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Forum: support.Games 02 July 2018, 13:43
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By system11
Well I bought a PAL and NTSC version - I can...

Well I bought a PAL and NTSC version - I can confirm the NTSC one "works" in that it will boot and run, but it runs too slowly and doesn't use the full screen.

So any seller telling you it doesn't...
Forum: support.Games 02 July 2018, 13:39
Replies: 18
Views: 1,218
Posted By system11
My experience so far suggests that it's at least...

My experience so far suggests that it's at least half of them, don't buy one you can't disable unless you want to WHDLoad everything.
Forum: support.Games 18 December 2017, 13:58
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By system11
Ok thanks, ebay seller claiming otherwise and...

Ok thanks, ebay seller claiming otherwise and I've learned to trust them as far as I could throw them..
Forum: support.Games 18 December 2017, 12:55
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By system11
Unreal PAL/NTSC

Is the NTSC labelled version of Unreal actually any different to the PAL one? I'm trying to find a good condition copy and some have NTSC on the side, some PAL. If there's no actual difference in...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 December 2017, 20:06
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By system11
Quad kickstart switchers

I just put this up on my blog - perhaps someone will want to make one, lets you switch between 4 different Kickstart images without taking up a load of space inside the case.
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Forum: support.Hardware 13 November 2017, 20:37
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By system11
Gotek with HxC firmware and file selector - truncation

I just picked up a Gotek with an OLED screen and the flashfloppy firmware - if I run it in "headless" mode the long filenames are displayed and scroll, but naviagtion is really slow.

If I use the...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 November 2017, 16:06
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By system11
Project page: http://blog.system11.org/

Project page:

http://blog.system11.org/
Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2017, 02:53
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By system11
OK I fixed it. New clock chip and replaced...

OK I fixed it.

New clock chip and replaced the trimmer capacitor (anything with 22pf somewhere around the midrange will work). Note if anyone has to replace one of those, you'll need an...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 November 2017, 20:33
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By system11
Thanks, done all of this. One strange thing I...

Thanks, done all of this. One strange thing I see - CF0: mounts fine, Amiga spots the AMIGACF: disk, but I have to dismount amigacf: and cf0: to unmount it. If I do cf0: only then amigacf: stays on...
Forum: support.Games 07 November 2017, 18:06
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By system11
Thanks, took a while to get it working but it...

Thanks, took a while to get it working but it seems to now. However, seems that even though I'm booting in 68030 mode it's somehow only running the game at 68k speed?

Edit: reading many documents...
Forum: support.Games 07 November 2017, 16:04
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By system11
I feel so dumb. I wonder if amigastore will...

I feel so dumb.

I wonder if amigastore will let me cancel that floppy drive order.

Thanks for solving the mystery - unfortunately that means I can't run the game with the accelerator, which is...
Forum: support.Games 07 November 2017, 15:28
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By system11
Second link doesn't seem to work for me, the...

Second link doesn't seem to work for me, the manual in the first link is the same one I now have two of ;) That one definitely doesn't match the IPF file I found.

I've seen another variant on...
Forum: support.Games 07 November 2017, 14:59
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By system11
Archipelagos struggles

So I've been trying to play Archipelagos and the cracked versions have problems on every fifth level, so I bought an original. The original reads a couple of sectors, the screen turns light blue,...
Forum: MarketPlace 06 November 2017, 23:12
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By system11
FS: 8mb Supra RAM card

Supra 2/4/6/8mb RAM expansion, fully populated to 8mb for A2000/etc. It's in excellent condition and passes a full memtest. Appears as two 4mb segments in sysinfo.



Price £75 +...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 November 2017, 17:43
Replies: 25
Views: 1,944
Posted By system11
I've been putting an unformatted disk in mine,...

I've been putting an unformatted disk in mine, it's not very convenient.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 November 2017, 17:10
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By system11
I would have thought crtl-a-a would be fine too? ...

I would have thought crtl-a-a would be fine too? By power cycling I mean you don't have to actually power the machine off entirely.

At the moment it's a Chinon which is probably low density only...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 05 November 2017, 02:13
Replies: 24
Views: 2,691
Posted By system11
Epic 10 year bump, does anyone have the uncracked...

Epic 10 year bump, does anyone have the uncracked adf/dms still? I actually bought one on ebay and the disk is duff, but at least I have the manual.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 November 2017, 21:29
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By system11
Fits beautifully. Actually Workbench copes quite...

Fits beautifully. Actually Workbench copes quite well - just put an image on the Gotek and a real disk in the floppy, flipped the switch and they both disappeared and reappeared on the correct...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 November 2017, 19:14
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By system11
Fits really well. You need a Deepcool HTPC-200...

Fits really well. You need a Deepcool HTPC-200 CPU cooler, finding 80x80x20mm case fans is nearly impossible unless you go for the industrial noisy Chinese units (if you do, Sepa seem the best). A...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 November 2017, 01:53
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By system11
I'm really curious now, got a high res photo? I...

