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amigakit 
Something new and interesting for A1200
Posted on 24-Nov-2020 10:31:21
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Something new that we have been getting excited about for the last few months.

I don't think this has been done for the Amiga 1200 before?









Last edited by amigakit on 25-Nov-2020 at 12:08 PM.
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Re: Something new and interesting for A1200
Posted on 24-Nov-2020 10:45:46
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looks something I want. Only question is when?

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Re: Something new and interesting for A1200
Posted on 24-Nov-2020 22:43:08
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What does it do ?

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Rob 
Re: Something new and interesting for A1200
Posted on 24-Nov-2020 23:14:52
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What does it do ?


It would appear that it allows you to write to the 4MB flash on AmigaKit's latest 8MB ram board.

http://amigakit.amiga.store/product_info.php?products_id=12702

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Re: Something new and interesting for A1200
Posted on 25-Nov-2020 11:29:49
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@Rob

OK, so this is not programmable kickstart. That would interest me.

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amigakit 
Re: Something new and interesting for A1200
Posted on 25-Nov-2020 12:07:31
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@utri007

The Flash ROM is 4MB so is fully configurable with different ROMs, Kickstart Modules and any software that the user wants to make resident. It can survive any powering down of the Amiga 1200 and be instantly available as soon as the computer is switched on. We are hoping it will be very useful for users.

The Flash Configurator tool lets you setup multiple configurations and there is an Early Boot Menu which lets you select the configuration you want to use.

With this product there is no need to use software such as BlizKick any longer or swap ROMs physically.


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Lou 
Re: Something new and interesting for A1200
Posted on 25-Nov-2020 18:02:38
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It is probably an obvious YES - but does this render the 512k+Extended 512k limitation irrelevant?

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Samurai_Crow 
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Posted on 25-Nov-2020 19:12:48
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The A1200 never had such a limitation. It comes with 2 megs of Chip RAM.

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Lou 
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Posted on 25-Nov-2020 19:52:50
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Perhaps I am confused what this product is...I thought it was a configurable KICKROM chip...

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duga 
Re: Something new and interesting for A1200
Posted on 25-Nov-2020 21:00:06
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@Lou

I believe it's Samurai_Crow that is confused.

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Samurai_Crow 
Re: Something new and interesting for A1200
Posted on 26-Nov-2020 0:25:18
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@Lou

It comes with the 8 meg Fast RAM belly slot card and has 4 megs of flash. It is just unlocking a feature of an existing card.

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Samurai_Crow 
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Posted on 26-Nov-2020 0:26:33
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I thought Lou was talking about an A500.

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Re: Something new and interesting for A1200
Posted on 28-Nov-2020 12:11:10
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The A1200 has always needed a CD32-like splash intro.

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Rob 
Re: Something new and interesting for A1200
Posted on 28-Nov-2020 21:44:42
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Do you have any plans to release more hardware with flash RAM onboard? There might be mechanical issue that prevent it but I think small card that fits between the A1200 motherboard an exististing accelerator card could be usfel in heavily expanded systems where it may be more beneficial to have extra module and drivers loaded before booting from mass storage.

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Re: Something new and interesting for A1200
Posted on 30-Nov-2020 19:52:33
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OK so could I use this to switch between 3.10 and 3.1.4 without having to replace the ROMS on the board? And then have a custom splash screen as well?


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amigakit 
Re: Something new and interesting for A1200
Posted on 30-Nov-2020 21:50:18
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Yes that is technically possible with this hardware/software.

@Rob

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Do you have any plans to release more hardware with flash RAM onboard?


Yes, this was about 6 months of work and investment so we will be using it in future products.

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Re: Something new and interesting for A1200
Posted on 5-Dec-2020 4:26:35
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I ordered one of these boards. It will be neat to see what can be done. And, as always, I do what I can to support Amiga Developers.

Allan

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