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Forum: Hardware mods 21 January 2018, 21:43
Replies: 107
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Posted By Daedalus
Glad it's all sorted and you're up and running :)

Glad it's all sorted and you're up and running :)
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 21 January 2018, 20:40
Replies: 80
Views: 5,927
Posted By Daedalus
That should just quit pressing any key with...

That should just quit pressing any key with Control held down. Qualifier is a function that returns a code telling you which qualifier key was pressed when the last keypress Intuition event was...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 21 January 2018, 20:01
Replies: 80
Views: 5,927
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, witchmaster is correct, there's on ElseIf....

Yep, witchmaster is correct, there's on ElseIf. Nesting the following If/Then in the Else portion as he suggested is about as close as you can get.

As for the dual playfields, both playfields...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 18 January 2018, 00:38
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Daedalus
The CF card will have its own priorities set in...

The CF card will have its own priorities set in the RDB, independent of the config file priorities. You need to set them with HDToolbox or whatever tool you use for dealing with partitions. You can...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 January 2018, 10:57
Replies: 1,687
Views: 207,597
Posted By Daedalus
I can't say that I like or dislike them, but I do...

I can't say that I like or dislike them, but I do use them so it wouldn't be a good thing if they disappeared. One use case: moving beyond the currently occupied area in a Workbench window, to move...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 January 2018, 10:44
Replies: 80
Views: 5,927
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, that's very weird. There appears to be an...

Hmmm, that's very weird. There appears to be an extra byte or something assigned to the 3rd parameter. I would use a later version of Blitz 2 fro a start, see if that fixes the problem. The Ultimate...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 January 2018, 23:54
Replies: 80
Views: 5,927
Posted By Daedalus
1: Not that I know of. You can use the Shared...

1: Not that I know of. You can use the Shared keyword to allow the procedure to access the same list as the main program. Newtypes can be passed as a pointer, but I don't think lists can be assigned...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2018, 10:48
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Daedalus
There are a few different designs of A500 PSUs....

There are a few different designs of A500 PSUs. Some are quite similar to an ATX supply, but less powerful and less sophisticated. They're made to use the lower power consumption of the Amiga, so...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 January 2018, 16:58
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Daedalus
Not directly as such, but if you click search in...

Not directly as such, but if you click search in the navigation column on the left instead of using the search box at the top right, you get the Advanced search page. There, you can enter a string to...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 January 2018, 15:16
Replies: 80
Views: 5,927
Posted By Daedalus
For your first question, the screens missing from...

For your first question, the screens missing from the list probably aren't public - it wouldn't make sense to let other programs open their windows on screens that might need to be closed again soon,...
Forum: MarketPlace 12 January 2018, 10:34
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Daedalus
There are various events and meetups that happen...

There are various events and meetups that happen all across the UK. Most groups are fairly well known and regularly post about their meetings. If there's one near you it might be worth messaging them.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 January 2018, 23:13
Replies: 80
Views: 5,927
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that might be a better way of doing it...

Yep, that might be a better way of doing it alright, if you can afford the extra blitting time. As far as I'm aware it's only sprite collisions that can be set to trigger on odd colours.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 January 2018, 18:30
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, Mastersystem controllers are wired in the...

Yep, Mastersystem controllers are wired in the standard Atari 2-button way, so they should work in every situation. With an adaptor (or mod), the MD pad will also work perfectly as a 2-button pad,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 January 2018, 17:22
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By Daedalus
Nope, they don't. The only inputs that act as...

Nope, they don't. The only inputs that act as standard are up and down, and that's only on the 3-button pad (and they also have pull-ups). The rest of the controls all go through the multiplexer, so...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 January 2018, 16:12
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By Daedalus
Careful with this. MD controllers only work on...

Careful with this. MD controllers only work on the Amiga by accident, because one of the pins is set high and that's what is used to power the chips in the pad. Some game and Kickstart combinations...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 January 2018, 15:46
Replies: 80
Views: 5,927
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, the Residents list (and other things like...

Yep, the Residents list (and other things like Debugger settings etc.) are saved along with a project, where .bb2 is the source and .xtra is the settings. So if you're moving the source file, just...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 January 2018, 13:57
Replies: 80
Views: 5,927
Posted By Daedalus
Type not found means there's a Newtype definition...

Type not found means there's a Newtype definition missing. These are essentially the same as structs in C, and are used extensively when using the OS directly, including the .List and .Node types...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 January 2018, 12:31
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, that may not be enough, you might also need...

Hmmm, that may not be enough, you might also need to link together the 5V lines on the ATX connector itself. The 12V supplies should also be linked (but only to the same +12V supply - some PSUs have...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 January 2018, 11:00
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Daedalus
No, it will fit fine, but it might not be flush...

No, it will fit fine, but it might not be flush mounted on the board. That may or may not be that important to you - unless you're going to be regularly subjecting the machine to lots of vibration,...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 January 2018, 18:03
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, they're more or less the same part but in...

Yeah, they're more or less the same part but in slightly different sizes with a different lead pitch. The 102B part is slightly bigger and has 5mm pitch legs. The 102LB is listed on the site as...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 January 2018, 11:22
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, the Amiga doesn't use enough power to...

