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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 15:30
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Posted By alexh
The problem with the BoXer was Index Information...

The problem with the BoXer was Index Information LTD doing the design was a 1-man company (Mick Tinker) and he had other projects too (CD32 fWSI, Access etc.) by the time the 1st prototype was...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 13:17
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By alexh
I fitted two 4MiB 30-pin SIMMs in mine. ...

I fitted two 4MiB 30-pin SIMMs in mine.

These are not the ones I have but they looked like the cheapest on eBay
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 November 2018, 12:38
Replies: 155
Views: 7,690
Posted By alexh
Heh, but that is a bonkers price. God knows who...

Heh, but that is a bonkers price. God knows who you bought from. I bought my first PC in 1998 (only a short time after yourself) retiring the A3000 I saved from a Skip when I was at Argonaut.

I...
Forum: News 19 November 2018, 11:30
Replies: 250
Views: 14,101
Posted By alexh
Many thanks. This is an interesting project. ...

Many thanks. This is an interesting project.

I have never had a failed keyboard but I would imagine it would drive someone mad if they couldn't get one.

I do want / need new Amiga keycaps and...
Forum: support.Games 13 November 2018, 23:59
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By alexh
This is the only crash bug that I found in...

This is the only crash bug that I found in Ambermoon my first play all the way through in 1998. It is fully documented on the Thalion Website. You didn't need to expore that part of the tower to...
Forum: MarketPlace 06 November 2018, 20:32
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By alexh
The vendor has agreed to dump the ROM for WinUAE...

The vendor has agreed to dump the ROM for WinUAE before sale and has pulled the Auction.

They are an experienced Amiga user and say they can easily transfer files to and from the Amiga with the...
Forum: MarketPlace 04 November 2018, 22:56
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By alexh
Am I sure the magazine articles say that? Yes...

Am I sure the magazine articles say that? Yes I'm sure. As does the ICD website. I'm sure some of it is marketing crap but i always wanted one to see for myself.


Am I sure that Zorro II SCSI...
Forum: MarketPlace 04 November 2018, 22:16
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By alexh
If i had one I'd tell you but zorro ii is about...

If i had one I'd tell you but zorro ii is about 3.38MB/s theoretical max and trifecta was in magazines quoted at 10MB/s with phrases like "hidden DMA transfers"
Forum: MarketPlace 04 November 2018, 13:37
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By alexh
Trifecta (rarest amiga hdd controller)

Not mine, ive been watching for one for years and years and never seen one but its outside my budget

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F132843666126
...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 October 2018, 15:15
Replies: 42
Views: 1,905
Posted By alexh
Those disks are HDFD (see the two holes) so does...

Those disks are HDFD (see the two holes) so does this mean it is AGA only? #sadA500owner
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2018, 10:55
Replies: 92
Views: 3,526
Posted By alexh
Lionheart (http://hol.abime.net/894) The...

Lionheart (http://hol.abime.net/894)
The Misadventures of Flink (http://hol.abime.net/577)

Mainly because the 2D pixel gfx of Henk Nieborg (https://www.henknieborg.nl/) are amazing coupled with...
Forum: support.Games 16 October 2018, 09:22
Replies: 28
Views: 1,305
Posted By alexh
Heh side effect of using a mobile phone predict...

Heh side effect of using a mobile phone predict text
Forum: support.Games 16 October 2018, 01:18
Replies: 28
Views: 1,305
Posted By alexh
Don't you know what an exerpt is? It means a...

Don't you know what an exerpt is? It means a small bit. This is the First page in a 100 page walkthrough.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 October 2018, 20:58
Replies: 44
Views: 2,666
Posted By alexh
Pavel Troller knows ;) I am sure that...

Pavel Troller knows ;)

I am sure that someone like Bert Jahn (WHDload) or Doobrey knows too
Forum: support.Games 15 October 2018, 20:42
Replies: 28
Views: 1,305
Posted By alexh
I have a full walkthrough in English created in...

I have a full walkthrough in English created in 1999 which I've been sitting on for almost 20 years. Here is an exerpt

http://thethalionsource.w4f.eu/Artikel/Ambermoon_Boehnisch.htm

The plan is...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 October 2018, 03:21
Replies: 44
Views: 2,666
Posted By alexh
Unlikely but you never know. You've paid now so...

Unlikely but you never know. You've paid now so you may as well make your own.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2018, 15:23
Replies: 44
Views: 2,666
Posted By alexh
Surely you just install WB3.1.4 and the install...

Surely you just install WB3.1.4 and the install process will add what is called "setpatch" to your startup sequence and part of that is "romupdates" whereby the required new ROM modules are patched...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 October 2018, 12:10
Replies: 31
Views: 1,314
Posted By alexh
You're never going to realistically run OS4.x on...

You're never going to realistically run OS4.x on an A1200 because (as has already been said) you'd need a Blizzard PPC and either a BVision or a Mediator + GFX card... and then you'd want an ethernet...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2018, 21:59
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By alexh
Someone remade the SCSI controller in kit form...

Someone remade the SCSI controller in kit form but couldn't source a quality SCSI -> IDE adapter chip so remade them as is. Combine it with a SCSI2SD v5 and it's very useable
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 October 2018, 18:25
Replies: 63
Views: 1,845
Posted By alexh
My Amiga was in storage for over 20 years, is now...

