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Offline ikir

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #45 on: September 18, 2002, 04:58:50 AM »
Great Valan!
 

Offline theTAO

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #46 on: September 18, 2002, 05:06:27 AM »
A summary of an email I sent to Elbox:

1) Congratulations on releasing the Shark PPC card long before anyone expected it!
2) Since AFAIK it requires OS4.0, I'm confused what the point would be of buying one now.
3) In the past, some Amiga companies have chosen to release products that buck well-established standards, leaving us with proprietary RDB's, non-autoconfig ram, and software that needlessly fails under newer OS's.  I am very reluctant to go down this road again.  If you want me as a customer, send Hyperion hardware samples or get official developer docs from them.  Don't be cheap.
4) I refuse to use technologies like AC97, software modems, etc., and hope in the future you'll consider replacing the AC97 hardware on the Shark+ with something more useful...like maybe firewire or an 8MB flash ROM so we can have a proper Kickstart installation again.  Don't blindly follow the PC industry's love of flakey hardware.

Todd
 

Offline xeron

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2002, 05:33:53 AM »
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1) Congratulations on releasing the Shark PPC card long before anyone expected it!


They haven't "released" anything, they've just put some pages up in their shop. Big difference.

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2) Since AFAIK it requires OS4.0, I'm confused what the point would be of buying one now.


Thats assuming you can; Elbox havent officially announced anything. I'd consider this a "pre-order", if it accepts orders...

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If you want me as a customer, send Hyperion hardware samples or get official developer docs from them. Don't be cheap.


Hear hear! Something i've said from the beginning. I wish Elbox had a more open attitude to licensing, and cooperating with third parties...

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4) I refuse to use technologies like AC97


What is so evil about AC97?
Playstation Network ID: xeron6
 

Offline MarkTime

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2002, 07:57:27 AM »
my gosh people, the computer has to boot!

You can't just run the os on a card, the os interfaces with the hardware of the system....good grief its more complex than that, in order to support pc and mac you'd have to do a bunch of work.

The reason os/4 might run on a amiga with this card is cause os4 can boot from the amiga side, and its a simpler job to have the powerpc code run on the powerpc pci card....however even thats not trivial and either someone wrote the support or it wasn't written.
 

Offline Jose

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #49 on: September 19, 2002, 12:53:40 AM »
@ikir

"@jose
You can buy an apposite towers with mediator pci and zorro3.
visiti elbox site. I think that is called Mirage 4000."

Yeah, but I meant a version for desktop A4000's, not towerised ones...
\\"We made Amiga, they {bleep}ed it up\\"
 

Offline ikir

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #50 on: September 19, 2002, 02:02:39 AM »
@jose

I don't know...
You should upgrade to tower! ;-)

Desktop design is old...... :-)
 

Offline Crumb

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #51 on: September 19, 2002, 05:05:33 AM »
ummm nothing
The only spanish amiga news web page/club: Club de Usuarios de Amiga de Zaragoza (CUAZ)
 

Offline carvedeye

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2008, 07:47:12 PM »
so whats the lateset?
A1200T: M1230XA 50Mhz 68030 w/64mb,DVDRom, 80gb hdd, Realtek LAN Card, Mediator LT4 + Radeon 9250 128mb(used for fast ram), Spider USB Card, Voodoo 3 3000 OS 3.9 +bb 1-3
 

Offline k9dog

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2009, 05:40:49 AM »
7 years later and no SharkPPC/SharkPPC+ yet. AOS 4.1 out on Pegasos II (discontinued), Amigaone (discontinued) and SAM platform. AOS 4 also out for Classic Amiga with CS-PPC (discontinued?).
If Elbox and Hyperion ever 'got along' the SharkPPC should be out in the near future. Otherwise I am not sure we ever gonna see it.
I just invested some money into the mediator. At this moment I think Elbox looks as the most viable upgrade of the old system and SAM as the only existing Amiga clone.
I am currently using my Pegasos II as my Amiga OS platform though. So far happy with that setup that is slowly being setup with software from os4depot and Aminet.
Besides the Pegasos, I am trying to reconfigure the old A4000 as already stated to at least keep up the classic. It was having problems booting in it's original setup. Having cleaned the motherboard and refitted it in the Elbox cabinet I still need to add a few items and probably gonna go see if the is any existing accelerators as the CS mk 1's RAM didn't fit inside (tbh the SharkPPC+ would have been nice about now, but Elbox really need to spend a little on the AmigaOS license imo).

This thread was started 7 years ago. If the SharkPPC comes out it will be long overdue in any case, but maybe the boys at Elbox expected things moving along easier.

In any case I guess I will end up with some odd systems on my hand. (sometimes I think it would be much easier if AOS just came out on PS3)
 

Offline easy_john

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #54 on: November 21, 2009, 01:54:14 PM »
If SharkPPC will be released in the near future and:
- it will be comparable on speed with sam/pegasos (at least faster, than efika)
- and it will be supported in amigaos4.1
I will without fail buy it.
PegasosII G4 1.0/1Gb/80Gb/Ati 9200/MorphOS/Debian
a4000/PPC 233mhz/68060 50mhz/128mb/cv ppc/toccata/x-surf/kickflash/indivision/AOS3.9-4.0
a1200/PPC 200mhz/68060 50mhz/256mb/bv ppc/delfina/wifi/indivision sd+ff/AOS 3.9-4.0
a600/68000 7mhz/8mb fast/wifi/AOS 3.0
 

Offline Zac67

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #55 on: November 21, 2009, 04:32:53 PM »
Dream on ppl - the SharkPPC is nothing else than a rebadged Sonnet Crescendo 7200 board which you can buy for $39.95. If there was any way to make it work on a Mediator, Elbox would've been selling heaps of them for years.
 

Offline quarkx

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #56 on: November 21, 2009, 04:44:30 PM »
it is stated for release the same day as the original Intellivision Computer keyboard Component, and Intellivision 4 LOL
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Offline quarkx

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #57 on: November 21, 2009, 04:46:01 PM »
Quote from: Zac67;530624
Dream on ppl - the SharkPPC is nothing else than a rebadged Sonnet Crescendo 7200 board which you can buy for $39.95. If there was any way to make it work on a Mediator, Elbox would've been selling heaps of them for years.

Except Elbox would have charged us Amiga guys $499 USD for the Same card.
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