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Forum: request.Old Rare Games 22 September 2020, 18:03
Replies: 2
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Posted By Matt_H
Thanks, I found that shortly after posting... but...

Thanks, I found that shortly after posting... but it's incomplete. The original icons, docs, datestamps on the files are missing.

So, halfway there - still looking for the original distribution...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 22 September 2020, 08:49
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Matt_H
Before there was MegaBall... there was BALL

I've been trying to find this early version of what later evolved into MegaBall. I had it years ago but now the original downloaded archive is long gone. Has anyone come across it more recently? I...
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 17 September 2020, 17:14
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Matt_H
It’s a top candidate for worst game of all time,...

It’s a top candidate for worst game of all time, on any platform.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 September 2020, 17:17
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Matt_H
I’ve got the A2000 version. Great product for...

I’ve got the A2000 version. Great product for both transport and storage. Would be wonderful to get something like this back into production if it could fit the 1200 as well.
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 September 2020, 05:49
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By Matt_H
I'm not sure there is a specific ROM for the...

I'm not sure there is a specific ROM for the A530. There is a ROM for the SCSI controller, the same as most of GVP's other SCSI controllers - 4.15 is the last version, included in the archive linked...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 August 2020, 01:22
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By Matt_H
Thanks. Is this the one?...

Thanks. Is this the one? http://bax.comlab.uni-rostock.de/en/projects/fonted/

There’s TypeSmith for serious font work, but sometimes you want a simple tool for a simpler task.
Forum: support.Apps 17 August 2020, 22:43
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Matt_H
Try "Run >NIL: HighDensityPatch" Works here...

Try "Run >NIL: HighDensityPatch"
Works here with v1.31 of the patch.

For some reason this program doesn't respect >NIL: when run directly.
Forum: Amiga scene 17 August 2020, 22:32
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By Matt_H
Thomas, thanks for these details. I...

Thomas, thanks for these details.




I know about the original FED... and how awful it is :). But Warty mentioned an update that sounded interesting.



Yes, I've got the TTF and PS ...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 August 2020, 07:05
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By Matt_H
What is this FED update you mentioned? I hadn't...

What is this FED update you mentioned? I hadn't heard about it previously - I'd be interesting in taking a look.

I definitely agree that the character sets need to be extended to support more of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 August 2020, 22:16
Replies: 23
Views: 1,666
Posted By Matt_H
I didn't realize it was available to mortals :) ...

I didn't realize it was available to mortals :)
Got a link (or a search hint)?
Forum: support.WinUAE 14 August 2020, 19:40
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Matt_H
Not sure about changing a real 2065, but it...

Not sure about changing a real 2065, but it should be possible to change the WinUAE one in the emulation settings.
Forum: Coders. Scripting 13 August 2020, 21:17
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Matt_H
This isn’t a direct answer to your question, but...

This isn’t a direct answer to your question, but I think DiskSalv can be controlled pretty well through project icons and tooltypes, so that might be another way to achieve what you’re trying to do.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 August 2020, 04:44
Replies: 23
Views: 1,666
Posted By Matt_H
Neat find! The build date makes sense given that...

Neat find! The build date makes sense given that Amiga Format reviewed the game in their Christmas 1996 issue. I think that was the same month they did a coverdisk demo, so I wonder if the demo files...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 August 2020, 04:26
Replies: 42
Views: 5,860
Posted By Matt_H
Not to mention bugfixes! It's unfortunate...

Not to mention bugfixes!


It's unfortunate the CD32 soundtrack and animations didn't carry over to DC, but ultimately those are merely cosmetic features. The gameplay improvements in DC made...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 August 2020, 08:27
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By Matt_H
I thought B&P allowed selection of the device...

I thought B&P allowed selection of the device name/unit for its MIDI I/O? Meaning you could set some channels to the IOExtender and others to the internal port? It’s not CAMD but it should be a way...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 August 2020, 08:20
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By Matt_H
I’m no expert, but the source for the internal...

I’m no expert, but the source for the internal serial driver appears to bang the hardware rather than use serial.device, so adapting it might be difficult. Can a real coder take a look at it? :)
Forum: Amiga scene 07 August 2020, 19:22
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Matt_H
At the very least we need photographs! :)

At the very least we need photographs! :)
Forum: support.Hardware 07 August 2020, 19:16
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By Matt_H
I think this illustrates the need for a CAMD...

I think this illustrates the need for a CAMD driver that would allow users to plug in a device/unit combination to use any serial port.

The GVP IOExtender was advertised as having MIDI expansion...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 August 2020, 18:41
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Matt_H
Wow, good detective work. Glad it's working.

Wow, good detective work. Glad it's working.
Forum: support.Apps 07 August 2020, 18:37
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By Matt_H
AsimCDFS has some neat additional features like a...

AsimCDFS has some neat additional features like a CD player, on-the-fly switching between ISO9660/Joliet/RockRidge, the ability to present CDDA as audio files in multiple formats, the ability to...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 August 2020, 19:29
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Matt_H
SKick...

SKick (http://aminet.net/package/util/boot/skick346) should work to softkick. I've never used it from the command line, but the docs should explain how it works. You'll need an A600 3.1 ROM image....
Forum: support.Other 06 August 2020, 19:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By Matt_H
Several vendors, including DKB and Power...

