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Forum: Hardware mods 11 February 2020, 01:42
Replies: 16
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Posted By alenppc
@Stedy the github files linked above are not the...

@Stedy the github files linked above are not the original commodore files but created by reverse-engineering an A4000 pcb by a California company for which we raised approx $5000.
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 21:37
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By alenppc
This is also mostly unnecessary since we already...

This is also mostly unnecessary since we already crowdfunded the professional reverse-engineering of the A4000 board, which is available here:

https://github.com/Acill/A4000RevB

These boards...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 February 2020, 21:28
Replies: 330
Views: 27,384
Posted By alenppc
I don’t want to derail this thread too much but...

I don’t want to derail this thread too much but just to say that it would be easier without adapters, since they simply add to the instability sitting on top of a plcc cpu and then you have another...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 February 2020, 22:44
Replies: 330
Views: 27,384
Posted By alenppc
Yes the TF536 ;)

Yes the TF536 ;)
Forum: Hardware mods 07 February 2020, 17:34
Replies: 330
Views: 27,384
Posted By alenppc
That board looks gorgeous. One thing that could...

That board looks gorgeous. One thing that could potentially be useful is to replace the SMD 68k with an A500 dip one so we can solder accelerators directly instead of the 68k, but not sure if there...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 January 2020, 03:41
Replies: 330
Views: 27,384
Posted By alenppc
Sorry for the late reply, I was away for the...

Sorry for the late reply, I was away for the holidays. The fabrication errors were random, say out of 100 boards ordered 20-25 would be unusable due to various issues. Some even had VCC shorted to...
Forum: Hardware mods 23 December 2019, 17:26
Replies: 330
Views: 27,384
Posted By alenppc
These companies say a lot of things that they...

These companies say a lot of things that they don't follow through. When confronted about the quality issues, PCBWay simply said "we will make sure the next batch is okay", but then it came with the...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 December 2019, 17:43
Replies: 330
Views: 27,384
Posted By alenppc
Let me just chime in, I would recommend against...

Let me just chime in, I would recommend against using PCBWay, as during TF328 production days they were known to deliver between 25-30% defective PCBs in any given batch.


From my experiments,...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 December 2019, 21:53
Replies: 35
Views: 4,064
Posted By alenppc
They are not ready for production yet. Just the...

They are not ready for production yet. Just the prototypes.



Here's mine.
Forum: Hardware mods 20 November 2019, 20:52
Replies: 51
Views: 4,598
Posted By alenppc
One example is that I have a 2-year old 65"...

One example is that I have a 2-year old 65" Philips TV which displays 50Hz over HDMI just fine except for the fact that it displays a huge banner over it stating "Please change source resolution"...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 November 2019, 20:13
Replies: 51
Views: 4,598
Posted By alenppc
The vast majority of TVs on the NTSC market won't...

The vast majority of TVs on the NTSC market won't display 50Hz over HDMI. They usually just display a blank screen or a message "Change source resolution", that's why. Usually very cheap Chinese TVs...
Forum: News 03 October 2019, 23:12
Replies: 33
Views: 5,649
Posted By alenppc
Maybe I am missing something, but I can't figure...

Maybe I am missing something, but I can't figure out how to download the archive without buying it again.
In the "order history" section it says Roadshow but there are no download links...

EDIT:...
Forum: News 26 September 2019, 21:38
Replies: 33
Views: 5,649
Posted By alenppc
Anyone knows where to download the v1.11 and...

Anyone knows where to download the v1.11 and subsequent updates? The links on APC&TCP seem broken.
Forum: Hardware mods 18 September 2019, 17:51
Replies: 137
Views: 17,578
Posted By alenppc
Great job once again Chucky, and I hope someone...

Great job once again Chucky, and I hope someone gives you an Infinite Patience Award (IPA, see what I did there? :D).
Forum: Hardware mods 30 April 2019, 05:00
Replies: 79
Views: 11,192
Posted By alenppc
I suspect Edu Arana will be doing the 1200...

I suspect Edu Arana will be doing the 1200 version, he's currently "porting" the 330 to the 1200.
Forum: MarketPlace 17 April 2019, 17:47
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By alenppc
For sale: prebuilt TF330 cards

For those looking to buy a prebuilt TF330 card but for whatever reason are unable to contact me un Amibay, I will post the sales thread here as well.
It's a 030 based CD32 expansion board running at...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 April 2019, 16:49
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By alenppc
Rev 6 risers use pic16f628a-i/p which is what I...

Rev 6 risers use pic16f628a-i/p which is what I and supaduper include with bundles bought from us.

Rev 5 risers used something different.


So currently my statements are only applicable to...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 April 2019, 21:01
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By alenppc
As far as I am aware, there is only 1 firmware...

As far as I am aware, there is only 1 firmware version for the PIC used on the kipper rev 6 risers. You guys also have to remember that stock CD32 PSU can't drive every keyboard, since they tend to...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 March 2019, 19:33
Replies: 64
Views: 5,271
Posted By alenppc
The person you bought it from can do it for you.

