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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 10:20
Replies: 23
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Posted By alexh
1998. I had just returned to University after a...

1998. I had just returned to University after a year working for games company Argonaut.

Amiga History
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1996 A500plus+2MB+8MB GVP HD8+II + Modem (Main computer for everything,...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 10:07
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By alexh
Quite right. ...

Quite right.

http://ianstedman.co.uk/amiga-power-supply-guide/



If there is an issue with +/-12v you get audio distortion. It is well documented.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 08:27
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By alexh
I backed. It's expensive yes (remember the...

I backed. It's expensive yes (remember the LCD/LED panel is extra). But in black the 1089 will go well with my CDTV. It's Modular bays will be a nice home for my MiSTer and my OSSC too.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 December 2022, 11:42
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By alexh
You can see why Bitmap Brothers didn't want to...

You can see why Bitmap Brothers didn't want to give permission. It's just too far away from the original.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2022, 14:59
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By alexh
The icomp.de Silversurfer was another alternative...

The icomp.de Silversurfer was another alternative for Amiga's with clockports.

FYI you have to patch the latest driver to make it work with an A500 clockport adapter.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 December 2022, 14:33
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By alexh
The Jaguar port will have either used gfx/sfx...

The Jaguar port will have either used gfx/sfx directly from 16-bit versions OR gfx/sfx made/approved by Bitmap Brothers themselves at the time.

Also the code for the Jaguar game could be...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 December 2022, 10:36
Replies: 273
Views: 69,577
Posted By alexh
Is that true? The Indivision ECS does exactly...

Is that true? The Indivision ECS does exactly that.
Forum: support.Other 02 December 2022, 22:03
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By alexh
ADFview filesystem extension. Turns DOS ADF files...

ADFview filesystem extension. Turns DOS ADF files into folders
Forum: MarketPlace 02 December 2022, 12:57
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By alexh
You can make one with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi...

You can make one with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi Pico if you have any.

https://github.com/borb/amigahid
https://github.com/borb/amigahid-pico

The hard bit I imagine is soldering wires to an...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 December 2022, 00:15
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By alexh
Some PCMCIA cards are I/O mapped and not memory...

Some PCMCIA cards are I/O mapped and not memory mapped and so don't need the PCMCIA memory space.

Certainly wouldn't work with a PCMCIA RAM card.

I think that PCMCIA->IDE (cfd driver) and...
Forum: MarketPlace 01 December 2022, 20:06
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By alexh
If it's because you have the wrong layout. Or...

If it's because you have the wrong layout. Or yours is discoloured. New key caps are almost here from A1200.net
Forum: News 01 December 2022, 15:50
Replies: 102
Views: 31,371
Posted By alexh
Boards went to closed beta testers this week.

Boards went to closed beta testers this week.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 December 2022, 15:44
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By alexh
I imagine all you can do is look at the charts in...

I imagine all you can do is look at the charts in multi-format magazines like ACE or C&VG.

Unfortunately games which were on multiple platforms were sometimes "lumped" together.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 30 November 2022, 16:30
Replies: 268
Views: 26,356
Posted By alexh
I didn't even consider that. It is surprising...

I didn't even consider that. It is surprising that it is not slower than the non-reloc version that uses the blitter.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 November 2022, 15:43
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By alexh
There are two drivers for the two (?) PCMCIA...

There are two drivers for the two (?) PCMCIA ethernet chipsets.

https://aminet.net/package/driver/net/cnetdevice
https://aminet.net/package/driver/net/3c589

Use the wrong one and it's not...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 30 November 2022, 15:38
Replies: 268
Views: 26,356
Posted By alexh
The amount of work a 7MHz 68000 with no...

The amount of work a 7MHz 68000 with no instruction cache can do during the time it would have been stalled had it been running from chip-ram is probably not that much.

Add in a CPU instruction...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 November 2022, 13:04
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By alexh
Xircom 16-bit PCMCIA ethernet cards with...

Xircom 16-bit PCMCIA ethernet cards with integrated cables have a compatible Amiga driver.

But IIRC they don't fit without removing the plastic shell from the card OR increasing the height of the...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 November 2022, 00:27
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By alexh
16-bit 10mbit ethernet Cards are dirt cheap. They...

16-bit 10mbit ethernet Cards are dirt cheap. They sell for 99p every day. It's the cables that everyone has lost that cost about £20-£30
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 November 2022, 13:19
Replies: 66
Views: 3,364
Posted By alexh
Such a shame that they didn't do an AGA dual...

Such a shame that they didn't do an AGA dual playfield version with the backgrounds as in the SNES/MD versions. Especially for the CD32 version.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 28 November 2022, 18:48
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By alexh
Which slave version? 2.1?

Which slave version? 2.1?
Forum: Hardware mods 28 November 2022, 18:26
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By alexh
Is it worth reading the HDL for an open source...

