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Author Topic: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?  (Read 2219 times)

Offline intangybles

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Re: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2019, 09:56:06 am »
Not at all. I don't think the MiST hardware gets much love these days, but the MiSTer is still under very active development, as is Minimig. There seems to be new cores coming to both projects regularly.

You wouldn't be able to post a couple of links perhaps? I got totally lost when I had a search!

Thank you!

P.S. perhaps you could post that in the projects section?

For sure. I'll coble something together over the weekend. Bit of a showcase with relevant links and tips perhaps.

Was looking at the Facebook posts! Look WOW!

If I can sell my C64 that may well be where the money goes! ;-)
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Re: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2019, 11:03:31 am »
Hi All,

I recently completed my latest Amiga project - moving my Amiga 500 system into the new Checkmate A1500 Plus case.

This included installing the Vampire 500 later as well. I covered both parts in my blog here with loads of photos and descriptions of the work done:

http://amigax1000.blogspot.com/2019/10/checkmate-a1500-plus-with-amiga-500.html

http://amigax1000.blogspot.com/2019/11/checkmate-a1500-plus-with-vampire-500v2.html

Next project I am looking at is rehousing my Amiga 1200 into one of those new Amiga 1200 re-make cases. Waiting to receive my case - ordered locally from Retrokit during the black friday sale. :-)


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Re: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2020, 06:03:30 pm »
I recently acquired my first Amiga 1200, the IDE port was a bit butchered so i've sent it away to be replaced and while it's there recapped.

Next thing to do will be to decide amongst the myriad of accelerators and IDE options what is the best to go with.

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Re: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2020, 01:37:06 pm »
I am selling my CDTV to fund the purchase of an A1200 along with upgrading my 500

looking at purchasing with Gotek with OLED Mod and Rotary encoder with DF0/DF1 selector for the 500
long with a USB mouse adaptor so I can use a modern mouse
along with a solution for using a LCD screen so a few things on the go...

Any recommendations on who to buy through?

Recently sold a C64 to help fund this work but still have my mini and Pi if I want a c64 game....   

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Re: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2020, 11:52:34 am »
I bought a DF0/DF1 switcher from sordan.ie and a full gotek (with the screen and dial and stuff) from amigastore.eu, very happy with both. I put the gotek in an external FDD and it worked perfectly.

shame you are selling the CDTV, the gotek works perfectly on that too also the CDTV is a little more capable and being that you have the keyboard yeah, it is in all honestly probably a better machine to have than a 500.

i also went ball mouse, i have black and also a white modern Amiga mouse. The CDTV accepts them with a cable you can buy from eBay. I just love the CDTV keyboard, it is so nice to use.


https://sordan.ie/product/530/boot-selector-df0df1-df1df0-signal-sel0-from-sel1-amiga-500/

https://amigastore.eu/en/245-original-amiga-mouse.html

https://amigastore.eu/en/323-usb-floppy-emulator-gotek.html
« Last Edit: February 26, 2020, 12:00:06 pm by power »

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Re: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2020, 02:01:56 pm »
I finally got my 4000 up and running on 3.5 with a 16gb card!

Just have to do some repairs on the memory sockets so it can detect the full amount as currently it only reads anything higher than 4mb sporadically due to the broken clips.

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Re: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2020, 02:05:06 pm »
Sale post has been moved to the ARBTrade area.

I am selling my CDTV to fund the purchase of an A1200 along with upgrading my 500

looking at purchasing with Gotek with OLED Mod and Rotary encoder with DF0/DF1 selector for the 500
long with a USB mouse adaptor so I can use a modern mouse
along with a solution for using a LCD screen so a few things on the go...

Any recommendations on who to buy through?

Recently sold a C64 to help fund this work but still have my mini and Pi if I want a c64 game....
I plan to live forever! or die trying!

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Re: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2020, 10:55:53 am »
I recently acquired my first Amiga 1200, the IDE port was a bit butchered so i've sent it away to be replaced and while it's there recapped.

Next thing to do will be to decide amongst the myriad of accelerators and IDE options what is the best to go with.

Out of interest, did you send your machine overseas?

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Re: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2020, 04:25:42 pm »
I am new to this forum, looks to be very nice.  Currently having  my 4000 re-capped in an attempt to get it up and running.  Had it since new and had been sitting in shed for last 28 years in its original packaging. Obviously the battery had leaked as well.  Also have a 2000 that I have also had since new, likewise been in shed all packed away nicely, so that will require refurbishing as well.

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Re: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2020, 04:34:20 pm »
I should have added that Amigaman here is doing the re-capping, he has been excellent to communicate with, definitely very helpful.

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Re: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2020, 11:36:16 am »
I recently acquired my first Amiga 1200, the IDE port was a bit butchered so i've sent it away to be replaced and while it's there recapped.

Next thing to do will be to decide amongst the myriad of accelerators and IDE options what is the best to go with.

Out of interest, did you send your machine overseas?

just noticed this question, no i sent it to a guy in NSW. He's a recommended installer of DCHDMI and WiiDual on the retrorgb website - does great work and is quick and well priced!

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Re: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2020, 09:44:48 pm »
Have to repair my 4000's mouse & joystick now. Buttons work but no movement. Hopefully it's just a chip replacement and not some damaged traces.

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Re: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2020, 02:07:05 pm »
Have to repair my 4000's mouse & joystick now. Buttons work but no movement. Hopefully it's just a chip replacement and not some damaged traces.

Do you mean that you need to repair the mouse/joystick ports? Some critical traces and parts for the RTC and both the joystick ports are located fairly close to the RTC Battery.

If the battery has previously leaked severely, then these parts and the traces underneath and around the area can be damaged. This will kill the movement in your joystick ports (fire button/right button should still work) and it can also prevent the RTC from working.

I just repaired a non-working RTC in Exsfo's A4000 which was due to this (damaged IC, and a broken trace). Fortunately the parts/traces for the joystick ports were OK.

It seems to be a common issue if the battery has leaked.

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Re: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2020, 03:08:34 pm »
Now that we're on lockdown, I've stopped the retro spending  :( ...but like all good hoarders...I mean 'collectors' I've managed to stockpile some items  ;) So, there's lot's of recap work to do including my CD32, 1200 and the AV Module and the board itself on the 4000T. I recapped the Disk Module and the 3640 a few months ago which went well with no lifted traces, fingers crossed the rest go the same way!

I also bought a new 2000 board from Paul Rezendes (Acill) and the set of passives & logic chips from Mouser, so there's plenty of work in that...estimated 20 hours of soldering. I'll try and save as much components as possible from the old 2000, but not looking forward to removing the Zorro 2 slots!

The CD1200[nest] project is on hold/the go slow for the time being. There's considerable cash investments i'll need to make to progress to the next stage and there's still a few critical items left unsolved being the CD eject/change mechanism, the hinge which is currently pretty flimsy and the interface board with audio mixer circuitry. Injection moulding even to test is expensive.

Working from home, I'm going to take advantage and do some retro-briting Amiga and other computers and consoles! The QLD sun still shines  8)

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Re: What Amiga based Project(s) are you currently working on?
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2020, 10:24:22 am »
The CD1200[nest] project is on hold/the go slow for the time being. There's considerable cash investments i'll need to make to progress to the next stage and there's still a few critical items left unsolved being the CD eject/change mechanism, the hinge which is currently pretty flimsy and the interface board with audio mixer circuitry. Injection moulding even to test is expensive.

What's that project??

 

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