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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 15:47
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Posted By Daedalus
And that's what I was talking about earlier - I...

And that's what I was talking about earlier - I couldn't for the life of me figure out the appeal of Turrican. Sound was relatively poor, graphics were average, and the gameplay was pretty dull with...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2019, 12:47
Replies: 23
Views: 406
Posted By Daedalus
Most files are copied to the same locations as...

Most files are copied to the same locations as they are on the original disks, so the Workbench disk contents can be copied pretty much directly to the hard drive. Don't forget to copy all files, not...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2019, 12:04
Replies: 23
Views: 406
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, well if you can't find the 3.0 one, the...

Hmmm, well if you can't find the 3.0 one, the drive partitioning and formatting part of the setup at least can be done with the 3.1 install disk. After that, if you wanted you could manually install...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2019, 10:09
Replies: 23
Views: 406
Posted By Daedalus
Workbench 3.0 does indeed have an install disk,...

Workbench 3.0 does indeed have an install disk, but it was only shipped with machines that had a hard drive. Machines that didn't have a hard drive were missing that disk.

I'm sure an image can be...
Forum: support.Apps 18 October 2019, 10:04
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Daedalus
AHI doesn't need Workbench, no. A few commands in...

AHI doesn't need Workbench, no. A few commands in the startup-sequence or user-startup are enough. As for putting it in ROM, I'm not so sure. There are extra conditions that code needs to meet that...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2019, 10:01
Replies: 40
Views: 1,269
Posted By Daedalus
Don't confuse fear with respect. Fear causes...

Don't confuse fear with respect. Fear causes irrational thinking and mistakes, which can lead to death with electricity. Respect for electricity and its dangers is what keeps electricians safe, not...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 October 2019, 09:59
Replies: 87
Views: 3,223
Posted By Daedalus
The fact that a stock A500 can't play Quake is...

The fact that a stock A500 can't play Quake is also a limitation of the hardware. Ultimately, having to choose between music and sound effects had an impact on the perception of games, especially...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 October 2019, 17:56
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, they'll only show up in the early startup...

Yep, they'll only show up in the early startup menu if they're partitioned for the Amiga. But if you've set them up on WinUAE, then they're probably partitioned correctly. Have these A1200s...
Forum: OT - General 17 October 2019, 17:50
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Daedalus
This is unfortunately a problem common with many...

This is unfortunately a problem common with many hobbies. The community aspect is usually a wonderful part of any activity, but there's always a less savoury element in any community, and online...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 October 2019, 15:39
Replies: 211
Views: 23,557
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, normally the drawing commands *aren't*...

Hmmm, normally the drawing commands *aren't* clipped, and will trigger the debugger when they draw out of bounds. They will silently overwrite neighbouring memory without the debugger, which could...
Forum: OT - Technical 17 October 2019, 13:33
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By Daedalus
Very nice. There are a couple of...

Very nice.



There are a couple of factors involved, but essentially there's no practical maximum size, provided you take care when setting it up. Drives over 4GB in size need appropriate...
Forum: News 17 October 2019, 13:20
Replies: 78
Views: 11,892
Posted By Daedalus
That sounds very unfortunate. I have very little...

That sounds very unfortunate. I have very little time myself, but still find time to slowly read a few books a year. Like most things, if you really want to do something, you can always find time for...
Forum: support.Other 17 October 2019, 10:49
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By Daedalus
You can set the value in the Redit icon's...

You can set the value in the Redit icon's information window.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 October 2019, 10:16
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By Daedalus
You could also implement that in a similar...

You could also implement that in a similar fashion from the GUI - I polled the engine at regular intervals and it reported its status. The overhead shouldn't be any different, and when the GUI is...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 October 2019, 10:00
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By Daedalus
My player just used a single direction protocol -...

My player just used a single direction protocol - the player listened for commands and responded with details when asked, but didn't send any messages of its own accord back to the GUI. So only the...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2019, 17:45
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, easy fixes are always good :)

Ah, easy fixes are always good :)
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2019, 17:37
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Daedalus
Was it working before the recap? The left mouse...

Was it working before the recap? The left mouse button is pretty straightforward and is handled by the U7 CIA. Check the voltage on pin 6 of the port (should be close to 5V when the button is not...
Forum: OT - General 16 October 2019, 15:01
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Daedalus
Well, for the spray thing, there are a couple of...

Well, for the spray thing, there are a couple of reasons. First, you don't want the tube exactly the right length, because then it'll hit the bottom and get blocked, so you won't get anything out of...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2019, 14:53
Replies: 23
Views: 457
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that's it. Chances are that if you're using...

Yep, that's it. Chances are that if you're using 3.0 or 3.1 ROM, you're already patching it for things like scsi.device updates, so adding the PCMCIA patch shouldn't make a difference in use.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2019, 13:48
Replies: 23
Views: 457
Posted By Daedalus
The "issue" is that the slot was primarily...

The "issue" is that the slot was primarily designed for SRAM memory cards that were mapped straight into the Amiga's address space, either as fast RAM or as storage. Unfortunately this space...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2019, 13:32
Replies: 23
Views: 457
Posted By Daedalus
It's for a 3.1 ROM - the 3.0 ROM doesn't have the...

