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Forum: Amiga scene 12 December 2019, 17:42
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Posted By Turrican_3
Oh, so I got it very very VERY wrong! :-\ My...

Oh, so I got it very very VERY wrong! :-\

My apologies, I always hate spreading misinformation.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 December 2019, 09:43
Replies: 784
Views: 148,013
Posted By Turrican_3
Hmm, I've read somewhere that later models had no...

Hmm, I've read somewhere that later models had no signatures on the upper part of the chassis, but I can't remember where.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 November 2019, 13:50
Replies: 74
Views: 3,508
Posted By Turrican_3
I think he is actually right on this. (i.e. not...

I think he is actually right on this.
(i.e. not the 1MB thing, but WB eating some precious, required memory)

A couple of days ago I was just fiddling with my A1000 and I read an official...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 November 2019, 20:58
Replies: 74
Views: 3,508
Posted By Turrican_3
Well, of course everyone is entitled to have his...

Well, of course everyone is entitled to have his own opinion.

And I personally did the same back then: didn't bother to purchase an HDD for my A500 (mostly because I felt it was too expensive)
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 November 2019, 20:31
Replies: 74
Views: 3,508
Posted By Turrican_3
That's more accurate. :D Still doesn't make...

That's more accurate. :D

Still doesn't make an hard drive for the A500 "useless" as you claimed before.
Forum: support.Games 25 November 2019, 19:53
Replies: 42
Views: 3,521
Posted By Turrican_3
Ahah absolutely. Regarding prices I guess a...

Ahah absolutely.

Regarding prices I guess a good starting point could be ebay search with the "sold listings" flag.

I'm mentioning it because I didn't know about this option until very...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 November 2019, 19:46
Replies: 74
Views: 3,508
Posted By Turrican_3
This is factually false.

This is factually false.
Forum: support.Games 25 November 2019, 18:46
Replies: 42
Views: 3,521
Posted By Turrican_3
It's a typical chicken/egg scenario IMHO. ...

It's a typical chicken/egg scenario IMHO.

Who's to blame, sellers asking for... or buyers paying insanely high prices?

And what does insanely even mean, considering it's a totally subjective...
Forum: support.Games 25 November 2019, 16:17
Replies: 42
Views: 3,521
Posted By Turrican_3
Definitely! :)

Definitely! :)
Forum: support.Games 25 November 2019, 15:57
Replies: 42
Views: 3,521
Posted By Turrican_3
Woah, to think of ebay current auctions and the...

Woah, to think of ebay current auctions and the price you actually paid for is hilarious to say the least! :cheese

Enjoy your purchase, it's a very nice conversion.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 November 2019, 14:58
Replies: 74
Views: 3,508
Posted By Turrican_3
I'd say chunky pixel graphics instead. ...

I'd say chunky pixel graphics instead.

Textured 3D games were starting to become a thing in the early '90s (Wing Commander immediately comes to mind, not to mention DOOM) and the Amiga suffered a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 November 2019, 14:52
Replies: 52
Views: 9,874
Posted By Turrican_3
I still have my VBS interface somewhere, IIRC was...

I still have my VBS interface somewhere, IIRC was even smaller than that... should see if I can disassemble without destroying it to see how it looks inside.
Forum: Amiga scene 13 November 2019, 14:10
Replies: 784
Views: 148,013
Posted By Turrican_3
I know it's an unsupported configuration (and...

I know it's an unsupported configuration (and Jens isn't writing here anymore, or at least he hasn't for quite some time), but I'd like to ask anyway.

I've recently got an ACA500plus that is...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2019, 14:50
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Turrican_3
Definitely! I really should have turned on...

Definitely!

I really should have turned on the scope before, and most of all looked at RS232 specifications, it would have been clear there was no way I could make the two machines talk to each...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 November 2019, 14:19
Replies: 31
Views: 3,389
Posted By Turrican_3
As far as I understand (see also Gorf's post)...

As far as I understand (see also Gorf's post) they were more or less functionally complete, but needed more time for proper debugging.

They definitely could be able to do something meaningful...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2019, 17:43
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Turrican_3
Ok since this seemed to go nowhere I decided to...

Ok since this seemed to go nowhere I decided to connect my (only and cheap!) oscilloscope to the signals coming from my Amiga 500 and 1000.

Unless I'm doing something very wrong with the probes...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2019, 15:45
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Turrican_3
Ok, I officially declare myself totally, utterly...

Ok, I officially declare myself totally, utterly confused.

Tried the "send S: stuff to SER:" on an A500 KS1.2 + Workbench 1.3 and the Amiga instantly crashed at DPAT (the first file that it tries...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2019, 00:36
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Turrican_3
I see conflicting reports about the presence of...

I see conflicting reports about the presence of the RI signal on the A1000 serial port.

Maybe there's no issue at all about this signal, but I'm still unable to get proper, readable data at the...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 November 2019, 23:32
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Turrican_3
CIAs swapped, Amiga Test Kit keeps signalling RI...

CIAs swapped, Amiga Test Kit keeps signalling RI (pin 22) error but it doesn't crash system - same behaviour as before.

Workbench 1.3 though doesn't seem to crash anymore: I found out what was...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 November 2019, 21:29
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Turrican_3
Got it Toni, thanks. I will try swapping CIAs...

Got it Toni, thanks.
I will try swapping CIAs and will report back as soon as possible.
Forum: support.Hardware 09 November 2019, 19:42
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Turrican_3
@Toni Yeah I understand swapping CIAs is among...

