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Forum: support.Hardware 18 July 2018, 22:23
Replies: 8
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Posted By Daedalus
Yep, SRAM cards are indeed rare and expensive,...

Yep, SRAM cards are indeed rare and expensive, and you're much better off fitting a RAM (and CPU preferably) expansion internally. But perhaps more useful are card readers/adaptors that let you use a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 July 2018, 22:10
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By Daedalus
I guess it counts in a way, but Eastern Front...

I guess it counts in a way, but Eastern Front (1941) is probably in with a shout. That came out on the Atari 8-bits in 1981, and was bundled with the Atari 800XL I had as a kid. It's a turn-based...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 July 2018, 21:40
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By Daedalus
So, the power LED starts dim, then goes to full...

So, the power LED starts dim, then goes to full brightness and stays there? Or does it just not change brightness at all when the power is turned on? If you press caps lock multiple times (10-20...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 July 2018, 15:31
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Daedalus
Little reminder that the Scottish Amiga Users...

Little reminder that the Scottish Amiga Users meetup is less than 3 weeks away! Hoping to see some of you there :)
Forum: Amiga scene 17 July 2018, 15:21
Replies: 13
Views: 2,839
Posted By Daedalus
You mean the original Wipeout, not Wipeout 3,...

You mean the original Wipeout, not Wipeout 3, yeah? There were excellent soundtracks on all versions, but I thought the PlayStation versions were the ones with the different soundtrack (courtesy of...
Forum: Hardware mods 17 July 2018, 14:59
Replies: 101
Views: 4,746
Posted By Daedalus
What about a combined footprint that lets you...

What about a combined footprint that lets you install the 2x RCAs *or* a 3.5mm jack at the same position?
Forum: Amiga scene 17 July 2018, 14:01
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Daedalus
At the time, I was using my Amiga for dial-up...

At the time, I was using my Amiga for dial-up internet, and sharing that connection to the LAN for other machines. The fast serial port helped that a lot - before that, the Amiga's serial port was...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 July 2018, 22:00
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Daedalus
There was more of a need back in the day, when a...

There was more of a need back in the day, when a lot of people used their Amigas for productivity stuff and internet, but these days there are fewer such expansions being produced. Personally I used...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 July 2018, 21:50
Replies: 41
Views: 1,393
Posted By Daedalus
Haha, nice touch :D There's a pretty...

Haha, nice touch :D



There's a pretty good chance that these Nuovo PSUs are Meanwell modules internally - the specs match the RPT-60B very closely.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 July 2018, 14:32
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, the address of the string -4 bytes will give...

Yep, the address of the string -4 bytes will give a longword of the length of the string:

NPrint "Length: ", Peek.l (&MyString$ - 4)

will give you the length of MyString$. I did think they were...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 July 2018, 14:20
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that would do it, but not every A1200 has...

Yep, that would do it, but not every A1200 has that pin header. Some have a male header (1D4), some have a female header (2B), some have no header at all. But for those boards that have such a...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 July 2018, 23:59
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Daedalus
Not that I know of. The joystick/mouse port...

Not that I know of. The joystick/mouse port inputs and outputs are handled by three different chips, making such a solution pretty awkward to implement. The keyboard on the other hand is just two...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 July 2018, 23:55
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, most (all?) string functions use a temporary...

Yep, most (all?) string functions use a temporary string buffer for their operations, which enables them to be used as primitives. Using their addresses and reading/writing the memory directly...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 July 2018, 23:48
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, you're trying to assign a string to a...

Yeah, you're trying to assign a string to a pointer, when in fact the pointer needs to be a long number. The result is that the pointer points to the address represented by the first 4 bytes of the...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 July 2018, 13:18
Replies: 26
Views: 645
Posted By Daedalus
FAT32 isn't limited to 32GB. Any normal...

FAT32 isn't limited to 32GB. Any normal filesystem can be used for cards in the PCMCIA, but FAT32 (via Fat95) is the most useful, and that supposedly has a limit of 2TB (though I haven't tested it to...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 July 2018, 11:28
Replies: 26
Views: 645
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I've heard a couple of people saying this...

Yeah, I've heard a couple of people saying this too, but it's nonsense.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 July 2018, 15:24
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, so long as you use the OS it should be...

Yep, so long as you use the OS it should be doable. Even handling 8 bitplane bitmaps can't be done on an OCS machine using the chipset, so you just need to avoid those commands. Having an RTG card...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 July 2018, 15:19
Replies: 34
Views: 5,695
Posted By Daedalus
I'd be interested to see some evidence of that,...

I'd be interested to see some evidence of that, because any Mastersystem controller I've examined has been 100% compatible. It's more likely that whoever said this instead was confused between...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 July 2018, 11:30
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Daedalus
The keyboard membrane and connector aren't likely...

The keyboard membrane and connector aren't likely to cause that sort of behaviour, it does sound like it's connected to the reset circuit. I would look at the reset lines and make sure they're giving...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 July 2018, 01:38
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, WBlit is system friendly indeed, though...

Yeah, WBlit is system friendly indeed, though there's no W-equivalent of BBlit or QBlit, which limits it somewhat. It really comes down to what and how exactly you need to draw the various objects.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 July 2018, 01:13
Replies: 34
Views: 5,695
Posted By Daedalus
All Megadrive gamepads must have an IC. If it...

