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Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 12 April 2021, 01:47
Replies: 62
Views: 14,197
Posted By matburton
Wow! Can't believe this passed me by until now....

Wow! Can't believe this passed me by until now. It's a blast!

Is there any chance of a version that stops the disk drive once the game is loaded? The constant spinning is a bit distracting.
Forum: News 20 January 2021, 13:12
Replies: 36
Views: 8,678
Posted By matburton
Just wanted to say thanks :) this is a lovely...

Just wanted to say thanks :) this is a lovely addition to my WB1.3 setup!
Forum: support.Hardware 25 August 2020, 22:47
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By matburton
Just a quick correction, Superfrog doesn't...

Just a quick correction, Superfrog doesn't require 1MB of chip RAM.
It requires 1MB of RAM, but only 512kB of chip RAM.

I have an A500 with a 6A board, but have never bothered to upgrade to 1MB...
Forum: News 21 August 2020, 00:46
Replies: 25
Views: 2,948
Posted By matburton
Owch! Does this mean that the passwords weren't...

Owch! Does this mean that the passwords weren't stored as hashes?

Should they be warning people that if they used the same password or similar passwords on other sites they need to change them...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 August 2020, 13:50
Replies: 2,767
Views: 466,343
Posted By matburton
Dumb question... Are the actual drives in...

Dumb question...

Are the actual drives in Amiga external drive enclosures also always Shugart drives in the same way as the drives used for DF0?
i.e. the same except for having a face plate...
Forum: Coders. General 18 June 2020, 22:49
Replies: 16
Views: 3,368
Posted By matburton
Yes this has been demonstrated with a 8kB Windows...

Yes this has been demonstrated with a 8kB Windows 3.11 C# program (https://www.hanselman.com/blog/NETEverywhereApparentlyAlsoMeansWindows311AndDOS.aspx) (which includes the parts of the .NET runtime...
Forum: support.Apps 05 June 2020, 23:06
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By matburton
Just to add to this, you'll probably also need...

Just to add to this, you'll probably also need the run install df0 if you just copy the files on to a freshly formatted disk.

Also just make sure you copy all the files, not just the ones you can...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2020, 18:46
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By matburton
Yes that's possible. You can simply insert a...

Yes that's possible. You can simply insert a virtual workbench disk (an image of the workbench disk) to boot to workbench and continue from there.

Disk images are often in .ADF, .HFE or .IPF...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2020, 18:17
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By matburton
If you have an A500 you probably have Kickstart...

If you have an A500 you probably have Kickstart 1.3

Without inserting a disk you can't get to workbench or a DOS shell.
Even if you could get to a shell there's not enough (or any?) commands in...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 February 2020, 19:10
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By matburton
I would have expected position 0 to be the one to...

I would have expected position 0 to be the one to choose if it's controlling the SEL line to respond to.

The way the drive daisy chaining works is that each external drive normally shifts the...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 December 2019, 16:08
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By matburton
Sweet thanks Daedalus that's the confirmation I...

Sweet thanks Daedalus that's the confirmation I needed :D 330 ohms it is then!

(I suspect that'll work perfectly with my AKF17 as well, since it looks suspiciously like a 'cut-down' CM8833-II)
Forum: support.Hardware 16 December 2019, 14:20
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By matburton
Do you mean this section?Spectrum+2A/+3 RGB...

Do you mean this section?Spectrum+2A/+3 RGB colour outputs require additional resistors. Without them the bright circuitry is not effective and the voltage levels into the SCART socket are too high....
Forum: support.Hardware 16 December 2019, 14:00
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By matburton
Voltages for analogue RGB? CM8833-II/AKF17

tl;dr: What are the optimal voltages for analogue RBG and the CSync signal?

Recently I've repaired a Amstrad/Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2A, which has an RGB output port with CSync.

I have a Philips...
Forum: Coders. General 22 November 2019, 17:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,325
Posted By matburton
In case it's interesting I also got caught out by...

