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Forum: support.Hardware Today, 15:53
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Posted By Daedalus
ISA Slot Hard Drive Mount (A2/3/4000)

Has there been such a thing as a blank ISA card with mounting holes for a hard drive? I'm thinking a blank PCB with a bracket for securing to the case, so that a hard drive can easily be mounted in...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 11:40
Replies: 24
Views: 699
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, fair enough. There's a lot of A600 talk...

Ah, fair enough. There's a lot of A600 talk before that.

In that case, the ACA1221EC is an excellent choice, giving you fast RAM and a modest boost in CPU power for around £120, little more than...
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 11:09
Replies: 24
Views: 699
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, the A600 trapdoor is only for chip RAM...

Indeed, the A600 trapdoor is only for chip RAM upgrades to 2MB (and real-time clocks). It doesn't have the signals required for fast RAM.

The Furia accelerator is a nice bit of kit for the A600....
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 14:04
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, there's not a lot that can be done about...

Yep, there's not a lot that can be done about interlaced screenmode tearing like that. Internally, the two alternating fields of the display are fed one after another to the display. While a flicker...
Forum: Hardware mods Yesterday, 11:51
Replies: 183
Views: 21,637
Posted By Daedalus
Haha, I need a babysitter and someone to do my...

Haha, I need a babysitter and someone to do my day job, not prepayment ;) But thanks! A 3D printed case would be cool, I'm sure others have asked about it too.

As for the multi-slot question, the...
Forum: Hardware mods Yesterday, 10:49
Replies: 183
Views: 21,637
Posted By Daedalus
Don't worry, they will be available again very...

Don't worry, they will be available again very soon - just as soon as I find an evening to do some soldering :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 November 2018, 22:17
Replies: 1,987
Views: 280,971
Posted By Daedalus
I have never used them, but from what you...

I have never used them, but from what you describe it sounds like they're just an anim brush of each letter. click once and it stamps the letter and advances the brush on one frame. So, set up your...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 November 2018, 16:02
Replies: 53
Views: 1,862
Posted By Daedalus
Your opinion of what's worthwhile doesn't...

Your opinion of what's worthwhile doesn't necessarily tally with that of everyone else, or indeed, of anyone else.


So they have released, or have directly caused the release of both hardware and...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 November 2018, 15:54
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Daedalus
Not directly in Blitz mode, no. The standard...

Not directly in Blitz mode, no. The standard vertical resolution is 200 in NTSC mode and 256 in PAL mode. A little bit more is possible by moving the display up a little and using the overscan area,...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 November 2018, 15:47
Replies: 28
Views: 796
Posted By Daedalus
Welcome to the Amiga hobby world.

Welcome to the Amiga hobby world.
Forum: News 12 November 2018, 13:42
Replies: 57
Views: 12,852
Posted By Daedalus
Oh cool, I'll see you there!

Oh cool, I'll see you there!
Forum: Hardware mods 12 November 2018, 13:38
Replies: 183
Views: 21,637
Posted By Daedalus
Not really for the member, but for the site...

Not really for the member, but for the site owners. A quirk of German law means that it's possible for the site owners to get stuck with a hefty legal bill if anything is amiss, even if nobody has...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 12 November 2018, 12:20
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Daedalus
I'm sure it would be easily doable, perhaps with...

I'm sure it would be easily doable, perhaps with a commodity that opens a dummy screen, the activation of which then triggers WinUAE to switch task... But that sounds horrendous. Without a...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2018, 23:41
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Daedalus
If you're planning on building cables, you should...

If you're planning on building cables, you should really have a multimeter. With one of those, you can check each wire in the cable to see which pin it connects to.

You're unlikely to damage the...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2018, 23:35
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By Daedalus
Sorry idrougge, this conversation is spread over...

Sorry idrougge, this conversation is spread over two threads - I thought it was this one but it's the other one.

@OP
Might be an idea to keep threads on the same subject together to avoid...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 November 2018, 23:31
Replies: 53
Views: 1,862
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, hes a huge fan of the classics, and the...

Yes, hes a huge fan of the classics, and the track record of A-EON shows that he's not about leaving them out to pasture as they have also made releases of software and hardware for classic Amigas....
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2018, 14:40
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, that's true as well, but the same fault is...

Yes, that's true as well, but the same fault is happening with composite so it doesn't appear to be a SCART issue.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2018, 01:24
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Daedalus
It's just a DIP extractor tool, might be called a...

It's just a DIP extractor tool, might be called a "pro" version or similar. It does require a little bit more space around the chip, but not that much. A few mm at most.

In reality though, the...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2018, 00:55
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Daedalus
Just to add to this: One of these U-shaped hook...

Just to add to this: One of these U-shaped hook implements is *not* a proper DIP remover, or at least, not for large chips like anything in a socket in an Amiga. They're only meant for small chips,...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2018, 21:57
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By Daedalus
There are a couple of chips involved. If you're...

There are a couple of chips involved. If you're not getting anything from composite or SCART, you could be having issues with the DAC, the encoder, or one of the other parts involved. Given that the...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2018, 21:25
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By Daedalus
+12V and -12V are both used for the audio output...

