Posts by brostenen

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    I still think it is highly sensitive to what monitor and vga cable that are used. Like for instance. My Sony monitor....


    If I use it on my IndivisionECS V2, then I have never seen such ghosting on vertical scrolling in my entire life. It is in pinball dreams and fantasies. It is like really bad. And it is not only when using the IndivisionECS V2. When using that monitor on a 486dx33 ISA-Only motherboard with an Orchid ET4000 ISA card and playing Dynablaster in MS Dos 6.22, then all vertical lines will start to make a wave motion 0.5 centimeters to each side. And other games have troubles.


    Yet I need that monitor, as it gives perfect picture on my other Amiga500. That is a revision 8a.1 board, full ECS chipset and with an ScanPlusECS scandoubler that only outputs 50hz refresh rate.


    Yet on anything non-50hz and non-Windows98, it really sucks.

    The most annoying with the samsung that I have. Is that the monitor can not do autoconfigure decent enough to run at 72 or 73 hz (I can not remember what it was). And the image is somewhat fuzzy. It has ghosting much like people here report.


    You need a good quality monitor is my guess. Now I do not know what exact quality my IBM Thinkvision L170 is rated at. (low, mid or high quality). Yet strange enough, the L190 is displaying a picture much like the one not_budda have posted, as my L170 only ghosts one to one and a half millimeter to the right.

    Just one question:


    So what is it really? Ceramic or tantalums? There is no capacitor technology that combines the two :-)

    I have done some investigations. It is ceramic SMD capacitors. I think the seller of my board, thought that they were tantalum and ceramic at the same time. I actually learned something new today. :-D

    I'm sorry but I still have to read between the lines of your post - since you are making a difference between "flasher" and "config" program, I assume you have been trying the old tools on the hew hardware, which will not work. Please use the latest ECS V2 config/flash tool (both functions in a single program):

    http://wiki.icomp.de/wiki/Indivision_ECS_V2/doc#Download

    Yes. That is the exact tool that I have used. More accurate, the tool found on the rescue version 1.9 disk. And I tried the 1.6 as well. When the ECS V2 is installed in my a604n, then it will result in a bricked device. Yet it can de salvaged and brought back to life in my Amiga 500 Revision 5 version 3 with kickstart 1.3 (the exact board name is according to big book of amiga hardware).

    Then I dont know what the seller talked about. It is recapped, and it is not the old elektrolytic caps he used. It is the brownish caps that you might see in my photos. The seller told me they were named ceramic tantalium. And I am not an electronics repairman. So I now I hve no idea what they are.

    I as well have ghosting on my IndiECS V2. Yet testing my 4 flatscreen monitors, then I found that the monitor have a lot to say. Shure the VGA cable or something else, might have a lot to say, yet the monitor is a factor as well.


    My testing:

    - Samsung Syncmaster 172v are horrible in 72hz. Can not do 50hz.

    - Sony XDM-X95K are even more horrible (works perfect in 50hz and as a PC monitor)

    - IBM ThinkVision L170 are nearly ghosting free, and is the one that works best for me.

    - IBM ThinkVision L190 gives much the same image, yet have a tendency to not display centered image.


    Hope this can give some help to people.

    Hi Jens.


    My Amiga600 is running without any Accelerators at all. It was recapped with ceramic tantelum capacitors. The power supply that I am using right now, is the old original Amiga600 supply.



    Upgrades that I have in my 600 at this moment:


    - a604n 1mb ChipRam expansion, the one with socket not fully populated.


    - IndivisionECS V2.


    - KA60 IDE Adaptor.


    - SD-to-IDE adaptor (44pin version)



    Just ordered an A6095 FastRam expansion for my machine and an OS-3.1.4 kit. They will be the last upgrade's that I will be doing to this machine, as I want it to have features, yet retain the compatibility of a stock 600, as much as possible, yet have as many features as possible at the same time.


    EDIT:

    Speaking of PSU. Is an ATX psu with a convertion cable the best choice, when dealing with unregulated PSU's? Sorry if I sound a bit noob. Yet PSU and Amiga are not exactly something that I know a lot about.

    brostenen , I can fully confirm IndiECS v1 and v2 compatibility with Amiga 600, mine is fitted with A604n, RTC module, Indivision ECS, VGA port fitted inside case in place of the RF module, all this while having a Furia 020 accelerator installed and an IDE to CF adapter with CF card.

