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Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2021, 12:00
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Posted By jbenam
Since we are on the topic of VGA memory - I have...

Since we are on the topic of VGA memory - I have found out why Sonnetlibrary is not working correctly on my Amiga. I can't execute anything from VGA memory - if I do, I instantly get 8000 0004...
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 October 2021, 11:58
Replies: 61
Views: 3,087
Posted By jbenam
And that's my major gripe with the Vampire. ...

And that's my major gripe with the Vampire.

Standards are there, they have existed for a long time and are proven and time-tested after decades of use - but they don't want to use them because...
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 October 2021, 11:06
Replies: 61
Views: 3,087
Posted By jbenam
SAGA is just another standard which doesn't solve...

SAGA is just another standard which doesn't solve anything and just keeps fragmenting the userbase. Just like 68080 is. We now have soft-cores running at hundreds of MIPS. Without any new instruction...
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 October 2021, 00:17
Replies: 997
Views: 273,559
Posted By jbenam
Ah, then it *should* already work like that....

Ah, then it *should* already work like that. Weird.

It's a bog standard and very minimal OS3.1 + Mediator install - it's the one I have been using in the few months to try to understand what is...
Forum: support.WinUAE 10 October 2021, 21:34
Replies: 997
Views: 273,559
Posted By jbenam
Yep, it does. So WinUAE actually autoswitches to...

Yep, it does. So WinUAE actually autoswitches to RTG even if it's not active, as soon as you enable an RTG card?

If that's intended behaviour, then consider my "bug report" closed :)
If you still...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 October 2021, 22:04
Replies: 23
Views: 2,416
Posted By jbenam
Dang, I love Raptor! Great game, with a great...

Dang, I love Raptor! Great game, with a great soundtrack. One of the first games I had after I had switched from my A600 to my first PC back in 1997. When I played it back then I could never go...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2021, 13:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,609
Posted By jbenam
That's a very good deal. I will be certain to...

That's a very good deal. I will be certain to check one out if I can find one at a decent price. I have got an older NEC LCD which supports 15KHz fine, but the lack of options to fix screen size and...
Forum: support.WinUAE 05 October 2021, 19:17
Replies: 997
Views: 273,559
Posted By jbenam
Hi Toni, Just got a crash with b36 while...

Hi Toni,

Just got a crash with b36 while roaming thru the options. DMP attached.

Also I can't get RTG to auto-switch anymore - the main screen becomes black and I can't do anything. I have been...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 October 2021, 17:22
Replies: 35
Views: 2,358
Posted By jbenam
I am starting to think it might have something to...

I am starting to think it might have something to do with the A3640s. I found out mine has the same issue with the oversized IC Turran had. If that's the QC these things went through who knows what...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 October 2021, 15:49
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By jbenam
Nice, thanks for sharing your experience. Good to...

Nice, thanks for sharing your experience. Good to know :)
Forum: support.Hardware 04 October 2021, 14:56
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By jbenam
Now that I think of it, they might be mask ROMs....

Now that I think of it, they might be mask ROMs. Which is probably the case. So yes, my bad, they are Mask ROMs.

While I have heard of A500 ROMs working fine on an A600 (with features lacking,...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 October 2021, 14:30
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By jbenam
MX is just the brand the EPROM uses. They are...

MX is just the brand the EPROM uses. They are still EPROMs (not EEPROM, though), they are just OTP (one-time programming) variants. It stands for Macronix (these days you can also see MXIC).

Are...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 October 2021, 17:47
Replies: 35
Views: 2,358
Posted By jbenam
I will see if I can get one. But how can the same...

I will see if I can get one. But how can the same stuff happen on TWO different Mediators? Maybe it's because they both are Mk. I?
Forum: support.Hardware 03 October 2021, 17:45
Replies: 35
Views: 2,358
Posted By jbenam
I don't think I can run it - my system falls...

I don't think I can run it - my system falls short way before I can run PPC executables.

The problems is that these error happen even without the M1 - just with a bare Voodoo3. If I try to run...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 October 2021, 17:08
Replies: 35
Views: 2,358
Posted By jbenam
The Prometheus might be borked. I can't reprogram...

The Prometheus might be borked. I can't reprogram the CPLDs. Or maybe it's just my clone USB Blaster. Not sure. For now I am going to exclude it from my testings.

I have got another Mediator...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 October 2021, 23:34
Replies: 35
Views: 2,358
Posted By jbenam
I have tried every order possible. Sometimes the...

I have tried every order possible. Sometimes the card doesn't get detected, but when it does, it crashes like that.

I have also tried filling the other two slots with a PCI128 and a Realtek LAN...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 October 2021, 22:58
Replies: 35
Views: 2,358
Posted By jbenam
That's correct. I can reproduce the issue with...

That's correct. I can reproduce the issue with either VoodooMemOS (when running stuff copied to it) or just by starting the M1 with StartPPC.

I have only tried the Warp3D demos and those work...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 October 2021, 21:35
Replies: 35
Views: 2,358
Posted By jbenam
Sorry for the late replies everyone, thanks to...

Sorry for the late replies everyone, thanks to another kind EAB member, I have finally been able to get another A4000 to test my setup on and... The same exact stuff happens.

The Zorro side of...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 September 2021, 09:39
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By jbenam
Yep, the one I have linked to has a switch with...

Yep, the one I have linked to has a switch with 3.3V and 5V on it. It only works when set to 5V.



That might be a good explanation, yeah. It should be easy to distinguish by just looking at the...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 September 2021, 09:35
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By jbenam
I have the same one and it has worked well on my...

I have the same one and it has worked well on my Amigas with small SATA SSDs.

