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Forum: support.Hardware Today, 11:28
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Daedalus
I found a machine before where two of the Gayle...

I found a machine before where two of the Gayle pins were not soldered down from the factory, causing IDE to have never worked. Clearly the port wasn't tested in the factory. Possibly a similar issue...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 20:06
Replies: 525
Views: 28,688
Posted By Daedalus
Costing more was a problem for Commodore, who cut...

Costing more was a problem for Commodore, who cut everything to the bone in almost everything they did. It wouldn't have been a problem for the user - every other console for the following decade or...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 15:17
Replies: 976
Views: 152,063
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that would be nice alright, though it can be...

Yep, that would be nice alright, though it can be implemented already using some ARexx scripting.


I'm not really sure how that could be done. If programs have been run from Workbench, they...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 January 2021, 15:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,630
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, looks like a great concept! If...

Indeed, looks like a great concept!

If anyone's interested in some recordings from the Amiga Ireland event (including the video above), you can find them all here...
Forum: support.Apps 20 January 2021, 21:47
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, SwazInfo, that's the one. It was superseded...

Yep, SwazInfo, that's the one. It was superseded by RAWBInfo as an add-on for OS 3.5, which was then included in OS 3.9 and 4.
Forum: Hardware mods 20 January 2021, 14:14
Replies: 101
Views: 15,422
Posted By Daedalus
Try it with the A590 set to 0MB. There's only 8MB...

Try it with the A590 set to 0MB. There's only 8MB of Z-II space, so if you need more than that for all your devices, some devices won't be initialised. Well-behaved devices should simply be invisible...
Forum: support.Apps 20 January 2021, 12:24
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Daedalus
In OS 3.9 you can get the size in the drawer icon...

In OS 3.9 you can get the size in the drawer icon information window by clicking the size gadget. I'm sure there were similar icon info window patches for earlier versions of Workbench...
Forum: support.Other 19 January 2021, 22:16
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Daedalus
And before even that, you built it with good ol'...

And before even that, you built it with good ol' TTL gates, which is why so many older systems and peripherals are chock full of small logic chips. Even if PALs and GALs were used, they were...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 January 2021, 16:32
Replies: 20
Views: 3,343
Posted By Daedalus
Ha, well it was actually to do with the SetPeriod...

Ha, well it was actually to do with the SetPeriod talk in this thread, I hadn't looked at it but it does sound like there's something buggy going on alright.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 January 2021, 16:27
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, the bb2objtypes.res file needs to be added...

Yep, the bb2objtypes.res file needs to be added to the compiler settings (in Blitz 2 you'll need the full path, usually Blitz2:bb2objtypes.res) so you can access the definitions of all the Blitz...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 January 2021, 14:51
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, the 500, 600 and 1200 do not have a tick...

Yes, the 500, 600 and 1200 do not have a tick signal from the PSU, so there's no difference from the Amiga side between a PAL or NTSC PSU. The input voltage point made above applies of course, but...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 January 2021, 14:48
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that value should be the address of the...

Yep, that value should be the address of the start of the module data in memory, or else 0 if the data wasn't loaded. It's very important to check that it's not 0 before trying to do anything with...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 January 2021, 12:21
Replies: 20
Views: 3,343
Posted By Daedalus
Also, there's the http://ubb.plus version of the...

Also, there's the http://ubb.plus version of the CD that might be worth looking at. It's a relatively recent update to the Blitz CD that includes all the major updates, a fixed installer and an...
Forum: Coders. General 19 January 2021, 00:24
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Daedalus
Ooh, I missed that detail... Yeah, you'll want...

Ooh, I missed that detail... Yeah, you'll want Workbench 3.1 - I would imagine you'll run into some issues using it on Workbench 1.3 even if you did manage to get it installed.
Forum: Coders. General 18 January 2021, 21:23
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Daedalus
If you're going for the full CD install, you're...

If you're going for the full CD install, you're better off going for the one at http://ubb.plus/

This is an updated version of the CD with a fixed installer, all the more recent updates applied...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 January 2021, 21:19
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Daedalus
Oh, that's very annoying. What version of...

Oh, that's very annoying. What version of Ted/SuperTed are you using?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 January 2021, 22:46
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, they should be in the file-specific .xtra...

Hmmm, they should be in the file-specific .xtra file, which works for me. Is the file being created properly? If the filename's too long, it might be getting truncated...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 January 2021, 00:33
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Daedalus
The Compiler settings are saved on a per-file...

The Compiler settings are saved on a per-file basis, so that you can have different compiler settings for different projects / source files. In Blitz 2 format (.bb2) they're stored in the .xtra file...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 January 2021, 11:22
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, that flexibility makes sense, fair enough :)

Yeah, that flexibility makes sense, fair enough :)
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 January 2021, 00:43
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, file access commands simply can't be used...

Yeah, file access commands simply can't be used in Blitz, so if it appears to work, then it does :) Other commands are more subtle, and the issues arise when they're compiled in one position and...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 14 January 2021, 17:35
Replies: 28
Views: 1,037
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, you might be on to something here. It...

Hmmm, you might be on to something here. It shouldn't take that long to find the palette data in the image file, but I guess it could well be using an inefficient algorithm to search for it...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 14 January 2021, 17:28
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By Daedalus
Ah yeah, if you load it as a bank you can specify...

