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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 October 2020, 00:37
Replies: 83
Views: 2,993
Posted By Daedalus
Tricky. Neither hold any significant interest for...

Tricky. Neither hold any significant interest for me over the other - both are too slow and clunky to be fun to use in a serious way, and while the games will be more appealing on the Amiga, if we're...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 October 2020, 17:22
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By Daedalus
3.X ROMs are already a custom ROM made from parts...

3.X ROMs are already a custom ROM made from parts of the 3.1 ROM and 3rd party patches and replacements. This might explain why ROMSplit doesn't support it. Maybe you could start from 3.0 or 3.1 and...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 October 2020, 17:04
Replies: 45
Views: 9,070
Posted By Daedalus
If you have an A600 or A1200, a PCMCIA-CF adaptor...

If you have an A600 or A1200, a PCMCIA-CF adaptor is a good option too. Fat95 and compactflash.device are two packages I would consider essential on a new installation for that reason - they make...
Forum: support.Apps 15 October 2020, 13:41
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Daedalus
All of those functions are available with the...

All of those functions are available with the standard OS 3.0+ commodities and settings. The options may be limited (e.g. acceleration is only either on or off), but all of those options will work on...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 October 2020, 21:45
Replies: 27
Views: 729
Posted By Daedalus
But it's not as it left the factory. It's rotting...

But it's not as it left the factory. It's rotting away and dying inside. It left the factory fitted with little ticking timebombs, primed to do serious damage in 20-30 years.


And has a much...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 14 October 2020, 12:20
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Daedalus
I guess if it was canned then it wasn't going to...

I guess if it was canned then it wasn't going to make a profit. And there's where the risk was taken and didn't pay off, so it's not really surprising that studios want to play it safe. Plenty of...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 October 2020, 10:56
Replies: 27
Views: 729
Posted By Daedalus
Perhaps I shouldn't tell you about all the Amiga...

Perhaps I shouldn't tell you about all the Amiga cases I've butchered and thrown in the bin over the years then ;) At the end of the day, it's not a particularly rare device - plenty of them have...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 October 2020, 10:01
Replies: 27
Views: 729
Posted By Daedalus
The thing is, there will be no outwardly obvious...

The thing is, there will be no outwardly obvious symptoms of the leakage (except, perhaps a fishy smell) until significant damage is already done, in which case more than a recap will be needed....
Forum: support.Hardware 13 October 2020, 12:47
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Daedalus
It depends on the adaptor. The CPUs are happy to...

It depends on the adaptor. The CPUs are happy to sit on the same bus as other CPUs, but something else needs to tell them which CPU is in charge. This is done through a couple of signals that the CPU...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 October 2020, 12:36
Replies: 71
Views: 12,618
Posted By Daedalus
I loved DOpus 5 when I was using it on Workbench...

I loved DOpus 5 when I was using it on Workbench 3.1 in Workbench replacement mode, but since OS 3.5 I haven't really used it much, the enhanced Workbench v44+ does enough for me.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2020, 09:57
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Daedalus
86-pin connectors are still manufactured, but...

86-pin connectors are still manufactured, but aren't always stocked by suppliers and sometimes have a minimum order quantity. One such part is TE connectivity part # 1-5530843-0. I get them from...
Forum: News 10 October 2020, 22:37
Replies: 28
Views: 2,451
Posted By Daedalus
Because they were the compromises we agreed to....

Because they were the compromises we agreed to. Of course I could strip it down further, but it was already a lot of work to squeeze it into 1MB OCS and it's already stripped of some effects and...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 October 2020, 21:50
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Daedalus
-5V shouldn't be required for the A2000 (or any...

-5V shouldn't be required for the A2000 (or any Amiga), though it's possible some Zorro or ISA cards need it. That said, some people have reported funny video issues when the -5V rail wasn't present,...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 October 2020, 21:47
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Daedalus
The only way to be sure would be to get a...

The only way to be sure would be to get a multimeter at it, but if there's a crack under there, it's entirely possible that it's opening up again when the board flexes. Definitely worth investigating...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 October 2020, 17:54
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, ceramic capacitors really don't like being...

Hmmm, ceramic capacitors really don't like being flexed, and can develop hairline fractures invisible to the naked eye. But that said, it could easily be some other fractured solder joints on the...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 October 2020, 11:08
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, this happens, even on the bigger...

Yep, this happens, even on the bigger through-hole parts on an A500/500+. SMT parts are more susceptible due to the shorter legs.

They're not. Chucky's agreed to keep the data private because the...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 October 2020, 10:38
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Daedalus
That does look like a loss of the red signal. Are...

That does look like a loss of the red signal. Are you sure there's nothing close by the board that could be touching the contacts? There look to be ceramic capacitors near the VGA port - these can...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 October 2020, 09:45
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By Daedalus
As I explained though, both IFF and WAV are...

As I explained though, both IFF and WAV are simple formats that would be trivial to modify into a streaming-compatible custom version, because after all, you're going to be writing the software at...
Forum: support.Games 08 October 2020, 22:53
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Daedalus
Well, if it actually *requires* the AGA chipset,...

