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Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 February 2019, 23:38
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By Daedalus
You'll need to create a new display for that. You...

You'll need to create a new display for that. You can do it easily enough though, just create the CopLists for the different setups you want, and use a CreateDisplay command to go from one to the...
Forum: support.Apps 14 February 2019, 13:16
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Daedalus
I'm not entirely sure what you're looking for,...

I'm not entirely sure what you're looking for, but if it's a simple way to switch between different open windows, try DepthMenu (http://aminet.net/package/util/cdity/DepthMenu). It's somewhat similar...
Forum: Hardware mods 14 February 2019, 13:11
Replies: 216
Views: 27,845
Posted By Daedalus
In theory, it could, but whether the ACA firmware...

In theory, it could, but whether the ACA firmware would be happy with the situation I don't really know. The Autoconfig signal is the key thing here - if the ACA doesn't pass through the config out...
Forum: Hardware mods 14 February 2019, 11:13
Replies: 216
Views: 27,845
Posted By Daedalus
Hi 4DM, thanks for that. I'm not sure this...

Hi 4DM, thanks for that. I'm not sure this adaptor is suitable for what you want to do - it won't allow the use of an ACA500 board and a Sidecar, as it still only provides one edge connector. The...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 February 2019, 11:06
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Daedalus
Progress anyway! Glad she's on the way to...

Progress anyway! Glad she's on the way to recovery :)
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 February 2019, 22:59
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By Daedalus
Good stuff :) It's probably still a good idea to...

Good stuff :) It's probably still a good idea to keep everything using the correct depth anyway (so both your bitmaps being 3 deep instead of 4), as it will save memory and might prevent strange...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2019, 21:15
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Daedalus
No, there's nothing wrong with those levels. A...

No, there's nothing wrong with those levels. A small drop is fine, but if it was down around 4.8 I'd say that was your problem. But at least it's ruled out an undervoltage issue.


Yep. The delay...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 February 2019, 18:50
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By Daedalus
Actually, I have used it for a very specific use...

Actually, I have used it for a very specific use in the past. Not my profession either, but my wife's. She had made an audio recording on an Edirol portable recorder that had become corrupted due to...
Forum: support.Other 13 February 2019, 18:43
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Daedalus
Well, it depends on how the files were being read...

Well, it depends on how the files were being read on UAE, hence the question in my first post. If the card was being mounted via RDB in UAE, then the unicode handling of the host is nothing to do...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2019, 18:31
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Daedalus
Can you measure the voltage on the 5V line? If...

Can you measure the voltage on the 5V line? If you're careful, it can be measured at the IDE port, but otherwise at the floppy power connector.

Steps 1-3 are normal behaviour. It's very odd that a...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2019, 18:21
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Daedalus
How did you get on with this in the end? I've...

How did you get on with this in the end? I've just repaired an A2000 with similar symptoms - _HLT being asserted and no activity after a few bytes of transfers. In my case however, the _HLT line went...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 February 2019, 17:41
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, I was barking up the wrong tree there,...

Ah, I was barking up the wrong tree there, thinking primarily about the palette. You gave me a hint when you say that there are only ever 4 colours on the rear display...

Your problem is here:...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2019, 17:31
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By Daedalus
They'll benefit from both - fast RAM allows the...

They'll benefit from both - fast RAM allows the existing A1200 CPU to work a bit faster so the turn calculations will be quicker. An accelerator will make these calculations even quicker again.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2019, 15:32
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Daedalus
Some of the eBay listings give a portion of the...

Some of the eBay listings give a portion of the sales to John, which is a good way of supporting him if you're buying them. But yes, as said, it's a very low-level diagnostic tool, mostly only of use...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 February 2019, 13:53
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Daedalus
Hi! I'm only living in Glasgow for a bit over 5...

Hi! I'm only living in Glasgow for a bit over 5 years at this stage, but from the various other Amiga users and fans I meet in Glasgow I regularly hear stories of the Barras, with the sound of X-Copy...
Forum: support.Other 13 February 2019, 13:29
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Daedalus
How are you accessing the files on UAE compared...

How are you accessing the files on UAE compared to your current machine? AmigaDOS itself doesn't have a problem with international characters when the drive is formatted with an international-aware...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2019, 13:23
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By Daedalus
There are some games that benefit from the...

There are some games that benefit from the additional horsepower an accelerator offers over a RAM-only expansion, but most arcade-style games are designed to run at full speed on a stock machine so...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 February 2019, 11:32
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By Daedalus
It has to be the same 16 colour palette to cover...

It has to be the same 16 colour palette to cover both sets of 8 colours. Are your bitmaps 3 or 4 bitplanes deep? when you load the palette from a bitmap, it will load all colours in the palette, not...
Forum: Member Introductions 08 February 2019, 11:24
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Daedalus
This is just one approach (others let software...

This is just one approach (others let software read all the MD pad buttons, but it's incompatible with CD32 pads), and like the pad itself, this solution is unsafe for use on a C64... But it should...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 February 2019, 10:38
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Daedalus
Unfortunately, it'll flicker the very same way as...

Unfortunately, it'll flicker the very same way as it does on the TV, and with interlace on OCS/ECS. You need a flicker fixer to solve that issue (either in the Amiga or in the monitor - some LCD TVs...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 February 2019, 18:57
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Daedalus
For the standard, low resolution screenmodes, the...

