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Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) Yesterday, 01:11
Replies: 13
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Posted By solarmon
I found that, in WinUAE, if I set the...

I found that, in WinUAE, if I set the compatibility to Best Compatibility - which effectively set the CPU frequency to "2x (A500)" - it works.

Also, in hardware, I was using an HD disk (with HD...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) Yesterday, 00:51
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By solarmon
Sorry, I forgot to show that after the piracy...

Sorry, I forgot to show that after the piracy screen, there is the following corruption for the logo screen:

http://i.imgur.com/u8E7b3Pb.png (https://imgur.com/u8E7b3P)
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 27 February 2020, 23:29
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By solarmon
It seems, if I set WinUAE to Best Compatibility,...

It seems, if I set WinUAE to Best Compatibility, the IPF game image loads OK, although it does still show the piracy is theft screen at the start.
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 27 February 2020, 23:13
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By solarmon
I didn't actually test/use this image at the time...

I didn't actually test/use this image at the time since my original Kixx disk was working fine.

I've now tried to use the IPF image by converting it to HFE (v3) and using in a Gotek, but cannot...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 February 2020, 13:38
Replies: 26
Views: 445
Posted By solarmon
I've always wondered (since I don't have one) -...

I've always wondered (since I don't have one) - how is the ACA500+ able to perform (any kind of) boot selection in the first place?
Forum: support.Hardware 25 February 2020, 12:51
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By solarmon
Congratulations on your A500plus! Firstly,...

Congratulations on your A500plus!

Firstly, this model has a battery in it that is notorious for leaking and causing corrosion on the motherboard and nearby components.

Have you opened it up to...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 February 2020, 10:51
Replies: 26
Views: 445
Posted By solarmon
You can use a boot selector, something like: ...

You can use a boot selector, something like:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163705977263

However, you will need to put the physical switch somewhere accessible.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 February 2020, 14:35
Replies: 30
Views: 1,117
Posted By solarmon
Check with a multimeter whether the pads are...

Check with a multimeter whether the pads are connected correctly and there is no short with the other pad. It might be electrically OK.

For my A1200 revision 2B, I had to remove E123C and E125C...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 February 2020, 18:35
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By solarmon
Did you connect the drive back to the same floppy...

Did you connect the drive back to the same floppy cable and header/connector, for DF0?
Forum: support.Hardware 21 February 2020, 16:30
Replies: 43
Views: 2,619
Posted By solarmon
Oh, I get what you mean now about getting a false...

Oh, I get what you mean now about getting a false /TRK0 signal (i.e. it goes low to ground, when it is not actually at track 0). If you have logic probe (or maybe you can use a multimeter) then you...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 February 2020, 01:22
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By solarmon
Check pin 5 on Gary. This is where the /KBRESET...

Check pin 5 on Gary. This is where the /KBRESET signal is. If Gary sees this go low he will assert /RST low on pin 41 and then de-assert it back high when he sees /KBRESET go back high.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 23:57
Replies: 43
Views: 2,619
Posted By solarmon
I forgot to say: For this drive, for the track 0...

I forgot to say: For this drive, for the track 0 signal, it will only appear when you have the motor spinning - so only do any track 0 test with the motor on.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 23:34
Replies: 43
Views: 2,619
Posted By solarmon
In the ATK Signal Test, when you select the drive...

In the ATK Signal Test, when you select the drive ("F2: DF1" in my case) it should seek the read/write heads to the inner most track and back to track 0 again. This test shows where the track motor...
Forum: support.Other 19 February 2020, 16:26
Replies: 21
Views: 393
Posted By solarmon
Personally, I think keeping the seals intact is a...

Personally, I think keeping the seals intact is a not a good idea. It just means to me that the machine has not been inspected and serviced and maintained inside. The floppy drive would have also not...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2020, 12:24
Replies: 43
Views: 2,619
Posted By solarmon
Also check that the disk presence sensor/switch...

Also check that the disk presence sensor/switch is also working.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2020, 12:20
Replies: 43
Views: 2,619
Posted By solarmon
During my initial investigations, I thought that...

During my initial investigations, I thought that the track 0 opto switch was faulty. However, with this floppy drive model is seems to need to have the MOTOR enabled for this TRACK0 to work.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2020, 13:54
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By solarmon
You need to sort out the corrosion damage done by...

You need to sort out the corrosion damage done by the battery. There are some important traces near the battery that can cause major issues if it is not addressed.

For your floppy drive light...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2020, 13:34
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By solarmon
How have you connected your Gotek to the Amiga?...

How have you connected your Gotek to the Amiga? On what Amiga?

And what jumper setting have you got on your Gotek drive?

Provide some pictures of your Gotek setup/connections and jumper...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2020, 13:31
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By solarmon
There is a 555 reset circuit on the keyboard that...

There is a 555 reset circuit on the keyboard that may be failing - there are a couple of caps of there that could be replaced.

There are two situations where the keyboard sends a reset signal to...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2020, 13:18
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By solarmon
The floppy LED (INUSE) comes on when the /MTR0...

The floppy LED (INUSE) comes on when the /MTR0 signal gets asserted (i.e. goes LOW to ground).

This can also happen when the floppy data cable is put in reverse, and also when the floppy data is...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 February 2020, 23:56
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By solarmon
For the Gotek as internal DF0 - make sure it is...

