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Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 20:49
Replies: 7
Views: 242
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: 7
Views: 242
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: 2,610
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: 1,063
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: 1,063
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: 380
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: 544
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: 380
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: 609
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: 609
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: 544
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: 4,109
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: 10,246
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: 473,520
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: 8,418
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: 10,246
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: 18,590
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: 1,029
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: 503
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: 503
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: 1,029
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: 435
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: 3,865
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: 4,153
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...
Forum: support.Apps 16 April 2021, 14:27
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By Daedalus
DefIcons is great, it was included as part of...

DefIcons is great, it was included as part of OS3.9 so I've been using it for over 20 years and I miss it whenever I'm using an Amiga without it. I believe it's coming back for inclusion in OS 3.2,...
Forum: support.Games 13 April 2021, 10:22
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By Daedalus
WarpOS implies OS3, as it is an add-on for OS3...

WarpOS implies OS3, as it is an add-on for OS3 that provides PPC compatibility. OS3 is meant here as in contrast to OS4... The ISO even has "OS3" in the name. And it contains WarpOS on the CD itself...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 April 2021, 21:11
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By Daedalus
A faster CPU is still a good thing, making many...

A faster CPU is still a good thing, making many games much nicer to play. But it depends on the type of game really, whether it's worth it or not.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 April 2021, 21:18
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Daedalus
Once a PSU is able to supply the maximum required...

Once a PSU is able to supply the maximum required current without causing problems, that's all you need. Having extra in reserve is no harm of course, and you don't want to be sitting right at the...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 April 2021, 13:47
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Daedalus
A standard 3A PSU is enough even if you are using...

A standard 3A PSU is enough even if you are using a mechanical HDD and CD-ROM. The problem with the older PSUs is not the rated capacity, it's that some of them deteriorate and are no longer able to...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2021, 14:43
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that's plenty - it's unlikely that setup...

Yep, that's plenty - it's unlikely that setup uses much more than half that 5V capacity, and probably doesn't exceed 15W.
Forum: support.Apps 06 April 2021, 12:46
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By Daedalus
No, it's the design of the chipset itself that...

No, it's the design of the chipset itself that limits the number of colours, specifically the bandwidth needed to fetch the data required for each line. There simply isn't enough bandwidth to load...
Forum: support.Apps 06 April 2021, 11:09
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By Daedalus
That sounds like an OCS/ECS chipset limit rather...

That sounds like an OCS/ECS chipset limit rather than a shortage of chip RAM - what machine are you running it on? How much chip RAM is fitted?
Forum: support.Other 05 April 2021, 17:59
Replies: 18
Views: 1,193
Posted By Daedalus
That seems very odd indeed... No, a...

That seems very odd indeed...


No, a backdrop window is still a window, and snapshotting like that should still work fine, and has always done for me in 3.1.4, 3.9 and 3.1. The snapshotting...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2021, 09:40
Replies: 38
Views: 1,925
Posted By Daedalus
Standard for American companies (and many...

Standard for American companies (and many American people too it seems) - violence is fine and a normal part of everyday life, but nudity can damage a fragile child's mind :nuts
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 03 April 2021, 21:37
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Daedalus
Some Amiga keyboards don't support certain...

Some Amiga keyboards don't support certain simultaneous key combinations due to the design of the matrix and the controller. This was an issue that only really became prominent when first person...
Forum: support.Games 31 March 2021, 16:12
Replies: 71
Views: 4,957
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, that's a shame because the game looks much...

Yeah, that's a shame because the game looks much better under Warp3D IMHO.
Forum: support.Games 31 March 2021, 11:41
Replies: 71
Views: 4,957
Posted By Daedalus
There was no manual with the physical release...

There was no manual with the physical release either unfortunately, though at least there was a reference card cheat sheet on the CD which I printed for the controls. Especially later on, having...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 29 March 2021, 22:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By Daedalus
Totally missed this thread back in the day, but...

Totally missed this thread back in the day, but it's probably that your shape doesn't have a cookie associated with it, meaning when you blit it, it's transparent. Drawing the box forces it because...
Forum: support.Games 29 March 2021, 22:04
Replies: 71
Views: 4,957
Posted By Daedalus
I've never done it under WinUAE, but I believe...

I've never done it under WinUAE, but I believe you can indeed emulate a Voodoo 3 if you have the correct ROM image, and once that's the case, install Picasso96 and the Voodoo driver, and Warp3D....
Forum: support.Games 29 March 2021, 18:14
Replies: 71
Views: 4,957
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, if I get a chance tonight I'll fire up my...

Hmmm, if I get a chance tonight I'll fire up my A1200 and get whatever details I have from it.

But, from memory, software rendering is only supported for the PPC version, so it might not fully...
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