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Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 08 December 2017, 10:40
Replies: 14
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Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the A500 can't do VGA unfortunately, though...

Yeah, the A500 can't do VGA unfortunately, though the A500+ should be able to with its ECS chipset. Limited to 4 colours IIRC but useable.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 December 2017, 23:07
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Daedalus
Interesting info Lord Aga - strange that they'd...

Interesting info Lord Aga - strange that they'd limit the input frequencies on some panels and not on others. Oh well...

Yeah, it's an expensive business once you go beyond the basics of playing...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 December 2017, 21:34
Replies: 147
Views: 10,507
Posted By Daedalus
I think it's actually relatively clever - each...

I think it's actually relatively clever - each separate section of memory is capable of DMA independently, which means that SCSI controllers can DMA directly into fast RAM while the chipset DMAs...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 December 2017, 20:45
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that could work well. But seriously, all...

Yep, that could work well. But seriously, all indications point to that monitor supporting Amiga frequencies directly on the VGA port, so all you might need is the appropriate adaptor and that's it....
Forum: support.Apps 07 December 2017, 16:03
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, good idea. SimpleCat can also import...

Yep, good idea. SimpleCat can also import existing locale files directly so you can edit them without needing the descriptor/translator files. I don't think an English locale for Workbench exist...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 December 2017, 15:47
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, component (with its misleading red, green and...

Ah, component (with its misleading red, green and blue connectors)... It's actually quite different to RGB, and is used for essentially the analogue version of HDTV. I did see recently that someone...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 December 2017, 14:37
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I recently bought an A2000 that was listed...

Yep, I recently bought an A2000 that was listed for parts. Floppy drive gave all appearances of being dead, but once the switches were prodded a little and the heads freed up and cleaned, it started...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 December 2017, 14:33
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Daedalus
First off, welcome! Yeah, prices for A1200s...

First off, welcome!

Yeah, prices for A1200s have been steadily increasing over the past 15 or so years, and it's at least partially because they're a more powerful and flexible machine.

Now,...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2017, 21:30
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Daedalus
The A2091 is a much superior card, so if you were...

The A2091 is a much superior card, so if you were going to use one of them, it should be the 2091. If you do use it, even if the hard drive is mounted on the card, it might be advisable to power it...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 December 2017, 18:11
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By Daedalus
I'm obviously not talking about the freeware. I'm...

I'm obviously not talking about the freeware. I'm talking about the many ROMs and Workbench installations that are included in the package, all of which need to be licenced.



Yep, AmiKit X is...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 December 2017, 17:26
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By Daedalus
I think PeterK is referring to the latest AmiKit...

I think PeterK is referring to the latest AmiKit X, though I could be wrong... Amiga Forever does cover licencing costs, whether you agree with that principle or not, so at least part of the money...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2017, 16:34
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Daedalus
If you can use the floppy drive and the HxC at...

If you can use the floppy drive and the HxC at the same time, is it not simply a case of mounting the ADF in the HxC and doing a diskcopy between them using Workbench, or your favourite disk copying...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 December 2017, 14:41
Replies: 633
Views: 76,653
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, and if the new firmware is working enough to...

Yep, and if the new firmware is working enough to flash it, just putting the old firmware update on the CF card and running the updater will let you downgrade it. Bear in mind that there are a couple...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 December 2017, 23:51
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Daedalus
Readers are common enough and you can get them...

Readers are common enough and you can get them relatively cheaply if you look around. For example...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 December 2017, 02:08
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Daedalus
SCSI DVD drives aren't as common as IDE drives,...

SCSI DVD drives aren't as common as IDE drives, but they do exist. If you do grab one, it should be a drop-in replacement for your CD-ROM drive, and should work for reading CDs with no changes needed...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 December 2017, 00:16
Replies: 633
Views: 76,653
Posted By Daedalus
The firmware update file is an ADF that the ACA...

The firmware update file is an ADF that the ACA normally unpacks and runs automatically. If it's bricked, you can simply write that ADF to a real floppy disk and boot the Amiga from it. That will...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 December 2017, 00:12
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By Daedalus
Extensions leads, the longer the better! :p The...

Extensions leads, the longer the better! :p The hall has a few sockets, but not nearly enough and they'requite far apart. Other than that, as many Amigas as you can fit in your car ;)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 December 2017, 02:51
Replies: 1,650
Views: 193,637
Posted By Daedalus
Well, maybe. That size simply doesn't have enough...

Well, maybe. That size simply doesn't have enough pixels to show the subpixel scrolling, so there probably are points where pixels go missing. It's also possible that WinUAE just doesn't bother with...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 December 2017, 01:09
Replies: 633
Views: 76,653
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, only one CPU can normally be active on...

Yeah, only one CPU can normally be active on Amigas at a time. When you're using the ACA by itself, the 68000 on the ACA is active and the motherboard one is disabled. And when you connect an...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 December 2017, 19:46
Replies: 1,650
Views: 193,637
Posted By Daedalus
1440x1136, with SuperHires enabled.

1440x1136, with SuperHires enabled.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 December 2017, 18:23
Replies: 1,650
Views: 193,637
Posted By Daedalus
I've just cobbled together a very rough...

