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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 February 2020, 14:02
Replies: 667
Views: 38,273
Posted By Glen M
This is true and in glide the banshee can...

This is true and in glide the banshee can actually pull away from the voodoo 2 in some games but in most it does fall behind.

I personally wouldn't be to concerned about DirectX on a glide card....
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2020, 13:54
Replies: 348
Views: 40,940
Posted By Glen M
I flicked through the video this morning but will...

I flicked through the video this morning but will watch it in detail later. Very impressive work. The speed at which the game runs is unbelievable. Subbed and looking forward to more content.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 February 2020, 10:56
Replies: 667
Views: 38,273
Posted By Glen M
The banshee is a 2D and 3D (glide) card in one...

The banshee is a 2D and 3D (glide) card in one but it is slower than separate 2D and voodoo 2. The banshee only has one texture unit compared to the voodoo 2 having 2.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 February 2020, 10:50
Replies: 667
Views: 38,273
Posted By Glen M
If you just need 2D card to sit along side a...

If you just need 2D card to sit along side a voodoo, I recommend one of the Matrox cards. Had the best image quality of the day and are fairly cheap all be it ATi card are perhaps a bit cheaper
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 February 2020, 18:19
Replies: 129
Views: 15,886
Posted By Glen M
I've taken delivery of some new parts and my test...

I've taken delivery of some new parts and my test kit so time to get the C64 board finished.

I've 3 more of these to get working and I'd been keen to know if you lot would like to see more content...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 15:26
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Glen M
This is a picture of the finished controller. ...

This is a picture of the finished controller.

https://i.imgur.com/aSTtSpf.jpg

Sorry I don't have a picture handy of the guts but the track ball and player 2 controller are switched via the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 February 2020, 22:50
Replies: 129
Views: 15,886
Posted By Glen M
Just a very quick mid week update video on the...

Just a very quick mid week update video on the C64 board. I fixed my av cable and the sound is working which is great news. Colours are still screwed up though so must be that colour ram.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 February 2020, 20:33
Replies: 667
Views: 38,273
Posted By Glen M
Pentium 4 machines just don't interest me...

Pentium 4 machines just don't interest me personally but from what I see you can build a decent Windows 98 rig with them. That said I'd probably stick with XP.

The P2 and P3 are probably best as...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2020, 13:40
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Glen M
In my arcade controller I achieved this with the...

In my arcade controller I achieved this with the use of one of these:
...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 February 2020, 11:12
Replies: 348
Views: 40,940
Posted By Glen M
Thanks but some careful editing can make each...

Thanks but some careful editing can make each section appear longer than it is. I try to record no longer than 3-5 minutes constant and if I make a mistake I simply pause, say edit (makes it easier...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 February 2020, 15:20
Replies: 57
Views: 2,303
Posted By Glen M
I don't get how CPU power has any bearing on the...

I don't get how CPU power has any bearing on the software being run on it. Be it chess AI or 1+1 the answer will be set be the conditions of the code and not the speed of the system executing such...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 February 2020, 13:12
Replies: 348
Views: 40,940
Posted By Glen M
My latest video just uploaded this morning maybe...

My latest video just uploaded this morning maybe took me 5-6 hours BUT that was purely down to the amount of time spent trying to repair the C64 board in between recording. The actual 23 minutes of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 February 2020, 12:41
Replies: 129
Views: 15,886
Posted By Glen M
In this weeks video we start looking at one of...

In this weeks video we start looking at one of two dead C64 boards. The amount of damage on this board is far greater than I first thought but by the end we start to make some progress.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 February 2020, 12:19
Replies: 348
Views: 40,940
Posted By Glen M
If I could throw my hat into the ring in terms of...

If I could throw my hat into the ring in terms of YouTube.

For editor I personally use VSDC, its a free video editor or can be purchased on yearly subscription very cheap. I like it because...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 February 2020, 11:57
Replies: 57
Views: 2,303
Posted By Glen M
Can you not just settle on "a lot faster". ...

Can you not just settle on "a lot faster".

What is the context of your future video?

According to wikipedia an intel i7 6950x achieves 317,900 MIPS at 3ghz compared to the 68k getting 1.4mips...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 February 2020, 10:56
Replies: 41
Views: 1,479
Posted By Glen M
We (i.e. me and the 2 boys) are going to see...

We (i.e. me and the 2 boys) are going to see Sonic this weekend. I'm not expecting a thought provoking intelligent storey, I am expecting light hearted fun and Jim Carrey being Jim Carrey which is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 February 2020, 11:21
Replies: 667
Views: 38,273
Posted By Glen M
I think people are starting to jump on the retro...

I think people are starting to jump on the retro PC bandwagon. I've noticed prices in general are starting to rise for older cards. I've been on the lookout for an ISA sound card, but prices are...
Forum: News 10 February 2020, 11:07
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By Glen M
Fantastic news, I just took delivery of an iBook...

Fantastic news, I just took delivery of an iBook G4 over the weekend with the sole intention of trying MorphOS. Looking forward to get into it.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 February 2020, 17:34
Replies: 129
Views: 15,886
Posted By Glen M
In this weeks video we continue looking at the...

In this weeks video we continue looking at the 3DO to carry out the 240P mod. In its standard form the 3DO outputs 480i interlaced video despite the fact that it renders internally at 240p...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 February 2020, 13:16
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Glen M
This is fantastic work, I was actually thinking...

