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Forum: support.Hardware 24 February 2020, 18:37
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Damion
In my setup (an '060 with Buster 11), the card...

In my setup (an '060 with Buster 11), the card would also prevent booting unless I had other Zorro cards installed, and the 4091 was in the top slot. (There might be more to that story, though it's...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 February 2020, 07:59
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
Posted By Damion
Clean setup, very nice!

Clean setup, very nice!
Forum: support.Hardware 12 February 2020, 01:54
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By Damion
I've noticed here on a CRT at least, that the...

I've noticed here on a CRT at least, that the A1200 has obviously worse RGB quality than Rev. 6 A500 and A2000. (The A1200 exhibits more "ghosting" to the right of text characters, which looks...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 February 2020, 07:08
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Damion
^ I've tested many with an ESR meter and...

^ I've tested many with an ESR meter and encountered a few bad ones, but it's rare.

Worst case for vintage through-hole was an Atari 1200XL, some of them came with a Chinese brand capacitor (can't...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2020, 21:51
Replies: 236
Views: 35,916
Posted By Damion
^Good point. Should be able to check with Thor's...

^Good point. Should be able to check with Thor's tools (MuScan, MuSetCacheMode for testing, and if required a permanent entry in the MMU-configuration file).
Forum: support.Hardware 24 January 2020, 18:08
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Damion
I have read that there's a risk of corrosion in...

I have read that there's a risk of corrosion in these cases (tin reacting with gold). In practice, I'm sure I've done this myself at some point and don't recall any issues. The gold fingers can be...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 January 2020, 05:30
Replies: 39
Views: 2,053
Posted By Damion
Sorry, I meant 1230/55--the 1230/56 was the top...

Sorry, I meant 1230/55--the 1230/56 was the top dog of the very first iteration of the ACA series, if I remember right. Regardless, I don't own an ACA card, I've only briefly tested a friend's 55 or...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 January 2020, 04:25
Replies: 39
Views: 2,053
Posted By Damion
SysInfo and SysSpeed report different results for...

SysInfo and SysSpeed report different results for their MIPS benchmarks, the actual difference is somewhat minor. In reality, a game that is slow on your card would only be slightly less slow on the...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 December 2019, 20:59
Replies: 40
Views: 6,402
Posted By Damion
If you can swing it, why not get the best one...

If you can swing it, why not get the best one available, and enjoy your hobbies without regret. (This is my approach, anyway!) In more practical terms, the improvement will not be noticeable with...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 December 2019, 20:10
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By Damion
On mine, SCSI was operable at 56MHz, but not at...

On mine, SCSI was operable at 56MHz, but not at 60. There were rumors years ago about a later revision SCSI board that worked at 66MHz, but this seems to be a myth. Personally, I wouldn't trust SCSI...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 December 2019, 06:40
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By Damion
The original units work fine, it's certainly OK...

The original units work fine, it's certainly OK to keep them serviced and in use a while longer.
Forum: support.Hardware 31 October 2019, 03:43
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By Damion
I agree, I wouldn't go to extreme lengths for a...

I agree, I wouldn't go to extreme lengths for a 1084. In fact, the reality is that just like LCD, CRT had its own disadvantages, and (as now) the market was flooded with poor quality displays. I have...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 October 2019, 17:19
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By Damion
How about something like the ScanPlus AGA: ...

How about something like the ScanPlus AGA:

http://irixlabs.com/scanplusaga

An older CRT intended for PC use will be much less expensive and easier to obtain than a PVM (although, the latter are...
Forum: support.Games 25 October 2019, 01:38
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By Damion
The "PAL" and "NTSC" tooltypes for WHDLoad appear...

The "PAL" and "NTSC" tooltypes for WHDLoad appear to be what you are looking for (can be set global, or per individual slave).
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2019, 20:50
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By Damion
Indeed, while the header appears 1:1 with the...

Indeed, while the header appears 1:1 with the receptacle, you should use the female end (with a "riser" if needed) as the only mentioned use of the header is for Twister.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2019, 04:23
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By Damion
Assuming this is going in an A1200, the way you...

Assuming this is going in an A1200, the way you have it appears to be correct, if following the orientation given in the manual. (To clarify, I plugged mine directly on the clockport using the bottom...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 October 2019, 19:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,482
Posted By Damion
For the "purist" (I suppose I'm somewhere along...

For the "purist" (I suppose I'm somewhere along those lines) the best bet appears to be a vinyl/plastic dye:

http://www.parasolinc.com/index.php/dyes-paint/plastic-dye-paint-varibond/

I've...
Forum: News 24 September 2019, 06:15
Replies: 51
Views: 8,291
Posted By Damion
Interested in a gamepad (or even just a PCB!) if...

Interested in a gamepad (or even just a PCB!) if any remain :)
Forum: support.Hardware 11 September 2019, 05:22
Replies: 20
Views: 966
Posted By Damion
edit: Someone mentioned caps, naturally they will...

edit: Someone mentioned caps, naturally they will be defective if still original.

There might be too much voltage drop at the card, regardless of the PSU you have at the main power input. You can...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2017, 04:33
Replies: 14
Views: 3,459
Posted By Damion
There have been some threads in the past...

There have been some threads in the past regarding the Microbotics, something about generating interrupts which crash games (setting the "NoAutoVec" tooltype is reported to help, to what extend I...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 March 2017, 21:03
Replies: 4,059
Views: 447,874
Posted By Damion
Exactly, the point being to have something fast...

Exactly, the point being to have something fast and tidy all inside the original case. I have no interest in a giant old kludge sticking off the side of my 500 (I'd rather use a big-box in that...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 February 2017, 10:46
Replies: 28
Views: 2,049
Posted By Damion
Try to find an old Sony 14" or 20" CRT broadcast...

