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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 10:39
Replies: 0
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Posted By Glen M
Can't get MSATA working on real machine

I've been pulling my hair out over this for the last month.

I've been trying to get an MSATA drive working without luck. Started with an SSD but after some reading it appears that MSATA is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 July 2020, 11:04
Replies: 148
Views: 23,135
Posted By Glen M
Time for another look at the ARMSID. The...

Time for another look at the ARMSID. The firmware has been updated to version 2.11 which fixes the issue in Bubble Bobble that I discovered in the first video.

Some people wanted to hear how...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 July 2020, 18:09
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By Glen M
I mostly play games on my CD32 so its generally...

I mostly play games on my CD32 so its generally the joypad I use. I have to say I don't really like joysticks. I find them difficult to control with the force needed to move the stick usually...
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 23 July 2020, 10:59
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By Glen M
I'll check this out but worth pointing out that...

I'll check this out but worth pointing out that the console will boot to CD first if you put it in before powering on. Still handy though and if plays the jingle from the rom first I'll be very...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 July 2020, 11:25
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Glen M
The directions are all hard wired straight...

The directions are all hard wired straight through to the Amiga so check the wiring, most likely just a broken wire.

Other thing to bare in mind is that on my arcade stick I wound up having a...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 July 2020, 11:53
Replies: 176
Views: 9,168
Posted By Glen M
Nice work, I've been looking an Amiga version of...

Nice work, I've been looking an Amiga version of bad apple for some time now. I'll try the animation on my 1200 and see how it goes.

I'd like to see someone make it in the style of state of the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 June 2020, 21:32
Replies: 148
Views: 23,135
Posted By Glen M
Back in the world of Commodore this week looking...

Back in the world of Commodore this week looking at a modern replacement for the C64 SID chip, the ARMSID.

https://youtu.be/8sVaUu8TzVU
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 June 2020, 12:33
Replies: 148
Views: 23,135
Posted By Glen M
I haven't updated this in 2 weeks and to be...

I haven't updated this in 2 weeks and to be honest I'll probably not be doing so in the future unless it's Commodore or Amiga related but for one last foray I've recently been looking at an Olivetti...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 May 2020, 10:34
Replies: 324
Views: 23,608
Posted By Glen M
Its been a while since I responded here but I...

Its been a while since I responded here but I have been keeping up in the reading and it seems to be a resounding NO to the original question.

If it was possible to do, the likes of the block...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 May 2020, 00:19
Replies: 148
Views: 23,135
Posted By Glen M
Lockdown finally has me bored so I jumped on eBay...

Lockdown finally has me bored so I jumped on eBay bought some vintage computer stuff.

https://youtu.be/IVtIPemUQak

In other news my channel passed 1000 subscribers. I just want to thank...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 May 2020, 21:54
Replies: 148
Views: 23,135
Posted By Glen M
Back to Commodore things with week and a refurb...

Back to Commodore things with week and a refurb of the VIC-20 I picked up last month from eBay. Bought as spare or repairs untested for £55, will it work?

https://youtu.be/Rl859y4tKnU
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 May 2020, 00:07
Replies: 148
Views: 23,135
Posted By Glen M
Taking a break from the usual content this week...

Taking a break from the usual content this week to make a much needed solder fume extractor.

https://youtu.be/TCBv_tKMJgM
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2020, 01:37
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Glen M
The problem is more likely that your scart to...

The problem is more likely that your scart to hdmi converter doesn't work with RGB. The scart standard carries RGB and composite and I suspect this converter is looking for the composite signal...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 May 2020, 11:43
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By Glen M
I remember using Amiga in a box years ago. Think...

I remember using Amiga in a box years ago. Think its long dead now though, but not sure to be honest.

If I need a preinstall WB environment I tend to lean towards ClassicWB as it covers...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 May 2020, 21:39
Replies: 783
Views: 53,244
Posted By Glen M
I've went and bought myself a new project...

I've went and bought myself a new project machine. Old mini tower from the early 90s fitted with a IBM Blue Lightning 486 DX2 66 chip, 4mb ram and an S3 805 VESA graphics card. No sound card and no...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 May 2020, 10:24
Replies: 783
Views: 53,244
Posted By Glen M
I don't think you could do VGA to scart with just...

I don't think you could do VGA to scart with just a simple cable, they aren't compatible standards.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 May 2020, 10:24
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By Glen M
I've only ever played Out to Lunch on the CD32...

I've only ever played Out to Lunch on the CD32 and its a great game but looking at them side by side on youtube the SNES version looks better. More animation, more colours and parallax scrolling on...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 May 2020, 18:10
Replies: 148
Views: 23,135
Posted By Glen M
This week I finish off the 286 workstation by...

This week I finish off the 286 workstation by fiting a network card, sound card and a fresh install of MS-DOS 6.22

https://youtu.be/H_pDA-e8VHc
Forum: support.Apps 29 April 2020, 10:44
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By Glen M
Does anyone know how the sysspeed hdd test works?

I recently did some testing of different HDD solutions for the Amiga and the IDE HDD came out on top (and by a long way) but it was put to me that this is a false reading caused by the cache on the...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 April 2020, 10:32
Replies: 80
Views: 6,504
Posted By Glen M
There are umpteen casual players of Amiga games. ...

There are umpteen casual players of Amiga games. Just join any given retro games facebook group and theres always someone asking how do I run these games. Problem with Amiga some times is if you...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 April 2020, 10:19
Replies: 17
Views: 1,463
Posted By Glen M
My A1200 has 128mb and my CD32 has 64mb. The...

