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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 December 2020, 12:41
Replies: 235
Views: 47,545
Posted By demolition
Yes, looks very much like a VIC20. Here's another...

Yes, looks very much like a VIC20. Here's another shot from the same movie. The colors of the case and keyboard on this one looks like it could also be C64, but the badge looks like it says VIC 20....
Forum: Amiga scene 27 December 2020, 17:29
Replies: 26
Views: 1,635
Posted By demolition
Yes, but shipping+handling+customs from Asia to...

Yes, but shipping+handling+customs from Asia to UK isn't free and I can only assume the UK warehouse are not handling the shipments as a charity either.
Forum: Amiga scene 23 December 2020, 18:54
Replies: 26
Views: 1,635
Posted By demolition
If they had to calculate individual shipping...

If they had to calculate individual shipping charge costs it might end up becoming even more expensive due to the higher level of administration.. I doubt they are making much money on these projects...
Forum: News 13 December 2020, 16:55
Replies: 38
Views: 3,487
Posted By demolition
Looks like a nice product. Can the FPU actually...

Looks like a nice product. Can the FPU actually run @40MHz? I thought the FPU was always running from the same clock as the CPU which in this case is always 14MHz?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 December 2020, 14:34
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By demolition
Generally also I think that 3D doesn't provide...

Generally also I think that 3D doesn't provide any extra value for adventure games and often just makes it a lot worse as control just becomes more complicated. So I was also very hesitant when I...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2020, 16:06
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By demolition
Do do you still think it is slow with that? I...

Do do you still think it is slow with that?
I am using 3.1.4 with the TF536 and while it is very slow without MMULib+MUFASTROM, the speed is as fast as it should be when it is installed.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 26 November 2020, 08:44
Replies: 25
Views: 1,594
Posted By demolition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bigaln3swU8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bigaln3swU8
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 November 2020, 23:15
Replies: 6,407
Views: 1,248,940
Posted By demolition
I know these kinds of bits: ...

I know these kinds of bits:
https://shop.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/8/68817_I.jpg
Which ones are the exotic ones? :)
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 November 2020, 23:09
Replies: 25
Views: 1,594
Posted By demolition
For some people, the difference is like night and...

For some people, the difference is like night and day and for others hardly noticeable. For me, 100% perfect scrolling is mandatory which means either real HW or an emulator with 50*n Hz Vsync or...
Forum: request.Apps 18 November 2020, 20:00
Replies: 17
Views: 2,141
Posted By demolition
Everywhere I look, cylinders=tracks for floppies....

Everywhere I look, cylinders=tracks for floppies. When they write 99 tracks, they obviously mean 99 tracks/side. No drives will go that far but perhaps they just didn't want the software to be the...
Forum: support.Apps 10 November 2020, 23:21
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By demolition
Perhaps it could work simply by adding the IP...

Perhaps it could work simply by adding the IP address of gnudb.gnudb.org into the local hosts file for freedb.freedb.org so it would resolve to the other IP? It depends on how gnudb set up their...
Forum: support.WinUAE 25 October 2020, 16:58
Replies: 85
Views: 12,498
Posted By demolition
I can't answer why WinUAE doesn't recognize it,...

I can't answer why WinUAE doesn't recognize it, but it looks correct in the Windows disk manager. It should show up as uninitialized since Windows doesn't know how to read that format.


Whatever...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 October 2020, 20:46
Replies: 27
Views: 1,046
Posted By demolition
If the machine is never powered on, it might not...

If the machine is never powered on, it might not leak as quickly, but as soon as you power it on, you kickstart the process due to the high leakage current they will have by now.
Leaky caps were not...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 October 2020, 16:10
Replies: 226
Views: 9,362
Posted By demolition
Apollo Core 68080?

Apollo Core 68080?
Forum: support.Hardware 11 October 2020, 19:24
Replies: 226
Views: 9,362
Posted By demolition
So what if it's closed source? It's not like any...

So what if it's closed source? It's not like any of Motorola's 680x0 CPUs are open source? And let's imagine if the Vampire team purchased the rights to the Motorola brand so they could label it as...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 October 2020, 21:09
Replies: 27
Views: 1,946
Posted By demolition
They should be possible to find. The pitch is...

They should be possible to find. The pitch is standard but the exact length might be a little trickier to find. I had some new ISA-size (62 pin) slots so I took two of those, cut them both to size...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 October 2020, 16:15
Replies: 27
Views: 1,946
Posted By demolition
The motherboard CPU connector could be bad. They...

The motherboard CPU connector could be bad. They are old and if it has never been used before, it would as a minimum need a good clean to work. I have an A2000 which had bad connections in 3-4 pins....
Forum: support.Hardware 20 September 2020, 07:32
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By demolition
'guides' makes more sense. :) Here's a video of...

'guides' makes more sense. :)
Here's a video of how to program a Xilinx CPLD:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cBOucDP5Ho

Those USB programmers (Platform Cable USB) are somewhat expensive if you...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 September 2020, 19:38
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By demolition
What do you mean 'online'?

What do you mean 'online'?
Forum: support.Hardware 18 September 2020, 18:35
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By demolition
Sure, there's a place where you can add a JTAG...

