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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 January 2019, 18:38
Replies: 2,023
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Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that's most likely it. PCB manufacture is...

Yep, that's most likely it. PCB manufacture is generally costed on the rectangular footprint of the board. On the A500, they put the A501 PCB in the space left by the trapdoor, and on the 1200 they...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 January 2019, 18:25
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By Daedalus
Well... It's a special low-temperature, lead-free...

Well... It's a special low-temperature, lead-free paste, and it's probably a good one at that... But the simplest for the Amiga is old-fashioned leaded paste. Mixing solders isn't ideal, and the...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 January 2019, 15:33
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Daedalus
I haven't tried changing anything on the drive...

I haven't tried changing anything on the drive itself yet, but might change one of the boot partitions over, see if it makes a difference. The filesystem is in the RDB. It does feel like something...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 January 2019, 11:57
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Daedalus
CF Card as Hard Drive Puzzle

Last night I came across a CF card issue that has me stumped. I'm pretty well versed on the whole hard drives in Amigas situation, having been using large drives constantly since pre-OS3.5 times and...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 January 2019, 11:22
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Daedalus
Nope, the image is for a fixed size, say 2GB. If...

Nope, the image is for a fixed size, say 2GB. If you write that to a 16GB card, it will show up as 2GB as well on the Amiga, since the RDB is cloned along with the rest of it. You could try using...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 January 2019, 11:00
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Daedalus
It can be used to upgrade a 3.1 installation,...

It can be used to upgrade a 3.1 installation, yes, and IIRC files from the old version will be moved to a drawer called Old System or similar, so that you still have them if something goes wrong. But...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 January 2019, 10:52
Replies: 665
Views: 46,959
Posted By Daedalus
I've used 3.9 since it was released, and wouldn't...

I've used 3.9 since it was released, and wouldn't dream of going back to plain 3.1 unless something specifically needed it. Every time I need to use a plain 3.1 setup, I'm constantly frustrated by it...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2019, 23:02
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By Daedalus
The FastATA is *extremely* sensitive as it is,...

The FastATA is *extremely* sensitive as it is, with signals so marginal that sometimes even in the normal Kickstart sockets they don't behave well, needing a socket replacement to get good enough...
Forum: support.Apps 15 January 2019, 18:00
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Daedalus
1. Not that I've ever seen, and it's something...

1. Not that I've ever seen, and it's something I've occasionally thought would be useful too. I feel it's probably a pretty hefty thing to patch in, as Workbench doesn't have any concept of hovering...
Forum: Coders. Scripting 15 January 2019, 11:43
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Daedalus
That's an ARexx quirk: it's case-sensitive, but...

That's an ARexx quirk: it's case-sensitive, but also converts everything that isn't in quotes to uppercase internally - strings, variable names, keywords, commands... That's why almost all commands...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 January 2019, 16:54
Replies: 9
Views: 1,723
Posted By Daedalus
Nope, it essentially gives you a standard Amiga...

Nope, it essentially gives you a standard Amiga double-density (880KB) floppy drive. Making an Amiga read high-density floppies is a bit more involved and would require a significantly more...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 January 2019, 16:58
Replies: 665
Views: 46,959
Posted By Daedalus
What do you think it should do? Since it's such a...

What do you think it should do? Since it's such a massive deal for you, I suspect you want it to exit to a prompt, so you can fix the problem by hand. In that case, suspending the current Shell...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 January 2019, 14:18
Replies: 665
Views: 46,959
Posted By Daedalus
If SetPatch is running well enough to issue a...

If SetPatch is running well enough to issue a return code, it's running well enough to handle such a special case.
Forum: Amiga scene 11 January 2019, 14:14
Replies: 665
Views: 46,959
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, either that or the new SetPatch handles that...

Yep, either that or the new SetPatch handles that particular situation differently as a special case. Seems reasonable to me.
Forum: Amiga scene 11 January 2019, 13:51
Replies: 665
Views: 46,959
Posted By Daedalus
The same way Commodore fixed bugs in pretty much...

The same way Commodore fixed bugs in pretty much any other version of Kickstart that's been released on a chip?
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 11 January 2019, 13:44
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Daedalus
To be a little more specific, the boot partition...

To be a little more specific, the boot partition must reside entirely within the first 4GB of the disk. Having a 1GB boot partition is no good if it straddles the 4GB boundary, for example. This is...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 January 2019, 00:50
Replies: 85
Views: 6,390
Posted By Daedalus
SMBMounter uses a couple of the tools included in...

SMBMounter uses a couple of the tools included in the Samba package (nmblookup and smbclient) to browse the local network. It will still work without these, you just won't have the ability to browse...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 January 2019, 23:02
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm... CF to SD adaptors should be pretty decent...

Hmmm... CF to SD adaptors should be pretty decent when it comes to compatibility. Are you inserting the SD card before inserting the whole lot into the Amiga?

PrepCard can't do anything with cards...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 January 2019, 16:54
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, that shows that the Amiga at least sees the...

Okay, that shows that the Amiga at least sees the card, so the adaptor is compatible. At this point I would suspect the CF card isn't fully compatible with compactflash.device. If you don't have the...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 January 2019, 15:58
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Daedalus
"PC card" is a generic term for the form factor -...

"PC card" is a generic term for the form factor - a slightly more marketing-friendly version of "PCMCIA". CardBus is the 32-bit version that's incompatible, and has the ridges on the end to prevent...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 January 2019, 13:09
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Daedalus
A couple of things to check... Have you tried...

