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QuikSanz 
Keyboards
Posted on 5-Nov-2020 16:41:16
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From: Surf City - Huntington Beach, Ca.

Hi Folks,

Due to a forced move I lost much of my Amiga gear. I need new KB's for my A2000 & A4000T. I found a nice Cherry KB W/104 Keys for a PC. Question is I can't remember If I can Make the Windows keys Amiga keys or not, is that possible?

Chris

The Amiga Keyboard situation is ridiculous.

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Rose 
Re: Keyboards
Posted on 5-Nov-2020 17:31:20
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@QuikSanz

Lyra 3 BigBox with Lyra3tool should do what you want.

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QuikSanz 
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Posted on 5-Nov-2020 19:16:41
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@Rose,

No mention of "Lyra3tool" but it looks ok as long as it remaps correctly. Thank you.

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BigD 
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Posted on 6-Nov-2020 9:29:33
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@QuikSanz

Quote:

QuikSanz wrote:
@Rose,

No mention of "Lyra3tool" but it looks ok as long as it remaps correctly. Thank you.



It's Thomas Richter's software to remap the keys. I think it's freely available.

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Rose 
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Posted on 6-Nov-2020 13:01:00
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QuikSanz wrote:
@Rose,

No mention of "Lyra3tool" but it looks ok as long as it remaps correctly. Thank you.



http://aminet.net/package/driver/input/Lyra3Tool

Like BigD said, tool for reprogramming Lyra 3

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Hypex 
Re: Keyboards
Posted on 6-Nov-2020 13:54:35
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@QuikSanz

I agree. Even a USB Amiga keyboard has yet to be invented. All we've seen is expensive knock offs and Kickstarters using a PC board as a base and don't even have an Amiga key layout! How hard can this be? I don't know how the price can bloat when it uses a PC keyboard and isn't built from the ground up.

What they need to do is use a Mac keyboard as a reference board. It's closer matched to the Amiga layout. And the end result is going to be expensive anyway. Of course, what's really needed is a cheap way of printing keys and/or keycaps. And then they need to modify the firmware to produce the correct codes.

And this isnt even a real modern Amiga keyboard that can plug into an Amiga yet!

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amigadave 
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Posted on 23-Feb-2021 21:26:54
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@QuikSanz

In thinning out my Amiga collection, I have ended up with extra A2000, A3000 keyboards, and no Amiga to match them up to. So, if you want an original Amiga keyboard, and not a brand new USB keyboard and adapter setup, I can ship you one of my extra keyboards for the price of shipping plus, let's say $15, for my trouble.

Let me know if you want one, and which Amiga keyboard style you want. I think I also have an A2000 keyboard that is missing a couple key caps that you can have for just the shipping price alone, if you have a way to get the missing key caps.

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