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Forum: Amiga scene Today, 12:32
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, true. I'm not familiar with the specific...

Yep, true. I'm not familiar with the specific mechanisms of most games. Anything 3D that's not using Warp3D will of course be software rendered, but perhaps there are some 2D games that use the OS...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Today, 11:27
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By Daedalus
I know it's probably not much help, but my...

I know it's probably not much help, but my PaletteEd (http://robthenerd.com/paletteed) program can be used for rearranging palettes, and also includes a feature for rounding a palette to 4-bit depth...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Today, 11:20
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Daedalus
I don't know since I've never used ReqTools with...

I don't know since I've never used ReqTools with Blitz, but it sounds like the code might be using a different NewType to the expected one. If you're trying to compile it with an updated Blitz...
Forum: Amiga scene Today, 11:12
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Daedalus
The thing is, most of the OS-friendly drawing...

The thing is, most of the OS-friendly drawing commands are accelerated by passing the instruction directly to the graphics card itself. This takes far less bandwidth than transferring image data, so...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 23:32
Replies: 55
Views: 4,110
Posted By Daedalus
Nope, all the Amiga logic is 5V I'm afraid. Very...

Nope, all the Amiga logic is 5V I'm afraid. Very few Amiga peripherals use 3.3V, and those that do (e.g. 68060 accelerators, some newer Zorro cards) include their own 3.3V regulator. The Mediator TX...
Forum: Coders. General Yesterday, 14:45
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By Daedalus
CubicIDE gives a reasonable IDE for classic...

CubicIDE gives a reasonable IDE for classic machines, and is based around GoldEd (which you can of course use separately to replace an old editor if you wish).
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 12:22
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By Daedalus
There's not a whole lot to the mechanism really...

There's not a whole lot to the mechanism really as you can see, but I would suggest that the positioning of the metal bar is actually quite critical. At the extremities of the key, the difference in...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 11:27
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By Daedalus
SysInfo is showing it as 25MHz, and the MIPS...

SysInfo is showing it as 25MHz, and the MIPS value seems to correlate with that. So why it's being reported as 40MHz, I don't know. It's possible that the ACAInfo tool just lists the maximum speed of...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 December 2018, 20:22
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Daedalus
That's the one indeed, thanks!

That's the one indeed, thanks!
Forum: Hardware mods 11 December 2018, 19:03
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Daedalus
There was definitely a replacement Zorro riser...

There was definitely a replacement Zorro riser card designed to go with the remade A4000 boards, but I can't remember where I saw it or what the licence for it was. Maybe in the Commodore Amiga...
Forum: support.Other 11 December 2018, 15:58
Replies: 12
Views: 192
Posted By Daedalus
HDEnv isn't a standard workbench thing, so it's a...

HDEnv isn't a standard workbench thing, so it's a 3rd-party add-on that was included with whatever bundle you have installed, and redirects ENV: to a hard drive directory. That being the case,...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 December 2018, 23:53
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Daedalus
Yep - and some games even use sprites to create a...

Yep - and some games even use sprites to create a third layer of parallax. On AGA especially, you can cover the entire width and height of the screen with 5 sprites so it's a nice option.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 December 2018, 19:46
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that's normal. Sprites are an entirely...

Yep, that's normal. Sprites are an entirely different layer of the display to the bitmap, so operate completely independently. The sprite coordinates are always relative to the actual display,...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2018, 17:38
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, which is why I'm curious of the history...

Indeed, which is why I'm curious of the history of that option on the A1200...


Yeah, that's the problem with it really that I was trying to get at. Not using A21 means you're limiting your...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2018, 15:48
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it looks like 16-bit would be usable...

Yeah, it looks like 16-bit would be usable alright with a simple mod, though I've not heard of anyone doing it and of course it will lead to much slower access, which could cause problems elsewhere...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2018, 14:40
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By Daedalus
With a multimeter, the cans they should read...

With a multimeter, the cans they should read pretty low, probably less than 10 ohms in the path of the signal. Check the schematics for the pins used as the layout isn't that straightforward. Also,...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2018, 20:24
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I've come across dead A500s from the...

Yeah, I've come across dead A500s from the battery on the expansion board leaking and corroding the expansion connector and nearby traces. Nasty stuff!
Forum: Hardware mods 06 December 2018, 17:00
Replies: 203
Views: 24,241
Posted By Daedalus
Hi Johnny, Yep, I still have some...

Hi Johnny,
Yep, I still have some available. The cost is £40 in total (£35 for the board and £5 shipping), and I should be able to have it in the post to you this weekend or early next week at...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2018, 10:48
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By Daedalus
What's happening here is that the bank of...

What's happening here is that the bank of resistors are effectively a rudimentary digital-analogue converter. The output of the resistor banks will be an analogue signal, proportional to the 4-bit...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 December 2018, 22:19
Replies: 203
Views: 24,241
Posted By Daedalus
Thanks everyone! I should be all caught up now,...

Thanks everyone! I should be all caught up now, but if you've expressed interest in a board and are still waiting, please check your PMs. Let me know if I've missed anyone - I still have boards...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2018, 16:57
Replies: 22
Views: 528
Posted By Daedalus
Interesting about the 16KB/32KB thing - back in...

