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Forum: Amiga scene Today, 00:40
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Posted By desiv
Congrats! If you can get an Indivision, they...

Congrats!

If you can get an Indivision, they are great.
There are some other options. If you don't mind making your own cable (which is a bit of a pain with the Amiga using a DB23 for video),...
Forum: Member Introductions Yesterday, 23:22
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By desiv
Oh, not a problem, that is almost always just a...

Oh, not a problem, that is almost always just a question of copying the right DLL into the...



Oh, Mac? Sorry..
Not a Mac user.. ;-(
There are Mac users on this forum tho, so good luck! ...
Forum: Member Introductions Yesterday, 20:22
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By desiv
Not sure if there is an archive of HFE files (I...

Not sure if there is an archive of HFE files (I haven't seen any).
But you can convert IPF to HFE using the HxC tools (You can download from the HxC site).
And there are a fair amount of IPF files...
Forum: Member Introductions Yesterday, 17:51
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By desiv
Welcome!! You do still see kickstart...

Welcome!!

You do still see kickstart switchers on ebay from time to time.
You might want to wait on that to see what you use your Amiga for mostly...
I have also seen some type of flash based...
Forum: support.Apps 13 October 2018, 06:05
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By desiv
Not sure, but thinking out loud here... Could...

Not sure, but thinking out loud here...
Could you redirect the output of the "dir" command into an environment variable and then execute that environment variable?
(No idea if that would work; but...
Forum: News 13 October 2018, 05:56
Replies: 1,133
Views: 199,370
Posted By desiv
:great :agree :laughing

:great :agree :laughing
Forum: News 13 October 2018, 05:53
Replies: 342
Views: 27,940
Posted By desiv
Label. It's basic, but it's something. ;-) ...

Label.
It's basic, but it's something. ;-)

https://tinyurl.com/y8aamwer

(Note: My Avery labels are so old they barely stick. I am going to have to use gluestick or spray adhesive to keep...
Forum: News 13 October 2018, 00:32
Replies: 1,133
Views: 199,370
Posted By desiv
Question about OLED displays... Is there a...

Question about OLED displays...
Is there a reason to have the display turn off?
Do they heat up? Does it shorten their life at all?
I can't imagine it draws much power??

Or is it fine to have...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 12 October 2018, 22:53
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By desiv
Yep. Is your Gotek already flashed for Amiga...

Yep.
Is your Gotek already flashed for Amiga use and you have a thumbdrive ready?
If so, just copy the ADF you have to the thumbdrive.
Done. ;-)


If not, you just need to flash the Gotek with...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2018, 19:28
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By desiv
Not with my ACA1230... ACAtune does the maprom...

Not with my ACA1230...
ACAtune does the maprom function.

From the ACATune manual online:
http://wiki.icomp.de/wiki/ACAtune#maprom
Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2018, 19:23
Replies: 37
Views: 6,627
Posted By desiv
Yep, I did this (there is a pic on another thread...

Yep, I did this (there is a pic on another thread here somewhere) based on Jope's info.
On my A1000, I had this with a Gotek and an internal floppy.
Worked great!

My cable was really messy tho,...
Forum: HOL news 12 October 2018, 17:49
Replies: 200
Views: 8,529
Posted By desiv
Good info. Still shows that those games were...

Good info.
Still shows that those games were released before 1.3 was generally available.

It does raise an interesting question about EA tho. (And other companies whose games require 1.2 or so)...
Forum: HOL news 12 October 2018, 16:59
Replies: 200
Views: 8,529
Posted By desiv
. [/QUOTE] Interesting, although I am pretty...

. [/QUOTE]
Interesting, although I am pretty sure the game was selling, at least on the Macintosh in 1985, based on what we have seen from the ads. The article isn't very specific.
So I'm not...
Forum: News 12 October 2018, 16:49
Replies: 924
Views: 115,495
Posted By desiv
Ah! Great to know, thanx! (You say converted...

Ah! Great to know, thanx!
(You say converted from IPF, you mean converted from the CTRaw I placed in the Zone? Or are you going from an IPF from another disk? (which may or may not be the same...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2018, 16:46
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By desiv
I think you missed the word "yet" in his...

I think you missed the word "yet" in his statement. ;-)
It is a way people have used to load ROMs manually in the past, so it is what would normally be used for this, but there is not YET support...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2018, 00:03
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By desiv
The ACA (I have one of those) uses a program...

The ACA (I have one of those) uses a program called ACATune that comes with it and will only work with an ACA card.
There is a similar program for Blizzard accelerators called Blizkick (??) I think,...
Forum: support.Games 11 October 2018, 23:14
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By desiv
Thread necro!! ;-) I was thinking of posting...

Thread necro!! ;-)
I was thinking of posting about Amiga game boxes, but searched first for an existing thread. This one is pretty close...

I was specifically wondering if anyone other than me...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 October 2018, 22:11
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By desiv
I'm not sure you would want to with only the 2M...

I'm not sure you would want to with only the 2M RAM?
Mapping a rom file to your 1200 takes memory (at least 512k).
(And I'm not sure you can with CHIP memory. Don't most programs that do that...
Forum: HOL news 11 October 2018, 22:02
Replies: 200
Views: 8,529
Posted By desiv
A lot of the early EA games don't run with...

A lot of the early EA games don't run with Kickstart 1.3.
I know, I own a bunch of them. ;-)
Forum: HOL news 11 October 2018, 17:27
Replies: 200
Views: 8,529
Posted By desiv
So, you admit that you don't know if this game...

So, you admit that you don't know if this game was sold in shops.

