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Vampire 1200: Psssst!!!page  1 2 

Pedro Cotter

Posts 95
30 Oct 2018 17:26


ehehehe!!!

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Wayne Smith

Posts 28
30 Oct 2018 17:39


Pedro Cotter wrote:

ehehehe!!!
 
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Take my money :)


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 697
30 Oct 2018 17:40


Yup! Master "Majstorovic" again makes a bit of alchemy ...
 
  A1200+Vamp, in love
 
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Plus feature is Igors Zippo and smoke pack :-)
(as A: to Q: Why does my card smell on tobacco and US army gas) :-)


Lord Aga
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 62
30 Oct 2018 17:55


Heh, heh :)


Andy Hearn

Posts 161
30 Oct 2018 19:17


Love the led lit logo :D ... ooh yeah and the fact this prototype exists at all!!! Great stuff!!!  :)


Tango One

Posts 95
30 Oct 2018 19:23


thats what I been waiting for.


John William

Posts 311
30 Oct 2018 20:01


MAJSTA IF YOU ARE READING THIS YOU BETTER LEAVE THE LED LOGO ON THAT V1200!! DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME!!!

LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THE LED LOGO ON THE V1200!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, he is not. People...time to send people at his house to make him keep the LED LOGO! DON'T YOU EVER REMOVE THE LED LOGO MAN! EVER!! EEVEER

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I LOVE THE LED LOGO! I LOVE THE LED LOGO!!

MAJSTA I WANT ONE V1200 EVEN THOUGH I DON'T OWN AN A1200 JUST FOR THE LED LOGO!!....

- hits head with frying pan - Did you guys see those LEDS ON THAT ACCELERATOR...- sob - So beautiful! Who cares if it is have more RAM or better speed...THOSE LEDS MAN!...

- sits on the chair and fans face - I love those LEDs...- sob - YOU  DON'T REMOVE THEM MAJSTA FROM THE CARD...EVER!!


Daniel Sevo

Posts 228
30 Oct 2018 21:41


Beautiful card, who's not gonna want this? ;-)



Sean Sk

Posts 179
30 Oct 2018 23:06


What a beautiful beautiful beautiful sight to behold.
 
The Amiga community is going to go ape poo when this gets released. I personally think demand will be more than most other Vampire types, including the standalone.
 
I don't know how on earth I am going to survive waiting for this, especially after this tease. STOP TEASING US MAJSTA :)


M Rickan

Posts 154
31 Oct 2018 00:56


sean sk wrote:

I personally think demand will be more than most other Vampire types, including the standalone.

I'm not convinced of that.

With the standalone you can pretty much create anything - including reanimating dusty old Amiga artifacts.

But hey, options are a good thing.


Mister Cartoonmonkey

Posts 9
31 Oct 2018 03:42


W00T!! Yes, leave that LED Logo!

No thank you to a standalone for me. I'll buy the Vampire A1200 as soon as it's available.

I'll be able to do huge Dpaint / Brilliance anims with tons of memory, finally! If I can get one of these, I'm doing a whole animated film, done exclusively on the classic Amiga.

External serial / parallel devices such as my Pyramid MIDI, and VIDI Amiga RT grabber, sound samplers will all work as well.

Fingers crossed for a release in the next 6 months! Go team go!
 


Kresimir Lukin

Posts 42
31 Oct 2018 04:44


I feel so relieved now, as I have seen this video more then month ago but I promised to Majsta I will not share it :)
It was not hard not to share video, but it was hard not to reply to some posts of skeptics, I am happy that is over and that video is public now :)


Allan Versaevel

Posts 15
31 Oct 2018 05:30


I too can't wait for the Vampire 1200. I am sending this reply on my Vampire 600 V2.1, just installed. Wedge Amiga's Rule :)


Ronnie Beck

Posts 29
31 Oct 2018 08:36


John William wrote:

MAJSTA IF YOU ARE READING THIS YOU BETTER LEAVE THE LED LOGO ON THAT V1200!! DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME!!!
 
  LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THE LED LOGO ON THE V1200!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
  Oh, he is not. People...time to send people at his house to make him keep the LED LOGO! DON'T YOU EVER REMOVE THE LED LOGO MAN! EVER!! EEVEER
 
  AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I LOVE THE LED LOGO! I LOVE THE LED LOGO!!
 
  MAJSTA I WANT ONE V1200 EVEN THOUGH I DON'T OWN AN A1200 JUST FOR THE LED LOGO!!....
 
  - hits head with frying pan - Did you guys see those LEDS ON THAT ACCELERATOR...- sob - So beautiful! Who cares if it is have more RAM or better speed...THOSE LEDS MAN!...
 
  - sits on the chair and fans face - I love those LEDs...- sob - YOU  DON'T REMOVE THEM MAJSTA FROM THE CARD...EVER!!

What John William said times infinity.

Majsta: Hurry up and take my money.  :-D


Allonsanfan %

Posts 8
01 Nov 2018 10:03


Has the design of the V4 influenced this board, or is this based on the V2 boards?


Roy Gillotti

Posts 217
01 Nov 2018 11:20


Allonsanfan % wrote:

Has the design of the V4 influenced this board, or is this based on the V2 boards?

The Vampire 1200 was announced in the V4 release information last year, unless there is some secret plans on a budget model it was always intended to be V4 based. But I suspect that would be more trouble than it would be worth for Majsta.



Stefano Briccolani

Posts 219
01 Nov 2018 11:43


This is a Majsta project. It's not a v4, but surely is a step ahead from the v2.
  Take a look to Majsta web page, when he talks about v666. V1200 will probably be similar on features
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Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 697
01 Nov 2018 19:33


Stefano Briccolani wrote:

This is a Majsta project. It's not a v4, but surely is a step ahead from the v2.

Thanks for clearing this is ... A1200 + wedged "v2 Vampire", with lets say, design improvements. Its Majstas home pet project showing how improved FPGA model can be used and board improved while retaining "Vamp compatibility". Will it ever go public, Majsta will say. But even limited availability, as well as of improved V600 V2 design would be nice! I suppose no soldering is needed and that Majsta will autoregister the cores.

Such a pack would be a nice V2 improvement and evolution. Plus the LEDs and A1200 option :-) From the V600 producer :-)

Majsta:
" For some time I wanted to prove myself that I can design accelerator card around Cyclone V FPGA. It turned out that designing such card was very easy and not much different than designing card with Cyclone III. Only real difference was that I had to go with 6-layers PCB. It took me one month to do it and in September of 2017. everything was finished and prepared for testings. In this specific card I wanted to implement all knowledge gathered from previous designs. I wanted bridge between V2 models and upcoming V4 keeping SDRAM but adding Cyclone V as a base. Vampire 600 V3 code named V666 is born with 5CEFA4F23I8N or 5CEFA5F23I8N Cyclone V FPGA.
Some other components are added like DVI level shifter (PTN3360BBS) for better video out, much bigger flash is used (S25FL128SAGMFI011) and lot of expansions headers including new IDE header implemented from Vampire 500 V2+ model. There were number of fixes on microSD slot, SDRAM, power section. I have played also with silkscreen and soldermask and made card shine with red light provided by LED diodes. In general, performance of this card are not different than on V2 models and that's something I did expect. You can't get more as long you use SDRAM. Card was never planned for production and its purpose was purely as development card for the Apollo-team. This year on Alchimie 2018 card is presented and people started to talk about it on the forums so in this article I wanted to give more details. "


Szyk Cech

Posts 177
01 Nov 2018 19:50


Majsta wrote:
 
  Card was never planned for production and its purpose was purely as development card for the Apollo-team.
 

 
  This will break heart John or William...

Edit:
Above quote is probably related to Vampire 600 V3 code named V666 not V1200 - so John or William is safe...


Thomas Jensen

Posts 3
02 Nov 2018 13:55


Pedro Cotter wrote:

ehehehe!!!
 
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looks very nice!

I especially like that it uses the existing expansion port

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