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Forum: Hardware mods Yesterday, 22:25
Replies: 12
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Posted By Daedalus
Simplest fix would be to replace the membrane...

Simplest fix would be to replace the membrane since those keys might be useful for other purposes too ;) But yes, you can use the _KB_RESET signal on an Amiga to reset by shorting it to ground. On an...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 22:17
Replies: 129
Views: 5,382
Posted By Daedalus
Perhaps, but it is at least a reasonable...

Perhaps, but it is at least a reasonable indication that hundreds of users are upgrading from 3.9 to 3.1.4. It is also a good illustration of your clear bias, given that you reject presented...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 22:10
Replies: 129
Views: 5,382
Posted By Daedalus
My understanding is that Cloanto gave him...

My understanding is that Cloanto gave him hardware to examine in order to help improve WinUAE, which would be more useful than money for such a project.
Forum: support.Games Yesterday, 18:58
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By Daedalus
When playing from floppy, you substituted the...

When playing from floppy, you substituted the mission disk for one of the original disks and it replaced the American levels with new versions. So I suspect it's simply a matter of replacing the data...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 11:08
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By Daedalus
Ah yes, that would be it alright. confirm it...

Ah yes, that would be it alright. confirm it first by trying it on your PC with the PRELOAD option, see if it solves the problem. I'm sure it will, and then you can look at RAM cards. There are a...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 11:04
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, a few people have said those ones are decent...

Yep, a few people have said those ones are decent - I believe they're based on a Meanwell RPT-60B, which is a common module for people replacing the guts of original PSUs too.

The noise in video...
Forum: Hardware mods 18 March 2019, 22:08
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Daedalus
M2 screws should be fine, they're generally not...

M2 screws should be fine, they're generally not under a lot of stress. An alternative might be to fill them with some sort of epoxy that's suitable for drilling and threading, and drilling new holes...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 March 2019, 13:16
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, well first thing to try is to pick a game...

Okay, well first thing to try is to pick a game where this happens. Then open the icon information window for the game. Then see if the Tooltypes section contains a line with PRELOAD in it. If not,...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 March 2019, 11:59
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, powering Amigas with modern PSUs can be...

Yep, powering Amigas with modern PSUs can be tricky as they use so little power, and on the wrong rails too. A modern ATX PSU will expect a heavy load on the 12V rails. If it has two 12V rails (see...
Forum: Hardware mods 18 March 2019, 10:47
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, you're correct. Sorry, I totally got that...

Yes, you're correct. Sorry, I totally got that wrong. I've updated my post now.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 March 2019, 10:41
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, definitely sounds like your WHDLoad settings...

Yep, definitely sounds like your WHDLoad settings so. The CF card shouldn't have that sort of effect.

Have a look at the WHDLoad documentation. You can set global settings and per-game settings,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 March 2019, 10:38
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By Daedalus
It was only released by CU Amiga Magazine after...

It was only released by CU Amiga Magazine after they managed to get the rights of it from DID. The original project was shelved by the publishers when it was almost complete because they couldn't get...
Forum: Hardware mods 17 March 2019, 22:28
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, sort of. It's safe so long as you don't...

Yeah, sort of. It's safe so long as you don't short the probe off the chassis or something like that. You won't kill yourself or anything, but shorting the 5V rail can cause fuses to blow and need...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 March 2019, 20:26
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Daedalus
Oh, well spotted. The Amiblitz3 website was...

Oh, well spotted. The Amiblitz3 website was overhauled a few days ago and some of the URLs changed. I've fixed the link on AmigaCoding.com now...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 March 2019, 20:18
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, there's a bit of information in some...

Yeah, there's a bit of information in some versions of the manuals on internal data structures. These are available in the bb2objtypes.res resident file, the source code of which...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2019, 20:05
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By Daedalus
Does this happen when running games from the hard...

Does this happen when running games from the hard drive / CF card using WHDLoad? It looks like you don't have enough memory to "pre-load" all the game data. If you have a RAM expansion, what is it?...
Forum: Hardware mods 17 March 2019, 20:02
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Daedalus
The first 4 pins (starting with black on the...

The first 4 pins (starting with black on the left) are clock, data, reset and +5V. Ground is the green wire in that image. You should verify the ground and +5V yourself with a meter...

As for the...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2019, 19:58
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Daedalus
There are a few different versions of the Amiga...

There are a few different versions of the Amiga PSU, even with the same ratings as other units. So they're less well documented as the machines themselves. To be honest though, rather than repairing...
Forum: OT - General 17 March 2019, 01:03
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Daedalus
We had snow on the cars here in Glasgow this...

We had snow on the cars here in Glasgow this morning ;)
Forum: support.Hardware 16 March 2019, 15:20
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, they generally paired serial ports with the...

Yeah, they generally paired serial ports with the older AT-style keyboard connectors on these.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 March 2019, 15:16
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By Daedalus
If you're going to use a PicoPSU, you'll also...

If you're going to use a PicoPSU, you'll also need an extra power brick to provide the low voltage supply. At that rate, going for an industrial PSU module like a Meanwell or similar would probably...
Forum: MarketPlace 15 March 2019, 15:19
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Daedalus
As an intermediate step, assuming your display...

