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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 16:33
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Posted By demolition
Do you need actual SUN hw for it or can it be run...

Do you need actual SUN hw for it or can it be run through an emulator? Even if you could emulate it, then it still wouldn't be a nice long-term solution and while it should be possible to re-write a...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 15:46
Replies: 681
Views: 250,213
Posted By demolition
I don't know that particular software but I know...

I don't know that particular software but I know that dd (*nix tool) can do it for you like this:
dd if=original.bin of=swapped.bin conv=swap
In Windows, you can use Hex Workshop and do it like...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 July 2019, 16:20
Replies: 606
Views: 28,386
Posted By demolition
I went from a A500+ with a 20MB sidecard HDD (and...

I went from a A500+ with a 20MB sidecard HDD (and no fastmem!) to a 486DX/2-66MHz PC and while that was a big upgrade by most people's standards, it felt like a downgrade on many fronts as well....
Forum: Amiga scene 21 July 2019, 15:49
Replies: 606
Views: 28,386
Posted By demolition
If the PC can use a fancy graphics card, then it...

If the PC can use a fancy graphics card, then it would only be fair to compare it to an Amiga with a Picasso card - then any c2p arguments are moot.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 July 2019, 13:58
Replies: 2,291
Views: 336,866
Posted By demolition
True - exec.library contains many of the core OS...

True - exec.library contains many of the core OS functions and since it resides in the KS ROM, it would only be fair to call it the OS. It handles task scheduling, memory allocation, file system...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 July 2019, 05:20
Replies: 2,291
Views: 336,866
Posted By demolition
True, but it does have a kickstart which does...

True, but it does have a kickstart which does some the same tasks as a PC BIOS. It doesn't need a battery though as it has no persistent configurable settings. :)
Forum: support.Hardware 20 July 2019, 20:22
Replies: 125
Views: 24,966
Posted By demolition
Did you try to set the checkerboard backdrop? It...

Did you try to set the checkerboard backdrop? It makes it so much easier to see what is happening since any error will be massively amplified that way.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 July 2019, 18:18
Replies: 125
Views: 24,966
Posted By demolition
640x512 is PAL interlaced which will always look...

640x512 is PAL interlaced which will always look bad on an LCD. Even with deinterlacing it will still look bad when things are moving.

ECS can do 640x480 non-interlaced (Productivity mode) but it...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 July 2019, 12:19
Replies: 125
Views: 24,966
Posted By demolition
I have yet to see any LCD monitor that will do...

I have yet to see any LCD monitor that will do any kind of deinterlacing on a DVI/HDMI signal (is it even supported?). Most monitors should show a flickering picture though, and with games like Slam...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 July 2019, 10:53
Replies: 125
Views: 24,966
Posted By demolition
Did you try the setting from post #0? It is...

Did you try the setting from post #0?

It is a little more tricky to get a decent image with a SCART cable compared to using the VGA input since SCART uses composite sync instead of separate H+V...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 July 2019, 08:33
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By demolition
16bit.bin is the one you need to use for an...

16bit.bin is the one you need to use for an A2000.

When you write 8752 do you mean 87c52? Because that is a microcontroller and not an EPROM so that will not work. You need something like a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 July 2019, 16:37
Replies: 6,020
Views: 1,024,862
Posted By demolition
I think the 250407 does not match a silver label...

I think the 250407 does not match a silver label - from what I can gather silver label models used the 326298 MB:...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 July 2019, 14:53
Replies: 606
Views: 28,386
Posted By demolition
Yes to all three. :) Well, maybe not so much...

Yes to all three. :) Well, maybe not so much multimedia except for the CD-based models.



I am sure its versatility was one of the reasons for its success. Many of my friends shared their Amigas...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 July 2019, 14:04
Replies: 606
Views: 28,386
Posted By demolition
If IBM would have had their way and been able to...

If IBM would have had their way and been able to protect the PC design, the PC would not have gained the popularity that it did. It had to evolve in a somewhat decentralized manner, shaped by...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 July 2019, 10:57
Replies: 606
Views: 28,386
Posted By demolition
From what I remember, Jazz Jackrabbit did not do...

From what I remember, Jazz Jackrabbit did not do proper vsynced scrolling as we're used to from the Amiga. The PC could do it though as the DOS versions of Superfrog and Pinball Fantasies were...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 July 2019, 09:33
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By demolition
It all depends on the particular game. Some games...

It all depends on the particular game. Some games can save games to any blank AmigaDOS formatted disk, others will require a specially formatted savegame disk. Just do like you would do if you were...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 July 2019, 11:53
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By demolition
Well, you could just replace a few of the old...

Well, you could just replace a few of the old chips with the new ones and run some tests on that. You don't need to fill one bank with identical chips.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 July 2019, 10:45
Replies: 30
Views: 506
Posted By demolition
Yeah, you don't generally buy full sets of custom...

Yeah, you don't generally buy full sets of custom chips as it would be more expensive than just getting another A500. But no need to worry about that until you actually know whether you have multiple...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 July 2019, 07:59
Replies: 30
Views: 506
Posted By demolition
Swapping around chips between the two A500s is a...

Swapping around chips between the two A500s is a good way to diagnose any faulty chips since they are always socketed so that makes it relatively straightforward.

So check those ICs one at a time...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 July 2019, 06:10
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By demolition
The chipmem ICs in my A2000 are 150ns and since...

