Radeon Graphics: The Move To PolarisFebruary 3, 2018
Over the last few years, AmigaDeveloper.com Team member Hans De Ruiter has been working steadfastly on keeping the Enhancer Software in pace with the hardware developments of AMD’s latest Radeon graphics cards.Since the first Enhancer Software release in 2016, there have been fourteen updates to the RadeonHD driver. The driver has been expanded to support the exciting Warp3D Nova system and to be compatible with many more Radeon graphics cards running the Oland chipset.AMD are continually updating the range of cards available and using newer more advanced chipsets. To keep the Enhancer Software in pace of AMD’s advancements, we have had to significantly invest in more development.In retail channels of late, the Southern Islands cards are now no longer available with the exception of Oland based R7 240 variants. Such is the relentless march of technology in the wider computing world that the AmigaDeveloper.com team need to keep afoot of.
After the big success of the Vampire 600 V2 and Vampire 500 V2+, Apollo Team is proud to announce their next generation FPGA device: the Vampire V4. The Vampire V4 is made with a standard “one design to fit them all” and comes in three flavors depending on customer need:The Vampire V4 Standalone SystemThe Vampire V4 for Amiga Classic compatible withAmiga 1000/500/2000/CDTVAmiga 600 with kippa’s adapter (if produced)The Vampire V4 for Amiga 1200This new Vampire V4 packs many upgraded specifications and brings Amiga Classic systems to another new performance paradigm thanks to its new Altera Cyclone 5 A5 FPGA and fast DDR3 memory.The Vampire V4 standalone system will be a complete new Amiga system powered by the 68080 CPU core and the complete SAGA chipset (AGA compatible).Vampire V4 is powered by:FPGA : Altera Cyclone V A5 (77k LE, 28nm technology)RAM : 512MB DDR3 (up to 1GB/s)And supports:FastIDE with 40/44-pin connectorsDigital Video-out up to 720p@60HzDual Kickstart-flashrom (for safety)MicroSD StorageCertification: Vampire V4 is CE, WEEE and RoHS compliant
Want a shiny new case for your classic Commodore Amiga 1200? You’re in luck! A new project to bring updated, multi-coloured cases for the A1200 is here, but how do they compare to the original? I take a look.
Karsten Majok from the Commodore Amiga Facebook group has just informed us of the release of ‘FS-UAE 2.8.3’, which is an update to one of the best Amiga Emulators with a full GUI that you can use for Amiga based gaming.
Treat your Amiga 1200 with a new case Because time has done his odd job with help of UV light your Amiga 1200 case is most certainly yellowed to a certain level. This mild coloration for some or very hard yellowed for others is due to fire retardant chemicals located within the original cases plastic itself. These chemicals reacts to light and more precisely to UV light and one of the result for that is this yellow color your case is getting. Retr0brighting isn’t a permanent solution as the result diminish
Once Upon a Byte and 8bitchip present you the story of Amiga Vampire FPGA accelerators, as told by Igor Majstorovic – Majsta himself! Majsta visited this year’s BalCCon (Balkan Computer Congress) and in an informal talk at Once Upon a Byte’s Retro Computer Assembly revealed all of the details that he and the Apollo team had to go trough to get a working FPGA accelerator. He also reveals the plans for the upcoming Vampire 1200 accelerator.
Announcing AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition, Update 1Brussels, December 31, 2016Hyperion Entertainment is proud to announce the immediate release of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update 1 for all supported systems including PowerPC equipped 68K Amiga machines. Building on the existing AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition platform, Update 1 is the culmination of many man-months of work by our dedicated team of AmigaOS developers, translators and beta testers. It delivers a selection of new features and a host of bug fixes and best of all, it is available as a free digital download, from the restricted download area of the Hyperion Entertainment website and via AmiUpdate, for all registered AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition customers. Details about all changes can be found in the included AmigaGuide changelog document. AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update 1 Prerequisites: Operating System: installed AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition**Hardware Compatibility: AmigaOne XE & SE, MicroA1, AmigaOne 500, AmigaOne X1000, Sam440, Sam460, Pegasos 2, Amiga Classic PPC. The AmigaOne X5000 line of computers is already equipped with Update 1 and does therefore not need this update.Price: Free to registered users of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition
As posted on the Old School Game Blog…. new Accelerators from Apollo are starting to show up in the wild…. The Oldschoolblog has found two videos showing the Vampire V500
Hi everyone, Just discovered two videos of an Amiga 500 with the Vampire running some old-school 3D games. Performance looks good! I’ve embedded the video below. The author is LtR3YNOLDS and you can visit his YouTube-channel here. It’s always fun watching these Vampire-powered Amiga’s running both old and newer games and utilities. Here’s the link to the Vampire order-page if you’re interested in getting one:
The true story of the best damned computer in the world. In a world of green on black, they dared to dream in color. 1985: An upstart team of Silicon Valley mavericks created a miracle: the Amiga computer. A machine made for creativity. For games, for art, for expression. Breaking from the mold set by IBM and Apple, this was something new. Something to change what people believed computers could do. 2016: The future they saw isn’t the one we live in now. Or is it? From the creation of the world’s first multimedia digital art powerhouse, to a bankrupt shell sold and resold into obscurity, to a post-punk spark revitalized by determined fans. Viva Amiga is a look at a digital dream and the freaks, geeks and geniuses who brought it to life. And the Amiga is still alive.