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Forum: News Yesterday, 16:19
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Views: 567
Posted By Daedalus
It's exactly the same version. The author was...

It's exactly the same version. The author was working away on it slowly, but lost interest a few years ago. Later he released the paid-for modules (e.g. Sweeper) for free, and that's what has...
Forum: News Yesterday, 13:53
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Daedalus
The few times I've run it under WinUAE, it's...

The few times I've run it under WinUAE, it's never had any issues with a relatively heavy workload, but I've mainly dabbled with it under OS4 on my A1-XE, where it runs great (including MIDI).
Forum: News Yesterday, 09:43
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Daedalus
It needs a lot of horsepower to run, so don't...

It needs a lot of horsepower to run, so don't expect it to perform at all well on a 68030 for example. Real-time mixing and effects generation are CPU-heavy, so the faster the CPU, the more channels...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 September 2020, 16:09
Replies: 23
Views: 1,363
Posted By Daedalus
It doesn't, and isn't relevant anyway. He's just...

It doesn't, and isn't relevant anyway. He's just clutching at straws.
Forum: Amiga scene 23 September 2020, 15:49
Replies: 23
Views: 1,363
Posted By Daedalus
I really can't tell if you're being serious here...

I really can't tell if you're being serious here or not. Have you looked at the IBM clone and the original? Can you not see how entirely differently they have been engineered from the ground up. I've...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 September 2020, 15:44
Replies: 23
Views: 1,363
Posted By Daedalus
It's interesting that German law seems to have...

It's interesting that German law seems to have specific exemptions, which isn't the case for the rest

The stance of our IP department is precisely what I'm basing my points on. We trade...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 September 2020, 14:53
Replies: 22
Views: 813
Posted By Daedalus
That was kinda the aim of the Raspberry Pi - to...

That was kinda the aim of the Raspberry Pi - to bring back cheap computers that could be plugged into the TV and tinkered with. That's about the closest you'll get today.
Forum: Graphics. Work In Progress 23 September 2020, 14:51
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By Daedalus
You can have four 16-colour sprites or eight...

You can have four 16-colour sprites or eight 4-colour sprites per line. 16-colour sprites are just two 4-colour sprites combined to give 4 bitplanes (16 colours) by adding the two 2-bitplane (4...
Forum: Graphics. Work In Progress 23 September 2020, 10:13
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, sprites take their colours from the 16-31...

Yeah, sprites take their colours from the 16-31 pen range, but internally they're either 2 or 4 bitplanes deep, so they only have 4 or 16 colours (with the first one being transparent). I tend to...
Forum: OT - Technical 21 September 2020, 16:27
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By Daedalus
Don't worry, I understand even high quality MP3s...

Don't worry, I understand even high quality MP3s will have differences from a WAV file. But often MP3 is "good enough", either because the playing equipment doesn't have the fidelity to notice the...
Forum: OT - General 21 September 2020, 15:50
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Daedalus
I'm a little confused. Do you have Plusnet Fibre...

I'm a little confused. Do you have Plusnet Fibre now, and you're only getting 18Mb with that? Or is it older ADSL? If you're already on fibre, either there's something wrong or the line is terrible...
Forum: OT - Technical 19 September 2020, 20:03
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By Daedalus
Most devices have their specifications available...

Most devices have their specifications available online so you can see all formats that they support. WAV support isn't universal - my car stereo supports MP3 and WMA but not WAV. My Freeview box...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 September 2020, 16:00
Replies: 23
Views: 1,363
Posted By Daedalus
But that's my point, the positioning of any of...

But that's my point, the positioning of any of the parts or traces involved in this board is not a purely technical one. Some board designers favour right angles, others prefer orthogonal layouts for...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 September 2020, 15:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,363
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, the technical function isn't what's in...

Indeed, the technical function isn't what's in question here. As I said before, those same components could be connected in the same circuit and achieve the same circuit, and that's perfectly...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 September 2020, 13:14
Replies: 23
Views: 1,363
Posted By Daedalus
Patents are very different from copyright, which...

Patents are very different from copyright, which is what we're talking about here. Ideas are patented, designs are copyrighted. And while a circuit in itself might not be protected, I find it very...
Forum: News 16 September 2020, 22:54
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By Daedalus
Ha, there were a few pages of fixes after Amiga...

Ha, there were a few pages of fixes after Amiga Ireland alright ;) Not the whole notepad though! I'll see if I can dig it out :p
Forum: News 16 September 2020, 17:59
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, that's actually not the lack of RAM, but it...

Ah, that's actually not the lack of RAM, but it appears the wrong format was accidentally used for the disk image (FFS instead of OFS). Sorry about that! It'll read fine on Kickstart 2 - we'll sort...
Forum: News 16 September 2020, 16:57
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By Daedalus
It'll run fine on Kickstart 1.3, but it's very...

It'll run fine on Kickstart 1.3, but it's very tight on RAM in a basic configuration and won't run if you only have 512K chip RAM and 512K fast RAM.

To run it on a 1MB chip 1.3 machine, you need...
Forum: News 16 September 2020, 16:23
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By Daedalus
Cheers! :cool

Cheers! :cool
Forum: Amiga scene 15 September 2020, 17:30
Replies: 23
Views: 1,363
Posted By Daedalus
Look-a-like IBM 5160 clone doesn't have an...

Look-a-like IBM 5160 clone doesn't have an identical motherboard or case either. It's a functionally similar look-a-like, but has been designed and engineered in its own right. Which is the point I'm...
Forum: OT - Technical 15 September 2020, 09:53
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By Daedalus
You can never really have too many backups. All...

