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Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 12:56
Replies: 8
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Posted By Daedalus
Aww, thanks guys :) Glad it's helpful! Last...

Aww, thanks guys :) Glad it's helpful! Last night's stream was a bit messy with me confusing myself a couple of times :p but it's all good. The main aim is to get people into Blitz with the intention...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 May 2022, 13:56
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Daedalus
My next tutorial stream will be tonight at 8:30pm...

My next tutorial stream will be tonight at 8:30pm BST, covering some Blitz mode graphics stuff including dual playfields, animated moving objects and some other related topics. My Twitch Channel is...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 May 2022, 13:53
Replies: 24
Views: 559
Posted By Daedalus
Given that you're using an A1200, why not opt for...

Given that you're using an A1200, why not opt for 1MB ROMs instead (which the A1200 already supports), that way you can include everything you need... Yes, older accelerators only cover 512kB for...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2022, 20:40
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Daedalus
All filesystems have their pros and cons. FFS has...

All filesystems have their pros and cons. FFS has supported large partitions since the late '90s when OS 3.5 was released. Using large partitions on earlier setups (3.1 and lower) requires some care...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 May 2022, 16:32
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Daedalus
Blitz Basic Tutorial Stream

With the upcoming Blitz Basic game jam in mind, I've started a series of tutorial streams covering getting started with Blitz Basic. It's a fairly casual stream and aims to cover a range of basic...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 May 2022, 12:09
Replies: 28
Views: 3,268
Posted By Daedalus
More prizes have been added to the pot for this...

More prizes have been added to the pot for this game jam, including a PLIPBox Deluxe and boxed AmiWorx games. There's also a Discord server (https://discord.gg/eu7vRzYPXd) running with an active...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 May 2022, 21:58
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By Daedalus
If you modify a standard HD drive for Amiga use...

If you modify a standard HD drive for Amiga use using the common basic modifications, you still can't use HD disks. Those drives just act as a DD drive. You need to do an extensive modification with...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2022, 12:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By Daedalus
Yellow screen is an unhandled CPU exception. It...

Yellow screen is an unhandled CPU exception. It could be a RAM issue, or it could be pretty much any of the custom chips or the circuitry in between.


Ideally you'd do (or have someone do) both...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2022, 12:05
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By Daedalus
As was pointed out above, bad blocks are handled...

As was pointed out above, bad blocks are handled by the drive, not the OS (unless it's a *very* old drive). If the Amiga is seeing bad blocks, get another drive.

Yes, 3.2 comes with the latest...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 09 May 2022, 10:47
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Daedalus
Exec is the core of the OS, not just a random...

Exec is the core of the OS, not just a random file you can mix and match. If you get the error that it's too old, then the software requires a later version of the OS to work properly. 53.x is OS 4.1...
Forum: support.Apps 06 May 2022, 21:26
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, MUI is the framework for the interface it...

Yep, MUI is the framework for the interface it uses. It's not included with the OS, and without it, it can't work. Word of caution: Unpack the mui38usr.lha archive on the Amiga as if you unpack it...
Forum: support.Apps 06 May 2022, 16:33
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Daedalus
Have you run SnoopDOS before trying to run the...

Have you run SnoopDOS before trying to run the preferences program? It should be that a required library is missing.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 May 2022, 22:46
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By Daedalus
@A3000T You seem to be a little confused...

@A3000T

You seem to be a little confused with your issues. The Buddha doesn't create the partition, it just gives you access to the drive via a standard device interface. HDToolbox creates the...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 May 2022, 22:22
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Daedalus
The modification is to enable the use of a Gotek...

The modification is to enable the use of a Gotek on the external floppy port that can also be set as DF0: so games can be booted from it.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 May 2022, 12:36
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, it's not Zorro-II, but the memory map and...

Yes, it's not Zorro-II, but the memory map and Autoconfig implementation is the same. Assuming such RAM expansions use Autoconfig, modding it to not use it and listen for a different address beyond...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 May 2022, 22:17
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Daedalus
I think it's a little overconfident to do any...

I think it's a little overconfident to do any work on any machine and just assume it's gone to plan without testing. I always test a machine both before and after doing a recap or any other invasive...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 May 2022, 22:09
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By Daedalus
An '060 accelerator doesn't mean you need to go...

An '060 accelerator doesn't mean you need to go for the top-end, most sought after revisions. Earlier revisions and FPU-less versions will be vastly cheaper than the revered Rev. 6, and for most...
Forum: support.Games 02 May 2022, 21:54
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By Daedalus
I'm pretty sure the game just uses CDDA. The MP3s...

I'm pretty sure the game just uses CDDA. The MP3s I guess would be for burning to a CD (or to be used to create a full CD image for a virtual drive) - WinUAE doesn't support CDDA tracks like that...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 May 2022, 19:37
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Daedalus
Did whoever did the recap test it while they had...

Did whoever did the recap test it while they had it?
Forum: support.Hardware 01 May 2022, 18:12
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Daedalus
Except it's not fully compatible with the Amiga. ...

Except it's not fully compatible with the Amiga.


It's not really a tolerance thing as such, but a coincidence that means the different pinouts between the two machines doesn't stop pads with...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 April 2022, 14:45
Replies: 44
Views: 4,466
Posted By Daedalus
If you want 16-bit audio, why not just use AHI?...

