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Forum: support.Apps Today, 11:23
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Daedalus
As said, it depends on what you want to do with...

As said, it depends on what you want to do with the system, but it also depends on what version of Workbench you installed. If it's 3.9 for example, you have less need for installing lha because it...
Forum: News Today, 01:00
Replies: 27
Views: 1,711
Posted By Daedalus
But phase5 isn't even trying to be a business. If...

But phase5 isn't even trying to be a business. If they've made any money at all, it's from scamming people into preordering cards they have no ability or intention to produce, or selling dud PCBs as...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 23:10
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By Daedalus
There are a couple of games that run on ECS 2MB...

There are a couple of games that run on ECS 2MB machines that were marked as AGA - Jungle Strike is another for example. But really most games are targeted at base machine specs, so games that do...
Forum: News Yesterday, 19:10
Replies: 27
Views: 1,711
Posted By Daedalus
Well, yes. Larger companies (e.g. Youtube,...

Well, yes. Larger companies (e.g. Youtube, Facebook, Twitter...) don't care about small-fry customers/users, so when any complaint is received that looks even slightly serious, they take the simple...
Forum: Hardware mods 13 February 2020, 00:23
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmmm, well now might be a good time to get back...

Hmmmm, well now might be a good time to get back in the swing of things ;) Yeah, the Honeybee controllers are generally pretty good quality alright.

I don't know of that many adaptors around, but...
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 February 2020, 13:28
Replies: 23
Views: 1,011
Posted By Daedalus
@no_body I'm not sure what point you're...

@no_body

I'm not sure what point you're trying to make about people being unable to talk to you, but it does seem irrelevant. There are no issues with human rights on this forum, and I don't think...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 February 2020, 11:30
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Daedalus
Is it a Megadrive Honeybee controller? have you...

Is it a Megadrive Honeybee controller? have you tried it on an actual Megadrive, or with an adaptor on the Amiga? Megadrive pads aren't really designed to work on the Amiga, and they only do purely...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 February 2020, 23:34
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Daedalus
To be honest, probably not a lot is broken. Does...

To be honest, probably not a lot is broken. Does your display need the RGB select voltage to put it in RGB mode (often the case with SCART)? If so, it's possible you've shorted out the 5V or 12V line...
Forum: support.Apps 11 February 2020, 16:11
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Daedalus
I rarely use it, but I do use it once in a while...

I rarely use it, but I do use it once in a while for duplicating system-friendly disks. Since I'm not that bothered with games, and definitely not bothered with running games from disk, the standard...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 February 2020, 15:43
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Daedalus
If right is working but left isn't, then...

If right is working but left isn't, then something has happened to that line (pin 3 on the 9-pin port). There's nothing in the pad that can affect left without affecting right as well.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 February 2020, 14:27
Replies: 71
Views: 2,593
Posted By Daedalus
Modern PSUs tend to run the 5V and 3.3V rails off...

Modern PSUs tend to run the 5V and 3.3V rails off the same internal supply, so once one of them is loaded to the minimum, the other should be fine too. However, the governing output on modern...
Forum: support.Games 05 February 2020, 15:54
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, commercial release and all. One of the few...

Yep, commercial release and all. One of the few games that really made use of everything you could throw at it. This, Payback and Earth 2140 were favourites of mine back then, all making use of the...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2020, 10:47
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Daedalus
Is this a newly made 128MB SIMM? There are some...

Is this a newly made 128MB SIMM? There are some newly-made SIMMs available on eBay and advertised for Amiga use that use 3.3V RAM chips, which means they may or may not work well with the 5V-only...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 February 2020, 10:43
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By Daedalus
I can't speak for the other games since I don't...

I can't speak for the other games since I don't play them, but I've never had a problem with Aladdin in 2-button mode on any machine I've tried. Perhaps there's some issue with your machine? After...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2020, 14:47
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Daedalus
If you look at the block diagrams in the...

If you look at the block diagrams in the datasheets it will usually show you which rails are used for the feedback circuit, and therefore which ones are depending on the correct load for regulation...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 February 2020, 13:09
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By Daedalus
Not true on any machines I've seen. It's a...

Not true on any machines I've seen. It's a different story when an adaptor of some sort is being used, but pins 5 and 9 are designed to be used with normal switches without pull-ups. After all,...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2020, 10:52
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Daedalus
Nice job. Commodore's PSUs seem inconsistent in...

Nice job. Commodore's PSUs seem inconsistent in this regard - some connect the earth through to ground, others don't. But the Meanwell units are designed for earth connection so that's fine.

...
Forum: support.Apps 03 February 2020, 23:02
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it was dropped for Release 2.0 and replaced...

Yeah, it was dropped for Release 2.0 and replaced with ARexx. It does some pretty dodgy things like assuming 24-bit address space, which breaks it on anything higher than a 68000, so it's also very...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 February 2020, 13:15
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By Daedalus
There are several examples on Aminet, or the...

There are several examples on Aminet, or the pinouts for both ports are easily found online if you want to roll your own.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 February 2020, 10:44
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, if it's an analogue stick, it makes some...

