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Forum: support.Hardware 20 September 2020, 06:32
Replies: 24
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Posted By demolition
'guides' makes more sense. :) Here's a video of...

'guides' makes more sense. :)
Here's a video of how to program a Xilinx CPLD:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cBOucDP5Ho

Those USB programmers (Platform Cable USB) are somewhat expensive if you...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 September 2020, 18:38
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By demolition
What do you mean 'online'?

What do you mean 'online'?
Forum: support.Hardware 18 September 2020, 17:35
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By demolition
Sure, there's a place where you can add a JTAG...

Sure, there's a place where you can add a JTAG connector (5x2 pins) and hook a programmer to it. I did that to update my accelerator. It would require some soldering expertise though.

Looking at...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2020, 19:13
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By demolition
Well, when did you buy it? If within a year, then...

Well, when did you buy it? If within a year, then it is surely on the latest FW.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2020, 18:55
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By demolition
Do you know if your card has the latest firmware?...

Do you know if your card has the latest firmware? And my fuse map is $F000 after maprom not $0000, but the difference might just be if we're using different memory configurations. I have only enabled...
Forum: support.Games 15 September 2020, 16:43
Replies: 92
Views: 13,309
Posted By demolition
Cracked or originals as well? Perhaps they ran...

Cracked or originals as well? Perhaps they ran out of space and had to leave something out..
Edit: Sorry for necroing that post - just noticed now that it was from 2018. :)
Forum: support.Hardware 15 September 2020, 15:40
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By demolition
I think that VBR2FAST might just be utilizing the...

I think that VBR2FAST might just be utilizing the VBR move feature of the CPU just like http://aminet.net/package/util/boot/vbrmov23? All 68010+ CPUs can do this so it is not special for the...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 September 2020, 11:26
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By demolition
Yes, the speed benefit probably won't be very...

Yes, the speed benefit probably won't be very noticeable, but there's not really any reason not to use it since it shouldn't cause any adverse effects.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 September 2020, 21:39
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By demolition
Maprom made a big speed improvement in my case -...

Maprom made a big speed improvement in my case - ide speed not as much, but still worthwhile.

Which resolution/color depth are you using on the 500? Using too many colors will make it very slow...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 September 2020, 20:03
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By demolition
'maprom waitstate 5' does the same as 'idetweak...

'maprom waitstate 5' does the same as 'idetweak waitstate 5' so idetweak can be discarded.

And yes, you do need to run maprom after every power cycle since it will start up with the defaults of...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 September 2020, 05:59
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By demolition
I have one and could not make it work with the...

I have one and could not make it work with the Amiga. The primary card would work fine, but the second card would not be recognized properly. When I tested it out in a PC, it would work just fine....
Forum: support.Hardware 13 September 2020, 22:09
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By demolition
I use these lines at the top of my...

I use these lines at the top of my startup-sequence to enable maprom and tweak the IDE:
maprom kickrom quiet
maprom waitstate 5
The attached image shows that you can see them becoming enabled when...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 September 2020, 06:42
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By demolition
My Amigas use less than 20W when running so I...

My Amigas use less than 20W when running so I think it should be sufficient as long as there are no power hungry stuff installed like 040/060/PPC cards.
Forum: Hardware mods 11 September 2020, 18:00
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By demolition
It takes a 12V supply and I would say at least...

It takes a 12V supply and I would say at least rated for 2.5A. You might be able to find one that is contained in a wall connector but it will be somewhat larger than your average cell phone charger....
Forum: Hardware mods 10 September 2020, 13:38
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By demolition
Yes, on ebay I would expect most of them to be...

Yes, on ebay I would expect most of them to be knockoffs and definitely if they're significantly cheaper than the originals. If you're not in the US, look for an official reseller here:...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 10 September 2020, 13:32
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By demolition
Yes, the Vampire can function as a graphic card...

Yes, the Vampire can function as a graphic card (RTG) which will be output on its HDMI output. This is only usable in WB. Native video (PAL/NTSC) will still be provided by the Denise IC and sent to...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 September 2020, 13:12
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By demolition
The current on 5V is what's important. If it can...

The current on 5V is what's important. If it can supply 4.5A like the beefy original PSUs, it will be plenty. The small original PSUs are only rated for 2.5A and most Amigas run fine with that, so...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 09 September 2020, 16:48
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By demolition
I also have a V2+ (in another 500) and it is very...

I also have a V2+ (in another 500) and it is very nice indeed. If you want RTG and a fast CPU, it might be the cheapest alternative. Notice that it does not do scandoubling so you still need either...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 09 September 2020, 16:08
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By demolition
I have tried the ACA500plus with my 500+...

I have tried the ACA500plus with my 500+ motherboard in my Checkmate case and it is very flaky. It only boots every 2nd time and it was unstable at speeds >14MHz. When inserted directly in the...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 September 2020, 07:26
Replies: 215
Views: 42,479
Posted By demolition
Which model is this? B9/C9?

Which model is this? B9/C9?
Forum: support.Hardware 08 September 2020, 21:37
Replies: 215
Views: 42,479
Posted By demolition
Except that you have to be a little careful with...