Well, if it actually *requires* the AGA chipset, then it's most likely banging the hardware, in which case OS4 isn't going to like it. Only system-friendly games will run transparently on OS4 -...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2020, 15:51
Replies: 36
Views: 1,159
Posted By Daedalus
It depends on the TV, but usually they provide...

It depends on the TV, but usually they provide plenty of power for things like this. Chromecasts, for example...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 October 2020, 12:55
Replies: 37
Views: 2,691
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, it should have been a very different...

Indeed, it should have been a very different experience, but in reality some developers did simply make "8-bit" games with some fancier intro screens etc. Having said that, the Amiga game of Blue Max...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2020, 10:50
Replies: 36
Views: 1,159
Posted By Daedalus
There are many variations on that pretty much...

There are many variations on that pretty much identical device (which, I believe, came about as a clone of a much more expensive device a few years ago). Some come with mains adaptors, some with USB...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 October 2020, 21:54
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By Daedalus
Streaming formats with little or no compression...

Streaming formats with little or no compression like WAV or IFF is extremely inefficient, which is why nobody does it. As a rough guide, you need to transfer ten times more data to play a given sound...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 October 2020, 17:22
Replies: 37
Views: 2,691
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, and you have the AAA games getting far...

Indeed, and you have the AAA games getting far more mainstream attention than games did back in the day, which amplifies this effect. It may be sacrilegious do say it around here, but I was never...
Forum: OT - Technical 07 October 2020, 13:27
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Daedalus
*This girl can ;)

*This girl can ;)
Forum: News 06 October 2020, 17:24
Replies: 55
Views: 4,452
Posted By Daedalus
I've had an update of SMBMounter on my to-do list...

I've had an update of SMBMounter on my to-do list for a long time now, since there are lots of changes to SMBFS in the past couple of years that aren't supported. It's getting closer to the top of...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 October 2020, 16:22
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By Daedalus
That's very odd - timing should be identical to...

That's very odd - timing should be identical to the CD32 with the A1200's '020. It's a long time since I ran the IDEFix CD32 emulator, but it worked fine back then on my A1200. I don't know what...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 October 2020, 14:22
Replies: 6,356
Views: 1,202,065
Posted By Daedalus
Not bought, but I just rescued a Brother laser...

Not bought, but I just rescued a Brother laser printer that was being chucked out by a business being refurbished nearby. These printers are great for Amiga use, typically having LaserJet 3...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 October 2020, 13:20
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By Daedalus
So the pad works fully when playing the same game...

So the pad works fully when playing the same game through WHDLoad? Can you try it without the Vampire? Some buttons randomly working sounds like something is messing up the protocol, so maybe a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 October 2020, 15:42
Replies: 292
Views: 9,357
Posted By Daedalus
That's probably because you're using Picasso96...

That's probably because you're using Picasso96 screenmode for your workbench. Picasso96 doesn't support screen dragging, but screenmodes on the native chipset do. And this features works fine in...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 October 2020, 14:46
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I wouldn't expect any issues from leaving...

Yep, I wouldn't expect any issues from leaving those three capacitors out.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 October 2020, 10:01
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Daedalus
That looks like it's a complete distro that's...

That looks like it's a complete distro that's already set up like that. However, it's not difficult to set up a Workbench to look however you wish. First, you need to sort out the screen resolution -...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 October 2020, 10:22
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the Worms copy protection was annoying, but...

Yeah, the Worms copy protection was annoying, but effective in that it couldn't be photocopied. Thankfully it was dropped for Worms: DC.

There were lots of games with excellent manuals back in the...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 October 2020, 19:30
Replies: 226
Views: 7,680
Posted By Daedalus
And a Ryzen is leaps and bounds better than an...

And a Ryzen is leaps and bounds better than an 080 spec-wise, not to mention cheaper. But that doesn't matter a jot if that's not what you want.
Forum: support.Hardware 01 October 2020, 16:54
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By Daedalus
"Because you can" is always a valid reason in...

"Because you can" is always a valid reason in Amigaland ;)
Forum: OT - Gaming 01 October 2020, 16:17
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By Daedalus
Happy out with my Switch for the Nintendo end of...

Happy out with my Switch for the Nintendo end of things, and the PC for everything else...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 October 2020, 15:07
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By Daedalus
There's plenty of bandwidth on the clockport for...

There's plenty of bandwidth on the clockport for a soundcard (the Prelude supports 64kHz apparently), so provided the USB overheads are reasonable and AHI drivers exist, it should work fine.
Forum: support.Hardware 01 October 2020, 13:30
Replies: 22
Views: 1,632
Posted By Daedalus
I doubt that's an objective, but more a...

I doubt that's an objective, but more a consequence of the cost of developing hardware and trying to sell to a limited market at a price that allows that cost to be recovered.


Maybe they'll...
Forum: News 28 September 2020, 16:19
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Daedalus
It's exactly the same version. The author was...

It's exactly the same version. The author was working away on it slowly, but lost interest a few years ago. Later he released the paid-for modules (e.g. Sweeper) for free, and that's what has...
Forum: News 28 September 2020, 13:53
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Daedalus
The few times I've run it under WinUAE, it's...

The few times I've run it under WinUAE, it's never had any issues with a relatively heavy workload, but I've mainly dabbled with it under OS4 on my A1-XE, where it runs great (including MIDI).
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