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Forum: support.Hardware 13 September 2018, 04:34
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Shadowfire
What happens if you push the switch in and hold...

What happens if you push the switch in and hold it there?
(i.e. probably the switch isn't staying on when you press it)
Forum: project.CARE 07 September 2018, 04:29
Replies: 95
Views: 35,449
Posted By Shadowfire
The X68000 has a sprite generator that is miles...

The X68000 has a sprite generator that is miles (and I mean MILES) ahead of the Amiga's sprite system. No amount of skill can get around that, only obscene CPU horsepower (like emulation).
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 July 2018, 00:03
Replies: 26
Views: 1,500
Posted By Shadowfire
If you're happy with the image quality of the...

If you're happy with the image quality of the Lumafix, then use it. It does look better than the stock video output.

Looking better than the stock image isn't exactly a high bar to overcome.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 July 2018, 23:30
Replies: 26
Views: 1,500
Posted By Shadowfire
Those stripes are caused by signal crosstalk on...

Those stripes are caused by signal crosstalk on the motherboard; ALL (no exceptions!) of the C64/C128 machines suffer from it. Back in the day, it wasn't very noticeable because of the analog nature...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 May 2018, 00:12
Replies: 161
Views: 6,445
Posted By Shadowfire
So, read errors on the DVD could result in SFS...

So, read errors on the DVD could result in SFS file system errors on the hard disk??? Not a "problem reading CD0:*" error?
(*) or whatever device name the CDROM filesystem is mounted on. the dvd...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 May 2018, 22:12
Replies: 161
Views: 6,445
Posted By Shadowfire
Since when does the DVD use SFS?

Since when does the DVD use SFS?
Forum: Amiga scene 25 May 2018, 00:35
Replies: 161
Views: 6,445
Posted By Shadowfire
InstallAROS would seem to partition correctly, I...

InstallAROS would seem to partition correctly, I would wipe disk, reboot (again in safe mode), rerun InstallAROS, then soon thereafter get SFS errors during installation.

I was trying to set...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 May 2018, 23:54
Replies: 161
Views: 6,445
Posted By Shadowfire
I attempted to install ICAROS 2.2/native on two...

I attempted to install ICAROS 2.2/native on two PC's I have here this past weekend; a Core2 Q6600 based system, and an i7-875k based system. On the Q66000 I tried both IDE and SATA hard drives; on...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 21 May 2018, 02:07
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By Shadowfire
Arctic Fox is really, really old. I recall some...

Arctic Fox is really, really old. I recall some threads stating it needed Kickstart 1.2 (or 1.1) to work.
Forum: Amiga scene 15 April 2018, 05:56
Replies: 75
Views: 8,462
Posted By Shadowfire
Eagle? Does Eagle actually have support for...

Eagle? Does Eagle actually have support for controlled impedance traces and termination simulation? The A4000 motherboard has a ton of series source-terminated signals. Any PCB designed without...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 April 2018, 17:19
Replies: 75
Views: 8,462
Posted By Shadowfire
In any professional package, using the manual...

In any professional package, using the manual point-to-point routing protocol will automatically generate traces compliant with your constraints, or at the very least, flag a DRC error if you violate...
Forum: support.Other 25 March 2018, 01:16
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By Shadowfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up863eQKGUI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up863eQKGUI
Forum: support.Hardware 19 March 2018, 23:55
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Shadowfire
Decoupling capacitor, probably 0.1uf 16(+)V.

Decoupling capacitor, probably 0.1uf 16(+)V.
Forum: News 01 February 2018, 00:57
Replies: 29
Views: 4,988
Posted By Shadowfire
The no-UDMA cable is most likely due to them...

The no-UDMA cable is most likely due to them using 40 pin connectors instead of the keyed 39/40 pin connectors required to use a UDMA cable.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 January 2018, 05:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By Shadowfire
That A3000 also has a "1.4" kickstart in ROM, its...

That A3000 also has a "1.4" kickstart in ROM, its a really early version of 2.0.
You can probably boot a Workbench 1.3 disk with it.
Just hold down both mouse buttons on powerup, when that boot...
Forum: Hardware mods 17 September 2017, 21:47
Replies: 3,407
Views: 261,047
Posted By Shadowfire
Directly from the datasheet for the...

Directly from the datasheet for the IS41LV16100B-50TLI-TR.

ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM RATINGS(1)
Symbol Parameters Rating Unit
VT Voltage on Any Pin Relative...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 August 2017, 05:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,246
Posted By Shadowfire
Green screen = Chip RAM problem. The chip ram is...

Green screen = Chip RAM problem. The chip ram is the ram in DIP sockets near the RTC batter (in front of the machine); the 68000 is executing Kickstart but failing the memtest from $00000000+, and...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 July 2017, 01:31
Replies: 32
Views: 2,153
Posted By Shadowfire
That same sheet also says the only pcb revision...

That same sheet also says the only pcb revision which had this problem (7.0) did not ship out to customers. So unless you have a prototype 7.0 A3000, which is highly unlikely if you didn't work in...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 July 2017, 14:17
Replies: 32
Views: 2,153
Posted By Shadowfire
This is technically not true. The superkickstart...

This is technically not true. The superkickstart A3000's were shipped prior to OS 2.0 being finished; these particular A3000's were supplied with an earlier version of 2.0 (actually, at the time it...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 June 2017, 00:09
Replies: 16
Views: 2,628
Posted By Shadowfire
I purchased two Rys Mk. 2 adapters from...