Ah yeah, if you load it as a bank you can specify which memory type you want. I assume LoadModule would automatically load it into chip RAM so it can be played, but might be worth checking, just in...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 14 January 2021, 14:52
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By Daedalus
AmiBlitz3 includes the "Chip" compiler directive...

AmiBlitz3 includes the "Chip" compiler directive for locating chunks of the executable in chip RAM, but I've never tried using it. in theory it would allow you to Incbin data that will be always...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 January 2021, 17:52
Replies: 28
Views: 1,037
Posted By Daedalus
Awww man, sorry! & is for referencing variables,...

Awww man, sorry! & is for referencing variables, not labels. Apologies! Seems I'm all over the place recently :p


That is odd that it takes so long... You should be able to just save the palette...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 January 2021, 11:30
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, that's a good point actually (I haven't tried...

Ah, that's a good point actually (I haven't tried it myself) - DecodeSound probably does expect an IFF header on the sound data that the Protracker file doesn't contain. Apologies!

Some additional...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 January 2021, 18:45
Replies: 198
Views: 5,965
Posted By Daedalus
From what I understand, the 1260 never shipped...

From what I understand, the 1260 never shipped with an angled slot - I dertainly have never seen an original one in that configuration. It was the 1240 that had the angled socket (as it was designed...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 January 2021, 18:38
Replies: 193
Views: 27,188
Posted By Daedalus
Which is fine until that...

Which is fine until that excitement/enthusiasm/interest turns into nagging/harassment/guilt-tripping. When it gets to that point, any positivity from the so-called support very quickly becomes...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 January 2021, 18:13
Replies: 28
Views: 1,037
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, either that or jumping over it with a Goto....

Yep, either that or jumping over it with a Goto. You just don't want the CPU to ever reach that part of the program and try and execute it, or it's an instant crash.


Yeah, DecodeILBM is the way...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 January 2021, 17:55
Replies: 198
Views: 5,965
Posted By Daedalus
You know the Warp isn't finished, right? And...

You know the Warp isn't finished, right? And you've already been told that it's not their day job, right? Yes, it's only a couple of minutes to reply to you, but why would they just reply to you and...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 January 2021, 14:47
Replies: 198
Views: 5,965
Posted By Daedalus
Actually, it was frying itself, requiring sending...

Actually, it was frying itself, requiring sending off for repair to IComp or straight out replacement of the RapidRoad. I believe the USB devices themselves were unharmed.


By clock speed, do you...
Forum: support.Amiga Forever 12 January 2021, 12:28
Replies: 24
Views: 2,115
Posted By Daedalus
While shared drive behaviour is close to native...

While shared drive behaviour is close to native behaviour, even under OS 3 emulation it occasionally does strange things so I tend to use virtual hard drives for System and Work partitions, and...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 January 2021, 11:54
Replies: 198
Views: 5,965
Posted By Daedalus
Basically, if you hot-plugged USB devices it...

Basically, if you hot-plugged USB devices it would occasionally fry itself. Not ideal for a £100 peripheral. IComp blamed PSUs for the issue, but until recently couldn't recommend any PSU that was...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 January 2021, 11:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,037
Posted By Daedalus
Cool beans. Even if not using the editor for the...

Cool beans. Even if not using the editor for the actual code though, the AmigaGuide documentation might be worth having. The Decode commands live in the sections of the manual for what you're...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 January 2021, 00:13
Replies: 193
Views: 27,188
Posted By Daedalus
What would it matter if I did? I don't get your...

What would it matter if I did? I don't get your point. Nobody is owed anything here.


If I changed my mind because the moon was the wrong phase and it messed up my chakras, what difference would...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 January 2021, 23:26
Replies: 28
Views: 1,037
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the manual is a bit of a mess - you need to...

Yeah, the manual is a bit of a mess - you need to have a rough idea of what you're looking for and then browse the relevant sections. And then it doesn't include the additional 3rd party command...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 January 2021, 22:18
Replies: 193
Views: 27,188
Posted By Daedalus
That's the correct way to look at it. Which begs...

That's the correct way to look at it. Which begs the question... Why create this drama if your needs are catered for elsewhere?


I didn't realise Stephen had asked for support for the TF1260....
Forum: News 11 January 2021, 11:18
Replies: 37
Views: 2,175
Posted By Daedalus
Nice work :)

Nice work :)
Forum: Amiga scene 08 January 2021, 14:22
Replies: 8
Views: 1,630
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, there's still an online event happening, and...

Yep, there's still an online event happening, and a provisional schedule for the day looks something like this:

11:00 Trevor Dickinson
12:00 AmiBlitz workshop
1:00 Turbo Tomato preview from...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 January 2021, 18:50
Replies: 20
Views: 5,026
Posted By Daedalus
The connector's not the best, but it is at least...

The connector's not the best, but it is at least offset to one side of the opening meaning original, full-sized RAM expansions could only be inserted one way. If modern expansions at least made the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 07 January 2021, 18:29
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, that's probably the way to do it. Just be...

Yeah, that's probably the way to do it. Just be doubly sure your offsets are valid, because once you go into things at that level, it's very easy to bring the whole OS down with a bad calculation or...
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