@Toni
Yeah I understand swapping CIAs is among the first things to do with serial issues, but do you believe it could lead to system crashes?


@th4t1guy
Pinout should be the same, but gender of...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 November 2019, 13:54
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Turrican_3
A1000 serial issues, and crashes when sending files to SER:

Hey there, it seems my A1000 woes haven't ended yet...

After replacing the faulty RAM chip (there's another thread for that, no need to talk more about that) it seemed everything was fine, but...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 October 2019, 22:54
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Turrican_3
Ok it seems the problem has been solved: I've...

Ok it seems the problem has been solved: I've found a couple of spare DRAM ICs, located and replaced the one that was giving errors and now Amiga Test Kit is able to perform its memory tests...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2019, 14:40
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Turrican_3
Thanks again mate, as soon as I have the...

Thanks again mate, as soon as I have the replacement chip(s) I will report back but now I'm quite confident I can solve this issue and bring back the A1000 to its full original potential. :)
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2019, 01:42
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Turrican_3
Ok I think I have some very interesting news. ...

Ok I think I have some very interesting news.

I desoldered U1/U2/U7/U8 and swapped chips, now Amiga Test Kit still gives two bit errors, but in a different position!

I still have to check if...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 October 2019, 15:18
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Turrican_3
Nothing unusual (at least to my untrained eye) on...

Nothing unusual (at least to my untrained eye) on the motherboard apparently.

Since I was there I also verified the powersupply and everything seems to fit specifications found in the A1000...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 October 2019, 20:24
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Turrican_3
Data 00 -> D03 U7+U8 Data 01 -> D04 U7+U8 ...

Data 00 -> D03 U7+U8
Data 01 -> D04 U7+U8
Data 02 -> D02 U7+U8
Data 03 -> D01 U7+U8

Data 04 -> D03 U5+U6
Data 05 -> D04 U5+U6
Data 06 -> D02 U5+U6
Data 07 -> D01 U5+U6
Forum: support.Hardware 25 October 2019, 09:40
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Turrican_3
Awesome replies guys as usual. :) Weekend is...

Awesome replies guys as usual. :)

Weekend is coming so I should find some spare time to fiddle with this beauty, will report back.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2019, 14:27
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Turrican_3
Yep, no sockets unfortunately, and it seems...

Yep, no sockets unfortunately, and it seems there's no space to fit them either (they're on the same side of the connector so I'm afraid installing them would lead to mechanical instabilities in the...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2019, 13:33
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Turrican_3
Great, I'll have a look at that too! Thanks....

Great, I'll have a look at that too!

Thanks. :)
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2019, 13:09
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Turrican_3
Thanks Daedalus, you always offer interesting and...

Thanks Daedalus, you always offer interesting and insightful replies. :)

I guess it's time to bring the expansion to the office then (I do not own any proper desoldering devices right now) and...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2019, 12:27
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Turrican_3
Understanding Amiga Test Kit memory error messages (A1000 RAM issues)

Hey there,

I was recently lucky enough to find an A1000 in very good shape (all things considered)

It boots Kickstart and Workbench 1.3 fine, but Amiga Test Kit almost immediately halts and...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2019, 07:42
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Turrican_3
Thanks to you too! Unfortunately my...

Thanks to you too!

Unfortunately my (Euro/PAL) box is completely different so while it is still very possible that the keyboard was indeed not stored separately, those images are not relevant to...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 October 2019, 21:02
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Turrican_3
Hmm that seems a very good guess. I have to...

Hmm that seems a very good guess.

I have to try.
Forum: support.Hardware 23 October 2019, 18:50
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Turrican_3
Did the PAL/EUR Amiga1000 have a separate keyboard box?

Not sure whether it's the right subsection, feel free to move this to the relevant one if that's the case.

So, an hopefully simple question.

I was recently lucky enough to find a boxed Amiga...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 October 2019, 18:08
Replies: 162
Views: 7,351
Posted By Turrican_3
Agreed! But not necessarily in a positive way. ...

Agreed!
But not necessarily in a positive way.

I mean, the bar has been rising for a while so I think it's becoming more and more difficult (and arguably expensive, despite the huge help from...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 October 2019, 14:51
Replies: 162
Views: 7,351
Posted By Turrican_3
Not sure I understand the Amiga vs PS4...

Not sure I understand the Amiga vs PS4 comparison: it's mostly an apple to oranges one IMHO, too many things have changed especially at retail, where your average AAA game has likely more or less the...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 October 2019, 13:37
Replies: 32
Views: 2,215
Posted By Turrican_3
I can confirm Turrican 3 was advertised* as...

I can confirm Turrican 3 was advertised* as "coming to CD32 soon" or something like that in UK magazines.

And I have always thought (but don't quote me on this!) parts of the Turrican soundtrack...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 October 2019, 11:09
Replies: 970
Views: 57,121
Posted By Turrican_3
Thanks Bruce! You make some interesting...

Thanks Bruce!

You make some interesting points, I believe the scenario here was unfortunately quite similar, with me being part of the problem.

I was too young, still studying and hence with...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 October 2019, 14:46
Replies: 970
Views: 57,121
Posted By Turrican_3
Do you have any source for this? As far as I...

Do you have any source for this?

As far as I understand Amiga sales figures are still being debated, especially on a per-model basis (except the ill-fated CD32 perhaps?)
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