The chipmem ICs in my A2000 are 150ns and since the access time is the same I would assume that 100ns on that board should also be fine, although I cannot say for sure. Perhaps you could start with...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 July 2019, 06:06
Replies: 30
Views: 506
Posted By demolition
The green flashes are normal and is used for...

The green flashes are normal and is used for debugging in case you never see the menu. I'm not sure exactly how to interpret all the results, but you could try to run the DiagROM in WinUAE with a...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2019, 22:50
Replies: 30
Views: 506
Posted By demolition
Yes it is indeed. So if you can find someone who...

Yes it is indeed. So if you can find someone who can burn it, then you can put '16bit.bin' from here http://www.diagrom.com/index.php/download/ on it and hopefully you should be able to tell what the...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2019, 22:05
Replies: 30
Views: 506
Posted By demolition
The question is whether the chip is supported by...

The question is whether the chip is supported by the burner and if it can erase it. Or does it have a window so it has to be erased by UV? All the factory KS2.0x ROMs I have seen have been...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2019, 21:46
Replies: 30
Views: 506
Posted By demolition
I guess memory corruption could cause this kind...

I guess memory corruption could cause this kind of behaviour. The KS ROM doesn't do a proper test of all the memory but only a few select addresses to identify available memory. The guru is probably...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 July 2019, 21:39
Replies: 2,291
Views: 336,866
Posted By demolition
Well, many users probably didn't care much...

Well, many users probably didn't care much whether it had RTC or not unless they had a harddrive and if they had that, they probably also had some accelerator which would have the RTC on it. At least...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2019, 16:49
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By demolition
The one in the link can also be configured with...

The one in the link can also be configured with 1.5MB (maybe even 1.8MB?) but then it needs a connection to another small board that goes in the Gary socket. You will see that if you look through the...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2019, 14:11
Replies: 30
Views: 506
Posted By demolition
Sure, the other one could be faulty somehow...

Sure, the other one could be faulty somehow (unless it works in the 600).
I think 2.05 does more hardware checks so that could also be why it fails to get to the KS screen. What is the color of the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 July 2019, 13:59
Replies: 2,291
Views: 336,866
Posted By demolition
One thing is the protocol, another is the...

One thing is the protocol, another is the connector.

SCSI-1, 2 and 3 are protocols while the connectors are mainly different electrically (so they can be converted and are generally compatible)....
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2019, 13:44
Replies: 30
Views: 506
Posted By demolition
KS 2.05 should work fine in any Rev 6 A500.

KS 2.05 should work fine in any Rev 6 A500.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2019, 13:41
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By demolition
Since you have a desoldered board - what is the...

Since you have a desoldered board - what is the voltage on the 5V pad for the IC?


And how does the shield look on the underside of the motherboard below the expansion connector? If someone...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2019, 13:25
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By demolition
Sure, some of them can be used to build memory...

Sure, some of them can be used to build memory expansions.
These ones for example:
https://i.imgur.com/S1gUNmb.jpg

They are the type used with this design:...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2019, 02:26
Replies: 1,147
Views: 391,577
Posted By demolition
Quite the contrary - this was tested and even if...

Quite the contrary - this was tested and even if it is sealed and protected from UV light, it will still reyellow. Even if you store the item in a dark place and protects it from all light, it still...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2019, 16:22
Replies: 606
Views: 28,386
Posted By demolition
While OS/2 had other issues, I believe it also...

While OS/2 had other issues, I believe it also had proper preemptive multitasking much earlier than Windows?


You could also run NT as a consumer if you wanted something stable with proper...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2019, 14:54
Replies: 606
Views: 28,386
Posted By demolition
These threads are like standing in the local...

These threads are like standing in the local market square next to a bench with a group of alcoholics who all have very strong opinions about what is wrong with the world, what the politicians should...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 July 2019, 15:07
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By demolition
I was about to comment that some LD players had...

I was about to comment that some LD players had S-Video output as well, but reading up on the format I can see that the data on the LD is composite so any S-Video signal must have been decoded by the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 June 2019, 05:21
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By demolition
Whether you use the TV's built-in decoder or an...

Whether you use the TV's built-in decoder or an external one, it needs to decode the Composite signal, sample it and scale to the panel resolution (1080p?). So it all comes down to which one has the...
Forum: News 21 June 2019, 16:28
Replies: 1,222
Views: 242,500
Posted By demolition
If today was April 1st, I would have thought this...

If today was April 1st, I would have thought this was a joke. :)

But today is June 21st and this is a brilliantly simple solution for a much needed feature when using Goteks internally.

Thank...
Forum: OT - Gaming 15 June 2019, 01:07
Replies: 804
Views: 120,221
Posted By demolition
Toonstruck for free on GOG: ...

Toonstruck for free on GOG:
https://www.gog.com/game/toonstruck
Forum: support.Hardware 14 June 2019, 10:42
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By demolition
I think the HDD LED will light up whenever there...

I think the HDD LED will light up whenever there is any activity on the IDE bus no matter what kind of device it is.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 June 2019, 16:59
Replies: 2,291
Views: 336,866
Posted By demolition
You cannot swap the chip mem chips in the Amiga...

You cannot swap the chip mem chips in the Amiga to increase the memory size or speed. Higher capacity chips have more pins since they need more address pins, so they can obviously not be compatible....
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