Sure, there's a place where you can add a JTAG connector (5x2 pins) and hook a programmer to it. I did that to update my accelerator. It would require some soldering expertise though.

Looking at...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2020, 20:13
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By demolition
Well, when did you buy it? If within a year, then...

Well, when did you buy it? If within a year, then it is surely on the latest FW.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2020, 19:55
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By demolition
Do you know if your card has the latest firmware?...

Do you know if your card has the latest firmware? And my fuse map is $F000 after maprom not $0000, but the difference might just be if we're using different memory configurations. I have only enabled...
Forum: support.Games 15 September 2020, 17:43
Replies: 92
Views: 14,398
Posted By demolition
Cracked or originals as well? Perhaps they ran...

Cracked or originals as well? Perhaps they ran out of space and had to leave something out..
Edit: Sorry for necroing that post - just noticed now that it was from 2018. :)
Forum: support.Hardware 15 September 2020, 16:40
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By demolition
I think that VBR2FAST might just be utilizing the...

I think that VBR2FAST might just be utilizing the VBR move feature of the CPU just like http://aminet.net/package/util/boot/vbrmov23? All 68010+ CPUs can do this so it is not special for the...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 September 2020, 12:26
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By demolition
Yes, the speed benefit probably won't be very...

Yes, the speed benefit probably won't be very noticeable, but there's not really any reason not to use it since it shouldn't cause any adverse effects.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 September 2020, 22:39
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By demolition
Maprom made a big speed improvement in my case -...

Maprom made a big speed improvement in my case - ide speed not as much, but still worthwhile.

Which resolution/color depth are you using on the 500? Using too many colors will make it very slow...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 September 2020, 21:03
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By demolition
'maprom waitstate 5' does the same as 'idetweak...

'maprom waitstate 5' does the same as 'idetweak waitstate 5' so idetweak can be discarded.

And yes, you do need to run maprom after every power cycle since it will start up with the defaults of...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 September 2020, 06:59
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By demolition
I have one and could not make it work with the...

I have one and could not make it work with the Amiga. The primary card would work fine, but the second card would not be recognized properly. When I tested it out in a PC, it would work just fine....
Forum: support.Hardware 13 September 2020, 23:09
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By demolition
I use these lines at the top of my...

I use these lines at the top of my startup-sequence to enable maprom and tweak the IDE:
maprom kickrom quiet
maprom waitstate 5
The attached image shows that you can see them becoming enabled when...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 September 2020, 07:42
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By demolition
My Amigas use less than 20W when running so I...

My Amigas use less than 20W when running so I think it should be sufficient as long as there are no power hungry stuff installed like 040/060/PPC cards.
Forum: Hardware mods 11 September 2020, 19:00
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By demolition
It takes a 12V supply and I would say at least...

It takes a 12V supply and I would say at least rated for 2.5A. You might be able to find one that is contained in a wall connector but it will be somewhat larger than your average cell phone charger....
Forum: Hardware mods 10 September 2020, 14:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By demolition
Yes, on ebay I would expect most of them to be...

Yes, on ebay I would expect most of them to be knockoffs and definitely if they're significantly cheaper than the originals. If you're not in the US, look for an official reseller here:...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 10 September 2020, 14:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By demolition
Yes, the Vampire can function as a graphic card...

Yes, the Vampire can function as a graphic card (RTG) which will be output on its HDMI output. This is only usable in WB. Native video (PAL/NTSC) will still be provided by the Denise IC and sent to...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 September 2020, 14:12
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By demolition
The current on 5V is what's important. If it can...

The current on 5V is what's important. If it can supply 4.5A like the beefy original PSUs, it will be plenty. The small original PSUs are only rated for 2.5A and most Amigas run fine with that, so...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 09 September 2020, 17:48
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By demolition
I also have a V2+ (in another 500) and it is very...

I also have a V2+ (in another 500) and it is very nice indeed. If you want RTG and a fast CPU, it might be the cheapest alternative. Notice that it does not do scandoubling so you still need either...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 09 September 2020, 17:08
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By demolition
I have tried the ACA500plus with my 500+...

I have tried the ACA500plus with my 500+ motherboard in my Checkmate case and it is very flaky. It only boots every 2nd time and it was unstable at speeds >14MHz. When inserted directly in the...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 September 2020, 08:26
Replies: 220
Views: 47,552
Posted By demolition
Which model is this? B9/C9?

Which model is this? B9/C9?
Forum: support.Hardware 08 September 2020, 22:37
Replies: 220
Views: 47,552
Posted By demolition
Except that you have to be a little careful with...

Except that you have to be a little careful with games that have static graphic content. Otherwise that sounds great - is motion completely smooth both in PAL and NTSC?
Forum: Hardware mods 08 September 2020, 14:45
Replies: 41
Views: 3,189
Posted By demolition
I would trust it if I have three cheap meters...

I would trust it if I have three cheap meters that all read exactly 5.00V when I measure the output voltage of a modern 5V SMPS (directly on its output pins). It is also my general experience that...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 September 2020, 13:51
Replies: 41
Views: 3,189
Posted By demolition
Not a usable solution since I want to keep the...

Not a usable solution since I want to keep the PSU on the floor (and not the Amiga :)).

I have been considering modifying the PSU to increase the voltage. Should be doable by changing a resistor...
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