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Forum: support.Hardware Today, 16:07
Replies: 7
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Posted By Daedalus
The A1200 accelerators are a tight fit, but it...

The A1200 accelerators are a tight fit, but it *should* fit the Checkmate case as other full-sized cards like Blizzards do. Have you tried fitting the accelerator to the motherboard before fitting...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 September 2019, 13:27
Replies: 28
Views: 822
Posted By Daedalus
I don't know I'm afraid, but both adaptors are...

I don't know I'm afraid, but both adaptors are pretty simple. The most important thing is that you get a PSU that's stable at low loads. Unfortunately, most modern PSUs are made for PCs that...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 19 September 2019, 09:56
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, that looks like an adaptor that will take a...

Yeah, that looks like an adaptor that will take a PC keyboard, possibly an Amiga one too. either way, a simple DIN-PS/2 adaptor like this one...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 September 2019, 09:48
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Daedalus
Well, you can use the ones that have had keywords...

Well, you can use the ones that have had keywords created for them. The Blitz manual lists the default ones, specifically exec.library, dos.library, graphics.library, intuition.library and...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 September 2019, 09:39
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Daedalus
There's also some decent information in the blitz...

There's also some decent information in the blitz section of AmigaCoding.com that might be of some use. It's also a Wiki so people can add content if they like...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 September 2019, 15:39
Replies: 252
Views: 39,098
Posted By Daedalus
Hi Hans, I'm afraid I don't have any at the...

Hi Hans,
I'm afraid I don't have any at the moment. I can PM you when I have some more if you'd like?
Forum: support.Hardware 16 September 2019, 15:38
Replies: 26
Views: 5,504
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, there are many different variations of PSU...

Yep, there are many different variations of PSU that Commodore used, so it's not surprising that some of them are a little different in shell design. I know there were different internal pillar...
Forum: support.Apps 16 September 2019, 12:13
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Daedalus
No, it should be on the Workbench disk, in the C...

No, it should be on the Workbench disk, in the C directory.

Actually, thinking about it, it might be that Ed needs an argument of a filename to open. So you can just use a temporary file, for...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 September 2019, 10:53
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Daedalus
To elaborate, Blitz Screen objects are Intuition...

To elaborate, Blitz Screen objects are Intuition screens, therefore system-friendly and multitasking, whereas Slice objects are the equivalent to a screen in Blitz mode, which is used to shut down...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 September 2019, 09:55
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Daedalus
Oh dear :( I used AB2 for years until AB3 came...

Oh dear :( I used AB2 for years until AB3 came along and never had anything like that happen, but that was on a real Amiga. I don't really see how it could have happened either - does your program do...
Forum: support.Apps 16 September 2019, 01:13
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Daedalus
Not sure what you're looking for here. Do you...

Not sure what you're looking for here. Do you have a text file with a hammer icon in Workbench that you want to edit? There are already text editors included with Workbench that can edit files like...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 September 2019, 16:15
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, it's usually done to save on chip RAM - if...

Yep, it's usually done to save on chip RAM - if there's a colourful Workbench screen open it could be using a significant amount of chip RAM. I don't know why they call it 100 times though, I would...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 September 2019, 11:53
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By Daedalus
A brown filament? Sounds like part of the power...

A brown filament? Sounds like part of the power cable... Yeah, a couple of photos would be good, but if it's as simple as a damaged cable, no need to send it anywhere - just get a replacement cable....
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 12 September 2019, 15:25
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, all Amiga keyboards use the same protocol to...

Yep, all Amiga keyboards use the same protocol to communicate with the computer, just with a variety of connector. What makes the A600 and A1200 different is that the keyboard controller is on the...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 September 2019, 10:57
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By Daedalus
Where in Ireland are you? There are a few users...

Where in Ireland are you? There are a few users in the Galway area who are involved in the computing museum there who might be able to help troubleshoot. They might not be able to solve any serious...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 September 2019, 22:19
Replies: 23
Views: 521
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, it works just as it does under 3.1 for me.

Yes, it works just as it does under 3.1 for me.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 September 2019, 14:45
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that should work just fine, though I suspect...

Yep, that should work just fine, though I suspect it will limit the formats supported to MP2/3 as MHI appears to be MPEG-specific.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 September 2019, 13:25
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, they're an industry standard format known as...

Yep, they're an industry standard format known as V3 microswitches. Any electronics supplier worth their salt will have a large range to choose from. Typically the actuation forces used for joysticks...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 September 2019, 13:18
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By Daedalus
There are a couple of small things that I think...

There are a couple of small things that I think should be added. First, the traces are plenty wide enough for any current the A1200 can reasonably be expected to handle, since the A1200 motherboard...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 September 2019, 09:49
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed it's not. You still need the header/stub...

Indeed it's not. You still need the header/stub files etc. for that code to work, otherwise the compiler doesn't know how to access those functions.

Incidentally, I was looking for a Prisma card a...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 September 2019, 23:42
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Daedalus
Well, you need some way to read the function...

Well, you need some way to read the function table within the library to determine what's contained in it. Usually if a library is meant for external use there will be various support files including...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 September 2019, 22:40
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Daedalus
If you have the .fd file for the library, there's...

