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Emufr3ak
Post subject: Backward Compatibility Vampire V4
Posted: Sat 11 Nov 2017 12:20
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I'm really tempted to buy the upcoming Standalone Vampire V4. Currently I own a Mist board. Unfortunately this is not compatible with more highend games and Demos. I'd really like to run those highend TBL and Ghostown Demos. Also I think the board would even be powerful enough for a lot of my evergday Tasks like browsing the web and watching YouTube videos.

On the other hand the Mist is really good when it comes to running Oldschool Ocs stuff, as I can switch back to 68000 and OCS. Will this be possible on the VampireV4? I really look for a Device that can cover all my Amiga needs. From the old stuff to the most recent one.


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rshimada
Post subject: Re: Backward Compatibility Vampire V4
Posted: Wed 15 Nov 2017 04:51
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Emufr3ak wrote: *  Sat 11 Nov 2017 12:20
...the upcoming Standalone Vampire V4... I think the board would even be powerful enough for a lot of my evergday Tasks like browsing the web and watching YouTube videos.
Today's web is using today's hardware and software. It's more likely that the V4 would be able to view the web from 10 years ago.
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...I can switch back to 68000 and OCS... in the VampireV4?
The Apollo cores are about speed and moving forward. An Apollo core running at 7 Mhz should be significantly faster than a real Amiga.

This would be a feature to turn off most of the team's work.


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TuKo
Post subject: Re: Backward Compatibility Vampire V4
Posted: Mon 1 Jan 2018 13:36
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TurtleMode exists in 68080 to slow down the core for games sensitive to it but you can't "switch back to 68000" (the same applies to 68060, 060 can't switch to 68000).

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BillHawkins
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Posted: Thu 29 Mar 2018 03:17
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I have an AMIGA 2000. I can't wait to mate it up with Vampire V4. How can I get signed up to be one of the customers on your waiting list for this exciting product. Thanks in advance.


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amibug
Post subject: Re: Backward Compatibility Vampire V4
Posted: Mon 30 Jul 2018 12:36
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Hi all. First post and long time Amiga lurker. I am strongly considering one of these over my original plans to put a PI in my new A1200 case. I can sympathize with the original poster and I was going to post a similar thread myself. To be a bit more general can I ask what type of compatibility can be expected with a Vampire?

I can understand it's unlikely to replicate authentic 68000/OCS but how does WHDLoad fair given many games are patched significantly? My primary goal is playing these games - but hopefully in an environment that is capable of replicating my general Amiga of the late 90's (AGA/030), with some added modern fun like SAGA will offer.

On another note (optional reading this bit), I can tell a short story of why I want to build a Vampire based Amiga.
I sold my real Amiga - as many of us did despite loving them. Since then I have dabbled in UAE and built various idealized supercharged Amiga's that I could never afford back in the 90's :), but there's something missing. Most people at this point would talk about nostalgic disk loading sounds and genuine CRT scanlines. I love them both but the real thing missing is simply a machine you can pull out with a friend after a few beers and have a few rounds of SWOS or Chaos Engine without spending 20 minutes configuring a joystick or doing Windows update. I look forward to a Vampire. I'm sure this is not the first time this story is told but I will say it is compelling hardware.


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