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arnljot
9th December 2009, 23:38
Okay.

I have some amiga gear x2. Also software.

I'll find one title (game) and one of my joy sticks (Zip Stick). It's the award. And I urge everyone to find something to throw into the "pot".

This is the competition:

1. Until midnight december 31st 2009 GMT+1, guess correctly as many pictures as you can?
2. I will post the first picture. Guess it correctly, and you post the next picture.
3. The picture poster selects the picture poster who guessed correctly
4. The picture has to be of a part of the hardware, not the whole.
5. It has to be amiga hardware
6. If you donīt make a new question at least 12 hours after guessing one, I will make one for you.
7. After the deadline, I or a moderator will count who has the most correct guesses, and we have a winner.

If I find anything else in my gear that I have x2 of and people pledge something else nice as prize - I might pledge something cooler than a joystick. But this is to get the ball running. Lets see if we can make it a cool new year for someone knowledgeable.

PS. I can play this game, but I cannot win. I participate for the fun!

Score so far:
AndyLandy: 4 points
rkauer: 1 point
arnljot: 2 points (just for fun, not for prizes)
Phantom: 3 points (I said he'd be fierce!)
UberFreak: 5 points
Zetr0: 2 points
Thaoe: 1 point

Prizes so far:
1. Zip Stick joystick
2. Incomplete copy of OS3.5 (only box and CD)
3. A copy of a game
4. Incomplete copy of Frontier Elite (only box and disks, I'll confirm them working later).

Harrison
9th December 2009, 23:48
CIA chips?

Not sure if you wanted us to guess what the picture was a whole part of, as in Amiga motherboard, or the chips within the picture.

arnljot
9th December 2009, 23:51
CIA chips?

Not sure if you wanted us to guess what the picture was a whole part of, as in Amiga motherboard, or the chips within the picture.

This is a little part of one piece of Amiga hardware.

You have to say which hardware it is.

It's not a Cyberstorm PPC, but if it was you'd win the honor of making the next question in the line which leads up to midnight December 31. GMT+1

It could be delfina, toccata, deneb.. etc. Anything which you'd find inside an amiga which is an assembly of components constituting an expansion for a very lovable system....

arnljot
10th December 2009, 13:41
No one, really??!

No competitive genes in you lot at all??

Merlin
10th December 2009, 13:50
We are all searching theough the BBOAH.....

;)

arnljot
10th December 2009, 13:55
There's a hint in the lower part of the picture to what Kind of hardware it is, also make note of the year...

moijk
10th December 2009, 14:06
There's a hint in the lower part of the picture to what Kind of hardware it is, also make note of the year...

If I invite you over for some aquavite and gingerbread cookies, would you slip a fellow norwegian some tip? no? :P

arnljot
10th December 2009, 14:08
You could try :lol:

AndyLandy
10th December 2009, 14:30
There's a date of 1989 on the PCB, and the very bottom looks like the edge of a PGA CPU -- I'd guess it's a CPU accelerator card of some kind, 68020 or 68030 for an A500/1000/2000. All the other miggies are too new for it.

/me goes off to look at photos of accelerator boards.

J.T.Kirk
10th December 2009, 14:40
C'mon Arnie, give us a little hint. The last one.

arnljot
10th December 2009, 14:44
I think Iīve hinted enough. Iīm kinda surprised at AndyLandy that heīs tipping his hand before telling me what he sees. :lol:

AndyLandy
10th December 2009, 15:00
I think Iīve hinted enough. Iīm kinda surprised at AndyLandy that heīs tipping his hand before telling me what he sees. :lol:

Well, I've been through bboah and amiga.resource.cx and looked at all the accelerators on there and I can't tell which it is.

If I had to guess, I'd suspect it's a C= 26x0 or a GVP Impact 3xxx card.

J.T.Kirk
10th December 2009, 15:06
So Arnie?

arnljot
10th December 2009, 15:09
Iīm not sure what kind of hints I can give you guys, as Andy is very close, but havenīt looked at all the pictures, or at least not cloesly enough.

