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How to make bootable CD with multiple games for CDTV

Well, a few users are creating compilation of games for the CD32 and the CDTV. The most prolific is AmigaJay. For instance here he released several compilations for CDTV including a lot of titles: ...
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Extended ROMs on the Amiga CD32 and CDTV

With the information in pndc's answer to this question I've been able to examine the various ROMs and I think I have the definitive answer. Firstly it seems that CDTV and CD32 do things slightly ...
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Extended ROMs on the Amiga CD32 and CDTV

There are a number of ways that an extension ROM can add to or replace Kickstart functionality: Within the first few instructions, Kickstart checks for the magic value 0x1111 at 0xf00000, and will ...
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What is the purpose of ROM switcher mods in CDTV

I've seen a lot of information on CDTV ROM switchers, but it is still unclear to me what is the actual purpose of it. The CDTV is essentially an Amiga 500 sans keyboard and floppy but with CD and ...
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What speed should CDTV CDs be burned at

Why would you think that you need a single speed writer to write a CD for a single speed drive? With an ideal writer, and ideal media, the resulting CD would be the same, no matter at which speed it ...
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What is the interface of the proprietary memory card connector in CDTV

That's CN13. The pins are documented here and have address and data lines as you would expect for memory, not the signals you would need for a floppy drive. I would connect a Gotek to the DB-23 ...
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Extended ROMs on the Amiga CD32 and CDTV

Apart from other version-related changes, there is a notable functional difference between the CDTV extended ROM and the A570 extended ROM: for some reason, perhaps related to the fact that the A570 ...
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Workbench 3.1 Chipsets and graphics question

Early models of the CDTV had OCS chips and later ones could have a mix of OCS and ECS, and some late models could have the full ECS chipset. It could also be upgraded to ECS by the user. The CDTV II ...
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CDTV Diagrom 1.2 Extended Memory Test AddressError Detected

In the DiagROM "AddressError Detected" is displayed when the CPU enters exception vector #2 at address $0000000C. This occurs if a word or longword access is attempted at an odd address, ...
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What speed should CDTV CDs be burned at

If this is for your personal use, I'd say "whatever works". Make attempts at the fastest speed with proper CD-Rs, and test them on the real machine. If it doesn't work, reduce the speed. But ...
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What is the easiest way to get an Amiga online?

My solution to this problem was to purchase a Raspberry Pi Zero W 1.1 and install Raspbian Lite (no gui). I then connected a generic USB to RS-232 adapter to the Pi and configured it to open a tty on ...
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How to get GOTEK to work with CDTV?

It requires a slight wire / connector mod: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/oldcrap.org/2017/11/17/gotek-in-an-external-amiga-drive-closure/amp/
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Which Commodore CDTV models came with keyboard with grey caps

The Commodore CDTV did not come with any keyboard, mouse, or external floppy drive. These accessories were available by purchasing the optional "Expansion Pack" for ~$200. To my knowledge, ...
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What is the easiest way to get an Amiga online?

What would be the easiest way for me to have access to aminet? Serial. PC doesn't have rs232, so I guess null modem cable is out of question. With some USB/Serial it's easily added back on. They ...
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What is _KBSE (Keyboard Sense) signal in CDTV and what is it used for

Keyboard sense is simply so the CDTV can detect if a keyboard is attached. The keyboard is an optional feature. After all, the CDTV is a game console. and games should be plug and play. Having to go ...
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How to unmod CDTV keyboard

The CD32 pinout is the similar to the Amiga 4000 (*1), so maybe have a look at this page comparing it to the CDTV. From there it should be easy to work back. Pinout for all Amiga series machines with ...
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Max length of traces / wires for MC680x0 relocator

According to the project page on GitHub for the Open68000Relocator board: The board has been tested and proved to be working perfectly with a TF530 card running at 50 MHz. So, if you can use the ...
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Which Commodore CDTV models came with keyboard with grey caps

There were grey versions, particularly in Germany. It was not marketed under a different model number afaik. For images see https://bigbookofamigahardware.com/bboah/product.aspx?id=661
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How to flash CDTV extended ROM using development board

[Preface, what follows are wild guesses, looking at the photo while considering some basic knowledge about the CDTV and chips shown] A quick look at the chips reveals that they exactly mimic the ROMs, ...
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What is the purpose of ROM switcher mods in CDTV

The CDTV CD drive is non-standard. The interface is not IDE or SCSI, it requires a special driver that was built in to the CDTV ROM. The ROM consists of a standard Kickstart 1.3 image plus the ...
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