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MartinTomas Steffen

Posts 20
16 Apr 2018 08:37


The keyboard Looks nice. Maybe usefull for Vampire v4 standalone ? Anyway, nice to see so much new Amigastuff. EXTERNAL LINK


Manfred Bergmann

Posts 68
16 Apr 2018 08:49


This is awesome. :)


Steve Ferrell

Posts 202
16 Apr 2018 08:51


Well, it's actually an Amiga emulator packaged inside a keyboard and is most likely an Android based SBC as it uses UAE for the Amiga emulation.  Although it says it will function as a standalone USB keyboard it wouldn't make much sense to connect it to a Vampire since the Vampire is already capable of running Amiga software. I'll save my money and just use a standard USB keyboard as this thing will most likely cost 4-5 times more than a regular keyboard.


Renaud Schweingruber

Posts 166
16 Apr 2018 08:58


The emulator frontend looks clean.

I think such WHDLoad launcher software could be done for Vampire with help of SAGA AMMX performance


MartinTomas Steffen

Posts 20
16 Apr 2018 09:03


I dont care about the Emulation. The Keyboard is what i want.
And dont talk about the Money. If i want a cheap Computer Amiga is the wrong base.


Markus B

Posts 36
16 Apr 2018 09:06


Would be nice to see how much space there is in the PSU brick.
If the V4 fits in there, I think it's a nice solution.


Tim D

Posts 15
16 Apr 2018 09:49


Yes, this looks like an awesome package for the standalone. Please collaborate guys!!!

The emulation front end looks sort of OpenRetro Game Database - like, so no idea whether this is already a hint of what the device UI will look like.


Sean Sk

Posts 117
16 Apr 2018 10:30


MartinTomas Steffen wrote:

    I dont care about the Emulation. The Keyboard is what i want.
   

   
   
   
Tim D wrote:

    Yes, this looks like an awesome package for the standalone. Please collaborate guys!!!
   

   
    I agree. The only thing I like about this project is the awesome case design. That is a really nice modern progression from the A1200 design. The emulation part I couldn't care less about, real hardware is what interests me.
   
    Man, this would be such a terrific collaboration if this case were designed to take the Vampire V4 standalone (and any future Vampires). I really wish this could happen, that is the future of Amiga right there!


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 236
16 Apr 2018 14:14


MartinTomas Steffen wrote:

I dont care about the Emulation. The Keyboard is what i want.

I prefer the hub use of ex PSU and modernizing tank mouse last supplied with A600 too.


David Wright

Posts 259
16 Apr 2018 16:54


So will a Vampire standalone fit in this?


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 236
16 Apr 2018 16:55


David Wright wrote:

  So will a Vampire standalone fit in this?
 

 
  Its not planned, but since they seem to be still in kind of design phase, maybe is possible. Dont forget the SSD, slim DVD, some internal cables and SDCard in slot ;-)


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 174
16 Apr 2018 17:04


I like the keyboard too but for now I go for a500 case indiegogo by phil that is officially supported by the team

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-compatible-case-for-amiga-500-plus#/



Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 236
16 Apr 2018 17:19


Stefano Briccolani wrote:

I like the keyboard too but for now I go for a500 case indiegogo by phil that is officially supported by the team

While a500 replacement case campaign has not reached its goal yet (39% now), its interesting to note 104 Vampire packs are sold while e.g. cheapest classic offer has 106 claimed. If it succeeds it will really be due to "Vampire readiness".


Matthew Burroughs

Posts 33
16 Apr 2018 20:52


A 1200 case remodelled just for the Vampire Standalone would be very desirable.

This new Kickstarter project shows its possible.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 236
16 Apr 2018 21:36


Matthew Burroughs wrote:

A 1200 case remodelled just for the Vampire Standalone would be very desirable.
 
  This new Kickstarter project shows its possible.

That would be great, but since standalone is not yet, we might run out of luck being "just in between kickstarters", or better to say, after. Will standalone release lead to similar projects, remain to be seen.

a500 KS is not near completition, and neither is any other.


