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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 01:05
Replies: 39
Views: 1,922
Posted By eXeler0
A 50MHz 030 is great for most people, but then...

A 50MHz 030 is great for most people, but then there is obviously a clear line where the 030 simply doesn't cut it, so it really depends on which category you belong to.
Even if we ignore...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 23:33
Replies: 83
Views: 8,179
Posted By eXeler0
Noticed that iComp added "200-240V" to the PSU...

Noticed that iComp added "200-240V" to the PSU name..
https://icomp.de/shop-icomp/en/shop/product/ca-psu.html?psu_type=compact_200-240V

Also.. I'm running out of new PSUs to test ;-)
Here's a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 April 2021, 14:13
Replies: 39
Views: 1,922
Posted By eXeler0
Even 060 is "too slow" to play TKG at full screen...

Even 060 is "too slow" to play TKG at full screen 1:1 ;-)
Except for maybe towerized 1200 with overclocked 060 and RTG patch (+voodoo) Vampire was probably first hardware to play the game at a...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 April 2021, 18:44
Replies: 1,089
Views: 193,267
Posted By eXeler0
That moment when you realize you have 11 Amigas...

That moment when you realize you have 11 Amigas that could all use the new ROMs ;-)
Forum: Hardware mods 12 April 2021, 23:05
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By eXeler0
Very nice, thanx for sharing

Very nice, thanx for sharing
Forum: News 12 April 2021, 16:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,126
Posted By eXeler0
Cool, maybe I could do a 060 vs and 50MHz 030...

Cool, maybe I could do a 060 vs and 50MHz 030 video soon.
Btw, I see you're a fellow "Göteborgare", nice ;-)
Forum: Amiga scene 12 April 2021, 00:06
Replies: 41
Views: 5,477
Posted By eXeler0
I think that sounds like a good plan. Good to...

I think that sounds like a good plan. Good to hear you're recovering. If you don't have your health you have nothing. So start from the perspective of your well being and downgrade the ambitions to...
Forum: Member Introductions 09 April 2021, 17:49
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By eXeler0
Welcome, @itdoesntmatter, its nice to see ppl...

Welcome, @itdoesntmatter, its nice to see ppl coming back to "Amigaland" ;-)
lots of active users and plenty of nostalgia in these forums. ;-)
Forum: Amiga scene 08 April 2021, 01:07
Replies: 29
Views: 2,238
Posted By eXeler0
Well the Indivision ECS has grafitti built in...

Well the Indivision ECS has grafitti built in doesn't it?
Nemac IV is one of those rare games that support it, and yea ok, it runs on a 030. Not great but back then we would have gladly accepted...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 April 2021, 01:03
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By eXeler0
One can sure believe, but.. why though? :) CPU...

One can sure believe, but.. why though? :)
CPU may be equal to N64 (I say n64 because not many other ports were done AFAIK) but then there's the whole GPU thing which Vamp really isn't close to....
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2021, 17:53
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By eXeler0
Pretty sure you'd need a 3d capable GPU in the...

Pretty sure you'd need a 3d capable GPU in the Nintendo 64 ballpark for a decent port ;-) A software renderer would struggle.. a lot. ;)
Forum: support.Apps 07 April 2021, 17:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By eXeler0
I ordered this just recently from sordan.ie...

I ordered this just recently from sordan.ie (haven't received it yet)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Extended-Licensed-Upgrade-ROM-Set-U34-35-V2-30-Kickstart-3-1-Amiga-CDTV-637/113479558390
...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2021, 00:51
Replies: 29
Views: 2,238
Posted By eXeler0
No one mentioned VIDEL yet? Falcon was out by 92...

No one mentioned VIDEL yet? Falcon was out by 92 so Atari must have realized that Chunky mode would be good to have a couple of years before that. Not sure their design was the most elegant though..
Forum: Hardware mods 05 April 2021, 00:49
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By eXeler0
Few things are impossible ;), but I really don't...

