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Forum: OT - Technical 02 December 2019, 15:46
Replies: 11
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Posted By Glen M
We have decided to not bother with it this year. ...

We have decided to not bother with it this year. Its not his using it that concerns me but rather his not using it. Until it becomes more mainstream I think he can stick to the PC and a monitor for...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 November 2019, 16:48
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Glen M
Here are a few pictures of the current 3D printed...

Here are a few pictures of the current 3D printed cover.

http://i.imgur.com/s4ZYZdXl.jpg (https://imgur.com/s4ZYZdX)

http://i.imgur.com/y4uMCb3l.jpg (https://imgur.com/y4uMCb3)
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Forum: Amiga scene 27 November 2019, 23:26
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Glen M
I'm working with the guy to get a colour as close...

I'm working with the guy to get a colour as close as possible to the original. I'm not sure on sd transfer rates but I expect it'll be similar, I was going to do some tests on that this weekend.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 November 2019, 16:40
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Glen M
3D printed cover for the Kipper2K CD32 riser

Maybe you seen my last video from the weekend.... maybe not, but long story short I was sent a 3D printed cover for the Kipper2K CD32 riser card thats great. It even has space for an integrated SD...
Forum: OT - Technical 26 November 2019, 15:28
Replies: 39
Views: 917
Posted By Glen M
I personally would be looking to AMD and either a...

I personally would be looking to AMD and either a Ryzen 5 2600x or Ryzen 7 2700x currently costing about £120 and £170 respectively but make sure you get a motherboard that supports the latest AM4...
Forum: OT - Technical 26 November 2019, 13:47
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By Glen M
Help choosing a VR headset

With Christmas not 4 weeks away we are really struggling with a gift idea for our 12 year old who is a massive PC gamer. Last year he got a new PC based on a ryzen 5 1500x with 16gb ram and a RX480...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 November 2019, 16:02
Replies: 580
Views: 27,783
Posted By Glen M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia1zNRZE8Mg ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia1zNRZE8Mg

Phils computer lab to the rescue again. I haven't watched it but it should give you some idea of performance for the 5500 PCI.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 November 2019, 16:01
Replies: 580
Views: 27,783
Posted By Glen M
Screamer 2 is one of those games that I actually...

Screamer 2 is one of those games that I actually prefer the look of in software mode. Its makes the textures a little softer that helps with the age of the game playing it now.

I had a 2mb...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 November 2019, 15:49
Replies: 580
Views: 27,783
Posted By Glen M
The banshee only has 1 texture unit so...

The banshee only has 1 texture unit so performance for the most part is slower than the V2 unless the game only uses 1 texture unit in which case the banshee can be slightly faster.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 November 2019, 14:41
Replies: 2,424
Views: 361,903
Posted By Glen M
Did the tank mouse ball cover bit not pull...

Did the tank mouse ball cover bit not pull forward to unclip rather than rotate?

I suppose if you're stuck just remove the screws and take it apart from the top.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 November 2019, 12:10
Replies: 2,424
Views: 361,903
Posted By Glen M
When I try to run BASS on my 1200 or CD32 from...

When I try to run BASS on my 1200 or CD32 from WHDLoad the screen flickers each time an audio sample is loaded. Its extremely annoying to the point that I can't play it. Is this caused by the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 November 2019, 12:06
Replies: 2,424
Views: 361,903
Posted By Glen M
I'd suggest you just want to delete the existing...

I'd suggest you just want to delete the existing WHDLoad install and use the installer included with the package to install the current version of WHDLoad.



I don't think CD audio is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 November 2019, 11:28
Replies: 580
Views: 27,783
Posted By Glen M
Before DDR memory became a standard on graphics...

Before DDR memory became a standard on graphics cards there is practically no difference between PCI and AGP. The voodoo 3 for example performs equal between the 2 buses.

I don't think you'd...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 November 2019, 13:58
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Glen M
Yes I can confirm with MMU installed and the fast...

Yes I can confirm with MMU installed and the fast rom command used it adds about 3-400kbps to the speed on the HDD. Also increased my MIPS to 10.52 ;) and confused the clock speed in sysinfo into...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 November 2019, 12:26
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Glen M
Screen shot of my known good full 030. Exactly...

Screen shot of my known good full 030. Exactly the same message showing MMU not in use. I must check if this message goes away after installing the MMU libraries.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 November 2019, 01:43
Replies: 580
Views: 27,783
Posted By Glen M
I said I'd pull together a list so here it is. ...

I said I'd pull together a list so here it is.

NVIDIA 8500GT PCI-E GPU, not sure of ram
ATI X1650 Pro AGP GPU 512mb DDR2
Silicon Image workstation dvi graphics card. I've no idea if this...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 November 2019, 11:05
Replies: 580
Views: 27,783
Posted By Glen M
The Banshee in terms of performance falls between...

The Banshee in terms of performance falls between the Voodoo and Voodoo 2 so yes if you can get one it'd be a good option for your system. 1997 processor and 1998 GPU. You might get some bottle...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 November 2019, 16:10
Replies: 35
Views: 2,850
Posted By Glen M
Well all I can do is tip my hat to Stephen for...

Well all I can do is tip my hat to Stephen for all his hard work to date and encourage him to ignore the 1% arseholes within the community and to come back to it as and when he feels its time to do...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 November 2019, 15:18
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By Glen M
One potential untapped resource for machines is...

One potential untapped resource for machines is auctions but you really need to be close them or you'll be paying some serious handling and postage fees.

