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Forum: request.Apps 18 September 2019, 20:24
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By Matt_H
There was a lot of hype and excitement...

There was a lot of hype and excitement surrounding it way back when, but it was never released. idrougge is correct that it had nothing to do with Softwood and the Final x series of programs (unless...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 September 2019, 05:39
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Matt_H
From the website it looks like someone acquired...

From the website it looks like someone acquired the brand name and is trying to leverage its history for a tangentially related helicopter sim. The website looks very half-baked and is full of...
Forum: support.Apps 21 August 2019, 00:26
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Matt_H
Honestly, if you want to try it, just install it....

Honestly, if you want to try it, just install it. If you don't want to install 2.5 on top of 2.4, just delete the 2.4 directory first. Or install 2.5 somewhere else. Everything is self-contained in...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 August 2019, 16:51
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Matt_H
Since there’s no way to do it in hardware, use...

Since there’s no way to do it in hardware, use the AmigaDOS Lock command.

Just tack Lock DH0: ON to the end of user-startup and that should do it.
Of course you’ll need a few lines to cover all...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 August 2019, 00:05
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Matt_H
There's also something like this...

There's also something like this (https://amigakit.amiga.store/product_info.php?products_id=1093) as a drop-in replacement.
Forum: Hardware mods 02 August 2019, 22:55
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Matt_H
Simple: SIMM slots cost extra money; exposed...

Simple: SIMM slots cost extra money; exposed contacts on the PCB don't. Plus they'd still need a way to allow users to add an RTC to the system.


Remember, C= engineering intended the A300 A600...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 July 2019, 17:32
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Matt_H
You might need newer ROMs. There’s a minimum...

You might need newer ROMs. There’s a minimum version required for Kickstart 2 or higher and 6.1 might be too low (can’t recall what the cutoff is).
Forum: Amiga scene 10 March 2019, 21:50
Replies: 34
Views: 6,050
Posted By Matt_H
I think that's more the monitor than the...

I think that's more the monitor than the Indivision. Same thing happens when you change screenmodes on a Mac or PC. These LCDs weren't designed to expect frequent changes in resolution the way our...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 February 2019, 18:50
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Matt_H
It was “possible” but fairly useless. I remember...

It was “possible” but fairly useless. I remember bringing UAE and kick.rom on floppy disks to my school’s Mac LC in 1997. You have to remember the state of UAE back then: poor compatibility, very...
Forum: request.Other 03 November 2018, 00:19
Replies: 7
Views: 1,866
Posted By Matt_H
Can't remember which, but either the 3.5 CD or...

Can't remember which, but either the 3.5 CD or 3.9 CD had PDF versions included, although without covers.
Forum: support.FS-UAE 22 October 2018, 23:46
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By Matt_H
Boot the machine without a disc and when the...

Boot the machine without a disc and when the animation finishes press red or blue (can’t remember which) and you’ll get a language selection screen.

Be aware that not all games support multiple...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 September 2018, 18:17
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By Matt_H
In that case, another option might be a few...

In that case, another option might be a few old-fashioned DB9 serial switch boxes and a VGA switch (or a DB25 parallel switch with the last 2 pins filed off). I think these are still made and come in...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 September 2018, 20:01
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By Matt_H
Because the Amiga is so sensitive to...

Because the Amiga is so sensitive to hot-plugging, would such a switch be dangerous? (i.e., is switching the electrical equivalent of unplugging?)

A partial workaround might be a multi-input...
Forum: support.Amix 01 September 2018, 19:41
Replies: 5
Views: 4,175
Posted By Matt_H
Oh no, I had no idea Failsure had passed away....

Oh no, I had no idea Failsure had passed away. Very sad to hear. I point to him as the guy who sparked the AMIX revival in the community.

Thanks for carrying on this work. I hope you're able to...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 01 September 2018, 06:46
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By Matt_H
Welcome! I'm assuming you're running...

Welcome!

I'm assuming you're running Kickstart 1.3, which means your configuration is pretty limited by current Amiga standards, but the good news is that it corresponds to a very common setup at...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 August 2018, 00:44
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Matt_H
It's basically a MIDI interface and synth all on...

It's basically a MIDI interface and synth all on one card. In other words, you can do anything MIDI related without using the serial port for a MIDI interface and without needing an additional MIDI...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 August 2018, 00:39
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By Matt_H
Sometimes it's possible to hot-swap RDB-formatted...

Sometimes it's possible to hot-swap RDB-formatted removable media. A tool like SCSIMounter (http://aminet.net/package/disk/misc/SCSIMounter203) will do the job. GVP shipped their own mount tool with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 July 2018, 16:41
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Matt_H
Worms CD32 allows you to replace the game disc...

Worms CD32 allows you to replace the game disc with your own music CD!
Forum: Amiga scene 10 July 2018, 21:44
Replies: 27
Views: 2,631
Posted By Matt_H
I think it was DCE that had a prototype AGA...

I think it was DCE that had a prototype AGA chipset add-on for the A500 in the mid/late 90s. I didn't find out about it until the late 2000s/early 2010s when a picture of it in a display case at an...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2018, 21:06
Replies: 137
Views: 17,825
Posted By Matt_H
Sign me up for one! I think I can replace a few...

Sign me up for one! I think I can replace a few cards with this.
Forum: project.TOSEC (amiga only) 10 July 2018, 03:47
Replies: 2
Views: 1,647
Posted By Matt_H
@ idrougge I noticed a few uploads from you...

