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by Smonson
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: WEBSHOP OFFLINE DUE TO UK LOCKDOWN
Replies: 10
Views: 1036

Re: WEBSHOP OFFLINE DUE TO UK LOCKDOWN

You're doing the right thing. And at least you've got an indoor hobby!
by Smonson
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: MONGREL H4 USER BUILDS
Topic: Smonson's slow H4 build
Replies: 32
Views: 1492

Re: Smonson's slow H4 build

Hmm, I should have taken a photo of it before I started. Basically the pins were all bent inwards towards the centre. The pins themselves seem to be made from slightly thinner sheet metal than normal, too. I've bent them all up, but the problem with doing that is that it causes them to be slightly S...
by Smonson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: MONGREL H4 USER BUILDS
Topic: Smonson's slow H4 build
Replies: 32
Views: 1492

Re: Smonson's slow H4 build

Geez, those 6850s are next to impossible to get out with a manual solder sucker. Dunno if all STs are similar but all the pins on my donor board were folded down pretty much flat before soldering. If I ever manage to get mine out I'll probably have killed them from the heat exposure.
by Smonson
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: SOFTWARE
Topic: Modified TOS to remove resolutions limitation
Replies: 47
Views: 4607

Re: Modified TOS to remove resolutions limitation

Changes (offsets given are for TOS1.4 UK, MD5 036c5ae4f885cbf62c9bed651c6c58a8): At 0xfc06e, in the level 4 autovector (VBL handler), bypass the mono monitor check: /* In colour modes: */ btst #7,%d1 /* Check mono detect */ - bnes lvl4_vec_nochange /* No mono monitor --> skip */ + bras lvl4_vec_noch...
by Smonson
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Hello from Sunny Queensland Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Hello from Sunny Queensland Australia

Nearly tread on a brown snake on my way there last night, talk about a heart stopper :shock:, only about a 15 meter walk from the house to the shed along a concrete path, the thing was at the bottom of the house steps and was in no rush to get out of the way. :roll: Can you leave me some STs in you...
by Smonson
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: SOFTWARE
Topic: Modified TOS to remove resolutions limitation
Replies: 47
Views: 4607

Re: Modified TOS to remove resolutions limitation

exxos wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:34 pm
great stuff!

Wasn't the wobble down to that clock issue from wayyyyy back ? I'm not at home for a couple of days so can't test mine out :(
Thanks Exxos! Yeah, I hope the wobble is just clock noise, at least we have a solution to that :D
by Smonson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Hello from Sunny Queensland Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Hello from Sunny Queensland Australia

Hi Danoo, nice to see another Strayan on here. Once we reach 51% we can stage a coup. I'm in Canberra.

I'm very jealous of your shed!
by Smonson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE
Topic: Modified TOS to remove resolutions limitation
Replies: 47
Views: 4607

Re: Modified TOS to remove resolutions limitation

Great work @Smonson it works. Unfortunately I had a wobble on the video (not sure why - need to take a look) but you can see the effect here, all three resolutions without changing a cable. Awesome! :yay2: Thanks heaps for testing it! I'll go back over it tonight and relay my exact changes as I pro...
by Smonson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: IPA madness
Replies: 22
Views: 415

Re: IPA madness

Normal ethanol is better at deactivating corona than isopropanol is. Any kind of soap is better than both, but don't go wasting your precious PCB cleaner on hand washing when a $3 bottle of methylated spirits will do the job perfectly! The WHO has a proper recipe: https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide...
by Smonson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: SOFTWARE
Topic: Modified TOS to remove resolutions limitation
Replies: 47
Views: 4607

Re: Modified TOS to remove resolutions limitation

I learned another interesting fact which has probably been altering my conclusions a bit. Under emulation in Hatari, the virtual shifter in RGB mode can be set to 0, 1, or 2 (and if it's 2, the screen is disabled so you can't see what's going on) but when it's set to use a mono monitor, it's read-on...

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