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Forum: Coders. System Yesterday, 22:57
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Posted By mark_k
If you don't mind only working on Kickstart 2.0...

If you don't mind only working on Kickstart 2.0 or later, you can use the new DOS function SetMode() (http://amigadev.elowar.com/read/ADCD_2.1/Includes_and_Autodocs_2._guide/node02F9.html) instead of...
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 January 2020, 17:17
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By mark_k
Maybe winuaelog.txt could provide more info? Also...

Maybe winuaelog.txt could provide more info? Also check Enable full logging in WinUAE Paths settings.
Forum: support.WinUAE 14 January 2020, 16:05
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By mark_k
Which version of WinUAE are you using? Can you...

Which version of WinUAE are you using? Can you post the log output when it exits/crashes?

Which emulated HD controller are you connecting the HDF to? If IDE, that probably explains the problem!...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 13 January 2020, 11:48
Replies: 5
Views: 3,714
Posted By mark_k
There is no PFS3 driver for Linux, so no. For...

There is no PFS3 driver for Linux, so no. For data interchange either FFS or FAT(32) are simplest I think.
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 January 2020, 21:52
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By mark_k
I wonder what changes there were between version...

I wonder what changes there were between version 4.007 (which the hacked version is based on) and 4.008.

I searched for AMax IV on Google Groups and there are a variety of threads mentioning...
Forum: support.WinUAE 11 January 2020, 21:16
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By mark_k
What happens when you boot the (unmodified) Disk...

What happens when you boot the (unmodified) Disk Tools floppy disk for each OS version?

Are you able to run the Mac OS Installer after booting Disk Tools?

Does it help if you hold Shift down...
Forum: support.WinUAE 09 January 2020, 16:21
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By mark_k
Do you get the same sad Mac screen if you run the...

Do you get the same sad Mac screen if you run the Fast A-Max-patched version when WinUAE is configured to not have an A-Max cartridge present?

I wonder if there is some incompatibility between...
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 January 2020, 23:31
Replies: 35
Views: 1,292
Posted By mark_k
I just uploaded it to The Zone. PS: Try using an...

I just uploaded it to The Zone. PS: Try using an ad blocker. :)
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 January 2020, 22:39
Replies: 35
Views: 1,292
Posted By mark_k
The first post in this thread gives URL of an...

The first post in this thread gives URL of an archive which contains Mac System 6.0.8 in A-Max/extended ADF format. Putting those in DF0: you should be able to read them with CrossMac and A-Max.
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 January 2020, 21:17
Replies: 35
Views: 1,292
Posted By mark_k
WinUAE doesn't natively support the Emplant/A-Max...

WinUAE doesn't natively support the Emplant/A-Max 800KB disk format, but you can use extended ADFs. The Emplant ConverterII program can write Apple Disk Copy 4.2 images to A-Max (or Emplant) format...
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 January 2020, 21:11
Replies: 35
Views: 1,292
Posted By mark_k
AMIA, and I think CrossMac might have come with...

AMIA, and I think CrossMac might have come with (optional?) hardware.

I have an AMIA cartridge, could maybe be prodded into looking at e.g. the Emplant ConverterII program code at some point...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 January 2020, 23:16
Replies: 90
Views: 3,247
Posted By mark_k
How was the PAR drive connected when ddrescue was...

How was the PAR drive connected when ddrescue was used? That could make a big difference in how much data can be recovered.

Connecting via a USB-IDE adapter isn't a good idea. The adapter firmware...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 December 2019, 22:43
Replies: 90
Views: 3,247
Posted By mark_k
I have uploaded my work-in-progress PAR technical...

I have uploaded my work-in-progress PAR technical notes to The Zone (PAR_notes_20191231.zip).

Hopefully the information there should be enough to allow emulation of the PAR
board, at least to the...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 December 2019, 18:17
Replies: 90
Views: 3,247
Posted By mark_k
I mentioned before about "Digital Domain A4000...

I mentioned before about "Digital Domain A4000 Titanic PAR Drive.hdf" being a bad/incomplete dump. I wonder if when Starglider 2 created the image file, he wrote it to a USB stick or memory card,...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 December 2019, 23:16
Replies: 90
Views: 3,247
Posted By mark_k
Maybe driverguide recently removed the par163.zip...

Maybe driverguide recently removed the par163.zip file from their site? I did manage to download some other (unrelated) files from there.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 December 2019, 16:14
Replies: 90
Views: 3,247
Posted By mark_k
Thanks. It's possible/probable that those tools...

Thanks. It's possible/probable that those tools are for later DPS products, not the PC PAR board.

I looked at the old DPS web site via the Internet Archive...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 December 2019, 13:53
Replies: 90
Views: 3,247
Posted By mark_k
A couple of error strings in the PAR program: ...

A couple of error strings in the PAR program:
"Read DMA timeout."
"Write DMA failed."
I think it's quite likely the PAR board can use READ DMA & WRITE DMA IDE commands, it needed to be capable of...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 December 2019, 15:14
Replies: 90
Views: 3,247
Posted By mark_k
I don't think you'd need to emulate the...

I don't think you'd need to emulate the microcontroller, similar to how you don't need to emulate the Z80 on an A2090. Emulating the command protocol could be enough to get the PAR software working....
Forum: support.Hardware 27 December 2019, 23:24
Replies: 90
Views: 3,247
Posted By mark_k
If adding a "fake PAR" memory board, set it so...

If adding a "fake PAR" memory board, set it so AmigaOS doesn't add the memory to its free list. To do that, check the "Edit Autoconfig data" box and change the first byte in AutoConfig data from e2...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 December 2019, 22:17
Replies: 90
Views: 3,247
Posted By mark_k
I should have thought of that. :) I'm...

