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Firebird the New Accelerator Card for AMIGA 500

Arne von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 63
05 Oct 2021 14:25

Greetings,this is Arne im 14 years old and i love Amiga
  today i like to show you NEW accelerator card for the AMIGA 500
  with dual screen
  on the left side is the Amiga RGB signal vie Scart,
  on the right side, the new DIGITAL-VIDEO video out of Super-AGA chipset of the Firebird


Bartek Kuchta

Posts 46
05 Oct 2021 14:59

Thank you, Arne! This is even better than the Parasite!

A dream mode for two players playing together:)

Örjan Olofsson

Posts 17
06 Oct 2021 18:27

Hi there :)

What happens if you try to run an AGA-game/demo?

No signal on RGB and an AGA screen on DIGITAL-VIDEO?

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 6246
07 Oct 2021 08:46

Hello Örjan,

Yes the Firebird does include the complete Super-AGA chipset.
The Super-AGA is Amiga OCS/ECS and AGA compatible.
The Firebird also includes 12 MB chipmem.

Both chipsets can run in "Tandem-mode"
This means they can display the same content on both Video out.
This is not doing with "snooping" the mainboard with wires.

This works like 2 people are singing the same song.
Both chipset work the same and both know the text and melody of the song and both can sing it in parallel.

The Super-AGA chipset can of course also display AGA
This means you can run AGA demos on it.
And you can also run truecolor WB, or play Super-AGA games like "JAKE &PEPPY" or "APOLLO-BLOCKS", or run NEOGEO emulator.
Of course the A500/A1000/A2000/CDTV display can not show such content.

My impression is that there are 2 types of user wishes.
A) Users which like to continue to play Giana Sister on their 1084.
B) User which like the option that Giana Sisters can now come out over the same digital signal as their high resolution workbench, and that they can use 1 cable to their monitor and not need to switch around, but that this all works automatically, and that they can now also play AGA games and demos.

I try to find a solutions which makes both types happy.

Kriz Antikriz

Posts 27
11 Oct 2021 11:28

This is such cool developments!!

Arne von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 63
20 Oct 2021 18:53

here some more videos
which show dual Amiga display in Amiga 500 + Firebird:

Dawid 1983

Posts 29
20 Oct 2021 19:25

Nice one :) Can we see game like quake in action :) Thank you Arne

Sean Sk

Posts 488
21 Oct 2021 04:02

Thank you for the excellent videos Arne. This is really exciting.

posts 8