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Old 24 June 2014, 14:42   #41
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Wil this make Ian Stedman's CD32 expansion redundant?
If this is also available for the CD32 of course...

I don't see why it ultimately can't be available for the CD32, with a redesign of the connection to the expansion port, the price point of this will be higher so ultimately it will give people options for just how high and how much money they want to spend and can afford on their Amigas. Compatibility for existing games for me is still key and also the availability timeline,

it's now been 2 years since Zeus has been touted and it has still not been released, i think now that it may go the way of vapourware as something that will be more faster with more options is now becoming available.
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Old 24 June 2014, 14:48   #42
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Yeah, the Zeus does seem to be fading away. Hopefully this one will be out soon.
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Old 24 June 2014, 14:52   #43
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I would love to see combination of this card and kipper's CD32 adapter. Due the edge connection it could be easily made and cheap (over A1200 connector).
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Old 24 June 2014, 14:54   #44
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I would love to see combination of this card and kipper's CD32 adapter. Due the edge connection it could be easily made and cheap (over A1200 connector).
Yeh, could make the CD32 the most complete, and compact Amiga of them all....
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Old 24 June 2014, 14:57   #45
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Yeh, could make the CD32 the most complete, and compact Amiga of them all....

Yah, A built in CDROM, capability to play mp3's with no problem with the acceleration, AGA, i do like the CD32, it's been ignored too long
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Yeah, the Zeus does seem to be fading away. Hopefully this one will be out soon.
if you compare both Zeus68k clearly is inferior.
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Old 24 June 2014, 15:08   #47
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Well, you can count me in for one of these for my A2000. And probably a A1200 one too if they come out.
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Old 24 June 2014, 15:40   #48
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Sounds cool. I want one.
How incompatible would it be, though?
Does it emulate an 060 or a 000?
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Old 24 June 2014, 15:45   #49
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Sounds cool. I want one.
How incompatible would it be, though?
Does it emulate an 060 or a 000?
Again something that Gunnar better answers. It is 68000 with extensions (f.e. from 68020). How incompatible it is has to be seen.
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Old 24 June 2014, 16:26   #50
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Sounds great. Please break my long term scepticism in such projects, finish it, produce it, support it. I have at least 4 Amigas waiting for it.
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Old 24 June 2014, 19:52   #51
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At the risk of sounding like a sheep (baa!), you can put me down for an A1200 board as and when one becomes available. Is it ready yet?? Is it???
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Old 24 June 2014, 20:32   #52
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Nova you could basically take the card now without waiting for the RTG driver and change one of your games to directly bang the hardware on the RTG truecolor out to have Quake 2 running in truecolor.
Quake 2 needs an FPU.

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Sounds cool. I want one.
How incompatible would it be, though?
Does it emulate an 060 or a 000?
Neither. It's not an emulator of a 68k CPU but a new 68k like processor. Apollo supports most of the integer 68020+ instructions and addressing modes (Phoenix in the Vampire 600 did not have room). From the last I heard, it's missing some rare (on the Amiga) 68020+ integer instructions, it only supports 68000 stack frames and it does *not* have a 68k compatible MMU or an FPU. Of course all this could change in an fpga.
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Nova you could basically take the card now without wating for the RTG driver and change one of your games to directly bang the hardware on the RTG truecolor out to have Quake 2 running in truecolor.
hope not. operating systems and libraries have been invented exactly in order to avoid each and every application reinventing everything from the start. we have versions-hell on amiga already enough. please dont encourage it even more. having proper p96 standard driver is the way to go.
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Again something that Gunnar better answers. It is 68000 with extensions
That is a shame because then you can;'t run 060 demos. It'd be best to be 060 compatible.
I don't see the reason to have a lightning fast 000, most modern demoscene activity is around the 060.
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most actually useful software will run on a 68020 though right?
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It's sounds good, so when can we see a picture of this card?
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Old 24 June 2014, 23:21   #57
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Give us A1000 users more chip ram and I 'm a happy customer :-)
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most actually useful software will run on a 68020 though right?
Correct. In fact, more software will run on an '020 than an '060 due to the missing 32-bit by 32-bit multiply opcode in the '060.
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Old 25 June 2014, 03:13   #59
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yes, a cd32 card !!! please !!!! can't wait !
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Old 25 June 2014, 05:37   #60
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Yes!! A500, A2000 and A1200 please
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