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Forum: Hardware mods 30 June 2017, 17:46
Replies: 32
Views: 1,940
Posted By Pat the Cat
No, a Kickstart disk isn't a Superkickstart disk....

No, a Kickstart disk isn't a Superkickstart disk.

A superKickstart disk will not work in an A1000 either, and the vast majority of Amigas are usable BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR A FLOPPY TO...
Forum: Hardware mods 30 June 2017, 17:16
Replies: 32
Views: 1,940
Posted By Pat the Cat
Nope. You need a Superkickstart disk. ...

Nope. You need a Superkickstart disk.

A1000 = no hard disk, no MMU. 256KB maximum Kickstart size.

A3000 = hard disk, MMU always present. No maximum kickstart size ... well, actually you...
Forum: Hardware mods 30 June 2017, 16:39
Replies: 32
Views: 1,940
Posted By Pat the Cat
Interesting. The A3000 was released with...

Interesting. The A3000 was released with Kickstart on Hard disk - so without a SCSI device in the chain, how could such a machine start up?

Sure, there were kits later which had real Kickstarts...
Forum: Hardware mods 29 June 2017, 17:35
Replies: 32
Views: 1,940
Posted By Pat the Cat
Put a passive terminator on the end of the SCSI...

Put a passive terminator on the end of the SCSI chain (last device on the connection) should shorten bootup times, if you're not doing that already.

Typically it's an external plug that goes into...
Forum: Hardware pics 26 June 2017, 18:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By Pat the Cat
Fair point. Kind of defeats the object of a...

Fair point. Kind of defeats the object of a public release, if the printed object isn't always going to fit.

Nice list, I'll try to implement it always, before a release. :)
Forum: Hardware pics 23 June 2017, 16:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By Pat the Cat
So much nicer than a bare card. :) I guess...

So much nicer than a bare card. :)

I guess with a MicroSD sized card, the expansion wouldn't be much larger than the edge connector to attach it with...

You putting the 3D model files out or...
Forum: support.Other 22 June 2017, 18:49
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Pat the Cat
There can be a couple of ways of reading your...

There can be a couple of ways of reading your post.

On the Amiga, a .info file is the file containing the icon data for an executable program, or a directory, or a project file like a data file or...
Forum: support.Demos 03 June 2017, 13:17
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By Pat the Cat
Oh, really? I wonder who that could be? :agree

Oh, really? I wonder who that could be? :agree
Forum: request.Demos 03 June 2017, 13:14
Replies: 30
Views: 6,511
Posted By Pat the Cat
Awesome, thank you. :bowdown

Awesome, thank you. :bowdown
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 June 2017, 15:07
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By Pat the Cat
When you have managed to attact over 150,000...

When you have managed to attact over 150,000 paying customers, you will be in an equitable position to where I was 24 years ago.

A hint - you won't get there with Amiga Power shock jock tactics....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 June 2017, 15:05
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By Pat the Cat
That's you, that is. Stop projecting your own sad...

That's you, that is. Stop projecting your own sad inadequacy onto other people.

Some people tolerate shit slingers like you, but I don't see a good reason why I should.

Here, you are not in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 June 2017, 15:04
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By Pat the Cat
That is a picture of a disk, the label contains...

That is a picture of a disk, the label contains no quotes from reviews. It is not a "box" as you previously mentioned.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 June 2017, 14:59
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By Pat the Cat
I corrected Zeus. You attacked me for...

I corrected Zeus.

You attacked me for correcting Zeus.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 June 2017, 16:59
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By Pat the Cat
OK, I won't post attacks UNLESS I am attacked. ...

OK, I won't post attacks UNLESS I am attacked.

Does Akira ever follow that?

As for the box art showing an Amiga Format review quote, I don't see it... I-D Magazine, Micro User, Micro Computer...
Forum: Coders. General 01 June 2017, 16:09
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By Pat the Cat
Fair point, some people want "just" a text editor...

Fair point, some people want "just" a text editor for moving a cursor around a screen. A WYSIWYG word processor that's just for text.

Dev tool desires are hugely personal.

Sometimes those...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 June 2017, 16:04
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By Pat the Cat
My bad. Coldcut, not Hex. Although there is some...

My bad. Coldcut, not Hex. Although there is some crossover between the 2.

Still same techheads, just doing dance music rather than an obscure eco-orientated platform game.

Matt Black,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 June 2017, 16:02
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By Pat the Cat
? I didn't write them, didn't have anything to do...

? I didn't write them, didn't have anything to do with the game, and just pointed out the game was an ugly motherfucker.

OK, it's your self appointed job to point out ugly motherfuckers on...
Forum: Coders. General 31 May 2017, 17:39
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By Pat the Cat
I quite like it but it's not Cygnus Ed. I...

I quite like it but it's not Cygnus Ed.

I suggest you give it a try - depends how clunky you can tolerate your dev environment.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2017, 17:31
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By Pat the Cat
In between you, me and the garden gate - none. ...

In between you, me and the garden gate - none.

IIRC The rest of the industry were bombed off their tits, when it came to platform games and shooters anyway. Oliver Twins excepted (squeaky clean...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2017, 17:25
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By Pat the Cat
I know. I'm the person who had to put it there. ...

I know. I'm the person who had to put it there.

Not that I actually had any input into the choosing process. I was just told it would appeal to the "alternative community". Green Party Eco...
Forum: News 27 May 2017, 14:39
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By Pat the Cat
Well, very nice words. How about some action? ...

Well, very nice words. How about some action?

You can either repost, donate, or just watch him die in agony.