@ idrougge

I noticed a few uploads from you as the exception - thanks for making the effort! And for the pointer to MrDolby's work :)

(Link (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=82731) for...
Forum: project.TOSEC (amiga only) 10 July 2018, 01:12
Replies: 2
Views: 1,647
Posted By Matt_H
Naming conventions for Commodore ADFs

Not sure if this has been suggested before or how realistic this would be to implement but here's the idea:


Commodore produced a lot of different disks over the years: Workbench disks,...
Forum: support.Amiga Forever 02 July 2018, 19:43
Replies: 7
Views: 2,617
Posted By Matt_H
Granted, I'm a few versions behind on Amiga...

Granted, I'm a few versions behind on Amiga Forever myself, but in my experience Amiga Forever usually lags a few versions behind the latest WinUAE. Given that WinUAE 4 was just released, I think...
Forum: support.Other 22 June 2018, 00:55
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By Matt_H
What you're describing isn't entirely possible,...

What you're describing isn't entirely possible, e.g., using a MIDI device to play MP3s. Only MIDI-compatible software can output to a MIDI device. Are you sure it's MIDI you want, though? Outside of...
Forum: support.Other 22 June 2018, 00:07
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By Matt_H
If it's a fresh install and the system is...

If it's a fresh install and the system is crashing upon bootup, then you'll want to solve that problem before tackling the Screenmode prefs issue :)

By default, SetPatch kicks in various ROM...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 June 2018, 04:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By Matt_H
If you still have any of your old programs/code,...

If you still have any of your old programs/code, please consider uploading it to Aminet for preservation. :)
Forum: Amiga scene 18 June 2018, 17:25
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By Matt_H
The Amiga Source Preservation Team...

The Amiga Source Preservation Team (http://aminet.net/search?readme=Amigasourcepres) has been uploading a lot to Aminet.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 June 2018, 17:18
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Matt_H
There were no formal "launch titles" - just stuff...

There were no formal "launch titles" - just stuff that came out around the same time as the machine. Remember that this whole launch/release date "event" thing is a relatively recent phenomenon. In...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 June 2018, 03:39
Replies: 15
Views: 2,261
Posted By Matt_H
Bear in mind that there may not be dedicated NTSC...

Bear in mind that there may not be dedicated NTSC versions of some titles, but a number of games are 100% NTSC compatible - no graphical glitches, bugginess, or chopped-off screens. Some developers...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 14 June 2018, 23:11
Replies: 35
Views: 3,201
Posted By Matt_H
Dream17...

Dream17 (http://dream17.abime.net/softography.php?id=27&s=downloads) has IPFs, which I assume are un-cracked originals. There is no disk-based copy protection, so you can load them into an emulator...
Forum: request.Apps 14 June 2018, 22:58
Replies: 77
Views: 17,256
Posted By Matt_H
There was never a formal manual for Photogenics...

There was never a formal manual for Photogenics 5, just some HTML documentation.

Photogenics 4, aka Photogenics "NG" (I think version 3 was skipped because the new version was considered so...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 June 2018, 15:23
Replies: 38
Views: 3,134
Posted By Matt_H
Interesting. That seems to match the PAL release...

Interesting. That seems to match the PAL release on HOL, although it's a bit hard to tell from the scan resolution. You get none of the behavior I described from my version? Seems like it was indeed...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 June 2018, 06:23
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By Matt_H
It'll work fine over the RGB port. The issues...

It'll work fine over the RGB port. The issues come into play only if you're using the composite port.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 June 2018, 23:38
Replies: 38
Views: 3,134
Posted By Matt_H
Date stamps for the files on the Nigel Mansell...

Date stamps for the files on the Nigel Mansell disc are also November 12, 1993, except the executable itself which is November 22. I've uploaded a BIN/CUE and disc scan if you want to take a look. It...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2018, 17:08
Replies: 33
Views: 3,725
Posted By Matt_H
Woo hoo! I wonder if this will include the CD...

Woo hoo! I wonder if this will include the CD support that was slated for the unreleased v.1.10 (see CUCD7).
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 June 2018, 22:03
Replies: 38
Views: 3,134
Posted By Matt_H
I had no idea I was sitting on such a rarity,...

I had no idea I was sitting on such a rarity, although I suppose that's to be expected given that the vast majority of the Amiga scene (and associated preservation work) is in Europe. Makes me wonder...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2018, 20:21
Replies: 38
Views: 3,134
Posted By Matt_H
Upload complete! See ~/Uploads/MattH. It's in...

Upload complete! See ~/Uploads/MattH. It's in BIN/CUE format. I included a scan of the disc as well. Attached to this post, see FS-UAE screenshot of what happens when you try to run the game in PAL....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2018, 19:48
Replies: 38
Views: 3,134
Posted By Matt_H
Would you believe that I've had no cause to...

Would you believe that I've had no cause to upload anything larger than what The Zone can handle in all that time? :)

Will get this uploaded soon.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 May 2018, 00:36
Replies: 38
Views: 3,134
Posted By Matt_H
Where can I upload? Upon further...

Where can I upload?

Upon further examination, the check isn't in the startup-sequence - it's part of the game code (the zool executable).

There are three little text sections on the CD hub....
Forum: request.Other 23 May 2018, 05:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By Matt_H
Great project! I could use something to replace...

Great project! I could use something to replace Grotag (http://grotag.sourceforge.net), which hasn't been updated in ages.

As I recall, the readme guide for OS3.9 BB2 uses some fancy formatting....
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