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Forum: support.Hardware Today, 17:53
Replies: 7
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Posted By Daedalus
A dead cable or CIA are less likely to cause such...

A dead cable or CIA are less likely to cause such an issue - a solid on caps lock LED with no response from other keys sounds to me like the keyboard's watchdog time is holding it in perpetual reset....
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Today, 13:10
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I use it like this all the time. Amiblitz 3...

Yep, I use it like this all the time. Amiblitz 3 doesn't use assigns (or rather, it creates a Blitz3: assign dynamically), instead it uses relative paths from the executable. So you can not only have...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 11:56
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By Daedalus
Glad it's working again! There are lots of signs...

Glad it's working again! There are lots of signs of capacitor leakage and corrosion in the area though, so I would still suspect you've got a partial failure in the area that means it works sometimes...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Today, 11:07
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, as I said, the repository contains an...

Yep, as I said, the repository contains an unfinished version so it doesn't work. Sven is working on that so it should hopefully be corrected today.

There have been some changes to the command...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 11:02
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By Daedalus
It's possible that there's been capacitor leakage...

It's possible that there's been capacitor leakage beside the IDE port that's corroded the pins on the IDE port, and flexing the board allows them to make contact. You really need to clean it up to...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 10:59
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, there are lots of 2-button games that are...

Yeah, there are lots of 2-button games that are non-AGA, and if you use WHDLoad, lots of games have been patched to support 2 buttons even when the original does not. Also, any title that uses the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 22:56
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By Daedalus
Actually, Sven has just said that the repository...

Actually, Sven has just said that the repository is wrong and has a beta snapshot, not the final release. He's fixing it now.

As for documentation, all the main documentation included with the...
Forum: Hardware mods Yesterday, 22:44
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By Daedalus
No, there's only a tiny risk, and that's only in...

No, there's only a tiny risk, and that's only in edge cases like games that continuously try to read a CD32 pad.

@Solo Kazuki
Yeah, that's good for a few games, but it also won't work for other...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 18:10
Replies: 79
Views: 3,297
Posted By Daedalus
A few billion? And here I was thinking I only had...

A few billion? And here I was thinking I only had a few hundred million years left. I guess I can relax so :p
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 16:04
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Daedalus
More useful, perhaps for Flashback if it supports...

More useful, perhaps for Flashback if it supports the adaptor in that configuration, but I can't see how it's any safer, and it has the disadvantage of not working properly in other games, since the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 15:41
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By Daedalus
New Release of AmiBlitz 3!

AmiBlitz has been updated to release 3.7, and is available here (https://github.com/AmiBlitz/AmiBlitz3). This is the first update in a few years, and removes the long-standing FPU requirement,...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 10:40
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Daedalus
The KTRL-CD32 is excellent. It's based on the...

The KTRL-CD32 is excellent. It's based on the shell of a SNES USB controller and emulates a CD32 pad with extra features like remapping controls etc. Aside from the pin differences with MD pads, I'm...
Forum: Hardware mods Yesterday, 00:37
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By Daedalus
Cheers :D Yeah, that one also includes diodes,...

Cheers :D Yeah, that one also includes diodes, which makes the MD pad safe to use on a C64 too. But if you're only going to use it on an Amiga, you can leave the diodes out.

A 1K resistor instead...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 00:27
Replies: 19
Views: 418
Posted By Daedalus
Are you sure it crashes? Because I'm not. I think...

Are you sure it crashes? Because I'm not. I think it just fails to work. As I said, it's not malicious, it was trying to set a bar for more advanced software, as well as ensuring various updates and...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 December 2019, 16:21
Replies: 19
Views: 418
Posted By Daedalus
It's not a bug, it's designed and intended...

It's not a bug, it's designed and intended behaviour. It was a feature added to 3.1 because using the PCMCIA port with an 8MB fast RAM expansion in Zorro-II space would result in crashes. 3.1 will...
Forum: OT - General 03 December 2019, 14:41
Replies: 49
Views: 1,344
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I know, it's more about our particular...

Yeah, I know, it's more about our particular situation. For us, Solid Edge is considered legacy and therefore money can't be spent upgrading it. The version we have does run on Windows 10, but trips...
Forum: OT - General 02 December 2019, 23:12
Replies: 49
Views: 1,344
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, our CAD machines were amongst the last to...

Yeah, our CAD machines were amongst the last to be upgraded due to the issues with software like Solid Edge, but the powers that be have decided that my time is better spent walking between buildings...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 December 2019, 23:05
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Daedalus
Sounds very interesting :) Yeah, you can check...

Sounds very interesting :) Yeah, you can check out the A4000 board layout on amigapcb.org, scroll down to the bottom and see the curves :p
Forum: Hardware mods 02 December 2019, 13:24
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, an adaptor is very easy to build with a male...

Yep, an adaptor is very easy to build with a male and female 9-pin plug. Swapping pins 5 and 7 will give you proper power and control to the pad, but occasionally that won't work, so to force the MD...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 November 2019, 17:39
Replies: 30
Views: 712
Posted By Daedalus
Aww, it's an excellent game, great CD soundtrack...

Aww, it's an excellent game, great CD soundtrack too! Well worth a go (but download the latest updates for it too).
Forum: support.Hardware 29 November 2019, 17:37
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Daedalus
Not necessarily. The fuses in the plug and PSU...

