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Forum: Hardware mods 02 May 2021, 19:03
Replies: 36
Views: 2,934
Posted By Shadowfire
http://www.scs.stanford.edu/10wi-cs140/pintos/spec...

http://www.scs.stanford.edu/10wi-cs140/pintos/specs/ata-3-std.pdf#:~:text=working%20draft%20AT%20Attachment-3%20%28ATA-3%29%20American%20National%20Standard,Consensus%20is%20established%20when%2C%20in...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 May 2021, 18:30
Replies: 36
Views: 2,934
Posted By Shadowfire
Ah, so this is for the pre-ATA-33 spec. ...

Ah, so this is for the pre-ATA-33 spec.

Table 3 - Cable parameters
+=============================================-======-========+
| Cable length of 0,46m (18 inches) * | Min | Max |...
Forum: Hardware mods 01 May 2021, 02:43
Replies: 36
Views: 2,934
Posted By Shadowfire
Electrical over stress

Electrical over stress
Forum: MarketPlace 30 April 2021, 13:59
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By Shadowfire
They're not cheap by any means, but they're...

They're not cheap by any means, but they're indispensable when you're looking to repair machinery that the manufacturer no longer makes.

I doubt they are big into military, since most military...
Forum: Hardware mods 30 April 2021, 12:54
Replies: 36
Views: 2,934
Posted By Shadowfire
Great to see that someone finally realizes that...

Great to see that someone finally realizes that EOS is a thing and is actually using level shifters this time. This board might actually be worth buying.
TBD: Learn why every commercial IDE...
Forum: MarketPlace 25 April 2021, 16:26
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Shadowfire
What exactly do you mean by "buffered"?

What exactly do you mean by "buffered"?
Forum: MarketPlace 25 April 2021, 16:18
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By Shadowfire
Radwell is a distributor for old, out-of-stock...

Radwell is a distributor for old, out-of-stock parts. They are legit. I've used them at my job to get PLC relay boards for a 35-year old test fixture the had an obsolete PLC in it.

Be advised...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 April 2021, 12:49
Replies: 464
Views: 54,305
Posted By Shadowfire
Knowing nothing about the Atari series, I decided...

Knowing nothing about the Atari series, I decided to look at the schematics of the Atari Falcon.
Oh boy, that's a 16-bit data bus architecture for sure. D0-D15 just dangling in the breeze on the...
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 April 2021, 17:27
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By Shadowfire
Update: I have purchased a Freesync monitor,...

Update:

I have purchased a Freesync monitor, a LG 24GN50W from my local Walmart for $160 (which is a whole lot cheaper than the current asking price of the Viewsonic XG2560 I originally used in...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 April 2021, 17:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By Shadowfire
Wikipedia says that the PSX version of robocod...

Wikipedia says that the PSX version of robocod was released in 2003, the PS2 version in 2006.
Ratchet & Clank was released on the PS2 in 2002. Which platform game would you rather play?
The fact...
Forum: News 23 February 2021, 23:19
Replies: 149
Views: 17,071
Posted By Shadowfire
The technical prowess on display here is...

The technical prowess on display here is impressive.
Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2021, 20:41
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Shadowfire
These types of things are interesting in the...

These types of things are interesting in the "cool that they did that" perspective, but they never give the performance that you get in a standalone oscilloscope -- even a twenty year old used one...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 19 February 2021, 14:05
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By Shadowfire
It is likely that you have a 512k agnus...

It is likely that you have a 512k agnus installed. IIRC Agnus is mapped to control all memory access from $000000-$1FFFFF, and if you have an original 512k chip, the 68000 can't see the ram above...
Forum: support.WinUAE 13 February 2021, 16:19
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By Shadowfire
Monitor OSD reports "240 hz max refresh rate,...

Monitor OSD reports "240 hz max refresh rate, Mode: G-sync"
I'd also assume that a 144hz display would be pretty smooth.
I'd like to see if the cheaper Freesync monitors can also replicate this...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 February 2021, 16:14
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By Shadowfire
Just checked out a youtube video of the ST...

Just checked out a youtube video of the ST version. They did put some effort into the Amiga port (in-game music, maps rewritten to support multidirectional scrolling).
Gameplay wise the only thing...
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 February 2021, 21:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By Shadowfire
If anyone has a setup with one of these, please...

If anyone has a setup with one of these, please respond in this thread. The freesync monitors are cheaper than the gsync displays.
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 February 2021, 21:20
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By Shadowfire
Well... the OS is reporting a 240hz refresh rate,...

Well... the OS is reporting a 240hz refresh rate, and the monitor is reporting a 240hz refresh rate, but if you want to believe that they're both lying to me, that's all on you. I don't have...
Forum: support.WinUAE 07 February 2021, 17:40
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By Shadowfire
Some notes: 1. On my primary system which is...

Some notes:

1. On my primary system which is hugely more powerful (I9-10850K, Geforce 1080Ti) I am using a 4K TV which does not support 50hz, only 60/30/24. On this setup, when running a PAL...
Forum: support.WinUAE 07 February 2021, 16:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By Shadowfire
Using Winuae and G-Sync

I built up a new emulation rig with the Checkmate1500plus case, explicitly for Amiga emulation.

I've got a build running that is FANTASTIC using Pimiga 4/400. My test case was Turrican 2 - it...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 February 2021, 11:55
Replies: 60
Views: 4,631
Posted By Shadowfire
I agree, the crackers would probably not want to...

I agree, the crackers would probably not want to bring people to court over copyright violations when they themselves were liable for it.
Only in corporate America (specifically, overprotective...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 January 2021, 21:25
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By Shadowfire
The sad thing is, the drivers will never get any...

