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Forum: support.Apps 17 September 2022, 16:55
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Matt_H
That's certainly not normal. Has the...

That's certainly not normal. Has the configuration been modified or is it straight from the install archive (http://aminet.net/package/util/dopus/DOpus416JRbin)?

Try setting the scrollbars to...
Forum: support.Other 16 September 2022, 23:21
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By Matt_H
UnExotica...

UnExotica (https://www.exotica.org.uk/wiki/UnExoticA) has you covered.
Forum: Coders. System 16 September 2022, 23:15
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Matt_H
Does WhichAmiga...

Does WhichAmiga (http://aminet.net/package/util/moni/WhichAmiga) distinguish between the 3000 and 3000T?


(I thought there was a newer version of WhichAmiga, but I don't know where it lives.)
Forum: support.Apps 14 September 2022, 05:35
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Matt_H
The basic procedure is to copy your desired...

The basic procedure is to copy your desired monitor files from Sys:Storage/Monitors to Sys: Devs/Monitors and they'll be enabled at every boot. In particular, Multiscan, Super72, and DblPAL/DblNTSC...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 September 2022, 01:01
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Matt_H
"Walker clone is here" Was really hoping it...

"Walker clone is here"

Was really hoping it was this kind of Walker ;)
https://bigbookofamigahardware.com/bboah/media/display_photos/walker.jpg
Forum: support.Apps 09 September 2022, 00:37
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By Matt_H
Bunch of options on Aminet:...

Bunch of options on Aminet: http://aminet.net/search?query=slideshow (both slideshow makers and existing slideshows you might be able to adapt).

ViewTek might also be able to do this:...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 September 2022, 14:59
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Matt_H
The benefits are minimal, though. Speed boost is...

The benefits are minimal, though. Speed boost is negligible. You’ll be able to use the quit key in WHDLoad (although more and more games are starting to support the quit key on a plain 68000). Not...
Forum: Coders. General 30 August 2022, 16:56
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By Matt_H
How about Lua?...

How about Lua? http://aminet.net/package/dev/lang/lua_68k
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 August 2022, 19:54
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Matt_H
Wow, that's pretty bad. Quite bad. Very bad. It...

Wow, that's pretty bad. Quite bad. Very bad. It looks like there's supposed to be a tiny bit more substance to it in 2-player mode, with each player controlling a different background layer so you...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 August 2022, 16:52
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Matt_H
Other experts can chime in on the motherboard...

Other experts can chime in on the motherboard circuitry that might be affected differently by ECS Denise (there shouldn't be any as far as I know), but start by reseating the chip and cleaning the...
Forum: support.WinUAE 26 August 2022, 14:32
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By Matt_H
Try adjusting the mouse on the Amiga side using...

Try adjusting the mouse on the Amiga side using SYS:Prefs/Input. My guess is that you have the pointer at maximum speed with acceleration turned on, which can be unwieldy.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 August 2022, 22:09
Replies: 21
Views: 2,333
Posted By Matt_H
Well, I didn't mean to refer to memory protection...

Well, I didn't mean to refer to memory protection specifically in the OS9-to-OSX transition, just that OSX was a big enough change that broke compatibility with what came before, hence the creation...
Forum: support.Games 21 August 2022, 21:45
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Matt_H
Liberation

Liberation
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 August 2022, 17:02
Replies: 21
Views: 2,333
Posted By Matt_H
Mac user here. I agree with this completely. The...

Mac user here. I agree with this completely. The iOS-ification of OSX is infuriating to me. There’s nothing interesting about Mac anymore. No new interesting system utilities, nothing really pushing...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 20 August 2022, 03:01
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By Matt_H
Most likely AWeb broke it. It installs old...

Most likely AWeb broke it. It installs old versions of various ClassAct/Reaction classes without prompting, overwriting the newer versions that ship with 3.2. Everything you’re trying to do is...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 August 2022, 20:00
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Matt_H
There are two varieties of 8520: a DIP package...

There are two varieties of 8520: a DIP package and a PLCC package. If it fits, it's compatible. Recently I've seen adapters to use the PLCC chips in a DIP socket - apparently the PLCC chips are more...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 17 August 2022, 18:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By Matt_H
For 200/256 height screens, I've actually become...

For 200/256 height screens, I've actually become somewhat fond of the simple 4-color icons that ship with OS2.x and OS3.1. Combined with DefIcons you can get a nice-looking system with minimal memory...
Forum: support.Apps 16 August 2022, 04:19
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Matt_H
If you have the full set of 2.05 disks, you...

If you have the full set of 2.05 disks, you should be able to boot from the Install disk and get the system onto your hard drive. If all you have is a Workbench 2.05 disk, then that won't be...
Forum: support.Apps 14 August 2022, 18:43
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Matt_H
I'm assuming your machine has Kickstart 2.05 in...

I'm assuming your machine has Kickstart 2.05 in it, in which case you can install OS2.05 or preferably OS2.1. You'll need Kickstart 3.1 to use Workbench 3.1.

But the fact that you're getting a...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 August 2022, 22:25
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By Matt_H
Might be worth re-seating the ROM. Between age,...

Might be worth re-seating the ROM. Between age, heat, minor oxidation, it might have lost full electrical contact with the socket and just needs to be popped back into place.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 August 2022, 23:21
Replies: 78
Views: 5,208
Posted By Matt_H
I agree that an arcade-perfect 1:1 conversion...

