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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 13:49
Replies: 26
Views: 599
Posted By jbenam
Did you get anything else replaced? Like your...

Did you get anything else replaced? Like your Buster? I had a shot Buster 11 which was doing all kinds of crazy stuff with my Mediator. Luckily enough I had another one laying around.

It would...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 June 2022, 19:17
Replies: 47
Views: 6,715
Posted By jbenam
I am truly astonished at the sheer number of...

I am truly astonished at the sheer number of people ready to spend money for an underpowered PC in a C64 case.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 June 2022, 09:11
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By jbenam
Yep, sorry, I was referring to the sword combat...

Yep, sorry, I was referring to the sword combat on the boat. That one looked like nothing I did had any real difference.

The naval battles were okay. Quite liked them.



I am a huge Ultima...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 June 2022, 23:46
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By jbenam
I have recently finally played both Pirates and...

I have recently finally played both Pirates and Pirates Gold for the first time.

I am a big fan of pirating/trading simulators (played a lot of Sea Dogs) so I had high hopes for Pirates and... it...
Forum: MarketPlace 17 June 2022, 08:49
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By jbenam
That's what I get for not reading properly :D ...

That's what I get for not reading properly :D

For Zorro II:

1) ZoRAM
https://www.tindie.com/products/retrofletch/amiga-a2000-8mb-ram-expansion-memory-zorro-ii-2-2/

2) ZRAM 8...
Forum: MarketPlace 16 June 2022, 20:50
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By jbenam
You have two choices: 1) the BigRAM Plus...

You have two choices:

1) the BigRAM Plus (2019)
https://icomp.de/shop-icomp/en/produkt-details/product/bigramplus.html
...
Forum: support.Amix 09 June 2022, 14:15
Replies: 10
Views: 2,180
Posted By jbenam
If Commodore had any business sense back then, it...

If Commodore had any business sense back then, it should have gone all-in on the A3000UX.

Considering how expensive were competing UNIX workstations, it could have sold so many of them that it...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 June 2022, 14:00
Replies: 47
Views: 6,715
Posted By jbenam
Apparently they were able to sell hundreds...

Apparently they were able to sell hundreds (according to some websites) of these horribly cheap Chinese Smartphones to "nostalgics". As you might imagine, they were very buggy and didn't last long.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 June 2022, 10:38
Replies: 32
Views: 1,652
Posted By jbenam
I have recently tried playing Apidya and Project...

I have recently tried playing Apidya and Project X "seriously". I am not that bad when it comes to shooters (especially arcade vertical shooters, Aerofighters / Sonic Wings and DoDonPachi, for...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 June 2022, 09:05
Replies: 33
Views: 3,350
Posted By jbenam
Well... Then it looks like it was a blessing in...

Well... Then it looks like it was a blessing in disguise that lukzer never replied to my PMs :D

Looks like a timing issue?
Forum: Hardware mods 04 June 2022, 22:48
Replies: 33
Views: 3,350
Posted By jbenam
If you can, please try asking the user how he got...

If you can, please try asking the user how he got one. I am very interested, thanks :)
Forum: Hardware mods 04 June 2022, 13:14
Replies: 33
Views: 3,350
Posted By jbenam
Wait, how did you get one? I sent lukzer...

Wait, how did you get one? I sent lukzer something like 3 PMs and he never replied :(
Forum: News 03 June 2022, 21:19
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By jbenam
Thank you Jan and Georg! :thumb

Thank you Jan and Georg! :thumb
Forum: Member Introductions 03 June 2022, 21:16
Replies: 49
Views: 16,925
Posted By jbenam
Hello there from Campania, Italy :D Lived...

Hello there from Campania, Italy :D

Lived for a bit in London, met some great Amigans there as well.

Nice to see plenty of Amigans from Italy!
Forum: support.Hardware 27 May 2022, 13:24
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By jbenam
I'm not an expert on A500 revisions, but as long...

I'm not an expert on A500 revisions, but as long as they visually match what you've got, it should work. Safest way to double-check that is with a multimeter in continuity mode (the mode where it...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 May 2022, 12:24
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By jbenam
Hi Darren, You can just look on...

Hi Darren,

You can just look on www.amigapcb.org . Select A500, then click on the top solder pad on JP2 and it will show anything it connects to (and subsequently you can solder the middle pad to)...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 May 2022, 08:29
Replies: 36
Views: 2,328
Posted By jbenam
I remember the Reno, I kinda wanted one when I...

I remember the Reno, I kinda wanted one when I was a kid :) It was a desktop drive that could also work as a stand-alone portable drive.

It could be powered with a standard barrel-tip power...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 May 2022, 10:03
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By jbenam
As you suggest, it might be the onboard Flash....

As you suggest, it might be the onboard Flash. Back in the olden days (2010 :laughing) when I got my BPPC, it was often repeated that the onboard Flash memory could corrupt itself after long periods...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 May 2022, 21:26
Replies: 151
Views: 35,099
Posted By jbenam
Might buy one to add to my collection of weird PC...

Might buy one to add to my collection of weird PC controllers, if I do find one for cheap. Looks truly craptastic :D



I remember it to be stiff as heck and a very bad gaming experience overall....
Forum: support.Hardware 16 May 2022, 21:42
Replies: 36
Views: 2,328
Posted By jbenam
Yep, thought the same. Why implement 32-bit...

Yep, thought the same. Why implement 32-bit memory properly if you can just connect it straight to the expansion bus and add it via autoconfig? :D
Forum: support.Hardware 16 May 2022, 08:16
Replies: 36
Views: 2,328
Posted By jbenam
Thought the same as soon as I saw the 030, but...

