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Forum: Hardware mods Today, 08:45
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Posted By lilwshu
Thanks - this is interesting. Could you try...

Thanks - this is interesting. Could you try Sensible World of Soccer and see if you get any flickering at the top of the screen? And could you try it on an LCD display?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 September 2020, 21:28
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By lilwshu
I remember this as I live just the road from the...

I remember this as I live just the road from the lido - it's still there but currently shut for COVID reasons. I think Vulcan were based in Southsea.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 September 2020, 09:10
Replies: 180
Views: 8,284
Posted By lilwshu
I am struggling with the definition I guess...

I am struggling with the definition I guess because then, as now, Turrican was an inferior ripoff of Metroid. It looks and sounds nice but plenty of Amiga games looked and sounded nice by 1990.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 September 2020, 17:35
Replies: 180
Views: 8,284
Posted By lilwshu
I am intrigued as to how these are in anyway...

I am intrigued as to how these are in anyway historically significant, except in the context of the size of the rip off they represent.
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 10 September 2020, 17:27
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By lilwshu
Gem’X isn’t it?

Gem’X isn’t it?
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 09 September 2020, 21:33
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By lilwshu
I am looking for a CPU socket (internal) upgrade...

I am looking for a CPU socket (internal) upgrade for my A500 (Kickstart 1.3) and quite like the look of the HC533 as it will give me 1.3 compatible hard drive access, some extra RAM and an...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 07 September 2020, 22:07
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By lilwshu
I had the issue with an 8MB Amigakit card and...

I had the issue with an 8MB Amigakit card and with a 32MB Blizzard 1230. The fix was to upgrade to kickstart 3.1 or newer.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 07 September 2020, 20:21
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By lilwshu
I had this issue using an interlaced Workbench...

I had this issue using an interlaced Workbench and kickstart 3.0, is your setup the same?
Forum: support.Hardware 06 September 2020, 22:30
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By lilwshu
I would say you are almost certainly experiencing...

I would say you are almost certainly experiencing A1200 compatibility issues with these unpatched old games rather than other hardware problems.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 September 2020, 22:16
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By lilwshu
No. Older (pre-1992) games quite often have...

No. Older (pre-1992) games quite often have problems with the newer hardware introduced in the A1200 versus the older machines, a part of which is an amount of cache on the CPU. WHDLoad installers...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 September 2020, 21:58
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By lilwshu
When you turn it on, hold down both mouse buttons...

When you turn it on, hold down both mouse buttons to get to the early startup menu. Go to Boot Options and click Disable CPU Caches, then go back to Display Options and under chipset select Original....
Forum: support.Hardware 06 September 2020, 21:43
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By lilwshu
I just tried writing those ADFs to actual floppy...

I just tried writing those ADFs to actual floppy disks on my A1200 with similar specs to yours, and it wouldn't get much further than the second crack screen. When I changed to OCS and disabled...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 September 2020, 09:51
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By lilwshu
I'm sure Amiga Passion would send you the missing...

I'm sure Amiga Passion would send you the missing bits if you get in touch on their social media accounts.
Forum: MarketPlace 01 September 2020, 19:31
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By lilwshu
WTD: 256k RAM Chips for A500 Trapdoor

I'm after a couple of RAM chips to replace some dodgy ones on an A501 trapdoor expansion clone (part number of originals HM50256P-15)- let me know if you have any (as cheap as possible please!).
Forum: Hardware pics 31 August 2020, 21:28
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By lilwshu
A500 Rev 5 Schematics

Having had a bit of trouble tracking down A500 Rev5 schematics recently, I mentioned it to a friend of mine who brought his service manuals round. I've photographed the Rev5 bits and put them in the...
Forum: support.Games 28 August 2020, 23:20
Replies: 31
Views: 1,981
Posted By lilwshu
I came across a 1MB “limited edition” of this...

I came across a 1MB “limited edition” of this game as part of the Chart Attack compilation just this week, is it right that the animated intro is just James Pond roaring like the MGM logo?

EDIT:...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 August 2020, 12:44
Replies: 128
Views: 39,413
Posted By lilwshu
I’ve tried a few actually - none of the really...

I’ve tried a few actually - none of the really old ones but a modern ish plasma and a couple of current gen wide 24” screens (All via a Retrotink 2X-SCART and via built in SCART if they have it). I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 August 2020, 11:27
Replies: 180
Views: 8,284
Posted By lilwshu
I’m not saying the game is especially difficult,...

I’m not saying the game is especially difficult, I am saying it increases its difficulty through unfair means.

I had forgotten about the time limit, which in a game based on exploration, with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2020, 22:19
Replies: 180
Views: 8,284
Posted By lilwshu
I’m comparing it to games that aren’t made...

I’m comparing it to games that aren’t made artificially difficult by making it mostly impossible to avoid taking damage through no fault of the player - reducing the visible screen area is a crap way...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 August 2020, 18:27
Replies: 38
Views: 4,357
Posted By lilwshu
All I can say is my A1200 looks horrible on it on...

All I can say is my A1200 looks horrible on it on 5 different TVs/monitors with flickery and ghosted output. There is no lag on the monitors however and my 240p consoles work fine with it (480i not...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2020, 15:28
Replies: 180
Views: 8,284
Posted By lilwshu
When I refer to the scrolling mechanic I mean the...

