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Forum: support.Games 30 March 2022, 16:56
Replies: 29
Views: 3,865
Posted By Overdoc
Sounds great! Just make sure that it is also...

Sounds great!
Just make sure that it is also possible to save the game with CRTL-G.
I remember that only one version exists, where this worked? It was the Fusion crack with fix by Eurosoft, if I...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 November 2021, 00:12
Replies: 31
Views: 6,694
Posted By Overdoc
Hare Raising Havoc needed 1MB chipram on the...

Hare Raising Havoc needed 1MB chipram on the Amiga 500 if I remember correctly?
But other from that, it was OCS and kick 1.3, but needed to be installed on a harddisk.
Forum: Hardware pics 29 November 2021, 23:57
Replies: 2
Views: 5,584
Posted By Overdoc
There is basically 2 different types (the left...

There is basically 2 different types (the left one in your pics, compared to the middle and right one)
Both the motor pcb as well as the controller pcb is different on the left model, but from my...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 November 2021, 23:46
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Overdoc
If you are not sure if your CIA chips are dead...

If you are not sure if your CIA chips are dead and perhaps shorted, then you can just remove them both - your Amiga 500 should then at least start up with a completely white screen.
If you only...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 November 2021, 12:40
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
I think the main problem was that Commodore...

I think the main problem was that Commodore decided to make the Amiga both a gaming and professional computer.

They made probably at least 80% of sales from gamers, who bought Amiga 500s and C64s...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 November 2021, 18:06
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
C64 and C16: - RF - CVBS (standard colour...

C64 and C16:
- RF
- CVBS (standard colour video signal)
- S-Video (not exactly, because of slightly different chroma level, but still compatible)

Amiga 500 with A520 or Amiga 600/1200/CD32...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 November 2021, 16:26
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
For best picture quality - yes. But the C64...

For best picture quality - yes.
But the C64 also provides CVBS output, which is accepted by any TV with Scart connector, and quality this way is not so bad.
Only RF output was really bad. (but...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 November 2021, 14:57
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
Definitely not in Austria, but I doubt it would...

Definitely not in Austria, but I doubt it would have been different in Germany.

Most smaller 36cm TVs which you would typically use for home computer and/or video gaming did not even have a Scart...
Forum: MarketPlace 16 November 2021, 09:49
Replies: 3
Views: 1,295
Posted By Overdoc
It is up for sale again, since the buyer stepped...

It is up for sale again, since the buyer stepped back.

Price reduced to 170,- Euro.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 November 2021, 09:44
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
Yes, but TVs did not support RGB on the Scart...

Yes, but TVs did not support RGB on the Scart until about 1990 or so?
All the earlier ones supported only CVBS on the Scart.

And even on some of those which later supported RGB it was not...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 November 2021, 20:58
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
Very interesting discussions about whether RGB or...

Very interesting discussions about whether RGB or YUV would have been a better choice. :)
And I am quite impressed about all the technical knowlege of most of you guys.

However, I am surprised...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 November 2021, 23:05
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By Overdoc
It is interesting that this rev. 5 board already...

It is interesting that this rev. 5 board already came with a kick 1.3.
So it must be one of tha latest rev. 5 boards, before they did rev. 6 (which I think only came with kick. 1.3?)
Maybe they did...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 November 2021, 21:53
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Overdoc
Yeah, it is the HD disk detection switch. The...

Yeah, it is the HD disk detection switch.
The Chinon 354 is DD only, and the switch is also not needed - the Chinon 354 can read/write HD disks with 880kB without any issues without the need to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 November 2021, 10:44
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
Well, it might be a bit uncomfortable to switch...

Well, it might be a bit uncomfortable to switch the Amiga 500 on when the PSU was positioned on the ground somwhere.
But, on the other hand, if the power switch would be on the Amiga side, then you...
Forum: MarketPlace 10 November 2021, 16:09
Replies: 3
Views: 1,295
Posted By Overdoc
sold

sold
Forum: News 09 November 2021, 15:56
Replies: 61
Views: 8,689
Posted By Overdoc
Thanks Jope, that sound great! So whenever I...

Thanks Jope, that sound great!
So whenever I sell an Amiga 500 with some disks to someone, I can include debug.exe on the Workbench disk, and he can start transferring his most loved ADFs to the...
Forum: News 09 November 2021, 11:20
Replies: 61
Views: 8,689
Posted By Overdoc
Just a stupid question: To be able to access...

Just a stupid question:

To be able to access WB in debug mode, I need to add the -debug parameter to the loadWB command in startup-sequence of my Workbench disk?
Does it then change anything else...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 November 2021, 10:44
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Overdoc
From a quality point of view, there will probably...

From a quality point of view, there will probably be no difference - I guess most of them are actually produced in China?

From a sales/trust point of view, I have made good experience with...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 November 2021, 23:18
Replies: 21
Views: 5,333
Posted By Overdoc
Yes, that's correct. I would suggest to connect...

