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Forum: support.Hardware 02 September 2018, 18:17
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Matt_H
In that case, another option might be a few...

In that case, another option might be a few old-fashioned DB9 serial switch boxes and a VGA switch (or a DB25 parallel switch with the last 2 pins filed off). I think these are still made and come in...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 September 2018, 20:01
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Matt_H
Because the Amiga is so sensitive to...

Because the Amiga is so sensitive to hot-plugging, would such a switch be dangerous? (i.e., is switching the electrical equivalent of unplugging?)

A partial workaround might be a multi-input...
Forum: support.Amix 01 September 2018, 19:41
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By Matt_H
Oh no, I had no idea Failsure had passed away....

Oh no, I had no idea Failsure had passed away. Very sad to hear. I point to him as the guy who sparked the AMIX revival in the community.

Thanks for carrying on this work. I hope you're able to...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 01 September 2018, 06:46
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Matt_H
Welcome! I'm assuming you're running...

Welcome!

I'm assuming you're running Kickstart 1.3, which means your configuration is pretty limited by current Amiga standards, but the good news is that it corresponds to a very common setup at...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 August 2018, 00:44
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Matt_H
It's basically a MIDI interface and synth all on...

It's basically a MIDI interface and synth all on one card. In other words, you can do anything MIDI related without using the serial port for a MIDI interface and without needing an additional MIDI...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 August 2018, 00:39
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By Matt_H
Sometimes it's possible to hot-swap RDB-formatted...

Sometimes it's possible to hot-swap RDB-formatted removable media. A tool like SCSIMounter (http://aminet.net/package/disk/misc/SCSIMounter203) will do the job. GVP shipped their own mount tool with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 July 2018, 16:41
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Matt_H
Worms CD32 allows you to replace the game disc...

Worms CD32 allows you to replace the game disc with your own music CD!
Forum: Amiga scene 10 July 2018, 21:44
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By Matt_H
I think it was DCE that had a prototype AGA...

I think it was DCE that had a prototype AGA chipset add-on for the A500 in the mid/late 90s. I didn't find out about it until the late 2000s/early 2010s when a picture of it in a display case at an...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2018, 21:06
Replies: 57
Views: 5,060
Posted By Matt_H
Sign me up for one! I think I can replace a few...

Sign me up for one! I think I can replace a few cards with this.
Forum: project.TOSEC (amiga only) 10 July 2018, 03:47
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Matt_H
@ idrougge I noticed a few uploads from you...

@ idrougge

I noticed a few uploads from you as the exception - thanks for making the effort! And for the pointer to MrDolby's work :)

(Link (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=82731) for...
Forum: project.TOSEC (amiga only) 10 July 2018, 01:12
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Matt_H
Naming conventions for Commodore ADFs

Not sure if this has been suggested before or how realistic this would be to implement but here's the idea:


Commodore produced a lot of different disks over the years: Workbench disks,...
Forum: support.Amiga Forever 02 July 2018, 19:43
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By Matt_H
Granted, I'm a few versions behind on Amiga...

Granted, I'm a few versions behind on Amiga Forever myself, but in my experience Amiga Forever usually lags a few versions behind the latest WinUAE. Given that WinUAE 4 was just released, I think...
Forum: support.Other 22 June 2018, 00:55
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By Matt_H
What you're describing isn't entirely possible,...

What you're describing isn't entirely possible, e.g., using a MIDI device to play MP3s. Only MIDI-compatible software can output to a MIDI device. Are you sure it's MIDI you want, though? Outside of...
Forum: support.Other 22 June 2018, 00:07
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Matt_H
If it's a fresh install and the system is...

If it's a fresh install and the system is crashing upon bootup, then you'll want to solve that problem before tackling the Screenmode prefs issue :)

By default, SetPatch kicks in various ROM...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 June 2018, 04:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Matt_H
If you still have any of your old programs/code,...

If you still have any of your old programs/code, please consider uploading it to Aminet for preservation. :)
Forum: Amiga scene 18 June 2018, 17:25
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Matt_H
The Amiga Source Preservation Team...

The Amiga Source Preservation Team (http://aminet.net/search?readme=Amigasourcepres) has been uploading a lot to Aminet.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 June 2018, 17:18
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Matt_H
There were no formal "launch titles" - just stuff...

There were no formal "launch titles" - just stuff that came out around the same time as the machine. Remember that this whole launch/release date "event" thing is a relatively recent phenomenon. In...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 June 2018, 03:39
Replies: 15
Views: 1,724
Posted By Matt_H
Bear in mind that there may not be dedicated NTSC...

Bear in mind that there may not be dedicated NTSC versions of some titles, but a number of games are 100% NTSC compatible - no graphical glitches, bugginess, or chopped-off screens. Some developers...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 14 June 2018, 23:11
Replies: 35
Views: 2,549
Posted By Matt_H
Dream17...

Dream17 (http://dream17.abime.net/softography.php?id=27&s=downloads) has IPFs, which I assume are un-cracked originals. There is no disk-based copy protection, so you can load them into an emulator...
Forum: request.Apps 14 June 2018, 22:58
Replies: 77
Views: 15,381
Posted By Matt_H
There was never a formal manual for Photogenics...

There was never a formal manual for Photogenics 5, just some HTML documentation.

Photogenics 4, aka Photogenics "NG" (I think version 3 was skipped because the new version was considered so...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 June 2018, 15:23
Replies: 38
Views: 2,579
Posted By Matt_H
Interesting. That seems to match the PAL release...

