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Forum: Amiga scene 22 March 2020, 15:58
Replies: 20
Views: 1,950
Posted By ptyerman
What a bunch of girly snowflakes, get a grip! ...

What a bunch of girly snowflakes, get a grip!
You saying we can't mention the Sun's corona now?
How about the Mexican beer called corona made in Belgium?
Are folk in the city of Corona California...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 March 2020, 22:54
Replies: 164
Views: 11,132
Posted By ptyerman
Neither am I but it's a subject others should be...

Neither am I but it's a subject others should be aware of!
I'm not a member of amiga.org anyway, I just read the posts there and elsewhere every other day.
That's just the forum post I chose, there...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 March 2020, 22:41
Replies: 164
Views: 11,132
Posted By ptyerman
Time to avoid Amigakit

After watching the drama unfold over on Amiga.org in this thread: https://forum.amiga.org/index.php?topic=74555.30
specially the last page.
And reading snippets elsewhere over the last few months,...
Forum: News 04 March 2020, 04:15
Replies: 24
Views: 1,618
Posted By ptyerman
Well worth the price. I'd be interested in them...

Well worth the price. I'd be interested in them at some point.
You've peaked my interest even more now!:laughing :great
Forum: News 03 March 2020, 14:59
Replies: 24
Views: 1,618
Posted By ptyerman
Yeah, I've seen it before but never considered...

Yeah, I've seen it before but never considered using it. I would give it a try if my interest in 3D printing ever rises above just curiosity levels. If/when that happens I would invest in a better...
Forum: News 03 March 2020, 13:26
Replies: 24
Views: 1,618
Posted By ptyerman
Interesting, I've never come across anyone using...

Interesting, I've never come across anyone using that before in a home setup.
I know it's used extensively in the automotive prototyping stages so it must be good stuff.
My machine wouldn't handle...
Forum: News 03 March 2020, 12:38
Replies: 24
Views: 1,618
Posted By ptyerman
True. A lot depends on the quality of your 3D...

True. A lot depends on the quality of your 3D printer and the extruder it uses!
I never went full in with the hobby and just got a basic Anet A8 Prusa clone. It's brilliant for what it is and what...
Forum: News 03 March 2020, 11:52
Replies: 24
Views: 1,618
Posted By ptyerman
ABS can be and often is a right pain in the ass...

ABS can be and often is a right pain in the ass to print large parts with. It tends to warp, a lot!!
For large parts like this PETG would be a better choice than ABS for ease of use. That's not to...
Forum: News 02 March 2020, 14:43
Replies: 24
Views: 1,618
Posted By ptyerman
Cool. That's some skills you have there! I have...

Cool. That's some skills you have there!
I have a 3D printer myself but lack the modelling skills you and others have.
I definitely need lots more practice with the 3D software!! :laughing
Forum: support.Hardware 21 February 2020, 09:56
Replies: 23
Views: 565
Posted By ptyerman
A lot depends on the quality of the disks. I...

A lot depends on the quality of the disks.
I have a few HD disks with games on them that was written with my A1200 back around 94/95/96 and they still read fine even now.
They are a mix of 3M,...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 February 2020, 12:40
Replies: 233
Views: 22,885
Posted By ptyerman
Too right, I'm the same. Got my first 500 in 88...

Too right, I'm the same.
Got my first 500 in 88 then a 500+ soon after release. Then that was followed by my first 1200 on release day.
Those are the fond memory days. I have no interest in this...
Forum: News 15 February 2020, 21:09
Replies: 30
Views: 3,303
Posted By ptyerman
Wish I could bump into the coffee boy in a dark...

Wish I could bump into the coffee boy in a dark alley somewhere! He may see the error of his ways then.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 February 2020, 15:45
Replies: 60
Views: 4,047
Posted By ptyerman
This is great! So nice to see old Amiga...

This is great!
So nice to see old Amiga publishers/developers/sites come back to life.
I will be purchasing some to support this move, that's for sure! :great

I really hope this is a successful...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 January 2020, 11:07
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By ptyerman
I use a heat gun on plastic quite often, even on...

I use a heat gun on plastic quite often, even on PLA 3D printed parts which has a low melting point.
Like I said, the point here is "be careful", if you have any old junk laying around it's best to...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 January 2020, 14:15
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By ptyerman
Careful use of a heat gun will soften most glue...

Careful use of a heat gun will soften most glue enough to pull it apart. Some glues are very easily "unstuck" with very little heat.
I use this method quite often on everything from small plastic...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 January 2020, 06:15
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By ptyerman
Star Raiders 2 was one of my all time favourites...

Star Raiders 2 was one of my all time favourites on the ZX Spectrum, a fantastic game for sure! I still play it on a Spectrum emulator now and again.
I also have it on my Atari 800XL and have played...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 January 2020, 07:27
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By ptyerman
War in Middle Earth by Melbourne House uses a...

War in Middle Earth by Melbourne House uses a good example of colour cycling for the water effects, specially for a pre-90's game.
Forum: OT - General 01 December 2019, 14:48
Replies: 23
Views: 1,496
Posted By ptyerman
Once a Punk always a Punk I guess. Been this way...

Once a Punk always a Punk I guess. Been this way since it all started in the mid 70's, I guess I'll be buried like it.
Big difference is, I used to have a massive mohican, nowadays I just have a...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 December 2019, 13:22
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By ptyerman
Sounds more like a sticking micro switch used for...

Sounds more like a sticking micro switch used for the carriage stop function, or a slipping belt used for the same. Check the belts and gears and observe if they're moving as they should or if...
Forum: support.Other 21 October 2019, 05:41
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By ptyerman
I use part vinegar part hot water for some stuff,...

