First up the future of C64 got a shade brighter today, as official production started on Gideon’s long awaited Ultimate 64 boards. The photos look awesome and you can see more of them now in the 1541 Ultimate Facebook Group. The latest news is that some 500+ boards should be produced between now and the end of April, and the website will open up pre-orders periodically during this period. More boards should be created to fill remaining demand afterwards. These boards are not for sale as of yet, as further testing takes place to help ensure the FPGA based modern 64 motherboards are as solid as possible before release. You can find out more on the official Ultimate 64 website.
Introducing AlarCity: the most daring, fast paced, AGA shoot’em’up in recent years! Assume the role of ‘Zoid’, fire elemental & son of the God of fire! Face hordes of enemies and survive! Hunt the powers of the Gods in an epic journey across the lands! Find treasures, gain experience and become the ultimate weapon! Featuring:Frantic, high-octane, top down, shooter action!50hz smooth 8-way scrolling!Superb AGA pixelart!Amazing music and sound fx!Level up and upgrade mechanics with lavish customisation options!Tons of weapons, elements, powers and items to collect!
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.
Source: Welcome to AmigaDeveloper.com
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.
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
Source: New Amiga 1200 cases – A1200.NET
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
Source: Hyperion Entertainment