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Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2021, 09:47
Replies: 36
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Posted By MBG
That's good to know. Thanks. I ended up...

That's good to know. Thanks.

I ended up ordering a Transcend CompactFlash 4GB 133x card. It was on
Solarmon's Rowshare table. Hopefully I get the right one as there are two
kinds. One that works...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 January 2021, 23:56
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
Tonight I did some further testing. I borrowed a...

Tonight I did some further testing. I borrowed a small 32MB CF card from a friend.
When I plugged it into the PCMCIA adapter it was recognized immediately. So the Amiga was setup correctly after...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 January 2021, 12:11
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
I have an MTec 1230 accelerator card. In the...

I have an MTec 1230 accelerator card. In the manual it says to use jumpers
to disable its memory or the whole card to use the PCMCIA slot.
In testing I've noticed that it doesn't seem to make a...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2021, 15:52
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
I am running WB 3.1.4.

I am running WB 3.1.4.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2021, 15:52
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
I was able to boot to your disk from the Gotek...

I was able to boot to your disk from the Gotek after all.
When I stick the PCMCIA adapter into the computer I still get the CF0:Uninitialed icon.
During boot it showed a requester:"Please insert a...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2021, 15:24
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
Ah yes, I just figured that out as well. I tried...

Ah yes, I just figured that out as well. I tried it last week and it didn't show DF1 in the boot list but that must have been because the Gotek didn't have a bootable ADF selected.
Well, even if the...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2021, 13:41
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
I downloaded your boot disk but I'm having...

I downloaded your boot disk but I'm having trouble writing it to a floppy because I can't get it onto my Amiga.
And I can't boot from the Gotek as it's external.
Pfff. Not easy this stuff but...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2021, 13:16
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
RTFM? I'm sorry to upset you but I don't know as...

RTFM? I'm sorry to upset you but I don't know as much about this stuff as you.
I did read the readme that came with the fat95.lha and don't see that the install changes the language.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2021, 12:55
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
When I edit CF0 it says among other things ...

When I edit CF0 it says among other things
Filesystem: = l:fat95
Device: = compactflash.device
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2021, 12:46
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
The card is formatted as Fat32. I can see a...

The card is formatted as Fat32.
I can see a fat95 file in L.
There is a CF0 file in DEVS/DOSdrivers. When I choose Information from the ICON menu I get a new window but it doesn't say anything...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2021, 11:17
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
Yes, it's working when I put it in my USB card...

Yes, it's working when I put it in my USB card reader on the Windows computer. I can copy files to it no problem.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2021, 10:53
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
Yesterday evening I received an email from...

Yesterday evening I received an email from Amigastore.eu with the ADF for
the install disk. Very nice of them to respond so quickly.
I proceeded to install it with my GOTEK and it seems to have...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2021, 10:46
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
It has appeared there so that's good. I just...

It has appeared there so that's good. I just expected the installer to say
something. A noob like me doesn't know where the installer sends its stuff.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 January 2021, 10:45
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
Strange right? I will check it later to see.

Strange right? I will check it later to see.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 January 2021, 15:49
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
Well I got the fat95.lha on my Amiga. Copied it...

Well I got the fat95.lha on my Amiga. Copied it to Ram disk and extracted it.
An install program seems to come out. "install_95". When I double click it
nothing seems to be happening. Am I doing...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 January 2021, 17:16
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
I just looked at that but the description said:...

I just looked at that but the description said: "amitools is a set of (mainly) Python 2.x libraries that help classic Amiga (m68k) Development.
The tools in this project are intendent for ...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 January 2021, 16:58
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
Haha, probably the same disk!

Haha, probably the same disk!
Forum: support.Hardware 23 January 2021, 16:34
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
Thanks for the info guys. I just tried the...

Thanks for the info guys.

I just tried the premade ADF file in my GOTEK but that also gives read/write
errors. Very strange.

To get the files mentioned by Jope on the A1200 I guess I will have...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 January 2021, 12:01
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
@ Jope: So these two files would work for any...

@ Jope: So these two files would work for any brand/kind of PCMCIA adapter?
I can't really tell what kind I've bought.


@lesta_smsc: I will reach out to the store and ask, but it is weekend and...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 January 2021, 10:40
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By MBG
PCMCIA disk

Hi, last week I received my PCMCIA adapter from amigastore.eu.
It came with a disk with drivers and software but the disk is giving read/write errors in both floppy disk drives that I have.
I am...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 January 2021, 22:41
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By MBG
Thanks everybody, that worked! Booted up first...

