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Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2020, 07:47
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Posted By johnnybarker
I believe the latest version of Amiga Forever is...

I believe the latest version of Amiga Forever is the only legal option.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 September 2020, 22:12
Replies: 4,095
Views: 447,219
Posted By johnnybarker
Oh, no that is a shame about your AA3000+. Hope...

Oh, no that is a shame about your AA3000+. Hope it isn't too damaged.

@DarrenHD, I also had a DMAC die on my a3000 when using an a3660. It ran much hotter after fitting the CPU card and I think...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 September 2020, 21:34
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Posted By johnnybarker
Unfortunately having issues with my a3000...

Unfortunately having issues with my a3000 overheating a little so it is currently in pieces again. It works fine if the cover is off and there is an extra fan on the PSU. I think the heat is causing...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 September 2020, 10:24
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Posted By johnnybarker
Should add that it was on full screen mode and...

Should add that it was on full screen mode and 70ns ram speed. It crashed when I tried 60ns so perhaps would get a little more with better simms but probably not much. I can try it on the apocalypse...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 September 2020, 19:50
Replies: 4,095
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Posted By johnnybarker
This is on my a3000 with 420mhz CyberstormPPC and...

This is on my a3000 with 420mhz CyberstormPPC and voodoo 2000. Nowhere near 50fps.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 August 2020, 18:21
Replies: 272
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Posted By johnnybarker
That was basically my plan. I am guessing it...

That was basically my plan. I am guessing it could potentially cost only £100-150 depending on the cost of PCBs/parts. Which for a 68060 powered cd32 would not be too bad! I would be really...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 August 2020, 12:58
Replies: 272
Views: 15,399
Posted By johnnybarker
If you can live without an FPU (not so good for...

If you can live without an FPU (not so good for demos and Quake I admit) then you can still buy a rev 4 for about £30. I bought one for this price and it arrived last week. I plan to put it in the...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 August 2020, 22:15
Replies: 29
Views: 1,750
Posted By johnnybarker
I was responding a little late to post #12. The...

I was responding a little late to post #12. The early Vampire 600 had issues with power and digital video out at higher resolutions. In my case it caused random crashes and flicking screens, esp at...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 August 2020, 21:51
Replies: 29
Views: 1,750
Posted By johnnybarker
Sorry about the late reply. I got the information...

Sorry about the late reply. I got the information from Majsta's website. Look for "power fix" and "digital video out fix".

Hope that helps
Forum: support.Hardware 22 August 2020, 17:53
Replies: 29
Views: 1,750
Posted By johnnybarker
I have a vampire 600 which I got from kipper2k so...

I have a vampire 600 which I got from kipper2k so was in one of the first batches. It was well flaky and needed 5 or 6 SMD capacitors changed to resistors and also 2x extra electrolytic capacitors...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 August 2020, 18:15
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By johnnybarker
Has any made/seen/heard of one of these? ...

Has any made/seen/heard of one of these?

http://aminet.net/package/driver/audio/vss
Forum: support.Hardware 08 August 2020, 19:56
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By johnnybarker
Yes, I think the light would normally blink when...

Yes, I think the light would normally blink when connected to a router/switch. May be worth getting another card as they are so cheap.

If that doesn't work then I would probably advise buying...
Forum: MarketPlace 04 August 2020, 07:37
Replies: 48
Views: 3,608
Posted By johnnybarker
I bought it on the 24th of June. I used the link...

I bought it on the 24th of June. I used the link Chucky posted on Facebook - same as the one on page 1 of this post.

Here is a photo of the actual chip I received.
Forum: support.Hardware 01 August 2020, 22:30
Replies: 4,095
Views: 447,219
Posted By johnnybarker
I wondered that. Would be nice though.

I wondered that. Would be nice though.
Forum: MarketPlace 01 August 2020, 09:16
Replies: 48
Views: 3,608
Posted By johnnybarker
I bought a freescale 68060 from heisener and can...

I bought a freescale 68060 from heisener and can confirm it is a genuine rev 6. I paid $245USD inc postage to UK via DHL.
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2020, 18:18
Replies: 4,095
Views: 447,219
Posted By johnnybarker
Has anyone yet tried out an adaptec 2940UW scsi...

Has anyone yet tried out an adaptec 2940UW scsi card on the mediator? I tested one ages ago and it worked but was pretty slow. I am just wondering if the apocalypse card would be able to take more...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 July 2020, 20:29
Replies: 54
Views: 3,436
Posted By johnnybarker
I think Jens is probably right that most original...

I think Jens is probably right that most original PSUs are not at their best by now and some modern replacements will, understandably, not be designed with our 20+ year old hardware in mind. I...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 May 2020, 22:08
Replies: 4,095
Views: 447,219
Posted By johnnybarker
Looks good.

Looks good.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 May 2020, 21:25
Replies: 4,095
Views: 447,219
Posted By johnnybarker
This is what I bought ...

This is what I bought

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32594518494.html?spm=a2g0s.12269583.0.0.40fc5764SsGVd1

They appear to be even cheaper now.

I used an "Aoyue 1257 - Air Nozzle SOP Type...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 May 2020, 19:52
Replies: 4,095
Views: 447,219
Posted By johnnybarker
Hooray it works! Thanks again grelbfarlk...

Hooray it works!

Thanks again grelbfarlk for all the hard work you did in creating/testing this mod.

