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Forum: support.Hardware 25 February 2020, 09:41
Replies: 26
Views: 416
Posted By ajk
If you have Kickstart 2.x or later, you can use...

If you have Kickstart 2.x or later, you can use the early startup menu to select the device to boot from. With 1.x I don't believe there is a way to do that. Also, probably some (a lot?) of games and...
Forum: support.Apps 21 February 2020, 11:34
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By ajk
There is no concept of an icon theme in AmigaOS,...

There is no concept of an icon theme in AmigaOS, so yes it does have to be done manually. Of course, it would be possible to create a script which does this, but it's not trivial (except perhaps for...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 February 2020, 21:34
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By ajk
Was there a particular reason you don't wish to...

Was there a particular reason you don't wish to get a CompactFlash to IDE adapter and install the card internally? The adapters are quite inexpensive and then you wouldn't need a boot floppy. You...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 February 2020, 15:31
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By ajk
Yeah, that corrosion definitely needs to be...

Yeah, that corrosion definitely needs to be addressed. A good cleaning could be all it needs, but it might turn out that the socket needs to be replaced. If you aren't comfortable doing that sort of...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 February 2020, 09:54
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By ajk
Yeah, and perhaps clean the pins and socket with...

Yeah, and perhaps clean the pins and socket with something like DeoxIT while you are at it.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 February 2020, 09:20
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By ajk
The first DIP extractor tool you will find is...

The first DIP extractor tool you will find is probably something like this:

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MUIAAOSwZJBX-48~/s-l300.jpg

However I would advise AGAINST using these with a Denise...
Forum: support.Games 07 February 2020, 17:54
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By ajk
To run games such as Frontier faster, you need a...

To run games such as Frontier faster, you need a faster processor. Since you can't just replace the existing 68000 processor with a faster one, you need what is known as an accelerator board. These...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2020, 15:40
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By ajk
The capacitors on the A600 and A1200 are fairly...

The capacitors on the A600 and A1200 are fairly early surface mounted electrolytic caps. The seals on them are not that great, and over time caustic electrolyte will leak out causing damage to the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 January 2020, 16:05
Replies: 2,467
Views: 373,079
Posted By ajk
The accelerator takes over the system, the...

The accelerator takes over the system, the on-board CPU does nothing. The architecture does not allow for both CPUs to run; if they tried, all accesses to RAM and other shared resources would result...
Forum: support.Other 22 January 2020, 13:40
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By ajk
Yes - well, I don't know about Kick Off 2...

Yes - well, I don't know about Kick Off 2 specifically but most games aren't going to work that way. They have been designed to boot from a cold start both for performance and copy protection...
Forum: support.Other 22 January 2020, 13:21
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By ajk
Are you mainly interested in games or utilities?...

Are you mainly interested in games or utilities? Mounting .adfs in Workbench is fine, but that approach only really works for system friendly releases. Almost all games require control over the...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 January 2020, 20:41
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By ajk
Hello and welcome! A large proportion of...

Hello and welcome!

A large proportion of games and demos have been very tightly coded to work on an A500 system and will face incompatibilities with any higher spec Amiga. Even though the chipset...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 19 January 2020, 00:17
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By ajk
Hello and welcome! Utilities on the Amiga...

Hello and welcome!

Utilities on the Amiga don't usually require much installing, simply run the program by double clicking on the icon. If you want it to run automatically, put it in the WBStartup...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 January 2020, 00:08
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By ajk
The FPU makes no difference with games, only with...

The FPU makes no difference with games, only with certain math intensive applications.
Forum: Coders. AMOS 19 December 2019, 09:28
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By ajk
I'm sure a coder skilled in such arts can easily...

I'm sure a coder skilled in such arts can easily remove the copy protection; you don't need to go back to the source code to do that.
Forum: Hardware mods 03 December 2019, 08:53
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By ajk
I've replaced the fan on a couple of A1000s. I...

I've replaced the fan on a couple of A1000s. I don't quite remember if I found/used exactly the same Etri branded fan, but certainly fans in that size (80x80x38mm I think?) and voltage rating weren't...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 November 2019, 16:53
Replies: 2,467
Views: 373,079
Posted By ajk
Yes, the floppy cables remain the same. The...

Yes, the floppy cables remain the same.

The trapdoor slot is for memory and CPU upgrades, and yes, you can only have one installed at a time. It is also possible to have RAM in the PCMCIA slot but...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 October 2019, 13:32
Replies: 2,467
Views: 373,079
Posted By ajk
Blue membranes belong to keyboards manufactured...

Blue membranes belong to keyboards manufactured by Samsung, green ones go with Mitsumi models. The basic operating principle is the same but the exact dimensions and shape are different.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 October 2019, 08:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By ajk
I actually got everything working, it was just a...

I actually got everything working, it was just a matter of having the correct jumpers set :)
Forum: support.Hardware 01 October 2019, 09:49
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By ajk
If you have the 68000 running at the full 42MHz,...

If you have the 68000 running at the full 42MHz, there probably aren't very many titles that would significantly benefit from an 68030. Perhaps some. You can get much more RAM with a separate...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 September 2019, 21:28
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By ajk
You could, but do keep in mind sockets have their...

