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Forum: Amiga scene 30 October 2020, 00:59
Replies: 10
Views: 2,600
Posted By bwldrbst
I usually have a Stuff: partition on my Amigas...

I usually have a Stuff: partition on my Amigas too! Have done since I was a teenager.

And to stay on topic, here's a dark grey painted A1000 keyboard, mouse and monitor from the 1993 Australian...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 September 2020, 01:56
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By bwldrbst
Do you get anything on the RGB video output? ...

Do you get anything on the RGB video output?

What about when you hold down both mouse buttons while powering it on?
Forum: Amiga scene 12 September 2020, 03:10
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By bwldrbst
HTTP works for me but not HTTPS.

HTTP works for me but not HTTPS.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 August 2020, 02:00
Replies: 48
Views: 3,318
Posted By bwldrbst
I must have heard of them but I was at a friend's...

I must have heard of them but I was at a friend's place and we visited the kid over the road who had an A500. I think the first game I saw was Dragon's Lair.

My friend and I both managed to...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 July 2020, 10:29
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By bwldrbst
Well, that hasn't helped much. Amiga Test Kit...

Well, that hasn't helped much. Amiga Test Kit reports all pins of the parallel port as working.

It's memory test did pick up an issue with Chip RAM though.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 July 2020, 06:34
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By bwldrbst
Good idea, I'm going to do that today. ...

Good idea, I'm going to do that today.

Naturally, I've damaged the hook clip for my 2MB Agnus adaptor while getting the PSU/Drive Bay assembly in and out so many times :banghead
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2020, 09:55
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By bwldrbst
There was a clear break in the trace between pin...

There was a clear break in the trace between pin 12 of the floppy port and EMI321. Repaired that and the external floppy drive works again. Great!

I re-tested the parallel port pins and they all...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 July 2020, 17:01
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By bwldrbst
I've measured the voltage at the PSU motherboard...

I've measured the voltage at the PSU motherboard connector with a floppy drive, scsi2sd and cdrom connected. 5V lines register ~4.9 volts, +12V reads as 11.6 and -12V reads as -11.3.

Are these...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 June 2020, 01:53
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By bwldrbst
That's going to be the next thing I check.

That's going to be the next thing I check.
Forum: support.Hardware 28 June 2020, 16:45
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By bwldrbst
Possible CIA problem

I've been trying to diagnose an issue with my A2000.

The external floppy port doesn't seem to work at all - a drive connected to it does not do anything. No sound, no flash of the LED. It doesn't...
Forum: Coders. System 30 May 2020, 07:48
Replies: 42
Views: 11,883
Posted By bwldrbst
There's a new version of DockBot available on...

There's a new version of DockBot available on Aminet. It should fix the rendering issues with 1.9.

Andrew
Forum: Coders. System 18 May 2020, 09:23
Replies: 4
Views: 1,304
Posted By bwldrbst
On an Intuition screen like Workbench? You should...

On an Intuition screen like Workbench? You should probably only do it in a window or bad things might happen.

On the other hand, you could try using the Screen's RastPort or create your own...
Forum: Coders. System 12 May 2020, 11:20
Replies: 42
Views: 11,883
Posted By bwldrbst
Yeah, there's definitely something wrong with the...

Yeah, there's definitely something wrong with the rendering. I'll look into it.

I was hoping to take a break from DockBot after this release. A memory corrupting almost drove me mad over the last...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 May 2020, 16:00
Replies: 23
Views: 3,891
Posted By bwldrbst
Yeah, the first thing that crossed my mind was...

Yeah, the first thing that crossed my mind was "Full ECS, Including 2MB Agnus, For Everyone!"
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2020, 04:13
Replies: 29
Views: 2,129
Posted By bwldrbst
I had no problem using that Raspberry Pi solution...

I had no problem using that Raspberry Pi solution with flat panel TVs however I doubt any teletext decoder will give you useful messages. Either it successfully decodes lines of text or it doesn't.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2020, 09:31
Replies: 29
Views: 2,129
Posted By bwldrbst
Probably. I've never actually seen a SCART TV,...

Probably. I've never actually seen a SCART TV, they weren't really sold here.



I've had a bit of a look in the HRM. The VBSTRT/VBSTOP registers sound like they may be relevant. They might allow...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2020, 06:55
Replies: 29
Views: 2,129
Posted By bwldrbst
In analogue TV, Teletext, and programme guide...

In analogue TV, Teletext, and programme guide data, is encoded in the vertical blanking period between frames.

That Raspberry Pi project fiddles with the registers of the video output hardware so...
Forum: support.Apps 31 March 2020, 06:49
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By bwldrbst
On Aminet there is a package called...

On Aminet there is a package called CloseWorkBench (http://aminet.net/package/util/cli/CloseWorkBench) that might suit your needs.

If not, and you're a programmer, there is an OS function to close...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 March 2020, 15:44
Replies: 120
Views: 14,185
Posted By bwldrbst
Well... I write C# all day at work and find that...

Well... I write C# all day at work and find that writing C on an Amiga makes a nice change.

But, on topic, my biggest (Amiga related) regret is (1) not knowing that the battery in an A4000 is a...
Forum: Coders. System 11 February 2020, 05:49
Replies: 42
Views: 11,883
Posted By bwldrbst
Might be something to do with how it renders to...

Might be something to do with how it renders to an off-screen bitmap and then blits it into the window.



That is strange. What does AVAIL say in a terminal? It's just calling the exec AvailMem...
Forum: Coders. System 10 February 2020, 14:10
Replies: 42
Views: 11,883
Posted By bwldrbst
Yeah, that isn't right. I'll get that fixed. ...

Yeah, that isn't right. I'll get that fixed.



