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Forum: EAB's competition 29 October 2018, 14:50
Replies: 49
Views: 1,864
Posted By matburton
It's the taking part that counts right? :( ...

It's the taking part that counts right? :(

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https://i.imgur.com/3bsqvF2l.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/3bsqvF2.jpg)

I remember playing this as a kid on a friend's Archimedes.
As far as I...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 October 2018, 00:22
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By matburton
I'm guessing you might be able to get a few games...

I'm guessing you might be able to get a few games to work without a switch if it's an A600. Hold down both mouse buttons and keep them held as you power-on, then choose to boot from DF1? Then again I...
Forum: support.Other 15 October 2018, 00:05
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By matburton
Thanks dlfrsilver! If you do can you use the...

Thanks dlfrsilver! If you do can you use the dumps I put in ~Uploads/matburton/MultiFormat on the FTP server rather than the originals I put in The Zone! I'm hoping I did a better job on my second...
Forum: support.Other 14 October 2018, 22:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By matburton
I downloaded Steem and gave three of the CT-RAW...

I downloaded Steem and gave three of the CT-RAW images that worked in WinUAE a quick try. It seems like only one worked, the triple format ACE disk. I'm guessing that means that many of my...
Forum: support.Other 14 October 2018, 15:57
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By matburton
I swapped to using a cleaned Panasonic JU drive...

I swapped to using a cleaned Panasonic JU drive (mostly), cleaned the disks a bit and dumped again with -i0 -i4 -i5 -t20 to try and dump the more dubious parts.


How do you spot modified disks?...
Forum: support.Other 13 October 2018, 00:55
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By matburton
Sorry it's one ZIP archive split across 5 files...

Sorry it's one ZIP archive split across 5 files due to The Zone! upload size limits.
Forum: support.Other 13 October 2018, 00:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By matburton
Kryoflux RAW stream files. I don't know what I'm...

Kryoflux RAW stream files. I don't know what I'm doing well enough to do anything else ;)
Forum: support.Other 13 October 2018, 00:46
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By matburton
So I've dumped 9 out of 13 of those disks and...

So I've dumped 9 out of 13 of those disks and uploaded them to The Zone!

Four of them were just too far gone. Honestly I'm guessing many of these dumps will be bad. They didn't sound too good in...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2018, 14:47
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By matburton
I just got round to this. There was little hope...

I just got round to this. There was little hope of replacing the padding inside so I swapped the bottom half of the disk with another disk, along with the platter (and hoped the padding on the top...
Forum: support.Other 12 October 2018, 14:35
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By matburton
Will do. Might take me a little while. I assume I...

Will do. Might take me a little while. I assume I need to take a photo of each disk to accompany the RAW dump?

I found this older post (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=35332) about how these...
Forum: support.Other 12 October 2018, 00:37
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By matburton
Floppy disk Dual and Tri format disks

I have these, are they uninteresting/common as muck or should I be preserving them?

https://imgur.com/d0z6PCnl.jpg (https://imgur.com/d0z6PCn.jpg)

Also are there any tools or tricks I can use...
Forum: Hardware pics 09 October 2018, 13:48
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By matburton
Hey Beaks, I've never actually used the A520...

Hey Beaks,

I've never actually used the A520 but I can try to help.

Have you connected the 'Video Out' (colour composite) from the A520 to the LCD TV's composite in? Or have you connected the...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 September 2018, 01:20
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By matburton
In case it helps I just gave a borked drive...

In case it helps I just gave a borked drive another go.

It turned out the spring that pushes the head(s) against the platter was no longer doing its job properly. I could use my finger to put a...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 September 2018, 14:37
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By matburton
That's a good point, I didn't check for Lotus 2...

That's a good point, I didn't check for Lotus 2 :nervous time will tell I guess.



Yes, it does rotate fairly freely. I try to avoid putting disks that feel like they're not going to rotate...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 September 2018, 14:45
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By matburton
Floppy disk Floppy disk casing repair possible?

