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Forum: OT - Gaming Today, 13:07
Replies: 54
Views: 2,852
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 Today, 09:45
Replies: 4
Views: 233
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 Yesterday, 17:29
Replies: 209
Views: 23,231
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: 1,073
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: 2,364
Views: 352,026
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: 97
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: 164
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: 1,073
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: 2,364
Views: 352,026
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: 1,073
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: 2,364
Views: 352,026
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: 1,073
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: 2,364
Views: 352,026
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.
Forum: support.Hardware 09 October 2019, 10:04
Replies: 45
Views: 1,073
Posted By Daedalus
A 2.7K resistor should work fine, anything...

A 2.7K resistor should work fine, anything between 1K and 10K should do the job. well, you also need to swap pin 5 of the pad to pin 7, but that's essentially it.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2019, 10:02
Replies: 52
Views: 1,595
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, now that someone mentioned the scrolling at...

Yes, now that someone mentioned the scrolling at the edge of the screen in Turrican - almost every platformer on the Amiga had terrible scrolling that instantly distracted from the gameplay. And at...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2019, 16:56
Replies: 52
Views: 1,595
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I don't really suffer from those...

Yeah, I don't really suffer from those rose-tinted glasses for games because I found most Amiga games pretty rubbish back then as well, and so didn't play them very much at all. Plenty of exceptions,...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2019, 16:28
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By Daedalus
Apologies for the confusion, I thought they were...

Apologies for the confusion, I thought they were socketed on the 2091... Yep, just make sure one physical end of the cable is connected to the controller.
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2019, 15:41
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By Daedalus
You need termination at the (physical) ends of...

You need termination at the (physical) ends of the chain, and *only* at the physical ends of the chain, so leaving the last connectors floating will not do you any favours. Connect a drive to the end...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2019, 15:36
Replies: 45
Views: 1,073
Posted By Daedalus
The Megadrive pad uses a multiplexer chip to...

The Megadrive pad uses a multiplexer chip to select between two banks of inputs - Left, Right, B and C are one bank, and A and Start (with left and right grounded for pad ID purposes) are the other...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2019, 11:33
Replies: 45
Views: 1,073
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, it's a logic input so 5V is ideal. In theory...

Yep, it's a logic input so 5V is ideal. In theory anything above about 2V should work, but with a 5V supply available, that's the way to go.


Connecting pad pin 7 directly to 5V will work too,...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 08 October 2019, 10:23
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Daedalus
Not that I'm aware of, well not easily anyway....

Not that I'm aware of, well not easily anyway. You can access the OS directly and clear the keyboard buffer but that's not as simple as a single command. What exactly are you trying to do? It's...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2019, 10:03
Replies: 45
Views: 1,073
Posted By Daedalus
It's likely that the stick you're talking about...

It's likely that the stick you're talking about with a Sega mode is for the Mastersystem, as the Megadrive would need 3 buttons as you pointed out. But any stick with two buttons (that both operate...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2019, 09:51
Replies: 2,364
Views: 352,026
Posted By Daedalus
It's just a matter of using P96Mode to create new...

It's just a matter of using P96Mode to create new video modes with the required parameters. Bear in mind though that the overall resolution will be limited by the pixel clock of the card - the...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 October 2019, 18:04
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By Daedalus
Fair enough, though I should have made it clearer...

Fair enough, though I should have made it clearer that the fault is much more likely to be the '157 chip or the resistor pack - I've never personally seen controller faults caused by a faulty Denise...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 October 2019, 17:35
Replies: 38
Views: 1,395
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I guess they just decided to harness the...

Yeah, I guess they just decided to harness the extra horsepower and texture mapping styles in fashion on the PC at the time. To be honest I don't think the texture mapping has aged well, and the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 October 2019, 16:30
Replies: 2,364
Views: 352,026
Posted By Daedalus
There's another down beside Z :) It's basically...

