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Forum: support.Other Today, 15:02
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By Matt_H
Possible workaround: rename your partition to...

Possible workaround: rename your partition to SYS, save prefs, then rename it back to OS 3.2.
Forum: News Today, 04:24
Replies: 26
Views: 4,085
Posted By Matt_H
Sigh. Do we really need to jump on this silly...

Sigh. Do we really need to jump on this silly Dark Mode bandwagon? Can't the same thing be achieved globally (or per-app!) through MUI settings/themes?


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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 04:13
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Matt_H
Thanks for that reference. I did find some other...

Thanks for that reference. I did find some other evidence of the term in use long ago, but it seems like it's gone from rare to everywhere in a very short time. Even Shmups (the site) refers to the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 03:54
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Matt_H
Shoot-'em-ups

Everyone seems to be calling these kinds of games "shmups" now, a further truncation of an already-truncated genre name.

Does anyone know when/where the linguistic trend of "shmup" started? It...
Forum: support.Games 15 June 2021, 04:49
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Matt_H
I thought there were heaps of Worms levels on...

I thought there were heaps of Worms levels on Aminet?
There’s also the CD compilation “Oh Yes, More Worms” released by Blittersoft.
Amiga Format and CU Amiga cover CDs probably have some levels,...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 June 2021, 13:38
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Matt_H
Does v7 not support XT drives? I thought it did....

Does v7 not support XT drives? I thought it did.
If you just want to play around, the 590/2091 install disk includes a BindDrivers version of 6.6, the caveat being that you’ll have to disable...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 June 2021, 15:23
Replies: 1,368
Views: 247,489
Posted By Matt_H
:laughing Out of curiosity, what are...

:laughing



Out of curiosity, what are your internal criteria for bumping up the internal version numbers? In other words, what makes 3.2 v47 instead of e.g. v46.5?
Forum: Amiga scene 07 June 2021, 04:48
Replies: 1,368
Views: 247,489
Posted By Matt_H
Release 5 would imply that it includes everything...

Release 5 would imply that it includes everything from 4.x and then some, which it (probably?) won’t. And that it would include multiple major overhauls throughout the system, but I get the...
Forum: request.Apps 06 June 2021, 15:56
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By Matt_H
Oh, there were a bunch of programs that could do...

Oh, there were a bunch of programs that could do contact sheets...trying to remember. Take a look at ArtStudio, Picture Manager, and possibly SView5.

Edit: I think Amiga Future has some of these...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 June 2021, 15:45
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By Matt_H
Ah, yes. In a pre-digital desktop publishing...

Ah, yes. In a pre-digital desktop publishing workflow that would have been their methodology. I imagine the early editions of Amiga World and Amazing Computing in the mid 80s were produced this way....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 June 2021, 02:55
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By Matt_H
Take your pick...

Take your pick (https://bigbookofamigahardware.com/bboah/CategoryList.aspx?id=11). There’s tons of them for the Amiga and I imagine there were also versions for other platforms.

It’s also likely...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 June 2021, 17:07
Replies: 17
Views: 2,582
Posted By Matt_H
There's some sort of massive server/database...

There's some sort of massive server/database problem; all links beyond some basic HTML pages are broken. It would be a shame to permanently lose such a valuable resource. Do we know who the admin is...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 May 2021, 02:45
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Matt_H
Welcome! The issue isn't NTSC or PAL, it's...

Welcome!

The issue isn't NTSC or PAL, it's US voltage (120V) or European voltage (240V). If you're in the US, you need to use a power supply compatible with US voltage. You can attach any Amiga to...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 May 2021, 14:22
Replies: 241
Views: 70,640
Posted By Matt_H
It was on Hyperion's website (or linked from it)...

It was on Hyperion's website (or linked from it) in August 2010, longer ago than I thought!


Here are the news stories from Slashdot...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 May 2021, 21:59
Replies: 241
Views: 70,640
Posted By Matt_H
If I had to guess, I’d say that this archive was...

If I had to guess, I’d say that this archive was made by a Commodore employee a few weeks before the bankruptcy. Over the years it probably changed hands a couple of times and was converted from tape...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 May 2021, 19:39
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Matt_H
Hooray! :great

Hooray! :great
Forum: Coders. System 26 May 2021, 17:07
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Matt_H
That’s the one I was thinking of. :great

That’s the one I was thinking of. :great
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 May 2021, 17:04
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Matt_H
CD-Write, maybe?

CD-Write, maybe?
Forum: support.Hardware 26 May 2021, 15:25
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Matt_H
If your only devices are a hard drive and the CD...

If your only devices are a hard drive and the CD drive (i.e., you’re not using the 4-way adapter) you don’t need IDEfix. The device jumpered as master (presumably your hard drive) will be scsi.device...
Forum: Coders. System 26 May 2021, 13:55
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Matt_H
You can find the document they’re referring to on...

You can find the document they’re referring to on the Developer CDs, I think, and probably elsewhere (i.e., with SDKs/NDKs), but I don’t know if there’s an official authority that “owns” and...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 25 May 2021, 23:41
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By Matt_H
Some games require both buttons simultaneously....