Recently I repaired my unreadable copy of Lotus 2 by:

cracking open the floppy casing at the bottom
extracting the moldy platter
inserting a replacement I'd prepared with my Kryoflux
...
Forum: support.Apps 18 September 2018, 00:38
Replies: 235
Views: 30,585
Posted By matburton
Well, I tried to make a reproduction for Zool 2. ...

Well, I tried to make a reproduction for Zool 2.
But my reproduction doesn't reproduce :rolleyes

It turns out I can load Zool 2 from workbench in my original setup as long as I close the parent...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 14 September 2018, 19:10
Replies: 176
Views: 12,696
Posted By matburton
I have a KryoFlux but have yet to take any RAW...

I have a KryoFlux but have yet to take any RAW dumps.

Any tips on what command line parameters I should use to dump with DTC and how I can then determine if the disk has been modified?
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 14 September 2018, 14:38
Replies: 176
Views: 12,696
Posted By matburton
If we're supposed to be making requests, anyone...

If we're supposed to be making requests, anyone able to dump Fightin' Spirit (http://hol.abime.net/530)?
Doesn't look like it's ever been preserved by SPS...
Forum: support.Games 12 September 2018, 13:44
Replies: 32
Views: 1,486
Posted By matburton
Might be worth trying with an un-cracked IPF...

Might be worth trying with an un-cracked IPF image instead?

Not all cracked versions of games work perfectly in my limited experience.

The original had a unlimited lives cheat...
Forum: support.Apps 08 September 2018, 20:48
Replies: 235
Views: 30,585
Posted By matburton
It's been a while but I've got one. Fightin'...

It's been a while but I've got one.

Fightin' Spirit starts fine under WHDLoad (OCS but with KS3.1)

However under JST (KS 1.3) it fails to start with this message:

> jst fightinspirit.slave...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 September 2018, 22:55
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By matburton
I have a previously unused but now broken ALPS PC...

I have a previously unused but now broken ALPS PC floppy drive I was using with a Kryoflux that I'm sure I broke by inserting a few too many dubious disks.

I cleaned the heads with IPA, re-greased...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 06 September 2018, 17:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By matburton
Hey ca_groundhog, I did something very...

Hey ca_groundhog,

I did something very similar last year when I fished my family's Amiga 500 out of a cupboard and decided I was going to write a program for it knowing nothing.

I had an...
Forum: support.Other 04 September 2018, 19:13
Replies: 22
Views: 1,098
Posted By matburton
Just in case it's relevant it looks like it might...

Just in case it's relevant it looks like it might be possible to make a custom Kickstart 1.3 ROM so that you can auto-boot...
Forum: support.Games 08 August 2018, 01:18
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By matburton
I tried a nibble copy in WinUAE from the IPF to...

I tried a nibble copy in WinUAE from the IPF to an ADF (using D-Copy) but got the exact same results as DamienD, which is pretty unsurprising. i.e. the ADF didn't get any where near booting in to the...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 August 2018, 00:52
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By matburton
Hey Jope, After sifting through what I have...

Hey Jope,

After sifting through what I have I can only find 3 SuperDisks.
They are all used judging from the labels and none have cases.
(I assume they would have comes in plastic cases like Zip...
Forum: support.Games 07 August 2018, 15:16
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By matburton
I might give it a go tonight with D-Copy...

I might give it a go tonight with D-Copy (http://aminet.net/package/disk/misc/DCopy31) in nibble mode (or whatever other options are under the copy menu) just because I'm intrigued now ;)
(I'm also...
Forum: support.Games 07 August 2018, 15:04
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By matburton
Nice DamienD! I assume X-Copy here isn't...

Nice DamienD!

I assume X-Copy here isn't trying to correct the DOS 'errors' or anything? Is that some sort of nibble copy or something similar? Just asking as I'm not very familiar with X-Copy or...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 August 2018, 14:48
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By matburton
As a random aside I won an ebay auction a while...

