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Forum: support.Games 19 September 2021, 16:58
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Matt_H
Liberation is brutal if your droids get seriously...

Liberation is brutal if your droids get seriously damaged.
I’ve never made it as far as mission 5 - how does the difficulty progress as the game goes on? Do the bad guys get tougher? Clues get...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 September 2021, 23:51
Replies: 26
Views: 807
Posted By Matt_H
Orb! Consider yourself very lucky to have had no...

Orb! Consider yourself very lucky to have had no issues with those - and back up the cartridges to another device if you still have anything important on them. I was constantly dealing with dead Orb...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 September 2021, 22:34
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Posted By Matt_H
3.1 ROM chips for the 2000 can be bought at...

3.1 ROM chips for the 2000 can be bought at almost any dealer. Make sure you don’t confuse it with a 3.X ROM, which is Cloanto’s custom version, roughly corresponding to OS3.9.

For swapping Zip...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 10 September 2021, 15:55
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By Matt_H
I'm glad I finally figured it out because I'm...

I'm glad I finally figured it out because I'm certain that's not healthy for the chipset. :)
Forum: support.AmigaOS 10 September 2021, 04:43
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By Matt_H
It’s very strange behavior. The DblNTSC modes...

It’s very strange behavior. The DblNTSC modes would work perfectly the first time a screen was opened/switched to, barely work the second time, and the monitor would give an out-of-range error every...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 08 September 2021, 19:45
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By Matt_H
I’ve found that the 56KHz audio option in CGX...

I’ve found that the 56KHz audio option in CGX (and P96?) prevents DblNTSC/DblPAL from working correctly. It’ll seem to work, then it won’t. Do you have an RTG card, or anything else...
Forum: request.Other 07 September 2021, 15:00
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Matt_H
Glad you got it working! DLH is a force unto...

Glad you got it working!

DLH is a force unto himself. :) He started scanning/PDFing/hosting all sorts of Commodore documentation a couple of years ago and now has a really, really impressive...
Forum: Coders. General 07 September 2021, 03:24
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By Matt_H
It's too bad this wasn't more widely adopted way...

It's too bad this wasn't more widely adopted way back when. It's very reminiscent of modern context menus and touch-and-hold UI paradigms. It also seems to foreshadow Commodore's "checkmark menu"...
Forum: request.Other 06 September 2021, 21:57
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Matt_H
DLH has an electronic version...

DLH has an electronic version (https://commodore.bombjack.org/amiga/amiga-commodore/).

What aspects are you struggling with? BBOAH and amiga.resource.cx both describe the jumper functions. The...
Forum: MarketPlace 30 August 2021, 20:07
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Matt_H
Paperback version is still widely available in...

Paperback version is still widely available in North America if you're willing to order from overseas. See purchase links on publisher's website (https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/future-was-here).
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 August 2021, 07:07
Replies: 24
Views: 1,429
Posted By Matt_H
I prefer DOpus4. Does what I need and isn’t too...

I prefer DOpus4. Does what I need and isn’t too complicated and there’s lots more power under the hood if I want to set up something more complex.

DOpus5 is *extremely* powerful, making the leap...
Forum: support.Games 19 August 2021, 03:40
Replies: 31
Views: 2,369
Posted By Matt_H
It's rare for WHDLoad to Guru. Are you sure it's...

It's rare for WHDLoad to Guru. Are you sure it's installed correctly? Do other WHDLoad games work?

I've found EOB2 to be pretty robust in terms of working without WHDLoad. The problem with the...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 August 2021, 03:24
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Matt_H
It doesn't. The seller is spouting nonsense about...

It doesn't. The seller is spouting nonsense about Amiga compatibility. :crazy
Forum: MarketPlace 18 August 2021, 19:47
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By Matt_H
There's this option if you have access to a 3D...

There's this option if you have access to a 3D printer: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3886056
Forum: request.Apps 11 August 2021, 15:17
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By Matt_H
There’s also an Audio Evolution v3 for 68k,...

There’s also an Audio Evolution v3 for 68k, although I don’t know if it ever saw a physical release. It may have been digital only from the author.
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 11 August 2021, 04:28
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By Matt_H
Not sure about Speris, but doesn't AB3D CD32 have...

Not sure about Speris, but doesn't AB3D CD32 have added CD audio and a few more levels?
Forum: support.Games 07 August 2021, 15:21
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By Matt_H
It’s deceptive. It’s partially system friendly in...

It’s deceptive. It’s partially system friendly in that it does use the display database to allow selecting a screen mode, but the graphics drawing routines don’t properly use the OS. I don’t know...
Forum: support.Games 07 August 2021, 05:05
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By Matt_H
Bottom line, it's not RTG friendly. You have to...

Bottom line, it's not RTG friendly. You have to use a native screenmode.

(It's a very sloppy port.)
Forum: News 06 August 2021, 19:19
Replies: 23
Views: 2,721
Posted By Matt_H
Good to know that there are some veterans...

Good to know that there are some veterans involved. Perhaps I'll take a closer look once the final version is released...





I only ever played the CD32 version of Zool 2, and I thought the...
Forum: News 06 August 2021, 01:35
Replies: 23
Views: 2,721
Posted By Matt_H
Can't say that I'm sold on this. I always...

