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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 October 2009, 01:25
Replies: 19
Views: 2,757
Posted By InTheSand
Ah, the joys of "over-labelled" disks getting...

Ah, the joys of "over-labelled" disks getting stuck! Any more than two disk labels stuck over the top of each other on the same disk was asking for trouble!
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 26 April 2009, 00:01
Replies: 59
Views: 11,760
Posted By InTheSand
Bah... OCP Art Studio? WAAAY too modern! What...

Bah... OCP Art Studio? WAAAY too modern! What you really want is Melbourne Draw (http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=SinclairUser/Issue021/Pages/SinclairUser02100054.jpg)!

Can't...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 21 November 2008, 09:52
Replies: 27
Views: 4,013
Posted By InTheSand
The BBC Micro version was the best!!! - Ali

The BBC Micro version was the best!!!

- Ali
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 September 2008, 09:18
Replies: 18
Views: 2,334
Posted By InTheSand
A1200 has always been connected since buying it...

A1200 has always been connected since buying it new (with its own 14" Microvitec 1483 goldfish bowl monitor!)
A3000 connected since buying it a couple of years ago (shares LCD with PC)

Everything...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 09 March 2007, 21:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,906
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, thanks for the feedback! Glad they're of...

Hi, thanks for the feedback!

Glad they're of use. I plan to do some more at some point, things on my list are:

Basic A1200 networking with the demo version of AmiTCP and a PCMCIA network card...
Forum: request.Other 09 March 2007, 07:18
Replies: 1
Views: 1,930
Posted By InTheSand
Err.. oops! Found them on Aminet!!! D'oooooh!!!! ...

Err.. oops! Found them on Aminet!!! D'oooooh!!!!

- Ali
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 09 March 2007, 03:13
Replies: 9
Views: 1,906
Posted By InTheSand
Of help? HDD preparation and WB installation plus ADF to real disks

Hi,

Hope this of use, I've created a couple of tutorials:


Hard Drive / Workbench Installation (http://www.cdv.co.nz/support/amiga/001/)

Covers the steps required to physically install a...
Forum: request.Other 09 March 2007, 02:57
Replies: 1
Views: 1,930
Posted By InTheSand
ST-01/2/3/4 original SoundTracker sample disks?

Hi,

Does anyone have ADFs of the original SoundTracker sample disks: ST-01, ST-02, ST-03 and ST-04?

I used to have at least ST-01 and ST-02 many many moons ago, and would like to grab a copy of...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 October 2006, 00:35
Replies: 1
Views: 1,060
Posted By InTheSand
Certainly cheap enough! But the lack of software...

Certainly cheap enough! But the lack of software is the killer!

- Ali
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 19 September 2006, 22:29
Replies: 1
Views: 1,480
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, Which version of Installer is in your C:...

Hi,

Which version of Installer is in your C: directory on your hard drive? (From a CLI window, type "version c:installer")

And if you've copied Installer from the OS3.9 CD, check that its...
Forum: News 10 September 2006, 23:53
Replies: 10
Views: 2,572
Posted By InTheSand
I'm amazed anyone's ported this to the Amiga! ...

I'm amazed anyone's ported this to the Amiga!

But not surprised regarding the memory usage... 7z is a great and efficient format - I use it lots on PCs where, of course, using 70Mb+ RAM as a...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 10 September 2006, 00:54
Replies: 38
Views: 6,074
Posted By InTheSand
And the way it's written might suggest the IQ of...

And the way it's written might suggest the IQ of a 4-year-old! :D What a "nice" way to start on EAB, a great first post!

- Ali
Forum: support.Hardware 09 September 2006, 01:37
Replies: 44
Views: 6,045
Posted By InTheSand
Yes, it'll be fine, but you'll need to make sure...

Yes, it'll be fine, but you'll need to make sure you also have a null modem RS232 cable.

So you end up with:
PC --- USB/RS232 --- 9-pin null modem --- 9-pin/25-pin --- Amiga

Or

PC ---...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 September 2006, 03:07
Replies: 4
Views: 2,241
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, This is a bit off-topic, but if you're...

Hi,

This is a bit off-topic, but if you're an Elite fan, have you seen Oolite (http://oolite.aegidian.org/)? (PC - Windows or Linux).

- Ali
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 04 September 2006, 00:19
Replies: 2
Views: 18,586
Posted By InTheSand
... and if you're still stuck, buy Amiga Forever...

... and if you're still stuck, buy Amiga Forever (http://www.amigaforever.com/) (which includes WinUAE, legally licensed Kickstart ROMs, extra software and lots of video material).
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 30 August 2006, 22:23
Replies: 18
Views: 2,975
Posted By InTheSand
It's worth buying the version with the extra...

It's worth buying the version with the extra content - the video material about Commodore is interesting.

- Ali
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 29 August 2006, 01:16
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By InTheSand
If your Amiga has the right software installed so...

If your Amiga has the right software installed so that it can read 720Kb PC disks, you can use this route (though you'll need to compress or split the ADF file before transferring it - as ADFs are...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 August 2006, 22:45
Replies: 7
Views: 3,528
Posted By InTheSand
Not sure how feasible it is - during archive...

Not sure how feasible it is - during archive creation, the 7z format requires a fair bit of CPU power for the most compressed options, plus it will quite happily use lots of RAM as a temporary...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 August 2006, 22:42
Replies: 29
Views: 2,581
Posted By InTheSand
The FastFileSystem of earlier AmigaOS versions...

The FastFileSystem of earlier AmigaOS versions can be patched - have a look at this (http://main.aminet.net/package.php?package=disk/misc/ffstd64.lha).

It's also worth checking out SFS if you have...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 August 2006, 22:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,873
Posted By InTheSand
If you can't find the correct ROM, and don't own...

