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Forum: support.WinUAE 04 April 2021, 17:27
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By Shadowfire
Update: I have purchased a Freesync monitor,...

Update:

I have purchased a Freesync monitor, a LG 24GN50W from my local Walmart for $160 (which is a whole lot cheaper than the current asking price of the Viewsonic XG2560 I originally used in...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 April 2021, 17:07
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By Shadowfire
Wikipedia says that the PSX version of robocod...

Wikipedia says that the PSX version of robocod was released in 2003, the PS2 version in 2006.
Ratchet & Clank was released on the PS2 in 2002. Which platform game would you rather play?
The fact...
Forum: News 23 February 2021, 23:19
Replies: 139
Views: 14,341
Posted By Shadowfire
The technical prowess on display here is...

The technical prowess on display here is impressive.
Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2021, 20:41
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Shadowfire
These types of things are interesting in the...

These types of things are interesting in the "cool that they did that" perspective, but they never give the performance that you get in a standalone oscilloscope -- even a twenty year old used one...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 19 February 2021, 14:05
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By Shadowfire
It is likely that you have a 512k agnus...

It is likely that you have a 512k agnus installed. IIRC Agnus is mapped to control all memory access from $000000-$1FFFFF, and if you have an original 512k chip, the 68000 can't see the ram above...
Forum: support.WinUAE 13 February 2021, 16:19
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By Shadowfire
Monitor OSD reports "240 hz max refresh rate,...

Monitor OSD reports "240 hz max refresh rate, Mode: G-sync"
I'd also assume that a 144hz display would be pretty smooth.
I'd like to see if the cheaper Freesync monitors can also replicate this...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 February 2021, 16:14
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Shadowfire
Just checked out a youtube video of the ST...

Just checked out a youtube video of the ST version. They did put some effort into the Amiga port (in-game music, maps rewritten to support multidirectional scrolling).
Gameplay wise the only thing...
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 February 2021, 21:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By Shadowfire
If anyone has a setup with one of these, please...

If anyone has a setup with one of these, please respond in this thread. The freesync monitors are cheaper than the gsync displays.
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 February 2021, 21:20
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By Shadowfire
Well... the OS is reporting a 240hz refresh rate,...

Well... the OS is reporting a 240hz refresh rate, and the monitor is reporting a 240hz refresh rate, but if you want to believe that they're both lying to me, that's all on you. I don't have...
Forum: support.WinUAE 07 February 2021, 17:40
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By Shadowfire
Some notes: 1. On my primary system which is...

Some notes:

1. On my primary system which is hugely more powerful (I9-10850K, Geforce 1080Ti) I am using a 4K TV which does not support 50hz, only 60/30/24. On this setup, when running a PAL...
Forum: support.WinUAE 07 February 2021, 16:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By Shadowfire
Using Winuae and G-Sync

I built up a new emulation rig with the Checkmate1500plus case, explicitly for Amiga emulation.

I've got a build running that is FANTASTIC using Pimiga 4/400. My test case was Turrican 2 - it...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 February 2021, 11:55
Replies: 60
Views: 4,437
Posted By Shadowfire
I agree, the crackers would probably not want to...

I agree, the crackers would probably not want to bring people to court over copyright violations when they themselves were liable for it.
Only in corporate America (specifically, overprotective...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 January 2021, 21:25
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By Shadowfire
The sad thing is, the drivers will never get any...

The sad thing is, the drivers will never get any better if their community moderators are tossing out valid issues and not forwarding them to someone who can fix them... because emulators. Back to...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 January 2021, 17:59
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By Shadowfire
You can't be disappointed if your expectations are set properly low.

Hi Shadowfire,
Xxxxx_x_Xxxxx (Moderator) posted a new reply in Graphics on 01-21-2021 09:30 AM:

Re:UHD-630 audio cuts out with full screen refresh rate change (WinUAE)
Hello Shadowfire,
...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 January 2021, 03:42
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By Shadowfire
reference: ...

reference:
https://community.intel.com/t5/Graphics/UHD-630-audio-cuts-out-with-full-screen-refresh-rate-change/m-p/1247538/highlight/false#M93500

Not holding my breath on Intel to fix this one. ...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 January 2021, 03:07
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By Shadowfire
After going thru that thread, I decided of course...

After going thru that thread, I decided of course to poke around some more.
The motherboard has onboard audio, but I don't have any speakers plugged into it (using the TV speakers).
The onboard...
Forum: support.WinUAE 17 January 2021, 19:17
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By Shadowfire
Refresh rate switch disables sound

Running Winuae 4.4.0 64-bit
Intel I3-10100 integrated graphics (UHD-630)
Attached to a 720p TV which has an internal 1080p -> 720p scaler (which combined with the UHD-630 wanting to scale...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 January 2021, 19:21
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Shadowfire
All CRT's have a redundant set of safety circuits...

All CRT's have a redundant set of safety circuits which are designed to shut off the electron beams (by killing off the high voltage generator) if conditions are such that the voltage is too high,...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 December 2020, 04:54
Replies: 113
Views: 11,464
Posted By Shadowfire
Does your game have to eventually load and run on...

Does your game have to eventually load and run on local hardware, which isn't physically under YOUR lock and key?
If so, there is nothing you can do to stop crackers. Nothing. Nothing at all. ...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 November 2020, 23:55
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Shadowfire
30+ year old sockets strike again.

30+ year old sockets strike again.
Forum: Amiga scene 16 November 2020, 23:48
Replies: 163
Views: 12,223
Posted By Shadowfire
Had another go at this last weekend. This time,...