Your call.
Forum: News 23 May 2017, 17:09
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By Pat the Cat
Captain Crunch Appeal

Hi, it came to my attention that a well known friend and legend Cap'n Crunch is suffering from a very nasty spinal fusion operation, leaving him with more then a year of recovery. During this time,...
Forum: support.Apps 19 May 2017, 14:22
Replies: 22
Views: 1,689
Posted By Pat the Cat
<shrugs> They made a mistake. Human beings do...

<shrugs> They made a mistake. Human beings do that.

Kudos to Sir Lucas for pin pointing the exact problem.
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 18 May 2017, 17:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By Pat the Cat
Significant - not many Amiga sites use https:. ...

Significant - not many Amiga sites use https:.

It's nice to see some movement back into that, after being shut out for years.
Forum: request.Apps 18 May 2017, 17:47
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Pat the Cat
Check the personal uploads - ProPage 4 and 4.1...

Check the personal uploads - ProPage 4 and 4.1 from IdRouge were up, last time I checked.

Needs a hefty Amiga to run, but Pantone colour and CMYK separation - very very capable.

You can also...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2017, 18:15
Replies: 48
Views: 2,830
Posted By Pat the Cat
Yes. It is very unlikely you will damage the...

Yes. It is very unlikely you will damage the Amiga, but it is possible. One fairly good idea is to test the output of the voltages from the power supply with a multimeter, to make sure that +5V isn't...
Forum: Coders. General 05 May 2017, 18:58
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By Pat the Cat
Also, must be 18+. Probably a completely idiotic...

Also, must be 18+. Probably a completely idiotic restriction.

You would have thought with their budget NASA could do their own recoding.
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2017, 16:33
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By Pat the Cat
Yeah, can be grounding issue. Can also be a...

Yeah, can be grounding issue.

Can also be a shielding issue, where an unshielded PSU is picking up cross talk (so even original PSUs can do this if in close proximity to "noisy" equipment).
...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 April 2017, 16:46
Replies: 252
Views: 16,677
Posted By Pat the Cat
Alternative approach - release open source...

Alternative approach - release open source replacements written in ASM for the old CBM/Escom 3.1 code.

That's pretty much what Peter K has been doing with just one component all these years,...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 April 2017, 19:49
Replies: 28
Views: 2,521
Posted By Pat the Cat
Yeah, good point Mark... Marchie - which...

Yeah, good point Mark...

Marchie - which sort of Amiga SCSI controller are you trying to get the device working with? Some have max partition sizes way smaller than 1GB, so that might be part of...
Forum: support.Other 11 April 2017, 18:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By Pat the Cat
Keep the PC hardware and put Linux on it instead...

Keep the PC hardware and put Linux on it instead of malware like Microsoft products.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 April 2017, 18:24
Replies: 28
Views: 2,521
Posted By Pat the Cat
My 2 cents worth - your values for cylinders,...

My 2 cents worth - your values for cylinders, heads, and surfaces seem very strange.

I can't remember which one, think it's heads, but you are limited to max value of 255... so a value of 451...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 March 2017, 18:09
Replies: 34
Views: 1,695
Posted By Pat the Cat
Well, viable solutions depend what system the...

Well, viable solutions depend what system the material you are trying to display originated on.

If you want to display things done with NTSC Amigas in NTSC, then it makes sense to try to run...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 March 2017, 20:54
Replies: 3,104
Views: 235,774
Posted By Pat the Cat
It looks beautiful, but quite challenging to...

It looks beautiful, but quite challenging to mount all the components correctly, using appropriate tools like anti-static precaution. The CPU and FPU are more robust than the modern technology, in my...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 March 2017, 20:32
Replies: 34
Views: 1,695
Posted By Pat the Cat
Wrong. BUT, one issue with using the A500, A600...

Wrong. BUT, one issue with using the A500, A600 and A1200 is using a good power supply which has a metal earthed shield. Using a standard "brick" for live performance or video work is not...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 March 2017, 18:07
Replies: 34
Views: 1,695
Posted By Pat the Cat
Uh... If that was the case, then how could a...

Uh... If that was the case, then how could a GLock ever lock a PAL Amiga signal onto an NTSC signal?

It couldn't. Ever. :nuts
Forum: support.Hardware 26 March 2017, 17:24
Replies: 34
Views: 1,695
Posted By Pat the Cat
Easy way to find out is testing out the Glock on...

Easy way to find out is testing out the Glock on the other Amiga. ;)

I really doubt that is the case. It could just be the power going to the Glock is a problem... I note from the manual;-


...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 March 2017, 17:04
Replies: 34
Views: 1,695
Posted By Pat the Cat
Issue - sync source currently used might not be...

Issue - sync source currently used might not be outputting genuine NTSC for the G-Lock to hook onto.

Solution - Try a differeent sync source to see if it makes a difference. As there is one built...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 March 2017, 06:10
Replies: 3,104
Views: 235,774
Posted By Pat the Cat
John "Chucky" Hertell lets you download it for...

John "Chucky" Hertell lets you download it for free - specfic instructions for suitable ROMs for 16 bit., 32 bit, CD32...

http://www.diagrom.com/index.php/download/
Forum: support.Hardware 26 March 2017, 05:55
Replies: 34
Views: 1,695
Posted By Pat the Cat
I would try doing it in two stages. 1) Setup...

I would try doing it in two stages.

1) Setup one Amiga to display NTSC image, interlaced. Use the output as the genlock source from the start.

2) On the other Amiga with the PAL genlock,...
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