English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 40 of 497
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: solarmon
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 11:56
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
Keir kaffer has previously suggested he would...

Keir kaffer has previously suggested he would eventually build/merge disk-analyse into GW, or something like that.

For the build environment, I would suggest you set up a WSL 2 environment on...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 09:39
Replies: 32
Views: 489
Posted By solarmon
I forgot a third option for disabling _HLT on the...

I forgot a third option for disabling _HLT on the CPU.

You can use another CPU socket as a piggyback and bend the pin of that instead - then you don't have to do anything physical with your CPU.
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 01:31
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By solarmon
The initial reset signal on booting up is...

The initial reset signal on booting up is triggered by the 555 timer circuit. It can also be triggered by the Keyboard itself - either when the keyboard circuit is powered up or when a...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 00:07
Replies: 32
Views: 489
Posted By solarmon
With _ROMEN you should be seeing activity signals...

With _ROMEN you should be seeing activity signals going across it - so it should not be either staying low or staying high.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 23:54
Replies: 32
Views: 489
Posted By solarmon
If the name of a signal has a leading "/" or "_"...

If the name of a signal has a leading "/" or "_" (or sometimes, trailing) it means that it is Active Low.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 23:01
Replies: 32
Views: 489
Posted By solarmon
It is to check that the CPU itself is not...

It is to check that the CPU itself is not asserting _HLT. It could be that the CPU is detecting something else wrong and asserting _HLT. You just want to rule out whether the CPU is the one that is...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 21:19
Replies: 32
Views: 489
Posted By solarmon
Without cutting any traces, the only other option...

Without cutting any traces, the only other option is to prevent the _HLT pin (17) from making contact in the socket are:

1. Cover the pin legs with a non conductive material.
2. Bend the pin legs...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 18:23
Replies: 32
Views: 489
Posted By solarmon
_RST and _HLT are active low, so what you are...

_RST and _HLT are active low, so what you are describing (RST (pin18) is High (4.90 v). HLT (pin17) is LOW (47 mV)) means that something is asserting _HLT low.

Have you got anything connected to...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 17:50
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
Excuse my ignorance - but why shouldn't an IPF be...

Excuse my ignorance - but why shouldn't an IPF be used? I thought the whole point of an IPF (assuming it is an official one) is that it is for archiving with a view of writing back to disk - as...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 14:15
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
Added to The Zone: ...

Added to The Zone:

http://eab.abime.net/zone/Overdrive%20%281993%29%28Team%2017%29%5B1149%5D%20-%20SCP%20-%20Shifted%20minus%2010.zip
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 11:28
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
I just tried Overdrive: OVERDRIVE...

I just tried Overdrive:

OVERDRIVE (1993)(Team 17)[1149]...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 09:59
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
I suggest you join the Facebook Greaseweazle...

I suggest you join the Facebook Greaseweazle group and post your issues there - Keir is very responsive and active on there.

You could always use Greaseweazle to read back the disk and compare it...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 November 2019, 17:50
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
You need the 32-bit CAPSImg.dll file from: ...

You need the 32-bit CAPSImg.dll file from:

http://www.softpres.org/_media/files:ipflib42_w32.zip?id=download&cache=cache

The file is located in the zip file at:
...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 November 2019, 14:44
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
Flashback manual: ...

Flashback manual:

http://hol.abime.net/568/manual

For Panza, you need to do the track shift trick as mentioned above. I used -10 (don't forget to click the 'Shift Tracks' button!) as suggested...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 November 2019, 11:17
Replies: 26
Views: 447
Posted By solarmon
4.8V is fine/acceptable if it is stable. The...

4.8V is fine/acceptable if it is stable. The issue with Vypr's A500 was that it was fluctuating, and going out of acceptable limits.

But a re-cap is good overall, especially if you have the caps...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 November 2019, 08:55
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
What bit are you failing at, or what issues are...

What bit are you failing at, or what issues are you having?

The A600 is an ECS machine so, in theory, an OCS/ECS game should work - but we know it depends on your kickstart and the game. I know...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 November 2019, 00:38
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
So I tried this trick and on the first attempt of...

So I tried this trick and on the first attempt of shifting the tracks by -10, Panza loaded to the title screen! :shocked :bowdown

This was on an A500 rev 6A with Kickstart 1.3, which wasn't...
Forum: News 14 November 2019, 18:19
Replies: 960
Views: 155,605
Posted By solarmon
You solder on to one of the Amiga RGB signals,...

You solder on to one of the Amiga RGB signals, and on to one of the Amiga video sync signal - see here for more details:

https://github.com/keirf/FF_OSD/wiki/Amiga-Connections

Here is a summary...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 November 2019, 15:00
Replies: 131
Views: 105,957
Posted By solarmon
Yes, that will help. But it can still be a bit...

Yes, that will help. But it can still be a bit fiddly - especially on the A600 with the floppy power connector next to it.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 November 2019, 12:12
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
@Jeff_HxC2001 Thanks for that visual example...

@Jeff_HxC2001

Thanks for that visual example - it really helps my understanding, very useful!

I will try your suggestion to see if it makes a difference.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 November 2019, 12:06
Replies: 26
Views: 447
Posted By solarmon
I just meant that I would not expect for a CIA to...

