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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 22:14
Replies: 217
Views: 102,796
Posted By Daedalus
That is what I was saying... Most of that...

That is what I was saying...


Most of that adaptor is superfluous for Amiga use, so if you were only using it on the Amiga and not the C64, you could ditch all the diodes, transistors, resistors...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 14:44
Replies: 217
Views: 102,796
Posted By Daedalus
Also of concern is that, if Paula's output is...

Also of concern is that, if Paula's output is dropped low by software, the logic chip in the MD pad is put in an undefined state beyond its specifications and unpredictable things can happen,...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 13:13
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By Daedalus
That's interesting then, because my testing shows...

That's interesting then, because my testing shows that they (or at least Gunship 2000 and Knights of the Sky) work with a higher centre value. Do they maybe have a large deadzone or something...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 12:10
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Daedalus
Besides, you don't boot from the OS 3.9 CD....

Besides, you don't boot from the OS 3.9 CD. Instead, you create an emergency boot floppy (which includes the required CD support), and then boot from that as noted in the installation instructions....
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 11:47
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By Daedalus
Well, as I said above, 255 is the maximum...

Well, as I said above, 255 is the maximum theoretical value but realistically it peaks around 220. You don't want to get too close to 255 because if it rolls over, the software will think it's pushed...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 10:56
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By Daedalus
Why would a game be hard coded for a 0-44 range,...

Why would a game be hard coded for a 0-44 range, when every joystick is different, and the hardware itself (and associated developer documentation) references a range of 0-255? Especially since a...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 00:59
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By Daedalus
Those values are far too low. As I said above, on...

Those values are far too low. As I said above, on the Amiga, the full range of values is from 0 to 255 (but realistically tops out around 220). That means a centre region should be around 100, giving...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 November 2021, 21:55
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Daedalus
Zorro-II has pretty limited bandwidth - less than...

Zorro-II has pretty limited bandwidth - less than AGA. The main advantage of RTG is the lack of a chunky-to-planar conversion, but any benefits you get from not needing to do that conversion are most...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 November 2021, 18:29
Replies: 114
Views: 10,897
Posted By Daedalus
Replacing ARexx with Python was the approach...

Replacing ARexx with Python was the approach taken by OS4, though it also includes the full ARexx interpreter. Essentially, it provides access to ARexx ports from Python. A similar approach could...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 November 2021, 21:52
Replies: 4
Views: 454
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 27 November 2021, 23:57
Replies: 20
Views: 916
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: 815
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: 649
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: 4,280
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: 649
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: 649
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: 304,766
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: 4,207
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: 4,207
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: 4,207
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: 304,766
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: 304,766
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: 649
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: 1,176
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: 2,509
Posted By Daedalus
*waves*

*waves*
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 November 2021, 16:26
Replies: 81
Views: 4,207
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: 4,207
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: 684
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: 4,207
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: 128
Views: 22,517
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: 451
Views: 71,014
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: 451
Views: 71,014
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: 451
Views: 71,014
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: 451
Views: 71,014
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: 643
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: 20
Views: 916
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: 79,356
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: 70,987
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: 70,987
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: 70,987
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...
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