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Forum: Looking for a game name ? 26 November 2018, 02:19
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By Shadowfire
How about "Swords of Twilight"? ...

How about "Swords of Twilight"?
http://hol.abime.net/2248
Forum: support.Hardware 16 November 2018, 03:36
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Shadowfire
All custom chip DMA (including audio) is routed...

All custom chip DMA (including audio) is routed through Agnus, so you can't just write it off like that.

Visually inspect the Agnus socket under magnification, including the pins on the bottom...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 November 2018, 03:27
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Shadowfire
I don't have the schematics for the R5, I was...

I don't have the schematics for the R5, I was looking at the R5 A500 on my desk. The next step is to try a new 74LS157.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 November 2018, 05:10
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Shadowfire
You have a break in the electrical path leading...

You have a break in the electrical path leading from joystick pin 1 to EMI421. This is on the back side of the PCB, so you need to take it out of the EMI shielding to do this. Check the joystick...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 November 2018, 04:54
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Shadowfire
I tried to hunt down a copy of the Rev5 schematic...

I tried to hunt down a copy of the Rev5 schematic to see if the circuit is any different, but no dice. Good news is, I have a working Rev 5 A500 here to measure and walk you through it.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2018, 22:32
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By Shadowfire
I know you just sent it out for repair, but they...

I know you just sent it out for repair, but they said that it was working when they shipped it back to you, and it DID in fact work for a few hours when you got it back. This is proof that they were...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2018, 22:13
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By Shadowfire
Nobody can test equipment that they don't have...

Nobody can test equipment that they don't have access to. If *you* made the determination that there was a motherboard problem (but the problem was actually your power supply or video cable), and...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2018, 21:34
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By Shadowfire
+12V and -12V are not used in the video circuitry...

+12V and -12V are not used in the video circuitry as mentioned above. If you can see signs of life (floppy clicking, will read a disk when you turn it on, or hard disk access) then your problem is...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2018, 21:13
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Shadowfire
I'm looking at the schematic for the A500 Rev 6. ...

I'm looking at the schematic for the A500 Rev 6.

Up/Left on an Atari style joystick should connect pin 8 (ground) to either pin 1 or pin 3 (depending upon direction).

The Amiga port does not...
Forum: support.Games 09 November 2018, 05:37
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By Shadowfire
I had a look see through the last remaining pile...

I had a look see through the last remaining pile of disks from my Amiga days, but Leander wasn't among them.
Forum: Hardware mods 01 November 2018, 00:38
Replies: 4,059
Views: 363,032
Posted By Shadowfire
The CDTV mainboard has a ton of stuff near the...

The CDTV mainboard has a ton of stuff near the CPU socket which makes a proper internal expansion board difficult to do. You'll find this out when you open it up :)
Forum: support.Hardware 13 September 2018, 05:34
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Shadowfire
What happens if you push the switch in and hold...

What happens if you push the switch in and hold it there?
(i.e. probably the switch isn't staying on when you press it)
Forum: project.CARE 07 September 2018, 05:29
Replies: 97
Views: 38,070
Posted By Shadowfire
The X68000 has a sprite generator that is miles...

The X68000 has a sprite generator that is miles (and I mean MILES) ahead of the Amiga's sprite system. No amount of skill can get around that, only obscene CPU horsepower (like emulation).
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 July 2018, 01:03
Replies: 26
Views: 1,704
Posted By Shadowfire
If you're happy with the image quality of the...

If you're happy with the image quality of the Lumafix, then use it. It does look better than the stock video output.

Looking better than the stock image isn't exactly a high bar to overcome.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 July 2018, 00:30
Replies: 26
Views: 1,704
Posted By Shadowfire
Those stripes are caused by signal crosstalk on...

Those stripes are caused by signal crosstalk on the motherboard; ALL (no exceptions!) of the C64/C128 machines suffer from it. Back in the day, it wasn't very noticeable because of the analog nature...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 May 2018, 01:12
Replies: 161
Views: 6,821
Posted By Shadowfire
So, read errors on the DVD could result in SFS...

So, read errors on the DVD could result in SFS file system errors on the hard disk??? Not a "problem reading CD0:*" error?
(*) or whatever device name the CDROM filesystem is mounted on. the dvd...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 May 2018, 23:12
Replies: 161
Views: 6,821
Posted By Shadowfire
Since when does the DVD use SFS?

Since when does the DVD use SFS?
Forum: Amiga scene 25 May 2018, 01:35
Replies: 161
Views: 6,821
Posted By Shadowfire
InstallAROS would seem to partition correctly, I...

InstallAROS would seem to partition correctly, I would wipe disk, reboot (again in safe mode), rerun InstallAROS, then soon thereafter get SFS errors during installation.

I was trying to set...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 May 2018, 00:54
Replies: 161
Views: 6,821
Posted By Shadowfire
I attempted to install ICAROS 2.2/native on two...

I attempted to install ICAROS 2.2/native on two PC's I have here this past weekend; a Core2 Q6600 based system, and an i7-875k based system. On the Q66000 I tried both IDE and SATA hard drives; on...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 21 May 2018, 03:07
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Shadowfire
Arctic Fox is really, really old. I recall some...