You can never really have too many backups. All of my full-sized machines have two drives in them with important data backed up onto the 2nd drive. Then all my machines also back up to my NAS, and...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 September 2020, 15:28
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By Daedalus
DiagROM will get you some output even when...

DiagROM will get you some output even when Kickstart fails to start with a green screen and flashing LED. Basically, the 32-bit bus is spread across multiple chips, so as Jope says, you need at least...
Forum: OT - Technical 14 September 2020, 10:15
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By Daedalus
USB 3 is significantly faster for transfers than...

USB 3 is significantly faster for transfers than USB 2, so long as every element is USB 3. Both mechanical and solid state drives can stream data at very high speeds, the real advantage of SSDs...
Forum: Hardware mods 13 September 2020, 11:57
Replies: 98
Views: 14,663
Posted By Daedalus
The problem is, the ripped off design wasn't open...

The problem is, the ripped off design wasn't open source. The plan was to make it open source in February, but it wasn't at that point yet. It would appear that licencing the build of the TF1260 is...
Forum: OT - General 11 September 2020, 15:12
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Daedalus
Most of the major suppliers use the same...

Most of the major suppliers use the same infrastructure to provide the service, so if that's poor, then you won't get a good rate from anyone through those same lines. 18Mb sounds like you're running...
Forum: support.Apps 10 September 2020, 14:56
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By Daedalus
:laughing:laughing Now that's impressive software...

:laughing:laughing Now that's impressive software :p
Forum: Coders. General 10 September 2020, 13:51
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By Daedalus
MUI Slider Events Question

Is there a specific way of setting up a slider so that it signals an event when the knob is released? At the moment I have a slider set up to notify for MUIA_Pressed, FALSE like a button gadget, but...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 September 2020, 18:21
Replies: 57
Views: 2,117
Posted By Daedalus
It's a standard message that the OS passes to the...

It's a standard message that the OS passes to the filesystem, and then the filesystem itself executes whatever routines it needs in order to built up the directory structure, admin blocks and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 September 2020, 18:08
Replies: 57
Views: 2,117
Posted By Daedalus
Formatting any media is handled by some standard...

Formatting any media is handled by some standard routines that are part of the filesystem. The OS doesn't need to know about a specific filesystem to format it, it just sends the format command to...
Forum: OT - Gaming 09 September 2020, 14:06
Replies: 32
Views: 1,560
Posted By Daedalus
There are lots of different trackers around that...

There are lots of different trackers around that work for Elite Dangerous, some with dongles, some just using a webcam. They definitely help control the view though... I'm sure they can be assigned...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 September 2020, 17:26
Replies: 42
Views: 2,186
Posted By Daedalus
Games-wise, there's probably not a huge amount of...

Games-wise, there's probably not a huge amount of difference to notice. But Workbench itself includes a lot of the quality-of-life improvements (many from OS 3.9) that I badly miss when going back to...
Forum: Graphics. Work In Progress 08 September 2020, 17:10
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By Daedalus
There are a few factors regarding how the game is...

There are a few factors regarding how the game is actually constructed that will influence the palette layout. If you're not the coder, you'll need whoever is to tell you the specifics. For example,...
Forum: support.Apps 08 September 2020, 15:54
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By Daedalus
Both YAM and Simplemail were working with my...

Both YAM and Simplemail were working with my Eircom account (YAM via POP3, Simplemail via IMAP), but I don't use that account any more. My GMail account worked via POP3 in both, but Simplemail...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 September 2020, 14:35
Replies: 41
Views: 1,717
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I'd trust that too, and I wouldn't expect...

Yeah, I'd trust that too, and I wouldn't expect them to lose their calibration either. Regular calibration checks are a regulatory requirement for quality systems, but in reality even cheap digital...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 September 2020, 13:28
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Daedalus
Ouch! If you fancy the obvious risk of further...

Ouch! If you fancy the obvious risk of further damage, I've managed to recover chips with legs broken off flush with the casing before by carefully drilling away the casing in the area. The plastic...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 September 2020, 13:24
Replies: 41
Views: 1,717
Posted By Daedalus
As a rule of thumb in industry, we generally...

As a rule of thumb in industry, we generally would expect multimeters to meet a tolerance of +/-(1% + 1 or 2 least significant digits, depending on the model). So for measuring 5V, I would take that...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 08 September 2020, 10:45
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Daedalus
I thought it was pretty good actually. Not an...

I thought it was pretty good actually. Not an instant classic, but definitely kept my attention through both series. But then again, while I consider myself a Star Trek fan, I'm not in the upper...
Forum: support.Apps 08 September 2020, 09:46
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, the manual makes no mention of an FPU. It...

Indeed, the manual makes no mention of an FPU. It runs fine on an '030 without FPU. I haven't tried it on an FPU-less '060, but I'd expect it doesn't have '060-specific code or that would have been...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 September 2020, 17:53
Replies: 246
Views: 27,731
Posted By Daedalus
As it happens, Amiga Ireland interviewed the Warp...

As it happens, Amiga Ireland interviewed the Warp guys a while ago, and it's literally just been uploaded. The bottom line though is that it's progressing, but being a spare time project and with all...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 September 2020, 16:28
Replies: 42
Views: 2,186
Posted By Daedalus
I'm pretty sure it's just a loader for those...

I'm pretty sure it's just a loader for those libraries, to solve the issue of them not being in ROM. Otherwise the exec module would need to be changed too, since it's possible to run a custom ROM...
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