In case it's interesting I also got caught out by Execute needing Run (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=91455)

What a PITA!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 October 2019, 19:06
Replies: 2,767
Views: 466,343
Posted By matburton
OK here's mine :sad Why 8 bits in a byte? So...

OK here's mine :sad Why 8 bits in a byte?

So that makes sense to me for the 8-bit machine era. It looks like they typically had 8 data bus lines. But why have addresses which overlap data-wise on...
Forum: support.Other 28 September 2019, 22:30
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By matburton
I tend to use White Spirit and it works fine. ...

I tend to use White Spirit and it works fine.

Here's what I do:
1. Use a small paint brush to completely saturate the label
2. Leave for 15 minutes or so
3. Peel slowly, most of the time the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 September 2019, 19:25
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By matburton
I've used emulators on the Wii and they're OK. ...

I've used emulators on the Wii and they're OK.

The Wii isn't that powerful so even though there is an Amiga emulator for the Wii I wouldn't recommend it.

The SNES, MegaDrive etc emulators...
Forum: EAB's competition 05 September 2019, 23:00
Replies: 220
Views: 17,659
Posted By matburton
Here's my second game over ...

Here's my second game over

https://imgur.com/EZn4Gfpm.jpg

4,960

First game I didn't get very far as I didn't clock you have to press fire to swing the sword. For some reason I assumed I'd...
Forum: support.Games 05 September 2019, 18:44
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By matburton
I love Wiz 'n' Liz and I'm adult :great the 2...

I love Wiz 'n' Liz and I'm adult :great the 2 player mode is especially fun.
Forum: Amiga scene 23 August 2019, 02:37
Replies: 116
Views: 17,844
Posted By matburton
Adding to darkwave's comment, it'd also be great...

Adding to darkwave's comment, it'd also be great if it could be made to tolerate slow disk swaps. Real disks are a bit more fiddly than virtual disks.

Also please don't read these comments as...
Forum: support.Games 15 August 2019, 13:55
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By matburton
I remember my sisters and I playing a lot of the...

I remember my sisters and I playing a lot of the Fun School series (http://hol.abime.net/hol_search.php?find=fun%20school) as kids and enjoying it
Forum: EAB's competition 02 July 2019, 00:03
Replies: 98
Views: 7,983
Posted By matburton
This is the first Amiga game I ever played, came...

This is the first Amiga game I ever played, came with my family's A500.

Have to say I love this game :D The game is so deeply flawed but the atmosphere is haunting.
...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 June 2019, 14:12
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By matburton
Thanks a/b and Kalms :great In which case am...

Thanks a/b and Kalms :great

In which case am I right in thinking that writes to the timer registers are latched and won't take effect until an underflow?

Hence, with a continuous started timer,...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 June 2019, 01:42
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By matburton
Safely read 16 bit CIA timer value

This might be a really dumb question ;)

Is there any way to read the 16 bit value of a CIA timer while it's running?

I can't see any means of latching the value to be able to read the latched...
Forum: MarketPlace 11 June 2019, 13:53
Replies: 1,852
Sticky: Ebay Links
Views: 440,382
Posted By matburton
I'm selling an A500 6A...

I'm selling an A500 6A (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223542255760) (with trapdoor 'fast' RAM)

https://i.imgur.com/zzkNIDIm.jpg

It doesn't have an internal drive, but it does have a DF0 selector...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 June 2019, 13:43
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By matburton
Have you tried using the IPFs (converted to...

Have you tried using the IPFs (converted to HFEv3) in your Gotek?
(Just to try and get as close to possible to the original disks)
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 29 May 2019, 11:51
Replies: 14
Views: 3,105
Posted By matburton
Sweet :) thanks haynor666 Having IPFs would...

Sweet :) thanks haynor666

Having IPFs would be great so that this game can be played in its original state on original hardware.
(CTRaw dumps are great for emulation but not really helpful when...
Forum: News 24 April 2019, 22:53
Replies: 977
Views: 190,926
Posted By matburton
You're right :D using WinUAE with an ECS Agnus...

