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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Today, 00:17
Replies: 11
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Posted By alexh
Definitely in Warp which was the first Thalion...

Definitely in Warp which was the first Thalion game published. The clue to the Easter eggs are in the high score table of that game

https://goo.gl/images/U97VDv
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 22:11
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By alexh
The Thalion intro was ported to Amiga by the...

The Thalion intro was ported to Amiga by the musician Jochen "MadMax" Hippel. He single handedly ported almost all of the early Thalion games to the Amiga from the ST! These two easter eggs were in...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 15:30
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By alexh
Interview with Atomix author Günter Krämer

Hi, a discussion about Atomix in the HOL section (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=93759) resulted in Gerry of Thalion Source (http://home.wtal.de/gmb/) contacting me and asking me to post an...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 09:33
Replies: 75
Views: 2,857
Posted By alexh
The smell of burning dust when you first turn the...

The smell of burning dust when you first turn the PSU on after years in the attic :)
Forum: HOL data problems Yesterday, 09:26
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By alexh
I'm still in contact with Gunther Kramer who...

I'm still in contact with Gunther Kramer who co-wrote Atomix on the Amiga, he had already publised it with (his own label?) Tale when it was brought/bought by Thalion who then ported it to the C64,...
Forum: HOL data problems 11 August 2018, 19:04
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By alexh
http://www.gamesdatabase.org/Media/SYSTEM/Atari_ST...

http://www.gamesdatabase.org/Media/SYSTEM/Atari_ST/Title/Thumb/Thumb_Atomix_-_1990_-_Thalion_Software.jpg
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2018, 10:17
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By alexh
Not possible. You can only boot 2 partitions....

Not possible. You can only boot 2 partitions. Remember that there are two minor negatives

1) Uses 512KiB of chipram
2) Uses the MMU so you can't use it for anything else
Forum: News 09 August 2018, 14:04
Replies: 110
Views: 12,538
Posted By alexh
Most CD32's will be 020 no fast. But the advent...

Most CD32's will be 020 no fast. But the advent of the TF328 means you don't need a rare SX-1/SX32 and so CD32 020+FAST now a growing config. Almost zero CD32's will have 030
Forum: Hardware mods 09 August 2018, 11:17
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By alexh
Yeah nice. It effectively doubles the price...

Yeah nice.

It effectively doubles the price of the RAM but at approx £1/chip for SOJ 20-pin 1Mx4 DRAM (so £8 total for 4 chips inc adapters) it's hardly bank busting.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 August 2018, 08:31
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By alexh
I think it can only be due to licensing issues....

I think it can only be due to licensing issues. The BBC had a half functional games company around the time of the cartoon. Perhaps they owned the license and failed to deliver?
Forum: support.Hardware 06 August 2018, 19:52
Replies: 57
Views: 17,615
Posted By alexh
Absolutely. The original entry wasn't made by me,...

Absolutely. The original entry wasn't made by me, I never found all of the details 1st hand and those rework guides were not online.

Here is another :
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2018, 14:28
Replies: 36
Views: 1,029
Posted By alexh
I think you must have had a much higher quality...

I think you must have had a much higher quality tape deck than me.

I remember having to wind up 10's of meters of tape, using a pencil, when it got spooled out when something went wrong with the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2018, 14:12
Replies: 36
Views: 1,029
Posted By alexh
I work in the storage industry and design hard...

I work in the storage industry and design hard drive controllers (and now SSD controllers) but it is interesting to note that casette tapes for data storage have the longest logevity of any archive...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 August 2018, 11:52
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By alexh
I don't think that is true. The PAL A500+...

I don't think that is true. The PAL A500+ 390544-01 is AFAIK pin compatible with the PAL A600 318069-10 (and the same for the NTSC variants).

It was me (and Zetr0) who started compiling the...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 August 2018, 10:54
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By alexh
Why would you do this? The rev6a can be...

Why would you do this?

The rev6a can be upgraded to 2MiB chip RAM by simply replacing the Agnus (Doesn't have to be an A3000 Agnus it can be 2MiB 8375 Agnus), changing some jumpers and replacing...
Forum: request.Modules 06 August 2018, 10:15
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By alexh
Does the PC MIDI version sound anywhere near the...

Does the PC MIDI version sound anywhere near the same?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoYRpEnHM8c&list=PL51E7FD2E08B5DA8E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l93VaSOxlOk&list=PLB24C26EAF43C5EEB
Forum: support.Hardware 02 August 2018, 12:30
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By alexh
Ah, I notice you don't need a USB->TTL Serial...

Ah, I notice you don't need a USB->TTL Serial link cable or solder Serial pin headers anymore!

All you need is a USB-A to USB-A cable.

Nice.
Forum: support.Games 01 August 2018, 12:07
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By alexh
http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/AtariST/Prehistorik-Le...

http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/AtariST/Prehistorik-Levels1&2.png
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2018, 08:22
Replies: 51
Views: 3,039
Posted By alexh
He's been busy implenting updates for his...

He's been busy implenting updates for his previous product the VA2000.

There is a bit of activity over at https://www.a1k.org/forum/showthread.php?t=66615




I know it's not good technical...
Forum: request.Other 20 July 2018, 17:15
Replies: 61
Views: 19,783
Posted By alexh
If the data file can be obtained and it is a high...

If the data file can be obtained and it is a high enough quality I would consider paying the NRE to remake some boxes.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 July 2018, 17:10
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By alexh
In the UK there are some good people who will...

