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Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Today, 00:19
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By Daedalus
Nice :) Sprites are effectively free once they're...

Nice :) Sprites are effectively free once they're set up, so shouldn't impact the game speed at all. They're often used in games for score bars and overlays so work well in that capacity. As for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 22:01
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Daedalus
I remember the Atari 800 emulator working...

I remember the Atari 800 emulator working reasonably well, though I never pushed it with tech demos or anything. But it's an older version of Atari800, which is a pretty solid emulator nowadays so I...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 21:49
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By Daedalus
So how is the game constructed? Are you scrolling...

So how is the game constructed? Are you scrolling the bitmap or leaving it static? Are you using the Display Library? Perhaps a different approach might be to make the screen itself narrower using...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 16:27
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Daedalus
Unfortunately, the Blitz compiler doesn't support...

Unfortunately, the Blitz compiler doesn't support this prototype concept that C uses. Only one function declaration is allowed throughout the code, and it must be declared before it is called. Which...
Forum: support.Other Yesterday, 16:07
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, using a low-level tool like that to digitally...

Ah, using a low-level tool like that to digitally shift the index position is clever actually - that wasn't an option back when I was trying to recover damaged disks :p But good to know it's possible...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 16:04
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By Daedalus
I'm guessing it's a through-hole crystal (the...

I'm guessing it's a through-hole crystal (the 28MHz one). The usual desoldering process for any other sensitive parts like ICs will do. I wouldn't let it get *too* hot though...


Well, for 63/37...
Forum: support.Other Yesterday, 13:31
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, isopropanol is a better solvent and cleaner...

Yep, isopropanol is a better solvent and cleaner than water, and tap water is impure and will leave a residue behind, but I think demolition got it there with the volumes involved. Isopropanol is all...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 12:54
Replies: 173
Views: 9,290
Posted By Daedalus
Woop! :) Indeed, that's a good point -...

Woop! :)


Indeed, that's a good point - even though there are keys between space and the shortcut keys, a "modern" keyboard has a shorter space bar than the Amiga, and the shortcut keys are...
Forum: support.Apps 08 April 2020, 22:22
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By Daedalus
Sorry, when I said "By default, it doesn't.", I...

Sorry, when I said "By default, it doesn't.", I was talking about WinUAE using the host's network connection, not WHDLoad. WHDLoad is of course perfectly entitled to access the internet if it finds a...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 April 2020, 22:06
Replies: 173
Views: 9,290
Posted By Daedalus
Oh, but that's exactly what it does. It makes the...

Oh, but that's exactly what it does. It makes the OS compatible with the exact icon format with which you have an issue.


But there have been a limited number of consensuses over the years, with...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 April 2020, 18:53
Replies: 173
Views: 9,290
Posted By Daedalus
Cool, thanks! It basically does the same thing as...

Cool, thanks! It basically does the same thing as the ARexx script except it accesses the Workbench library features directly through workbench.library, which is how it's able to specify the view...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 April 2020, 18:44
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, that's true, sitting there for 30 years...

Yeah, that's true, sitting there for 30 years untouched can cause problems too, especially if there's been corrosion for any reason. I've found with the cheap tools that the metal hooks bend easily...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 April 2020, 18:24
Replies: 173
Views: 9,290
Posted By Daedalus
Interesting, could be an updated version of the...

Interesting, could be an updated version of the one included with OS 3.5 (which simply opens the drawer/file). Would be nice to see how they're implemented.


@The Devs
Actually while we're...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 April 2020, 17:49
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By Daedalus
That looks like the correct tool, albeit a...

That looks like the correct tool, albeit a slightly cheap one. But it should do the job. It should fit into the two slots on opposite corners of the Agnus socket, and when you squeeze the sides...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 April 2020, 17:26
Replies: 173
Views: 9,290
Posted By Daedalus
If you read my entire post, you'll see I did what...

If you read my entire post, you'll see I did what you were saying too, and got identical behaviour. I mean, you even quoted where I said I did that too... But anyway, I'm very curious to see what...
Forum: support.Apps 08 April 2020, 14:53
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By Daedalus
By default, it doesn't. Either you enabled that...

By default, it doesn't. Either you enabled that connection, or you took someone else's config and used it which already had the connection enabled.

I know it's nice to know everything that's...
Forum: OT - Gaming 08 April 2020, 14:46
Replies: 46
Views: 1,861
Posted By Daedalus
This is what I do too, and don't really get the...

This is what I do too, and don't really get the whole massive collection setups that a lot of people have. It's not like it's a particular achievement as it might be for physical copies, and you'll...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 April 2020, 10:05
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, they're good adaptors. I also built one...

Yep, they're good adaptors. I also built one myself that even supports software shutdown from the Amiga side :) But it's not publicly available yet...


They're all the same from a quality...
Forum: News 08 April 2020, 09:48
Replies: 10
Views: 2,366
Posted By Daedalus
Nice! I remember the X10 stuff being a relatively...

Nice! I remember the X10 stuff being a relatively big deal back then. Too expensive for me as a schoolchild though so I went about building my own rudimentary version.

From what I remember, the...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2020, 11:11
Replies: 173
Views: 9,290
Posted By Daedalus
Ummmm, nope. What I did to test: fresh boot,...

