Posts by madk71

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Don't Panic. Please wash hands.

    Hi Jens,

    like I said, I already tried those solutions. Moving the mouse or using the keys or clicking on the arrows near "Left, Top Horizontal, Height" have the same result. It just moves the black border from left to right or using width and height some bars appear on the screen.

    For some reasons using 1280x1024 @60 or 800x600 @100 give me a centred image. The only problem is that with 1280 the screen looks like is in interlace mode. At 800 the characters are not correctly visualized. So I suppose that, if I can modify those 2 resolutions, modifying the parameters like H timing and V timing (freq, polarity, B.porch ..) to the one that my CRT understand the most, something may improve

    Unfortunately, I am unable to modify those parameters from the software.


    Hi, I received from a friend of mine an amazing monitor CRT 17" Mitsubishi diamond scan 70.

    Using a CRT monitor with the Indivision is another world. All look like I was using my old 1084S (more or less). The only problem is that I can't manage to have a centred screen.

    The only time that I have some results, is when I use the 1280x1024 resolution, but for some reasons it looks like an interlaced resolution, the characters look shaded and the screen is vibrating(see pictures 6,10). It is strange because this CRT can, natively, use that resolution (please look at pic 8). On the LCD I never needed to fix the problem that at 800x600 the OSD is cut in half, but now the OSD is almost gone (see pictures 3,7,9) and the games have a huge black border or an unused area on the left side(see pictures 1,2,3,4 ). I have tried almost all the suggestion on this forum, but no success. I can't find a way to modify, once I copied the built in profile, the horizontal and vertical parameter to match the spec table from Mitsubishi(pic 8 )

    Any help will be very appreciated.

    Kind regards

    Hi Jens.

    Unfortunately, is more that a year that I am waiting to have the gururom. The person authorized by Babel to distribute the adapter and the rom is in terrible late. As soon I will receive it, I will post the result here, just in case someone else need some info.

    Best regards

    Hi Jens, thanks for your answer. Unfortunately I have already tried this way. The problem is the gvpscsi.device inside the GVP board's ROM (from 4.x up are all the same, but to use big HD you need it). Even if I create the partitions on the Buddha HD as not bootable (or priority -128), the GVP try to read something multiple time, wasting almost 4 minutes before start to boot.

    If there is no way to change that on the Buddha, I will live with that.

    Thank you for your help.

    Hi, there is any way to disable Buddha 20th anniversary boot?

    I need to boot only from my GVP imact II series 8MB, but as in the past, the GVP boot take ages to start to load the OS if another boot enabled card is present on the bus.

    Unlike the GVP, the Buddha haven't any jumper to disable the boot (in my best knowledge), so I am asking is there is any other, not invasive way, to achieve that.

    Best regards

    Hi Jens, when it will happen? I lost the opportunity of the small batch because I was in the hospital. I believe that the new version will be amazing, Just, please, give us a more or less date to find the new scan doubler. This time I will buy it even from my coffin ^^

    Hi, I finally decide to buy the Buddha and test it. Unfortunately, in opposite of Jens and mine hopes, the TF534 ide interfere in some way with the Buddha. I really hope that Jens can drive me to a solution because there are a lot of people with a TF (unfortunately Jens still haven't done an accelerator for A2000/A3000/A4000 people) that need a better HDD/CD solution and in have to go back on SCSI and all the trouble that it give, especially for cd/dvd. The behavior of the Buddha is very weird. So I list the tests and their results in order to make a clear (as much as possible) scenario to whom want to help to solve this, if it is possible:

    My config, that is amazingly working form a little while now is:

    A2000 rev.6.2 PAL, 1MB chip, Kickstart 3.14, indivision ECS v2, GVP Series II 8MB fastrom 4.15 SCSI to IDE adapter and CF 16GB, TF534 with idetocf and CF 32GB (dh0 1GB,Dh1 16GB,DH4 15GB), gotek drive.

    Unfortunately the TF ide is not one of the best especially on writing and because the TF that have 4MB of non dma memory, my GVP is slowed down too. Plus my scsi cd is dead. So I tried to solve this with the Buddha but.....

    First of all I want to be sure the the Buddha works, so I pulled out the TF, disabled the Boot of the GVP and put back the 68K. I still need the 8MB on the GVP or with the AmigaOs3.1.4 I can't do basically nothing. Trying anything less than 3.1.4 make no sense for me.

    To be sure that all is ok I flashed the Buddha with the last firmware on the icomp website.