+12V and -12V are both used for the audio output and for serial. +12V is used for floppy drives (though not all require it). All the video circuitry uses the 5V supply, so check the supply to the DAC...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 November 2018, 19:14
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Daedalus
No, the screen opened by the Display Library will...

No, the screen opened by the Display Library will be 256-ish pixels high, since it's not interlaced or productivity. The screen DPaint opens is likely one or the other of those.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 November 2018, 15:25
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Daedalus
$10108 should be fine. You were adding the depth...

$10108 should be fine. You were adding the depth on twice with the + #PLAYFIELD_DEPTH *and* + $8, which won't work.

When you say it looks stretched, are you opening the same sort of screen in...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 09 November 2018, 23:29
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmmm, well there are a couple of small issues....

Hmmmm, well there are a couple of small issues. First, you're supposed to allocate all sprites anyway, even if you don't use them, so that parameter should be 8. Then, the number of bitplanes you...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 November 2018, 23:02
Replies: 28
Views: 796
Posted By Daedalus
ADFer has an option for verifying the written...

ADFer has an option for verifying the written disk against the image. If you do that and it passes, then it has been written successfully.

For reference, ADFer (and ADF-Blitzer before, and...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 November 2018, 11:09
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By Daedalus
Steve Clifford (AmigaPassion) is in Kent and...

Steve Clifford (AmigaPassion) is in Kent and offers a repair service. That may at least help with the hassle and risk of sending it away again, if it can be personally delivered.
Forum: Hardware mods 08 November 2018, 00:51
Replies: 183
Views: 21,637
Posted By Daedalus
I haven't tested it myself, but I have been told...

I haven't tested it myself, but I have been told that it works. Yes, it faces the other way, so a full-length Zorro card will point towards you instead of the back of the desk as normal. Just keep it...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 November 2018, 15:26
Replies: 183
Views: 21,637
Posted By Daedalus
A1k.org (and other German sites) were, perhaps...

A1k.org (and other German sites) were, perhaps justifiably, more than a little concerned about GDPR being introduced, and so access and registration have become particularly restricted.

As for the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 07 November 2018, 13:38
Replies: 160
Views: 12,337
Posted By Daedalus
I don't think the standard animation commands are...

I don't think the standard animation commands are particularly system-friendly. You could try using the LoadShape command to load the frames if there aren't too many frames, then blitting the frames...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 November 2018, 13:15
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By Daedalus
Have you tried using the composite connection...

Have you tried using the composite connection instead? The quality will be quite poor, but it will work on almost everything, and helps to narrow down the fault.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 November 2018, 13:13
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Daedalus
Welcome along John :) The first thing to...

Welcome along John :)

The first thing to check is that the partition is bootable at all. This is a check box in the partition's settings in HDToolbox. If it's bootable, there will be a small box...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 05 November 2018, 21:24
Replies: 160
Views: 12,337
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, bear in mind that 640x480 is nearly 5 times...

Yeah, bear in mind that 640x480 is nearly 5 times more pixels to draw than a 320x200 screen, which makes everything a lot busier for the Amiga to draw essentially the same amount of stuff, just in a...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2018, 15:43
Replies: 357
Views: 26,576
Posted By Daedalus
3.X is quite different as it doesn't appear to...

3.X is quite different as it doesn't appear to have been developed using the original source code. Instead, it's a collection of various already existing updates and patches packaged together. While...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2018, 15:34
Replies: 32
Views: 1,927
Posted By Daedalus
Who needs a case? :p Show off the board in all...

Who needs a case? :p Show off the board in all its glory!

(I can probably rustle up a case if you're stuck)
Forum: support.Hardware 05 November 2018, 14:13
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Daedalus
Most old RAM expansions are pretty expensive...

Most old RAM expansions are pretty expensive these days, which means that a new ACA1221EC accelerator is really not much more than a pare RAM board, but offers a lot more in terms of speed and...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2018, 13:22
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, OS4 has draggable screens, and has kept the...

Yep, OS4 has draggable screens, and has kept the same Left-Amiga shortcuts (M & N for screens, V and B for requesters...)

If you mean the latest developments of OS 3 (3.1.4), then yes, it still...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 November 2018, 20:26
Replies: 183
Views: 21,637
Posted By Daedalus
Eh, thanks very much :p

Eh, thanks very much :p
Forum: support.Hardware 03 November 2018, 13:30
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By Daedalus
It is indeed an EMI filter. Internally it...

It is indeed an EMI filter. Internally it consists of a varistor or similar in series with the signal and a capacitor between the signal and ground, so you can substitute discrete parts (as is done...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 November 2018, 21:06
Replies: 160
Views: 12,337
Posted By Daedalus
Ah yes, that would be why. When you try to blit...

Ah yes, that would be why. When you try to blit an image, it gets re-rendered in the target bitmap's format, which is essentially a full palette mapping that takes quite a while for native...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 November 2018, 15:16
Replies: 160
Views: 12,337
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, but image.include will also reference...

Yes, but image.include will also reference several includes, such as file.include, error.include and so on. All of these are potential problems unfortunately.


Interesting... I can only guess...
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