I should have thought of that. :)

I'm guessing LanceT used Advanced Memory Settings (WinUAE settings window RAM page). By setting board size, manufacturer and product numbers to match those of the...
Forum: request.Other 24 December 2019, 17:43
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By mark_k
It won't be necessary to figure out how the card...

It won't be necessary to figure out how the card works at a very low level. Working out the communication protocol could still allow some useful things:
- Ability to create image file from PAR...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 December 2019, 22:10
Replies: 90
Views: 3,247
Posted By mark_k
After looking/thinking about it some more, I...

After looking/thinking about it some more, I think the "Digital Domain A4000 Titanic PAR Drive.hdf" is a bad/incomplete dump.

Source drive was a Quantum Fireball 1080A which has logical CHS...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 December 2019, 22:44
Replies: 90
Views: 3,247
Posted By mark_k
The ST15150N image is not for the Amiga PAR, so...

The ST15150N image is not for the Amiga PAR, so if you write that image file to an IDE drive the PAR software won't recognise any files/data on it.

The current .img file created from the ST15150N...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 December 2019, 15:31
Replies: 90
Views: 3,247
Posted By mark_k
The ST15150N drive image ("Digital Domain A4000...

The ST15150N drive image ("Digital Domain A4000 Other PAR Drive") seems to contain data for the DPS Perception system. I didn't bother googling that much, but it seems to be one of the later PC...
Forum: News 21 December 2019, 15:01
Replies: 41
Views: 2,262
Posted By mark_k
Translation DLL download not working: The...

Translation DLL download not working:
The requested URL /winuae/releases/translations/WinUAE4300_translation.zip was not found on this server.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 December 2019, 19:41
Replies: 90
Views: 3,247
Posted By mark_k
I think the PAR software "fakes" a header when...

I think the PAR software "fakes" a header when you copy files from DDR:. Looking in a hex editor the first three bytes will be P, A, R characters. But that header isn't stored on the IDE drive...
Forum: request.Other 20 December 2019, 13:36
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By mark_k
Thanks! The PAR2.jpg image was much sharper than...

Thanks! The PAR2.jpg image was much sharper than PAR1.jpg, but most of the chip text in the blurrier one was still readable.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 December 2019, 19:19
Replies: 90
Views: 3,247
Posted By mark_k
If you want to help with reverse-engineering the...

If you want to help with reverse-engineering the PAR, please see this thread I posted asking for info...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 December 2019, 19:15
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By mark_k
Don't try to write to the drive in its current...

Don't try to write to the drive in its current state.

It sounds like the problem might be "stiction", where the drive heads are stuck to the platters and the drive can't spin up because of that. A...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 December 2019, 17:24
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By mark_k
To give some idea of whether the drive is...

To give some idea of whether the drive is working, you could use SCSIQuery (http://aminet.net/package/disk/misc/SCSIQuery) to see if it can see/talk to the drive. That will print out the drive's...
Forum: request.Other 16 December 2019, 17:12
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By mark_k
DPS Personal Animation Recorder reverse-engineering: info needed

Following Starglider 2's recent post, I have been looking at the Personal Animation Recorder program code, with a view to documenting how the board works. In future it may be possible for emulators...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 December 2019, 23:39
Replies: 22
Views: 1,105
Posted By mark_k
If you do things the system-legal way,...

If you do things the system-legal way, graphics.library will handle the blits for you.

(This is on Kickstart 3.0+)
Open your Screen with SA_INTERLEAVED tag to have it use interleaved bitplances....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 December 2019, 18:55
Replies: 22
Views: 1,105
Posted By mark_k
Have you looked into using QBSBlit()...

Have you looked into using QBSBlit() (http://amigadev.elowar.com/read/ADCD_2.1/Includes_and_Autodocs_2._guide/node0469.html)? That's what Workbench uses when you drag icons around. You can have your...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 December 2019, 22:23
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By mark_k
If you're able to upload some sample HD image...

If you're able to upload some sample HD image files, I (and/or others) could take a look. Ideally you'll also have dumped the IDENTIFY DEVICE data from the IDE drives.

The Amiga PAR software looks...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 06 December 2019, 23:41
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By mark_k
I don't think uaegfx will help when running...

I don't think uaegfx will help when running AmigaOS 4.1...
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 November 2019, 21:46
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By mark_k
That's what it's supposed to look like, if you...

That's what it's supposed to look like, if you don't enable the A2024 setting in WinUAE. A real Amiga connected to a 1084 monitor would look like that when showing an A2024 mode.

Open WinUAE...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 November 2019, 16:38
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By mark_k
When you used the drive with WinUAE, did you have...

When you used the drive with WinUAE, did you have it connected to the emulated Amiga IDE port?
Forum: support.Apps 26 November 2019, 16:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By mark_k
A similar thing happened during development of...

A similar thing happened during development of the Amiga; 128KB chip RAM was originally supposed to work.
Forum: support.Hardware 21 November 2019, 19:05
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By mark_k
Amiga87: One more question... did the SD card you...

Amiga87: One more question... did the SD card you were using have any data on it? For example you might have previously used/formatted it with another HD prep program.

If so, try zeroing out the...
Forum: support.Other 16 November 2019, 20:28
Replies: 31
Views: 1,770
Posted By mark_k
You can set a blank pointer for a window your...

You can set a blank pointer for a window your program owns using SetPointer() (http://amigadev.elowar.com/read/ADCD_2.1/Includes_and_Autodocs_2._guide/node0255.html).

For a global change, you...
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