If you have the .fd file for the library, there's a tool included with Blitz that can make a wrapper Blitz command library containing all the prisma library's functions in it. That's how I've done it...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 September 2019, 10:48
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, I would recommend not using conductive...

Indeed, I would recommend not using conductive epoxy too. There is an epoxy specifically for working with PCBs that I have used for repairing pads, and it works very well. You just need to ensure the...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 September 2019, 10:43
Replies: 23
Views: 521
Posted By Daedalus
This isn't true. Larger cards work, and you don't...

This isn't true. Larger cards work, and you don't need to partition them. In fact, if you have partitioned them with HDToolbox, that's a likely reason why they don't work in the PCMCIA slot.
Forum: Hardware mods 06 September 2019, 10:05
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Daedalus
Check the resistance to ground of that contact...

Check the resistance to ground of that contact when pressed, and compare it to one of the working directions. The paper trick mentioned often works well, but if it doesn't and the resistance is still...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 05 September 2019, 10:57
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Daedalus
I don't have anything specific, other than it...

I don't have anything specific, other than it being a binary representation of the library and token number, so two bytes, which is why source gets mangled if you load into an installation with...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 04 September 2019, 16:02
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it's hard to tell really, since they tend...

Yeah, it's hard to tell really, since they tend to operate on a basis of hosting things for preservation until asked to take them down by a copyright owner. In the case of Blitz, the suite itself has...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 September 2019, 23:26
Replies: 2,317
Views: 346,845
Posted By Daedalus
The custom chips are basically lacking the...

The custom chips are basically lacking the physical address lines to use more chip RAM. WinUAE doesn't have such physical constraints, so it's able to open up the addressing to a larger area. The...
Forum: support.Apps 29 August 2019, 23:13
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Daedalus
... And it was a very simple (i.e., very obvious)...

... And it was a very simple (i.e., very obvious) bug in the end, where I set incorrect flags when setting up the menu items. So not a Blitz problem, but a me problem :p

Fixed version of ADFer is...
Forum: support.Apps 29 August 2019, 22:20
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, I've checked ADFer, and there is indeed a...

Okay, I've checked ADFer, and there is indeed a bug with the menus. They work fine when MagicMenu is enabled, but get stuck in the on position when using the default system menus. I have MagicMenu...
Forum: Hardware mods 29 August 2019, 20:19
Replies: 27
Views: 2,648
Posted By Daedalus
I've just double-checked the PSU I have set up...

I've just double-checked the PSU I have set up here and it does indeed connect the shield to mains earth. But there are some that don't as well, and some countries where grounding is optional, so it...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 August 2019, 17:43
Replies: 119
Views: 15,703
Posted By Daedalus
In hex, 0x100000 is 1MB, so it's a 4MB card. ...

In hex, 0x100000 is 1MB, so it's a 4MB card.


I'd like to know too :) Lukas actually has a Z-500 board too, but I suspect it's not fully compatible or he would have shown it working himself....
Forum: Amiga scene 29 August 2019, 17:38
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Daedalus
Haha, that's likely a common problem :) It might...

Haha, that's likely a common problem :) It might be worth asking around to see if anyone else is travelling down - there might be a few you don't know about. There'll also be lots travelling from...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 August 2019, 17:31
Replies: 28
Views: 822
Posted By Daedalus
The ability of using a noun as a verb is one of...

The ability of using a noun as a verb is one of the things that's nice about the English language. It simply doesn't work at all in some other languages, where you have to still say "send a text"...
Forum: Hardware mods 29 August 2019, 17:00
Replies: 27
Views: 2,648
Posted By Daedalus
Some PSUs do connect the shield, some don't. But...

Some PSUs do connect the shield, some don't. But the Amiga itself connects ground to shield via a choke anyway, so the two should be equivalent with respect to mains earth and any current leakage.
Forum: Amiga scene 29 August 2019, 14:57
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Daedalus
There are a few users in Northern Ireland...

There are a few users in Northern Ireland alright. DDNI is one who's a regular at the Amiga Ireland meetups, though he's not often on the forums. He was actually talking about arranging a small...
Forum: support.Apps 29 August 2019, 14:53
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, ADFer is ADFBlitzer3 renamed, and it has had...

Yep, ADFer is ADFBlitzer3 renamed, and it has had a couple of fixes since then. I can't remember if that was one of them, but I'll check it out tonight.
Forum: support.Hardware 29 August 2019, 14:47
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By Daedalus
If the tip is too small you won't be able to keep...

If the tip is too small you won't be able to keep the heat in it either, even if the iron is powerful enough. You'll need a larger tip and a powerful iron to do it. My main iron is pretty small and...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 August 2019, 11:30
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By Daedalus
Hold on, scratch that. You said AT 8-pin, right?...

Hold on, scratch that. You said AT 8-pin, right? AT is 12 pins, 2x6, not 8 pins, so the adaptor I linked to won't fit. I don't know what sort of connector / adaptor you need so - I guess those towers...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 August 2019, 11:06
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By Daedalus
Is the Micronik tower using standard AT PC...

Is the Micronik tower using standard AT PC connections for the power? If so, there should be plenty of adaptors knocking around in the wider retro world.

Edit: Just the first one I found, but this...
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