Several vendors, including DKB and Power Computing, sold external high-density drives as well.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 August 2020, 16:22
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Matt_H
37.300 is known to be buggy with IDE devices....

37.300 is known to be buggy with IDE devices. 37.350 is better, but a 3.1 or 3.1.4 ROM is better still.

Are you able to boot from floppy with the adapter installed? If so, you might be able to...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 06 August 2020, 06:28
Replies: 28
Views: 1,782
Posted By Matt_H
Start the emulation, then press F12 to bring up...

Start the emulation, then press F12 to bring up the menu and insert the disks. Make sure to boot from the Install disk and do not select novice mode when running the installer.
Forum: Hardware mods 04 August 2020, 18:40
Replies: 16
Views: 1,458
Posted By Matt_H
I guess there won't be any rare hardware...

I guess there won't be any rare hardware discoveries today, but at least the repair possibility is good news. :)


This makes sense, thanks. But if the objective is narrower, to just replicate...
Forum: support.Apps 03 August 2020, 18:51
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Matt_H
If it's a true raw image of the hard drive,...

If it's a true raw image of the hard drive, WinUAE should be able to mount it as a hardfile. Make a copy of the file, give it a .hdf extension, and add it to WinUAE. Make sure you set it as a...
Forum: Hardware mods 03 August 2020, 07:23
Replies: 16
Views: 1,458
Posted By Matt_H
I can't seem to find photos of anything other...

I can't seem to find photos of anything other than 1.0. Whatever you've got seems to be pretty rare! Are they 1.x? Or even higher--2.x? (Can't check my own board as I'm not near it at the moment.)
...
Forum: Hardware mods 03 August 2020, 05:19
Replies: 16
Views: 1,458
Posted By Matt_H
What? The actual production boards are marked as...

What? The actual production boards are marked as 1.0 (http://amiga.resource.cx/photos/photo2.pl?id=a2386sx&pg=2&res=hi&lang=en). Are you thinking of the 286 bridgeboard?

Well, Commodore shipped...
Forum: Hardware mods 31 July 2020, 17:03
Replies: 16
Views: 1,458
Posted By Matt_H
Excellent! With these available it should be easy...

Excellent! With these available it should be easy to make a 486 version (https://bigbookofamigahardware.com/bboah/product.aspx?id=331). Slap in a VGA card and a SoundBlaster and the ultimate retro PC...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 July 2020, 23:37
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Matt_H
Sounds like the disk detection sensors might be...

Sounds like the disk detection sensors might be stuck/dirty. Not sure about this drive specifically, but if it's anything like the Chinon ones there are little black posts near the sides of the mouth...
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 30 July 2020, 21:00
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Matt_H
Great! First time I've been able to guess one of...

Great! First time I've been able to guess one of these :)

I had a lot of fun with this on my A500 some years ago. Just gave it a try again under FS-UAE on my laptop... it definitely needs a real...
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 30 July 2020, 17:50
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Matt_H
Possibly MASH?...

Possibly MASH? http://aminet.net/package/game/shoot/mash
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2020, 05:32
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Matt_H
Yes. Developers were supposed to get a license...

Yes. Developers were supposed to get a license from Commodore to be able to distribute them on their disks.


I don't know off the top of my head, but the info is out there somewhere. I think...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 July 2020, 19:39
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Matt_H
Yes, the original 500 read the trapdoor as slow...

Yes, the original 500 read the trapdoor as slow RAM, but it was very common to modify the motherboard to read the trapdoor as chip RAM (to allow a full contiguous 1MB of RAM). Commodore themselves...
Forum: support.Apps 27 July 2020, 19:32
Replies: 28
Views: 1,362
Posted By Matt_H
I think NComm and Terminus support 1.3.

I think NComm and Terminus support 1.3.
Forum: support.Other 27 July 2020, 16:10
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By Matt_H
You actually don’t need a separate Path command...

You actually don’t need a separate Path command if you’re adding a multiassign to an existing path. I just learned this last week when I installed Roadshow to a drawer instead of SYS:. Once I did...
Forum: support.WinUAE 27 July 2020, 00:45
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By Matt_H
Freeanim is intended for the CD32. RMTM is an...

Freeanim is intended for the CD32. RMTM is an older tool intended for the CDTV. Because CDTV stuff is largely compatible with the CD32, RMTM "works" but the correct tool for the CD32 is Freeanim.
Forum: request.Other 26 July 2020, 18:29
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By Matt_H
Haven't got these for sale, but if you simply...

Haven't got these for sale, but if you simply want to read them, there are scans (https://commodore.bombjack.org/amiga/magazines/amiga-format/amiga-format.htm) available online.
Forum: support.Other 26 July 2020, 07:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By Matt_H
@ meynaf Funny, I used to use "" in my...

@ meynaf

Funny, I used to use "" in my scripts all the time and then I forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder! ;)

@ tygre

Yeah, I think you've got the essence of it, although you may not...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 July 2020, 20:46
Replies: 42
Views: 5,860
Posted By Matt_H
...so far. Has there been confirmation of its...

...so far. Has there been confirmation of its cancellation?


If not, remember that extremely long delays are extremely common in Amiga land. Have patience...


Perhaps squirminator2k can...
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