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Forum: OT - Gaming Yesterday, 09:52
Replies: 13
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Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, or even later maybe. Funny, people...

Yeah, or even later maybe.


Funny, people have been saying that pretty much since launch, mainly because they don't like the direction the game's going in, or because feature X or Y is missing,...
Forum: support.Other 04 June 2020, 23:17
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, and does it still pass the older 1.3...

Hmmm, and does it still pass the older 1.3 version? If so, I'm sure the developer would be very interested to hear about it. If it also fails the 1.3 version then it just sounds like coincidental...
Forum: support.Other 04 June 2020, 22:05
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmmm, there's possibly some setting that could...

Hmmmm, there's possibly some setting that could be the issue alright. For settings like synchronous transfers, all devices on the chain have to agree so maybe those CD drives don't support...
Forum: OT - Gaming 04 June 2020, 21:59
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By Daedalus
I'd imagine it'll be a new "season". Horizons has...

I'd imagine it'll be a new "season". Horizons has been out, what, 4 years now, and the Fleet Carriers will probably be the last major update for that.

If that turns out to be the case, look on the...
Forum: News 04 June 2020, 18:07
Replies: 81
Views: 17,075
Posted By Daedalus
And using a larger block size for FFS (e.g. 8 or...

And using a larger block size for FFS (e.g. 8 or 16kB) will dramatically speed up seeking in large files too.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 June 2020, 18:03
Replies: 563
Views: 54,919
Posted By Daedalus
Ha, indeed. To be fair, the AmiCygnix environment...

Ha, indeed. To be fair, the AmiCygnix environment for OS4 is probably the best chance you'll get of having software like KiCAD ported to the Amiga. There are already ports of Gimp, Abiword, Gnumeric...
Forum: support.Other 04 June 2020, 17:59
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Daedalus
I've never seen that specific failure from cap...

I've never seen that specific failure from cap leakage damage, but I guess it's possible. Neither of the suspect lines run through any areas particularly susceptible to that sort of damage. That...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 June 2020, 16:56
Replies: 563
Views: 54,919
Posted By Daedalus
I'm not aware of ports of either KiCAD or any...

I'm not aware of ports of either KiCAD or any FPGA compilers to Amiga OS. And whatever about a compiler that might be portable, KiCAD has a massive list of dependencies that would need to be sorted...
Forum: support.Other 04 June 2020, 14:38
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Daedalus
The termination rules are simple enough: Only two...

The termination rules are simple enough: Only two terminations on the chain, no more, no less. Both must be on the physical ends of the chain, so have the controller at one physical end of the cable...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 June 2020, 13:50
Replies: 159
Views: 15,954
Posted By Daedalus
I guess it depends on how much money a user is...

I guess it depends on how much money a user is willing to spend on that nostalgia, and the nature of it. Of course if your nostalgia is just about loading Sensible Soccer on an A500, then there's...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 June 2020, 13:35
Replies: 159
Views: 15,954
Posted By Daedalus
Why not? I've been enjoying an '060-powered Amiga...

Why not? I've been enjoying an '060-powered Amiga with ethernet, 1080p RTG and 16-bit audio for 20+ years now, and options for CPU, RTG, ethernet and audio upgrades existed all the way back. After...
Forum: support.Other 04 June 2020, 12:53
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Daedalus
It means there's something going on with CIA-B or...

It means there's something going on with CIA-B or associated circuitry. It could be an issue with the sync clock being missing, or INT6 not working properly, which could be as simple as a damaged...
Forum: OT - Gaming 04 June 2020, 11:39
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I would expect they're doing it as a staged...

Yeah, I would expect they're doing it as a staged thing - get the atmospheres working, then at a later date roll out things like surface water, weather, then settlements, plant life, and animal life...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 June 2020, 10:12
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By Daedalus
Because the original is written for fast CPUs and...

Because the original is written for fast CPUs and fast graphics cards (relatively speaking). Adapting it to leverage the Amiga's native chipset would essentially be a rewrite, not a port, and the...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 June 2020, 10:02
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Daedalus
My suspicion is Paula. To go through the normal...

My suspicion is Paula. To go through the normal boot process but hang on a grey screen without giving a guru or a different colour just before the insert floppy screen would appear means the OS is...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2020, 21:43
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Daedalus
Surely using a CF card in the ACA500+ Aux slot,...

Surely using a CF card in the ACA500+ Aux slot, and a USB card reader on the PC, is the simplest solution here? No need for USB stacks or higher CPUs - all you need is already built into the ACA.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 June 2020, 17:53
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the Director's Cut is the peak for me,...

Yeah, the Director's Cut is the peak for me, taking the original game and improving it in nearly every way.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2020, 15:22
Replies: 159
Views: 15,954
Posted By Daedalus
Well, partly, radiated heat efficiency depends a...

Well, partly, radiated heat efficiency depends a lot on surface finish. But at the relatively low temperatures we're talking about here, radiation makes up only a very small portion of the heat lost...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2020, 13:09
Replies: 159
Views: 15,954
Posted By Daedalus
The Warp 1260 has a Scandoubler module in the...

The Warp 1260 has a Scandoubler module in the works that will allow it to output the native screenmodes seamlessly via the Warp's digital video output. So there won't be a need for a switching setup...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 June 2020, 11:02
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By Daedalus
Very nice indeed! Incidentally, there was quite a...