I use part vinegar part hot water for some stuff, its usually stuff I can leave soaking in it for a while though. Does a grand job on bottle labels and the like.
Not tried it on floppys and you...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2019, 06:44
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By ptyerman
The only way you can do that is by installing and...

The only way you can do that is by installing and using a 3.0 kickstart ROM. 3.1 introduced the PCMCIA limits with memory, with 3.0 you can use the whole memory space.
Forum: support.Hardware 23 September 2019, 16:42
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By ptyerman
It's always sad to see disks and Amiga stuff go...

It's always sad to see disks and Amiga stuff go fubar!
You could try cleaning the disks first to see if it cures them, if you do attempt it watch for the coating coming off the disk surface, if that...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 September 2019, 16:33
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By ptyerman
Mould or fungus on the disk surface will cause...

Mould or fungus on the disk surface will cause the drive to screech. As will deterioration of the disk surface which causes the magnetic coating to rub off on the disk heads.
Neither case is a...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 August 2019, 09:45
Replies: 29
Views: 2,284
Posted By ptyerman
Thanks for confirming it doesn't work with some...

Thanks for confirming it doesn't work with some cards. I have a couple of SCSI cards that I think are DMA so I will continue to give it a miss and look at other solutions.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 August 2019, 12:33
Replies: 29
Views: 2,284
Posted By ptyerman
That is useful info, thanks. Worth looking in to....

That is useful info, thanks. Worth looking in to.
I am far behind on these things as my interest in the vampire disappeared when this problem was brought to light in the early days, I haven't looked...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 August 2019, 20:55
Replies: 29
Views: 2,284
Posted By ptyerman
The Vampire appeals to some, but it's useless to...

The Vampire appeals to some, but it's useless to me as it spits at zorro cards! It would be completely pointless in my A2000.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2019, 11:07
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By ptyerman
Sounds like the LOPT is dead. Replacements are...

Sounds like the LOPT is dead. Replacements are available if you do a search but the problem is getting it replaced. You DON'T want to touch that unless you know what you are doing. There is people on...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 July 2019, 02:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By ptyerman
Like it thanks. It's great to see these old...

Like it thanks.
It's great to see these old sites been kept alive.
Forum: support.Other 28 July 2019, 20:08
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By ptyerman
Interesting, will think about that. The hot air...

Interesting, will think about that. The hot air gun could come in handy for heat shrink insulation if it turns down low enough.
Forum: support.Other 28 July 2019, 12:13
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By ptyerman
Soldering Station

Anyone have any experience with these? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WEP-Soldering-Iron-Station-60W-SMD-Welding-Tool-6-Tips-LED-Temperature-Control/303200308033?hash=item4698258b41:g:fpkAAOSwDtxdNt35...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2019, 21:49
Replies: 28
Views: 5,010
Posted By ptyerman
Purchased items from Vesalia quite a few times...

Purchased items from Vesalia quite a few times over the years and never had any problems. They can be slow sometimes when they are busy, but they're only a small concern so it's to be expected....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 May 2019, 20:54
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By ptyerman
Still have my 600XL and 800XL, both are...

Still have my 600XL and 800XL, both are unmodified currently but I do have a boatload of peripherals for them such as disk drives, tape drives, serial/parallel interfaces and even a XEP80 80 column...
Forum: support.Apps 27 May 2019, 01:37
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By ptyerman
You can find the key file on the EAB ftp server...

You can find the key file on the EAB ftp server at ~Uploads/ptyerman in the Deliplayer folder.
To gain access to the ftp read THIS (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=43633) thread! :great
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 May 2019, 16:06
Replies: 69
Views: 4,146
Posted By ptyerman
Vintage and classic motorcycles, cars, trucks,...

Vintage and classic motorcycles, cars, trucks, engineering machinery.
Music.
And the big one, avoiding women these days! :laughing
Forum: project.EAB 13 May 2019, 06:26
Replies: 55
Views: 7,553
Posted By ptyerman
I can understand why mate, sure couldn't have...

I can understand why mate, sure couldn't have been easy.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 May 2019, 18:18
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By ptyerman
If it's giving out a high pitched whine/whistle...

If it's giving out a high pitched whine/whistle you can be sure its either the line output circuit or the PSU. Flyback transformers have been known to die within minutes if the power supply is...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 May 2019, 06:08
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By ptyerman
Definitely sounds like the flyback transformer....

Definitely sounds like the flyback transformer. Note that if you're changing this it's best to change the driving transistor also.
Make sure you know what you're doing before touching any of the...
Forum: AMR contributions 29 April 2019, 06:47
Replies: 8
Views: 2,243
Posted By ptyerman
I have loads of Amiga Format CD's still in their...

I have loads of Amiga Format CD's still in their original cases. Not sure which issue numbers are missing without digging out the box they're in and looking, but if you or anyone needs a ISO or...
Forum: support.Games 28 April 2019, 09:06
Replies: 38
Views: 4,440
Posted By ptyerman
That link is for a CD with Sound editors and...

That link is for a CD with Sound editors and files plus the manual for the mt-32, you need the actual hardware to make any use of it.
Also, you won't find a mt-32 for that price, expect to pay a...
Forum: AMR contributions 28 April 2019, 04:45
Replies: 8
Views: 2,243
Posted By ptyerman
You will find a label scan of 93 and 94 in my...

You will find a label scan of 93 and 94 in my uploads folder on the ftp in the AUI Coverdisk directory. There is also most of the AUI disks in adf format on there, I'm only missing a few. No CD's...
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