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Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2021, 21:54
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By Daedalus
It's a design limitation of the A600 (and A1200)...

It's a design limitation of the A600 (and A1200) design. The keyboard controller and keyboard matrix design mean it cannot detect certain multiple keypress combinations. A quick Google of the PCKey...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2021, 17:06
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Daedalus
Yes, that's correct, the two grounds are nearest...

Yes, that's correct, the two grounds are nearest the edge of the board. It's part of the problem with clockport expansions - there is no pin 1. Some manufacturers treat pin 19 as pin 1, others treat...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 July 2021, 12:54
Replies: 54
Views: 2,258
Posted By Daedalus
It's still not a resolution switch in monitor...

It's still not a resolution switch in monitor terms - it's just fitting more pixels into the same signal. And it can also be done instantly in all cases as a result. In essence, all AGA screenmodes...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 July 2021, 11:20
Replies: 54
Views: 2,258
Posted By Daedalus
I'm not quite sure what you think happens when...

I'm not quite sure what you think happens when you do this on an emulator, but as explained above by both Toni and myself, what you're doing there isn't really switching resolutions as such, and will...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 July 2021, 23:56
Replies: 54
Views: 2,258
Posted By Daedalus
TVs are a very different thing since unless they...

TVs are a very different thing since unless they have HD support (pretty rare for a CRT), they only support a single resolution with minor adjustments, so naturally switching "resolutions" will be...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 July 2021, 23:07
Replies: 54
Views: 2,258
Posted By Daedalus
Again, it depends on the CRT. Newer CRTs analyse...

Again, it depends on the CRT. Newer CRTs analyse the incoming signal digitally and adjust themselves to match. They have OSDs and presets for different resolutions, but blank when switching...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 July 2021, 20:36
Replies: 42
Views: 1,493
Posted By Daedalus
Lemmings Pushover The Settlers (they use...

Lemmings
Pushover
The Settlers (they use swords but I don't think there were archers)
Sim City/Ant/Life/Earth/City 2000
A-Train
Railroad Tycoon
Forum: Hardware mods 27 July 2021, 17:34
Replies: 36
Views: 4,235
Posted By Daedalus
Cool, thanks for that. I've read about those...

Cool, thanks for that. I've read about those projects alright and hope I can fit in with some compatible I2C capability. The I2C host on Solas isn't particularly fast because it isn't a dedicated...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 July 2021, 11:50
Replies: 36
Views: 4,235
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, that's what I'm thinking alright - there's...

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking alright - there's a very real possibility that any new chip would have disappeared from stock by the time any design change can be made and tested. It's crazy though -...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 July 2021, 10:11
Replies: 54
Views: 2,258
Posted By Daedalus
In fairness, this is probably due to your monitor...

In fairness, this is probably due to your monitor and not WinUAE. Switching resolutions on real Amiga hardware with a more recent CRT than a 1084 or similar will also result in a black screen for a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 July 2021, 22:15
Replies: 54
Views: 2,258
Posted By Daedalus
Several different ways. Generally, my AmigaOS 4.1...

Several different ways. Generally, my AmigaOS 4.1 machine is my go-to for my Amiga activities, including developing for OS 3 / 68k. When I want to do some hardware-specific stuff, I'll use either my...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 July 2021, 21:35
Replies: 36
Views: 4,235
Posted By Daedalus
Cheers guys, I'll bear that in mind :)

Cheers guys, I'll bear that in mind :)
Forum: Hardware mods 26 July 2021, 15:12
Replies: 36
Views: 4,235
Posted By Daedalus
I sort of do have an update, though it's probably...

I sort of do have an update, though it's probably not one you'll like... Basically, the hardware's in its (hopefully) final iteration. Software and firmware are still under development, but the core...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 July 2021, 10:32
Replies: 335
Views: 59,893
Posted By Daedalus
I've tested a couple of games (both WHDLoad and...

I've tested a couple of games (both WHDLoad and with their own installers) and haven't noticed any issues. But I'm not really a gamer so my sample size will be pretty small.
Forum: support.Hardware 22 July 2021, 18:03
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By Daedalus
It might be worth adding the SD card to a WinUAE...

It might be worth adding the SD card to a WinUAE installation using a card reader and see if you have any more luck detecting it there (remember to run WinUAE in administrator mode).

Is it a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 July 2021, 18:00
Replies: 2,868
Views: 499,340
Posted By Daedalus
There are a couple of factors: The ACard...

There are a couple of factors: The ACard interfaces are generally pretty good, but SCSI will run at the speed of the lowest common denominator, so if your ACard interface peaks at 10MB/s, then that's...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 July 2021, 18:05
Replies: 2,868
Views: 499,340
Posted By Daedalus
It was less a case of games and software...

It was less a case of games and software demonstrating stereo, than not going out of their way to create mono sound. To output mono, you need to use twice as many channels as a single left or right...
Forum: News 18 July 2021, 23:54
Replies: 891
Views: 112,360
Posted By Daedalus
Not everyone uses BoingBags 3 and/or 4 (including...

Not everyone uses BoingBags 3 and/or 4 (including myself), but I haven't really noticed this issue with my BB2 setups so I've run some experiments. I have tested XADMaster 10.0 (BB2) and 12.1 (BB4),...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 July 2021, 13:05
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By Daedalus
If the 3.2 partition is still mounted while...

If the 3.2 partition is still mounted while booting the 3.1 partition, it will work just fine.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 July 2021, 13:03
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Daedalus
There's nothing really that influences the...