Yes, that's correct.
I would suggest to connect the GOTEK externally (which also has the advantage that yu would not need to modify your Amiga's case :) ). For this you can for instance use en...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 November 2021, 20:29
Replies: 21
Views: 5,333
Posted By Overdoc
Yeah, a simple Amiga 500 set with a 512k memory...

Yeah, a simple Amiga 500 set with a 512k memory expansion is all you need.

A GOTEK drive is a very cool thing, as you can play every Amiga game ever made very easily, just by sticking in a USB...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 November 2021, 19:41
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
I cannot remember any A-500 512k ram expansion...

I cannot remember any A-500 512k ram expansion which did not have a RTC. And I think I have at least 30 different models, maybe even 50 if I count the bigger expansions (1.7MB and 1MB for A-500+) as...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 23:34
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
And this graph shows C64s being sold in thousands...

And this graph shows C64s being sold in thousands of units already beginning early 1981?! ;)
Just a side note.....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 19:27
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
For gods sake they did NOT do such a thing. We...

For gods sake they did NOT do such a thing.
We would have ended up like on modern systems, where software needs to be certified by the machine's hardware or OS developers, while they are taking good...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 19:17
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
@Gorf: That sounds really great and...

@Gorf:

That sounds really great and certainly would have helped me a lot. :)

But it also sounds like not every basic user could do such a thing easily. You certainly needed quite some knowledge...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 18:36
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
But I would not need to swap disks! ANd I would...

But I would not need to swap disks!
ANd I would not need to wait for the dos/workbench disk to load!
I could directly insert the disk where I want to list contents and load an application, or do...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 18:22
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
Please start READING what I wrote instead of...

Please start READING what I wrote instead of telling me to stop trolling.
I did not say they could not test an 1MB ram expansion (yes, it was available from the start), but I was talking about the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 17:29
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
EXACTLY!!!! Thanks a lot!! At least one...

EXACTLY!!!!
Thanks a lot!!
At least one person who understands this :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 17:27
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
That wouldn't work when the game was released...

That wouldn't work when the game was released years earlier, before Amigas were equipped with an incompatible Kickstart 2.0.
The game was intended for a Kick 1.2 or 1.3 machine, back then.

Or do...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 17:22
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
Don't know why you are repeating the lousy basic...

Don't know why you are repeating the lousy basic over and over and over again, despite I never said anything that the Basic was good?
But I see you simply ignore the fact that there were commands...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 15:11
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
What are you referring to now in detail? Games...

What are you referring to now in detail?
Games which were not compatible?

What is there to 'learn' if a game does not run because of Kickstart or memory expansion incompatibilities?
All I can...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 15:05
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
The only explanation was to create a minimal...

The only explanation was to create a minimal dos/shell or workbench disk.
And ofcourse, it was NOT explained by you.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 14:59
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
But NOT AVAILABLE at the start of the computer!!!...

But NOT AVAILABLE at the start of the computer!!! Not available without some workbench/shell/dos whatever disk.

All that is greeting me when I turn on the Amiga is a nice kickstart hand. No UI, no...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 14:54
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
Ok, then please tell me what the Workbench is in...

Ok, then please tell me what the Workbench is in your opinion?
In my opinion, there are kind of 2 OS on the Amiga (maybe even 3, if we talk about the Kickrom, too?)
There is the Workbench, which I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 14:29
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
But again, this involed that you had a separate...

But again, this involed that you had a separate disk for every single application you wanted to start!
And that was simly not affordable and a complete waste of diskspace, and money, after all....
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 14:09
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
The most needed task was running an application. ...

The most needed task was running an application.
And my 'specialised disk' was exactly for this task!

It is the main task of using a computer:
Looking what applications are on the storage...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 13:57
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
Hehe, you are right, but I don't take that...

Hehe, you are right, but I don't take that personal.

Ofcourse, we should stay to the facts, even if it can get emotional.
And I fully understand that my arguments are maybe not so welcome for...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 13:51
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
Erm, it didn't need such a disk, because the...

Erm, it didn't need such a disk, because the commands were in ROM!!
Something you need to understand as much as you argue that I don't understand how the Amiga system works.



Specialised?!...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 13:36
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
That is just splitting up the OS in 2 parts....

That is just splitting up the OS in 2 parts. Ofcourse the commands are part of the OS, otherwise you cannot use it. What is an OS worth without any comands or without any UI?

My original argument...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 11:34
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
Sorry guys, but I cannot help, just read this...

Sorry guys, but I cannot help, just read this post by Thomas Richter....it is turning into a comedy now!



Ah, really?
Who was it who told me some pages earlier that the OS of the Amiga was...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2021, 10:44
Replies: 826
Views: 99,198
Posted By Overdoc
No, I did the same and tried to love it, but was...

No, I did the same and tried to love it, but was quickly annoyed by waiting for Workbench to load and diskswapping issues.
You might be correct that I did not invest too deep digging into the system...
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