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Alessandro Bilbao

Posts 9
19 May 2017 13:18


It is planned to build the vampire for Amiga 4000 or stop at 1200 and stand alone??


Ian Parsons

Posts 217
19 May 2017 14:29


It's planned to have Vampire solutions for all Amigas. AFAIK no work has been done on specific A4000/A3000 model(s) yet. The priorities are supplies of boards for A600, A500 and getting the a1200 and standalone models ready. This makes sense to me as the availability of A600s, A500s and A1200s is probably much greater than A4000 or A3000s, so if people are desperate to have a Vampire they can probably get hold of one of the small Amigas relatively cheaply. I suspect the market for A3000 and A4000 Vampires is not exactly huge so it may be that an adaptor for the A1200 version is seen as a more viable solution similar to what happened with the A2000, just guessing.


Crow Mohikan

Posts 78
19 May 2017 15:21



  I think design can be similar with v1200. Only pcb layout for A4000 cpu socket. Maybe some upgrade for zorro3.maybe it is not neccessary too.but if there will be v4000, people can buy parasite too. I think if it will be, I will buy parasite and v4000.
 
 


Rob M

Posts 53
19 May 2017 18:46


That's why I started the thread about Vampire on a module.  That someone else can develop I/O carrier boards that fit the A4000 CPU slot, CD32, PCI, Xorro or whatever so the team don't have to worry about all the weird and wacky hardware people want to plug a Vampire into.


Eric Gus

Posts 429
20 May 2017 08:25


I hope its not just 4000 only .. as an A3000 owner .. those machines are the exact type of machine that needs a vampire .. arguably more so than the 4000 does.. I hope whatever solution they choose supports both. As a combined market they have much more representation than either alone.


Crow Mohikan

Posts 78
20 May 2017 08:32


eric gus wrote:

I hope its not just 4000 only .. as an A3000 owner .. those machines are the exact type of machine that needs a vampire .. arguably more so than the 4000 does.. I hope whatever solution they choose supports both. As a combined market they have much more representation than either alone.

They have same cpu socket. I think it must not be problem.



Alessandro Bilbao

Posts 9
20 May 2017 12:55


But, if you take 100 people, 90 people have at least one A1200 and only 10 or 5 have an A4000. It's not a great business for the apollo team, build 4 type of vampire can be a waste of time... the goal will be to produce only one type of vampire then an universal adapter (if it possible) for every Amiga model to use whit the vampire 2, vampire 3  ecc, the issue is that every amiga has is own interface whit the cpu-card.

Only the apollo team can tell what their plans are


Crow Mohikan

Posts 78
20 May 2017 15:57


Gunner said road map on vampire for all amigas and we are waiting with hope.
      I think one type card is enough of course same with standalone and it will be for A3000 and 4000, not only for 4000. like vampire500/2000. Buster is very slow . 13.5 mb/s Max. Only 66mhz bus. For zorro3 or pci it cant be. Cpu socket is perfect.
       


Alessandro Bilbao

Posts 9
20 May 2017 20:38


When he said that?


Crow Mohikan

Posts 78
20 May 2017 21:19


Alessandro Bilbao wrote:

When he said that?

CLICK HERE


Roman S.

Posts 149
21 May 2017 10:33


In this post he also said they expect to start selling the standalone at the beginning of this year.
 
Never ever believe what the Amiga hardware developers say about products being available and on sale.


Crow Mohikan

Posts 78
21 May 2017 12:28


Roman S. wrote:

In this post he also said they expect to start selling the standalone at the beginning of this year.
 
  Never ever believe what the Amiga hardware developers say about products being available and on sale.

I believe. It will be for 3000/4000.



M Rickan

Posts 175
21 May 2017 19:00


Roman S. wrote:

Never ever believe what the Amiga hardware developers say about products being available and on sale.

Doesn't that pretty much apply to any product or service?

We're talking about a group that is effectively doing all of the work in their spare time and for free. If ETAs aren't in line with expectations I'm sure the it won't disrupt the universe.

When reinventing a 30+ year old system the important thing is to get it right.


Roman S.

Posts 149
21 May 2017 20:51


It's not only about the hobbyists (like the Apollo team, or FPGA Arcade team) - regarding professional companies it is exactly the same. Since as long as I can remember...


Matthew Langtry

Posts 176
23 May 2017 14:48


EXTERNAL LINK 
think there using this for a1200 version




Nixus Minimax

Posts 416
23 May 2017 17:17


Matthew Langtry wrote:

EXTERNAL LINK 
  think there using this for a1200 version
 
 

Nope. This is one of kipper's little adapters he is so fond of. It may be useful for developing some new A1200 hardware without having to sacrifice too many A1200 connectors. It doesn't make sense to use it for an actual product as it doesn't exactly reduce the number of required connectors... :)


Alessandro Bilbao

Posts 9
23 May 2017 22:07


Only Gunnar can solve our dubt...


Crow Mohikan

Posts 78
31 May 2017 17:38


Alessandro Bilbao wrote:

  Only Gunnar can solve our dubt...
 

 
  Hi Gunnar.
 
  After v1200, will v3000/4000 come?
 


Crow Mohikan

Posts 78
01 Jun 2017 19:02


No response :)



Cyber Gorf
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Posts 39/ 1
01 Jun 2017 21:21


As a proud owner of two A3000 - one of them without any accelerator - i would gladly buy a vampire for it!
 
  But if the stand-alone version comes first ... i would not mind and buy one of these too!
 
  some feedback would be nice... not necessarily *when* but *if* and in what order.
  What is the team planing?

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