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Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 646
28 Aug 2018 09:34


Checkmate is coming
And accepting a standalones!

THANK YOU Stephen for persistence, knowledge and labour of love!
Jah bless!

Launch party in 10 hrs and less
EXTERNAL LINK 
Final design
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Amiga 1500 backstory told by Stephen
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Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 646
28 Aug 2018 20:13


Checkmate on Stephens live (use this new link, troubles!)
  EXTERNAL LINK 
KS Campaign video EXTERNAL LINK 
  KS page
  EXTERNAL LINK 
  $17,231
  pledged of $99,786 goal
  70
  backers
  34days to go
  Back this project
 
  All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, October 2 2018 9:00 PM CEST.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 646
28 Aug 2018 21:00


17 000

David Wright​Just hit $20,000 (10 PM)


Peter Heginbotham

Posts 155
28 Aug 2018 21:10


just pledged for a "White Basic Amiga Case"


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 646
28 Aug 2018 21:15


Stephen on Vamps:

- A500 + Vamp - you are already there, you can put even a Zorro card

- A500+ and megachip is advised + Vamp

- Standalone would need adapters but would do everything. Great little Amiga sys it will be. You need adapters or he will make a small board and a backplate for a standalone ABSOLUTELY.

- He things VAMP STANDALONE is a great option, even Pi could come together nicely. Pi has browser, Linux, office. Vamp would do Amiga jobs.Massive potential there.

- Schemes will be released if KS succeeds so everyone is called to make mods

- He cannot supply OS with Vamp for the known reasons.

That is all so far Vamp mentioned.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 646
28 Aug 2018 21:41


- Vamp backplate has DIGITAL-VIDEO and LAN. There is a several ways to do it. User port on the back you can do your own version, 3D print it and do it.
 
  - For standalone PC version of Checkmate is advised because it has standard design backplate.
 
  - He doesnt have a V4 Standalone and make adopters (give him one!)
 
  - We might be able to use the standard PC backplate.
 
  - Keyboard USB Standalone: Buy Cherry keboard and Loriano can "fix it". Or use Cherry kb with no fix.
 
  - AROS 68k is not finetuned. Its WIP.
 
  - We DONT REACH the goal there will be nothing (70k USD to go?)

10:46 $22,554 pledged of $99,786 goal


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 646
28 Aug 2018 22:06


11 PM Belgrade time $23,373 pledged of $99,786 goal
 
  Last summary:
 
  - STICKERS
  Its blank space.You can make your own.
 
  - JOYSTICKS
 
  Ports should not be a prob.
 
  - SOFTWARE
 
  He can install AmiKit X and similar s/w packs ONCE HE BUILDS COMPLETE SYSTEMS equals ONCE KS IS DONE.
 


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 646
29 Aug 2018 00:49


Live Stream uploaded 2hrs
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Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 646
30 Aug 2018 17:14


over 30%, 33 days to go!

$37,973
pledged of $101,005 goal
161
backers
33days to go


Roy Gillotti

Posts 211
30 Aug 2018 17:33


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

over 30%, 33 days to go!
 
  $37,973
  pledged of $101,005 goal
  161
  backers
  33days to go

First 30% came fast, likely it will take some time to get the rest.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 646
31 Aug 2018 08:02


Surely, but its nice to see


Martin Soerensen

Posts 218
31 Aug 2018 09:16


Usually many kickstarters get a lot of backing in the first couple of days, then there is a slow period and then a few days before it ends you see a lot of additional supporters (or people increase their backing) coming on board as people try to get it across the finish line if they can see that it is only missing a little extra boost.


Mr Niding

Posts 295
31 Aug 2018 09:20


Im on the fence, altho Im leaning towards putting my V600 into it.
 
  For the standalone Vampire, I think I might go with the case the Apollo team seems to go with.
 
  But Im pretty sure Ill end up with a Checkmate before the end of the Kickstarter... :)

Altho, I have a old A1200, which addons, which is a bit bastarized. Maybe thats a better candidate for it...