Not necessarily. The fuses in the plug and PSU (if fitted) protect the primary side, not the secondary. A dead short on the secondary side will cause components to fail, not fuses.


As others...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 November 2019, 10:58
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Daedalus
It would be rare that a failing PSU would take...

It would be rare that a failing PSU would take the Amiga with it, but it is possible (unlike earlier PSUs like the C64, which regularly brings C64s to silicon heaven with it). That the power light...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 November 2019, 18:52
Replies: 30
Views: 712
Posted By Daedalus
The last Amiga game I bought in a shop was...

The last Amiga game I bought in a shop was Payback, in the summer of 2001 I believe. It was a specialist Amiga shop in Berlin and not a mainstream shop, but still, bought off the shelf in a...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 November 2019, 17:24
Replies: 11
Views: 7,957
Posted By Daedalus
No, the left Amiga key is for system-wide...

No, the left Amiga key is for system-wide shortcuts (flipping screens, answering requesters etc.), the right Amiga key is for the application shortcuts shown in the menus. So application menus should...
Forum: OT - General 28 November 2019, 15:53
Replies: 49
Views: 1,344
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it's annoying alright. Have most of it...

Yeah, it's annoying alright. Have most of it sorted, though icons for most applications (basically anything non-Microsoft) are blank white document icons and associations have changed here and there....
Forum: OT - General 28 November 2019, 13:22
Replies: 49
Views: 1,344
Posted By Daedalus
Gah! Turned up today to work to find my PC has...

Gah! Turned up today to work to find my PC has been upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. First thing I do after decluttering the task bar and start menu is try to fix my application keyboard...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 28 November 2019, 12:21
Replies: 73
Views: 6,430
Posted By Daedalus
That's great, thanks for the detailed explanation...

That's great, thanks for the detailed explanation :) And, of course, your work on the original library!
Forum: Amiga scene 27 November 2019, 17:36
Replies: 36
Views: 1,611
Posted By Daedalus
I'm not sure about Settlers, but Theme Park has...

I'm not sure about Settlers, but Theme Park has its own HD installer anyway. I played that from hard drive back in the day without any issues.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 November 2019, 13:49
Replies: 73
Views: 6,430
Posted By Daedalus
Excellent, thanks! I'll try this library out in a...

Excellent, thanks! I'll try this library out in a project I'm working on (when I have the time...)

The first change about not clearing the first word: Is that fixing an issue I think I had with...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 November 2019, 12:05
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Daedalus
Good stuff, you have it covered so. At high...

Good stuff, you have it covered so. At high speeds, electrons start to do funny things in conductors, and things like track length, width, spacing and sharp angles start to have an effect. You'll see...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 November 2019, 01:08
Replies: 2,423
Views: 360,989
Posted By Daedalus
You can't save the appearance settings for the...

You can't save the appearance settings for the core classes if it's unregistered, but you can save them for any extra classes (since they provide their own preferences). This is the same for MUI5,...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 November 2019, 23:05
Replies: 973
Views: 134,029
Posted By Daedalus
DblPAL and DblNTSC do the high frequencies too,...

DblPAL and DblNTSC do the high frequencies too, and give appropriate resolutions (640x512 and 640x400 respectively). It wasn't really a thing to be "fixed", the Amiga hardware wasn't originally...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 November 2019, 22:42
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, at those sorts of signal speeds, the angles...

Yeah, at those sorts of signal speeds, the angles don't matter, but for purely aesthetic reasons I tend to use orthogonal tracks too, while also avoiding right angle corners. Nothing major to worry...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 November 2019, 15:50
Replies: 58
Views: 5,284
Posted By Daedalus
Great stuff, looking forward to seeing you both...

Great stuff, looking forward to seeing you both there!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 November 2019, 14:50
Replies: 72
Views: 2,971
Posted By Daedalus
In late 1992 I believe the A1200 was difficult to...

In late 1992 I believe the A1200 was difficult to get hold of by suppliers, which might explain why there aren't many references to price. Page 60 of the Argos catalogue released in the summer of...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 November 2019, 14:22
Replies: 973
Views: 134,029
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, that's system-friendly stuff only, so won't...

Yeah, that's system-friendly stuff only, so won't help with games that hit the hardware directly (i.e. most of them). Essentially it's just including the DblPAL and DblNTSC monitor drivers in...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 November 2019, 13:34
Replies: 973
Views: 134,029
Posted By Daedalus
I haven't tested it, but that feature is...

I haven't tested it, but that feature is definitely there. There's text on the early startup menu that tells you what to do, IIRC it's pressing Enter to enable 31kHz modes.

That's a feature that...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 November 2019, 13:17
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Daedalus
I think I see what you mean - you're looking to...

I think I see what you mean - you're looking to translate the 9-pin joystick input into a serial stream of bits read by the Arduino, right? Have a look at the 74LS165. It carries out that very...
Forum: OT - Gaming 26 November 2019, 10:48
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Daedalus
I use a Logitech Rumble 2 pad that I use and it's...

I use a Logitech Rumble 2 pad that I use and it's great, though I'm not a big gamer so I couldn't comment on things like lag other than I haven't noticed anything. I also occasionally use Nintendo...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 November 2019, 18:58
Replies: 72
Views: 2,971
Posted By Daedalus
Eh? One of the big advantages the PC of the era...

Eh? One of the big advantages the PC of the era had was a hard drive more or less as standard. So games and software could be installed and you didn't have to deal with endless floppy swapping....
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