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Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2021, 21:04
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By Daedalus
I ran an A1200 keyboard on a 2m length of ribbon...

I ran an A1200 keyboard on a 2m length of ribbon cable for a few years and it worked just fine. It was not in the slightest bit elegant, but it was a temporary measure when I towered my A1200 that...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 June 2021, 21:18
Replies: 2,827
Views: 486,554
Posted By Daedalus
I was kinda covering both - ultimately it doesn't...

I was kinda covering both - ultimately it doesn't matter in terms of throughput. You'll get small differences from device to device, but that SD card is capable of 10MB/s and the CF card is capable...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 June 2021, 18:14
Replies: 2,827
Views: 486,554
Posted By Daedalus
Well, given the option, if all other factors...

Well, given the option, if all other factors aren't of any consequence, there's nothing wrong with going for a faster drive. The speed of any drive these days will be restricted by the Amiga's IDE...
Forum: Hardware mods 17 June 2021, 11:26
Replies: 180
Views: 26,622
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, which is why I said they can be caused by...

Indeed, which is why I said they can be caused by several different things. we don't know the exact nature of the jailbars mentioned, and IMHO it's prudent to investigate and potentially eliminate...
Forum: Hardware mods 17 June 2021, 10:24
Replies: 180
Views: 26,622
Posted By Daedalus
Vertical jailbars can be caused by several...

Vertical jailbars can be caused by several different things, but when the problem is specific to an LCD screen, in my experience it's most likely down to the sampling done on the signal by the...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 June 2021, 21:35
Replies: 1,368
Views: 247,489
Posted By Daedalus
Haha, fair enough. Something like this might...

Haha, fair enough. Something like this might relieve that itch somewhat ;)
Forum: support.Hardware 16 June 2021, 16:39
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Daedalus
Interesting - maybe the detection scheme has...

Interesting - maybe the detection scheme has changed from 3.1 to 3.2 and the Furia triggers it where it didn't before. You can probably patch in an older card.resource from 3.0 or 3.1.4 to get it...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 June 2021, 16:36
Replies: 1,368
Views: 247,489
Posted By Daedalus
There are some programs installed in WBStartup by...

There are some programs installed in WBStartup by default. These will prevent Workbench from quitting. I do wonder though why you want to quit Workbench?
Forum: support.Hardware 16 June 2021, 12:08
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Daedalus
Sounds like it's the classic 4MB PCMCIA clash:...

Sounds like it's the classic 4MB PCMCIA clash: http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1488982&postcount=566

3.1 should have the same behaviour in that case - PCMCIA cards shouldn't work with...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 June 2021, 11:55
Replies: 2,827
Views: 486,554
Posted By Daedalus
Fair enough, I'm using it in the more general...

Fair enough, I'm using it in the more general sense for the amount of information that can be passed, rather than the more specific modulation meaning. But I wasn't talking about horizontal...
Forum: News 15 June 2021, 11:28
Replies: 737
Views: 77,569
Posted By Daedalus
I cannot get Scala MM400 to work under a clean,...

I cannot get Scala MM400 to work under a clean, fresh OS 3.2 installation. It gives the same "Can't open device: scalamm.gfx" error requestor (with the title "ScalaMM error 4:") I've seen others...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 June 2021, 00:36
Replies: 2,827
Views: 486,554
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it's the reason VGA monitors start at 31kHz...

Yeah, it's the reason VGA monitors start at 31kHz - so they have enough bandwidth to fit 480 lines on the screen without resorting to interlace. TVs are one thing, but for Workbench I was happily...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 June 2021, 20:12
Replies: 1,368
Views: 247,489
Posted By Daedalus
I can't answer for him, but the GlowIcons were...

I can't answer for him, but the GlowIcons were made by Mason, who also did various previous GlowIcon sets for OS 3.5, 3.9, 4.0 and 4.1. I've no idea what workflow he uses, but whenever I've created...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 June 2021, 16:22
Replies: 1,368
Views: 247,489
Posted By Daedalus
Oh yes :cool

Oh yes :cool
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 June 2021, 09:50
Replies: 2,827
Views: 486,554
Posted By Daedalus
You need to use a screenmode that has (roughly)...

You need to use a screenmode that has (roughly) square pixels. If you're using a 15kHz display, that means either low resolution (320x256) or interlaced (640x512). A 15kHz video signal simply doesn't...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 June 2021, 00:49
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Daedalus
That chip isn't 5V-tolerant as far as I can see,...

That chip isn't 5V-tolerant as far as I can see, so the input signals also need to be lowered from 5V to 3.3V, not just the power supply. If you didn't also include some level shifters, that'll be...
Forum: News 10 June 2021, 16:37
Replies: 737
Views: 77,569
Posted By Daedalus
I guess there's little point in an "insert disk"...

I guess there's little point in an "insert disk" screen when it's impossible to insert a disk; it appears to be the first version of the OS that doesn't assume DF0: exists and is working. But yes,...
Forum: News 10 June 2021, 16:03
Replies: 737
Views: 77,569
Posted By Daedalus
That's a staggeringly poor comparison to make,...

That's a staggeringly poor comparison to make, and is essentially calling the developers liars with nothing whatsoever to base that accusation on but the disconcert between your opinion and reality.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 June 2021, 14:12
Replies: 1,368
Views: 247,489
Posted By Daedalus
Sweet, thanks :cool

Sweet, thanks :cool
Forum: News 10 June 2021, 14:10
Replies: 737
Views: 77,569
Posted By Daedalus
Yes. And this is the important part of...

Yes.


And this is the important part of all that.


Why is everything so black and white for you? In limiting yourself to this binary view of everything, you're missing out on so much of the...
Forum: News 10 June 2021, 13:37
Replies: 737
Views: 77,569
Posted By Daedalus
Well, with fewer developers being paid, there...

