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Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2017, 15:27
Replies: 31
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Posted By ajk
It means that you can't drag screens; that is,...

It means that you can't drag screens; that is, you can't have half of Workbench and half of some other screen showing at the same time.

The only graphics card that fits inside the A1200 is the...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 October 2017, 07:40
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By ajk
The A1200 does not have a battery on the...

The A1200 does not have a battery on the motherboard, but an expansion might. Although by the 90s they were usually coin cells which are not such a leak hazard anyway.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 October 2017, 14:20
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By ajk
Chip RAM, if it's not soldered on-board.

Chip RAM, if it's not soldered on-board.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 October 2017, 17:09
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By ajk
That Hantek device in the background is the...

That Hantek device in the background is the actual oscilloscope, and the iPad is used as a display device. Certainly takes a lot less desk space than a dedicated scope.
Forum: support.Hardware 28 September 2017, 12:19
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By ajk
You can, tbtorro for example does this with...

You can, tbtorro for example does this with polymer capacitors which don't have liquid electrolyte. Ceramic capacitors can also be used although the jury is still out on whether they are a suitable...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 September 2017, 13:26
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By ajk
There will be dull solder joints and oily residue...

There will be dull solder joints and oily residue around the capacitors when examined closely.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 August 2017, 07:49
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By ajk
Are you certain the water temperature never got...

Are you certain the water temperature never got higher, for example at the bottom of the pot? It's pretty difficult to maintain a guaranteed, stable temperature with regular equipment :(

Still,...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 26 August 2017, 07:39
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By ajk
Hard drives - assuming they are reasonably modern...

Hard drives - assuming they are reasonably modern and not very early 20MB drives or such - you should be able to read with almost any IDE to USB adapter...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 24 August 2017, 11:22
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By ajk
Not sure if you already read my reply in the...

Not sure if you already read my reply in the other thread, but you can't read Amiga floppies using an ordinary (USB?) floppy drive on a modern system. If you don't want to invest in specialist...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 24 August 2017, 10:27
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By ajk
@alphagemini Do you mean you have your own...

@alphagemini

Do you mean you have your own programs on an actual, physical floppy disk? You won't be able to easily read those on a modern system, I'm afraid. You'll need to get something like the...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 24 August 2017, 08:03
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By ajk
1) In the ROM & RAM tab, select your Kickstart...

1) In the ROM & RAM tab, select your Kickstart image

http://eab.abime.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=54295&d=1503554530

2) In the floppy tab, insert your Prince of Persia floppy image
...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 August 2017, 14:02
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By ajk
That's true, it must be running some of the...

That's true, it must be running some of the Kickstart code in order for the display to activate. Well, good closeup photographs of the motherboard might give us some clues.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 August 2017, 09:15
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By ajk
On the A600 there is one particular electrolytic...

On the A600 there is one particular electrolytic 10F capacitor related to the reset circuit, located under the floppy drive, which is a common cause of failure to boot. That would be a good spot to...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 August 2017, 17:24
Replies: 31
Views: 1,568
Posted By ajk
AGA has a 24-bit colour palette, but the best it...

AGA has a 24-bit colour palette, but the best it can do for a single screen mode is HAM8 - with or without an Indivision. So yes, there is no impact on the image quality in that sense.

Some older...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 August 2017, 11:38
Replies: 31
Views: 1,568
Posted By ajk
@Amigajay Yeah, most graphics cards appeared...

@Amigajay

Yeah, most graphics cards appeared relatively late in the Amiga history. Had there been official support from Commodore starting from the A2000, things might have been different....
Forum: support.Hardware 04 August 2017, 08:41
Replies: 31
Views: 1,568
Posted By ajk
@Sim085 Graphics cards don't stop an OCS/AGA...

@Sim085

Graphics cards don't stop an OCS/AGA game from running, but how well the VGA output co-exists with the native output depends on the card. Some, such as the PicassoIV, have a built-in...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 August 2017, 20:07
Replies: 31
Views: 1,568
Posted By ajk
It's not that complicated, most graphics cards...

It's not that complicated, most graphics cards simply gave the Amiga VGA capabilities similar to how it worked on PCs. A few of the last models had rudimentary 3D features as well. There were some...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 August 2017, 12:51
Replies: 102
Views: 6,689
Posted By ajk
Single density? It's double density in most...

Single density? It's double density in most Amigas.

Covering up the high density hole has no effect, as double density drives don't have a sensor for it anyway. Only if you need to fool a high...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 July 2017, 13:31
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By ajk
Screws are most likely under the glide pads. Pry...

Screws are most likely under the glide pads. Pry them up gently so they can be put back.
Forum: support.Apps 28 July 2017, 14:53
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By ajk
@kolla Yes, I'm just waiting on a few parts...

@kolla

Yes, I'm just waiting on a few parts to make this setup more robust (in the physical sense), just to rule that out. If things don't improve I'll see if he could have a look at the logs :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 July 2017, 08:55
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By ajk
WHDLoad is generally the way to go with emulated...

