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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 21:09
Replies: 6
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Posted By Daedalus
Be warned that the modern slimline ones you see...

Be warned that the modern slimline ones you see from Keystron are made using modern 3.3V parts, and while they seem to work fine for a lot of people and it makes them nice and slim, I've seen a few...
Forum: Hardware pics 29 May 2020, 14:18
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm... First place I checked was RS, and they...

Hmmm... First place I checked was RS, and they have them in stock: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/dil-sockets/7022795/

Nice improvisation job to be fair :)
Forum: MarketPlace 29 May 2020, 13:48
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Daedalus
Hello :) Yeah, I'm from Dublin but I'm not there...

Hello :) Yeah, I'm from Dublin but I'm not there at the moment (and won't be for months I'd say). Sadly I can't think of anyone Amiga-ish who lives there and would be able to check it out - most seem...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 May 2020, 11:54
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Daedalus
The current measured in that configuration will...

The current measured in that configuration will be the combined current of the +/-12V and 5V rails. However, the current flowing on the 12V rails will likely be less than 100mA, so is unlikely to...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 May 2020, 09:41
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Daedalus
No problem. Don't forget to change the size of...

No problem. Don't forget to change the size of the allocation if you change the size (including depth) of your bitmap. This won't be checked for you!

I'm trying to remember now - I'm sure I came...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 26 May 2020, 11:53
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I can confirm it happens that way. It's...

Yeah, I can confirm it happens that way. It's also been that way since AmiBlitz 2, which is where the FPU requirements came into things too. There are a few cases like this that I've come across,...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 May 2020, 09:51
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By Daedalus
36-bit modules are fully backwards compatible...

36-bit modules are fully backwards compatible with 32-bit modules; Amiga accelerators can and do use 36-bit EDO modules all the time by simply ignoring the parity.
Forum: Coders. General 23 May 2020, 15:32
Replies: 22
Views: 1,473
Posted By Daedalus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW-RJyI8LGs ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW-RJyI8LGs

SuperHot, perhaps? It's an incredible game, had the chance to play it in VR. As a bonus, it includes plenty of Amiga references in the in-between phases...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 May 2020, 16:12
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Daedalus
I've fixed several drives that have had bad...

I've fixed several drives that have had bad *electrolytic* capacitors in them. Some were Panasonic drives, but I don't know the exact model numbers. Non-electrolytics don't go bad in the same way or...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 22 May 2020, 11:03
Replies: 22
Views: 826
Posted By Daedalus
Absolutely, but bear in mind that the HDMI out on...

Absolutely, but bear in mind that the HDMI out on a Vampire isn't a scandoubler - it's more like a graphics card output. The native graphics are still output using the RGB port. There is a beta core...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 22 May 2020, 10:33
Replies: 22
Views: 826
Posted By Daedalus
It depends on what your intention is really. If...

It depends on what your intention is really. If you have (or buy) a TV with SCART, you can get a SCART-RGB cable relatively cheaply that will give you as good an image as you can get from any display...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 May 2020, 12:39
Replies: 2,542
Views: 390,405
Posted By Daedalus
It was probably a fabrication process upgrade...

It was probably a fabrication process upgrade that meant the part could run quicker without actually changing the design of the chip much. Since they only run them at ~0.7MHz, it makes no difference...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 May 2020, 12:13
Replies: 2,542
Views: 390,405
Posted By Daedalus
Despite the speed rating difference, they're both...

Despite the speed rating difference, they're both run at the same speed in Amiga terms so the performance won't differ. I have a vague recollection of one having a slight bug that wasn't present in...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 19 May 2020, 13:20
Replies: 114
Views: 13,245
Posted By Daedalus
Started watching "Normal People" last night....

Started watching "Normal People" last night. Possibly biased because it's set in schools and universities in Ireland so brings back massive swathes of buried memories, but it's an excellent drama so...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 19 May 2020, 11:36
Replies: 22
Views: 826
Posted By Daedalus
Welcome along! Solid advice above, add some RAM...

Welcome along! Solid advice above, add some RAM (at least) and change the capacitors are the key things, as without the RAM you won't have much pleasure using a hard drive-based machine for playing...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2020, 12:05
Replies: 518
Views: 49,969
Posted By Daedalus
So there is a 3.1 Kickstart that still runs fine...

So there is a 3.1 Kickstart that still runs fine on 68000s? Thank you for confirming.
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2020, 11:23
Replies: 518
Views: 49,969
Posted By Daedalus
The intended meaning was clear enough unless you...

The intended meaning was clear enough unless you didn't want it to be. If I change it to "so a 3.1 Kickstart still runs fine on 68000s", does that satisfy your desire for specificity?
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2020, 10:50
Replies: 518
Views: 49,969
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, fair enough, but there were still 68000...

Ah, fair enough, but there were still 68000 versions included in the ROMs for 68000 machines, so 3.1 Kickstart still runs fine on 68000s.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 May 2020, 10:38
Replies: 32
Views: 2,131
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, the MMU isn't needed for Zorro-III, which...

Indeed, the MMU isn't needed for Zorro-III, which is all handled by Buster. There's nothing in a basic Amiga setup that requires the MMU, though it can be used for additional functionality like...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 May 2020, 22:19
Replies: 518
Views: 49,969
Posted By Daedalus
OS 3.0/3.1 doesn't use a 68020. It was only for...

OS 3.0/3.1 doesn't use a 68020. It was only for OS 3.5 and 3.9 that that requirement came in, and that was loaded from hard drive. The Kickstart still contained only 68000 code. The reason for the...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2020, 23:31
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Daedalus
Oops, sorry! Copy & paste fail on my part I...

