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Forum: Amiga scene Today, 00:44
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, looks like one of those lovely people who's...

Yeah, looks like one of those lovely people who's just a little bit too eager to jump on any opportunity to have a dig at Hyperion / A-Eon / OS4. No time for fact checking, too busy rubbing their...
Forum: News Today, 00:28
Replies: 48
Views: 6,254
Posted By Daedalus
I think it was just over a week ago that it...

I think it was just over a week ago that it arrived here (was a present from my wife so I'm not entirely sure when it arrived). Seems they're making their way slowly but surely to everyone.
Forum: News Yesterday, 23:18
Replies: 48
Views: 6,254
Posted By Daedalus
Well, I've received it... But haven't had any...

Well, I've received it... But haven't had any time to read any of it :( Might have to wait until Christmas at this rate!
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 22:38
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By Daedalus
The A-eon software server is also down with an...

The A-eon software server is also down with an account suspended message, and has been all day. Looks more like a lapsed account or something to do with their hosting (slipped through the cracks...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 17:44
Replies: 146
Views: 10,830
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, all.res contains amigalibs.res, a number of...

Yeah, all.res contains amigalibs.res, a number of common macros and some other includes.

[quote]I do put an image to my program main window and I can replace the image by blitting another image....
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 14:33
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the phase is to do with the analogue...

Yeah, the phase is to do with the analogue signal, so if it's anywhere, it's a setting in your converter, not the monitor itself.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 13:25
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By Daedalus
I don't have any proper experience with them so I...

I don't have any proper experience with them so I can't comment really. But one of the main complaints and deciding factors between various converters is the lag they introduce. If you're not doing...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 12:51
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By Daedalus
That's unlikely to work. Any TVs with VGA inputs...

That's unlikely to work. Any TVs with VGA inputs that I've seen are very strictly limited to a few specific screenmodes, none of which are Amiga native. Either an Indivision or other type of...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 12:46
Replies: 146
Views: 10,830
Posted By Daedalus
That's interesting. I know that there's the "make...

That's interesting. I know that there's the "make smallest" option in Blitz's Compiler settings window that does some optimisation and takes a bit longer, but I didn't know it would also build on the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 12:11
Replies: 14
Views: 224
Posted By Daedalus
The current worm in Worms would look at you / the...

The current worm in Worms would look at you / the camera and say "Hello!" or "Come on then!" if left idle.
Forum: support.Apps Yesterday, 11:42
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By Daedalus
A standard Workbench installation doesn't write...

A standard Workbench installation doesn't write anything to the hard drive as part of normal operation - there's no housekeeping as such. You can write-protect the drive and it will still work just...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 10:25
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, when I said that the filter capacitors could...

Ah, when I said that the filter capacitors could be worn out, I meant the ones in the PSU, not the Amiga. This can cause issues with power regulation at a lower power consumption than normal,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 22:01
Replies: 63
Views: 1,327
Posted By Daedalus
Wow... Wow... Wow... Some...

Wow...


Wow...


Wow...

Some very effective demonstrations of your thought process there. It seems that you get an idea in your head, and no matter how incorrect it is, refuse to let go of...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2018, 15:49
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By Daedalus
It won't do any damage, just some TVs will simply...

It won't do any damage, just some TVs will simply not work with it. The signals involved tell the TV to switch to RGB mode, so without it some TVs will not display the image. Bear in mind that some...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 12:40
Replies: 63
Views: 1,327
Posted By Daedalus
In my experience it's not that much slower than...

In my experience it's not that much slower than using a set of desoldering tweezers, and is more convenient for difficult-to-access capacitors. Far longer is spent on the rest of the process than...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 11:29
Replies: 63
Views: 1,327
Posted By Daedalus
And what makes you think it's not my profession,...

And what makes you think it's not my profession, and that my experience is any less relevant than yours? What do you mean by the "first time"? We've been talking about removing capacitors with hot...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 11:13
Replies: 63
Views: 1,327
Posted By Daedalus
Wow, what a great argument. That's me and the...

Wow, what a great argument. That's me and the rest of the electronics world convinced!


Often boards are subjected to a couple of soldering passes during manufacture, so any parts designed to be...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 10:56
Replies: 63
Views: 1,327
Posted By Daedalus
Laser soldering? Hahaha... How much do you think...

Laser soldering? Hahaha... How much do you think that would have cost in 1991? Reflow ovens were, and still are, the most common method of soldering SMT parts. Have you never read the data sheet of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 10:54
Replies: 63
Views: 1,327
Posted By Daedalus
I'll ask again: how do you think the parts ended...

I'll ask again: how do you think the parts ended up soldered to the board?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 10:51
Replies: 63
Views: 1,327
Posted By Daedalus
105 degrees is the maximum *working* temperature...

105 degrees is the maximum *working* temperature at which they can function normally, though I suspect most of the old capacitors in Amigas are only rated for 85 degrees. There's also a maximum...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 10:44
Replies: 63
Views: 1,327
Posted By Daedalus
Sounds like your hot air is set too hot.