Sometimes the companies producing these adapters will just do arbitrary changes to the firmware/ICs on the board...
Forum: News 26 September 2021, 15:46
Replies: 13
Views: 2,563
Posted By jbenam
Even if Tabor ever gets released, it will be...

Even if Tabor ever gets released, it will be nothing more than a curio. There is no future using PowerPC. Won't be as easy as a 68000 to emulate/replicate in FPGA and there is no new CPU in...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 September 2021, 11:39
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By jbenam
It was just the adapter. I've advised him to...

It was just the adapter. I've advised him to purchase the same one I use and it's now working fine :)

Link for future reference in case someone needs it:
https://www.amazon.it/dp/B083LXPF91/
...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2021, 18:57
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By jbenam
For anyone else reading this, I have tested my...

For anyone else reading this, I have tested my adapter with A1200 with ROM 3.2 and it's working fine. I have only tested two cards, though, one 8GB and the other 16GB.

Looks like it's either the...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 September 2021, 10:08
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By jbenam
Hello there, You have to be careful when...

Hello there,

You have to be careful when purchasing mSATA adapters - most are total crap which don't actually properly convert to IDE and will cause all kinds of issues. They didn't even complete...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 September 2021, 07:51
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By jbenam
Missing pads can be fixed by scratching a little...

Missing pads can be fixed by scratching a little bit of the track going to the now-missing pad with a hobby knife, enough to let the copper show. Then you can either directly put the SMD cap close...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 September 2021, 07:44
Replies: 415
Views: 71,063
Posted By jbenam
I have pretty much used the settings from the...

I have pretty much used the settings from the first post then tweaked the values a bit to see everything as sharp as possible. I will try to take a picture later.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 September 2021, 18:46
Replies: 35
Views: 2,358
Posted By jbenam
Both my Mediator and Prometheus exhibit the same...

Both my Mediator and Prometheus exhibit the same symptoms.

I am just testing with the Voodoo 3, right now. If I just use RTG, everything is fine. If I use VoodooMemOS, and I actually try to use it...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 September 2021, 19:41
Replies: 35
Views: 2,358
Posted By jbenam
Tried with 3.1.4 and 3.2 and I get the same...

Tried with 3.1.4 and 3.2 and I get the same issues :(




The Prometheus goes in the original A4000D Bridgeboard, but I have the same issues with the Mediator (which can also act as a Zorro...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 September 2021, 14:23
Replies: 35
Views: 2,358
Posted By jbenam
Well, a slight update on this. I have finally...

Well, a slight update on this. I have finally desoldered, tested and resoldered every F245 and F646 on the left (RAM) side of the board, along with some of the smaller F-series. They are apparently...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 09 September 2021, 18:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By jbenam
Ah, you were looking into the hardware because...

Ah, you were looking into the hardware because you wanted to port your game to it? I see :)

Then the usual target these days (in order of power) it's either stock A500, stock A1200, A1200 + 4/8MB...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 09 September 2021, 16:56
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By jbenam
If you are looking into building an Amiga with...

If you are looking into building an Amiga with similar performances, expect to spend silly amounts of money. You will either need a 060 Accelerator (or something like the Vampire, which is not yet...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 09 September 2021, 16:30
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By jbenam
The built-in scsi.device that comes with AmigaOS...

The built-in scsi.device that comes with AmigaOS 3.2 is probably the best choice for most users. The guides you're looking at are most likely thinking of OS3.1 or 3.9.

You can safely ignore that...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 September 2021, 08:57
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By jbenam
Not sure about 32GB, but I have most certainly...

Not sure about 32GB, but I have most certainly used a SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB card on my Amiga. Then I saw the huge amount of RAM wasted on such huge partitions and went back to smaller cards.
Forum: Amiga scene 08 September 2021, 08:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,449
Posted By jbenam
I certainly hope so - the CPUs they are using...

I certainly hope so - the CPUs they are using will go EOL in a few years.

If they keep up with the delays, they won't have any chips to start production with :D
Forum: Amiga scene 07 September 2021, 12:41
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By jbenam
Last time I have asked for them to ship out...

Last time I have asked for them to ship out updated chips they utterly ignored my email, so good luck with that.

I suspect they much prefer for you to purchase their new overpriced production run...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 September 2021, 01:53
Replies: 171
Views: 12,794
Posted By jbenam
The thing is, RTG is "free" with emulation and...

The thing is, RTG is "free" with emulation and it's a no-brainer when you can just toggle a flag - but is it really worth hundreds of euros on a real machine to just play PC ports?

I also find it...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 August 2021, 11:01
Replies: 171
Views: 12,794
Posted By jbenam
RTG is a nice to have thing (you can have an...

RTG is a nice to have thing (you can have an extremely fast Workbench), but definitely not essential on an Amiga. You can only use it with system friendly apps - stuff like SysInfo or X-Copy would...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 August 2021, 15:46
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By jbenam
Maybe it was huge - any "new" (done in the last...

Maybe it was huge - any "new" (done in the last 10 years or so) design would most certainly use ARM instead. Cheaper, faster and more readily available.

If PowerPC boards are still being made it...
Forum: News 23 August 2021, 15:43
Replies: 1,009
Views: 152,781
Posted By jbenam
If they are the same with a binary comparison,...

If they are the same with a binary comparison, there goes my theory :D

Have you done a binary comparison on the various workbench.libraries? That would most certainly exclude it, and if so, we...
Forum: News 23 August 2021, 12:11
Replies: 1,009
Views: 152,781
Posted By jbenam
You're right, anyway my point still stands: the...

You're right, anyway my point still stands: the workbench.library that gets installed is the one in the Modules_A* floppies, not the one that AmigaPE uses.
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