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Amiga Software Issues and Discussion / Re: LoadWb
« Last post by NinjaCyborg on January 17, 2019, 09:13:35 AM »
ENV is a mandatory volume, IPrefs will ask for it if nothing else does sooner. HELP will be looked for the first time any amigaguide library/datatype calls are made, or when the workbench loads.
Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / Re: Syquest PC formatted
« Last post by shaf on January 17, 2019, 02:44:33 AM »
is it a syquest 40 or syquest 80 cartridge, i'll need to check the device info from my old scsi mount table.
Amiga Software Issues and Discussion / Re: LoadWb
« Last post by MikeA3000 on January 17, 2019, 01:50:04 AM »
I understand that but why is it asking for these volumes, is that normal?
Sorry been out of the Amiga for the last 20 years trying to get back into it with my hardware.
To me ENV should not be being prompted for when not using startup-sequence. So what is wanting the volume ENV and HELP?
Amiga Software Issues and Discussion / Re: LoadWb
« Last post by Munchkin on January 17, 2019, 01:38:03 AM »
That's why, LoadWB just loads WB, it doesn't execute the Startup-Sequence
Amiga Software Issues and Discussion / LoadWb
« Last post by MikeA3000 on January 16, 2019, 11:23:11 PM »
I have a question when booting my Amiga 3000 with 3.14 roms installed, when I hold down both mouse buttons and boot with no startup-sequence and then run LoadWB I get the prompt
to please insert volume ENV in any drive and the same with insert HELP. Is this normal I don't remember seeing this before since ENV is created in the startup-sequence?
Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / Re: Syquest PC formatted
« Last post by Munchkin on January 16, 2019, 10:47:02 PM »
So. Using the CrossDos program "ConfigDisk", managed to figure out how to interpret what it said, to create a mountlist. It sees the disk and a single partition. It says it's an "MS-DOS Floppy"

I've tried with fat95 and with CrossDosfilesystem and managed to mount something with the correct size but it's all empty, nothing on it. Found another filesystem on Aminet, FATFileSystem, and with that I managed to mount something with the correct size but the result was kind of opposite. 100% full but couldn't see any files here either.

I've tried a few different settings for DosType, stack, buffer but the results are either the same or nothing at all.

My friend knows there are files on the disks, they aren't empty. I really don't know where to go from here. Yes, I know it isn't all that much information but I'm not getting any error messages. Maybe it's just not possible to read them at all. I haven't tried CrossMac though, but since ConfigDisk says "MS-DOS FLoppy" I doubt they're mac formtted, or?
How do you remove the 30 pin simms without destroying the sockets? It's been 25 years since I installed them, I just don't remember how and since all slots are populated I can't see what it looks like underneath. I see some "notches" in the holes of the simms but trying to push them down doesn't seem to make things easier. It's like they're welded in place.
Amiga Marketplace / Re: WTB: A500 Keyboard
« Last post by gksonnier on January 16, 2019, 06:41:50 PM »
Still looking for a keyboard for my Amiga 500.  Will also buy a complete Amiga 500 if someone has one of those available. 
Amiga Software Issues and Discussion / Re: AmiDock and 3.1.4
« Last post by Munchkin on January 16, 2019, 04:05:49 PM »
You need resource.library, a bunch of class-files and a few datatypes installed. Don't really remember which ones. If you use Snoopdos you'll see what it's looking for. It'll work without the datatypes but you won't get any backgrounds, it'll just be plain gray. I just copied all the class files, all datatypes and the lib and that's it if I remember correctly.
Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / Re: PCMCIA 2Mb RAM card broken
« Last post by AmigaBruno on January 16, 2019, 12:23:23 PM »

I've already said that price is a big factor in getting this sorted out. I want to run some WHDload software. I care that the PCMCIA card worked, not about any speed factor, which I didn't actually notice. The cheapest accelerator card I can find on eBay at the moment costs about £103, which is a lot more than £45 or £55.

I think I may just have to buy a new Raspberry Pi, which would enable me to emulate Amigas without seeing Linux or Windows in the background instead, although I think it's nice to have genuine Amiga hardware.

I seem to remember my PCMCIA card having a battery and a write protect switch - it was very small and on the end. You can insert the card with the power on and see if PrepCard recognises it. Even though my card wasn't damaged, I remember having to Prep as RAM again after replacing the battery or something or it didn't work...I can't remember. But yes, you can insert and remove cards with the power on just like you can in a laptop computer.

As for the pins in the A1200, just see if any look out of position (bent), although from what you say it does sound like your card has fallen apart and is the likely culprit.

The ACA1221ec isn't expensive, and is vastly worth the extra £60. Besides, those reclaimed PCMCIA cards should only be fetching around £5 IMHO.

I'm afraid that all of these problems are connected with money and the lack of it. I've got some savings, but these are earmarked for Brexit related expenses, meaning getting out of here.

The ACA1221 costs £115.69 on https://www.vesalia.de/e_aca1221ec.htm and is out of stock on other sites.

Since starting this thread I've bought a new Raspberry Pi 3 B+ for about £40, so this will enable me to have an Amiga type experience using AROS and/or Aeros. I broke the card reader slot on my old Raspberry Pi due to a lot of changing cards and haven't had a working one since then.

As for my real Amiga A1200, I haven't got all that many WHDload games installed and I kept going back to playing "Colonization", which doesn't require WHDload to run from a CF card/hard drive anyway. There's a non WHDload version of the game "Civilization" installed on my CF card which specifically says AGA, but it won't start up after opening a text window asking me to press 1 to play with keyboard and mouse or 2 for keyboard only. I hope to find a version I can play on my A1200, ideally which I can install onto my CF card without WHDload. I've recently seen some videos about installing and playing another game called "Amberstar", which looks interesting and doesn't require WHDload either, so in that case it doesn't look as urgent as I thought it was to replace my PCMCIA card.

Of course, these PCMCIA cards aren't all that common, so the sellers demand at least £45 and there's nothing I can do about that. If I knew more about how they worked, then I might be able to repair mine by replacing the battery and one of the chips. I doubt that I or any individuals could make a new one from scratch, though.

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