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Vampire V4 Standalone Info

Alessandro Ambrosini

Posts 3
15 Apr 2019 21:46


Hi,
since I am new in this forum, I greet everyone, and I kindly ask you for the following information regarding the V4 standalone:
1 with this version is it possible to choose the 68000 cpu instead of the 60080?
2 with V4 is it possible to create an Amiga configuration similar to A500 and load the Workbench 1.3?
2 Is it possible to connect any external USB keyboard? Are there any compatibility issues?
3 Is it possible to connect a floppy disk drive like the commodore 1010?
4 is the PSU supplied with the v4 ?
Thanks


Roy Gillotti

Posts 352
15 Apr 2019 22:18


Alessandro Ambrosini wrote:

    Hi,
    since I am new in this forum, I greet everyone, and I kindly ask you for the following information regarding the V4 standalone:
    1 with this version is it possible to choose the 68000 cpu instead of the 60080?
    2 with V4 is it possible to create an Amiga configuration similar to A500 and load the Workbench 1.3?
    2 Is it possible to connect any external USB keyboard? Are there any compatibility issues?
    3 Is it possible to connect a floppy disk drive like the commodore 1010?
    4 is the PSU supplied with the v4 ?
    Thanks
   

    1: Why?
    2: Sure
    2.5: Hard to say, but just guessing with other similar FPGA devices, likely there will be some odd ball keyboards that are not compatible.
    3: Likely not without some other hardware invention
    4: It's USB powered, even if it isn't provided just use an off the shelf USB charger.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1434
15 Apr 2019 22:32


1. No, 68080 is compatible enough for 99% of Software so no need
  2. You can easily knock down to bare-bone A1200 speed (Turtle Mode) and even load Kickstart 1.x/2.x/3.x depending on titles need via MapROM making a compatibility a bit higher
  2b. Yes, USB keyboard seems to be mandatory. Amiga HID driver should be provided in ROM so it should have high USB keyboard compatibility
  3.Sadly no,unless you find some IDE HDD connector based solution like special editions of Catsweasel. I believe OS3 drivers are supplied and work like I have seen OS4 ones do. But there are ADF/DMS floppy images that can easily be used from AmigaOS 3.9 or CoffinOS.
  4. Not yet specified, I asked the same.

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