The person you bought it from can do it for you.
Forum: support.Hardware 25 March 2019, 15:58
Replies: 64
Views: 5,271
Posted By alenppc
You need to provide +5V to the card for...

You need to provide +5V to the card for programming through the power header. The +5V should be available via USB, but as I don't own a raspberry pi myself, I cannot be certain. But in theory it...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 March 2019, 15:27
Replies: 64
Views: 5,271
Posted By alenppc
The same method that you used with the 328 will...

The same method that you used with the 328 will work with the 330.


Alternatively, if you bought your card from me, you can also send it back to me for an update.


This is the first I hear...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 March 2019, 05:01
Replies: 64
Views: 5,271
Posted By alenppc
A new firmware will be out shortly which speeds...

A new firmware will be out shortly which speeds the 330 further by about 20-25%, reduces ram waitstates and adds burst mode. DoomAttack runs very well in full screen mode with it, very smooth.
Forum: Member Introductions 08 November 2018, 22:20
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By alenppc
Hello from MTL and welcome!

Hello from MTL and welcome!
Forum: Hardware mods 05 November 2018, 22:20
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
No, Stephen removed the wait state in the final...

No, Stephen removed the wait state in the final beta. But once again, do not rely on SysInfo for measurements, it is NOT accurate.

I only have the Microbotics side ram expansion for the A1000 to...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2018, 17:36
Replies: 873
Views: 89,618
Posted By alenppc
It makes no sense for Cloanto to be complaining...

It makes no sense for Cloanto to be complaining about the 3.1.4 release, it does literally no damage of any kind to them, if anything it just helps damage the community further. I will not buy...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 November 2018, 02:03
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
I am testing alliance at 50 mhz and ISSI at 36,...

I am testing alliance at 50 mhz and ISSI at 36, honestly don't bother, it's not worth it.
Forum: Hardware mods 04 November 2018, 02:00
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
Ram speed is now back up with the $C00000 issue...

Ram speed is now back up with the $C00000 issue resolved. Alliance ram is stable. ISSI version still craps out.
Forum: Hardware mods 04 November 2018, 01:29
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
The extra wait state makes no difference for the...

The extra wait state makes no difference for the ISSI ram, that has something else going for it BUT here's the super weird thing: IT FIXES THE 1.5 mb SLOW-FAST ISSUE!


That makes no sense to me....
Forum: Hardware mods 03 November 2018, 23:47
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
It sort of worked but not really. It would crash...

It sort of worked but not really. It would crash frontier within the first or second loop, and with this one it won't even make it to workbench, albeit memcheck reports no errors on it. It's...
Forum: Hardware mods 03 November 2018, 22:01
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
Nope I tried on 2 cards 36 & 50 Mhz. I...

Nope I tried on 2 cards 36 & 50 Mhz.


I even tried the ISSI ram just for the heck of it, this one needs to be definitely removed from the compatibility list.
Forum: Hardware mods 03 November 2018, 21:49
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
Just tried the backported TF530 firmware. It...

Just tried the backported TF530 firmware.

It fixes the Zorro issue for me, however it still maps the 1.5 MB slow-fast incorrectly so that ram still has to be limited to 1 MB. This is odd cause the...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 November 2018, 14:07
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
Building the 500 will be a pain in the butt with...

Building the 500 will be a pain in the butt with all those through-hole components. I've been slowly building my A4000 replica for over a month already, but the damn day job gets in the way of fun...
Forum: Hardware mods 01 November 2018, 16:56
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
It depends what expansion you are using. For...

It depends what expansion you are using. For example on the PeteAU's card, you just have to change the jumper settings. You can also flash the TF530 with an older firmware which didn't have this...
Forum: Hardware mods 01 November 2018, 16:49
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
The current TF530 firmware won't work correctly...

The current TF530 firmware won't work correctly with 1.5MB slow-fast. It's a known issue, so you should limit the slow-fast to 1 MB.
Forum: Hardware mods 31 October 2018, 17:10
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
I am going to check when I get the chance, but...

I am going to check when I get the chance, but have to take the kids trick or treating tonight, so in a couple of days probably.
Forum: Hardware mods 30 October 2018, 17:30
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
Thanks, I added some to my digikey cart for the...

Thanks, I added some to my digikey cart for the next order.
Forum: Hardware mods 30 October 2018, 13:56
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
Which part do I need to buy for the SPI flashrom?

Which part do I need to buy for the SPI flashrom?
Forum: Hardware mods 28 October 2018, 21:16
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
8 bit dreams: can you also try memcheck? ...

8 bit dreams: can you also try memcheck?

(http://aminet.net/util/moni/MemCheck12.lha)
Forum: Hardware mods 28 October 2018, 16:53
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
Stephen, I have 2 ZII cards at home. One is an...

Stephen, I have 2 ZII cards at home. One is an oktagon SCSI 2008 controller without ram, but it uses those horrible ZIP chips. I don't know if they can be sourced from anywhere at this point.

The...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 October 2018, 16:47
Replies: 4,059
Views: 428,902
Posted By alenppc
This one makes no difference for me, also...

This one makes no difference for me, also kipper's card is still working fine.
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