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by ZigZag
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: ao486
Topic: OS/2 - Any known compatible versions?
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: OS/2 - Any known compatible versions?

Zacpod wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:00 pm Has anyone tried the newer versions, like ecommstation or ArcaOS?
Newer ones are built to run on even newer hardware & likely even less compatible with aging hardware. Going older is the most rational approach.
by ZigZag
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Minimig (Amiga)
Topic: Shared folder discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 12250

Re: Shared folder discussion

d0pefish wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:22 pm Hi - first post here :)

I took a break from mt32-pi to try and fix some of the bugs with the Amiga shared folder system....
Great, thanks. I've had a long break from MiSTer but there's lots to catch up on. So impressed by the amount of development this project has.
by ZigZag
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Newcomers Forum
Topic: DE10 not booting - green user light only
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: DE-10 not booting - green user light only

jca wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:14 pm I plan to get an HDMI repeater in order to protect the DE-10 nano, I think it is worth the expense.
https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Re ... B07PWYN3L4
As long as you have it turned off when plugging cables in there should be no problems.
by ZigZag
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Genesis / Mega Drive, MegaCD
Topic: Composite Blend on Genesis core on all console cores?
Replies: 18
Views: 1620

Re: Composite Blend on Genesis core on all console cores?

Newsdee wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:13 am I feel the hardest part is justifying the use of an extra entry in the OSD menu :) Maybe it can be used to replace the HQ2X option?
NOOOOOoooooooooo.......!
by ZigZag
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Newcomers Forum
Topic: DE10 not booting - green user light only
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: DE-10 not booting - green user light only

The boards are clearly sensitive to static, my first board had it's HDMI port zapped just by plugging into a monitor. I keep it as a spare since VGA out still works using add-on board. It's something to be aware of when plugging peripherals in (keep it turned off) & assembling/modifying. Hope you ge...
by ZigZag
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Genesis / Mega Drive, MegaCD
Topic: Composite Blend on Genesis core on all console cores?
Replies: 18
Views: 1620

Re: Composite Blend on Genesis core on all console cores?

Newsdee wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:55 am It was really needed on Megadrive since some games rely heavily on composite artifacts... but other cores? Which ones do you think would benefit from that?
I wonder if Amiga virtual karting 2 would work on LCD. Probably not.
by ZigZag
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Input Devices
Topic: support for pimoroni keybow please
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: support for pimoroni keybow please

I'm sure I used a Bluetooth & USB keyboard at the same time (I had to use USB full size KB to map a key missing on mini Bluetooth board). That was months ago, can't imagine it's removed that functionality though).
by ZigZag
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: NES
Topic: Super Mario Bros 256 level glitch
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Super Mario Bros 256 level glitch

This sounds like an old April fools joke! Other insane tips include urinating in the cartridge port before plugging in SMB3 for bonus levels, and of course plugging a human turd into the cartridge slot to get a virtually identical experience to SMB2. Actually, that last one is pretty accurate...
by ZigZag
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Has anyone tried a 1TB MicroSD card in their MiSTer?
Replies: 13
Views: 1759

Re: Has anyone tried a 1TB MicroSD card in their MiSTer?

I saw elsewhere that a person has the top 300 best PSX games including multi disks and they fit on 165GB Double that for Sega CD and Turbo CD and you have 330 leaving 170GB for the rest and I would say you are fine with 512. You really don't need to cram the drive with crappy or bad games you will ...
by ZigZag
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Has anyone tried a 1TB MicroSD card in their MiSTer?
Replies: 13
Views: 1759

Re: Has anyone tried a 1TB MicroSD card in their MiSter?

1TB are very overpriced - that way I could get 2x 512GB cheaper. I have 512GB and wondering if will be option to use IO Board's sd slot as additional storage, but I heard that it is not possible. Get a tiny usb microSD reader for the other. I have one made for a keyring & it's a snug fit. Very handy.
by ZigZag
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Display Devices
Topic: Does using VGA on a modern LCD TV make sense?
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Re: Does using VGA on a modern LCD TV make sense?

My LCD w/VGA port doesn't like the MiSter VGA output for some reason--it gives it a purplish tint. I did some really casual lag testing, and don't think there's any difference between what I get on that panel using VGA vs HDMI input. Turn on ypbpr & make sure SOG switch is on correct setting, that ...
by ZigZag
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Minimig (Amiga)
Topic: The benefits of CPU speed for Amiga
Replies: 16
Views: 3232

Re: The benefits of CPU speed for Amiga

I can't get Another World to run it all. It just freezes at a green screen after the initial code screen That's nice, green is such a lovely colour. I fail to see how CPU speed would benefit you here though. Is it just that it would it get you to that green screen you crave that nanosecond faster? ...
by ZigZag
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Newcomers Forum
Topic: Canned air on DE10-nano ok?
Replies: 15
Views: 1978

Re: Canned air on DE10-nano ok?

with a top plate on top of my fan plate PCB + fan, what's the easiest way to ensure the fan doesn't move when I blow onto the board below it? try to wedge my finger in there and hold it in place? a little tape? Dont want to routinely disconnect the power from the board, to add more wear + tear. Jus...
by ZigZag
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Newcomers Forum
Topic: Canned air on DE10-nano ok?
Replies: 15
Views: 1978

Re: Canned air on DE10-nano ok?

