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Old 14 August 2019, 18:42   #61
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Gorf, this is exactly the test i want to do,, my thoughts are if an Amiga had a USB interface, DENEB or other, then after the ROMULATOR< boots the ROM, it turns on USB and the amiga could see the contexts of the SD.

Ideas i have are partition the SD for ROMs and Games ADF, and use Goadf or some menu system.

Even a nice custom ROM that has the DENEB or other driver right in it so it can mount the USB and boot off it.

i hope this answers your questions, and i really hope we are on the same thought train.

questions for me is what options are out there for a USB interface? i know about DENEB and the icomp, rapidroad, but those are hard to get and expensive..

is there anyone that can make a cheap 68k socket USB device, or ZORRO usb device?

if this was put together with our SDE+ SD card and Ethernet all in one, we would have a really inexpensive device that does it all.
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Old 14 August 2019, 19:19   #62
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Yes, that kind of things are exactly what I was talking about!

Sadly I do not see a cheap USB-Controller anywhere ... but on the other hand I am planning to get a ZZ9000 for my A3000, and this card will hopefully provide USB soon.
(hardware is on board, but it is not supported yet...)
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Old 14 August 2019, 20:27   #63
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Wow this thing is so great, a must have if you start writing your own roms . I want it for my amiga 1200 computers.
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Old 14 August 2019, 21:04   #64
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Here is a picture of both 16 bit versions, on the left the A600 version. The A500 is on the right. If you are using a Rev3/5 A500 then the jumper needs to be enabled. Thy are electronically the same but the socket is rotated 180 degrees

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Old 17 August 2019, 21:53   #65
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Will it all be released under a free license?
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Old 17 August 2019, 22:01   #66
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Will it all be released under a free license?
Hi,

The Arm processor contains proprietary code and will not be released publically. Users can suggest features and the core can be updated whenever new features etc become available.
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Old 17 August 2019, 22:17   #67
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Hi,

The Arm processor contains proprietary code and will not be released publically. Users can suggest features and the core can be updated whenever new features etc become available.

That is too bad that such a choice of a processor was made. Why would users want to give control of their hardware to the developers?



What about the hardware? Will at least the design of it be released under a free license?
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Old 17 August 2019, 23:19   #68
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Old 18 August 2019, 01:14   #69
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That is too bad that such a choice of a processor was made. Why would users want to give control of their hardware to the developers?



What about the hardware? Will at least the design of it be released under a free license?
There are a lot of developers for the Amiga and most use proprietry code, it protects their investment against people cloning. Some people are willing to release their source code, others not. As Jope stated, it is a personal choice whether you want to purchase or create your own. There has been a lot of man hours put in to this project and work is ongoing to bring out new HW which is an offshoot of this
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Old 18 August 2019, 20:57   #70
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Any news about Amiga 1200 version?

Sorry for those who think that is OK to complain how you do what you like to do.
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Old 18 August 2019, 22:15   #71
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Any news about Amiga 1200 version?

Sorry for those who think that is OK to complain how you do what you like to do.
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no worries, it doesn't hurt to ask if sources will be available. For the 32 bit version, i have the HW completed as such (2MB RAM). There are some coding, address line changes that need to be made and probably a couple of support chips. Mike has a lot on his plate so i hope we get there sooner than later. I will update whenever we have something new to say on this
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Old 19 August 2019, 01:01   #72
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Hi All,

Just chiming in to confirm the situation with the USB support...

Yes the device just looks like normal USB mass storage class so I see no reason why it wouldn't work talking to suitably equipped Amiga once it has switched to run mode, just as it would with an external PC.

By design, the Romulator switches off its USB port while it is in the menu so there is no risk of both the Romulator and the host accessing the SD card at the same time. Only the root directory is searched for ROM images so if you wanted to store other stuff on there as well then this should work fine as long as the other stuff is in a folder.

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Old 18 September 2019, 20:24   #73
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Is there any chance for a 4000 version? Not much clearance underneath the CPU card, but it would definitely be nice, especially if it could be used in conjunction with a ROMY.
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Old 24 September 2019, 18:02   #74
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This project just gets better and better.

Any update for the Romulator with A2000 copro and Euro availability?
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Old 25 September 2019, 05:18   #75
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Great news! 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast is teaming up with Amiga On The Lake and Kipper2K in the release of this really awesome Romulator. I am working on the video this week demoing the Romulator in an A500 and hopefully an Amiga 2000, too. Amiga On The Lake will be listing the Romulator soon after the video release.
While you wait, be sure to take a look at some of my other videos.
www.youtube.com/c/10minuteamigaretrocast
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Old 27 September 2019, 04:12   #76
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Is there any chance for a 4000 version? Not much clearance underneath the CPU card, but it would definitely be nice, especially if it could be used in conjunction with a ROMY.

This is what I would love to see. just bought a second A4000, and it has KIckstart 3.0 and Super Buster 9, already ordered the Supee Buster 11 from Amiga Kit and trying to find where I put my blank eeproms to put 3.1.4 onto for the upgrade, but would certainly rather have a Romulator under there to be able to switch around! Already have a Vampire V2 for the A500+ so wouldn't need one there from my understanding.


So it would be sweet if it will fit.
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Old 27 September 2019, 04:24   #77
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Curious, have you tried loading EmuTOS from it?
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Old 27 September 2019, 14:38   #78
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This project just gets better and better.

Any update for the Romulator with A2000 copro and Euro availability?
Hi,

I have designed an A2000 CoPro adapter board. It allows you to place both the CPU and the romulator on the CoPro slot so that it is not interfering with the megachip or any other addons that you may have. It will obviously allow other boards to be placed on the adapter . Amigaonthelake should have these ~5th Oct (this year
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Old 27 September 2019, 14:40   #79
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Are you planning on doing a one for the 1200?
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Old 27 September 2019, 14:52   #80
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I have a rough layout pretty well done, it is a case of whether Mike has the time to do the necessary changes for the 32 bit machines. ATM i class it as a maybe.
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