As an intermediate step, assuming your display doesn't have a width adjust, try the Overscan settings in the Prefs directory of your Workbench partition. You can use that to tell the system how much...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 March 2019, 15:13
Replies: 13
Views: 216
Posted By Daedalus
It's part of the main monitor board. CRTs are...

It's part of the main monitor board. CRTs are usually a little different to most other electronics in that they don't isolate the circuitry from the mains and run off a low voltage supply. It's less...
Forum: support.Other 15 March 2019, 14:33
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, that sounds like you need to contact them...

Yeah, that sounds like you need to contact them directly to sort it out. They've been pretty quick about sorting issues with their registration system in the past so hopefully that's still the case.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 March 2019, 14:08
Replies: 13
Views: 216
Posted By Daedalus
True. And, of course, by applying Ohm's Law you...

True. And, of course, by applying Ohm's Law you can easily see that reaching lethal currents across a person's heart gets easier as the potential applied increases. So while the high voltage alone...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 March 2019, 13:32
Replies: 13
Views: 216
Posted By Daedalus
Kits are available from a few places,...

Kits are available from a few places, Console5.com (https://console5.com/wiki/Commodore_1084) being one (and they also have the lists of parts needed). You'll need to know which particular variant of...
Forum: support.Apps 15 March 2019, 12:41
Replies: 41
Views: 740
Posted By Daedalus
Well, I gave a suggestion that was the solution...

Well, I gave a suggestion that was the solution for the problem the OP asked. Is that not exactly the help you were trying to provide, but didn't? I'm trying to improve the quality of your help,...
Forum: support.Apps 15 March 2019, 11:52
Replies: 41
Views: 740
Posted By Daedalus
I've described what I'm doing, I'm sorry if...

I've described what I'm doing, I'm sorry if that's not clear enough for you, but creating and uploading videos isn't something I'm prepared to do just to answer your questions.


That's fine,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 March 2019, 18:41
Replies: 2,084
Views: 307,677
Posted By Daedalus
CacheCDFS is fine, I've been using it for many...

CacheCDFS is fine, I've been using it for many years without any issues. But I haven't used them all so I can't say whether any of them have any advantages.
Forum: support.Apps 14 March 2019, 14:11
Replies: 41
Views: 740
Posted By Daedalus
That's not always the case, but it's not relevant...

That's not always the case, but it's not relevant here anyway.


Indeed, as I was trying to suggest, your behaviour is the very same as the OP, so it looks like you're trying to solve a problem...
Forum: support.Apps 14 March 2019, 13:14
Replies: 41
Views: 740
Posted By Daedalus
That wasn't really what I was looking for. My...

That wasn't really what I was looking for. My point was more to illustrate the fact that your setups are frequently less standard than you seem to realise.


So you also have the same behaviour...
Forum: support.Apps 14 March 2019, 11:16
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Daedalus
I would also expect it's more about availability,...

I would also expect it's more about availability, though even a little speed boost is welcome. Warp3D on 68k is just about enough for games like Descent: Freespace to be playable. An extra couple of...
Forum: support.Apps 14 March 2019, 11:12
Replies: 41
Views: 740
Posted By Daedalus
+ MagicWB, + extra MUI classes? And what else? ...

+ MagicWB, + extra MUI classes? And what else?


Gadgets is the standard name given to GUI elements that you click on. The original post said that MarioMario was clicking on the highlighted gadget...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 March 2019, 11:05
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Daedalus
Before anything else, you need to sort out your...

Before anything else, you need to sort out your 5V rail. Without that, it's impossible to tell if unexpected behaviour is to do with the power supply or another fault.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 March 2019, 11:01
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By Daedalus
From a visuals point of view it's hard to look...

From a visuals point of view it's hard to look past TFX - it's the only one I know of that had fully shaded polygons and realistic colours.

Edit: Yep, Birds of Prey was my favourite sim from a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 March 2019, 02:00
Replies: 2,084
Views: 307,677
Posted By Daedalus
Filesystems don't have priority as such - for...

Filesystems don't have priority as such - for media like CDs, Zip drives, and non-native floppy disks, they are generally loaded on demand by a mountlist. These are text files that reside in the...
Forum: support.Apps 13 March 2019, 22:19
Replies: 41
Views: 740
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, it works on all your systems, but 1) none...

Indeed, it works on all your systems, but 1) none of your systems are standard, and 2) are you sure you're checking the same things? I can load icons in just fine, but only by drag & drop. when...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 March 2019, 21:49
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Daedalus
Use http://www.amigapcb.org/ for tracing signals...

Use http://www.amigapcb.org/ for tracing signals around the board, since it's based on the board layout as opposed to a schematic which is based on electrical connections.
Forum: support.Apps 13 March 2019, 21:31
Replies: 41
Views: 740
Posted By Daedalus
Nope, all required libraries and custom classes...

Nope, all required libraries and custom classes are present.
Forum: support.Apps 13 March 2019, 20:09
Replies: 41
Views: 740
Posted By Daedalus
For me, clicking on the buttons does not do...

For me, clicking on the buttons does not do anything either. However, dragging icons onto the window inserts them and opens up the properties windows. So that's a possible work-around to try.
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