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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 15:16
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Posted By Jope
This is my experience too, even with AGA. 15kHz...

This is my experience too, even with AGA. 15kHz modes through a scandoubler are usable, all the higher frequency modes are painful.
Forum: News 22 February 2018, 21:55
Replies: 85
Views: 4,532
Posted By Jope
False alarm, there were problems with the old...

False alarm, there were problems with the old PFS3DS using this drive too. It wasn't a fair setup at all, a U160 drive on an old controller.

My search continues, I have a pile of drives I still...
Forum: News 22 February 2018, 17:01
Replies: 85
Views: 4,532
Posted By Jope
I have a 18GB SCSI disk. I installed it into a...

I have a 18GB SCSI disk. I installed it into a GVP Series II (4.15) with 8MB RAM, used the HDToolBox from the 2.1 install disk to partition it. One large partition spanning the entire drive.

I...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 February 2018, 07:34
Replies: 108
Views: 3,005
Posted By Jope
The ECS agnus was a very popular upgrade, except...

The ECS agnus was a very popular upgrade, except for model A owners, who were stuck with the skinny A1000 Agnus. Snif.



Yep, in a stock 68k system the problem doesn't exist and in a faster...
Forum: News 21 February 2018, 14:14
Replies: 85
Views: 4,532
Posted By Jope
This sounds very much like the GVP bug I seem to...

This sounds very much like the GVP bug I seem to remember. I'll finally run some tests against a +4GB SCSI drive today once you have it released.
Forum: Amiga scene 21 February 2018, 09:31
Replies: 108
Views: 3,005
Posted By Jope
By the time the B2000 happened, Fast RAM was on...

By the time the B2000 happened, Fast RAM was on Zorro boards anyway, the A2091 could contain 2MB of it and Commodore sold their own 8MB board too.

The motherboard RAM would be configured as Chip...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2018, 13:37
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By Jope
It's worth more as an A500 psu due to the...

It's worth more as an A500 psu due to the difficult to obtain special square DIN connector.



Anything that outputs +5 and +12 and then wire up that 4 pin DIN connector.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2018, 10:03
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By Jope
Yes, totally standard. GND, +5V and +12V get...

Yes, totally standard. GND, +5V and +12V get connected, leave the sense line disconnected.



If you already have 8MB in the CPU socket, you should leave the A590 in Amnesia mode. There is not...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 February 2018, 10:15
Replies: 432
Views: 30,464
Posted By Jope
To convert raw to adf: dtc -m1...

To convert raw to adf:

dtc -m1 -fINPUTFILENAME -i0 -fOUTPUTFILE.adf -i5 -l8

If you have track00.0.raw, your input filename would be track

If you have mycoolfile00.0.raw, the input filename...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2018, 19:48
Replies: 103
Views: 12,915
Posted By Jope
Ok, we nailed it. Basically all that is needed to...

Ok, we nailed it. Basically all that is needed to make a vanilla casablanca disk is a sector full of capital Ks (including the sector data CRC which is invalid and contains 4B4B), like what is found...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2018, 10:00
Replies: 103
Views: 12,915
Posted By Jope
And the serial needs to be in binary, not as...

And the serial needs to be in binary, not as ASCII text.

43 53 4E 30 xx xx xx xx

Where the xxs are your your decimal serial number converted into hex, more significant bits padded with 0.


...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2018, 07:24
Replies: 103
Views: 12,915
Posted By Jope
Exporting in hxc will give you the protection...

Exporting in hxc will give you the protection sectors included in the data.

You can just the dtc command line I gave before, dtc is available at kryoflux.com and doesn't require the hardware to...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 February 2018, 19:25
Replies: 103
Views: 12,915
Posted By Jope
Haha, I copied the wrong filename from the...

Haha, I copied the wrong filename from the screenshot. $3D77 is 15735, the lower file.

Playing around a bit, I couldn't get a PC floppy controller to read the sectors. I could get mfm.device and...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 February 2018, 17:05
Replies: 103
Views: 12,915
Posted By Jope
Excellent! However you should remember that...

Excellent!

However you should remember that the track has more than the boot block + protection sector on it! It probably will not work if you mix and match track 0s from just any disk. The...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 February 2018, 07:15
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Jope
You'd expect the shell to just execute the new...

You'd expect the shell to just execute the new script from your currently running script, eh?

In reality it takes the currently running script, copes it into a file under T:, appends the script...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2018, 20:48
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Jope
You can also add assign t: ram: right...

You can also add

assign t: ram:

right in the beginning so that the temp batch file execute creates does not get created on the hard disk. :-)
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2018, 08:48
Replies: 23
Views: 426
Posted By Jope
Probably it's the monitor going.

Probably it's the monitor going.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2018, 08:46
Replies: 103
Views: 12,915
Posted By Jope
It would indeed, and based on the very quick...

It would indeed, and based on the very quick investigation I did yesterday, the copy protection sector only contains data on track 0 side 0.
Forum: Hardware mods 14 February 2018, 20:51
Replies: 2,817
Views: 204,224
Posted By Jope
The DMA slot has it right next to the CPU socket....

