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Forum: Hardware mods Today, 14:31
Replies: 20
Views: 201
Posted By Daedalus
It should be doable from the Amiga though - a...

It should be doable from the Amiga though - a passthrough on the joystick port for example, or the external floppy connector if you can find a connector.

Recently I've rebuilt an Amiga 500 PSU,...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 14:28
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By Daedalus
It wasn't my machine, I was doing some work on it...

It wasn't my machine, I was doing some work on it for someone else but I'll find out the serial number. Sounds like they could be similar alright. I was only disappointed because I thought it might...
Forum: OT - Technical Today, 14:22
Replies: 23
Views: 285
Posted By Daedalus
I've highlighted an important part of the problem...

I've highlighted an important part of the problem here. You say "Hobbiests" [sic], but you seem to ignore the primary purpose of a hobby: for the person partaking in the hobby to enjoy it. Pleasing...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 13:53
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, I recently broke the seal on an A500 that...

Indeed, I recently broke the seal on an A500 that had red power and caps lock LEDs and a totally different feeling keyboard to most A500s, but was mildly disappointed to find a standard Rev. 6A board...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 11:30
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By Daedalus
Well, if the second 512KB is *Chip* RAM, then...

Well, if the second 512KB is *Chip* RAM, then it's an ECS Agnus. On the A500 as standard it's mapped as slow-fast RAM, regardless of Agnus version, so that alone isn't a reliable way to tell.
Forum: Amiga scene Today, 10:18
Replies: 27
Views: 3,007
Posted By Daedalus
Because Besides, most people don't...

Because



Besides, most people don't want more than a 68020 or 68030 for WHDLoad, which appears to be the most common use for Amigas these days.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 23:10
Replies: 66
Views: 2,267
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I am. Doesn't make it a valid argument for...

Yep, I am. Doesn't make it a valid argument for hate.


Ah yes. Up there with Micro$oft :p
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 11:31
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By Daedalus
Really? I played FFVII quite a bit on the...

Really? I played FFVII quite a bit on the Playstation, and while I though it was alright, it didn't grab my attention enough to keep playing all the way through and I abandoned it some way through...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 11:28
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By Daedalus
That can still be caused by corrosion within or...

That can still be caused by corrosion within or hidden by the base of the connector. It usually takes a few bends back and forth to break a "healthy" pin like that, but corrosion can make them very...
Forum: OT - Technical Yesterday, 10:05
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By Daedalus
High end desktops were never cheap - once you get...

High end desktops were never cheap - once you get to the sharp end of the curve, prices always rose dramatically. I remember a friend paying £2,500 for a Pentium 3 550MHz machine. It had incredible...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 09:50
Replies: 66
Views: 2,267
Posted By Daedalus
Talks like what? And what has my avatar got to do...

Talks like what? And what has my avatar got to do with things? I'm a Zelda fan, but that's not the topic of conversation, and doesn't mean I'm a blind Nintendo fanboy. Your credibility dropped when...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 August 2018, 12:13
Replies: 66
Views: 2,267
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, and I haven't disputed that - in fact...

Indeed, and I haven't disputed that - in fact I've agreed by pointing out how common these files are around the world. That doesn't contradict what I've said though - these sites aren't about...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 August 2018, 09:56
Replies: 66
Views: 2,267
Posted By Daedalus
I'll explain below, but it's a very different...

I'll explain below, but it's a very different situation here that you don't seem to realise.


I'm not offering any judgement on piracy either way, just pointing out the reality of the situation....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 August 2018, 12:18
Replies: 66
Views: 2,267
Posted By Daedalus
Why? Are there no physical copies of the...

Why? Are there no physical copies of the cartridges left in existence, and do you think nobody has a copy of every game stored on their machines somewhere? It's a huge blow for casual, convenient...
Forum: Hardware mods 14 August 2018, 12:12
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Daedalus
I don't get the relevance of this post to what I...

I don't get the relevance of this post to what I said. Yep, the chips are rare, and I am actually aware of that, but that only make it even more sensible to fit sockets while you have the...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 August 2018, 10:54
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Daedalus
Welcome along! Well, an A1200 will cost you...

Welcome along!

Well, an A1200 will cost you more than an A500+, and A500+ keyboards are the same as the A500, so are the most common model made of all Amiga keyboards, so I would say that's the...
Forum: support.Games 14 August 2018, 10:36
Replies: 68
Views: 1,552
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, but like GadTools, ARexx, and many other...

Yes, but like GadTools, ARexx, and many other things, ASL was not a part of the OS as standard and is instead a separate, optional add-on. This is something you really need to bear in mind when...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 14 August 2018, 10:29
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, it looks like ASL_ tags were mostly only...

Hmmm, it looks like ASL_ tags were mostly only used for OS 2.x - the Autodocs for 3.x use ASLFR_, ASLSM_, ASLFO_ etc. to differentiate the flags that are specific to only one type of requester.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 August 2018, 18:19
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Daedalus
I have a list of some of the guys who do repairs...

I have a list of some of the guys who do repairs here: http://robthenerd.com/amiga/repairers

There's Russel Cowell in Liverpool that might be close enough to you...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 August 2018, 15:03
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, expanded Amigas need more power, but at the...

