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by LocalH
Thu May 20, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58742

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

What I find funny is - the disk is FastFileSystem. This means that it requires a 2.0 or newer Kickstart ROM to even boot or read from the disk at all. Yet, inside :s/uv-ver, they still check to see if the user has a 1.3 ROM and bail out with an ER005. Apparently someone didn't realize that a 2.1 Ins...
by LocalH
Thu May 20, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58742

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

AriX: See those "LED" looking things at the bottom of my screenshot? (I'll post it again after this for reference) Nifty function that WinUAE has to display drive LEDs (and a bit more information regarding CPU usage, sound latency, and framerate). From left to right: sound latency, CPU usage (I'm ru...
by LocalH
Thu May 20, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58742

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

Shift-D seems to read something from track 51. I can see why there might not be much to the clock command - the Amigas generally used as Prevue Guide machines had battery backed clocks. I have noticed that, using WinUAE's "Synchronize clock" function, Prevue shows the time as two hours behind - this...
by LocalH
Thu May 20, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58742

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

/ (forward slash) on the listings cycles between 9 different "ViewMode" tests, with grids similar to Ctrl-G, but on the top half of the screen: 0 - Hires interlace, right half 1 - Hires interlace, left half 2 - Hires interlace, full-width 3 - Black screen (speculation: could be a black grid over col...
by LocalH
Thu May 20, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58742

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

Re:Makefiles - definitely wasn't a standard part of any AmigaDOS version. I used it on my A3000 years ago, I think it came on one of the old Fred Fish disks. Re:C - On the diagnostic screen. It's a little slow to respond tho. Also, got something good: http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/6748/prevue00...
by LocalH
Thu May 20, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58742

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

Now I see why they locked speeds 0 and 1...when it comes time to push the new time block headers over the boundary, the scroll slows down for those lines, then speeds back up when they're done, which would be quite jarring to the viewer (not to mention it'd be hard to read at those speeds anyway).
by LocalH
Thu May 20, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58742

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

Ok, this is definitely odd...In :C, there is a command called MakeFiles. Looking at it in a hex editor, it appears to be a tool to read the two ROMs from an A3000 SuperKickstart disk and write them out to individual files. I can't figure out why this command would be on the disk, considering that I ...
by LocalH
Thu May 20, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58742

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

Ah, I think I might have realised what I did. To do some testing, I had tried using 512K chip and 512K slowfast instead of 1MB chip and no slowfast. Booting up under bog-standard cycle-exact A500 mode with 1MB chip to see if I'm right. Edit: Yup, that's it. The software definitely requires 1MB chip....
by LocalH
Thu May 20, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58742

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

Once we figure out the format for this version of the software, I'll look into setting up an old PC and my A2000, and do like Metalguy66 did with the EPG Jr. software, and how bad-ass would that be? :) It'd really help if we had a manual. Maybe one day we'll come across one... Right now my main goal...
by LocalH
Thu May 20, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58742

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

Found a few more functions in the diagnostic screen, dunno if they're known from the EPG Jr. software but here's what they do (visually, at least). All other keys dump back out into the main menu (well, at least we can say that once I've gone through the whole keyboard). I will add more to this thre...