If you want 16-bit audio, why not just use AHI? Then people with any 16-bit-capable hardware can get the full quality, and people with Paula audio get a reduced quality version automatically without...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 April 2022, 22:26
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Daedalus
3rd party controllers could all be very...

3rd party controllers could all be very different, so unless someone's already bought one and reverse engineered it, there's no way to know. Any 6-button pads I've seen have been based on a custom...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 April 2022, 17:28
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Daedalus
Well, as I said it wasn't ever finished and other...

Well, as I said it wasn't ever finished and other than test code, the main functions needed a lot of work to reduce lag. The RF modules I used are a Ciseco XRF and ERF matched pair, but they're...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 April 2022, 16:49
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Daedalus
The main issue with the keyboard is that the...

The main issue with the keyboard is that the computer sends a handshake signal in the other direction on the data line, which means the data line is bi-directional; it's not enough to simply transmit...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 April 2022, 10:41
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Daedalus
It all depends on how it's implemented...

It all depends on how it's implemented internally. It might be fine. It might not work at all. Use an adaptor to correct the pinout for the Amiga and it should be fine.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 26 April 2022, 15:58
Replies: 28
Views: 3,268
Posted By Daedalus
Ooh, cool :) Longer than we were initially...

Ooh, cool :) Longer than we were initially expecting, which is good for those of us with not a great deal of free time.

The Dungeon crawler jam looked impressive!
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2022, 11:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By Daedalus
To be fair, there are plenty of games that...

To be fair, there are plenty of games that benefit from an accelerator, even just a fast '020 or '030. Fast RAM alone might be enough for some people, but that doesn't mean an accelerator isn't...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2022, 14:57
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Daedalus
Not necessarily. Far more problems are caused by...

Not necessarily. Far more problems are caused by simpler failures than custom chip or CIA failures. Also, the CIAs don't have any involvement in the directional inputs, but do handle the fire / left...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2022, 12:19
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Daedalus
64MB of RAM can *only* be 32-bit. My guess...

64MB of RAM can *only* be 32-bit.

My guess would be the CF card itself, or possibly the adaptor with a loose connection or something. CF cards are hit and miss because compatibility comes down to...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2022, 12:05
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Daedalus
If pin 7 has no 5V supply, that will prevent a...

If pin 7 has no 5V supply, that will prevent a mouse from working, though a basic mechanical joystick will still work, and mouse buttons will still work. Amiga Test Kit is good for testing the ports...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 April 2022, 20:30
Replies: 35
Views: 1,932
Posted By Daedalus
Insert your favourite, stick-it-to-the-man search...

Insert your favourite, stick-it-to-the-man search engine here.


That's because he's not talking about anything that you have. He's talking about the Squirrel interface, which is the only way to...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 April 2022, 13:14
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Daedalus
For the older keyboard controllers, apparently 3...

For the older keyboard controllers, apparently 3 flashes means a failure of the watchdog timer. That's an integrated function in the keyboard controller on the A1200 though, so it's not really a...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 April 2022, 22:32
Replies: 35
Views: 1,932
Posted By Daedalus
So it was atapi.device you were trying to use for...

So it was atapi.device you were trying to use for the IDE CD-ROM, yes?
Forum: support.Hardware 17 April 2022, 22:14
Replies: 35
Views: 1,932
Posted By Daedalus
So are you using SCSI or IDE CD-ROM drives? Your...

So are you using SCSI or IDE CD-ROM drives? Your description above seems to suggest they're SCSI.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 April 2022, 21:33
Replies: 35
Views: 1,932
Posted By Daedalus
IDEFix itself has precisely nothing to do with...

IDEFix itself has precisely nothing to do with CD-ROM drives, other than activating the second IDE channel so they can use it via atapi.device. If it's having an effect on a drive attached to a SCSI...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 April 2022, 21:43
Replies: 4,787
Views: 1,206,506
Posted By Daedalus
Currently playing through the original Settlers...

Currently playing through the original Settlers on the Amiga, on Mission 27 now so nearly finished :) Also play Train Simulator, Flight Simulator or Elite: Dangerous on the rare occasion I have some...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 April 2022, 15:56
Replies: 3
Views: 2,162
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, memories! I used VHIStudio and some ARexx to...

Ah, memories! I used VHIStudio and some ARexx to run a webcam back in the day. Clunky, but it worked, and the framerate was totally acceptable in a time of 56k dial-up :D
Forum: support.Other 13 April 2022, 12:02
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By Daedalus
For system-friendly software like this, there's...

For system-friendly software like this, there's generally no issue with higher end Amigas - it's mostly system-friendly software that really benefits from faster setups.


Yeah, using JIT will...
Forum: support.Other 12 April 2022, 20:16
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By Daedalus
As was said, the emulation itself isn't the...

As was said, the emulation itself isn't the issue, so using the fastest setup you have will be the fastest way to do it. Note that emulating different models, and even different CPUs, largely doesn't...
Forum: support.Other 11 April 2022, 22:09
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By Daedalus
Yup, filenames that use certain slightly exotic...

Yup, filenames that use certain slightly exotic characters (including space) will cause you problems if they're unpacked on the PC side. Unpack on the Amiga side for the best results.

There could...
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