One final hint perhaps?...

In itīs name, this hardware has a word which can be related to a recent flu.

J.T.Kirk
10th December 2009, 15:19
:banghead:

arnljot
10th December 2009, 15:23
Sorry Antonis.

I feel that I canīt help anymore without saying what it is exactly.

AndyLandy has established itīs an 1989 amiga accellerator/cpu expansion of some kind.

Itīs featured on either bboah or amiga.resource.cx.

Itīs name contains a word related to the name of a recent flu.

Iīm being so restrictive, because it needs to be a propper competition.

Iīm considering putting in an A3640@25mhz newly fixed by Anthony of NZ if someone else also puts in something in the prize pot.

So find out what accellerator is in the picture, and be the next one to torment the amibay members by withholding hints. :-)

AndyLandy
10th December 2009, 15:30
http://bboah.com/download_photos/midgetracer_1_big.jpg

CSA: Midget Racer Piggyback Board!

arnljot
10th December 2009, 15:32
http://bboah.com/download_photos/midgetracer_1_big.jpg

CSA: Midget Racer Piggyback Board!

+1 for AndyLandy

You make the next question. And you are now in the lead to win :-)

AndyLandy
10th December 2009, 19:16
Anyone care to identify this piece of retro computing deliciousness?

http://www.proggle.net/%7Eandrew/download/mystery2.jpg

rkauer
10th December 2009, 19:19
GVP HC+2?

AndyLandy
10th December 2009, 19:24
GVP HC+2?

I'm suitably impressed! You are correct rkauer! It's your turn to post a piccy next. :)

J.T.Kirk
10th December 2009, 19:32
He found it, even with a blurry photo? What are you rkauer? Bio-Tech-Amigan? :D

AndyLandy
10th December 2009, 19:47
He found it, even with a blurry photo? What are you rkauer? Bio-Tech-Amigan? :D

Indeed! I'm pretty astounded. And you're right, the photo is blurry, so I apologise for that.

rkauer
10th December 2009, 19:56
Nope, just an Amiga "connaisseur".

OK, next one:
http://www.amibay.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1876&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1260471381 (http://www.amibay.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1876&d=1260471381)
Hint: it is a Zorro-II compliant card.

arnljot
10th December 2009, 20:37
Nope, just an Amiga "connaisseur".

OK, next one:
http://www.amibay.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1876&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1260471381 (http://www.amibay.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1876&d=1260471381)
Hint: it is a Zorro-II compliant card.


Kupke Golem FastSCSI/IDE

Am I first??

YAY!

rkauer
10th December 2009, 20:51
Arnljot nail it in the head. Your turn.

arnljot
10th December 2009, 20:57
Arnljot nail it in the head. Your turn.

Okay, since I started with a hard one, I'll let you have an easy one now:

rkauer
10th December 2009, 21:29
I know that piece of kit...

A2000 6.0?

AndyLandy
10th December 2009, 21:33
So what's the inverted edge connector bit, the one that looks like it fits in a Zorro/ISA slot? That's not on my A2000r6

arnljot
10th December 2009, 21:44
Sorry, a miss...

I saw it on german evil bay. Or "Böse Bucht" as they say over there(?) :-P

AndyLandy
10th December 2009, 22:22
So, it looks like it might be an A500 expansion of some description, that's the most-likely item to have that inverted-Zorro connector. Thing is, I'd expect it to be on the opposite side of the board to the normal Zorro connector. Unless it's something like the Supra Turbo 28, which has A500 and A2000 connections.

arnljot
10th December 2009, 22:24
Andy, you're getting hotter as usual...

First clue: German evil bay
new second clue: It's for the A500.

Now, can you name it?

AndyLandy
10th December 2009, 22:40
It's the Micronik busboard for the A500!

http://amiga.resource.cx/photos/photos/micronik500.jpg

arnljot
10th December 2009, 22:43
Very good!