Indeed, the Amiga doesn't use enough power to effectively regulate with many modern ATX supplies, especially with many of them using the 12V rail as the primary output.

Also, where are you...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 January 2018, 01:44
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Daedalus
They're the same apart from one being supplied on...

They're the same apart from one being supplied on a tape, which is what you need if you're using a pick and place machine for automated assembly. No difference in the actual capacitor itself so fire...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 January 2018, 18:56
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, sounds like a power issue. It could be...

Yep, sounds like a power issue. It could be capacitors in the machine, though it's unlikely they're directly the cause of the issue. Their leakage can however cause all sorts of problems as it...
Forum: Swapshop 09 January 2018, 17:31
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Daedalus
Awww, if it was in Europe (and PAL) I'd be all...

Awww, if it was in Europe (and PAL) I'd be all over that!
Forum: Amiga scene 09 January 2018, 12:28
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By Daedalus
Are you using AmiBlitz? That sounds like some FTP...

Are you using AmiBlitz? That sounds like some FTP code is sneaking into your executables.


There's something badly wrong there so. Are you using the most up-to-date versions of Blitz and Ted?

...
Forum: MarketPlace 09 January 2018, 12:23
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By Daedalus
You can say the same about any ROMs - just...

You can say the same about any ROMs - just replace the parts that aren't compatible with the newer OS and it should be fine. Most people like to do that by either replacing the ROMs or softkicking...
Forum: OT - Technical 05 January 2018, 01:51
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By Daedalus
Chrome doesn't even notify you, you just run it...

Chrome doesn't even notify you, you just run it and you're already using the latest version that was available the last time you ran it.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 01 January 2018, 19:27
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Daedalus
Arrays are zero indexed, but also count the index...

Arrays are zero indexed, but also count the index of the amount they're DIM'd to. For example, Players.Entity(4) has 5 elements, indexed 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4.

This is not the case for arrays *within*...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 January 2018, 18:06
Replies: 1,687
Views: 207,597
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the odd number does seem unusual in digital...

Yeah, the odd number does seem unusual in digital environments, but it does make sense: The text is 8 pixels, one pixel either side for spacing, and then one extra line underneath to give a nice...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 December 2017, 22:38
Replies: 1,687
Views: 207,597
Posted By Daedalus
It's the same as the window title bar, IIRC it's...

It's the same as the window title bar, IIRC it's the size of the screen font +3 pixels, so if you use the default Topaz 8 font, the screen bar will be 11 pixels high. This isn't guaranteed though,...
Forum: Coders. General 22 December 2017, 19:47
Replies: 43
Views: 2,534
Posted By Daedalus
Amigacoding.com is back running, after a back-end...

Amigacoding.com is back running, after a back-end rebuild. It should be more stable now, and perhaps some crosslinking would be possible...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 December 2017, 23:57
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Daedalus
I would suspect the blurriness you're getting is...

I would suspect the blurriness you're getting is a side-effect of the SCART cable and/or HDMI upscaler. With a good quality VGA cable and adaptor, you do get a pretty crisp, shadow/ghost free and...
Forum: Coders. General 21 December 2017, 14:55
Replies: 43
Views: 2,534
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, it would. However, the site owner has...

Yep, it would. However, the site owner has replied and has said that he's working on sorting out the issues so it should be up and running again soon.
Forum: Hardware mods 21 December 2017, 14:05
Replies: 107
Views: 7,917
Posted By Daedalus
Cheers guys! Yep, those connectors aren't the...

Cheers guys! Yep, those connectors aren't the best behaved when they're not nice and level, so the feet keep it at the right height for the A500. The A1000 of course is higher up, so things get a...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 December 2017, 18:42
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By Daedalus
And inverse polarity, correct. There are a number...

And inverse polarity, correct. There are a number of different ICs that can be used to switch the signal as required, and could be powered off the +5V line present in the Aux connector if you wanted...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 December 2017, 17:54
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Daedalus
That looks like your issue so. Parts of the 12V...

That looks like your issue so. Parts of the 12V trace travel in an internal layer on the board, so the damage could easily be in there. Check out the A1200 board on http://www.amigapcb.org/, click on...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 December 2017, 01:43
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Daedalus
This is true, however those sync lines tend to be...

This is true, however those sync lines tend to be fine with more modern displays with very high impedance inputs. Also, it's more the big box Amigas that have trouble dealing with excessive loading...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 December 2017, 17:43
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Daedalus
Shorting to ground might not have needed the 12V...

Shorting to ground might not have needed the 12V line to come into contact with the shield - connecting it to the ground on the display could be enough depending on aspects of the display's design. A...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 December 2017, 15:37
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, the rivets are what hold the front shielding...

Yep, the rivets are what hold the front shielding in place. The rest of the connector will hold together just fine, but the front shielding will be loose. You could probably glue it if you wanted to...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 December 2017, 11:32
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, that's a good call, you could easily have...

Yes, that's a good call, you could easily have burnt out a 12V trace on the motherboard by connecting it to ground like that. audio should also be distorted if you're missing 12V, but it's also...
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