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Forum: support.Hardware Today, 21:52
Replies: 4
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Posted By Daedalus
Nope, switching modes between PAL and NTSC will...

Nope, switching modes between PAL and NTSC will change the refresh rate and the vertical resolution, but the actual colour encoding is hard-wired based on the model's original specification. So if...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 23:57
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By Daedalus
Right, the problem is that this sort of joystick...

Right, the problem is that this sort of joystick doesn't have a centre as such. You have trim screws/levers/wheels that adjust where in the motion corresponds to the centre, but that's not really the...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 November 2021, 11:17
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By Daedalus
I have one of the first generation Mediators, and...

I have one of the first generation Mediators, and I had to upgrade the Mach chips to use the MMCD. It's not a key as such, from memory it was to enable DMA between cards, which is needed for most of...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 November 2021, 18:35
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Daedalus
Fair enough :) Cool, the group is here:...

Fair enough :)

Cool, the group is here: Amiga BlitzBasic & AmiBlitz (https://www.facebook.com/groups/342460143062811)
It's relatively quiet and there's probably a bit of overlap with this forum,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 November 2021, 15:22
Replies: 41
Views: 4,091
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, at least a couple of my Amigas are online...

Yep, at least a couple of my Amigas are online (and back in the days of dialup, my A1200 acted as the internet gateway for my other machines, including my PC). Very little in the way of browsing is...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 November 2021, 15:15
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Daedalus
Interesting... Just a vague thought, but is there...

Interesting... Just a vague thought, but is there any scope for an overlap with the main Game Jam then? Like a Blitz category within the main competition? I guess it's probably simpler to keep it...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 November 2021, 14:08
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Daedalus
Excellent, I might be able to get involved so :)

Excellent, I might be able to get involved so :)
Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2021, 12:59
Replies: 484
Views: 303,515
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I've just run some rough tests there and...

Yeah, I've just run some rough tests there and there's far less difference with a CF card than a mechanical drive. When I went from 512 to 8192 (or was it 16384? I can't remember...), it made a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 November 2021, 12:32
Replies: 81
Views: 3,921
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, that's fair enough, and not really what I...

Yeah, that's fair enough, and not really what I was trying to say. But the standard output will be reasonably well understood with fairly standardised monitors and TVs being used. And as I said, some...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 November 2021, 11:31
Replies: 81
Views: 3,921
Posted By Daedalus
If you have to change the contrast and saturation...

If you have to change the contrast and saturation on your TV to get those colours, then again you're not seeing the standard output of the machine. "Colourful vision" like your friend's preference...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 November 2021, 11:07
Replies: 81
Views: 3,921
Posted By Daedalus
To be fair, if a hardware modification is needed...

To be fair, if a hardware modification is needed to get that palette, then it wasn't really the machine's standard output. RF won't help of course, and neither will composite, but that's what we had....
Forum: support.Hardware 09 November 2021, 20:28
Replies: 484
Views: 303,515
Posted By Daedalus
Increasing the block size improves performance...

Increasing the block size improves performance for some operations - at least it made a significant difference for me when using mechanical hard drives when I went from 512 to 8192. Bear in mind that...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 November 2021, 19:29
Replies: 484
Views: 303,515
Posted By Daedalus
What's important to note though, is that there...

What's important to note though, is that there are some things here that are beyond the scope of the newer OS. For large hard drives to work properly, you need both a filesystem and a device driver...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 09 November 2021, 19:01
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Daedalus
Sounds like a great idea! I just wish I had the...

Sounds like a great idea! I just wish I had the time to participate :)
Forum: support.WinUAE 09 November 2021, 18:39
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, looks like an issue with the installed OS...

Yep, looks like an issue with the installed OS alright. If you're running OS 3.1 or 3.0, it doesn't know what an '060 is, so instead reports it as an '040. This is why it needs a dummy 68040 library...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 November 2021, 18:01
Replies: 22
Views: 2,470
Posted By Daedalus
*waves*

*waves*
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 November 2021, 16:26
Replies: 81
Views: 3,921
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it was a bit limited in terms of palette...

Yeah, it was a bit limited in terms of palette (going with the digital RGB scheme intended for a monitor instead of the chroma/luma approach of the C64 & Atari 8-bits), but architecturally the Beeb...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 November 2021, 13:56
Replies: 81
Views: 3,921
Posted By Daedalus
A lot of love for the Beeb here. The hardware may...

A lot of love for the Beeb here. The hardware may have been a bit underwhelming, but what it did it was very good at, and the expandability was insane for the time. You could plug a fairly generic...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 November 2021, 12:00
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By Daedalus
I would only buy from eBay or similar if I...

I would only buy from eBay or similar if I couldn't find a more reputable supplier for them. The minor cost saving isn't worth the hassle and potential risk of getting B-grade, NOS or flat out...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 November 2021, 11:29
Replies: 81
Views: 3,921
Posted By Daedalus
The SAM Coupé is a clear leader in many aspects,...

The SAM Coupé is a clear leader in many aspects, being introduced much later than most other 8-bits will give it some obvious advantages. The CPC6128+ is worth a mention too, with a colour palette...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 November 2021, 11:00
Replies: 127
Views: 21,785
Posted By Daedalus
Oh dear :( And people can't really complain...