Matthew Burroughs

Posts 33
16 Apr 2018 22:31


True, but the demand is there.

Remodelled Vampire Standalone 1200 case with a slimline cd slot replacing the PCMCIA slot and space inside for some sort of PICO PSU and im in.

Somewhere between £100 - £130.

The 500 case is cool, but a tad large - and i have more of an emotional attachment to my 1200 than to my long since sold 500.


Sean Sk

Posts 117
17 Apr 2018 03:31


The one thing I don't like about this concept is the relegating of the Amiga to console status by means of a games front end, much like the mini NES and mini SNES - add to the fact it's just software emulation, which for me, is uninteresting.
 
  The Amiga is so much more than just a console, it's a computer. Yes games play a huge part of my Amiga experience but it's NOT the only thing. My usage goes beyond that. This Amiga Model X would be so much more interesting if it included actual hardware such as the Vampire and the ability to install and use a full fledged Amiga OS.
 
  Having said that, DAMN that keyboard looks good! I love it! It would be nice if they got a license to include the Amiga logo on it.


Eric Gus

Posts 226
17 Apr 2018 04:45


As far as I understood the original FB post, the keyboard itself is just USB so it should work with any device that will work with usb keyboards..
 
  The emulator is in the fake power brick (which actually is a very clever way to package this .. unique even) .. and by the looks , it seems to be a Raspberry Pi .. or at least that was the object they used for their mockups.
 
  I would be very interested in the keyboard and mouse only .. hopefully if they do go ahead they will make those items (minus the emulator hardware box) available.
 
 
  I dont see the need for a "CD ROM" drive in 2018 .. just put everything on a flash drive.. why waste the space, cost and resources on something as antiquated as a cd rom device. Id be just fine if they kept the keyboard as just a keyboard with a couple usb ports on the back as pictured (and having the 9 pin connectors is a plus) but I think trying to cram and antique device like a cd rom drive in too is a huge step backwards.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 236
17 Apr 2018 05:17


eric gus wrote:

      I dont see the need for a "CD ROM" drive in 2018 .. just put everything on a flash drive.. why waste the space, cost and resources on something as antiquated as a cd rom device.
   

   
    Backups on DVD, DVD/CD media, OS Boot
 
  If the keyboard is just the keyboard with connectors, that makes it easier, provided it ever comes to existence for sales. In any case if they live, they could sell keyboard + mouse separately OR we could get it and leave brick alone (or mod it?). We ll see how much praise from communit existing entities they will get. The name might come bitchy, even KS license should not be hard to get.
 
  Power brick idea is nice, but could they fit Vampire there is question for them to answer. .
 
  A500 case with some fitted keyboard might be not so good looking but easier solution for now, and at least with set date if campaign succeeds.
   
  Leaving only USB and LAN as "media/connections" beside HDMI would mean we would also need good LAN/USB drivers first. And will be SDcard dependent as HDD, so large and fast cards there.

Renaud Schweingruber wrote:

The emulator frontend looks clean.
 
  I think such WHDLoad launcher software could be done for Vampire with help of SAGA AMMX performance

Such frontend for best Amiga games would be nice :-) Not for "too many", like they try :-)


Tim D

Posts 15
17 Apr 2018 08:10


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

      Backups on DVD, DVD/CD media, OS Boot
 

 
  Oh c'mon please. The Vampire comes with both ethernet and USB right? No need for totally outdated bulky optical drive. Backup to NAS, network share or USB drive. And even the IMO too big for vampire new A500 cases don't have a dedicated optical drive mount/bracket/opening.

And if they offer a standalone with these physical ports you would expect drivers to be released out of the box or soon after, why else put these ports on it?
   
 
Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

      Power brick idea is nice, but could they fit Vampire there is question for them to answer.
 

 
  I would love to see the both teams reach out to each other and see whether or not this brick can be made to fit a standalone vampire. If the thing is constructed in two parts like in the renders, they can come up with 2 variants of the bottom half, one for their original planned Rasp Pi - like emulation and another variant to fit the Vampire standalone.
 

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