Try to find an old Sony 14" or 20" CRT broadcast monitor, it will be much better than a 1084, and in most respects, simply the best for playing old games. As already mentioned, the LCD and/or...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2017, 10:26
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By Damion
Unfortunately, aside from changing the scanrate,...

Unfortunately, aside from changing the scanrate, it does nothing to accelerate or enhance what the chipset is already capable of.

However, the device is highly configurable, which is a huge...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2017, 23:00
Replies: 11
Views: 2,033
Posted By Damion
Let's step back a bit, and I'll apologize in...

Let's step back a bit, and I'll apologize in advance if I cover anything too obvious. :o

I would start by installing the standard Apollo libraries. Once everything is up and running smoothly, and...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2017, 10:48
Replies: 11
Views: 2,033
Posted By Damion
Fabulous card, I found mine to be exceptionally...

Fabulous card, I found mine to be exceptionally stable, fantastic for demos, good compatibility with WHDLoad.

Thor's processor libraries are indeed the way to go here. (Sidenote: You can tweak the...
Forum: News 07 December 2015, 02:47
Replies: 806
Views: 214,082
Posted By Damion
At the price of some classic cars, it's also...

At the price of some classic cars, it's also cheaper to buy a new one. Surprised it has to be said.

Also, the "manufacturer" in this case is a few brilliant folks taking time from real life to...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 November 2015, 03:45
Replies: 31
Views: 2,277
Posted By Damion
"I believe you read out the eprom code, patch it...

"I believe you read out the eprom code, patch it then make a new eprom ."

That's it. The 2060/4060 only automount FFS partitions--other filesystems work, but you can't boot from them. It's worth...
Forum: Hardware pics 15 November 2015, 11:07
Replies: 6
Views: 4,324
Posted By Damion
Wow - thanks for posting, I looked for years and...

Wow - thanks for posting, I looked for years and doubted those cards ever existed with SCSI. IMHO you have the ultimate 4000D accelerator there.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 November 2015, 10:52
Replies: 16
Views: 3,224
Posted By Damion
Yes - especially when handling large files the...

Yes - especially when handling large files the transfer rate (nearly 10 MB/s with your MK2) is considerably better, using much less CPU. (However, certain things like booting or opening drawers...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 January 2015, 08:52
Replies: 9
Views: 3,319
Posted By Damion
Exactly, any old 15kHz capable CRT. ...

Exactly, any old 15kHz capable CRT.



Yes.
Forum: support.Hardware 22 December 2014, 07:15
Replies: 74
Views: 9,431
Posted By Damion
I believe subsequent releases were, similar to...

I believe subsequent releases were, similar to your Microbotics or my GVP 1230 (max 4.5 MB/s). The early ones (1230/56) were like the old Blizzard and Apollo 1230's, up to 7 MB/s. There are games...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 December 2014, 05:48
Replies: 74
Views: 9,431
Posted By Damion
Well, depends. For pure old games...

Well, depends. For pure old games compatibility/WHDLoad the ACA will be better.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 December 2014, 20:54
Replies: 74
Views: 9,431
Posted By Damion
Well, the Blizzard's SCSI timing is broken above...

Well, the Blizzard's SCSI timing is broken above 50MHz, some few get lucky and it seems to work (my experience, it was a no-go above 57MHz). RAM is another issue, depends on the tolerances of the CPU...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 December 2014, 21:09
Replies: 74
Views: 9,431
Posted By Damion
@daxb Yes, but like Roy mentioned only when...

@daxb

Yes, but like Roy mentioned only when you overclock above 50MHz (that is, 50MHz is CPU/RAM at 50MHz, 80MHz is 80MHz CPU, 40MHz RAM).

There are some bustest numbers in this...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 December 2014, 08:48
Replies: 74
Views: 9,431
Posted By Damion
Have also had both, Nova is spot on. The...

Have also had both, Nova is spot on.

The Blizzard is overall a better rounded product. The Apollo is faster when it comes to accessing the Amiga's bus, so the card is ideal for demos, and in some...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 December 2014, 10:14
Replies: 24
Views: 6,297
Posted By Damion
Congratulations, happy to hear this turned out...

Congratulations, happy to hear this turned out well. :-)

Did you guys stick with 50MHz? One nice feature about the GVP... with the processors facing up, you don't have to worry about heat so...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 December 2014, 09:12
Replies: 6
Views: 1,628
Posted By Damion
You're right, bad word choice on my part. I...

You're right, bad word choice on my part. I suppose the slow down is all the extra copying that has to transpire.



Sorry, I should have clarified - with the wrong mask, I believe both slow...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 December 2014, 11:07
Replies: 6
Views: 1,628
Posted By Damion
Thanks for the replies! Gave it a try...

Thanks for the replies!



Gave it a try on a dummy partition,



Exactly - a "readfile" benchmark slows from 5 to .5 MB/s.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 December 2014, 06:05
Replies: 6
Views: 1,628
Posted By Damion
A4091, PFS3, and DMA mask

While tinkering with my A4000/A4091/CSMK2, I've discovered that, strangely, the A4091 performs better if DMAing to motherboard RAM, vs accelerator RAM.

Setting motherboard RAM to highest priority...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2014, 23:15
Replies: 4
Views: 1,183
Posted By Damion
I suppose it's possible. I thought the...

I suppose it's possible. I thought the configuration tool solved that problem but I don't know for sure. The Mk1 had perfect scrolling. Even if the Mk2 doesn't have a specific option for synced...
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