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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 01:13
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Posted By Daedalus
No, no special libraries are required. ...

No, no special libraries are required.


Yes, the FPU runs off the same clock as the CPU.


In addition to the bugfixes answer above, Setpatch has a few other jobs to do. On AGA Amigas,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 August 2020, 21:29
Replies: 2,632
Views: 407,758
Posted By Daedalus
The Rev 6 CPU is the most sought after as it's...

The Rev 6 CPU is the most sought after as it's the most overclockable. This is down to it having a process shrink, reducing power requirements over all previous revisions, allowing it to run faster....
Forum: support.Hardware 03 August 2020, 19:07
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Daedalus
The CIA will pull pin 6 up to 5V to read the...

The CIA will pull pin 6 up to 5V to read the joystick. When the button is pressed, it pulls this down to 0V, which is how the CIA detects it. So it's normal to read 5V on the pin when nothing's...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 31 July 2020, 22:51
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Daedalus
Just the other day, I had another thought about...

Just the other day, I had another thought about this because I had an executable that worked fine on a 1MB KS 2 machine but crashed on startup on a 1MB KS 1.3 machine when booting from floppy. It was...
Forum: Hardware mods 31 July 2020, 16:07
Replies: 36
Views: 1,619
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed... Except it's not a recreation like some...

Indeed... Except it's not a recreation like some other efforts. All that's here is data that has been ripped from AmigaPCB.org, which has resulted in the developer of AmigaPCB now losing interest and...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 July 2020, 12:21
Replies: 56
Views: 3,700
Posted By Daedalus
If it's targeted exclusively at AGA machines,...

If it's targeted exclusively at AGA machines, there's no real reason to use a 12-bit palette. 16+16 for the dual playfields could be supplemented by an additional 16 colours for sprites (which could...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 July 2020, 09:57
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, that appears to be correct, and there's a...

Yes, that appears to be correct, and there's a decent diagram here to confirm (https://superuser.com/questions/939812/is-this-a-floppy-disk-connector-to-the-power-supply). Commodore used a variety of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2020, 23:20
Replies: 67
Views: 2,460
Posted By Daedalus
Fair enough, but to me it looked every bit as...

Fair enough, but to me it looked every bit as clunky and ugly then as it seems now. It was the same with many PS1 games - such early 3D with textures that were too low in resolution and detail, and...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 July 2020, 14:56
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, that can happen if the decoupling...

Hmmm, that can happen if the decoupling capacitors aren't doing their job, or if the PSU isn't sufficiently powerful, or if there's excessive resistance in the power rails that allows a voltage drop...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 July 2020, 13:56
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, that's bus / data switching noise alright....

Yeah, that's bus / data switching noise alright. My guess is that there's been corrosion of a via somewhere that's affected the grounding of some part of the audio circuitry. Adding more gates...
Forum: Graphics. Tutorials 29 July 2020, 10:36
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Daedalus
It was pretty normal to work that way back in the...

It was pretty normal to work that way back in the day. The image couldn't be smaller than the screen because the screen was directly displaying the image's bitmap. This is why PPaint offers you the...
Forum: OT - Sports 28 July 2020, 10:23
Replies: 14
Views: 4,869
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, there's definitely plenty of entertainment...

Yep, there's definitely plenty of entertainment to be had if you look at the actual racing and not focus solely on the end result. I've been a big fan of Max Verstappen's style ever since he first...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 July 2020, 19:46
Replies: 67
Views: 2,460
Posted By Daedalus
The A1200 in particular has a slightly funky...

The A1200 in particular has a slightly funky keyboard that doesn't play well with keyboard control in FPS games. I played it back when I got my 060 and graphics card first, and it ran fine. I was...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 23 July 2020, 13:00
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, fair point. Actually, that agnosticism is...

Yeah, fair point. Actually, that agnosticism is one of the things I like about the Amiga. Games that allow you to select a save location do list all volumes/devices, so you can choose yourself...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 July 2020, 12:45
Replies: 725
Views: 83,575
Posted By Daedalus
Excellent, thanks! :)

Excellent, thanks! :)
Forum: Amiga scene 23 July 2020, 10:16
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Views: 83,575
Posted By Daedalus
I'm not sure if I missed any previous mention of...

I'm not sure if I missed any previous mention of it, but is there any chance that the dragging windows off-screen feature could have a screen edge resistance option added? It's something I really...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 23 July 2020, 09:56
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Daedalus
The basics are that you lock the DOS list with...

The basics are that you lock the DOS list with the relevant flags for what you're looking for, then step through the items in the list, making a list of the ones you want, then unlock the DOS list....
Forum: support.Hardware 22 July 2020, 15:44
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By Daedalus
It really depends on the copy protection used....

It really depends on the copy protection used. Non-standard formats that still adhere to the 880k sector geometry will still work on a Gotek. Formats that make use of funky sectors or tracks with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 July 2020, 13:05
Replies: 57
Views: 4,562
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, to add further detail, the pixel clock on an...

Yep, to add further detail, the pixel clock on an AGA machine is always set up for a 1280 pixel wide screen. If you open a 320 pixel screen, each pixel is simply made of 4 pixel clocks stuck...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 July 2020, 12:51
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By Daedalus
WTF? Christ, Commodore management were more than...

WTF? Christ, Commodore management were more than capable of sinking the Amiga all by themselves. They didn't need any help from external people. Also, conspiracy theorist, borderline political rants...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 22 July 2020, 10:12
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By Daedalus
That looks like subpixel rendering isn't working...

