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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 17:56
Replies: 2
Views: 53
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 Yesterday, 17:50
Replies: 7
Views: 229
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 Yesterday, 15:39
Replies: 211
Views: 23,467
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 Yesterday, 13:33
Replies: 1
Views: 57
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 Yesterday, 13:20
Replies: 78
Views: 11,784
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 Yesterday, 10:49
Replies: 9
Views: 314
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 Yesterday, 10:16
Replies: 19
Views: 520
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 Yesterday, 10:00
Replies: 19
Views: 520
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: 182
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: 182
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: 5
Views: 321
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: 407
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: 407
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: 407
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: 3,040
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: 10
Views: 233
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: 323
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: 89
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: 36
Views: 1,176
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: 89
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: 3,040
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: 289
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: 23,467
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: 1,299
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: 352,911
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: 107
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: 184
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: 1,299
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: 352,911
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: 1,299
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: 352,911
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: 1,299
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: 352,911
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: 1,299
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: 66
Views: 2,473
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: 66
Views: 2,473
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: 22
Views: 482
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: 22
Views: 482
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: 1,299
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: 1,299
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,...
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