Yep, if it's an analogue stick, it makes some games into an entirely different experience. I played Birds of Prey to death with a standard 15-pin analogue joystick and a homemade adaptor. I needed to...
Forum: OT - Sports 03 February 2020, 10:41
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, looking forward to it alright, though I'm...

Yeah, looking forward to it alright, though I'm hoping it won't be easy for Mercedes. I'd much prefer if it was hard fought and close between the top 3.
Forum: support.Games 02 February 2020, 22:10
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By Daedalus
It's an excellent game, and I completed it on my...

It's an excellent game, and I completed it on my A1200 with an 060/66 and Voodoo3 card. Pretty sure it supports an analogue stick too, which is excellent. It struggled with the detail at the highest,...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 February 2020, 17:32
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Daedalus
Do you have the relevant resident file added to...

Do you have the relevant resident file added to the compiler settings? bb2objtypes.res I think might be needed for the definition of the .bitmap type.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 February 2020, 17:29
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Daedalus
End takes care of most things, like standard...

End takes care of most things, like standard Blitz objects etc., but if you have any routines or 3rd party commands that allocate memory, they might need resources to be manually freed at the end of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 February 2020, 17:27
Replies: 42
Views: 2,325
Posted By Daedalus
Games that require AGA don't necessarily use all...

Games that require AGA don't necessarily use all 256 colours. There's more to AGA than just the 256 colour registers. As others have pointed out, 16+16 dual playfield + a further 16 for sprites is...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 01 February 2020, 00:59
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Daedalus
Actually, looking back at some of my own code,...

Actually, looking back at some of my own code, there is a 3rd party library for dealing with palette objects, so while you don't have direct access to the colour registers in the chipset, it might be...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2020, 19:17
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, Jens seems to blame PSUs, either the...

Yep, Jens seems to blame PSUs, either the original (it's getting old and unreliable) or 3rd party (it's not good enough), yet doesn't really have an alternative suggestion to what boils down to...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 31 January 2020, 19:11
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Daedalus
This looks like it's just a dual playfield with a...

This looks like it's just a dual playfield with a copper effect in the background. Pretty simple to do - Blitz lets you easily add copper effects like that to a background using the Display Library....
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 31 January 2020, 15:17
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, the AGA* functions will only return values...

Hmmm, the AGA* functions will only return values in Amiga mode as far as I remember, since the palette functions of the Display Library are rolled into the Coplist itself, and the commands leverage...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 31 January 2020, 13:10
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Daedalus
I'm sure it's something that could be done simply...

I'm sure it's something that could be done simply enough with a loop, an array of target values and some quick type variables and calculations. Not particularly elegant or efficient, but simple. It's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 January 2020, 13:06
Replies: 24
Views: 1,269
Posted By Daedalus
I have a massive hoard of unfinished and poorly...

I have a massive hoard of unfinished and poorly written games and tools that I've worked on over the years, only to stop work for whatever reason (distracted by a new, shinier project, distracted by...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 January 2020, 12:39
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I regularly find myself answering my own...

Yep, I regularly find myself answering my own questions from the past :) Usually when I've had some details to hand or was working on a project at the time, and the knowledge has since become hazy...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 29 January 2020, 00:20
Replies: 99
Views: 5,098
Posted By Daedalus
You can already sort of do that with single lines...

You can already sort of do that with single lines using the delete and undelete line functions. I do it the whole time - simply delete the line you're on (RAmiga-D), move to where you want it and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 January 2020, 19:32
Replies: 2,467
Views: 371,686
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, I always said oh three oh, oh six oh etc.,...

Hmmm, I always said oh three oh, oh six oh etc., but I guess I'm in the minority. I now use a mixture of both, depending on the audience.

It was always Amiga twelve hundred though!
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 January 2020, 17:58
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Daedalus
Well, the basic principles of how objects are...

Well, the basic principles of how objects are handled etc. are similar so it won't do too much harm to play with the PC version. Simple stuff using OS-friendly commands are easy to deal with and swap...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 January 2020, 13:29
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Daedalus
Have you installed 3.7.3 fresh, or on top of an...

Have you installed 3.7.3 fresh, or on top of an older Blitz installation? Are there old Blitz assigns pointing at another Blitz installation on your setup? 3.7 has changed lots of stuff that might...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 January 2020, 13:24
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By Daedalus
Interlaced screens without the OS appears to be a...

Interlaced screens without the OS appears to be a tricky thing to do. Check out this thread (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1167432) for some details.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 January 2020, 13:21
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Daedalus
There's quite a difference between them alright,...

There's quite a difference between them alright, but it's mainly around the Amiga-specific stuff like dealing with the graphics chipset or Intuition. The basic syntax is very similar in most cases,...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 January 2020, 13:16
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Daedalus
Remove as much as you can so that the contacts...

Remove as much as you can so that the contacts are flat and smooth. You'll never remove the solder completely as solder bonds with gold - using abrasives will likely remove the gold surface too so...
Forum: support.Apps 24 January 2020, 17:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By Daedalus
3.2 will be new ROMs, though I'm sure it will be...

3.2 will be new ROMs, though I'm sure it will be possible to soft-kick it the same way 3.5 and 3.9 worked. 3.1.4 can be used in a similar way too.


There is a script that does it all here...
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