Few things are impossible ;), but I really don't see a lot of people succeeding in their attempts to get accelerators working with CDTVs.
If you succeed, I'm pretty sure you'll have the instant...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 April 2021, 00:27
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By eXeler0
What is the real/actual question here? How many...

What is the real/actual question here?
How many Commodore officially sold while still in business or how many units were produced and are possibly in circulation?

For the record, I have 3 of them...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 April 2021, 00:36
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By eXeler0
Yea.. That's basically what I and some other ppl...

Yea.. That's basically what I and some other ppl here are saying.. IF you need to run software that requires an FPU.. what you really need is to get a 040 or 060 instead.. ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 02 April 2021, 23:51
Replies: 29
Views: 2,238
Posted By eXeler0
@foebane You probably heard about SAGA and its...

@foebane You probably heard about SAGA and its chunky modes without breaking compatibility with legacy stuff (Apollo core / Vampire).
For a deep technical dive you could probably ask this guy ;-)...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 April 2021, 16:17
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By eXeler0
Ok, so.. there is already plenty of 1230 cards...

Ok, so.. there is already plenty of 1230 cards with FPU if one thinks that's really necessary so get one of those by all means? I mean, they've been around for 27 years or so so its not like there...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 March 2021, 11:34
Replies: 41
Views: 5,477
Posted By eXeler0
Not that it's necessarily related.. But.. Paypal...

Not that it's necessarily related.. But.. Paypal link in original post still appears to be invalid. (At the time of writing this)
Forum: Hardware mods 26 March 2021, 15:19
Replies: 65
Views: 4,888
Posted By eXeler0
What would be the wisest choice in terms of...

What would be the wisest choice in terms of providing some kind of network connection straight on the mobo (or at least a simple add-on board) ? One of those cheap Wifi modules? Ethernet?
What...
Forum: Hardware mods 24 March 2021, 18:44
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By eXeler0
I think the "The64" full size case is actually a...

I think the "The64" full size case is actually a VIC20 replica, not c64 for some reason. But with some creative modding cases could probably be made useful. I hope this will be the case with...
Forum: Hardware mods 24 March 2021, 16:15
Replies: 65
Views: 4,888
Posted By eXeler0
Thanks for the feedback. Yes, as interesting...

Thanks for the feedback.
Yes, as interesting the discussion about FPGA replacement for the chipset chip is, its beyond the scope of this "thought experiment".
I didn't include Ethernet or Wifi in...
Forum: Hardware mods 24 March 2021, 16:06
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By eXeler0
Well, they probably learned the lesson with the...

Well, they probably learned the lesson with the 64 mini, as they released the full size 64 later with working keys. But at the same time I doubt they will go through the hassle of producing new A500...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 March 2021, 23:39
Replies: 65
Views: 4,888
Posted By eXeler0
I hear you.. And I sort of agree, BUT at~$7, a...

I hear you.. And I sort of agree, BUT at~$7, a chip that can do RTG and as PupleMelbourne was describing.. probably replace the error prone CIA chips and probably some other coms stuff as well.. that...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 March 2021, 08:07
Replies: 65
Views: 4,888
Posted By eXeler0
In 2005 Jens S (Individual Computer) started the...

In 2005 Jens S (Individual Computer) started the Clone A project:
http://www.bambi-amiga.co.uk/amigahistory/clone-a.html
Of course, you also have the FPGA Arcade, MIST and variants.. etc.. So yea...
Forum: Hardware mods 21 March 2021, 23:09
Replies: 65
Views: 4,888
Posted By eXeler0
Well, what it *could* do is maybe a different...

Well, what it *could* do is maybe a different topic, but looking at the Warp accelerator, I think the ARM chip is used for stuff like mp3 decoding (16-bit audio codec) and maybe a bit surprisingly.....
Forum: Hardware mods 21 March 2021, 18:27
Replies: 65
Views: 4,888
Posted By eXeler0
Who here thinks it would be a good idea to add a...

