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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 23:20
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By Daedalus
It might be the lack of screening and the...

It might be the lack of screening and the questionable ground connections in that diagram rather than your soldering skills that cause that sort of image problems, but good to know another model that...
Forum: Coders. General Yesterday, 18:38
Replies: 27
Views: 790
Posted By Daedalus
For what it's worth, it's not a lack of technical...

For what it's worth, it's not a lack of technical ability that's caused issues with amigacoding.com, which has been running for many years. It's more a case of maintenance being handled by only one...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 14:06
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Daedalus
It all depends on what you want to do with the...

It all depends on what you want to do with the systems. Compatibility with old software may suffer if you go beyond the 1.3 ROMs, but the later setups are far more capable and user friendly. Both...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 13:54
Replies: 59
Views: 2,211
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, but it's a hell of a lot slower than flat...

Indeed, but it's a hell of a lot slower than flat polygons, and given the lack of chunky graphics modes, is a much bigger ask of the machine than it would otherwise be.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 13:49
Replies: 39
Views: 4,640
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, good stuff. Yep, you can lose sprite channel...

Ah, good stuff. Yep, you can lose sprite channel 7 when you don't have enough DMA slots to fetch all the bitplane data the display needs - bitplanes have DMA priority over sprites. There are ways...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 13:30
Replies: 59
Views: 2,211
Posted By Daedalus
That's the point he was making - it's using the...

That's the point he was making - it's using the Amiga's capabilities, rather than with texture mapping where you're replacing missing capabilities with CPU-bound software rendering routines, and thus...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 02:28
Replies: 39
Views: 4,640
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm... I don't remember having a translator...

Hmmm... I don't remember having a translator prefs tool or accents - are you sure you're not using some replacement voice synthesis library that needs extra stuff?

As for the blitting, it could be...
Forum: support.Apps 13 December 2017, 13:09
Replies: 106
Views: 9,237
Posted By Daedalus
I've seen this occur when unpacking archives with...

I've seen this occur when unpacking archives with an old version of the Lha module for XADMaster (which is what UnArc uses). From memory, updating to the most recent version of the Lha plugin will...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 December 2017, 12:34
Replies: 1,665
Views: 195,279
Posted By Daedalus
It's similar on the Amiga - the Frontier disks...

It's similar on the Amiga - the Frontier disks are in standard Amiga format so can be read just fine in Workbench. The main executable is less than half one disk, and the second floppy just contained...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 December 2017, 00:57
Replies: 39
Views: 4,640
Posted By Daedalus
Have you copied over the required files? You need...

Have you copied over the required files? You need translator.library, narrator.device, and (I think) Speak-handler from a Workbench 2 installation. Probably due to Commodore muppetry over licences,...
Forum: Coders. General 12 December 2017, 23:18
Replies: 27
Views: 790
Posted By Daedalus
Amigacoding.com would be the ideal place for...

Amigacoding.com would be the ideal place for that, and could be expanded with other sections, as currently it only has a brief overview of e.g. C compilers. I've built up the Blitz section to what it...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 December 2017, 17:33
Replies: 39
Views: 4,640
Posted By Daedalus
There are built-in commands that can be used for...

There are built-in commands that can be used for speech directly from Blitz. I don't think they work from Blitz mode however since they use the narrator.device. The command is simply:

Speak "Hello...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 December 2017, 17:21
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Daedalus
Some of the various reset signals in the A600...

Some of the various reset signals in the A600 (and all Amigas) are buffered, so shorting them to ground has no effect on the upstream devices (though it could cause problems by resetting certain...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 08 December 2017, 10:40
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the A500 can't do VGA unfortunately, though...

Yeah, the A500 can't do VGA unfortunately, though the A500+ should be able to with its ECS chipset. Limited to 4 colours IIRC but useable.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 December 2017, 23:07
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Daedalus
Interesting info Lord Aga - strange that they'd...

Interesting info Lord Aga - strange that they'd limit the input frequencies on some panels and not on others. Oh well...

Yeah, it's an expensive business once you go beyond the basics of playing...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 December 2017, 21:34
Replies: 147
Views: 10,728
Posted By Daedalus
I think it's actually relatively clever - each...

I think it's actually relatively clever - each separate section of memory is capable of DMA independently, which means that SCSI controllers can DMA directly into fast RAM while the chipset DMAs...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 December 2017, 20:45
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that could work well. But seriously, all...

Yep, that could work well. But seriously, all indications point to that monitor supporting Amiga frequencies directly on the VGA port, so all you might need is the appropriate adaptor and that's it....
Forum: support.Apps 07 December 2017, 16:03
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, good idea. SimpleCat can also import...

Yep, good idea. SimpleCat can also import existing locale files directly so you can edit them without needing the descriptor/translator files. I don't think an English locale for Workbench exist...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 December 2017, 15:47
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, component (with its misleading red, green and...

Ah, component (with its misleading red, green and blue connectors)... It's actually quite different to RGB, and is used for essentially the analogue version of HDTV. I did see recently that someone...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 December 2017, 14:37
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I recently bought an A2000 that was listed...

Yep, I recently bought an A2000 that was listed for parts. Floppy drive gave all appearances of being dead, but once the switches were prodded a little and the heads freed up and cleaned, it started...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 December 2017, 14:33
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Daedalus
First off, welcome! Yeah, prices for A1200s...

