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Amiga Desktop Audio and Video / Re: Sunrize Studio 16 ver 3.01a
« Last post by Matt_H on November 30, 2020, 12:01:22 AM »
I found an old hard drive backup that contained s163011.dms and s163012.dms from the Wayback Machine site in my previous post. I can confirm that they're the same v3.01 disks that are now available here.

Based on an older version of the site in the Wayback Machine, it seems like the site author intended to offer 3.01a for download. Unfortunately, the links on that version of the page point nowhere so we don't know if that download was ever functional.

The author of the site and the author of the FAQ (the FAQ version on youngmonkey.ca is an older one) are the same person and it seems like he's pretty knowledgeable. It looks like it was always his intention was to offer the last version available, and his 3.01 is labeled as such, even though it's not labeled 3.01a. But it still doesn't definitively answer whether 3.01 and 3.01a are the same thing...
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Hey there Obi-wan....  you''ll either need a scandoubler / flickerfixer

Indivision AGA MK3 for A1200 - https://icomp.de/shop-icomp/en/shop/product/Flickerfixer_Scandoubler.html?flifi_type=A1200%2FA4000T

ScanPlus AGA for Amiga 1200 - https://amigastore.eu/en/703-scanplus-aga-amiga-1200-and-4000d.html

https://www.amedia-computer.com/en/accueil/272-scanplus-aga-for-amiga-1200-4000d.html

or an Amiga RGB to VGA Monitor Adapter - https://amigastore.eu/en/207-amiga-rgb-to-vga-monitor-adapter-modified.html

This route is cheap but keep this in mind: If you connect it to a standard VGA/SVGA monitor, which does not accept 15Khz frequencies, you will be able to display the 31Khz Amiga specifics VGA modes only through the Workbench drivers. Native graphics modes, used by most games, will not be displayed.

That's about it really. I use the unbuffered adapter with an A500 and a 15kHz monitor (the one above says it works with 31kHz also) - it works OK-ish with workbench and it's cheap. Not sure if AmigaKit has anything cooked up.

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Hi there guys.

I have a couple of questions that I was hoping that you could shed some
light on for me please.

Background:
I have a stock A-1200 and approx 300+ floppy disks that I'd like to transfer
to my main Linux PC.

After a bit of research I have bought a Null-modem cable (it's supposed to
have full handshaking DB-25 tp DE-9).
With a DE-9 to USB to connect to the Linux box.

It then occurred to me, that I also need to display my Amgia on "something"
in order to launch WB, run commands, etc, etc.

However my old Commodore 1084s monitor is long gone.

I currently have the following display devices:

2 x Acer AL 1914 sm
2 x Dell 1908 FPBL (which are provided by work)
2 x Acer AL 1714 sm

All connected via VGA

1 x Sony TV = Sony KDL-40CX523

I have had a quick google, and although its not conclusive
I dont think that these devices would show a 15 Khz signal from my Amiga

Q1. Will any of these devices be able to show images generated by my Amiga ?

(I'm not looking to do any gaming on them, just enought to get into WB
run some commands, and get my floppy disks transferred accross to my
main Linux PC)


Q2. (If these monitors cant display a 15 Khz signal)
What are my next best options please ?


TIA for any help or advice.
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Amiga Emulation / Re: Amiga > ADFs > Transfers
« Last post by Obi-Wan on November 29, 2020, 10:31:23 PM »
Hi Vince_06
Thanks for replying

Re: Q1.1.
I loaded up WB. Loaded up the Worms DC disks.
Although they were in ADF, I was able to open up the disks and actually open drawers and
even managed to create a test text file on the disk.

So it appears that the ADFs work like a standard Amiga floppy disk
and I can add my own levels if I want to.

Thanks.
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Amiga Retail News / Sales / Re: A1200 Flash is here!
« Last post by giZmo350 on November 29, 2020, 09:40:30 PM »
Cool product! Okay, goofy question....  after programming in ROM images, can the physical ROMs be removed from the motherboard? The reason I ask is that it might make it easier to fit an Elbox FastATA under the keyboard (which has always been a real tight squeeze). Which begs the question, has this been tested with a FastATA? The FPU option is a nice touch! Good work AmigaKit!   :)
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Amiga Retail News / Sales / A1200 Flash is here!
« Last post by amigakit on November 29, 2020, 09:20:31 PM »
A1200 Flash Expansion is here!
www.amigakit.com/a1200flash

AmigaKit Ltd is pleased to announce our new A1200 user writable flash eaxpansion card with Fast Memory and 40Mhz FPU option.

Flashing is easy
No more burning ROMs, custom ROM images are now possible and easily put together with the powerful software.  Flash the card and the software is available instantly as soon as you power on your Amiga 1200!

Load Configurations Fast
 Configurations can then be easily and quickly selected by holding down F1 during reset and selecting the image from our custom Early Boot Menu.

Low Cost- High Quality
We work hard to produce new and innovative hiqh quality products at great prices.

The card has other great features such as Real Time Clock option and second clockport.

