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Forum: Amiga scene Today, 15:40
Replies: 76
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Posted By alexh
The SuperFX was incredibly expensive to design...

The SuperFX was incredibly expensive to design and make. The NRE of such a chip would have put off anyone except Nintendo.

I imagine the economics of Amiga games didn't demand an "uncrackable"...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 11:30
Replies: 76
Views: 6,124
Posted By alexh
It would depend how integrated the chip function...

It would depend how integrated the chip function was to the game. And how exclusive it was. Something complex enough the game wouldn't work without it. A math accelerator or gfx decompressor.

I...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 November 2020, 16:26
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By alexh
If the accelerator has 32-bit FAST RAM which uses...

If the accelerator has 32-bit FAST RAM which uses Autoconfigure then the CD-ROM will stop working until the Accelerator/memory is disabled. This is a software issue with CDTV Extended ROM. So make...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 November 2020, 10:18
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By alexh
The CDTV comes with KS1.3 which has no IDE...

The CDTV comes with KS1.3 which has no IDE scsi.device so no booting from IDE until you upgrade both Kickstart and extended kickstart.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 November 2020, 13:28
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By alexh
If you have a VRR TV/monitor (with a technology...

If you have a VRR TV/monitor (with a technology like GSYNC or FREESYNC) or a monitor which can sync down to 50Hz so that you get smooth scrolling emulation feels completely different, much more like...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 November 2020, 11:58
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By alexh
Nice. Thanks for the tunes. I wish we still had...

Nice. Thanks for the tunes. I wish we still had Retr0Vision here in Oxford!
Forum: support.Hardware 25 November 2020, 11:46
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By alexh
PM Sent

PM Sent
Forum: support.Hardware 25 November 2020, 02:32
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By alexh
There are at least two sellers of TF536 in the...

There are at least two sellers of TF536 in the UK. I just bought one.

But I'd get a PiStorm if I had my time again
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 November 2020, 22:43
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By alexh
So is it really free?

So is it really free?
Forum: support.Hardware 23 November 2020, 18:21
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By alexh
It is interesting this only changed when you...

It is interesting this only changed when you upgraded Picasso96. Like Tobias wrote, I thought that PAL screens were 100% hardware based, the data coming over the video slot coming direct from the AGA...
Forum: Hardware mods 23 November 2020, 17:53
Replies: 448
Views: 64,818
Posted By alexh
I think it will be down to how it implements...

I think it will be down to how it implements MAPROM if at all.
Forum: support.Hardware 23 November 2020, 01:59
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By alexh
That shows you have the latest chips (Bridge $4...

That shows you have the latest chips (Bridge $4 and Flicker Fixer $7) and the latest Firmware 7.5

Have you tried the Picasso IV Early Startup menu? Hold left shift on boot. In there are some...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 November 2020, 14:47
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By alexh
run the p4info tool and post back the results

run the p4info tool and post back the results
Forum: support.Hardware 21 November 2020, 23:39
Replies: 35
Views: 2,357
Posted By alexh
No one has ever managed to get it stable at...

No one has ever managed to get it stable at 133MHz and as described previously it's not just the CPU it's the accelerator design
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 November 2020, 22:49
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By alexh
I think the CLAB Falcon 030 MKII motherboard is...

I think the CLAB Falcon 030 MKII motherboard is supposed to be a slight improvement over the Atari Falcon 030 motherboard.

I wouldn't buy a CLAB Falcon 030 MK-X but some people think they nice...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 November 2020, 22:41
Replies: 35
Views: 2,357
Posted By alexh
Not true, in early 1994 at the launch of 68060...

Not true, in early 1994 at the launch of 68060 the technology process the die was on could not overclock to 100MHz. Only in 1999 after two shrinks to smaller geometries did the timing of the design...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 November 2020, 00:18
Replies: 35
Views: 2,357
Posted By alexh
PowerPC and Coldfire

PowerPC and Coldfire
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 November 2020, 00:11
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By alexh
If it works, no one will care. There are very...

If it works, no one will care. There are very very good reproduction badges should you feel the need to pretend it's an original
Forum: support.Hardware 18 November 2020, 13:08
Replies: 35
Views: 2,357
Posted By alexh
https://www.a1k.org/forum/index.php?threads/57243/...

https://www.a1k.org/forum/index.php?threads/57243/

132.9MHz
105.06 MIPs
75.33 MFlops

But the author mentioned it was not fully stable above 110MHz.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 November 2020, 14:41
Replies: 35
Views: 2,357
Posted By alexh
To overclock to 100MHz and beyond the chip has to...

To overclock to 100MHz and beyond the chip has to be a REAL MC68060RC50 with a mask with "E41J" in it. There are lots of fakes, so when you read the PCR register the version field must say 6....
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 17 November 2020, 13:48
Replies: 402
Views: 56,534
Posted By alexh
I think this work is incredible. I am very...

I think this work is incredible. I am very impressed. If there is an opportunity to contribute (patreon or something similar?) I would be happy to donate £1-2 pcm or whatever to make development...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 November 2020, 00:14
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By alexh
I think it was, but I don't know. But 3...

I think it was, but I don't know. But 3 independent sources say they used an Amiga 2000 in production.

