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Old 27 June 2017, 15:59   #201
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majsta, I just look at the photo in your current auction
The motherboard is in really a shamefull condition...
Testing machine, they usually looks like that ;o)

Majsta please be strong and keep it up! ;o)
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Old 27 June 2017, 16:18   #202
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In the video (fascinating btw) it's mentioned that Intel bought up a lot of the FPGA companies and raised prices on them because they perhaps saw them as a potential threat? it makes you wonder if there are some big players in the microprocessor industry trying to put majsta and co. out of business before they can grow, especially with the talk of eventually moving from FPGA to 2ghz+ ASIC.
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Old 27 June 2017, 16:35   #203
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I don't know you Majsta, and you don't know me, but I wanted to express my support for you and what you do for the Amiga community.

I'm only just wending my way back into it from the edge, but I've been reading what you're doing and I think it's brilliant. Sadly, there are some very sick people out there that can't stand seeing someone creating something. They can't or won't do it themselves, but they begrudge anyone else having that ability. They are everywhere - I've been a victim of it myself in another hobby, just because I set up a very successful forum where bullying another member results in you getting booted. They make my blood boil

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Old 27 June 2017, 17:53   #204
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@Wiffleolop Well written!
Also wanted to express my support to Majsta, but others have already written in better words what I have in my mind and heart.
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Old 27 June 2017, 19:25   #205
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btw. Vampire 600 is no longer listed on the order page.
does anyone know why?
Hmm, the link to the order page below the V600 is still on the apollo-accelerators home page. Could be any of a number of reasons, a mistake (unlikely), a hiatus (Kipper2k caught up with V600 orders, and has decided to take a break from Amiga hardware for a while, he changed his site to a holding page. I hope he'll be back when refreshed), no more V600's ever (unlikely) or preparing for a replacement model (I've heard mention of Vampire 4 a couple of times so maybe a V4 model for the A600 is a possibility although I wouldn't hold my breath).
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Old 27 June 2017, 19:42   #206
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yap, kipper2k's website was down some days ago - now online again without his older projects.
all options possible, but if it's something big, someone would have made a statement already.
so maybe it will be a pleasant surprise - the positive thinking thing, ya know?!

#1) there is already something new on his website - a1200 150 pin connector to an 120pin PCI connector
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Old 27 June 2017, 19:45   #207
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BigGun has said on IRC that there will be a new model.
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Old 27 June 2017, 19:50   #208
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BigGun has said on IRC that there will be a new model.
so kipper2k cleans his desk to prepare for the standalone/v1200?
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Old 27 June 2017, 20:28   #209
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now online again without his older projects.
Sucks that he has abandoned some really good projects because of Vampire
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Old 27 June 2017, 20:58   #210
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Sucks that he has abandoned some really good projects because of Vampire
He's still working on a bit of things, what project did he abandon?
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Old 27 June 2017, 21:17   #211
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Sucks that he has abandoned some really good projects because of Vampire
I hope he did not, hopefully just gave them a rest.

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He's still working on a bit of things, what project did he abandon?
his other projects you can see on archive.org

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Old 27 June 2017, 22:25   #212
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He's still working on a bit of things, what project did he abandon?
Fast RAM expansions for A500 and A600, CD32 RGB & expansion adapter (non-functioning SCART and keyboard adapter on it), PSX joystick adapters, etc.
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Old 28 June 2017, 08:07   #213
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btw. Vampire 600 is no longer listed on the order page.
does anyone know why?

Seems it is back now.
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Old 28 June 2017, 10:56   #214
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So much envy is just underlining the success of the Vampire 500!!! Do not care about this fucking moments and enjoy the good ones, because you and the Apollo team are the game changers in the actual Amiga history.

I feel remembered when I bought my first iPhone and everyone was laughing about it. There was also much medial envy, because they were game changers in the mobile market.
So keep on going, I press my thumbs for you.
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Old 28 June 2017, 17:13   #215
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Seems it is back now.
ahh, yep. whatever it was, seems fixed.
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Old 30 June 2017, 17:22   #216
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I just stumbled across this thread and wanted to add my support.
Please don't give up Majsta. I bought a card and am proud to say that I'm with the majority supporters that are behind you, backing you up. Hopefully you guys can continue where Commodore left off and continue the development of the fine range of products that you guys turn out.
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Old 04 July 2017, 04:12   #217
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I received my Vampire today! Plugged it in, connected my existing CF card from the kipper2k A508, and it worked immediately!

It booted so fast that I spontaneously blurted out "Holy $hit fušks".

My YAM email app loaded before the Wi-Fi dongle could even get DHCP from my router!

VistaPro rendering was a buttery dream.

Amazing job everyone involved!!

(Quick question: Is there a fallback mode that will take it back to original 68k speeds when desired?)

Thanks!
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Old 04 July 2017, 04:47   #218
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My YAM email app loaded before the Wi-Fi dongle could even get DHCP from my router!

VistaPro rendering was a buttery dream.
congrats! no more trouble with slow mail tools

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there is a throttle feature in firmware gold2 for game compatibility, but i'm not sure how to activate it. i'll have a look.
btw. this feature will be removed in next firmware - it was only a temp solution for some games running too fast.

#1) turtle mode, still looking for the tool.

btw. in the link above you find the CPUMON tool - system monitring tool for the vampire (link in 4th posting)

#2) i cannot find any other description or tool for the turtle mode. maybe an actual vampire owner can help here.

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Old 04 July 2017, 04:49   #219
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Old 04 July 2017, 05:34   #220
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congrats! no more trouble with slow mail tools


there is a throttle feature in firmware gold2 for game compatibility, but i'm not sure how to activate it. i'll have a look.
btw. this feature will be removed in next firmware - it was only a temp solution for some games running too fast.

#1) turtle mode, still looking for the tool.

btw. in the link above you find the CPUMON tool - system monitring tool for the vampire (link in 4th posting)

#2) i cannot find any other description or tool for the turtle mode. maybe an actual vampire owner can help here.
Turtle mode is activated by selecting the disable caches check box in the early startup menu.
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