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Forum: Amiga scene 17 May 2020, 12:14
Replies: 82
Views: 13,919
Posted By necronom
I'm a bit late to the party here, but I just...

I'm a bit late to the party here, but I just found out two days ago that this was drawn using coordinates, lines, and fills. It explains a lot. I've always loved the picture and have the KS1.2...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 April 2019, 17:58
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By necronom
Thanks. I didn't know about that. I'll need an...

Thanks. I didn't know about that. I'll need an adaptor (Rev 5 board), but I might get one. It would be nice to at least know what the problem is (apart from Denise).
Forum: support.Hardware 20 April 2019, 13:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By necronom
I get a sync, as the screen goes from blue to...

I get a sync, as the screen goes from blue to black, and I get a 5v when resetting on resistor 503 (I think that was it).

I just saw a video with a similar problem, and it was the chip RAM. I...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 April 2019, 13:02
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By necronom
No. :sad I got some proper tools and cleaned...

No. :sad

I got some proper tools and cleaned things up a bit. Checked several dodgy looking tracks, which were still working. Fixed a faulty connection on Paula.

Changed Denise and get a...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2018, 20:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By necronom
That's what I was expecting, but swapping my...

That's what I was expecting, but swapping my KS1.2 and 1.3 resulted in my working A500 booting okay with the 1.3 from the faulty one, and the one that had the fault not working with my 1.2. It was...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2018, 19:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By necronom
I swapped each socked chip one by one (which I...

I swapped each socked chip one by one (which I now see was a mistake), and it only changed when I swapped the very last one - Denise. The red screen went away, but I just got a black one instead.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 January 2018, 13:37
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By necronom
I found that pin 21 (bottom right) is the 5v, and...

I found that pin 21 (bottom right) is the 5v, and it's getting power. I've also just swapped the CIA chips over just in case there was something odd about them - sorry, a CIA odd/even chip joke...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 January 2018, 23:21
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By necronom
Blank black screen (was 'Red screen of death')

I've had a broken A500 for a while that someone gave to me. I thought I'd have another look at it to see if I can get it working again.

I switch it on and immediately get a dark red screen. The...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 April 2016, 23:14
Replies: 5
Views: 1,415
Posted By necronom
Yep, I'm sure it will be good. I'm looking...

Yep, I'm sure it will be good. I'm looking forward to both Amiga films (this and B2B: The Amiga Years), and that Podcast is probably my favourite at the moment.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2016, 18:25
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
It's finally working! :great I had another...

It's finally working! :great

I had another card arrive today thanks to the generosity of supaduper, and I have a different card reader, in a different motherboard USB port, restoring an image...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 April 2016, 22:26
Replies: 0
Views: 593
Posted By necronom
Any Vic-20 fans?

There's a Vic-20 book Kickstarter that's ending in about 18 hours. It looks good to me, and the Vic-20 was my first proper computer, so I couldn't resist.

We haven't got it funded yet, so if...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 April 2016, 21:50
Replies: 2,542
Views: 390,734
Posted By necronom
No idea. I don't think I was aware that they...

No idea. I don't think I was aware that they were ever made here. There was the address in Slough, 675 Ajax Avenue, which had large warehouses and things like that, but I don't know if that was...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 April 2016, 12:53
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
:banghead Well, that's thrown a spanner in...

:banghead

Well, that's thrown a spanner in the works! I'm going to try writing my image, as that seems to be the only way to not kill the card, though now I'm using a different card reader I...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 April 2016, 11:07
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
Yes, I think every card I try to set up with...

Yes, I think every card I try to set up with WinUAE gets destroyed :( I have no idea why, as the pre-configured card I got from AmiKit worked perfectly, and I copied a few Gb across to it. I...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 April 2016, 20:06
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
Thanks for the program, but it wouldn't do it...

Thanks for the program, but it wouldn't do it with any of the options. I tried on another PC with another card reader in another OS, and it wouldn't even give it a drive letter. The light just...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 April 2016, 22:57
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
Isn't wiping the mbr, the clean command in...

Isn't wiping the mbr, the clean command in diskpart? That doesn't work. If there's another way I could try it.

I'll give the WinImage restore a go tomorrow after work. I might borrow a card...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 April 2016, 22:23
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
It's going from bad to worse :crying I went...

It's going from bad to worse :crying

I went for an 8Gb card from SanDisk. I put it in, did a clean, then in WinUAE I partitioned it as PFS3, and copied my system partition to it. So far so good....
Forum: request.Demos 19 April 2016, 18:19
Replies: 36
Views: 16,641
Posted By necronom
Thanks, Thalion.

Thanks, Thalion.
Forum: request.Demos 19 April 2016, 17:58
Replies: 36
Views: 16,641
Posted By necronom
Is there some secret handshake you need to know...

Is there some secret handshake you need to know to get "In The Zone"?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 April 2016, 17:29
Replies: 2,542
Views: 390,734
Posted By necronom
It was a calculator factory. My Dad, my Brother...

It was a calculator factory. My Dad, my Brother and someone at a place I worked at have all been in it (the latter one when it was actually Commodore, making calculators), but I haven't, which is...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 April 2016, 17:09
Replies: 557
Views: 73,154
Posted By necronom
The first 'thing' I saw was the Boing demo. ...

