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Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2018, 09:09
Replies: 5
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Posted By ajk
I don't think the Xilinx chip holds the program...

I don't think the Xilinx chip holds the program within itself, what happens is that during boot it will load it from the EEPROM. From the datasheet...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2018, 13:18
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By ajk
Looks like these have been around in the past....

Looks like these have been around in the past. The result as to what they are exactly is a bit inconclusive:

http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=57364
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2018, 13:12
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By ajk
The reason the RF module is sometimes removed is...

The reason the RF module is sometimes removed is to fit in a VGA or HDMI connector. There is no reason to remove it otherwise (well, maybe aesthetic reasons if the box is rusty or something).

But...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 May 2018, 07:35
Replies: 1,857
Views: 244,467
Posted By ajk
If you don't need the functionality added / fixed...

If you don't need the functionality added / fixed by SetPatch, you don't need to use it. Generally won't make any difference with a game, for example.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 May 2018, 06:19
Replies: 1,857
Views: 244,467
Posted By ajk
The workings of ENV: are explained in the manual...

The workings of ENV: are explained in the manual (http://wiki.amigaos.net/wiki/AmigaOS_Manual:_AmigaDOS_Additional_Amiga_Directories#ENVARC:). Basically, it is a copy of SYS:Prefs/Env-Archive on the...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 May 2018, 07:29
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By ajk
Thanks for all the comments! @thairacerjp ...

Thanks for all the comments!

@thairacerjp

Cool, the CD32 is one system I've never owned :)

@Akira

Hehe yeah, I just didn't happen to have the small cutters nearby at the time and in this...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 May 2018, 13:03
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By ajk
ajk's project videos

Hi guys,

I've been uploading videos of various Amiga related projects for the past few years. These are not highly produced episodes or anything like that, I just try to have the camcorder running...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 May 2018, 12:01
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By ajk
Yes, they certainly can sell for £300 if you are...

Yes, they certainly can sell for £300 if you are patient enough, but I wouldn't say they are getting scarce; a brief search on AmiBay brings up several of the cards that have not sold with prices...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 May 2018, 10:07
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By ajk
The Blizzard 1230 usually goes for around...

The Blizzard 1230 usually goes for around £150-200, and an A1200 setup is about the same depending on condition. Having new parts (keyboard, floppy) in there is definitely a plus.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 May 2018, 07:25
Replies: 1,857
Views: 244,467
Posted By ajk
">" will redirect the output of a program to the...

">" will redirect the output of a program to the desired destination, could be a printer for example, or ">RAM:output.txt" if you want to save to a file.

"NIL:" is a null device which will accept...
Forum: News 26 April 2018, 07:25
Replies: 135
Views: 21,918
Posted By ajk
@Starglider 2 Well the terminology has...

@Starglider 2

Well the terminology has fluctuated a bit over the years, but how I would put it is AmigaOS covers all aspects of the operating system: Kickstart (core libraries required for booting...
Forum: News 26 April 2018, 06:18
Replies: 135
Views: 21,918
Posted By ajk
@Starglider 2 Updating the ROM will require...

@Starglider 2

Updating the ROM will require removing the existing chip from the motherboard and replacing it with a new one. The original chips are read only and can not be updated, and even in...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 April 2018, 08:06
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By ajk
Yeah, it's either the spring or the silicone cup,...

Yeah, it's either the spring or the silicone cup, not both :) They both serve to return the key to the up position, just the feel when typing is a little different.

I'll go through my parts bin...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 April 2018, 06:22
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By ajk
Thanks, good photos. It looks to me like it's the...

Thanks, good photos. It looks to me like it's the regular system with the springs (or possibly silicone cups that act as springs), you could check underneath an intact key if you wish.

Here's what...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 April 2018, 20:37
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By ajk
I have got some assorted key caps, but I don't...

I have got some assorted key caps, but I don't quite understand the description. I thought all A4000 keyboards are of similar construction. Could you take a photo of what is under the keys?
Forum: Amiga scene 16 April 2018, 09:09
Replies: 61
Views: 4,946
Posted By ajk
If everything works out well, the same could be...

If everything works out well, the same could be considered for the A3000 also. A great many of those have been affected by severe battery leaks and replacement boards are not easy to come by.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 April 2018, 08:45
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By ajk
If your TV has a SCART input, that's certainly...

If your TV has a SCART input, that's certainly the most straightforward way - all you need is a cable. Connecting to HDMI will require an active converter of some kind.
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2018, 10:14
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By ajk
Yes, that's the screen mode on the Amiga side,...

Yes, that's the screen mode on the Amiga side, but what is the output configured as? It might be 50Hz, or perhaps some exotic resolution which is why many VGA devices will reject it.
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2018, 08:31
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By ajk
Both the Indivision and Cybervision are quite...

Both the Indivision and Cybervision are quite widely configurable. Is the output something that is definitely standard, such as 640x480 or 800x600 at 60Hz? What do those other devices report it as?
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2018, 18:43
Replies: 33
Views: 731
Posted By ajk
That does sound pretty bizarre. If it's not too...

That does sound pretty bizarre. If it's not too much trouble, maybe you could record a short video of this happening. I haven't used Octamed in years but I don't remember any such behavior...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2018, 15:31
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By ajk
That board doesn't actually have anything active...

