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Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Today, 00:23
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Daedalus
If I had any spare time I would give it a go -...

If I had any spare time I would give it a go - sounds interesting! It shouldn't be that difficult to do either as a Blitz mode or system-friendly program... Why not get Blitz Basic and give it a go...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 22:11
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Daedalus
A PAL Amiga's native output is 5:4, not 4:3. If...

A PAL Amiga's native output is 5:4, not 4:3. If you have a 5:4 monitor and spend the time setting it up, you should be able to get rid of most of the scaling artefacts that otherwise occur when...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 13:26
Replies: 164
Views: 12,712
Posted By Daedalus
This is because the menus are using the old OS2...

This is because the menus are using the old OS2 look, but the text colour is coming from the screen's properties, meaning they both end up black. You need to turn on the New Look flag when opening...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 10:47
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Daedalus
You first need to assert /BR, which is asking for...

You first need to assert /BR, which is asking for control of the bus. Then you need to wait for the original CPU grant control to the accelerator, which it does by asserting /BG low. Once that...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 19 November 2018, 23:31
Replies: 164
Views: 12,712
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, I see. That's no problem, I was just confused...

Ah, I see. That's no problem, I was just confused about whether you were trying to treat a window differently because it just contained text.


It might be worth experimenting with to see just how...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 November 2018, 14:13
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I'd like to keep it as compatible as...

Yeah, I'd like to keep it as compatible as possible, but I'll have a think about it. In reality though, if something is actually important it should use a requester instead of a notification that...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 November 2018, 13:05
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Daedalus
That's certainly possible, and was actually how...

That's certainly possible, and was actually how it looked when I first started developing it. I like the white background because it looks less like an ordinary window or requester, which is an...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 November 2018, 10:44
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Daedalus
Thanks, and you're welcome :) Ah yes,...

Thanks, and you're welcome :)


Ah yes, this should indeed be mentioned in the documents. I completely forgot it was a requirement. It's the image loading library for Blitz that I used that uses...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 November 2018, 23:13
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, that's not actually a bad idea at all, and...

Hmmm, that's not actually a bad idea at all, and should be easily done using a standard Intuition screen. I'll put it on the list for the next release.
Forum: Amiga scene 18 November 2018, 21:05
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Daedalus
Sure :) That one's easy - I'll include it in the...

Sure :) That one's easy - I'll include it in the inevitable bug-fix release.
Forum: Amiga scene 18 November 2018, 18:01
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Daedalus
No problem :) And thanks should go to Indigolemon...

No problem :) And thanks should go to Indigolemon for the included example scripts and the betatesting!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 November 2018, 16:35
Replies: 2,008
Views: 283,810
Posted By Daedalus
DefIcons is built into OS 3.9, so maybe you've...

DefIcons is built into OS 3.9, so maybe you've seen that in action?
Forum: Amiga scene 18 November 2018, 01:32
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Daedalus
Ranchero: Pop-up Notification System for OS 3

I've just uploaded a simple pop-up notification system for OS 3 Amigas. I like OS4's built-in notification system, Ringhio, and thought OS 3 might also benefit from such a system. Ranchero is my...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 November 2018, 21:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By Daedalus
Just bear in mind that single rank SIMMs (usually...

Just bear in mind that single rank SIMMs (usually single-sided) will only show up as 1MB in the chip RAM slot, and this is normal.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 November 2018, 13:21
Replies: 2,008
Views: 283,810
Posted By Daedalus
Unfortunately that's how it needs to be done...

Unfortunately that's how it needs to be done unless you have something like DefIcons installed, which can assign default icons to different types of files. Without DefIcons installed, you'll need to...
Forum: Coders. Releases 16 November 2018, 13:02
Replies: 4
Views: 3,109
Posted By Daedalus
Cheers :D Just fixed the URL tags...

Cheers :D Just fixed the URL tags...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 November 2018, 11:37
Replies: 24
Views: 1,257
Posted By Daedalus
1. While Truetype support would give access to...

1. While Truetype support would give access to countless TTF-format fonts, in general they're not that much use for Amiga interfaces. TTF fonts can already be used by installing ttf.library - I...
Forum: Coders. Releases 16 November 2018, 11:07
Replies: 4
Views: 3,109
Posted By Daedalus
Version 1.5 of InstallerGen is now available....

Version 1.5 of InstallerGen is now available. This is a small bugfix version which sorts out a couple of issues from version 1.4:

- FPU dependency removed
- No longer automatically adds "A drawer...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 November 2018, 15:45
Replies: 2,008
Views: 283,810
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, there are a couple of ways of doing it,...

Yep, there are a couple of ways of doing it, generally involving some clever scripting in the startup-sequence. You can reassign the key system assigns like SYS:, C:, Libs: etc. and then boot from...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 November 2018, 14:03
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, a switch to swap over the select lines will...

Yes, a switch to swap over the select lines will work, but only when the internal drive is the floppy drive and the external is the Gotek.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 November 2018, 00:01
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it probably would be pretty simple to 3D...

