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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 July 2022, 01:04
Replies: 60
Views: 3,175
Posted By matburton
37. Honestly I didn't realise the Amiga 500...

37.

Honestly I didn't realise the Amiga 500 was a good computer when I was a kid, I used ours as a games console.

I booted Workbench 1.3 when I was older and then realised it was a shockingly...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 June 2022, 00:31
Replies: 39
Views: 2,408
Posted By matburton
Maybe a game over track. Something like SOB 3...

Maybe a game over track. Something like SOB 3 maybe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc_elAvMUwU
Forum: support.Games 10 February 2022, 13:29
Replies: 29
Views: 3,153
Posted By matburton
I started replying saying that could potentially...

I started replying saying that could potentially fit on a floppy if it can be something other than ADF, maybe use more than 80 tracks etc.
But at that point you may as well use the IPF so I think I...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 February 2022, 14:19
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By matburton
Does your 1084 have SCART? If so maybe you...

Does your 1084 have SCART?

If so maybe you could try connecting something else and 'see' if it sounds right.

Might help to narrow down if the problem is the ports?
Forum: support.Hardware 02 February 2022, 13:50
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By matburton
I'm not sure that's a thing the A500 does...

I'm not sure that's a thing the A500 does (https://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1088294&postcount=6).

It might be best to just buy a cheap RCA 'Y' cable.

That's what I've done. I have a Philips...
Forum: request.Other 27 January 2022, 21:44
Replies: 16
Views: 2,557
Posted By matburton
Ah cool :D sorry I didn't refresh lol

Ah cool :D sorry I didn't refresh lol
Forum: request.Other 27 January 2022, 21:44
Replies: 16
Views: 2,557
Posted By matburton
OK all three look like they haven't been written...

OK all three look like they haven't been written to by an Amiga judging by alignment.

https://imgur.com/JzrhXZ8l.png

https://imgur.com/JBYlDELl.png

https://imgur.com/EHGew1nl.png
Forum: request.Other 27 January 2022, 21:17
Replies: 16
Views: 2,557
Posted By matburton
Yo from Cambridge! I dug around and found...

Yo from Cambridge!

I dug around and found these.

https://imgur.com/0YcYLT2h.jpg

I'll put them through a Greaseweazle or something now.

I have no idea if any or all are modified mind.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 January 2022, 10:21
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By matburton
Hey, I have an SD HxC as well which I...

Hey,

I have an SD HxC as well which I sometimes use as DF1 & 2 externally, but with a custom cable. I see no reason why it wouldn't work with an external drive's board.

Are you sure that:


...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 22 October 2021, 21:49
Replies: 20
Views: 3,168
Posted By matburton
MKick works from Kickstart 1.3 to 3.1 for my A500...

MKick works from Kickstart 1.3 to 3.1 for my A500
(With 512kB chip and 512kB fast)

Edit: I've not tried from 1.3 to 2, I have no reason to think it wouldn't work.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 September 2021, 01:43
Replies: 1,377
Views: 302,467
Posted By matburton
Yesterday I made a dual format (ST & Amiga) disk...

Yesterday I made a dual format (ST & Amiga) disk for the Dread demo.

Kinda shocked this worked so I thought I'd post it here.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 September 2021, 10:30
Replies: 1,377
Views: 302,467
Posted By matburton
Not sure I concur. I was playing with my original...

Not sure I concur. I was playing with my original tank mouse with sensitivity at 15 and was having a blast.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 September 2021, 00:43
Replies: 1,377
Views: 302,467
Posted By matburton
Me too! I'm just blown away! I'm shocked this is...

Me too! I'm just blown away! I'm shocked this is possible even in 2021!

Note to anyone else with a stock A500 (with 1MB): disconnect any external drives, even DF1, as they use a bit of RAM just by...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 July 2021, 12:26
Replies: 1,377
Views: 302,467
Posted By matburton
Can I just say a big thanks for the continued...

Can I just say a big thanks for the continued quality YouTube videos!

I simply love seeing the progress, twists, turns and even the bugs.

They're pitched at just the right level I think, so...
Forum: support.Apps 15 July 2021, 12:46
Replies: 301
Views: 63,965
Posted By matburton
Loving JST 7.2 I haven't found anything yet...

Loving JST 7.2

I haven't found anything yet that hasn't worked!

jotd is some sort of god :bowdown
Forum: Amiga scene 01 July 2021, 15:23
Replies: 25
Views: 3,180
Posted By matburton
Nice :-D this is a really nice alternative to...

Nice :-D this is a really nice alternative to things like XFS, DMS for 1.3 and certainly the first with a UI

Love it! :D
Forum: Coders. General 28 June 2021, 12:16
Replies: 29
Views: 6,695
Posted By matburton
Out of interest is it possible to upgrade KS 1.3...

Out of interest is it possible to upgrade KS 1.3 somehow?

Perhaps it's possible to make a custom KS 1.3 ROM with an upgraded trackdisk.device?
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2021, 17:46
Replies: 31
Views: 5,566
Posted By matburton
Perfect! Thanks Jope! :D

Perfect! Thanks Jope! :D
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2021, 15:51
Replies: 31
Views: 5,566
Posted By matburton
Does that imply there are some programs that...

Does that imply there are some programs that patch trackdisk?

Does anyone know of any examples?
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2021, 15:14
Replies: 31
Views: 5,566
Posted By matburton
Question Are there any no click programs for Kickstart...

Are there any no click programs for Kickstart 1.3?

I've tried the ones in this thread, and what I can find on aminet (http://aminet.net) but they all seem to either explicitly require 2.0 or...
Forum: Coders. General 23 April 2021, 14:19
Replies: 12
Views: 2,830
Posted By matburton
Thanks so much for this write-up! I was...