+1 again for AndyLandy. Now Andy is going to make a question for us, which will allow us to regain some territory on him!

AndyLandy
10th December 2009, 22:51
I like this game!

This one is pretty obscure:

http://www.proggle.net/%7Eandrew/download/mystery5.jpg

arnljot
10th December 2009, 23:19
That one is tough...

---------- Post added at 23:19 ---------- Previous post was at 23:04 ----------


I like this game!

This one is pretty obscure:

http://www.proggle.net/%7Eandrew/download/mystery5.jpg

DKB SecureKey

I couldn't understand what the Dallas DS1204U encryption secret keeper chippy thingy was for.

So I had no clue what I was looking for, but since you said pretty obscure I looked in the "other" and "misc" categories... :-)

Do you have one of these? Does anyone?

AndyLandy
10th December 2009, 23:21
Nicely done, sir! Your turn once more.

Oh, and no, I don't own one, and I'd be surprised if anyone around here does! It's really on the obscure side of Amiga hardware :)

rkauer
10th December 2009, 23:31
And one of the most useless piece of hardware ever made, on par with a DVD rewinder.

A security board which when someone open the case and sack out will gain access to everything, like if the software part of the protection isn't there.

arnljot
10th December 2009, 23:31
Thank you.

I saw one on the bay once, but it ended with a bin bid before I desided if I wanted it. Now I'm all regrets :-)

Since I started this game, I desided to bend the rules a bit for this one. It's amiga hardware... but you can't use it. Partly because... well, lets see? :-)

arnljot
10th December 2009, 23:33
And one of the most useless piece of hardware ever made, on par with a DVD rewinder.

A security board which when someone open the case and sack out will gain access to everything, like if the software part of the protection isn't there.

Does it have a software component? And not running the software will disable the lock? Crap.

The case could be locked. But booting with no startup sequence would disable the security on newer machines, and ctrl-c still works on a500.

Btw, do you have a spare dvd rewinder? There are some christmas gifts I haven't bought yet.

AndyLandy
10th December 2009, 23:35
Undeniably a PCI card. I'm gonna guess at a Catweasel.

arnljot
10th December 2009, 23:36
Sorry, it's not one of Jensī kittens.

J.T.Kirk
10th December 2009, 23:43
I will go for Commodore's A2088XT ISA card.

arnljot
10th December 2009, 23:44
@Phantom

Allthough I didn't confirm it. AndyLandy is once again out early and establishing clues. It is indeed a PCI card.

J.T.Kirk
10th December 2009, 23:53
It's definetly a Siamese PCI card. Eh?

AndyLandy
10th December 2009, 23:56
Looks like it!
http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/prototypes/inside.jpg
I thought that was an '040 or an '060 at the far edge of the card! Looks like I was right. :-)

Phantom, I guess it's your go now!

arnljot
10th December 2009, 23:58
I think we need Merlin, Zetr0 or someone else here of the senior moderation staff to call this.

Because it's the right card. But the wrong name for it. It's not a Siamese...

Either it's a point to Andy for finding it, or it's a point to the first after this post who correctly names it.

?

keropi
10th December 2009, 23:59
is it the cancelled Index Information's Inside Out card, basically an amiga-on-a-pci-card for use in a pc... if only it was released....

edit: dang, I got half-beaten to it LOL LOL LOL well done AndyLandy , but this is not a siamese card ..

arnljot
11th December 2009, 00:00
So who claims this point? keropi or Andy?

PS, the name is on a sticker on the picture posted by AndyLandy.

J.T.Kirk
11th December 2009, 00:02
Either it's a point to Andy for finding it, or it's a point to the first after this post who correctly names it.

?

Didn't know that we have to post the picture for evidence. :unsure:

Although how I could remember such a card without looking at the photo and compare with yours? :roll:

keropi
11th December 2009, 00:03
IMHO AndyLandy must post the next riddle :)

arnljot
11th December 2009, 00:04
Either it's a point to Andy for finding it, or it's a point to the first after this post who correctly names it.