Can't say that I'm sold on this.

I always felt Zool 2 was the far superior of the Zool games, from art design, level design, character design, gameplay design, and learning curve. This remake...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 July 2021, 01:26
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By Matt_H
Since this subject keeps coming up: Degrader...

Since this subject keeps coming up:

Degrader (http://aminet.net/package/util/misc/Degrader). Use options 60Hz and 60HzSystem to turn your PAL Amiga into an NTSC Amiga. Use options 50Hz and...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 July 2021, 06:11
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Matt_H
Welcome! See here...

Welcome! See here (https://www.gregdonner.org/workbench/wb_205.html) for details on 2.05. The short version is yes, it is A600 specific, more or less. A3000s shipped with 2.04 (and the earliest ones...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 July 2021, 05:13
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By Matt_H
One other thing I just remembered, there is a big...

One other thing I just remembered, there is a big GVP-specific FAQ in the 3.1.4 distribution. I had a look and it seems you may be able to use the full 16GB of your SD card as a single drive after...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 July 2021, 21:01
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By Matt_H
There are 2 broad steps to take care of: 1....

There are 2 broad steps to take care of:
1. Preparing the board as a SCSI device (or devices) - this is done via USB on the PC
2. Preparing the hard drive - this is done on the Amiga

It sounds...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 July 2021, 22:18
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Matt_H
It’s basically the same. I think there are some...

It’s basically the same. I think there are some minor differences in terms of included games. With the keyboard it’s almost identical to a real C64 (minus the original ports, plus HDMI and USB). I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 July 2021, 18:07
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Matt_H
Been a while since I upgraded mine, but I *think*...

Been a while since I upgraded mine, but I *think* I was able to use the same stick as all my external .d64 images. I.e., it doesn’t need to be empty.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 July 2021, 15:01
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By Matt_H
Was anything ever written to take advantage of...

Was anything ever written to take advantage of that mechanism? Later we got the third-party type1.library and ttf.library but I thought they used a different way to hook into the system. I’d love to...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 July 2021, 02:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By Matt_H
Thanks, great resource! High-quality, "official"...

Thanks, great resource! High-quality, "official" Compugraphic fonts are quite hard to find.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 July 2021, 01:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By Matt_H
fxgogo has given a good overview of the...

fxgogo has given a good overview of the situation. To expand on some details, the system font renderer (diskfont.library) can only handle Amiga bitmap and Compugraphic/Intellifont fonts....
Forum: support.Hardware 19 July 2021, 05:20
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Matt_H
I don’t know the details, but earlier editions of...

I don’t know the details, but earlier editions of the “Introducing the Amiga 2000HD” and “Introducing the Amiga 2500” manuals assume a 2090 controller rather than a 2091 and should outline the...
Forum: support.Apps 16 July 2021, 16:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By Matt_H
I’m not sure if it’s still the case, but at least...

I’m not sure if it’s still the case, but at least previously, buying PageStream 5 also gave access to previous 3.x and 4.x releases.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 July 2021, 05:34
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By Matt_H
Correct. The A501 has a battery, but...

Correct.



The A501 has a battery, but the A501+ does not. Those metal cases are an extreme pain to open, so if you don't have to, don't. :)
Forum: support.Hardware 15 July 2021, 17:48
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By Matt_H
Get that battery out of there! It will continue...

Get that battery out of there! It will continue causing damage until it's removed.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 July 2021, 17:15
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Matt_H
So, I'd want to see American and European adverts...

So, I'd want to see American and European adverts side by side in order to compare, but I can think of a few possibilities:

1. Different color calibration standards between American and European...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 July 2021, 02:53
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Matt_H
Power light blinking is the normal indication of...

Power light blinking is the normal indication of a crash. Nothing unusual about that.

Obviously we want to figure out why it’s crashing. :)
How is the stability of the system without the PCMCIA...
Forum: AMR contributions 11 July 2021, 23:44
Replies: 2
Views: 1,313
Posted By Matt_H
They even had a little CD32 coverage, too. At...

They even had a little CD32 coverage, too. At some point in the late 90s they released a special issue that included an index of (almost?) everything they ever reviewed. 2 games were listed, I think...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 July 2021, 21:51
Replies: 14
Views: 2,032
Posted By Matt_H
A preservation win :great

A preservation win :great
Forum: Amiga scene 09 July 2021, 17:21
Replies: 14
Views: 2,032
Posted By Matt_H
Well-intentioned, absolutely. But far more than a...

Well-intentioned, absolutely. But far more than a bit naive. Extremely naive, perhaps even arrogant, or indulging some egotistical greed. We all know the legend of Icarus and what happens when you...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 July 2021, 05:08
Replies: 14
Views: 2,032
Posted By Matt_H
From a legal standpoint, there’s no difference...

From a legal standpoint, there’s no difference between just the tutorials and the entire magazine. It’s all abandonware, which is a made-up concept with no legal standing. It’s technically not legal...
Forum: support.Apps 09 July 2021, 04:36
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Matt_H
Brilliance should add that command to the...

Brilliance should add that command to the startup-sequence/user-startup automatically during installation. If it doesn’t, just run it manually before starting Brilliance. I set up an IconX script to...
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