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Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2020, 00:19
Replies: 36
Views: 1,036
Posted By Marchie
These are the best value for money out there I...

These are the best value for money out there I think.


Just remember to mod your A500 for 1meg chip (easy enough on a rev 5 or rev 6).
Forum: support.Hardware 14 January 2020, 05:02
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Marchie
I'm working on a switch and am nearly done now,...

I'm working on a switch and am nearly done now, will update on whether it works hopefully this week...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 January 2020, 12:09
Replies: 62
Views: 3,623
Posted By Marchie
I think this sums it up well, arcade-perfect...

I think this sums it up well, arcade-perfect 50fps no, but good-looking, fun, playable conversions of arcades games of the day were definitely possible.


But why make arcade conversion the gold...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 December 2019, 01:44
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Marchie
Joystick switcher for CD32?

Hey folks,


I find I'm increasingly want to use my Amigas (and CD32) with mouse as well as two joysticks/joypads. The main problem being that most (all?) the joystick switchers out there don't...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 December 2019, 14:11
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Marchie
Sweet! Good on you for keeping this site up...

Sweet!

Good on you for keeping this site up and running!
Forum: support.Hardware 16 December 2019, 14:07
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marchie
Disable CPU caches has fixed it completely! ...

Disable CPU caches has fixed it completely!

Is there any automatic way to disable CPU caches? (ie: can I build it into the boot sequence of disks that need it for example?)

Glad you suggested...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 December 2019, 00:38
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marchie
Amiga Test Kit didn't reveal any issues - mem,...

Amiga Test Kit didn't reveal any issues - mem, CIAs, etc. all good. For sound test it just puts a sine wave out each channel (all good).

I get sound problems from adf but not when running the same...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 December 2019, 02:55
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marchie
Ok, so the audio problem is kind of intermittent...

Ok, so the audio problem is kind of intermittent -

I was happily playing mods for a while there and thought all was well, but sadly no...

For example, while playing Golden Axe the music will...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 December 2019, 02:54
Replies: 27
Views: 1,048
Posted By Marchie
My card is 'classic' era and it doesn't play nice...

My card is 'classic' era and it doesn't play nice with PCMCIA beyond 4meg.





Interesting to think that ClassicWb may be creating unnecessary RAM/PCMCIA conflicts. It's just so convenient...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 December 2019, 00:21
Replies: 27
Views: 1,048
Posted By Marchie
I tried an 8meg card with 3.0 ROMs and 3.1 with...

I tried an 8meg card with 3.0 ROMs and 3.1 with patches, etc. and got nothing but crashes/non-boots. If anyone else actually has PCMCIA working with 8meg RAM (excepting cards with 32-bit mem...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 November 2019, 05:41
Replies: 63
Views: 5,108
Posted By Marchie
I'm curious as to how or why the adf would have...

I'm curious as to how or why the adf would have better music than the original disk? (floppy on an A1000/1.5meg compared to adf on A1200/10meg)
Forum: Amiga scene 27 November 2019, 01:12
Replies: 63
Views: 5,108
Posted By Marchie
Games that are better from ADF than WHDLoad

Hi All,

I have recently been playing Golden Axe on my A1200 and I noticed that the game is noticeably better running off gotek than WHDload:

* It runs faster (to be expected because WHDload...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 November 2019, 00:47
Replies: 31
Views: 1,803
Posted By Marchie
Nah, we had BBC and Acorns at Aussie schools too....

Nah, we had BBC and Acorns at Aussie schools too. Boring garbage.

My high school did have one single A2000 in the art department though. They sold it soon after I started. I bought it, and still...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 November 2019, 01:04
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marchie
Just when I thought it was all working... ...

Just when I thought it was all working...

Audio is wrong - I'm getting at least some sound from both speakers, but not getting all the audio channels.

What's the best way to troubleshoot this?...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 November 2019, 01:00
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marchie
Update: rust from the frame was all over the...

Update: rust from the frame was all over the mebrane, when I tried to gently wipe it off with warm water the membrane delaminated: fail.

A500 keyboard connected to the keyboard test header works a...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 November 2019, 14:31
Replies: 27
Views: 2,166
Posted By Marchie
Well, if I must ... ;)

Well, if I must ... ;)
Forum: support.Hardware 15 November 2019, 14:42
Replies: 27
Views: 2,166
Posted By Marchie
WOOOOOO!!!! It has taken a long time, but I...

WOOOOOO!!!!

It has taken a long time, but I can finally make my first post here FROM MY AMIGA 1200!

I know everyone else here got their Amigas online in 1997 and got over it by 2002, but for me...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 November 2019, 00:36
Replies: 312
Views: 36,494
Posted By Marchie
Definitely give it a try, Resolve is great (and,...

Definitely give it a try, Resolve is great (and, most importanlty, FREE!). I switched from Premiere a couple of years ago and never looked back.

Really keen to see some more video of this project,...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2019, 00:39
Replies: 21
Views: 1,251
Posted By Marchie
Both the Blizzard and the hard drives (if they're...

Both the Blizzard and the hard drives (if they're actual drives, not CF cards) draw significant amounts of power, so it could be that your power supply is dying, maybe try another PSU (if you have...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 November 2019, 01:14
Replies: 41
Views: 5,264
Posted By Marchie
I can't deny the AAA board looks fascinating....

