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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 04 July 2020, 21:18
Replies: 19
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Posted By alexh
There are lots of us. BuZz of...

There are lots of us. BuZz of http://exotica.org.uk is a big name who lives here too.


Technically only Rev6 is MC. Before Rev6 full versions were prefixed XC
...
Forum: MarketPlace 01 July 2020, 22:28
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By alexh
I've bought and assisted in the making of...

I've bought and assisted in the making of reproduction boxes for retro computers (not Commodore because the artwork and logo are still under copyright and are illegal) and factoring in the NRE they...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 July 2020, 12:01
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By alexh
Oh to have bought an Acorn Archimedes A3010 in...

Oh to have bought an Acorn Archimedes A3010 in 1995 or later (and removed the battery).

Their self destruct mechanism (battery leak almost as bad as A500+) lots of press during lockdown with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 June 2020, 22:35
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By alexh
If this is true you should publicise it...

If this is true you should publicise it everywhere before another source beats you to it or competes with you simply because they didn't know you existed.

Looking forward to buying some
Forum: support.Games 29 June 2020, 22:30
Replies: 27
Views: 1,657
Posted By alexh
I am fairly sure the main team was 2 (possibly 3...

I am fairly sure the main team was 2 (possibly 3 people). I'd be very surprised if they worked in the same office. I'm curious to know for sure. I think several listed were contractors who just did...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 June 2020, 23:43
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By alexh
Nothing for laptops. If you have a desk top...

Nothing for laptops. If you have a desk top depends how old it is and if you have a PCI slot or not. Adaptec have Windows Server 2008 drivers that work under Windows 10
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 26 June 2020, 23:08
Replies: 215
Views: 51,759
Posted By alexh
DOTT on Atari SCUM-VM lite needs a 16MHz 68000...

DOTT on Atari SCUM-VM lite needs a 16MHz 68000 with cache. That said a good port to Amiga should be faster on A1200 14MHz EC020 with fast RAM and be even better on faster Amiga's.
Forum: support.Games 26 June 2020, 22:52
Replies: 27
Views: 1,657
Posted By alexh
Were games taking 2 years back then? That's a...

Were games taking 2 years back then? That's a serious chunk of a platforms lifetime (5-7 years). I trust you're right, you worked in the industry. I've read games were taking 3-6 months?
Forum: support.Games 26 June 2020, 22:44
Replies: 27
Views: 1,657
Posted By alexh
I don't think Liberation was a big budget game...

I don't think Liberation was a big budget game though. I was under the impression this was developed mainly by one person Tony Crowther, locked away for several years. Support from his family and the...
Forum: support.Games 25 June 2020, 20:40
Replies: 27
Views: 1,657
Posted By alexh
I’m curious to know from anyone who wrote or...

I’m curious to know from anyone who wrote or published games back then were there such things as AAA titles back then? Yes there were lots of good games but did they cost a lot to develop? Programmed...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 June 2020, 12:48
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By alexh
I'm sure that will fix it.

I'm sure that will fix it.
Forum: support.Hardware 19 June 2020, 07:23
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By alexh
These cables are made by hand. I suspect they...

These cables are made by hand. I suspect they accidentally wired the wrong pin (pin 11 instead of pin 10).

It won't work wired to pin 11 HSync.

Very bad practice they didn't test it. Maybe they...
Forum: MarketPlace 19 June 2020, 00:28
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By alexh
Unfortunately they are the worst decals in the...

Unfortunately they are the worst decals in the entire world.

I am waiting for A1200.net to come good next year for my black keys
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 June 2020, 17:58
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By alexh
Awesome. I hope this works with Trinis VR and my...

Awesome. I hope this works with Trinis VR and my PSVR
Forum: support.Hardware 17 June 2020, 01:28
Replies: 24
Views: 1,157
Posted By alexh
https://www.amigalove.com/viewtopic.php?t=324 ...

https://www.amigalove.com/viewtopic.php?t=324

I'd say (1) you've got trace damage somewhere. Possibly vias going between the top and bottom of the board?

Start at the kickstart ROM and trace...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 June 2020, 20:14
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By alexh
The problem with XC68LC060 and XC68EC060 (that I...

The problem with XC68LC060 and XC68EC060 (that I came across in PGA package) is they are identical to full 060 except the writing on the top of the chip. The FPU/MMU may or may not be faulty but the...
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 15 June 2020, 20:07
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By alexh
Richard Davey will ...

Richard Davey will

https://www.facebook.com/groups/retrogamemags
Forum: Hardware mods 15 June 2020, 15:14
Replies: 32
Views: 2,675
Posted By alexh
It's sort of hard to understand how this could be...

It's sort of hard to understand how this could be possible because the 240p signal the other consoles produce that look ok to good on RetroTink should be identical to the one the Amiga produces....
Forum: MarketPlace 15 June 2020, 00:25
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By alexh
He thought they were new designs, with new...

He thought they were new designs, with new hardware, like the Vampire. Which is not the case
Forum: MarketPlace 14 June 2020, 23:38
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By alexh
You can either pay €200+ for a CDTV keyboard. Or...

You can either pay €200+ for a CDTV keyboard. Or wait a few months (years) for A1200.net to solve production issues and they’ll be €50
Forum: MarketPlace 14 June 2020, 23:34
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By alexh
I don’t understand what you mean. The A4000tx is...

I don’t understand what you mean. The A4000tx is just a physical PCB layout change. It uses all the same custom chips compatible with all the same software.

