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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 January 2018, 21:19
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Posted By ajk
Hard disks are limited by how many you can...

Hard disks are limited by how many you can connect to the hardware. For IDE it's 2 per channel, for a SCSI controller it's 7 devices plus the host (or 15 in later SCSI implementations).

There...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2018, 09:40
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By ajk
Glad to hear you are making progress. It is...

Glad to hear you are making progress. It is indeed hard to understand why a particular monitor would not display the signal if all others will, must be some very minor difference at play here.

If...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 January 2018, 11:37
Replies: 28
Views: 1,066
Posted By ajk
The situation with the Kickstart and Workbench is...

The situation with the Kickstart and Workbench is of course not ideal, but it's hardly cost prohibitive. The license from Cloanto is, what, 10 euros? That is essentially nothing compared to other...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 January 2018, 11:28
Replies: 28
Views: 1,066
Posted By ajk
@donnie But there are simple ways. What...

@donnie

But there are simple ways. What exactly is wrong with the ACA500 and/or Gotek (or HxC) drive? They are in the same price range as the 1541 Ultimate and SD2IEC for the C64, respectively.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 January 2018, 00:01
Replies: 28
Views: 1,066
Posted By ajk
Those points don't seem that high priority to...

Those points don't seem that high priority to me... if the ACA500 is too expensive there is the Gotek option which, while not quite as nice as a hard drive setup, is perfectly usable and very cheap....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 January 2018, 17:05
Replies: 48
Views: 3,551
Posted By ajk
It's quite likely that doing such comparisons for...

It's quite likely that doing such comparisons for each pixel will take more time than just redrawing the screen :)
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 08 January 2018, 15:46
Replies: 34
Views: 1,513
Posted By ajk
There are three different ways you can make the...

There are three different ways you can make the Gotek drive Amiga compatible. The first one was Hervé Messinger's effort at https://cortexamigafloppydrive.wordpress.com/. But it is no longer in...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2018, 22:10
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By ajk
I haven't got my A1200 set up just now, but you...

I haven't got my A1200 set up just now, but you should have something like the following:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OgrCYkfLBdQ/VdlDshEUQUI/AAAAAAAAOyQ/y24vMb0VnZQ/s640/mui028.png

Make sure it...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2018, 12:05
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By ajk
Well, check the preferences. If it's in VGA only...

Well, check the preferences. If it's in VGA only mode, there is no digital signal coming out of the Indivision so the monitor would not see anything. DVI can carry analog signal as well as digital...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2018, 10:07
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By ajk
How are your settings like in the Indivision...

How are your settings like in the Indivision preferences? It's not in VGA only mode by any chance?
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2018, 00:00
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By ajk
No, games will not (with very few exceptions)...

No, games will not (with very few exceptions) allow you to choose a resolution, it is fixed.

If you are running 3.1 you should be able to make the pointer hi-res within Prefs/Pointer.
Forum: Hardware mods 05 January 2018, 20:58
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By ajk
Might be possible these days to design and 3D...

Might be possible these days to design and 3D print a custom flap of some sort. But I'm not convinced it's really worth the effort, dust hasn't been a major issue in my experience as long as the...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 January 2018, 08:05
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By ajk
Does the XRGB Mini not simply have RGB in, or is...

Does the XRGB Mini not simply have RGB in, or is it some different model ..? If it does, connect the Amiga video output to that input using a suitable cable.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 03 January 2018, 08:02
Replies: 34
Views: 1,513
Posted By ajk
With the switcher, you can boot from the external...

With the switcher, you can boot from the external drive, since the Amiga will think it is the internal one. And yep you can also save using the USB drive, to any disk image which has space (can't...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 02 January 2018, 17:17
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By ajk
@Larky Yep, but he wanted an internal...

@Larky

Yep, but he wanted an internal solution.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 02 January 2018, 14:51
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By ajk
Unlike say the A600 or A1200, the A500 has no...

Unlike say the A600 or A1200, the A500 has no provision for a hard disk in its original design. So you can't get away quite as easily, unfortunately. Also keep in mind that most games don't readily...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 31 December 2017, 20:12
Replies: 34
Views: 1,513
Posted By ajk
There are many models of PSU but if there are...

There are many models of PSU but if there are little circles on the bottom, those are probably the screw holes - they have cover plugs in them. You can carefully drill through.
Forum: Hardware mods 31 December 2017, 18:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,649
Posted By ajk
@kgc210 I actually did have a socket for it...

@kgc210

I actually did have a socket for it initially, but when I saw that the accelerator is working, I soldered it on directly. I don't imagine I will have any reason to change it when used with...
Forum: Hardware mods 30 December 2017, 21:24
Replies: 17
Views: 1,649
Posted By ajk
Here's my attempt - put together on my coffee...

Here's my attempt - put together on my coffee table with a single, medium sized soldering iron tip and not much else :) Will make a nice addition to my A3000 setup.

Thanks for creating these...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 December 2017, 08:50
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By ajk
You can always save the modulator box and install...

