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Forum: News 24 November 2019, 20:22
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Posted By SpocksBeer
Asked and answered a few pages back. Apparently...

Asked and answered a few pages back. Apparently they are "off black", though not as much as the photo suggests. As far as I can tell, there are none of these out in the wild so it's hard to say...
Forum: News 04 November 2019, 03:28
Replies: 465
Views: 64,885
Posted By SpocksBeer
And a quick "no" from AOTL. Keyboard probably...

And a quick "no" from AOTL. Keyboard probably shipping soon, apparently. Guess I'll wait a bit longer then.
Forum: News 04 November 2019, 02:40
Replies: 465
Views: 64,885
Posted By SpocksBeer
I've sent off a message requesting a kit, we'll...

I've sent off a message requesting a kit, we'll see what they say.

Kipper2k, it would definitely be a good idea to offer future keyboards as a kit option. I'm especially interested in your C64MX...
Forum: News 04 November 2019, 00:54
Replies: 465
Views: 64,885
Posted By SpocksBeer
That's an option? Well if I knew that...

That's an option? Well if I knew that...
Forum: support.Other 03 November 2019, 01:50
Replies: 451
Views: 76,651
Posted By SpocksBeer
Cool, thanks for looking into this.

Cool, thanks for looking into this.
Forum: News 02 November 2019, 21:25
Replies: 465
Views: 64,885
Posted By SpocksBeer
If true, on one hand that's great that they're...

If true, on one hand that's great that they're actually shipping them. On the other, my pre-order has been sitting there for over a year...
Forum: Hardware mods 29 October 2019, 11:14
Replies: 39
Views: 2,802
Posted By SpocksBeer
Right, of course. I was thinking about a uniform...

Right, of course. I was thinking about a uniform profile, such as DSA or Signature Plastics SA.
Forum: support.Other 29 October 2019, 04:53
Replies: 451
Views: 76,651
Posted By SpocksBeer
It does not seem to have done for me, but I've...

It does not seem to have done for me, but I've not fully investigated it. Just looking for expectation management at this stage.
Forum: support.Other 29 October 2019, 04:00
Replies: 451
Views: 76,651
Posted By SpocksBeer
Question about the build_install_entries process...

Question about the build_install_entries process for WHDLoad games. If I have two version of a WHDLoad game, say Agony_1.3 and Agony_V2.0, in my directory, should I expect the "best version" csv to...
Forum: Hardware mods 29 October 2019, 00:28
Replies: 39
Views: 2,802
Posted By SpocksBeer
Ah cheers. Yeah, I guess I was throwing "custom...

Ah cheers. Yeah, I guess I was throwing "custom printing" in with "custom size", though really the only custom size by today's standards is the space bar. You shouldn't need a custom mould for the...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 October 2019, 23:59
Replies: 39
Views: 2,802
Posted By SpocksBeer
I'm tempted to back this project, though I must...

I'm tempted to back this project, though I must admit a little scepticism. Having hand-built Aeberbach's A1200 keyboard replacement (see here (https://github.com/aeberbach/A1200KB) and here...
Forum: News 17 October 2019, 05:28
Replies: 465
Views: 64,885
Posted By SpocksBeer
+1

+1
Forum: News 01 August 2019, 01:26
Replies: 465
Views: 64,885
Posted By SpocksBeer
Damnit. Stop making things I want to buy! :p

Damnit. Stop making things I want to buy! :p
Forum: Hardware mods 28 July 2019, 02:33
Replies: 29
Views: 3,883
Posted By SpocksBeer
Project complete! Well, mostly. Still need a...

Project complete! Well, mostly. Still need a case badge, install the LED board and get a Gotek.

It looks and feels very nice, I think. The 3D printed mounting brackets (thanks aeberbach!) fit...
Forum: News 26 July 2019, 01:28
Replies: 465
Views: 64,885
Posted By SpocksBeer
Looking fantastic, Kipper. Is there still a...

Looking fantastic, Kipper.

