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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 01:26
Replies: 13
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Posted By Matt_H
Since this subject keeps coming up: Degrader...

Since this subject keeps coming up:

Degrader (http://aminet.net/package/util/misc/Degrader). Use options 60Hz and 60HzSystem to turn your PAL Amiga into an NTSC Amiga. Use options 50Hz and...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 July 2021, 06:11
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By Matt_H
Welcome! See here...

Welcome! See here (https://www.gregdonner.org/workbench/wb_205.html) for details on 2.05. The short version is yes, it is A600 specific, more or less. A3000s shipped with 2.04 (and the earliest ones...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 July 2021, 05:13
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Matt_H
One other thing I just remembered, there is a big...

One other thing I just remembered, there is a big GVP-specific FAQ in the 3.1.4 distribution. I had a look and it seems you may be able to use the full 16GB of your SD card as a single drive after...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 July 2021, 21:01
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Matt_H
There are 2 broad steps to take care of: 1....

There are 2 broad steps to take care of:
1. Preparing the board as a SCSI device (or devices) - this is done via USB on the PC
2. Preparing the hard drive - this is done on the Amiga

It sounds...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 July 2021, 22:18
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By Matt_H
It’s basically the same. I think there are some...

It’s basically the same. I think there are some minor differences in terms of included games. With the keyboard it’s almost identical to a real C64 (minus the original ports, plus HDMI and USB). I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 July 2021, 18:07
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By Matt_H
Been a while since I upgraded mine, but I *think*...

Been a while since I upgraded mine, but I *think* I was able to use the same stick as all my external .d64 images. I.e., it doesn’t need to be empty.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 July 2021, 15:01
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Matt_H
Was anything ever written to take advantage of...

Was anything ever written to take advantage of that mechanism? Later we got the third-party type1.library and ttf.library but I thought they used a different way to hook into the system. I’d love to...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 July 2021, 02:19
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Matt_H
Thanks, great resource! High-quality, "official"...

Thanks, great resource! High-quality, "official" Compugraphic fonts are quite hard to find.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 July 2021, 01:38
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Matt_H
fxgogo has given a good overview of the...

fxgogo has given a good overview of the situation. To expand on some details, the system font renderer (diskfont.library) can only handle Amiga bitmap and Compugraphic/Intellifont fonts....
Forum: support.Hardware 19 July 2021, 05:20
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Matt_H
I don’t know the details, but earlier editions of...

I don’t know the details, but earlier editions of the “Introducing the Amiga 2000HD” and “Introducing the Amiga 2500” manuals assume a 2090 controller rather than a 2091 and should outline the...
Forum: support.Apps 16 July 2021, 16:16
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Matt_H
I’m not sure if it’s still the case, but at least...

I’m not sure if it’s still the case, but at least previously, buying PageStream 5 also gave access to previous 3.x and 4.x releases.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 July 2021, 05:34
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By Matt_H
Correct. The A501 has a battery, but...

Correct.



The A501 has a battery, but the A501+ does not. Those metal cases are an extreme pain to open, so if you don't have to, don't. :)
Forum: support.Hardware 15 July 2021, 17:48
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By Matt_H
Get that battery out of there! It will continue...

Get that battery out of there! It will continue causing damage until it's removed.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 July 2021, 17:15
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Matt_H
So, I'd want to see American and European adverts...

So, I'd want to see American and European adverts side by side in order to compare, but I can think of a few possibilities:

1. Different color calibration standards between American and European...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 July 2021, 02:53
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Matt_H
Power light blinking is the normal indication of...

Power light blinking is the normal indication of a crash. Nothing unusual about that.

Obviously we want to figure out why it’s crashing. :)
How is the stability of the system without the PCMCIA...
Forum: AMR contributions 11 July 2021, 23:44
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By Matt_H
They even had a little CD32 coverage, too. At...

They even had a little CD32 coverage, too. At some point in the late 90s they released a special issue that included an index of (almost?) everything they ever reviewed. 2 games were listed, I think...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 July 2021, 21:51
Replies: 14
Views: 1,409
Posted By Matt_H
A preservation win :great

A preservation win :great
Forum: Amiga scene 09 July 2021, 17:21
Replies: 14
Views: 1,409
Posted By Matt_H
Well-intentioned, absolutely. But far more than a...

Well-intentioned, absolutely. But far more than a bit naive. Extremely naive, perhaps even arrogant, or indulging some egotistical greed. We all know the legend of Icarus and what happens when you...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 July 2021, 05:08
Replies: 14
Views: 1,409
Posted By Matt_H
From a legal standpoint, there’s no difference...

From a legal standpoint, there’s no difference between just the tutorials and the entire magazine. It’s all abandonware, which is a made-up concept with no legal standing. It’s technically not legal...
Forum: support.Apps 09 July 2021, 04:36
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Matt_H
Brilliance should add that command to the...

Brilliance should add that command to the startup-sequence/user-startup automatically during installation. If it doesn’t, just run it manually before starting Brilliance. I set up an IconX script to...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 July 2021, 04:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,409
Posted By Matt_H
It’s likely a specific issue with archive.org....

