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Old 24 December 2016, 10:03   #1
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Why anyone is thinking to develop an accelerator for CDTV?

As for title, there are a lot of projects for all Amiga models (Vampire, Furia, ACA, etc..), present and past, but anyone has never though to the most beautiful Amiga machine, the Commodore CDTV.

Why?
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Old 24 December 2016, 13:19   #2
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No expansion connector (internal or external), very, very little space inside?
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No developer seems to own a CDTV!
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Old 24 December 2016, 13:55   #4
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There is the internal diagnostic port, people have made memory expansions for it, but that's about it. It's got some problems with autoconfig though. There is also the external expansion port for SCSI, but nothing else that I know has been made for it. The classic 68000 socket accelerators mostly work like Derringer, however like in the Vampire thread, if you want to close the case some small modifications are necessary.
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No expansion connector (internal or external), very, very little space inside?
Ok, but this is the challenge!
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Old 24 December 2016, 15:06   #6
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No developer seems to own a CDTV!
Also if they are offered to have a machine for free, they don't want it ... maybe are they not enough skilled?
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Old 24 December 2016, 15:08   #7
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Also if they are offered to have a machine for free, they don't want it ... maybe are they not enough skilled?

Yeah, sure. You should show 'em, how it's done. :P
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The classic 68000 socket accelerators mostly work like Derringer, however like in the Vampire thread, if you want to close the case some small modifications are necessary.
I had in the past a Viper 520 CD and it didn't work in my CDTV
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The Vampire 500 will fit into the CDTV and with an adapter be able to close the case, it has been measured up ant checked
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The Vampire 500 will fit into the CDTV and with an adapter be able to close the case, it has been measured up ant checked
This is a great news, so are you going to make this adapter?

I preordered a V500 only for my CDTV
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This is a great news, so are you going to make this adapter?

I preordered a V500 only for my CDTV
i have a broken wing atm so i am out for a few weeks, i have about 3 new project designs i hope to get built and delivered to me b4 chinese new year as well as other things on the list
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i have a broken wing atm so i am out for a few weeks, i have about 3 new project designs i hope to get built and delivered to me b4 chinese new year as well as other things on the list
Time it's not a problem for me, the important thing is to know that someone (hopefully you) is working on this matter
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I think people will be surprised at how many of us CDTV owners are out there , I have upgraded like most of them too with EX roms, 8mb 2mb, chip ram, and by the number sales of 8mb and 2mb modules by a guy on ebay it tells me there are many of us out there, and its my machine of choice and used the most out of all my Amiga`s and they are probably one of the most robust well made machines by Commodore.

And happy Christmas Brian and thankyou for all your hard work its appreciated just get that wing nice and mended first before you take your first flight
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The Vampire 500 will fit into the CDTV and with an adapter be able to close the case, it has been measured up ant checked
Now that pre-orders for V600 has been fulfilled I hope you can find some time to build the CDTV adapter for V500 V2+
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