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Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2018, 17:38
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, which is why I'm curious of the history...

Indeed, which is why I'm curious of the history of that option on the A1200...


Yeah, that's the problem with it really that I was trying to get at. Not using A21 means you're limiting your...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2018, 15:48
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it looks like 16-bit would be usable...

Yeah, it looks like 16-bit would be usable alright with a simple mod, though I've not heard of anyone doing it and of course it will lead to much slower access, which could cause problems elsewhere...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2018, 14:40
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By Daedalus
With a multimeter, the cans they should read...

With a multimeter, the cans they should read pretty low, probably less than 10 ohms in the path of the signal. Check the schematics for the pins used as the layout isn't that straightforward. Also,...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2018, 20:24
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I've come across dead A500s from the...

Yeah, I've come across dead A500s from the battery on the expansion board leaking and corroding the expansion connector and nearby traces. Nasty stuff!
Forum: Hardware mods 06 December 2018, 17:00
Replies: 202
Views: 24,013
Posted By Daedalus
Hi Johnny, Yep, I still have some...

Hi Johnny,
Yep, I still have some available. The cost is £40 in total (£35 for the board and £5 shipping), and I should be able to have it in the post to you this weekend or early next week at...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2018, 10:48
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By Daedalus
What's happening here is that the bank of...

What's happening here is that the bank of resistors are effectively a rudimentary digital-analogue converter. The output of the resistor banks will be an analogue signal, proportional to the 4-bit...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 December 2018, 22:19
Replies: 202
Views: 24,013
Posted By Daedalus
Thanks everyone! I should be all caught up now,...

Thanks everyone! I should be all caught up now, but if you've expressed interest in a board and are still waiting, please check your PMs. Let me know if I've missed anyone - I still have boards...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2018, 16:57
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By Daedalus
Interesting about the 16KB/32KB thing - back in...

Interesting about the 16KB/32KB thing - back in the day I went with 16KB and noticed a massive difference on my FFS partitions and so just stuck with that over the years, so I never benchmarked it...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2018, 13:34
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By Daedalus
Welcome along! A couple of things can slow down...

Welcome along! A couple of things can slow down the boot process. Before the drive is actually read, several seconds are spent initialising and checking the hardware. Then, if you have anything that...
Forum: News 05 December 2018, 11:31
Replies: 15
Views: 2,341
Posted By Daedalus
It's a standard PS/2 mouse with a Cocolino...

It's a standard PS/2 mouse with a Cocolino attached to its cable. The Cocolino itself is $22.50, so in reality it's a $12.50 mouse, not a $35 mouse. This is reflected in the fact you can buy the same...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 December 2018, 18:15
Replies: 39
Views: 3,646
Posted By Daedalus
All TCP stacks are complicated unfortunately,...

All TCP stacks are complicated unfortunately, which isn't helped by Roadshow's lack of a GUI (on 68K at least). But if you install MUI, MiamiDX is excellent and fully configurable through the GUI,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 December 2018, 10:45
Replies: 2,012
Views: 287,332
Posted By Daedalus
I'm sure it would be relatively simple to write a...

I'm sure it would be relatively simple to write a daemon that passes requests back and forth, but that's a colossal security hole so I personally wouldn't be too fond of the idea. Back in the day I...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 December 2018, 13:55
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Daedalus
If you have a multimeter, you can check the...

If you have a multimeter, you can check the continuity from the suspect pads to the ribbon connection to see if there's an issue in the membrane. They're very simple, when you have them out, you can...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 December 2018, 22:42
Replies: 38
Views: 2,395
Posted By Daedalus
Yep - it's actually joined onto the church itself...

Yep - it's actually joined onto the church itself and you go in through the main church door.
Forum: Amiga scene 01 December 2018, 18:09
Replies: 39
Views: 3,646
Posted By Daedalus
OS 3.5 requires 3.1 ROMs to run. You don't need...

OS 3.5 requires 3.1 ROMs to run. You don't need 3.5 to have a TCP stack, any of the big ones will run just fine under 3.0 or 3.1 as well.
Forum: Hardware mods 30 November 2018, 13:46
Replies: 202
Views: 24,013
Posted By Daedalus
And received, thanks :)

And received, thanks :)
Forum: Amiga scene 30 November 2018, 11:45
Replies: 38
Views: 2,395
Posted By Daedalus
Ha, I'm only in Glasgow a few years, but I've...

Ha, I'm only in Glasgow a few years, but I've heard tell of the legendary piratefest that was the Barras market :D
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 30 November 2018, 11:42
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By Daedalus
There's also the official AmigaBasic manual here:...

There's also the official AmigaBasic manual here: https://archive.org/details/Amiga_BASIC_1985_Commodore/page/n145


There's a conceptual difference here. Short answer is there's no equivalent in...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 November 2018, 14:45
Replies: 94
Views: 3,678
Posted By Daedalus
True. My answer was a direct response to your...

True. My answer was a direct response to your question, and clearly not intended as a future for the Amiga, given that the next gen machine I'm talking about is now pushing 15 years old... Think of...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 November 2018, 14:36
Replies: 94
Views: 3,678
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed. Isn't that the only real reason for doing...

Indeed. Isn't that the only real reason for doing anything with anything Amiga-related, be it next gen, classic or otherwise?
Forum: Amiga scene 29 November 2018, 13:24
Replies: 94
Views: 3,678
Posted By Daedalus
I can't speak for others, but I use mine in the...

