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Re: Who has a new SAM flex coming?
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@thread

My Sam-Flex 733mhz is arriving here on the 29th. :)

The Sam-667 its replacing is in a MicroATX case currently, so it'll be a straight motherboard swap.

Double the ram, double the gfx memory, and 10-20% speed increase. Niiiiiiice. :)

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Re: SabreMSN 0.59 - 2009-09-19 - still no file transfers
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@Kicko

Mick has it all figured out. We should get there eventually. But if you wanna send a file, use AmiMSN for now!

And thanks guys. :)

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New RockBEAT 3.1
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http://wookiechat.amigarevolution.com

solves the bug of crashing at the end of playing back the first bar on some setups.

but it's still slow and sounds crap, despite DaveAE's efforts in attempting to teach me how to mix properly. :)

still its fun for what it is. little app for jamming in your bedroom or garage.. not so good for the studio.

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SabreMSN 0.59 - 2009-09-19 - still no file transfers
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CHANGELOG
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2009-09-19: Alpha 59
- UTF8 charsets codesets.library stuff works in AROS now for the first time I think.
Thanks Matthias Rustler for the working codesets.h header, as mine was broken in
some way! (This is a major update apparently, which is why I've released a new version
when the file transfers are nowhere near finished!)
- Tabs "blink" when theres unread messages waiting in an inactive tab
- When in group chat, the "name says:" info wasnt being displayed in the chat window
when a group chatter wasnt in your own contact list.
- When someone joins a group chat, the next time someone speaks, the "name says:" info
is displayed again to prevent confusion. It used to look like the newly joined person
was the one speaking.
- When in a group chat, clicking the "Invite" button a second time will close it
properly
- In tabs mode, when closing a chat tab, it will close the window now if that was the
last tab open. Thanks Kicko for that suggestion!
- Starting to change memory allocation to allocate memory through exec instead of
from the stack
- Removed timestamps after the first line in multiline messages. Looks kinda better.
If you want to break a message up into multiple lines, press control and Enter, and
it will insert a newline into your message. If you're using the right font, it'll
appear as a little box.. otherwise the "newline" character will just be invisible.
Sorry!
- Made incoming multiline messages work better. It's less broken now. Less.
- Using new contact list icons from Mason
- Tweaked the outgoing messages when a switchboard wasnt fully reconnected yet.
Hopefully the first few messages wont be missed anymore when you send while the
switchboard is still trying to reconnect.

http://wookiechat.amigarevolution.com

It's my birthday tomorrow. Turning 29. :)

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Re: Sam Flex questions..
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@thread

Does Sam-Flex fit in a MicroATX case?

I dont have enough to buy a new case haha.

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Re: Sam Flex questions..
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@Slayer

Nah man, this is paying for my new Sam! It's going on trademe for $1000 nzd start. :)

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Re: Sam Flex questions..
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@jahc

This speed test shows the 800Mhz flex is around 23% faster than the 667mhz sam..

http://www.amigans.net/modules/newbb/ ... =ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0

Interesting. :)

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Re: Sam Flex questions..
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@Duderino

Thanks for the feedback. So I guess I'm upgrading mostly for the extra RAM and gfx RAM.

512mb ram and 64mb gfx ram is not enough for me. I run out of RAM with all my apps open, many browser tabs, many source code tabs open, many screens, all my internet apps, music etc. It sucks when I try to compile when I (seemingly) only have about 20mb free, and the system goes super slow using virtual ram when it runs out of actual RAM. Music stutters, mouse pointer goes stuttery while GCC goes hard, apps dont respond well.. GCC is pretty intensive! It's better than just crashing, but still, I want better performance when I've got all my crap going at once! You realise OWB takes about 10-20mb per tab (or so it seems). I've got 15 tabs open on the PC here. I cant do that on my Amiga when I've got all my gear up.

I had to disable compositing on my screens, and I like compositing. I'm using 1920x1080 screens here..

My WookieChat compiles can take around a minute. If I can shave 10 seconds off that, that'll be a tiny bonus for me too.

It's been a cool Amiga for me. but it's time to upgrade to the best available hardware!

Just out of curiosity, what apps do you have running at all times? And what screen resolution do you use? I'm sure 512mb is fine for most people.. but not for my own usage! It was fine on the AmigaOneXE for 4 years.. but I outgrew it.

EDIT: Oh, also, I'm not fond of the built in Sam440ep audio. Sounds fine, but I want something better for my music. i loved the Audigy 2 ZS I had in my A1. I might get something high end for my Flex. Also it'd be good to have the option of a WiFi card too. I dont want to be limited to one or the other.