Is there still a material difference between the A1200MX and the A500MX? I'm considering switching my preorder to a 500...

Also I'm assuming the U13 connection is...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 July 2019, 03:45
Replies: 29
Views: 3,883
Posted By SpocksBeer
I think Checkmate are using the Kipper2k...

I think Checkmate are using the Kipper2k keyboard. A1200.net are supposedly building their own mech keyboard for their own Mitsumi keycaps. So there will sort of be competition, but each project...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 July 2019, 07:04
Replies: 29
Views: 3,883
Posted By SpocksBeer
Here's a couple of build photos. It's mostly...

Here's a couple of build photos. It's mostly complete (missing stabilisers and a means to mount it securely at the moment). I think it looks pretty good. :)

I've got Gateron yellow key switches...
Forum: News 04 June 2019, 23:59
Replies: 465
Views: 64,885
Posted By SpocksBeer
Looks amazing, thanks for the update.

Looks amazing, thanks for the update.
Forum: Hardware mods 04 June 2019, 09:05
Replies: 29
Views: 3,883
Posted By SpocksBeer
So, Signature can do the layout above just fine,...

So, Signature can do the layout above just fine, but would need a group buy to do it at anything approaching a reasonable price. Like 50 orders to get things below $100 (US) per set.

I'd be all...
Forum: News 04 June 2019, 01:41
Replies: 465
Views: 64,885
Posted By SpocksBeer
Interesting that there are a few mech keyboard...

Interesting that there are a few mech keyboard projects on the go at the moment too. One open source based on cherry switches (no keycaps), another one based on optimising the layout for commonly...
Forum: News 03 June 2019, 08:38
Replies: 465
Views: 64,885
Posted By SpocksBeer
Waiting for an official update too, but I note...

Waiting for an official update too, but I note that AOTL have a couple of photos up that show seemingly complete keycap sets integrated into Checkmate external keyboards - both black and classic...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 May 2019, 07:30
Replies: 36
Views: 2,908
Posted By SpocksBeer
Cool indeed - see easy enough to find: ...

Cool indeed - see easy enough to find:

http://www.icstation.com/icstation-blackberry-cellphone-tracking-ball-trackball-breakout-board-module-icsh044a-b713-p-5646.html
Forum: Hardware mods 24 May 2019, 05:31
Replies: 29
Views: 3,883
Posted By SpocksBeer
Ah perfect, thanks; I see now how the LEDs are...

Ah perfect, thanks; I see now how the LEDs are mounted. Trip to Jaycar should sort me out. :)

Yeah, they seem to have SA and DCS (erg...DSC is not a thing) profile 9Us in stock, though the colour...
Forum: Hardware mods 24 May 2019, 03:54
Replies: 29
Views: 3,883
Posted By SpocksBeer
Hey! My PCB arrived today, now I need to source...

Hey! My PCB arrived today, now I need to source the extra components and have a few questions. I'm planning on using Gateron Yellows in my build - I'm assuming there's no compatibility issue and I...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 March 2019, 20:19
Replies: 29
Views: 2,846
Posted By SpocksBeer
Indeed. I mention the 64jpx only because it was...

Indeed. I mention the 64jpx only because it was what I had on hand. Might see if I can source some components and put together a minimal adaptor cable that would work universally with Amigas (i.e...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 March 2019, 12:34
Replies: 29
Views: 2,846
Posted By SpocksBeer
You might consider the Bluetooth SFC30 controller...

You might consider the Bluetooth SFC30 controller and the Sega version Bluetooth retro receiver (https://www.amazon.com/8Bitdo-Retro-Receiver-Original-Genesis-Drive/dp/B07MSWGSJY) then. I wouldn't...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 March 2019, 11:15
Replies: 29
Views: 2,846
Posted By SpocksBeer
Not 100% the same no, but keep in mind it's a...

Not 100% the same no, but keep in mind it's a comparison between something brand new and something 20ish years old. The Saturn pad I'm comparing it to has a slightly smaller d-pad, and the d-pad on...
Forum: News 07 March 2019, 05:59
Replies: 465
Views: 64,885
Posted By SpocksBeer
Well that would be interesting, for sure. The...

