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Forum: Amiga scene 15 June 2018, 21:02
Replies: 106
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Posted By plasmab
Stop using computers then. Its not something...

Stop using computers then. Its not something thats going to change. It doesnt matter which OS you use.
Forum: Amiga scene 15 June 2018, 20:51
Replies: 106
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Posted By plasmab
Don’t think that adding consoles to the desktop...

Don’t think that adding consoles to the desktop column is fair or correct. They aren’t the same thing.

Even Microsoft (with the apps) and Linux (Gnome) are trying to push normal desktop users...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 June 2018, 18:44
Replies: 106
Views: 4,007
Posted By plasmab
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180615/ed783590...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180615/ed783590f55646e141fa9709aeb9150b.jpg

Not sure how much I trust the numbers I see quoted. But Maybe. But Microsoft laid off 18000! Programmers... and I...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 June 2018, 13:40
Replies: 106
Views: 4,007
Posted By plasmab
But who uses desktops these days. Give me the...

But who uses desktops these days. Give me the desktop vs tables numbers.
Forum: Amiga scene 14 June 2018, 21:54
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By plasmab
I shall be along too! Thanks for organizing!

I shall be along too! Thanks for organizing!
Forum: support.Hardware 13 June 2018, 23:44
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By plasmab
a500 diagrom info needed.

Ok. Trace each address pin at the cpu .. I need to know which address isn’t getting acknowledged

Edit: a multimeter 1 or 0 for each address pin
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 June 2018, 18:14
Replies: 57
Views: 2,779
Posted By plasmab
I had a LG Flatron 19” and a Sony Trinitron 19”...

I had a LG Flatron 19” and a Sony Trinitron 19” side by side for years. The Sony has two horrible horizontal lines where the mesh was suspended. Both took up waaaay to much desk space and they had...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 June 2018, 13:32
Replies: 57
Views: 2,779
Posted By plasmab
I’ve never noticed refresh rate issue. Cheap LCD?

I’ve never noticed refresh rate issue. Cheap LCD?
Forum: support.Hardware 12 June 2018, 22:48
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By plasmab
It’s highly unlikely that a chip has gone. ...

It’s highly unlikely that a chip has gone.

The CIAs get their bus cycle terminated by VPa/VMA... trace those.
Forum: Amiga scene 11 June 2018, 21:14
Replies: 106
Views: 4,007
Posted By plasmab
That was the whole question!! AmigaOS cannot make...

That was the whole question!! AmigaOS cannot make money. Did you even read the thread?

The operating systems you've hand picked are all IoT systems. Thats a bubble right now but there is still no...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 June 2018, 20:47
Replies: 106
Views: 4,007
Posted By plasmab
Most of those are Linux based. And none of them...

Most of those are Linux based. And none of them make money directly due to sales of the OS.
Forum: Amiga scene 11 June 2018, 09:08
Replies: 106
Views: 4,007
Posted By plasmab
What's the deal with NG Amiga OS's?

Developers aren’t the major overhead. Testers are. And with Amiga there are so many permutations of hardware and configuration that testing is v expensive. Add on the fact that good chunks of the OS...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 June 2018, 00:23
Replies: 106
Views: 4,007
Posted By plasmab
Oh and the rough formula for making money as a...

Oh and the rough formula for making money as a company is a million USD per developer per annum. You might half that if your costs are particularly low but it’s that order of magnitude to be...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 June 2018, 00:14
Replies: 106
Views: 4,007
Posted By plasmab
The copyright owners aren’t interested in making...

The copyright owners aren’t interested in making money. It’s a trophy. “I own Amiga” etc. It will never be open. As much as I’d like it to be
Forum: Hardware mods 11 June 2018, 00:07
Replies: 3,336
Views: 279,667
Posted By plasmab
I now have a second terminally ill close family...

I now have a second terminally ill close family member, a new job and a bunch of friends have either died or also have terminal illnesses.

All my Amiga stuff is packed away and my thoughts are...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 June 2018, 23:41
Replies: 106
Views: 4,007
Posted By plasmab
I simply think that the evolution of the OS is...

I simply think that the evolution of the OS is irrelevant. Being invested in where the OS is "going" is futile. The OS is where it is.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 June 2018, 23:24
Replies: 106
Views: 4,007
Posted By plasmab
I am / get confused when people talk about the...

I am / get confused when people talk about the "way forward" with the Amiga OS. Amiga OS is what Commodore gave us. Everything since is either tweaks or attempts to grab money from rich fanboys.
...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 June 2018, 13:57
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By plasmab
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Member Introductions 09 June 2018, 09:23
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By plasmab
Do keep me in the loop on this. :)

Do keep me in the loop on this. :)
Forum: Hardware mods 07 June 2018, 18:10
Replies: 3,336
Views: 279,667
Posted By plasmab
Check AS20 goes low (FPU is best place to check),...

Check AS20 goes low (FPU is best place to check), then check AS goes low, then DTACK and DS20 in that order. I’d bet on a data bus short or address bus short.
Forum: Hardware mods 06 June 2018, 22:58
Replies: 3,336
Views: 279,667
Posted By plasmab
If when you open your jed file with a text editor...

