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Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2020, 12:08
Replies: 49
Views: 7,605
Posted By mr.spiv
I have had my moments of joy and hiccups with...

I have had my moments of joy and hiccups with Amigakit, Amigastore, Vesalia, iComp, Lotharek and eBay sellers. Bottomline, none of these eventually screwed the orders - wait times were just...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 May 2020, 15:17
Replies: 161
Views: 14,514
Posted By mr.spiv
ZX Spectrum was not posh anymore and I needed to...

ZX Spectrum was not posh anymore and I needed to upgrade.. I so badly wanted to write demos and stuff. This (https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=29175) saved me from ST :D
Forum: Coders. General 14 April 2020, 16:41
Replies: 14
Views: 2,499
Posted By mr.spiv
I see. Thanks for the insight. Cache line...

I see. Thanks for the insight. Cache line alignment I already had. I'll have a look at toying with MMU.
Forum: Coders. General 14 April 2020, 13:38
Replies: 14
Views: 2,499
Posted By mr.spiv
I went through quite a few iterations (with...

I went through quite a few iterations (with visual stimulus and/or dumping ROM & RAM from the same memory locations). I get e.g. this working when reset+OVL+JMP is in RAM that does not disappear...
Forum: Coders. General 14 April 2020, 10:09
Replies: 14
Views: 2,499
Posted By mr.spiv
This is what I did more or less.. Also setting...

This is what I did more or less.. Also setting data direction seemed to be enough to "clear" OVL and swap RAM in. My code is basically:

reset
move.b d0,(a5) ; D0=3, A5=$bfe201
...
Forum: Coders. General 14 April 2020, 07:53
Replies: 14
Views: 2,499
Posted By mr.spiv
Mind some necromancy here.. I tried reset codes...

Mind some necromancy here.. I tried reset codes for fun last night and just did not get them working as I hoped for on my A3000 (with CS2 040). The intention was to keep the code in Chip RAM. If the...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 March 2020, 22:06
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By mr.spiv
A3000D PSU replacement

This has been dealt with many times before.. but while I am upgrading my A3000D I really would like to swap or mod the PSU to something that is not as loud as a data center.. like the one I currently...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 29 March 2020, 01:26
Replies: 47
Views: 3,097
Posted By mr.spiv
I never did anything but MFM with custom sync...

I never did anything but MFM with custom sync words.. although, the format I used in "Smarty and the Nasty Gluttons" had $18a0 bytes per track for user data (access offset alignment was 4 bytes)...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 March 2020, 19:29
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By mr.spiv
What setting you are using etc? [Edit]...

What setting you are using etc?

[Edit] Getting now 3.27MB/s with internal SCSI + SCSI2SD.. decent ;) It was about a time to replace my trusted Stinger Micropolis that has served my A3k AFAIR since...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 March 2020, 13:46
Replies: 92
Views: 6,827
Posted By mr.spiv
Indeed. It is always important to know the key...

Indeed. It is always important to know the key people and be kind enough (or something else) that they also want to know you back :D
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 March 2020, 19:00
Replies: 101
Views: 7,160
Posted By mr.spiv
On hw side selling my decently equipped A2000.....

On hw side selling my decently equipped A2000.. (ok got A3000 instead but that A2000 was a breeze).

On sw & dark side never having guts to jump fully into scene stuff and never really putting...
Forum: MarketPlace 07 March 2020, 18:57
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By mr.spiv
Mac Mini PowerPC G4 1.42GHz/1G/80G + MorphOS

For sale.. with licensed (to me) MorphOS 3.1. Just the main unit + PSU + DVI adapter. Works but cannot guarantee DVD player being in a reliable condition (AFAIR I used it once to install the system).
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 March 2020, 20:55
Replies: 185
Views: 120,834
Posted By mr.spiv
Somehow I found myself here :D

Somehow I found myself here :D
Forum: support.Other 21 February 2020, 22:33
Replies: 16
Views: 1,941
Posted By mr.spiv
Updated to a more recent 19.2 PFS3aio.. btw while...

