Posts by espskog

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    If Alastair first brings the ECS Minimig core to the V2, maybe he'd like to see if the MistAGA core

    Second that ! AGA core possible too I wonder ?

    I downloaded the mister amiga minimig-aga core and I think it was 3 times the filesize of the ecs-minimig core. So as Jens says, It might not fit. I would much rather have RTG than AGA, actually :)

    My left and far right buttons was totally stuck until I fixed it. I tested the screw on my Epyx Fastloader cartridge and had no problems unscrewing it. Now the screw on the TC 64 V2 is not that bad after loosening and screwing it on a few times.

    Yep. I found it easier to handle after I had loosened the threads a little as well. Maybe it's just the plastic that is a big harder on this case so that the screw really digs into it. Anyway -- I am very happy there is a screw there, as on the V1 it had no screw. So this makes opening and closing much more convenient. :)

    Sounds like a simple addition to the SID player to also use Y as "skip forward" and "N" for "skip back".

    Yeup :) Just add the sidplayer the ability to skip songs if you press y/n in addition to +/-. The original +/- is good and natural for ps2 keyb users to have maybe.

    I was trying to find out what the original decision of using "+" and "-" keys for the volume keys was geared for. It appears like the decision dates back to November 2010, but I cannot find a mention of a use case for the volume keys.


    The main reason why I am looking for such a use case is that I'd like to avoid too many people coming back after we've made the change, screaming "but killer app XY is not working with Remote any more!".


    So - please help to find out if this is just an undocumented, open point on our todo-list, and if the Volume keys on the CDTV remote are really "essentially un-assigned" because we're still in beta state.

    Jens : I just found out that the vol up/down on the remote is used in the SID player on the TC to skip tunes inside the SID. But, apart from that --- we have head nothing from anyone at the FB Group who has any recollection using these. So --- hope this helps :-)


    /Espen

    Update. I have managed to opened the cartridge now. The screw was sitting insanely tight. I',m a fairly strong man as I am working as an electrician, and have been doing so for 25 years, but this screw was really tight. lol.


    Anyway, now I can widen the holes for the buttons. It seems they are not perfectly round so two of the buttons got stuck.


    My other problem now is that the Chameleon V2 will not read my Transcend 2GB SD cards. It will just hang when trying to initialize. Is the Chameleon very picky about SD cards?

    I have the same issue with mine. The left button is almost stuck. But it works. Also my bottom screw was so tight that I had problems unloosening it. Not a problems really, I just related to the tight screw-story.

    You can still use RETURN or SPACE to do that - the whole menu system was designed to work only with Joystick (or cursor keys+return for that matter).

    Yep, i just found out that SPACE did the same. But "5" is hotkey, but with space I have to go thru the menu :) Not a big issue for me, but I am happy that the 5-key works as mount directly :)

    I was trying to find out what the original decision of using "+" and "-" keys for the volume keys was geared for. It appears like the decision dates back to November 2010, but I cannot find a mention of a use case for the volume keys.


    The main reason why I am looking for such a use case is that I'd like to avoid too many people coming back after we've made the change, screaming "but killer app XY is not working with Remote any more!".


    So - please help to find out if this is just an undocumented, open point on our todo-list, or if the Volume keys on the CDTV remote are really "essentially un-assigned" because we're still in beta state.

    Understandable :) I will shout out at the FB group. It's 200+ members already so I am sure that if the +/- keys has a use for someone, they will tell there. I'll get back to you ASAP.

    When you want to press keys that you cant press using the remote - yes, of course you need a keyboard :)

    Here is a strange thing which probably has a very good explanation :-) So, the button 5 is F5 according to the manual page62, but on my TC it acts as "Mount D64 image" if i press it in the menus. SO -- I am wondering, does the buttons have different functions depending on whether you are "in a game" or "in the menus" ? If so -- it would be super with an updated button-table in the manual.

    In case you have a code snipped to read the hexcode when it receives, see what happens if you hold one down and then another. To see if it sends the button "last pressed" or if it produces a new hexcode :) That's be AWESOME if it did. :D

    And while I am at it: It would be very cool if the 2nd fire-button (which is autofire now) is the same as "JOY-UP" because many games are almost impossible to play if one has to jump with the arrow up while pressing it to the sides.

    If the vol up/down produces the "+" and "-" then I would say that "y" and "n" is much more convenient.


    So -- I am just throwing this out as a wish. Pretty please, with sugar on top, change vol-buttons into Y/N buttons :D

    Another question about the remote. After using it for a few days I understand now what you mean. It is fantastic. It is super sensitive so I can pretty much aim it anywhere in the room I want, and the TC still receives it.


    My question: Many games uses Y/N inputs for trainers and stuff. Is there a way to get past them using the remote or do I need a keyboard for this ?

    I power my TC64 from my TV USB so that it powers up when my TV powers up. Is it safe to have the TC64 powered on for 24 hours or more or is there some heat-thing I need to be aware of ? (It is standing under my TV, it's got plenty of air around it for cooling). Just wanted to ask :-) I am sure it's not a problem, but it's always good to be sure.

    Tobias : Alastair Robinson who ported the MiniMig core to the V1 is on our Fb group and he says he has downloaded Quartus and the example V2 code and I am sure he is willing to give it a try, but it would be great if you got in touch with him.