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Sam Flex questions..
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I'm upgrading from my 667mhz Sam440ep. :)

1. How much faster is the 733mhz sam with its overclocked ram controller, than the 667mhz sam? to be specific, how does OWB compare? is the speed increase noticeable?

2. does the PCI Radeon support using 1920x1080x32 screen DVI resolutions? I like 1920x1080x16, but it would be cool to be able to use Netsurf in the colour depth it likes best..

3. Does it have a blackplate at the moment? Or is it in the same boat as the sam440ep?

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Re: 24" monitors.. 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 ?
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@Antique

Yep! what really eats MY video ram (I think) is having many many tabs open in CubicIDE.. but you can disable compositing on individual screens. So I just keep it for my main screens where I want effects.

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Re: Cubic IDE & Workbench screen
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@Rigo

LOL

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Re: 24" monitors.. 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 ?
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@Antique

Nope not slow at all and the picture is absolutely perfect! Im using 16bit. Actually, the memory usage is fine too.

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Re: Amiga T-Shirts?
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@Daedalus

I've been toying with the idea of taking some graphics from aminet down to any local mall here to make my own tshirt.. every single mall in Auckland has these places.

You've pretty much convinced me now! I've been putting it off too long. Now that you mention it.. I want an Amiga coffee mug too. Screw that, I want a WookieChat coffee mug!

Stop giving me ideas.

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Re: 24" monitors.. 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 ?
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@jahc

I'm rockin out at 1920x1080x16 on my Sam440-667mhz..

http://www.lge.com/us/computer-produc ... lcd-monitor-W2353V-PF.jsp

This is the best monitor I've ever owned!

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Re: 24" monitors.. 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 ?
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@ZeroG

Thank you! I've ordered the monitor now.

I'll let you guys know how I get on. I've seen non native resolutions on my dads 24" and its pretty acceptable. And I'm willing to try my VGA header again. And I have a PC next to this machine that could do with a big monitor too. So it's not the end of the world if this experiment fails. :)

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Re: SabreMSN 0.58 - 2009-08-24 - Multiple accounts support/login window
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@samo79

do the sound alerts in the Settings window not work?

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Re: 24" monitors.. 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 ?
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@ZeroG

Quote:
>my question is.. will ANY picture on that monitor work with Sam?

Sorry, english in not my native language - I dont understand the question.

I'll rephrase.. some monitors have DVI, DVI-D, etc, and I dont know what the Sam is compatible with.. my question is: will this monitor that I'm planning on buying display ANY resolution? will it do at least 1280x1024? :) (i.e. is the Sam's DVI monitor port compatible with this monitors DVI port..)

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Re: 24" monitors.. 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 ?
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@ZeroG

well, adding +RB to the screenmode tooltype reduces the bandwidth needed for the resolution.. but yeah I'm aware that theres a risk I may not be able to use the native resolution!

my question is.. will ANY picture on that monitor work with Sam?

Also, this monitor is 1920x1080, not 1920x1200.... so that may ease things too.

Also, I'm aware I'llrun out of video ram a lot faster, I use 16bit modes already though.


Edited by jahc on 2009/9/1 22:57:17
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Re: 24" monitors.. 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 ?
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great advice from this thread so far, thanks guys..

almost time to buy! probably Friday!

http://www.ccereviews.com/reviews/sam ... ster-p2350-lcd-monitor/2/

This one seems to be getting good reviews, and is about the most I'd pay for a monitor. 23" viewable size.. 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 2ms refreshing.. its about 1cm higher than my 19" 1280x1024 monitor, but maybe 15cm wider... veeeeeeeery nice. I'm getting sick of running out of space! and I realise I'll have to use the +RB reduced blanking trick..

Anyway.. the connector is 15pin D-SUB or DVI-D (i want to use DVI on my Sam440ep 667mhz), and the video signal is Analog RGB, DVI........... should I take a risk and buy it? if it doesnt work.. my PC right next to it gets a new monitor. :)

Or failing that, which is the best 23" to 24" monitor to get for under $450 nzd on this page?
http://www.pricespy.co.nz/cat_5.html#g147

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Re: SabreMSN 0.58 - 2009-08-24 - Multiple accounts support/login window
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@jahc

yes, renaming only seems to work for the current session.. after you log back in again, it resets to whatever the persons actual display name is. and I dont know whY!! argh!! hehe

I might look into it soon. i'm making too many promises lately.

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