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Old 11-10-2012, 04:02 AM   #201
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Looks like you've been busy, good luck with A500+ board purchase! ;-)
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Looks like you've been busy, good luck with A500+ board purchase! ;-)
Cheers, hopefully I'll actually get this one!
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Cheers, hopefully I'll actually get this one!
BTW - the PC board looks pretty cool.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:33 AM   #204
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BTW - the PC board looks pretty cool.
Yeah I saw it on fleabay for $68 and couldn't resist as I'd read about them in various places as being quite a neat solution.
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I scored a Roland MT-32 MIDI Synth Module for $41USD today from Fleabay!

I've wanted one of these ever since Sierra started supporting them in their Quest Series of Games!

I'll have to keep a look out for Amiga MIDI Modules now (I have a USB-MIDI adapter for my PC already)!
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My wife is gonna kill me, I just scored a sealed German a500 with KS v1.2 shipped for $60 from fleabay to use as my "DOS" Amiga Box - somehow I think she will notice that I now have 2 Amiga's!

Im hoping it's a Rev5 Mobo in it (not a rev3) so I can pinch the US layout Keyboard for my 500+ (I really dont like the stupid UK layout).
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:30 AM   #207
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Hmmmmm, trying to decide whether I go CF-IDE68k or HxC for my 2nd Miggy ..... might be nice to have it really stock with 512kb chip Ram & 512kb Ranger Ram and play games and demos from ADF files on SD card.

EDIT: thinking about it more, I will prolly solder an extra 512kb ram to the mobo for 1mb chip ram.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:36 AM   #208
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My wife is gonna kill me, I just scored a sealed German a500 with KS v1.2 shipped for $60 from fleabay to use as my "DOS" Amiga Box - somehow I think she will notice that I now have 2 Amiga's!

Im hoping it's a Rev5 Mobo in it (not a rev3) so I can pinch the US layout Keyboard for my 500+ (I really dont like the stupid UK layout).
Nice work, thats a good price!
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:41 AM   #209
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Hmmmmm, trying to decide whether I go CF-IDE68k or HxC for my 2nd Miggy ..... might be nice to have it really stock with 512kb chip Ram & 512kb Ranger Ram and play games and demos from ADF files on SD card.

EDIT: thinking about it more, I will prolly solder an extra 512kb ram to the mobo for 1mb chip ram.
Whats the difference between the CF-IDE68k or HxC ? I'm not really upto speed on my A500 expansions.

On a different topic, are you thinking about connecting your A500+ to your home LAN? I know you weren't keen on the ACA500 but I think Jens is thinking of adding a NIC at some stage.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:37 AM   #210
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Whats the difference between the CF-IDE68k or HxC ? I'm not really upto speed on my A500 expansions.

On a different topic, are you thinking about connecting your A500+ to your home LAN? I know you weren't keen on the ACA500 but I think Jens is thinking of adding a NIC at some stage.
CF-IDE68k is just an IDE add-on + CF adapter (a600 gayle emulation) and HxC is a floppy emulator that uses images stored on an SD card:

http://torlus.com/floppy/

I havent bothered with networking, until something decent comes out I just put my CF cards into WinUAE and copy stuff that way.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:42 AM   #211
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Nice work, thats a good price!
Considering it's coming from Germany I was stoked with the shipping, normally something like that would cost $70-$100aud to ship so im not complaining that it was $60 all up.
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Doh, I thought 20euros was a bit cheap for shipping, seller just asked for another 40euros!

.... and I really want this 500 so I paid it even tho its obviously his mistake.
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Yay some toys arrived today! Got my a500 extension board and 8mb fast-ram board today from Kipper and they work great!

Getting a bit crowded in here now!



So I decided to mount my CF-Reader facing out so I can remove the card when I want to transfer files:


Much Better, now I can easily remove it to copy files around!



I also got a prototype 1mb/2mb Trapdoor card from TomThul for use with a3000 2mb agnus chips (8372B and 8372AB) that have been transplanted into a500's with rev6 Mobo's - as this is a prototype it isnt working 100% atm ... yet.


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looks like spaghetti inside your case
tho nice new shiny pcb's have been stuck inside as well

nice A500 system you have now...

so, what is the next project?

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oh, djos if you need a spare a500 keyboard USA layout let me know
I have about 6 of them lying un-used in my shed

can have for postage

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looks like spaghetti inside your case
tho nice new shiny pcb's have been stuck inside as well

nice A500 system you have now...

so, what is the next project?

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My next project is my second a500 which is getting a KCS Power PC (not PPC, XT PC trapdoor card) installed and I'll prolly put a HxC into the FDD bay and just run KS1.3 only in it - although I do have a couple of space KS Switchers and spare roms of various versions lying around that I could use (might do a 1.2/1.3 setup).

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can have for postage

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That would be awesome, how much is postage for one to Adelaide, 5039?
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Finally my replacement rev8a board arrived (on a Saturday too - nice one AusPost!) and while it had a small amount of battery acid damage, it had been rescued in time and works perfectly!



This cap needs to be relocated so I can install my fast-ram board:


sorted including mount points for Gayle emulation by the side-car connector:


everything now installed :


and my 500 is now a true 500+ again and has 2MB chip-ram:


The last two days have been very productive, Im so happy with the current state of my 500+ that I did up the case screws once everything was confirmed to be working!

PS, I also told my wife a bought a 2nd 500 which went down surprisingly well - this was prolly helped by the fact that i "forgot" to mention the cost of shipping.
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Some nice chip and fast ram numbers

Cute little cpu adapter you have there

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Awesome! There isnt many A500+'s in Australia. I think I've only seen 1 on ebay Australia in the last 5 years.

In my opinion the A500+ was one of the nicest Amiga's ever made.
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Cute little cpu adapter you have there

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Cheers.

Yeah it is neat. I had asked kipper to make a version of the 8mb fast-ram board that moved the CPU away from the keyboard so there was room to install an IDE68k as well. he then came up with the idea of the adapter as he was already making an adapter for his ram board to fit into a1000's without blocking the floppy connector.

Needless to say it works great and made mounting my cf-card reader easier too.
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