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Forum: support.Hardware 29 April 2021, 17:26
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Sim085
I do not know if the setup would work; but there...

I do not know if the setup would work; but there are FastRAM only cards as well out there. I found one on Ebay;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333971306155?hash=item4dc23db6ab:g:nYYAAOSwhahggcnG
(I...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 April 2021, 07:51
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Sim085
Many thanks. Unfortunately doesn't ship to my...

Many thanks. Unfortunately doesn't ship to my country.

Will continue looking.
Forum: support.Hardware 27 April 2021, 00:18
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Sim085
They must have gone very quickly as I have been...

They must have gone very quickly as I have been searching since this morning and cannot find any :(

I am starting to consider buying a eprom burner...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2021, 15:31
Replies: 54
Views: 4,067
Posted By Sim085
+1 to this. Really love this project and...

+1 to this.


Really love this project and looking forward to try it out.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2021, 11:51
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Sim085
You can see it here to the left of the XT DRIVE...

You can see it here to the left of the XT DRIVE header;
https://amiga.resource.cx/photos/photo2.pl?id=a590&pg=6&res=hi&lang=en

I saw some photos of the A590 without this chip installed. Not sure...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2021, 00:29
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Sim085
It worked. The chip 390398-01 was not properly...

It worked. The chip 390398-01 was not properly seated.

Thanks for the help Matt_H, without pointing me to the drivers I would not known from where to start.

EDIT:

Auto-boot however still...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2021, 00:04
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Sim085
With the 200MB HD Drive the behavior is the same....

With the 200MB HD Drive the behavior is the same. It starts booting then stops. Without any Hard Disk connected it boots to Workbench (after a minor stop). When I open SYSINFO, under devices I can...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2021, 23:13
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Sim085
Back home and came straight to test this. Setup...

Back home and came straight to test this. Setup is as follows; I made a copy of Workbench 3.1 and copied A2091V7HD_7 and its icon to the Expansion directory.

The A500 starts to boot from the...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 April 2021, 09:14
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Sim085
Yes, sorry, used wrong term, trhe partition does...

Yes, sorry, used wrong term, trhe partition does not show. The SCSI HD has a single partition with Workbench installed on it. When connected to the GrandSlam it boots ok and shows this partition.
Forum: support.Hardware 21 April 2021, 18:26
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Sim085
The HD itself works fine, I did the setup on it...

The HD itself works fine, I did the setup on it on a Grand Slam before trying it on the A590. I also tried the A590 with a SCSI to CF adapter but does not boot either (also tested on the GrandSlam).
Forum: support.Hardware 21 April 2021, 18:17
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Sim085
Yes I have found an image of the 7.0 ROMs on this...

Yes I have found an image of the 7.0 ROMs on this forum. So I just need to put the ROM images (2) in SYS:Expansion, set auto-boot to false, boot to Workbench, and that is it?

EDIT:

The files...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 April 2021, 17:16
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Sim085
Amiga A590 hard disk spins but does not boot

Hello, just received an A590. It came with an XT drive and what I believe is a dying power supply. When I turned it on the red light came on but nothing else happened. No sound from either the HDD or...
Forum: support.Other 16 April 2021, 16:01
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Sim085
I had one like those as well; but I was not the...

I had one like those as well; but I was not the original buyer, so I never knew if this was a Commodore sold A1200, or someone just built it from parts, or even maybe sold by Escom with Commodore...
Forum: support.Other 15 April 2021, 14:30
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Sim085
Thank you. Wonder from where the 'rev2b was...

Thank you.

Wonder from where the 'rev2b was designed by Escom' came from.
Forum: support.Other 14 April 2021, 16:10
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Sim085
Was the Amiga A1200 rev2b motherboard designed by AT?

While going through this thread I found the following information;
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=39137

"The 2B (Atechnologies) is a bastardisation of the 1D4 & 1D3. I'd choose either 1D1...
Forum: support.Other 08 April 2021, 11:01
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Sim085
Well it is not just A1200 and A500 cases. Looking...

Well it is not just A1200 and A500 cases. Looking at the last photo in the article is like he cleaned it out and somehow all cracks are no longer visible. This is why I thought it was painted to...
Forum: support.Other 06 April 2021, 17:06
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Sim085
I did find this article: ...

I did find this article:
https://retrohax.net/broken-plastic-case-no-problem-2/

However I cannot understand how they get the end-result without spraying.

btw - the scratches/dents I am...
Forum: support.Other 06 April 2021, 15:10
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Sim085
Small scratches and dents?

Anyone had any success fixing small scratches and dents from their amigas? I know about retro-bright to try and get the machine looking as it used to. However what about those scratches and dents...
Forum: support.Other 04 April 2021, 19:37
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Sim085
Thank you for the details explanation. To be...

Thank you for the details explanation. To be honest if I do this I will also have some 2MB FastRAM (as part of the side expansion) so I would not mind loosing 512KB.

I would guess this would also...
Forum: support.Other 04 April 2021, 12:30
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Sim085
What does softkick actually mean?

