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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 July 2019, 21:10
Replies: 35
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Posted By davide78
My first computer was an Amstrad PC1640 with GEM...

My first computer was an Amstrad PC1640 with GEM Desktop as GUI. Windows 3.1 on my second computer was a huge improvement, and the only Windows release that I really liked and used extensively....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 April 2019, 20:15
Replies: 491
Views: 24,253
Posted By davide78
I am seeing it for the first time :confused. What...

I am seeing it for the first time :confused. What is connected to it?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 April 2019, 16:23
Replies: 491
Views: 24,253
Posted By davide78
Ahhh, the good old Apogee platformers with EGA...

Ahhh, the good old Apogee platformers with EGA graphics :D
This one looks very nice, and much better than the usual Commander Keen. It definitely worth a try. Thanks for the hint!

Those games...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 March 2019, 11:06
Replies: 491
Views: 24,253
Posted By davide78
Can't you use a modern ATX PSU? It's not clear to...

Can't you use a modern ATX PSU? It's not clear to me what are the "old type auxhiliary" connectors you are missing: the 4-pin HD and floppy ?
A modern PSU should have all connectors you need, plus...
Forum: support.Other 30 March 2019, 15:47
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By davide78
take a look at this: ...

take a look at this:

http://aminet.net/package/pix/mwb/ClassicWB3.9-MWB
Forum: support.Hardware 01 March 2019, 23:54
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By davide78
My startup-sequence already have the commands to...

My startup-sequence already have the commands to run VGAOnly if it is copied in DEVS:Monitors. It doesn't seem to make any difference though.

So far the only usable mode is the standard PAL...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 March 2019, 12:54
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By davide78
I am doing the tests by double clicking on the...

I am doing the tests by double clicking on the monitor icons in Storage/Monitors. How can I run DEVS:Monitors/VGAOnly ? Do I have to copy VGAOnly to DEVS:/Monitors and put the command in...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 February 2019, 12:01
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By davide78
Dell U2412m LCD monitor and 30khz modes

I have a Dell U2414m LCD monitor connected to my A600 with a DB23 -> VGA adapter. As reported in Appiah's thread, the monitor syncs correctly with 15Khz PAL modes. The image is on the soft side and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 February 2019, 19:55
Replies: 2,383
Views: 356,536
Posted By davide78
According with the Italian Wikipedia Entry on...

According with the Italian Wikipedia Entry on SCUMM (https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCUMM) there are 9 versions of the engine.

Amiga games used versions from 2 to 5:

Version 2:
... Maniac...
Forum: support.Other 16 February 2019, 17:54
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By davide78
My A600 came with a Teac FD-235F floppy drive. As...

My A600 came with a Teac FD-235F floppy drive. As far as I know it should be original. It looks like your drive, except for the power connector that is in the standard, horizontal rear-facing...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2019, 20:51
Replies: 491
Views: 24,253
Posted By davide78
Actually, there are some Yamaha PCI soundcards...

Actually, there are some Yamaha PCI soundcards with a real OPL3 chip. And also some ESS cards have very good DOS compatibility and an FM synthesis chip that is reputed to be one of the best OPL3...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 January 2019, 15:46
Replies: 491
Views: 24,253
Posted By davide78
Didn't know that! Do you have any link on how to...

Didn't know that! Do you have any link on how to do it? It would be a nice upgrade for my retro PC. Roland MT-32s and other MIDI Synth are neither cheap nor easy to find.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 January 2019, 17:02
Replies: 491
Views: 24,253
Posted By davide78
True, I forgot to add "if you want to use old...

True, I forgot to add "if you want to use old hardware". pcem/dosbox would be even better, because you can easily have multiple configurations for different games.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 January 2019, 15:56
Replies: 491
Views: 24,253
Posted By davide78
Some may argue that Win98 is just a GUI on top of...

Some may argue that Win98 is just a GUI on top of DOS 7.0 :)

Anyway, a Win98 machine is probably the best all-around PC for retrogaming. True, you have speed issue with old games, and you cannot...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 January 2019, 11:49
Replies: 491
Views: 24,253
Posted By davide78
You can also replace the Radeon with a Voodoo 3...

You can also replace the Radeon with a Voodoo 3 AGP, that is compatible with voodoo1/2 games. However, for windows games it may not be much of an improvement.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 January 2019, 21:39
Replies: 491
Views: 24,253
Posted By davide78
Wing Commander is very picky on CPU speed. It...

Wing Commander is very picky on CPU speed. It suffers of speed issues on anything faster than a 386. Even the 486SX @ 25MHz that I had back then was too fast (the very lowest of 486): I had to switch...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 January 2019, 19:46
Replies: 491
Views: 24,253
Posted By davide78
Congratulations for the find! A pentium-4 system...

Congratulations for the find! A pentium-4 system is too good for dos games only, you can also enjoy a lot of games of the win98 era.

I would include also some Sierra and Lucasfilm adventures to...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2019, 10:19
Replies: 30
Views: 1,210
Posted By davide78
I agree with k0x: the first thing to do is to...

I agree with k0x: the first thing to do is to create an image of the disk and save the data. You don't know what is the state the disk is.

