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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 17:03
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By Shadowfire
The laptop drives will probably max out the IDE...

The laptop drives will probably max out the IDE interface, however random accesses are still going to be slow. That being said, the CF card will be faster at random reads, but also a hell of a lot...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 February 2022, 13:52
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By Shadowfire
Is BERR being asserted? This could be a...

Is BERR being asserted? This could be a double-fault, due to the 68000 not seeing valid ROM data.
Forum: Hardware mods 16 January 2022, 23:14
Replies: 518
Views: 120,841
Posted By Shadowfire
This is easily converted to memory blocks, as...

This is easily converted to memory blocks, as long as you have four dual-port memory blocks available. Split them up into two banks, and just have a single flipflop per register track which bank has...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 December 2021, 22:03
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By Shadowfire
In ancient PCB's like in the Amiga, it is normal...

In ancient PCB's like in the Amiga, it is normal to have some drop as they don't use power planes for power distribution. The resistance of the copper traces produces a loss in voltage (you can...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 28 November 2021, 19:01
Replies: 3
Views: 2,554
Posted By Shadowfire
You should probably get whatever release is most...

You should probably get whatever release is most current (3.2 I think) for your non-gaming needs.

You already have 1.3 selected, which is a decent choice for gaming. However, most games were...
Forum: support.WinUAE 05 September 2021, 20:04
Replies: 23
Views: 3,373
Posted By Shadowfire
Yeah, but these people are not turning on Vsync....

Yeah, but these people are not turning on Vsync. (And no, windowed modes usually aren't even aware of Vsync. They let Windows Display Compositor decide when to update the screen.)
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 September 2021, 20:05
Replies: 23
Views: 3,373
Posted By Shadowfire
This is a brief rundown of the various...

This is a brief rundown of the various configurations you can have and what seems to be the drawbacks:

Config: 60hz only display (like we have in the states especially hooked up to a TV)
Cons: ...
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 September 2021, 18:36
Replies: 23
Views: 3,373
Posted By Shadowfire
Basically, when you select standard VSYNC you are...

Basically, when you select standard VSYNC you are telling UAE to base its emulation timing on the monitor's refresh / sync rate.

Outright disabling VSYNC should (IIRC) cause UAE to sync instead on...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 August 2021, 12:08
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Shadowfire
No battery = Amiga hard disk controller defaults...

No battery = Amiga hard disk controller defaults to device 7.
Make sure that the drive is set to device 0.

Termination: The Amiga has onboard terminations on the motherboard for the SCSI...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 August 2021, 18:28
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By Shadowfire
The A3000 starts looking for devices at device 0,...

The A3000 starts looking for devices at device 0, and works its way up to device 7.
Set the SCSI2HD to device 0, set the A3000 internal scsi controller to device 7.
Finally, run HDToolBox; it will...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 August 2021, 18:04
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Shadowfire
It's been a while since I've owned an A3000...

It's been a while since I've owned an A3000 (non-tower), but I believe that the rom device driver for it is called "scsi.device". If HDtoolbox doesn't complain about not being able to find a hard...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 August 2021, 17:49
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By Shadowfire
Back in the day when this machine was made, the...

Back in the day when this machine was made, the spec for 5V rails was usually +/-10%, and on some of the later stuff, +/-5%. Seeing 4.8V with a load means there is nothing at all wrong with the...
Forum: MarketPlace 01 June 2021, 13:09
Replies: 10
Views: 1,670
Posted By Shadowfire
Why do you think you are entitled to support from...

Why do you think you are entitled to support from Majsta when you didn't buy the board from him?
Get your support from whoever sold you the board.
Forum: Hardware mods 26 May 2021, 19:09
Replies: 9
Views: 4,261
Posted By Shadowfire
Since the 8520's are the only chips in the system...

Since the 8520's are the only chips in the system that use the E bus, it only affects accesses to the following things:
* Joystick fire buttons
* Filter LED
* Floppy disk control lines
* Parallel...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 May 2021, 19:03
Replies: 52
Views: 14,770
Posted By Shadowfire
http://www.scs.stanford.edu/10wi-cs140/pintos/spec...

http://www.scs.stanford.edu/10wi-cs140/pintos/specs/ata-3-std.pdf#:~:text=working%20draft%20AT%20Attachment-3%20%28ATA-3%29%20American%20National%20Standard,Consensus%20is%20established%20when%2C%20in...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 May 2021, 18:30
Replies: 52
Views: 14,770
Posted By Shadowfire
Ah, so this is for the pre-ATA-33 spec. ...

Ah, so this is for the pre-ATA-33 spec.

Table 3 - Cable parameters
+=============================================-======-========+
| Cable length of 0,46m (18 inches) * | Min | Max |...
Forum: Hardware mods 01 May 2021, 02:43
Replies: 52
Views: 14,770
Posted By Shadowfire
Electrical over stress

Electrical over stress
Forum: MarketPlace 30 April 2021, 13:59
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By Shadowfire
They're not cheap by any means, but they're...

They're not cheap by any means, but they're indispensable when you're looking to repair machinery that the manufacturer no longer makes.

I doubt they are big into military, since most military...
Forum: Hardware mods 30 April 2021, 12:54
Replies: 52
Views: 14,770
Posted By Shadowfire
Great to see that someone finally realizes that...

Great to see that someone finally realizes that EOS is a thing and is actually using level shifters this time. This board might actually be worth buying.
TBD: Learn why every commercial IDE...
Forum: MarketPlace 25 April 2021, 16:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By Shadowfire
What exactly do you mean by "buffered"?