You could, but do keep in mind sockets have their own issues. Sometimes the chips don't make good contact, or the pins become oxidized, and then you get hard to diagnose problems. This is especially...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 September 2019, 15:34
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By ajk
If the surface mount chip is PLCC to begin with,...

If the surface mount chip is PLCC to begin with, yes, you can install a corresponding socket (assuming there is enough space - sockets are obviously larger than the chip itself). Which chip do you...
Forum: support.Amiga Forever 05 August 2019, 19:57
Replies: 11
Views: 2,795
Posted By ajk
VirtualBox does not change the CPU architecture...

VirtualBox does not change the CPU architecture of the host machine, and as OS4 needs PowerPC to run on, this unfortunately can't work. You need full emulation which is always much slower.
Forum: support.Other 04 July 2019, 08:03
Replies: 29
Views: 2,117
Posted By ajk
Workbench 1.3 is limited in that files without...

Workbench 1.3 is limited in that files without icons can't be manipulated via the GUI. Later versions have the option to show all files (and list them by name instead of icons, among other things).
Forum: support.Hardware 25 June 2019, 19:56
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By ajk
The soldering looks decent enough; not too much...

The soldering looks decent enough; not too much solder and nice fillets. Those are ceramic caps so they can't possibly leak. The transistor maybe has too much solder, looks a little blobby.

There...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2019, 07:01
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By ajk
Yes, you would use UAE to run the Workbench...

Yes, you would use UAE to run the Workbench installer from the floppy images in order to set up the hard drive. Copying the ADF files themselves to the hard drive would not yield a booting system....
Forum: support.Hardware 17 June 2019, 20:22
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By ajk
There isn't that much WinUAE specific when it...

There isn't that much WinUAE specific when it comes to formatting hard drives, really - I'm not sure of the exact guide you were looking at but probably the majority of the steps you will need to...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 June 2019, 19:35
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By ajk
I tend to set up Amiga hard drives with the help...

I tend to set up Amiga hard drives with the help of WinUAE and a USB-to-IDE adapter. It's much quicker to install everything that way rather than going floppy by floppy with the actual hardware. The...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 June 2019, 12:52
Replies: 2,467
Views: 373,079
Posted By ajk
The Amiga user base has always had two sides to...

The Amiga user base has always had two sides to it, those who were mainly interested in the system as a games machine, and those who were interested in the productivity work (ordinary office stuff,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 June 2019, 11:44
Replies: 2,467
Views: 373,079
Posted By ajk
Yes, more or less. You either need to have access...

Yes, more or less. You either need to have access to the original custom chips (which later PPC-based motherboards do not contain), or emulate them in some way (either by software like UAE or...
Forum: MarketPlace 12 June 2019, 15:24
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By ajk
I modeled it myself based on my other A1000 which...

I modeled it myself based on my other A1000 which still had the cover. Only afterwards did I realize that someone had already created a model :) Those ones are probably at least as good or better,...
Forum: MarketPlace 12 June 2019, 07:23
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By ajk
I 3D printed (well, used a commercial high-res...

I 3D printed (well, used a commercial high-res printing service) and then painted one, you can get pretty close, although the texture won't match exactly:
...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 May 2019, 10:56
Replies: 68
Views: 2,382
Posted By ajk
When using hot air in crowded areas, shielding...

When using hot air in crowded areas, shielding the nearby components with regular kitchen foil helps in most cases. You'll want to have the foil folded over two or three times, so that a little bit...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 May 2019, 18:19
Replies: 68
Views: 2,382
Posted By ajk
Is it this stuff...

Is it this stuff (https://www.elcoteam.com/media/productfile/7_149.pdf)? Looks like zinc chloride based flux, for somewhat more crude applications. I'd say don't use it for electronics work.
Forum: support.Hardware 23 May 2019, 21:05
Replies: 68
Views: 2,382
Posted By ajk
You probably shouldn't be sanding your soldering...

You probably shouldn't be sanding your soldering iron unless it looks something like this :)
...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 May 2019, 17:59
Replies: 68
Views: 2,382
Posted By ajk
It's not about the quality of the solder as such;...

It's not about the quality of the solder as such; leaded solder is easier to work when doing manual repairs, and it's also the same type as was originally used on the Amigas as covered earlier in the...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 May 2019, 19:00
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By ajk
Nice - that is a very useful trick if you want to...

Nice - that is a very useful trick if you want to keep the shield in place.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2019, 14:06
Replies: 68
Views: 2,382
Posted By ajk
Yes, definitely looks like there is quite a bit...

Yes, definitely looks like there is quite a bit of leakage and corrosion going on there, especially in the power section. Proper recapping and possible pad repair should be performed.

The missing...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 May 2019, 07:01
Replies: 1,165
Views: 420,439
Posted By ajk
Retrobriting does not abrade the surface at all...

Retrobriting does not abrade the surface at all if done correctly (= peroxide is not allowed to dry, complete immersion in mild solution is safest).

Latest developments though show that the...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 May 2019, 15:30
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By ajk
Those are various power filtering caps, their...

Those are various power filtering caps, their role is not usually crucial; if the system works fine there is no need to do anything.

The soldering work is a bit crude. It might be that the person...
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