?

Didn't know that we have to post the picture for evidence. :unsure:

Although how I could remember such a card without looking at the photo and compare with yours? :roll:

You just need to name it correctly.

So I'm tilting towards awarding the point to keropi for correctly naming it.

What's the verdict here folks?

keropi
11th December 2009, 00:04
@phantom:

that is NOT a siamese card, are you reffering to some previous guess?

@thread:

AndyLandy spotted it allright, I think he should go next

arnljot
11th December 2009, 00:05
IMHO AndyLandy must post the next riddle :)

Depends on if he meant Siamese or Inside Out? ;-P

We'll give him the benefit of doubt wont we? :-)

If he was confused and thought it was a Siamese, it's you keropi.

J.T.Kirk
11th December 2009, 00:07
@ keropi

Oh really? And what about that pasok-boy?

http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/inside.html

arnljot
11th December 2009, 00:11
@ keropi

Oh really? And what about that pasok-boy?

http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/inside.html


That page has the wrong title for the product.

The Siamese is a hadware logmein/vnc remote desktop and resouce sharing system for Amiga and PC, meant to work with an actual amiga.

http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/search.pl?product=siamese&company=

http://amiga.resource.cx/photos/gallery/siamese.jpg

J.T.Kirk
11th December 2009, 00:14
Tell webmaster to correct this flaw. It's not my fault. :thumbsdown:

Anyway then, Andy posted the wrong picture too. Keropi is a pasok-cheater, so it doesn't count what he said. :p

I vote to replay this.

arnljot
11th December 2009, 00:20
Yup,

This got complicated:

Phantom: Identified the correct picture and product, but with wrong name. The product on the page Phantom linked to has the correct product description but wrong product name. Phantom is the first to provide an answer.

AndyLandy: Provided the picture as reference, making me think he knew the product, but did not correct the wrong name.

keropi: First to name the correct product name.

So in my opinion:

Either a wizzard senior moderator calls it. Or we do a replay like Antonis says. I think it's now between Antonis and keropi.

But a replay is easiest, so if it's fine with all - I'll prepare a new question :-)

Btw, the file was "lets break the rules" and I hinted at bending the rules in the question post because the product was never released and it was an amiga hardware expansion for the PC.

J.T.Kirk
11th December 2009, 00:22
WHAT?!?! We are playing without referees??? :Doh:

arnljot
11th December 2009, 00:24
As the compo starter I'm the closest thing to a judge here. But on this one I'm uncertain what to do.

Atm, I'm working on a question that either will be the replay - or my next entry when I get one right.

Btw, did you spot the answer from that page you posted?

J.T.Kirk
11th December 2009, 00:29
Yes Sir! I did... Sir! :bowdown:

arnljot
11th December 2009, 00:30
It's definetly a Siamese PCI card. Eh?


@ keropi

Oh really? And what about that pasok-boy?

http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/inside.html (http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/inside.html)


Interestingly the URL has almost the correct name.

It makes me think that Antonis has learned something new about both the quality of the information found on the internet, and the Amiga and it's hardware history.

Antonis, you're in the game

+1

Now, make a riddle for us :-)

AndyLandy
11th December 2009, 00:38
Phantom said Siamese PCI, and I've never heard of it, so I typed it into Google image search and got back that picture of the card. Certainly I haven't won this round.

Oh, and what's Pasok anyway? :-)

J.T.Kirk
11th December 2009, 00:39
Ok. Although I own this piece of kit, it's extremely rare and difficult to find. Once connected to this particular Amiga computer, it opens quite a few options for upgrading.

J.T.Kirk
11th December 2009, 00:41
Oh, and what's Pasok anyway? :-)

Try this one:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panhellenic_Socialist_Movement

Although, we call each other for fun, because they are funny too. :D

arnljot
11th December 2009, 00:42
Phantom said Siamese PCI, and I've never heard of it, so I typed it into Google image search and got back that picture of the card. Certainly I haven't won this round.