Well that would be interesting, for sure. The Mechboard is a solution designed around the original C64 case and keycaps, with the inherent issue surrounding a non-standard (by modern reckoning)...
Forum: News 07 March 2019, 02:01
Replies: 465
Views: 64,885
Posted By SpocksBeer
Looks real nice. :) Wondering if there'd be...

Looks real nice. :)

Wondering if there'd be any crossover with the needs of the Mechboard64 project (MX keyboard for the C64). There's a thread over at Lemon...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 March 2019, 23:31
Replies: 29
Views: 2,846
Posted By SpocksBeer
Ah, thanks Daedalus. Just tried with a 64JPX...

Ah, thanks Daedalus. Just tried with a 64JPX adaptor in place, and yes it works perfectly. Had a heart in mouth moment where I thought I'd killed my Paula (no audio output!), but it seems my...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 March 2019, 09:09
Replies: 29
Views: 2,846
Posted By SpocksBeer
So just tried the M30s in Sega hardware. One is...

So just tried the M30s in Sega hardware. One is definitely DOA, or I killed it in the Amiga. The other works fine. So definitely some incompatibility on the Amiga with this, at least when directly...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 March 2019, 05:44
Replies: 29
Views: 2,846
Posted By SpocksBeer
I have a Joyzz on the way sometime soon, so I'll...

I have a Joyzz on the way sometime soon, so I'll have that a go too. I'm using a Ray Carlson PSU, not sure what it's rated for, but I don't think the power issue, if it is a power issue, would be...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 March 2019, 05:13
Replies: 29
Views: 2,846
Posted By SpocksBeer
It feels pretty nice, though I'm no connoisseur...

It feels pretty nice, though I'm no connoisseur of D-pads. Nice heft, well balanced. D-pad has a nice action as far as I can tell. Certainly doesn't feel too cheap.

The receiver part does,...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 March 2019, 04:48
Replies: 29
Views: 2,846
Posted By SpocksBeer
I just tried two of these with my A1200. ...

I just tried two of these with my A1200. Unfortunately it appears the receiver does not appear to work with the Amiga. It may not be able to get enough power (one receiver does not appear to start,...
Forum: News 20 February 2019, 01:00
Replies: 465
Views: 64,885
Posted By SpocksBeer
Money has definitely changed hands, in part...

Money has definitely changed hands, in part because of the original stated timeframe. That the communication about changes to timeframe and scope was poor is unarguable. AOTL still have the...
Forum: News 31 January 2019, 01:12
Replies: 465
Views: 64,885
Posted By SpocksBeer
I'm in for one keyboard already, will likely get...

I'm in for one keyboard already, will likely get two more if I like what I see when I see it. I'm a little miffed that the project went from "yeah yeah, by Christmas no worries mate" to radio...
Forum: News 29 January 2019, 07:04
Replies: 465
Views: 64,885
Posted By SpocksBeer
Spotted this update on AOTL: ...

Spotted this update on AOTL:

http://amigaonthelake.com/blog/kipper2kmx-keyboardupdate/

So...waiting a while then.
Forum: News 23 January 2019, 00:16
Replies: 50
Views: 6,099
Posted By SpocksBeer
GST perhaps?

GST perhaps?
Forum: support.Hardware 16 January 2019, 03:42
Replies: 28
Views: 1,367
Posted By SpocksBeer
Standard advice, at least as far as I can see...

Standard advice, at least as far as I can see recently, is that the stability (low ripple) of the 5V power rail is critical to Amigas running well. Doubly so with any accelerators present. You...
Forum: support.Other 14 January 2019, 03:49
Replies: 451
Views: 76,651
Posted By SpocksBeer
Looks like you've extracted the LHAs on a Windows...

Looks like you've extracted the LHAs on a Windows PC. Pretty sure the games can only safely be extracted in the WinUAE build environment, once the "build install entries" script has been run over...
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