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Forum: support.Other Today, 21:03
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, sounds like either the part of the...

Yep, sounds like either the part of the startup-sequence that deals with monitors has been removed or bypassed, or the DEVS:Monitors drawer itself has been emptied / removed / renamed / moved...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 17:29
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By Daedalus
Haha, indeed :D These are the repurposed Cisco...

Haha, indeed :D These are the repurposed Cisco PSUs with an adaptor board. Second-hand, and with less 5V power than the other options, but still plenty of power for most setups. I'm not sure I like...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 17:11
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By Daedalus
Well, there's no harm in adding it really, but...

Well, there's no harm in adding it really, but the overvoltage protection from the standard PSU module should be fine. The overvoltage protection is far more interesting when it comes to the original...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 16:00
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By Daedalus
Any of the three you linked to will be fine....

Any of the three you linked to will be fine. They're most likely all based on the same off-the-shelf power supply module (Mean Well RPT-60B), which is a common style of industrial power supply that...
Forum: News Today, 13:14
Replies: 69
Views: 4,321
Posted By Daedalus
Are you running at a high enough sample rate? You...

Are you running at a high enough sample rate? You can get artifacts like that from having a low sample rate, in fact, the Amiga's audio filter is designed specifically to absorb those aliasing...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 12:37
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I wouldn't butcher a fully working A1200...

Yep, I wouldn't butcher a fully working A1200 just to test chips!

I actually didn't socket Budgie (or the CPU), so they still require desoldering and resoldering to test.
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 11:38
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By Daedalus
That would be very, very hot... I would rarely go...

That would be very, very hot... I would rarely go above 320 degrees when (de)soldering, and most of the time would be around 260-280.


Yeah, that's part of the problem, and also that the heat...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 10:48
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By Daedalus
420 degrees sounds like an awful lot of heat. Is...

420 degrees sounds like an awful lot of heat. Is that in degrees C? As said, there's only so much heat the chip can take. They'll be designed to withstand normal industrial soldering processes and...
Forum: Amiga scene Today, 10:42
Replies: 119
Views: 6,208
Posted By Daedalus
Sweeeeet! Thanks :D Yeah, there's no...

Sweeeeet! Thanks :D


Yeah, there's no simple answer to the versioning, since using the third digit (3.1.4, 3.1.5) makes it sound like a minor update when in reality the changes are easily bigger...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2020, 00:01
Replies: 119
Views: 6,208
Posted By Daedalus
OS 4 works around this by using the zoom gadget...

OS 4 works around this by using the zoom gadget with a qualifier (shift). So clicking with shift on the zoom button maximises the window. It works really well and doesn't interfere with existing...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 April 2020, 21:10
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By Daedalus
2.5" hard drives (as used in the A1200) only need...

2.5" hard drives (as used in the A1200) only need 5V too. But don't mind what Hewitson says - many people use SSDs on Amigas. Nothing silly about it.


Yep, any device that is compatible with IDE...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2020, 17:41
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Daedalus
I remember there were a couple of Gameboy...

I remember there were a couple of Gameboy emulators back in the day that worked well enough to play through Link's Awakening (or at least however far I managed to get...) AmiMasterGear worked well...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 April 2020, 16:01
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Daedalus
Not really. Back in the day, RAM was very...

Not really. Back in the day, RAM was very expensive, and so base configurations and expansions were governed by a balance of how much memory the market could afford. But these days, memory isn't the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 April 2020, 10:12
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Daedalus
The shifting to the right is normal unfortunately...

The shifting to the right is normal unfortunately - you'll see it in a lot of games. Unfortunately, doing scrolling directly on an intuition screen isn't as easy as it is in Blitz mode, where you can...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 April 2020, 21:27
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Daedalus
You can also get corruption from using too high a...

You can also get corruption from using too high a PIO mode. Just because a drive is reported to support a certain mode in the prefs, doesn't mean it will work reliably at that speed. Try lowering it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 April 2020, 16:35
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Daedalus
If you're looking to actually buy one, they're...

If you're looking to actually buy one, they're rare enough, but this is what they look like (https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/commodore-amiga-pregnant-mouse-313255-1791538605).
Forum: support.Hardware 01 April 2020, 16:14
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By Daedalus
Most newer floppy drives are 5V only. I have Sony...

Most newer floppy drives are 5V only. I have Sony and Panasonic drives here that are 5V only, but also some older drives that require 12V. Check the PCB around the power connector and see if any...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 April 2020, 10:07
Replies: 119
Views: 6,208
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, I see, that makes more sense... Thanks for...

Ah, I see, that makes more sense... Thanks for clarifying!
Forum: Amiga scene 31 March 2020, 21:25
Replies: 119
Views: 6,208
Posted By Daedalus
Sounds good! Fair enough. To be fair, I...

Sounds good!


Fair enough. To be fair, I really think there is no problem holding on to different paradigms if they're sensible and well established. After all, if we wanted everything the same...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 March 2020, 17:50
Replies: 119
Views: 6,208
Posted By Daedalus
Excellent work indeed! I like the syntax...

Excellent work indeed! I like the syntax highlighting option - will these highlighters be separate files (e.g. XML definitions) so that others could add their own syntaxes?

