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Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1423
16 Sep 2019 16:53


Roger Andre Lassen wrote:

The A3000 could really need AGA and the rest of the goodies that a Vampire offers...
  I think the A3000 is the most beautiful of all the Amigas. My personal opinion.

Yes it is :) Never had one, but was always most desired, and with Vamp it could be 060+(S)AGA, and just the DSP is needed to be real A3000/4000+ :)

But even V2 is great with RTG, fast mem etc. It turns barebone A3000 (esp. 030/16) to a beast!



Roger Andre Lassen

Posts 79
16 Sep 2019 17:14


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

 
Roger Andre Lassen wrote:

    The A3000 could really need AGA and the rest of the goodies that a Vampire offers...
    I think the A3000 is the most beautiful of all the Amigas. My personal opinion.
   

   
    Yes it is :) Never had one, but was always most desired, and with Vamp it could be 060+(S)AGA, and just the DSP is needed to be real A3000/4000+ :)
   
    But even V2 is great with RTG, fast mem etc. It turns barebone A3000 (esp. 030/16) to a beast!
   
 

 
  Agreed. I got the 030/25. And bought lots of stuff for it.
  - BuddhaIDE
  - SCSI2SD
  - BigRAMplus
  - ZZ9000 ( in the mail )
  - 3.1.4 roms
 
  Warp 4060 from CS Labs is what i am waiting for now, seeing as Vampire for A3000 is years in the making .


Jean-Baptiste Bolcato

Posts 50
16 Sep 2019 18:53


A3000 rules for sure!
Although for now I am very happy with my CheckmateA1500 case + A500 VampV2+! Very similar looks - that's as close as it gets from a vampirised 3000!


John William

Posts 453
16 Sep 2019 20:03


Jean-Baptiste Bolcato wrote:

A3000 rules for sure!
  Although for now I am very happy with my CheckmateA1500 case + A500 VampV2+! Very similar looks - that's as close as it gets from a vampirised 3000!

I am so sorry you feel like your Amiga 500 is not sexy enough in her own shell that you feel you need to put her in surgery and change her look.

NOT ME...NO!! - hugs my A500 - I love her THE WAY SHE IS! IN HER OWN SHELL...HER OWN - drooling - Commodore keyboard style case....- drooling -....I just love my Amiga 500 the way she is...and have external stuff all over the table....

- moan -


Richard Gatineau

Posts 54
17 Sep 2019 05:42


Peoples are free to have good taste and do not like the mess at home.


Eric Gus

Posts 339
17 Sep 2019 06:38


John William wrote:

Jean-Baptiste Bolcato wrote:

  A3000 rules for sure!
  Although for now I am very happy with my CheckmateA1500 case + A500 VampV2+! Very similar looks - that's as close as it gets from a vampirised 3000!
 

 
  I am so sorry you feel like your Amiga 500 is not sexy enough in her own shell that you feel you need to put her in surgery and change her look.
 
  NOT ME...NO!! - hugs my A500 - I love her THE WAY SHE IS! IN HER OWN SHELL...HER OWN - drooling - Commodore keyboard style case....- drooling -....I just love my Amiga 500 the way she is...and have external stuff all over the table....
 
  - moan -

I have my A500 *my actual first Amiga, yep the VERY same one still own it to this day* and my A3000 (same deal, I am the one and only owner since it was brand new) and they both sit side by side happily and they are both very gorgeous to me in very different ways .. my two girls.. :-D  though the A3000 is a bit jealous since the A500 got vamped..


ExiE CZEX

Posts 42
17 Sep 2019 11:24


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  The V1200 can be put in an AMIGA 1200, with changed pins CD32.
  Based on the V1200 a version for Amiga 3000 and AMIGA 4000 can be done.
 
  The V4-SA = "Standalone" is targeted to be a new complete AMIGA system.

Does that mean that announced V4 based cards for existing Amigas are postponed, cancelled or...?


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1423
17 Sep 2019 11:42


ExiE CZEX wrote:

  Does that mean that announced V4 based cards for existing Amigas are postponed, cancelled or...?
 

 
  Postponed yes, by order of priority and ability to test core, adjust it to certain models, produce and ship.
 
  Cancelled, no.

Or in other words SA is just first V4 model.
 


Neil Shacklady

Posts 6
05 Nov 2019 16:21


Hi!  Is there any update on when then Vampire 1200 v2 is due for release via resellers?


Amiga 4Life

Posts 63
05 Nov 2019 23:57


This board should be in high demand. I believe the a1200 users were the most active amigans in the
classic community until the v600 push the a600 users to the top..


Michael R

Posts 272
06 Nov 2019 01:57


I'm pretty sure the demand for the V1200 will be high especially for repeat buyers like me. I already have a V500 for my Amiga 500 but I'd like a V1200 for my Amiga 1200 as well.


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 333
06 Nov 2019 06:17


Is the v1200 in production now? Is there a possibility to get one this year?


Francesco Lemmi

Posts 23
06 Nov 2019 21:51


I also want to know when it will be possible to buy it, thanks :)


Tim Trepanier

Posts 70
07 Nov 2019 00:54


Some members of the Amiga community have already passed away and none of us is getting any younger (i'm dealing with cancer). When your target market is dying off before you can get your products to market it's a sure sign you need to increase your team size and development rate.


David Wright

Posts 335
07 Nov 2019 01:37


Sorry to hear about your situation Tim, hope you beat it.
You are right, this seems to be what may have affected Jens. Too long in development and others are now quite capable of filling the void.

Warp accelerators on the horizon as well as many other development boards etc.
are now coming to fruition ,and who knew, that an embarrassment of riches is finally coming to Amiga. Iím sure you Apollo guys are ready for the challenge.


Smartroad 78

Posts 18
07 Nov 2019 07:52


Damn Tim, I hope you beat it too.

It reminds me of OS4 back in the day. Kept getting photos/videos of it in development, but by the time it was released I was no longer in a position to buy it.

I fear the A1200 Vampire will be the same. I am trying to keep the money I have for it to one side, but eventually I may have to dip into it, priorities etc. Despite it's obvious advantages, I am also tempted to just get an ACA12xx as it would meet all the needs I have for my Amiga at the moment.

However I want to also help advance the Amiga and have access to easy connections to my monitors (rather than flicker fixers etc). Not to mention having RTG in my desktop A1200!


Mr Niding

Posts 388
07 Nov 2019 09:51


My thoughts on this;

I will just leave my original hardware "as is", and go for Standalone.

Having a realitively expensive piece of hardware rely on decades old hardware, seems like a gamble. ;)

Wish you the best of luck and health Tim!


Adam Whittaker

Posts 261
07 Nov 2019 10:29


I wish you luck Tim, having failing health myself I keep thinking am I gonna still be around for Gold 3 on the V2!!! its frustrating.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1423
07 Nov 2019 10:42


Well, it is a gamble.
 
  I have a serious eye issue (no less th72hz!) so I feel ya.
  Fpu seemed out of v2 reached, it came in 6-12 months.
  Maybe gold3 alpha was needed to test, maybe it was too early.
 
  Fact is v4 core is in early phase, without it finalized, there can't be no v2 backport.
 
  Nagging won't make it faster, just like in mmu and other cases.
 
  Too bad there is not too many rtg games
 
  Looks like aeon/hype game, but Apollo boys deliver. Major difference. I might not see a prepaid os4.2 and promoted libre office port to os4, six years passed. But I am kind of sure 2020 will see both v4 core developed and v2 backport
 
 


Michael Borrmann

Posts 94
19 Nov 2019 06:58


Any news on the V1200?
Need one of these babes in my rig... ;)

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