Interesting about the 16KB/32KB thing - back in the day I went with 16KB and noticed a massive difference on my FFS partitions and so just stuck with that over the years, so I never benchmarked it...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2018, 13:34
Replies: 22
Views: 528
Posted By Daedalus
Welcome along! A couple of things can slow down...

Welcome along! A couple of things can slow down the boot process. Before the drive is actually read, several seconds are spent initialising and checking the hardware. Then, if you have anything that...
Forum: News 05 December 2018, 11:31
Replies: 15
Views: 2,366
Posted By Daedalus
It's a standard PS/2 mouse with a Cocolino...

It's a standard PS/2 mouse with a Cocolino attached to its cable. The Cocolino itself is $22.50, so in reality it's a $12.50 mouse, not a $35 mouse. This is reflected in the fact you can buy the same...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 December 2018, 18:15
Replies: 55
Views: 4,110
Posted By Daedalus
All TCP stacks are complicated unfortunately,...

All TCP stacks are complicated unfortunately, which isn't helped by Roadshow's lack of a GUI (on 68K at least). But if you install MUI, MiamiDX is excellent and fully configurable through the GUI,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 December 2018, 10:45
Replies: 2,014
Views: 288,044
Posted By Daedalus
I'm sure it would be relatively simple to write a...

I'm sure it would be relatively simple to write a daemon that passes requests back and forth, but that's a colossal security hole so I personally wouldn't be too fond of the idea. Back in the day I...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 December 2018, 13:55
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Daedalus
If you have a multimeter, you can check the...

If you have a multimeter, you can check the continuity from the suspect pads to the ribbon connection to see if there's an issue in the membrane. They're very simple, when you have them out, you can...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 December 2018, 22:42
Replies: 38
Views: 2,430
Posted By Daedalus
Yep - it's actually joined onto the church itself...

Yep - it's actually joined onto the church itself and you go in through the main church door.
Forum: Amiga scene 01 December 2018, 18:09
Replies: 55
Views: 4,110
Posted By Daedalus
OS 3.5 requires 3.1 ROMs to run. You don't need...

OS 3.5 requires 3.1 ROMs to run. You don't need 3.5 to have a TCP stack, any of the big ones will run just fine under 3.0 or 3.1 as well.
Forum: Hardware mods 30 November 2018, 13:46
Replies: 203
Views: 24,241
Posted By Daedalus
And received, thanks :)

And received, thanks :)
Forum: Amiga scene 30 November 2018, 11:45
Replies: 38
Views: 2,430
Posted By Daedalus
Ha, I'm only in Glasgow a few years, but I've...

Ha, I'm only in Glasgow a few years, but I've heard tell of the legendary piratefest that was the Barras market :D
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 30 November 2018, 11:42
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By Daedalus
There's also the official AmigaBasic manual here:...

There's also the official AmigaBasic manual here: https://archive.org/details/Amiga_BASIC_1985_Commodore/page/n145


There's a conceptual difference here. Short answer is there's no equivalent in...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 November 2018, 14:45
Replies: 94
Views: 3,770
Posted By Daedalus
True. My answer was a direct response to your...

True. My answer was a direct response to your question, and clearly not intended as a future for the Amiga, given that the next gen machine I'm talking about is now pushing 15 years old... Think of...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 November 2018, 14:36
Replies: 94
Views: 3,770
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed. Isn't that the only real reason for doing...

Indeed. Isn't that the only real reason for doing anything with anything Amiga-related, be it next gen, classic or otherwise?
Forum: Amiga scene 29 November 2018, 13:24
Replies: 94
Views: 3,770
Posted By Daedalus
I can't speak for others, but I use mine in the...

I can't speak for others, but I use mine in the same way I use my massively expanded A1200 - for running system-friendly software. It's not meant to compete with a PC, and I've never entertained that...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 November 2018, 23:49
Replies: 203
Views: 24,241
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, finally getting around to working on these...

Okay, finally getting around to working on these again, and have a batch that I'm currently assembling and testing. I'll PM those who said they were interested in this thread with payment details...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 November 2018, 23:16
Replies: 46
Views: 16,060
Posted By Daedalus
Power from the 12V rail passes through the...

Power from the 12V rail passes through the resistors and diode and charges the battery. The diode then prevents the battery from trying to power your hard drive when the 12V rail is down.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 November 2018, 17:45
Replies: 5,889
Views: 957,781
Posted By Daedalus
Flights to Dublin for the Amiga Ireland meetup in...

Flights to Dublin for the Amiga Ireland meetup in January :cool
Forum: support.Hardware 28 November 2018, 16:11
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Daedalus
Because older TVs worked fine without resistors...

Because older TVs worked fine without resistors for one, so why bother including them? Also, Commodore themselves put SCART input on some of their monitors and so shipped 23-pin to SCART cables...
Forum: support.Apps 28 November 2018, 12:34
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Daedalus
The A500, 600 and 2000 are all much more similar...

The A500, 600 and 2000 are all much more similar than you might think. They all use the same bus design and the same 16-bit ROMs. The 600 has PCMCIA and IDE, but the drivers for both are simply...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 November 2018, 11:35
Replies: 94
Views: 3,770
Posted By Daedalus
A thread like this is only ever going to reignite...

A thread like this is only ever going to reignite all the same old arguments. It's not the first, and it won't be the last, and it ultimately comes down to the fact that different people use their...
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