This is fantastic work, I was actually thinking of raising this with you since the KMTech boards I used in my arcade controller are no longer made plus these have the added advantage of CD32+ pad. ...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 February 2020, 11:22
Replies: 129
Views: 15,886
Posted By Glen M
Bit late with this weeks video because the 3DO I...

Bit late with this weeks video because the 3DO I was trying to repair turned into a complete headache.

A quick recap and a quick swap of a dead laser should fix this machine but these things are...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 February 2020, 18:55
Replies: 667
Views: 38,273
Posted By Glen M
That sounds very like the spec of my main system...

That sounds very like the spec of my main system all be it I have the 3570k chip which is a great overclocker.

Do need an upgrade soon but I find myself buying more retro hardware than spending...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 February 2020, 18:54
Replies: 667
Views: 38,273
Posted By Glen M
Impressive to say the least.

Impressive to say the least.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 February 2020, 15:17
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Glen M
David Pleasence could easily sell snow to...

David Pleasence could easily sell snow to Eskimo's.

His plan from what I understand was to sell Amiga as a brand much in the way that Hyundai the car manufacturer have their name slapped on...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 February 2020, 00:04
Replies: 2,468
Views: 373,261
Posted By Glen M
Back on topic... Are there file size...

Back on topic...

Are there file size limitations on the various file systems i.e. SFS, FFS, PFS? In particular I'm interested in PFS as thats the one I normally use but would like to know for the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 January 2020, 13:06
Replies: 667
Views: 38,273
Posted By Glen M
Welcome to the discussion. I've got my 286...

Welcome to the discussion. I've got my 286 (needs work), 386sx (go to DOS system), P2 350 with voodoo 3 and P3 1GHZ with that Radeon 7000 mentioned above. Also have a dell P3 1.3ghz geforce 2 go...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 January 2020, 11:00
Replies: 667
Views: 38,273
Posted By Glen M
Very popular board amongst system builders of the...

Very popular board amongst system builders of the time. I have one that's branded Gateway and another branded Packard Bell. On a side note I think it is possible to change the logo that appears at...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2020, 16:29
Replies: 41
Views: 5,344
Posted By Glen M
Is that not in some way what the Vampire is...

Is that not in some way what the Vampire is trying to do?
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2020, 16:11
Replies: 41
Views: 5,344
Posted By Glen M
Something like that anyway. Maybe it wasn't so...

Something like that anyway. Maybe it wasn't so much that it corrupted the bus but rather something like the faulty chip would lock the data bus then other writes / reads to it would be impossible. ...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 January 2020, 15:25
Replies: 2,468
Views: 373,261
Posted By Glen M
Fun fact In Spain they call Amiga ...

Fun fact

In Spain they call Amiga

Friend
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 January 2020, 15:21
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Glen M
cd32.

cd32.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 January 2020, 12:41
Replies: 667
Views: 38,273
Posted By Glen M
AGP provides power to the GPU over 3.3v, 5v and...

AGP provides power to the GPU over 3.3v, 5v and 12v lines. I was referring to the problem were by newer PSUs can at times not be suitable for delivering the power requirements of the 5V rail. The...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 January 2020, 10:57
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Glen M
How about one of these ...

How about one of these

http://i.imgur.com/aSTtSpfm.jpg (https://imgur.com/aSTtSpf)

While that is fantastic to play on it is a bit big so for day to day Amiga gaming I still go to the joypad...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 January 2020, 11:25
Replies: 41
Views: 5,344
Posted By Glen M
After listening to Dave Haynie speak while...

After listening to Dave Haynie speak while mingling with the crowd at Amiga Ireland I can categorically tell you this will not never ever happen for the basic reason that the chipset while produced...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 January 2020, 19:14
Replies: 2,468
Views: 373,261
Posted By Glen M
I always say oh two oh, oh three oh, oh four oh,...

I always say oh two oh, oh three oh, oh four oh, oh sex oh etc.

Have I been wrong? Surely I can't be the only one...
Forum: support.Apps 28 January 2020, 18:47
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Glen M
There won't be hundreds of variables. I can't...

There won't be hundreds of variables. I can't see there ever being more than 20 to be honest and even that is a lot because of file size of the cdxl videos. A 3.5 minute file at 320x256 (low res),...
Forum: support.Apps 28 January 2020, 15:38
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Glen M
Many thanks for the detailed reply. Makes sense...

Many thanks for the detailed reply. Makes sense reading it, just to put it into practice now.

I'm trying to build a script for using the AGA Blaster player. Currently its all command line...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 January 2020, 15:22
Replies: 667
Views: 38,273
Posted By Glen M
I have a niggling memory that there is a...

I have a niggling memory that there is a difference between AGP that makes it not backwards compatible, could be wrong though. I know there can be issues with voltages using early AGP cards but...
Forum: support.Apps 28 January 2020, 12:18
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Glen M
Thanks for this but can I ask for some more help....

Thanks for this but can I ask for some more help.

I'm not that familiar with AREXX. What I think I am reading the loop puts the file names into a variable called video i with i increasing by 1...
Forum: News 28 January 2020, 01:27
Replies: 114
Views: 14,065
Posted By Glen M
I've been playing with the aga blaster tonight...

I've been playing with the aga blaster tonight only on emulation but its fantastic. Love the new copper effects. Gonna hook my CD32 up to the projector and see if the 4x display will work. Think...
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