There are one or two tweaks that people...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 June 2020, 23:12
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By alexh
There are lots of versions of 8375 Agnus. If you...

There are lots of versions of 8375 Agnus. If you plugged it directly into the motherboard it only works with a 1mb version. Not the 2mb version. The 2mb version needs to be used as part of a megachip
Forum: MarketPlace 14 June 2020, 17:56
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By alexh
Unless you really wanted an A4000D case.You'd be...

Unless you really wanted an A4000D case.You'd be much better off buying a new PCB and chipset and having someone assemble it for you. There is an ATX form factor PCB that will fit in modern PC cases
Forum: support.Hardware 10 June 2020, 10:43
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By alexh
I'd put money on CIA chip(s) ...

I'd put money on CIA chip(s)

https://www.techtravels.org/2008/09/how-the-amiga-reads-floppies/

Usually something else stops working if the CIAs break. Joystick, Mouse, Serial, Parallel etc.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 June 2020, 10:30
Replies: 42
Views: 2,869
Posted By alexh
Floppy drives require the CIA chips which are...

Floppy drives require the CIA chips which are known not to be particularly robust to ESD. Electrostatic discharge. (FYI the number of new builds of Amiga's with all these re-created PCB's will make...
Forum: project.aGTW 10 June 2020, 00:38
Replies: 29
Views: 3,215
Posted By alexh
It works fine if you follow the instructions. ...

It works fine if you follow the instructions.

The file "game.GOG" is a CD image in BIN format. When you edit setup.ini try a relative path if it doesn't work for you.

To run with a bigger...
Forum: project.aGTW 09 June 2020, 21:16
Replies: 29
Views: 3,215
Posted By alexh
Albion is one of only a handful of PC games I...

Albion is one of only a handful of PC games I own.

I was going to see how OpenAlbion was doing, I think it's a way off being playable.

https://github.com/csinkers/ualbion

For Windows users...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 06 June 2020, 15:05
Replies: 125
Views: 15,782
Posted By alexh
The fix for Sensrie's Key is documented. It is an...

The fix for Sensrie's Key is documented. It is an error in 2Map_data.amb sub-file 1A8.amb. The fix was done by Metallic in 2000. I have not tested it but I do have a save file I think for this time....
Forum: project.WHDLoad 06 June 2020, 11:21
Replies: 125
Views: 15,782
Posted By alexh
Not many, most stem from the translation of the...

Not many, most stem from the translation of the files from German to English and the re-integration of these files back into the game.

The German v1.05 version still has things like: the cursed...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 06 June 2020, 08:07
Replies: 125
Views: 15,782
Posted By alexh
No need. I thought you'd found something new....

No need. I thought you'd found something new. Everything you have posted here on EAB has been captured, analysed, some were not real bugs due to you using the Amberworld tools which were buggy and...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 June 2020, 07:51
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By alexh
If you have a working mach130 chip, but you need...

If you have a working mach130 chip, but you need mach131 to reach 100MHz 060. You could ask around if anyone might swap boards with you with a cash incentive. Perhaps someone who isn't planning on...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 05 June 2020, 20:02
Replies: 125
Views: 15,782
Posted By alexh
Post technical details please.

Post technical details please.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 05 June 2020, 12:59
Replies: 125
Views: 15,782
Posted By alexh
How is that? They can launch WHDload direct from...

How is that? They can launch WHDload direct from the emulator GUI?


The overhead of WHDLoad can result in higher RAM or CPU requirements than the original. Ok for emulation, bad for real hardware.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 04 June 2020, 16:26
Replies: 125
Views: 15,782
Posted By alexh
Sorry, no. It was a lot more work than I...

Sorry, no. It was a lot more work than I imagined.

I've got all the textual descriptions of each bug, sorted by who discovered them, with cross references to the original discussions about them,...
Forum: project.aGTW 31 May 2020, 20:28
Replies: 29
Views: 3,215
Posted By alexh
Thanks. So all of this was in the old Albion demo...

Thanks. So all of this was in the old Albion demo on the Aminet? I was only able to get a dungeon to work in the past
Forum: support.Hardware 30 May 2020, 21:54
Replies: 52
Views: 1,849
Posted By alexh
There should be one or two molex power connectors...

There should be one or two molex power connectors coming out of a standard A2000 PSU
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 29 May 2020, 22:46
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By alexh
I'd be curious to know if this bug is only in the...

I'd be curious to know if this bug is only in the XC68040 chips and not in the later MC68040?

Motorola CPUs usually gain MC status only if it has no bugs or they've all been documented.

The...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 May 2020, 20:05
Replies: 52
Views: 1,849
Posted By alexh
There’s no power on the 50 pin SCSI connector. It...

There’s no power on the 50 pin SCSI connector. It needs separate molecules power connector from the PSU just like a normal hard drive does
Forum: Hardware mods 28 May 2020, 00:15
Replies: 32
Views: 2,675
Posted By alexh
It's not aimed at people with lots of consoles....

It's not aimed at people with lots of consoles. It's aimed at higher volume Jo public who only had one console in their house.


And put it where? Most people don't have room for a spare 28" CRT
Forum: support.Hardware 28 May 2020, 00:05
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By alexh
Someone just recently had an A3000 with the...

Someone just recently had an A3000 with the Kickstart ROM chips in the wrong sockets. The higher U number is the lower half of the ROM I believe. If in doubt swap them round
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