If you can't find the correct ROM, and don't own a real Amiga, the legal way to get what you need (Kickstart 1.3 for an Amiga A500) would be to buy Amiga Forever (http://www.amigaforever.com/) - this...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 August 2006, 14:21
Replies: 29
Views: 2,581
Posted By InTheSand
Have a look at ClassicWB...

Have a look at ClassicWB (http://classicwb.abime.net/index.htm)...

- Ali
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 August 2006, 14:19
Replies: 29
Views: 2,581
Posted By InTheSand
Good decision - a graphics card really requires a...

Good decision - a graphics card really requires a towered A1200... There are apparently some people that manage to run BVision graphics cards (that plug into Blizzard accelerators) in desktop...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 August 2006, 14:14
Replies: 7
Views: 3,528
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, Also check out 7Zip...

Hi,

Also check out 7Zip (http://www.7-zip.org/) as this allows you to create / extract GZip archives, as well as its own extremely efficient .7z format.

- Ali
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 August 2006, 14:11
Replies: 29
Views: 2,581
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, Just my 2c worth - if you don't have an...

Hi,

Just my 2c worth - if you don't have an RTG graphics card of some sort, don't bother expanding above KS/WB3.1... 3.5 and 3.9 won't do you any favours on unexpanded hardware.

Even if you...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 24 August 2006, 13:10
Replies: 13
Views: 2,319
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, You'll need to extract these RAR files...

Hi,

You'll need to extract these RAR files to get at the contents (they're like ZIP files but using a different compression method). Although you can probably find datatypes to deal with RAR...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 24 August 2006, 06:11
Replies: 2
Views: 1,894
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, This isn't strictly true - PCs...

Hi,


This isn't strictly true - PCs running any version of Windows or Linux can format 720Kb FAT disks, but in Windows XP, the option of doing this from the GUI has been disabled.

To format a...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 24 August 2006, 05:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,553
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, It's also easy enough to build a...

Hi,

It's also easy enough to build a cut-down WB1.3 bootable disk that includes the necessary stuff for reading/writing PC disks, though memory becomes a bit tight if you only have one floppy...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 24 August 2006, 05:49
Replies: 1
Views: 3,040
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, I wish I had friends that gave me...

Hi,

I wish I had friends that gave me A1200s!! :)

If you've installed WB2.1 on it, this is technically the wrong version for the A1200 (even though it may appear to work). A1200s were supplied...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 24 August 2006, 05:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,873
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, Try: Launch WinUAE Select the...

Hi,

Try:

Launch WinUAE
Select the "Quickstart" option on the left-hand list
Select A500/A2000 from the drop-down list at the top of the window
If you see a message about having the...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 May 2006, 00:05
Replies: 1
Views: 1,613
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, I can't help you directly as I've not...

Hi,

I can't help you directly as I've not used the disk controller you've got - but it does appear that the driver disks are available here (http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/search.pl?id=wordsync), so...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 April 2006, 01:03
Replies: 40
Views: 12,490
Posted By InTheSand
If it's been there for a while, I'd recommend...

If it's been there for a while, I'd recommend checking the on-board battery. These can (and often do) leak and ruin A3000 and A4000 motherboards... See this site for further details:...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2006, 00:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,492
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, the Subway works fine in a desktop A1200......

Hi, the Subway works fine in a desktop A1200... Performance is fine too with an '060, not sure about an '030 but I guess it should be OK.

I have a flash card multi-reader (bus powered) and an...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2006, 00:40
Replies: 13
Views: 4,640
Posted By InTheSand
Heh!!! The board is called a KCS Power PC...

Heh!!!

The board is called a KCS Power PC Board, but it was made before there were PowerPC-based accelerators for Amigas!

It actually contains an NEC V30 (80x86 compatible) of circa 1984...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2006, 00:38
Replies: 13
Views: 2,567
Posted By InTheSand
You can do this via a simple adaptor, but be...

You can do this via a simple adaptor, but be aware that CF cards only have limited write cycles... If you're doing a lot of stuff on your Amiga that involves repeated writing and erasing, your CF...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2006, 00:34
Replies: 13
Views: 4,640
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, Sorry to dig up this old thread, but...

Hi,

Sorry to dig up this old thread, but could anyone upload the KCS PC board software to The Zone? I recently got one of these boards for next to nothing ($10 NZ, equivalent of about £3.50 UK!)...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 February 2006, 22:13
Replies: 13
Views: 6,355
Posted By InTheSand
Given the relatively limited read/write cycles...

Given the relatively limited read/write cycles that a CF card will survive, I don't think you'd want to use it as RAM for any length of time!

But for storage it's fine, you'll need CFD...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 01 February 2006, 11:06
Replies: 23
Views: 10,320
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, Take a look here...

Hi,

Take a look here (http://adfsender.stoeggl.com/adfsenderterminal/methods.html) for full instructions - it sounds like the file wasn't transferred properly.

- Ali
Forum: support.Hardware 22 January 2006, 20:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,571
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, The supplied image tool software...

Hi,

The supplied image tool software sometimes attempts to read disks before the drive has spun up... This can cause all sorts of read/write/verify errors.

To remedy that, when reading or...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 October 2005, 00:03
Replies: 28
Views: 3,459
Posted By InTheSand
The card fits fine in a standard PC tower - it...

The card fits fine in a standard PC tower - it comes with a full-height bracket as well as two half-height ones so you can just use the one you require with it.

- Ali
Forum: request.Apps 15 September 2005, 04:23
Replies: 53
Views: 11,953
Posted By InTheSand
Hi, I guess not many people are interested...

Hi,

I guess not many people are interested in this! Well, in case anyone needs to, I can confirm that the Amiga version of The Music Studio will load in songs saved by its Atari ST counterpart (as...
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