I'm really curious now, got a high res photo? I spend much of my time repairing old arcade circuit boards and physically manifested faults are always interesting.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 November 2017, 00:13
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By system11
Check the underside of any PCBs too, smoke always...

Check the underside of any PCBs too, smoke always leaves a mark somewhere.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 November 2017, 23:58
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By system11
Made one, it works. I'll be making two to...

Made one, it works.

I'll be making two to sell since I have parts to do so, and then posting the project on my blog with instructions / link to getting PCBs made. Just waiting on some cables so I...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 November 2017, 04:05
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By system11
I like to keep things original where possible,...

I like to keep things original where possible, it's not worth replacing a well-built older power supply if it's still functioning correctly. It's just a bit noisy especially in the first few minutes...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 November 2017, 02:36
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By system11
I looked for photos and indeed there are very...

I looked for photos and indeed there are very different A2000 PSUs. You couldn't fit anything above 23mm in mine, it would crash into a small transformer block.

I think i found a solution - a...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 November 2017, 18:50
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By system11
Make sure it's unplugged and don't short out the...

Make sure it's unplugged and don't short out the big capacitors as they can hold a charge for a while. In the scheme of things they're not particularly dangerous but you'd probably feel it. Photos...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 November 2017, 18:33
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By system11
A2000 PSU fan - 80x80x20?

Does anyone know where I can find a good quality 80x80x20mm fan for the A2000 PSU? I can find cheap Chinese OEM, other than that all the good 80mm case fans are advertised as 25mm which won't fit in...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 November 2017, 01:17
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By system11
Did they fix the wire colours in the 1200? In...

Did they fix the wire colours in the 1200? In the 2000 yellow which is traditionally 12v in a PC is actually the 5v, and the reddish orange is 12v. It threw me at first, had to measure them to be...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 October 2017, 22:37
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By system11
Yes 68030 only, and without the A2630 everything...

Yes 68030 only, and without the A2630 everything is fine just like it was with the A2620.
Forum: support.Hardware 31 October 2017, 18:45
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By system11
Performed exhaustive RAM test: no fault Read...

Performed exhaustive RAM test: no fault
Read 16k from disk, trying to get much more from it resulted in "device failure", uploaded to zone, it's a mess.

I'm wondering if this could be some kind...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 October 2017, 16:03
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By system11
We have a winner - any amount of 2630 ram causes...

We have a winner - any amount of 2630 ram causes it to fail. I've no idea why it was happy with the A2620.
Forum: support.Hardware 31 October 2017, 15:52
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By system11
Hm, you know what - maybe this is a memory thing....

Hm, you know what - maybe this is a memory thing. What is also true when the 68030 is disabled? So are the 4mb of 32 bit RAM leaving me with the 4mb on a ram card only. I'll try it tonight.
Forum: support.Hardware 31 October 2017, 02:06
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By system11
I decided to w/e and dump it like that anyway,...

I decided to w/e and dump it like that anyway, it's in the zone. Since there's virtually nothing on there but a base workbench it compressed really well ;)
Forum: support.Hardware 31 October 2017, 00:29
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By system11
It's just under 500k per minute to CF: and...

It's just under 500k per minute to CF: and exactly the same to RAM: so the bottleneck appears to be the read size. I don't mind leaving it running for 90 minutes but worry about the drive - I don't...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 October 2017, 22:54
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By system11
I tested that earlier and got approx 500k per...

I tested that earlier and got approx 500k per minute which is quite slow on a 40mb drive, patched version would be good I think.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 October 2017, 21:38
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By system11
In the zone. That tool works perfectly, thanks! ...

In the zone. That tool works perfectly, thanks!

Probably not supposed to, but it does seem I can dismount the CF card and just pull it out of the back. Hopefully not going to damage the Tandem...
Forum: Hardware mods 30 October 2017, 16:51
Replies: 41
Views: 5,274
Posted By system11
The A2000 I have seems an uncommon board revision...

The A2000 I have seems an uncommon board revision / hack - here's a photo of one:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/E3YEKqEqleg/maxresdefault.jpg
Forum: Hardware mods 30 October 2017, 12:41
Replies: 41
Views: 5,274
Posted By system11
It would be nice if it could be designed to fit...

It would be nice if it could be designed to fit in A2000 too - some have a small riser board which replaces a couple of customs on the right side of the socket.
Forum: HOL suggestions and feedback 30 October 2017, 00:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,597
Posted By system11
Hall Of Light is supposed to be commercial games...

Hall Of Light is supposed to be commercial games though, that's a PD release written in AMOS. Not sure how/why it escaped the APD library to begin with, but Commodore User reviewed it too if I...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2017, 23:45
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By system11
I put it in the zone, cfworks.adf

I put it in the zone, cfworks.adf
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2017, 22:09
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By system11
I think I'll replace that trimmer cap too, the...

I think I'll replace that trimmer cap too, the time has stopped advancing again - it looks like it's been affected by the corrosion. Each time I adjust it, it works again - for a bit. Same problem...
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