First off, welcome!

Yeah, prices for A1200s have been steadily increasing over the past 15 or so years, and it's at least partially because they're a more powerful and flexible machine.

Now,...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2017, 21:30
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Daedalus
The A2091 is a much superior card, so if you were...

The A2091 is a much superior card, so if you were going to use one of them, it should be the 2091. If you do use it, even if the hard drive is mounted on the card, it might be advisable to power it...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 December 2017, 18:11
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By Daedalus
I'm obviously not talking about the freeware. I'm...

I'm obviously not talking about the freeware. I'm talking about the many ROMs and Workbench installations that are included in the package, all of which need to be licenced.



Yep, AmiKit X is...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 December 2017, 17:26
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By Daedalus
I think PeterK is referring to the latest AmiKit...

I think PeterK is referring to the latest AmiKit X, though I could be wrong... Amiga Forever does cover licencing costs, whether you agree with that principle or not, so at least part of the money...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2017, 16:34
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Daedalus
If you can use the floppy drive and the HxC at...

If you can use the floppy drive and the HxC at the same time, is it not simply a case of mounting the ADF in the HxC and doing a diskcopy between them using Workbench, or your favourite disk copying...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 December 2017, 14:41
Replies: 626
Views: 77,433
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, and if the new firmware is working enough to...

Yep, and if the new firmware is working enough to flash it, just putting the old firmware update on the CF card and running the updater will let you downgrade it. Bear in mind that there are a couple...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 December 2017, 23:51
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Daedalus
Readers are common enough and you can get them...

Readers are common enough and you can get them relatively cheaply if you look around. For example...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 December 2017, 02:08
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Daedalus
SCSI DVD drives aren't as common as IDE drives,...

SCSI DVD drives aren't as common as IDE drives, but they do exist. If you do grab one, it should be a drop-in replacement for your CD-ROM drive, and should work for reading CDs with no changes needed...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 December 2017, 00:16
Replies: 626
Views: 77,433
Posted By Daedalus
The firmware update file is an ADF that the ACA...

The firmware update file is an ADF that the ACA normally unpacks and runs automatically. If it's bricked, you can simply write that ADF to a real floppy disk and boot the Amiga from it. That will...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 December 2017, 00:12
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By Daedalus
Extensions leads, the longer the better! :p The...

Extensions leads, the longer the better! :p The hall has a few sockets, but not nearly enough and they're quite far apart. Other than that, as many Amigas as you can fit in your car ;)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 December 2017, 02:51
Replies: 1,665
Views: 195,279
Posted By Daedalus
Well, maybe. That size simply doesn't have enough...

Well, maybe. That size simply doesn't have enough pixels to show the subpixel scrolling, so there probably are points where pixels go missing. It's also possible that WinUAE just doesn't bother with...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 December 2017, 01:09
Replies: 626
Views: 77,433
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, only one CPU can normally be active on...

Yeah, only one CPU can normally be active on Amigas at a time. When you're using the ACA by itself, the 68000 on the ACA is active and the motherboard one is disabled. And when you connect an...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 December 2017, 19:46
Replies: 1,665
Views: 195,279
Posted By Daedalus
1440x1136, with SuperHires enabled.

1440x1136, with SuperHires enabled.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 December 2017, 18:23
Replies: 1,665
Views: 195,279
Posted By Daedalus
I've just cobbled together a very rough...

I've just cobbled together a very rough demonstration in WinUAE, and it shows no artifacts* and perfect quarter-pixel scrolling. You do need to enable "superHighres" in the Display options to get...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 December 2017, 11:28
Replies: 1,665
Views: 195,279
Posted By Daedalus
Hold on, let's back up a little bit here....

Hold on, let's back up a little bit here. Analogue and digital don't really have anything to do with it, and there shouldn't be any artifacts - the entire image should be a perfect representation of...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 November 2017, 23:09
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, if those caps have failed (and it sounds...

Hmmm, if those caps have failed (and it sounds like at least one has), then there's a possibility that the Video Hybrid has also failed. That's the long, tall, skinny part running from one cap to the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 November 2017, 19:02
Replies: 1,665
Views: 195,279
Posted By Daedalus
It's a funny concept to try and explain really....

It's a funny concept to try and explain really. It really needs a diagram, but a quick Google didn't find anything too useful. You just need to imagine two layers. The first layer is the Amiga's...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 November 2017, 17:37
Replies: 1,665
Views: 195,279
Posted By Daedalus
There are different things going on there. The...

There are different things going on there. The parts of the chipset that always run at 1280 pixels wide aren't the rendering, blitter or anything. They're simply the pixel clock parts that build the...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 November 2017, 16:51
Replies: 626
Views: 77,433
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, it normally does, and from your picture it...

Hmmm, it normally does, and from your picture it seems the rail on one side of one socket has snapped off. It's present on the other socket (the "Aux" socket), but there appear to be plastic shavings...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 November 2017, 11:58
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By Daedalus
Meeting confirmed for Saturday, 3rd February...

Meeting confirmed for Saturday, 3rd February 2018! The venue is:

St. Ninian's Church Hall
1 Albert Drive
Pollokshields
Glasgow G41 2PF

From 12 noon until 6pm. It's a good sized hall, so...
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