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Forum: News 10 October 2017, 07:56
Replies: 625
Views: 41,209
Posted By gurth
I’ll check again this evening with a meter. I...

I’ll check again this evening with a meter. I have 7 pen drives of various sizes but no luck on any of them. My 20 windows laptop from Gumtree has died so I’m using my Mac to format FAT32 or 16,...
Forum: News 09 October 2017, 22:44
Replies: 625
Views: 41,209
Posted By gurth
pow pow! - JA does appear to be connected to...

pow pow! - JA does appear to be connected to ground on the Amiga.

Looking at the underneath at JA, the side nearest the front of the gotek (not the floppy connector) is bridging across to the pins...
Forum: News 09 October 2017, 22:03
Replies: 625
Views: 41,209
Posted By gurth
Pressing the buttons on the front does nothing...

Pressing the buttons on the front does nothing sadly, nor does a soft-reset it just shows EJE until I switch off the Amiga - not a blink or flash briefly.

I put FF_Gotek-v0.8.1a.upd on the same...
Forum: News 08 October 2017, 22:26
Replies: 625
Views: 41,209
Posted By gurth
Flashed my Gotek with FlashFloppy, anything must...

Flashed my Gotek with FlashFloppy, anything must be better than the experience I have with the Cortex firmware (1/20 chance of the drive booting to the selector ADF and then another 1/20 of being...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 October 2017, 23:33
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By gurth
I think I need a Recovery Disk image, which I...

I think I need a Recovery Disk image, which I don't have...

Is someone with an original ACA500 able to make a recovery disk, and email me the image as an ADF?

Bit of a long shot I know!
Forum: support.Hardware 07 October 2017, 22:46
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By gurth
Does anyone know how to refresh the firmware on...

Does anyone know how to refresh the firmware on an ACA500 (not the plus)? I Have put a jumper on J4 and then what...?
Forum: support.Hardware 07 October 2017, 21:33
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By gurth
Okay tonight I’ve stripped the Amiga and cleaned...

Okay tonight I’ve stripped the Amiga and cleaned the board and connector with isopropanol. All back together successfully and the Amiga is working but not the ACA500 plugged in.

Should I go down...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 October 2017, 22:00
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By gurth
Plan for this weekend ten is a good clean and...

Plan for this weekend ten is a good clean and swapping the supply with my A1200. Will keep you posted.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 October 2017, 21:45
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By gurth
Been trying to bed the Amiga in with rendering a...

Been trying to bed the Amiga in with rendering a composition in Vista. I keep setting it up only to find the Amiga has crashed between me return 30 minutes later. Would suggest the Amiga is not quite...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 October 2017, 20:45
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By gurth
Help Amiga 500 and ACA500

I'm in the process or resurrecting a project Amiga 500 which has been languishing under my desk for a couple of years :)

Last Saturday I spent the afternoon trying to coax it back into life and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 February 2017, 08:52
Replies: 14
Views: 1,692
Posted By gurth
Oooh how do you get the ACA500 to boot from hard...

Oooh how do you get the ACA500 to boot from hard drive with 1.3? That's why I bought mine but never managed it. Always wanted a classic 1.3 system.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 17 February 2017, 08:13
Replies: 40
Views: 4,993
Posted By gurth
This is great work. I've been checking out your...

This is great work. I've been checking out your repos on GitHub with the hope of following and attempting something similar.

My original plan was to setup a Dev Amiga and to use AsmOne or similar...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 February 2017, 23:19
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By gurth
Tonight I have tested the Gotek as an internal...

Tonight I have tested the Gotek as an internal drive on my A1200.

With the Gotek set to 000 / SELECTOR.ADF it would attempt to boot from the floppy but would either give up and load from the hard...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 February 2017, 06:52
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By gurth
Super Cars II was one I liked to play with a...

Super Cars II was one I liked to play with a friend.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2017, 19:52
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By gurth
Okay sat down this evening. I have inserted the 2...

Okay sat down this evening. I have inserted the 2 USB sticks I've been using with my Gotek in my MacBook and booted from the ADFs in FS-UAE. All worked fine in any order of loading, change disk, soft...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2017, 17:24
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By gurth
The problem I have with floppies is they rarely...

The problem I have with floppies is they rarely work on my A500 (internal and external drives) or my A1200 internal. They are 20+ years old so I can forgive them.

If my CDTV is at fault which...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2017, 13:58
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By gurth
interesting. I'll do that thanks!

interesting. I'll do that thanks!
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2017, 09:25
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By gurth
I'm using one of these, could it be this that is...

I'm using one of these, could it be this that is causing the issues
...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2017, 08:49
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By gurth
That's sad. My floppies are dying at an alarming...

