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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 February 2018, 17:49
Replies: 46
Views: 4,852
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Has anyone tried contacting Starbreeze to see if...

Has anyone tried contacting Starbreeze to see if they have any comment or knowledge of this? I am assuming they do because they apparently own the IP, the Cinemaware name and all the games now.

I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 February 2018, 01:37
Replies: 46
Views: 4,852
Posted By Zippy Zapp
My order for defender of the crown was similar. ...

My order for defender of the crown was similar.

After excuse after excuse I finally opened a PayPal case and then magically, I got a tracking number.

I would love to get Wings and Rocket...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 February 2018, 15:36
Replies: 64
Views: 3,266
Posted By Zippy Zapp
There is plenty of information on the internet...

There is plenty of information on the internet written by many people and sometimes people that were not even around during that time, or they were little kids when the Amiga was in its hey day.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 February 2018, 04:04
Replies: 64
Views: 3,266
Posted By Zippy Zapp
We pretty much had the same deal over here. I...

We pretty much had the same deal over here. I really don't understand why so many people, these days believe it was not popular over here because it was. I know because I was there. I worked at a...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 February 2018, 04:05
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Yeah I think I read someplace that these are not...

Yeah I think I read someplace that these are not a good idea that the charging circuit puts out too much power and the battery could go...
Forum: News 19 January 2018, 15:26
Replies: 48
Views: 6,659
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Of course. My point is I am glad it is an option...

Of course. My point is I am glad it is an option for those that couldn't do it at the time or afford it as it was more to invest...
Forum: News 19 January 2018, 04:10
Replies: 48
Views: 6,659
Posted By Zippy Zapp
^^ I noticed it on Amazon too for hard cover. ...

^^
I noticed it on Amazon too for hard cover. I could have waited and saved about $35. Of course no business cards, mini poster and early years book, but I could live without those...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 December 2017, 05:48
Replies: 115
Views: 17,683
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Waiting list? What waiting list? I must have...

Waiting list? What waiting list? I must have missed this. Bummer considering I have been asking about an version for the Amiga since the middle of 2016. Oh well a little longer i guess. Would...
Forum: Hardware mods 03 May 2017, 21:48
Replies: 376
Views: 54,148
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Very cool. I like the mini variant. Nice work!

Very cool. I like the mini variant. Nice work!
Forum: Amiga scene 26 April 2017, 22:20
Replies: 188
Views: 22,485
Posted By Zippy Zapp
I wasnt referring to the Amiga Inc statement I...

I wasnt referring to the Amiga Inc statement I was referring to this:
Forum: Amiga scene 26 April 2017, 21:18
Replies: 188
Views: 22,485
Posted By Zippy Zapp
matthey can be right about slamming a companies...

matthey can be right about slamming a companies reputation and saying they are doing things dishonestly, "underhanded and unscrupulous"? That really isn't called for unless you have some facts to...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 April 2017, 17:52
Replies: 188
Views: 22,485
Posted By Zippy Zapp
That's a little rude and as someone who owns...

That's a little rude and as someone who owns several iComp products is definitely not fair to all the people who spent countless hours developing them. And now you are bordering on libel. Whether...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 April 2017, 20:26
Replies: 188
Views: 22,485
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Define around here. Kansas? I am in California...

Define around here. Kansas? I am in California and there is quite an active Amiga user base here. And I don't know anyone that gets ridiculed over using a classic computer! People I talk to about...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 April 2017, 18:40
Replies: 115
Views: 17,683
Posted By Zippy Zapp
The WiModem is a *stand-alone* device. I...

The WiModem is a *stand-alone* device. I certainly don't want to tether to a Pi or a computer just to connect to BBSs. This is more of a plug and play device. People have been tethering to PCs...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 April 2017, 04:22
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By Zippy Zapp
@Wayne123, It is funny how much better made...

@Wayne123,

It is funny how much better made some things were in the 80's. The caps in the A500 are solid and I have not read about too many experiences with people replacing them. Read on the...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 April 2017, 01:17
Replies: 115
Views: 17,683
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Cool. Is there going to be a version with a...

Cool. Is there going to be a version with a display? I find it handy.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 April 2017, 00:12
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By Zippy Zapp
That was kind of my thoughts too about the...

That was kind of my thoughts too about the lifetime rating. I did see some that were 10000 hours and 20000 but I seen standard caps with that rating too. But none with the values I needed from...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 April 2017, 17:08
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By Zippy Zapp
@Daedalus, Thank you for the explanation, that...

@Daedalus,
Thank you for the explanation, that is very helpful. :great

I have ordered a set of regular electrolytic caps. I have run into a few problems with Polymer selection:

1. I am...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2017, 18:41
Replies: 25
Views: 2,572
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Hi, I had this problem on a few different keys...

Hi, I had this problem on a few different keys even going so far as swapping the membrane. For me it turned out to be the little rubber feet on the plunger. They are apparently also conductive and...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2017, 18:28
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Thanks for the tip. Of course those are the...

Thanks for the tip. Of course those are the hardest to get to. 334 is right behind the keyboard connector. fun.

I did find one cap that has a slightly dull appearance on one solder leg. So I am...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2017, 06:20
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Cool. So I think I will leave them at 35v as you...