All Megadrive gamepads must have an IC. If it doesn't, it will have a large number of transistors and diodes, and that wouldn't be very cost effective. If you mean Mastersystem pads, they're...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 July 2018, 17:50
Replies: 27
Views: 1,552
Posted By Daedalus
Worms: DC?

Worms: DC?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 July 2018, 17:17
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Daedalus
I don't know if you consider the graphics.library...

I don't know if you consider the graphics.library calls in the built-in category, but using them would be the best option without using external libraries or AmiBlitz 3. Most of the built-in graphics...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 July 2018, 17:10
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Daedalus
Cheers :) Yeah, 95% of the signals are the same,...

Cheers :) Yeah, 95% of the signals are the same, and there have been designs for Zorro board adaptors floating around for decades, as well as several products released over the years that do the job....
Forum: Amiga scene 10 July 2018, 19:04
Replies: 317
Views: 42,651
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I figured that anything with particularly...

Yeah, I figured that anything with particularly tight timing might be upset by it, but as a proof of concept it works. I'll order some more suitable SMT capacitors the next time I'm ordering parts...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 July 2018, 23:28
Replies: 34
Views: 5,695
Posted By Daedalus
Swap pins 5 and 7, or for improved compatibility,...

Swap pins 5 and 7, or for improved compatibility, connect pin 5 of the pad to pin 7 of the Amiga, and connect pin 7 of the pad to pin 7 of the Amiga through a 1K resistor.
Forum: support.Apps 09 July 2018, 20:28
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, IIRC there's a command to launch the driver...

Yep, IIRC there's a command to launch the driver in S:User-Startup (or maybe S:Startup-Sequence). Just comment it out with a semicolon at the start of the line, and then remove the semicolon to...
Forum: support.Apps 09 July 2018, 17:28
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By Daedalus
Have you had a scroll mouse in the past but...

Have you had a scroll mouse in the past but aren't using it now? The Cocolino driver produces symptoms like this on my system when I connect a standard Amiga mouse instead of the adaptor, seemingly...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 July 2018, 15:52
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it's a strange thing to mention SMD...

Yeah, it's a strange thing to mention SMD technology, since all the directional signals go through the 74LS157 chip, which should be functionally identical to its DIP counterpart. If you check any...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 July 2018, 21:23
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Daedalus
To be honest, any dual rail (i.e., not explicitly...

To be honest, any dual rail (i.e., not explicitly single-rail) audio op-amp should do the job once it has the correct pinout. There's a good chance the ones you ordered should do the job just fine.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 July 2018, 13:49
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed he does. Flash does wear out eventually,...

Indeed he does. Flash does wear out eventually, though unless you're buying very cheap brands of compact flash, by the time you do enough writing to cause that sort of failure, you'd probably have...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 July 2018, 11:38
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Daedalus
Really? That's good news then. It's unusual for...

Really? That's good news then. It's unusual for RGB faults to produce output like that in the analogue stages. I would suspect the video encoder chip is damaged in that case. Fortunately that can be...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 July 2018, 23:40
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Daedalus
It's unlikely to be pressure related - cargo...

It's unlikely to be pressure related - cargo holds are normally pressurised with the rest of the cabin, and cargo aircraft are fully pressurised too. It doesn't look like the typical capacitor...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 July 2018, 23:08
Replies: 317
Views: 42,651
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, so I didn't have any SMT caps smaller than...

Okay, so I didn't have any SMT caps smaller than 100nF, but I did have an old 1nF ceramic disc cap, so I said I'd give it a try. Quick test with JoyPortTest and ControllerTest on the A1200 and both...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 July 2018, 19:29
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Daedalus
It sort of works by accident. The way Megadrive...

It sort of works by accident. The way Megadrive controllers are wired means that they draw their power from a signal output pin from Paula, which isn't a very good way to do things. First, because...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 July 2018, 15:18
Replies: 317
Views: 42,651
Posted By Daedalus
Very interesting, and looks like a possibly...

Very interesting, and looks like a possibly explanation. I haven't looked into it since but I'll try it either tonight or over the weekend and let you know. 2V is kinda borderline for TTL use, so...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 July 2018, 09:48
Replies: 77
Views: 3,962
Posted By Daedalus
The Amiga examples you give are for people who...

The Amiga examples you give are for people who are interested specifically in the original hardware, and while they might also be interested in a new reproduction, that isn't guaranteed. What price...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2018, 20:00
Replies: 317
Views: 42,651
Posted By Daedalus
No problem! Yeah, there were two different PSUs...

No problem! Yeah, there were two different PSUs on the different machines I tried, both in decent shape with good regulation and low ripple.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2018, 17:14
Replies: 27
Views: 621
Posted By Daedalus
No, the continuity test only beeps when there is...

No, the continuity test only beeps when there is below a certain resistance between the probes, usually around 20-30 ohms. Anything above that won't beep, so to check those resistors, use the...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2018, 10:27
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Daedalus
There is a compatibility list in the...

There is a compatibility list in the documentation of the cnet.device driver package that might be of use, so I would suggest downloading that and having a look.
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