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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 13:56
Replies: 9
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Posted By lesta_smsc
Maybe wait till more expertise offered by others...

Maybe wait till more expertise offered by others who have attempted such repairs.

I wonder whether @Daedalus could shed some light?
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 13:55
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By lesta_smsc
My apologies. I was just hoping to put my setup...

My apologies. I was just hoping to put my setup to the challenge lol.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 13:05
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By lesta_smsc
Looks like interference hence poor signal. Worth...

Looks like interference hence poor signal. Worth taking a look at bandpass filter.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 11:58
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By lesta_smsc
Actually getting recapped is probably still a...

Actually getting recapped is probably still a good idea since these capacitors can leak!

https://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=66586

Similar issue but no solution in the thread.

This video...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 11:09
Replies: 6,248
Views: 1,144,307
Posted By lesta_smsc
For the price this is excellent! A small mod will...

For the price this is excellent! A small mod will bring this back to life. BTW what resolution is the screen used (?could he replacement for RPi!?). The picture on the video looks pixel perfect in...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 10:55
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By lesta_smsc
If there are specific examples that cause tearing...

If there are specific examples that cause tearing and audio glitches, I would like to test on my current set up :)
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 05:33
Replies: 91
Views: 3,057
Posted By lesta_smsc
The image taken from WinUAE? Are you emulating...

The image taken from WinUAE? Are you emulating with scanlines? Looks good!

Incredible work @pink^abyss and Co! Impressive that its such a small file which delivers hours of gameplay! Graphics...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 05:28
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By lesta_smsc
So I looked into getting Mister vs using an old...

So I looked into getting Mister vs using an old laptop connected to TV. Since I had a laptop and it was more versatile to use for multiple emulations I decided to go with latter option (and it was...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 05:19
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By lesta_smsc
A520 adaptor converts RGB to composite? So maybe...

A520 adaptor converts RGB to composite? So maybe the issue isn't capacitors but the RF connector?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 05:16
Replies: 6,248
Views: 1,144,307
Posted By lesta_smsc
That's a poor AV interface. Cheap components. I...

That's a poor AV interface. Cheap components. I wonder whether a similar fix to this would work:

https://www.retrorgb.com/snesverticalline.html
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 May 2020, 03:31
Replies: 751
Views: 48,382
Posted By lesta_smsc
Just update: MAME running very well on 240p!...

Just update:

MAME running very well on 240p! I need to tweak modelines so that I can get Pang to display correctly without overscanning on vertical axis. Interestingly, if I select NTSC TV as...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 May 2020, 03:22
Replies: 6,248
Views: 1,144,307
Posted By lesta_smsc
Never seen this before. Seems pretty cool on...

Never seen this before. Seems pretty cool on advert!

Have you tried it with TV connection? Is it native resolution?

It reminds me of a clone NES I once had that had 99999 games lol.
Forum: Hardware mods 27 May 2020, 03:09
Replies: 162
Views: 71,450
Posted By lesta_smsc
If it's intermittent then you may have issue with...

If it's intermittent then you may have issue with IDE connection. This could be the wire or the IDE connector on motherboard. Unfortunately without testing either using an alternative motherboard...
Forum: Hardware mods 21 May 2020, 13:00
Replies: 162
Views: 71,450
Posted By lesta_smsc
Post a pic of your CF adaptor (not one online as...

Post a pic of your CF adaptor (not one online as they all look similar and it's your specific board that will be needed). Some of these require either a single wire or component to feed the high...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 23:28
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By lesta_smsc
Sometimes the disks may have mould. Your disk...

Sometimes the disks may have mould. Your disk head picking up on this and over time it is accumulated which causes it to have problems reading. Just a thought if you clean the head and try same disks...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2020, 23:47
Replies: 43
Views: 5,107
Posted By lesta_smsc
These are very interesting to read. Keep up the...

These are very interesting to read. Keep up the good work 4pLaY
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 May 2020, 14:17
Replies: 751
Views: 48,382
Posted By lesta_smsc
Yes Nvidia is supported via Soft15khz. Some...

Yes Nvidia is supported via Soft15khz.

Some Dells will come with ATI addon card...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 May 2020, 13:20
Replies: 751
Views: 48,382
Posted By lesta_smsc
So now I want a slim PC that will be perfect for...

So now I want a slim PC that will be perfect for MAME cabinet. I'm looking at Dell Optiplex due to their compact size. Anyone have any recommendations?

Ideally with on-board ATI graphics card so I...
Forum: Collections 16 May 2020, 02:48
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By lesta_smsc
Welcome to the forum... look at tool called...

Welcome to the forum... look at tool called DiskRipper to make this task somewhat easier.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 May 2020, 02:46
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By lesta_smsc
Very peculiar. In other things I have used NTSC...

Very peculiar. In other things I have used NTSC will display except it would be in B&W rather than not show up at all. The OSCC may be doing some additional conversion that is creating the issue.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 May 2020, 20:55
Replies: 6,248
Views: 1,144,307
Posted By lesta_smsc
Bought a few days ago: Wii video connector...

Bought a few days ago:

Wii video connector to SCART. For pixel perfect resolution (240p)!