It's for a 3.1 ROM - the 3.0 ROM doesn't have the check that disables the slot, so it can be used without the patch.
Forum: OT - Gaming 16 October 2019, 13:17
Replies: 61
Views: 3,092
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it's very different now to how it was back...

Yeah, it's very different now to how it was back in the day. At launch, it was a similar setup to Frontier, where trade trips made you a bit of a profit but you had to take things like fuel costs...
Forum: OT - General 16 October 2019, 13:12
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By Daedalus
Because 32" monitors are generally frowned upon...

Because 32" monitors are generally frowned upon when you whip them out on the train :p
Forum: support.Apps 16 October 2019, 10:19
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, MagicWB was more a style of visuals,...

Yep, MagicWB was more a style of visuals, including icons and backdrops, that took advantage of a particular 8-colour palette. For low-end systems it really made great use of such a limited palette....
Forum: OT - Sports 16 October 2019, 10:15
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Daedalus
I've been a fan of Max Verstappen's driving style...

I've been a fan of Max Verstappen's driving style since he first showed up in Formula 1 - I'm sure he'll win the championship some time in the future. I was never really a Vettel fan, though he's...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2019, 09:43
Replies: 40
Views: 1,269
Posted By Daedalus
A little while back I modded an A4000 with an SFX...

A little while back I modded an A4000 with an SFX PSU and a custom PSU controller board. Unlike an ATX PSU, the SFX format has two screwholes that align with the original A4000 PSU holes, and the...
Forum: OT - Sports 15 October 2019, 11:10
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I'm a fan of Formula 1, occasionally dip...

Yep, I'm a fan of Formula 1, occasionally dip into other motorsports too but rarely have the time these days.
Forum: OT - Gaming 14 October 2019, 13:07
Replies: 61
Views: 3,092
Posted By Daedalus
It's rare that I have the time for it (or any...

It's rare that I have the time for it (or any game) these days too. Occasionally I pop in for an hour or two, but that's it... And most of that time is spent wondering why I was parked up in some...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 October 2019, 09:45
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Daedalus
My guess is that the 14MHz mode is messing with...

My guess is that the 14MHz mode is messing with the E-clock. That's produced by the CPU and is used for peripheral timing for the CIAs etc. I believe some copy protection schemes and track loaders do...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 October 2019, 17:29
Replies: 211
Views: 23,557
Posted By Daedalus
This is a strange one indeed, and it's not one...

This is a strange one indeed, and it's not one I've ever seen... Any time I open a native screen WinUAE will automatically switch to that in a window. Which demos in particular are causing this? Does...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 October 2019, 09:42
Replies: 45
Views: 1,323
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, the Megadrive sends 5V power on pin 5, the...

Yep, the Megadrive sends 5V power on pin 5, the Amiga sends it on pin 7.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 October 2019, 16:55
Replies: 2,369
Views: 353,125
Posted By Daedalus
I would expect there's a lot more involved in...

I would expect there's a lot more involved in adding support to P96 - the core OS libraries (e.g. layers.library, intuition.library and graphics.library) might also need to be reworked for example,...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 October 2019, 16:46
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Daedalus
I would just replace the PSU guts entirely in...

I would just replace the PSU guts entirely in that situation. Something's not right, and that is way too high for the 12V rail. 5.2V is pretty normal at the output, you'll probably find that it's...
Forum: support.Other 10 October 2019, 16:41
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Daedalus
You can get away with copying the various files...

You can get away with copying the various files across, but there are a few subtle differences when installed using the proper installer. For instance, the installer will back up older versions of...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 October 2019, 16:36
Replies: 45
Views: 1,323
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that's it :) Well, Amiga Ireland is an...

Yep, that's it :)

Well, Amiga Ireland is an excellent event for getting to see what's possible, what's going on in the scene, and meeting loads of Amiga types from all over Ireland and beyond, and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 October 2019, 12:38
Replies: 2,369
Views: 353,125
Posted By Daedalus
They're made by two different companies. The...

They're made by two different companies. The green membrane keyboards are Mitsumi, and feel like the majority of other Amiga keyboards that are also Mitsumi. The blue membrane keyboard is made by...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 October 2019, 10:03
Replies: 45
Views: 1,323
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, Megadrive extension leads are a good source...

Yep, Megadrive extension leads are a good source of moulded replacement cables that have all 9 pins connected. The quality isn't great, but it's good enough.

As an aside, swapping pins 5 and 7...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 October 2019, 10:00
Replies: 2,369
Views: 353,125
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, OS 4 uses P96 (although these days it's...

Yep, OS 4 uses P96 (although these days it's fully integrated into graphics.library etc.), but screen dragging, and dragging windows off screen, were both added specifically to OS4. Screen dragging...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 October 2019, 16:29
Replies: 45
Views: 1,323
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, assuming it behaves as a standard Megadrive...

Yep, assuming it behaves as a standard Megadrive pad, that's how it should go. Pin 5 from the controller to pin 7 of the Amiga, pin 7 of the controller to pin 7 of the Amiga via a resistor. Note that...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2019, 10:47
Replies: 2,369
Views: 353,125
Posted By Daedalus
In Workbench 3.5, 3.9, 3.1.4 and 4 you can sort...

In Workbench 3.5, 3.9, 3.1.4 and 4 you can sort by name in the Window->Cleanup menu. On older versions you can only do it using the text method by using the View As menu item.
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