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geen_naam 
Re: Mega65
Posted on 7-Jan-2021 18:50:37
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@MEGA_RJ_MICAL

Calm down. It is not worth a heart attack.
If you don't want a X5000 then don't buy it. Enough classic amiga material for you to buy out there.

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OneTimer1 
Re: Mega65
Posted on 7-Jan-2021 20:25:44
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@AP

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The Mega65 even isn't about Amiga.


Well there is a post telling the opposite:
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Paul Gardner-Stephen18 June 2020 at 21:53

The FPGA is a really big Xilinx A7 200T. We have already started looking at the MiniMig core, and it should not be a big problem to make work.

Source: https://c65gs.blogspot.com/2020/06/pre-ordering-for-mega65-developers-kits.html

The Mega65 might become an Amiga compatible computer, this would even make it more usable than any C65 core.

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rzookol 
Re: Mega65
Posted on 7-Jan-2021 22:23:47
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@OneTimer1

Any hardware or software emulator can emulate Amiga. Even Turbo Cameleon 64 for C64 does that.

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AP 
Re: Mega65
Posted on 8-Jan-2021 7:21:49
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@OneTimer1

Quote:

OneTimer1 wrote:
@AP

Quote:

The Mega65 even isn't about Amiga.


Well there is a post telling the opposite:.


It's not telling the opposite. The main-purpose of the Mega65 is of course to create a more advanced recreation of the Commodore 65. So the main core is the Mega65-core, based on the C65 with a C64-mode.

But as a FPGA-computer it can of course use other cores as well (like all FPGA-systems) and the Mega65-team is open for cores from other developers (not only Minimig by the way). The plan is to attract communities/developers outside the C64/C65-fans.

For me it's ok as long they stay on focus with their own core. But regarding multicore-FPGA-systems there are better and cheaper options wit MiST or Mister.

Last edited by AP on 08-Jan-2021 at 07:22 AM.

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Everblue 
Re: Mega65
Posted on 8-Jan-2021 8:02:07
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I own a MiSTer and it is awesome. I doubt there will be a better FPGA product, but the Mega 65 biggest's selling point (at least for me) is the case + keyboard. Pity there is no similar option which is high end, off the shelf product for MiSTer.

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OneTimer1 
Re: Mega65
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@Everblue

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OneTimer1 
Re: Mega65
Posted on 8-Jan-2021 9:02:26
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@Everblue

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... the Mega 65 biggest's selling point (at least for me) is the case + keyboard. Pity there is no similar option which is high end, off the shelf product for MiSTer.


There are cases looking like Amigas and there are high quality keyboards fitting to the MiSTer, something missing on the Mega65.

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AP 
Re: Mega65
Posted on 8-Jan-2021 11:25:25
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@clebin
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But I've just read that the price could be as high as 750.(...)
Good luck to them and all - it's mammoth project to take on - but my interest wouldn't extend to that kind of money.


That would be too high for me, too.

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OneTimer1 
Re: Mega65
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@rzookol

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rzookol wrote:
@OneTimer1

Any hardware or software emulator can emulate Amiga. Even Turbo Cameleon 64 for C64 does that.


Of course, makes talking about them 'Amiga related'.

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AP 
Re: Mega65
Posted on 10-Jan-2021 8:45:50
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@OneTimer1: Maybe, but the Mega65 isn't related to AmigaOS4 or X5000 for sure.
That was the main-point.

And except that the Mega65 is based on a FPGA that may run a Minimig-core someday it isn't really related to Amiga, too. The main-purpose and goal is still to recreate a modern version of the Commodore 65.

Let's talk again when a Amiga-core is available.



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