From: Ethan Dicks (ethan.dicks_at_gmail.com)
Date: 2006-09-05 05:16:20
On 9/4/06, Pasi Ojala <email@example.com> wrote: > That reminds me of my Amiga 8520-CIA failure. Only the event counter > was broken. The event counter counts scanlines and is used by > the Workbench to "hide" screen updates. When the counter is broken > and you double-click, the workbench usually gets stuck. Hmm... didn't know Workbench used that timer. > There was a patch available that disabled this feature. Then you > could use the 6526-CIA also, because the only difference is the > TOD clock (BCD counter) vs. event counter (24-bit counter). I wish I'd known about that patch years ago - I had at a least one A500 with a busted CIA that I would have been happy to have swapped with a 6526 (I did know the timers were different). -ethan Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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