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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 22:03
Replies: 49
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Posted By Daedalus
Ah, ripe for a re-do from scratch in device...

Ah, ripe for a re-do from scratch in device format then... Should still be doable in such a way that either method would work so older software using the .library can be used.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 21:19
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the Micro A1 is a pretty limited machine...

Yeah, the Micro A1 is a pretty limited machine because of the severely limited expansion options. They can be flakey, but many of them are pretty stable. That's a crazy price for one of those really....
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 18:20
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By Daedalus
The SAM460 is an older motherboard at the same...

The SAM460 is an older motherboard at the same sort of entry-level position as the new A1222 is supposed to occupy. They come up occasionally second hand, sometimes as complete systems branded as...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 15:20
Replies: 49
Views: 1,839
Posted By Daedalus
Does that not already exist? I know there's an...

Does that not already exist? I know there's an I2C library that's more or less standard so any software can use any I2C hardware so long as it has a corresponding i2c.library file.

If a similar...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 10:17
Replies: 49
Views: 1,839
Posted By Daedalus
Isn't Regina already running on AROS? From there...

Isn't Regina already running on AROS? From there it should be relatively simple to get it running on Amiga OS.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 May 2021, 21:26
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Daedalus
We, as in the general public, not the small niche...

We, as in the general public, not the small niche of nerds who actually want to do that sort of tinkering, who are an insignificant minority of the customer base for most consumer goods. There are...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2021, 20:55
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that's the same codec chip that's used on...

Yep, that's the same codec chip that's used on the Prisma. There are also SPI host adaptors for the clockport that would do much of the bitbanging for you. There was also talk of an AHI driver being...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 May 2021, 16:04
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that's to be expected. The difference is...

Yep, that's to be expected. The difference is that the console window is effectively text-based, and it's the console that interprets the escape codes, not the actual window. You can only really...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 May 2021, 15:10
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, this is used for writing characters...

Indeed, this is used for writing characters directly to a bitmap.


Yep, typically NPrint will simply directly output whatever characters are in the quotes and no interpretation is done. The...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 May 2021, 14:34
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Daedalus
You could periodically scan the list of volumes,...

You could periodically scan the list of volumes, either using OS dos.library calls, or using the ElmoreDOSLib. It contains GetAssigns and Assign$ keywords, that can work something like this:
...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 May 2021, 14:27
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Daedalus
That's because your Blitz installation doesn't...

That's because your Blitz installation doesn't include the Lotan DOS library (and the Elmore libraries containing the Request() function). It looks like you're using the default installation - I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 May 2021, 13:35
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Daedalus
To be fair, many A500s had Torx screws, which...

To be fair, many A500s had Torx screws, which were a rarity in the '80s. And the openness of the hardware and software, while great for tinkerers and home computer fans, mean that you could reverse...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2021, 13:27
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Daedalus
I asked all the stores a couple of years ago and...

I asked all the stores a couple of years ago and they had none then, so I doubt that's changed. But thanks.


Indeed :D There are varying levels of "need" - very few people actually need anything...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2021, 13:01
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Daedalus
Shameless plug so I can't make any claims of its...

Shameless plug so I can't make any claims of its greatness, but you could check out the Amiga Ireland podcast (https://amigausers.ie/listen/). It's a monthly podcast with news and discussion,...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 09 May 2021, 23:47
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Daedalus
If you use the version of Blitz in the Ultimate...

If you use the version of Blitz in the Ultimate Blitz Basic CD, it already has the optimum versions of most libraries set up by default, and likewise for AmiBlitz 3. If you're using an older version...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 May 2021, 19:55
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Daedalus
I too missed the boat on the original run of...

I too missed the boat on the original run of Prisma boards and have been waiting for years for the fabled second batch. Maybe some day...

I guess there's less demand for things like soundcards...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 08 May 2021, 20:49
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Daedalus
Thanks for the clarification Thomas :) Yep,...

Thanks for the clarification Thomas :)

Yep, if it uses certain system calls that were only introduced in 2.0, that will limit the use of those commands and functions. The LotanArgs 3rd party...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 07 May 2021, 16:18
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Daedalus
Ordinarily, the function to use is ParPath$(),...

Ordinarily, the function to use is ParPath$(), which gives you the full path corresponding to a given argument. However, the documentation for ParPath$() says that it's OS 2.0+ only, so if you...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 May 2021, 21:01
Replies: 26
Views: 2,658
Posted By Daedalus
Thanks guys, currently it's with some betatesters...

Thanks guys, currently it's with some betatesters and the software needs a little bit more work. The board is more or less finalised, now I need to sort out the logistics of getting it manufactured....
Forum: support.Hardware 02 May 2021, 23:15
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By Daedalus
Ah, I see. You're talking specifically about the...

Ah, I see. You're talking specifically about the PPC accelerators. I was talking in more general terms of '060 accelerators, since you seemed to be too, and that's how most of the thread was to start...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 May 2021, 16:01
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, the '060 doesn't normally need a fan as...

Indeed, the '060 doesn't normally need a fan as stock. But overclocking is commonplace, even intended on most modern boards.


Indeed, as has been done for decades.


Nope. Most accelerators...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 April 2021, 15:55
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Daedalus
Fair enough. I've tested a fair few PSUs that...

