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IanP
Post subject: Re: Amiga CD32 Vampire? Posted: Fri 23 Feb 2018 00:41

 
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The CD32 is a tricky one. It was a short lived product with low sales compared to the A500, A600 and A1200. It was aimed purely at the games market by Commodore and that's all most of them were ever used for. They are probably not the most reliable of Amigas, needing recapping and laser replacements...
IanP
Post subject: Re: Apollo V4 Posted: Mon 29 Jan 2018 12:33

 
Topic: Apollo V4
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MIDI was always a specialist interface. Most Amiga users didn't have any gear to plug into a MIDI port and unlike many computers of the time the Amiga had great audio built in. For these reasons it made sense for MIDI to be an add on rather than included as standard, a decision that just about every...
IanP
Post subject: Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4 Posted: Fri 17 Nov 2017 13:12

 
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The standalone will need an implementation of the Amiga graphics and Audio chipset, so a version of Gold 3(+)
IanP
Post subject: Re: Vampire 4 SAGA Posted: Sat 4 Nov 2017 10:57

 
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I think (on the accelerators) graphics and audio registers will 'move' to the FPGA, whilst the CIAs and other IO related registers will be maintained in the motherboard chipset (a few may need to be maintained wholly or partly on both, I'm not sure). The memory management of the core will need to de...
IanP
Post subject: Re: CDTV compatibility Posted: Sun 29 Oct 2017 10:51

 
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There are mechanical and firmware issues with the Vampire 2 in the CDTV. IIRC the board clashes with some capacitors, either these need to be replaced with lower ones or they can be moved to the other side of the motherboard. The extended ROM that provides the CD functionality is not currently suppo...
IanP
Post subject: Re: V1 A600 Vampire Mounting Hardware / Cores Posted: Tue 17 Oct 2017 08:21

 
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The mounting solutions supplied with the later V2 model initially consisted of small 3D printed blocks that were screwed on to slots in the A600 motherboard (intended for the hard drive caddy). The motherboard is removed from the A600 and the screws are put in from underneath into the blocks on the ...
IanP
Post subject: Re: ATARI 1040 ST at the ready... Posted: Thu 14 Sep 2017 11:18

 
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I wonder if a replacement motherboard would make more sense as an option for the ST line? When the ST started to be discussed as a possible Apollo-Core machine I had a look at machines (I've never owned and hardly ever seen any ST's in real life). I found that there was a lot of different board layo...
IanP
Post subject: Re: stand alone vampire board Posted: Sat 5 Aug 2017 15:26

 
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The new audio hardware for the Vampire is known as Pamela. It is in development but is expected to provide 8 16bit voices with 6bit volume. Other features include stereo mixing, 24bit mixing precision plus 4-times oversampling. Further discussion http://www.apollo-core.com/knowledge.php?b=1¬e=7088
IanP
Post subject: Re: openness Vampire project? Posted: Sun 9 Jul 2017 19:57

 
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The original Vampire 600 board was open sourced and there was a Polish(?) version of it was made. The specifications for the stand alone Vampire are likely to be better than you suggested (newer FPGA and more RAM). Til and BigGun have some history that's not worth going into. BigGun has said that th...
IanP
Post subject: Re: Fantasy Future Products Posted: Fri 12 May 2017 13:05

 
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Tablets and/or phones. Issues include support for touch control beyond mouse/pointer control with the existing operating systems and all the other software/firmware required, obtaining parts without buying an off the shelf tablet/phone and swapping out the main board (RF chips/parts for a phone may ...
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