I just meant that I would not expect for a CIA to be put the wrong way - effectively not powered and 'not there' - and still stop the Amiga from booting. I don't understand exactly why that scenario...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 November 2019, 11:42
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
I understand Keir had added a specific 'format'...

I understand Keir had added a specific 'format' for Panza to resolve the issue:

https://github.com/keirf/Disk-Utilities/blob/1515eee061eedb47ea6d08c46cd25479840f2bf6/disk-analyse/formats


#...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 November 2019, 11:23
Replies: 131
Views: 105,957
Posted By solarmon
I hate the ribbon connector on the A600 and...

I hate the ribbon connector on the A600 and A1200. I think it is the cause of a lot of the damage to the ends of the ribbon cable as it is not easy to release and most people end up just pulling the...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 November 2019, 10:33
Replies: 26
Views: 447
Posted By solarmon
Well, in another thread (A500 memory issues...

Well, in another thread (A500 memory issues (http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1358737&postcount=15)), but for an A500, the Odd CIA was put in backwards and that caused the system not to boot...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 November 2019, 10:23
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
I don't have a Supercard Pro or Kyroflux to...

I don't have a Supercard Pro or Kyroflux to compare against. Otherwise, I would have definitely done that.



This is not a true statement.

The build instructions for disk-analyse includes the...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 November 2019, 00:53
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
For testing before I write to the originals I...

For testing before I write to the originals I have used both DD and HD disks.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 November 2019, 21:47
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
I'm not entirely sure technically what the issue...

I'm not entirely sure technically what the issue is, but this is what Keir said:





Not sure what you mean, but Greaseweazle is designed in two parts - the Blue Pill hardware and a Python...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 November 2019, 21:05
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By solarmon
Glad you got it working! :great But that was...

Glad you got it working! :great

But that was unexpected! :shocked
Forum: News 13 November 2019, 20:54
Replies: 960
Views: 155,605
Posted By solarmon
Basically, it overlays on to one of the colour...

Basically, it overlays on to one of the colour signals.

The display idle timeout and wake should be what is configured in FlashFloppy.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 November 2019, 18:44
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
I think it is because there is still an IPF to...

I think it is because there is still an IPF to SCP conversion taking place - so there is going to be room for differences/nuances on how it is converted.

Note that converting the IPF image to HFE...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 November 2019, 18:42
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
It failed because the game copy protection...

It failed because the game copy protection stopped the game from loading.

So I only knew only after I used GW to dump it to floppy and tried to load the game on my Amiga. The copy protection was...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 November 2019, 18:12
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
Yes, I converted an IPF to SCP. However, the...

Yes, I converted an IPF to SCP. However, the conversion did not work when using the HxC virtual disk software - the disk copy protection was still activating (on kickstart 1.3 and on certain floppy...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 November 2019, 10:45
Replies: 27
Views: 800
Posted By solarmon
Check the _IPL traces between Paula and CPU.

Check the _IPL traces between Paula and CPU.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 November 2019, 10:36
Replies: 27
Views: 800
Posted By solarmon
I believe Paula handles the interrupts: ...

I believe Paula handles the interrupts:

https://wiki.amigaos.net/wiki/Exec_Interrupts

https://wiki.amigaos.net/w/images/5/5e/LibTable26-1.png

So if it is hanging on that then it might be a...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 November 2019, 09:08
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By solarmon
OK great! So no green screen now? At least...

OK great!

So no green screen now? At least hopefully that means your memory is OK and it has passed the test to now get to a white/grey screen.

What are the behavior of the POWER and CAPS LOCK...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 November 2019, 08:51
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By solarmon
There is also a Facebook group for it: ...

There is also a Facebook group for it:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/greaseweazle

I have also used this solution to successfully restore my original game floppy disks.

This solution has a...
Forum: News 13 November 2019, 08:43
Replies: 960
Views: 155,605
Posted By solarmon
FF OSD can be considered an I2C display emulator...

FF OSD can be considered an I2C display emulator running on an STM32 Blue Pill. It can be used to replaced (or run in parallel) the existing I2C OLED/LED display connected to the Gotek.

FF OSD can...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 November 2019, 23:17
Replies: 26
Views: 447
Posted By solarmon
Below is the corrosion and fix on my A600: ...

Below is the corrosion and fix on my A600:

http://i.imgur.com/Anq7WAqb.jpg (https://imgur.com/Anq7WAq)
http://i.imgur.com/pMT5UBDb.jpg (https://imgur.com/pMT5UBD)
http://i.imgur.com/8hJq3dob.jpg...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 November 2019, 17:45
Replies: 26
Views: 447
Posted By solarmon
Also, try pressing down on a chip, or parts of a...

Also, try pressing down on a chip, or parts of a chip, whilst it is boot looping to see if that makes a difference. There might be a dry joint somewhere.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 November 2019, 15:12
Replies: 26
Views: 447
Posted By solarmon
Yeah, that doesn't look good. That is quite a lot...

Yeah, that doesn't look good. That is quite a lot of force to get it like that. I'm surprised that the motherboard is not damaged, so it might have gone in like that from factory?

There are...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 497

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 17:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.10609 seconds with 10 queries