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Forum: support.FS-UAE 25 May 2020, 12:11
Replies: 7
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Posted By thomas
TSGUI can do it:...

TSGUI can do it: http://thomas-rapp.homepage.t-online.de/downloads/tsgui.lha

But I doubt that WinUAE will allow you to read to the end of the drive. It probably uses the came code to access the...
Forum: support.Other 25 May 2020, 12:05
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By thomas
Yes, exactly. AmigaDOS defines the file system...

Yes, exactly. AmigaDOS defines the file system block site as "sectors per block". HDToolbox gives you the comfort to let you choose from the resulting block sizes.





You might have...
Forum: support.Other 24 May 2020, 16:23
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By thomas
No, you are comparing completely unrelated...

No, you are comparing completely unrelated things.

The drive itself still communicates with the OS in units of "sectors" which are 512 bytes each. So the drive reports itself as 31115952 sectors...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 24 May 2020, 15:03
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By thomas
Yes, as expected, the image is too small. ...

Yes, as expected, the image is too small.

The offset given in the message is 4294816768 (2^32 - 150528), that's behind the end of the image.

The hdd report says this, too:

last readable...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 24 May 2020, 09:28
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By thomas
I guess it tries to read beyond the end of the...

I guess it tries to read beyond the end of the image. How big is the image exactly in bytes?

SFSsalv does not run in any environment. I never got it to work anywhere.

Can you run this and post...
Forum: support.Other 23 May 2020, 16:31
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By thomas
No, it's the usual binary versus decimal. In...

No, it's the usual binary versus decimal.

In HDToolbox
1 KB = 1024 Bytes,
1 MB = 1,048,576 Bytes
1 GB = 1,073,741,824 Bytes

So your 15.9 billion bytes become ca. 14.8 GB in HDToolbox.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 23 May 2020, 12:47
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By thomas
I don't know this book and you didn't post any...

I don't know this book and you didn't post any code, but I can tell you the typical message loop for a window looks like this:


struct IntuiMessage *imsg;

while ((imsg = (struct IntuiMessage...
Forum: Coders. General 23 May 2020, 08:34
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By thomas
All signals already taken. Do you properly...

All signals already taken. Do you properly FreeSignal each signal you allocate?

There are at most 32 per task and something like 8 are already occupied by the system. If you don't FreeSignal and...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 21 May 2020, 11:31
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By thomas
And BobByteWidth should be (BobWidth + 15)/16*2...

And BobByteWidth should be (BobWidth + 15)/16*2 to get proper alignment even if your bob's width is not divisible by 16.
Forum: support.Apps 19 May 2020, 08:55
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By thomas
If you do the copy after installation of the OS...

If you do the copy after installation of the OS it will replace the default tooltypes by the same default tooltypes, so no issue. If you changed tooltypes after installation, just remember the...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 17 May 2020, 17:56
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By thomas
Each software which has this bug has to be...

Each software which has this bug has to be fixed/patched individually.
Forum: support.FS-UAE 16 May 2020, 19:43
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By thomas
No, it's the remainder of dividing the real...

No, it's the remainder of dividing the real capacity by 4GB. I told you, *all* software in 3.1 has the wrap-around issue.
Forum: support.FS-UAE 16 May 2020, 16:37
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By thomas
Every software on OS 3.1 has this issue. But it's...

Every software on OS 3.1 has this issue. But it's only the display. If you use the right file system it's safe anyway.

If you want to display numbers larger than 4 GB then you have to use OS 3.5,...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 16 May 2020, 14:24
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By thomas
WinUAE runs quite well with Wine.

WinUAE runs quite well with Wine.
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 May 2020, 09:39
Replies: 10
Views: 4,417
Posted By thomas
Toni usually uploads the archive to The Zone...

Toni usually uploads the archive to The Zone whenever he adds a new ROM.

http://eab.abime.net/faq.php?faq=vb_faq#faq_thezone_faq_item

You can find archived files from The Zone on the EAB file...
Forum: support.Other 15 May 2020, 09:31
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By thomas
There are several aspects to consider regarding...

There are several aspects to consider regarding block size:

from the file system point of view, I think that FFS becomes slightly faster if it can work with larger blocks. Also the partition size...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 May 2020, 15:00
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By thomas
The CD has audio tracks. You won't really...

The CD has audio tracks.

You won't really get into the atmosphere if you play the game without music.
Forum: support.WinUAE 14 May 2020, 12:12
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By thomas
CGX4 works well with Piccolo SD64 ZIII. ...

CGX4 works well with Piccolo SD64 ZIII.

Didn't get it to work with PicassoIV, too.
Forum: support.Other 14 May 2020, 08:52
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By thomas
You should delete and recreate the entry with the...

You should delete and recreate the entry with the same identifier as the partition. scsi.device only updates the file system if it finds a matching partition.

0x444f5303 a.k.a. DOS\3 is "FFS...
Forum: support.Other 13 May 2020, 15:50
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By thomas
How do you check the version of FFS? How...