Thanks everybody, that worked! Booted up first time and no smoke!
Forum: support.Hardware 20 January 2021, 14:17
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By MBG
A1200 kickstart roms placement

Hi, I just received my new 3.1.4 kickstart roms for my A1200.
Unfortunately they only came with instructions for the A4000 so not very helpfull.
As I don't want to blow up my computer I need to...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 January 2021, 15:46
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
I thought about that but it would have made the...

I thought about that but it would have made the box more difficult to build and I'm not that good of a carpenter :).
It being flat is not so bad for me as I usually have it on my lap when I'm...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 January 2021, 15:34
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
Yes! And when I don't want it anymore I can just...

Yes! And when I don't want it anymore I can just throw it in the fireplace! :)
Forum: Hardware mods 16 January 2021, 11:12
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
And here is the finished product next to my new...

And here is the finished product next to my new A1200!

It works really well and is very nice to play with.


If anyone has any questions about the build, feel free to ask and I will try to help.
Forum: Hardware mods 16 January 2021, 11:08
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
A little extra that I did was add these two...

A little extra that I did was add these two switches to the side of the box.
They allow me to switch buttons 2 and 3 to give an 'UP' signal to the Amiga
as I have explained in my first post above....
Forum: Hardware mods 16 January 2021, 11:01
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Hardware mods 16 January 2021, 10:56
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
Now the switches have their NO (normally open)...

Now the switches have their NO (normally open) lugs wired to their
respective pins from the table.
Forum: Hardware mods 16 January 2021, 10:52
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
This is the grounding wire that is daisy chained...

This is the grounding wire that is daisy chained to the COM lugs of all the switches and then to pin 8.
Here I used the slightly larger blue connectors as they had to hold two wires.
Forum: Hardware mods 16 January 2021, 10:48
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
This is basically how it's wired up. The...

This is basically how it's wired up.
The diagram doesn't show buttons 2 and 3 but they work the same as button 1 but using pins 9 and 5 in stead of 6.
Forum: Hardware mods 16 January 2021, 10:44
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
With my multimeter I was able to figure out which...

With my multimeter I was able to figure out which colour wire went to which
pin on the 9-pin connector.
The diagram and table below helped me wire everything up.
The table shows that the same...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 January 2021, 14:22
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
Next I crimped these red connectors on. These...

Next I crimped these red connectors on. These also come in blue and yellow
but red is smallest. The wires from the extension cord are very thin and
were fairly easy to pull back out of the...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 January 2021, 14:12
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
Now the wiring. I cut one end of this 9 pin...

Now the wiring.
I cut one end of this 9 pin joystick extension cord off.
The reason I didn't use a cord from an old joystick is because they often
don't use all 9 pins and save money by not having...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 January 2021, 14:05
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
The magnets keep the bottom lid on.

The magnets keep the bottom lid on.
Forum: Hardware mods 15 January 2021, 14:03
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
The box got a few layers of clear laquer to...

The box got a few layers of clear laquer to protect it from stains.
Forum: Hardware mods 14 January 2021, 18:45
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
In the corners a few blocks were glued to hold...

In the corners a few blocks were glued to hold the bottom lid in place.

The lid has a hole in it so it's easier to open.
Forum: Hardware mods 14 January 2021, 18:34
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
After sanding all the sharp corners off, the...

After sanding all the sharp corners off, the parts are ready to be glued together.
The wood biscuits help line everything up.
Forum: Hardware mods 14 January 2021, 15:21
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
On a piece of paper I drew out where I wanted the...

On a piece of paper I drew out where I wanted the holes for the buttons and joystick.
Then I punched dimples to mark the spots.
Next I drilled small (about 3 mm) holes all the way through the...
Forum: Hardware mods 14 January 2021, 14:48
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
Next I cut some boards I had lying around to the...

Next I cut some boards I had lying around to the right size and then
made some slots to help glue them together later.
It's nice when you don't have any screw heads showing but it isn't
absolutely...
Forum: Hardware mods 14 January 2021, 12:11
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By MBG
Thanks guys. I thought it would be nice to...

Thanks guys. I thought it would be nice to document what I did so others could try something similar.
It was a little bit difficult to find all the information I needed from different websites.

@...
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