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Forum: support.Hardware Today, 02:02
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By Marchie
Working! You were right Solarmon - the reset...

Working!

You were right Solarmon - the reset line was being held down. There is a transistor at U49, which (apparently) holds the system in rest until the voltage stabilises, under which there is...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2019, 03:07
Replies: 52
Views: 1,586
Posted By Marchie
Interesting how some games hold up better than...

Interesting how some games hold up better than others:

Double Dragon - first game I played the Amiga and I simply loved it. But yikes it's an awful looking conversion and not even fun to play.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 September 2019, 02:06
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By Marchie
This one: ...

This one:
https://www.jaycar.com.au/logic-probe-kit/p/KD6100

It's probably garbage, but I'm hoping it can at least test a couple of circuits for me (if that's what logic probes do?).

And...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 September 2019, 04:13
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By Marchie
Ok, so I guess that's not my problem after all....

Ok, so I guess that's not my problem after all. (Is it possible someone tried to remove the caps but couldn't?)

Ok, going into unknown territory with testing signals now...

I have a logic probe...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 September 2019, 02:38
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By Marchie
Thanks for the feedback guys. I've been through...

Thanks for the feedback guys. I've been through the max transfer debacle already, but it seems that there may still be gremlins with the CF adapter. I'll try an SD2IDE and see if that works any...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2019, 15:24
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By Marchie
All the traces from CPU tested good, so I had...

All the traces from CPU tested good, so I had another look at the under side of the board and found a couple of smudgy looking solder joints (all of which are caps). I'd value a second opinion before...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2019, 05:34
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By Marchie
Following up - I have been running the TF328...

Following up -

I have been running the TF328 for a while now and while most WHDload games work, I'm finding up to about a 1/3 fail. (as opposed to pretty much 100% working on the 1200). They just...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2019, 04:13
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By Marchie
Yeah I don't know if it was re-capped and/or if...

Yeah I don't know if it was re-capped and/or if that was the reason for it no longer working. I'm not seeing any tell-tale signs of a bodgy recap job of the sort that would do more harm than good.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 September 2019, 14:55
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By Marchie
Thanks for all the help guys, Removed the...

Thanks for all the help guys,

Removed the ROMs, sockets look pretty clean to me (pics attached) wiped but haven't gone the full toothbrush yet. Tried a different set of ROMs, still nothing. Have...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 September 2019, 14:32
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By Marchie
This is all really helpful. Thank you solarmon. ...

This is all really helpful. Thank you solarmon.

Right now I get nothing on screen (no flickers, no colours, nothing), power LED (don't have a floppy connected at present, so no floppy LED), no...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 September 2019, 04:11
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By Marchie
A1200 repair guide.

Hi Guys,

I have a non-working 1200 mobo to resurrect, and as it's my first A1200 repair I'm at a loss for where to start. It's a REV 2B, I get a power-LED when I power up and that's about it.
...
Forum: News 30 August 2019, 15:33
Replies: 158
Views: 11,155
Posted By Marchie
This looks just awesome. Can't wait to watch the...

This looks just awesome. Can't wait to watch the stream in full.

I'd offer to help with some pixel art but it looks like you're already well supplied with talent!

Keep it up!
Forum: Amiga scene 26 August 2019, 03:32
Replies: 300
Views: 31,948
Posted By Marchie
Good on you for sticking with this for so long,...

Good on you for sticking with this for so long, it just keeps improving!
Forum: support.Hardware 26 August 2019, 01:55
Replies: 29
Views: 1,993
Posted By Marchie
In order to be scientific about this we really...

In order to be scientific about this we really should buy everything, then test and compare.

Anyone here good for a loan?
Forum: support.Hardware 22 August 2019, 06:19
Replies: 46
Views: 1,231
Posted By Marchie
Before you de-solder a bunch of RAM chips you...

Before you de-solder a bunch of RAM chips you might want to try jumper J101 which will change the addressing for the chimp mem from 1meg chip to 512k chip 512k fast. If that makes a difference it...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 August 2019, 14:53
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By Marchie
Crashing from time to time is one thing, burning...

Crashing from time to time is one thing, burning out is another. Can it handle USB hard disks?
Forum: Amiga scene 17 August 2019, 14:47
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By Marchie
I figured there would be. Along with all the...

I figured there would be. Along with all the professional relationships and rivalries that come with that.
Forum: Amiga scene 17 August 2019, 11:10
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By Marchie
Having worked on all three films, I think they're...

Having worked on all three films, I think they're getting better each time. Never knew the original anime though, so can't speak to accuracy.
Forum: Amiga scene 17 August 2019, 01:36
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By Marchie
Cool! Did you work on Premiere? The animation in...

Cool! Did you work on Premiere? The animation in that game was awesome.
Forum: Amiga scene 17 August 2019, 01:31
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By Marchie
Maya the Bee! I'm working on the third feature...