Updated to a more recent 19.2 PFS3aio.. btw while I was at it I also ran pfsdoctor repair for the sake of it because I was about to format the partition anyway. I left it running and went doing other...
Forum: support.Other 15 February 2020, 19:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,941
Posted By mr.spiv
Thanks a bunch!! I tried the CHECK and get this...

Thanks a bunch!!
I tried the CHECK and get this output, which eventually seems not to progress any further:

Deldir 2...
ERROR: Delfine anode error
ERROR: Delfile anode #lx error

I'll...
Forum: support.Other 13 February 2020, 20:42
Replies: 16
Views: 1,941
Posted By mr.spiv
Tried pfssalv2.. and it did not find a single...

Tried pfssalv2.. and it did not find a single file.
Version gave: pfs3_aio-handler 18.5 (12/07/08)
Forum: support.Other 09 February 2020, 22:18
Replies: 16
Views: 1,941
Posted By mr.spiv
Ok. I'll get the full version once I get access...

Ok. I'll get the full version once I get access to the a600 again later this week.
Btw, the disk is 4G CF and unfortunately I cannot see a single file in the broken partition anymore.
Forum: support.Other 09 February 2020, 13:19
Replies: 16
Views: 1,941
Posted By mr.spiv
I got this multiple wrong ablock id errors.. when...

I got this multiple wrong ablock id errors.. when running PFSDoctor is states:
ERROR: anodeblock seqnr 0 blocknr 67714 has an incorrect id
..
Eventually PFSDoctor hangs when checking the deldir:...
Forum: support.Other 27 January 2020, 20:39
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By mr.spiv
Do you mean DefJam & CCS bootmenus like this? ...

Do you mean DefJam & CCS bootmenus like this?
http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/release.php?id=85005
This one has only one game, though. They did have multiple games compact disks..
Forum: Amiga scene 04 January 2020, 14:57
Replies: 132
Views: 10,213
Posted By mr.spiv
I uploaded the fixed intro. It's been lingering...

I uploaded the fixed intro. It's been lingering around for few days already:
http://eab.abime.net/zone/scx_intro1_fix
Forum: Coders. General 02 January 2020, 00:07
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By mr.spiv
Another thing.. I noticed that sometimes when...

Another thing.. I noticed that sometimes when them assembling aborts due issues in the source DevPac does not free the memory needed by the assembled program. Is this a known issue? I still yet need...
Forum: Coders. General 01 January 2020, 23:36
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By mr.spiv
AsmOne is so great to code abs addressed stuff...

AsmOne is so great to code abs addressed stuff :crazy
Forum: Coders. General 01 January 2020, 23:23
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By mr.spiv
Grrr.. ok it compiled. Got a bunch of other weird...

Grrr.. ok it compiled. Got a bunch of other weird compilation errors that got solved by rearranging codes & comments. Did not make me feel comfortable ;-)
Forum: Coders. General 01 January 2020, 23:10
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By mr.spiv
DevPac and PC-relative addressing..

Hmm, this might be discussed before.. but am I doing something wrong but the following code just does not assemble with DevPac 3.14?


lea 2+stuff(pc),a0
stuff:
...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 December 2019, 12:39
Replies: 132
Views: 10,213
Posted By mr.spiv
Superb! Good finding. Gonna swing out a fix...

Superb! Good finding. Gonna swing out a fix tonight for the intro! (including some typo fixes in the scroller, heh)
Forum: Amiga scene 30 December 2019, 09:37
Replies: 132
Views: 10,213
Posted By mr.spiv
It seem the cracktro leaves ADKCON MFMPREC & FAST...