My A1200 has 128mb and my CD32 has 64mb. The CD32 is the faster system though with its 54mhz 030. I will at least be looking at the new breed of 060 accelerators when they drop and in particular...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 April 2020, 13:25
Replies: 148
Views: 23,135
Posted By Glen M
Time to start looking at our vintage 286...

Time to start looking at our vintage 286 workstation with its very noisy hard drive. Part 1 is taking it apart, looking over the hardware and trying to fix the grinding hard disk.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 April 2020, 12:00
Replies: 783
Views: 53,244
Posted By Glen M
It does have a charming sound but I think I...

It does have a charming sound but I think I prefer the OPL synthesis.

Not so sure any laptop will have this chipset built in. I used to have an old pentium laptop with a sound blaster built in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 April 2020, 16:49
Replies: 28
Views: 1,997
Posted By Glen M
People tend to go to the zip stick as a...

People tend to go to the zip stick as a favourite. I've used it before and yes its nice but personally I prefer the joypad over a stick so use my CD32 pad for most games.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 22 April 2020, 11:47
Replies: 11
Views: 1,754
Posted By Glen M
I recommend taking a screen shot from your...

I recommend taking a screen shot from your favourite Amiga demo or animation and use that for the background. For example on one of my 1200s I have this Amy The Squirrel picture reduced to 16...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 April 2020, 11:39
Replies: 465
Views: 65,995
Posted By Glen M
Watched the video yesterday, the engine is coming...

Watched the video yesterday, the engine is coming along very nicely.

What is the number counter on the top left?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 April 2020, 17:32
Replies: 148
Views: 23,135
Posted By Glen M
Something a bit different this week as we take a...

Something a bit different this week as we take a break from the computers to take a look at a 31 year old handheld classic. The Nintendo Gameboy. Hope that doesn't make you feel too old!

Tear...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 April 2020, 18:40
Replies: 148
Views: 23,135
Posted By Glen M
Part 2 of the Commodore 64C. This week I finish...

Part 2 of the Commodore 64C. This week I finish off the board started last time and take a look at the other one too finding more dead chips!

https://youtu.be/qJnNQcfZYDU
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2020, 17:26
Replies: 16
Views: 6,339
Posted By Glen M
BTW I also tried ANES but I get a halt3 error in...

BTW I also tried ANES but I get a halt3 error in WinUAE. Not tried it on the real thing.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2020, 17:22
Replies: 16
Views: 6,339
Posted By Glen M
Emulation on Amiga

Not emulation of Amiga but emulation on Amiga.

Shapeshifter is probably the first thing that jumps to mind but mac's are a bit MEH in my book so I've been looking at other systems.

I've...
Forum: support.Demos 01 April 2020, 15:38
Replies: 11
Views: 2,152
Posted By Glen M
Is Amiga the only system without a Bad Apple demo?

I've been watching the various Bad Apple demos on practically every system ever conceived but there isn't an Amiga version?

this probably should have been in the requests demos section...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 April 2020, 12:03
Replies: 783
Views: 53,244
Posted By Glen M
Still no reply which is a shame as it is a proper...

Still no reply which is a shame as it is a proper retro laptop. T1200XE an intel 80C286 with 1MB ram and a 20mb propriety HDD. The first laptop with a resume function cost only $6499 when new in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 April 2020, 10:26
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By Glen M
The player should keep those power ups already...

The player should keep those power ups already earned.

Most shmups are a lot easier once you get the power ups, that's just the name of the game so maybe make the power ups themselves harder to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 March 2020, 13:07
Replies: 49
Views: 4,762
Posted By Glen M
On the CD32 version I can get to the 3rd level...

On the CD32 version I can get to the 3rd level before its game over. I reckon with enough practise I would easily get further. Its just that after the first level in space I think the graphics get...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 March 2020, 13:05
Replies: 783
Views: 53,244
Posted By Glen M
Well I won an old Toshiba laptop on eBay last...

Well I won an old Toshiba laptop on eBay last week for £1.20. Still hasn't arrived and no communication from the seller. Maybe he wanted more, shouldn't have started bidding at £1 then haha. I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 March 2020, 11:48
Replies: 148
Views: 23,135
Posted By Glen M
Time to start looking at the Commodore 64C. ...

Time to start looking at the Commodore 64C.

Turned out to be more involved than I first thought so its turned into another 2 parter (at least).

https://youtu.be/UChUb4M1vAk
Forum: OT - Technical 30 March 2020, 13:34
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By Glen M
It posted fine with the profile enabled. I'll...

It posted fine with the profile enabled. I'll let him play a few games this afternoon and see how it goes. I'll soon be told if its not stable!
Forum: OT - Technical 30 March 2020, 13:33
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By Glen M
well that was easy, feel like a bit of a dumb-ass...

well that was easy, feel like a bit of a dumb-ass now haha
Forum: OT - Technical 30 March 2020, 12:44
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By Glen M
Am I going mad, DDR4 3200mhz ram settings

I built my sons new machine yesterday.

Asrock B450 mobo
Ryzen 5 2600x CPU
RX Vega 64 GPU (I know its power hungry but it was cheap)
and importantly 16GB of Corsair Vengeance 3200mhz DDR4
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 March 2020, 12:21
Replies: 40
Views: 2,279
Posted By Glen M
Very cool video. I have elite for the C64, maybe...

Very cool video. I have elite for the C64, maybe its about time I gave it a proper go.
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