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Forum: support.Hardware 02 December 2019, 23:07
Replies: 142
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Posted By Niklas
If you have a rev 6 with an 8372A Agnus, and do...

If you have a rev 6 with an 8372A Agnus, and do the 1 MB chip modification (as described here (https://s6.postimg.cc/53hat1xkh/A500_6a_1_MBCHIP.png)) and then cut JP3 in order to disable the...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 December 2019, 22:58
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
I just noticed something: there should be solder...

I just noticed something: there should be solder in the hole on the back side of the FPGA. You can compare with this picture (https://imgur.com/a/8KuQVmk).
Forum: support.Hardware 02 December 2019, 17:35
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
Very nice ugorampazzo! I'm no soldering...

Very nice ugorampazzo!

I'm no soldering expert so I can't really comment on the solder on IC7. But if you like you can join the #a314 irc channel on EFnet (http://www.efnet.org/?module=servers)...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 December 2019, 22:24
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
I forgot to mention that it is possible to...

I forgot to mention that it is possible to disable the motherboard's memory without desoldering it. As mentioned here (https://github.com/niklasekstrom/a314/issues/11), there's a solder pad JP3...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 November 2019, 19:23
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
Hi Ratteler! I believe that should be possible. I...

Hi Ratteler! I believe that should be possible. I don't think anyone has tried it but I see no reason why it wouldn't work. a314.device needs to be modified slightly to handle having all memory (0.5...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 October 2019, 09:49
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
I don't know of any such plans at this time. As...

I don't know of any such plans at this time. As the design is completely free and open anyone could make and sell these boards, and personally I think it would be exciting if someone did that, as...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 October 2019, 09:36
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
Yes, the BOM is the same for Beta-2 and 1.0. The...

Yes, the BOM is the same for Beta-2 and 1.0. The changes (https://github.com/niklasekstrom/a314/commit/7c5438fe14826647e12916b8192cb6679ca5a15e) from Beta-2 to 1.0 are...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2019, 08:03
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
Hi Stephan! As of this commit...

Hi Stephan!

As of this commit (https://github.com/niklasekstrom/a314/commit/b4c32ee91f45f595b4c7baed4dfb0819cb89f6ff) A314 provides an additional 1 MB chip ram in an A500+.
Forum: support.Hardware 08 September 2019, 13:34
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
Hi CrowStudio! I did make a few YouTube...

Hi CrowStudio!

I did make a few YouTube videos a while ago, but the quality is quite poor so I didn't bother linking them, but I suppose you can still see something from them.
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Forum: support.Hardware 07 September 2019, 11:46
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
Hey. I'm not sure, I haven't heard of anyone that...

Hey. I'm not sure, I haven't heard of anyone that tried that combination. A314 has been tested with a TerribleFire (I don't remember which one, probably TF530) and that worked well. If the Vampire...
Forum: request.Apps 13 August 2019, 19:17
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Niklas
The source code example found here...

The source code example found here http://amigadev.elowar.com/read/ADCD_2.1/Devices_Manual_guide/node019B.html sets the mouse to some absolute position.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 June 2019, 23:49
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
One of the features of A314 is that the memory on...

One of the features of A314 is that the memory on A314, to which the Raspberry Pi can read and write, is chip memory. This means that the Amiga custom chips can access this memory directly without...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 17 June 2019, 18:26
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By Niklas
I wrote a program in C that does what Leffmann...

I wrote a program in C that does what Leffmann suggests: https://pastebin.com/9cRz6kJE. For many of you Leffmann's answer contains all the information you need, but if someone read Leffmann's answer...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 June 2019, 20:52
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
Darn, I thought that would be foolproof ;) I will...

Darn, I thought that would be foolproof ;) I will update the files with the required encoding string.



Well done! That's very nice to see.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 June 2019, 16:50
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
Hey Robban! I just tried taking the binaries from...

Hey Robban! I just tried taking the binaries from GitHub and running, and I got the same result that you did -- it seems I had forgotten to commit the latest compiled a314d to the repo! :scream Very...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 June 2019, 19:30
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
Hi Robban! That's fantastic! :) I didn't see your...

Hi Robban! That's fantastic! :) I didn't see your post until now, so I'm curious how things went last evening.



Hmm. I haven't tried using A314 with a TF accelerator. Eriond has used his A314...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 June 2019, 18:46
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
None that I know of I'm afraid. Maybe AndrewNC...

None that I know of I'm afraid. Maybe AndrewNC can be convinced to build another one once he gets his working?

If you have some idea of how to contribute to the project, by coming up with some...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 29 May 2019, 19:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By Niklas
Ah, I see. Here's the invite link:...

Ah, I see. Here's the invite link: https://discord.gg/7qYtGcz
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 29 May 2019, 18:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By Niklas
Hi PR77. This is slightly off-topic, but there's...

