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Michal Pietal

Posts 76
29 Jul 2019 18:54


Dear Mr. Vidanovic,

I made my pre-order at Vesalia already, placing myself in a queue.

I have two questions concerning the purchase of V4 Standalone:

1) Do You plan a bundle containing V4 Standalone (with the case possibly too) and AmigaOS1.3-3.1 / Kickstart1.3-3.1 proprietary files (owned by Cloanto)?

2) Do You plan to bundle V4 Standalone with Vampire-branded, compatible keyboard and mouse?


Roger Andre Lassen

Posts 80
30 Jul 2019 19:54


2)

For keyboard and mouse. This campaign is what you are looking for EXTERNAL LINK


Sean Sk

Posts 292
31 Jul 2019 00:56


@Michal Pietal
   
Vojin Vidanovic is one of many members of this forum and does not have anything to do with Vampire production. He is not on the Apollo team and is not responsible for manufacturing or sales.
 
I would be addressing those questions to the retailer with whom you've registered interest with. Ultimately they will be the ones responsible for creating any bundles with the Vampire.


Michal Pietal

Posts 76
31 Jul 2019 06:42


@Sean Sk

Thank You for clarification.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4196
31 Jul 2019 10:10


Gentlemen, please lets try to stay on topic here.
Let us focus in the threat on "V4 Standalone" features.
 
Regarding Resellers as VESALIA, the AMIGA market is weak and  unpredictable today.
I fully understand that resellers like VESALIA want to evaluate the market volume before they make a commitment.
They have to decide whether to put 50 or 5000 V4 on stock.
 
The Vampire is a new driving power in Amiga market.
Our goal is to revive the AMIGA and I see this also a chance to work together with several Amiga companies and to work on producing Vamps  en mass.
 
  But please let us focus on our development questions.
 
 


Gildo Addox

Posts 31
31 Jul 2019 14:09


Hi Gunnar

I already asked this once but got no answer.

I would like to set up the Pi-Top (Laptop Case) for the V4 Standalone. And I wanted to start planning.

Information about GPIO, etc. would be useful to me.

Are there any information I could have to know, what kind of drivers I have to write and what kind of connections are possible (Trackpad, Monitor, Keyboard, etc.)



Mike Kopack

Posts 258
31 Jul 2019 20:56


From what we know, youíll have USB for keyboard and mouse/trackpad. Display with Hdmi port. I suspect the biggest headaches will be whether it will fit in the limited cavity space of the Pi-top, and you will need a way to route the power jack and the 2 joystick ports out to the back (youíll probably need to cut new holes for them).  Likely the power board that comes with the pitop wonít be able to power the vampire directly (thatís a guess, depends on how it hooks up, and what it can put out. Iíve never looked closely at the internals of the Pi-top).  You will also need a space to put whatever IDE devices you plan on using (SD or Cf card adapter). 
   
   
    How good is the screen on those things anyhow? Do they refresh fast enough for game play??
   
    Anyhow I suspect itís going to end up being a very tight fit if it fits at all... I suspect you will have more luck with the old original version (where the Pi right on the right side) than the v3 (the one that had the extra circuit board and cooling system). That board on the V3 plugs directly into the Pi and I donít see how you can drive the keyboard and display without it. With the older version things are linked with cables so there is more likely a chance itíll work.
   
    But definitely let us know how you make out if you try it!!
   
    Iím personally thinking of trying to make a laptop out of it too but was planning to get a bare panel and design a case that I can make using my Cnc machine and 3D printers. 


Mike Kopack

Posts 258
16 Aug 2019 01:43


Any sort of status update coming on soon on this? Did the boards with the updated power plug come back ok? Are we truly imminent with them still coming roughly "end of summer" (which unfortunately is quickly coming and I haven't done SQUAT to enjoy it, sigh)...

Just wondering!


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1434
17 Aug 2019 21:02


Its up to team to finish it, polish it, make more of those nice boxes, produce it in batches and ship to dealers ... I wonder is end of automn better expected date for all these?
 
  I have anyway reserved a Standalone / expressed interest at Vesalia.
  So,just need to save money until my queque comes :)

Michal Pietal wrote:

Dear Mr. Vidanovic,
  I made my pre-order at Vesalia already, placing myself in a queue.
  I have two questions concerning the purchase of V4 Standalone:
  1) Do You plan a bundle containing V4 Standalone (with the case possibly too) and AmigaOS1.3-3.1 / Kickstart1.3-3.1 proprietary files (owned by Cloanto)?
  2) Do You plan to bundle V4 Standalone with Vampire-branded, compatible keyboard and mouse?

Dear Michael, I am not a dealer or Apollo team member, also a customer.

I can say that Amedia already offers 1) for +35e with v2, so I see no reason why not with v4
EXTERNAL LINK 
2) Team has one demoed small case, but I find it unatractive.
A500 and A1200 new molds
EXTERNAL LINK  also,A3000 inspired case EXTERNAL LINK 
Amedia is offering similar FPGA bundles, not currently with a Vamp, but I hope they will think of something.

Vesalia hopefully too, altough I prefer to build it in Serbia and source components.


Neil Shacklady

Posts 9
17 Sep 2019 19:25


Hi - I'm searching for a definitive answer on whether the Vampire Standalone is compatible with the Keyrah.  My plan is to use the Vampire in a new A1200.net case and hook up a 1200 keyboard via the Keyrah.  I notice on the Apollo Public Wiki that "Keyrah v4" is listed as compatible/recommended hardware.  However, I've searched and can only find the Keyrah v2B as the latest model.

EXTERNAL LINK


Mike Kopack

Posts 258
17 Sep 2019 19:35


Pretty sure thatís a typo on their part and they mean that the Keyrah will work on the Vampire V4.

Happen to need an A1200.net case and keyboard still? Iím looking to sell a white case and a UK keyboard right now... Iím in New Jersey, USA.  $70 for the case, $50 for the keyboard (+shipping).


Neil Shacklady

Posts 9
17 Sep 2019 19:44


Mike Kopack wrote:

 
  Happen to need an A1200.net case and keyboard still? Iím looking to sell a white case and a UK keyboard right now... Iím in New Jersey, USA.  $70 for the case, $50 for the keyboard (+shipping).

Hi Mike - I'm good thanks.  I backed the second campaign they ran so should be getting a black case and keycaps in November hopefully.


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 472
27 Sep 2019 18:36


A quick new boot ROM test:





Tango One

Posts 101
28 Sep 2019 16:26


Would be nice to have some options on what sort of v4 configuration we could buy.

1. u get what is planed now
2. we just get the hardware and instruction on how we custom it to work with aos 3.x and nothing else just that hardware. Maybe some DIY options.



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