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Forum: support.Hardware Today, 18:48
Replies: 10
Views: 96
Posted By Daedalus
Good stuff :) Yeah, swapping chips can be a scary...

Good stuff :) Yeah, swapping chips can be a scary experience when you're not used to it. But unless they've already been abused in the past, they'll be fine once you take your time and go carefully.
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 17:57
Replies: 10
Views: 96
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that should be pin 21 - the one closest to...

Yep, that should be pin 21 - the one closest to the ROM socket. As for KS 1.3 for testing, I don't know for sure, but I don't see why it wouldn't be ok.
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 17:35
Replies: 10
Views: 96
Posted By Daedalus
_INT2 is on pin 21 of the odd CIA, so I would...

_INT2 is on pin 21 of the odd CIA, so I would presume that's where it goes.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 14:48
Replies: 5,696
Views: 878,638
Posted By Daedalus
A new element for my trusty soldering iron, since...

A new element for my trusty soldering iron, since it died last night just as I was getting into a bunch of A500 mods.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Today, 14:46
Replies: 140
Views: 10,147
Posted By Daedalus
Hehe, in my defence, I already knew about that :p

Hehe, in my defence, I already knew about that :p
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 14:44
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Daedalus
Thanks :) fingers crossed it's not the Agnus -...

Thanks :) fingers crossed it's not the Agnus - I've no A3000 to test it in so I can't be fully sure. It's strange though that DiagROM correctly identifies and tests 512KB of chip RAM and doesn't...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Today, 01:20
Replies: 140
Views: 10,147
Posted By Daedalus
No, it was just a very straightforward RGB spread...

No, it was just a very straightforward RGB spread using floats. I dug out the code there but it's not particularly elegant since it uses other functions for actually storing the values. HSL might...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Today, 00:58
Replies: 140
Views: 10,147
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, I was never able to get it to work either,...

Hmmm, I was never able to get it to work either, and if you print out the palette values, you can see they haven't changed too, which means it's not just a case of the palette updates not being...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 23:04
Replies: 140
Views: 10,147
Posted By Daedalus
Well, I think my suggestion might be what you're...

Well, I think my suggestion might be what you're looking for in that case. It will only run the generation code the first time it's needed.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 23:01
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Daedalus
A500 6A 2MB Mod

I'm in the middle of carrying out a 2MB mod on a Rev. 6A A500 for someone. I have the required Agnus installed (318069-03) and have made the jumper changes to sort out the addressing / clock...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 20:36
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, hot-plugging peripherals like that isn't...

Okay, hot-plugging peripherals like that isn't nearly as risky as you think. First, static is dangerous for chips regardless of whether the computer is turned on or off, so if you're going to kill it...
Forum: Coders. Tutorials Yesterday, 12:57
Replies: 3
Views: 4,309
Posted By Daedalus
The Amiforce.de forum was moved to amiblitz.de...

The Amiforce.de forum was moved to amiblitz.de some time ago, but there too seems to be all but dead unfortunately.

The DisplayAdjust command is a little bit like voodoo to me, but it's really...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 12:34
Replies: 140
Views: 10,147
Posted By Daedalus
Do you mean, only generate a pass$ string once,...

Do you mean, only generate a pass$ string once, then keep them for the rest of the program's run? You need to make the pass$ variable global, then check if the string contains any characters, and...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 10:51
Replies: 273
Views: 36,803
Posted By Daedalus
Can you put me down for a full kit please? Thanks!

Can you put me down for a full kit please? Thanks!
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2018, 21:31
Replies: 22
Views: 606
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, provided the battery on any fitted RAM...

Yep, provided the battery on any fitted RAM expansion has been taken care of - if left long enough, battery leakage can reach the mainboard and damage the trapdoor connector and nearby traces. I've...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2018, 21:23
Replies: 22
Views: 606
Posted By Daedalus
It's fairly common actually - I've replaced a few...

It's fairly common actually - I've replaced a few IDE connectors on A600s and A1200s due to this very issue. It's usually not particularly visible - the usual dull solder joints but that's it - but...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2018, 19:13
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By Daedalus
PT-65s are similar to the RT-65s but open-framed,...

PT-65s are similar to the RT-65s but open-framed, so you need to have an adequate enclosure around them (the original PSU case will work in this regard). They also lack the screw terminals so you...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2018, 17:05
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By Daedalus
Nice case (if slightly concerning to have it so...

Nice case (if slightly concerning to have it so open like that), and that's the same module I use for Amiga PSUs, the Meanwell RT-65B.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2018, 10:29
Replies: 22
Views: 606
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, interesting... I'll have to check mine!

Hmmm, interesting... I'll have to check mine!
Forum: support.Hardware 17 June 2018, 22:10
Replies: 22
Views: 606
Posted By Daedalus
Yep. Yep, capacitors are the same story...

Yep.


Yep, capacitors are the same story as the A500.


Yep.


Mostly. The A3000 has the older type capacitors like the 500 and 2000, so they're not as critical as the 600/1200.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 June 2018, 19:40
Replies: 22
Views: 606
Posted By Daedalus
Another point to consider is that some Panasonic...

