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Forum: Hardware mods Today, 18:32
Replies: 14
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Posted By Daedalus
I'm not familiar with the CyberstormPPC SCSI, but...

I'm not familiar with the CyberstormPPC SCSI, but the Blizzard 1260 SCSI will run at half speed (or less in practice) unless all devices support synchronous transfers *and* have it enabled using...
Forum: support.Apps Today, 10:24
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Daedalus
I can't remember ever having this issue -...

I can't remember ever having this issue - capitalisation has always been preserved where present for me - at least as long as I'm using OS 3.9 (which uses CacheCDFS). I can't remember having issues...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 22:42
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By Daedalus
Ugh, that is annoying alright. I guess the...

Ugh, that is annoying alright. I guess the pull-up in Paula is quite strong, the equivalent of less than 1K maybe, which is very low. That will need a particularly low resistance to pull the signal...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 July 2020, 22:32
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Daedalus
Even back in my Atari 8-bit days, the single...

Even back in my Atari 8-bit days, the single button thing was a limitation, and I modified some stick to be 2-button for games that supported it (usually by having a 2nd joystick plugged in).

On...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2020, 18:16
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By Daedalus
Sounds like the Pull-up in Paula is already...

Sounds like the Pull-up in Paula is already enough. Try remove the pull-up altogether.

Edit: Another thing to note is that not all JFETs are entirely symmetrical - some work best in one particular...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 July 2020, 11:21
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, a quick Google shows that even the online...

Indeed, a quick Google shows that even the online Autodocs (http://amigadev.elowar.com/read/ADCD_2.1/Libraries_Manual_guide/node0290.html) mistakenly uses rexxsys.library, while actually linking to...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 July 2020, 10:52
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Daedalus
Well, I had assumed it was a mistake, since I've...

Well, I had assumed it was a mistake, since I've seen that mistake made before. But that then begs the question: what is rexxsys.library? It's not one I'm familiar with other than when actually...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 July 2020, 09:54
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, it is. It's a standard part of ARexx and...

Yes, it is. It's a standard part of ARexx and should be found on any machine that has ARexx installed.
Forum: News 09 July 2020, 15:38
Replies: 239
Views: 47,278
Posted By Daedalus
Perhaps an old post, but I'd like to point out...

Perhaps an old post, but I'd like to point out that it does indeed support the 68882 FPU, along with most other UAE and WinUAE features. It just doesn't include them in the GUI, which is aimed at...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 July 2020, 13:27
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, they're a pain to desolder. Put it could...

Yeah, they're a pain to desolder. Put it could also be that the cost of the metal case and assembly required was less than that of alternative solutions, maybe involving 4-layer PCBs or more...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 July 2020, 12:17
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Daedalus
There are EMI components in the power lines for...

There are EMI components in the power lines for the external disk drive which would limit the amount of current that can be drawn safely. The Commodore documentation lists 540mA as the limit for...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 July 2020, 12:14
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Daedalus
I would guess that it was so that the expansion...

I would guess that it was so that the expansion didn't exceed emissions regulations so that it could get approval for sale. Since Commodore probably wanted to sell it as a package with the A500, it...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 July 2020, 09:58
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By Daedalus
Ah yes, that's on the *input* side of the...

Ah yes, that's on the *input* side of the device's logic, not the output. It was an issue I spotted on that adaptor when someone was having issues with it. Because there are no pull-ups in either the...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 July 2020, 23:01
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, sorry, I see what you're saying now. The...

Ah, sorry, I see what you're saying now. The mouse is actually digital, not analogue, and even if the game supports a mouse, it would also need to specifically support a paddle for that to work.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 July 2020, 22:05
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By Daedalus
:) I'm totally lost so, I don't know what you...

:) I'm totally lost so, I don't know what you mean there...

I don't know of any specifically for the Amiga, but the Amiga has a full implementation of the Atari standard on both ports, meaning...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 July 2020, 17:15
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, I've bookmarked it - it's sure to come in...

Indeed, I've bookmarked it - it's sure to come in handy.

Just bear in mind that the pull-up resistor might need to be changed (or removed completely) since the result will depend on Paula's...
Forum: Coders. General 08 July 2020, 15:45
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, I don't think it's the case that EHB...

Indeed, I don't think it's the case that EHB itself is slow, but more simply due to dealing with 6 bitplanes. I'm working on a game at the moment that originally used EHB, but was simply too slow for...
Forum: support.Games 08 July 2020, 15:36
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Daedalus
For more complex games, manuals were essential....

For more complex games, manuals were essential. Games rarely had the key assignments or pop-up help in them, and you couldn't just look up the keyboard layout or whatever on your smartphone back...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 July 2020, 11:08
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm... Well, you'd need a base resistor in that...

Hmmm... Well, you'd need a base resistor in that circuit too, but anyway, I was more thinking along the lines of a JFET, for example: http://tinyurl.com/yb93g2nx

That's a nice website by the way...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2020, 17:38
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm... At that time, I was using an analogue...

Hmmm... At that time, I was using an analogue joystick with 4 buttons on my Amiga, along with a 6-button (7 if you count pause) CD32 pad. I didn't do that much gaming on the PC, but when I did, I...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 July 2020, 17:30
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By Daedalus
If it's not connected to anything, very close to...

