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Offline amigakit

AmigaKit.com Product News
« on: June 18, 2016, 03:00:24 PM »


AmigaKit.com is pleased to announce new items added to our stock inventory from manufacturer, Retro 7-bit.


Kickstart Switchers:

A500Flash Kickstart Switcher 1M for Amiga 500, 500+ and 2000.  This comes with 1MB of built-in Flash memory and can be used with 1MB and Extended ROMs.   Switching between available Kickstart images by holding down CTRL+A+A keys for about 3 seconds.


USB Keyboard Adapters:

Sum USB Keyboard Adapter for the Amiga 1200

Sum USB Keyboard Adapter for the Amiga 600

Sum USB Keyboard Adapter for the Amiga A2000/3000/4000 or CD32



We also stock the RYS MKII Amiga USB Adapter






« Last Edit: June 18, 2016, 03:10:26 PM by amigakit »
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Offline rockape

Re: AmigaKit.com Product News
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2016, 03:49:18 PM »
Hi Matthew,

Nice one mate, I've already sent an order in which includes 2 x RYS MKII Amiga USB Adapter.

Letter in the Post Ref LAG in October this year.

Regards, Michael

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Offline psxphill

Re: AmigaKit.com Product News
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2016, 10:37:19 AM »
Quote from: amigakit;810124
Kickstart Switchers:

A500Flash Kickstart Switcher 1M for Amiga 500, 500+ and 2000.  This comes with 1MB of built-in Flash memory and can be used with 1MB and Extended ROMs.   Switching between available Kickstart images by holding down CTRL+A+A keys for about 3 seconds.


What does "A500Flash 5k mode (jumper X1)" mean?
 

Offline Spidi

Re: AmigaKit.com Product News
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2016, 10:47:48 AM »
Quote from: psxphill;810136
What does "A500Flash 5k mode (jumper X1)" mean?

Look here
 

Offline psxphill

Re: AmigaKit.com Product News
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2016, 11:21:33 AM »
Quote from: Spidi;810137
Look here


It doesn't really answer the question.

I am guessing that it makes the 1mb behave like the 512k. But does this allow you to select between three different kickstarts, or still just two?
 

Offline kolla

Re: AmigaKit.com Product News
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2016, 12:14:36 PM »
To me it looks like you can only flash one 512k kickstart, and choose between the flashed one, and the ROM chips.

EDIT: Bummer, just realized it is the 1M version, and yes, it seems the extra 512k is for extended kickstarts, not for a third kickstart.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2016, 12:18:13 PM by kolla »
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A1200/Blz1260/64MB
A1200/Blz1230III/32MB
A1200/ACA1221
A600/V600v2/Subway USB
A600/Apollo630/32MB
CD32/SX32/32MB/Plipbox
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Offline Spidi

Re: AmigaKit.com Product News
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2016, 05:19:37 PM »
Quote from: psxphill;810138
It doesn't really answer the question.

I am guessing that it makes the 1mb behave like the 512k. But does this allow you to select between three different kickstarts, or still just two?

 A500Flash1M supports kickstart 1MB.
Switches between original ROM and stored in a Flash chip (only one kickstart 512kB or 1MB).
 

Offline kolla

Re: AmigaKit.com Product News
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2016, 10:18:29 PM »
Are you thinking of equivalent products for other Amiga models?
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A3000/060CSPPC+CVPPC/128MB + 256MB BigRAM/Deneb USB
A4000/CS060/Mediator4000Di/Voodoo5/128MB
A1200/Blz1260/IndyAGA/192MB
A1200/Blz1260/64MB
A1200/Blz1230III/32MB
A1200/ACA1221
A600/V600v2/Subway USB
A600/Apollo630/32MB
CD32/SX32/32MB/Plipbox
CD32/TF328
A500/V500v2
A500/MTec520
CDTV
MiSTer, MiST, FleaFPGAs and original Minimig
Peg1, SAM460 and Mac minis with MorphOS
 

Offline Spidi

Re: AmigaKit.com Product News
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2016, 11:27:28 PM »
Quote from: kolla;810148
Are you thinking of equivalent products for other Amiga models?

