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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 10:08
Replies: 7
Views: 204
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 Yesterday, 07:51
Replies: 4
Views: 167
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 Yesterday, 07:44
Replies: 414
Views: 68,971
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: 20
Views: 1,600
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: 20
Views: 1,600
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: 20
Views: 1,600
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: 755
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: 755
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: 274
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: 1,318
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: 1,235
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: 892
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: 9,944
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: 9,944
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: 2,221
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: 998
Views: 140,772
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: 998
Views: 140,772
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.
Forum: News 23 August 2021, 08:56
Replies: 998
Views: 140,772
Posted By jbenam
AmigaPE's workbench.library does not get...

AmigaPE's workbench.library does not get installed anywhere from what I gather, since 3.2 either loads it from ROM (if you have the 3.2 ROM installed) or uses specific versions of it from the...
Forum: News 22 August 2021, 12:56
Replies: 998
Views: 140,772
Posted By jbenam
I have reason to believe that the Easter Egg...

I have reason to believe that the Easter Egg needs to be accessed from AmigaPE (maybe hidden in AmigaPE's workbench.library? :D) and not that's it's just laying in a file somewhere, because I have...
Forum: support.WinUAE 18 August 2021, 12:46
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By jbenam
IIRC I remember that a lot of games would not...

IIRC I remember that a lot of games would not even consider looking into DF1, but would just expect you to put the next floppy to be in DF0.

That seriously limits the usefulness of multiple...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 August 2021, 10:21
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By jbenam
I don't know enough of the Zorro architecture to...

I don't know enough of the Zorro architecture to be sure of what I am saying, but I think that ramlib is used by the system to access the memory-mapped Zorro cards. I hope I didn't say something very...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 August 2021, 10:47
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By jbenam
That's probably because it's trying to access a...

That's probably because it's trying to access a non-existing card. As far as I can remember, 8000 0004 stands for illegal instruction.

I have found some more battery acid damage under one of the...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 August 2021, 10:06
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By jbenam
Hi, I have the same issue (kinda?) on my...

Hi,

I have the same issue (kinda?) on my A4000D. It's been two years since I noticed it, but back then I though it was an issue of my PCI bridgeboard, instead it looks like it's a wider hardware...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 August 2021, 09:53
Replies: 31
Views: 3,065
Posted By jbenam
I am not a big CRT expert, but recapping won't...

I am not a big CRT expert, but recapping won't certainly harm :) If it fixes the issue you are seeing, good, otherwise you will have done something that will most certainly prolong the life of the...
Forum: News 14 August 2021, 16:07
Replies: 998
Views: 140,772
Posted By jbenam
Since Michael specified "hard drive space" I...

Since Michael specified "hard drive space" I guess that it's something that won't get installed on the HD, and as such will remain on the installation media itself (either CD or Floppy)...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 August 2021, 14:45
Replies: 136
Views: 12,141
Posted By jbenam
Because lots of people don't know how to setup a...

Because lots of people don't know how to setup a Pi and just want something you can plug in your TV with no technical knowledge and have a quick game.

Only a properly licensed "console" can give...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 August 2021, 13:06
Replies: 136
Views: 12,141
Posted By jbenam
Yes. Finally. The C64 and C64 Mini were the...

Yes. Finally.

The C64 and C64 Mini were the best thing ever to happen to the C64 market - you can finally find again C64s for decent prices since the masses all flocked to the modern reproductions...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 August 2021, 16:15
Replies: 414
Views: 68,971
Posted By jbenam
Lately I finally had a bit of time to hook the...

Lately I finally had a bit of time to hook the A1200 on my usual TV + OSSC and after some fiddling with the settings the result was amazing. Much better than the usual LCD with their horrible...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 August 2021, 16:38
Replies: 31
Views: 1,504
Posted By jbenam
You can just find a TV technician or someone...

You can just find a TV technician or someone handy with a soldering iron (beware of friends with $5 soldering irons that say "this is easy, I can do it", lifting contacts is very easy unless you have...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 July 2021, 19:05
Replies: 31
Views: 1,504
Posted By jbenam
So the clock runs well while the Amiga is...

So the clock runs well while the Amiga is running? If so, the crystal is fine.

Must be a voltage issue then, looks like it's not keeping the RTC chip powered.

Please check what Chucky suggested...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 July 2021, 17:36
Replies: 31
Views: 1,504
Posted By jbenam
The F74 is used as a clock divider. There is no...

The F74 is used as a clock divider. There is no component under that epoxy, I think it's just a wire with some insulation on it.

That's how it is on a genuine PCB as well.

I would check the...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 July 2021, 18:38
Replies: 20
Views: 1,600
Posted By jbenam
Bump :( Re-socketed Buster with a good...

Bump :(

Re-socketed Buster with a good quality socket, measured a bunch of stuff but nothing came up. Still the same issues.

This is literally the last thing that prevents me from closing up my...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 July 2021, 18:23
Replies: 32
Views: 2,168
Posted By jbenam
Apparently my FB-357 doesn't detect HD floppies...

Apparently my FB-357 doesn't detect HD floppies at all in the A1200. I haven't been able to test it with the test program, but I can't seem to format HD floppies as 1760Kb, only 880Kb.
Forum: Amiga scene 18 July 2021, 11:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By jbenam
That's quite nice! I remember the Mk1 was very...

That's quite nice! I remember the Mk1 was very well received, then the Mk2 brought a bunch of complains that have apparently been fixed with later versions.

I was considering an Indivision back...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 July 2021, 20:48
Replies: 19
Views: 1,996
Posted By jbenam
Honest answer? I am not sure. There will most...

Honest answer? I am not sure. There will most certainly be a conflict since two devices will try to use the same address range and select line. In the worst case your Amiga will just guru, so it's...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 July 2021, 09:05
Replies: 19
Views: 1,996
Posted By jbenam
Hello, Are you sure it's really a 58 MHz...

Hello,

Are you sure it's really a 58 MHz oscillator? I have never seen one, and I have recently ordered a bunch of different frequencies. I am googling around for infos and I can't seem to find...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 July 2021, 00:16
Replies: 32
Views: 2,168
Posted By jbenam
Will try to test again ASAP, sadly I had my Amiga...

Will try to test again ASAP, sadly I had my Amiga 1200 back in storage before I could read this. If I don't reply to this thread this weekend, feel free to PM me as a reminder :)
Forum: Hardware mods 15 July 2021, 00:10
Replies: 19
Views: 1,996
Posted By jbenam
Hello there, fellow Apollo owner! Plenty of...

Hello there, fellow Apollo owner!

Plenty of questions, which I am not sure I can answer 100% correctly, but I will try my best:

1) if the RTC circuitry is still on the Apollo (and I am sure it...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 July 2021, 22:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By jbenam
Why not just purchase an OSSC? It's a great piece...

Why not just purchase an OSSC? It's a great piece of kit and it literally adds no lag.

Considering how much it does (and with how many systems you can use it), it's pretty much a bargain compared...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 July 2021, 08:56
Replies: 20
Views: 1,600
Posted By jbenam
Z3 DMA might actually be a very good point. Does...

Z3 DMA might actually be a very good point. Does the Voodoo3 in RTG mode use DMA? Because doing RTG stuff works well, but IIRC I start having problems as soon as I use VoodooMemOS. I will test this...
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