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Forum: support.Other Yesterday, 17:06
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Posted By Sim085
So what did they do before FPGAs?

I know the 68K can be emulated/run on an FPGA chip but this question is not about that. I bought a simple 8MB memory upgrade for my A500 and I can see this too has an FPGA chip (Xilinx something).
...
Forum: support.Apps 04 January 2021, 23:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Sim085
Ok, finally got this to work. I had to copy the...

Ok, finally got this to work. I had to copy the mouse driver (mscvmd.386) to a floppy disk and then change the mouse to "COM1". After the change SETUP will search the driver in the floppy disk...
Forum: support.Apps 23 December 2020, 23:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Sim085
Thank you for the invaluable advice :bowdown ...

Thank you for the invaluable advice :bowdown



Through the below I copied PCTMOUSE.EXE to the hard file and executed this. When I execute this I get the message "Mouse driver has been ...
Forum: support.Apps 23 December 2020, 11:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Sim085
So I guess playing GP2 on Win95 is out of the...

So I guess playing GP2 on Win95 is out of the question ;)
Forum: support.Apps 23 December 2020, 08:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Sim085
I tried creating image files of different sizes,...

I tried creating image files of different sizes, I could create one that is 128MB but not one that is 256MB.
Forum: support.Apps 22 December 2020, 22:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Sim085
PC-Task - Any step by step tutorial?

I have just seen some videos of PC-Task running Windows3.1 on an A1200 and I would like to try it out, first on WinUAE and then on the real hardware as well. I did copy all files on my machine and...
Forum: support.Other 16 December 2020, 23:20
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By Sim085
thanks solarmon, that explains it :)

thanks solarmon, that explains it :)
Forum: support.Other 15 December 2020, 14:49
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By Sim085
External Floppy Drive does not work with A500 Kickstart 1.3

I have a Cumana External Floppy Drive. Works fine with the other A500s I have (Kickstart 2.0 and Kickstart 3.1). However when used with an A500 with Kickstart 1.3 it doesn't work. The External Floppy...
Forum: support.Other 11 November 2020, 11:16
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By Sim085
Thank you all for the replies. I always wondered...

Thank you all for the replies. I always wondered how it worked in the background.
Forum: support.Other 10 November 2020, 14:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By Sim085
How does the system know that the floppy disk inserted is not the same?

I have two floppy disks, both have the same exact content and both have the same name. Both floppy disks have one application. I insert one floppy disk, open it, but before I start the application I...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2020, 09:10
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Sim085
Mostly out of curiosity to be honest but with an...

Mostly out of curiosity to be honest but with an eye on the A314 bottom expansion board I have on its way. I see some mods around which try to get 2MB on the motherboard so was thinking if the other...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2020, 02:29
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Sim085
Yes, but what I mean is that rather then getting...

Yes, but what I mean is that rather then getting 1MB from the motherboard and 1MB from the bottom expansion board you configure the motherboard to get 2MB from the bottom expansion board. Is that...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 October 2020, 23:25
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Sim085
I have one of those on an A500 model; gives me...

I have one of those on an A500 model; gives me 1MB chipRAM from the MegaChip, 512KB from the bottom expansion slot and 512KM from the A500 itself.

The A500+ is however different, comes with 1MB...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 October 2020, 22:24
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Sim085
A500+ with 2MB chipRAM from bottom expansion board?

Hello, is there any jumper configuration which would allow an A500+ to take all 2MB chipRAM from the bottom expansion board (assuming the bottom expansion board would support this)? Or maximum is...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 October 2020, 09:15
Replies: 22
Views: 3,438
Posted By Sim085
I always saw the advantage of putting a raspberry...

I always saw the advantage of putting a raspberry pi to emulate resources as a cheap alternative since the resources are there available to use on the raspberry pi and the raspberry pi is mass...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 October 2020, 20:06
Replies: 22
Views: 3,438
Posted By Sim085
As I said I am no expert. However I believe for...

As I said I am no expert. However I believe for the Amiga changes nothing, signals are sent to the CPU and signals are returned from the CPU, the only difference is that the CPU is emulated by the...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 October 2020, 19:54
Replies: 22
Views: 3,438
Posted By Sim085
Finally! :) :) :) :) I have been dreaming...

Finally! :) :) :) :)

I have been dreaming about this since the first day the Raspberry Pi came out. Unfortunately I am no hardware guru (I am no hardware nothing actually) and therefore could...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 October 2020, 22:55
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By Sim085
Thank you Niklas, I was looking forward for...

Thank you Niklas, I was looking forward for something like this :)
Forum: support.Hardware 22 October 2020, 14:12
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Sim085
Tried this, everything showing to be working...

Tried this, everything showing to be working fine. Reading, Alignment. Used a Workbench Disk. Looks to be working great. Don't know, I am sure all I did is just use some isopropyl alcohol on the...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 October 2020, 00:46
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Sim085
Turns out a good cleaning of the head solved it. ...