The sad thing is, the drivers will never get any better if their community moderators are tossing out valid issues and not forwarding them to someone who can fix them... because emulators. Back to...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 January 2021, 17:59
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By Shadowfire
You can't be disappointed if your expectations are set properly low.

Hi Shadowfire,
Xxxxx_x_Xxxxx (Moderator) posted a new reply in Graphics on 01-21-2021 09:30 AM:

Re:UHD-630 audio cuts out with full screen refresh rate change (WinUAE)
Hello Shadowfire,
...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 January 2021, 03:42
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By Shadowfire
reference: ...

reference:
https://community.intel.com/t5/Graphics/UHD-630-audio-cuts-out-with-full-screen-refresh-rate-change/m-p/1247538/highlight/false#M93500

Not holding my breath on Intel to fix this one. ...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 January 2021, 03:07
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By Shadowfire
After going thru that thread, I decided of course...

After going thru that thread, I decided of course to poke around some more.
The motherboard has onboard audio, but I don't have any speakers plugged into it (using the TV speakers).
The onboard...
Forum: support.WinUAE 17 January 2021, 19:17
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By Shadowfire
Refresh rate switch disables sound

Running Winuae 4.4.0 64-bit
Intel I3-10100 integrated graphics (UHD-630)
Attached to a 720p TV which has an internal 1080p -> 720p scaler (which combined with the UHD-630 wanting to scale...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 January 2021, 19:21
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Shadowfire
All CRT's have a redundant set of safety circuits...

All CRT's have a redundant set of safety circuits which are designed to shut off the electron beams (by killing off the high voltage generator) if conditions are such that the voltage is too high,...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 December 2020, 04:54
Replies: 113
Views: 12,150
Posted By Shadowfire
Does your game have to eventually load and run on...

Does your game have to eventually load and run on local hardware, which isn't physically under YOUR lock and key?
If so, there is nothing you can do to stop crackers. Nothing. Nothing at all. ...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 November 2020, 23:55
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By Shadowfire
30+ year old sockets strike again.

30+ year old sockets strike again.
Forum: Amiga scene 16 November 2020, 23:48
Replies: 163
Views: 12,487
Posted By Shadowfire
Had another go at this last weekend. This time,...

Had another go at this last weekend.
This time, instead of trying to install the distribution to the hard disk, I went with the ICAROS live distribution 2.2.8 and installed to USB thumb drive...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 November 2020, 23:33
Replies: 9
Views: 2,031
Posted By Shadowfire
The KIM-1 is the rare computer. The mangled...

The KIM-1 is the rare computer. The mangled VIC-20's are actually industrial junk, not valuable to anyone except maybe the original designers, or possibly people who want to use the parts to restore...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 November 2020, 18:36
Replies: 500
Views: 83,519
Posted By Shadowfire
I'm kind of confused. How are you dealing with...

I'm kind of confused. How are you dealing with the 5V level shifting? I'm not aware of any BGA mount devices for which this isn't an issue. Are there level shifters on the back of the board, or...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2020, 15:13
Replies: 1,047
Views: 165,064
Posted By Shadowfire
When I wasn't working (and had no money) I played...

When I wasn't working (and had no money) I played with them a lot, but couldn't do the upgrades/expansions I wanted. Now that I'm working, spare time (instead of money) is at a premium, and I can...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2020, 14:04
Replies: 1,047
Views: 165,064
Posted By Shadowfire
Wow. It's been a while (19 years) since I put in...

Wow. It's been a while (19 years) since I put in my setup. I've moved to a different house since.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/siRXbbWnAww3yNLX7
This is my primary console retrogaming area...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 July 2020, 01:42
Replies: 216
Views: 25,991
Posted By Shadowfire
Realistically it wouldn't matter, there's no...

Realistically it wouldn't matter, there's no decision making ability in the copper to see why the wait was completed and branch, so you either use the copper to do your screen transitions/sprite...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 June 2020, 04:24
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By Shadowfire
This is kind of like, no, actually EXACTLY like,...

This is kind of like, no, actually EXACTLY like, saying that since the Amiga and the Neogeo both have the same 68000 processor, that you can "probably" make the Amiga do almost exactly the same thing...
Forum: Member Introductions 02 June 2020, 04:35
Replies: 14
Views: 2,214
Posted By Shadowfire
You would be looking for 256K x 4 page mode (or...

You would be looking for 256K x 4 page mode (or static column) RAM chips, 120ns or faster access time, in the DIP package.
...
Forum: Member Introductions 31 May 2020, 07:38
Replies: 14
Views: 2,214
Posted By Shadowfire
IIRC on the A3000, the unit shipped with 1meg of...

IIRC on the A3000, the unit shipped with 1meg of chip ram soldered in, and 1 meg of FAST ram in DIP sockets on the right side of the board.

If you wanted to upgrade the fast ram (which required...
Forum: Member Introductions 30 May 2020, 07:08
Replies: 14
Views: 2,214
Posted By Shadowfire
When the power supply on an Amiga fails and...

When the power supply on an Amiga fails and generates too much voltage, the RAM IC's are indeed the first to go. The good news is, that you get a green screen, which means that the ROM, the 68030...
Forum: request.Other 29 April 2020, 03:23
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By Shadowfire
The most popular backup program was called...

The most popular backup program was called "Quarterback".
Forum: support.Games 25 March 2019, 02:36
Replies: 67
Views: 8,266
Posted By Shadowfire
Back in the day, I had an A500 (KS 1.3) and a...

Back in the day, I had an A500 (KS 1.3) and a softkicking (1.3/2.04) A3000. I distinctly remember never hearing the corrupted music when booting the game on the A500, and always hearing the...
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