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Forum: support.Apps Today, 14:46
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Posted By Daedalus
Yep, Control-Alt-Alt effectively invalidates the...

Yep, Control-Alt-Alt effectively invalidates the currently loaded Kickstart and forces a cold reboot. Control-Amiga-Amiga does the familiar warm reboot, keeping the loaded Kickstart in place so it...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 August 2019, 13:30
Replies: 0
Views: 60
Posted By Daedalus
Scottish Amiga Users Meetup - Edinburgh!

Hello everyone! The next Scottish Amiga Users meetup has been booked for Sunday, the 8th of September. In a change from the usual venue in Glasgow, this meetup will take place in Fife. The venue is...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 August 2019, 13:09
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By Daedalus
It's a 23-pin connector, so while they are...

It's a 23-pin connector, so while they are replaceable, they're rare to find and only getting rarer. The resistor to remove on the motherboard, on the other hand, is a standard part available from...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 August 2019, 15:28
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By Daedalus
Removing the external floppy socket is a bit...

Removing the external floppy socket is a bit overkill when it can be done with a couple of jumper wires and the removal of one resistor. The only significant difference with the external socket is...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 August 2019, 13:44
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, the only way to do it other than running the...

Yep, the only way to do it other than running the ribbon out is to modify the board since you need to swap a hard-wired signal. That's me in the video doing the mod (drunk, so probably not the most...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 August 2019, 13:27
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Daedalus
Sounds like you should be grand so. Bear in mind...

Sounds like you should be grand so. Bear in mind that some of the pins on the Amiga (Fire 2 and Fire 3, pins 9 and 5 on the port) double up as analogue inputs and might require more pull-up current....
Forum: support.Hardware 15 August 2019, 13:08
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Daedalus
The 2000 has a fuse to protect the ports, so you...

The 2000 has a fuse to protect the ports, so you shouldn't do any more damage than blowing the fuse, though it's soldered in place so repair needs to be done by someone who can solder. On the 500 and...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 14 August 2019, 23:13
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Daedalus
MUIWaitEvent (or MUIEvent if you want your code...

MUIWaitEvent (or MUIEvent if you want your code to loop when the GUI isn't being used) is exactly what you need. Your code in the last post looks sort of ok, but adding a notify in a function like...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 August 2019, 11:35
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Daedalus
It really should be handled through the MUI class...

It really should be handled through the MUI class rather than by accessing the raw keys directly. There are MUI events you can set up for just such a thing. I can't remember the exact value, but if...
Forum: support.Games 09 August 2019, 21:13
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Daedalus
Officially there have been 6-button controllers...

Officially there have been 6-button controllers since the CD32 in 1994, and 2-button controllers since the birth of the Amiga. Unofficially, any Amiga could use any number of buttons, but no...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 August 2019, 22:37
Replies: 48
Views: 1,358
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, sounds like it alright...

Yeah, sounds like it alright...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 August 2019, 21:40
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By Daedalus
The trick with the circuit is that it's not...

The trick with the circuit is that it's not actually a potential divider - at least, not in the conventional sense. The power supply for the chip is clamped by the diode that connects to the +5V...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 August 2019, 16:26
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By Daedalus
You'll be fine. With such low currents involved,...

You'll be fine. With such low currents involved, you'll find that the resistor has very little effect on the supply voltage, and besides, the chip runs on 5V when the machine is powered up, so the 3V...
Forum: Hardware pics 08 August 2019, 16:22
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Daedalus
It's fine. The size of a 23-pin connector means...

It's fine. The size of a 23-pin connector means that the edge will go through some of the contacts, so it's not like you're going to get a perfectly smooth end on the connector no matter what you do...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 August 2019, 15:22
Replies: 24
Views: 1,237
Posted By Daedalus
A couple of people are talking about this colours...

A couple of people are talking about this colours option, but I don't think it means what people think it means. The Atari ST version only ever had 16 colours on screen. What the 512/4096 colour...
Forum: OT - Technical 08 August 2019, 12:42
Replies: 20
Views: 671
Posted By Daedalus
Is 2.5MB a decent amount of RAM? Yeah, I guess...

Is 2.5MB a decent amount of RAM? Yeah, I guess almost any PC can be expanded (and that conversation has been had elsewhere), but then why not go for a cheaper, far more powerful one that'll run AROS...
Forum: support.Apps 08 August 2019, 12:15
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Daedalus
Fair enough, then it appears you've done...

Fair enough, then it appears you've done everything right. CDDB is indeed old, but protocols change. Look at how many websites don't work on older browsers due to the lack of encryption - it could be...
Forum: OT - Technical 08 August 2019, 11:21
Replies: 20
Views: 671
Posted By Daedalus
A PC with those specs is unlikely to have a...

A PC with those specs is unlikely to have a graphical capability anywhere near an Amiga 1200. If it has colour at all, it will likely be CGA (so 16 colours and fixed palette). Audio capabilities will...
Forum: support.Apps 08 August 2019, 11:14
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Daedalus
There's nothing special about installing it - it...

There's nothing special about installing it - it should already be installed if you installed BB2 properly, or else just follow the readme in the Aminet archive. Could it be that the servers that are...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 August 2019, 11:08
Replies: 104
Views: 4,014
Posted By Daedalus
The Indivision ECS attaches to a trapdoor RAM...