When I refer to the scrolling mechanic I mean the fact that your guy is positioned far too close to the edge of the screen when it push scrolls rather than being in the middle, which means when the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2020, 15:06
Replies: 180
Views: 8,284
Posted By lilwshu
I hope they fix the utterly broken scrolling...

I hope they fix the utterly broken scrolling mechanic which makes the originals a memory test. Every time I play it I am gobsmacked it made it through testing and two sequels, and am mystified at the...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 August 2020, 11:20
Replies: 243
Views: 14,167
Posted By lilwshu
As I have mentioned previously, I had an A1200...

As I have mentioned previously, I had an A1200 with 060/66, RTG etc in 2003 and even then, running OS 3.9 it was of little use for “modern” tasks. As soon as you started to do things like significant...
Forum: MarketPlace 25 August 2020, 22:18
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By lilwshu
2% import duty + VAT at 20% + arbitrary handling...

2% import duty + VAT at 20% + arbitrary handling fee from whatever carrier is handling it.
Forum: support.Hardware 25 August 2020, 20:06
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By lilwshu
Superfrog (and pretty much all other non-AGA...

Superfrog (and pretty much all other non-AGA Amiga games) should work with 512KB chip RAM - I used to play it on such a machine in the 90s.
Forum: support.Hardware 25 August 2020, 14:12
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By lilwshu
The part (68 ohm 8 pin isolated resistor network)...

The part (68 ohm 8 pin isolated resistor network) arrived today and has fixed the issue. Thanks all for the input.
Forum: support.Hardware 25 August 2020, 09:09
Replies: 128
Views: 39,413
Posted By lilwshu
I’ve got one of these - it’s fixed resolution so...

I’ve got one of these - it’s fixed resolution so you are at the mercy of the scaler in the display in terms of image quality. I have found so far that TVs give a better image at the expense of lag,...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 August 2020, 17:24
Replies: 128
Views: 39,413
Posted By lilwshu
I have had very little success with LCD TVs - the...

I have had very little success with LCD TVs - the picture quality is generally awful on the 4:3 ones as they are now ancient, and all the ones I have tried have had significant lag.

I would...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 August 2020, 18:32
Replies: 103
Views: 10,810
Posted By lilwshu
Does your HP monitor accept 50hz signals via the...

Does your HP monitor accept 50hz signals via the Retrotink? I was planning to use my 2x-SCART with my Dell 2001FP but it won’t do 50hz over DVI (via HDMI convertor).
Forum: support.Hardware 22 August 2020, 13:56
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By lilwshu
Would this be a suitable replacement for RP404? ...

Would this be a suitable replacement for RP404?

https://www.mouser.co.uk/ProductDetail/IRC-TT-Electronics/L083S680LF?qs=fDJELps25VsQVJ8kvqkgsA%3D%3D
Forum: support.Hardware 22 August 2020, 11:58
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By lilwshu
I decided to remove the suspect looking and...

I decided to remove the suspect looking and mysterious RP404 - I think it's broken...

68604

Nothing comes up for the numbers on the side, but I found a relevant looking schematic which suggests...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 August 2020, 09:38
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By lilwshu
This is a good shout - the mouse on the joystick...

This is a good shout - the mouse on the joystick port works fine as does the joystick. When the mouse is plugged into the mouse port, the pointer is stuck at the bottom of the image and when a...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 August 2020, 20:21
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By lilwshu
Thanks - Denise looks OK so I will start with...

Thanks - Denise looks OK so I will start with replacing RP404. Due to the socket for U15 being in the way I can't see what RP404 is, do you happen to know what part I need (I can't find any...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 August 2020, 18:21
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By lilwshu
A500 Rev5 - Mouse Port Issue

I have recently picked up an A500 Rev5 which seems to work except for the mouse port. My A1200 mouse (which works fine in that machine) only goes left/right and not up/down, the right/left buttons...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 August 2020, 21:37
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By lilwshu
The Kickstart chip is visible in the pic and is...

The Kickstart chip is visible in the pic and is 2.05. Capacitor C821 is looking very dodgy.
Forum: News 13 August 2020, 20:41
Replies: 741
Views: 38,408
Posted By lilwshu
I've just been playing this on my A1200 with...

I've just been playing this on my A1200 with Blizzard 1230 and KS/WB 3.1.4 and can only echo everyone else - it's a fantastic job.

Only potential issue I noted up to level 20 was a trapped enemy...
Forum: support.Other 10 August 2020, 12:49
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By lilwshu
Are you running WinUAE as an administrator, as it...

Are you running WinUAE as an administrator, as it may be mounting the CF card as read only if not?
Forum: support.Hardware 06 August 2020, 19:06
Replies: 26
Views: 735
Posted By lilwshu
I've played around with this a fair amount and...

I've played around with this a fair amount and have never really got close to a CRT type experience in terms of image brightness, the fake scanlines seem to significantly darken the image to a level...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 August 2020, 12:45
Replies: 26
Views: 735
Posted By lilwshu
If you manage to achieve this, do post to the...

If you manage to achieve this, do post to the forum as I have totally failed where the Amiga is concerned.
Forum: Amiga scene 01 August 2020, 21:18
Replies: 243
Views: 14,167
Posted By lilwshu
I would have thought that WHDLoad has fixed most...

I would have thought that WHDLoad has fixed most of those problems, but I guess the majority of Amiga games work as well as they are going to work with an 030.

I generally struggle with the appeal...
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