Thanks so much for this write-up!

I was expecting to read about graphical hijinx and assembly prowess, so C++20 and coroutines was a complete shock! :shocked





I'm not one for hype, but...
Forum: News 19 April 2021, 10:31
Replies: 70
Views: 14,585
Posted By matburton
Ohhh! Yes please! That'd be awesome.

Ohhh! Yes please! That'd be awesome.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 12 April 2021, 01:47
Replies: 62
Views: 21,563
Posted By matburton
Wow! Can't believe this passed me by until now....

Wow! Can't believe this passed me by until now. It's a blast!

Is there any chance of a version that stops the disk drive once the game is loaded? The constant spinning is a bit distracting.
Forum: News 20 January 2021, 13:12
Replies: 69
Views: 22,898
Posted By matburton
Just wanted to say thanks :) this is a lovely...

Just wanted to say thanks :) this is a lovely addition to my WB1.3 setup!
Forum: support.Hardware 25 August 2020, 22:47
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By matburton
Just a quick correction, Superfrog doesn't...

Just a quick correction, Superfrog doesn't require 1MB of chip RAM.
It requires 1MB of RAM, but only 512kB of chip RAM.

I have an A500 with a 6A board, but have never bothered to upgrade to 1MB...
Forum: News 21 August 2020, 00:46
Replies: 25
Views: 3,700
Posted By matburton
Owch! Does this mean that the passwords weren't...

Owch! Does this mean that the passwords weren't stored as hashes?

Should they be warning people that if they used the same password or similar passwords on other sites they need to change them...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 August 2020, 13:50
Replies: 3,077
Views: 612,822
Posted By matburton
Dumb question... Are the actual drives in...

Dumb question...

Are the actual drives in Amiga external drive enclosures also always Shugart drives in the same way as the drives used for DF0?
i.e. the same except for having a face plate...
Forum: Coders. General 18 June 2020, 22:49
Replies: 16
Views: 4,273
Posted By matburton
Yes this has been demonstrated with a 8kB Windows...

Yes this has been demonstrated with a 8kB Windows 3.11 C# program (https://www.hanselman.com/blog/NETEverywhereApparentlyAlsoMeansWindows311AndDOS.aspx) (which includes the parts of the .NET runtime...
Forum: support.Apps 05 June 2020, 23:06
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By matburton
Just to add to this, you'll probably also need...

Just to add to this, you'll probably also need the run install df0 if you just copy the files on to a freshly formatted disk.

Also just make sure you copy all the files, not just the ones you can...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2020, 18:46
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By matburton
Yes that's possible. You can simply insert a...

Yes that's possible. You can simply insert a virtual workbench disk (an image of the workbench disk) to boot to workbench and continue from there.

Disk images are often in .ADF, .HFE or .IPF...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2020, 18:17
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By matburton
If you have an A500 you probably have Kickstart...

If you have an A500 you probably have Kickstart 1.3

Without inserting a disk you can't get to workbench or a DOS shell.
Even if you could get to a shell there's not enough (or any?) commands in...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 February 2020, 19:10
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By matburton
I would have expected position 0 to be the one to...

I would have expected position 0 to be the one to choose if it's controlling the SEL line to respond to.

The way the drive daisy chaining works is that each external drive normally shifts the...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 December 2019, 16:08
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By matburton
Sweet thanks Daedalus that's the confirmation I...

Sweet thanks Daedalus that's the confirmation I needed :D 330 ohms it is then!

(I suspect that'll work perfectly with my AKF17 as well, since it looks suspiciously like a 'cut-down' CM8833-II)
Forum: support.Hardware 16 December 2019, 14:20
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By matburton
Do you mean this section?Spectrum+2A/+3 RGB...

Do you mean this section?Spectrum+2A/+3 RGB colour outputs require additional resistors. Without them the bright circuitry is not effective and the voltage levels into the SCART socket are too high....
Forum: support.Hardware 16 December 2019, 14:00
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By matburton
Voltages for analogue RGB? CM8833-II/AKF17

tl;dr: What are the optimal voltages for analogue RBG and the CSync signal?

Recently I've repaired a Amstrad/Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2A, which has an RGB output port with CSync.

I have a Philips...
Forum: Coders. General 22 November 2019, 17:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By matburton
In case it's interesting I also got caught out by...

In case it's interesting I also got caught out by Execute needing Run (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=91455)

What a PITA!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 October 2019, 19:06
Replies: 3,077
Views: 612,822
Posted By matburton
OK here's mine :sad Why 8 bits in a byte? So...

OK here's mine :sad Why 8 bits in a byte?

So that makes sense to me for the 8-bit machine era. It looks like they typically had 8 data bus lines. But why have addresses which overlap data-wise on...
Forum: support.Other 28 September 2019, 22:30
Replies: 12
Views: 1,709
Posted By matburton
I tend to use White Spirit and it works fine. ...

I tend to use White Spirit and it works fine.

Here's what I do:
1. Use a small paint brush to completely saturate the label
2. Leave for 15 minutes or so
3. Peel slowly, most of the time the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 September 2019, 19:25
Replies: 15
Views: 2,224
Posted By matburton
I've used emulators on the Wii and they're OK. ...

I've used emulators on the Wii and they're OK.

The Wii isn't that powerful so even though there is an Amiga emulator for the Wii I wouldn't recommend it.

The SNES, MegaDrive etc emulators...
Forum: EAB's competition 05 September 2019, 23:00
Replies: 220
Views: 20,999
Posted By matburton
Here's my second game over ...

Here's my second game over

https://imgur.com/EZn4Gfpm.jpg

4,960

First game I didn't get very far as I didn't clock you have to press fire to swing the sword. For some reason I assumed I'd...
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