Oh dear :( And people can't really complain either because they're all written by him so nobody that's owed anything can make any claims. Proper shady stuff...

I bought the Blitz Basic eBook a...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2021, 23:30
Replies: 429
Views: 68,516
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, now it seems to be working :) Thanks for...

Okay, now it seems to be working :) Thanks for the help! The libraries look identical to the ones I downloaded from Aminet, but it's happily skipping through tracks now.

The next issue is less...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2021, 19:25
Replies: 429
Views: 68,516
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, that would make sense, thanks! I've...

Ah, that would make sense, thanks!

I've tried the OS4 versions of the libraries, and initially it crashed... But now, after a reboot it's working great. Thanks for the help!

Edit: I spoke too...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2021, 17:16
Replies: 429
Views: 68,516
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, ok, so I checked those libraries, and...

Hmmm, ok, so I checked those libraries, and ptreplay.library had a size of 0 bytes. I deleted them both and re-ran IMP3. It crashed the same way, but this time, both libraries are 0 bytes. I then...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2021, 13:18
Replies: 429
Views: 68,516
Posted By Daedalus
I've just tried IMP3 on OS4, and getting a...

I've just tried IMP3 on OS4, and getting a complete system lockup when it tries to start playing a mod. It connects and updates fine, IRC works, the track listings work and it downloads the track it...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 November 2021, 11:02
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Daedalus
What about the power connector itself - perhaps...

What about the power connector itself - perhaps it's making poor contact and the excessive resistance there is causing the drop? I would measure the potential between the PSU's 5V output and the 5V...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 November 2021, 10:59
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By Daedalus
I do remember that there was at least one...

I do remember that there was at least one joystick for the Amiga that was available in both digital and analogue versions, maybe more? The Konix Speed King appears to fit the bill anyway. I never saw...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 November 2021, 15:47
Replies: 412
Views: 79,016
Posted By Daedalus
@Tsak, earok, Really, you shouldn't feel...

@Tsak, earok,

Really, you shouldn't feel like you owe anyone anything. You guys did nothing wrong, you're not the ones who owe people money. In fact you're owed money, just as those who preordered...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 November 2021, 19:38
Replies: 800
Views: 69,610
Posted By Daedalus
Floppy access would be slowed down without them....

Floppy access would be slowed down without them. You can of course try it for yourself by reducing the number of buffers allocated.

And, because it's on the drive and not the C64, much of that...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 November 2021, 18:18
Replies: 800
Views: 69,610
Posted By Daedalus
Who, exactly? Most of the people you're not...

Who, exactly? Most of the people you're not listening to are well versed on all things Amiga, and will be very familiar with many of the Amiga's flaws.

And maybe those are actually the reason for...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 November 2021, 15:10
Replies: 800
Views: 69,610
Posted By Daedalus
It really sounds like you want people to take you...

It really sounds like you want people to take you seriously, but all you're doing is ignoring anything that doesn't fit your skewed views, and instead repeating the same nonsense that has already...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 03 November 2021, 14:24
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, it should just work - at least it does here...

Hmmm, it should just work - at least it does here without making any changes. Maybe you need to set the executable directory so it can find the graphics files it uses? It looks for them in a relative...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 November 2021, 13:50
Replies: 800
Views: 69,610
Posted By Daedalus
Aw, diddums, substituting personal insults for...

Aw, diddums, substituting personal insults for making a convincing argument.


Indeed, it's far from a perfect system, but much of what you see as flaws are simply design decisions that you don't...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 31 October 2021, 01:10
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Daedalus
Ah cool, in that case, check out image.include...

Ah cool, in that case, check out image.include from AmiBlitz 3. It contains lots of routines for loading images in a variety of formats and blitting them to the screen using system-friendly methods....
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 30 October 2021, 23:10
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Daedalus
Remapping is a little tricky because you need to...

Remapping is a little tricky because you need to do things the OS way when you're dealing with graphics on the Workbench screen - it really is far simpler to use your own screen so you have full...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 30 October 2021, 23:04
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Daedalus
There's a WorkbenchHere function that seems to do...

There's a WorkbenchHere function that seems to do what you're looking for. It returns True if Workbench is open and False if it's closed. It's part of the RI add-on libraries, which are included in...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 29 October 2021, 18:42
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Daedalus
While RTG can show every colour on screen that a...

While RTG can show every colour on screen that a copper gradient can, it doesn't work in the same way as those copper tricks do, which is to change one single colour down the screen. This is why it...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2021, 15:16
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the one with the power cable likely uses...

Yeah, the one with the power cable likely uses electronic switches instead of mechanical, resulting in better transmission. It might also have things like automatic switching, and if it also has a...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 October 2021, 14:41
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Daedalus
Ha, that's exactly what I use too :D The edges...

Ha, that's exactly what I use too :D The edges are indeed nicely rounded for the job.

Yeah, those extractors do work quite well, but they're not that cheap - that listing is probably as cheap as...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 October 2021, 14:56
Replies: 1,547
Views: 327,721
Posted By Daedalus
I'll take your word for it. In that case, it's...

I'll take your word for it. In that case, it's just a shame that the recommended meanings haven't been followed for the past 30 years, instead a different but more consistent use has been implemented...
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