For the standard, low resolution screenmodes, the RGB output is essentially no different between OCS/ECS and RGB. Ultimately the signal is analogue, so the only real difference is that AGA machines...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 February 2019, 18:37
Replies: 68
Views: 5,306
Posted By Daedalus
Storage space and the 4GB problem haven't been an...

Storage space and the 4GB problem haven't been an issue for decades.

Yep, it's relatively easy to hook into file operations like that. The real issue I see with that proposal is speed. Copying a...
Forum: support.Other 07 February 2019, 15:31
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, you can usually run the program from the CLI...

Yep, you can usually run the program from the CLI with the path of the file you want to open as an argument. Behind the scenes, the default tool setting in icons only applies within Workbench, not in...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 February 2019, 14:10
Replies: 802
Views: 57,802
Posted By Daedalus
SetPatch also enables AGA screenmodes, which are...

SetPatch also enables AGA screenmodes, which are disabled by default for compatibility with old floppy-booting software.
Forum: support.Other 07 February 2019, 13:11
Replies: 39
Views: 1,214
Posted By Daedalus
yep, Auto will work fine, as the documents say....

yep, Auto will work fine, as the documents say. Of course, it might have other side-effects too, depending on your setup.

*sigh* I've already explained why the P flag isn't necessary with...
Forum: support.Other 07 February 2019, 12:29
Replies: 39
Views: 1,214
Posted By Daedalus
I understand exactly what you're talking about,...

I understand exactly what you're talking about, thanks. The Pure flag is required for loading ROM modules, so naturally it doesn't matter if you use a 3.1.4 ROM because the modules don't need to be...
Forum: support.Other 07 February 2019, 12:17
Replies: 39
Views: 1,214
Posted By Daedalus
I have done, several times, thanks, using real...

I have done, several times, thanks, using real hardware too. If a user is downgrading their ROM, they should be knowledgeable enough to read about the module requirements, and copy them across as...
Forum: support.Other 07 February 2019, 11:15
Replies: 39
Views: 1,214
Posted By Daedalus
Perhaps, because often you're unfortunately...

Perhaps, because often you're unfortunately unclear and ambiguous with your "help".


Or if you have fully installed the OS, including modules and LoadModule, it should still boot just fine.

...
Forum: Member Introductions 07 February 2019, 10:58
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Daedalus
It's possible to build a small adaptor that will...

It's possible to build a small adaptor that will let the Megadrive pad work with games that don't specifically need a CD32 controller, which is actually a fair number of CD32 titles. If you connect...
Forum: support.Other 06 February 2019, 22:17
Replies: 39
Views: 1,214
Posted By Daedalus
Moving windows out of the screen, like all the...

Moving windows out of the screen, like all the other modules, can still be used with Kickstart 3.1 if the modules are loaded from the hard drive during boot.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 06 February 2019, 15:32
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Daedalus
That looks like a 6-button Megadrive pad. There's...

That looks like a 6-button Megadrive pad. There's a very low risk from using it on an Amiga, so it's probably fine. It'll only work in 2-button mode though, not in CD32 pad mode, and if the game...
Forum: support.Other 06 February 2019, 01:17
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Daedalus
Other than that, you're going to need some...

Other than that, you're going to need some additional hardware. PC floppy drive controllers on the whole can't read or write Amiga formats. And in particular, USB floppy drives are even less flexible...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 February 2019, 20:08
Replies: 802
Views: 57,802
Posted By Daedalus
Cloanto's main release for real machines (3.X)...

Cloanto's main release for real machines (3.X) was simply a rehash of already available patched modules bundled into a Kickstart. Better than nothing as far as updates go, but it wasn't anything...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2019, 15:33
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By Daedalus
Build a wooden stand that has just enough space...

Build a wooden stand that has just enough space for the 2000 underneath it, and stick the monitor on that.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 05 February 2019, 11:54
Replies: 50
Views: 8,521
Posted By Daedalus
You probably need a little extra space between...

You probably need a little extra space between the two screens, a buffer where you can always draw off-screen. So your bitmap would be 2 screens + 4 rows high, so that you can have half a row off...
Forum: support.Other 05 February 2019, 11:42
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By Daedalus
You could always approach from the other side and...

You could always approach from the other side and just do a standard Workbench 3.1 installation, which will take very little RAM. You should be able to take things out of WBStartup without breaking...
Forum: support.Apps 05 February 2019, 11:09
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, so then you need to have two machines...

Indeed, so then you need to have two machines involved, and transfer data between them, with the Amiga simply being used as a terminal... It's hardly worth bringing the Amiga into the equation then...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 05 February 2019, 11:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,192
Posted By Daedalus
The reason for having it in the first place was...

The reason for having it in the first place was automatic detection of disk changes, instead of having to open a file manager and click on the A: logo as was the case with Windows (or typing A: in...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 04 February 2019, 20:07
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Daedalus
No, that's fine, at least the new one you have...

No, that's fine, at least the new one you have should be the correct spec then, if not both of them.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2019, 18:14
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By Daedalus
Well, to rule it in or out either way, remove the...

Well, to rule it in or out either way, remove the Gotek's buzzer and test it again.

Another option might be to use the mechanism of your external drive as an internal drive temporarily, but to be...
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