That looks like subpixel rendering isn't working or emulated properly. It's particularly complex with Worms: DC because it uses dual playfield and sprites, all of which can have their own...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 22 July 2020, 09:41
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By Daedalus
Possibly, though some of the extended Blitz 2...

Possibly, though some of the extended Blitz 2 libraries also require additional specs, like KS 2.0 or a 68020+. Blitz itself has no control over that. But the best chance of it working would be to...
Forum: OT - Technical 21 July 2020, 23:03
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Daedalus
It will come down to how much you value any...

It will come down to how much you value any recently saved data, because ultimately that's probably the most important thing involved. If you don't save anything, or don't care about high scores,...
Forum: Coders. General 21 July 2020, 13:20
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, GadTools is simple enough, perhaps...

Yeah, GadTools is simple enough, perhaps restrictively so compared to modern solutions or even MUI, but it's easy to program and effective.

I haven't looked at the AmiMasterGear source, but the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 July 2020, 13:09
Replies: 57
Views: 4,562
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it's an excellent and not-so-well-known AGA...

Yeah, it's an excellent and not-so-well-known AGA feature, but it's used to nice effect in Worms: DC and Fire & Ice for example. It should be noted though that subpixel emulation is disabled by...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 July 2020, 09:39
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Daedalus
The hard drive LED on the 4000 (and most Amigas)...

The hard drive LED on the 4000 (and most Amigas) is driven directly by the hard drive - the Amiga itself cannot control it. Therefore, the flashing is coming from the drive, and if it's an error code...
Forum: support.WinUAE 20 July 2020, 18:06
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, I'm sure the thread will get moved to a...

Indeed, I'm sure the thread will get moved to a more appropriate forum before long, but in the meantime, are you sure you have AISS installed? Many programs (including this one I believe) require it...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 July 2020, 17:55
Replies: 64
Views: 4,254
Posted By Daedalus
There are a few vias nearby that are prone to...

There are a few vias nearby that are prone to damage from leaky capacitors and can cause Paula to stop working. Check all the traces, in particular the power and ground traces as suggested (all of...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 July 2020, 22:01
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Daedalus
Pin 6 is for the fire button in 1/2 button...

Pin 6 is for the fire button in 1/2 button controller modes, and is required for reading all of the CD32 buttons. If that's broken, none of the CD32 pad buttons will work in CD32 mode. However, that...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 July 2020, 12:17
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Daedalus
For an external keyboard to cause a reset, it...

For an external keyboard to cause a reset, it just needs to hold down the CLK signal for a certain length of time. Make sure it's not as simple as a short between CLK and ground in the keyboard. From...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 July 2020, 16:39
Replies: 2,632
Views: 407,758
Posted By Daedalus
Maybe it's a difference between revisions of the...

Maybe it's a difference between revisions of the 2000, but I can use 1MB ROMs in my 2000 by simply adding the missing A19 line to the ROM.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 July 2020, 12:44
Replies: 54
Views: 3,026
Posted By Daedalus
While they're nice PSUs as a unit, they're still...

While they're nice PSUs as a unit, they're still essentially an off-the-shelf PSU module (a Mean Well PT-65B by the looks of it) in a nice industrial case. So, while that's a step up from the smaller...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 July 2020, 12:11
Replies: 2,632
Views: 407,758
Posted By Daedalus
Shhhhhh, don't tell my 500+ that ;) ...

Shhhhhh, don't tell my 500+ that ;)


Indeed. Luckily, Gary does provide the decoding necessary.


The A600 uses Gayle, but just as Gary does, it's perfectly capable of decoding the ROM address...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 July 2020, 15:48
Replies: 2,632
Views: 407,758
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, definitely plausible alright. Interesting!

Yeah, definitely plausible alright. Interesting!
Forum: support.Apps 15 July 2020, 15:02
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Daedalus
Every platform has their own, but the...

Every platform has their own, but the Amiga-specific attributes are a single byte for protection flags (8 bits: Hold, Script, Pure, Archived, Readable, Writeable, Executable and Deletable,...
Forum: OT - General 15 July 2020, 10:31
Replies: 21
Views: 1,370
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, and I'm thinking of a few times over the...

Yep, and I'm thinking of a few times over the years where people in the Amiga community have been doxxed and had their employers contacted with "evidence" of wrongdoing in an effort to get them into...
Forum: OT - General 15 July 2020, 09:59
Replies: 21
Views: 1,370
Posted By Daedalus
The Amiga community is chock full of...

The Amiga community is chock full of "interesting" characters already, and many Amiga websites have been hacked over the years. Doxxing, impersonation and all sorts of other personal attacks are...
Forum: support.Apps 15 July 2020, 09:55
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Daedalus
I don't know of any PC burning software that...

I don't know of any PC burning software that supports the Amiga-specific extensions needed for things like file attributes. Standard Joliet format CDs (as used for Windows CDs) will preserve long...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 July 2020, 09:49
Replies: 2,632
Views: 407,758
Posted By Daedalus
Wow, was that soldered down in the factory? I've...

Wow, was that soldered down in the factory? I've never seen an A600 that wasn't socketed.
Forum: support.Apps 14 July 2020, 12:26
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Daedalus
Well, as I said, it sounds like there's something...

Well, as I said, it sounds like there's something else going on there that's causing the problem. You shouldn't ever need to be renaming files or modifying scripts like that. But try downloading the...
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