Nope, that is wrong. Especially back then.
A lot of small game developers would sell directly to shops. No ads, word of mouth...
Forum: HOL news 11 October 2018, 04:27
Replies: 200
Views: 8,529
Posted By desiv
Why does no advertising (and you mean no...

Why does no advertising (and you mean no advertising that you have found) mean they couldn't sell it?
And how do you know they didn't send it to any shops?
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 22:04
Replies: 200
Views: 8,529
Posted By desiv
If this were a murder case, the only "witness"...

If this were a murder case, the only "witness" ID'd Monkey Business.
It would be the top suspect. ;-)
Forum: News 10 October 2018, 17:17
Replies: 342
Views: 27,940
Posted By desiv
As that isn't even a real word, I'm not sure it...

As that isn't even a real word, I'm not sure it is abuse in any way. ;)
Forum: project.ClassicWB 10 October 2018, 16:56
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By desiv
The script to install Classic WB isn't...

The script to install Classic WB isn't complicated. It basically validates the disks (based on disk names) and then starts copying files.
The question is, does it assume a working install with...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 16:52
Replies: 200
Views: 8,529
Posted By desiv
Surprisingly, an ad in Amigaworld wasn't the only...

Surprisingly, an ad in Amigaworld wasn't the only way to let people know you were selling Amiga software. ;-)
There were lots of magazines.
Word of mouth. (Especially in the bay area for the...
Forum: project.ClassicWB 10 October 2018, 04:29
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By desiv
I do wonder if the ClassicWB sets were set up...

I do wonder if the ClassicWB sets were set up initially by doing a complete OS install.
Adding the tools.
And then using some script to delete a bunch of Commodore files and add the new...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 03:48
Replies: 200
Views: 8,529
Posted By desiv
I am wondering if this might be a...

I am wondering if this might be a language/translation issue. ;-)
You say that, but technically Monkey Business "could be" the first Amiga game.
It might not be, but it could be. We don't have...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 October 2018, 03:42
Replies: 38
Views: 2,024
Posted By desiv
Yep, but you can just CTRL-D while it is booting...

Yep, but you can just CTRL-D while it is booting to not load the startup-sequence (so not load workbench).
But I just did that with a 256k WinUAE machine and I get Error 103 (not enough memory).
So...
Forum: News 09 October 2018, 23:37
Replies: 342
Views: 27,940
Posted By desiv
D'oh! Thanx for the info..

D'oh!
Thanx for the info..
Forum: News 09 October 2018, 20:43
Replies: 342
Views: 27,940
Posted By desiv
I haven't looked at it yet (no ROM burner,...

I haven't looked at it yet (no ROM burner, although I could/might do it to create a maprom for my ACA), but in theory, I think you could use RomSplit and Remus to create the new ROM....
Forum: HOL news 09 October 2018, 18:11
Replies: 200
Views: 8,529
Posted By desiv
There is not enough evidence for proving...

There is not enough evidence for proving anything.
You can't prove Monkey Business was, but you can't prove it wasn't.

It is all speculation at this point.
Which is all in good fun... ;-)...
Forum: HOL news 09 October 2018, 17:24
Replies: 200
Views: 8,529
Posted By desiv
The American magazines were a bit different than...

The American magazines were a bit different than some of the others.
I think it is likely that because the game was very disappointing, they decided not to review it, rather than review it and give...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 October 2018, 17:21
Replies: 38
Views: 2,024
Posted By desiv
What if you don't load WB? Just boot and launch...

What if you don't load WB? Just boot and launch the game directly.
I would imagine that was how the game might have been originally distributed.
Forum: News 09 October 2018, 17:13
Replies: 924
Views: 115,495
Posted By desiv
Thanx for the info.. No rush, I do have a crack...

Thanx for the info..
No rush, I do have a crack ADF that I can play the game.
Not the nice very nice crack done by StingRay that includes the intro, as that one unfortunately requires PAL, but at...
Forum: HOL news 09 October 2018, 00:34
Replies: 200
Views: 8,529
Posted By desiv
They probably took one look at Monkey Business...

They probably took one look at Monkey Business and said "What? There is no risk to our game. Just look at that.. No reason to sue here.. " ;-)
Forum: HOL news 08 October 2018, 22:34
Replies: 200
Views: 8,529
Posted By desiv
Might not work. Let me ask you, do you remember...

Might not work.
Let me ask you, do you remember when you actually finished that project 30 or so years ago? :-)
I would think our only "real" way of knowing would be to find a game with a receipt...
Forum: News 08 October 2018, 22:05
Replies: 34
Views: 2,672
Posted By desiv
It looks a lot like a default Workbench 3.1.4...

It looks a lot like a default Workbench 3.1.4 install. ;-)

Most of what Best added is support tools.
No docks, backgrounds, etc...
Forum: HOL news 08 October 2018, 19:21
Replies: 200
Views: 8,529
Posted By desiv
I'd almost be tempted to say there were no good...

I'd almost be tempted to say there were no good early Mac games, but...
I remember playing a game called Continuum (think Thrust on the C64) that blew me away at the time. It made my roommate...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 October 2018, 17:04
Replies: 38
Views: 2,024
Posted By desiv
Well, virtually every Amiga 1000 owner got the...

Well, virtually every Amiga 1000 owner got the 256k upgrade, so they could run many more games than this.

But I agree, excellent thread.. ;-)
Forum: HOL news 08 October 2018, 16:58
Replies: 200
Views: 8,529
Posted By desiv
I've only played the first screen and part of the...

I've only played the first screen and part of the second.
My initial thought is that it felt like Donkey Kong.
It had the same fun... At least initially.


I would have had fun with that game...
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