Hi PR77. This is slightly off-topic, but there's a channel, The Lab, on Retro Man Cave's discord (https://discordapp.com/channels/431348664489738251/571645410385592321) that you might find...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 May 2019, 09:02
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
That sounds like a great idea! Can you...

That sounds like a great idea!



Can you share it publicly (e.g. on GitHub) or should I send you my email address in a pm?
Forum: support.Hardware 16 May 2019, 21:16
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
If you are willing to share your c2p code I would...

If you are willing to share your c2p code I would be happy to port it to the RPi, together with code to interface with it. Once that is done, is there some easy way to make your port of Wolfenstein...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2019, 23:53
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
The INT2 cable is optional. What happens is...

The INT2 cable is optional.

What happens is the following: when a314d sends a packet to the Amiga, a314d writes the packet to the com-area, and then writes to a CMEM register (A_EVENTS) to set a...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2019, 20:54
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
Did you read about the RemoteWB...

Did you read about the RemoteWB (https://github.com/niklasekstrom/a314/tree/master/Software/remotewb) application we have? Here's a photo of RemoteWB in action: https://imagebin.ca/v/4f3EeL7azSms.
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Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2019, 13:55
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
It's nice to hear that we aren't the only ones...

It's nice to hear that we aren't the only ones that finds this interesting! :) Be advised though that soldering the components on the board can be a bit tricky, or at least so I've heard (it's Eriond...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2019, 10:42
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
Great question. It is designed to work regardless...

Great question. It is designed to work regardless of the timing when booting up. I'll explain how it works.

First, you should know that the trapdoor expansion has essentially two buses going...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2019, 09:46
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
I don't know the answer to that I'm afraid as it...

I don't know the answer to that I'm afraid as it hasn't been tested.



There is no special support for USB-attached storage today, but using the a314fs file system should work as it stands....
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2019, 09:24
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
Yay, that's great to hear! Growing the user base...

Yay, that's great to hear! Growing the user base by 50%! :)
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2019, 15:22
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
Yes this is how the video player works. It uses...

Yes this is how the video player works. It uses normal Amiga screens, so they are draggable and can move to front/back, and have multiple open at the same time, as seen in this screenshot:...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2019, 13:59
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
That is indeed mentioned here:...

That is indeed mentioned here: https://github.com/niklasekstrom/a314/blob/master/README.md#what-could-it-potentially-be-used-for-in-the-future :)
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2019, 13:56
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
Correct, it's a file system handler, L:a314fs,...

Correct, it's a file system handler, L:a314fs, source is available here: https://github.com/niklasekstrom/a314/tree/master/Software/a314fs



I guess then you are used to these niceties :)


...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2019, 13:27
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
I'm not quite clear on how your setup works, but...

I'm not quite clear on how your setup works, but perhaps one difference (?) is that on A314 there is also a shared file system, so I can do the following from a CLI:


1.PiDisk:> pi pwd...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2019, 10:53
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Niklas
That's right; that's one of the unique features...

That's right; that's one of the unique features of A314 that the RPi can read and write directly into the Amiga's chip memory (well, the chip memory that sits on the A314).

Of course there are...
Forum: Coders. General 23 April 2019, 01:33
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By Niklas
Can you try to put your ANSI control codes in a...

Can you try to put your ANSI control codes in a text file, and then simply do "type file" and see if the ANSI comes out ok?

The console can be in one of two modes, CON and RAW, and I think there...
Forum: Coders. General 23 April 2019, 01:05
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By Niklas
What are you trying to do? A normal printf() can...

What are you trying to do? A normal printf() can be used to write text, and also ANSI codes, to the console.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 March 2019, 15:04
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By Niklas
Something I think would be exciting is if someone...

Something I think would be exciting is if someone would reverse engineer the Amiga custom chips by photographing the silicon die and then using computer algorithms to reconstruct the chip at the...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 February 2019, 18:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By Niklas
I'm afraid there's no web page for it yet; it's...

I'm afraid there's no web page for it yet; it's on the to do-list.



Here's a short description of how it works. There are drivers running on both sides; DEVS:a314.device on the Amiga side and...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 February 2019, 00:08
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By Niklas
The trapdoor expansion does not allow for a 68k...

The trapdoor expansion does not allow for a 68k accelerator; it's a DRAM bus only. However, as pointed out by ovale, the memory on that bus can be shared with another processor which can then be used...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 January 2019, 09:09
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Niklas
Excellent, thank you!

Excellent, thank you!
Forum: support.Hardware 28 January 2019, 01:37
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Niklas
Questions regarding INT2 interrupt handling

Hi all, I have a few questions about the /INT2 interrupt pin that is available on the A500 86-pin expansion port. The INT2 pin is connected from the expansion bus to a pin on Paula.

The first...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 03 January 2019, 17:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By Niklas
Thanks for the links! :) I downloaded the Linux...

Thanks for the links! :) I downloaded the Linux Device Drivers book as a PDF.
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