Arctic Fox is really, really old. I recall some threads stating it needed Kickstart 1.2 (or 1.1) to work.
Forum: Amiga scene 15 April 2018, 06:56
Replies: 75
Views: 8,923
Posted By Shadowfire
Eagle? Does Eagle actually have support for...

Eagle? Does Eagle actually have support for controlled impedance traces and termination simulation? The A4000 motherboard has a ton of series source-terminated signals. Any PCB designed without...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 April 2018, 18:19
Replies: 75
Views: 8,923
Posted By Shadowfire
In any professional package, using the manual...

In any professional package, using the manual point-to-point routing protocol will automatically generate traces compliant with your constraints, or at the very least, flag a DRC error if you violate...
Forum: support.Other 25 March 2018, 03:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By Shadowfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up863eQKGUI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up863eQKGUI
Forum: support.Hardware 20 March 2018, 00:55
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Shadowfire
Decoupling capacitor, probably 0.1uf 16(+)V.

Decoupling capacitor, probably 0.1uf 16(+)V.
Forum: News 01 February 2018, 01:57
Replies: 29
Views: 5,366
Posted By Shadowfire
The no-UDMA cable is most likely due to them...

The no-UDMA cable is most likely due to them using 40 pin connectors instead of the keyed 39/40 pin connectors required to use a UDMA cable.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 January 2018, 06:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,221
Posted By Shadowfire
That A3000 also has a "1.4" kickstart in ROM, its...

That A3000 also has a "1.4" kickstart in ROM, its a really early version of 2.0.
You can probably boot a Workbench 1.3 disk with it.
Just hold down both mouse buttons on powerup, when that boot...
Forum: Hardware mods 17 September 2017, 22:47
Replies: 3,414
Views: 274,570
Posted By Shadowfire
Directly from the datasheet for the...

Directly from the datasheet for the IS41LV16100B-50TLI-TR.

ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM RATINGS(1)
Symbol Parameters Rating Unit
VT Voltage on Any Pin Relative...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 August 2017, 06:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,325
Posted By Shadowfire
Green screen = Chip RAM problem. The chip ram is...

Green screen = Chip RAM problem. The chip ram is the ram in DIP sockets near the RTC batter (in front of the machine); the 68000 is executing Kickstart but failing the memtest from $00000000+, and...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 July 2017, 02:31
Replies: 32
Views: 2,249
Posted By Shadowfire
That same sheet also says the only pcb revision...

That same sheet also says the only pcb revision which had this problem (7.0) did not ship out to customers. So unless you have a prototype 7.0 A3000, which is highly unlikely if you didn't work in...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 July 2017, 15:17
Replies: 32
Views: 2,249
Posted By Shadowfire
This is technically not true. The superkickstart...

This is technically not true. The superkickstart A3000's were shipped prior to OS 2.0 being finished; these particular A3000's were supplied with an earlier version of 2.0 (actually, at the time it...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 June 2017, 01:09
Replies: 16
Views: 2,834
Posted By Shadowfire
I purchased two Rys Mk. 2 adapters from...

I purchased two Rys Mk. 2 adapters from Amigakit.com, in order to hook up a modern optical mouse to my Amiga 500/Amiga 2000.
Changing the mouse speed is performed by pushing in on a recessed button...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 June 2017, 06:13
Replies: 34
Views: 2,171
Posted By Shadowfire
Same here, also an A500, also plugged cable in...

Same here, also an A500, also plugged cable in reverse. Gotek survived, USB stick did not.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2017, 02:42
Replies: 33
Views: 1,932
Posted By Shadowfire
If you have no intention of re-using the IC, and...

If you have no intention of re-using the IC, and don't have a proper desoldering station, its almost always faster to just cut off all the leg near the plastic package (i.e. with the cutters coming...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2017, 19:05
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Shadowfire
Not cost effective to repair unless you're doing...

Not cost effective to repair unless you're doing it yourself, and your time is free. If you get another ECS machine, I would swap the major components in and out of the new machine to save whatever...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2017, 00:51
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Shadowfire
Your power supply fried your motherboard. There...

Your power supply fried your motherboard. There is a 100% likelihood that multiple components on the 5V rail are dead (RAM is one of the first things to die, and you aren't even getting a green...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2017, 00:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By Shadowfire
My 1/2 cent: The whole situation with ZorRAM not...

My 1/2 cent: The whole situation with ZorRAM not having a back plate (or a multitude of standalone products which don't even have a case, for that matter), is kind of reminiscent of not bothering to...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 May 2017, 00:35
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By Shadowfire
Check www.farnell.com, www.digikey.com or...

Check www.farnell.com, www.digikey.com or www.mouser.com (since you're in the UK you'll probably want to use Farnell)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 May 2017, 03:42
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By Shadowfire
Honestly, the EA version sounds awful.

Honestly, the EA version sounds awful.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 12 May 2017, 01:32
Replies: 23
Views: 7,316
Posted By Shadowfire
The other nice thing about the A2630 is that the...

The other nice thing about the A2630 is that the 4mb of 32-bit onboard RAM is still available in 68000 mode.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 May 2017, 20:00
Replies: 16
Views: 2,834
Posted By Shadowfire
This page here ...

This page here
http://retroami.com.pl/index.php?id_product=158&controller=product&id_lang=1
indicates that the RysMkII can be used with the C64 and Atari ST as well.

There's really no reviews of...
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