I can't speak for others, but I use mine in the same way I use my massively expanded A1200 - for running system-friendly software. It's not meant to compete with a PC, and I've never entertained that...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 November 2018, 23:49
Replies: 202
Views: 24,013
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, finally getting around to working on these...

Okay, finally getting around to working on these again, and have a batch that I'm currently assembling and testing. I'll PM those who said they were interested in this thread with payment details...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 November 2018, 23:16
Replies: 46
Views: 16,012
Posted By Daedalus
Power from the 12V rail passes through the...

Power from the 12V rail passes through the resistors and diode and charges the battery. The diode then prevents the battery from trying to power your hard drive when the 12V rail is down.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 November 2018, 17:45
Replies: 5,878
Views: 955,958
Posted By Daedalus
Flights to Dublin for the Amiga Ireland meetup in...

Flights to Dublin for the Amiga Ireland meetup in January :cool
Forum: support.Hardware 28 November 2018, 16:11
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Daedalus
Because older TVs worked fine without resistors...

Because older TVs worked fine without resistors for one, so why bother including them? Also, Commodore themselves put SCART input on some of their monitors and so shipped 23-pin to SCART cables...
Forum: support.Apps 28 November 2018, 12:34
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By Daedalus
The A500, 600 and 2000 are all much more similar...

The A500, 600 and 2000 are all much more similar than you might think. They all use the same bus design and the same 16-bit ROMs. The 600 has PCMCIA and IDE, but the drivers for both are simply...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 November 2018, 11:35
Replies: 94
Views: 3,678
Posted By Daedalus
A thread like this is only ever going to reignite...

A thread like this is only ever going to reignite all the same old arguments. It's not the first, and it won't be the last, and it ultimately comes down to the fact that different people use their...
Forum: support.Other 27 November 2018, 18:41
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, that's possibly it. The mouse port power...

Yeah, that's possibly it. The mouse port power comes through a resistor, so the voltage drops proportionately with the current draw. If the original PSU isn't working as well as it should due to age,...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 November 2018, 14:31
Replies: 38
Views: 2,395
Posted By Daedalus
Less than two weeks to go until the meetup :D...

Less than two weeks to go until the meetup :D It's generally a pretty casual format, with lots of Amiga and other retro gear to have a look at, but the features we'll have at it include:

- OS...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2018, 10:55
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, pretty much.

Yep, pretty much.
Forum: support.Apps 27 November 2018, 00:38
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By Daedalus
Certain machine-specific hardware needs specific...

Certain machine-specific hardware needs specific drivers - the A600 and 1200 have IDE and PCMCIA for example, A3000 and A4000T have SCSI. Also, some machines have 16-bit ROMs, others have 32-bit, so...
Forum: MarketPlace 26 November 2018, 23:37
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Daedalus
I know you specify Art Effect 1.5, but just in...

I know you specify Art Effect 1.5, but just in case you weren't aware, Art Effect 4 is still available new for €15 + shipping on CD...
Forum: support.Other 26 November 2018, 17:34
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Daedalus
Do you have software installed for swapping the...

Do you have software installed for swapping the mouse to the other port by any chance? Have a look in WBStartup, S:Startup-Sequence and S:User-Startup for any suspicious programs or patches. Disable...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 November 2018, 11:15
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Daedalus
Mean Well PSUs are available in a variety of...

Mean Well PSUs are available in a variety of configurations for each model. Part numbers ending in B like the one linked to all have 5V, 12V and -12V outputs. The description doesn't list the third...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 25 November 2018, 17:37
Replies: 178
Views: 13,731
Posted By Daedalus
Post VWait's CPU usage depends on how long your loop...

VWait's CPU usage depends on how long your loop takes to execute. It puts your program asleep until the end of the current frame, but if the loop takes close to 1/50th of a second (or 1/60th on an...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 November 2018, 23:49
Replies: 178
Views: 13,731
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, you're right, it's not a solution for every...

Yes, you're right, it's not a solution for every situation, just an alternative to bear in mind. It all depends on what your main loop is doing. Sometimes main loops can run continuously, e.g. when...
Forum: support.Apps 24 November 2018, 23:32
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Daedalus
1: Yes, it sets pens 4-7 to the appropriate...

1: Yes, it sets pens 4-7 to the appropriate values to make MagicWB icons look right.

2: The icon quality setting lets you decide how accurately the colours are represented. The higher the setting,...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 November 2018, 16:30
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Daedalus
Plasma units tend to be higher end, and as such,...

Plasma units tend to be higher end, and as such, better supporting of the various input types. My plasma has 2 SCART inputs, and both accept RGB, with or without the resistors. I needed to use the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 November 2018, 16:06
Replies: 178
Views: 13,731
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that nested setup looks fine, though you...

Yep, that nested setup looks fine, though you can't really do much else when the loop is running. In some cases that's fine, but just in case you wanted to incorporate the animation in your main...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 November 2018, 00:34
Replies: 178
Views: 13,731
Posted By Daedalus
Oh, that's odd, because it's a difference I've...

Oh, that's odd, because it's a difference I've had to compensate for when moving my code from AB3 back to BB2. I guess there might be a difference in the command library versions we have then -...
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