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Old 15 July 2015, 13:36   #1
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Ranger prototype found

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I didn't even knew about it...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects.../posts/1294091

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Old 15 July 2015, 13:41   #2
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I'd guess in which US state does Dale Luck live.

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Old 15 July 2015, 13:43   #3
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Old 15 July 2015, 15:45   #4
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What is the "Ranger"?
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Old 15 July 2015, 16:04   #5
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What is the "Ranger"?
Hi Akira
Maybe this...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga_Ranger_Chipset
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Old 15 July 2015, 18:13   #6
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It aim to be in an US Amiga 2000 but the German 2000nwas chosen instead. It was cheaper and ready before the rest is history.
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Old 16 July 2015, 14:13   #7
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Quick, someone send this for a month or so to Toni Wilen!
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Old 16 July 2015, 20:17   #8
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Personally, i feel more excited by this than by any new 'chipset' with 1080p decoding and amd graphics. I mean, is the lost, the true sucessor to OCS (Not the shitty and less shitty but shitty OCS/AGA), and more important, the last computer design of one of the most talented man of computer history, Jay Minner, and the original Amiga Team of Los Gatos. It's way ahead of its time like the original one, it uses VRAM, and manages to create 1024x1024 screens of 128 colors, with improved copper & blitter & loads of DMA time. (The state-of-the-art computer of 1987 was the x68000 which can display 1024x1024 displays... at 16 colors)

We are talking about an state-of-the-art design, and the best part is: According to Jay Minner, the chipset was completed before he left Commodore So we have a true treasure here.

The question is, will it ever be reproduced/reverse-engineered? I won't hold my breath...
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Old 16 July 2015, 20:23   #9
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I wonder what kickstart it use ?
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Old 16 July 2015, 20:59   #10
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Quick, someone send this for a month or so to Toni Wilen!
ROM dump and high quality image of mainboard should be more than enough. It probably isn't that different.
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Old 16 July 2015, 22:26   #11
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some pics form amiga.org

http://chrisxyz.smugmug.com/Amiga-Ra...hat-should-of/

http://chrisxyz.smugmug.com/Amiga-1k-prototype/

http://chrisxyz.smugmug.com/Amiga-pr...eveloper-units

http://chrisxyz.smugmug.com/Agnus-chip/
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Old 16 July 2015, 22:54   #12
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the Ranger prototype picture gallery only seems to include the busboard and some expansion boards, the rest of the machine looks like it was just some mechanics test.

Whats curious is the CBM Branded Garganturam, that exact board was actually released by another company later on for some tower kit, it'd be interesting to know what the relation is there. see -> http://bboah.amiga-resistance.info/c...cgi?HARDID=976

Also the Amiga Link board, 2 50pin headers? curious, some bus debugger?
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