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Old 21 February 2021, 18:21   #21
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It works fine as the Poseidon USB stack handles CDDA.
I know. I was referring potential issues with the USB stack, if a game isn't all that multitasking friendly (as I assume at least some CD32 games would'nt be).

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AmigaKit still sells Rapid Road for A1200......
They might list it as "in stock" - that doesn't necessarily mean it is (I don't know). Plus it's utter crap, from what I hear
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Old 21 February 2021, 18:36   #22
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Plus it's utter crap, from what I hear

No, it's actually BRILLIANT! Poseidon software works pretty much flawlessly. IMO, if there's one mod to make to your A1200, it's USB! i.e., don't want to install or load your A1200 up with games or software, just to try out? Throw it on a stick... don't like the software... delete it! Pop some MP3s on a stick just to check 'em out! Want some software from the web FAST? Download from your Win machine a transfer immediately! Also, you can buy dirt cheap USB to WiFi & ethernet adapters too (they work depending on the chipset & slow but work well enough to DL stuff from AmiNet and WHDownload - and you would still have to install a TCP/IP stack). When I got my A1200 Magic Pack back in 2010, I had it on the internet with an hour with just the software that came with it (after installing a HDD - and some other junk - okay, that might be an exageration). Now, to be fair, I have some fairly decent accelerators in my A1200's. I REALLY wish that someone would come up with USB hardware for 68K based Apple MACs!

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Old 21 February 2021, 19:49   #23
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No, it's actually BRILLIANT! [...] Throw it on a stick...
I wasn't dissing USB in general, I was talking about the quality of the Rapid Road hardware. Don't hotplug things into your Rapid Road or there's a very good chance it might die.

On an A1200 there's much cheaper options for network or removable mass storage devices, I was never tempted by USB. But I get the because-I-can! angle and we're way off-topic anyway
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........... I digress my good man.
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Old 21 February 2021, 22:10   #25
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It works fine as the Poseidon USB stack handles CDDA. In some cases even the audio is played thru Paula from USB on some CD games such as Inherit the Earth - Quest for the Orb (always wondered how this game was able to do that - I looked and it has something to do with the audio file type).
The CD version of Inherit the Earth doesn't have any CDDA, it's all files.
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The CD version of Inherit the Earth doesn't have any CDDA, it's all files.

Ahhhh, well that 'spains it. Couldn't remember.
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Old 22 February 2021, 21:46   #27
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I mount CD drives on all of my Amigas, it is the 2nd thing I do right after OS install. Why? Because I have copied every driver and application I have onto one CDROM to rule them all and it allows me to install everything off of that single CDROM Disc.

For my money I do it for consistency and ease but then again I tinker a LOT with my Amigas and am pretty much constantly re-installing the OS for some reason or other.
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Old 23 February 2021, 00:32   #28
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The CD32 version of Disposable Hero sounds 10 times better than the 1200 version (win uae). So if I could emulate that version on my real 1200, with all the audio, with an external CD drive, I'd be happy and would be worth it for me.
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I use for CD32 Emulation an OverdriveCD from Archos - was also sold in the UK as Zappo.

Last year I collected many infos about the drive - you can find it @a1k.org
https://translate.google.com/transla...threads/76242/
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I use for CD32 Emulation an OverdriveCD from Archos - was also sold in the UK as Zappo.

Last year I collected many infos about the drive - you can find it @a1k.org
https://translate.google.com/transla...threads/76242/
I had one of these , bought in uk and was was labelled Archos. Brilliant bit off kit. Sold it though long time ago, well swapped it.
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The CD32 version of Disposable Hero sounds 10 times better than the 1200 version (win uae). So if I could emulate that version on my real 1200, with all the audio, with an external CD drive, I'd be happy and would be worth it for me.
Disposable Hero works perfectly with the CD32 emulation on a 1200.
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If you want to run CD games or use Amiga CD-ROMs (magazine discs and some compilation discs sometimes have interesting stuff that might not be found elsewhere) then it is worth the investment.

Any other traditional uses have more or less been superseded by better alternative methods.
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Disposable Hero works perfectly with the CD32 emulation on a 1200
Great. Can you describe your cd rom setup? I would like to try and get that running.
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Great. Can you describe your cd rom setup? I would like to try and get that running.
I have a Matshita dvd-rom sr-8178 Ata Device. It is a slim reader with IDE interface, you will need an adapter if you want to use this type of slim units.
It is connected to the 1200 controller with FASTIDE A1200 ADAPTER FOR 4XIDE INTERFACE
And the emulator I use is the one that comes with IDE-FIX.

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