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Forum: support.Hardware Today, 15:23
Replies: 2
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Posted By Daedalus
They're standard ceramic capacitors, sometimes...

They're standard ceramic capacitors, sometimes called MLCC (Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors), and available from any of the usual places. I don't even thing the values are all that critical either, on...
Forum: News Today, 15:19
Replies: 230
Views: 35,234
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that's my understanding of it too: 3.0...

Yep, that's my understanding of it too: 3.0 allowed the PCMCIA card to be used with RAM occupying the same space, resulting in all sorts of nastiness when using SRAM cards (instant guru). 3.1 fixed...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Today, 15:09
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By Daedalus
If AGARed() etc. doesn't work after you've done a...

If AGARed() etc. doesn't work after you've done a DisplayPalette (and maybe a VWait, just in case it doesn't update until the next frame), then the way I see it you've got two choices: Access the...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 11:21
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By Daedalus
There are some extra options for the driver that...

There are some extra options for the driver that might help improve compatibility with some cards. Check out the cfd documentation for details, but bear in mind that you'll need to unmount and...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Today, 10:54
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By Daedalus
Ooh yeah, good point. I've only ever used the...

Ooh yeah, good point. I've only ever used the commands for snooping public screen colours in Amiga mode. I'll investigate when I'm home...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 10:52
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, earthing is mandatory at every outlet, as...

Yep, earthing is mandatory at every outlet, as well as individual fuses in every plug. Prior to a complete overhaul of the regulations in the middle of the last century, the UK and Ireland followed...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Today, 10:12
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By Daedalus
AGARed() etc. read the current colour registers,...

AGARed() etc. read the current colour registers, not the palette, so if you haven't displayed a palette yet, you'll only get 0 as a result. It wouldn't make any sense to use them before you have the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Today, 09:52
Replies: 1,944
Views: 267,392
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the general lack of uptake on optional hard...

Yeah, the general lack of uptake on optional hard drives (perhaps their expense when thinking of the A500) will have been a factor because the vast majority of Amigas were floppy-only systems, but...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 23:46
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By Daedalus
That's the basic idea, yes (set the required...

That's the basic idea, yes (set the required registers etc.) However, Blitz takes care of this automatically. If you create a sprite with four bitplanes instead of the normal two, it's automatically...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 21:54
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By Daedalus
As for the ground connection, it's not essential...

As for the ground connection, it's not essential really, and Amigas were supplied with 2-pin non-earthed cords in many places including the US. The PSU ground and shield are connected together in the...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 21:52
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By Daedalus
It's sometimes hard to predict what exactly a PSU...

It's sometimes hard to predict what exactly a PSU will do when not under load. I've seen some that drift up and down around 1 or 2 volts, and others that go beyond their specification by up to 50%....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 21:25
Replies: 1,944
Views: 267,392
Posted By Daedalus
Ooh, there's something I haven't heard or thought...

Ooh, there's something I haven't heard or thought about for a long time. The answer is "sort of". The Amiga has its own disc caching system, where a certain number of buffers are assigned to each...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 17:06
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, first thing to check is whether the PSU is...

Okay, first thing to check is whether the PSU is under load or not when you measured it. Were you measuring the voltages with the Amiga connected and turned on, or just checking the plug? You might...
Forum: project.EAB Yesterday, 14:33
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By Daedalus
*Thread moved to Off-topic* :p

*Thread moved to Off-topic*

:p
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2018, 22:58
Replies: 7
Views: 120
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I'd get a second opinion on those voltages...

Yeah, I'd get a second opinion on those voltages with another meter. It's possible for logic to still work around 6V, but I would expect the chips to get hot and cause lots of crashes, and eventually...
Forum: Hardware mods 17 September 2018, 17:38
Replies: 138
Views: 16,534
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, very similar indeed ;) Schematics-wise all...

Yep, very similar indeed ;) Schematics-wise all the Zorro aspects are identical between the two, the only difference is the layout and the additional circuitry for adapting the ATX power supply.

...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2018, 17:02
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By Daedalus
Beware, there appear to be different variants of...

Beware, there appear to be different variants of the PLIPBox that have different power requirements. One variant uses 5V directly, the other has a solid-state relay or something and a 5V regulator,...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2018, 14:49
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By Daedalus
It's possible that it's not actually losing...

It's possible that it's not actually losing connection with the trapdoor connector, but is shorting out against the upper shield. This is a known issue with some A1200s, and either removing the upper...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2018, 10:42
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By Daedalus
You'll find that many drives used by Commodore...

You'll find that many drives used by Commodore don't have the corresponding slot to fit the protrusion on the connector, or might even have one on both sides. And the motherboard is just as bad - no...
Forum: News 16 September 2018, 13:29
Replies: 23
Views: 1,663
Posted By Daedalus
You've got a PM :)

You've got a PM :)
Forum: support.Hardware 15 September 2018, 23:21
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By Daedalus
Well, as plasmab suggested, first step is to see...