The first 'thing' I saw was the Boing demo.

I think the first game I saw was The Pawn, as we were all saying that the loading screen looked as good as the box art (it was a HAM digitised pic of...
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 16 April 2016, 16:33
Replies: 51
Views: 11,395
Posted By necronom
Swooper? https://youtu.be/OSmvSL-0Cf0?t=20s ...

Swooper?

https://youtu.be/OSmvSL-0Cf0?t=20s

That's one of the first games I had, as I got it with my Amiga 500 in September 1987 at the PCW Show.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 April 2016, 19:32
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
Do I need to worry about transfer speeds? Will...

Do I need to worry about transfer speeds? Will this one do:
SanDisk Ultra Compact Flash 8 GB UDMA7 Memory Card up to 50 MB/s. Twice the price, but if it works, then that's a bonus!
I noticed an...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 April 2016, 19:03
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
I didn't write the images to it, as my backup...

I didn't write the images to it, as my backup image is bigger than the card, and I'm re-partitioning it. Even if I did my boot partition, it would still need manual copying for the others, which...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 April 2016, 23:39
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
I did a repair, and the same as the check - no...

I did a repair, and the same as the check - no errors.

When I go into HDToolBox, it says something has changed, so I have to do a save. I noticed the buffers had reset, though everything else was...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 April 2016, 23:03
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
I ran it and it didn't find anything. I didn't...

I ran it and it didn't find anything. I didn't do the repair, as I thought I'd to the check first. It did complain about something missing, but I just copied the classes dir onto the drive and it...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 April 2016, 22:27
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
I did all that, did a quick format, then tried to...

I did all that, did a quick format, then tried to copy my Workbench partition across as that's quite small compared to the one I tried earlier.
I just got this:
"PFS-III Error Requester
Device...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 April 2016, 21:49
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
I'm just checking that the mask is definitely 7...

I'm just checking that the mask is definitely 7 Fs and a C. I also saw lots of others mentioned, like 7ffffffe, or 7 Fs and an e. I don't actually know what the mask is, what it's for, or what it...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 April 2016, 20:54
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
WinUAE. I thought PFS3 v5.3 would be a better...

WinUAE.
I thought PFS3 v5.3 would be a better one than PFS3 v 2.3, as that sounded really old.
I'll give HDToolBox a go. I though since HDInstTools came with PFS3, that I should be using that....
Forum: support.Hardware 14 April 2016, 20:47
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
Thanks for the info. I have a few differences. ...

Thanks for the info.
I have a few differences. The first is that I went for the latest PFS3 (http://aminet.net/package/disk/misc/PFS3_53), as I'd rather use the latest one, and the second thing is...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 April 2016, 20:08
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
fgh: Yes, I did what you said, and created a...

fgh: Yes, I did what you said, and created a WinImage file last week and I'm booting off my usual older copy of my A1200 drive that I use for WinUAE, mounting my image as DHx_0, and my card as CFDHx,...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 April 2016, 19:55
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
I just added a line to my post, which you'll have...

I just added a line to my post, which you'll have missed. I avoided Opus to be safe. I've got a checksum error on block 276 now. This is less than ideal. I thought I'd use SFS as I've never had...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 April 2016, 19:40
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
I've started copying my Work partition across to...

I've started copying my Work partition across to the card, and after going for over an hour it's just said "Smart Filesystem request. CFDH0 has a blockid error in block 7179. Expected was blockid...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 April 2016, 22:33
Replies: 60
Views: 4,898
Posted By necronom
I decided to keep the card I got from AmigaKit as...

I decided to keep the card I got from AmigaKit as it was, add stuff to that, and use it as my Games Card.

I've just got a new CF card today, and I'm trying to format and partition it. I've got to...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2016, 17:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By necronom
Thanks. I have it working :) I tried the...

Thanks. I have it working :)

I tried the fan with one of those universal mains adapters that let you change the voltage. It was working at 4.5v, so 7 should be okay for it.

I've just pulled...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2016, 13:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By necronom
Slowing fan with resistors

I have replaced the fan on my Apollo 1240 card, but even though I went for one that I thought would be okay, it still sounds like a jet engine. I was thinking it would be easy to slow it down with a...
Forum: request.Demos 07 April 2016, 16:54
Replies: 36
Views: 16,641
Posted By necronom
mark_k and phx: Well done! Excellent work. ...

mark_k and phx: Well done! Excellent work.
I've heard from Ant, and he said it's okay to mention what it is for. It's called "From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years", and hopefully you will...
Forum: request.Demos 07 April 2016, 00:55
Replies: 36
Views: 16,641
Posted By necronom
Thanks for trying Mark. I'll let them know, and...

Thanks for trying Mark. I'll let them know, and see if they've had any luck getting the file themselves.
Forum: request.Demos 06 April 2016, 20:39
Replies: 36
Views: 16,641
Posted By necronom
I did mention to them that they might be able to...

I did mention to them that they might be able to get a version from some of the people they are interviewing, but I haven't heard back yet.
If it doesn't take long, and you don't mind, then please...
Forum: request.Demos 06 April 2016, 16:44
Replies: 36
Views: 16,641
Posted By necronom
Thanks for the info, Mark. You could be...

Thanks for the info, Mark.

You could be right. Maybe it was never released publicly.
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