    Booting from 3.1.4 install disk, buddha show up the DOM content and scanning with hdtoolbox (modified to read buddhascsi.device) it show the 60 GB ide (master) hdd attached. Partition OK, Install 3.1.4 Ok, boot from it ok. Sysinfo4 915MB/s

    Very far from the 2.2MB/s of my GVP (but close to the 1.3MB/s of the GVP because THe TF534)

    Removed the DOM and the jumper, attached on the second port of the Buddha a dvd ide(master) and configured cd0 for buddhascsi unit 2, put cd0 in dev/dosdriver and it works.

    At this point I start experiencing strange fault, like as soon I open a drive the A2000 reboot and give me a guru error 8000 0004 task 002ac2e8 but the task number vary.

    or "workbench program failed (error #800003). wait for disk activity to finish" and all stuck.

    I had in the past this problem and it was when some hardware had problem with the GVP memory.

    I pulled out the GVP and the error is gone, but with 1MB I can't do anything.

    Next test I swapped the HDD 60GB with a CF2IDE and a CF 16GB and all is ok like with the HDD sysinfo 665KB/s.

    Now a CF of 32GB same brand and it is ok. sysinfo 722KB/s.

    Having a working Buddha now I have to hop that it works with the TF534, at least I can have 4MB.

    At this point I pulled out the 68k and inserted the TF with no CF.

    No boot at all, the boot sequence not even start. Nothing from Buddha, nothing from TF, nothing from FDD.

    So I detached the DVD and I received the Kickstart screen. Good, now we have the A2000 start but seems not recognize the HDD.

    Now I want to try inserting the DOM.

    Incredible the DOM booted, I got HOPES.

    I select install and.... the buddha can't see the Hdd. OH my.

    Put the CF on the TF and try if it boot. And it boot.

    I have the icon of the DOM and works. But both installBuddha and HDtoolbox can't see the hdd.

    I swap the hdd with the CF16GB and Nothing. I put now the CF32GB....nothing. The only thing that the Buddha can see is the DOM. So I move the DOM on the first ide port and enable the jumper. At the reboot the DOM is present on port 0. I open the jumper on the second port and test all the previously working stuff (hdd and CFs) but no luck. Now I attach the DVD and .. Oh GOD it works.

    Installing the software at each startup Buddhaspeed set the timing on 0.

    Finddevice can find only the DOM and the DVD. Tested with all the previous stuff.

    So may be it see the DOM because is small, Ok let try a CF of 64MB, smaller than that is impossible.

    But no boot again. Let detach the DVD.

    It boot again but finddevice and HDtoolbox can't find even the CF 64MB.

    Jens on this forum said that because the bad timing of an accelerator you can have some strange issue like not being able to flash the buddha. I tried to flash it with the previous version (the one on the DOM) and all seems fine and then I flashed it with the new one and again no problems. This may mean that the timing is almost correct, so why it doesn't work properly?

    I really need the cd/dvd to move files between the amiga (2000, 1200 and 500) and pc but I can't give up the 8MB of the GVP because the Buddha seems allergic to it and it can't be properly used with the TF, I have to sell the card and buy a SCSI DVD if no solution are found.

    I hope that there is a solution for this. I hope Jens can help and I will seek for help in other place too because I believe that TF534 and may be TF536 or TF560 next to come will need more ide ports and the buddha can be a good choice.

    Sorry for this novel, I know it is a little bit long.

    Hi, unfortunately not.

    I didn't bought the Buddha yet because I still don't know if there is any problem.

    I do know that the TF works with the GVP series II but because the TF has a non DMA memory, it slow down a lot.

    I don't know if the Buddha have any needs about DMA or special hardware use that the TF can't supply.


    Hi Capitan_zzap,

    Unfortunately dctelnet give me an error program failed error 80000004, wait for disk activity and I can only press suspend or reboot.

    The other two I have no idea how they works. Term 4.8 have no executable files.

    Can you be so gentle to give me more tips about and, if it is possible, an example to how it works?

    Kind regards

    Hi, I am trying to access to some BBS or even (I am a dreamer I know) the www but I can't find a suitable Browser or a software to connect the a500 using x-surf500.

    The only software that MAYBE useful seems to be Amtelnet or Amtelnet II but there is no way to buy a licence (the company and the website are disappeared) and the version on aminet last only 15 minutes because is a demo.

    Any suggestion? I need a way to use that beautiful card.


    Hi, I installed 3.1.4 using the standard way on the aca500+, just load the kickstart 3.1.4 in the aca500 rom then, using f10 tell to the aca to use that rom as kickstart, save the config and press enter to start. Using the floppy or a gotek now you can install the 3.1.4 easily.