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Forum: Amiga scene Today, 05:19
Replies: 6
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Posted By Matt_H
Cool project. Would be great to see more “ports”...

Cool project. Would be great to see more “ports” like this: cut-down ScummVM adaptations that remove the bloat and are built for speed!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 July 2022, 16:22
Replies: 0
Views: 68
Posted By Matt_H
Literature time! “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow”

Yesterday I listened to a very interesting podcast interview (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/01/books/review/podcast-gabrielle-zevin-tomorrow-morgan-talty-night-of-living-rez.html) with Gabrielle...
Forum: support.Apps 30 June 2022, 00:25
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By Matt_H
This might be prohibitively slow: ftp via...

This might be prohibitively slow:
ftp via FTPMount
Copy files into a hard drive disk image on the FTP: volume.
Forum: support.Games 28 June 2022, 01:45
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By Matt_H
They did at one point, but by the time Ultimate...

They did at one point, but by the time Ultimate Gloom came out the .tm files were widely available on the Dev CDs. So the fact that the game isn't bootable is either a deliberate choice or an...
Forum: support.Games 28 June 2022, 01:39
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By Matt_H
Got it. My Windows partition is misbehaving right...

Got it. My Windows partition is misbehaving right now, but I will experiment more with WinUAE when I get it working.:great
Forum: support.Games 27 June 2022, 00:51
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By Matt_H
It's 100% certain that it's not a "CD32 game." ...

It's 100% certain that it's not a "CD32 game."



It contains none of those things. But, like I said, the game can be made to work on CD32 hardware given certain conditions, i.e., using the...
Forum: support.Games 26 June 2022, 21:04
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By Matt_H
You're right. I stand corrected. I can't get to...

You're right. I stand corrected. I can't get to an AmigaDOS shell from a stock CD32 config, although this may be an emulation issue. But the HOL note is valid if you can get to a shell, which may or...
Forum: support.Games 26 June 2022, 19:09
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By Matt_H
The manual contradicts itself regarding CD32...

The manual contradicts itself regarding CD32 support. It initially makes no mention of CD32 compatibility, simply that it requires an AGA Amiga with a CD drive. An expanded CD32 happens to be such a...
Forum: support.Games 26 June 2022, 17:57
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By Matt_H
Bottom line: it's not a CD32 game and was never...

Bottom line: it's not a CD32 game and was never advertised as such. TOSEC, unsurprisingly, is wrong.

The CD32/Akiko features are likely carried over from the original Gloom which did have a CD32...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 June 2022, 23:01
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Matt_H
What I meant was, is the FMV card functioning...

What I meant was, is the FMV card functioning properly? Is your unit working correctly for its original intended purpose of playing VideoCDs?

Amplifier 2.34 was part of OS3.9 BB2, so it should...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 June 2022, 22:21
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Matt_H
First: does the FMV card work as an FMV card?...

First: does the FMV card work as an FMV card? i.e., can you play VideoCDs with it?
Second: what version of Amplifier? I believe 2.35 was the last one.

You may also want to try MHI...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 June 2022, 18:51
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Matt_H
It can't be good. Since it's a brand new ROM,...

It can't be good. Since it's a brand new ROM, contact the dealer and do an exchange.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 June 2022, 07:33
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Matt_H
Those secret rev 8s are probably all in a newer...

Those secret rev 8s are probably all in a newer case with an A-500 badge (https://www.nightfallcrew.com/wp-content/gallery/commodore-amiga-500-a500-rev-6a-expanded-1mb-boxed/IMG_0418.jpg) rather...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 June 2022, 05:02
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Matt_H
My understanding is that it’s not so much a 500+...

My understanding is that it’s not so much a 500+ in a 500 case as a rev 8 motherboard. Commodore shipped most rev 8s as the 500+, but also shipped some as a plain 500 (half the RAM populated, no...
Forum: MarketPlace 23 June 2022, 03:35
Replies: 25
Views: 2,974
Posted By Matt_H
On the SX-1, it's got to be either the Lattice...

On the SX-1, it's got to be either the Lattice pLSI1016 or the Altera EPM7032. Both chips are socketed so they should be easy to read with an appropriate programmer.


The SX32 series uses a...
Forum: request.Other 22 June 2022, 19:28
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By Matt_H
I believe they're the same as the regular...

I believe they're the same as the regular A500/A2000 1.3. One of the final steps in the installation is to replace some 1.3 files on the hard drive with versions from A3000Install. SetClock is the...
Forum: request.Other 22 June 2022, 04:58
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By Matt_H
Don't forget you'll also need your Workbench 1.3...

Don't forget you'll also need your Workbench 1.3 and Extras 1.3 disks. ;)
Forum: support.Apps 21 June 2022, 03:58
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Matt_H
Part of the confusion is that Final Writer 97...

Part of the confusion is that Final Writer 97 never was a complete set of disks. If my own record keeping is correct, only disks 1 and 8 are new in FW97. Disk 9 is from FW5. Disks 2-7 are the same as...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 June 2022, 20:01
Replies: 52
Views: 2,612
Posted By Matt_H
I don’t know about specifics, but I’d bet that...

I don’t know about specifics, but I’d bet that almost everything that is lost is NTSC/American, since we didn’t have anywhere near the pirate/warez scene as Europe.

I’d also bet a lot of lost...
Forum: MarketPlace 17 June 2022, 22:03
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Matt_H
@ jbenam Perfect, thank you for that list. I...