As a random aside I won an ebay auction a while back which unexpectedly contained some SuperDisks (LS-120), one of which was labelled "Workbench 3.1"

I had no clue what it was, but having seen...
Forum: support.Games 07 August 2018, 14:39
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By matburton
Out of interest what happens if you take the IPF...

Out of interest what happens if you take the IPF image for that game and use WinUAE to make a copy of it to a standard (non-extended) ADF image?

At that point is the ADF version of the game just...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 July 2018, 12:38
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By matburton
I think Zyconix (http://hol.abime.net/1645) did....

I think Zyconix (http://hol.abime.net/1645) did.

The music was pretty good, but the game wasn't all that exciting.
Forum: support.Apps 12 July 2018, 00:39
Replies: 235
Views: 30,585
Posted By matburton
Colour me impressed! Not only have I not found a...

Colour me impressed! Not only have I not found a game that doesn't load under the new JST 6.1 yet it's also been able to load all the demos I've thrown at it so far :great That includes demos that...
Forum: support.Apps 02 July 2018, 20:40
Replies: 235
Views: 30,585
Posted By matburton
You're very much welcome! Wow that was...

You're very much welcome!

Wow that was fast! :bowdown

Life is getting in the way a bit at the moment, so I probably can't do any further 'testing' for a week or two.
(is playing awesome...
Forum: support.Apps 21 June 2018, 02:54
Replies: 235
Views: 30,585
Posted By matburton
Hey jotd, I've uploaded a file called...

Hey jotd,

I've uploaded a file called jst-6.1-file-name-truncation.zip to The Zone!

You'll need to do the following:


Put a file called kickstart.rom in Kickstarts, which should be a...
Forum: support.Apps 18 June 2018, 23:18
Replies: 235
Views: 30,585
Posted By matburton
In fairness I found it very tricky to reproduce...

In fairness I found it very tricky to reproduce after I first encountered it ;) so it's still pretty darn great

Is there any way I can zip-up and send you a complete WinUAE save state in a...
Forum: support.Apps 17 June 2018, 23:26
Replies: 235
Views: 30,585
Posted By matburton
Hey Kickstar, Although I think jotd has...

Hey Kickstar,

Although I think jotd has mentioned that launching JST from workbench rather than the CLI is somewhat unrelaible at the moment I've found it to work the same as the CLI in all cases...
Forum: support.Games 05 June 2018, 21:27
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By matburton
I just remembered another on in Beneath a Steel...

I just remembered another on in Beneath a Steel Sky, again I had an A500

Boot the game from floppy (I never had a HD, might have the same problem)

After the intro sequence right click the...
Forum: support.Apps 05 June 2018, 21:08
Replies: 235
Views: 30,585
Posted By matburton
So here's a capture of Wiz 'n' Liz with 6.0...

So here's a capture of Wiz 'n' Liz with 6.0 compared to 6.1

https://i.imgur.com/XsXTqkT.gif

6.0 plays the game fine, 6.1 crashes in odd ways before even the logo is shown

Anything more...
Forum: support.Apps 05 June 2018, 19:19
Replies: 235
Views: 30,585
Posted By matburton
Wiz 'n' Liz only required 0.5MB chip and 0.5MB...

Wiz 'n' Liz only required 0.5MB chip and 0.5MB fast.

I assumed that to be safe JST would need 1MB of chip for most games given that Workbench is still in memory in the background?

Sorry I meant...
Forum: support.Games 05 June 2018, 19:13
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By matburton
From memory the bug that made me most sad during...

From memory the bug that made me most sad during my childhood was in Cannon Fodder 2.

I think if you have an OCS amiga (I had a A500), with only 0.5MBs of fast RAM added, if you tried to format a...
Forum: support.Apps 04 June 2018, 20:17
Replies: 235
Views: 30,585
Posted By matburton
Sorry for the slow reply :nervous life got in the...

Sorry for the slow reply :nervous life got in the way

Hmmm... odd. I'll retest it tonight. It was crashing pretty much immediately.

Was that with Kickstart 1.3?
Was that with the OCS chipset?...
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