You're right :D using WinUAE with an ECS Agnus and an ECS Denise together have the correct result.

Is an ECS Denise an easy drop-in replacement for the OCS Denise on an A500 rev 6A?
Does having...
Forum: Coders. General 24 April 2019, 22:47
Replies: 19
Views: 3,077
Posted By matburton
Yes, XCopy Pro and DCopy certainly do at least. ...

Yes, XCopy Pro and DCopy certainly do at least.

I gave it a quick try in WinUAE and you can see it writing to all 3 simultaneously.

https://i.imgur.com/f9NaCae.png

Saying that it didn't...
Forum: News 24 April 2019, 13:46
Replies: 977
Views: 190,926
Posted By matburton
Good point, I never considered that! Both of the...

Good point, I never considered that! Both of the A500s I own must have an ECS Agnus. I tested the IPF in WinUAE with an ECS Agnus and got the exact same borked result as on real hardware.

So not...
Forum: News 12 April 2019, 13:34
Replies: 977
Views: 190,926
Posted By matburton
Somewhat off topic but I suspect the copy...

Somewhat off topic but I suspect the copy protection in Eliminator is somewhat aggressive as it's the only game I've not been able to successfully write back to a real floppy from the IPF so far...
Forum: News 08 April 2019, 13:33
Replies: 977
Views: 190,926
Posted By matburton
That's pretty cool :D thanks

That's pretty cool :D thanks
Forum: EAB's competition 15 March 2019, 00:47
Replies: 54
Views: 5,439
Posted By matburton
Ohhh! I can't read :p I did wonder why no one...

Ohhh! I can't read :p I did wonder why no one else had posted yet!
Forum: EAB's competition 15 March 2019, 00:20
Replies: 54
Views: 5,439
Posted By matburton
FIRST! https://i.imgur.com/uAdYoNLl.jpg ...

FIRST!

https://i.imgur.com/uAdYoNLl.jpg

I'll be last overall though ;)

I never played this one back in the day, it seems a little more fair than SOTB2 but not a polished or fair as SOTB3....
Forum: News 06 March 2019, 19:04
Replies: 54
Views: 6,042
Posted By matburton
True but SEL1, SEL2 and SEL3 are exposed...

True but SEL1, SEL2 and SEL3 are exposed externally and cables are cheap (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272363110859).
Using all three select lines externally with a DF0 selector (again cheap) is...
Forum: News 05 March 2019, 22:00
Replies: 54
Views: 6,042
Posted By matburton
This is pretty damn awesome :great n00b...

This is pretty damn awesome :great

n00b question but is the Gotek hardware limited to emulating one drive?

i.e. if SEL 2 and SEL 3 were also wired-up would the firmware feasibly be able to...
Forum: Coders. General 20 February 2019, 22:40
Replies: 27
Views: 9,000
Posted By matburton
Are you looking for something like ham_convert...

Are you looking for something like ham_convert (http://mrsebe.bplaced.net/blog/wordpress/?page_id=374)?
Forum: EAB's competition 09 February 2019, 22:18
Replies: 65
Views: 5,831
Posted By matburton
It's the taking part that counts right :( ...

It's the taking part that counts right :(

40,025

https://i.imgur.com/BKYYd0il.jpg

My excuse is I only had time for two attempts and I've never played this before ;)
Forum: support.Apps 01 February 2019, 13:49
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By matburton
Are you using IconX to run the script from...

Are you using IconX to run the script from Workbench?

Does any of this help (https://wiki.amigaos.net/wiki/AmigaOS_Manual:_AmigaDOS_Command_Reference#ICONX)?

i.e. Can you add WINDOW=NIL: to...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 December 2018, 23:14
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By matburton
Hey shadowbolt05, First-up are you sure it's...

Hey shadowbolt05,

First-up are you sure it's the drive that's squeaking and not the disk?

Do you have any other disks to try? They don't have to be bootable, just pop-them in and see if they...
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