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Forum: OT - General Today, 13:26
Replies: 224
Views: 6,200
Posted By Daedalus
What a ridiculous opinion, like many of your...

What a ridiculous opinion, like many of your other great ideas. Yes, it originated from China, but calling it a Chinese virus and even thinking that it's the fault of a particular nationality is...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Today, 09:40
Replies: 2,491
Views: 378,232
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, they're functional, they're just not mapped...

Yes, they're functional, they're just not mapped to anything. You can set a foreign keymap and use them for example, or use a keymap editing tool to add characters to them.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 21:52
Replies: 233
Views: 30,060
Posted By Daedalus
There are a couple of commands in a 3rd party...

There are a couple of commands in a 3rd party library that do what you're lookingfor. It's the RIMiscLib, and is generally standard with all but the most basic of BB2 installations. The functions are...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 March 2020, 18:26
Replies: 40
Views: 1,077
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, Frontier is a very different game (and I...

Yep, Frontier is a very different game (and I prefer it very much over there original Elite, which I found was a bit arcady and limited in terms of what you could actually do. But part of that is the...
Forum: OT - General 27 March 2020, 14:20
Replies: 224
Views: 6,200
Posted By Daedalus
Their disease? WTF??

Their disease? WTF??
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 March 2020, 13:44
Replies: 40
Views: 1,077
Posted By Daedalus
Isn't that what the sequels are for?

Isn't that what the sequels are for?
Forum: support.Hardware 27 March 2020, 09:45
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Daedalus
Isopropanol, but be gentle. It should be obvious...

Isopropanol, but be gentle. It should be obvious if there's dirt involved because rubbing your finger across the contacts on the PCB would leave dirt on your finger. If that's not the case, the...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 March 2020, 17:30
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Daedalus
it's possibly as simple as the d-pad up being too...

it's possibly as simple as the d-pad up being too sensitive and getting activated when you press left or right. You could try cleaning out the contacts and the rubber mat. Another possibility is that...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 March 2020, 12:22
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, unfortunately a lot of these sellers will...

Yeah, unfortunately a lot of these sellers will just say whatever you want to hear in order to get the sale, knowing full well they'll have to refund a certain number of them but also that many...
Forum: OT - Gaming 25 March 2020, 23:00
Replies: 85
Views: 6,516
Posted By Daedalus
No, you're probably not doing anything wrong, but...

No, you're probably not doing anything wrong, but markets do change from time to time. If a system economy shifts for any reason (e.g. government, allegiance or population change), that can influence...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 March 2020, 22:37
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By Daedalus
I've seen a few SIMMs sold on eBay with Amiga...

I've seen a few SIMMs sold on eBay with Amiga accelerator compatibility specifically mentioned, yet when they've arrived they've been newly manufactured SIMMs using 3.3V-only RAM chips. Some of them...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 March 2020, 11:37
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By Daedalus
Those links (and the cache directory) appear to...

Those links (and the cache directory) appear to be working fine here...
Forum: support.Apps 23 March 2020, 20:52
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Daedalus
Check the Workbench versions (Workbench->About......

Check the Workbench versions (Workbench->About... or version in the shell). 45.1 is the original, 45.2 is BB1 and 45.3 is BB2. Also, the copyright date in the titlebar of the Workbench screen on...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 March 2020, 17:02
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, potentially that's the issue alright. How...

Hmmm, potentially that's the issue alright. How closely did you isolate the traces? Because it could also be a PCB issue with corrosion in a via or a nearby pad causing the short.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 March 2020, 13:24
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By Daedalus
No, that's them all. All four op-amps are...

No, that's them all. All four op-amps are contained within that single package. They can't be changed individually, though that would be good advice if they were separate chips.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 March 2020, 11:59
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Daedalus
You're missing bit zero by the looks of things....

You're missing bit zero by the looks of things. That could be caused by board damage, or failure of a buffer chip, or failure of any major chip including the CPU. Probably in that order of likelihood...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 20 March 2020, 11:47
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By Daedalus
The Blitz manual lists the OS calls that are...

The Blitz manual lists the OS calls that are included with the default Blitz command libraries, including CreateProc and AddTask. They'll work, but you need to treat them as the OS calls they are,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 March 2020, 16:46
Replies: 40
Views: 1,077
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it might have been nice, though I never...

Yeah, it might have been nice, though I never missed it. ED does have occasional curated events, but I don't really think having an outright campaign was ever the planned focus of the games.

FFE...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 March 2020, 11:28
Replies: 40
Views: 1,077
Posted By Daedalus
Cool, I'm CMDR Daedalus2097, but I haven't really...

Cool, I'm CMDR Daedalus2097, but I haven't really had any time for playing in recent times. Last time I logged in I was in my modestly engineered Cobra, still my favourite ship of them all!
Forum: support.Apps 19 March 2020, 10:12
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By Daedalus
Glad you're sorted!

