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Old 08 October 2010, 14:15   #181
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trust me, ultimately it'll be better for the customers if proper service can be provided. If you end up having bought an accelerator that does not work with your particular board and don't find anyone locally, you'd have wished that the vendor made sure the customer has someone to turn to for service.
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I think that part is a great thing (I don't need it myself since I've got access at home & work to all the tools needed.. smt,relflow, x-ray etc..)
I'm just hoping that there will be enough stock and places to order from since I'm looking to buy a couple of the A600 and A1200 models.

I recently got back into the amiga again and it sparked interest with my neices and nephews so I bought a few amigas as christmas presents for them and these are just perfect to make the systems compete. It been a nightmare trying to find reasonably priced ram and accelerators.

I really need to say thank you for all those Amiga and C= things you still build.
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Old 09 October 2010, 00:40   #182
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This is very good news indeed.

Jens, thank you for all the effort you continue to put into these hardware expansions.
Quite simply, I wouldn't be able to enjoy my 1200 without the Indivision SDFF you built and I look forward to breathing more life into my 600 when you go into production with these too.
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Old 11 October 2010, 11:02   #183
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Wacky question about the A1200 version: there's pads on the 1200 motherboard for an FPU. If you were to put an FPU there, would it work?
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Old 11 October 2010, 13:46   #184
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OOOooooonly Jens Schoenfeeeeeld
makes it poooossibleee....

I've emailed Doommaster to see if he can do a new version of his rendition of 'Only Amiga' song
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Old 11 October 2010, 14:36   #185
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Oh, for the love of God, no! Nobody deserves that!

@Jens: That's fantastic news, I know there's been some difficulty with the A600 boards in the past, I'm really glad to hear that they are now on the horizon. I can definitely see myself finding a home for an A600 and an A1200 board once they become available. Thanks again for all your hard work, it's appreciated.

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Old 11 October 2010, 14:51   #186
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Wacky question about the A1200 version: there's pads on the 1200 motherboard for an FPU. If you were to put an FPU there, would it work?
No, it wouldn't work. Multiple lines that would be needed to operate it are not available on the 150-pin bus, and the FPU would be on the wrong side of the data bus drivers.

Once again, there's no application that makes sense on a 030 these days that would not work without an FPU. Don't try to push an FPU into a system that doesn't need one.

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Old 11 October 2010, 19:01   #187
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Once again, there's no application that makes sense on a 030 these days that would not work without an FPU. Don't try to push an FPU into a system that doesn't need one.

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sounds just like something alexh would say

not that its wrong
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Old 12 October 2010, 01:03   #188
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Once again, there's no application that makes sense on a 030 these days that would not work without an FPU. Don't try to push an FPU into a system that doesn't need one.
AmiBlitz 3. I have no idea why an IDE needs an FPU, but it does.
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ant u need take that up with the software developers of AmiBlitz
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ant u need take that up with the software developers of AmiBlitz
Not really; it's just an example of a program that works fine on an 030 but needs an FPU.
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Old 12 October 2010, 22:31   #191
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Would be interesting to see if FPU commands can be trapped and emulated, so you can at least run FPU software. However, it's too late to think about adding an FPU, and the memory speed that we gain from skipping on the FPU is considerable, so I still think it's a good trade.

Surprisingly, the PCBs are early. We haven't booked any machine time before AmiWest, so it's questionable if we will have a few units with us in Sacramento. Here's a glance at the boards - they'll be really beautiful!

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Would be interesting to see if FPU commands can be trapped and emulated, so you can at least run FPU software. However, it's too late to think about adding an FPU, and the memory speed that we gain from skipping on the FPU is considerable, so I still think it's a good trade.

Surprisingly, the PCBs are early. We haven't booked any machine time before AmiWest, so it's questionable if we will have a few units with us in Sacramento. Here's a glance at the boards - they'll be really beautiful!

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Ill be the machine, . Ill make em, gimme gimme, lol.
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Old 13 October 2010, 11:16   #194
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just got a reply from the assembly company: Machines are occupied until october 29th. This means that the schedule "first half of november" will be met, but we won't have anything for Amiwest.

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Old 13 October 2010, 12:29   #195
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Great work Jens. Really unbelievable.
It doesn't matter if they are delayed a few weeks. Your work is greatly appreciated.
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Old 13 October 2010, 13:49   #196
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just got a reply from the assembly company: Machines are occupied until october 29th. This means that the schedule "first half of november" will be met, but we won't have anything for Amiwest.

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nice,

Have to admit, those white boards dont half look sexy, .
Were the first CD32 Indi prototypes white?
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Old 13 October 2010, 14:25   #198
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just got a reply from the assembly company: Machines are occupied until october 29th. This means that the schedule "first half of november" will be met, but we won't have anything for Amiwest.

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Cool, it's definite progress anyway

Sorry for OT-ness but are any Indivision AGA boards planned at the same time?
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Old 13 October 2010, 14:26   #199
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Were the first CD32 Indi prototypes white?
The prototype of the A4000/CD32 version was white, yes. Back then I decided not to use white because every single bit of manual soldering/fixing (that's required on a good portion of a production run) would be visible. However, I got so many eMails asking why the picture in some webshop shows white instead of blue, and if one could get a white board... short: I want to give it a try, hoping that it stays nice and white after a run through the reflow oven and the wave solder!

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Sorry for OT-ness but are any Indivision AGA boards planned at the same time?
Indivision AGA will be "later than that", as we can't do everything at the same time.

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