There's another down beside Z :) It's basically so that the same keyboard chassis can accommodate different layouts by simply fitting different keycaps. A cost-saving exercise by Commodore.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 October 2019, 16:05
Replies: 45
Views: 1,073
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, if it has a button that doubles as up, it...

Yeah, if it has a button that doubles as up, it sounds like it's already got a modification or mode for running on an Amiga - that config is often used for playing traditional Amiga platformers on a...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 October 2019, 15:03
Replies: 258
Views: 40,416
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, and it might not even be the PSU capacity...

Yep, and it might not even be the PSU capacity that causes the problem, but the progressive voltage drop across all the connections. Especially the motherboard power connector and expansion connector...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 October 2019, 14:57
Replies: 38
Views: 1,395
Posted By Daedalus
Frontier was originally on the Amiga (coded in...

Frontier was originally on the Amiga (coded in 68k ASM by David Braben himself) and afterwards ported to the PC.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 October 2019, 13:48
Replies: 39
Views: 1,196
Posted By Daedalus
The Wii version of GoldenEye is actually pretty...

The Wii version of GoldenEye is actually pretty excellent in its own right. I played it a fair bit online, and it still regularly comes out for some fun local 4-player action.
Forum: OT - Entertainment 07 October 2019, 13:47
Replies: 78
Views: 4,735
Posted By Daedalus
I watch it occasionally, generally quite like it....

I watch it occasionally, generally quite like it. Not a regular watcher though...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 October 2019, 13:44
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Daedalus
Not specifically the Amiga itself, but I always...

Not specifically the Amiga itself, but I always remember the smell of the PSU of my A1200 after several hours of use, and a separate distinct smell from the 1084S CRT (as well as the 15kHz whine I...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 October 2019, 12:30
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, the only job the CIA chips have regarding...

Indeed, the only job the CIA chips have regarding the controller ports is the first fire button or left mouse button. Everything else is handled by Paula and Denise (or Lisa on AGA machines).
Forum: support.Hardware 07 October 2019, 09:44
Replies: 45
Views: 1,073
Posted By Daedalus
Megadrive pads in general are different from...

Megadrive pads in general are different from almost every other 9-pin D "Atari-style" controller as the Megadrive pinout is different. What you want is a controller that's suited to the Megadrive and...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 October 2019, 09:40
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By Daedalus
The 5V supply has a fuse that is regularly blown,...

The 5V supply has a fuse that is regularly blown, but this normally only affects mice. It's unlikely to be the 5V supply as joysticks don't normally use it. I would look at the area around the port,...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 October 2019, 10:03
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By Daedalus
Basically, yes, dividing the 28MHz signal by two...

Basically, yes, dividing the 28MHz signal by two will give you your 14MHz synchronous CPU clock. You can use the same idea then to divide the peripheral clock from the CPU by two as well, avoiding...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 04 October 2019, 09:45
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that's basically what DefIcons is. It...

Yep, that's basically what DefIcons is. It patches Workbench to check the file header for identifiers and assigns a default icon based on that. It's a little slower to display icons in a drawer for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 October 2019, 17:31
Replies: 4,031
Views: 686,474
Posted By Daedalus
Haven't had much time for games in months (or...

Haven't had much time for games in months (or years :( ) but a while back restored my old Atari 800XL. I spent a bit of time playing Blue Max again and remembering how much I loved it as a kid, and...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 03 October 2019, 17:00
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, 3.1.4(.1) will support any of the main icon...

Yep, 3.1.4(.1) will support any of the main icon styles. It also includes a set of GlowIcons for the standard programs on the Storage disk.

Adding DefIcons to identify filetypes won't have any...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 October 2019, 15:08
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By Daedalus
It should be stable if it's synchronised with the...

It should be stable if it's synchronised with the motherboard, the main problems are:

- the peripheral clock will also be double speed, messing up things like CIA timing that can affect some games...
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