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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 September 2020, 14:16
Replies: 22
Views: 756
Posted By Glen M
With its customisability the humble PC lets a...

With its customisability the humble PC lets a person build it to their own identity be that gaming, editing, or whatever. The brands just take advantage of those people who don't know how or can't...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 September 2020, 10:16
Replies: 22
Views: 756
Posted By Glen M
Considering we have no less than 3 computers in...

Considering we have no less than 3 computers in this house I think the home computer is alive and well.

The platform has moved on and its the tower PC but its still a home computer.

Back in...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2020, 14:19
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By Glen M
Does Microcosm use Akiko? Only issue running...

Does Microcosm use Akiko?

Only issue running that game is speed in that the audio and video run out of sync but I put that down to the faster processor screwing things up.

I'm not using the...
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 17 September 2020, 12:39
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Glen M
Can't be that bad... I'll take a look on the...

Can't be that bad...

I'll take a look on the FTP now, thanks!
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 17 September 2020, 11:06
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Glen M
Final Gate

This god awful looking FMV game has recently come to my attention and I need to try it for myself. Looks so bad it must be good but I'm having some difficulty finding a copy (I'm not paying £100 for...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 September 2020, 15:50
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Glen M
I'd put money on a broken ribbon cable. ...

I'd put money on a broken ribbon cable.

Common problem, especially if the drives been taken out a few times. Its easy to crack the cable putting it back in. If you need a replacement give me a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 September 2020, 14:12
Replies: 835
Views: 58,103
Posted By Glen M
Does the bios have any options for disabling...

Does the bios have any options for disabling cache or can you adjust the multiplier. If so the chip should underclock a fair bit and if you can turn off cache it'll soon be crippled. Not sure if...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 September 2020, 10:35
Replies: 835
Views: 58,103
Posted By Glen M
Finally got my 486 VLB system finished, fully...

Finally got my 486 VLB system finished, fully spec:

Cyrix IBM Blue Lightning 486DX2 @ 66mhz
16mb 72pin ram
S3 850 VLB 2mb graphics card
A3200 sound card and proprietary SONY CD drive
PT607G...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 September 2020, 17:11
Replies: 42
Views: 2,154
Posted By Glen M
So other than large HDD support out of the box...

So other than large HDD support out of the box what else does it do cause I can run a 40gb HDD on 3.0 roms with absolutely no trouble.

I was going to buy it just because why not but then with...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 September 2020, 14:26
Replies: 33
Views: 2,110
Posted By Glen M
Well if anything Pixel Vixen off youtube is out...

Well if anything Pixel Vixen off youtube is out there rocking her 600. Probably one of the few to be honest.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 September 2020, 14:20
Replies: 57
Views: 2,054
Posted By Glen M
Bit late to the party but the SD card is...

Bit late to the party but the SD card is marginally slower than CF in writes. Reading is more or less identical so there is very little in it to be honest. Regardless though if you're just playing...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 September 2020, 14:31
Replies: 83
Views: 4,676
Posted By Glen M
In my CD32 with its TF330 @ 54mhz Doom runs at...

In my CD32 with its TF330 @ 54mhz Doom runs at about 12fps. This is with low graphics setting, no music and 2 screen sizes down from full. Safe to say I'd rather play it on a PC. Without that...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 September 2020, 12:52
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Glen M
Thanks gents I'll look into this again and have...

Thanks gents I'll look into this again and have another go, hopefully get it working this time!
Forum: support.Hardware 20 August 2020, 14:19
Replies: 37
Views: 1,477
Posted By Glen M
What ever happened about the TF330 getting...

What ever happened about the TF330 getting reworked for the 1200? That would make for an awesome and cheap 030 accelerator.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 August 2020, 12:52
Replies: 32
Views: 1,532
Posted By Glen M
You're correct. For whatever reason everyone...

You're correct. For whatever reason everyone said Citadel and I was picturing Breathless in my head.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 August 2020, 16:02
Replies: 32
Views: 1,532
Posted By Glen M
Actually, I just can't spell. Pseudo is a...

Actually, I just can't spell.

Pseudo is a stupid word.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 August 2020, 11:31
Replies: 32
Views: 1,532
Posted By Glen M
I don't really like the bobbing effect but I can...

I don't really like the bobbing effect but I can understand why it is implemented in some of these early FPS games as it helps with the immersion of the sudo 3D environment. In the very least some...
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 13 August 2020, 15:51
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Glen M
Much thanks. I had read those threads but given...

Much thanks. I had read those threads but given they are so old I wasn't sure if it was still relevant. Seems easy enough to do so I'll have a play and see how I get on.
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 13 August 2020, 14:57
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Glen M
How do I make a CD32 bootable CD?

Doing some research on the subject I think I need the CD32 DEV software for something called Make CD and a CD32.TM file?

Could someone maybe take a minute to walk through the basics of this?
...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 August 2020, 14:57
Replies: 32
Views: 1,081
Posted By Glen M
The Amiga power light will go dim when the system...

The Amiga power light will go dim when the system resets. If for example your running set patch for your scsi.device in the startup sequence this will cause a reset and cause the light to flicker. ...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 August 2020, 11:11
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By Glen M
I had a similar problem with my CD32 where some...

I had a similar problem with my CD32 where some discs would slip when the lid is closed. This may sound odd but as best as I can tell the plastics of the lid have warped ever so slightly and the lid...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 August 2020, 18:26
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Glen M
I have a cf card in the CD32 and an ide drive in...

I have a cf card in the CD32 and an ide drive in the 1200s so nothing wrong from that point of view.

I'll try booting to workbench off disk and see if it's visible in hdtoolbox but I've set up...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 August 2020, 10:39
Replies: 8
Views: 674
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: 23,792
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: 1,196
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: 1,647
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: 426
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: 187
Views: 12,760
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: 23,792
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: 23,792
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: 326
Views: 26,506
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: 23,792
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: 23,792
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: 23,792
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: 393
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: 2,266
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: 835
Views: 58,103
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: 835
Views: 58,103
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: 1,493
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: 23,792
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
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