But for anyone close currently in Essex...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 November 2019, 11:07
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By Glen M
Absolutely adding the CD32 to the leaking cap...

Absolutely adding the CD32 to the leaking cap category. Many are starting to show up on eBay etc with damage in so much as corrupt display, missing sound etc which all points to leaking caps and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 November 2019, 10:59
Replies: 580
Views: 27,783
Posted By Glen M
I'll try to sort out a list tonight. I'm only...

I'll try to sort out a list tonight. I'm only scaling back on some stuff to clear space as the cave is starting to get cluttered. I could move the vast majority of it to the garage but then it'll...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 November 2019, 00:00
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By Glen M
Well if buying from gumtree make sure to see the...

Well if buying from gumtree make sure to see the machine before giving over any money i.e. do the deal face to face.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 November 2019, 23:30
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By Glen M
WinUAE is free and the cheapest way to experience...

WinUAE is free and the cheapest way to experience Amiga.

Cheapest way to get a real one is to watch the classifieds such as gumtree here in the UK. I got an A500 for £20 and an A1200 for £100...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 November 2019, 23:25
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By Glen M
I would agree the Amiga version is very short,...

I would agree the Amiga version is very short, stupidly short actually and can be beat in about 20 minutes.

Was the additional level in the mega drive version also in the arcade original or was...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 November 2019, 23:15
Replies: 35
Views: 2,850
Posted By Glen M
Is there any idea yet of what these 060 boards...

Is there any idea yet of what these 060 boards are likely to cost.

My gut feeling is probably about £300 for the TF360 and that'll be the cheapest of the bunch by a long way. I do stress thats...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 November 2019, 22:19
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By Glen M
I think the Amiga version of the game might...

I think the Amiga version of the game might actually be the best home port.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 November 2019, 23:25
Replies: 580
Views: 27,783
Posted By Glen M
It has gone a bit quiet hasn't it. I...

It has gone a bit quiet hasn't it.

I started working on my Packard Bell 486 last week but discovered the board is just to far gone from Varta damage. Its a crying shame too as it was a great...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 November 2019, 21:55
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By Glen M
So I've been working on the CD32 window as per...

So I've been working on the CD32 window as per the attached image.

The top is the original window, the middle is an alternative I think would work to give you more view of the disc and the...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 November 2019, 21:43
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By Glen M
Yeah I've seen that. It appears to be the only...

Yeah I've seen that. It appears to be the only option to be honest so I think I'll order it and have a go.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2019, 15:38
Replies: 50
Views: 3,195
Posted By Glen M
I think you'd be hard pushed to find a new peice...

I think you'd be hard pushed to find a new peice of software that doesn't utilise multiple cores but the problem is plenty of us are still running old stuff. In saying that single core performance...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2019, 10:56
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By Glen M
Well this is true, if there is nothing else then...

Well this is true, if there is nothing else then the sticker is better than a damaged original or nothing but you'd think whoever made it would go to the care of at least having the lettering sharp. ...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2019, 15:13
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By Glen M
Many thanks for posting the pictures. To be...

Many thanks for posting the pictures. To be honest I'm not sure if I like the sticker. The colours seem off and the resolution of the logo doesn't look the best.

Whats your opinion of the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 November 2019, 12:14
Replies: 50
Views: 3,195
Posted By Glen M
Good point. In terms of physical clock speed...

Good point. In terms of physical clock speed that seems to have levelled of a fair bit but with increase in transistor count is there not also an equal increase in speed as operations per clock...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 November 2019, 11:23
Replies: 50
Views: 3,195
Posted By Glen M
This graph would indicate to me that Moore's law...

This graph would indicate to me that Moore's law still hold true

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law#/media/File:Moore's_Law_Transistor_Count_1971-2018.png

As for the original question...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 November 2019, 15:11
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By Glen M
I've tried reaching out to a few local companies...

I've tried reaching out to a few local companies that make plastic products with a view of remaking the CD32 windows but they aren't interested

Sometimes if you want something done its better to...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 November 2019, 11:07
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By Glen M
According to sysinfo I'm only at about 0.55 the...

According to sysinfo I'm only at about 0.55 the speed of a 25mhz 040 so I'd need to hit 100mhz on the 030 to get full speed of a 25mhz 040 making it 4 times faster per clock cycle.

Take what...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 November 2019, 01:23
Replies: 116
Views: 12,502
Posted By Glen M
Just a quick update video on the TF330 showing...

Just a quick update video on the TF330 showing the slight speed increase from installing MMU library and I stick a heatsink on the chip.

https://youtu.be/FtfJoT2t9as
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 November 2019, 23:11
Replies: 74
Views: 2,202
Posted By Glen M
I was given one a couple of year back and I...

I was given one a couple of year back and I honestly don't think I've ever turned it on.

Amiga emulation sounds like fun though. How do you go about running emulators on the Vita?
Forum: support.Hardware 06 November 2019, 23:04
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By Glen M
I never ran the full 030 at 50mhz but at 54mhz...

I never ran the full 030 at 50mhz but at 54mhz the difference between the 2 chips is very little. Sysinfo jumped from 10.45mips to 10.5mips and as above the cf card is a bit faster. Some of that...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 November 2019, 22:57
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By Glen M
I've since fitted a full 030 with mmu to my TF330...

I've since fitted a full 030 with mmu to my TF330 and I'm using the fast rom tool that comes with the mmu library to map it. Added about 300kbps to my cf card access speed in sysinfo.
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