Thought the same as soon as I saw the 030, but apparently it's really not PCMCIA-friendly if you use more than 4MBs.

http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/apollo1230lc

BBoAH says the same thing. I guess...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2022, 17:37
Replies: 36
Views: 2,328
Posted By jbenam
That's an extremely good deal! You can...

That's an extremely good deal!



You can check the voltages, if they're okay, IMHO there is no urgent need. Same goes for the M1438S. They're single-sided PCBs, even if caps leak, damage is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 May 2022, 22:54
Replies: 151
Views: 35,099
Posted By jbenam
QFT, I had one for a very short while and resold...

QFT, I had one for a very short while and resold it almost immediately.



I have two and it's one of my fav joysticks. It's just very comfy to use and moderately accurate, which means it's a...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 May 2022, 22:51
Replies: 36
Views: 2,328
Posted By jbenam
That must have costed you a pretty penny! ...

That must have costed you a pretty penny!

The M1438 is a great CRT (imho much better than the over-hyped 1084S) and the 030 will pretty much suffice you in doing almost everything with your 1200....
Forum: support.Hardware 11 May 2022, 17:39
Replies: 46
Views: 4,865
Posted By jbenam
The A3640/A3660 most certainly does something...

The A3640/A3660 most certainly does something weird when it comes to be able to access Zorro III addressed memory space.

Elbox has somehow fixed it in the Mediator Mk. II, it might be that Lukas...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2022, 21:01
Replies: 31
Views: 2,500
Posted By jbenam
Indeed, it doesn't see much use on my A4000. I...

Indeed, it doesn't see much use on my A4000. I mainly have it in case I somehow screw my install entirely and I need to reinstall. Everything else is transferred over network.
Forum: Amiga scene 05 May 2022, 16:07
Replies: 36
Views: 4,805
Posted By jbenam
Loved Cyberpunks when I was a kid! Will also...

Loved Cyberpunks when I was a kid!

Will also purchase the collection asap to fix (some 20 years later) the fact that I had a pirated copy back then - sorry Adrian :lol
Forum: Collections 05 May 2022, 16:02
Replies: 18
Views: 2,919
Posted By jbenam
IMHO, if you're looking for the OG Amiga...

IMHO, if you're looking for the OG Amiga experience, get a 500 with a Gotek.

WHDLoad is awesome, but swapping floppies and skipping cracktros is integral to the experience.

If you want to have...
Forum: News 03 May 2022, 00:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By jbenam
Many thanks to you and Georg for the awesome...

Many thanks to you and Georg for the awesome service you still provide after so many years to the entire Amiga community :)
Forum: News 03 May 2022, 00:45
Replies: 33
Views: 4,570
Posted By jbenam
R.I.P., Steve. My condolences to his family and...

R.I.P., Steve. My condolences to his family and friends.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 May 2022, 00:39
Replies: 31
Views: 2,500
Posted By jbenam
Very valid points. IMHO, I barely use the CD-ROM...

Very valid points. IMHO, I barely use the CD-ROM drive these days, I usually prefer moving stuff over network and mount an ISO in WB when needed. I have a real CD-ROM pretty much only for a few CD32...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 May 2022, 00:34
Replies: 25
Views: 1,848
Posted By jbenam
Not really, from my experience. It will just...

Not really, from my experience. It will just detect the wrong amount of RAM.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 April 2022, 19:08
Replies: 5,093
Views: 730,013
Posted By jbenam
I guess that would finally make Warp3D use the...

I guess that would finally make Warp3D use the Voodoo 4/5's additional power, instead of just using it as a large and hot Voodoo 3?



What would that do? Is that an unified driver for BE/LE...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 April 2022, 10:58
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By jbenam
It was one of my fav games when I was a kid. ...

It was one of my fav games when I was a kid.

Somehow, it just kept crashing on my A600 when it tried to load the magic carpet level - it worked fine on my cousin's expanded A500 though. I suppose...
Forum: News 21 April 2022, 08:16
Replies: 311
Views: 26,464
Posted By jbenam
Indeed, I am thinking of swapping the Voodoo 3 in...

Indeed, I am thinking of swapping the Voodoo 3 in my Amiga with a Radeon because there isn't anything very Amiga-y for me to play. 95% of the games are PC ports and I already have a Win9x PC next to...
Forum: News 17 April 2022, 21:41
Replies: 1,042
Views: 208,188
Posted By jbenam
Dang, looks like I had the right idea but I must...

Dang, looks like I had the right idea but I must have somehow skimmed over it, then :(
Forum: News 17 April 2022, 08:10
Replies: 1,042
Views: 208,188
Posted By jbenam
Well, it looks like I was right (a file on one of...

Well, it looks like I was right (a file on one of the floppies), I just never bothered to check the update disk as I thought the Easter Egg was present in the base OS3.2 :D
Forum: News 12 April 2022, 21:17
Replies: 92
Views: 13,667
Posted By jbenam
Nice, then I am definitely getting one.

Nice, then I am definitely getting one.
Forum: News 12 April 2022, 19:44
Replies: 92
Views: 13,667
Posted By jbenam
Makes sense. No worries, I can source the parts...

Makes sense. No worries, I can source the parts myself and I have already got some laying around (ROMs and GALs) :)



If shipping from the US, I am most certainly going just for a bare PCB +...
Forum: News 12 April 2022, 12:46
Replies: 92
Views: 13,667
Posted By jbenam
Totally forgot that you can actually keep using...

Totally forgot that you can actually keep using Zorro III cards *together* with PCI cards in a Mediator system. Since I use one too, I might actually wait for an half-length card as well. Otherwise I...
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