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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 21:12
Replies: 26
Views: 428
Posted By alexh
The scandoubler is not AGA compatible

The scandoubler is not AGA compatible
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 13:08
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By alexh
Flip the switch to non-autoboot. Boot from a...

Flip the switch to non-autoboot. Boot from a floppy disk containing Workbench and the binddrivers file in the SYS:Expansion dir.

You can get the binddrivers version of the driver from HERE
...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 11:38
Replies: 26
Views: 428
Posted By alexh
That is a remake of the Picasso II with...

That is a remake of the Picasso II with integrated monitor switching. I it doesn't have an integrated AGA scandoubler.


Not without a multi-sync monitor or an AGA scandoubler.


Not for an...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) Yesterday, 11:32
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By alexh
:o (shame) FYI : Out of curiosity...

:o (shame)

FYI :


Out of curiosity did you use the same disk and same drive to make the working disk?
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) Yesterday, 09:35
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By alexh
I don't suppose you know what version you had...

I don't suppose you know what version you had previously?
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 06:27
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By alexh
I'd be interested in buying your A4000. My...

I'd be interested in buying your A4000. My experience is they are very hard to kill permanently except if you let the battery leak too long and even then they can be fixed.

Maybe talk to GadgetUK...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) Yesterday, 00:19
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By alexh
Keir Fraser, the developer and creator of...

Keir Fraser, the developer and creator of Greaseweazel and Flash Floppy is going to have a look when he comes back from holiday next week
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 08 August 2022, 19:57
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By alexh
Maybe. That was among the first things I asked...

Maybe. That was among the first things I asked and the OP said he tried multiple known good disks.

The creator of Greaseweazel said


I would retry with a different disk and possibly a...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 08 August 2022, 13:15
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By alexh
Using the SPS files from the EAB FTP server...

Using the SPS files from the EAB FTP server (https://grandis.nu/turran/FTP/TOSEC/Games/Commodore%20Amiga%20-%20Games%20-%20SPS/F-29%20Retaliator%20(1990)(Ocean)%5b0022%5d.zip) WHDload installs...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 August 2022, 12:58
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By alexh
Depends. If both have been inactive for the same...

Depends. If both have been inactive for the same amount of time. Stored in the same location.

Try soft-loading (binddriver) the SCSI driver? Just in case it is the onboard EPROM?

Might sound...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 08 August 2022, 12:02
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By alexh
What did you use to write back the IPF to a real...

What did you use to write back the IPF to a real disk? Greaseweasel? Kryoflux?

You used SPS release "F-29 Retaliator (1990)(Ocean)[0022].zip"?

Does WHDload install work using WinUAE with the...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 August 2022, 08:16
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By alexh
Dead HDD?

Dead HDD?
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 06 August 2022, 17:12
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By alexh
Maybe the reason you can't find them is they were...

Maybe the reason you can't find them is they were unofficial

https://grandis.nu/turran/FTP/Non%20TOSEC%20IPFs%20-%20Unofficial/
Forum: support.Hardware 06 August 2022, 14:15
Replies: 37
Views: 3,175
Posted By alexh
They are sold ready assembled. TF cards are not...

They are sold ready assembled. TF cards are not open source anymore so you can't make your own. But I understand what you mean. Will they be for sale any time soon with the chip shortage? Who knows.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 August 2022, 13:40
Replies: 37
Views: 3,175
Posted By alexh
I disagree. The availability of cheap IDE solid...

I disagree. The availability of cheap IDE solid state drives or CF cards outweighs any SCSI performance benefits. Add in the complexities of SCSI termination on top the expense of SCSI media and IDE...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 05 August 2022, 22:46
Replies: 40
Views: 2,406
Posted By alexh
I've not tried Indianapolis 500 in a long time...

I've not tried Indianapolis 500 in a long time but does that game also benefit from FastRAM like these other 3D games?

http://whdload.de/games/Indianapolis500.html
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 August 2022, 15:45
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By alexh
John Twiddy worked on Second Samurai AGA?

John Twiddy worked on Second Samurai AGA?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 August 2022, 14:36
Replies: 59
Views: 2,244
Posted By alexh
Remember the Pico-8 is a virtual console and so...

Remember the Pico-8 is a virtual console and so has all the CPU power of the host PC
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 August 2022, 17:18
Replies: 59
Views: 2,244
Posted By alexh
I imagine you could do this on the A3000++ with...

I imagine you could do this on the A3000++ with an 030 AND a DSP :)

But the problem is that it is a huge undertaking to write a bespoke version (rather than have the horsepower to just emulate an...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 August 2022, 11:33
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By alexh
The current price of PiStorm (~$50) means you can...

The current price of PiStorm (~$50) means you can try it and if you don't like it you can put it in a drawer and never use it again and buy a TF536.

PiStorm is a bit clunky in places. It takes a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 August 2022, 16:19
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By alexh
https://www.nxp.com/products/processors-and-microc...

https://www.nxp.com/products/processors-and-microcontrollers/legacy-mpu-mcus/32-bit-coldfire-mcus-mpus/68k-processors-legacy/m680x0/low-cost-32-bit-microprocessor-including-hc000-hc001-ec000-and-sec00...
Forum: support.WinUAE 31 July 2022, 21:20
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By alexh
No ROM? Maybe you've overwritten your ROM file?