Oops, sorry! Copy & paste fail on my part I think. It's fixed now anyway, and here's a female version to match (https://uk.farnell.com/amphenol/l17defra09s/connector-d-sub-rcpt-9pos/dp/2401292) and...
Forum: support.Apps 13 May 2020, 13:00
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Daedalus
It's the Storage disk, but yes, they're included...

It's the Storage disk, but yes, they're included with the OS floppies.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 May 2020, 12:56
Replies: 32
Views: 2,131
Posted By Daedalus
Fair enough. In that case there are many, many...

Fair enough. In that case there are many, many other games that should be added that only become properly playable when accelerated. Frontier, Birds of Prey, Gunship 2000, all those fall into that...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 May 2020, 23:37
Replies: 32
Views: 2,131
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, a lot of those were compiled for 68020, but...

Yeah, a lot of those were compiled for 68020, but that doesn't mean they're in any way playable on a 68020, just that they don't use '040- or '060-specific code.

I'm pretty sure Wing Commander...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 May 2020, 23:02
Replies: 25
Views: 1,723
Posted By Daedalus
I don't think it's the R&D costs they're trying...

I don't think it's the R&D costs they're trying to cover, it's the high setup, processing, testing and warranty costs they're trying to justify over what would be a very small manufacturing run. It's...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 May 2020, 13:34
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Daedalus
It's possibly a poor / incorrect grounding thing....

It's possibly a poor / incorrect grounding thing. Both SCART and the RGB port on the Amiga have multiple ground connections with different purposes. If they're not connected correctly, you can get...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 May 2020, 13:29
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Daedalus
Buy some crimp on connectors instead and some...

Buy some crimp on connectors instead and some 10-way 1.27mm ribbon cable. Saves messing with fragile solder connections and is much quicker. Example plug...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 May 2020, 13:19
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Daedalus
Commodore PSUs tended to be slightly high on the...

Commodore PSUs tended to be slightly high on the 5V line, presumably to counter for losses in the long cable and across the connector. Best bet would be to measure on the board, e.g. at the floppy...
Forum: Coders. General 08 May 2020, 20:41
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By Daedalus
If you're thinking about using Blitz Basic, it...

If you're thinking about using Blitz Basic, it actually comes with a simple-but-functional level editor that lets you build up tables like those described above and export them as source, so that's...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 May 2020, 19:57
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that's about right for those types of DC-DC...

Yep, that's about right for those types of DC-DC converters, and what my 4A estimate was based on. At 90% efficiency, they will supply up to 4.3A at 5V from a 12V, 2A supply.
Forum: Hardware mods 08 May 2020, 13:10
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Daedalus
2A at 12V is plenty for an A500. The 5V output...

2A at 12V is plenty for an A500. The 5V output should have 4A available if the DC converter is in any way reasonably efficient.
Forum: support.Hardware 08 May 2020, 12:17
Replies: 17
Views: 2,021
Posted By Daedalus
The CIA has nothing to do with the right mouse...

The CIA has nothing to do with the right mouse button. This is a common fault on A1200s that are suffering damage from capacitor leakage, so it sounds like there's a connection (usually a via) that's...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 May 2020, 22:12
Replies: 272
Views: 51,399
Posted By Daedalus
:D No worries, glad it's working! The connections...

:D No worries, glad it's working! The connections involved are less than ideal, so sometimes it's as simple as a fraction of a mm further in or out or something like that.

For other people who...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 May 2020, 15:42
Replies: 30
Views: 1,074
Posted By Daedalus
Just to clarify here, Amiga Test Kit tests *all*...

Just to clarify here, Amiga Test Kit tests *all* memory in every cycle, not just random spot checks. It can't of course check the small amount of memory used by ATK itself, but everything else is...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 13:03
Replies: 518
Views: 49,969
Posted By Daedalus
@PeterK Hmmm... That is interesting, and I...

@PeterK

Hmmm... That is interesting, and I can reproduce it here when switching from a 16-colour screenmode to an 8-colour screenmode, but *only* when I have a backdrop image already set. Without...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 10:53
Replies: 518
Views: 49,969
Posted By Daedalus
Or, maybe they're not getting locked because the...

Or, maybe they're not getting locked because the backdrop precision setting isn't high enough? I don't know about the finer details of the picture datatype and its operation in this case, so it's...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 May 2020, 10:12
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Daedalus
Wow... Yeah, if the ground layer clearances are...

Wow... Yeah, if the ground layer clearances are tight, and a cheap board fabricator was used, there's a fair chance that's where the fault came from. It's not uncommon for solder mask to have less...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 May 2020, 20:30
Replies: 48
Views: 3,002
Posted By Daedalus
Ultimately, it comes down to what the artist...

Ultimately, it comes down to what the artist intended. If the artist intended it to be full screen 4:3 with 200 lines, then that's what should be used to see the graphics in their originally intended...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 May 2020, 16:00
Replies: 518
Views: 49,969
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I'm sure. What you say is true, but...

Yep, I'm sure.


What you say is true, but you're forgetting that by their very nature of being MagicWB icons, they do use a colour-mapped palette, it's just that that palette information is fixed...
Forum: OT - Technical 30 April 2020, 14:38
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By Daedalus
Is it possible that there are common files...

Is it possible that there are common files between games that are updated, and then queued for update again by another game that uses them? More likely to happen the more games you have installed I...
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