Some games require both buttons simultaneously. One of my faves, the classic Typhoon Thompson, springs to mind and I'm sure there are lots of others over the past few decades on Amiga, PC, and Mac.
...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 25 May 2021, 16:06
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By Matt_H
You can access the Early Startup Menu in the...

You can access the Early Startup Menu in the usual way, by holding down both mouse buttons, although that can be difficult on a Mac thanks to Apple's one-button design philosophy. (I speak from...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 May 2021, 14:19
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Matt_H
I had a 3640 that died from what I think was...

I had a 3640 that died from what I think was capacitor damage and the symptom it produced was a green screen—the system couldn’t even boot. The actual chip RAM was fine, but the system was so...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 May 2021, 02:30
Replies: 27
Views: 1,530
Posted By Matt_H
Degrader is for when you need/want to run games...

Degrader is for when you need/want to run games the "original" floppy-based way and for things that don't have a WHDLoad install. If WHDLoad is an option, 99% of the time it will be the better...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 May 2021, 00:43
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Matt_H
Do you have any other expansions in the system?...

Do you have any other expansions in the system? The Deneb and Algor cards, for example, will produce a green flash as part of their normal startup procedure.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 May 2021, 00:36
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By Matt_H
Expanding on Thomas's post, the standard 1.3...

Expanding on Thomas's post, the standard 1.3 version of SetClock only works with A500/A2000 RTCs. The original A3000 Install disk (the one for the 1.4/SuperKickstart ROMs to dual-boot 1.3 and 2.0)...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 May 2021, 17:00
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Matt_H
Some keyboard adapters used F11/F12 as the Amiga...

Some keyboard adapters used F11/F12 as the Amiga keys...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 May 2021, 01:46
Replies: 31
Views: 2,155
Posted By Matt_H
What are you talking about? There are only three...

What are you talking about? There are only three Indiana Jones movies.


There. Are. Only. Three. :banghead
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 May 2021, 17:01
Replies: 53
Views: 3,189
Posted By Matt_H
Never threw out an Amiga, but I did dump 3 1084s...

Never threw out an Amiga, but I did dump 3 1084s that, in hindsight, probably could have been repaired. Alas.
Forum: support.Apps 06 May 2021, 00:54
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Matt_H
If the program in question gives you access to...

If the program in question gives you access to the MUI prefs utility (i.e., if there's a menu option for "MUI Settings" or such) you can select the screen the program should open on using a dropdown...
Forum: support.Apps 04 May 2021, 22:04
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By Matt_H
I could be wrong, but I don't think Python is...

I could be wrong, but I don't think Python is available for OS3.
Forum: support.Apps 04 May 2021, 20:21
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By Matt_H
Ah, okay - that's important context. Could get...

Ah, okay - that's important context. Could get complicated with something as large as a distro so you'll probably want something with better error checking than a simple DOS copy script. You might...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 May 2021, 17:21
Replies: 102
Views: 11,082
Posted By Matt_H
Slick. This project came together almost...

Slick. This project came together almost instantaneously relative to other Amiga timelines. Hope all goes well for the last few steps. :great
Forum: support.Apps 04 May 2021, 17:18
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By Matt_H
I don't quite understand why you'd want a script...

I don't quite understand why you'd want a script to do this when you could just copy in your replacement files with DOpus or similar, but a basic version would be something like

copy MyC/#? SYS:C...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 May 2021, 02:17
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By Matt_H
It looks bad, yes, but I don't think it's...

It looks bad, yes, but I don't think it's irreparable. There are some talented folks here who can probably fix it up.
Forum: Amiga scene 03 May 2021, 19:58
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Matt_H
It's worth noting that these two sites (bboah.com...

It's worth noting that these two sites (bboah.com and bigbookofamigahardware.com) are not mirrors, but forks. I believe bigbookofamigahardware.com is the "official" site.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 May 2021, 22:47
Replies: 241
Views: 70,640
Posted By Matt_H
Part of the reason this is, for all practical...

Part of the reason this is, for all practical purposes, unusable is that this isn't an archive of a source repo. It's a partial dump of one of Commodore's fileservers that happens to include (most...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 May 2021, 22:14
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Matt_H
EDIT: Er, oops. Just saw what you meant about the...

EDIT: Er, oops. Just saw what you meant about the broken php script.

Maybe try to reach some of the amigazeux folks on IRC?
Forum: Amiga scene 02 May 2021, 02:57
Replies: 241
Views: 70,640
Posted By Matt_H
Olsen already gave details about that maybe in...

Olsen already gave details about that maybe in this thread I don’t recall exactly where.[/QUOTE]

Short answer: a lot. Olsen is probably one of the three or four people on the planet who could...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 May 2021, 02:51
Replies: 19
Views: 1,682
Posted By Matt_H
Ow, that image hurts. Invoking the 90s by showing...

Ow, that image hurts. Invoking the 90s by showing an Amiga from the 80s showing a password prompt with design cues from Windows 2000.



Ow, ow, ow. :banghead
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