I can't deny the AAA board looks fascinating. Completed but never produced...

AAA was still supposed to be backward compatible, was it not? So exisitng software should work with it no?

An FPGA...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2019, 00:57
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marchie
Wow, quite a lot of bad keys, I'm wondering if...

Wow, quite a lot of bad keys, I'm wondering if it's less effort just to connect an A500 keyboard to the keyboard extension header?
Forum: support.Hardware 15 October 2019, 05:50
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marchie
Yeah sorry - C629. Shorting pin1 of U49 got...

Yeah sorry - C629.

Shorting pin1 of U49 got the machine to come to life which is what tipped us off. We removed U49, which didn't help, then tried removing the resistor underneath it and she came...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 October 2019, 03:02
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marchie
Working! You were right Solarmon - the reset...

Working!

You were right Solarmon - the reset line was being held down. There is a transistor at U49, which (apparently) holds the system in rest until the voltage stabilises, under which there is...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2019, 04:07
Replies: 162
Views: 7,992
Posted By Marchie
Interesting how some games hold up better than...

Interesting how some games hold up better than others:

Double Dragon - first game I played the Amiga and I simply loved it. But yikes it's an awful looking conversion and not even fun to play.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 September 2019, 03:06
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marchie
This one: ...

This one:
https://www.jaycar.com.au/logic-probe-kit/p/KD6100

It's probably garbage, but I'm hoping it can at least test a couple of circuits for me (if that's what logic probes do?).

And...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 September 2019, 05:13
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marchie
Ok, so I guess that's not my problem after all....

Ok, so I guess that's not my problem after all. (Is it possible someone tried to remove the caps but couldn't?)

Ok, going into unknown territory with testing signals now...

I have a logic probe...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 September 2019, 03:38
Replies: 27
Views: 1,138
Posted By Marchie
Thanks for the feedback guys. I've been through...

Thanks for the feedback guys. I've been through the max transfer debacle already, but it seems that there may still be gremlins with the CF adapter. I'll try an SD2IDE and see if that works any...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2019, 16:24
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marchie
All the traces from CPU tested good, so I had...

All the traces from CPU tested good, so I had another look at the under side of the board and found a couple of smudgy looking solder joints (all of which are caps). I'd value a second opinion before...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2019, 06:34
Replies: 27
Views: 1,138
Posted By Marchie
Following up - I have been running the TF328...

Following up -

I have been running the TF328 for a while now and while most WHDload games work, I'm finding up to about a 1/3 fail. (as opposed to pretty much 100% working on the 1200). They just...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2019, 05:13
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marchie
Yeah I don't know if it was re-capped and/or if...

Yeah I don't know if it was re-capped and/or if that was the reason for it no longer working. I'm not seeing any tell-tale signs of a bodgy recap job of the sort that would do more harm than good.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 September 2019, 15:55
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marchie
Thanks for all the help guys, Removed the...

Thanks for all the help guys,

Removed the ROMs, sockets look pretty clean to me (pics attached) wiped but haven't gone the full toothbrush yet. Tried a different set of ROMs, still nothing. Have...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 September 2019, 15:32
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marchie
This is all really helpful. Thank you solarmon. ...

This is all really helpful. Thank you solarmon.

Right now I get nothing on screen (no flickers, no colours, nothing), power LED (don't have a floppy connected at present, so no floppy LED), no...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 September 2019, 05:11
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marchie
A1200 repair guide.

Hi Guys,

I have a non-working 1200 mobo to resurrect, and as it's my first A1200 repair I'm at a loss for where to start. It's a REV 2B, I get a power-LED when I power up and that's about it.
...
Forum: News 30 August 2019, 16:33
Replies: 158
Views: 12,221
Posted By Marchie
This looks just awesome. Can't wait to watch the...

This looks just awesome. Can't wait to watch the stream in full.

I'd offer to help with some pixel art but it looks like you're already well supplied with talent!

Keep it up!
Forum: Amiga scene 26 August 2019, 04:32
Replies: 511
Views: 50,021
Posted By Marchie
Good on you for sticking with this for so long,...

Good on you for sticking with this for so long, it just keeps improving!
Forum: support.Hardware 26 August 2019, 02:55
Replies: 29
Views: 2,208
Posted By Marchie
In order to be scientific about this we really...

In order to be scientific about this we really should buy everything, then test and compare.

Anyone here good for a loan?
Forum: support.Hardware 22 August 2019, 07:19
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By Marchie
Before you de-solder a bunch of RAM chips you...

Before you de-solder a bunch of RAM chips you might want to try jumper J101 which will change the addressing for the chimp mem from 1meg chip to 512k chip 512k fast. If that makes a difference it...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 August 2019, 15:53
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By Marchie
Crashing from time to time is one thing, burning...

Crashing from time to time is one thing, burning out is another. Can it handle USB hard disks?
Forum: Amiga scene 17 August 2019, 15:47
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By Marchie
I figured there would be. Along with all the...

I figured there would be. Along with all the professional relationships and rivalries that come with that.
Forum: Amiga scene 17 August 2019, 12:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By Marchie
Having worked on all three films, I think they're...

Having worked on all three films, I think they're getting better each time. Never knew the original anime though, so can't speak to accuracy.
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