I figured it out when Phantom provided his link. So it ended up being either point to keropi or Phantom.

I awarded point and riddle to Phantom, since he had the correct hardware description, allthough wrong name.

This was a tough call. Lets see how it heats up when more players entroll. :lol:

keropi, no hard feelings?

AndyLandy
11th December 2009, 00:43
Ok. Although I own this piece of kit, it's extremely rare and difficult to find. Once connected to this particular Amiga computer, it opens quite a few options for upgrading.

That looks like it goes in an A2000 video slot. Is it a scandoubler?

J.T.Kirk
11th December 2009, 00:44
Don't worry Arnie. Keropi is a great guy. Trust me. :thumbsup:

---------- Post added at 01:44 ---------- Previous post was at 01:43 ----------



Ok. Although I own this piece of kit, it's extremely rare and difficult to find. Once connected to this particular Amiga computer, it opens quite a few options for upgrading.

That looks like it goes in an A2000 video slot. Is it a scandoubler?

Let's wait for another one to guess, and I'll answer to you.

arnljot
11th December 2009, 00:48
cant be a scandoubler. A scandoubler alone doesnīt open up "quite a few options for upgrading".

Could it be an alternate universe midget version of the deneb?

J.T.Kirk
11th December 2009, 00:53
@ AndyLand & Arnljot

No and no...

If you need a hint more, tell me.

arnljot
11th December 2009, 00:58
Not sure I wanna know what connector that is yet. As Iīm afraid that will lead us too quickly to the solution.

But perhaps itīs application or which are the supported amiga models if thatīs "wide enough"...

But yes, I for one definetively need a hint on this one.

Cool gem you have there. Seems wierd and wonderfull.

J.T.Kirk
11th December 2009, 01:00
Ok. As far as I know, only 4 different models/types of the same hardware existed for that particular Amiga.

arnljot
11th December 2009, 01:04
Could it be that Iīm going to learn something new about the CDTV or CD32 now...

Sounds like something that will turn those into a "propper" amiga.

J.T.Kirk
11th December 2009, 01:10
:roll:

Zetr0
11th December 2009, 03:28
@arnljot (http://www.amibay.com/member.php?u=368)

I think you will find that its SCSI adapter for the CDTV =)

arnljot
11th December 2009, 08:50
Indeed, but I'm unable to tell if it's the Amitrix version. It's not the WAV version as it would then read "SCSI to CDTV" on the image Antonis posted.

UberFreak
11th December 2009, 10:42
This is a TOMS CDTV SCSI

http://www.amiga-hardware.com/showhardware.cgi?HARDID=1446

UberFreak
11th December 2009, 11:10
My turn :)

Who am I ?

arnljot
11th December 2009, 11:25
My turn :)

Who am I ?

Per the rules, we have to wait until Phantom confirms your answer.

But I'm sure you're right. But still, lets wait - this way it doesn't get messy :-)

UberFreak
11th December 2009, 11:44
Sure!
Sorry for being too enthusiastic :lol:

arnljot
11th December 2009, 11:56
It's all good! :-)

J.T.Kirk
11th December 2009, 14:19
This is a TOMS CDTV SCSI

http://www.amiga-hardware.com/showhardware.cgi?HARDID=1446

That's right m8. :thumbsup:

+1 for UberFreak then.

arnljot
11th December 2009, 15:45
I've updated the scores.

Now, what did he post a picture of...

J.T.Kirk
11th December 2009, 17:44
It's better to sort the scores. That's not a league table. :dry:

@ UberFreak

No any hints?

---------- Post added at 18:44 ---------- Previous post was at 17:05 ----------

It must be the Magni 4005 Video Interface.

http://amiga.resource.cx/photos/photos/magni4005video.jpg

arnljot
11th December 2009, 17:47
It's better to sort the scores. That's not a league table. :dry:

@ UberFreak

No any hints?