Ummmm, nope. What I did to test: fresh boot, opening a drawer copied directly from a PC, no icons, Window->Show->All Files. They're somewhat haphazard and in no particular order, but are spread the...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2020, 10:57
Replies: 173
Views: 9,290
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, that occurred to me too. That's part of why...

Yeah, that occurred to me too. That's part of why I included the reference to the MS Office inconsistencies - I appreciate that sometimes, no matter how big or small a dev team you have, you end up...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 April 2020, 10:44
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Daedalus
Couldn't tell you much about the price difference...

Couldn't tell you much about the price difference - the modules involved are all under €20 and there's little else involved. Good quality cases and cables do cost a bit more than cheap ones though,...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2020, 10:34
Replies: 173
Views: 9,290
Posted By Daedalus
Big fan of the insulting stereotypes, eh? Tells a...

Big fan of the insulting stereotypes, eh? Tells a lot about you. And no, I'm not a unixbeard type :laughing:laughing

That doesn't really happen with me, so I'm not sure what you might be doing to...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2020, 10:08
Replies: 173
Views: 9,290
Posted By Daedalus
Like what? On the whole I much prefer the Amiga...

Like what? On the whole I much prefer the Amiga shortcuts to the common PC ones as they feel more natural and intuitive. But I use lots of different operating systems and just make do with the...
Forum: support.Other 06 April 2020, 21:03
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, sounds like either the part of the...

Yep, sounds like either the part of the startup-sequence that deals with monitors has been removed or bypassed, or the DEVS:Monitors drawer itself has been emptied / removed / renamed / moved...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2020, 17:29
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Daedalus
Haha, indeed :D These are the repurposed Cisco...

Haha, indeed :D These are the repurposed Cisco PSUs with an adaptor board. Second-hand, and with less 5V power than the other options, but still plenty of power for most setups. I'm not sure I like...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2020, 17:11
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Daedalus
Well, there's no harm in adding it really, but...

Well, there's no harm in adding it really, but the overvoltage protection from the standard PSU module should be fine. The overvoltage protection is far more interesting when it comes to the original...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2020, 16:00
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Daedalus
Any of the three you linked to will be fine....

Any of the three you linked to will be fine. They're most likely all based on the same off-the-shelf power supply module (Mean Well RPT-60B), which is a common style of industrial power supply that...
Forum: News 06 April 2020, 13:14
Replies: 73
Views: 4,549
Posted By Daedalus
Are you running at a high enough sample rate? You...

Are you running at a high enough sample rate? You can get artifacts like that from having a low sample rate, in fact, the Amiga's audio filter is designed specifically to absorb those aliasing...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2020, 12:37
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I wouldn't butcher a fully working A1200...

Yep, I wouldn't butcher a fully working A1200 just to test chips!

I actually didn't socket Budgie (or the CPU), so they still require desoldering and resoldering to test.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2020, 11:38
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By Daedalus
That would be very, very hot... I would rarely go...

That would be very, very hot... I would rarely go above 320 degrees when (de)soldering, and most of the time would be around 260-280.


Yeah, that's part of the problem, and also that the heat...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2020, 10:48
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By Daedalus
420 degrees sounds like an awful lot of heat. Is...

420 degrees sounds like an awful lot of heat. Is that in degrees C? As said, there's only so much heat the chip can take. They'll be designed to withstand normal industrial soldering processes and...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 April 2020, 10:42
Replies: 173
Views: 9,290
Posted By Daedalus
Sweeeeet! Thanks :D Yeah, there's no...

Sweeeeet! Thanks :D


Yeah, there's no simple answer to the versioning, since using the third digit (3.1.4, 3.1.5) makes it sound like a minor update when in reality the changes are easily bigger...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2020, 00:01
Replies: 173
Views: 9,290
Posted By Daedalus
OS 4 works around this by using the zoom gadget...

OS 4 works around this by using the zoom gadget with a qualifier (shift). So clicking with shift on the zoom button maximises the window. It works really well and doesn't interfere with existing...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 April 2020, 21:10
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Daedalus
2.5" hard drives (as used in the A1200) only need...

2.5" hard drives (as used in the A1200) only need 5V too. But don't mind what Hewitson says - many people use SSDs on Amigas. Nothing silly about it.


Yep, any device that is compatible with IDE...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2020, 17:41
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Daedalus
I remember there were a couple of Gameboy...

I remember there were a couple of Gameboy emulators back in the day that worked well enough to play through Link's Awakening (or at least however far I managed to get...) AmiMasterGear worked well...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 April 2020, 16:01
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Daedalus
Not really. Back in the day, RAM was very...

Not really. Back in the day, RAM was very expensive, and so base configurations and expansions were governed by a balance of how much memory the market could afford. But these days, memory isn't the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 April 2020, 10:12
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By Daedalus
The shifting to the right is normal unfortunately...

The shifting to the right is normal unfortunately - you'll see it in a lot of games. Unfortunately, doing scrolling directly on an intuition screen isn't as easy as it is in Blitz mode, where you can...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 April 2020, 21:27
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Daedalus
You can also get corruption from using too high a...

You can also get corruption from using too high a PIO mode. Just because a drive is reported to support a certain mode in the prefs, doesn't mean it will work reliably at that speed. Try lowering it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 April 2020, 16:35
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Daedalus
If you're looking to actually buy one, they're...

If you're looking to actually buy one, they're rare enough, but this is what they look like (https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/commodore-amiga-pregnant-mouse-313255-1791538605).
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