Build a cable for VGA to SCART not that long ago for MAME!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 May 2020, 20:47
Replies: 751
Views: 48,382
Posted By lesta_smsc
So here goes: I currently have DOS and...

So here goes:

I currently have DOS and Windows 98SE. The logic is that the DOS sound ONLY works in DOS and not within Windows 98SE. This is due to how the drivers are configured and the AC'97...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 May 2020, 21:46
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By lesta_smsc
Is this because game requirements are over 1MB? I...

Is this because game requirements are over 1MB? I cant see how the location of RAM would make a difference other than needing more RAM in general in which case any means of adding RAM would work...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 May 2020, 21:38
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By lesta_smsc
They are probably basing price on current market...

They are probably basing price on current market value then add on 10-20% since item is new.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 May 2020, 15:13
Replies: 58
Views: 2,487
Posted By lesta_smsc
I remember when I first got this game and was...

I remember when I first got this game and was amazed by the detail and graphics in comparison to other games of its time (or since)! The into movie is still something I am in awe of to this day!
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 11 May 2020, 15:00
Replies: 19
Views: 2,081
Posted By lesta_smsc
Not sure if you recall the point and click or was...

Not sure if you recall the point and click or was it controlled by joystick?

Beastlord? http://hol.abime.net/85/screenshot
Forum: Amiga scene 11 May 2020, 14:58
Replies: 44
Views: 2,803
Posted By lesta_smsc
Will this run on stock Amiga A600? I have PCMCIA...

Will this run on stock Amiga A600? I have PCMCIA network adaptor so will have internet connection. Just wondering how much memory it will all take up if requires use of network?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 May 2020, 14:56
Replies: 58
Views: 2,487
Posted By lesta_smsc
I still do but not sure if it counts playing them...

I still do but not sure if it counts playing them on PS2!?

You're right about using CRT though, I was surprised how nice the console looked on my 28" CRT in comparison to HDTV!

Currently...
Forum: support.Games 09 May 2020, 23:33
Replies: 77
Views: 4,992
Posted By lesta_smsc
Given the complexity in the manner of completion,...

Given the complexity in the manner of completion, maybe there was another copy protection that was related to the gameplay? A bit like Dungeons and Dragons which made the game virtually unplayable.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 May 2020, 05:06
Replies: 751
Views: 48,382
Posted By lesta_smsc
Finally VGA to SCART cable complete! ...

Finally VGA to SCART cable complete!

Incredible 240p and scanlines! :)

Now time to find HDD for permanent fixture!
Forum: support.Hardware 06 May 2020, 04:16
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By lesta_smsc
Oh is this related to cardreset patch?... have...

Oh is this related to cardreset patch?... have you got additional RAM? There is conflict between memory allocation and PCMCIA taking up same address.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 May 2020, 14:38
Replies: 751
Views: 48,382
Posted By lesta_smsc
Yes... when I get round to it hopefully I will! ...

Yes... when I get round to it hopefully I will!

Do you have vga to scart? If so what schematic you use?

I've got 240p on Wii anyhow so this is just to tinker with laptop based alternative.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 May 2020, 13:57
Replies: 751
Views: 48,382
Posted By lesta_smsc
Correct. TV out is 480i which actually looks nice...

Correct. TV out is 480i which actually looks nice compared to visible pixels!

As for special hardware. Fortunately my graphics card supports 15khz!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 May 2020, 10:45
Replies: 751
Views: 48,382
Posted By lesta_smsc
You can. VGA is RGB as is RGB SCART (assumes that...

You can. VGA is RGB as is RGB SCART (assumes that your TV supports RGB). The volts need adjustment with resistors that's all.

Oh and also you need to send 15khz signal for true pixel perfect...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 May 2020, 22:20
Replies: 751
Views: 48,382
Posted By lesta_smsc
Trying to build a VGA to scart cable for pixel...

Trying to build a VGA to scart cable for pixel perfect resolution in MAME.

Also trying to force resolution on my DOS laptop so it can do this via TV out. Not sure if that is possible.

Update:...
Forum: Hardware pics 02 May 2020, 04:19
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By lesta_smsc
Awesome! I actually have several original...

Awesome! I actually have several original joysticks of this type! :)
Forum: support.Hardware 27 April 2020, 16:04
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By lesta_smsc
Not a matter of being set to slave / master is...

Not a matter of being set to slave / master is it? Check tracks for the pin to ensure there is continuity.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2020, 20:55
Replies: 19
Views: 894
Posted By lesta_smsc
Is that not a problem with the RGB on board?...

Is that not a problem with the RGB on board? Usually capacitor issue. One of the colours probably out of tolerance. A colour chart may highlight which one.

Although someone had same issue in menu...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 April 2020, 17:22
Replies: 751
Views: 48,382
Posted By lesta_smsc
You're correct. It's SB Pro and FM by the looks...

You're correct. It's SB Pro and FM by the looks of it.

Still real DOS sound is sweet!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 April 2020, 13:17
Replies: 751
Views: 48,382
Posted By lesta_smsc
Nixsys were making some? ...

Nixsys were making some?

https://www.nixsys.com/motherboard-with-isa-slot/
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