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Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 27 April 2021, 00:06
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By aeberbach
I had a MiSTer with all the trimmings but it was...

I had a MiSTer with all the trimmings but it was not for me. The Raspberry Pi 400 is a great bit of hardware for emulating Amiga and quite a bit cheaper. It's also useful for other things when you're...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 April 2021, 00:43
Replies: 21
Views: 1,276
Posted By aeberbach
Thomas Richter is exactly right, though it took a...

Thomas Richter is exactly right, though it took a long time for me to see that since I love games and hardware. A person who loves something else but thinks they might do it better with a computer...
Forum: Hardware pics 28 March 2021, 23:55
Replies: 11
Views: 3,719
Posted By aeberbach
I don't feel like the throw is too long, but if I...

I don't feel like the throw is too long, but if I do I'll pop that split ring off the bottom of the stick, remove the actuator cylinder and print a slightly larger diameter cylinder. It's definitely...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 March 2021, 22:01
Replies: 39
Views: 1,916
Posted By aeberbach
I don't think there was a great color dot matrix....

I don't think there was a great color dot matrix. In fact I can't think of an affordable color printer that wasn't slow, prone to wasting expensive consumables and poor quality before color lasers...
Forum: Hardware mods 17 March 2021, 00:48
Replies: 260
Views: 42,038
Posted By aeberbach
Where's the like button on here?

Where's the like button on here?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 March 2021, 23:34
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By aeberbach
I believe they will take the original concepts...

I believe they will take the original concepts and after burning through all their cash creating updated graphics and visual effects realise that what they have done is no fun because there's nothing...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 March 2021, 23:17
Replies: 36
Views: 8,267
Posted By aeberbach
I do have two three PCBs but right now I have run...

I do have two three PCBs but right now I have run out of keyswitches. It should only be a week or so there is a big box on the way to me.

A500 compatibility is not likely to happen just because...
Forum: News 15 March 2021, 02:17
Replies: 666
Views: 134,854
Posted By aeberbach
It's not cheap, but you can custom order a set of...

It's not cheap, but you can custom order a set of Amiga MX keycaps from Signature Plastics. They have a way you can specify the size of keys and the legend. The only "Amiga" key they do not do is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 March 2021, 04:07
Replies: 32
Views: 1,418
Posted By aeberbach
The Sanwa "silent" stick might be for you - they...

The Sanwa "silent" stick might be for you - they are hard to come by and triple the price of some arcade sticks, but they are so good.
Forum: Collections 07 March 2021, 23:21
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By aeberbach
Well done, these are great old games and worth...

Well done, these are great old games and worth preserving.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 March 2021, 23:20
Replies: 32
Views: 1,418
Posted By aeberbach
Back in the day I took a Wico base and modified...

Back in the day I took a Wico base and modified it to put a Quickshot fighter stick handle on, complete with rapid fire. luckily the Wico shaft was almost exactly the same size as the plastic shaft...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 March 2021, 07:12
Replies: 32
Views: 1,418
Posted By aeberbach
Joysticks: left or right?

A quick poll just because I am interested... back in the day arcade games usually had the joystick placed for the left hand while you hit the buttons with your right. Amiga/home sticks were the...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 March 2021, 22:27
Replies: 21
Views: 1,816
Posted By aeberbach
As I made my own mechanical keyboards I would not...

As I made my own mechanical keyboards I would not want to buy any but if you are doing a kit with keycaps for under $200 it should be a huge success. Keycaps are the very hard part. Switches are very...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 March 2021, 22:55
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By aeberbach
I will chime in and note that a converted A500...

I will chime in and note that a converted A500 keyboard is just as mushy and horrible as a real A1200 keyboard, but I'm a bit biased :D If I could buy an AOTL kipper2k keyboard I probably would, it...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 March 2021, 22:19
Replies: 128
Views: 23,931
Posted By aeberbach
Infocom protections were always the best. They...

Infocom protections were always the best. They did not stop you playing the game but without the two or three vital clues that came in the form of "feelies" (look at what you get with...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2021, 00:33
Replies: 260
Views: 42,038
Posted By aeberbach
Yeah, put me down for one too!

Yeah, put me down for one too!
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2021, 05:32
Replies: 29
Views: 1,389
Posted By aeberbach
You need one of these: ...

You need one of these:

http://digicoolthings.com/eprom-adapter-v1-1-update-back-in-stock/

to burn Amiga ROMs with the TL866II. I'm sure there are cheaper ones but this is a quality item, happy...
Forum: project.EAB 24 January 2021, 21:35
Replies: 14
Views: 1,798
Posted By aeberbach
Like: plenty of people who know more than I do...

Like: plenty of people who know more than I do especially the arcana concerning what works with what and how.

Dislike: as soon as you do anything "IS IT OPEN SOURCE? IT BETTER BE!" The first...
Forum: support.Other 19 January 2021, 21:33
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By aeberbach
Before the FPGA? ...

Before the FPGA?

https://vintagecomputer.ca/lear-siegler-adm-3a-terminal/

Discrete logic! Check out that amazing circuit board! The Lear-Siegler ADM3A is one of the best examples of the...
Forum: Hardware mods 17 January 2021, 22:08
Replies: 24
Views: 3,771
Posted By aeberbach
Nice job! Too often people need just a bit more...