Another point to consider is that some Panasonic floppy drives have a surface mount capacitor in them that tends to leak. I've found a few of these in A500s that otherwise would not urgently need to...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 June 2018, 13:18
Replies: 41
Views: 1,968
Posted By Daedalus
*yawn* Do you actually not understand what it's...

*yawn* Do you actually not understand what it's about, or what I wrote?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 June 2018, 13:05
Replies: 111
Views: 2,491
Posted By Daedalus
This sounds like a good use case for macros -...

This sounds like a good use case for macros - effectively automated loop unrolling, where you can leave your code referencing the macro, and the compiler will insert the subroutine at compile time...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 June 2018, 13:01
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By Daedalus
The best way to do it is to have the gadget...

The best way to do it is to have the gadget there, but set the #MUIA_ShowMe attribute to False to make it hidden. You can then set it to True (which is 1 for MUI attributes, not -1 like elsewhere) to...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 June 2018, 12:55
Replies: 41
Views: 1,968
Posted By Daedalus
I don't think you're naiive enough to believe...

I don't think you're naiive enough to believe that's how law works in reality. The GDPR makes it easier to control your own data, and as a result, safer. There's no such thing as absolute security or...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 June 2018, 01:01
Replies: 33
Views: 1,100
Posted By Daedalus
Hehe, no problem :) Yeah, just keep an eye on it....

Hehe, no problem :) Yeah, just keep an eye on it. Ideally a scope would be better since then you'd see things like spikes and troughs, but in general, if a PSU is going to drift away from its target...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 June 2018, 21:51
Replies: 33
Views: 1,100
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the sense wire needs to be connected to the...

Yeah, the sense wire needs to be connected to the 3.3V output by the looks of things. Whether you need a resistor after that depends on whether the PSU is stable as it is or not.
Forum: Amiga scene 15 June 2018, 18:12
Replies: 41
Views: 1,968
Posted By Daedalus
The entire site is being migrated to new...

The entire site is being migrated to new software. That's a huge job, aside from the GDPR stuff. Whether the difference will be visible enough to you personally to justify the downtime is a different...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 June 2018, 10:10
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Daedalus
No problem! I should add that we will likely head...

No problem! I should add that we will likely head to one of the nearby pubs or restaurants for some food and drinks afterwards, and all are welcome there too.
Forum: Hardware mods 15 June 2018, 09:35
Replies: 33
Views: 1,100
Posted By Daedalus
Sometimes - but not always - the datasheet or...

Sometimes - but not always - the datasheet or technical specs on the PSU manufacturer's website will list the minimum current required on each rail. That's what you need to be able to determine the...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 June 2018, 21:04
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Daedalus
Scottish Amiga Users Meetup!

The second Scottish Amiga Users meetup will be taking place in Glasgow on the 4th of August. It will be held in the church hall of Shawlands Church on Mossside Road, Crossmyloof from 11am until 6pm....
Forum: support.Other 14 June 2018, 13:29
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Daedalus
Yep. The Rys adaptor can use a USB or PS/2...

Yep. The Rys adaptor can use a USB or PS/2 keyboard to act as a joystick, but not the Amiga's own keyboard. It would be possible to extract the Amiga's keyboard signals from the MPU or CIA, kind of...
Forum: support.Apps 14 June 2018, 11:23
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By Daedalus
Maybe try reserving the static IPs of your Amigas...

Maybe try reserving the static IPs of your Amigas within the DHCP pool range of addresses, if your router has that feature. Just in case it's treating some of them differently.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 June 2018, 10:50
Replies: 49
Views: 2,097
Posted By Daedalus
I never really had a problem with the flicker of...

I never really had a problem with the flicker of CRTs. I always found that running them at the rated refresh rate of the phosphors resulted in a much more enjoyable experience. Similar to how running...
Forum: support.Other 14 June 2018, 10:03
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Daedalus
I'm sure such a thing would be possible, but only...

I'm sure such a thing would be possible, but only for system-friendly software. And since the overwhelming majority of software that uses a joystick either bangs the hardware to read it or doesn't...
Forum: support.Apps 13 June 2018, 15:15
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, have been using Fat95 for years (decades?)...

Yeah, have been using Fat95 for years (decades?) now, always had long filename support, support for large disks, and was free. Haven't used CrossDOS itself since the early '00s at the latest.
Forum: Amiga scene 13 June 2018, 11:29
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By Daedalus
I'm not sure about the main question, but from...

I'm not sure about the main question, but from memories of my old 800XL, the Atari 8-bits were a little more primitive than proper HSV/HSL, which can still produce a wide palette. Instead they used a...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 June 2018, 17:50
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, yep, you'll definitely need an FPU for the...

Hmmm, yep, you'll definitely need an FPU for the IDE unfortunately, and possibly for the executables produced too. Kinda annoying.

I did start my own little project a few years ago to backport the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 June 2018, 17:39
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, pretty much. All the graphics library calls...

Yep, pretty much. All the graphics library calls are available, but there are a lot of the built-in commands that can also be used on RTG systems. Unfortunately, it's difficult to tell with the Blitz...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 June 2018, 16:47
Replies: 111
Views: 2,491
Posted By Daedalus
If you're using lots of colours, you also need to...

If you're using lots of colours, you also need to reduce the display width in order to use all the sprites. I can't remember exactly where the cut-off is, but sprite channel 7 will disappear on a...
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