I have plans for models A600 and A1200.
 

Offline kolla

Re: AmigaKit.com Product News
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2016, 09:26:06 PM »
Quote from: Spidi;810149
I have plans for models A600 and A1200.


Sweet! I would also be very interested in in flash kickstart for CD32, but I realize I would probably be almost alone wanting that :)
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A3000/060CSPPC+CVPPC/128MB + 256MB BigRAM/Deneb USB
A4000/CS060/Mediator4000Di/Voodoo5/128MB
A1200/Blz1260/IndyAGA/192MB
A1200/Blz1260/64MB
A1200/Blz1230III/32MB
A1200/ACA1221
A600/V600v2/Subway USB
A600/Apollo630/32MB
CD32/SX32/32MB/Plipbox
CD32/TF328
A500/V500v2
A500/MTec520
CDTV
MiSTer, MiST, FleaFPGAs and original Minimig
Peg1, SAM460 and Mac minis with MorphOS
 

Offline kolla

Re: AmigaKit.com Product News
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2016, 09:27:26 PM »
Btw - I have a CDTV, would be interesting to see if the 1MB version works with it.
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A3000/060CSPPC+CVPPC/128MB + 256MB BigRAM/Deneb USB
A4000/CS060/Mediator4000Di/Voodoo5/128MB
A1200/Blz1260/IndyAGA/192MB
A1200/Blz1260/64MB
A1200/Blz1230III/32MB
A1200/ACA1221
A600/V600v2/Subway USB
A600/Apollo630/32MB
CD32/SX32/32MB/Plipbox
CD32/TF328
A500/V500v2
A500/MTec520
CDTV
MiSTer, MiST, FleaFPGAs and original Minimig
Peg1, SAM460 and Mac minis with MorphOS
 

Offline psxphill

Re: AmigaKit.com Product News
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2016, 07:34:05 AM »
Quote from: Spidi;810143
A500Flash1M supports kickstart 1MB.
Switches between original ROM and stored in a Flash chip (only one kickstart 512kB or 1MB).

When would you buy a 1mb board and use the 5k jumper?

The advert is a bit misleading "switching between available Kickstart images by holding down CTRL+A+A keys for about 3 seconds,"
 

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Re: AmigaKit.com Product News
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2016, 09:29:23 AM »
Quote from: psxphill;810187
When would you buy a 1mb board and use the 5k jumper?

The advert is a bit misleading "switching between available Kickstart images by holding down CTRL+A+A keys for about 3 seconds,"

I don't know but will it cause problems if amiga expecting rom of a certain size and its smaller or bigger ?

or maybe its planned for future release.  Does need clarifying though I think
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Offline psxphill

Re: AmigaKit.com Product News
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2016, 09:16:00 PM »
Quote from: JJ;810188
I don't know but will it cause problems if amiga expecting rom of a certain size and its smaller or bigger ?

or maybe its planned for future release.  Does need clarifying though I think

Well I'd have thought that if you load a 512k kickstart it would assume the other 512k is blank.

I guess what I'm asking is. If there is a reason that you would need to disable the extra 512k then what is it? Because it might be worth just buying the 512k in the first place, or none at all because using a 1mb kickstart is likely the only reason that I'd buy one.
 

Offline rockape

Re: AmigaKit.com Product News
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2016, 09:12:34 AM »
Hi Matthew,

I received my order yesterday and the first thing I did was plug in a "RYS MKII Amiga USB Adapter" into the Mouse Port of my A1200/JAWSMKII system with a modified Tank Mouse (Thanks James) it worked as advertised,.

Plug and Play :)


Regards, Michael

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"A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life wrote a blank check made payable to \'Their Country\' for an amount of \'up to and including their life\'.