Fair enough. I've tested a fair few PSUs that have come across my desk that still show poor regulation without significant loads on the 12V rail, but they are indeed typically the cheap ones.
Forum: support.Apps 30 April 2021, 11:11
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By Daedalus
Not that I know of. OS 3.9 came with a HTML...

Not that I know of. OS 3.9 came with a HTML version too for offline use, but it's a bit clunky to load a browser each time. An AmigaGuide conversion would be nice alright...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 April 2021, 10:08
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, most PSUs regulate a single rail and base...

Indeed, most PSUs regulate a single rail and base all the other rails on that one. So if the primary rail is out, all the others are too. In modern ATX PSUs, that rail is the 12V rail, so if that's...
Forum: support.Apps 29 April 2021, 18:08
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, seems to be a bit of an oversight, or maybe...

Yeah, seems to be a bit of an oversight, or maybe a hangover from when it simply used the same font the screen used. Anyway, If you open the Display options for the Filetype properties, in the Colour...
Forum: support.Apps 29 April 2021, 13:04
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By Daedalus
That's quite odd - the options are a little...

That's quite odd - the options are a little tricky to navigate, but there are different themes that can be loaded to change the layout. It looks like the theme in use there isn't quite suited to the...
Forum: support.Apps 28 April 2021, 21:08
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By Daedalus
The Amiga OS online manuals include ARexx in a...

The Amiga OS online manuals include ARexx in a Wiki format that makes for a decent reference: https://wiki.amigaos.net/wiki/AmigaOS_Manual:_ARexx

If you're using OS 3.5+ (including OS 3.1.4),...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 April 2021, 18:45
Replies: 54
Views: 4,145
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, the 16-bit bus of the 68000 isn't an easy...

Yeah, the 16-bit bus of the 68000 isn't an easy fit for the 32-bit bus of the A1200. It's a similar situation for the Buffee. But TerribleFire has a solution in the works for the Buffee...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 April 2021, 16:12
Replies: 96
Views: 10,431
Posted By Daedalus
The (chip) memory bandwidth would only really...

The (chip) memory bandwidth would only really suffer if the Buffee was to stick to the 68000 bus timings. But there's collaboration between TF and the Buffee team, so it's possible we could see a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 April 2021, 14:34
Replies: 2,781
Views: 473,937
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, it's only the later games that will use...

Indeed, it's only the later games that will use it, but it's nice to have. There are a few applications that will use it too, many music players and newer sound editors for example. But one of the...
Forum: support.Apps 28 April 2021, 12:36
Replies: 40
Views: 8,468
Posted By Daedalus
If you turn on the coordinates display, I'm...

If you turn on the coordinates display, I'm pretty sure it switches to showing length when you draw a line.
Forum: Hardware mods 28 April 2021, 10:30
Replies: 96
Views: 10,431
Posted By Daedalus
It appears that TerribleFire has started work on...

It appears that TerribleFire has started work on an adaptor that lets you add 68K DIP accelerators to the A1200, with the ultimate aim of running a Buffee in an A1200. Not sure if it would also...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 April 2021, 15:00
Replies: 66
Views: 18,699
Posted By Daedalus
Zorro card clockports typically use an offset...

Zorro card clockports typically use an offset from the Zorro board's base address, so they're not fixed and they don't coincide with the ports on clockport splitters/expanders. They need to either be...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 April 2021, 11:42
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By Daedalus
It depends on the chemistry within the battery....

It depends on the chemistry within the battery. Lithium ones (e.g. CR2032) only leak very rarely, and usually only when they've been mechanically compromised. Zinc, alkaline, NiCd, NiMH etc. coin...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 April 2021, 21:15
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Daedalus
Ah yes, I've seen this with Amiga Test Kit too -...

Ah yes, I've seen this with Amiga Test Kit too - it will actually read directly from the RTC chip, but it only does it for a while before it somehow locks up the RTC (or the RTC reading code),...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 April 2021, 16:33
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Daedalus
How were you noticing that the seconds weren't...

How were you noticing that the seconds weren't moving? If it's with the normal clock program from Workbench, then the problem lies elsewhere. The OS reads the RTC just once on boot to get the time...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 April 2021, 13:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By Daedalus
For a CD32, even if the board is beyond...

For a CD32, even if the board is beyond reasonable to salvage, there are replacement boards that will use some or all of the chipset - those custom chips are only getting more expensive by the day,...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 April 2021, 19:39
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it's possible that it's simply...

Yeah, it's possible that it's simply misinterpreting the speed it should play at. On the other hand, having the debugger running might be slowing things down significantly, and the VWait command...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 April 2021, 21:15
Replies: 58
Views: 3,957
Posted By Daedalus
I'm not sure how the bit count in itself changes...

I'm not sure how the bit count in itself changes the effect of the flicker, other than perhaps allowing the graphics card itself to output at a higher refresh rate... The thing with CRTs is that they...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 April 2021, 01:00
Replies: 66
Views: 4,239
Posted By Daedalus
Well, it gets a bit vague when you start talking...

Well, it gets a bit vague when you start talking about ports. What you mean is 3D PC games - after all, games like Monkey Island are nothing but ports from the PC.

Being a commercial release for a...
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