Interesting. That seems to match the PAL release on HOL, although it's a bit hard to tell from the scan resolution. You get none of the behavior I described from my version? Seems like it was indeed...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 June 2018, 06:23
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Matt_H
It'll work fine over the RGB port. The issues...

It'll work fine over the RGB port. The issues come into play only if you're using the composite port.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 June 2018, 23:38
Replies: 38
Views: 2,579
Posted By Matt_H
Date stamps for the files on the Nigel Mansell...

Date stamps for the files on the Nigel Mansell disc are also November 12, 1993, except the executable itself which is November 22. I've uploaded a BIN/CUE and disc scan if you want to take a look. It...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2018, 17:08
Replies: 33
Views: 2,826
Posted By Matt_H
Woo hoo! I wonder if this will include the CD...

Woo hoo! I wonder if this will include the CD support that was slated for the unreleased v.1.10 (see CUCD7).
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 June 2018, 22:03
Replies: 38
Views: 2,579
Posted By Matt_H
I had no idea I was sitting on such a rarity,...

I had no idea I was sitting on such a rarity, although I suppose that's to be expected given that the vast majority of the Amiga scene (and associated preservation work) is in Europe. Makes me wonder...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2018, 20:21
Replies: 38
Views: 2,579
Posted By Matt_H
Upload complete! See ~/Uploads/MattH. It's in...

Upload complete! See ~/Uploads/MattH. It's in BIN/CUE format. I included a scan of the disc as well. Attached to this post, see FS-UAE screenshot of what happens when you try to run the game in PAL....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2018, 19:48
Replies: 38
Views: 2,579
Posted By Matt_H
Would you believe that I've had no cause to...

Would you believe that I've had no cause to upload anything larger than what The Zone can handle in all that time? :)

Will get this uploaded soon.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 May 2018, 00:36
Replies: 38
Views: 2,579
Posted By Matt_H
Where can I upload? Upon further...

Where can I upload?

Upon further examination, the check isn't in the startup-sequence - it's part of the game code (the zool executable).

There are three little text sections on the CD hub....
Forum: request.Other 23 May 2018, 05:32
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By Matt_H
Great project! I could use something to replace...

Great project! I could use something to replace Grotag (http://grotag.sourceforge.net), which hasn't been updated in ages.

As I recall, the readme guide for OS3.9 BB2 uses some fancy formatting....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 May 2018, 00:29
Replies: 38
Views: 2,579
Posted By Matt_H
I have an NTSC CD32 disc that truly is NTSC....

I have an NTSC CD32 disc that truly is NTSC. There's a check in the startup-sequence and everything. If it detects that the system is running in PAL, it puts up an error message explaining that it...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 May 2018, 05:32
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Matt_H
I don't think it will work. Check the...

I don't think it will work. Check the documentation in the driver archive (http://aminet.net/package/driver/net/prism2v2) for a compatibility list.

I think most/all Wireless G cards are of the...
Forum: support.Apps 02 May 2018, 17:58
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By Matt_H
Option 1: Create an icon for the tool using...

Option 1: Create an icon for the tool using DOpus, IconEdit, or Shell (copy someothertool.info tool.info). Add the tooltypes CLI and DONOTPROMPT. I think this option may require OS3.5+

Option 2:...
Forum: Coders. System 23 March 2018, 21:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By Matt_H
Building CCS/New Horizons/WCI catalog

Hello all,

For those who haven't yet seen, the fine team at Amiga Source Code Preservation recently uploaded the code for many products from CCS/New Horizons/WCI...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 January 2018, 02:38
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Matt_H
It doesn't sound wrong to me from a raw musical...

It doesn't sound wrong to me from a raw musical standpoint, only in comparison to the definitive Amiga version. In other words, if I'd never heard the Amiga version I wouldn't think there was...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2018, 22:10
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Matt_H
My understanding is that Tim Wright wrote the...

My understanding is that Tim Wright wrote the Amiga versions of the tunes first, and then other musicians were responsible for the ports to other platforms. Somewhere in that process another musician...
Forum: support.Apps 26 September 2017, 17:58
Replies: 30
Views: 2,229
Posted By Matt_H
I can only speculate, but my guess is the...

I can only speculate, but my guess is the combination of added graphical/mathematical complexity (I believe there's a lot more 24-bit/skin/gradient rendering in there now), un-/less-optimized gcc...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 September 2017, 04:47
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Matt_H
I can't remember exactly what the mechanism is,...

I can't remember exactly what the mechanism is, but the system will give you temporary unique device names so as to not cause a conflict. It will work. Use DOpus or the Info CLI command to see the...
Forum: support.Apps 25 September 2017, 21:07
Replies: 30
Views: 2,229
Posted By Matt_H
Well, they are probably faster than the...

Well, they are probably faster than the (non-existent) plain 68000 builds of MUI 4 & 5 :)

But it likely means that they use/require 68020 CPU instructions, even if the raw horsepower of a...
Forum: support.Apps 25 September 2017, 05:29
Replies: 30
Views: 2,229
Posted By Matt_H
I imagine a 68020+ version was planned at one...

I imagine a 68020+ version was planned at one point, hence the message, but it was never released/finished. Remember that development stalled after 3.8 for a very long time. My guess is that if...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 24 September 2017, 16:19
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By Matt_H
This Old Workbench was also a semi-regular column...

This Old Workbench was also a semi-regular column in Amazing Computing by the same author. The website was originally hosted on Geocities, of course.
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