Today I received.....

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by kieranhj » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:34 pm

cmorley wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Yes some fast RAM is essential for WHDload. Don't even bother trying to load WB 3.1.4 without some fast RAM. Get a CF to PCMCIA adapter because you can install fat95 & CFD and mount a fat32 formatted CF card as a hard disk - I bought the cheapest from eBay and it works just fine. If you get fast RAM then get a 4/8MB switchable one - the PCMCIA memory map window clashes address space. Sadly RAM is all lolprice because of the stupid connector. I might do RAM for the A1200 at some point if I can get the connectors at a reasonable price...
Thanks for the info. It’s got an internal CF card which works fine and a PCMCIA adapter which doesn’t like the second CF card supplied - will try another one I’ve got lying around somewhere.

I’ve seen the 4/8Mb switchable RAM expansions are available but not cheap. If you fancy making one put my name down please! :)

I saw something on retrokit about a hardware timing mod to fix some issue or other but not sure whether that’s a necessary thing? Also all these homebrew versions of Workbench are still confusing!
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by trixster » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:10 pm

Workbench 3.1.4 is actually an official release! Yes, after about 20 years the Amiga has received an official OS update.

3.1 was the last Commodore version, and then 3.5 and 3.9 were released by Haage and Partner in 1999/2000. Some consider these to be somewhat non-canonical. 3.1.4 was released by Hyperion earlier this year - they’re the current IP owners (although maybe Cloanto would dispute that?).

But essentially you’re right, it’s a mess.

I’d recommend a flavour of 3.1 - so either the ClassicWb or BestWB or BetterWb installs.
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by OneSwitch » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:11 pm

You got me!
MartinB wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:57 am
Heh heh, I was just kidding Barrie and if you recall, we discussed this many moons ago... 8) :wink:

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:13 pm

A nice bit of reading:

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Probably not that relevant with a YAARB fitted bit nice to have anyway.
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by kieranhj » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:34 pm

OK, OK, I know I’ve been on a bit of a binge recently but I do need a backup Master and couldn’t resist the sweet cherry keyboard...

Last one for a while, I promise!! :^o
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by danielj » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:14 pm

kieranhj wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:34 pm
OK, OK, I know I’ve been on a bit of a binge recently but I do need a backup Master and couldn’t resist the sweet cherry keyboard...

Last one for a while, I promise!! :^o
:lol:

Honestly, if anyone deserved one of these it's you. :)

d.

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by flaxcottage » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:23 pm

Nice machine. They are my favourite Beeb. :D
- John

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by anightin » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:27 am

... a big heavy box with a case inside...
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I'm saving this for my Christmas and New Year project as I want to finish my 1MHz Beeb FPGA, ATOM SID and System build first before I play with this.

I couldn't help having a quick peek though. :wink:


Primarily I plan to fit an Amiga 500 and a Vampire FPGA board but it was designed to be pretty generic:

https://www.checkmate1500plus.com/introduction.aspx

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Elminster » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:32 pm

If they had had support for Electron's I would have backed it..... but I did follow the project just because in ye olde days I wanted the original checkmate.

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Post by anightin » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:20 pm

Elminster wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:32 pm
If they had had support for Electron's I would have backed it..... but I did follow the project just because in ye olde days I wanted the original checkmate.
Maybe it could be persuaded to house an (Ultimately) expanded Electron?

As per ... viewtopic.php?t=9223


Personally I was pondering over also housing a MiSTer board

https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_MiSTer/wiki

... and the guts of a KVM switch to swap between the Amiga and MiSTer cores such as:

https://github.com/davewoo999/Electron_MiSTer
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/BBCMicro_MiSTer
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Archie_MiSTer

... and others maybe.

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Post by Elminster » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:40 pm

Would require a 3d printer and some thought. I can the latter but not the former.

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by sbadger » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:25 pm

trixster wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:59 pm
I got a Roland SC-55 yesterday for use with my dos pc and my X68000 :) midi sounds so good!

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Here’s a video to show how good X68000 Street Fighter 2 sounds :)

https://youtu.be/18dqNxfbTMM
Nice, i've picked up that special Roland duo in the last couple of months to "Play like a King" 90s DOS games :lol:
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Yrrah2 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:05 pm

My Quest Paint V1.10 ROM!! =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Totally happy with it.

Was wondering though. A full package was sold here on the forum including manual. (18 months ago)
Is he/she willing to scan the manual for me so I can OCR it and creat a PDF for everyone??

Cheers

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by roland » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:27 pm

Well, actually I received them yesterday but today I build one:
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My latest project: a new I/O port extender for the FPGAtom / Atom2k15 with PL8, Printer Port, User Port and two 1MHz bus ports.
256K + 6502 Inside
MAN WOMAN :shock:

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by 1024MAK » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:02 pm

Received this week:
  • A Sony TCM-939 mono cassette deck and mains PSU.
  • A SEGA Light Phaser
  • Some Sinclair ZX Spectrum rubber key machines including a nice condition issue 2 16K machine (not pictured).
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Sony TCM-939 & SEGA Light Phaser
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