Well, as plasmab suggested, first step is to see if the Amiga is actually damaged. Try running it another floppy drive, or without any floppy drive. If it appears to work, then you might be in luck...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 September 2018, 23:18
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Daedalus
Pin 1, 2, 3 and 4 are all ground, pins 5 and 6...

Pin 1, 2, 3 and 4 are all ground, pins 5 and 6 are 5V power. So you can verify the orientation in this way. It *looks* like you're correct, with pin 1 at the bottom of the picture.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 September 2018, 22:21
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Daedalus
MakeDefLibs is a pretty simple tool that just...

MakeDefLibs is a pretty simple tool that just scans the subdirectories of the Blitzlibs: assign for files to add to deflibs. If you don't have Blitzlibs: assigned, or you don't have any...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 September 2018, 22:11
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Daedalus
There doesn't seem to be an equivalent for MODs...

There doesn't seem to be an equivalent for MODs unfortunately.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 September 2018, 21:26
Replies: 77
Views: 2,880
Posted By Daedalus
And there's the problem. You're missing out on a...

And there's the problem. You're missing out on a huge world of incredible gameplay by shunning entire swathes of the games industry simply because your mindset equates cute with exclusively for...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 September 2018, 16:26
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Daedalus
Perhaps it's the DecodeMedModule? Interestingly,...

Perhaps it's the DecodeMedModule? Interestingly, it seems it doesn't actually do any decoding:
Forum: News 13 September 2018, 12:53
Replies: 23
Views: 1,663
Posted By Daedalus
Nicely done! Did you release screenshots of this...

Nicely done! Did you release screenshots of this a while ago? I feel like I saw a preview a few months back...

Anyway, I'm sure the colours of the sprites can be easily sorted for you if you'd...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 September 2018, 10:21
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, that's the one! The downstairs was dedicated...

Yes, that's the one! The downstairs was dedicated to the mainstream stuff, SNES (or maybe N64 was out at that stage?), Saturn and Playstation IIRC, and upstairs has the older stuff, Megadrive, Game...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 September 2018, 12:28
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By Daedalus
Clock is pin 1, data is pin 2. Also worth...

Clock is pin 1, data is pin 2. Also worth checking their continuity to pins 40 and 39 respectively on CIA U7, and check both of those lines for shorts to each other, ground or 5V. You should get a...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 September 2018, 23:23
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Daedalus
It's very strange then that the LED goes off when...

It's very strange then that the LED goes off when the OS is inactive when playing games. Also strange that it lists them as unreadable. Hmmm... The HDD LED on Amigas is completely passive - it's...
Forum: support.Other 11 September 2018, 15:32
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, both the CPU command and Version command can...

Yep, both the CPU command and Version command can be used to check the CPU and Kickstart currently running, so you can use either or both to tailor your startup sequence to your needs.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 September 2018, 13:00
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By Daedalus
Why? Common usage? The dictionary? Both...

Why?

Common usage? The dictionary? Both better for defining a term than your own personal opinion. Should everyone check with you before using any words to describe a game? Should I ask you to...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 September 2018, 12:27
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By Daedalus
And you were told how solder wicks up inside the...

And you were told how solder wicks up inside the insulation of the wires, stiffening them into effectively a single core, far higher in the connector than you seem to think.


True, it's probably...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 September 2018, 11:22
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By Daedalus
Is this an official definition, or your own...

Is this an official definition, or your own personal interpretation?


Pretty sure that's not the case (unfortunately).


But, it is an open-world game, and in the definition quoted by Epo...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 09 September 2018, 21:47
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Daedalus
I think Blitz's loading and saving of IFF...

I think Blitz's loading and saving of IFF palettes in general is a little buggy - I ran into some bugs when I was writing a palette manipulation program and ended up just implementing my own...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 September 2018, 19:51
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Daedalus
Are you sure the drive isn't constantly being...

Are you sure the drive isn't constantly being accessed? Some adaptors cause the LED to be on or off permanently, but that's regardless of what the OS is doing. If it's flickering, it's doing...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 09 September 2018, 13:23
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Daedalus
No, there's no way - IncBin files are packed as...

No, there's no way - IncBin files are packed as part of the executable object and so are loaded into fast RAM along with the program itself (if Fast RAM exists). The Decode#? commands then extract...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 September 2018, 17:02
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Daedalus
Are you looking for hardware information or...

Are you looking for hardware information or software? Building for the clockport is relatively straightforward - you can get away with using a data latch on the port's data and address lines and...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 08 September 2018, 14:14
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Daedalus
AmiBlitz3 gives you a "Program finished" message...

AmiBlitz3 gives you a "Program finished" message in the console, but Blitz just quits back to the IDE. A simple fix:

NPrint "Program finished. Press Enter."
x$ = Edit$(1)
End

The reason the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 07 September 2018, 17:11
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Daedalus
I think you need to have an End statement before...

I think you need to have an End statement before the img: label, otherwise when you click the mouse at the end of the program, the code runs on and tries to execute your image data... Which will not...
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