Leigh Russ

Posts 123
31 Aug 2018 12:30


Backer number 45 here. I had started buying bits to do my own tower conversion for my V600, dug out an old tower I kept years ago that would of fit it quite well. Brought a USB keyboard adapters and stuff, then Stephen announced this. Saves me alot of work and will give a more professional look to a self made big box mod.

Hope it gets funded!


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 646
02 Sep 2018 11:30


Leigh Russ wrote:

          Hope it gets funded!
       

       
        As usual with KS, contribs in the end will rock the boat (higher production volume, additional feats. etc.)
       
        Its still on "high tide" with almost 50% in first few days
       
        £32,793 pledged of £77,500 goal
        177 backers 30days to go
       
      IF it succeeds, current timeline is
     
   
   
    A little campaign support video
  EXTERNAL LINK   
  At the same time, its indicative to note there is no buzz about it on AW.net, A.org and Amigans.net. There is time to catch up!
 
  Media coverage is quite poor for the effort given. I am mentioning this because we can expect more with v4 launch, but not much much more.
 
  Vintage Is The New Old
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  Bi Tech
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  Hackaday
  EXTERNAL LINK   
  Retro Summit
  EXTERNAL LINK   
  Amiga Meditations
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  High voltage in Czecz
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Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 646
06 Sep 2018 13:39


Campaign is abait slowing down in funding, and its "do or die" thing.Its 187 backers - a 10 backers increase in last four days only. This tempo we are dead and dudo. If campaign succeeds, molds will be done and later production possible.
 
  I know 200 bucks for a case. But Amiga desktop "big box" case. Custom case, well design to suit expanded classics or modern small gaming or retro sys. Or a Standalone. Your pick. Buy it as a present to someone :-)
 
  I see no news or discussion on AW.net or Morphzone, please spread the word anywhere you can.

    KS page
EXTERNAL LINK   
  Official campaign video
  EXTERNAL LINK   
  Unofficial one
  EXTERNAL LINK


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 646
09 Sep 2018 19:15


In 45 mins
    Checkmate A1500+ Q&A with Amiga Bill from Guru Mediation
    EXTERNAL LINK   
  ABOUT AMIGA EXTERNAL KEYBOARD
 
  Not included. But might be produced via Parteon backing of Stephen.
  EXTERNAL LINK   
  Here is what he says, not an easy road to go!
 
  Amiga external Keyboard case fun
  Well we are having a lot of fun with this, making from sheet metal is not easy but saves the fortune that injection moulding would cost. However, it is looking like three parts instead of two and welding the base together.
 
  More information soon.
 
  FOR CLASSIC LOVERS
 
  A1200  can fit there beside A500 and A600. And all expansion cards can fit.Be it Vampire or Blizz PPC

FUNDINGS

200 backers, 47% funded,22 days to go


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 646
16 Sep 2018 22:36


MsMad Lemon live with Stephen
EXTERNAL LINK 
23:33PM Belgrade time
$53,546 pledged of $101,268 goal
220 backers
2 weeks to go!



Anton Gale

Posts 15
17 Sep 2018 01:14


Unfortunately the KickStarter has slowed down to a crawl.  I wish Stephen all the luck the in the world, but it looks like everyone who knew about the project has backed it already.  He did mention the ramp up in backers that Kickstarter has towards the end of the campaign, but I didn't see if he got that information from Kickstarter.

Can the owner of the project back their own project if it looks like it isn't going to make it?  I'm 100% sure he'd make the money up in time.



Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 646
17 Sep 2018 05:10


Anton Gale wrote:

  Can the owner of the project back their own project if it looks like it isn't going to make it?  I'm 100% sure he'd make the money up in time.

Yes, but I would love to see more individuals and companies doing it. Loriano did that to save a KS.

I dont believe everybody is there. Coverage on Amiga websites has been mostly non existant (which is sad since it is both Amiga inspired and Classic/NG usable) and ARS.Tehnica and many retro websites did not push it either.

There is a week to spread the word (and save some money?) and last one to chip in. Maybe those who have 1 could buy 1 more to a girl, best dude since even PC/Pi can fit?


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