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Forum: News Yesterday, 00:11
Replies: 144
Views: 9,078
Posted By alexh
The source code for the CDTV extended ROM? The...

The source code for the CDTV extended ROM? The last I heard it was lost. It's certainly never "surfaced" before. I'd really like to see the exact text they used and in reference to what function.
...
Forum: News 14 May 2021, 22:42
Replies: 144
Views: 9,078
Posted By alexh
There's one line which looks dubious. ...

There's one line which looks dubious.


This is the first I've heard of this. Is there any evidence of this? An in depth technical description? I'd be amazed if this was true. Everyone and I am...
Forum: News 14 May 2021, 21:11
Replies: 144
Views: 9,078
Posted By alexh
Looks like cdtv.device and cdfs.library are the...

Looks like cdtv.device and cdfs.library are the same as v2.30. Bummer
Forum: News 14 May 2021, 21:01
Replies: 144
Views: 9,078
Posted By alexh
Congratulations. Job well done. I wonder if...

Congratulations. Job well done.

I wonder if they changed anything in the new 47.1 CDTV extended ROM vs 2.30 to fix the 24-bit DMA issues?
Forum: Hardware mods 12 May 2021, 11:17
Replies: 72
Views: 4,712
Posted By alexh
There hasn't been any benchmarks published yet...

There hasn't been any benchmarks published yet but I'm sure you're right

Sure but the 2*800MHz A9 in the MiSTer are much slower than the 4*1.5GHz A72's in say an RPi4. But the ARM<->FPGA interface...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 May 2021, 08:31
Replies: 72
Views: 4,712
Posted By alexh
I'm curious to see how this performs compared to...

I'm curious to see how this performs compared to the insanely cheap PiSTorm which is roughly 040@40 performance at the moment. It's just had a new denise adapter board designed which plugs into the...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 May 2021, 08:25
Replies: 72
Views: 4,712
Posted By alexh
The ARM in MiSTer is very low performance...

The ARM in MiSTer is very low performance compared to the ones in Buffee or PiSTorm
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 May 2021, 13:09
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By alexh
Dragon flight (and sticker and pin badge) ...

Dragon flight (and sticker and pin badge)
Lethal Xcess
Amberstar/ Ambermoon (Poster & Map)

Lots of other Thalion/Eclipse games
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 May 2021, 06:23
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By alexh
There is a fine line between right to repair and...

There is a fine line between right to repair and stifling innovation. Most batteries are not user replaceable today because we asked the manufacturers to make the phones water resistant IP68.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 29 April 2021, 19:22
Replies: 800
Views: 107,118
Posted By alexh
Really appreciate everything you're doing. I do...

Really appreciate everything you're doing. I do hope that both homebrew and semi-commercial developers are embracing the work you've been doing to help them rapidly develop their IP.

I support...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 April 2021, 07:46
Replies: 18
Views: 5,158
Posted By alexh
How is that possible? I was always led to believe...

How is that possible? I was always led to believe KS1.4 doesn't work with 040? it needs an 030 MMU
Forum: support.Hardware 19 April 2021, 17:50
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By alexh
The A500 HD8+ used standard SIMMs so it is easy...

The A500 HD8+ used standard SIMMs so it is easy to upgrade to 8MB. Mine has been in the box for many years now because

1) SCSI->IDE adapters are so expensive (still)
2) That extra 3" of desk...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 April 2021, 17:44
Replies: 66
Views: 4,317
Posted By alexh
I've not had had an 030 for a long time, not...

I've not had had an 030 for a long time, not since my A3000@25.

I have mainly used the Commodore A3640@25MHz (first in the A3000 and then A4000) which did the job, bit slow when you start using...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 April 2021, 12:22
Replies: 11
Views: 4,136
Posted By alexh
Nobody is paying those prices though? I'm...

Nobody is paying those prices though? I'm certainly not.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143969963854
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 April 2021, 01:03
Replies: 27
Views: 7,560
Posted By alexh
There are different ones depending on the...

There are different ones depending on the accelerator. MMULib with work from Thomas Richter comes with a newer more generic version released last month
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 April 2021, 13:06
Replies: 195
Views: 36,042
Posted By alexh
There were ways around that too and lots of...

There were ways around that too and lots of sceners got into trouble (far worse than software piracy) with telecom fraud.

At the time there were lots of local UK numbers floating around for...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 April 2021, 00:50
Replies: 195
Views: 36,042
Posted By alexh
Far worse (in terms of penalty) than Software...

Far worse (in terms of penalty) than Software Piracy was postage stamp fraud. Lots of "scene" swappers used washed stamps or ones covered with anti-reflection cellotape so the frank mark just wiped...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 April 2021, 01:37
Replies: 60
Views: 6,977
Posted By alexh
Kier put the patched "lowlevel.library" into "the...

Kier put the patched "lowlevel.library" into "the zone" in 2016 (long since gone) send him a PM and ask him to re-upload it?

It was Kier Fraser of FlashFloppy fame. I'm sure you can get him via...
Forum: support.Apps 09 April 2021, 19:55
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By alexh
You would have to ask whoever supplied your...

You would have to ask whoever supplied your TF536.

The firmware was never open sourced but some builders have access and are making changes for owners (e.g. Atari versions)
Forum: support.Apps 08 April 2021, 08:20
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By alexh
It doesn't have 32-bit fast RAM that's why. All...

It doesn't have 32-bit fast RAM that's why. All accelerators could be crippled to only have 8MB and work with the current CDTV extended ROM
Forum: support.Apps 06 April 2021, 16:41
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By alexh
There is a group on Facebook with hundreds of...

