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Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 10:46
Replies: 227
Views: 25,801
Posted By Daedalus
It enables a additional ways of interpreting...

It enables a additional ways of interpreting certain items in the source. For example, with New Syntax enables, you can mark a parameter to a statement or function as optional by putting @ in front...
Forum: OT - General 10 December 2019, 18:35
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By Daedalus
Old post, I know... But Jesus Christ, I'm glad I...

Old post, I know... But Jesus Christ, I'm glad I wasn't there for that. I hope they permanently banned you for such obnoxious behaviour. If you don't like a film, just leave and annoy your wife or...
Forum: support.Apps 10 December 2019, 13:17
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Daedalus
That should work fine provided everything else...

That should work fine provided everything else was done as it would be for the real hardware. At the simplest level, the tooltype just tells HDToolbox which device to use to access the hard drive and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 December 2019, 11:31
Replies: 90
Views: 4,008
Posted By Daedalus
Clearly don't understand radioactivity. If you...

Clearly don't understand radioactivity. If you can feel it in your hand (as you mention below), you're going to be without a hand in pretty short order. What you're feeling there is a static...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 09 December 2019, 18:19
Replies: 45
Views: 1,337
Posted By Daedalus
Nice work on the update! Yeah, the Blitz objects...

Nice work on the update! Yeah, the Blitz objects and Amiga OS structs for many objects have very similar names, often the same word but in all lower-case. The structs themselves are very different...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 06 December 2019, 20:58
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Daedalus
I haven't tried the latest version of the...

I haven't tried the latest version of the PTPlayer lib, but the previous version worked fine with AB3. There is some method of rebuilding the command index IIRC, but I'll have to check it out some...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2019, 14:20
Replies: 13
Views: 265
Posted By Daedalus
A common issue with newer expansions on the A1200...

A common issue with newer expansions on the A1200 is the connector not being 100% positive with its positioning. Try move it 1-2mm out again, but straight. It helps with a lot of boards that...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 06 December 2019, 10:53
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Daedalus
There's one of the library management tools you...

There's one of the library management tools you can use that will change the lib number. I can't remember what it's called, but IIRC it's a command line tool like SetLibNum or something.

Yeah, the...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2019, 10:43
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, I see. Well, it is possible that it was...

Ah, I see. Well, it is possible that it was recapped, but it doesn't look like it from those photos. To answer a previous question, to check the IDE port, have a careful look around the base of the...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2019, 00:52
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Daedalus
It may have been recapped, but if the original...

It may have been recapped, but if the original leakage wasn't cleaned up at the time then it will still be there, slowly corroding the board. I have my doubts it was done at all - was it an original...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 05 December 2019, 23:13
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Daedalus
I think AmiBlitz 2 & 3 needs its command index...

I think AmiBlitz 2 & 3 needs its command index rebuilt to take new libraries into account. What you should really do is use one of the library tools to see which library numbers aren't taken, then...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2019, 23:10
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Daedalus
That capacitor is just a smoothing capacitor on...

That capacitor is just a smoothing capacitor on the 5V rail - you can remove it completely and the Amiga should still work. I don't want to scaremonger, but I would suggest getting it recapped and...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2019, 17:53
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By Daedalus
A dead cable or CIA are less likely to cause such...

A dead cable or CIA are less likely to cause such an issue - a solid on caps lock LED with no response from other keys sounds to me like the keyboard's watchdog time is holding it in perpetual reset....
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 05 December 2019, 13:10
Replies: 45
Views: 1,337
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I use it like this all the time. Amiblitz 3...

Yep, I use it like this all the time. Amiblitz 3 doesn't use assigns (or rather, it creates a Blitz3: assign dynamically), instead it uses relative paths from the executable. So you can not only have...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2019, 11:56
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Daedalus
Glad it's working again! There are lots of signs...

Glad it's working again! There are lots of signs of capacitor leakage and corrosion in the area though, so I would still suspect you've got a partial failure in the area that means it works sometimes...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 05 December 2019, 11:07
Replies: 45
Views: 1,337
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, as I said, the repository contains an...

Yep, as I said, the repository contains an unfinished version so it doesn't work. Sven is working on that so it should hopefully be corrected today.

There have been some changes to the command...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2019, 11:02
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Daedalus
It's possible that there's been capacitor leakage...

It's possible that there's been capacitor leakage beside the IDE port that's corroded the pins on the IDE port, and flexing the board allows them to make contact. You really need to clean it up to...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2019, 10:59
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, there are lots of 2-button games that are...

Yeah, there are lots of 2-button games that are non-AGA, and if you use WHDLoad, lots of games have been patched to support 2 buttons even when the original does not. Also, any title that uses the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 04 December 2019, 22:56
Replies: 45
Views: 1,337
Posted By Daedalus
Actually, Sven has just said that the repository...

Actually, Sven has just said that the repository is wrong and has a beta snapshot, not the final release. He's fixing it now.

As for documentation, all the main documentation included with the...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 December 2019, 22:44
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By Daedalus
No, there's only a tiny risk, and that's only in...

No, there's only a tiny risk, and that's only in edge cases like games that continuously try to read a CD32 pad.

@Solo Kazuki
Yeah, that's good for a few games, but it also won't work for other...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 December 2019, 18:10
Replies: 90
Views: 4,008
Posted By Daedalus
A few billion? And here I was thinking I only had...

