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Forum: support.Apps 28 April 2020, 02:01
Replies: 2
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Posted By ahandyman59
Thanks for the info. I suspected it may be easier...

Thanks for the info. I suspected it may be easier to just do that format and reload trick...
Forum: support.Apps 27 April 2020, 09:24
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By ahandyman59
PFS-Defrag Tool - Need Script?

So... Defragging PFS3 drives is the challenge of the day. I downloaded the "PFS-Defrag1.0.lha" tool from Aminet, and started tinkering with it. The tool has a lot of prerequisite parts, but I believe...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 April 2020, 09:01
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By ahandyman59
I had a feeling this wasn't something...

I had a feeling this wasn't something realistically plausible. Picking an A500 up sounds like the best option... My collection of Amigas seems to keep growing... LOL!
Forum: Hardware mods 27 April 2020, 05:17
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By ahandyman59
A570 Connected to an A1200?

I happen to have an A570. Was gifted by an old friend, with a bunch of CDs and CDTV stuff. The A570 seems to only connect to an A500, of which I don't have. Is there a way to connect an A570 to...
Forum: support.Apps 26 April 2020, 07:00
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By ahandyman59
Thanks again for the assist. I'll take a look on...

Thanks again for the assist. I'll take a look on Aminet for some PFS3 defrag utilities. Going to stick with PFS, it seems.
Forum: support.Apps 26 April 2020, 01:06
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By ahandyman59
Best FileSystem for Amiga Today?

PFS3 seems to be the most reliable, but so far all the information I've read dates before AmigaOS3.1.4 came out. Apparently FFS in that system was improved to support larger hard drives and longer...
Forum: support.Apps 23 April 2020, 23:05
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By ahandyman59
The latest non-pre version of dopus 4 seems to be...

The latest non-pre version of dopus 4 seems to be 4.16, which I installed. That fixed the short names issue. Thank you again for the assist.

This board is a good bunch of people...!
Forum: support.Apps 22 April 2020, 05:25
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By ahandyman59
Followup... I am not completely sure why this is...

Followup... I am not completely sure why this is happening, but Directory Opus 4.12 seems to be not displaying the last character in very long filenames. The actual filename of the file used in the...
Forum: support.Apps 22 April 2020, 04:59
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By ahandyman59
Directory Opus 4.12 Dos Error 205 when Renaming Files

Explanation a bit long, but I think it's important...

Setting up WHDLOAD on a larger larger partitions, with AmigaOS 3.1.4. I've done this a bunch of times. Copy over all the LHA games...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 April 2020, 10:15
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By ahandyman59
I'm a DIY person so that kit is perfect! Thank...

I'm a DIY person so that kit is perfect! Thank you!
Forum: support.Hardware 17 April 2020, 05:26
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By ahandyman59
Thanks. I had a feeling there was a bit more to...

Thanks. I had a feeling there was a bit more to it than just a cable with some power adjustment circuitry...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 April 2020, 04:19
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By ahandyman59
Make an Internal Floppy drive External?

I'd be surprised after all these years, but has anyone made a cable to connect an amiga (internal) floppy disk to the floppy drive port on an amiga? I recently added an a1200 to my family of amigas...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 April 2020, 18:13
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By ahandyman59
Microway AGA-2000 Flickerfixer - PAL AND NTSC?

My brother and I both have Amiga 2000s. One is a 4.3 board and the other is a 6.2 board. Both have enhanced Denise chip and 8372a Fat Agnus chips. Both are running kickstart 3.1. Both have 1meg chip...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 March 2020, 07:19
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By ahandyman59
It was C259! The corrosion from the battery coats...

It was C259! The corrosion from the battery coats the ceramic, which apparently made a path to something that it didn't like. Replaced the capacitor and it's working again! That's one more A2000...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 March 2020, 01:46
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By ahandyman59
Amiga 2000 Boots, but resets when keyboard plugged in

I have an A2000 rev 4.2 motherboard. Computer was left sitting in a shed for several years with the original battery connected. I removed the battery and cleaned up the little bit of burn that came...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 31 January 2020, 01:45
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By ahandyman59
I finally got it all worked out with the winuae...

I finally got it all worked out with the winuae game set. I estimate getting my mind around all this and figuring it all out took around 125 hours, but likely saved me a year of tinkering, if I...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 January 2020, 21:09
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By ahandyman59
I checked the roms and confirmed that I had...

I checked the roms and confirmed that I had upgraded these roms to version 7, 2 years ago. The kickstart switcher (the one where you have 2 kickstart images on a AM27C800 eprom) works flawlessly...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 January 2020, 18:16
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By ahandyman59
I'll look for those roms. I have been burning my...

I'll look for those roms. I have been burning my own roms since when we used serial ports on PCs to interface with the rom burners...

Thank you, much!
Forum: support.Hardware 30 January 2020, 08:04
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By ahandyman59
Kickstart Switchers compatibility with Accelerator Cards

I have been experimenting with the dual kickstart chip in ECS Amigas. It works very well in standard configurations, but if I install an accelerator board, such as an A2630 board, it fails outright,...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 30 January 2020, 07:55
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By ahandyman59
This worked nicely, btw. I've done everything...

