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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 16:00
Replies: 15
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Posted By Daedalus
But that's my point, the positioning of any of...

But that's my point, the positioning of any of the parts or traces involved in this board is not a purely technical one. Some board designers favour right angles, others prefer orthogonal layouts for...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 15:03
Replies: 15
Views: 206
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, the technical function isn't what's in...

Indeed, the technical function isn't what's in question here. As I said before, those same components could be connected in the same circuit and achieve the same circuit, and that's perfectly...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 13:14
Replies: 15
Views: 206
Posted By Daedalus
Patents are very different from copyright, which...

Patents are very different from copyright, which is what we're talking about here. Ideas are patented, designs are copyrighted. And while a circuit in itself might not be protected, I find it very...
Forum: News 16 September 2020, 22:54
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Daedalus
Ha, there were a few pages of fixes after Amiga...

Ha, there were a few pages of fixes after Amiga Ireland alright ;) Not the whole notepad though! I'll see if I can dig it out :p
Forum: News 16 September 2020, 17:59
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, that's actually not the lack of RAM, but it...

Ah, that's actually not the lack of RAM, but it appears the wrong format was accidentally used for the disk image (FFS instead of OFS). Sorry about that! It'll read fine on Kickstart 2 - we'll sort...
Forum: News 16 September 2020, 16:57
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Daedalus
It'll run fine on Kickstart 1.3, but it's very...

It'll run fine on Kickstart 1.3, but it's very tight on RAM in a basic configuration and won't run if you only have 512K chip RAM and 512K fast RAM.

To run it on a 1MB chip 1.3 machine, you need...
Forum: News 16 September 2020, 16:23
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Daedalus
Cheers! :cool

Cheers! :cool
Forum: Amiga scene 15 September 2020, 17:30
Replies: 15
Views: 206
Posted By Daedalus
Look-a-like IBM 5160 clone doesn't have an...

Look-a-like IBM 5160 clone doesn't have an identical motherboard or case either. It's a functionally similar look-a-like, but has been designed and engineered in its own right. Which is the point I'm...
Forum: OT - Technical 15 September 2020, 09:53
Replies: 26
Views: 710
Posted By Daedalus
You can never really have too many backups. All...

You can never really have too many backups. All of my full-sized machines have two drives in them with important data backed up onto the 2nd drive. Then all my machines also back up to my NAS, and...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 September 2020, 15:28
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Daedalus
DiagROM will get you some output even when...

DiagROM will get you some output even when Kickstart fails to start with a green screen and flashing LED. Basically, the 32-bit bus is spread across multiple chips, so as Jope says, you need at least...
Forum: OT - Technical 14 September 2020, 10:15
Replies: 26
Views: 710
Posted By Daedalus
USB 3 is significantly faster for transfers than...

USB 3 is significantly faster for transfers than USB 2, so long as every element is USB 3. Both mechanical and solid state drives can stream data at very high speeds, the real advantage of SSDs...
Forum: Hardware mods 13 September 2020, 11:57
Replies: 94
Views: 13,512
Posted By Daedalus
The problem is, the ripped off design wasn't open...

The problem is, the ripped off design wasn't open source. The plan was to make it open source in February, but it wasn't at that point yet. It would appear that licencing the build of the TF1260 is...
Forum: OT - General 11 September 2020, 15:12
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Daedalus
Most of the major suppliers use the same...

Most of the major suppliers use the same infrastructure to provide the service, so if that's poor, then you won't get a good rate from anyone through those same lines. 18Mb sounds like you're running...
Forum: support.Apps 10 September 2020, 14:56
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Daedalus
:laughing:laughing Now that's impressive software...

:laughing:laughing Now that's impressive software :p
Forum: Coders. General 10 September 2020, 13:51
Replies: 0
Views: 102
Posted By Daedalus
MUI Slider Events Question

Is there a specific way of setting up a slider so that it signals an event when the knob is released? At the moment I have a slider set up to notify for MUIA_Pressed, FALSE like a button gadget, but...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 September 2020, 18:21
Replies: 47
Views: 1,463
Posted By Daedalus
It's a standard message that the OS passes to the...

It's a standard message that the OS passes to the filesystem, and then the filesystem itself executes whatever routines it needs in order to built up the directory structure, admin blocks and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 September 2020, 18:08
Replies: 47
Views: 1,463
Posted By Daedalus
Formatting any media is handled by some standard...

Formatting any media is handled by some standard routines that are part of the filesystem. The OS doesn't need to know about a specific filesystem to format it, it just sends the format command to...
Forum: OT - Gaming 09 September 2020, 14:06
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By Daedalus
There are lots of different trackers around that...

There are lots of different trackers around that work for Elite Dangerous, some with dongles, some just using a webcam. They definitely help control the view though... I'm sure they can be assigned...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 September 2020, 17:26
Replies: 42
Views: 2,008
Posted By Daedalus
Games-wise, there's probably not a huge amount of...

Games-wise, there's probably not a huge amount of difference to notice. But Workbench itself includes a lot of the quality-of-life improvements (many from OS 3.9) that I badly miss when going back to...
Forum: Graphics. Work In Progress 08 September 2020, 17:10
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By Daedalus
There are a few factors regarding how the game is...

There are a few factors regarding how the game is actually constructed that will influence the palette layout. If you're not the coder, you'll need whoever is to tell you the specifics. For example,...
Forum: support.Apps 08 September 2020, 15:54
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By Daedalus
Both YAM and Simplemail were working with my...

