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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 17:38
Replies: 15
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Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm... At that time, I was using an analogue...

Hmmm... At that time, I was using an analogue joystick with 4 buttons on my Amiga, along with a 6-button (7 if you count pause) CD32 pad. I didn't do that much gaming on the PC, but when I did, I...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 17:30
Replies: 43
Views: 873
Posted By Daedalus
If it's not connected to anything, very close to...

If it's not connected to anything, very close to no current will flow, which makes it much easier to drop close to 0V. The problem is that it needs to pull the pin low and sink the current it...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 01:31
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, this is all very valid stuff. I should point...

Yes, this is all very valid stuff. I should point out that there are a huge number of Meanwell models, and many of them do meet the 50mV ripple requirements of the original Commodore specification,...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2020, 23:42
Replies: 43
Views: 873
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, I see now, that makes sense. Yeah, there's...

Ah, I see now, that makes sense. Yeah, there's probably not a lot you can do to get that signal closer to 0V. The logic is essentially working as intended. A pull-down as I described before might...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2020, 22:28
Replies: 43
Views: 873
Posted By Daedalus
Connecting a button in parallel to joystick up...

Connecting a button in parallel to joystick up will give you a jump functionality, regardless of controller type. There are patches for games that also map a CD32 pad button to jump using software,...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 July 2020, 23:55
Replies: 43
Views: 873
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I think you're correct in that the...

Yep, I think you're correct in that the resistance of the pad combined with the particular EMI resistor in your problematic A1200 is simply not allowing the voltage to drop low enough. 0.8V or lower...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 July 2020, 23:06
Replies: 43
Views: 873
Posted By Daedalus
Let's clear a few things up here. If the...

Let's clear a few things up here.

If the signal doesn't get low enough, a pull-up resistor will only make the situation worse, not better. The Amiga shouldn't need a pull-up, Paula provides the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 July 2020, 12:28
Replies: 53
Views: 2,118
Posted By Daedalus
Just a thought (without knowing too much of the...

Just a thought (without knowing too much of the internals)... I think printlib opens dos.library to use the text output functions it contains. Maybe it makes use of some 2.0 DOS calls?

It would...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 July 2020, 10:21
Replies: 53
Views: 2,118
Posted By Daedalus
I can confirm that Nightshift's test code works...

I can confirm that Nightshift's test code works fine on a 68000 / 2.0 with the new library. I'm having trouble with a project I'm working on though, seems to crash very early on a 68000 - either at...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 July 2020, 15:41
Replies: 43
Views: 873
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, if you connect a switch in parallel with the...

Yep, if you connect a switch in parallel with the up switch, for example, it will have the same function and both will still be usable.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 June 2020, 19:34
Replies: 43
Views: 873
Posted By Daedalus
You don't need 5V for a second button at all....

You don't need 5V for a second button at all. Just short it to ground like the first button.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 30 June 2020, 17:09
Replies: 53
Views: 2,118
Posted By Daedalus
Sweet! Thanks for that Sven! Now, where can we...

Sweet! Thanks for that Sven! Now, where can we send a few beer tokens as a sign of our appreciation?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 June 2020, 15:29
Replies: 2,575
Views: 399,390
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, half the pixels not being there is exactly...

Hmmm, half the pixels not being there is exactly what the result is of a scandoubler or monitor that is only sampling for high res pixel rates. You get the same effect in WinUAE if you have the video...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 June 2020, 15:02
Replies: 2,575
Views: 399,390
Posted By Daedalus
Not really - the horizontal scanlines of an RGB...

Not really - the horizontal scanlines of an RGB image are essentially analogue - if your DAC and pixel clock are fast enough, you can have as many pixels across the screen as you like, limited I...
Forum: OT - General 29 June 2020, 14:56
Replies: 69
Views: 4,438
Posted By Daedalus
Of course, but the economy is still there -...

Of course, but the economy is still there - people are still working, the food industry is still turning a tidy profit. Just because the economy isn't trying to expand faster than ever before,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 June 2020, 12:46
Replies: 2,575
Views: 399,390
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, my mistake, it's actually on disk and not in...

Ah, my mistake, it's actually on disk and not in the ROM (except on the CD32 where it's in the extended ROM), but still part of the full 3.1 setup so is present on many, but definitely not all,...
Forum: OT - General 29 June 2020, 12:21
Replies: 69
Views: 4,438
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed. Maybe I'm just putting too high a value...

Indeed. Maybe I'm just putting too high a value on human life, but I would think of the economy as a distant second place in terms of priority, especially in nations with a mature, developed economy...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 June 2020, 12:12
Replies: 2,575
Views: 399,390
Posted By Daedalus
Lowlevel.library is part of Kickstart 3.1, so...

Lowlevel.library is part of Kickstart 3.1, so many people have it but it's far from universally used. I'm not sure about distribution on disk, but I would suspect not - IIRC Commodore always required...
Forum: OT - General 29 June 2020, 10:37
Replies: 69
Views: 4,438
Posted By Daedalus
A prevention of thousands more deaths?

A prevention of thousands more deaths?
Forum: OT - General 29 June 2020, 09:46
Replies: 69
Views: 4,438
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the US in particular hasn't managed to slow...

Yeah, the US in particular hasn't managed to slow things down and the rate of new cases is currently increasing dramatically. I guess you can blame all those people who didn't take it as seriously as...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 June 2020, 13:58
Replies: 53
Views: 2,118
Posted By Daedalus
First thing I see there is that you're assigning...

