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Forum: Hardware mods 23 June 2020, 20:32
Replies: 3
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Posted By Fastdruid
The cheapest way would be to start with an...

The cheapest way would be to start with an existing case and just modify as appropriate to fit the A500. At its simplest a new back to the case and either a right angle or 180 "zorro" adaptor.
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 June 2020, 12:48
Replies: 2,682
Views: 419,111
Posted By Fastdruid
I'll try an EL5 explanation. I'll answer it...

I'll try an EL5 explanation.

I'll answer it in reverse. There are two main types Cooperative multitasking and Preemptive multitasking.

Cooperative means that each application itself has to...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 09 June 2020, 15:09
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By Fastdruid
Very common problem was for a virus to overwrite...

Very common problem was for a virus to overwrite the custom bootcode with a generic AmigaDOS one.

You should always write protect any game unless you need it to be writable and if it needs to be...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 May 2020, 15:56
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By Fastdruid
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9808159

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9808159
Forum: Amiga scene 29 May 2020, 12:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By Fastdruid
It was a great idea...that floundered and went...

It was a great idea...that floundered and went nowhere.

http://www.amigahistory.plus.com/amigade.html
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/03/a-history-of-the-amiga-part-12-red-vs-blue/
Forum: Hardware pics 28 May 2020, 20:36
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By Fastdruid
Just to close this off, I asked the question and...

Just to close this off, I asked the question and got this response back:



In short, neither are any use so don't mess!
Forum: support.Hardware 28 May 2020, 11:50
Replies: 75
Views: 3,633
Posted By Fastdruid
In _theory_ running on FPGA is better as it can...

In _theory_ running on FPGA is better as it can reproduce exact timing better.

However WinUAE is very good indeed and while it will always suffer from the emulation problem (trying to emulate...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 May 2020, 17:02
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Fastdruid
AIUI that _shouldn't_ be the case as the...

AIUI that _shouldn't_ be the case as the autoconfigure doesn't care about card order.

The Autoconfigures are performed in order _but_ should also ignore an empty slot
...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 May 2020, 21:21
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Fastdruid
Obviously you have got your answer...but for the...

Obviously you have got your answer...but for the benefit of anyone finding this later the answer is here https://misterfpga.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=117



Which does mean however that 32Mb would...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 May 2020, 23:32
Replies: 29
Views: 3,609
Posted By Fastdruid
Very nice. What's the kind of price of getting...

Very nice. What's the kind of price of getting something like that made over just a PCB?

I'd been idly contemplating designing an ATX form factor A500+ and frankly having tried it in the past I...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 May 2020, 14:40
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Fastdruid
I'm messing about with actual Amiga hardware atm...

I'm messing about with actual Amiga hardware atm hence I hadn't had a chance to finish it but WHDLoad would be a hard drive image in the Hardfiles directory. I planned to get a fully working one on...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 May 2020, 13:27
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Fastdruid
Right, organisation of mine. \ means it's a...

Right, organisation of mine. \ means it's a directory, .\means its a file in the directory above.


\
.\menu.rbf ("Core" core)
.\MiSTer ...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 May 2020, 23:58
Replies: 2,682
Views: 419,111
Posted By Fastdruid
I'm not sure you are. A google suggests that the...

I'm not sure you are. A google suggests that the C64 ran at 1MHz while the Amiga CIA's ran off the "e-clock" which is 1/10th of 68000 bus speed (so roughly 0.7MHz).
Forum: Amiga scene 21 May 2020, 21:20
Replies: 870
Views: 107,463
Posted By Fastdruid
Not to mention the Osborne effect! ;)

Not to mention the Osborne effect! ;)
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2020, 17:22
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Fastdruid
Without the i/o board you're free to do wtf you...

Without the i/o board you're free to do wtf you want! :) Be that to mount a fan inside the "case" or attach it to the heatsink or just cable tie it on.



There is no wi-fi with it so if you...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2020, 14:56
Replies: 43
Views: 2,007
Posted By Fastdruid
Which in part is why none of those did SMP and...

Which in part is why none of those did SMP and why MS abandoned the Windows 9x kernel to move to the Windows NT.

No one is claiming you _cannot_ do SMP but pointing to AROS is an irrelevance...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2020, 13:43
Replies: 43
Views: 2,007
Posted By Fastdruid
AROS on x64 is massively different from running...

AROS on x64 is massively different from running SMP on multi-socket 68k. AROS itself is also rather different to AmigaOS.

As one of the actual developers said



RJ Michel made lots of...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2020, 13:41
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Fastdruid
-OTG HUB: All depends on what you want to plug...

-OTG HUB: All depends on what you want to plug in. You can get away with just an OTG adapter and a separate hub. The USB extension board is neat but increases the size of the assembly somewhat.
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 May 2020, 02:20
Replies: 2,682
Views: 419,111
Posted By Fastdruid
Yes. According to this:...

Yes. According to this: https://www.amiga-stuff.com/hardware/8520.html

They're surface mount CIA's.

391078-01 is a CIA which runs at 1MHz
291078-02 is a CIA which runs at 2MHz

Functionally...
Forum: Hardware pics 21 May 2020, 00:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By Fastdruid
Oooooh, thanks. I had it hashed out of the...

