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Forum: support.Hardware 12 March 2019, 22:00
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By solarmon
Hi, Probably not much help, as I still can...

Hi,

Probably not much help, as I still can get my Roctec RF382C-A to work after changing the perished belt, but I thought I'd link my post about it anyways:
...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 March 2019, 18:01
Replies: 110
Views: 10,400
Posted By solarmon
OK - maybe the Micro Gotek...

OK - maybe the Micro Gotek (https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/micro-gotek-32413) is the next best thing. Or the Amigotek (https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/36112).
Forum: Amiga scene 08 March 2019, 13:21
Replies: 110
Views: 10,400
Posted By solarmon
What happened to the Internal Gotek mother/baby...

What happened to the Internal Gotek mother/baby solution? Is that still being developed or available somehwere?
Forum: support.Hardware 08 March 2019, 00:54
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By solarmon
Yeah, I've been looking at some of the cases on...

Yeah, I've been looking at some of the cases on Thingiverse and wondering how I can customise them - just need to figure out how to get in to 3D design and printing - https://www.tinkercad.com/ looks...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 March 2019, 00:35
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By solarmon
Gotek (FlashFloppy) with 2.42' 128x64 OLED screen

Hi,

Was able to connect the Gotek (with FlashFloppy firmware) to an 2.42 inch 128x64 OLED screen.

Those with a keen eye, will have noticed that the screen board I got off eBay has got some...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 01 March 2019, 08:46
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By solarmon
Hi, That is good news! I didn't have...

Hi,

That is good news!

I didn't have any compatible Android devices to test using Retroarch 64bit.

Does it still use the same version and build of the P-UAE core?
Forum: support.Hardware 28 February 2019, 15:25
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By solarmon
Gotek with RGB Rotary Encoder?

Hi,

Anybody tried using an RGB rotary encoder to replace the built-in LEDs of the Gotek?

I'm able to get the Blue and Red RGB LEDs mapped to the Green (L4) and Red (L5) LEDs of the Gotek and it...
Forum: support.Apps 27 February 2019, 21:19
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By solarmon
Hi, I haven't got around to finishing it...

Hi,

I haven't got around to finishing it completely, but you might be interested in my WHDLoad Game Launcher solution:

https://github.com/solarmon/WHDLoad-Game-Launcher
Forum: support.OtherUAE 22 February 2019, 14:13
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By solarmon
As per...

As per https://forums.libretro.com/t/amiga-p-uae-core/6728/26 I think it is just broken on Android. If somebody has a fix/workaround then please share!
Forum: support.Hardware 19 February 2019, 15:02
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By solarmon
Do you mean 'USB cable' as in the 'USB-A to...

Do you mean 'USB cable' as in the 'USB-A to USB-A' method (connecting to a host PC), or 'USB cable' as in 'USB Pendrive' (flashing from USB storage) as mentioned by Jeff_HxC2001.

I said "USB...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 February 2019, 11:34
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By solarmon
I understand/believe/thought that this USB...

I understand/believe/thought that this USB firmware upgrade feature is only available only once you have flashed it with HxC or FlashFloppy? So, you still need to initially flash it using either the...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2019, 00:39
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By solarmon
Actually, the header pins didn't arrive in time...

Actually, the header pins didn't arrive in time also - so I just cut up some Ethernet cable wire and twisted them between the holes to bridge them. :great
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2019, 23:37
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By solarmon
The best guide for flashing (and hardware...

The best guide for flashing (and hardware modding) Goteks I have found is:

https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=593&p=3940#p4036

I used the USB-A to USB-A method:
...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2019, 23:41
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By solarmon
For Buggy Boy, using the early boot menu to...

For Buggy Boy, using the early boot menu to disable CPU caches and using the Original Chip Type did not help. This corruption only seem to appear in the crack intro. In game, there is no corruption....
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2019, 15:30
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By solarmon
Amiga 1200 - graphics corruption

Hi

Can somebody explain why I have such a graphics corruption when loading up Buggy Boy from disk (via .adf image on a Gotek/Flashfloppy):

https://i.imgur.com/KtIHPha.jpg...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 February 2019, 11:31
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By solarmon
I still have not got this external floppy drive...

I still have not got this external floppy drive working, but I thought I'd post to provide an update so as to document my struggle with it.

I found out that some floppy drives only set the TRACK 0...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 February 2019, 01:17
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By solarmon
Thinking that the photo-interrupter component for...

Thinking that the photo-interrupter component for sensing Track 0 was faulty, I ordered a new one (or what I think is the equivalent - KINGBRIGHT - KTIR0611S - PHOTO INTERRUPTER) from ebay.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 February 2019, 20:48
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By solarmon
A1200 keyboard membrane and isopropyl alcohol (99.9%) is not a good combo

So I was cleaning my A1200 keyboard. I took the keycaps off and thought it was a good idea to use a spray a load of isopropyl alcohol (99.9%) on it and give a good clean.

It certainly did give it...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 February 2019, 15:48
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By solarmon
I got some sandpaper (No. 120) and removed as...

I got some sandpaper (No. 120) and removed as much as I could by hand.

See before and after shots. The most amazing thing is that I only managed to get 1 cut from the process!

I'm happy with...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 February 2019, 22:22
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By solarmon
I managed to figure out how to use DriveTest...

