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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 01:01
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By AmigaHope
It's not up and running at the moment as I have...

It's not up and running at the moment as I have it stored away, but I do have a working (last I checked) A4000 in storage with DPS Personal Animation Recorder and TBC IV.

Do you have a PAR hard...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 December 2019, 12:27
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By AmigaHope
RAM-only expansions for the Zorro I expansion...

RAM-only expansions for the Zorro I expansion slot on the A1000/A500 were *extremely* rare. You're better off looking for an HDD controller like GVP HC8+ that includes RAM expansion, or better yet a...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 December 2019, 12:15
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By AmigaHope
You might have a broken HDD or misconfigured...

You might have a broken HDD or misconfigured master/slave. The A4000 does not like having a dead IDE device or no IDE device on its bus. If this is the case the firmware will still fire up but you...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 December 2019, 12:03
Replies: 414
Views: 19,508
Posted By AmigaHope
wtf when did mcgeezer stop using an Amiga?...

wtf when did mcgeezer stop using an Amiga? There's been Amiga TCP/IP stacks since 1990. This was over two years before Windows got TCP/IP support (though MacOS got it first). o.O;
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 December 2019, 11:40
Replies: 69
Views: 6,131
Posted By AmigaHope
AFAIK only German jets saw actual human combat....

AFAIK only German jets saw actual human combat. American jets had zero combat (only a few test recon flights in-theatre) and the British jets were reserved for shooting down V-1 missiles.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 December 2019, 06:53
Replies: 784
Views: 147,835
Posted By AmigaHope
Yup that's pretty much the case. xD (oof on the...

Yup that's pretty much the case. xD (oof on the pun, sorry)
Forum: Amiga scene 10 December 2019, 02:17
Replies: 784
Views: 147,835
Posted By AmigaHope
It's the opposite. The developer/demo systems...

It's the opposite. The developer/demo systems sent out in 1985 had bespoke cases that didn't have the signatures. The production versions that shipped from the very end of 1985 onward were mass...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 December 2019, 23:45
Replies: 52
Views: 9,845
Posted By AmigaHope
Might be worth it just to reverse-engineer the...

Might be worth it just to reverse-engineer the VBS backup format in the software, then decode the videos in software. The actual data stream in VBS seems to be fairly straightforward (4 bytes per...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 December 2019, 23:30
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By AmigaHope
What about Deluxe Paint V? XD

What about Deluxe Paint V? XD
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 December 2019, 23:23
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By AmigaHope
You gotta remember that those cheap prices are...

You gotta remember that those cheap prices are from low-information sellers who are selling under the supply/demand curve. They operate under the assumption that obsolete == cheap, in much the same...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 December 2019, 23:02
Replies: 90
Views: 4,089
Posted By AmigaHope
Well, the planet won't be engulfed for billions...

Well, the planet won't be engulfed for billions of years (when the sun switches from hydrogen-fusing core to helium-fusing core), but the sun still gradually burns hotter as the hydrogen richness...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 December 2019, 22:27
Replies: 33
Views: 948
Posted By AmigaHope
Arcade? Hit and miss. Rygar has more fun attacks...

Arcade? Hit and miss. Rygar has more fun attacks but Rastan I give the slight edge overall.

When considering all versions though, it's NES Rygar by a country mile. ...but then NES Rygar is more...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 December 2019, 07:24
Replies: 707
Views: 156,113
Posted By AmigaHope
Omega (like most classic rogue-likes) was an...

Omega (like most classic rogue-likes) was an open-source game originally developed on Unix, and there were at least three Amiga ports made. One a straight text port, one that used a custom character...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 December 2019, 07:07
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By AmigaHope
There were a few PC ports that were listed as...

There were a few PC ports that were listed as "1M" required but would run fine on a 768k system, because they were developed for a 640k MS-DOS machine.

I think they just didn't want to confuse...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 December 2019, 06:50
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By AmigaHope
It was an Atari ST game, and the ST launched with...

It was an Atari ST game, and the ST launched with 512k, so that's what Brataccas used. Like most ST -> Amiga ports the code was relatively unchanged when it was brought over to the Amiga.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 December 2019, 06:40
Replies: 784
Views: 147,835
Posted By AmigaHope
Don't know about the daughterboard, but every...

Don't know about the daughterboard, but every single A1000 produced has signatures inside the case, it was part of the mold and the mold was never changed.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 November 2019, 22:58
Replies: 50
Views: 3,221
Posted By AmigaHope
A mature quantum GPU could do movie-grade...

A mature quantum GPU could do movie-grade raytracing in the blink of an eye by simultaneously testing probability for all potential rays in a pixel. It could conceivably get so fast that you could...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 13 November 2019, 22:32
Replies: 48
Views: 9,899
Posted By AmigaHope
Remember when Aminet was the largest software...

Remember when Aminet was the largest software archive on the internet? It held that status into the late 90's.
Forum: project.CARE 13 November 2019, 22:21
Replies: 106
Views: 50,254
Posted By AmigaHope
What I meant is that you can make up for the...

What I meant is that you can make up for the slightly slower CPU by identifying bits of the code that could be handled by the custom chipset instead and rewriting for that. In the case of STE ports...
Forum: project.CARE 08 November 2019, 16:31
Replies: 106
Views: 50,254
Posted By AmigaHope
Literally anything the STE can do an ECS A500 can...