In the UK there are some good people who will re-cap your A3000 motherboard and in the EU there are some great people.

Have a look over at Amibay.
Forum: support.Hardware 19 July 2018, 13:45
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By alexh
But he doesn't have any so that can't be the...

But he doesn't have any so that can't be the issue.

I would recommend replacing the PSU with a new ATX based PSU as first thing to try. Relatively inexpensive.
Forum: support.Hardware 19 July 2018, 11:17
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By alexh
I believe that non of those cards are Zorro DMA...

I believe that non of those cards are Zorro DMA masters

Mass storage cards tend to be DMA masters (SCSI, USB etc.) but memory cards don't (i.e. RAM or GFX cards) and no ethernet card is a DMA...
Forum: News 18 July 2018, 16:55
Replies: 21
Views: 1,503
Posted By alexh
Thanks for your ongoing efforts. (If you...

Thanks for your ongoing efforts.

(If you ever considered doing Patreon, the regular micro-payment crowd source funding for traditionally unpaid developers, as a long time WinUAE user I'd back...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 July 2018, 16:39
Replies: 51
Views: 3,039
Posted By alexh
Like the Picasso IV and the Cybervision64 before...

Like the Picasso IV and the Cybervision64 before it the MNT ZZ9000 contains a separate video slot board connected to the gfx card via a ribbon cable.

https://shop.mntmn.com/products/va2000cx

It...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 July 2018, 11:18
Replies: 648
Views: 78,081
Posted By alexh
I'm not as active as I once was but I will find...

I'm not as active as I once was but I will find the time this month to update the Webshrine Ambermoon page.

I'll also fix the German version which says 1.05 but (so I've been told) is actually...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 July 2018, 13:48
Replies: 51
Views: 3,039
Posted By alexh
You might want to wait until the price for the...

You might want to wait until the price for the Vampire 4 is announced?
Forum: support.Hardware 16 July 2018, 12:55
Replies: 51
Views: 3,039
Posted By alexh
You mean this thing?...

You mean this thing? https://shop.mntmn.com/products/va2000cx[/QUOTE]
No he meant add AGA to an ECS computer. Something that is not possible without this board being plugged into the CPU slot rather...
Forum: News 15 July 2018, 19:00
Replies: 21
Views: 1,521
Posted By alexh
Terrible news. He lived near me when I was 16 at...

Terrible news. He lived near me when I was 16 at college. I'd get dropped off at his former house on Hazelhurst drive in Garstang on a Saturday by my Dad and stay all day. His wife Maxine (who sadly...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 July 2018, 10:36
Replies: 51
Views: 3,039
Posted By alexh
It is totally capable of being an accelerator. It...

It is totally capable of being an accelerator. It has a 600MHz dual core ARM which can run a 680x0 JIT emulator.


But it can be. Co-emulation (part FPGA, part emulation) is something being...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 July 2018, 09:27
Replies: 51
Views: 3,039
Posted By alexh
You'd need a mediator / prometheus / G-Rex to use...

You'd need a mediator / prometheus / G-Rex to use the MNT ZZ9000 if it was a PCI card and not a Zorro card.


??? You want this board to have PCI slots and also be a Zorro -> PCI bridge?

What...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 July 2018, 15:43
Replies: 51
Views: 3,039
Posted By alexh
Why? Ultimately it will have to plug into a Zorro...

Why? Ultimately it will have to plug into a Zorro bus. So why go through an expensive PCI->Zorro bridge?
Forum: support.Hardware 11 July 2018, 18:14
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By alexh
One of my cards was definitely an X-Surf (the...

One of my cards was definitely an X-Surf (the original one) network card.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 July 2018, 15:34
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By alexh
Depends how long they were in water and if they...

Depends how long they were in water and if they also were exposed to oxygen at the same time.

Open them up take photos. Look for rust. Battery leakage etc.

It is possible that all they will...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 July 2018, 14:41
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By alexh
I have had similar experiences in the past and...

I have had similar experiences in the past and which slots the cards are inserted into did make a difference for me.

I started by removing them all and inserting each one, one at a time.

I...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 July 2018, 12:15
Replies: 51
Views: 3,039
Posted By alexh
Yes, I've looked at the Zync TRM and exposing the...

Yes, I've looked at the Zync TRM and exposing the EHCI core over Zorro to the Amiga CPU should be possible. They must already be using the PL->PS layer to access the Ethernet
Forum: support.Hardware 11 July 2018, 11:00
Replies: 51
Views: 3,039
Posted By alexh
It's an off the shelf $119 Zynq FPGA devkit...

It's an off the shelf $119 Zynq FPGA devkit (http://www.myirtech.com/list.asp?id=502) with a Zorro adapter.

A bit like MiSTer which is a DE10 nano FPGA with adapter boards.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2018, 15:15
Replies: 51
Views: 3,039
Posted By alexh
Nice. I have some ZynQ FPGA's on my desk. ...

Nice. I have some ZynQ FPGA's on my desk.

Where can I read about the technical capabilities of the ZZ9000?
Forum: Hardware mods 02 July 2018, 14:21
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By alexh
It is limited by the CPU which only has 24...

It is limited by the CPU which only has 24 address lines (16MiB) and the Amiga chipset + RAM + ROM takes up the other 8MiB
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 02 July 2018, 10:35
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By alexh
If you have a 68020+ processor and 2MB+ RAM then...

If you have a 68020+ processor and 2MB+ RAM then you can use the Amiga software to dump the disk.
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