For the Gotek as internal DF0 - make sure it is jumpered for S0. And make sure you get the 5V/12V power orientation correct, otherwise you will fry your gotek.

What firmware are you using for the...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 February 2020, 23:12
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By solarmon
Now I'm really confused as to what type of floppy...

Now I'm really confused as to what type of floppy drive (not the Gotek one) you mean . You've mentioned 'internal' and 'external' 'original' floppy drives now.

There are floppy drives that are...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 February 2020, 21:38
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By solarmon
Yes, that looks possible with the adapter you...

Yes, that looks possible with the adapter you have linked to.
Forum: support.Hardware 08 February 2020, 21:25
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By solarmon
OK. One last thing before I would say Paula is...

OK. One last thing before I would say Paula is faulty for that function.

Check the trace resistance, and try directly grounding Pin 36 on Paula - does that register a RMB click in ATK?
Forum: support.Hardware 08 February 2020, 15:55
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By solarmon
If you want to make the external Gotek as DF0,...

If you want to make the external Gotek as DF0, then you will need a DF0/DF1 boot selector - search for them on eBay.

Also, if you are trying to connect an internal drive to an external adpater,...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 February 2020, 13:05
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By solarmon
What Amiga are you trying this on?

What Amiga are you trying this on?
Forum: support.Hardware 08 February 2020, 13:03
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By solarmon
Use Amiga Test kit to do a health check on it. ...

Use Amiga Test kit to do a health check on it.

You can also use it to test the mouse on both port 1 and 2 to make sure it is not an issue with the mouse itself or one of the ports.

With the...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 06 February 2020, 17:27
Replies: 54
Views: 6,982
Posted By solarmon
As far as I'm aware, when I last was using...

As far as I'm aware, when I last was using emulation and developing this tool, LHA is just the container the game file is in. For any UAE based emulator, you still need to provide it with a...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 06 February 2020, 17:17
Replies: 54
Views: 6,982
Posted By solarmon
No need to apologise. Your English is better than...

No need to apologise. Your English is better than my Spanish (since it is non existent!).



Ah, yes, I remember now. Retroarch p-uae core would crash when I tried it.

I need to start getting...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 06 February 2020, 15:42
Replies: 54
Views: 6,982
Posted By solarmon
The tool was initial done for the GPD XD, as that...

The tool was initial done for the GPD XD, as that is what I was using for mobile emulation at the time. Although, I don't do use any emulation at the moment since I now have a range of Amiga...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 05 February 2020, 18:54
Replies: 54
Views: 6,982
Posted By solarmon
OK. The text output still needs a lot of work on...

OK. The text output still needs a lot of work on it and cleaning up.

I will fix this particular issue in the next release.

Thank you for using the tool and for reporting the error.

If there...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 05 February 2020, 18:39
Replies: 54
Views: 6,982
Posted By solarmon
Is the error only in the text output console?...

Is the error only in the text output console? Does the actual UCG GUI itself working as expected?
Forum: support.OtherUAE 05 February 2020, 18:18
Replies: 54
Views: 6,982
Posted By solarmon
Ah yes, LHA (for WHDLoad games) - I forgot that I...

Ah yes, LHA (for WHDLoad games) - I forgot that I did added some initial support for that. :nuts

Let me check and I will get back to you.

Thanks!
Forum: support.OtherUAE 05 February 2020, 17:37
Replies: 54
Views: 6,982
Posted By solarmon
What games file type/names are you trying...

What games file type/names are you trying process?

The game files should be one of the following types:

.zip (zipped .adf file)
.adf
.hdf
.slave
Forum: support.OtherUAE 05 February 2020, 17:25
Replies: 54
Views: 6,982
Posted By solarmon
When do you get this error? Explain what you do...

When do you get this error? Explain what you do to get this error.

Are you able to start the application OK?
Forum: support.OtherUAE 05 February 2020, 15:16
Replies: 54
Views: 6,982
Posted By solarmon
What UCG version are you using?

What UCG version are you using?
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 04 February 2020, 22:20
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By solarmon
Hi. You might find this summary guide...

Hi.

You might find this summary guide useful:

https://drive.google.com/a/one-n.co.uk/file/d/1n0fq2wQXNahuhMrJH2442vAInpLeDigZ/view?usp=drivesdk
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2020, 22:12
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By solarmon
If you can get an ADF to boot then you can use my...

If you can get an ADF to boot then you can use my floppy image to test your CF adapter and card.

https://drive.google.com/a/one-n.co.uk/file/d/1YZNaH6vhpUtB8DHYfSw1iTfdISmFE-tC/view?usp=drivesdk
...
Forum: MarketPlace 27 January 2020, 17:13
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By solarmon
The DF0/DF1 adapter from AmigaKit has...

The DF0/DF1 adapter from AmigaKit has machined/turned pins for plugging in to the CIA socket (although, it uses dual blade socket for putting your CIA chip on to) . If your CIA socket is a normal...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 January 2020, 19:25
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By solarmon
Also, when you say 'motor', do you mean the motor...

Also, when you say 'motor', do you mean the motor (with the worm gear) that moves the read/write heads, or the motor that spins the fly wheel?
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