I purchased two Rys Mk. 2 adapters from Amigakit.com, in order to hook up a modern optical mouse to my Amiga 500/Amiga 2000.
Changing the mouse speed is performed by pushing in on a recessed button...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 June 2017, 05:13
Replies: 34
Views: 2,080
Posted By Shadowfire
Same here, also an A500, also plugged cable in...

Same here, also an A500, also plugged cable in reverse. Gotek survived, USB stick did not.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2017, 01:42
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Shadowfire
If you have no intention of re-using the IC, and...

If you have no intention of re-using the IC, and don't have a proper desoldering station, its almost always faster to just cut off all the leg near the plastic package (i.e. with the cutters coming...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2017, 18:05
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By Shadowfire
Not cost effective to repair unless you're doing...

Not cost effective to repair unless you're doing it yourself, and your time is free. If you get another ECS machine, I would swap the major components in and out of the new machine to save whatever...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2017, 23:51
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By Shadowfire
Your power supply fried your motherboard. There...

Your power supply fried your motherboard. There is a 100% likelihood that multiple components on the 5V rail are dead (RAM is one of the first things to die, and you aren't even getting a green...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2017, 23:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,503
Posted By Shadowfire
My 1/2 cent: The whole situation with ZorRAM not...

My 1/2 cent: The whole situation with ZorRAM not having a back plate (or a multitude of standalone products which don't even have a case, for that matter), is kind of reminiscent of not bothering to...
Forum: Hardware mods 19 May 2017, 23:35
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By Shadowfire
Check www.farnell.com, www.digikey.com or...

Check www.farnell.com, www.digikey.com or www.mouser.com (since you're in the UK you'll probably want to use Farnell)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 May 2017, 02:42
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By Shadowfire
Honestly, the EA version sounds awful.

Honestly, the EA version sounds awful.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 12 May 2017, 00:32
Replies: 23
Views: 7,168
Posted By Shadowfire
The other nice thing about the A2630 is that the...

The other nice thing about the A2630 is that the 4mb of 32-bit onboard RAM is still available in 68000 mode.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 May 2017, 19:00
Replies: 16
Views: 2,628
Posted By Shadowfire
This page here ...

This page here
http://retroami.com.pl/index.php?id_product=158&controller=product&id_lang=1
indicates that the RysMkII can be used with the C64 and Atari ST as well.

There's really no reviews of...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 March 2017, 16:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,503
Posted By Shadowfire
So... there's current-limiting resistors...

So... there's current-limiting resistors everywhere?
Forum: support.Hardware 14 March 2017, 16:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,503
Posted By Shadowfire
So... there's current-limiting resistors...

So... there's current-limiting resistors everywhere?
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 05 March 2017, 14:45
Replies: 69
Views: 21,001
Posted By Shadowfire
Aha! Thanks for that insight, it wouldn't have...

Aha! Thanks for that insight, it wouldn't have applied to the IDE accelerator design (as it doesn't have any sort of bus interface other than an SRAM <> 68000 block, and didn't have the CPLD between...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 27 February 2017, 03:54
Replies: 69
Views: 21,001
Posted By Shadowfire
Perhaps I'm missing something here, Tony, but I'm...

Perhaps I'm missing something here, Tony, but I'm interpreting this as you wish that the Vampire used the Amiga's autoconfig protocol.

On an A500/A600, the _CONFIG line on the expansion slot is...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 February 2017, 00:27
Replies: 16
Views: 2,629
Posted By Shadowfire
The transfer speed of the older SSD drives...

The transfer speed of the older SSD drives (pre-Intel era) can be downtright pitiful, especially on writes. The Kingston SSDNOW v300 boasts transfer rates of up to 500MB/second (and as a last gen...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 February 2017, 04:23
Replies: 23
Views: 7,168
Posted By Shadowfire
The A2630 accelerator allows you to turn off the...

The A2630 accelerator allows you to turn off the 68030 by holding down both mouse buttons on powerup, then choosing "68000 on AmigaDOS".
Forum: support.Amix 04 February 2017, 02:05
Replies: 4
Views: 5,057
Posted By Shadowfire
The DMI resolver came with a copy of the SAGE...

The DMI resolver came with a copy of the SAGE driver (SAGE never went anywhere, because it wasn't an actual abstraction layer, and thus offered no benefit for anyone) for AmigaDOS, and a copy of...
Forum: support.Amix 04 February 2017, 01:46
Replies: 45
Views: 18,960
Posted By Shadowfire
The earliest A3000's ALL HAD 1.4beta IN ROM. ...

The earliest A3000's ALL HAD 1.4beta IN ROM.
Commodore had not yet re-christened the OS as 2.0.
Later machines had 2.04. 2.04 machines do not have superkickstart menus and cannot boot alternate...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 January 2017, 22:29
Replies: 14
Views: 3,191
Posted By Shadowfire
Green screen = Apparent chip RAM problem. By the...

Green screen = Apparent chip RAM problem. By the time the CPU gets around to making the screen green (which happens if the Chip memory test fails), you're pretty much assured that the 68000 and...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 January 2017, 21:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By Shadowfire
You appear to be having a memory corruption...

You appear to be having a memory corruption problem.
Possible culprits (in order of likelihood)
1. Low voltage on the 5V rail (check from GND to VCC at memory IC's, shouldn't be below 4.75V).
2....
Forum: Amiga scene 21 January 2017, 20:16
Replies: 747
Views: 118,577
Posted By Shadowfire
"VBR" stands for Vector Base Register. The...

"VBR" stands for Vector Base Register. The 68000 originally had its exception address vector pointers hard coded in zero-page memory ($0000xxxx) [If an IRQ came in, the 68000 would change to...
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