Now that it is working I will admit that that I did go for the cheap RAM chips off...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 May 2020, 17:14
Replies: 4,095
Views: 447,219
Posted By johnnybarker
Thanks grelbfarlk- screen refreshed too late to...

Thanks grelbfarlk- screen refreshed too late to read your post before I replied to myself!

Fingers crossed. I am hoping that if the RAM/soldering was dodgy then it would not work at all.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 May 2020, 17:11
Replies: 4,095
Views: 447,219
Posted By johnnybarker
Oh, just reading the github again, looks like I...

Oh, just reading the github again, looks like I may need to alter the envarc harrier =1?

I know, RTFM. In the bath now so will try later.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 May 2020, 16:55
Replies: 4,095
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Posted By johnnybarker
So, I "upgraded" my apocalypse today swapping the...

So, I "upgraded" my apocalypse today swapping the RAM chips with9x 48LC32M8A2 chips. It should have gone from 128mb to 256mb. However it has gone from 128mb to 128mb (Actually on 122mb in Sysinfo)....
Forum: support.Hardware 27 April 2020, 17:51
Replies: 4,095
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Posted By johnnybarker
I pinched one off an old scsi hard drive. You...

I pinched one off an old scsi hard drive. You often find those wee jumpers (I don't mean the scsi id select or ide slave/master pins) on the main logic boards. Sometimes they are covered by some...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2020, 22:51
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Views: 447,219
Posted By johnnybarker
PM sent to Spudje

PM sent to Spudje
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2020, 22:15
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Views: 447,219
Posted By johnnybarker
Hooray! I finally got my apocalypse working...

Hooray! I finally got my apocalypse working today. It was all down to the order of the cards which I never realised was such a problem until I read back through the thread. Current order which works...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 April 2020, 21:26
Replies: 4,095
Views: 447,219
Posted By johnnybarker
Hmmm. Thanks for the advice. I will look at the...

Hmmm. Thanks for the advice. I will look at the options and make a decision. Need to get it all working with 128mb first! Just trying to find time to setup a clean wb.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 April 2020, 17:59
Replies: 4,095
Views: 447,219
Posted By johnnybarker
I am going to try and give upgrading the ram my...

I am going to try and give upgrading the ram my apocalypse card to 256mb. Just looking at buying MT48LC32M8A2TG-75 chips and the prices seem to vary wildly. You can buy genuine new ones for about £5...
Forum: Hardware pics 14 April 2020, 11:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By johnnybarker
I have loads of perspex kicking about from an...

I have loads of perspex kicking about from an amplifier/DAC project so I may try and look it out and see if I could make something out of it. I have to confess though, I have bit of a soft spot for...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 April 2020, 18:34
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By johnnybarker
Does the Rev 6A motherboard have holes under the...

Does the Rev 6A motherboard have holes under the Agnus chip to push it out from the bottom?
Forum: support.Hardware 13 April 2020, 18:25
Replies: 30
Views: 1,853
Posted By johnnybarker
If you get an ATX power supply don't forget to...

If you get an ATX power supply don't forget to change the Tick jumper.
Forum: Hardware pics 13 April 2020, 16:28
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By johnnybarker
Thanks. If any shops ever open I may spray it...

Thanks. If any shops ever open I may spray it with a bit of zinc paint to make it look a bit neater. The final finish was never my strong point though.

Hopefully bring it down to the next meet...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 April 2020, 13:48
Replies: 31
Views: 1,837
Posted By johnnybarker
I use a Benq G2420HD which works with native...

I use a Benq G2420HD which works with native Amiga resolutions and looks very nice. Only cost £30 off ebay. I also have the Benq G2420HDBL which doesn't work on an Amiga without a scandoubler- never...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 April 2020, 16:42
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By johnnybarker
My a2000 is full of them.

My a2000 is full of them.
Forum: Hardware pics 12 April 2020, 16:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By johnnybarker
I bought a voodoo 3 recently but could not fit it...

I bought a voodoo 3 recently but could not fit it as I am still having some bother with it. When it arrived, it was missing an electrolytic cap, two caps were dented and one of the SMD caps was...
Forum: Hardware pics 12 April 2020, 16:03
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By johnnybarker
Picture 9 Back to the task at hand I decided to...

Picture 9 Back to the task at hand I decided to see if the new support bracket fitted before irreversibly ruining my case.

Picture 10- I had some help with the heavy lifting.

Picture 11 It...
Forum: Hardware pics 12 April 2020, 16:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By johnnybarker
A4000 Mediator in Ateo Tower

Pretty unusual time at work but I have been given a week of respite for the Easter holidays so, as some light relief, I thought I would take the time to fit a mediator board to my a4000. I decided to...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 March 2020, 07:30
Replies: 4,095
Views: 447,219
Posted By johnnybarker
I hope you are not planning on reselling them at...

I hope you are not planning on reselling them at inflated prices. It kind of goes against the spirit of this adventure...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 February 2020, 22:37
Replies: 4,095
Views: 447,219
Posted By johnnybarker
I think 64bit cards are usually backwards...

I think 64bit cards are usually backwards compatible. The Ramix card looks like it is 64bit.
Forum: support.Hardware 28 February 2020, 19:39
Replies: 4,095
Views: 447,219
Posted By johnnybarker
Thanks grelbfarlk. I was the one who just bought...

Thanks grelbfarlk. I was the one who just bought the (relatively) cheap one on ebay from Israel!

You are right, I was expecting the carrier card to be the cheaper part of the equation. At least...
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