A couple of things to check... Have you tried hot-plugging the PCMCIA adaptor? Sometimes this is needed as starting the machine with the card inserted can cause problems.

Do you have CF0: mounted?...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 January 2019, 11:37
Replies: 37
Views: 707
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmmm... well without hooking it up to a scope I...

Hmmmm... well without hooking it up to a scope I can't say for sure, but it probably isn't helping matters anyway. If the PSUs don't have particularly robust debouncing, you could get essentially...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 January 2019, 23:46
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By Daedalus
Cheers! I've a few other things to sort out...

Cheers! I've a few other things to sort out first, but I'll have a few for sale soon.
Forum: support.Hardware 09 January 2019, 23:07
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By Daedalus
Just got my first batch of boards for this, and...

Just got my first batch of boards for this, and they look pretty good :) I left off the power connector for now, because I wanted to squeeze the board into a half-length slot so that it could be used...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 January 2019, 22:24
Replies: 5,914
Views: 971,693
Posted By Daedalus
Mine too (for my A1200) - 3.1.4 physical copy....

Mine too (for my A1200) - 3.1.4 physical copy. Pretty disappointed to find that it shipped on HD floppies despite the photos showing DD disks, and that my A1200 won't read 4 out of the 6 disks...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 January 2019, 22:17
Replies: 37
Views: 707
Posted By Daedalus
What chip is on the board? If it's a simple logic...

What chip is on the board? If it's a simple logic IC, it might not be debouncing the power switch input sufficiently, resulting in erratic power on/off behaviour. The ATX spec specifies that PSUs...
Forum: Coders. Scripting 09 January 2019, 13:17
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By Daedalus
But it's not part of a standard 3.9, 3.x or 2.x...

But it's not part of a standard 3.9, 3.x or 2.x installation. The OP had already added a separate replacement version of the CUT command.
Forum: support.Hardware 09 January 2019, 01:12
Replies: 37
Views: 707
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it's not at all guaranteed to fix any PSU...

Yeah, it's not at all guaranteed to fix any PSU regulation issue, but it's common enough and I've used it to (temporarily) solve it for a few PSUs myself. The design of the PSU plays an important...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 January 2019, 01:33
Replies: 37
Views: 707
Posted By Daedalus
I'd suggest maybe loading the 12V rail with some...

I'd suggest maybe loading the 12V rail with some sort of dummy load, like a stack of old hard drives or big 12V fans. For a more permanent solution, a high power rated resistor attached to the...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2019, 22:58
Replies: 37
Views: 707
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, that definitely sounds like the 12V rail is...

Yeah, that definitely sounds like the 12V rail is the main output, with up to 720W available on that rail alone. I'm sure it scales well, but with a possible load from the Amiga of 0.1A, it might not...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2019, 18:10
Replies: 37
Views: 707
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, the Amiga only uses a fraction of 1A on...

Indeed, the Amiga only uses a fraction of 1A on the 12V rail. The problem could be to do with modern supplies typically requiring a significant minimum load on their main output rail in order to...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2019, 00:44
Replies: 29
Views: 742
Posted By Daedalus
Not really, since a Mac or PC cannot (easily)...

Not really, since a Mac or PC cannot (easily) read the Amiga file system*. It will show up as uninitialised, so really the only way to use it from the Mac OS itself is to use dd or similar to create...
Forum: support.Apps 04 January 2019, 23:11
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By Daedalus
You need a disk.info in the root of every volume...

You need a disk.info in the root of every volume mounted on the Amiga side.

If oyur game icons are all over the place and can't be snapshotted, even though the drive is writeable, bear in mind...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 January 2019, 23:07
Replies: 29
Views: 742
Posted By Daedalus
Probably the two simplest options are either...

Probably the two simplest options are either using a suitable adaptor to read it on a PC (be careful not to let Windows format it as soon as you connect it), or add a second hard drive and use Amiga...
Forum: support.Apps 04 January 2019, 13:33
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Daedalus
Ugh... Yes, of course, my mistake. VNC: needs to...

Ugh... Yes, of course, my mistake. VNC: needs to be mounted first. That line I posted basically tells the OS to open a new Shell window, but instead of the default built-in window, it should use VNC:...
Forum: News 31 December 2018, 15:33
Replies: 632
Views: 69,624
Posted By Daedalus
It's a strange omission, since OS4 already has...

It's a strange omission, since OS4 already has these features (window edges optionally "bump" screen edges allowing them to be precisely aligned if needed, and there's a qualifier key for resizing...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 December 2018, 15:23
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By Daedalus
Super Skidmarks has a high resolution option. I...

Super Skidmarks has a high resolution option. I can't remember if it's also interlaced, or just 640 x 200/256.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 29 December 2018, 13:58
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Daedalus
No, on AGA the sprites are still only 2 bitplanes...

No, on AGA the sprites are still only 2 bitplanes deep. To get 16 colours, you need to join two sprites to get 4 bitplanes, just like on OCS/ECS. You can get 4 16-colour sprites in theory, but in...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 December 2018, 12:56
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Daedalus
Chances are the PVM doesn't need as much as 250mA...

Chances are the PVM doesn't need as much as 250mA - it's probably closer to 50mA, depending on the keyboard and mouse attached. But that sort of power is indeed available from the floppy port, RGB...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 29 December 2018, 00:57
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Daedalus
That's a bizarre issue, but glad you got to the...

That's a bizarre issue, but glad you got to the bottom of it. Perhaps there was an overflow of some sort / chip RAM shortage or something similar?
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