laughed out loud at this :D But it's...

I genuinely laughed out loud at this :D But it's true, there's nobody getting rich in Amigaland (except, perhaps some lawyers but that's for another thread/day...)

@OP
Supply and demand dictates...
Forum: support.WinUAE Yesterday, 11:39
Replies: 27
Views: 880
Posted By Daedalus
Perhaps for advising that installing an entire OS...

Perhaps for advising that installing an entire OS unnecessarily beforehand is the best way to install OS 3.9. Yes, it's an update of 3.5, just like OS 3.5 is an update of 3.1. And 3.1 is an update of...
Forum: News Yesterday, 10:47
Replies: 80
Views: 2,938
Posted By Daedalus
Having the glow under the key might be a nice...

Having the glow under the key might be a nice effect actually. Looking forward to seeing these anyway!
Forum: News Yesterday, 10:31
Replies: 80
Views: 2,938
Posted By Daedalus
That's basically how it's done on the Amiga...

That's basically how it's done on the Amiga anyway - the caps lock key is just a momentary key like any other. It's the keyboard controller that translates it into the toggle action that's seen by...
Forum: Hardware mods Yesterday, 10:06
Replies: 114
Views: 4,652
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that's it. Native games won't benefit,...

Yep, that's it. Native games won't benefit, though that are a few of the "newer" games from towards the end of the Amiga's commercial life that can and do use AHI - mostly ports from the PC and games...
Forum: Hardware mods Yesterday, 09:50
Replies: 161
Views: 19,098
Posted By Daedalus
Ha, thanks xboxown :p Thanks guys, I'll let...

Ha, thanks xboxown :p

Thanks guys, I'll let everyone know when new boards are available.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 09:49
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By Daedalus
Solder wick is perfectly fine once you allow for...

Solder wick is perfectly fine once you allow for the heat it absorbs. I use it all the time for cleaning up after desoldering parts (I use an electric desoldering pump for the main part of the work)....
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 14 October 2018, 21:53
Replies: 142
Views: 10,602
Posted By Daedalus
Heh, very good point. I skipped right over that...

Heh, very good point. I skipped right over that step assuming that was already known.
Forum: News 13 October 2018, 19:51
Replies: 355
Views: 29,564
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, there's no reason for modules to be loaded...

Yep, there's no reason for modules to be loaded into chip RAM unless you don't have any reset-proof fast RAM.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 October 2018, 17:40
Replies: 29
Views: 879
Posted By Daedalus
It all depends on your VGA converter box. To be...

It all depends on your VGA converter box. To be honest it's unlikely. A better bet might be a SCART to HDMI converter, and use an RGB-SCART cable from the Amiga. Try to avoid composite if you can -...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 October 2018, 14:44
Replies: 142
Views: 10,602
Posted By Daedalus
The palette issue is likely to do with Blitz not...

The palette issue is likely to do with Blitz not really understanding RTG, resulting in blitting without colours being taken into account. I'm not entirely sure of how to get around that with the...
Forum: News 12 October 2018, 22:02
Replies: 355
Views: 29,564
Posted By Daedalus
That's essentially the same bus as the one inside...

That's essentially the same bus as the one inside the unit, so the same limits will apply.
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 October 2018, 22:01
Replies: 27
Views: 880
Posted By Daedalus
And yet you say which is installing an...

And yet you say


which is installing an entire OS, including pre-installation procedure, just to avoid making a boot floppy (which is done automatically by the script)? You're not even trying to...
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 October 2018, 21:10
Replies: 27
Views: 880
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, because going directly from 3.1 to 3.9 is...

Indeed, because going directly from 3.1 to 3.9 is the incorrect way to do it. The correct way, as is *clearly explained* in the installation instructions, is to use the emergency floppy. This avoids...
Forum: News 12 October 2018, 20:44
Replies: 355
Views: 29,564
Posted By Daedalus
There's still a limit in the driver for the A590,...

There's still a limit in the driver for the A590, which is different from the updated scsi.device for the 600, 1200 and 4000. The maximum drive size is dependent on the ROM that's fitted in the A590....
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 October 2018, 19:16
Replies: 27
Views: 880
Posted By Daedalus
Again, I have to correct you here because you...

Again, I have to correct you here because you keep spreading wrong advice. The correct passage is 3.0/3.1 -> 3.9 Emergency disk -> 3.9.

3.5 is not, and never has been, required.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2018, 17:21
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By Daedalus
I can't say for certain, but the specs match 100%...

I can't say for certain, but the specs match 100% in every detail (there was initially a detailed spec sheet available with ripple etc.) so I can't imagine it being anything else.



How much do...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 October 2018, 16:16
Replies: 114
Views: 4,652
Posted By Daedalus
Sort of. Audio decoding using a MAS player,...

Sort of. Audio decoding using a MAS player, Prisma Megamix or another DSP like this one use a certain API to transfer the compressed audio to for decoding within the chip, the output of which is then...
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