You can always save the modulator box and install it again later, should the need arise. It's just very hard to see what possible reason there could be for it, apart from nostalgia perhaps.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 December 2017, 09:51
Replies: 34
Views: 1,513
Posted By ajk
Yes, a SCART input on a TV should give equivalent...

Yes, a SCART input on a TV should give equivalent quality. Some TVs do not like the signal from the Amiga but that is fairly uncommon. If you have a TV you can try, it's the cheapest option.

I'm...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 24 December 2017, 23:39
Replies: 34
Views: 1,513
Posted By ajk
A floppy emulator like the Gotek is certainly the...

A floppy emulator like the Gotek is certainly the easiest way to interface with an A500. It can be made to replace the internal or external drive, or even a switcher can be built or bought:...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 December 2017, 08:41
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By ajk
In my experience the image is nice and stable....

In my experience the image is nice and stable. But it is somewhat dependent on the particular Amiga, sometimes you can't tune the image exactly right and are left over with some slight striping,...
Forum: request.Music 22 December 2017, 08:37
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By ajk
But, why not? It's just data, any computer can be...

But, why not? It's just data, any computer can be made to play it. HippoPlayer supports lots of different music formats.

As far as I understand it, .xm is pretty similar to other module formats so...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 December 2017, 08:37
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By ajk
Easiest way is simply to get another Amiga user...

Easiest way is simply to get another Amiga user nearby to make some floppies for you :)
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2017, 07:37
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By ajk
@patrik Here is a drawing, I think it should...

@patrik

Here is a drawing, I think it should have all the important measurements:

http://ajk.kapsi.fi/retro/amiga/a3000/a3000_spacer.png

The original clips are light grey / beige, about the...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2017, 15:05
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By ajk
I have 3D printed some of these and have got a...

I have 3D printed some of these and have got a CAD model, if it's useful. I've got an original one too somewhere (just the one, hence 3D printing :))
Forum: News 24 November 2017, 09:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,894
Posted By ajk
Yeah, but the A500 isn't supposed to have white...

Yeah, but the A500 isn't supposed to have white keycaps. At least the last time I checked they didn't have a light grey or beige option. IIRC the reason was that they hadn't been able to quite figure...
Forum: MarketPlace 23 November 2017, 11:28
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By ajk
I've got them, although not just the clips, but...

I've got them, although not just the clips, but entire connectors: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=82962

Send me a PM and we'll get you sorted :)
Forum: support.Hardware 22 November 2017, 14:01
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By ajk
Nothing terrible, but different forums do have...

Nothing terrible, but different forums do have different main interests - particularly between the "Classic" line of Amigas and later developments like OS4, MorphOS, AROS etc.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 November 2017, 19:21
Replies: 147
Views: 11,640
Posted By ajk
When the Amiga came out (the A1000) in 1985, it...

When the Amiga came out (the A1000) in 1985, it was hardly a budget computer though. It was quite expensive and advertised as a multimedia system, for audio, graphics design and other productivity...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 November 2017, 14:06
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By ajk
Sounds good, and if it can be done automatically,...

Sounds good, and if it can be done automatically, even better :)
Forum: support.Hardware 21 November 2017, 13:53
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By ajk
I already did. Not sure if these were...

I already did. Not sure if these were specifically 3M but they are definitely much more solid than the old ones (Agnus socket is the new one in the photo).

I also made GAL versions of the original...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 November 2017, 11:09
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By ajk
Cool, thanks for the information. I'll have to...

Cool, thanks for the information. I'll have to see what combination is best once I've got a proper Workbench installation going.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 November 2017, 09:50
Replies: 1,686
Views: 206,086
Posted By ajk
As a general rule of thumb: If you run a...

As a general rule of thumb:

If you run a bare bones floppy based system (A1000, A500, A600 mainly) use 1.3.

If you have a hard drive and some extra memory, go for 3.1.

If you have an...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 November 2017, 14:53
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By ajk
I must point out that it's not something I did,...

I must point out that it's not something I did, must have been either the previous owner or even from factory :) Several of the PLCC sockets were broken so perhaps someone has been working on the...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 November 2017, 01:37
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By ajk
Well it's cleaned up now and the system seems to...

Well it's cleaned up now and the system seems to work still. I guess it was just some splashed solder then. Pretty lucky that it didn't actually shortcut anything important!
...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 November 2017, 22:33
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By ajk
Which connector are we talking about here? On the...

Which connector are we talking about here? On the A500 the keyboard membrane connects to the controller PCB which is a part of the keyboard, and a regular cable then goes to the pin header on the...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 November 2017, 21:33
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By ajk
Interestingly I haven't noticed any side effects,...

Interestingly I haven't noticed any side effects, at least nothing severe. I will clean it up and see if anything changes.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 November 2017, 17:39
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By ajk
A3000 motherboard mod near U254

Hi,

I was working on my A3000 and noticed this solder blob in the front left section:

http://ajk.kapsi.fi/retro/amiga/a3000/mod.jpg

Does anyone know or recognize what this is for? I tried...
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