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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 May 2020, 15:05
Replies: 529
Views: 143,851
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
99%? I'll give you 75% since that matches the...

99%? I'll give you 75% since that matches the "installed base" - but like many things, a killer app would have driven selling new machines.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 May 2020, 14:29
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
Welcome! Post looks fine and makes sense to me. ...

Welcome! Post looks fine and makes sense to me.

Glad to know someone still has a live one. I may have questions if/when I get this poor thing ready to go back into my machine, since I was dumb and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 May 2020, 19:51
Replies: 22
Views: 2,590
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
This so much reminds me of when I ran a BBS for...

This so much reminds me of when I ran a BBS for about a year off an A500 with 2 floppies... "Lamers Low-Budget BBS" - fun little local board, good for a laugh.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 May 2020, 19:44
Replies: 47
Views: 4,427
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
Not only do I agree with this statement, I am...

Not only do I agree with this statement, I am trying to figure out how I can build an A1000 case (full size and shape) with some kind of BT or wireless keyboard that matches to build a Pi into...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 May 2020, 19:38
Replies: 529
Views: 143,851
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
Was just reading some of these on various games I...

Was just reading some of these on various games I was attempting to save off the original disks for preservation.

The funny thing is - so many of these guys were writing this back in the day "to...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2020, 21:39
Replies: 136
Views: 21,696
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
@Davideo Hey, still not going through -...

@Davideo

Hey, still not going through - tried with google, firefox and even *gulp* Explorer... no joy.

It keeps giving the exact same response about not being able to reach a spam search -...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2020, 16:01
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
So I got to looking at the pix I took, and saw...

So I got to looking at the pix I took, and saw there was probably some more going on.

More 'good' news... (and by good, I mean bad). U601 socket is showing a lot of corrosion, and on the other...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2020, 04:34
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
A2386SX woes

Been working on various bits I've got, a lot of old Varta battery removal... anyway, the latest one is a sad one... I got this A2000 that had an A2386 bridgeboard in it. I don't recall if it was...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 May 2020, 01:51
Replies: 136
Views: 21,696
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
Hi, I too have tried several times over the...

Hi,

I too have tried several times over the last year or so trying to get on Amibay, with no success. Says it can't reach it's "anti-spammer database" to find out something.
Forum: Hardware mods 02 May 2020, 05:55
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
Thank You! That is nearly perfect for what I am...

Thank You! That is nearly perfect for what I am looking for.

I'll have to add that to the build list.
Forum: Hardware mods 01 May 2020, 21:18
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
Thanks! I have glanced at each of these,...

Thanks!

I have glanced at each of these, and honestly the arduino project is what set me to thinking about the reverse, using an Amiga drive to read floppies.

I'll do some more reading on...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 May 2020, 16:08
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
RE: Floppy power splitter - I built one the...

RE: Floppy power splitter -

I built one the other day from 2 molex to floppy cables - to power a CF card and floppy in one of my A500s.
...
Forum: Hardware mods 01 May 2020, 15:31
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
External (A1010 etc) drive to Pi-miga

(Mods, if this is wrong section, please move and let me know, this seemed closest fit)

I am curious if anyone has ever seen or developed a 1010 floppy drive controller for a RPi, similar to the...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 May 2020, 15:16
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
GVP SCSI Drive Info - I left some smoke out...

Does anyone have a schematic and/or technicians manual on GVP SCSI hard cards?

I've got an A2000 card that is SCSI only, and the other night I had an issue with it, it was working with one of my...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 April 2020, 22:12
Replies: 176
Views: 18,250
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
I'll own that... lol... Must have been 87, first...

I'll own that... lol... Must have been 87, first year they were out... gimme a break, I'm old and feeble, and the years ran together...

Thanks for keeping me straight!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 April 2020, 05:01
Replies: 176
Views: 18,250
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
I had a Timex Sinclair 1000 (Sinclair ZX81, I...

I had a Timex Sinclair 1000 (Sinclair ZX81, I think was the UK name?) back in the day - and then got a C-64 and a modem to get online to BBS's. This was in about 1984. A short while later, in...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 April 2020, 04:51
Replies: 120
Views: 11,790
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
I regret not getting my A4000 repaired...

I regret not getting my A4000 repaired immediately back in 1999 when it crapped out the second time in 2 weeks, and swapping to pentium based machines...
and not getting it a proper network card to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 April 2020, 04:47
Replies: 6,320
Views: 1,171,809
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
A laundry list of ICs, sockets and Caps for my...

A laundry list of ICs, sockets and Caps for my Amiga 2000's and a couple of boards for them.
Also, a soldering and hot air station.
Forum: support.Hardware 19 April 2020, 07:39
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
My A2000 Rev 6 that I am working on right now had...

My A2000 Rev 6 that I am working on right now had several patch wires and a couple of resistors that had some interesting reworks - it still had several "rework" stickers in there .

I have seen...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 19 April 2020, 05:12
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
I have an old Acer ZG5 netbook that I set up with...

I have an old Acer ZG5 netbook that I set up with AspireOS (an AROS derived OS) (does that count?)
Forum: Member Introductions 19 April 2020, 05:04
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
Thanks for the welcomes! Since I teach a...

Thanks for the welcomes!

Since I teach a class on how to build cables and how to solder - I figured I better get better at it... heheh

I still am looking for a tech reference manual for the...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 April 2020, 18:41
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
Looking for a driver - ComPorts Serial card

Hi,

I am looking for the drivers and/or the setup disk for an Amigo Business Computers ComPorts Serial card for ZorroII slots. This card added up to 8 additional serial ports onto a big box...
Forum: Member Introductions 18 April 2020, 17:48
Replies: 35
Views: 3,608
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
That's a beautiful screen right there... so now...

That's a beautiful screen right there... so now you need a 1.2 or 1.3 workbench .adf and you should be good to start. Looking back at the pix, I see an 8371 Agnes, so iirc, that's OCS (from staring...
Forum: Member Introductions 18 April 2020, 17:37
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By Paisley_Pirate
Hello from Kansas (Dorothy not included)

Hello to everyone! Finally got back to playing with my various Amigas after a very long time, and found this site, and hope to be able to "pick some brains" over a few things on my old machines.
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