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Offline Crispy_Beef

Re: Eyetech updates the news!
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2002, 09:49:49 PM »
Hi BobsonSirJonny, must have forgotten to login.  Glad to hear things are good there, and that your kinda sober ;-)

I'll try and do a review-type-thing when I'm building the system (with some photos).

I am now gonna have to move.  ;-)
-- Crispy
 

Offline Argo

Re: Eyetech updates the news!
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2002, 09:50:25 PM »
Don't push the button. That the History Eraser Button!!!
 

Offline System

Re: Eyetech updates the news!
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2002, 09:53:34 PM »
Never mind my above insanity of dev boards. I've figured it out the 2 prices had me messed up.

If you can't read like me, the boards directly from eyetech are the dev boards, have linux with them, have the cheaper price (10% suggested of price), and 10% discount on Amiga OS 4.

Ok, I'm fine, well that's relative.
 

Offline System

Re: Eyetech updates the news!
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2002, 10:03:32 PM »
HEY, CODER!
You remeber our post in the forums 2 days ago???

Aren't we great, man???   :-P  :-P  :-P
 

Offline System

Re: Eyetech updates the news!
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2002, 10:15:41 PM »
I will get one as soon a the end user systems are out, and if I like it, you will start to see them on my webpage!
 

Offline Prmetime

Re: Eyetech updates the news!
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2002, 10:18:57 PM »
This is great news!  A new Amiga motherboard, even with a G3 is far better than what we have.  It is an ATX form factor so we can use any case we choose.  It is decoupled from legacy hardware which means I don't need an A1200 or even my current A3000 but I do get all of their programs (provided they are retargetable).  This strikes me as the best of all possible worlds.  A fresh start with an OS that we are all familiar with.  The price is right as well.  Who could be unhappy?
 

Offline System

Re: Eyetech updates the news!
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2002, 10:24:51 PM »
Ya, you are right, but you have to look at it from a bussiness mans point of view. As of now I can even sell any thing on my webpage, wich realy #$@! Now if you can help me - just pm me.
thanks Ak907495
 

Offline Argo

Re: Eyetech updates the news!
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2002, 11:24:29 PM »
If I like it, I will be running my webpage...

Hmm, Eyetech estimates a May consumer release date. I smell birthday present (first week of June :)
 

Offline Coder

Re: Eyetech updates the news!
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2002, 12:16:48 AM »
Hi siciliano,

We sure are great! :-)

Coder
We came, we saw, and we erased some Windows pre-installed harddisks.
Check it out - I found the ass-end!
 

Offline Housey

Re: Eyetech updates the news!
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2002, 12:57:37 AM »
Can someone explain a little more the optional PCI/Amiga bridgeboard please?
 

Chathurawind

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Re: Eyetech updates the news!
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2002, 01:30:12 AM »
PCI-AMIGA board:

This PCI card contain Escena chips that enable old A1200 motherboards to be connected to A1.
This enable old applications that use AMIGA proprietary chipset directly (Paula, Denise) to run on A1 and AMIGA OS 4.

" it will not be possible to run Amiga OS4
on such a board without purchasing a special copy of OS4 which comes with a firmware update ROM. This is (obviously) to prevent OS4 piracy which is essential if Hyperion/Amiga Inc.
are to continue to develop OS4."

I am curious about "Special ROM" for running AMIGA OS 4, mentioned on the page. Does this mean to run AMIGA OS4, you should use a special ROM chip?
 

Offline System

Re: Eyetech updates the news!
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2002, 01:30:28 AM »
What are you trying to figure out.
There is a techincal "How does the Amiga/PCI bridge card work?" in the FAQ

Other than that Escena made a PCI board with 'special chips'(*) that connect from the PCI card to the A1200 "edge connector" via a ribbon cable.

They seem to indicate the two systems can be stored in separte towers.

I'd like to know the length of cable we can get away with since very few towers are going to hold two mother boards... Will we need the 2 towers side by side with sides open, can we route through spare PCI holes if we have 2 towers. Then how to get it in through the standard case.

It looks like we'll need the A1200 for floppy access, and AGA hacking, mabey complient AGA games ...  or is complient == retagatable true?

(*) " special chips - similar to those used in some microprocessor emulator boards - which ensure the integrity of the data "
 

Offline Bobsonsirjonny

Re: Eyetech updates the news!
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2002, 03:28:56 AM »
Quote
I am now gonna have to move. ;-)



But you might end up moving to a more highly Amigan populated area ;-)
The REAL BOBSON - accept no immitations!

8 Bloody Tickets!
http://amigadevbox.happybiscuit.com/

http://www.killingwithkindness.com/

Some of my drawings
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Offline System

Re: Eyetech updates the news!
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2002, 09:09:12 AM »
This is indeed a wonderful birthday present.  
Thank you Amiga Inc., Eyetech, Hyperion and all
the wonderful guys and gals who do the programming
and make the apps. we know and love. . . . you're
a great team.

Kind Regards
 

Chathurawind

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Re: Eyetech updates the news!
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2002, 10:42:10 AM »
Oh be still my heart!  Thump THUMP!  :-D

This is very good news!

Bob C.