Subject: Back at it after nearly 30 years...
Subject: Amiga 600 Black screen paying demos
I bought my A600 recapped and already fitted with a Furia chip locally.
I use it mainly for Protracker and everything is fine.
Problem is when I load some demos to enjoy after a while the screen continuously goes black for like 10 seconds and then it comes back. It looks like to me it happens more when there are 3D objects on screen.
Any pointers on what could be the problem or any suggestion on how to diagnose it ?
Could it be related to the PSU ?
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Subject: Amiga 600 and 500 support
Hi, I am planning on getting an Amiga 600 with gotek to play old games.
Are there some games that will not run cause they were intended for 500 due to different kickstart rom versions?
I have read about the Relokick - is that the best solution - and get the 1mb ram expansion installed is a requirement too?
I dont have RGB monitor - composite only - and i like the form factor of A600.
Subject: Is my new scsi2sd DoA?
I recently bought a new scsi2sd v5.2 for my A2000 hoping to replace the scsi hard drive currently installed. The SCSI card is a GVP A2000-HC+8 Series II Rev 5. Current SCSI devices are the existing hard drive and a CD drive with terminators installed. The hard drive has SCSI ID 0. I unplugged the CD-ROM and connected the scsi2sd there. Settings are:
Enable SCSI terminator
Host Speed: Normal
Startup Delay 0
SCSI Selection Delay 255
Everything else is unchecked except "Respond to short SCSI selection pulses"
Under device 1, just for testing I have
SCSI ID 1
Device type set to Hard Drive
Quirks Mode None
SD card start sector 0
Sector Count 262144
Device Size 128MB
Everything else is default
I have tried 5 or 6 SD cards of various sizes, various size devices, and various options. When launching HDToolBox I only see the spinning drive at SCSI device 0. Any ideas on what else to try? Thanks!
EDIT: Other thoughts, firmware is 4.8.4. That's what shipped and I reflashed it just to verify. SD cards are detected by scsi2sd-util.
Subject: Practical install guide for A2000+A2091+SCSI2SD, and Autoboot hangs the A2000?
I've posted before, but I think what I need is to backtrack a bit and just find where I might locate a guide as to how to do this setup. I'm feeling kind of flumoxxed that I can't get this where I want it to be.
A2000 1MB w/ stock 68000, Kickstart Rom 3.1 from Cloanto. ECS Super Denise.
DF0: is a GoTek. DF1: is a standard 880k. boot priority is good in preboot menu. Do not see SCSI here at all. Should I?
A2286 with sidecar/daughterboard
SupraRAM card configured for 4MB (has 6 onboard, 2Mb is disabled for later A2286 use, due to stock 68k limit on RAM)
A2091, 7.0 Roms, -08 SCSI controller chip, 2mb onboard RAM. Interrupt select and 14mhz switches have internal prebuilts cut and have jumpers soldered. set at defaults. Tests good for RAM.
SCSI2SD 5.1, have tried a variety of SD card sizes and configurations. I have rarely gotten so far as to see a HD from a configured boot floppy, other times HDTools won't see anything, says "Driver not loaded" and/or "Can't partition this drive!" One time I got it to boot after three or four guru meditations but that was the only time it ever kinda booted floppy free (I copied KS1.3 boot disk to DH0:) and I seem to be unable to maintain boot, or update to KS 3.1 from disk (I have cloanto disks but keep getting read/write errors, drives are okay with other disks).
The pre-boot Expansion diagnostic (mouse buttons) shows me that all the parts are working. I do see two devices on the same slot.. Is this the A2286 also showing it's daughterboard?
Step 1 - what do I set the SCSI2SD to? Max partition size? Parity? etc?
Step 2 - How to I go about doing the proper install so that my SCSI2SD drives stay persistent / will actually autoboot with the switch on as opposed to just locking up?
Or, am I just chasing my tail, and should I go with a Terrible fire CPU board with an IDE controller, etc already on it?
I kinda want to get what I already have running and not immediately spend more money.
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Subject: Amiga - Space pilot of death
Subject: Trying to track down some obscure old games
Hi all! I first played the Amiga 500 back in the early 90's, I was probably around 3 or 4 years old and my brother owned one. Over the years I enjoyed playing a bunch of games on it, mostly Street Fighter 2 which I completed using the joystick (how annoying was it changing disks after each fight?), Dune (which started my love for RTS games), Micro Machines, Lemmings 2, Christmas Lemmings, North & South, and Cannon Fodder.
I just randomly remembered a bunch of games and it would be really cool if I could track them down. We had this one floppy disk that had 25 games in one (or could be 21 maybe?).
It had a bizarre game where you control a bottle of tomato sauce and shoot burgers and chips with it as they fly across the screen.
There was another game where you drove a car through a desert, dodging rocks along the way and if you crashed a skull appeared on the screen, which scared the shit out of me as a kid.
There was also a platformer where you play as a yellow/colourful ball thing which I really liked at the time but really can't remember much about it.
Anyway hopefully someone else played those games and I can track down this little piece of history. Cheers!
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Subject: What was a true Amiga successor for most users (as a gaming machine)?
Amiga's audience was mostly European, so I wonder where did most users go after our favorite machine.
I hear people mentioning PS1 very often, Psygnosis connection is there for sure :).
PC could sound like a logical choose, but is it?
What do you guys think and what is your experience?
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