Is it worth reading the HDL for an open source Gayle IDE controller?

http://www.mklboards.fi/ide/ide68k.html

It's written in ABEL but you can easily convert to Verilog

(I just noticed, this...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 November 2022, 12:03
Replies: 37
Views: 8,845
Posted By alexh
PC floppy disk drives read HD data at 2x normal...

PC floppy disk drives read HD data at 2x normal speed. The Amiga chips can't take data at that rate so Amiga HD floppy drives spin at half PC speed. I

It is highly unlikely the Promodule will be...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 November 2022, 11:40
Replies: 37
Views: 8,845
Posted By alexh
Nice to know. I did think that would be possible...

Nice to know. I did think that would be possible 7 years ago in this thread.

Is FlashFloppy ok using Amiga disk images with PC disk drive emulation?

I imagine you are limited to DD disk images.
Forum: support.Other 24 November 2022, 02:17
Replies: 125
Views: 8,582
Posted By alexh
They exist because I've had them. We also...

They exist because I've had them.

We also know from documents that Motorola did parametric testing of 680x0 range including speed binning and fault detection. However industry people have said...
Forum: MarketPlace 23 November 2022, 22:48
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By alexh
https://images2.imgbox.com/00/5f/SL9pyCIo_o.jpg

https://images2.imgbox.com/00/5f/SL9pyCIo_o.jpg
Forum: support.Other 23 November 2022, 12:33
Replies: 125
Views: 8,582
Posted By alexh
Some of the XC68LC060 branded CPUs I've had are...

Some of the XC68LC060 branded CPUs I've had are actually full 060's with FPUs that did not pass factory testing.

AFAIK there is no way to tell them apart from full 060's (except the FPU doesn't...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 November 2022, 17:00
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By alexh
Amiga Resource CX down?

The amazing http://amiga.resource.cx appears to be down? Anyone know the webmaster?

Is there a mirror?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 November 2022, 16:04
Replies: 322
Views: 51,938
Posted By alexh
@DJThunder Henk said that he's already sent you...

@DJThunder Henk said that he's already sent you all the unused GFX from Lionheart development but if you want to contact him again he's expecting you.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 November 2022, 12:02
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By alexh
Removable 3.5" HDD bays. I remember them!

Removable 3.5" HDD bays. I remember them!
Forum: Hardware mods 21 November 2022, 22:27
Replies: 42
Views: 1,861
Posted By alexh
I think it stood for Multiple Data Out? I might...

I think it stood for Multiple Data Out? I might have my acronyms wrong.

Dual SPI and Quad SPI where SPI gains more data I/O (or remaps existing I/O)
Forum: Hardware mods 21 November 2022, 20:06
Replies: 42
Views: 1,861
Posted By alexh
MDO support?

MDO support?
Forum: request.Apps 21 November 2022, 14:33
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By alexh
You'd have to ask the Vampire users. Don't they...

You'd have to ask the Vampire users. Don't they have some "Configware" that runs prior to AmigaOS? Maybe that is v4 only.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 November 2022, 14:15
Replies: 60
Views: 3,893
Posted By alexh
That was an advert from before the UK resellers...

That was an advert from before the UK resellers had any stock and only an RRP from Atari to go by. When they eventually arrived in 1993 the RRP was +£100 i.e. £599 with resellers discounting to £579
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 November 2022, 12:21
Replies: 39
Views: 1,667
Posted By alexh
Ambermoon and Amberstar use save disks. They make...

Ambermoon and Amberstar use save disks. They make a 2nd set of disks to play the game. But in reality today you'd play from HDD
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 November 2022, 15:58
Replies: 322
Views: 51,938
Posted By alexh
The game is written in JAVA so if you port a JAVA...

The game is written in JAVA so if you port a JAVA JRE to AmigaOS you will be able to play this version of the game. It will probably only be 1-2fps even on Vampire / PiStorm.

Seems a bit...
Forum: Games images which need to be WHDified 18 November 2022, 11:36
Replies: 22
Views: 1,071
Posted By alexh
This is shipped (if I'm right) from UK, too, so...

This is shipped (if I'm right) from UK, too, so additional taxes etc. :([/QUOTE]
This is sold by the international company AmigaKit based in UK. Contact them directly to work out the final price....
Forum: project.WHDLoad 18 November 2022, 11:23
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By alexh
By DM2 I assume you mean CSB? DM2 is a completely...

By DM2 I assume you mean CSB? DM2 is a completely different game requiring an 020 CPU.
Forum: Hardware mods 17 November 2022, 19:29
Replies: 67
Views: 10,182
Posted By alexh
Nice

Nice
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 November 2022, 18:49
Replies: 60
Views: 2,100
Posted By alexh
Here is a video with the CD32 Lotus trilogy...

Here is a video with the CD32 Lotus trilogy playing what I assumed was CDDA in Lotus 1 and Lotus 3. You can see there is no CDDA in Lotus 2 for some reason.

I always wondered why the Paula SFX...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 November 2022, 20:42
Replies: 60
Views: 2,100
Posted By alexh
Liberation CD32, Benefactor CD32

Liberation CD32, Benefactor CD32
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