The Indivision ECS attaches to a trapdoor RAM expansion. There's no electrical reason you couldn't also add the required socket to the motherboard, but the sort of space needed means significant...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 August 2019, 09:53
Replies: 48
Views: 1,358
Posted By Daedalus
Did the audio disappear completely, or is it just...

Did the audio disappear completely, or is it just distorted? If it's distorted, I'd check that your system is getting a -12V supply - with all the PSU swapping and adaptors, it's possible that it's...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 07 August 2019, 16:14
Replies: 58
Views: 3,450
Posted By Daedalus
That's not quite the whole story. On AGA, the...

That's not quite the whole story. On AGA, the 16-colour bank can be any bank of 16 in the 256 registers for even sprite channels, and any other bank of 16 for odd channels, whereas under OCS/ECS it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 August 2019, 12:15
Replies: 6,038
Views: 1,034,103
Posted By Daedalus
I just ordered some tooling and jigs to put...

I just ordered some tooling and jigs to put together a small desktop mill, with the aim of being able to manufacture and modify small parts neatly without resorting to 3D printing.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 August 2019, 11:01
Replies: 24
Views: 1,237
Posted By Daedalus
It was written for all Amigas, so naturally it...

It was written for all Amigas, so naturally it was OCS/ECS and 68000-optimised. That also meant 5 bitplanes (not 6 - it was 32 colours and didn't use EHB mode).

As for the number of objects, the...
Forum: Hardware mods 03 August 2019, 14:21
Replies: 104
Views: 4,014
Posted By Daedalus
It doesn't really matter what the part is - the...

It doesn't really matter what the part is - the signals either side of the bead are considered two totally different circuits. I would mark the 5V rail after the ferrite bead, since this is the...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 August 2019, 16:07
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Daedalus
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: support.Hardware 02 August 2019, 16:06
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Daedalus
Without modding the board, the internal header is...

Without modding the board, the internal header is the only place you can connect a drive as DF0:. It's not a complicated mod, but involves a little soldering and removing a resistor.
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 August 2019, 16:02
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By Daedalus
Ooh, N-gauge! I had been into model railways as a...

Ooh, N-gauge! I had been into model railways as a kid, but likewise my space was quite limited so very little room for anything other than a slightly extended starter oval from Hornby's OO range at...
Forum: Hardware mods 01 August 2019, 16:42
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Daedalus
Cripes, that's an impressive project!

Cripes, that's an impressive project!
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 01 August 2019, 15:40
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, if you want the stream of output, that gets...

Yeah, if you want the stream of output, that gets a little trickier alright. Amiblitz has wrapper functions for launching external tasks asynchronously so your code will run in parallel, but Blitz...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 August 2019, 12:25
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Daedalus
Maybe, like the reason for doing so many other...

Maybe, like the reason for doing so many other things in Amigaland, "just because".
Forum: support.Hardware 01 August 2019, 11:08
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Daedalus
It appears to simply redirect QuickDraw to an...

It appears to simply redirect QuickDraw to an external graphics card, so probably could be used as a general-purpose graphics adaptor. It's bizarre, but not that crazy really - even the oldest SCSI...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 August 2019, 10:56
Replies: 24
Views: 1,237
Posted By Daedalus
CMRD Daedalus2097 here :) Though I should add...

CMRD Daedalus2097 here :) Though I should add that I've very little time for any games these days...
Forum: Hardware mods 01 August 2019, 09:57
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Daedalus
The A600 didn't really need it. It was fitted...

The A600 didn't really need it. It was fitted with expansion capabilities that suited its role as a small, integrated computer. The main use of the sidecar slot on the A500 was for hard drives, and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 August 2019, 09:43
Replies: 24
Views: 1,237
Posted By Daedalus
On the A1200 (and CD32) it was probably the best...

On the A1200 (and CD32) it was probably the best balance of performance versus visuals that they could get. Doing finer remapping would have slowed it down, as would more colours, and the playability...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 31 July 2019, 16:39
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Daedalus
Yep - well, Blitz doesn't itself, but you can use...

Yep - well, Blitz doesn't itself, but you can use the OS Execute() call pretty easily:


succ.l = Execute_ ("List Files: >T:templist", 0, 0)

The result stored in succ.l is just whether the...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2019, 13:42
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Daedalus
I would follow the suspect tracks, checking each...

I would follow the suspect tracks, checking each segment between pads until you find a segment that has a break. But in reality, repairing membranes is a tricky business and you'll probably save...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2019, 10:58
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Daedalus
The voltage doesn't mean so much with keyboard...

The voltage doesn't mean so much with keyboard membranes because of how they work. The dedicated lines will generally be 5V unless the key is pressed, in which case they'll be pulled down close to...
Forum: OT - Technical 30 July 2019, 16:52
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Daedalus
Faulty power regulation internally - the...

Faulty power regulation internally - the circuitry most likely uses something other than 27V internally, and it might not be able to maintain that. First thing to look at is capacitors in the power...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 July 2019, 22:38
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, good point. 3.3V lets you use some Radeon...

Yes, good point. 3.3V lets you use some Radeon graphics cards. The 66MHz speed mode of the TX will only make a difference between cards, so similarly won't make a difference for your setup, but may...
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