There is a group on Facebook with hundreds of CDTV owners with hard disk controllers capable of replacing ROMs and installing AmigaOS.

Whoever works on the CDTV extended ROM you would have a...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 April 2021, 08:08
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By alexh
The last thing I ordered from Amigakit (CDTV IR...

The last thing I ordered from Amigakit (CDTV IR controller) arrived 2 days after I ordered.

I've got three A601's (various manufacturers) including the Marpet one which takes SIMMs and they all...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 April 2021, 19:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
Posted By alexh
There are certainly more than there was a few...

There are certainly more than there was a few years ago. All the NTSC units at the time were banned from being imported to the US (XOR patent) and turned up in a warehouse in the Philippines in late...
Forum: MarketPlace 30 March 2021, 11:53
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By alexh
https://icomp.de/shop-icomp/en/produkt-details/pro...

https://icomp.de/shop-icomp/en/produkt-details/product/alice-aga-nos.html
Forum: MarketPlace 22 March 2021, 10:53
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By alexh
Cool. Did you do it yourself? If you used a...

Cool.

Did you do it yourself? If you used a commercial service who was it? How much was it? Did you send the PSU away? Buy a caps kit?

Anyone looking up "A3000D PSU repair" in the future (at...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 March 2021, 07:44
Replies: 40
Views: 3,059
Posted By alexh
https://twitter.com/Claude1079 ...

https://twitter.com/Claude1079
https://t.co/giTjdoiG4w?amp=1
Forum: support.Hardware 21 March 2021, 22:51
Replies: 40
Views: 3,059
Posted By alexh
$140 for 512MB and $180 for 1GB. Those are the...

$140 for 512MB and $180 for 1GB. Those are the expected prices from the Buffee team.


€15 assembled from JLCPCB PCBA service + RPi (3B+ 1GB €25)
Forum: support.Hardware 21 March 2021, 08:01
Replies: 40
Views: 3,059
Posted By alexh
If I'm reading the datasheet correct are no more...

If I'm reading the datasheet correct are no more pins on a CM4 than any other RPi (28). The PiSTorm multiplexes those 28 pins into 16-data, 24-address, numerous sideband
Forum: support.Hardware 20 March 2021, 22:07
Replies: 40
Views: 3,059
Posted By alexh
The limitation is the number of pins on the...

The limitation is the number of pins on the devices. I don't think the SoC used in Buffee or the RPi in PiSTorm have enough pins for a 32-bit interface
Forum: support.Hardware 18 March 2021, 18:14
Replies: 40
Views: 3,059
Posted By alexh
I don't understand what people are moaning about....

I don't understand what people are moaning about. It's a very fast 680x0 accelerator with integrated FastRAM and MAPROM. It's probably going to be faster than any A500/A2000 accelerator ever made....
Forum: support.WinUAE 17 March 2021, 08:35
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By alexh
Doobrey has accepted the ROM for inclusion into...

Doobrey has accepted the ROM for inclusion into ROMsplit.

Several people have commented that the A690 ROM should have a different bookmark.device which is battery backed up RAM compared to the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 March 2021, 00:26
Replies: 58
Views: 4,093
Posted By alexh
No one does want them. I put all my CRTs on eBay...

No one does want them. I put all my CRTs on eBay at first (32" Sony Trinitron widescreen, two 19" Iiama Vison Master Pro's, 28" Bush 4:3) all in perfect working condition. No bids, not even at 99p. I...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2021, 00:02
Replies: 32
Views: 4,063
Posted By alexh
I've posted what is believed to be the ROM of...

I've posted what is believed to be the ROM of A690 in the Zone. I can't confirm it really is, just that it prints 2.0 (rather than 2.7 or 2.30 of A570).
Forum: support.WinUAE 16 March 2021, 23:58
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By alexh
I've no idea if this Extended ROM is already...

I've no idea if this Extended ROM is already widely available. I'd never seen it before.

After a quick search I've come across one and I've put it into the zone. (assuming that is allowed? It is...
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 14 March 2021, 22:47
Replies: 13
Views: 3,239
Posted By alexh
It is not a CD32 patched game. It doesn't run...

It is not a CD32 patched game. It doesn't run direct from CD. I believe it's just the files from the floppy disks put onto an ISO disc
Forum: News 14 March 2021, 22:46
Replies: 54
Views: 9,048
Posted By alexh
How much of that will be the Windows C#...

How much of that will be the Windows C# redistributable libraries etc.?
Forum: support.WinUAE 14 March 2021, 22:37
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By alexh
Extended kickstart 2.0 (A690)

Out of curiosity has anyone dumped and supplied WinUAE with the A690 (A570 prototype) Extended Kickstart ROM?

It is physically labelled "391298-01 V1.0 Copyright @1991 CBM C480"
...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 March 2021, 10:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,874
Posted By alexh
I don't think you can say that. The Atari ST port...

I don't think you can say that. The Atari ST port could have used GEM gfx routines in it's ZoomAction renderer (if they even kept any of it at all).


This refers I believe to the game-code...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 March 2021, 16:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,248
Posted By alexh
Even today with the equipment to write IPF images...

Even today with the equipment to write IPF images back to disks (Kryoflux, SCA, Greasweasel) the market for counterfeit "original" rare and expensive Amiga/ST games must be incredibly small? I...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 March 2021, 15:57
Replies: 14
Views: 1,248
Posted By alexh
I think this is bull too. They would need trace...

I think this is bull too. They would need trace machines to write the disks and very few of them out there anymore.

I *think* the company.pl paid people to remove cracktros so they could...
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