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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 20:31
Replies: 12
Views: 197
Posted By Jope
Alternatively: buffered sync dongle + vga -> 5bnc...

Alternatively: buffered sync dongle + vga -> 5bnc cable + ethernet bnc t connector for a dirty sync combination. :-)

Maybe the buffer won't burn in the sync dongle with prolonged use, but at least...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 19:15
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By Jope
My speculation also concerns filesystems on each...

My speculation also concerns filesystems on each drive's RDB.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 13:43
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Jope
If the flyback case is arcing because it is...

If the flyback case is arcing because it is cracked, then usually the only way forward is to replace the flyback.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 09:11
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By Jope
When the host adapter is 50 pin, it doesn't...

When the host adapter is 50 pin, it doesn't actually matter that much, as long as your termination is correct.

The easiest most surefire way to do it is to disable termination in all devices and...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 09:07
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Jope
You should reflow the solder joints in all the...

You should reflow the solder joints in all the connectors at the back and under the flyback transformer.

These are getting old enough that caps should be replaced.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 February 2020, 09:56
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By Jope
- You can load lots of high quality (well in...

- You can load lots of high quality (well in amiga terms high) samples into ProTracker.
- You can open lots of colourful screens when multitasking. Of course this would require more fast ram too.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2020, 09:26
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By Jope
Yes, because it is not there to fix uneven...

Yes, because it is not there to fix uneven magnetization like in the OP's monitor. The degauss circuit is there so that the monitor's shadow mask (which is assumed to be evenly magnetized) is in...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 February 2020, 17:01
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By Jope
One thing you might want to check is the degauss...

One thing you might want to check is the degauss coil that is wrapped around the tube.. Is it still properly in place.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 February 2020, 11:58
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By Jope
Yes, it is allowed. Any links to a web store or...

Yes, it is allowed. Any links to a web store or ebay will of course go bad eventually, but such is life. It's best to avoid it, but of course use your common sense.. In a situation like this it's...
Forum: News 16 February 2020, 11:48
Replies: 83
Views: 7,420
Posted By Jope
Ahh, super happy about 4.4.. The previous...

Ahh, super happy about 4.4.. The previous release's performance was terrible on my machine.
Forum: Amiga scene 16 February 2020, 11:02
Replies: 216
Views: 19,665
Posted By Jope
So, thread necro time. Mid-February 2020 is upon...

So, thread necro time. Mid-February 2020 is upon us. Let's see what it brings.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2020, 18:07
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By Jope
A degauss wand might be needed here.

A degauss wand might be needed here.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2020, 18:06
Replies: 23
Views: 6,890
Posted By Jope
Done.

Done.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 February 2020, 20:55
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Jope
Yes, you will need the boot disk. The whole point...

Yes, you will need the boot disk. The whole point of the exercise is to have a useful workbench setup on the PCMCIA CF card for you. If you do not move the system assigns, the system will not work...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 February 2020, 20:50
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Jope
Yes, the A1200 keyboards are the same among each...

Yes, the A1200 keyboards are the same among each other.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 February 2020, 15:08
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Jope
No, leave the one on the compact flash alone for...

No, leave the one on the compact flash alone for now. The stuff in my post was for the startup-sequence on your bootdisk!

I would probably use the ed editor myself as it needs to be a text file.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 February 2020, 15:02
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By Jope
Good show! The Arkanoid feeling is a very...

Good show!

The Arkanoid feeling is a very specific one though, thanks to the gearing. I have one genuine arkanoid spinner and one 3rd party one that I use with my Taito boards, now it's the only...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 February 2020, 12:32
Replies: 55
Views: 1,880
Posted By Jope
Please everyone: do not use bogomips as any kind...

Please everyone: do not use bogomips as any kind of comparison between different CPUs. It is a totally meaningless value.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2020, 15:18
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Jope
It is possible to make a boot disk which...

It is possible to make a boot disk which transfers the system assigns to the CF card. It is even possible to make a small reset resident ram drive which does this for you.

Fat32 is not necessarily...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2020, 10:05
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Jope
Sure you need to extract them. Just like you...

Sure you need to extract them. Just like you can't run anything off a zip file in Windows. The files you need are inside the archives.

From cfd.lha: devs/compactflash.device goes into devs of your...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 February 2020, 07:34
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Jope
Probably an anti virus switch in this case,...

Probably an anti virus switch in this case, forbids writes to track 0.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 February 2020, 15:28
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By Jope
Sounds good. Perhaps I'll take the time to learn...

Sounds good. Perhaps I'll take the time to learn some chess strategy one day. I sorta know how the pieces move. :-)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 February 2020, 11:43
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By Jope
I did not enjoy it, as I never took the time to...

