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Old 30 May 2020, 21:11   #41
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It looks like the CDTV RAM/IDE expander requires KS 3.1. Is it easy to boot the system back to the CDTVs special 1.3 ROMS? Does the case close with this expansion installed?

Yes, the cover closes well.

mine is a CDTV with ACE2, Sukkopera 1.3/3.1 CDTV rom switcher, exp rom 2.3 and Witcher CDTV

I use it almost exclusively with the hard drive, so someone else could answer that. I tested only a single CD (CDTV Welcome disk) that seemed to work.

Mine is suffering from the usual dodgy PSU issue, so most of the time to kick-in the SD I have to power on and then push the reset button (was behaving like that with another expansion as well)
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Old 22 June 2020, 23:04   #42
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Yes, the cover closes well.

mine is a CDTV with ACE2, Sukkopera 1.3/3.1 CDTV rom switcher, exp rom 2.3 and Witcher CDTV

I use it almost exclusively with the hard drive, so someone else could answer that. I tested only a single CD (CDTV Welcome disk) that seemed to work.

Mine is suffering from the usual dodgy PSU issue, so most of the time to kick-in the SD I have to power on and then push the reset button (was behaving like that with another expansion as well)

I do have the same expansions installed, except for the ACE2. However, I noticed that both with WHDLoad and booting directly from disk, there is a dramatic drop in frame rates every now and then. It goes down to single digits. Is that related to the Wicher-Card?
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Old 05 December 2020, 01:24   #43
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New hardware:


Wicher 1211 - Fast Memory expansion for Amigi 1200





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Specification

  • Amiga 1200-compatible,
  • RAM characteristics: 11MB FAST RAM for AmigaOS (used 16MB SDRAM memory),
  • RTC clock
  • SPI controller,
  • PCMCIA friendly,
  • MAPROM function,
  • BootRom function,
  • recommended Kickstart version: Kickstart 3.1,
  • MINI ENC28J60 ethernet module,
  • microSD card slot




SPI BusBoard - for Wicher 500i, Wicher 500iEx




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Specification

  • MINI ENC28J60 ethernet module,
  • microSD card slot,
Supports:
  • Wicher 500i2c, Wicher 500iEx

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Old 24 December 2020, 13:58   #44
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Free CPLD firmware update for Wicher 500i rev.2a and rev.2b cards.


https://www.7-bit.pl/?lang=en&go=aktualnosci&view=202
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Old 25 December 2020, 13:59   #45
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Great news for Wicher owners!
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Old 01 February 2021, 12:59   #46
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New turbo cards in preparation





Wicher 520EC
- MC68EC020 processor clocked at 25 or 33 MHz,
- RAM memory: 11MB FAST RAM for AmigaOS,
- RTC clock,
- SPI controller,
- MapRom function,
- BootRom function (included HD disk driver for Kickstart 1.3),
- FileRom function (loading Kickstart from a file).
- cooperation with the SPIBusBoard (microSD reader and Ethernet controller).












Wicher 520i
- MC68020 processor clocked at 25 or 33 MHz,
- RAM memory: 16MB FAST RAM for AmigaOS,
- RTC clock,
- SPI controller,
- MapRom function,
- BootRom function (included HD disk driver for Kickstart 1.3),
- FileRom function (loading Kickstart from a file).
- cooperation with the SPIBusBoard (microSD reader and Ethernet controller).
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Old 01 February 2021, 14:04   #47
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Wicher520EC and Wicher520i allow to start Workbench 1.3 (Kickstart 1.3) from hard drive.


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Old 01 February 2021, 15:31   #48
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Wow, nice work!
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Old 26 February 2021, 13:06   #49
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Hi Spidi
Have 1 question about the Spi Busboard.
Will it work with SPI MasterBus CP on amiga 600
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Old 26 February 2021, 19:52   #50
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Awesome SDRAM > DDR. Had it in my $3000 Dell computer, and then the cheapos destroyed it for us techies as always...
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Old 05 March 2021, 20:36   #51
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Hi
Wicher 5201 will it work on 500+
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Old 07 March 2021, 21:48   #52
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Hi Spidi
Have 1 question about the Spi Busboard.
Will it work with SPI MasterBus CP on amiga 600

Requires an Amiga 1200 compatible clock port.
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Old 07 March 2021, 21:49   #53
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Hi
Wicher 5201 will it work on 500+
Yes.
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Old 08 March 2021, 01:35   #54
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@Spidi - any chance of new firmware for Rhys MkII adaptors. Loads of modern wireless nice, particularly Logitechs no longer work.

I know you said a year or two ago you were going to look into it, but there's been nothing since
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Old 10 March 2021, 18:51   #55
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Requires an Amiga 1200 compatible clock port.
Hi my a600 have eX601 ram expansion and room for indivision ecs v2 and 2 22pin clockport
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Old 10 March 2021, 21:44   #56
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@spidi does your clockport spi module work on clockports other than the A1200? Can it be set to work on a clockport on a zorro card such as an ISDNSurfer?
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Old 12 March 2021, 11:48   #57
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Hi
Got my spi masterbus cp controller today, looking forward to buy the busboard.
How are the pinout, just a picture with pin 40 mark

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