Well, with fewer developers being paid, there would be more funding available for your hypothetical gifted mercenary. Bear in mind of course, that money has already been paid out for other people's...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 June 2021, 00:53
Replies: 1,368
Views: 247,489
Posted By Daedalus
In other news, there's a behavioural thing with...

In other news, there's a behavioural thing with 3.2 that I find a little odd: dragging an icon into the Shell window to enter the icon's path is a nice feature to welcome back, but the Shell window...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 June 2021, 00:48
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, I'm liking the return of some nice 3.9...

Yep, I'm liking the return of some nice 3.9 features, like RAWBInfo (that's what gives you the new info requester including size of drawers), AsyncWB and DefIcons. The Autoarrange and Snapshot is...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 June 2021, 17:44
Replies: 1,368
Views: 247,489
Posted By Daedalus
Regarding OS4, there's still a small amount of...

Regarding OS4, there's still a small amount of development going on, with the most recent update being released just before Christmas. It's currently using V54.x components.

I happen to use 68k...
Forum: support.Other 09 June 2021, 10:54
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Daedalus
Do you have an 8MB RAM expansion by any chance?...

Do you have an 8MB RAM expansion by any chance? From 3.1.4 to 3.2, support for PCMCIA cards alongside 8MB memory expansions has been removed, which might explain why things aren't working any more.
Forum: support.Apps 08 June 2021, 10:31
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Daedalus
clickToFront has been included as a commodity...

clickToFront has been included as a commodity since OS 2.0 - it's part of the commodities system, there's nothing hacky about it.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 June 2021, 21:11
Replies: 36
Views: 1,851
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, fair enough. From your post it sounded like...

Hmmm, fair enough. From your post it sounded like you were saying a raw image was better than JPEG because of compression:

Whereas they're two very different things with different purposes, with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 June 2021, 17:08
Replies: 36
Views: 1,851
Posted By Daedalus
There's typically more to it than gamma...

There's typically more to it than gamma correction, but anyway, I wasn't saying JPEG fixes that at all. I was just trying to point out that raw images aren't what Foebane thinks they are, and that he...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 June 2021, 14:41
Replies: 36
Views: 1,851
Posted By Daedalus
Whereas in reality, camera sensors are linear in...

Whereas in reality, camera sensors are linear in nature, and raw images are linear too as a result and thus appear very flat, dull and ultimately uninteresting to the human eye compared to an image...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 June 2021, 13:16
Replies: 29
Views: 1,721
Posted By Daedalus
An API isn't a legal minefield; it's the...

An API isn't a legal minefield; it's the trademarks and IP that are the Amiga issues. You're the one with the mysterious goals, so I'm assuming you perceive this risk as negative? And following from...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 June 2021, 11:29
Replies: 29
Views: 1,721
Posted By Daedalus
For clarity, you said: But Amiga has many...

For clarity, you said:

But Amiga has many different SCSI and IDE controllers, or are you wanting to ditch support for them because it's bloated? Similarly, you talk about "modern" solutions having...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 June 2021, 11:11
Replies: 29
Views: 1,721
Posted By Daedalus
Well, they might be modern in terms of parts...

Well, they might be modern in terms of parts used, but they're still a long, long way off modern in terms of performance, and that shortfall is because they're Amiga hardware. Putting a new OS on...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 June 2021, 10:09
Replies: 29
Views: 1,721
Posted By Daedalus
If the software you want to run needs a Windows...

If the software you want to run needs a Windows API, then Linux itself is useless, yes.


What features, exactly, are you thinking of that you need to support in the OS so that you can use all...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2021, 20:46
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By Daedalus
The idea's generally pretty sound, a couple of...

The idea's generally pretty sound, a couple of points to note:
- The analogue pins are used for an analogue joystick, naturally enough, but also for the right mouse button / button 2 (pin 9) and...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 June 2021, 22:48
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By Daedalus
Back i the day, I had an A600 motherboard built...

Back i the day, I had an A600 motherboard built into a drawer in my desk for some room automation stuff. Part of that was to use it as an alarm clock, and I added a speaker to it. It would indeed...
Forum: Hardware mods 31 May 2021, 12:53
Replies: 42
Views: 3,944
Posted By Daedalus
Presumably it's intended as 1:1 drop-in...

Presumably it's intended as 1:1 drop-in replacements for custom chips on existing motherboards, which have lots of other 5V logic on their buses besides the custom chips. Dropping the bus to 3.3V or...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 30 May 2021, 00:51
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I can't remember the details, but I'm...

Yeah, I can't remember the details, but I'm pretty sure there's a command line tool included with AmiBlitz that does that. You'll still need to compile it into a resident file, but that's pretty easy...
Forum: News 27 May 2021, 15:17
Replies: 737
Views: 77,569
Posted By Daedalus
Not really that I know of. This diagram...

Not really that I know of. This diagram (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f8/AmigaOS_3_and_clones.svg/1024px-AmigaOS_3_and_clones.svg.png) is a little out of date now but kinda...
Forum: News 27 May 2021, 15:00
Replies: 737
Views: 77,569
Posted By Daedalus
Well, OS4 may have been based on the 3.1 source...

Well, OS4 may have been based on the 3.1 source code, but it carried over almost all OS 3.9 features, not just ReAction. Core things like the Workbench ARexx port, changes to icon selection,...
Forum: News 27 May 2021, 13:16
Replies: 737
Views: 77,569
Posted By Daedalus
Most of the key 3.9 features are now present in...

Most of the key 3.9 features are now present in 3.2, but there are still a few that aren't. A few that come to mind immediately that I use all the time are AmiDock, THE, HDToolbox (though the updated...
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