Turns out a good cleaning of the head solved it.
I cannot make sense of this however. How is it possible that AmigaKit read the whole disk, Shell copy all files to RAM:, but then at boot up the...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 October 2020, 22:19
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Sim085
Converted ju257a606p not booting disks

I might have sung victory a little to soon with this one. The disk drive works fine when I boot in Amiga OS; I can read disks, write disks, format disks, AmigaKit reports headers are aligned....
Forum: support.Hardware 20 October 2020, 14:17
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By Sim085
Do you mean when booting the OS from disk? Or...

Do you mean when booting the OS from disk? Or when inserting a disk when already in OS?
Forum: Hardware mods 20 October 2020, 09:38
Replies: 441
Views: 467,212
Posted By Sim085
I did not know where to put this, I think this is...

I did not know where to put this, I think this is the best place.

I have modified ju257a606p as documented here (http://jope.fi/drives/ju257a606p/). The conversion works fine.

However want to...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 October 2020, 00:42
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By Sim085
When I do a System test it says 572.2ms. ...

When I do a System test it says 572.2ms.

When I do a Read Test if motor is spinning (because for example I just came out from a System Test) it says "READY too fast (284us): Gotek or hacked PC...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 October 2020, 23:29
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By Sim085
AmigaKit - Ready signal too fast

I have done a floppy drive conversion on a ju257a606p as document here (http://jope.fi/drives/ju257a606p/).

It looks like the drive is working fine. Loaded a couple of disks, copied them,...
Forum: Coders. General 27 September 2020, 22:09
Replies: 7
Views: 2,171
Posted By Sim085
After learning some C and Intuition I went on and...

After learning some C and Intuition I went on and tried this out. Unfortunately the results are not good. Attached screenshot.

It would look like although main map, mini map and info section are...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 29 August 2020, 19:38
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By Sim085
always asked this myself. will try it out.

always asked this myself. will try it out.
Forum: support.Apps 26 August 2020, 11:37
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Sim085
Indeed :agree Many thanks to everyone for...

Indeed :agree


Many thanks to everyone for all the help.
Forum: support.Apps 24 August 2020, 23:51
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Sim085
Yes sure. Imagine two files; Hello.info and Hello...

Yes sure. Imagine two files; Hello.info and Hello where Hello.info is the icon of type Project with Default Tool set to IconX and has a Tool Types entry MSG=Hello,World. From the Hello script I...
Forum: support.Apps 24 August 2020, 22:09
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Sim085
IconX - read tool types from script?

Is it possible to read use tool types to pass arguments to a script run through IconX?
Forum: support.Other 18 August 2020, 23:22
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Sim085
Do not want to hijack the thread but cannot...

Do not want to hijack the thread but cannot resist not to ask; what did you use to play the video and what is the video format?
Forum: support.Other 18 August 2020, 18:01
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Sim085
Yes I have always installed the two in sequence....

Yes I have always installed the two in sequence. Not sure if it is a must but I find it more easier to do that and then add on top of it.
Forum: support.Other 18 August 2020, 16:14
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Sim085
Wordworth is very nice and can save in RTF or...

Wordworth is very nice and can save in RTF or ASCII.



Have you seen BetterWB? This adds a lot of extras on Workbench 3.1.
Forum: support.Other 18 August 2020, 15:28
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By Sim085
Games on HD without WHDLoad

WHDLoad came out in 1996. However there where some famous titles like Superfrog (1993), Desert Strike (1993) or Sensible Soccer (1994) that came out before 1996 and did not have any HD Install...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 21:44
Replies: 24
Views: 1,199
Posted By Sim085
I agree. To be honest everything looks connected...

I agree. To be honest everything looks connected and therefore I can only conclude that either the drive was faulty, or I must have done something to make it unhappy.

Well I did manage to convert...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 20:08
Replies: 24
Views: 1,199
Posted By Sim085
I cannot notice a voltage drop when the drive...

I cannot notice a voltage drop when the drive should be at track 0 (i.e. - when doing a Signal Test). However I can trace this back to the IC1 chip.

... I do not know if this makes any...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 17:14
Replies: 24
Views: 1,199
Posted By Sim085
It did work when I pulled it out from one of my...

It did work when I pulled it out from one of my PCs but that was a couple of years ago now. I just remembered of these floppy drives now, one was easy, this one a little harder.




Both Pin 10...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 16:33
Replies: 24
Views: 1,199
Posted By Sim085
Just want to add some more information. ...

Just want to add some more information.



When I manually move the head backwards or from Signal screen I press F2 (select DF1:) and then F1 (select DF0:) the Track 0 is identified (see...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 16:18
Replies: 24
Views: 1,199
Posted By Sim085
Started ATK from Hard Disk. Yes, used...

Started ATK from Hard Disk.


Yes, used multi meter to confirm R41 goes to pin 10 and R42 goes to pin 12. Does this make sense



The pad between R41 and R42 goes to pin 16 of the IC1 Chip.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 15:47
Replies: 24
Views: 1,199
Posted By Sim085
So I have "reverted" the changes I did with...

So I have "reverted" the changes I did with regards to DS0/DS1. Cut the trace between R41 and the pad between this and R42 and instead did a blob between this pad and R42. Connected everything and...
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