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Announcement   Announcement : Hyperion and Individual Computers Sign License Agreement
   posted by gtmooya on 11-Mar-2013 20:14:01 (5528 reads)
Brussels, March 9th, 2013

Hyperion Entertainment CVBA (Belgium) and Individual Computers GmbH (Germany) have signed a license agreement for use of Kickstart 1.3 and Kickstart 3.1 ROMs in processor accelerators for Amiga 500, Amiga 1000, Amiga 2000 and Amiga 2500.

In addition to the binary license, Hyperion will grant Individual Computers access to the source code of the IDE driver for further development which may facilitate installation of AmigaOS 4.1 and beyond.

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The first product to make use of this license will be the entry-level accelerator for Amiga 500 called "ACA500": With both Kickstart images in the flashrom of this product, the user will benefit from best compatibility with floppy-based and CF/harddisk-based software.

Further, the flashrom of ACA500 will contain the FAT95 filesystem, which allows accessing PC-formatted CF cards in the second CF card slot of the ACA500. Automatic mounting software will eliminate the need for a complicated installtion procedure. Special thanks go to the author of FAT95 Torsten Jager, who has put his work under LGPL per our request.

Source: Hyperion Entertainment
    

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Re: Hyperion and Individual Computers Sign License Agreement
Posted on 11-Mar-2013 20:50:08
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Does this mean I should hang on to all my A2000s?

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Nice!

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What I'd like to know is.....

..... What kind of accelerators ? What processor ? PPC ??

>which may facilitate installation of AmigaOS 4.1 and beyond.

What use will this be when there's no PPC in there ?

Interesting

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Why?

Using an OS on a 20+ yrs old mobo connected to an "adaptor" connected to a 10+ yrs old PPC card, with ECS video modes as top of the cake?
Really, OS4 would look so cool on 640x256 with black, white blue and orange colours.

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please stay calm. dont start rumours again. according to jens the mention of os4 in the announcement has been solely hyperions wish. it seems to be addressing a legal issue, there is no indication any new ppc hardware will be available for a500 or the like.

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Would it be possible to include SFS or PFS3 on the ROM to give instant support to large hard drives (or large CF cards >4GB)?


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including fs system in a kickstart rom isnt an issue anyway so far i remember. it can be treated as a regular kickstart module, i must have a number of such improvements in my denebs flash, still its a while since i fired up the genuine aos on my a4k, so id have to check.

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The Deneb flash module is something I've practically ignored. I think I got as far as putting a no-click module on it and that was about it.


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thats a big mistake! denebs flash is most convinient feature worth half the board as such. you can compile your own kickstart out of updated modules practically at will, getting rid of setpatch reboots, delays waiting for absent ide drives, having all usb necessary classes at boot time at your disposal (i have booted from an usb thumb as my system drive, stuck on the internal port for quite a time) and storing there all reasonably patched libraries and devices beyond 3.9.

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@ Wawa:

just so we don't derail this thread, would you mind PMing me what modules you use/recommend? I'd at least like to get rid of the double boot on my A4000.

Back to this device, from their website it seems to come with a fast 68000 on board to enable WHDLoad. I wouldn't recommed anyone holding their breath for new CPU cards as it looks like this is designed to allow the existing A1200 CPU cards by Jens to work in the A500.

Personally, I'm interested in an A2000 version and whether it would work with existing 68030/40/60 cards from other manufacturers. I already have a Warp Engine in my A2000, but I wouldn't mind a card that could toggle between Kickstarts and provide me with an IDE interface (I could move my Buddha to my A3000 then).

I can see a market for people with a bare A2000 who would like a faster 68000 CPU, a little more RAM, 3.1 ROM and IDE in a neat little package. If it also allowed the use of an A1200 CPU card then that would be icing on the cake (but I'd love to see how you would fit it).

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Will Hyperion sign this kind of licence agreement with Ultimate PPC team for their PPC card for OS4.0
Will Hyperion support this PPC card?
Does Hyperion negotiate with Ultimate PPC team?


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@Comi

Quote:
for their PPC card for OS4.0


Why not newer 4.1 or even 4.2?

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OS 4.x :)


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Congratulations. I personally would take and buy all and make new if possible.

This sounds good. Now we wait for even more compatible os 4.x and the machine.

Count me in.

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It sounds like "in exchange for Jens' IDE driver sources, Jens can distribute Kickstart ROMs" and since Hyperion has those sources, they can implement an OS4.x version on classics. IIRC, there was some issue with the internal IDE driver on OS4 for Classics....?

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@Lou

No, the A1200 whit standard IDE port worked perfect, from what I have read.

The issues I have read is about IDEFIX:

http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=425
http://www.jschoenfeld.com/products/idefix_e.htm


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