The DMA slot has it right next to the CPU socket.

http://www.l8r.net/technical/t-a2000-cpu.shtml
Forum: support.Hardware 14 February 2018, 20:10
Replies: 103
Views: 12,915
Posted By Jope
Thanks! I'll make another guess: the protection...

Thanks! I'll make another guess: the protection sector at track 0 head 0 is either filled with the letter K, or it has the protection sector data pasted before but with zeroed out serials.

I...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 February 2018, 19:52
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Jope
Just had to sign up too.. I've been lusting after...

Just had to sign up too.. I've been lusting after one ever since the "dream clone" picture made its rounds all those years ago. :-D
Forum: Hardware mods 14 February 2018, 08:31
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Jope
Probably it will work.

Probably it will work.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2018, 19:47
Replies: 103
Views: 12,915
Posted By Jope
Ok, that's fine then.. It is the same thing as -i0

Ok, that's fine then.. It is the same thing as -i0
Forum: Hardware mods 13 February 2018, 12:20
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Jope
The Furia would probably be your best choice....

The Furia would probably be your best choice. Just adding Fast RAM doesn't do that much.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 13 February 2018, 08:57
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Jope
Lallafa's amitools allow you to do this from the...

Lallafa's amitools allow you to do this from the command line! No need to slow yourself down with a mouse. :-)
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2018, 07:18
Replies: 103
Views: 12,915
Posted By Jope
Ah, did you use the GUI instead? Could you post a...

Ah, did you use the GUI instead? Could you post a screenshot of your settings there please?



My first instinct would be to say no, the old CAPS dumper has a different fileformat and as far as I...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 February 2018, 22:20
Replies: 103
Views: 12,915
Posted By Jope
Might be worth a test. In the meanwhile, did you...

Might be worth a test. In the meanwhile, did you dump with -i0 or -i0a? You should use -i0 always in these cases where the format is not known by dtc.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 February 2018, 21:53
Replies: 103
Views: 12,915
Posted By Jope
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Forum: support.Hardware 12 February 2018, 21:41
Replies: 103
Views: 12,915
Posted By Jope
13587 is $3513 and on the 512 byte protection...

13587 is $3513 and on the 512 byte protection sector we can see:
00001400: 4343 5031 0000 3513 0000 3513 0000 3513 CCP1..5...5...5.
00001410: 0000 3513 4361 7361 626c 616e 6361 2043 ...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 February 2018, 18:41
Replies: 103
Views: 12,915
Posted By Jope
With time we will find out.. :-) I think this is...

With time we will find out.. :-) I think this is the first raw dump of a Casablanca disk.

I gave the disk to Zer0-X and he cracked the disk format in a nanosecond. Each track has 10 1024 byte...
Forum: News 12 February 2018, 15:00
Replies: 85
Views: 4,532
Posted By Jope
I always upgrade any GVP I happen to have with...

I always upgrade any GVP I happen to have with the latest on Ralph's site. :-) I probably will not have the motivation to try any other versions but the latest 4.15 and 3.15.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 February 2018, 14:41
Replies: 103
Views: 12,915
Posted By Jope
Thanks! This is definitely interesting. Just...

Thanks! This is definitely interesting. Just quickly looked and it certainly isn't 100% PC compatible as I thought. It has MFM data on the tracks though.

Surprisingly the duplicator info is a...
Forum: News 12 February 2018, 13:53
Replies: 85
Views: 4,532
Posted By Jope
I obviously need to put some time aside to test...

I obviously need to put some time aside to test this with all of the SCSI controllers I have hoarded away. I'm especially interested in seeing whether the directscsi problem I had with the GVP Series...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 12 February 2018, 13:28
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Jope
I'm also guessing it's a Suzo Prof Competition in...

I'm also guessing it's a Suzo Prof Competition in this case.

Does the Suzo 9000 have a steel shaft? All the Profs I've seen had a really flexible plastic shaft.
Forum: News 12 February 2018, 13:24
Replies: 85
Views: 4,532
Posted By Jope
Why would you redo them? Just update the handler...

Why would you redo them? Just update the handler in your RDB.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 February 2018, 12:08
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Jope
Two options here. 1) modify an existing...

Two options here.

1) modify an existing external drive, get one which has a D connector you can take apart. Identify SEL1, SEL2, SEL3 at the D connector, write down which colour wire goes to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 February 2018, 01:31
Replies: 1,724
Views: 217,597
Posted By Jope
Yeh, I was thinking about it in more of a best...

Yeh, I was thinking about it in more of a best practice kind of way, already there for you if you make modifications to the s-s. But I admit it was just a guess.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 February 2018, 10:58
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Jope
A rev5 board is a bit difficult to make...

A rev5 board is a bit difficult to make switchable. The old 8370/8371 has a test pin where the later 8372 has the pal/ntsc select pin. A 8372 defaults to NTSC mode in a rev5, you will have to somehow...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 February 2018, 09:57
Replies: 1,724
Views: 217,597
Posted By Jope
Basically if you intend on using the If command's...

Basically if you intend on using the If command's WARN/ERROR/FAIL parameters, 21 is the minimum FailAt level you can run at, so it is set in there for you.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 February 2018, 19:10
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Jope
That is accurate. Not sure what the modulator...

That is accurate. Not sure what the modulator would think - rgb monitors certainly do not mind.
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