Also, please keep the...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 March 2020, 16:58
Replies: 119
Views: 6,208
Posted By Daedalus
For your reference, the relevant paragraph from...

For your reference, the relevant paragraph from the very first post:

Emphasis mine.


I'm sorry if you misinterpreted my post, but I most certainly did not represent anything of the sort.

...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 March 2020, 16:25
Replies: 119
Views: 6,208
Posted By Daedalus
Well, that lasted all of three posts... He...

Well, that lasted all of three posts... He literally just said he can't change any of that stuff, regardless of whether anyone wants to or not.
Forum: Amiga scene 31 March 2020, 11:57
Replies: 891
Views: 93,953
Posted By Daedalus
Yep - Cloanto provide the security certificate so...

Yep - Cloanto provide the security certificate so that users don't get scary warnings when they try to run it for the first time. A slightly misleading post there...
Forum: support.Other 31 March 2020, 11:55
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By Daedalus
I've only ever used the standard Amiga OS...

I've only ever used the standard Amiga OS HDToolbox for setting up my systems. The 3.1 one works well enough for most uses but gets awkward to use above 4GB. It will have no problem up to that point...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 31 March 2020, 10:18
Replies: 236
Views: 30,537
Posted By Daedalus
So $800 is the correct value then? :) Good to...

So $800 is the correct value then? :) Good to know... I did check my original paper manual, and that also lists $200, but it's known for having many mistakes, even beyond the 6 pages of corrections...
Forum: OT - General 30 March 2020, 13:26
Replies: 237
Views: 6,987
Posted By Daedalus
What a ridiculous opinion, like many of your...

What a ridiculous opinion, like many of your other great ideas. Yes, it originated from China, but calling it a Chinese virus and even thinking that it's the fault of a particular nationality is...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 March 2020, 09:40
Replies: 2,505
Views: 380,289
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, they're functional, they're just not mapped...

Yes, they're functional, they're just not mapped to anything. You can set a foreign keymap and use them for example, or use a keymap editing tool to add characters to them.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 29 March 2020, 21:52
Replies: 236
Views: 30,537
Posted By Daedalus
There are a couple of commands in a 3rd party...

There are a couple of commands in a 3rd party library that do what you're lookingfor. It's the RIMiscLib, and is generally standard with all but the most basic of BB2 installations. The functions are...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 March 2020, 18:26
Replies: 40
Views: 1,457
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, Frontier is a very different game (and I...

Yep, Frontier is a very different game (and I prefer it very much over there original Elite, which I found was a bit arcady and limited in terms of what you could actually do. But part of that is the...
Forum: OT - General 27 March 2020, 14:20
Replies: 237
Views: 6,987
Posted By Daedalus
Their disease? WTF??

Their disease? WTF??
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 March 2020, 13:44
Replies: 40
Views: 1,457
Posted By Daedalus
Isn't that what the sequels are for?

Isn't that what the sequels are for?
Forum: support.Hardware 27 March 2020, 09:45
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Daedalus
Isopropanol, but be gentle. It should be obvious...

Isopropanol, but be gentle. It should be obvious if there's dirt involved because rubbing your finger across the contacts on the PCB would leave dirt on your finger. If that's not the case, the...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 March 2020, 17:30
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Daedalus
it's possibly as simple as the d-pad up being too...

it's possibly as simple as the d-pad up being too sensitive and getting activated when you press left or right. You could try cleaning out the contacts and the rubber mat. Another possibility is that...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 March 2020, 12:22
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, unfortunately a lot of these sellers will...

Yeah, unfortunately a lot of these sellers will just say whatever you want to hear in order to get the sale, knowing full well they'll have to refund a certain number of them but also that many...
Forum: OT - Gaming 25 March 2020, 23:00
Replies: 85
Views: 6,700
Posted By Daedalus
No, you're probably not doing anything wrong, but...

No, you're probably not doing anything wrong, but markets do change from time to time. If a system economy shifts for any reason (e.g. government, allegiance or population change), that can influence...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 March 2020, 22:37
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By Daedalus
I've seen a few SIMMs sold on eBay with Amiga...

I've seen a few SIMMs sold on eBay with Amiga accelerator compatibility specifically mentioned, yet when they've arrived they've been newly manufactured SIMMs using 3.3V-only RAM chips. Some of them...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 March 2020, 11:37
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By Daedalus
Those links (and the cache directory) appear to...

Those links (and the cache directory) appear to be working fine here...
Forum: support.Apps 23 March 2020, 20:52
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Daedalus
Check the Workbench versions (Workbench->About......

Check the Workbench versions (Workbench->About... or version in the shell). 45.1 is the original, 45.2 is BB1 and 45.3 is BB2. Also, the copyright date in the titlebar of the Workbench screen on...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 March 2020, 17:02
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, potentially that's the issue alright. How...

Hmmm, potentially that's the issue alright. How closely did you isolate the traces? Because it could also be a PCB issue with corrosion in a via or a nearby pad causing the short.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 March 2020, 13:24
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Daedalus
No, that's them all. All four op-amps are...

No, that's them all. All four op-amps are contained within that single package. They can't be changed individually, though that would be good advice if they were separate chips.
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