Once you have the image you also know the state of the...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 06 January 2019, 11:53
Replies: 21
Views: 2,075
Posted By davide78
SRAM is volatile: it is deleted every time you...

SRAM is volatile: it is deleted every time you power it off. Flash ram on the other hand keeps its content even when power is off.
The battery is used to keep the data on the SRAM card when the...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 January 2019, 15:46
Replies: 30
Views: 1,210
Posted By davide78
SCSI is rarely used nowadays, so I am now aware...

SCSI is rarely used nowadays, so I am now aware of any modern option. There may have been some SCSI to USB adapters available back in the day, but I suspect they would be quite hard to find.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 05 January 2019, 11:48
Replies: 21
Views: 2,075
Posted By davide78
Yes, those are flash cards. You can use them as...

Yes, those are flash cards. You can use them as storage or to exchange files with another computer with a pcmcia slot, but not as flash ram.

You need something like this one:...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 January 2019, 20:35
Replies: 30
Views: 1,210
Posted By davide78
If the HD is IDE you can just put it into a USB...

If the HD is IDE you can just put it into a USB box and do the backup using a PC. The simplest thing is to create an image of the HD that you can use with an emulator or to restore the data on the...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 04 January 2019, 17:09
Replies: 21
Views: 2,075
Posted By davide78
I was lucky enough to find a complete A600...

I was lucky enough to find a complete A600 package with all the expansions.
Otherwise, if you want to pay a good price for the ram card, yours would likely be a very long 'quest'. There are a number...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 04 January 2019, 14:24
Replies: 21
Views: 2,075
Posted By davide78
I have an A600 with 2 MB Chip and additional 2 MB...

I have an A600 with 2 MB Chip and additional 2 MB RAM on a PCMCIA card. Some games requires the extra Fast RAM to run in WHDLoad, at least from my experience. Most works just fine without the extra...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 December 2018, 15:01
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By davide78
250 mA is the maximum current stated in the PS/2...

250 mA is the maximum current stated in the PS/2 specs, but I agree that the KVM would probably need much less current. I would try first with the RGB port: pin 23 is supposed to provide 5V 100 mA....
Forum: support.Hardware 29 December 2018, 11:52
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By davide78
How to power a KVM switch with A600

My A600 shares monitor and speakers with two other computers. I had a KVM switch that allows me to share VGA, speakers and PS/2 keyboard and mouse between the different machines. The A600 is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 December 2018, 11:27
Replies: 97
Views: 8,914
Posted By davide78
I had an "electronic" battleship game :D ...

I had an "electronic" battleship game :D

https://s.sbito.it/images/28/28993634664519.jpg

Other than that, only normal toys before my first computer, an Amstrad PC1640 xt clone. I was the only...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 December 2018, 11:26
Replies: 28
Views: 3,813
Posted By davide78
Thanks. PRELOAD seems to be enabled, at least for...

Thanks. PRELOAD seems to be enabled, at least for the games I checked. 2Mb of Fast may not be enough for the more complex games.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 18 December 2018, 19:17
Replies: 28
Views: 3,813
Posted By davide78
Hi! I'm back to let you know that I found a...

Hi! I'm back to let you know that I found a complete A600 set with 1Mb Chip Ram expansion, pre-installed CF and 2Mb PCMCIA Fast Ram for a good price, that is now sitting on my desk :cool

I already...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 20 November 2018, 17:58
Replies: 28
Views: 3,813
Posted By davide78
:shocked Is it possible? Can you exchange the...

:shocked Is it possible? Can you exchange the motherboards between the two?
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 20 November 2018, 12:06
Replies: 28
Views: 3,813
Posted By davide78
If I would ever get a bigbox amiga, then it would...

If I would ever get a bigbox amiga, then it would be an A3000. It is a machine that always fascinated me, since I saw it for the first time in magazines when I was a kid. For some reason, I do not...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 19 November 2018, 13:53
Replies: 28
Views: 3,813
Posted By davide78
By "serious stuff" I mean that I want to do more...

By "serious stuff" I mean that I want to do more than playing games. The objective is to replicate how it would have been to use an amiga as everyday computer in the early 90s.
So I would keep...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 18 November 2018, 17:32
Replies: 28
Views: 3,813
Posted By davide78
Thanks to everybody :agree So the consensus...

Thanks to everybody :agree

So the consensus seems to go for an A1200.


Could you please elaborate more on the missing keys on the A600? I cannot see how this could be crucial...
Any...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 18 November 2018, 15:37
Replies: 28
Views: 3,813
Posted By davide78
Buying my first Amiga in 2018: what to do?

Hi Everybody,
I always wanted an Amiga, but never have the opportunity to get one at the time. Now, after messing around with FS-UAE for some time, I would like to try the real hardware, and I am in...
Forum: Member Introductions 18 November 2018, 12:39
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By davide78
Hi Chip! :) I am already using emulation...

Hi Chip! :)

I am already using emulation with FS-UAE. I would like to try the real hardware
Forum: Member Introductions 17 November 2018, 16:21
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By davide78
Greetings from Italy

Hi everyone,

When I was a kid I wanted to have an Amiga. My father did not agree, and I got an Amstrad XT clone. I am a PC user since then, converted to Mac a few years ago.

I think it is time...
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