What exactly do you mean by "buffered"?
Forum: MarketPlace 25 April 2021, 16:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By Shadowfire
Radwell is a distributor for old, out-of-stock...

Radwell is a distributor for old, out-of-stock parts. They are legit. I've used them at my job to get PLC relay boards for a 35-year old test fixture the had an obsolete PLC in it.

Be advised...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 April 2021, 12:49
Replies: 464
Views: 62,616
Posted By Shadowfire
Knowing nothing about the Atari series, I decided...

Knowing nothing about the Atari series, I decided to look at the schematics of the Atari Falcon.
Oh boy, that's a 16-bit data bus architecture for sure. D0-D15 just dangling in the breeze on the...
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 April 2021, 17:27
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By Shadowfire
Update: I have purchased a Freesync monitor,...

Update:

I have purchased a Freesync monitor, a LG 24GN50W from my local Walmart for $160 (which is a whole lot cheaper than the current asking price of the Viewsonic XG2560 I originally used in...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 April 2021, 17:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,976
Posted By Shadowfire
Wikipedia says that the PSX version of robocod...

Wikipedia says that the PSX version of robocod was released in 2003, the PS2 version in 2006.
Ratchet & Clank was released on the PS2 in 2002. Which platform game would you rather play?
The fact...
Forum: News 23 February 2021, 23:19
Replies: 187
Views: 44,261
Posted By Shadowfire
The technical prowess on display here is...

The technical prowess on display here is impressive.
Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2021, 20:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By Shadowfire
These types of things are interesting in the...

These types of things are interesting in the "cool that they did that" perspective, but they never give the performance that you get in a standalone oscilloscope -- even a twenty year old used one...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 19 February 2021, 14:05
Replies: 3
Views: 2,099
Posted By Shadowfire
It is likely that you have a 512k agnus...

It is likely that you have a 512k agnus installed. IIRC Agnus is mapped to control all memory access from $000000-$1FFFFF, and if you have an original 512k chip, the 68000 can't see the ram above...
Forum: support.WinUAE 13 February 2021, 16:19
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By Shadowfire
Monitor OSD reports "240 hz max refresh rate,...

Monitor OSD reports "240 hz max refresh rate, Mode: G-sync"
I'd also assume that a 144hz display would be pretty smooth.
I'd like to see if the cheaper Freesync monitors can also replicate this...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 February 2021, 16:14
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By Shadowfire
Just checked out a youtube video of the ST...

Just checked out a youtube video of the ST version. They did put some effort into the Amiga port (in-game music, maps rewritten to support multidirectional scrolling).
Gameplay wise the only thing...
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 February 2021, 21:33
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By Shadowfire
If anyone has a setup with one of these, please...

If anyone has a setup with one of these, please respond in this thread. The freesync monitors are cheaper than the gsync displays.
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 February 2021, 21:20
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By Shadowfire
Well... the OS is reporting a 240hz refresh rate,...

Well... the OS is reporting a 240hz refresh rate, and the monitor is reporting a 240hz refresh rate, but if you want to believe that they're both lying to me, that's all on you. I don't have...
Forum: support.WinUAE 07 February 2021, 17:40
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By Shadowfire
Some notes: 1. On my primary system which is...

Some notes:

1. On my primary system which is hugely more powerful (I9-10850K, Geforce 1080Ti) I am using a 4K TV which does not support 50hz, only 60/30/24. On this setup, when running a PAL...
Forum: support.WinUAE 07 February 2021, 16:33
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By Shadowfire
Using Winuae and G-Sync

I built up a new emulation rig with the Checkmate1500plus case, explicitly for Amiga emulation.

I've got a build running that is FANTASTIC using Pimiga 4/400. My test case was Turrican 2 - it...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 February 2021, 11:55
Replies: 60
Views: 5,572
Posted By Shadowfire
I agree, the crackers would probably not want to...

I agree, the crackers would probably not want to bring people to court over copyright violations when they themselves were liable for it.
Only in corporate America (specifically, overprotective...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 January 2021, 21:25
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By Shadowfire
The sad thing is, the drivers will never get any...

The sad thing is, the drivers will never get any better if their community moderators are tossing out valid issues and not forwarding them to someone who can fix them... because emulators. Back to...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 January 2021, 17:59
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By Shadowfire
You can't be disappointed if your expectations are set properly low.

Hi Shadowfire,
Xxxxx_x_Xxxxx (Moderator) posted a new reply in Graphics on 01-21-2021 09:30 AM:

Re:UHD-630 audio cuts out with full screen refresh rate change (WinUAE)
Hello Shadowfire,
...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 January 2021, 03:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By Shadowfire
reference: ...

reference:
https://community.intel.com/t5/Graphics/UHD-630-audio-cuts-out-with-full-screen-refresh-rate-change/m-p/1247538/highlight/false#M93500

Not holding my breath on Intel to fix this one. ...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 January 2021, 03:07
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By Shadowfire
After going thru that thread, I decided of course...

After going thru that thread, I decided of course to poke around some more.
The motherboard has onboard audio, but I don't have any speakers plugged into it (using the TV speakers).
The onboard...
Forum: support.WinUAE 17 January 2021, 19:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By Shadowfire
Refresh rate switch disables sound

Running Winuae 4.4.0 64-bit
Intel I3-10100 integrated graphics (UHD-630)
Attached to a 720p TV which has an internal 1080p -> 720p scaler (which combined with the UHD-630 wanting to scale...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 January 2021, 19:21
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By Shadowfire
All CRT's have a redundant set of safety circuits...

All CRT's have a redundant set of safety circuits which are designed to shut off the electron beams (by killing off the high voltage generator) if conditions are such that the voltage is too high,...
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