I managed to figure out how to use DriveTest (after getting some hints from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2Ys0ucwNEQ&t=686s).

It looks like the track 0 sensor is not triggering. I don't think...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 February 2019, 16:31
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By solarmon
External Roctec RF382C-A floppy drive - not working

Hi,

I had recently acquired an external Roctec RF382C-A floppy drive.

It was not working since drive belt had perished, (see perish drive belt in first picture), but I was able to replace it.
...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 04 February 2019, 13:51
Replies: 2
Views: 2,188
Posted By solarmon
You might have already read this, but there are...

You might have already read this, but there are some performance tips at:

https://www.reddit.com/r/miniSNESmods/comments/8dbqv7/guide_playing_amiga_games_on_the_snes_classic/
Forum: support.Hardware 03 February 2019, 01:46
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By solarmon
Yeah, I thought the one in my Amiga 1200 was a...

Yeah, I thought the one in my Amiga 1200 was a gonna with all that rust mark on it. However, after a bit of elbow grease, all the rust marks came off nicely and it was OK to use.

That saved me...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 February 2019, 01:26
Replies: 718
Views: 204,506
Posted By solarmon
Hi, Sorry to resurrect such an old thread,...

Hi,

Sorry to resurrect such an old thread, but I thought this might help somebody else.

I used a CF to IDE adapter from PC Engines:

https://www.pcengines.ch/pdf/cfdisk.pdf

The CFDISK.2G...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 February 2019, 02:34
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By solarmon
Amiga 1200 - keyboard - left shift key, metal bar?

Hi,

I took off the keycaps of an Amiga 1200 keyboard to give it a good clean.

This is my first time doing so, and when I put everything back I noticed that I had managed to loose one of the...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 February 2019, 02:22
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By solarmon
Thanks for the tips. The plumbers paste...

Thanks for the tips.

The plumbers paste method is an interesting one, but I think it won't be practical for the whole of the shielding?

I might just try the sanding down, then use the primer...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 February 2019, 18:05
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By solarmon
Amiga 1200 - dealing with rust

Hi,

What is the common/general consensus of what to do with rusted shielding?

Should it just be scrapped? Does the Amiga really need it?

Or should I try to restore it? If so, what is the...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 January 2019, 16:28
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By solarmon
Watched this on youtube the other night, which...

Watched this on youtube the other night, which had a black screen issue - on that occasion there was a problem with the Alice chip pins coming loose:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbwoLCrJ0ac
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 January 2019, 12:31
Replies: 36
Views: 2,408
Posted By solarmon
Loved the story, and the feels! Thanks for...

Loved the story, and the feels! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Collections 26 January 2019, 20:22
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By solarmon
Yes, I'm aware of that. I was just looking for an...

Yes, I'm aware of that. I was just looking for an online version of it - so that you don't have to download/mount the image/disc itself.
Forum: Collections 26 January 2019, 19:56
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By solarmon
Hi, Thanks, the links will be useful for...

Hi,

Thanks, the links will be useful for down reference.

However, I would still be interested if there was an indexing (of the CD contents) solution already out there somewhere.
Forum: Collections 26 January 2019, 12:49
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By solarmon
Hi, Thanks for the links. I meant the...

Hi,

Thanks for the links.

I meant the Magazine CDs - whether they were indexed already so that you can browse/search through them easily, rather than having to browse through individual CDs...
Forum: Collections 25 January 2019, 21:26
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By solarmon
Magazine Cover Discs

Hi,

I've found my stash of Amiga magazine cover discs in the loft.

Other than scanning through them manually one by one, where is best to get an indexed list of these magazine cover discs?
...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 24 January 2019, 16:39
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By solarmon
Well...I need to try to cater for the user...

Well...I need to try to cater for the user base....:laughing
Forum: support.OtherUAE 24 January 2019, 16:20
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By solarmon
I've tested on a Windows 7 Pro 32-bit with SP1...

I've tested on a Windows 7 Pro 32-bit with SP1 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable and ucg-32bit.exe has launched OK.

I wasn't able to find a way of installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2015...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 24 January 2019, 12:57
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By solarmon
Thank you for testing! I'm going to try to...

Thank you for testing!

I'm going to try to set up some virtualised Windows 7 32/64bit environments to at least be able to test against them to understand more and whether there are workarounds.
Forum: support.OtherUAE 24 January 2019, 10:57
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By solarmon
The issue at the moment is that this tool is...

The issue at the moment is that this tool is developed using Python 3.7.2, which seems to require SP1 on Windows 7.

Once I release v1 then I might think about moving away from it. Right now, I...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 24 January 2019, 10:35
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By solarmon
Windows 7 SP1 was released in 2011. Is there a...

Windows 7 SP1 was released in 2011. Is there a good reason for users, in a home environment, not to have it installed?
Forum: support.OtherUAE 24 January 2019, 10:17
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By solarmon
I have now found a way to build both 32 and...

I have now found a way to build both 32 and 64-bit Python executables - basically have both Python 32 and 64bit environments installed.

I might think about moving away from Python once I get a v1...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 24 January 2019, 10:08
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By solarmon
So it works with SP1 installed? If so, I...

So it works with SP1 installed?

If so, I think that might just have to be the minimum requirements.
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