Amiga: Testing games on the Vampire V500 – Old School Game Blog

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:

http://orders.apollo-accelerators.com/

Anyway, here’s the videos.

Source: Amiga: Testing games on the Vampire V500 – Old School Game Blog

Viva Amiga Theatrical Trailer 

A New trailer has arrived…

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.

Its for Sale!! AmigaONE X5000 complete system – Amiga Shop

X5000 Complete

The AmigaONE X5000 is the latest PowerPC based computer developed by A-EON Technology. The new board, codenamed Cyrus Plus, will be an eventual replacement for the Nemo (AmigaONE X1000) board. A-EON technology, have once again commissioned Ultra Varisys to develop a new high-end, prestige platform specifically created to run the AmigaOS 4.1, although it also supports a number of other PowerPC operating systems such as Ubuntu and Debian etc. The Cyrus Plus board is designed around Freescale’s QorlQ P5 64-bit PowerPC CPU SoC range. These high performance, low power-consumption multi-core CPUs contain 64-bit e5500 cores manufactured in 45 nm process technology.

Source: AmigaONE X5000 complete system – Amiga Shop

X5000 AmigaOne Update

AmigaOne X5000 Update

X5000 Mainboard TestingAlex Perez in CardiffI’ve received numerous enquiries about the availability of the AmigaOne X5000 system. As you probably know the Cyrus boards have been in stock for quite some time with new shipments of boards arriving from Ultra Varisys almost weekly. We are just waiting for the final release version of AmigaOS 4.1 from Hyperion Entertainment and then we will be good to start shipping new AmigaOne X5000/20 systems. X5000 Mainboards stackedAs with the AmigaOne X1000 “First Contact” system we will release an “early bird” model, this time entitled “Close Encounters” which we be supplied with the first version of AmigaOS 4.1 specifically configured by Hyperion Entertainment for the AmigaOne X5000.The growing tower of CyrusAgain, as with the AmigaOne x1000, regular updates of X5000 specific drivers and other software bug fixes will be released for download as soon as they become available. So if you are an experienced Amigan and like to tinker with your AmigaOS installation then the “Close Encounters” release of the AmigaOne X5000 is definitely one for you. Matthew has promised that the “registration of interest” page will go live soon. So Matthew & Hyperion Entertainment it’s now over to you. No pressure boys.

Source: Trevor’s Amiga Blog

AEROS for the Raspberry Pi 1 / 2 and 3

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Give your Raspberry Pi that good old Amiga Look and feel, and transform it into a Real fast Workstation!

What is AEROS? AEROS is a hybrid distribution of AROS (www.aros.org) and Linux (in the moment debian 6.0 for X86 and 7.0 for ARM is used) available for ARM and x86 systems. If there is enough interest we can start also an PPC branch. The audience may decide ; )

 

To see Aeros running, here a video from the Developer Pascal Papara

Source: AEROS

Viva Amiga Trailer, 30 Years of Amiga

Journey back to 1985 to explore a future of personal computing that never quite came to pass. A film about the legendary Amiga system.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vivaamiga/viva-amiga-the-documentary-film/posts/83328

Trevor’s Amiga Blog shows X5000 Cyrus Mainboard

X5000 Mainboard

With the release of the AmigaOne X5000 fast approaching, our manufacturers have started shipping the Cyrus+ production motherboards to our supplier. The production board is designated version 2.2 and is equipped with a silent CPU cooling fan and improved CPU fan control firmware. A new “Boing Ball” case design is also being released for the AmigaOne X5000 system.

Source: Trevor’s Amiga Blog

AmigaONE X5000 is almost here..

After the success of the AmigaONE X1000 it quickly came apparent that using a end of life CPU was not a going to be a long term solution going forward as unfortunately demand out striped supply and the CPU prices started to go up and so it was never possible to decrease cost of the nemo board, a new solution was needed to really support the Amiga platform going forward so a £1.2 Million contract was signed to ensure this and a new motherboad would be needed. Project Cyrus began, the goal was simple to replace the X1000 with the goal of making it more affordable if possible and future proof the motherboard and have long term support in place, part of the contract with the makers of the system Varisys is that the board is to have at least 10 year support and this time the CPU in PPC terms to be used was to be the very latest CPU core and the motherboard was designed from the outset to be able to use three different CPU chips this not only gives A-EON options for the future but also protects them selves with falling into the same trap.

The Specs!