If when you open your jed file with a text editor it looks like this ...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180606/ecd123e821b8ebd9701fece4a50d4319.jpg

Then you screwed up downloading the Jed...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 June 2018, 22:53
Replies: 3,336
Views: 279,667
Posted By plasmab
I've never seen that ever. Seen programming error...

I've never seen that ever. Seen programming error occasionally but not what you are seeing.. can you check your jed file isnt corrupted or something weird.

EDIT: that isnt even managing to load...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 June 2018, 20:42
Replies: 57
Views: 2,779
Posted By plasmab
Plasma torches are my favourite method of...

Plasma torches are my favourite method of starting a TerribleFire... which is the other nickname I’m known by.

I generally use these torches on CRTs because I hate them so much!
Forum: Hardware mods 05 June 2018, 23:27
Replies: 3,336
Views: 279,667
Posted By plasmab
Well you definitely have 3.3V shorted. Remove...

Well you definitely have 3.3V shorted.
Remove the passives from the 3.3V rail first.. then the crystal... then keep going until the short is gone. Sorry but thats the deal.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 June 2018, 21:17
Replies: 57
Views: 2,779
Posted By plasmab
A 55" QLED TV might change your mind. :crazy

A 55" QLED TV might change your mind. :crazy
Forum: Hardware mods 05 June 2018, 08:14
Replies: 3,336
Views: 279,667
Posted By plasmab
You have a short on the 3.3V rail. That’s the...

You have a short on the 3.3V rail. That’s the only thing that can do that
Forum: Hardware mods 04 June 2018, 22:29
Replies: 3,336
Views: 279,667
Posted By plasmab
I have no issue with Microsoft these days. Apple...

I have no issue with Microsoft these days. Apple is the evil empire
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2018, 16:03
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By plasmab
measure DTACK from Gary itself to the CPU &...

measure DTACK from Gary itself to the CPU & Agnus. And also check VPA/VMA
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2018, 15:02
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By plasmab
There is something that is causing the bus to...

There is something that is causing the bus to hang forever when DMA is enabled.

Use the serial only DiagROM to check that audio will play.

IIRC RetoGameModz has a video with an A600/A500 boot...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2018, 13:51
Replies: 70
Views: 3,961
Posted By plasmab
DiagROM V1.0 Released

The CIA does not do serial on the amiga. It’s Paula

EDIT: the CIA’s are just used for the handshakes which DiagROM does not use
Forum: support.Hardware 02 June 2018, 21:17
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By plasmab
The usual killer with the 500+ when this happens...

The usual killer with the 500+ when this happens is that the lines that pass by the battery to Gary get trashed. Until DiagROM switches on DMA its only using Paula (for serial out), the CIAs (for...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 June 2018, 13:39
Replies: 70
Views: 3,961
Posted By plasmab
In my experience you can get serial out with no...

In my experience you can get serial out with no chipram at all... just gives an error very early
Forum: Hardware mods 01 June 2018, 13:06
Replies: 3,336
Views: 279,667
Posted By plasmab
In general the schematic is useless of point to...

In general the schematic is useless of point to point testing. I use the board view and highlight the nets I want to test. All the cpld connections are JTAg testable
Forum: Hardware mods 31 May 2018, 15:43
Replies: 3,336
Views: 279,667
Posted By plasmab
Terrible Fire Accelerators

Best way to do that is to use eagle or openboardview
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 May 2018, 10:21
Replies: 21
Views: 1,044
Posted By plasmab
32 bit clean code for Arm3 will run on modern...

32 bit clean code for Arm3 will run on modern Arm. But if you use more modern instructions it won’t work. Basically apart from the crazy 26bit only instructions it’s possible to make compatible code.
Forum: Hardware mods 29 May 2018, 10:16
Replies: 3,336
Views: 279,667
Posted By plasmab
You need the regulator and JTAg header, and power...

You need the regulator and JTAg header, and power to the 5V rail to program the CPLDs. Nothing else.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 May 2018, 20:46
Replies: 21
Views: 1,044
Posted By plasmab
You need to use A310Emu or similar to play old...

You need to use A310Emu or similar to play old archie games on the RiscPC/Kinetic/RPi.

This is because RO 4 and up have some critical changes to the OS that no longer supports the old Archie...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 May 2018, 20:02
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By plasmab
I’ve always said I have no issue with people...

I’ve always said I have no issue with people modifying and improving the boards. But removing the GPL and saying is “from scratch” is BS. If the Amiga community doesn’t play by the rules then I...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 May 2018, 19:07
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By plasmab
The tf520 would probably be a good place to...

The tf520 would probably be a good place to start.

I’ve pretty much stopped the whole project. Too much life getting in the way.
Forum: Hardware mods 27 May 2018, 16:20
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By plasmab
Well for ram you’d need 16bit for DMA or a fancy...

Well for ram you’d need 16bit for DMA or a fancy swizzler.
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