Maya the Bee! I'm working on the third feature film now!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 August 2019, 15:16
Replies: 57
Views: 2,280
Posted By Marchie
Quickshot Python was the weapon of choice way...

Quickshot Python was the weapon of choice way back when.

These days however the kids struggle with up-for-jump if I hand them a joystick. A generic Sega pad with a button wired to up is much more...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 August 2019, 15:08
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By Marchie
I've read lots of people complaining about the...

I've read lots of people complaining about the RapidRoad dying on them. IS that just true of older revisions? I have to say all the icomp stuff I have so far has been rock-solid.



You can...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 August 2019, 14:58
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By Marchie
So who here's an industry veteran?

Sorry mods if this is the wrong section, but I'm just wondering how many of you folks here are Amiga industry vets (Amiga magazine employees, hardware/software developers) as opposed to just home...
Forum: OT - General 16 August 2019, 14:51
Replies: 140
Views: 7,528
Posted By Marchie
This has been a fascinating read. Lots of history...

This has been a fascinating read. Lots of history here....
Forum: Amiga scene 26 July 2019, 01:35
Replies: 300
Views: 31,948
Posted By Marchie
Looking sweet! Keep up the good work!

Looking sweet! Keep up the good work!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 July 2019, 01:28
Replies: 39
Views: 2,714
Posted By Marchie
I agree, it didn't work out but they were...

I agree, it didn't work out but they were absolutely right to give it a try. Same for the CD32 - had the terminal decline not already begun and prevented them from releasing it properly, the CD32...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 July 2019, 13:16
Replies: 39
Views: 2,714
Posted By Marchie
I suppose I can accept the A600 as the...

I suppose I can accept the A600 as the sacrificial goat that made the A1200 possible...

Beautiful machine the 1200...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 July 2019, 07:44
Replies: 39
Views: 2,714
Posted By Marchie
If they had just released the A300 as it was...

If they had just released the A300 as it was supposed to be, they would have sold millions. A baby A500 was a brilliant idea: turn yesterday's technology into a cheap-to-make, cheap-to-buy,...
Forum: MarketPlace 08 July 2019, 01:39
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By Marchie
Wanted: A1200 mobo

Looking for an A1200 motherboard, any revision, any condition.

Thanks!
Forum: support.Hardware 01 July 2019, 15:53
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By Marchie
Thanks for the help everyone. Changing the...

Thanks for the help everyone.

Changing the maxtransfer got it working. No idea why on earth I didn't set it properly to begin with...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 June 2019, 14:53
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By Marchie
That looks seriously cool, thanks dalek!

That looks seriously cool, thanks dalek!
Forum: support.Hardware 26 June 2019, 01:38
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By Marchie
Yes, the demos were on a different partition, so...

Yes, the demos were on a different partition, so I treid the games from the same partition and they work fine.

So I guess it's possible that I can boot WB from a partition without problems, but be...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 June 2019, 15:38
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By Marchie
Ok, so I tried a different CF adapter and that...

Ok, so I tried a different CF adapter and that didn't work at all.

Went back the the original one, I've tried a bunch of demos, and they all work perfectly.

But every game fails with a...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 June 2019, 01:02
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By Marchie
Thanks guys, all help is appreciated. I've done...

Thanks guys, all help is appreciated. I've done this process for my 500's and they work ok, so I'm a bit stumped that the CD32 is falling over so badly. Workbench boots fine, and I managed to start...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 June 2019, 14:30
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By Marchie
WHDload fails on CD32

I'm trying to run WHDlod on my CD32 but I get errors on pretty much every game I try (disk read error, checksum error, etc. etc.)

I've taken the CF image off my 1200 (which works fine) and I'm...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 June 2019, 01:26
Replies: 34
Views: 2,268
Posted By Marchie
Beast 1, super spooky, super cool.

Beast 1, super spooky, super cool.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 30 May 2019, 02:27
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By Marchie
I have an indie ECS and it copes fine with NTSC...

I have an indie ECS and it copes fine with NTSC or PAL, hopefully the 2320 is the same.
Forum: News 30 May 2019, 02:24
Replies: 217
Views: 15,061
Posted By Marchie
What an achievement! Well done! Looking forward...

What an achievement! Well done! Looking forward to playing a brand-new game on my 1200 that really shows off what it can do!

You are a star, not many people are willing to put this much time and...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 27 May 2019, 01:29
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By Marchie
No, you don't need a super denise. Jumper...

No, you don't need a super denise.

Jumper J102 will boot into PAL or NTSC with an 8372A Agnus (most other Agnus versions are dedicated PAL or NTSC).

3.1 ROMs allow you to hold down both mouse...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2019, 01:32
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By Marchie
Cardpatch error

Hey folks,

I have Cardpatch at the beginning of my A1200 startup sequence thus:

C:CardPatch
Run >NIL: C:CardReset TICKS 50

Which works fine with 4meg fast RAM, but if I switch to 8mb (when...
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