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News   News : New articles on Obligement
   posted by Daff on 1-Jul-2018 7:09:02 (1580 reads)
The following articles have been added to the website of the French Amiga magazine Obligement ( ) during the last two months:

- May/June 2018 news.
- As mentioned in the previous activity report, Vampire V4 is late. The team wants it to be perfect and they have been busy in the past few months bringing a great product to the Amiga community.
- Part of the delay is due to a bug that caused the Vampire V4 to work well on some Amiga 500s and not on others (despite identical revisions).
- Work on the Gold3 core has resumed and it works better and better with each new revision. There is still work on the Copper lists and AGA / RTG switching.
- Igor Majstorovic has resumed production of the Vampire 600 (which is now in version 2.1) and the delivery of this card to users has resumed.
- Some elements of the Vampire 600 have been improved (better feeding circuit, better capacities, better connector ...).
- The Apollo team fully supports Philippe Lang's Amiga 500 package campaign. The Apollo team is one of the partners.


For June 2018 :

- Gunnar von Boehn and Christoph Hoehne have located the source of the Amiga 500 bug referenced the previous month. This problem is now resolved.
- Vampire V4 cards will be shipped to beta testers.
- Henryk Richter has scheduled new versions of the SDNet and ExpNetV2 drivers (SANA-II management, better performance, better stability).
- The release of the Gold3 heart has been confirmed for the summer of 2018.
- The Vampire card registration site will close at the end of June 2018 (it was too much work, besides the fact that the European law on personal data should apply to this site).

Rendez-vous on for this nice reading.
All translations are welcome. Please contact David "Daff" Brunet for more info.

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Re: New articles on Obligement
Posted on 2-Jul-2018 17:53:48
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Thanks for the summary in English!

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Re: New articles on Obligement
Posted on 3-Jul-2018 1:20:04
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Seems the summary was bogued :)

Here the new one:


The following articles have been added to the website of the french Amiga magazine Obligement ( during the last two months:

- May/June 2018 news.
- Old articles from Amiga News Tech n°6 to 11 : Programming: Assembler (logic tests avec Blitter), Tutorial: Batch processign file, Programming: GFA Basic (Temporisation), Tutorial: MakeDir command, Programming: Assembler (vertical scrolling text), Programming: GFA Basic (Image Intuition), Programming: C (Sectorise), etc.
- Interview with Erik Hogan (game developer)
- Interview with Browallia et Menthos (demo scene)
- Interview with Simon Phipps (game developer)
- Point of view: Discovery of my Power Mac G5
- File: In the beginning was CAOS
- File: Classic Reflections - What happened to GVP? (first part)
- File: Péritel (SCART)
- Tutorial: Joystick configuration on MorphOS 3.10
- Programming: JavaScript (Generalities)
- Programming: AMOS - case by case moving
- Update of the Amiga links
- Special quizz about Gold Disk

Article in english :

- Interview with Erik Hogan

Rendez-vous on for this nice reading.
Feel free to contribute! Please contact David "Daff" Brunet for more info.

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Re: New articles on Obligement
Posted on 3-Jul-2018 23:53:01
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...Vampire V4 is late. The team wants it to be perfect...

We have a saying here: the perfect is the enemy of the good. Let's hope that doesn't turn out to be the case here!

I've decided to follow an awful lot of people I respect and leave AmigaWorld. If for some reason you want to talk to me, it shouldn't take much effort to find me.

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Re: New articles on Obligement
Posted on 4-Jul-2018 6:20:46
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"Perfect is the enemy of good enough" applies to many areas, not just in hardware and software :)

The trouble is those that work in software and hardware often are perfectionists/OCD types. I have to reel some of my guys in for going "too far". I am sure the Apollo/Vampire team likely faces the same challenge from time to time.

In the Vampire's case the hardware needs to be good enough to give out to beta testers and as noted just recently hit that milestone with the bug fix. After that it comes down to which critical milestones must be met to trigger the first retail shipments. I fully expect the first release to have some sort of limitations or known issues. But this is the beauty of an FPGA - it can be upgraded.


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