I've just cobbled together a very rough demonstration in WinUAE, and it shows no artifacts* and perfect quarter-pixel scrolling. You do need to enable "superHighres" in the Display options to get...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 December 2017, 11:28
Replies: 1,650
Views: 193,637
Posted By Daedalus
Hold on, let's back up a little bit here....

Hold on, let's back up a little bit here. Analogue and digital don't really have anything to do with it, and there shouldn't be any artifacts - the entire image should be a perfect representation of...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 November 2017, 23:09
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, if those caps have failed (and it sounds...

Hmmm, if those caps have failed (and it sounds like at least one has), then there's a possibility that the Video Hybrid has also failed. That's the long, tall, skinny part running from one cap to the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 November 2017, 19:02
Replies: 1,650
Views: 193,637
Posted By Daedalus
It's a funny concept to try and explain really....

It's a funny concept to try and explain really. It really needs a diagram, but a quick Google didn't find anything too useful. You just need to imagine two layers. The first layer is the Amiga's...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 November 2017, 17:37
Replies: 1,650
Views: 193,637
Posted By Daedalus
There are different things going on there. The...

There are different things going on there. The parts of the chipset that always run at 1280 pixels wide aren't the rendering, blitter or anything. They're simply the pixel clock parts that build the...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 November 2017, 16:51
Replies: 633
Views: 76,653
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, it normally does, and from your picture it...

Hmmm, it normally does, and from your picture it seems the rail on one side of one socket has snapped off. It's present on the other socket (the "Aux" socket), but there appear to be plastic shavings...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 November 2017, 11:58
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By Daedalus
Meeting confirmed for Saturday, 3rd February...

Meeting confirmed for Saturday, 3rd February 2018! The venue is:

St. Ninian's Church Hall
1 Albert Drive
Pollokshields
Glasgow G41 2PF

From 12 noon until 6pm. It's a good sized hall, so...
Forum: MarketPlace 30 November 2017, 11:03
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By Daedalus
Another popular option is, if your existing PSU...

Another popular option is, if your existing PSU isn't the resin-filled type, you could get someone to replace the innards with a modern PSU module. This will make use of the existing case and cables,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 November 2017, 14:43
Replies: 1,650
Views: 193,637
Posted By Daedalus
It appears to be a British English vs American...

It appears to be a British English vs American English thing: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/judgement
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 November 2017, 11:49
Replies: 1,650
Views: 193,637
Posted By Daedalus
*holds hand up* Me too...

*holds hand up* Me too...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 28 November 2017, 17:54
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Daedalus
DF1: to DF3: drivers are in ROM, and are...

DF1: to DF3: drivers are in ROM, and are activated on boot when external drives are detected, so there's nothing to move to storage. The issue is the false detection of these drives.
Forum: support.Hardware 28 November 2017, 17:50
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Daedalus
Those capacitors will have funny readings due to...

Those capacitors will have funny readings due to how the A/D circuits work - I wouldn't worry about small differences like that. What about patches or software running in the background? Perhaps...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 November 2017, 13:53
Replies: 633
Views: 76,653
Posted By Daedalus
Having run maybe a dozen updates on an ACA500Plus...

Having run maybe a dozen updates on an ACA500Plus (swapping back and forth between several different versions), I haven't had any problems at all. The CPU speed might be a good point though, the...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 November 2017, 22:59
Replies: 38
Views: 1,037
Posted By Daedalus
If you must adjust pots, make a note of the...

If you must adjust pots, make a note of the measured resistance between the centre leg and one of the side legs with the power off, rather than the physical position. That way you can be sure you're...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 November 2017, 01:48
Replies: 1,650
Views: 193,637
Posted By Daedalus
Looks like something was installed or set up to...

Looks like something was installed or set up to look for a disk called System:, which has since been removed or renamed. You can either find the culprit (check S:Startup-sequence and S:User-startup...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 November 2017, 13:50
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Daedalus
I take it the health bar graphics can't be...

I take it the health bar graphics can't be generated on the fly (plot/line/boxf etc.)? Possibly overkill, but you could use the stencil blitting commands, drawing on the stencil bitmap to "erase"...
Forum: News 24 November 2017, 12:51
Replies: 92
Views: 10,828
Posted By Daedalus
There won't be anything to stop you using the...

There won't be anything to stop you using the existing version of printer.device and the various drivers if they meet your needs, or Turboprint for example. I think the main essence of his post is...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 November 2017, 13:20
Replies: 633
Views: 76,653
Posted By Daedalus
It would have to be an adaptor for the A2000 CPU...

It would have to be an adaptor for the A2000 CPU slot (and not the Zorro-II slots). The early A2000s had a CPU slot that was essentially the A500 expansion connector inverted, so it *might* be...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 November 2017, 10:50
Replies: 38
Views: 1,037
Posted By Daedalus
There's a truth to both statements Marchie. Yes,...

There's a truth to both statements Marchie. Yes, you really, really should replace the capacitors before they do damage (and they will, sooner or later). Regular use prolongs the life of the...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 November 2017, 01:22
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By Daedalus
Welcome, and as dalek says, excellent move with...

Welcome, and as dalek says, excellent move with the old PCB - I may well borrow that idea for the future ;) Thanks!
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