I have an A500+ with the original Kickstart 2.04 it came with. I have software version of both Kickstart 1.3 and 3.1 which I loaded from original using GrabKick. I want to keep Kickstart 2.04...
Forum: Hardware mods 25 March 2021, 19:37
Replies: 111
Views: 24,636
Posted By Sim085
... what if you stack it below it? Like a...

... what if you stack it below it?
Like a re-locator board with steroids (and obviously the CPU socket would be just in the same form factor as the original).
Forum: Hardware mods 25 March 2021, 16:13
Replies: 111
Views: 24,636
Posted By Sim085
Is there a version of this which just gives the...

Is there a version of this which just gives the 14Mhz increase with no fastRAM and no IDE?

I know some will say it does not make sense, however there are expansions that already provide just...
Forum: support.Other 13 February 2021, 09:31
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By Sim085
Re-store floppy disks magnetic coating?

Is this possible?

For example if you have a floppy disk with a scratch, and you don't care about the data on it, then is there a way how the old magnetic coating can be cleaned out and new one...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 February 2021, 15:03
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Sim085
I have an A500 which I have upgraded to Kickstart...

I have an A500 which I have upgraded to Kickstart 3.1 and has a 512KB ChipRAM expansion with battery. I can boot Workbench 3.1 on that and check if it finds the clock ... or am I mixing apples with...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2021, 22:32
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Sim085
Can I install a clock battery on this?

I have an A500+ 1mb ChipRAM bottom expansion card. When I look at it this seems to have space to install a battery on it. I could install the battery on the A500+ itself however I would like to close...
Forum: support.Games 28 January 2021, 14:59
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By Sim085
That is definitely not how I used to play it! I...

That is definitely not how I used to play it! I used to hold the mouse with one hand and with the other just hitting the mouse button as quickly as I could.

...with time I simply started to avoid...
Forum: support.Games 28 January 2021, 12:29
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By Sim085
Good to know. Will try that out.

Good to know. Will try that out.
Forum: support.Games 28 January 2021, 11:48
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By Sim085
You can still loose the game while winning the...

You can still loose the game while winning the mini games. Having 1024 knights will definitely assure you victory.

But actually it is not about winning and loosing, it is about not breaking a...
Forum: support.Games 27 January 2021, 22:39
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By Sim085
Defender of the Crown Trainer?

I know the answer to this one is probably no as I did google search and found nothing. However thought of asking here before giving up ...

Does anyone know if there was a trainer for DotC which...
Forum: support.Other 27 January 2021, 21:53
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By Sim085
I have read this elsewhere. Can the CIA chips not...

I have read this elsewhere. Can the CIA chips not get the E clock signal from the CPU and instead have this provided from the original 7MHz - slowed to whatever value required by the CIA chips?
Forum: support.Other 25 January 2021, 21:05
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By Sim085
Yes, but the CPU runs at 28.37516 mhz division 4...

Yes, but the CPU runs at 28.37516 mhz division 4 = ~7MHz. If you connect a 12MHz 68010 to the motherboard without additional hardware this still runs at ~7MHz. So the AdSpeed must be doing something...
Forum: support.Other 25 January 2021, 20:46
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By Sim085
I belive what it says is that ChipRAM is accessed...

I belive what it says is that ChipRAM is accessed as 7MHz while the onboard RAM can be accessed at 14MHz. If it access the onboard RAM at 14MHz then doesn't that mean the CPU is also running at 14MHz?
Forum: support.Other 25 January 2021, 20:02
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By Sim085
How does this run at 14MHz?

Some time ago, while browsing the Amiga Hardware Database I came across the ICD AdSpeed;

http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/adspeed

What I cannot understand is how does this run at 14MHz without any...
Forum: support.Other 19 January 2021, 16:06
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By Sim085
So what did they do before FPGAs?

I know the 68K can be emulated/run on an FPGA chip but this question is not about that. I bought a simple 8MB memory upgrade for my A500 and I can see this too has an FPGA chip (Xilinx something).
...
Forum: support.Apps 04 January 2021, 22:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By Sim085
Ok, finally got this to work. I had to copy the...

Ok, finally got this to work. I had to copy the mouse driver (mscvmd.386) to a floppy disk and then change the mouse to "COM1". After the change SETUP will search the driver in the floppy disk...
Forum: support.Apps 23 December 2020, 22:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By Sim085
Thank you for the invaluable advice :bowdown ...

Thank you for the invaluable advice :bowdown



Through the below I copied PCTMOUSE.EXE to the hard file and executed this. When I execute this I get the message "Mouse driver has been ...
Forum: support.Apps 23 December 2020, 10:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By Sim085
So I guess playing GP2 on Win95 is out of the...

So I guess playing GP2 on Win95 is out of the question ;)
Forum: support.Apps 23 December 2020, 07:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By Sim085
I tried creating image files of different sizes,...

I tried creating image files of different sizes, I could create one that is 128MB but not one that is 256MB.
Forum: support.Apps 22 December 2020, 21:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By Sim085
PC-Task - Any step by step tutorial?

I have just seen some videos of PC-Task running Windows3.1 on an A1200 and I would like to try it out, first on WinUAE and then on the real hardware as well. I did copy all files on my machine and...
Forum: support.Other 16 December 2020, 22:20
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By Sim085
thanks solarmon, that explains it :)

thanks solarmon, that explains it :)
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