---------- Post added at 18:44 ---------- Previous post was at 17:05 ----------

It must be the Magni 4005 Video Interface.

http://amiga.resource.cx/photos/photos/magni4005video.jpg

While we wait for uberfreak to confirm, what is this. Scandoubler or something like that?

J.T.Kirk
11th December 2009, 17:53
It's a video graphics encoder for hi-end Amigas.

UberFreak
11th December 2009, 19:31
Indeed it is :)
That was quick...

J.T.Kirk
11th December 2009, 19:33
Ok. Waiting for Arnljot to update the league table then. :D

I think that we have reached half-time. We will take a rest and I'll be back after midnight (as always) for a new photo for our competition.

rkauer
11th December 2009, 22:39
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.........:tired:

J.T.Kirk
12th December 2009, 00:35
Ok. Here is one. Never heard of it though.

arnljot
12th December 2009, 01:58
Ok. Waiting for Arnljot to update the league table then. :D

I think that we have reached half-time. We will take a rest and I'll be back after midnight (as always) for a new photo for our competition.

No need to wait for me, but the scores are now updated! :thumbsup:

---------- Post added at 01:57 ---------- Previous post was at 01:56 ----------


ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.........:tired:

Hehe, yes. And I saw the sh*t movie Inglorious Basterds.

---------- Post added at 01:58 ---------- Previous post was at 01:57 ----------


Ok. Here is one. Never heard of it though.

Wow, what is this??

J.T.Kirk
12th December 2009, 15:13
:blink: ??

arnljot
12th December 2009, 15:20
I just didn't realise that your attatchment wouldn't be included too.

It looks like an eprom programmer.

J.T.Kirk
12th December 2009, 15:22
It has something to do with Commodore's custom chips.

arnljot
12th December 2009, 15:23
Its lorraine!

J.T.Kirk
12th December 2009, 15:41
:nono:

I said, never heard of it...

arnljot
12th December 2009, 15:49
Ha! That's true...

But you've heard of the custom chipset, right? ;-P

J.T.Kirk
12th December 2009, 16:00
I just read the description. :D

arnljot
12th December 2009, 22:48
Can we have another hint?

J.T.Kirk
13th December 2009, 03:40
Mainly developed for the first Amiga.

rkauer
13th December 2009, 17:44
Bodega Bay?

J.T.Kirk
13th December 2009, 20:06
Nope. :)

AndyLandy
13th December 2009, 20:07
It's the Expert Services "Rejuvenator" -- Looks like an alternative to the Phoenix board, it's a way of having a bunch of ChipRAM and other stuff on an A1000.

http://amiga.resource.cx/photos/photos/rejuvenator-2.jpg

J.T.Kirk
13th December 2009, 20:11
I'm sorry, but it's not that.

AndyLandy
13th December 2009, 20:14
I'm sorry, but it's not that.

But they look identical! What am I missing here? :)

J.T.Kirk
13th December 2009, 20:16
LOL.... just kidding m8. :whistle:

You are the winner. :thumbsup:

AndyLandy
13th December 2009, 20:21
You had me going there for a moment, you fiend! :)

I guess it's my turn. I'll have a mooch around for something exciting for you all to guess at, until then, here's a silly one (not officially part of the compo, but can you work out what it is?)

http://www.proggle.net/%7Eandrew/download/silly.jpg

arnljot
13th December 2009, 20:22
It's a part of a scottsmans kilt.

AndyLandy
13th December 2009, 20:25
It's a part of a scottsmans kilt.

Nope, it's definitely Amiga hardware.

Kin Hell
13th December 2009, 20:26
Its the bare area on a GVP HC8 SCSI card where the Hard Drive goes. :thumbsup:

Kin

AndyLandy
13th December 2009, 20:31
Its the bare area on a GVP HC8 SCSI card where the Hard Drive goes. :thumbsup:

Kin

Close enough. It was actually the bare area on a GVP HC-II where the hard drive goes. ;) Not that there's any way to tell. I guess I should find a 'proper' entry for the compo now, that was supposed to keep you guessing for ages!