I agree that an arcade-perfect 1:1 conversion isn't realistic, but something on par with the Genesis/MegaDrive Virtua Racing or the 32X Virtua Fighter should be very achievable.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 August 2022, 19:26
Replies: 78
Views: 5,208
Posted By Matt_H
:laughing No worries! There's a lot (too much!)...

:laughing No worries! There's a lot (too much!) to keep track of. Sega stuff is my other retro hobby, which is the only reason I remember those details. :spin
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 August 2022, 17:18
Replies: 78
Views: 5,208
Posted By Matt_H
Virtua Fighter 2 on the Genesis/MegaDrive doesn't...

Virtua Fighter 2 on the Genesis/MegaDrive doesn't use the SVP chip (Virtua Racing was the only game to do so). It's not even a 3D game, just a 2D fighter with some pseudo-3D background effects....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 August 2022, 06:12
Replies: 78
Views: 5,208
Posted By Matt_H
I'm sure an 030 could handle this easily. See...

I'm sure an 030 could handle this easily. See this thing (http://web.archive.org/web/20070429004839/http://vr-atlantis.com/vr_systems_guide/40.html), which seems far more complicated and based around...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 July 2022, 15:06
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By Matt_H
I’m using an Axiom 25...

I’m using an Axiom 25 (https://m-audio.com/products/view/axiom-25) with one of my machines. There are larger variants as well. Unfortunately it’s only available second-hand these days.

But any...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 July 2022, 22:44
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Matt_H
I had a 4000 that was giving me a green screen...

I had a 4000 that was giving me a green screen due to a faulty 3640. In other words, the whole "green screen = chip RAM problem" is a bit of an over-simplification and the fault can be within any...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 July 2022, 18:13
Replies: 41
Views: 3,015
Posted By Matt_H
The blue PCB and the 23-pin cable with the 20-pin...

The blue PCB and the 23-pin cable with the 20-pin IDC connector at the other end appear to be the guts of a Power Computing high-density floppy drive, sometimes called an XL drive. I guess a previous...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 July 2022, 21:44
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Matt_H
It's near the front of the drive on the left, a...

It's near the front of the drive on the left, a little black post sticking up. It should be easy to reach with a Q-tip if you remove the drive faceplate, but you can take off the top case of the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 July 2022, 01:44
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By Matt_H
I have a US DOS CD version of Syndicate and I...

I have a US DOS CD version of Syndicate and I believe it asks for language selection upon startup, so that’s not a unique indicator of distribution.

Tons of Amiga games sold in the US were simply...
Forum: support.Apps 21 July 2022, 00:17
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By Matt_H
I’d be surprised if TextEdit doesn’t have an...

I’d be surprised if TextEdit doesn’t have an option to be on its own screen. It might be a tooltype or a command-line argument- try PUBSCREEN for starters or check the 3.2 docs.
Forum: MarketPlace 15 July 2022, 15:36
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By Matt_H
@ jbenam Far beyond my technical abilities...

@ jbenam

Far beyond my technical abilities to assemble, but thank you for the lead.
Forum: support.Apps 15 July 2022, 00:17
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By Matt_H
It doesn’t need to be run from CLI. The 68000...

It doesn’t need to be run from CLI. The 68000 files are intended to be copied over an existing installation of 3.5.09 (https://aminet.net/package/comm/www/aweb3.5.09_68k_20070721), which includes...
Forum: support.Games 14 July 2022, 00:13
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By Matt_H
For future reference, the reason that error...

For future reference, the reason that error appeared is because the icon created through DiskMaster was a 'Tool' icon rather than a 'Project' icon. (Tools are executables, Projects are data like...
Forum: support.WinUAE 10 July 2022, 16:07
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By Matt_H
1.3 isn’t configured to use s:user-startup out of...

1.3 isn’t configured to use s:user-startup out of the box. It needs to be called from startup-sequence right before LoadWB. The typical line is

If exists s:user-startup
Execute s:user-startup...
Forum: support.WinUAE 10 July 2022, 15:07
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By Matt_H
I can confirm DOpus 4.11 works on 1.3. There...

I can confirm DOpus 4.11 works on 1.3. There should be a 1.3-compatible Installer on the disk.
Forum: support.Apps 07 July 2022, 05:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By Matt_H
Indeed, pardon my lack of clarity in my prior...

Indeed, pardon my lack of clarity in my prior post. What I meant was that Version 7 was the only commercial version with long file name support, and only the commercial versions included additional...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 July 2022, 05:47
Replies: 43
Views: 2,767
Posted By Matt_H
Sorry, friend! Nothing could be as bad as Akira...

Sorry, friend! Nothing could be as bad as Akira or The Final Gate. :)

For sure, this looks pretty bad, but not worst-game-ever bad. It seems like it could have been decent as a PD title.
Forum: support.Apps 06 July 2022, 15:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By Matt_H
The commercial version of CrossDOS came with some...

The commercial version of CrossDOS came with some additional tools to assist with formatting hard drives. Version 7 is the only version to support long file names (not sure which version of FAT that...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2022, 20:24
Replies: 58
Views: 7,889
Posted By Matt_H
Even better. Looking forward to trying this out...

Even better. Looking forward to trying this out when ready. The most important part: I hope you're having fun working on it!
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2022, 05:19
Replies: 58
Views: 7,889
Posted By Matt_H
Cool project. Would be great to see more “ports”...

Cool project. Would be great to see more “ports” like this: cut-down ScummVM adaptations that remove the bloat and are built for speed!
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