Literally anything the STE can do an ECS A500 can do, but it might require a slightly faster CPU + real fast RAM to do it (as opposed to trapdoor mem).

And in practice even a stock A500 can make...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 November 2019, 16:18
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By AmigaHope
The 040's caches are much, much larger and more...

The 040's caches are much, much larger and more useful than the anemic caches on the 030, and many instructions received reductions in the number of cycles they took to execute.

So yeah, the 030...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 November 2019, 16:01
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By AmigaHope
Yup, the trapdoor was basically created for the...

Yup, the trapdoor was basically created for the A501, which was released at the same time as the A500. To the best of my knowledge C= did not release a clock-only expansion.

And this led to the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 November 2019, 14:38
Replies: 22
Views: 1,447
Posted By AmigaHope
Pretty much every early-mid 1980's arcade game...

Pretty much every early-mid 1980's arcade game that got a bad OCS port. Some of them were doable on OCS (fed with more RAM) but some of them weren't. Rygar AGA is an example of how you can do an...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 November 2019, 14:32
Replies: 31
Views: 3,354
Posted By AmigaHope
There's absolutely no way to accomplish this....

There's absolutely no way to accomplish this. Even if you had one of the Nyx boards, they don't even boot. We have no idea how Linda, Monica, and Andrea worked -- because they never worked.

It's...
Forum: support.Games 07 November 2019, 13:54
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By AmigaHope
The board and chips themselves are exactly the...

The board and chips themselves are exactly the same on PAL and NTSC A4000s (there is no chroma generator on it like on the A1200). The only difference between an NTSC and PAL A4000 is the crystal....
Forum: support.Games 07 November 2019, 13:01
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By AmigaHope
Sounds like there needs to be some sort of grand...

Sounds like there needs to be some sort of grand F29 Retaliator crack that lets you install all the missions to HD.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 November 2019, 12:54
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By AmigaHope
It would be a nice feature for future ACA1200...

It would be a nice feature for future ACA1200 cards to include some local storage that could hold basic OS and firmware for bootstrapping. The other fancy memory management features of the ACA500+...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 October 2019, 08:12
Replies: 970
Views: 56,959
Posted By AmigaHope
Acorn lives on in your smartphone.

Acorn lives on in your smartphone.
Forum: support.Games 29 October 2019, 00:32
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By AmigaHope
Don't use that jumper! Always use the early...

Don't use that jumper! Always use the early startup menu or some other tool to switch PAL/NTSC. That jumper seems to work fine at worst, but it causes AmigaOS to expect the correct crystal for that...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2019, 00:25
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By AmigaHope
The cards don't show up separately in the...

The cards don't show up separately in the AutoConfig list?
Forum: Amiga scene 27 October 2019, 17:59
Replies: 970
Views: 56,959
Posted By AmigaHope
That was a bit of an oversight on Amiga Inc.'s...

That was a bit of an oversight on Amiga Inc.'s part back when they designed OCS. They could have easily hacked in a 31Khz screenmode which is essentially what ECS was. ECS didn't require any more...
Forum: support.Apps 27 October 2019, 04:22
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By AmigaHope
Does it support lh6, lh7, lhe, etc? A lot of...

Does it support lh6, lh7, lhe, etc? A lot of Amiga LhA tools seem to focus only on old LHA file formats that support lh5 max. =o
Forum: support.Hardware 26 October 2019, 12:23
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By AmigaHope
Why even use 2.04? I don't think there's anything...

Why even use 2.04? I don't think there's anything that requires it, pretty much everything that works on 2.04 also works on 3.1.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 October 2019, 03:13
Replies: 162
Views: 7,348
Posted By AmigaHope
You misunderstand. I mean a synth chip in...

You misunderstand. I mean a synth chip in *ADDITION* to Paula's PCM audio. You could include a Yamaha-style FM chip (like the Genesis and X68k), or some sort of "Super SID" PSG with 16 channels or...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 October 2019, 03:08
Replies: 58
Views: 1,686
Posted By AmigaHope
Great! So glad your problem has been worked out....

Great! So glad your problem has been worked out. =) You should buy some beer for the person who helped you out by burning the GALs for ya. xD Shenzen can be a magical place (though I hear it's...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 October 2019, 02:55
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By AmigaHope
It could also be the result of a bridge on the...

It could also be the result of a bridge on the address bus where the motherboard chips are responding to expansion addresses, but the problem doesn't show itself until the expansion is plugged in and...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 23 October 2019, 19:47
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By AmigaHope
I'm constantly amazed at the quality of WinUAE...

I'm constantly amazed at the quality of WinUAE and the amount of hardware that it emulates for completeness' sake rather than for utility. e.g. bridgeboard emulation, which lets you run absolutely...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 October 2019, 19:42
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By AmigaHope
If you include the priority setting tool in your...

If you include the priority setting tool in your startup-sequence before any maprom or setpatch, you should be good. A few variables might get loaded into the slower memory but not enough to affect...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 October 2019, 19:30
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By AmigaHope
Did they ever stop calling their driver...

Did they ever stop calling their driver "scsi.device"? It always drove me nuts having to deal with the C= IDE driver becoming "2nd.scsi.device", which screwed up my mountlists anytime I unplugged the...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 October 2019, 19:26
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By AmigaHope
Maybe it shipped inside the keyboard garage?

Maybe it shipped inside the keyboard garage?
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