As for canned air - it won't damage anything only the environment :p HFC-134a and HFC-152a are greenhouse gases used in canned air While canned air probably isn't great for the environment, there's probably so much environmental carnage from the materials, production & shipping of his MiSTer, a few...
by ZigZag
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Newcomers Forum
Topic: Canned air on DE10-nano ok?
Replies: 15
Views: 1978

Re: Canned air on DE10-nano ok?

It's a dynamo. I've used fans as dynamos before. what's that mean? sorry haha Hah, no problem. A dynamo is just an electric generator. The kind your car has to charge up the battery, as the wheels turn they turn dynamo & it charges the battery. It's literally just like an electric motor reversed as...
by ZigZag
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Minimig (Amiga)
Topic: Minimig HDF disk transfer speeds
Replies: 14
Views: 3291

Re: Minimig HDF disk transfer speeds

To give a bit context of computer speeds in days of yore, here's a little true story. Now boys & girls, settle down & listen... In 1996 I was going to uni & realised I'd have limited space in my small room in halls of residence. I had an unexpanded A1200 with a 420mb PC HDD jammed in it. So I decide...
by ZigZag
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Newcomers Forum
Topic: Canned air on DE10-nano ok?
Replies: 15
Views: 1978

Re: Canned air on DE10-nano ok?

It's a dynamo. I've used fans as dynamos before.
by ZigZag
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Best Golf Game For The MiSTer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1794

Re: Best Golf Game For The MiSTer?

I loved PGA 96 on my friends 486, was my favorite golf game of all time. Should work on AO486 (I'll get round to installing it some day).
by ZigZag
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MiSTer SD Card read speed - Any point in going for the quickest?
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: MiSTer SD Card read speed - Any point in going for the quickest?

USB HDD/SSD is definitely slower than using internal microSD. My Lexar 512Gb card runs pretty fast for Windows 98 on AO486. External 256Gb SSD is noticeably slower, which is a bummer. I had hoped the SSD would cope better with simultaneous r/w's than MicroSD. Before anyone says I'm a fool for using ...
by ZigZag
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Minimig (Amiga)
Topic: 68020 AGA core - 2 game issues
Replies: 41
Views: 6617

Re: 68020 AGA core - 2 game issues

The Amiga was not just "a computer", Amiga's were lots of different computers. While the AGA ones were generally backwards compatible, most older games required specific settings or software patches. WHDLoad does an incredible job of making all the games work fine on a single Amiga system. It would ...
by ZigZag
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Minimig (Amiga)
Topic: 68020 AGA core - 2 game issues
Replies: 41
Views: 6617

Re: 68020 AGA core - 2 game issues

Incorrect, there is no Fire & Ice AGA Slave... But indeed there are quite a few OCS games not starting and indicating "illegal instuction". Another example is Iridium and Simulcra. All of them do work in 68k / OCS mode. I had the same issue with some OCS WHDLoad games on AGA setup using MegaAGS. I'...
by ZigZag
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Official Addon Boards
Topic: HELP - Fan at 3.3v on older IO board
Replies: 3
Views: 820

HELP - Fan at 3.3v on older IO board

Hi, I have an older IO board without the fan speed jumper. I'm running a 5v Noctura fan, which is quieter than the original fan, but still an audible irritation. Can anyone give me a "simple" guide to getting the fan to run at 3.3v? The Noctura came with a ludicrously lengthy cable so I already spli...
by ZigZag
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: Windows Embedded POSReady 2009

Does the POS stand for "Piece of Shit"?
by ZigZag
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Commodore 16, 64, VIC-20
Topic: How to flip a disk
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: How to flip a disk

Chris23235 wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:14 pm Sounds like a bad image, try another version of the game.
Most likely a copy protection i induced malfunction the crackers failed to bypass.

There's an "easyflash" CRT version on CSDB. That wouldn't require any disk swap, it'll load faster and should be properly cracked.
by ZigZag
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: Bell sound (with floppy fix)
Replies: 11
Views: 1772

Re: Bell sound

To be clear, this patch only fixes the "standard bell", the bell that you get when character 7 (Ctrl-G) is printed. The keyboard buffer full indicator, and the PC Speaker sound in games, do not depend on this patch at all. Yes, I believe Mean Streets used PWM techniques to reproduce PCM sound, and ...