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Re: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)

Post by PhilC » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:51 pm

I have two of the GBS8200 in case one isn't cooperating.

The Amiga guides I've seen use the 8 pin connector and don't use the Vsync but my cable does, so will make up another that works like that when the D connectors arrive.

I'm going to try it with the ST next, not that I need to as it works fine with my expos to via adaptors but should look cool on my 43" tv :lol:
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Re: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)

Post by IngoQ » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:03 pm

PhilC wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:51 pm
Iso will make up another
I have to admit that I usually buy these cables, since they are so damn cheap nowadays, that you end up paying more for the parts than the ready-made cable costs... But of course that is not always an option, especially not on a Saturday afternoon, when you absolutely have to try out the shiny new (or more likely dirty old) machine you just got ;)
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Re: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)

Post by PhilC » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:38 pm

Yeah, too impatient to wait for a cable.

Using this page:

http://www.retro-commodore.eu/2014/03/1 ... ter-amiga/

I set up my temporary cable to get the Amiga ip and running with the GBS8200. After one poor connection later and we've got a reasonably clear picture.

Husband duties means I dont have much time to try it tonight but here's a quick screenshot from one of my all time fave games.
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I've been using it on a 15khz capable monitor for now, so not a real test but I do have a couple of 24" widescreen monitors to test it on next time.

From googling the GBS8200, it looks like you need to set brightness to full, which matches what I have to do with the other VGA adaptors on the ST that I've tried. You do this using the picture controls on the GBS.

So far it's a 7 out of 10 but remember I've just knocked up a quick cable and it's the first quick switch on.

Come back after the break for an update :lol:
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Re: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)

Post by PhilC » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:46 pm

Been busy lately with work and family related stuff but the wife went away for a weekend with the girls, so I hot stuck in to fixing a few more things on my pile.

One A500 fixed ( dodgy ram) and upgraded to 1mb chip, seems to work fine now. Will need to make a few TF536 upgrades when TF releases them.

Fired up my Spectrum +3 to find out it didnt work. It had a snapped floppy drive belt, so binned that for a Gotek. Then it would get stuck at the copyright message. Turns out over the years that the clock signal into the floppy controller had rusted away. Fixed that and had to give it a quick test.

They dont make them like they used to.
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Game of Mega Twins anyone?
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