Cool Although it looks like he is out of the shells, so it'll be a bare connector only. There are lots of wiring diagram floating about if you google it - this one should be pretty clear: https://se/rgb-to-vga/ All the ground connections can be combined, so it's really only six wires that are needed.
@marm Thanks for the link on the Ben Q, I had a look at those in the past and that is a steal of a price.
I don't think so - I checked lots of times and the VGA connector isn't symmetrical, so it's a bit easier to get it the right way round. I haven't managed to get the Gotek to do anything useful yet.
I flashed it with Cortex previously with apparently no issues.
The Gotek is in an external case and I have not yet installed the switch to allow booting from it, but I was hoping to be able to access the ADFs (and run Octamed from Workbench). Out of interest I did find that a magazine cover demo of Dyna Blaster (which is obviously in a weird screen mode, as it plays with a wonky border and flickers on a TV) didn't display at all on the monitor (black screen only), but Workbench stuff seems super cool. Re getting it working, basically it was a case of going to the command line in Workbench and running SELECTOR. Touch wood it seems to be working fine now although I haven't tested it extensively. ADF in the cortex boot list but hopefully I'm back on track now. I'd like the Amiga to replace the PC in the studio but I need to get to grips with it first.
I tried another USB drive with just 2 ADFs on it (and not SELECTOR. On the wish list is a copy of Master Sound to accompany the sampler.
Cool Although it looks like he is out of the shells, so it'll be a bare connector only. There are lots of wiring diagram floating about if you google it - this one should be pretty clear: https://se/rgb-to-vga/ All the ground connections can be combined, so it's really only six wires that are needed. Having stripped one end of the VGA cable I got my meter out to check which wires went to which pins.
Weirdly there is no wire from the horizontal sync pin, although there are 3 or 4 "spare" wires going to various other connectors which are supposed to be "not connected" according to all the diagrams I've found online. but am guessing that the best answer at this stage is to hack apart another cable. No panic as the monitor is currently still waiting for me to pick it up from the post office, but it's a surprising one... I would imagine that horizontal sync is always needed.
Sometimes it's not clear if it's from the solder side or pin side. I would imagine that horizontal sync is always needed. Monitor arrived this morning so I got a new cable and made up a lead.
) Now I've started hunting for ADFs I've discovered that lots of stuff is in LHA or DMS format. They need to be unpacked after which the individual files can be copied whereever you need them.
What's the easiest way to get this stuff on to my Amiga? As your A500 doesn't have all that much RAM, these operations will involve a lot of disk swapping if attempted on that system.
Again I can't confirm how well this works but Win Rar seems to open them fine.
So I think I'm OK for getting downloaded archives to the A500!