Both YAM and Simplemail were working with my Eircom account (YAM via POP3, Simplemail via IMAP), but I don't use that account any more. My GMail account worked via POP3 in both, but Simplemail...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 September 2020, 14:35
Replies: 41
Views: 1,493
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I'd trust that too, and I wouldn't expect...

Yeah, I'd trust that too, and I wouldn't expect them to lose their calibration either. Regular calibration checks are a regulatory requirement for quality systems, but in reality even cheap digital...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 September 2020, 13:28
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Daedalus
Ouch! If you fancy the obvious risk of further...

Ouch! If you fancy the obvious risk of further damage, I've managed to recover chips with legs broken off flush with the casing before by carefully drilling away the casing in the area. The plastic...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 September 2020, 13:24
Replies: 41
Views: 1,493
Posted By Daedalus
As a rule of thumb in industry, we generally...

As a rule of thumb in industry, we generally would expect multimeters to meet a tolerance of +/-(1% + 1 or 2 least significant digits, depending on the model). So for measuring 5V, I would take that...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 08 September 2020, 10:45
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Daedalus
I thought it was pretty good actually. Not an...

I thought it was pretty good actually. Not an instant classic, but definitely kept my attention through both series. But then again, while I consider myself a Star Trek fan, I'm not in the upper...
Forum: support.Apps 08 September 2020, 09:46
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, the manual makes no mention of an FPU. It...

Indeed, the manual makes no mention of an FPU. It runs fine on an '030 without FPU. I haven't tried it on an FPU-less '060, but I'd expect it doesn't have '060-specific code or that would have been...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 September 2020, 17:53
Replies: 246
Views: 27,356
Posted By Daedalus
As it happens, Amiga Ireland interviewed the Warp...

As it happens, Amiga Ireland interviewed the Warp guys a while ago, and it's literally just been uploaded. The bottom line though is that it's progressing, but being a spare time project and with all...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 September 2020, 16:28
Replies: 42
Views: 2,008
Posted By Daedalus
I'm pretty sure it's just a loader for those...

I'm pretty sure it's just a loader for those libraries, to solve the issue of them not being in ROM. Otherwise the exec module would need to be changed too, since it's possible to run a custom ROM...
Forum: support.Apps 07 September 2020, 14:55
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By Daedalus
I used it for many, many years. But these days...

I used it for many, many years. But these days the only workable versions are the beta builds that time out every so often, which makes it kinda annoying to work with so I don't use it any more....
Forum: OT - Entertainment 07 September 2020, 13:11
Replies: 133
Views: 17,393
Posted By Daedalus
Another vote for Dark. Part way through Series 2...

Another vote for Dark. Part way through Series 2 and it's *excellent*. Definitely needs your attention, but they do a great job of pacing it so you can keep track of it. Top tip: Use the subtitles...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 September 2020, 12:42
Replies: 42
Views: 2,008
Posted By Daedalus
Well, for a start, there are people confused on...

Well, for a start, there are people confused on Facebook about the requirement to install the OS, or who replaced the ROM and tried to boot their existing 3.0 installation without reading the...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 September 2020, 19:05
Replies: 41
Views: 1,493
Posted By Daedalus
That's pretty spot on, yeah. Normally 4.8-5.1V...

That's pretty spot on, yeah. Normally 4.8-5.1V would be fine, and you're pretty much bang on the mark. Good to go :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 September 2020, 16:41
Replies: 2,682
Views: 418,134
Posted By Daedalus
There are a couple of ways of doing that: -...

There are a couple of ways of doing that:

- Select the icon you want to leave on the Workbench, then choose "Leave out" from the Icon menu.

or

- Drag the icon you want out onto the...
Forum: News 02 September 2020, 16:39
Replies: 89
Views: 3,580
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, as I alluded to, it's very easy to calculate...

Yep, as I alluded to, it's very easy to calculate the required memory for any given number of buffers - it's simply the number of buffers times the block size. So 100 buffers with a 512 byte block...
Forum: support.Apps 02 September 2020, 15:18
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, well version 0.45 lists MUI 3.8 as a...

Okay, well version 0.45 lists MUI 3.8 as a requirement. Having the latest custom classes (e.g. NList and co.) would be a good idea, and might be what you're referring to. But I've yet to come across...
Forum: News 02 September 2020, 13:15
Replies: 89
Views: 3,580
Posted By Daedalus
The size of the buffers allocated is the same as...

The size of the buffers allocated is the same as the blocksize for that partition. Increase the block size and use fewer buffers to consume the same amount of RAM and get a decent speed boost (under...
Forum: support.Apps 02 September 2020, 12:28
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Daedalus
What machine are you running MUI5 on? It's not...

What machine are you running MUI5 on? It's not ideal for 68k setups without graphics cards - MUI 3.8 might be more suitable. It also comes with more sensible defaults. From the screenshot it looks...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 September 2020, 18:03
Replies: 870
Views: 105,957
Posted By Daedalus
Well, booting from PCMCIA is a possibility....

Well, booting from PCMCIA is a possibility. Booting from one of those cheap CF card adaptors is not. With some funky hardware you could boot a small, minimal system that loads the drivers needed and...
Forum: OT - General 01 September 2020, 17:31
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By Daedalus
Chromium is indeed a browser, and also refers to...

Chromium is indeed a browser, and also refers to the code and documentation used to build that and other browsers, including Chrome, Opera, Edge, OWB, Vivaldi and more.
Forum: Hardware mods 01 September 2020, 15:25
Replies: 41
Views: 1,493
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, the floppy connector is a decent spot. It...

Yep, the floppy connector is a decent spot. It takes into account both the losses in the cable, and in the 25+ year old power connectors, which will have a certain amount of resistance that means the...
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