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V1200 On CD32 Working

Arananet Net

Posts 11
02 Apr 2020 13:20


Hi,
   
    As some of you know, the V1200 can work on a standard Commodore CD32.
   
    To achieve this you need a proper riser with all the signals connected and also a male adapter that I've specially design to use with the V1200 (it can also work with others but others accelerators must have IDE).
   
    I've tested with my riser Hefesto and it works directly plug and play. With others you must check, "it should" work if the riser has all the signals connected in.
   
    Tiny adapter: EXTERNAL LINK 
   
    Here is a video showing the CD32 with the V1200 plugged in.
   
    RGB: EXTERNAL LINK     
    DIGITAL-VIDEO: EXTERNAL LINK     
    They are/will be available here: EXTERNAL LINK 
   
    Congrats to Igor Majsta and the Apollo Team for making this awesome accelerator.
   
    Regards,
    Edu.
   


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4754
02 Apr 2020 13:48


Awesome !
This means 150 Mips in CD32?


Vito Leva

Posts 32
02 Apr 2020 15:10


arananet net wrote:

Hi,
     
      As some of you know, the V1200 can work on a standard Commodore CD32.
     
      To achieve this you need a proper riser with all the signals connected and also a male adapter that I've specially design to use with the V1200 (it can also work with others but others accelerators must have IDE).
     
      I've tested with my riser Hefesto and it works directly plug and play. With others you must check, "it should" work if the riser has all the signals connected in.
     
    Tiny adapter: EXTERNAL LINK   
     
      Here is a video showing the CD32 with the V1200 plugged in.
     
      RGB: EXTERNAL LINK     
      DIGITAL-VIDEO: EXTERNAL LINK     
      They are/will be available here: EXTERNAL LINK 
     
      Congrats to Igor Majsta and the Apollo Team for making this awesome accelerator.
     
      Regards,
      Edu.
     

Hi Edu when will be avaible the new Panther Mini CF-IDE adapter for Vampire 1200? It's out of stock on your Araranet RetroProducts site....



Andy Hearn

Posts 289
03 Apr 2020 09:43


brilliant! will keep an eye out for when these come back into stock. also means i need another V1200 ;)

many thanks for this, this is great stuff


Wawa T

Posts 695
03 Apr 2020 12:17


nice. wasnt aware that its so easy to design such adapters.
  as a small ot, which os is this? plain 3.1? takes a while to boot. almost as long as aros on my a1200/60, being about 30s, which i considered long, but maybe its not as bad.
 


Ioannis Kampotas

Posts 19
06 Apr 2020 20:34


would be very cool if you still support the CD rom, and maybe build an adapter with which the card works upside down.


Matthias Gruber

Posts 1
07 Apr 2020 20:00


Hi Edu, thanks for that test. I saw those videos recently and was impressed. Looks like a perfect fit for the CD32 to push it to the next level.

RTG and SAGA, as well as Ethernet on the CD32 are amazing shit.

Would be nice, if the vampire could fit the other way around on the adaptor.

Can you please tell us, is it still possible to boot CD32 Games from CD or are there issues preventing this?

Would appreciate it, if we could see more testing videos about that all on YouTube (please!!!) 😁

Greetings!

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