A few billion? And here I was thinking I only had a few hundred million years left. I guess I can relax so :p
Forum: support.Hardware 04 December 2019, 16:04
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Daedalus
More useful, perhaps for Flashback if it supports...

More useful, perhaps for Flashback if it supports the adaptor in that configuration, but I can't see how it's any safer, and it has the disadvantage of not working properly in other games, since the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 04 December 2019, 15:41
Replies: 45
Views: 1,337
Posted By Daedalus
New Release of AmiBlitz 3!

AmiBlitz has been updated to release 3.7, and is available here (https://github.com/AmiBlitz/AmiBlitz3). This is the first update in a few years, and removes the long-standing FPU requirement,...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 December 2019, 10:40
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Daedalus
The KTRL-CD32 is excellent. It's based on the...

The KTRL-CD32 is excellent. It's based on the shell of a SNES USB controller and emulates a CD32 pad with extra features like remapping controls etc. Aside from the pin differences with MD pads, I'm...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 December 2019, 00:37
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By Daedalus
Cheers :D Yeah, that one also includes diodes,...

Cheers :D Yeah, that one also includes diodes, which makes the MD pad safe to use on a C64 too. But if you're only going to use it on an Amiga, you can leave the diodes out.

A 1K resistor instead...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 December 2019, 00:27
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By Daedalus
Are you sure it crashes? Because I'm not. I think...

Are you sure it crashes? Because I'm not. I think it just fails to work. As I said, it's not malicious, it was trying to set a bar for more advanced software, as well as ensuring various updates and...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 December 2019, 16:21
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By Daedalus
It's not a bug, it's designed and intended...

It's not a bug, it's designed and intended behaviour. It was a feature added to 3.1 because using the PCMCIA port with an 8MB fast RAM expansion in Zorro-II space would result in crashes. 3.1 will...
Forum: OT - General 03 December 2019, 14:41
Replies: 52
Views: 1,612
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I know, it's more about our particular...

Yeah, I know, it's more about our particular situation. For us, Solid Edge is considered legacy and therefore money can't be spent upgrading it. The version we have does run on Windows 10, but trips...
Forum: OT - General 02 December 2019, 23:12
Replies: 52
Views: 1,612
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, our CAD machines were amongst the last to...

Yeah, our CAD machines were amongst the last to be upgraded due to the issues with software like Solid Edge, but the powers that be have decided that my time is better spent walking between buildings...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 December 2019, 23:05
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By Daedalus
Sounds very interesting :) Yeah, you can check...

Sounds very interesting :) Yeah, you can check out the A4000 board layout on amigapcb.org, scroll down to the bottom and see the curves :p
Forum: Hardware mods 02 December 2019, 13:24
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, an adaptor is very easy to build with a male...

Yep, an adaptor is very easy to build with a male and female 9-pin plug. Swapping pins 5 and 7 will give you proper power and control to the pad, but occasionally that won't work, so to force the MD...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 November 2019, 17:39
Replies: 41
Views: 1,107
Posted By Daedalus
Aww, it's an excellent game, great CD soundtrack...

Aww, it's an excellent game, great CD soundtrack too! Well worth a go (but download the latest updates for it too).
Forum: support.Hardware 29 November 2019, 17:37
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Daedalus
Not necessarily. The fuses in the plug and PSU...

Not necessarily. The fuses in the plug and PSU (if fitted) protect the primary side, not the secondary. A dead short on the secondary side will cause components to fail, not fuses.


As others...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 November 2019, 10:58
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Daedalus
It would be rare that a failing PSU would take...

It would be rare that a failing PSU would take the Amiga with it, but it is possible (unlike earlier PSUs like the C64, which regularly brings C64s to silicon heaven with it). That the power light...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 November 2019, 18:52
Replies: 41
Views: 1,107
Posted By Daedalus
The last Amiga game I bought in a shop was...

The last Amiga game I bought in a shop was Payback, in the summer of 2001 I believe. It was a specialist Amiga shop in Berlin and not a mainstream shop, but still, bought off the shelf in a...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 November 2019, 17:24
Replies: 11
Views: 8,023
Posted By Daedalus
No, the left Amiga key is for system-wide...

No, the left Amiga key is for system-wide shortcuts (flipping screens, answering requesters etc.), the right Amiga key is for the application shortcuts shown in the menus. So application menus should...
Forum: OT - General 28 November 2019, 15:53
Replies: 52
Views: 1,612
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it's annoying alright. Have most of it...

Yeah, it's annoying alright. Have most of it sorted, though icons for most applications (basically anything non-Microsoft) are blank white document icons and associations have changed here and there....
Forum: OT - General 28 November 2019, 13:22
Replies: 52
Views: 1,612
Posted By Daedalus
Gah! Turned up today to work to find my PC has...

Gah! Turned up today to work to find my PC has been upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. First thing I do after decluttering the task bar and start menu is try to fix my application keyboard...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 28 November 2019, 12:21
Replies: 73
Views: 6,538
Posted By Daedalus
That's great, thanks for the detailed explanation...

That's great, thanks for the detailed explanation :) And, of course, your work on the original library!
Forum: Amiga scene 27 November 2019, 17:36
Replies: 36
Views: 1,757
Posted By Daedalus
I'm not sure about Settlers, but Theme Park has...

I'm not sure about Settlers, but Theme Park has its own HD installer anyway. I played that from hard drive back in the day without any issues.
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