Some more challenges
by, 13th September 2015 at 22:59 (1065 Views)
Well, I got my a500 for the man cave, and so proceeded to try and write a few adfs to disk to play out there. Hmm, it all went a bit wrong, as whether it was in infected or corrupts adf one of them trashed my CF HD on my a1200.
I ended up having to go back to an earlier backup (hence why I like CF HDs) and reset up a few bits. As that is an 8GB CF, I thought I would set up a smaller system only one on a 4gb card for minimising risk when burning adfs for the a500.
Anyway, also thought I would get a Gotek from kipper for the a500 to avoid the issue entirely, however although it worked I could not for love or money may it load Supercars 2 which was a dealbreaker for me. So back to real disks.
My preordered ACA1221 turned up so I managed (with some difficulty being honest) to set up a 4gb CF with CWBADV on it, so I could test out the new kit. It all worked fine I have to say, and has made me question 2 things.
1 - Do I really need the blizzard 1260? Obviously the answer is no, but I still cannot force myself to let it go.
2 - Do I need to bother with a Higher resolution workbench? Using the CWBADV I think I dont. I think I will look into this one further.
In the mean time, I was messing around with the Indy MK2 and managed to flash a config that then my monitor would not display.
Plugged in an old video cable, but as I had set a higher resolution workbench, it would not display it.
Booting from floppy worked unless I had my CF card connected, in Which case I got a weird screen that said workbench but I could not access anything.
In the end I used WINUAE to change the screenmode to something that would display on the old video cable, and then reflashed the Indy.
What a pain.
Anyway, I now seem to be back in business.
Its never dull messing around with this stuff........