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Jope 17 August 2017 10:58

Another black developer Amiga surfaces
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-...-/302416823530

Let's see how much this one ends up going for.

Mr.Flibble 18 August 2017 10:59

Okay, it went from 75 to 567 overnight with 7 days to go...

Locutus 18 August 2017 14:28

I just hope it goes to some neat computer museum instead of decaying away in a hoarders basement.

drHirudo 18 August 2017 14:32

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Originally Posted by Locutus (Post 1179008)
I just hope it goes to some neat computer museum instead of decaying away in a hoarders basement.

Even in a museum I doubt it will be more useful than the CRAY-I in Deutsches Museum (nice to sit and rest on it BTW). And it's untested, so it's not sure if it will work at all. But if it gets upgraded with Gotek, HD interface and some memory, then it will be a nice gaming machine that's extremely rare and cool.

mark_k 18 August 2017 14:54

ROM version is 24.60 from the pics, vs 24.61 for the Velvet prototype.

If whoever buys this wants to test it out:
Velvet test boot disk
Velvet ROM-dumping disk

Those disks should work, assuming there weren't huge changes between 24.60 and 24.61.

Carlos Ace 28 August 2017 14:41

Winning bid: 16,100.00

:shocked:shocked:shocked:shocked:shocked

BarryB 28 August 2017 14:43

Think I'll put my A1200 in a wooden case and sell it for 5,000 then!

nogginthenog 28 August 2017 15:48

Looks like that daughterboard has Kickstart 24.60? Would love to have a play with this machine.

This is interesting:
Quote:

This is system No. D-053 and was sent to a Danish software company who was behind the popular Turbo Pascal programming system in order for them to adapt Pascal for use on the Amiga. It was used for this purpose - although I do not know if Turbo Pascal was ever introduced for the Amiga - and then left on the shelf for many years.
Looks like this Danish software company was Anders Hejlsberg's company Poly Data. Borland licensed the compiler for Turbo Pascal and Anders later worked for Borland to create Delphi. Later he developed C# for Microsoft.

I have fond memories of Turbo Pascal, and used it on my Amiga 500 with an Atonce+ 286 board.

kolla 29 August 2017 23:36

This subject had me seriously puzzled :p

NovaCoder 30 August 2017 04:05

16K...wow!

I understand that it's a piece of history but I actually wouldn't want to own it :spin

I'd rather have a retro computer that I'd actually use..

Overflow 30 August 2017 07:02

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Originally Posted by NovaCoder (Post 1181259)
16K...wow!

I understand that it's a piece of history but I actually wouldn't want to own it :spin

I'd rather have a retro computer that I'd actually use..

Yeah, its rather retarded pricing. Altho, some amongst us considers 16 000 like its 160.
In my job Im in contact with people that make so much money, that if they see something they want/like, they can just purchase it without ever looking at the pricetag.

Im well enough off myself, but I do feel the political beast in me stirring...Something about distribution of wealth etc etc :mad

nobody 30 August 2017 08:24

I think only 100 of these were made. Electronics arts was the first to have one of these and if I am not mistaken they used it to write the first Deluxe Paint.

adonay 01 September 2017 15:05

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Originally Posted by kolla (Post 1181234)
This subject had me seriously puzzled :p

you were not alone

Jope 01 September 2017 16:09

I'm genuinely curious now, what first association did you guys have? :-D

I thought the black developer machines were famous enough.

kolla 09 September 2017 09:35

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Originally Posted by Jope (Post 1181850)
I'm genuinely curious now, what first association did you guys have? :-D

Well, I must admit that at first I thought the colour referred to the some developer that had surfaced, and not a machine :p

Mick_AKA 09 September 2017 12:21

And I thought Sega dev kit was pricey, geeeez!

Starglider 2 10 September 2017 00:19

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Originally Posted by Jope (Post 1181850)
I'm genuinely curious now, what first association did you guys have? :-D

I thought the black developer machines were famous enough.

I had never heard of them. I thought perhaps you were African American and pleased to be reporting an increase in fellow African American developers and their machines. 🤔

What release model this this come before? A2000?

UberFreak 10 September 2017 04:14

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Originally Posted by starglider 2 (Post 1183592)
what release model this this come before? A2000?

a1000

kolla 10 September 2017 12:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by Starglider 2 (Post 1183592)
I had never heard of them. I thought perhaps you were African American and pleased to be reporting an increase in fellow African American developers and their machines.

Don't take this the wrong way, but now you almost sound like white American tourists who come to Europe and are surprised by the number of "African Americans" living here :laughing

Starglider 2 11 September 2017 03:55

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Originally Posted by kolla (Post 1183643)
Don't take this the wrong way, but now you almost sound like white American tourists who come to Europe and are surprised by the number of "African Americans" living here :laughing

Now who's generalizing 😉 Nah I'm from Europe. The title said "black developer". Nothing to do with being surprised at anything. Black equal rights is very big news at the moment. We're seeing it everywhere. Not such a stretch to think you see it here when you've never heard of that developer machine but have heard of black people.


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