How do you check the version of FFS?

How many harddrives do you have in the Amiga? Do all of them have a copy of FFS on them?

What's the DosType (identifier) of FFS on the Add/Update screen?...
Forum: support.Apps 10 May 2020, 13:15
Replies: 79
Views: 9,939
Posted By thomas
The criteria has not changed since the beginning...

The criteria has not changed since the beginning of this thread. PFS is the fastest, FFS has the best data safety. There is not "the better" file system.
Forum: support.Apps 09 May 2020, 20:56
Replies: 79
Views: 9,939
Posted By thomas
Not directly. but you can migrate from FFS to AFS...

Not directly. but you can migrate from FFS to AFS and then upgrade AFS to PFS.

Don't know about the features of AFS, though. Probably it can't do more than 4GB.
Forum: request.Music 09 May 2020, 15:27
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By thomas
His name is missing an 'n' in the screenshot.

His name is missing an 'n' in the screenshot.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 07 May 2020, 23:15
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By thomas
For me it does not leak any memory on 1.3.

For me it does not leak any memory on 1.3.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 07 May 2020, 19:57
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By thomas
I would first suspect my program. The OS usually...

I would first suspect my program. The OS usually does not leak memory unless you forget to free a resource.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 May 2020, 16:27
Replies: 436
Views: 228,681
Posted By thomas
There might be an issue with how version and...

There might be an issue with how version and revision numbers are stored. IIRC later OS versions use the upper 16 bits for the version and the lower 16 bits for the revision. The older HDToolbox does...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 May 2020, 22:23
Replies: 436
Views: 228,681
Posted By thomas
Because the DosType does not match. The DosType...

Because the DosType does not match. The DosType is the key which connects a file system to a partition.

You have so many different DosTypes assigned to your partitions, you should set them all to...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 May 2020, 20:09
Replies: 436
Views: 228,681
Posted By thomas
Neither. You have to do it manually using the...

Neither. You have to do it manually using the advanced options checkbox and the add/update button.
Forum: News 06 May 2020, 15:24
Replies: 17
Views: 1,968
Posted By thomas
You should also take more care on the thread...

You should also take more care on the thread title. Currently it indicates there was a great release of a brand new product. This is not true, JFIFdt exists for years. This is only a small update,...
Forum: Coders. Scripting 04 May 2020, 20:08
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By thomas
That's not right. The DRAWER argument fills the...

That's not right. The DRAWER argument fills the Drawer gadget. What you mean is DRAWERSONLY.



>NIL: is your enemy. I guess there is an error message, but you throw it away.

.key is wrong....
Forum: support.Games 03 May 2020, 22:43
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By thomas
https://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=101103

https://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=101103
Forum: support.Amiga Forever 02 May 2020, 13:54
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By thomas
Here is a small boot disk. It contains only...

Here is a small boot disk. It contains only workbench.library, LoadModule and Startup-Sequence, all from publicly available locations.

Insert it when the Kickstart animation appears. Wait until...
Forum: support.Amiga Forever 02 May 2020, 10:29
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By thomas
It might be possible to load workbench.library...

It might be possible to load workbench.library into memory with LoadModule from one disk and then boot with another disk.

http://www.amigaforever.com/classic/download/...
Forum: Coders. General 28 April 2020, 18:04
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By thomas
If you don't have list it might need quite some...

If you don't have list it might need quite some effort. I don't think there is a file in the developer docs which has all the offsets as readable text.

One working way to calculate the offset for...
Forum: News 24 April 2020, 11:36
Replies: 25
Views: 3,568
Posted By thomas
There is a 50 Hz pulse sent to each dock icon in...

There is a 50 Hz pulse sent to each dock icon in case it needs to animate. This could cause a basic load on the CPU. But it should be far from "running hot".
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 April 2020, 11:24
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By thomas
The main thing to consider is: do not use the...

The main thing to consider is: do not use the same config for Workbench and games.

For games emulation should be configured for accuracy. But this also makes it slow, like a real Amiga.

For...
Forum: News 18 April 2020, 23:36
Replies: 25
Views: 3,568
Posted By thomas
Activate the dock window, right-click on the icon...

Activate the dock window, right-click on the icon and select remove :)
Forum: support.WinUAE 18 April 2020, 18:53
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By thomas
Doesn't crash for me. It can even read disk 3...

Doesn't crash for me. It can even read disk 3 which Lha can't. Only disk 2 is unreadable.
Forum: support.Apps 18 April 2020, 18:45
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By thomas
Commodore started with unit = board * 100 + lun *...

Commodore started with unit = board * 100 + lun * 10 + id. But as you can see this won't work any more when numbers become greater than 9. So Phase5 (the only provider for wide SCSI controllers for...
Forum: support.Apps 18 April 2020, 17:12
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By thomas
My information is from the comments in...

My information is from the comments in devices/scsidisk.h in the OS 3.9 NDK.

The same comments are still present in the OS4 SDK.
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