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Atonce 286

Aleghid V4/1200

Posts 26
29 Oct 2019 03:12


Hi!

A friend asked me if the Atonce 286 card is compatible with Vampire 500 v2.

Does anyone know the answer? Has anyone tried it?

My friend is considering buying a Vampire.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1698
29 Oct 2019 06:56


If it is this kind of board
EXTERNAL LINK 
They take 68000 socket, effectively not making any use of Vamp possible.

But why 286 in hardware, when Vamp emulates 386 in DOSBox RTG?


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4855
29 Oct 2019 08:15


Alessandro Ghidella wrote:

  A friend asked me if the Atonce 286 card is compatible with Vampire 500 v2.
 

 
Sorry, I don't know this.
 
This card is rather rare and none of us has it.
So we could not test this.
 
As mentioned you can on AMIGA emulate x86 with PC-Task or other software - and the Vamp will run this emulated PC faster than a real 286 CPU was.


Michael Borrmann

Posts 133
29 Oct 2019 08:30


I have this card as well, unfortunately. It's was in my 1000 when I bought it used, and I don't know how to get it out of the 68K socket without damaging something.

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