Yep, expanded Amigas need more power, but at the same time, they would have to be quite heavily expanded to reach the limits of a standard power supply. The problem is that a power supply's capacity...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 August 2018, 14:48
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Daedalus
Lin. RGB is the way to go, which is the best...

Lin. RGB is the way to go, which is the best you'll get out of a standard Amiga. TTL RGB gives you basically 16 colours, and composite is rubbish in general.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 August 2018, 15:47
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, I see... Yep, that'll totally kill the...

Ah, I see... Yep, that'll totally kill the machine alright - that's the main 5V supply and not just to C800, so something else has shorted and allowed that trace to burn through. It's possible to do...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 August 2018, 15:20
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, it's possible that the capacitor C800 has...

Hmmm, it's possible that the capacitor C800 has failed short and that's pulling the whole PSU down. That would also overheat the traces and damage the coating, but there might not be enough current...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 August 2018, 23:43
Replies: 158
Views: 9,505
Posted By Daedalus
Ah yes, and this is fantastic :)

Ah yes, and this is fantastic :)
Forum: support.Hardware 11 August 2018, 22:42
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Daedalus
Are you sure it's not the PSU? You really need a...

Are you sure it's not the PSU? You really need a multimeter to be able to troubleshoot that. So, no power LED at all? The bare copper trace, where is that? There aren't many 5V traces on the surface...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 August 2018, 22:30
Replies: 158
Views: 9,505
Posted By Daedalus
Awesome work, congratulations! @jotd ...

Awesome work, congratulations!

@jotd

There's not much point in recreating PSUs when you can build a much better supply for less cost. I've just built a PSU for someone that's about half the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 August 2018, 11:38
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Daedalus
Early versions of the Blitz editor don't have an...

Early versions of the Blitz editor don't have an ARexx port. However, Blitz itself has a "BRexx" library that basically fakes Intuition inputs, so it should be possible to write a simple program to...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 August 2018, 16:43
Replies: 121
Views: 8,047
Posted By Daedalus
HDCP is its own, separate licence. Video and...

HDCP is its own, separate licence. Video and audio are carried over the same pins so the connector doesn't care whether you only use video. Simply using HDMI as an interconnect requires a licence -...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 August 2018, 13:42
Replies: 121
Views: 8,047
Posted By Daedalus
Nope, you can solder as many sockets to boards as...

Nope, you can solder as many sockets to boards as you wish, no problem. Selling a product that makes use of the standard does require a licence however. Just like many other technologies that are...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 August 2018, 13:05
Replies: 36
Views: 1,057
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, that's unfortunate, because I've only ever...

Hmmm, that's unfortunate, because I've only ever heard of very early CDs suffering from bitrot, and I have many Cds from the early '90s that all still play perfectly and have no signs of any rot....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 August 2018, 12:14
Replies: 36
Views: 1,057
Posted By Daedalus
Will they retain their original signal quality...

Will they retain their original signal quality after all that time though? I suspect that the stored waveform will slowly decay over the decades, leaving a still working, but perhaps slightly noisier...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 August 2018, 10:01
Replies: 36
Views: 1,057
Posted By Daedalus
Or maybe more like IBM Microdrives...

Or maybe more like IBM Microdrives (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microdrive), which were essentially high capacity CF cards (differing internal technology aside). If that's the case, he wasn't that...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 August 2018, 09:58
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By Daedalus
No, this is standard behaviour for 3.1 ROMs. They...

No, this is standard behaviour for 3.1 ROMs. They disable the PCMCIA port when 8MB of fast RAM is detected, since that would conflict with a memory card inserted. 3.0 does not do that, and as a...
Forum: News 09 August 2018, 09:50
Replies: 56
Views: 7,716
Posted By Daedalus
No problem :) Thanks for your work! It's great...

No problem :) Thanks for your work! It's great that there are so many new releases for the Amiga these days.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 08 August 2018, 00:18
Replies: 152
Views: 12,148
Posted By Daedalus
Sometimes, even when using the integer...

Sometimes, even when using the integer optimisation mode. Certain commands will require an FPU (e.g. Val() ), but there isn't a comprehensive list that I know of, so there's always a risk. If the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 August 2018, 15:00
Replies: 5,747
Views: 902,853
Posted By Daedalus
I bought a canvas, printed with an image which I...

I bought a canvas, printed with an image which I processed in Personal Paint to reproduce a ZX-Spectrum-alike palette.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 07 August 2018, 12:27
Replies: 152
Views: 12,148
Posted By Daedalus
As in, return a value to AmigaDOS? I don't think...

As in, return a value to AmigaDOS? I don't think it's possible (or at least, easy to do) with Blitz 2, but in AmiBlitz 3 you load the value you want to return into register d0, then use End d0...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2018, 17:46
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Daedalus
Not really. All systems used their own data...

Not really. All systems used their own data encoding formats, similar to how they all used their own floppy formats. The best way to transfer like that would have been over serial or something like...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 August 2018, 14:34
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Daedalus
But is it not considered normal practice in...

But is it not considered normal practice in general to add sockets for the RAM when doing mods like this? at least that's what I do. then you're not desoldering chips, just removing them from...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 August 2018, 13:05
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, glad it's sorted. Sometimes cabled just go...

Yep, glad it's sorted. Sometimes cabled just go bad, usually where there wasn't a perfect connection at one of the connectors, and years of vibrations finally made it come loose.


Thing is, the...
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