Very nice indeed! Incidentally, there was quite a good cross-stitch pattern program for the Amiga that I dabbled with back in the day. I never made any of the patterns, but it was fun to play with....
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2020, 10:47
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Daedalus
Luck of the draw it seems so. I've had a few...

Luck of the draw it seems so. I've had a few through my hands here, all with different chips (one even with different chips front and back - that one only showed as 64MB), but all were the same PCB...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 June 2020, 09:43
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By Daedalus
Hyperion and others did manage to release several...

Hyperion and others did manage to release several ports of relatively modern games from the PC around then, all aimed at high end 68k or PPC, so I expect that would have been the aim with this too.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 12:55
Replies: 267
Views: 9,838
Posted By Daedalus
*shrug* Maybe you should ask them and see. But...

*shrug* Maybe you should ask them and see. But it's not the point I was making, just an observation that made me chuckle.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 12:28
Replies: 267
Views: 9,838
Posted By Daedalus
Funny that you should mention Nintendo. It...

Funny that you should mention Nintendo. It appears that the CoffinOS image also contains a bunch of Nintendo ROMs for the Gameboy, NES and SNES...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 June 2020, 11:40
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By Daedalus
It depends entirely on the display. Some...

It depends entirely on the display. Some de-interlace the signal, some don't. Interlace flicker is pretty nasty on a CRT and an LCD, and neither is something I would consider useable for any extended...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 June 2020, 10:52
Replies: 33
Views: 2,416
Posted By Daedalus
It's not really bad programming, but bad...

It's not really bad programming, but bad decisions for target hardware. It was intended to run on native screenmodes and an '020, which meant it was limited to AGA and interlace if you wanted it in...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 May 2020, 21:09
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Daedalus
Be warned that the modern slimline ones you see...

Be warned that the modern slimline ones you see from Keystron are made using modern 3.3V parts, and while they seem to work fine for a lot of people and it makes them nice and slim, I've seen a few...
Forum: Hardware pics 29 May 2020, 14:18
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm... First place I checked was RS, and they...

Hmmm... First place I checked was RS, and they have them in stock: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/dil-sockets/7022795/

Nice improvisation job to be fair :)
Forum: MarketPlace 29 May 2020, 13:48
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Daedalus
Hello :) Yeah, I'm from Dublin but I'm not there...

Hello :) Yeah, I'm from Dublin but I'm not there at the moment (and won't be for months I'd say). Sadly I can't think of anyone Amiga-ish who lives there and would be able to check it out - most seem...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 May 2020, 11:54
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Daedalus
The current measured in that configuration will...

The current measured in that configuration will be the combined current of the +/-12V and 5V rails. However, the current flowing on the 12V rails will likely be less than 100mA, so is unlikely to...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 May 2020, 09:41
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Daedalus
No problem. Don't forget to change the size of...

No problem. Don't forget to change the size of the allocation if you change the size (including depth) of your bitmap. This won't be checked for you!

I'm trying to remember now - I'm sure I came...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 26 May 2020, 11:53
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I can confirm it happens that way. It's...

Yeah, I can confirm it happens that way. It's also been that way since AmiBlitz 2, which is where the FPU requirements came into things too. There are a few cases like this that I've come across,...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 May 2020, 09:51
Replies: 23
Views: 1,327
Posted By Daedalus
36-bit modules are fully backwards compatible...

36-bit modules are fully backwards compatible with 32-bit modules; Amiga accelerators can and do use 36-bit EDO modules all the time by simply ignoring the parity.
Forum: Coders. General 23 May 2020, 15:32
Replies: 29
Views: 1,933
Posted By Daedalus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW-RJyI8LGs ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW-RJyI8LGs

SuperHot, perhaps? It's an incredible game, had the chance to play it in VR. As a bonus, it includes plenty of Amiga references in the in-between phases...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 May 2020, 16:12
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By Daedalus
I've fixed several drives that have had bad...

I've fixed several drives that have had bad *electrolytic* capacitors in them. Some were Panasonic drives, but I don't know the exact model numbers. Non-electrolytics don't go bad in the same way or...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 22 May 2020, 11:03
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By Daedalus
Absolutely, but bear in mind that the HDMI out on...

Absolutely, but bear in mind that the HDMI out on a Vampire isn't a scandoubler - it's more like a graphics card output. The native graphics are still output using the RGB port. There is a beta core...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 22 May 2020, 10:33
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By Daedalus
It depends on what your intention is really. If...

It depends on what your intention is really. If you have (or buy) a TV with SCART, you can get a SCART-RGB cable relatively cheaply that will give you as good an image as you can get from any display...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 May 2020, 12:39
Replies: 2,542
Views: 391,038
Posted By Daedalus
It was probably a fabrication process upgrade...

It was probably a fabrication process upgrade that meant the part could run quicker without actually changing the design of the chip much. Since they only run them at ~0.7MHz, it makes no difference...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 May 2020, 12:13
Replies: 2,542
Views: 391,038
Posted By Daedalus
Despite the speed rating difference, they're both...

Despite the speed rating difference, they're both run at the same speed in Amiga terms so the performance won't differ. I have a vague recollection of one having a slight bug that wasn't present in...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 19 May 2020, 13:20
Replies: 114
Views: 13,395
Posted By Daedalus
Started watching "Normal People" last night....

Started watching "Normal People" last night. Possibly biased because it's set in schools and universities in Ireland so brings back massive swathes of buried memories, but it's an excellent drama so...
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