Adding a background image and the option of using non-icon brushes for buttons are planned for the next version.

We should probably move this to...
Forum: Coders. System 10 February 2020, 12:09
Replies: 42
Views: 11,883
Posted By bwldrbst
Wow, that's awesome! Thanks for trying it out!

Wow, that's awesome! Thanks for trying it out!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 February 2020, 14:48
Replies: 27
Views: 2,232
Posted By bwldrbst
Someone should have told the people making Space...

Someone should have told the people making Space Quest IV (http://hol.abime.net/2034/screenshot)!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 November 2019, 04:24
Replies: 113
Views: 9,426
Posted By bwldrbst
Hey, I've got a PC in that case on a shelf next...

Hey, I've got a PC in that case on a shelf next to me. It has a 486SLC motherboard though (a 486 on a 386SX bus ugh) but alas the Varta has done it's job.
Forum: Hardware mods 03 September 2019, 12:13
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By bwldrbst
I don't think you can buy one but the protocol...

I don't think you can buy one but the protocol and electrical interface is the same across all models and I've made a really dodgy "universal" adaptor that lets me connect any keyboard to any Amiga....
Forum: support.Hardware 29 July 2019, 07:43
Replies: 35
Views: 2,729
Posted By bwldrbst
I have a Vampire in my A1000 and love it. I've...

I have a Vampire in my A1000 and love it. I've primarily been using it for OS-friendly C programming and playing with WB and RTG friendly software.

I don't use it much for games as the 512K chip...
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 June 2019, 06:29
Replies: 17
Views: 2,530
Posted By bwldrbst
In the case of AmiTCP, you can find the source of...

In the case of AmiTCP, you can find the source of version 3 (http://aminet.net/package/comm/net/AmiTCP-src-30b2) on Aminet and see exactly how it constructs the bsdsocket.library in memory and adds...
Forum: Coders. System 23 June 2019, 08:29
Replies: 42
Views: 11,883
Posted By bwldrbst
Thanks for the suggestions! Yeah, I'm...

Thanks for the suggestions!



Yeah, I'm thinking about making it modal so you could "unlock" the Dock and then drag it around by the handle. Then lock it again to use it.



Yep, I agree. I...
Forum: Coders. System 22 June 2019, 02:51
Replies: 42
Views: 11,883
Posted By bwldrbst
That's good to hear, I'm glad it works for...

That's good to hear, I'm glad it works for someone other than me!

Thanks for pointing out the potentially dangerous allocations. I've had a quick look and there's a couple more scattered about the...
Forum: Coders. System 21 June 2019, 18:02
Replies: 42
Views: 11,883
Posted By bwldrbst
I've created a new release...

I've created a new release (https://github.com/adkennan/DockBot/releases/tag/v1.1) and actually tried running it on a fresh 3.1 install with just icon.library.

I still can't promise it will work...
Forum: Coders. System 21 June 2019, 12:04
Replies: 42
Views: 11,883
Posted By bwldrbst
Awesome, thanks for your help. The reference...

Awesome, thanks for your help.

The reference to "System:" is actually in the default prefs file. I'll change it to SYS:. It's a text file so you can edit it yourself.

The corrupt memory list...
Forum: Coders. System 21 June 2019, 01:38
Replies: 42
Views: 11,883
Posted By bwldrbst
That's fine. I knew it wouldn't work! ...

That's fine. I knew it wouldn't work!



Doh.



I've not tried it on AROS at all.
Forum: Coders. System 20 June 2019, 16:18
Replies: 42
Views: 11,883
Posted By bwldrbst
Done!...

Done! (https://github.com/adkennan/DockBot/releases/tag/v1.0)



You're welcome. The more source code available, the better :)
Forum: Coders. System 20 June 2019, 02:19
Replies: 42
Views: 11,883
Posted By bwldrbst
Wow, that's interesting timing... I got...

Wow, that's interesting timing... I got distracted working on something else and never got around to tidying this up for release. I've been using it myself for years though.

Over the last couple...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 March 2019, 15:13
Replies: 52
Views: 6,125
Posted By bwldrbst
At the end of the 90's, not realising the damage...

At the end of the 90's, not realising the damage a leaking battery can do to an A4000 motherboard.

Selling a nice 1200 030 card for peanuts when I was broke and not using it.

Pretty sure I've...
Forum: Hardware mods 19 January 2019, 07:08
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By bwldrbst
It's 3.9 with all the Boing Bags applied. I...

It's 3.9 with all the Boing Bags applied. I haven't tried Coffin with it.

I highly recommend a little "Iced Tea" when Amiga-hacking ;)
Forum: Hardware mods 17 January 2019, 02:43
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By bwldrbst
@malko, don't have a current photo because I'm...

@malko, don't have a current photo because I'm rebuilding my study but here's one from several months ago...

http://eab.abime.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=61613&stc=1&d=1547685694
Forum: Hardware mods 16 January 2019, 01:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By bwldrbst
I use one for coding. It runs my preferred...

I use one for coding. It runs my preferred development environment, a couple of shells and a text editor, beautifully on a high res, high colour Workbench and compile times are super fast.

I'm...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 October 2018, 16:51
Replies: 61
Views: 8,631
Posted By bwldrbst
Oh wow! That's made me spend the last hour...

Oh wow!

That's made me spend the last hour tweaking the backgrounds and palette of my A2000's NeXTish/MWB greyscale Workbench into something a kind of matches the case...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 July 2018, 03:12
Replies: 33
Views: 3,109
Posted By bwldrbst
I've been working on a similar idea but focused...

I've been working on a similar idea but focused more on the software side. There's some discussion and links to github repos here (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=92931).

The software allows...
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