@ jbenam

Perfect, thank you for that list. I need something that can be jumpered to various amounts of RAM, so I think I'll need to wait until supplies of the ZRAM 8 are more available.
Forum: MarketPlace 16 June 2022, 19:27
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Matt_H
Half-length Zorro II RAM

I seem to recall that a number of boards like this appeared on the market in recent years. Didn't need one at the time, but now I'm considering one. Can anyone point me to a shop that has some in...
Forum: request.Apps 16 June 2022, 05:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By Matt_H
I was never all that interested in fractals, but...

I was never all that interested in fractals, but I remember them being really popular on the Amiga around 1998-2002 or so. All the magazines (before they closed) had regular fractal features. I think...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 June 2022, 18:49
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Matt_H
Er... I’m genuinely not sure. :spin But since you...

Er... I’m genuinely not sure. :spin But since you mentioned using a cut-down DiagROM I thought the full DiagROM might provide additional/better diagnostic info.

Beyond that, I don’t have anywhere...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 June 2022, 07:32
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Matt_H
If the machine is loading Kickstart, can you use...

If the machine is loading Kickstart, can you use regular DiagROM as a Kickstart disk?
http://aminet.net/package/util/misc/WriteKickDisk
Forum: support.Apps 08 June 2022, 05:23
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By Matt_H
Gotta love it when it's that simple. :)

Gotta love it when it's that simple. :)
Forum: HOL contributions 06 June 2022, 19:14
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By Matt_H
Can you put that message at the bottom of every...

Can you put that message at the bottom of every page? ;)
Forum: support.Apps 06 June 2022, 19:09
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Matt_H
Is this...

Is this (http://aminet.net/package/util/libs/mui38usr) the version of MUI you used? Did you reboot after installing it? MUI requires a complex series of assigns that should be added to user-startup...
Forum: HOL contributions 05 June 2022, 06:47
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By Matt_H
Is there a flag you could set on the various...

Is there a flag you could set on the various records to indicate to visitors that a higher quality scan is desired? That might spur contributions.
Forum: request.Apps 03 June 2022, 16:30
Replies: 19
Views: 2,819
Posted By Matt_H
@ Lektroid I'm sorry I couldn't help you...

@ Lektroid

I'm sorry I couldn't help you before in the way that you needed. I have extracted SysSpeed to a floppy and uploaded the ADF to the Zone - I hope it works for you.

Please watch the...
Forum: support.Apps 03 June 2022, 08:03
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By Matt_H
I only have DrawStudio v1, but if v2 is the same...

I only have DrawStudio v1, but if v2 is the same then language.msg should be in PROGDIR: (i.e., the same directory as the DrawStudio executable).
Forum: request.Apps 03 June 2022, 02:59
Replies: 19
Views: 2,819
Posted By Matt_H
@ Lektroid Here's the thing: we don't have...

@ Lektroid

Here's the thing: we don't have the files you asked for and so I tried to point you to other RAM test options within your existing skillset. SysSpeed is certainly not the only choice. I...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 June 2022, 02:11
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Matt_H
Well, it's not a VGA connector - it's 9-pin. But...

Well, it's not a VGA connector - it's 9-pin. But why not just use the linked adapter?
Forum: Amiga scene 01 June 2022, 07:39
Replies: 47
Views: 6,716
Posted By Matt_H
Yes! $249.95 each or three for only $899.95!...

Yes! $249.95 each or three for only $899.95! :crazy
Forum: request.Apps 31 May 2022, 16:20
Replies: 19
Views: 2,819
Posted By Matt_H
I’m not intending to come across as a jerk, but...

I’m not intending to come across as a jerk, but you really don’t. You have within yourself the ability to do all this independently. .lha is a compressed data format, like .zip. I’ll echo Jope’s...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2022, 03:36
Replies: 20
Views: 966
Posted By Matt_H
My thoughts exactly.

My thoughts exactly.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 May 2022, 23:08
Replies: 20
Views: 966
Posted By Matt_H
... You're being sarcastic, right? ...

... You're being sarcastic, right?



Big time. Even with no dialogue in the trailer - and perhaps because of there being no dialogue in the trailer - I'm left with serious doubts about whether...
Forum: MarketPlace 30 May 2022, 19:00
Replies: 25
Views: 2,974
Posted By Matt_H
Not sure on the technical aspects of SX-1’s IDE,...

Not sure on the technical aspects of SX-1’s IDE, but the board is definitely not a rebrand. It’s an entirely different design, but shares some functional similarities.
Forum: support.Hardware 29 May 2022, 17:23
Replies: 20
Views: 1,404
Posted By Matt_H
I had a yellow screen on a 4000 caused by the...

I had a yellow screen on a 4000 caused by the accelerator making improper contact with the slot. Obviously the 2000 is slightly different architecture, but try some contact cleaner on the pins of the...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 May 2022, 00:23
Replies: 20
Views: 1,404
Posted By Matt_H
Does the system start to boot at all? e.g., can...

Does the system start to boot at all? e.g., can you get to Early Startup Control?

EDIT: Check the manual as well to eliminate any jumper-related config issues. http://phase5.a1k.org/manuals.html
Forum: MarketPlace 27 May 2022, 15:23
Replies: 25
Views: 2,974
Posted By Matt_H
I mean, that's technically true, but it doesn't...

I mean, that's technically true, but it doesn't mean we should be throwing away historic pieces of hardware. :) There's probably still something to learn from this board from an engineering...
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