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.
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:
Anyway, here’s the videos.
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
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.
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 SATA 2 connectors
1x MircoSD – Bios
via AmigaONE X5000.