If it's not connected to anything, very close to no current will flow, which makes it much easier to drop close to 0V. The problem is that it needs to pull the pin low and sink the current it...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 July 2020, 01:31
Replies: 41
Views: 1,663
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, this is all very valid stuff. I should point...

Yes, this is all very valid stuff. I should point out that there are a huge number of Meanwell models, and many of them do meet the 50mV ripple requirements of the original Commodore specification,...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2020, 23:42
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, I see now, that makes sense. Yeah, there's...

Ah, I see now, that makes sense. Yeah, there's probably not a lot you can do to get that signal closer to 0V. The logic is essentially working as intended. A pull-down as I described before might...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2020, 22:28
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By Daedalus
Connecting a button in parallel to joystick up...

Connecting a button in parallel to joystick up will give you a jump functionality, regardless of controller type. There are patches for games that also map a CD32 pad button to jump using software,...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 July 2020, 23:55
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I think you're correct in that the...

Yep, I think you're correct in that the resistance of the pad combined with the particular EMI resistor in your problematic A1200 is simply not allowing the voltage to drop low enough. 0.8V or lower...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 July 2020, 23:06
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By Daedalus
Let's clear a few things up here. If the...

Let's clear a few things up here.

If the signal doesn't get low enough, a pull-up resistor will only make the situation worse, not better. The Amiga shouldn't need a pull-up, Paula provides the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 July 2020, 12:28
Replies: 59
Views: 2,613
Posted By Daedalus
Just a thought (without knowing too much of the...

Just a thought (without knowing too much of the internals)... I think printlib opens dos.library to use the text output functions it contains. Maybe it makes use of some 2.0 DOS calls?

It would...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 July 2020, 10:21
Replies: 59
Views: 2,613
Posted By Daedalus
I can confirm that Nightshift's test code works...

I can confirm that Nightshift's test code works fine on a 68000 / 2.0 with the new library. I'm having trouble with a project I'm working on though, seems to crash very early on a 68000 - either at...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 July 2020, 15:41
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, if you connect a switch in parallel with the...

Yep, if you connect a switch in parallel with the up switch, for example, it will have the same function and both will still be usable.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 June 2020, 19:34
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By Daedalus
You don't need 5V for a second button at all....

You don't need 5V for a second button at all. Just short it to ground like the first button.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 30 June 2020, 17:09
Replies: 59
Views: 2,613
Posted By Daedalus
Sweet! Thanks for that Sven! Now, where can we...

Sweet! Thanks for that Sven! Now, where can we send a few beer tokens as a sign of our appreciation?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 June 2020, 15:29
Replies: 2,602
Views: 401,692
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, half the pixels not being there is exactly...

Hmmm, half the pixels not being there is exactly what the result is of a scandoubler or monitor that is only sampling for high res pixel rates. You get the same effect in WinUAE if you have the video...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 June 2020, 15:02
Replies: 2,602
Views: 401,692
Posted By Daedalus
Not really - the horizontal scanlines of an RGB...

Not really - the horizontal scanlines of an RGB image are essentially analogue - if your DAC and pixel clock are fast enough, you can have as many pixels across the screen as you like, limited I...
Forum: OT - General 29 June 2020, 14:56
Replies: 73
Views: 4,748
Posted By Daedalus
Of course, but the economy is still there -...

Of course, but the economy is still there - people are still working, the food industry is still turning a tidy profit. Just because the economy isn't trying to expand faster than ever before,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 June 2020, 12:46
Replies: 2,602
Views: 401,692
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, my mistake, it's actually on disk and not in...

Ah, my mistake, it's actually on disk and not in the ROM (except on the CD32 where it's in the extended ROM), but still part of the full 3.1 setup so is present on many, but definitely not all,...
Forum: OT - General 29 June 2020, 12:21
Replies: 73
Views: 4,748
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed. Maybe I'm just putting too high a value...

Indeed. Maybe I'm just putting too high a value on human life, but I would think of the economy as a distant second place in terms of priority, especially in nations with a mature, developed economy...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 June 2020, 12:12
Replies: 2,602
Views: 401,692
Posted By Daedalus
Lowlevel.library is part of Kickstart 3.1, so...

Lowlevel.library is part of Kickstart 3.1, so many people have it but it's far from universally used. I'm not sure about distribution on disk, but I would suspect not - IIRC Commodore always required...
Forum: OT - General 29 June 2020, 10:37
Replies: 73
Views: 4,748
Posted By Daedalus
A prevention of thousands more deaths?

A prevention of thousands more deaths?
Forum: OT - General 29 June 2020, 09:46
Replies: 73
Views: 4,748
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the US in particular hasn't managed to slow...

Yeah, the US in particular hasn't managed to slow things down and the rate of new cases is currently increasing dramatically. I guess you can blame all those people who didn't take it as seriously as...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 June 2020, 13:58
Replies: 59
Views: 2,613
Posted By Daedalus
First thing I see there is that you're assigning...

First thing I see there is that you're assigning two bitmaps to a single memory allocation. If that isn't the issue, try adding some width (say 16 pixels) to the allocation and see if it goes away....
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