Cyrus+

CPU: P3041 / P5020 / P5040 1.5Ghz to 2.4Ghz

Co-processor: “Xena“ Dual Core 500 MHz Xmos XCore XS1-L2 128 SDS

GFX: uknown (most likly Radeon HD 5000+) Memory: 2x DDR3 SDRAM slots 16Gb max

6x USB 2.0

1x Gigabit Ethernet

2x PCIe x16 slots (1×16 or 2×8)

2x PCIe x1 slots

1x Xorro slot (gives access to “Xena”)

2x PCI legacy slots

2x RS-232

2x SATA 2 connectors

1x ISerial

1x MircoSD – Bios

via AmigaONE X5000.

The Amiga X1000 Computer

A-EON Technology, in co-operation with Varisys, Hyperion Entertainment and AmigaKit created the AmigaONE X1000, a new high-end, prestige platform that will once more allow the Amiga Operating System to shine.

The AmigaONE X1000 ends the years of AmigaOS being coupled to outdated hardware – great as it was at the time, the world has moved on a long way since the days of Commodore. For the first time in many years, AmigaOS has a genuinely modern hardware platform.

AmigaONE X1000 Latest Specifications:

PA Semi Dual-core PA6T-1682M, nominal 2.0GHz (1.8GHz standard) PowerISA™ v2.04+ CPU

“Xena” 500MHz XMOS XS1-L2 124

ATI Radeon Evergreen or Northern Isles graphics card (option)

2GB or 4GB RAM (option)

1TB Hard drive

22x DVD combo drive

Boing Ball case

Boing Ball keyboard and mouse (option)

7.1 channel HD audio

Ports and connectors:

4x DDR2 RAM slots

10x USB 2.0

1x Gigabit Ethernet

2x PCIe x16 slots (1×16 or 2×8)

2x PCIe x1 slots

1x Xorro slot

2x PCI legacy slots

2x RS232

4x SATA 2 connectors

1x IDE connector

JTAG connector

1x Compact Flash

Revised specifications valid from July 2012 and are subject to change.

Warranty:

1 Year Return To Base Warranty

via A-EON Technology Ltd.

A-EON Technology Ltd

A-EON Technology acquires Aladdin4D

3D modelling, rendering and animation software

A-EON Technology is pleased to announce that it has purchased the AmigaOS source code and development rights for Aladdin4D from DiscreetFX. As part of the agreement A-EON will exclusively own the Aladdin4D 68k and PPC source code, domain name, brand and rights for all AmigaOS and related versions including emulation and future MorphOS and AROS ports. Meanwhile DiscreetFX will retaint the rights for non-Amiga related operating systems.

Aladdin 4D is software for modelling and rendering three-dimensional graphics and animations for the Amiga platform. It was originally created by Greg Gorby and subsequently updated by Nova Design before being acquired by DiscreetFX in December 2007. Prior to our acquisition DiscreetFX was working on a new version 6.0 for multiple platforms.

Aladdin 4D is one of the few modern 3D applications for the Amiga platform. It uses an OS-compliant GUI which supports RTG displays and utilizes the AmigaGuide Help system and also features an ARexx port for scripting.

Aladdin 4D includes many advanced 3D features:-

● Infinite layering of surfaces: A surface of an object may have a virtually infinite amount of textures, shaders etc layered on it.

● Spline modelling tool.

● Importing of most postscript files, making the creation of logos easier.

● Unlimited number of working layers: multiple working areas containing only a portion of the scene, easing out the management and pace of objects during the creation of animation.

● Gaseous volumetrics with adjustable mass.

● Built-in particle system to simulate various effects like fireworks.

● Morphing capabilities in the animation system.

● Spline animation controls also has advanced rendering features like motion blur, multiple pass supersampling, lens flares, 32-bit color support and a highly optimised 68k rendering engine. It also support multiple 3D formats such as: Aladdin 4D, Lightwave3D, GEO, EPS, DEM, Draw4D-Pro and Draw4D, 3D Studio for either loading or loading and saving. Image Formats supported for loading and saving: IFF/ILBM (palette mapped and 24-bit formats), JPEG and Video Toaster Framestores. In addition supports exchange of data with ImageFX, Amiga Lightwave 3D/Video Toaster, World Construction Set and all programs that support Nova Design’s “Magic” protocol for buffer sharing. The latest version runs on any Amiga platform or an emulated one, like Amiga Forever, UAE (including WinUAE & E-UAE), Pegasos or Mac Mini G4 systems running MorphOS.

Trevor Dickinson, A-EON’s co-founder commented on the latest addition to A-EON’s growing software catalogue. “The purchase of underlines our commitment to deliver more software content for the Amiga platform. Expect to see more titles added in the future.” DiscreetFX CEO, Bill Panagouleas, added, “Altough I’m sad to see it go, I know it is in a safe pair of hands and look forward to A-EON continuing it’s rich heritage.”

via A-EON Technology Ltd.