Glad you're sorted!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 March 2020, 10:09
Replies: 40
Views: 1,077
Posted By Daedalus
Elite / Frontier / Elite Dangerous discussion

Another vote for Frontier here. If you're finding it a little to overwhelming, Glen M's advice is an excellent starting point to get you started building up your funds. There's an awful lot of depth...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 March 2020, 14:56
Replies: 290
Views: 28,381
Posted By Daedalus
Graham at least is still active and is the main...

Graham at least is still active and is the main organiser of the Norwich Amiga User group, which has very regular meetings in a retro gaming cafe in Norfolk. I guess he's just lost interest in the...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 March 2020, 13:16
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By Daedalus
He does.

He does.
Forum: support.Apps 18 March 2020, 11:30
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By Daedalus
It shouldn't, but maybe there's an FPU build or...

It shouldn't, but maybe there's an FPU build or something.
Forum: support.Apps 18 March 2020, 11:12
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, yep, not sure where that setting is but it...

Hmmm, yep, not sure where that setting is but it sounds like would need to be enabled alright.

As for the crashing, not sure but it looks like it could be a CPU library / FPU issue. Are you using...
Forum: support.Apps 18 March 2020, 10:22
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By Daedalus
Is the scsi.device update definitely in place...

Is the scsi.device update definitely in place before you run HDToolbox? You can run

Version scsi.device

in the shell to check.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 March 2020, 09:47
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed it doesn't. It's possible to do some funky...

Indeed it doesn't. It's possible to do some funky stuff by messing around with the OS, but in the past I've found the simplest option is to just run another stand-alone executable. You can share...
Forum: support.Apps 18 March 2020, 09:44
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By Daedalus
First things first - I take it you're using an...

First things first - I take it you're using an old version of HDToolbox, from 3.1 perhaps? Make sure you're pressing enter after you modify any values. Due to a limitation of how GadTools works,...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 March 2020, 09:30
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By Daedalus
Glad you got to the bottom of it anyway, good...

Glad you got to the bottom of it anyway, good work!
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2020, 10:55
Replies: 200
Views: 6,267
Posted By Daedalus
It was indeed, but I didn't take a photo. Simple...

It was indeed, but I didn't take a photo. Simple enough to recreate though: Find which pins are the 12V supply, solder wires to them that run to a pin header. Just make sure that it's well insulated...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2020, 00:10
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Daedalus
It depends on the capacitors. Most of them, yes,...

It depends on the capacitors. Most of them, yes, you will. But there are a couple of capacitors that are used for coupling the audio output. If you remove them, you'll get no sound. There aren't...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 March 2020, 21:17
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, then I strongly suspect one or more of the...

Yeah, then I strongly suspect one or more of the blue bits between Lisa and the DAC are having issues, or maybe the DAC itself. I have a list of a few recommended Amiga repairers, but none in London....
Forum: support.Other 16 March 2020, 13:32
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Daedalus
Again, not a PC program, but PPaint should be...

Again, not a PC program, but PPaint should be able to do everything you need. If not directly, then with a little ARexx scripting. It has support for loading most formats including PNG, converting to...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 March 2020, 13:17
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Daedalus
Simple things first: Are you using a PC twin...

Simple things first: Are you using a PC twin floppy cable or an Amiga floppy cable? Also, from memory there's a jumper on the A4000 motherboard that enables two internal floppies - have you set that...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 March 2020, 13:09
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Daedalus
Well, the capacitors failing themselves wouldn't...

Well, the capacitors failing themselves wouldn't cause the colour fault, but leakage from them can and does damage the video circuitry nearby, resulting in video problems. It looks like you're...
Forum: support.Apps 16 March 2020, 10:02
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it needs some of the pins connected...

Yeah, it needs some of the pins connected together, so it can test their input and output and read the results. It's the same story with DiagROM and AmigaTestKit - there's no other way to check if...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 March 2020, 09:33
Replies: 200
Views: 6,267
Posted By Daedalus
Simple enough. I just did a quick and dirty mod...

Simple enough. I just did a quick and dirty mod to connect it directly to the 12V output rail, which involved soldering a pin header to the back of the output PCB. It was meant as a temporary measure...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 March 2020, 18:22
Replies: 200
Views: 6,267
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, when I fitted an SF450 to an A4000 before, I...

Yep, when I fitted an SF450 to an A4000 before, I modded the PSU itself to have the fan running full time because that's the only source of airflow for the whole A4000. As for the ATX 24-20 adaptor,...
Forum: OT - General 15 March 2020, 15:54
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, London prices are even more ridiculous than...

Yeah, London prices are even more ridiculous than Dublin unfortunately. It's crazy though, I have a 3-bed apartment in an amazing area in Glasgow, 10 minute cycle or one stop on the train from the...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 March 2020, 13:36
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Daedalus
IDEFix without the Express hardware will still...

IDEFix without the Express hardware will still speed things up by a certain amount due to the scsi.device driver patches applied, but it's a modest improvement compared to the additional hardware. If...
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