Plus stuff like this looks very Amiga like:
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 November 2020, 22:23
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By alexh
They used an Amiga 2000 + Genlock to generate the...

They used an Amiga 2000 + Genlock to generate the OSD, NOT the 3D environment, just the Status bar.

https://www.knightmare.com/fanzone/magazines/the-quest/1.2-dominics.html
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 November 2020, 11:55
Replies: 2,695
Views: 431,643
Posted By alexh
I've seen several posts talking about "TheAmiga"...

I've seen several posts talking about "TheAmiga" as if it is some sort of new HW coming out? I've not seen anything about it, can't find anything by googling... #shamed
Forum: MarketPlace 08 November 2020, 19:00
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By alexh
If there is any spare room in the CPLD it should...

If there is any spare room in the CPLD it should be possible to make a switchless version without a re-design. Switch between 4mb and 8mb by pressing and holding C+A+A for longer than normal....
Forum: News 07 November 2020, 11:06
Replies: 24
Views: 2,705
Posted By alexh
Almost all of the bugs do not spoil the enjoyment...

Almost all of the bugs do not spoil the enjoyment of Ambermoon v1.05 (German) or v1.07 (English). Both can be played to completion with the original files. The original v1.07 has more issues, after...
Forum: News 06 November 2020, 19:28
Replies: 24
Views: 2,705
Posted By alexh
Yes you reported this bug on 05/08/2013. The text...

Yes you reported this bug on 05/08/2013. The text isn't missing, it just doesn't get displayed without a patch. The bug is in file NPC_texts.amb sub-file 03A, text block 7. The wrong string length in...
Forum: News 06 November 2020, 18:21
Replies: 24
Views: 2,705
Posted By alexh
Which "missing part"? Which "text flags"...

Which "missing part"? Which "text flags" (Technical information, which file, which sub-file, which text block, strings)

In v1.07 English there are one or two zero sized text blocks...
Forum: News 06 November 2020, 17:51
Replies: 24
Views: 2,705
Posted By alexh
It was an incredible feat to translate the entire...

It was an incredible feat to translate the entire game using the tools you had.

It really is much more simple with Pyrdacor's tools. It extracts and fixes all the text files automatically. Removes...
Forum: request.Other 06 November 2020, 14:26
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By alexh
There is only one Kickstart for Amiga CD32 and...

There is only one Kickstart for Amiga CD32 and that is the original 3.1 v40.060.

There is no 3.1.4 for CD32.

The easiest way to install WB with a CF card is to use a card-reader and install...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 November 2020, 01:48
Replies: 448
Views: 64,818
Posted By alexh
He has stopped working on things but the work is...

He has stopped working on things but the work is already done.
Forum: Hardware mods 05 November 2020, 23:34
Replies: 448
Views: 64,818
Posted By alexh
TF has said he'll share his knowledge of adapting...

TF has said he'll share his knowledge of adapting the TF536 to the Atari ST including the bus arbiter.

https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=84&t=3587&start=10

Just make sure that...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 November 2020, 23:23
Replies: 55
Views: 2,931
Posted By alexh
You can get chinese clones of OSSC for as little...

You can get chinese clones of OSSC for as little as £55 delivered. They are not as good quality in terms of build, but they work and if it breaks you can buy two more for the price of a real one.
Forum: News 05 November 2020, 23:20
Replies: 24
Views: 2,705
Posted By alexh
You can play the Albion Amiga demo which was...

You can play the Albion Amiga demo which was created before they canned the Amiga version. The 3D is very similar to the final game
Forum: Hardware mods 05 November 2020, 20:49
Replies: 448
Views: 64,818
Posted By alexh
My CDTV is set up for TF536 testing and I've been...

My CDTV is set up for TF536 testing and I've been actively working with others to try to patch the ROM. If you want some testing on a CDTV then I'm happy to buy and help debug.
Forum: News 05 November 2020, 20:48
Replies: 24
Views: 2,705
Posted By alexh
Not in the Amiga version but possibly in the C#...

Not in the Amiga version but possibly in the C# version. Join the conversation and ask for it.
Forum: News 05 November 2020, 20:06
Replies: 24
Views: 2,705
Posted By alexh
The game has already been translated into French...

The game has already been translated into French by dlfrsilver using tools MUCH harder to use. If he can do it anyone can :laughing
Forum: News 05 November 2020, 18:30
Replies: 24
Views: 2,705
Posted By alexh
The tools being developed by Pyrdacor will allow...

The tools being developed by Pyrdacor will allow anyone with even an ounce of C# knowledge to fork and modify the game to produce a new adventure.

He is not creating an editor... but you will be...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 November 2020, 18:05
Replies: 448
Views: 64,818
Posted By alexh
Erm, you'd just use the 5v 680x0 socket instead...

Erm, you'd just use the 5v 680x0 socket instead of the 3.3v socket.
Forum: Hardware mods 05 November 2020, 18:03
Replies: 448
Views: 64,818
Posted By alexh
My understanding of LGPL WRT TG68k means Mike can...

My understanding of LGPL WRT TG68k means Mike can negotiate a commercial license with Tobias for exclusive use of the code in a commercial product without having to publish his source code changes.
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