It’s likely a specific issue with archive.org. They have gotten into a *lot* of hot water recently with regard to their lax attitude toward copyright and various trade associations are starting to...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 July 2021, 21:23
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Matt_H
The smaller FG label is a typical Commodore...

The smaller FG label is a typical Commodore factory label, found on just about everything post-1990 (with different letter codes depending on target country). The GR/AU label is more unusual. My...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 July 2021, 15:29
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Matt_H
How this one was ever allowed to leave the...

How this one was ever allowed to leave the developers’ offices is a mystery that will never be solved.
Forum: Amiga scene 01 July 2021, 23:41
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Matt_H
NewTek 2000s and 4000s are/were somewhat common....

NewTek 2000s and 4000s are/were somewhat common. A NewTek 3000 is not something I’ve seen before. Most Toaster users either wanted the 4000 for AGA or the 2000 for more slots. The 3000 has neither of...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 29 June 2021, 15:59
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By Matt_H
I’ll venture a guess that Video Construction Set...

I’ll venture a guess that Video Construction Set was an early name for Deluxe Video.
Forum: Amiga scene 27 June 2021, 21:44
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Matt_H
I guess the theory behind it would be some sort...

I guess the theory behind it would be some sort of memory monitor in WinUAE to detect the various game states coupled with an interface to VLC to play the appropriate tracks. But I don't know if the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 June 2021, 02:43
Replies: 114
Views: 16,813
Posted By Matt_H
That's pretty cool. Gives it a hand-drawn kind of...

That's pretty cool. Gives it a hand-drawn kind of look. Reminds me of Flashback.


Personally, I love this era of 3D. Developers were still trying to figure out the possibilities of the medium and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 June 2021, 20:57
Replies: 33
Views: 1,979
Posted By Matt_H
It's true, I don't follow the genre closely. But...

It's true, I don't follow the genre closely. But it seems like I keep coming across comments across the web (not in genre fan communities) referring to such-and-such as a "classic shmup." The thing...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 June 2021, 20:28
Replies: 33
Views: 1,979
Posted By Matt_H
Quite possibly. But with the "evolution" of...

Quite possibly. But with the "evolution" of social media from small communities of friends to massive followings of outsize influencers and figureheads I can't help but wonder if one of these...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 June 2021, 15:52
Replies: 33
Views: 1,979
Posted By Matt_H
I appreciated your joke. :great

I appreciated your joke. :great
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 June 2021, 15:45
Replies: 33
Views: 1,979
Posted By Matt_H
I’m not trying to police the language, just...

I’m not trying to police the language, just trying to understand it. Something happened in the past few years—an article, a magazine, a particular game’s marketing or community, a YouTube...
Forum: News 20 June 2021, 22:52
Replies: 32
Views: 5,169
Posted By Matt_H
I don’t want to derail this thread any further,...

I don’t want to derail this thread any further, but I’ll just say that my frustration with Dark Mode originates with the industry attitude being something like “zomg! apple dark mode!!!111oneone so...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 June 2021, 17:47
Replies: 33
Views: 1,979
Posted By Matt_H
Right. I’m not suggesting that the internet...

Right. I’m not suggesting that the internet invented it, just that all of a sudden it went from being a rare term to the dominant one. Trying to pinpoint how that happened. e.g., I had never...
Forum: News 20 June 2021, 17:39
Replies: 32
Views: 5,169
Posted By Matt_H
Ok, ok, point taken! :laughing I think the...

Ok, ok, point taken! :laughing
I think the whole Dark Mode UX trend in the industry in general is silly, hence I thought it’s unfortunate that labor needs to be spent on it that could be applied...
Forum: support.Other 20 June 2021, 15:02
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Matt_H
Possible workaround: rename your partition to...

Possible workaround: rename your partition to SYS, save prefs, then rename it back to OS 3.2.
Forum: News 20 June 2021, 04:24
Replies: 32
Views: 5,169
Posted By Matt_H
Sigh. Do we really need to jump on this silly...

Sigh. Do we really need to jump on this silly Dark Mode bandwagon? Can't the same thing be achieved globally (or per-app!) through MUI settings/themes?


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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 June 2021, 04:13
Replies: 33
Views: 1,979
Posted By Matt_H
Thanks for that reference. I did find some other...

Thanks for that reference. I did find some other evidence of the term in use long ago, but it seems like it's gone from rare to everywhere in a very short time. Even Shmups (the site) refers to the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 June 2021, 03:54
Replies: 33
Views: 1,979
Posted By Matt_H
Shoot-'em-ups

Everyone seems to be calling these kinds of games "shmups" now, a further truncation of an already-truncated genre name.

Does anyone know when/where the linguistic trend of "shmup" started? It...
Forum: support.Games 15 June 2021, 04:49
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Matt_H
I thought there were heaps of Worms levels on...

I thought there were heaps of Worms levels on Aminet?
There’s also the CD compilation “Oh Yes, More Worms” released by Blittersoft.
Amiga Format and CU Amiga cover CDs probably have some levels,...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 June 2021, 13:38
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Matt_H
Does v7 not support XT drives? I thought it did....

Does v7 not support XT drives? I thought it did.
If you just want to play around, the 590/2091 install disk includes a BindDrivers version of 6.6, the caveat being that you’ll have to disable...
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