Yeah, it probably would be pretty simple to 3D print or otherwise fashion a bracket, but I thought a properly fitting card would be a neat solution, and could also provide power for the drive in case...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 November 2018, 15:53
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Daedalus
ISA Slot Hard Drive Mount (A2/3/4000)

Has there been such a thing as a blank ISA card with mounting holes for a hard drive? I'm thinking a blank PCB with a bracket for securing to the case, so that a hard drive can easily be mounted in...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 November 2018, 11:40
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, fair enough. There's a lot of A600 talk...

Ah, fair enough. There's a lot of A600 talk before that.

In that case, the ACA1221EC is an excellent choice, giving you fast RAM and a modest boost in CPU power for around £120, little more than...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 November 2018, 11:09
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, the A600 trapdoor is only for chip RAM...

Indeed, the A600 trapdoor is only for chip RAM upgrades to 2MB (and real-time clocks). It doesn't have the signals required for fast RAM.

The Furia accelerator is a nice bit of kit for the A600....
Forum: support.Hardware 13 November 2018, 14:04
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, there's not a lot that can be done about...

Yep, there's not a lot that can be done about interlaced screenmode tearing like that. Internally, the two alternating fields of the display are fed one after another to the display. While a flicker...
Forum: Hardware mods 13 November 2018, 11:51
Replies: 191
Views: 22,374
Posted By Daedalus
Haha, I need a babysitter and someone to do my...

Haha, I need a babysitter and someone to do my day job, not prepayment ;) But thanks! A 3D printed case would be cool, I'm sure others have asked about it too.

As for the multi-slot question, the...
Forum: Hardware mods 13 November 2018, 10:49
Replies: 191
Views: 22,374
Posted By Daedalus
Don't worry, they will be available again very...

Don't worry, they will be available again very soon - just as soon as I find an evening to do some soldering :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 November 2018, 22:17
Replies: 2,008
Views: 283,810
Posted By Daedalus
I have never used them, but from what you...

I have never used them, but from what you describe it sounds like they're just an anim brush of each letter. click once and it stamps the letter and advances the brush on one frame. So, set up your...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 November 2018, 16:02
Replies: 53
Views: 2,192
Posted By Daedalus
Your opinion of what's worthwhile doesn't...

Your opinion of what's worthwhile doesn't necessarily tally with that of everyone else, or indeed, of anyone else.


So they have released, or have directly caused the release of both hardware and...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 November 2018, 15:54
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Daedalus
Not directly in Blitz mode, no. The standard...

Not directly in Blitz mode, no. The standard vertical resolution is 200 in NTSC mode and 256 in PAL mode. A little bit more is possible by moving the display up a little and using the overscan area,...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 November 2018, 15:47
Replies: 32
Views: 1,020
Posted By Daedalus
Welcome to the Amiga hobby world.

Welcome to the Amiga hobby world.
Forum: News 12 November 2018, 13:42
Replies: 57
Views: 13,009
Posted By Daedalus
Oh cool, I'll see you there!

Oh cool, I'll see you there!
Forum: Hardware mods 12 November 2018, 13:38
Replies: 191
Views: 22,374
Posted By Daedalus
Not really for the member, but for the site...

Not really for the member, but for the site owners. A quirk of German law means that it's possible for the site owners to get stuck with a hefty legal bill if anything is amiss, even if nobody has...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 12 November 2018, 12:20
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By Daedalus
I'm sure it would be easily doable, perhaps with...

I'm sure it would be easily doable, perhaps with a commodity that opens a dummy screen, the activation of which then triggers WinUAE to switch task... But that sounds horrendous. Without a...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2018, 23:41
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Daedalus
If you're planning on building cables, you should...

If you're planning on building cables, you should really have a multimeter. With one of those, you can check each wire in the cable to see which pin it connects to.

You're unlikely to damage the...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2018, 23:35
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By Daedalus
Sorry idrougge, this conversation is spread over...

Sorry idrougge, this conversation is spread over two threads - I thought it was this one but it's the other one.

@OP
Might be an idea to keep threads on the same subject together to avoid...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 November 2018, 23:31
Replies: 53
Views: 2,192
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, hes a huge fan of the classics, and the...

Yes, hes a huge fan of the classics, and the track record of A-EON shows that he's not about leaving them out to pasture as they have also made releases of software and hardware for classic Amigas....
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2018, 14:40
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, that's true as well, but the same fault is...

Yes, that's true as well, but the same fault is happening with composite so it doesn't appear to be a SCART issue.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2018, 01:24
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Daedalus
It's just a DIP extractor tool, might be called a...

It's just a DIP extractor tool, might be called a "pro" version or similar. It does require a little bit more space around the chip, but not that much. A few mm at most.

In reality though, the...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2018, 00:55
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Daedalus
Just to add to this: One of these U-shaped hook...

Just to add to this: One of these U-shaped hook implements is *not* a proper DIP remover, or at least, not for large chips like anything in a socket in an Amiga. They're only meant for small chips,...
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