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Old 05 February 2020, 15:00   #41
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I think you will be pleased with the final outcome, you can also keep an eye on updates from Mikes blog

https://www.mike-stirling.com/2020/0...the-amiga-500/

he monitors comments and will answer as time permits. There are quite a few more features that are going to be implemented and i think it will definitely be considered a budget price but with more than just budget features. Progress in this is at an amazing speed, please bear in mind also that Mike is juggling his other things that need attending to. the A500 is first on the list


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I am definately following this! I feel very much priced out of the current crop of Amiga FPGA stuff and when I braught up the idea of budget versions of a certain famous FPGA accelerator they got a little shall we say tetchy about it! So yes this is a good idea!
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Tell him to ignore the Vampire team/fans commenting on his work, they're very... "defensive" of it.

I think it's great what he's developing, the TG68 might not be the best core but it's a great building block for this kind of project and avoids having to build that part from scratch too.
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Old 06 February 2020, 09:42   #43
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May I suggest to name the core "Zeus" and the accelerator "Buffy"?

On a serious note, awesome project, congrats!
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Old 06 February 2020, 10:41   #44
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Yeah, really interesting project. For me it definitely looks like an FPGA-accelerator worth getting
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Old 06 February 2020, 15:33   #45
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May I suggest to name the core "Zeus" and the accelerator "Buffy"?

On a serious note, awesome project, congrats!
we have given it some thought as regards a name, Zeus was a name of an a500 accelerator that was created a few years back, unfortunately it never made it to market so that is out.I was thinking Moaa (mother of all Accelerators) that would prob start a nice back and forth. Another possibility is MPA68 as in Multi Platform Accelerator which would be appropriate

Feel free to suggest everyone.
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we have given it some thought as regards a name, Zeus was a name of an a500 accelerator that was created a few years back, unfortunately it never made it to market so that is out.I was thinking Moaa (mother of all Accelerators) that would prob start a nice back and forth. Another possibility is MPA68 as in Multi Platform Accelerator which would be appropriate

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...Is "Van Helsing" a bit too much?
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...Is "Van Helsing" a bit too much?
LOL, You're evil

maybe, VHAK500
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Old 06 February 2020, 20:18   #48
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request for a working CDTV

We are going to be testing the different Amiga models soon and we are looking for a working CDTV to buy (lending is not a good option in case it gets damaged).

Anyone who has one or knows of one let me know via pmsg. The CDTV will be destined for the UK so i dont think the shipping would be much as most of them are in Europe anyway.
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Old 06 February 2020, 20:23   #49
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Or just "Garlic".
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Or just "Garlic".
I do like Buffy lol.
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I do like Buffy lol.

Maybe add one more degree of separation, and name it after Joss Whedon's other masterpiece - Firefly?
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Maybe add one more degree of separation, and name it after Joss Whedon's other masterpiece - Firefly?
Didn't they remove all copies of that show from the internet to save space lol
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I do like Buffy lol.
Werewolf?
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Werewolf?
Werewolf already belongs to a vampire style board made by someone in Germany, not sure whether it was released or not.

you guys are making it hard for me to remain neutral and unbiased lol
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we have given it some thought as regards a name, Zeus was a name of an a500 accelerator that was created a few years back, unfortunately it never made it to market so that is out.I was thinking Moaa (mother of all Accelerators) that would prob start a nice back and forth. Another possibility is MPA68 as in Multi Platform Accelerator which would be appropriate

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Moaa is one letter off of Moana, veto! And where are you going to go from there if you do something better, Father of All Accelerators?
Zeus as you say was used.
Prometheus is used.
Persephone is used.
Mercury is used.
Apollo is used, twice!


Pick a team name, then something in a sequence if there's going to be more than one.

Off the top of my head stuff that hasn't been used for team names or accelerators:
Miley Cyrus
Lemonparty
How about bird names:
Osprey
Eagle Oops used
Falcon Oops used
Hawk Oops used
Ok bird names are out.
Kraken? There's a good one go with that.
Bugbear?
Illithid?
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KALLIOPE (Calliope) was the eldest of the Mousai (Muses), the goddesses of music, song and dance. She was also the goddess of eloquence, who bestowed her gift on kings and princes.
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LOL, You're evil

maybe, VHAK500
Nah, that's not evil... SOCAW is evil!
(Stake Of Consecrated Ash Wood) ;P
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Though Helios was a relatively minor deity in Classical Greece, his worship grew more prominent in late antiquity thanks to his identification with several major solar divinities of the Roman period, particularly Apollo
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I vote for the Celtic version then!
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How about bird names:
Osprey
Eagle Oops used
Falcon Oops used
Hawk Oops used
Ok bird names are out.
Kraken? There's a good one go with that.
Bugbear?
Illithid?

On that topic, may I suggest the name Harpia after the coolest/biggest bird on the planet, the Harpy Eagle (Harpia Harpyja). A real predator and it feeds on sloths (amongst others) so you can call the Second Edition the Sloth Killer Edition when "Phone Me Now" has been reached Would also allow for a nice silkscreen print on the PCB with that eagle on there too.

Another suggestion since Fire seems to be popular in names on Accelerator cards these days, why not the name Spitfire. Not that Terrible of a suggestion right I think people still argue if the SF was better than the german Messerschmitt Well, there you go...and then you have all the versioning already sorted for you Mk I Mk II...Mk IX etc.

Oh, and Kraken is taken. It is a cryptocurrency exchange.

My two cents -jb
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