Features:
  8MB 32-bit Fast RAM to boost total system memory to 10MB
  4MB NAND Flash - writeable to make software available on boot
  Flash Configuration Tool included (requires MUI to be installed)
Memory auto configures with no drivers required
Second clockport header to give computer more expandability
Floating Point Unit socket accepting optional 68882 PLCC FPU up to 40Mhz
  Memory can be configured to 4MB, 5.5MB or 8MB Fast RAM using on-board jumpers or early boot menu.
PCMCIA compatible in 4MB or 5.5MB mode**
Header for optional Real Time Clock module: available installed at special price
New version 2.0 (November 2020)

We are pleased to bring this high quality product to the community at our low prices.

Product Links:

UK
USA
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Canada
Australia
New Zealand



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Hi again Laura, Please make sure that both holes are covered on the 1.44mb disk when you format using your external USB drive.

Then using Win 7 (which is what I used with my test).....

Click the Start Button and type CMD. Right click on CMD and “run as administrator”.

Type:    format A: /FS:FAT /T:80 /N:9   this will format the 1.44 floppy as 720K.

Name the disk TEST or something. That's all that is needed to then read the disk on the Amiga (after firing up CrossDoss).

This work perfectly for me.   ;D

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I made sure to put back the piece of black tape to cover the second hole of the floppy disks each time I inserted them into the disk drive of my Amiga

[...]

Those floppy disks can still be formatted successfully [...] under Windows with the Format a: command after removing the piece of tape, but that’s all I can do. I cannot format them to 720k, nor can my Amiga read them afterwards. I’m basically stuck.
I may be wrong, but I would have thought you needed to cover the hole when formatting on the PC, so Windows sees the disk as a 720K one.

If you format it with the hole free, you are probably creating a 1.44MB disk, which obviously can't be read on the Amiga with or without tape (unless you have a HD floppy drive).

Best regards,

Niels
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Hi GiZmo, I had a great Thanksgiving, thanks! Hope you did too!  :)

The versions of OS X I used are High Sierra and Catalina, but I must specify that for this task I'm mainly using Windows 7, either running in dual boot or in a virtual machine. I tried so many times to format floppy disks to 720k in the Command Prompt with the same command you wrote in your post, to no avail (I can successfully format them with the regular Format a: command, but that’s about it). I also tried with Format a: /f:720, but I always get the same error: “Parameters not supported”. Just in case, I installed XP on the virtual machine and tried the same procedure, but still got the same error.

I made sure to put back the piece of black tape to cover the second hole of the floppy disks each time I inserted them into the disk drive of my Amiga, but I’d still get the "DF0:BAD" or "DF0:DOSc" icons. When I saw the "DF0:DOSc" icon I though "Well well, that's an improvement" and immediately launched CrossDOS, but obviously my excitement was short lived when nothing changed after loading Attach.DI0 (Amiga asks me to switch between the Workbench floppy and the CrossDOS one at least 4 times just for completing this task!). Those floppy disks can still be formatted successfully in their original format on the Amiga after covering the second hole, and under Windows with the Format a: command after removing the piece of tape, but that’s all I can do. I cannot format them to 720k, nor can my Amiga read them afterwards. I’m basically stuck.

At this point I believe the culprit is my cheap external Mitsumi USB floppy drive: it's either defective, too new, or incompatible. The reason why I'm saying this is also because while I’m having those problems in Windows, Mac OS doesn’t even recognize this FDD and it doesn’t show up under Disk Utility.
I was watching some old USB floppy drives such as the LACIE Pocket 706018 MyFloppy3 that I read on some forums should do the trick; instead I decided to go ahead and purchase a Gotek drive because I am not willing at the moment to waste more time and money for a device that I don’t even know for sure if it will solve my problem. And believe me, I’m not too happy about this. I was hoping for a more “traditional” (translation: old fashioned) way to transfer adf files from computer to Amiga, but I guess I’ll have to accept this arrangement until the day I’ll be able to find/afford another Amiga 1200.


PS: Wish I could find a purist who hates their Amiga 1200 so much to the point they would trade it for my classic Amiga 500 with original floppy drive, box, internal Gotek drive, UK power supply (that I don't need because I use my US version), and memory expansion included. I would gladly part from it, and even add the original Amiga tank mouse as a gift...I'm sure they would have the experience to enjoy this A500 much more than I do ::) :'(
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Amiga Desktop Audio and Video / Re: Sunrize Studio 16 ver 3.01a
« Last post by pneron on November 28, 2020, 02:31:55 AM »
Thanks Matt. I initially thought there was a 3.01 version as well, based on what I read on http://www.youngmonkey.ca site
I knew a little about these guys when I lived in Montreal before moving down to Boston
http://www.youngmonkey.ca/hands/files/Sunrize/FAQ.html


3 - Miscellaneous Questions

3.1 - What is the latest version of Studio 16 ?

  The latest version is 3.01A. The difference between 3.01 and 3.01A
  is the AD516-handler file.  On the author's system, the newer
  handler seemed to clear up minor startup problems when using
  multiple AD516 cards.
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