That's sad. My floppies are dying at an alarming rate and I think the external drives I have cause just the same issues with reading disks. I was hoping Gotek would be my saviour.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 February 2017, 14:44
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By gurth
Gotek Disk Validating Read / Write Errors

My Gotek seems to randomly give me disk validating errors or read / write errors. It will be fine on first boot but after a little while disk images which worked 30 seconds previously fail and refuse...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 September 2016, 20:13
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By gurth
Perfect thank, I'll hopefully set some time aside...

Perfect thank, I'll hopefully set some time aside at the weekend!
Forum: support.Hardware 11 September 2016, 18:02
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By gurth
Help with wiring Amiga dual kickstart in CDTV

I bought this a dual kickstart (1.3 / 3.1) off eBay a while ago, almost forgot I had until after moving house and I set up a desk for my CDTV because we had more space. I have some faded photocopy...
Forum: Coders. General 31 May 2015, 21:36
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By gurth
Perfect ta. I've been following the Photon...

Perfect ta. I've been following the Photon tutorials on YouTube and is what has sparked my interest.

Thank you again.
Forum: Coders. General 31 May 2015, 21:13
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By gurth
wow - big thank you! Very much appreciated, these...

wow - big thank you! Very much appreciated, these links will come in very handy!!!
Forum: Coders. General 31 May 2015, 20:40
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By gurth
DevPac3 for Kickstart 1.3

I bought a boxed copy of DevPac3 off eBay a while a go so I could have some fun learning assembly. The box contained a pair of floppies for Kickstart 1.3 and a pair of floppies for Kickstart 2.0+.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 April 2015, 21:45
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By gurth
Replacement for CDTV floppy drive

I have a couple of Amiga's including a CDTV and would like to use the CDTV as a classic 1.3 setup. It was my dream machine as a kid and would stare at Commodore literature many an evening wishing I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 January 2015, 17:21
Replies: 59
Views: 4,884
Posted By gurth
Prince of Persia originated from the Mac I...

Prince of Persia originated from the Mac I believe.


EDIT - Sorry I misread the original post, my mistake.
Forum: support.Apps 18 January 2015, 17:18
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By gurth
I think I need telser.device but for Kickstart...

I think I need telser.device but for Kickstart 1.3, then that will impersonate a HAYS modem.
Forum: support.Apps 18 January 2015, 16:10
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By gurth
Workbench 1.3 Online / Telnet / BBS

I'd like to get a Workbench 1.3 installation 'online' and am currently preparing my hard drive locally in FS-UAE before eventually moving it to an A500 or CDTV.

Within FS-UAE there is a enable...
Forum: support.Apps 17 January 2015, 20:01
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By gurth
thank you!

thank you!
Forum: support.Apps 17 January 2015, 19:44
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By gurth
Adjust Workbench 1.3 resolution

Is it possible to adjust the resolution / number of colours in Workbench 1.3?
Forum: Hardware mods 11 January 2015, 20:53
Replies: 274
Views: 49,433
Posted By gurth
amazing! Best piece of kit I've seen in a long...

amazing! Best piece of kit I've seen in a long time - keep up the good work!
Forum: support.Hardware 11 January 2015, 19:26
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By gurth
ta - just as I thought this ROM switcher is going...

ta - just as I thought this ROM switcher is going to foul the capacitors and power connectors.

Time to think up a plan...

Thank you.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 January 2015, 19:02
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By gurth
CDTV Kickstart Location?

I think I have worked out the answer to this but where is the kickstart ROM located on a CDTV?

I suspect it right next to capacitor and power connectors near the centre of the board...

I bought...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 December 2014, 21:29
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By gurth
I'm in Peterhorror.

I'm in Peterhorror.
Forum: support.Other 16 July 2014, 19:47
Replies: 3
Views: 1,887
Posted By gurth
Thank you I'll give them a try. My new CDTV is...

Thank you I'll give them a try. My new CDTV is itching for a little retro gaming.
Forum: support.Other 16 July 2014, 00:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,887
Posted By gurth
CDTV compilations

Are there any cd-rom compilations of games for the CDTV?
Forum: support.Hardware 14 April 2014, 21:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By gurth
PFS3AIO, thanks I'll check it out. Been trying a...

PFS3AIO, thanks I'll check it out. Been trying a 256Mb card and a 4Gb which is partitioned in less than 1Gb chunks (I'm using the first partition for Workbench1.3). I'm sure I'll find a combination...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 April 2014, 21:23
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By gurth
Hmm something still not right. No matter which...

Hmm something still not right. No matter which compact flast card I use I can't boot directly from the card. All throw a checksum error on boot.

If I boot into workbench from floppy the drive is...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 April 2014, 09:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By gurth
From the first page. I should had been using the...

From the first page. I should had been using the F2 option not F4.
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