Oooooh, thanks. I had it hashed out of the startup-sequence but I'll give that a go. :great
Forum: Hardware pics 20 May 2020, 23:22
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By Fastdruid
Be careful if you have a CF "hard drive" as...

Be careful if you have a CF "hard drive" as IDEfix97 doesn't like some of them. I believe because it detects them as removable and hangs (although cannot remember exactly why).
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 22:34
Replies: 43
Views: 2,007
Posted By Fastdruid
Yes and no. Yes it's long been known _how_ to do...

Yes and no. Yes it's long been known _how_ to do SMP, the issue is that it breaks everything.

If you break everything that came before it makes sticking to 68k kind of pointless.

The SMP in...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 20:11
Replies: 43
Views: 2,007
Posted By Fastdruid
Just use multiple A2620/30 cards with a buster...

Just use multiple A2620/30 cards with a buster type arbitrator basically.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 20:07
Replies: 43
Views: 2,007
Posted By Fastdruid
Not much use on 68k though.

Not much use on 68k though.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 19:04
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Fastdruid
Have you run the AmigaTestKit on it for a...

Have you run the AmigaTestKit on it for a starting point?

https://github.com/keirf/Amiga-Stuff
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 18:44
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Fastdruid
To be _slightly_ fair to the MiSTer devs they're...

To be _slightly_ fair to the MiSTer devs they're treading a fine line with the copyright ownership on the arcade ROMs....but it was still an arse to find out how it could actually have been much...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 18:37
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Fastdruid
I don't think it particularly helps that the...

I don't think it particularly helps that the MiSTer documentation is not the best (tbh the bane of many a project because messing with code is *far* more fun than documentation) and is arguably...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 18:12
Replies: 43
Views: 2,007
Posted By Fastdruid
IIRC Dave Haynie is on record as saying he would...

IIRC Dave Haynie is on record as saying he would have used PCI back in the day if it had existed instead of AMI bus in the Acutiator design and that was designed to be multiprocessor.



Might be...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 15:49
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Fastdruid
For setup of the MiSTer SD card via Mac (or...

For setup of the MiSTer SD card via Mac (or Linux) the instructions say to go here:
https://github.com/michaelshmitty/SD-Installer-macos_MiSTer
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 15:46
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Fastdruid
I can't answer that on a Mac I'm afraid, I have...

I can't answer that on a Mac I'm afraid, I have an ideological aversion to them.

A google suggest using etcher https://osxdaily.com/2018/01/11/write-img-to-sd-card-mac-etcher/
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 14:27
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Fastdruid
Linux basically. Along with manuals, examples...

Linux basically. Along with manuals, examples etc.

https://software.intel.com/content/www/us/en/develop/articles/terasic-de10-nano-get-started-guide.html

You can download the latest version...
Forum: Hardware pics 20 May 2020, 14:17
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By Fastdruid
I have one of those on order! It's more...

I have one of those on order!

It's more that the old school 5.25" 1/2 height drives came with a nice little PSU integrated into a neat case.

Before the slimline USB etc CDROMs were a thing I...
Forum: Hardware pics 20 May 2020, 02:56
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By Fastdruid
Nice. I'm still looking for a neat 5.25" powered...

Nice. I'm still looking for a neat 5.25" powered bay to do similar.

I've got rid of so much stuff in the past that I'm now thinking "I wish I had that now", one of them being a 5.25" external...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 May 2020, 19:40
Replies: 2,682
Views: 419,111
Posted By Fastdruid
I think just about anything Zorro II can be...

I think just about anything Zorro II can be fitted to an A500/A1000, which means that for example you could fit one of the pre-AGA Zorro-II cards, eg http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/a2410

The MNT...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2020, 19:24
Replies: 43
Views: 2,007
Posted By Fastdruid
That was the other thread...this is dual CPU's...

That was the other thread...this is dual CPU's and buster magic.

Anyway, interesting though the Atari is (it didn't run TOS btw) going back to Amiga and multi CPU (and also Transputer)

This...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2020, 16:55
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Fastdruid
The "atari forum" is just a bunch of people who...

The "atari forum" is just a bunch of people who are members of the forum who are making them for other people, it's not a shop front or anything like that.

"misterfpga.co.uk" is one of those on...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2020, 16:40
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Fastdruid
Er, isn't that this board but semi-populated...

Er, isn't that this board but semi-populated https://misterfpga.co.uk/product/mister-io-board-v6-1-pcb-unpopulated/ in which case you probably want this one...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2020, 16:22
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Fastdruid
I got mine from here https://misterfpga.co.uk/

I got mine from here https://misterfpga.co.uk/
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2020, 15:36
Replies: 43
Views: 2,007
Posted By Fastdruid
IIRC isn't AGP a subset of PCI anyway? If you're...

IIRC isn't AGP a subset of PCI anyway? If you're going to go to the effort why not go the whole hog and do an AGP PicassoIV? ;)
Forum: Hardware pics 19 May 2020, 13:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By Fastdruid
Totally is! The issue form is is that from the...

Totally is! The issue form is is that from the wording it came across as you could boot Kickstart 1.3 to 3.1 where as it actually meant you could boot from the IDE adapter _USING_ any version of...
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