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Old 11 February 2016, 03:57   #1
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A500 Upgrade Options

Hey all. Decided to look at my options with my v5 NTSC Amiga 500.

The Floppy drive has long since died and I am using a Gotek Emulator.

I also bought a 3.1KS ROM a while ago but I haven't really used it since a lot of games don't run quite right with it.

I emailed kipper2k about his 8MB FastMem board.

If I get the FastMem board should I go with the 2.05KS or use the 3.1KS that I have? I 'm not that great at soldering and the mod I did to enable the 3.1KS to be used in the v5 NTSC A500 isn't the prettiest of mods... Lol.

Any help would be appreciated.

EDIT: Would love to get my hands on a 600 or 1200... Just can't find any at the usual places. I would love to set up a dedicated Amiga Classic OS machine and use the 500 as a backwards-compatible gaming machine.

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Old 11 February 2016, 11:32   #2
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Hi, Regarding upgrades, IMHO you should wait a couple of months and buy a Vampire 500 board when it's out and get all your current problems solved at once. It will most probably be the cheapest and definitely the best solution.
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Old 11 February 2016, 12:05   #3
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If you do get the fastmem board then I would use the 3.1 rom + get yourself a rom switcher & 1.3 rom?

If it's the fastmem board I'm thinking of, then it comes with a CF slot for a HardDrive. You can definitely run the 68k CWB with that and the 3.1 rom.

Is your A500 (1.3) or the Plus (2.04) version?
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Old 11 February 2016, 18:42   #4
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I just found out about the Vampire for the A500, it's got me all excited lol.

My A500 is the normal v5, not a plus.
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Old 11 February 2016, 18:53   #5
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Guess you then have to wait a little bit before you can upgrade
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Old 11 February 2016, 22:03   #6
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A500 Upgrade Options

Kick 3.1 is better compatible than 2.x for games. I have an ACA500 on mine and it's awesome but a Vampire 2 will be amazing!
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