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Old 03-07-2011, 08:19 AM   #151
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I'm still in China but I have got almost enough parts now to build another 50 boards. Jakub has his up and running. I'll post some vids when I get home early this week.
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Where are the vids :-) ???
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:41 PM   #152
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boards #4 and #5 running here. I have the video camera out, but haven't had time yet to film it.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:06 PM   #153
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Well, I posted a pic of it running on my website (www.fpgaarcade.com)

Attempting to video it, proving tricky.
It's running AGA chipset, 68020 core and workbench 40.42.
It is still outputting standard PAL video at the moment, so it is as flickery as the original...
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:52 PM   #154
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Awesome news - I take it the full 68020 core is Yaqube's enhanced TG68 core?

Can't wait to get one of these!
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:52 PM   #155
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Very cool - can't wait to see video
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:26 PM   #156
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may we see some benchmark please?
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:29 PM   #157
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may we see some benchmark please?
There was this one not too long ago:
http://www.amiga.org/forums/showpost...2&postcount=90

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Old 03-09-2011, 07:21 PM   #158
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Well, I posted a pic of it running on my website (www.fpgaarcade.com)

Attempting to video it, proving tricky.
It's running AGA chipset, 68020 core and workbench 40.42.
It is still outputting standard PAL video at the moment, so it is as flickery as the original...
/MikeJ
It has S-Video out? Grab a $20 cheapo video grabber from Walmart and plug the FPGA Replay output directly into that and grab it to a MPEG file.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...456&CatId=1428

Nice case. I still want to see if I can cram one into a keyboard.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:01 PM   #159
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Wow! This will be the year 68K strikes back.

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:32 PM   #160
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ok according to sysinfo it is only 7.7777777777.. slower than 060/100
(if so it needs to be about 4 times fater to catch up with 060/50)

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:36 PM   #161
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boards #4 and #5 running here. I have the video camera out, but haven't had time yet to film it.
Very exciting stuff Mike! You have our (almost undivided) attention and more than a few Amiga users are holding their breath, waiting for you to release the FPGA Arcade for sale to the general public.

What you have done is a great step forward from the original MiniMig (not saying that you built your design on top of Dennis' work, but it is a very similar device).

I will remain patient, as I am more likely to wait to purchase one of your boards after you have had the time to manufacture and complete the building of the second 50 boards.

Have you thought about ever trying to sell this as a complete product through regular retail channels? I know that to do that would be a whole new world of headaches and hassle, as it would probably require you to obtain a license from Amiga Inc. for the Kickstart ROM and Workbench files, but it appears that Amiga Inc. might be more open to selling a limited license than they have been in the past. (I know most people here will Boo & Hiss, saying screw Amiga Inc.'s license, but if you want to sell thousands of these as a commercial product, you would have to stay legal, unless you want to be added to the long list of people sued by Amiga Inc.)

You could probably sell this idea to a Chinese toy manufacturer and let them fight with Amiga Inc. for obtaining the license and you could just walk away with a fat check in your pocket. I am sure there would be some toy, or electronic company that would see a potential for a profit if they could reduce the production costs to get a complete FPGA Arcade product on the store shelves at a price below all the game consoles and advertise it as a complete retro-gaming device.

Getting licenses to run games for so many different retro gaming devices/computer systems might be very difficult, or impossible legally, but "Word of Mouth" advertising between the users of such a device would quickly have most of them searching the Internet for all the files they would need to run more games from Arcade consoles, C64, Amiga, Atari, Nintendo, Game Boy, etc.

Probably too much trouble for you to want to get into such a proposition, but if you put the idea into the right person's ear in China, the possibility is there that you could see a nice paycheck for all your efforts to create this great design. Putting this idea into the wrong person's ear could have your design stolen from you and you could see someone else profit from your ideas and designs, with zero money going into your pockets.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:58 PM   #162
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ok according to sysinfo it is only 7.7777777777.. slower than 060/100
(if so it needs to be about 4 times fater to catch up with 060/50)
And the one you designed is how fast again?

Why do people have to be so negative about positive things...

It's not Natami. It is as fast as it was designed to be...

I'm happy with that..

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Old 03-10-2011, 02:34 AM   #163
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And the one you designed is how fast again?

Why do people have to be so negative about positive things...

It's not Natami. It is as fast as it was designed to be...

I'm happy with that..

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Me too (and many others I suspect)

@MikeJ, will the board ship with a cut out plate for standard cases? Would probably add little to the BOM but would be so much more useful than not having it
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:24 AM   #164
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I am trying to find a supplier for the ATX panel.
It's a bit complex as the production boards move the DVI connector slightly, you can see the audio connector is at an angle so I can get the DVI to VGA adapter in.
We also have the daughter board, so may add cut-outs for ethernet/usb etc.

So, yes but not just yet.
/M
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:27 AM   #165
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Amigadave,

Thinking about it I did mail a few people about licenses but didn't get a response. I need to follow up.

The big thing now is the complete re-write of the codebase. Jakub is doing great with the new additions, but I am restructuring and cleaning up all the older code.

There is a risk of the code being re-used, but that's what you get with open source code....

I fully expect to increase the performance of the internal CPU as well.
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