This worked nicely, btw. I've done everything with Amiga's on Amiga's until now. I never realized emulators could be used to load/prepare CF hard drives, etc. It's pretty interesting!
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 27 January 2020, 04:03
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By ahandyman59
Setting Up A2000 CF Hard Drive

I've been screwing around with real amigas since my first A1000 with kickstart 1.2 when it was bleeding edge tech. I have settled on to A2000s as my preferred amiga platform. I have 4 of them now and...
Forum: support.Apps 22 January 2020, 00:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By ahandyman59
@Etze The A2630 I have has 2mb ram on it. No...

@Etze The A2630 I have has 2mb ram on it. No daughterboard attached (yet)...
Forum: support.Apps 21 January 2020, 04:24
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By ahandyman59
Does work with 8 colors too, just not 16 colors...

Does work with 8 colors too, just not 16 colors or in super high rez mode. This sort of makes sense. The more colors, the more data per pixel needs to be sent.
Forum: support.Apps 21 January 2020, 03:58
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By ahandyman59
Followup to my testing works in high rez with 4...

Followup to my testing works in high rez with 4 colors fine. If it's changed to 16 colors it does not work.

Side issue.... What/how is super high rez used? I have a 4k monitor attached to my...
Forum: support.Apps 21 January 2020, 03:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By ahandyman59
Misclegend: I purchased Amiga Forever Premium and...

Misclegend: I purchased Amiga Forever Premium and have a legitimate license, legitimately installed with the license key. That is not the problem.

You guys can argue all you want, but for the...
Forum: support.Apps 19 January 2020, 21:35
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By ahandyman59
Thank you for your assistance! Because of you...

Thank you for your assistance! Because of you guys (and me going back and RTFM for AExplorer), I figured out how to adjust the AExplorer parameters on the Amiga side. On the PC Side, it requires not...
Forum: support.Apps 19 January 2020, 07:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By ahandyman59
Workbench 3.1 Increase Serial Port Speed Options?

I have been looking for several hours and have not yet found an answer to something I am certain others answered years ago...

Using an A2000 with a 68030 25mhz (a2630) accelerator, 1m chip, 8m...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 April 2017, 03:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By ahandyman59
The version I have is a 40mhz 68EC030. it is...

The version I have is a 40mhz 68EC030. it is indeed running at 40mhz.

Again, the intent is to make the system run in 68k mode so that disks set up with NDOS disks don't get accelerated.

That...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2017, 19:56
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By ahandyman59
Removing J2 appears to disable the entire card,...

Removing J2 appears to disable the entire card, not just the accelerator cpu. The SCSI connection is dropped too. I didn't check the RAM, but suspect the RAM has been disabled too. Again, I a looking...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2017, 07:06
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By ahandyman59
GVP G-Force 030 How to Boot in 68k mode?

I have a Great Valley Products G-Force 030 (Impact A2000-030 Combo Series II) installed in an A2000. That's one of these: http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/gforce2030
Rev 4. My particular one has SIMMS,...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 April 2017, 08:58
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By ahandyman59
That card in the link "hese" provided is indeed...

That card in the link "hese" provided is indeed the same card! I'll try the gg2 drivers tomorrow. I have some old working ide cards to try and get to work.
Forum: support.Hardware 02 April 2017, 07:31
Replies: 14
Views: 2,455
Posted By ahandyman59
Actually I did some additional testing on this....

Actually I did some additional testing on this. These dual ROMS do work for the HC2! The original roms I burned were defective. I dug out 2 new ones and burned them and all worked perfectly this...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 March 2017, 04:05
Replies: 14
Views: 2,455
Posted By ahandyman59
I just burned the pair or roms and installed them...

I just burned the pair or roms and installed them in my GVP HC2. They did not work. The GVP Series 1 software (v1.3) still says there are no autoboot rom. I even checked to see if it would install....
Forum: support.Hardware 30 March 2017, 21:47
Replies: 14
Views: 2,455
Posted By ahandyman59
I realize this thread is dated, but here is some...

I realize this thread is dated, but here is some more information. The installation disk image can be located on amiga hardware database here:

http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/impact2000hc2
Forum: support.Hardware 30 March 2017, 21:28
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By ahandyman59
GoldenGate Bridgecard 64K Software?

In dusting off my old A2000, I found that I'd purchased a GoldenGate Bridgecard 64K for it. This is a very basic board that plugs into a zorro slot to enable basic usage of the ISA slots in the...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 March 2017, 16:11
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By ahandyman59
Thank you Thomas, for this! You solved the...

Thank you Thomas, for this! You solved the problem and provided me an algorithm of sorts, to figure out this problem in the future! The hard drive formatted perfectly and now has a total of just...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 March 2017, 07:25
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By ahandyman59
The hdtools on v3.10 install does not find any...

The hdtools on v3.10 install does not find any hard drive, where the a2091 disk did... Any other suggestions?
Forum: support.Hardware 29 March 2017, 02:31
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By ahandyman59
Oh, I'm using version 1.30 of the A2091 setup...

Oh, I'm using version 1.30 of the A2091 setup disk, which has HD Toolbox on it...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 March 2017, 02:30
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By ahandyman59
Please bear with me. This drive is a 4 gig...

Please bear with me. This drive is a 4 gig drive...

My a2091 does have v7 roms installed.

It displays this information when I "Read Configuration From Drive":
Cylinders: 574
Heads: 1...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 March 2017, 21:34
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By ahandyman59
I've tried the read configuration option several...

I've tried the read configuration option several times and if it works at all, it seems to show like 22mb or 50mb, so that's not going to fix the problem. The roms on the other hand could be the...
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