I did not enjoy it, as I never took the time to learn chess. Looking at it now, it seems agonizingly slow.. I'd prefer for the moves to happen instantly.
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 12:44
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Jope
The membrane will be wired in a matrix. Not so...

The membrane will be wired in a matrix. Not so easy if you are trying to emulate an atari joystick with only a connector and a cable.

You could of course cut the traces in the membrane and then...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 11:21
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Jope
Not very easy if it is a membrane based numpad....

Not very easy if it is a membrane based numpad. If it is an individually switched one, you can just cut all the connections and rewire it.
Forum: support.Hardware 09 February 2020, 17:49
Replies: 214
Views: 28,301
Posted By Jope
It shows in the way that the zz9000net will not...

It shows in the way that the zz9000net will not really receive packets when the X-Surf 100 is plugged in to the same machine. I didn't bother checking whether it was the X-Surf or the RapidRoad that...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 February 2020, 12:10
Replies: 214
Views: 28,301
Posted By Jope
I also found that the X-Surf 100 + RapidRoad...

I also found that the X-Surf 100 + RapidRoad combo can't coexist with the ZZ9000 LAN. There is an interrupt conflict.

No idea about EasyNetPro I'm afraid. Sounds strange that it has a hard coded...
Forum: News 09 February 2020, 10:12
Replies: 93
Views: 12,762
Posted By Jope
Get it off Aminet and then update once you get...

Get it off Aminet and then update once you get the file from IC. I'm assuming you already contacted their customer support to help resolve the issue?
Forum: support.Hardware 08 February 2020, 14:32
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By Jope
Ah thinking about it, you are right.. The...

Ah thinking about it, you are right.. The Arkanoid spinner's gear ratio increases the shutter wheel's rotation by quite a bit when it is being spun. :-)
Forum: support.Hardware 08 February 2020, 11:20
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By Jope
If you're in the used market, you just sit on...

If you're in the used market, you just sit on forums until the item comes along.

It seems an arkanoid spinner is not as cheap as they used to be, I've been a bit out of the arcade scene for some 7...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 February 2020, 14:12
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By Jope
The Amiga mouse port expects a proportional...

The Amiga mouse port expects a proportional device that outputs raw quadrature pulses. :-)

You probably don't want such a precise encoder as in Chad's link. The Amiga tank mouse's resolution is...
Forum: support.Apps 07 February 2020, 10:14
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Jope
The outs are all mirrored. The thru port mirrors...

The outs are all mirrored. The thru port mirrors what comes in from midi in.

When messing around with vintage midi, it is quite an important distinction. Thru just buffers and resends in hardware...
Forum: support.Apps 07 February 2020, 09:59
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By Jope
The default tool aspect probably requires it to...

The default tool aspect probably requires it to be present in the OS for backwards compatibility reasons. I don't think there is any reason to update or upgrade it in any way though. People will use...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 February 2020, 19:02
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By Jope
Well that post was written before I took a proper...

Well that post was written before I took a proper look at the spinner you showed.

It clearly outputs quadrature pulses, which most likely are already TTL level like the Amiga would expect. You...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 February 2020, 12:02
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By Jope
In that case you would leave the USB adapter...

In that case you would leave the USB adapter board out I guess. The pinout is there under the opti-pac board subheading. Yellow and green are the quadrature pulses.

Perhaps it might be a good idea...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 February 2020, 07:44
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By Jope
The arcade arkanoid controller is actually...

The arcade arkanoid controller is actually similar to a proportional mouse with an opto coupler and a shutter wheel. Should be possible to hook this up to an Amiga directly.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2020, 15:45
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By Jope
Some A500s have blown a few caps, but there's no...

Some A500s have blown a few caps, but there's no need for mass hysteria like with the SMD Amigas.

We'll see if/when they start failing more often.
Forum: support.WinUAE 05 February 2020, 08:25
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Jope
5000 buffers requires more RAM, so you must have...

5000 buffers requires more RAM, so you must have enough RAM to be able to add more buffers. If you wish to find out for real whether it has any speed benefit, please feel free to run a variety of...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2020, 23:21
Replies: 32
Views: 868
Posted By Jope
So to continue from the iffparse.library thread. ...

So to continue from the iffparse.library thread.

- where is your compact flash card now currently plugged in?
- where is your Amiga booting from?
- what do you want to accomplish?
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2020, 23:20
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Jope
Seems you have another very similar thread going...

Seems you have another very similar thread going on. Perhaps it's best to close this one and use the other thread to get you where you want to go.
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