My Amiga was in storage for over 20 years, is now powered on at least once per week for 2-3hrs. Hasn't been recapped. Everything still works. No obvious sign of leakage.

You're 1 million times...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2018, 17:50
Replies: 34
Views: 3,395
Posted By alexh
Seems so. I was sure that this game was one of...

Seems so. I was sure that this game was one of those that around about 2003 being a very limited hardware architecture started a flurry of Mame activity. Perhaps the ROM was given to them and the...
Forum: support.Other 08 October 2018, 15:29
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By alexh
If you can get your hands on a "Null modem serial...

If you can get your hands on a "Null modem serial cable" and a workbench disk you can "install" a comms program such as AmigaExplorer over the cable which will allow you to easily send programs to...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2018, 15:27
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By alexh
The Mach chips on later cards are Mach 131 and...

The Mach chips on later cards are Mach 131 and are rumored to contain a design with better timing than those in the Mach 130 CPLD.

Check to see if you have a Mach 131 or 130.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2018, 15:18
Replies: 34
Views: 3,395
Posted By alexh
I like your work. I've liked all of the videos...

I like your work. I've liked all of the videos I've watched so far and I'll share them.

Please consider updating your playlists to include the newer "History of..." videos.

If you're looking...
Forum: support.Games 08 October 2018, 14:43
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By alexh
I appreciated everything you posted *BUT* your...

I appreciated everything you posted *BUT* your posts were very difficult / impossible to follow.

If you remember at the start of your work on localising Ambermoon to French you made posts...
Forum: support.Games 06 October 2018, 17:26
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By alexh
As always dlfrsilver is exaggerating. As the...

As always dlfrsilver is exaggerating. As the first person to play and finish the English version of Ambermoon I can tell you that you can easily understand and finish the game without the fix.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 October 2018, 15:22
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By alexh
Piccolo SD64 autoswitch won't switch - Solved

I was recently asked via PM about a Piccolo SD64 (http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/piccolosd64) fitted to an A3000.

The 31KHz AMBER VGA was connected to the pass-through input and a monitor connected...
Forum: support.Games 01 October 2018, 15:07
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By alexh
There are quite a few bugs in the original v1.07...

There are quite a few bugs in the original v1.07 disks (that I shared in 1998) but the game can be completed without any patches.

Several bugs were patched by several different people but as of...
Forum: News 24 September 2018, 14:55
Replies: 158
Views: 23,384
Posted By alexh
I think this is a long standing bug. If you...

I think this is a long standing bug.

If you use WHDload for most launches, you can use the WHDload global option "ExecuteCleanup" to re-assign ENV: and T: etc. before it returns to WB
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 September 2018, 19:37
Replies: 19
Views: 857
Posted By alexh
PBP? Hmmm not sure that is a PSOne game file...

PBP? Hmmm not sure that is a PSOne game file format / compression format. It's the PSP executable format (which can contain PSone games)

http://www.psdevwiki.com/ps3/Eboot.PBP

Interesting stuff.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 September 2018, 10:55
Replies: 19
Views: 857
Posted By alexh
It's going to be the same as the NES Mini and the...

It's going to be the same as the NES Mini and the SNES Mini, an ARM powered SoC probably running Android running a tweaked Open Source Emulator.

It's going to be relatively expensive HW mainly...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 September 2018, 14:17
Replies: 57
Views: 5,377
Posted By alexh
Unlikely. It probably only connects to the lower...

Unlikely. It probably only connects to the lower 12-bits of the video slot.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 05 September 2018, 17:15
Replies: 31
Views: 2,006
Posted By alexh
You'd be surprised. They don't have RGB!!

You'd be surprised. They don't have RGB!!
Forum: support.Hardware 03 September 2018, 22:49
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By alexh
Nice

Nice
Forum: MarketPlace 03 September 2018, 15:31
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By alexh
Not when running WHDload. The TF328 effectively...

Not when running WHDload. The TF328 effectively turns it into a 1200
Forum: support.Hardware 02 September 2018, 20:17
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By alexh
Mediator is definitely the best choice in the...

Mediator is definitely the best choice in the short term now that the relatively cheap Dell PCI Network card has been discovered to be a reasonable PPC accelerator.

The big price is the Mediator...
Forum: Hardware mods 31 August 2018, 10:02
Replies: 80
Views: 3,664
Posted By alexh
The problem is that the vampire V4 is just around...

The problem is that the vampire V4 is just around the corner and they are touting A4000/A3000 compatibility. MikeJ of FPGArcade is touting hybrid FPGA CPU (running a JIT emulator on an embedded multi...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 August 2018, 18:59
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By alexh
I bought my A500 in 1990/91 and it was a half-ECS...

I bought my A500 in 1990/91 and it was a half-ECS machine had a fatter Agnus (but no ECS denise) and KS2.04

I found that a high percentage of "backup" floppy disk games were incompatible with...
Forum: Hardware mods 29 August 2018, 16:18
Replies: 51
Views: 3,658
Posted By alexh
I don't know if this is the correct place, I...

I don't know if this is the correct place, I thought Plasmab was very ... for want of better words... "brave" and "refreshing" when he chose to open source his designs (I only really followed the...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 August 2018, 15:35
Replies: 67
Views: 3,630
Posted By alexh
I can see lots sold for less than €50 tested...

I can see lots sold for less than €50 tested working this week on UK eBay.

They made millions of them, only A500+ self destruct, I can't see them going up in value too much ever.
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