It seem the cracktro leaves ADKCON MFMPREC & FAST cleared when it exits. Maybe this has a side effect? I have not tried myself yet..
Forum: Amiga scene 29 December 2019, 19:11
Replies: 132
Views: 10,213
Posted By mr.spiv
startup code trashes ADKCON it seems..

startup code trashes ADKCON it seems..
Forum: Amiga scene 28 December 2019, 23:04
Replies: 132
Views: 10,213
Posted By mr.spiv
Resembles Datastorm on Amiga to me :nervous

Resembles Datastorm on Amiga to me :nervous
Forum: support.Hardware 20 November 2019, 22:48
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By mr.spiv
I am running a setup like this - a600 but anyway...

I am running a setup like this - a600 but anyway works:
http://deadcoderssociety.net/pics/pico2.JPG and later also added a power switch
http://deadcoderssociety.net/pics/a600_picopsu.JPG
Forum: News 12 November 2019, 22:03
Replies: 186
Views: 25,955
Posted By mr.spiv
I would go with all headers at the end.

I would go with all headers at the end.
Forum: News 09 November 2019, 20:26
Replies: 186
Views: 25,955
Posted By mr.spiv
I am kinda tempted to use that extra 27.5KB but...

I am kinda tempted to use that extra 27.5KB but if none of the widely used "standard" formats use it, then it does not exists in practise.
Forum: News 09 November 2019, 15:12
Replies: 186
Views: 25,955
Posted By mr.spiv
Slightly unrelated question.. any of these...

Slightly unrelated question.. any of these "friendly" formats support 16 byte "Sector Label Area" that is available for OFS/FFS trackdisk device?
Forum: News 05 October 2019, 18:59
Replies: 569
Views: 92,350
Posted By mr.spiv
Whoa.. where can I order one of these A600MX...

Whoa.. where can I order one of these A600MX goodies? Did not see them on AOTL.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 October 2019, 16:27
Replies: 31
Views: 2,348
Posted By mr.spiv
Also, depending on the definition of "being the...

Also, depending on the definition of "being the best" it does not matter how uber cool someone is optimizing code for m68k if the algorithms he/she uses for solving some problem are bad. Coding...
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 26 September 2019, 02:42
Replies: 40
Views: 3,857
Posted By mr.spiv
If the disk is used for anything else than just...

If the disk is used for anything else than just to show off the 2KB boot you want to reserve space for the additional 2 sectors from the disk bitmap. Otherwise the chances are that some random file...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 August 2019, 12:53
Replies: 103
Views: 5,885
Posted By mr.spiv
Probably 1K chess on ZX-81 ;) Then later games...

Probably 1K chess on ZX-81 ;) Then later games that came with Spectrum 48K (Hungry Horace et al).
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 July 2019, 22:30
Replies: 88
Views: 12,362
Posted By mr.spiv
Master Blaster (Jungle Command), Fred...

Master Blaster (Jungle Command), Fred (Ackerlight), Banana (TEK.. for the love of mod.echoing), SLL (Kefrens)... there are/were so many great composers out there.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 July 2019, 22:04
Replies: 98
Views: 17,589
Posted By mr.spiv
Xmas 1988 A500 512K & 1.3.. happy times.. First...

Xmas 1988 A500 512K & 1.3.. happy times.. First saved money to buy a CM8833 as using our living room TV wasn't really an option in a long run. Sold it probably around -90 to pay phone bills (kept the...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 July 2019, 19:06
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By mr.spiv
Still coding stuff but at very low pace and not...

Still coding stuff but at very low pace and not that great "quality". I am stuck at my 89-91 style stuff where my heart belongs. My latest release was for ZX Spectrum under Scoopex though as that was...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 December 2016, 23:24
Replies: 40
Views: 7,649
Posted By mr.spiv
I got my A500 (with b&w telly) for Xmas -88 (I...

I got my A500 (with b&w telly) for Xmas -88 (I consider end of -88 late.. I wish I had been there early -86). I had to rely on my friends to see stuff I did in color. Took a while to save for cm8833,...
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