Cool. So I think I will leave them at 35v as you say it can't hurt. One thing I am checking now is the impedance.

On one of the lists I found for the caps for A1200 it was recommended to use...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2017, 01:39
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By Zippy Zapp
I guess that depends on where you live. I usually...

I guess that depends on where you live. I usually use digikey.com, in the USA but I have also used mouser.com and jameco.com. So far I have been very satisfied with Digi-Key.

I have taken...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 April 2017, 17:54
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Uh Oh, pressures on! ;) Actually I am excited...

Uh Oh, pressures on! ;) Actually I am excited to try it out. I think today I will have time to take detailed pictures and check all the capacitor spots on my PAL unit. I don't even remember which...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 April 2017, 20:40
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Cool. Thanks for the information. In regards to...

Cool. Thanks for the information. In regards to the A1200 circuits any issue that you can see with Poly caps? Of course I think for the through hole caps, I see no reason not to use standard...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 April 2017, 16:47
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By Zippy Zapp
@Zetr0, Thank you kindly for your...

@Zetr0,

Thank you kindly for your experience! I am with you, I usually go like for like when I am replacing Through-Hole stuff. And I agree that with the TH stuff I don't see a problem not...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2017, 20:18
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Polymer Capacitor Advice (A1200 or any Amiga)

Hi All,

I am going to recap 2 Amiga 1200's because I am pretty sure they have not been recapped. 1 is an Original Commodore branded PAL and 1 is an Amiga Technologies NTSC. They both work fine...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2017, 05:02
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By Zippy Zapp
I'll have to check out SysTest, looks good. ...

I'll have to check out SysTest, looks good.

Here is a link to the latest release from the GitHub Page:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6F45EdkSMp1ZGhXMWRvOXVDd3M

GitHub:...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2017, 02:25
Replies: 115
Views: 17,683
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Bluetooth would be no different then connecting...

Bluetooth would be no different then connecting with a NULL modem cable. You would still have to first connect to a host PC to share its internet connection. A WiModem plugged directly in to the...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2017, 07:31
Replies: 115
Views: 17,683
Posted By Zippy Zapp
How would you connect to a router with bluetooth...

How would you connect to a router with bluetooth and access the internet? The purpose of a Wifi Modem is to connect to a router and hence the internet. Bluetooth wouldn't be good for that. Not to...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 April 2017, 03:46
Replies: 115
Views: 17,683
Posted By Zippy Zapp
While I agree with you that the serial port is...

While I agree with you that the serial port is slow for transfer, it is still perfect for enjoying BBSs just as it was when we used modems way back when. I don't think this device was ever intended...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 April 2017, 19:08
Replies: 115
Views: 17,683
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Awesome! Can't wait to get a couple of these. ...

Awesome! Can't wait to get a couple of these. Same OLED screen, I presume?
Any estimated timeline for this?
Forum: support.Hardware 01 March 2017, 17:40
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Zippy Zapp
For what it is worth I have been using a SD to...

For what it is worth I have been using a SD to IDE adapter for years now and haven't run into anything major other then forgetting to change the setting during drive setup that caused corruption...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2017, 21:09
Replies: 721
Views: 102,858
Posted By Zippy Zapp
@Jens, Thank you for the info! You sold me!...

@Jens,

Thank you for the info! You sold me! :)

The REV 5 NTSC is a big one for me and the AR access, Kickstart versions and flash, wow. My ACA500 is connected to a REV 6 but I do have a REV 5...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2017, 17:50
Replies: 721
Views: 102,858
Posted By Zippy Zapp
I have an ACA500 that I think is one of the...

I have an ACA500 that I think is one of the greatest expansions ever made for the A500. I am tempted to upgrade to the ACA500Plus.

I know it is worth the upgrade but what is it going to give me...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 December 2016, 22:07
Replies: 115
Views: 17,683
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Thanks Jope, Good to know. I seem to remember a...

Thanks Jope, Good to know. I seem to remember a boot disk with baud bandit on it and another with Terminus.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 December 2016, 00:44
Replies: 115
Views: 17,683
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Ok That's cool. But if it did plug into the...

Ok That's cool. But if it did plug into the serial port and it was configured as a hayes modem, like the WiModem for the 64, then you wouldn't need a driver, beyond serial.device. Or is that not...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 December 2016, 15:40
Replies: 115
Views: 17,683
Posted By Zippy Zapp
What about a straight serial port version? I know...

What about a straight serial port version? I know that would be slower but more compatible for BBS terminal software.
Forum: Amiga scene 21 November 2016, 21:10
Replies: 187
Views: 26,229
Posted By Zippy Zapp
This looks good and I intend to support it.

This looks good and I intend to support it.
Forum: Amiga scene 21 November 2016, 01:50
Replies: 33
Views: 4,394
Posted By Zippy Zapp
No doubt about it that the Amiga was not as...

No doubt about it that the Amiga was not as successful here as in the UK and Europe. My only beef is that the people saying it today:

1. Didn't live here at the time. (or in some cases weren't...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 November 2016, 04:51
Replies: 115
Views: 17,683
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Ok

Ok
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