That board doesn't actually have anything active on it. In later models it was a simple connector plus cable. They are occasionally available:
...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2018, 12:03
Replies: 33
Views: 731
Posted By ajk
In what program(s) though? Nothing like that is...

In what program(s) though? Nothing like that is part of the standard user interface behavior.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2018, 11:07
Replies: 33
Views: 731
Posted By ajk
Are you experiencing this with all programs? The...

Are you experiencing this with all programs? The mouse should move the same way all the time regardless of if you are near a button or not.

Is this a Workbench 3.1 system you are using? What are...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 April 2018, 20:03
Replies: 33
Views: 731
Posted By ajk
Well, it's really a matter of preference. As I...

Well, it's really a matter of preference. As I still have several of the Wizard mice in working order, I use those. They are "original" and all that. But I don't know if it's worth tracking one down...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 April 2018, 19:51
Replies: 33
Views: 731
Posted By ajk
Probably best to look at a converter of some sort...

Probably best to look at a converter of some sort and use a modern mouse.

The only mouse from that era I could consider modern to use is the Wizard 3-button one. These still feel perfectly...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 March 2018, 15:21
Replies: 61
Views: 4,946
Posted By ajk
Looking at the offer, it lists PADS which is a...

Looking at the offer, it lists PADS which is a commercial package. Moving design data from one package to another is not trivial so it's something to consider.

Is there a particular reason to go...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 March 2018, 16:49
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By ajk
As far as I am aware, they only came in 040/25MHz...

As far as I am aware, they only came in 040/25MHz and 060/50MHz variants where the 68k is concerned, at least originally. Maybe DCE offered other options later on?

For the PPC part you had more...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 March 2018, 07:56
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By ajk
You can do that, but you could consider tapping...

You can do that, but you could consider tapping into the floppy power connector instead. If you make a suitable splitter cable, it's easier to reverse the mod in the future. You could even have...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 March 2018, 20:42
Replies: 596
Views: 21,515
Posted By ajk
They created their own graphics and audio chips...

They created their own graphics and audio chips because at that time off-the-shelf parts did not exist for what they wanted to achieve. But by the early 90s it was no longer feasible for Commodore to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 March 2018, 08:11
Replies: 1,857
Views: 244,467
Posted By ajk
@Foebane The image was drawn by Sheryl...

@Foebane

The image was drawn by Sheryl Knowles, I suppose you could try to contact her and ask:

http://retrodata.se/the-story-of-the-amiga-kickstart-image/...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2018, 10:15
Replies: 65
Views: 2,297
Posted By ajk
@Overlord Well, I suppose it depends on what...

@Overlord

Well, I suppose it depends on what upgrades we are talking about. I'd say adding a hard drive (the intended 2.5" type) and RAM/CPU upgrade to an A1200 is easy enough - no harder than...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2018, 09:27
Replies: 65
Views: 2,297
Posted By ajk
I don't think that is the case. The CD32 was a...

I don't think that is the case. The CD32 was a console but the A1200 and the A500 before it were personal computers like any other. The form factor was a hold-over from the C64 and other 8-bit...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2018, 06:44
Replies: 65
Views: 2,297
Posted By ajk
Why not instead buy a factory A1200HD model with...

Why not instead buy a factory A1200HD model with the hard drive already installed ..? The hard drives themselves are exactly the same for both Amigas and PCs of the time.

Obviously the A1200 is...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 20 March 2018, 10:10
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By ajk
I assume idrougge meant contemporary to the...

I assume idrougge meant contemporary to the A1200, i.e. magazines from around 1992 onwards. You can browse some of them here for example:

http://amr.abime.net/
Forum: support.Hardware 19 March 2018, 18:25
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By ajk
They are not super rare just yet if we are...

They are not super rare just yet if we are talking about the ones that fit on cables. The PCB mounted ones are pretty much unobtainable, though, so there might be a market for those.

Have you seen...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 March 2018, 18:09
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By ajk
What is it you need to know? You should be able...

What is it you need to know? You should be able to deduct all important measurements from e.g. a DB25 connector diagram, just reduce the width by one pair of pins.
Forum: Amiga scene 19 March 2018, 06:11
Replies: 596
Views: 21,515
Posted By ajk
I already answered this. Unlike with x86, the 68k...

I already answered this. Unlike with x86, the 68k line simply did not continue beyond the 060 and there was no direct follower for it. The way to ensure backwards compatibility therefore was...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 March 2018, 17:33
Replies: 596
Views: 21,515
Posted By ajk
@PortugesePilot Are current Apples then not...

@PortugesePilot

Are current Apples then not Apples? The Amiga followed - or tried to follow - the same path to PowerPC, but due to commercial realities it did not happen the same way. And Apples...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 March 2018, 16:12
Replies: 596
Views: 21,515
Posted By ajk
This has all been dealt with over the years ad...

This has all been dealt with over the years ad infinitum. To some, like meynaf as an assembly coder, the Amiga is clearly tied to the 68k and custom chips. Others did not care what was underneath, it...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 18 March 2018, 16:06
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By ajk
3.5 isn't really worth it to go and get these...

3.5 isn't really worth it to go and get these days unless you don't happen to already have a copy, it's essentially the same as 3.9 but missing a bunch of updates.

3.9 makes sense if in my opinion...
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