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Offline ronvs

1541 Ultimate and pictures
« on: December 20, 2007, 06:39:43 PM »
On our website are three pages with pictures of our last C= Show (with participation of Amigascene) online: http://commodore-gg.hobby.nl/
Also there was a big update on our innovation page about the 1541-Ultimate: http://commodore-gg.hobby.nl/innovatie_1541kaart_eng.htm
Offcourse we wish you all on behalf of our 800 Dutch Commodore Club members a merry Christmas and a happy 2008!

 

Offline redrumloa

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Re: 1541 Ultimate and pictures
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2007, 08:39:18 PM »
Looks like another nice project! Unfortunately, I seriously doubt this will work with my SuperCPU 128 :-(
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Offline adolescent

Re: 1541 Ultimate and pictures
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2007, 09:51:42 PM »
Beautiful!  Keep up the good work.  (BTW, any idea when the 1541 Ultimate will be available for purchase?)

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You can use the 1541-III though as it attaches to the IEC only.
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Offline jkonstan

Re: 1541 Ultimate and pictures
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 06:29:51 AM »
1541 Ultimate is a nice project !
It appears to be 1541 emualtion in the Xilinx FPGA.
Will it be an open source hardware project such as MiniMig ? What about 1571/1581 emulation as well ?

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Offline digix

Re: 1541 Ultimate and pictures
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2007, 03:41:14 PM »
I'll definetely buy one if they become available.
 

Offline Doppie1200

Re: 1541 Ultimate and pictures
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2007, 04:10:34 PM »
This is the project of my collegue Gideon.
As I understand from him 1581 is impossible with the current hardware/method. 1571 maybe. The ram that holds the image is rather crowded already.

I have a prototype here connected to my 128DCR (the idea is I implement the software control IEC drive, so it can be used on plus/4 and such that have no compatible cartridge slot). I can tell you it sure is fun to see it work. Sadly it is not yet flawless on my 128dcr. The proto I have does not have the audio circuit mounted so I miss the emulated drive sounds.

When this project is finished it sure is a must have for any serious retro gamer as it solves the problem of dying floppies.
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Offline gideonz

Re: 1541 Ultimate and pictures
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2007, 02:35:46 PM »
Hi! I am the main developer of the 1541 Ultimate. Currently, working hard on compatibility with different revisions of the commodore machine, and adding new features.

The list of pre-orders is growing; yes it is possible to order it now. The price is € 99 for the normal version, and € 119 for the "plus" version (with 32MB ram).  :-D Just send me an E-mail with your name, and which version you would like to have.

The list is currently so long, that the delivery time for the units will be around 8 to 10 weeks.
 

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Re: 1541 Ultimate and pictures
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 04:38:30 PM »
More production runs are happening NOW. Is there anyone here who is using one of these? It appears to be the best 1541 replacement solution out there. A little pricey, yes, but so was the 1541 originally.  :)
 

Offline gideonz

Re: 1541 Ultimate and pictures
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 05:28:02 PM »
Hi ;)  Yes.. production is in full go. I was at the assembly company today, and will post a video clip and pics on the 1541u-site soon. It looked good!

About the being pricey, well.. it is quite an and-and device, not or-or. 1541 _AND_ built-in-cartridges _AND_ REU _AND_ rr-net _AND_ .... ;-)