There's nothing really that influences the diagonal action other than the mechanics of the joystick itself. Adjusting the switches to modify the distance taken to activate them might help. From the...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 July 2021, 17:53
Replies: 1,444
Views: 271,662
Posted By Daedalus
I think DefIcons is great, and complements the...

I think DefIcons is great, and complements the original icon system just fine without interfering with it. It only comes into play when a file doesn't have a .info file associated with it. It can...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 July 2021, 10:25
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By Daedalus
Maybe it's 56MHz, not 58? 56 is a common enough...

Maybe it's 56MHz, not 58? 56 is a common enough value for oscillators, and is double 28MHz.

Transferring information to the Amiga's motherboard is tricky because you're transferring data between...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 July 2021, 20:52
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By Daedalus
We can only speculate, but there are many...

We can only speculate, but there are many potential factors involved. It could be the case, for example, that the first batch was quite large, and any future batches have to be smaller because the...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2021, 15:10
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, are you sure you're measuring the correct...

Okay, are you sure you're measuring the correct pins? There's no -5V input for an A1200 - the centre pin should be -12V. Also, if you've tried multiple AC adaptors and are getting the same results,...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 July 2021, 10:43
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, the 12V supply doesn't have to be...

Indeed, the 12V supply doesn't have to be perfect, but it does have to be decent. The basic filtering you mention is enough to deal with the noise from the original PSU, but it's easy to find much...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 July 2021, 09:39
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Daedalus
The issue is most likely the power supply you're...

The issue is most likely the power supply you're using with the PicoPSU. Some PicoPSU models require a direct 12V input, others allow a range like 12-24V. If yours specifically requires 12V, then it...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 July 2021, 15:23
Replies: 2,868
Views: 499,340
Posted By Daedalus
Prior to 3.5, it wasn't copied anywhere. The idea...

Prior to 3.5, it wasn't copied anywhere. The idea was that it was distributed with the software to be installed, so the script always matched the version of installer present. I guess some people...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 July 2021, 10:32
Replies: 2,868
Views: 499,340
Posted By Daedalus
Software expecting the Installer to be in C: is...

Software expecting the Installer to be in C: is just a mistake on the developer's part. MUI can be installed anywhere because it's set up using assigns (including adding to the LIBS: assign). That's...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 July 2021, 22:22
Replies: 2,868
Views: 499,340
Posted By Daedalus
Supaduper on Exxoshost (and possible EAB as well)...

Supaduper on Exxoshost (and possible EAB as well) is your man for TF1260 builds in the UK.
Forum: Amiga scene 07 July 2021, 12:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By Daedalus
You could ask the same about people who spend...

You could ask the same about people who spend thousands on classic Amiga hardware too, when WinUAE will do much the same thing for free. Yet people do because they want to run actual hardware.
Forum: Amiga scene 05 July 2021, 19:07
Replies: 502
Views: 129,180
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, the ARM module on the zz9000 has always had...

Yep, the ARM module on the zz9000 has always had things like fast decoders planned - it would make a lot of sense to use that and simply pass the audio data directly to this module, than also...
Forum: support.Apps 04 July 2021, 22:08
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Daedalus
If the Tooltype is set to just "Installer", it...

If the Tooltype is set to just "Installer", it won't matter where the Installer executable is stored - C:, Utilities, System... it will just work. Issues may arise when you upgrade a 3.9 system to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 July 2021, 23:42
Replies: 2,868
Views: 499,340
Posted By Daedalus
ECS is also capable of 2MB chip RAM - just look...

ECS is also capable of 2MB chip RAM - just look at the A600 and A3000. 1MB expansions for the 500+ also make it up to 2MB of chip RAM, so there's no reason the 512kB expansion wouldn't be added as...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 03 July 2021, 23:05
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By Daedalus
The sprites are only 2 bitplanes deep, but they...

The sprites are only 2 bitplanes deep, but they take their colours from different parts of the palette depending on various things. Assuming an OCS/ECS palette setup with plain non-attached sprites,...
Forum: support.Apps 03 July 2021, 22:58
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Daedalus
It is copied; it ends up in SYS:System, just like...

It is copied; it ends up in SYS:System, just like in 3.1.4. Which is slightly confusing and could potentially cause issues with multiple different versions on upgraded installations because in 3.5,...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2021, 16:26
Replies: 1,444
Views: 271,662
Posted By Daedalus
It's not quite the same thing as a full, printed...

It's not quite the same thing as a full, printed RKRM, but the 3.x autodocs are part of the 3.5 NDK and are available at http://amigadev.elowar.com/
Forum: support.Other 30 June 2021, 17:13
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, not so sure about that end of things....

Hmmm, not so sure about that end of things. Inserting a CD (or any removable medium) does generate an Intuition event, but I don't know offhand of any commodity that could be used to react to that....
Forum: support.Other 30 June 2021, 16:35
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, I think I get it now... WBLoad doesn't return...

Ah, I think I get it now... WBLoad doesn't return when it launches a program - instead it waits for the program to finish, pausing your script until you quit ACDB. Sorry, I haven't really used WBLoad...
Forum: support.Other 30 June 2021, 15:02
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, is it "Program not found" or is it still...

Okay, is it "Program not found" or is it still "Host environment not found"?

To check, I've given it a quick test with this script:

/* */

ADDRESS COMMAND

IF ~SHOW("P", "ACDB") THEN DO
...
Forum: support.Other 30 June 2021, 13:23
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By Daedalus
It's the very first line here:...

It's the very first line here: https://aminet.net/package/disk/cdrom/acdb ;)

Hmmm, so you're still getting the same error about the host environment not being found? It's a pretty fundamental...
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