Sounds like your hot air is set too hot.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2018, 10:39
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By Daedalus
The vast majority would be, yes. Some require...

The vast majority would be, yes. Some require resistors to be built into the cable on certain lines, but most Amiga SCART cables from recent times have this already.
Forum: support.Apps 18 October 2018, 10:19
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Daedalus
Validating FFS partitions always takes a chunk of...

Validating FFS partitions always takes a chunk of RAM proportional to the size of the partition (I suspect in terms of block count rather than bytes). I can't say for certain, but I would imagine...
Forum: News 17 October 2018, 22:32
Replies: 51
Views: 12,023
Posted By Daedalus
The Ireland meetup is 18-19th, so it looks like...

The Ireland meetup is 18-19th, so it looks like the weekend of 25th, 26th and 27th. I'd guess the 26th, being a Saturday, but I'm sure someone will fill in the details :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2018, 21:20
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By Daedalus
Except when they melt their own innards :p

Except when they melt their own innards :p
Forum: Amiga scene 17 October 2018, 17:07
Replies: 12
Views: 1,646
Posted By Daedalus
Wow... Kipper's been a busy boy ;) Nice work! ...

Wow... Kipper's been a busy boy ;) Nice work!

Switching between the Gotek and an internal floppy drive isn't that big an issue in itself. The _MTRx signal isn't available on the internal header so...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2018, 21:56
Replies: 22
Views: 425
Posted By Daedalus
Again, it depends on the cards (or the adaptor in...

Again, it depends on the cards (or the adaptor in the case of SD cards). But it's more likely to work on a 4-way adaptor because each device is addressed as if it was the only attached device. But it...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 October 2018, 21:33
Replies: 163
Views: 19,389
Posted By Daedalus
Hehe :p It's £35 plus shipping, which is £7 to...

Hehe :p It's £35 plus shipping, which is £7 to the UK. £42 in total.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2018, 17:45
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By Daedalus
No, HDMI is a totally different connection type,...

No, HDMI is a totally different connection type, so active conversion is required by a device that will take the SCART signal from the Amiga and convert it to HDMI for your TV.

DVI-I is commonly...
Forum: MarketPlace 16 October 2018, 17:04
Replies: 0
Views: 56
Posted By Daedalus
WTB: Micromys V4 Mouse Adaptor

Long shot perhaps, but does anyone have a Micromys V4 by Individual Computers that they're willing to part with?
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2018, 16:41
Replies: 22
Views: 425
Posted By Daedalus
If the SD card is for transfer only, have a look...

If the SD card is for transfer only, have a look at getting a PCMCIA adaptor for it instead. That will let you hot-plug the card, which isn't possible on the internal IDE port.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2018, 16:40
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By Daedalus
You'll need extra hardware to use HDMI and most...

You'll need extra hardware to use HDMI and most likely VGA. The Indivision is an internal add-on for the Amiga that gives it a DVI-I output which will work with the HDMI input on your TV. Other...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2018, 13:31
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Daedalus
GALs are logic devices that can have their...

GALs are logic devices that can have their function erased and reprogrammed, and are sometimes used for things like address decoding and other similar functions. An EPROM is a ROM (as in, Read-Only...
Forum: News 16 October 2018, 13:08
Replies: 199
Views: 7,133
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, the A1200 header gives you access to the...

Yep, the A1200 header gives you access to the main keyboard signals in parallel with the MPU. The signals themselves (clock, data and reset) are in the same places at pins 1, 2 and 3, but 5V and...
Forum: News 16 October 2018, 12:30
Replies: 199
Views: 7,133
Posted By Daedalus
Be careful, those pins are laid out differently...

Be careful, those pins are laid out differently to the A500/500+ header!
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2018, 11:26
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Daedalus
SCART is disappearing here too, though most...

SCART is disappearing here too, though most decent quality stuff still has it. There's no requirement to have SCART, but there do appear to be enough people around who still use it for it to be a...
Forum: support.Games 16 October 2018, 11:09
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Daedalus
Lowlevel.library was only included with Kickstart...

Lowlevel.library was only included with Kickstart 3.1 and up, so games that use that won't work on older systems without adding it. I'm not fully sure if that's what you mean by replacing the...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 October 2018, 10:28
Replies: 163
Views: 19,389
Posted By Daedalus
Haha, no problem ;) Looks like 2-3 weeks away,...

Haha, no problem ;) Looks like 2-3 weeks away, but hopefully will have a new batch ready some time in November.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2018, 10:20
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By Daedalus
First thought: capacitors. If you haven't had...

First thought: capacitors. If you haven't had them changed, it's common for them to leak and destroy parts of the video circuitry. If you open it up and have a look to the left of the IDE port, see...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2018, 09:48
Replies: 22
Views: 425
Posted By Daedalus
You can only copy a partition from within WinUAE,...

You can only copy a partition from within WinUAE, as Windows doesn't understand the Amiga's disk format. But within WinUAE you can copy all the files off it to another partition on a different...
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