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Old 19 February 2020, 17:31   #221
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An ACA1000 for one, which could turn into a fantastic board if he manages to get the design together.

Is this, as the number indicates, for an A1000? That would be great! Currently I use an ACA500+, but of course it has some drawbacks with the A1000.
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Old 19 February 2020, 19:01   #222
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What drawbacks does the ACA500+ have in the A1000?
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Old 19 February 2020, 19:05   #223
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Is this, as the number indicates, for an A1000? That would be great! Currently I use an ACA500+, but of course it has some drawbacks with the A1000.
yes, ACA1000 is designed for the A1000 (vertical orientation instead of horizontal, doesn't have sit "backwards") and will be similar to the ACA500, but tweaked to resolve the incompatibility issues.


It will have an Agnus piggyback adapter that allows you to expand the Chip RAM!

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What drawbacks does the ACA500+ have in the A1000?
like I said above, the ACA500(+) is designed to sit on the left-hand side of a 500, and takes up awkward space on a 1000's table. You also have to place the CF cards on the back instead of the front. With the first ACA500 model, a lot of people reported that the connector was extremely finnicky in an A1000. I'm not sure if that's still the case with the ACA500+, but I know that Jens has said that he does not provide support if the electrical side of things isn't 100% compatible with a 1000.
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Old 19 February 2020, 22:50   #224
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The sooner Individual Ripoffs goes out of business the better. I hope you end up sleeping in a gutter after what you've charged for some of your poorly designed hardware.
Another brilliant contribution from you. Oh, hang on, it’s just the usual bile and bullshit.
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If he can deal with the limited chipram in the 1000 than this really is a useful and welcome product.
Oh, I have a useless ACA500 plus now which I used on the 1000. After about three resets in will work. What it doesn't like is being attached the wrong way. I will leave it at that.
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If he can deal with the limited chipram in the 1000 than this really is a useful and welcome product.
Oh, I have a useless ACA500 plus now which I used on the 1000. After about three resets in will work. What it doesn't like is being attached the wrong way. I will leave it at that.
I don't think Jens has an A1000 to test with so you can't really expect him to make it work. He could probably make a fix if somebody gifted him an A1000 and a case of beer.
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I sure hope he keeps making/selling stuff. The ACA500plus is an amazing tool for development of OCS/ECS games.
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I just read the specs about the ACA500plus and all I can say is holy fuck! It’s sounds like a great add on to the A500.
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I just read the specs about the ACA500plus and all I can say is holy fuck! It’s sounds like a great add on to the A500.
It really is a wonderful A500 enabler.
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I think it’s a great bit of kit, it’s brought a new lease of life to my A500
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I just read the specs about the ACA500plus and all I can say is holy fuck! It’s sounds like a great add on to the A500.
It is.
Even a noob like me is able to use it flawlessly. So far, I've been using it more then a year. Adding new games and apps were never been easier.
Funny thing for me, is how Amiga is able to start OS at same speed, as today's PS's with SSD.
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I never managed to get the CF card working. Don't know how to use it.
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Even a noob like me is able to use it flawlessly.
This is one of the very impressive positives about this product, by which I'm extremely impressed. I don't usually buy really expensive gadgets for my micros (it costed ~1.5x what my actuall A500 did) but this one was worth every penny. Before that my Amiga with Gotek gathered dust and I was thinking of selling it, now it's on all the time.
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I don't think Jens has an A1000 to test with so you can't really expect him to make it work. He could probably make a fix if somebody gifted him an A1000 and a case of beer.


I’d do that...
The beers, I mean.
All my A1000’s but one have been sold so I kept the last one.
I’ve ordered an ACA500PLUS+ for this original A1000 and I intent to mod a A1010 floppy case to install it in.
Just waiting for the card to hit Australia soon...
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