No ROM? Maybe you've overwritten your ROM file?
Forum: Coders. Releases 31 July 2022, 20:47
Replies: 111
Views: 9,628
Posted By alexh
If you say so. I've not looked at the AB3DII...

If you say so. I've not looked at the AB3DII slave but traditionally slaves patch routines using absolute addresses. If you modify an executable too much, move things around, shorten functions etc...
Forum: Coders. Releases 31 July 2022, 18:56
Replies: 111
Views: 9,628
Posted By alexh
Yes probably. I thought this was for your new...

Yes probably. I thought this was for your new executables
Forum: Coders. Releases 31 July 2022, 17:08
Replies: 111
Views: 9,628
Posted By alexh
Maybe with the default slave but certainly not...

Maybe with the default slave but certainly not with the AB3DII slave.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 31 July 2022, 11:35
Replies: 40
Views: 2,406
Posted By alexh
I'm not particularly knowledgable about patching...

I'm not particularly knowledgable about patching but can blitter routines be easily detected and patched to equivalent CPU routines?

Ambermoon for example runs a speed test at the start of the...
Forum: request.Apps 30 July 2022, 21:49
Replies: 37
Views: 6,682
Posted By alexh
I believe that all Atari emulators for the Amiga...

I believe that all Atari emulators for the Amiga were software emulators and if any came with hardware it was just to get around the licensing of TOS (the Atari ST OS) which was only available to buy...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 July 2022, 20:21
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By alexh
Just look on the NXP website. Even though most...

Just look on the NXP website. Even though most are not sold anymore all the parts are still listed.

E.g...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 30 July 2022, 19:10
Replies: 27
Views: 2,555
Posted By alexh
They could be I'm sure. Feel free to try....

They could be I'm sure. Feel free to try. Unfortunately Psygore who wrote the WHDload slave never releases the source code to his slaves. You can at least make your own ADF with the last "official"...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 30 July 2022, 18:37
Replies: 27
Views: 2,555
Posted By alexh
I extracted all the files from the disks on the...

I extracted all the files from the disks on the EAB fileserver marked :
(Lionheart (UK) (1994) (Disk 1) (Amiga) (Softgold - Thalion).adf
(Lionheart (UK) (1994) (Disk 2) (Amiga) (Softgold -...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 July 2022, 17:28
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By alexh
An upgraded CD32 is nice, it's compact size means...

An upgraded CD32 is nice, it's compact size means it can go under the telly. But you still need a keyboard and unless you spend money on Amiga->USB->Bluetooth adapters etc. it never really gets...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 29 July 2022, 10:08
Replies: 102
Views: 10,541
Posted By alexh
We're going slightly off topic here talking about...

We're going slightly off topic here talking about Freescape / Castlemaster but there are 3 other games based on the same Engine (codebase?) that might be easy to patch for FASTRAM too? Their slaves...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 July 2022, 09:32
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By alexh
Me too. Untested on any advert means tested and...

Me too. Untested on any advert means tested and is broken.


A sure fire sign that this console has been disassembled at some point to try to work out why it was broken.


A good visual...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 28 July 2022, 09:04
Replies: 102
Views: 10,541
Posted By alexh
It does. It's equivalent ST-RAM has the same...

It does. It's equivalent ST-RAM has the same limitations. 8MHz bus speed + bandwidth limited due to other DMA masters.

This is being overcome on the Atari WITHOUT changing the game code (to...
Forum: Coders. General 27 July 2022, 17:01
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By alexh
Learning to code on the Amiga isn't the easiest...

Learning to code on the Amiga isn't the easiest thing in the world. Lots of use of 680x0 assembler less use of higher languages such as C/C++. Difficult to set-up development tools. Learning a...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 27 July 2022, 16:14
Replies: 102
Views: 10,541
Posted By alexh
I remember you wrote this. I thought you might...

I remember you wrote this. I thought you might like to see a video of the Atari ST version of Castlemaster running with a TF536 (030@50)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2Ehi_Yit84&t=21s
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 July 2022, 11:03
Replies: 40
Views: 2,057
Posted By alexh
Ambermoon - You can turn on ceiling and floor...

Ambermoon - You can turn on ceiling and floor textures in the 3D sections.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 July 2022, 00:03
Replies: 19
Views: 7,270
Posted By alexh
The microcontroller firmware in PC-Key1200...

The microcontroller firmware in PC-Key1200 supports all Amiga keyboards AND PC keyboards. (According to the manual).


Because I've been designing microchips for the last 23 years. I understand...
Forum: Coders. Releases 25 July 2022, 21:46
Replies: 111
Views: 9,628
Posted By alexh
You're doing a great job. This game is a title...

You're doing a great job. This game is a title worthy of being preserved and enhanced.

So many Amiga users including myself drooled during its developments and at the previews in magazines,...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 25 July 2022, 15:08
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By alexh
He's was active on 22th July 2022 on Atari-Forum....

He's was active on 22th July 2022 on Atari-Forum.

https://www.atari-forum.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=144

No excuse but I imagine he's been incredibly busy with the relaunch of the...
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