WHDLoad is generally the way to go with emulated systems, although I'm not very familiar with the Armiga in particular and how it would work in that case. WHDLoad is a patching framework which will,...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 July 2017, 09:48
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By ajk
In my experience, the current draw itself isn't...

In my experience, the current draw itself isn't really the problem, it's that the cabling and motherboard are not that well suited for it. Even though you have 5V at the power supply, it may drop...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 July 2017, 09:32
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By ajk
@kirk_m I'm not entirely sure what you mean...

@kirk_m

I'm not entirely sure what you mean when you say the pin out is changed. The wires on the ribbon cable are not numbered in that sense. It doesn't matter which wire is used as long as it...
Forum: support.Apps 24 July 2017, 21:05
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By ajk
@nogginthenog Looks like a good guide,...

@nogginthenog

Looks like a good guide, that's more or less what I had come up with myself, but I just can't get Miami to come online at all (Roadshow does come online, but if/when it drops out I...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2017, 20:47
Replies: 33
Views: 2,039
Posted By ajk
New remotes are still available, check Amigakit...

New remotes are still available, check Amigakit or Vesalia for starters.

The keyboard should probably be opened to examine the issue. If the keys sit low, maybe the springs have been compressed...
Forum: support.Apps 24 July 2017, 19:46
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By ajk
I have tried different things and it seems like...

I have tried different things and it seems like "vjhc=no" (no header compression) in the Roadshow settings improved the situation a little bit, but now the connection only forms properly some of the...
Forum: support.Apps 24 July 2017, 15:42
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By ajk
Setting up TCP/IP over a serial connection

Hi guys,

I could use some help with getting an Amiga online via a Linux machine (Raspberry Pi in this case). There are various tutorials...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2017, 08:21
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By ajk
It is, various extension cables are also...

It is, various extension cables are also available commercially:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Amiga-and-Atari-Joystick-and-Mouse-Extension-Lead-Cable-NEW-RETRO-/261951485595
Forum: support.Hardware 23 July 2017, 15:49
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By ajk
A complete connector will snap firmly in place,...

A complete connector will snap firmly in place, but individual wires probably won't. Without a connector, personally, I would desolder the pin headers from the new PSU board and solder the wires...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 July 2017, 09:23
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By ajk
Well ideally you'd get the appropriate crimp pins...

Well ideally you'd get the appropriate crimp pins and connector housings. I think they are these, but you should double check before ordering:
...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 July 2017, 08:21
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By ajk
On the input side, the three wires are live...

On the input side, the three wires are live (brown), neutral (blue) and protective earth (green/yellow). The live wire is routed through the switch, so that when the PSU is switched off, that line is...
Forum: support.Other 21 July 2017, 10:58
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By ajk
MultiView is only able to display a file if there...

MultiView is only able to display a file if there is a corresponding datatype installed. If datatypes are not familiar to you, consider them as plugins for decoding a particular type of file. You'll...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 20 July 2017, 22:44
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By ajk
Well as far as outputting garbage goes, I'd say...

Well as far as outputting garbage goes, I'd say there is something odd going on with the printf function (whichever implementation it is). I don't see any logical reason why a printf would put out...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 20 July 2017, 20:42
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By ajk
I didn't examine your code very closely but you...

I didn't examine your code very closely but you could rule out the printf() by printing an integer instead, e.g.:

float angle = 35.3f;

printf("%d\n", (int)(angle * 1000.0f))

And see if that...
Forum: MarketPlace 15 July 2017, 21:30
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By ajk
I do - not home at the moment but I will get back...

I do - not home at the moment but I will get back to you soon.
Forum: support.Amiga Forever 07 July 2017, 07:45
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By ajk
It might be nice to have Amiga games easily...

It might be nice to have Amiga games easily playable on Steam, but I'm not sure just having Amiga Forever or WinUAE there would really serve the purpose. It would have to be done in a completely...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 July 2017, 19:19
Replies: 32
Views: 742
Posted By ajk
Unless there is something critical on the old...

Unless there is something critical on the old hard drive, I'd start looking at a Gotek floppy replacement unit and/or a CompactFlash or other solid state hard drive replacement.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 June 2017, 09:27
Replies: 102
Views: 6,689
Posted By ajk
The 512kB extra RAM is actually one of the few...

The 512kB extra RAM is actually one of the few things Commodore did provide (as the A501 (http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/a501)) from the beginning :)

I don't think anyone disagrees that Commodore...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 June 2017, 08:47
Replies: 102
Views: 6,689
Posted By ajk
Most of that doesn't sound very factual, and...

Most of that doesn't sound very factual, and certainly doesn't match my experiences.

Any Amiga can use HD floppies (formatted to 1760kB) if you have a high-density drive, but only the A4000 came...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 June 2017, 08:31
Replies: 102
Views: 6,689
Posted By ajk
It is annoying, but again, not a limitation of...

It is annoying, but again, not a limitation of the Amiga design.

Thinking about the original A1000, I don't see many things that could have realistically been done significantly better (hardware...
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