Except that you have to be a little careful with games that have static graphic content. Otherwise that sounds great - is motion completely smooth both in PAL and NTSC?
Forum: Hardware mods 08 September 2020, 13:45
Replies: 41
Views: 1,559
Posted By demolition
I would trust it if I have three cheap meters...

I would trust it if I have three cheap meters that all read exactly 5.00V when I measure the output voltage of a modern 5V SMPS (directly on its output pins). It is also my general experience that...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 September 2020, 12:51
Replies: 41
Views: 1,559
Posted By demolition
Not a usable solution since I want to keep the...

Not a usable solution since I want to keep the PSU on the floor (and not the Amiga :)).

I have been considering modifying the PSU to increase the voltage. Should be doable by changing a resistor...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 September 2020, 00:00
Replies: 41
Views: 1,559
Posted By demolition
I also have one PSU that I rebuilt using a...

I also have one PSU that I rebuilt using a Meanwell unit, however it is a version that was not designed to be adjusted so it is pretty much exactly 5.00V out and this isn't optimal since it does give...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 September 2020, 16:40
Replies: 41
Views: 1,559
Posted By demolition
That is what I would do. And actually several of...

That is what I would do. And actually several of the original supplies specify 5.2V on the 5V rail, probably to compensate for the voltage loss across the cable and connector.
Forum: News 04 September 2020, 21:14
Replies: 741
Views: 38,818
Posted By demolition
Just tried this one and it is very nicely done...

Just tried this one and it is very nicely done indeed. I don't know the arcade version but it surely looks much nicer than the original Amiga version.

It runs great on my current desktop Amiga...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 August 2020, 16:10
Replies: 215
Views: 42,479
Posted By demolition
There are pros and cons whether to use the VGA or...

There are pros and cons whether to use the VGA or SCART input. In general, SCART may be preferred since it has some low pass filters that may be useful (to make the image a bit softer). On VGA, those...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 August 2020, 10:43
Replies: 215
Views: 42,479
Posted By demolition
If the signal is not sampled with the correct...

If the signal is not sampled with the correct sample rate, you could see an interference pattern which will look like vertical bars. It will be very noticeable if you have a checker-pattern...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 August 2020, 23:46
Replies: 128
Views: 39,470
Posted By demolition
The RetroTink 2x SCART...

The RetroTink 2x SCART (https://videogameperfection.com/products/retrotink-2x-scart/) looks like a decent solution to all this hassle - then you can add RGB SCART to any HDMI display. Not as...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 August 2020, 22:03
Replies: 215
Views: 42,479
Posted By demolition
Does it say Kaico in the display like it does on...

Does it say Kaico in the display like it does on all the pictures? And if it does, then I guess that may disappear if you update the FW using one of the original FWs?

Also, does the original come...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 August 2020, 00:30
Replies: 215
Views: 42,479
Posted By demolition
Which is fair enough if you ask me. They made it...

Which is fair enough if you ask me. They made it open source so others could do something with it, but stating that their copy is an original (as they did by copying the manual) is not okay no matter...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 August 2020, 23:46
Replies: 215
Views: 42,479
Posted By demolition
Where do they write that it is not good quality?

Where do they write that it is not good quality?
Forum: support.Hardware 23 August 2020, 22:25
Replies: 215
Views: 42,479
Posted By demolition
Define 'fake'. They are open source and the...

Define 'fake'. They are open source and the license permits anyone to make them, but the quality may obviously vary. The original version however, is only sold through...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 August 2020, 22:53
Replies: 2,682
Views: 418,656
Posted By demolition
It's been a few years since I did an install of...

It's been a few years since I did an install of CWB but as I remember it, it came as a system.hdf like you mention which did not contain any copyrighted WB files plus an install script. The install...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 August 2020, 20:06
Replies: 2,682
Views: 418,656
Posted By demolition
ClassicWB installs on any size HDF but moving an...

ClassicWB installs on any size HDF but moving an installation is done simply by copying all files e.g. using 'COPY SYS:#? TO NEWSYS: ALL' where NEWSYS: is the boot partition on the larger drive....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 August 2020, 13:54
Replies: 2,682
Views: 418,656
Posted By demolition
It shouldn't matter on modern displays as they...

It shouldn't matter on modern displays as they can detect which sync polarity is used and adapt accordingly. Analog displays had simpler circuits which were either hardwired to a specific sync...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 August 2020, 00:57
Replies: 215
Views: 42,479
Posted By demolition
Did you start out with the settings from the...

Did you start out with the settings from the initial post (http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1122274)?
Forum: News 29 July 2020, 18:52
Replies: 1,264
Views: 280,553
Posted By demolition
The license is used to program the bootloader -...

The license is used to program the bootloader - once that is done you can keep upgrading the HxC firmware without reprogramming the bootloader so the license is only needed once per device.
Forum: support.Hardware 23 July 2020, 12:40
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By demolition
Well, it is not just about the destination but...

Well, it is not just about the destination but also the journey. :)
I have also tried spending countless hours on something that ended up being a really simple fix, but I see that time spent as a...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 July 2020, 11:45
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By demolition
If you can't find the replacement easily, just...

If you can't find the replacement easily, just remove it to begin with and listen - the circuit will still work albeit maybe with slightly more noise (not distortion though).
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