Who here thinks it would be a good idea to add a STM32H7 to a new Amiga motherboard to be used like i n the CS labs accelerators.. (Although how it was implemented ios not open source/common...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 March 2021, 00:00
Replies: 65
Views: 4,888
Posted By eXeler0
My response to these people is "join the Vampire...

My response to these people is "join the Vampire cult" they certainly dream big over there and they actually produce stuff with regularity.. so for some that will be a great journey.
For the rest of...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 March 2021, 23:44
Replies: 669
Views: 125,479
Posted By eXeler0
Thanx for the info @Tsak, and also really looking...

Thanx for the info @Tsak, and also really looking forward to the next video.
Forum: Hardware mods 19 March 2021, 11:16
Replies: 65
Views: 4,888
Posted By eXeler0
Right, the day *will* come when we run out of...

Right,
the day *will* come when we run out of NOS replacement chips or even working used ones so a CPLD/FPGA drop in replacement for each one of them is probably something that needs to happen at...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 March 2021, 11:06
Replies: 669
Views: 125,479
Posted By eXeler0
Yea, in these times with Covid still raging (and...

Yea, in these times with Covid still raging (and Poland is hit pretty hard atm) its easy to worry.
KK Altari hasn't logged in here since December 20, and nothing on YouTube since early december2020....
Forum: Member Introductions 18 March 2021, 23:39
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By eXeler0
Welcome to EAB I hear Seattle has a pretty good...

Welcome to EAB
I hear Seattle has a pretty good retro-computing scene with a bunch of nice places where you can buy retro consoles, computers, games.. ;-)

Well, about that long overdue CD32...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 March 2021, 17:50
Replies: 78
Views: 7,500
Posted By eXeler0
How is the Vampire slayer doing?

How is the Vampire slayer doing?
Forum: Hardware mods 16 March 2021, 17:30
Replies: 65
Views: 4,888
Posted By eXeler0
Now that you mention it, CS Lab could easily do a...

Now that you mention it, CS Lab could easily do a 040 based A500 board with RTG (through STM32H757) but.. "open".. well thats another matter...

I'm impressed with your ambitions project. Do you...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 March 2021, 17:26
Replies: 65
Views: 4,888
Posted By eXeler0
Best bang for the buck is probably UAE on...

Best bang for the buck is probably UAE on RaspberryPi ;-)
For those who wanna go the FPGA path, luckily there are already great alternatives.. Not only Vampire (which might become an AROS only...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 March 2021, 17:15
Replies: 65
Views: 4,888
Posted By eXeler0
Ah ok, I think I see what you're getting at. Yes,...

Ah ok, I think I see what you're getting at. Yes, so several examples of projects were examples of what's out there, not necessarily only examples of good open hardware projects. Not everyone was as...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 March 2021, 10:05
Replies: 65
Views: 4,888
Posted By eXeler0
Thread title actually says "open hardware"...

Thread title actually says "open hardware" :)
Forum: Hardware mods 16 March 2021, 00:06
Replies: 65
Views: 4,888
Posted By eXeler0
I'm in principle absolutely for the idea really...

I'm in principle absolutely for the idea really any retro-scene project to be open source, but this isn't "a thing" yet. I'm not placing expectations on anyone to do anything. ;)
Let me put it this...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 March 2021, 21:18
Replies: 65
Views: 4,888
Posted By eXeler0
Regarding the availability of cases. The a500 was...

Regarding the availability of cases. The a500 was the model that by far outsold all other Amiga models, so its not scarce yet AFAIK and some 1000 new cases are coming (and when the backers get them,...
Forum: Hardware mods 14 March 2021, 11:22
Replies: 65
Views: 4,888
Posted By eXeler0
As the OP let me get back to the purpose of the...

As the OP let me get back to the purpose of the thread as it lost its fokus here. I was hoping to get some constructive feedback on a specsheet for what would be the most cost effective design for a...
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