First thing I see there is that you're assigning two bitmaps to a single memory allocation. If that isn't the issue, try adding some width (say 16 pixels) to the allocation and see if it goes away....
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 June 2020, 13:03
Replies: 53
Views: 2,118
Posted By Daedalus
If it's freezing at the same point (where bitmaps...

If it's freezing at the same point (where bitmaps are being allocated), that could be the issue alright. The work-around that I posted above might help in that regard, though I should add that it's...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 June 2020, 10:18
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By Daedalus
It needs to be *tight* on the CPU. Normally it...

It needs to be *tight* on the CPU. Normally it requires a substantial amount of force to push these boards fully into position, but when they do, it's usually an obvious click. Also, when they're...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 25 June 2020, 00:17
Replies: 53
Views: 2,118
Posted By Daedalus
Actually, just as I say that, it appeared to work...

Actually, just as I say that, it appeared to work fine for some things, but the debugger doesn't like it. I get "Can't copy borrowed bitmap" errors now with the CopyBitMap command. It appears to copy...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 June 2020, 23:49
Replies: 53
Views: 2,118
Posted By Daedalus
I've just tested this with version 3.7.4, and I...

I've just tested this with version 3.7.4, and I can confirm that Toni's hunch is correct: the crash only happens when "more compatible" is ticked. It runs fine when the option is disabled (so data...
Forum: News 23 June 2020, 20:48
Replies: 51
Views: 2,239
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, especially when it's way off-topic, yet...

Indeed, especially when it's way off-topic, yet here you are, still trying to argue against easily verifiable facts.


Once you're happy. The only reason I'm suggesting that you run some...
Forum: News 23 June 2020, 11:54
Replies: 51
Views: 2,239
Posted By Daedalus
Look, rather than trying to comfort yourself by...

Look, rather than trying to comfort yourself by labelling things as opinions rather than facts, why don't you simply try it? There are dozens of things that can be affecting your setup, but try...
Forum: News 22 June 2020, 21:01
Replies: 51
Views: 2,239
Posted By Daedalus
Well, all I can do is suggest that you try it...

Well, all I can do is suggest that you try it yourself. My guess is that there were other settings that changed between your A1200 and A4000 configurations. Did you change to an RTG setup, for...
Forum: News 22 June 2020, 19:10
Replies: 51
Views: 2,239
Posted By Daedalus
Emulation is a very different beast entirely, and...

Emulation is a very different beast entirely, and it could well be that your experience with AfA differs to mine as a result of that. Differences between our use cases will also affect perspectives....
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 22 June 2020, 18:35
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, some clarifications: Redimming an array was...

Okay, some clarifications: Redimming an array was always possible, in the way of deleting the entire array and creating a brand new one with the same name. What I meant was added in AB3 was redimming...
Forum: News 22 June 2020, 17:52
Replies: 51
Views: 2,239
Posted By Daedalus
Thanks, but I tried AfA a while back and it...

Thanks, but I tried AfA a while back and it wasn't for me. That was on my real hardware (060/66, RTG, SCSI etc.), but it was clunkier, and the differences from a standard setup caused some issues...
Forum: News 20 June 2020, 21:55
Replies: 51
Views: 2,239
Posted By Daedalus
Slightly updated version 1.1 of the scripts has...

Slightly updated version 1.1 of the scripts has been uploaded to Aminet and my website (http://robthenerd.com/wbcutnpaste). This change adds filechecks to make sure it doesn't try to copy files that...
Forum: News 19 June 2020, 12:21
Replies: 51
Views: 2,239
Posted By Daedalus
There should be some more little improvements in...

There should be some more little improvements in 3.2 when that comes along.


Suddenly we're getting into a much bigger job with that. First off, adding new view modes will be an extensive change...
Forum: OT - Technical 18 June 2020, 14:45
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Daedalus
The standard ASL file requesters do it too, it's...

The standard ASL file requesters do it too, it's the equivalent requesters under Windows, macOS and various Linux file managers that lack the feature.
Forum: OT - Technical 18 June 2020, 13:24
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I have it dual-booting with Linux on one of...

Yeah, I have it dual-booting with Linux on one of my PCs here. It really is quite excellent! And has a feature common with Amigas in the file requesters that I love, and miss on all other platforms:...
Forum: News 18 June 2020, 13:14
Replies: 51
Views: 2,239
Posted By Daedalus
Thanks guys :) Yeah, that's simple to add. Since...

Thanks guys :) Yeah, that's simple to add. Since I so rarely have icons without files associated, it's not a use case that ever occurred to me, but it does assume that the item to be copied is a file...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 June 2020, 21:50
Replies: 72
Views: 3,537
Posted By Daedalus
Thanks guys! I don't think it's particularly...

Thanks guys! I don't think it's particularly newsworthy myself, but feel free to post it if you like :)
Forum: support.Hardware 17 June 2020, 18:29
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Daedalus
Just did a little test there, and if you have an...

Just did a little test there, and if you have an SRAM speed of 100ns or faster, adding PCMCIA fast RAM will actually speed up a stock A1200 (around 1.91 MIPS in SysInfo, or 1.5x stock speed). 150ns...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 June 2020, 12:56
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Daedalus
The speed difference will depend on the speed of...

The speed difference will depend on the speed of the SRAM in the PCMCIA card. Most old ones are quite slow so they affect things significantly, but using faster cards reduces that deficit, and not...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 June 2020, 18:09
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Daedalus
Nope, it's all or nothing. The fast RAM is built...

Nope, it's all or nothing. The fast RAM is built around a 32-bit address bus, there's no way for the A1200's stock CPU to access it.
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