Nice job! Too often people need just a bit more speed but the only option is going to cost hundreds. I really like how compact and buildable you have made it.
Forum: Amiga scene 13 January 2021, 22:43
Replies: 186
Views: 12,846
Posted By aeberbach
Saying that something is overpriced because...

Saying that something is overpriced because something else is even more overpriced is perhaps not the strong argument you hope it is.
Forum: Amiga scene 12 January 2021, 08:12
Replies: 186
Views: 12,846
Posted By aeberbach
Well I wasn't going to do this, but I am. Bruce -...

Well I wasn't going to do this, but I am. Bruce - Macintoshes from the same era are worth it. I have two SE/30s! And I would buy an Atari 800 if I could find one. Not an ST though, wouldn't go that...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 January 2021, 00:23
Replies: 186
Views: 12,846
Posted By aeberbach
The future arrived with DOOM. To ignore it would...

The future arrived with DOOM. To ignore it would have been stupid. At that point there was no saving the Amiga, it did not contribute to the Amiga's death, only made it obvious.

DOOM was just so...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 October 2020, 02:44
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By aeberbach
Don't stress about the difference between 600 and...

Don't stress about the difference between 600 and 600 HD too much. The only difference is drive, bracket and cable (and badge!). You won't be using an original drive anyway, so look at a PATA SSD...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 October 2020, 22:34
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By aeberbach
Wouldn't be the first time. I remember hearing on...

Wouldn't be the first time. I remember hearing on radio in about 1993 that Apple had invented an amazing new technology called "multitasking" that would let you run two programs at once...

But...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 11 October 2020, 01:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,413
Posted By aeberbach
In your situation I would buy a 2000, much more...

In your situation I would buy a 2000, much more opportunity for expansion. You’ll also be a lot more familiar with a row of slots coming from Apple II. The ability to install a flicker fixer card...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 October 2020, 05:08
Replies: 87
Views: 9,288
Posted By aeberbach
Thanks for the look! It looks exactly as my first...

Thanks for the look! It looks exactly as my first impressions.
Forum: support.Hardware 02 October 2020, 11:29
Replies: 226
Views: 10,833
Posted By aeberbach
Well there is no shortage of fakes but I see real...

Well there is no shortage of fakes but I see real ones selling for over 300 Euro, and without waiting around for weeks! I have one rev 6. I'd like to see a replacement FPGA to break the supply-demand...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 October 2020, 00:15
Replies: 226
Views: 10,833
Posted By aeberbach
Until a 68060 replacement is cycle-accurate and...

Until a 68060 replacement is cycle-accurate and replaces an actual 68060 in a PGA socket it's not going to be of much interest to me. I just want to run vintage hardware with no incompatibilities and...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 October 2020, 02:59
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By aeberbach
https://www.digikey.com.au/product-detail/en/ID09S...

https://www.digikey.com.au/product-detail/en/ID09S33E4GX00LF/609-5771-ND/1536372

You can find the whole project at https://github.com/aeberbach/A600-side-port-relocator
Forum: support.Hardware 30 September 2020, 13:47
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By aeberbach
Glad I checked before making any PCBs then :-)

Glad I checked before making any PCBs then :-)
Forum: support.Hardware 30 September 2020, 02:49
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By aeberbach
Well, the idea behind the post is to see if it is...

Well, the idea behind the post is to see if it is worth spending the money on a PCB - so I haven't done it yet. But here's the papercraft version. The PCB version would have considerably thicker...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 September 2020, 23:08
Replies: 330
Views: 25,534
Posted By aeberbach
Only because the artificial distinction has been...

Only because the artificial distinction has been made by the developer.
Forum: support.Hardware 29 September 2020, 11:04
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By aeberbach
A600 port relocator - interest?

The A600 has joystick and mouse ports on the right where the cables are going to get in the way of where most people want to roll a mouse around a desk. Also the ports are obstructed - all but molded...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 September 2020, 09:09
Replies: 330
Views: 25,534
Posted By aeberbach
It certainly is, but it is silly to price it so...

It certainly is, but it is silly to price it so that the developer isn't being paid until you need the firmware for the better chip. It's also silly to pretend that any number of people are going to...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 September 2020, 22:42
Replies: 330
Views: 25,534
Posted By aeberbach
Having to pay for a license to plug in a 060...

Having to pay for a license to plug in a 060 seems silly... definitely makes me lean toward the competition.
Forum: support.Hardware 25 September 2020, 00:29
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By aeberbach
What kind of joystick do you have? Priorities! ...

What kind of joystick do you have? Priorities!

I would never go without a mechanical keyboard since the originals feel like tapping on coins supported by cotton wool, but that's just me.
Forum: HOL suggestions and feedback 24 September 2020, 09:29
Replies: 5
Views: 6,009
Posted By aeberbach
This is about the only game I was prepared to...

This is about the only game I was prepared to look at an un-flickerfixed interlaced screen for.
Forum: support.Hardware 23 September 2020, 13:23
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By aeberbach
One word on the TL866ii, you might buy it...

One word on the TL866ii, you might buy it assuming you could also do Amiga ROM also, 27C400. Unfortunately you need an adapter too, just another small cost to be aware of. It’s a good programmer...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 September 2020, 00:05
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By aeberbach
OK, well as long as you check. Just don't forget...

OK, well as long as you check. Just don't forget to identify pin 1 on both drives to be sure where your adapter is going to connect it, and watch out that when you are looking at PIN numbers you are...
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