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Offline Iggy

Re: Vampire v4
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2017, 07:32:24 PM »
Quote from: LoadWB;828997
Okay, I GREATLY appreciate the work going into the Vampires.  I have a 500+v2 or v2+ of my own and it's been pretty damn awesome.  HOWEVER, why are we still sticking with IDE and not going SATA?  Or both?  Am I in the minority for my desire to use SSDs instead of CFs or even IDE DoM?

In any case, a Vampire for the 1200 will be sweet!


IDE to SATA adapters exist.
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Offline Faerytale

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2017, 07:39:57 PM »
Fantastic news! Instabuy!!
 

Offline IanP

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2017, 07:44:21 PM »
Apollo Core already includes a special MMU, as far as I know there are no plans for a Motorola compatible MMU. As for hardware FPU I don't know, it may or may not eventually have one so if that's a deal breaker either wait and see or stick with Motorola hardware.
 

Offline Niding

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2017, 07:49:11 PM »
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Hmm..I've never considered a standalone system until now.   There would be almost no point of keeping my A1200.   Now I'm on the fence of even considering an A1200 Vampire.  Sounds like the standalone is for me.   I wonder what the price will be for that one.  

Very exciting news!!!

EDIT: just for the heck of it, sent them an email to put me down for the standalone, deposit available when the time comes.  :-)


If you read the attached PDF, they will be selling the Vampires thru established vendors, which is listed in said PDF.

Yeah, I know NovaCoder said he wasnt intrested in Vampire for legacy hardware. A standalone would bring him back to the fold. Hope that still holds true!
 

Offline LoadWB

Re: Vampire v4
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2017, 08:26:45 PM »
Quote from: Iggy;829022
IDE to SATA adapters exist.


Right, and like I said they're bulk and a PITA but I also acquiesced over the issue.
 

Offline ToddH

Re: Vampire v4
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2017, 08:41:38 PM »
I wonder if the standalone would fit in the new A1200.net cases. I have a black Apollo Special Edition case coming with my black keycaps. Add a keyrah and I might just switch to the standalone.
 

Offline yssing

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2017, 09:21:51 PM »
Wow! This is awesome
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Vampire v4
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2017, 09:49:48 PM »
Quote from: ToddH;829027
I wonder if

I wonder if we can get a mod to merge the three separate threads we already have for this new hardware, before it becomes as bad as all of the "Amiga running the school HVAC system" threads?


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Offline eliyahu

Re: Vampire v4
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2017, 10:56:25 PM »
@Oldsmobile_Mike

threads merged. enjoy. :)

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Offline Matt_H

Re: Vampire v4
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2017, 11:28:37 PM »
Wow! This looks incredible. With the standalone option, it looks like we'll finally have the equivalent of NATAMI...

Tough choices. Do I want an accelerator or do I want to build a new system out of the standalone unit? ;)

EDIT: I hope someone builds some fun desktop cases for these. A mini A4000 would be nice... 5.25" bay for an optical drive for CD32 emulation... 3.5" bay for backing up floppies...
« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 11:34:12 PM by Matt_H »
 

Offline QuikSanz

Re: Vampire v4
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2017, 12:47:06 AM »
Quote from: Matt_H;829035
Wow! This looks incredible. With the standalone option, it looks like we'll finally have the equivalent of NATAMI...

Tough choices. Do I want an accelerator or do I want to build a new system out of the standalone unit? ;)

EDIT: I hope someone builds some fun desktop cases for these. A mini A4000 would be nice... 5.25" bay for an optical drive for CD32 emulation... 3.5" bay for backing up floppies...


That's a good idea but, how to drive the floppy?
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Vampire v4
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2017, 12:50:43 AM »
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That's a good idea but, how to drive the floppy?

It's 2017, people need to let the floppy go.  :laughing:
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Offline QuikSanz

Re: Vampire v4
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2017, 12:54:14 AM »
I sure hope they make more A2000 Expansion slot adapters!
 

Offline QuikSanz

Re: Vampire v4
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2017, 01:10:54 AM »
Quote from: Oldsmobile_Mike;829037
It's 2017, people need to let the floppy go.  :laughing:


Guess the stand alone is not for me then. I still have a boatload of floppies not backed up.
 

Offline Iggy

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2017, 01:24:14 AM »
Quote from: IanP;829024
Apollo Core already includes a special MMU, as far as I know there are no plans for a Motorola compatible MMU. As for hardware FPU I don't know, it may or may not eventually have one so if that's a deal breaker either wait and see or stick with Motorola hardware.


'Special' MMU, sound SO useful.
And yes, the lack of floating point functions is a deal breaker (for that matter, no matter how 'special' the MMU is, if it isn't Motorola standard there is software I want to run that isn't compatible).

So, as before, unless all you want to do with your Amiga is play games, you're out of luck.
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