    Sweet.... Thanks. This is only if I find the need for upgrading instead of getting a 9,5mb ram expansion.

    Speaking of accelerators on the 600, then it is a shame that only the Furia and the Vampire is the only ones that can be found from brand new.... This is perhaps a little hint for hardware devellopers. Right now, the 500 have the most choices.

    I do tend to agree that ECS V2's setup tool is quite counter-intuitive to use and complicated.

    Upon reading the docs over and over and over again, I somehow managed to luckily get the 640x512 PAL Laced setting to display properly on my LCD monitor, and I left it at that without further trying to try other stuff, in fear of losing that setting.

    Do you have border to border in workbench, and does it show all gfx when loading a game from disk?

    If I set it to 800x600, I get this border around the screen. Like it is not stretching the image to fitt the monitor.

    That is on both workbench and loading a game from disk.

    Hi.

    I have tried fiddeling with the setup tool for the IndivisionECS V2, and I still have no clue on what I am actually doing. It seems as eighter I do not know what I am doing, or the tool are just too difficult. Reading the manual on the Individual Wiki, do not help me in explaining exactly what is going on and what the different menuitems and submenu's actually are setting.


    I have noticed, that setting screenmodes in Workbench, sometimes have an effect on the Indivision it self, and as far as I know, this should not be happening. For what I understand, then the IndiECS should just scale/convert any screenmodes to a VGA output. So why does it have an effect in the IndiECS's configuration it self, when I test a screenmode that are set in the Indi? My mind buggles a bit. Really confusing.


    If there will be an guide in the future, with examples of what and explanation on each step, for setting up the Indivision. Then I know that I am not the only one that would be extremely happy. Another thing that I have found, is that if I wish a screenmode/vga-resolution, then I sometimes need to moove it to the top in the mainmeny of the IndiECSv2 tool, and sometimes I even have to disable other resolutions. Why?


    Will Individual computers make such a guide avaliable, for setting up some kind of resolution, and explanations of each step and what exactly that step involves and what it exactly does?


    Thanks in Advance.

    I have read that there are a Beta version or something for the IndivisionECS. Just remember that it is beta, and for what I have read, there have not been any devellopment on it for some time. Anyway... I did come across a video on Youtube, that allegely showed Picasso96 running on IndiECS V1.

    All right.... Some information on how I removed that border. I did not try border blank for this.


    Right now, I have the IndiECS V2 running on 800x600 in 2 or 4 colours and it is sloooooow. Well yada dida, I have no accelerator installed. Hehe. Naturally, it will get slow on my machine. Yet the workbench it self are now being displayed border to border in 800x600 and so I have no border at all on the workbench. Only workbench, centered perfectly and beautifully bam, straight in the middle and border to border.


    The night between yesterday and the day before (+14 hours straight), I fiddeled with a lot of different screenmode/monitor files, found on aminet. And none worked. Then I turned to amiga.org and consulted my issue. I took note in the "storage/monitors" folder in workbench had all these new monitors installed from me trying them software packages. And everytime I had doubleclicked on each monitor, it would turn up in the screenmode selector in workbench. And this made me choose a screenmode (not from within the IndiECS tool), that would actually make the screen be full-screen and border to border. Untill I rebooted, then it would disappear from the screenmode-selector menu, and the machine would go back to the screen not displaying in full screen. Both and cold and on warm boot. (A+A+CTRL and Power-Cycle)


    Now...

    I asked around if anyone knew any software package, that would enhance Workbench, in order to give me more screenmodes in the screenmode selector, yet I got a response from a fellow countryman, that I should try and copy all files from "dho:devs/monitors" to "dh0:storage/monitors" and do the same the other way around. Making the exact same files be in both directories. And then reboot.... And BAM.... After next reboot, then I got the workbench to fit nice and snug, and in border to border. After that, I did a complete backup of both directories, and on two floppy disks each. Just in case because we all know how well floppy disks will keep on working, and especially after all these years. :-D


    So I hope this will give you all a clue as to how to get this going, and if there are any bugs in the IndiECS V2 config tool. Personally I am happy that I have solved at least one issue with my 600-setup, share my findings with you guys and hope someone can get any use out of this information.



    EDIT:

    By the way.... Sorry Rockwater, for hijacking your tread.... Hope my findings will serve you as well. I just thought that this will be a good place to fit in my findings.