Had another go at this last weekend.
This time, instead of trying to install the distribution to the hard disk, I went with the ICAROS live distribution 2.2.8 and installed to USB thumb drive...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 November 2020, 23:33
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By Shadowfire
The KIM-1 is the rare computer. The mangled...

The KIM-1 is the rare computer. The mangled VIC-20's are actually industrial junk, not valuable to anyone except maybe the original designers, or possibly people who want to use the parts to restore...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 November 2020, 18:36
Replies: 500
Views: 82,009
Posted By Shadowfire
I'm kind of confused. How are you dealing with...

I'm kind of confused. How are you dealing with the 5V level shifting? I'm not aware of any BGA mount devices for which this isn't an issue. Are there level shifters on the back of the board, or...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2020, 15:13
Replies: 1,047
Views: 163,964
Posted By Shadowfire
When I wasn't working (and had no money) I played...

When I wasn't working (and had no money) I played with them a lot, but couldn't do the upgrades/expansions I wanted. Now that I'm working, spare time (instead of money) is at a premium, and I can...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2020, 14:04
Replies: 1,047
Views: 163,964
Posted By Shadowfire
Wow. It's been a while (19 years) since I put in...

Wow. It's been a while (19 years) since I put in my setup. I've moved to a different house since.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/siRXbbWnAww3yNLX7
This is my primary console retrogaming area...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 July 2020, 01:42
Replies: 216
Views: 25,512
Posted By Shadowfire
Realistically it wouldn't matter, there's no...

Realistically it wouldn't matter, there's no decision making ability in the copper to see why the wait was completed and branch, so you either use the copper to do your screen transitions/sprite...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 June 2020, 04:24
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By Shadowfire
This is kind of like, no, actually EXACTLY like,...

This is kind of like, no, actually EXACTLY like, saying that since the Amiga and the Neogeo both have the same 68000 processor, that you can "probably" make the Amiga do almost exactly the same thing...
Forum: Member Introductions 02 June 2020, 04:35
Replies: 14
Views: 2,174
Posted By Shadowfire
You would be looking for 256K x 4 page mode (or...

You would be looking for 256K x 4 page mode (or static column) RAM chips, 120ns or faster access time, in the DIP package.
...
Forum: Member Introductions 31 May 2020, 07:38
Replies: 14
Views: 2,174
Posted By Shadowfire
IIRC on the A3000, the unit shipped with 1meg of...

IIRC on the A3000, the unit shipped with 1meg of chip ram soldered in, and 1 meg of FAST ram in DIP sockets on the right side of the board.

If you wanted to upgrade the fast ram (which required...
Forum: Member Introductions 30 May 2020, 07:08
Replies: 14
Views: 2,174
Posted By Shadowfire
When the power supply on an Amiga fails and...

When the power supply on an Amiga fails and generates too much voltage, the RAM IC's are indeed the first to go. The good news is, that you get a green screen, which means that the ROM, the 68030...
Forum: request.Other 29 April 2020, 03:23
Replies: 4
Views: 1,214
Posted By Shadowfire
The most popular backup program was called...

The most popular backup program was called "Quarterback".
Forum: support.Games 25 March 2019, 02:36
Replies: 67
Views: 8,142
Posted By Shadowfire
Back in the day, I had an A500 (KS 1.3) and a...

Back in the day, I had an A500 (KS 1.3) and a softkicking (1.3/2.04) A3000. I distinctly remember never hearing the corrupted music when booting the game on the A500, and always hearing the...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2019, 04:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By Shadowfire
Every single color CRT ever made has a degauss...

Every single color CRT ever made has a degauss function and degaussing coil.

In most cases, they were simply a loop of wire around the front of the tube, connected in series with a PTC resistor,...
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 26 November 2018, 01:19
Replies: 10
Views: 3,537
Posted By Shadowfire
How about "Swords of Twilight"? ...

How about "Swords of Twilight"?
http://hol.abime.net/2248
Forum: support.Hardware 16 November 2018, 02:36
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Shadowfire
All custom chip DMA (including audio) is routed...

All custom chip DMA (including audio) is routed through Agnus, so you can't just write it off like that.

Visually inspect the Agnus socket under magnification, including the pins on the bottom...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 November 2018, 02:27
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By Shadowfire
I don't have the schematics for the R5, I was...

I don't have the schematics for the R5, I was looking at the R5 A500 on my desk. The next step is to try a new 74LS157.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 November 2018, 04:10
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By Shadowfire
You have a break in the electrical path leading...

You have a break in the electrical path leading from joystick pin 1 to EMI421. This is on the back side of the PCB, so you need to take it out of the EMI shielding to do this. Check the joystick...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 November 2018, 03:54
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By Shadowfire
I tried to hunt down a copy of the Rev5 schematic...

I tried to hunt down a copy of the Rev5 schematic to see if the circuit is any different, but no dice. Good news is, I have a working Rev 5 A500 here to measure and walk you through it.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2018, 21:32
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By Shadowfire
I know you just sent it out for repair, but they...

I know you just sent it out for repair, but they said that it was working when they shipped it back to you, and it DID in fact work for a few hours when you got it back. This is proof that they were...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2018, 21:13
Replies: 24
Views: 1,119
Posted By Shadowfire
Nobody can test equipment that they don't have...

Nobody can test equipment that they don't have access to. If *you* made the determination that there was a motherboard problem (but the problem was actually your power supply or video cable), and...
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