Kin Hell
13th December 2009, 20:42
/....Kin sniggers....

AndyLandy
13th December 2009, 20:47
OK, here's one:

http://www.proggle.net/%7Eandrew/download/mystery6.jpg

J.T.Kirk
13th December 2009, 20:49
Andy my friend. Blurry photo #2? :roll:

Kin Hell
13th December 2009, 20:49
sneaky..... :thumbsdown:

Kin

AndyLandy
13th December 2009, 20:51
Andy my friend. Blurry photo #2? :roll:

Sorry, that's been scaled to 200% -- The photo isn't mine, 'tis from the Intarwebz. I can scale it back to 100% if you'd like. :)

J.T.Kirk
13th December 2009, 20:52
Go on...

Kin Hell
13th December 2009, 20:54
please. :nod:

Kin

AndyLandy
13th December 2009, 21:01
OK, It's rescaled correctly now.

Best of luck!

J.T.Kirk
13th December 2009, 21:03
Thanks. Hints? :unsure:

Kin Hell
13th December 2009, 21:05
It's still sh!t Andy. :blink:

Kin

J.T.Kirk
13th December 2009, 21:07
LOL... indeed...

AndyLandy
13th December 2009, 21:08
It's still sh!t Andy. :blink:

Kin

That's the highest-res photo of it I could find (amiga.resource.cx) the bboah photo is even more poo.

J.T.Kirk
13th December 2009, 21:10
Give me the link to check it. :whistle:

AndyLandy
13th December 2009, 21:12
Give me the link to check it. :whistle:

Sure, it's a... Oh, HANG ON! Nice try mister!

Oh, and if anyone actually owns one of these items, PM ME NOW!

Kin Hell
13th December 2009, 21:14
PMSL Phantom. :D

It's a....It's a....It's a....It's an A1200 Clockport shot-mer-thingy. :lol:

Kin

Zetr0
13th December 2009, 21:17
Its a DKB WildeFire =)


An 060 (upto 128MB RAM in 4x 72pin SIMMS) also has Fast SCSI2 / 10MBit Netowrk and two Mini PCI ports... for an A2000


I nominate Kinie for a go =)

AndyLandy
13th December 2009, 21:19
Thanks. Hints? :unsure:

I've never seen one, but I can guarantee it'll be incredibly desirable to anyone who owns an Amiga 2000

J.T.Kirk
13th December 2009, 21:20
Too late. Zetro found the answer. :ninja:

AndyLandy
13th December 2009, 21:21
Its a DKB WildeFire =)


An 060 (upto 128MB RAM in 4x 72pin SIMMS) also has Fast SCSI2 and two Mini PCI ports... for an A2000


I nominate Kinie for a go =)

Nice work, Zetr0! Yes it is. That is one awesome card. I want one for my A2000! I mean really want one.

:drool: :drool: :drool:

Zetr0
13th December 2009, 21:27
@Andy

there was a chap whom was looking to sell his DKB, I tihnk it was on EAB, it was a few months ago now... he originally wanted to trade an 040/060 A1200 upgrade for it.

arnljot
13th December 2009, 23:59
@Zetr0

+1 and welcome to the compo!

You're up next :-)

rkauer
14th December 2009, 01:28
Yeah, Zetty, put a bit of an Amiga hardware here!

tiffers
14th December 2009, 05:44
There's a Hi-res image of the WildFire (http://www.amiga-hardware.com/download_photos/wild_front_big.jpg) on amiga-hardware.com (or the same image (http://www.amiga-resistance.info/download_photos/wild_front_big.jpg) on the new site.)

AndyLandy
14th December 2009, 09:56
There's a Hi-res image of the WildFire (http://www.amiga-hardware.com/download_photos/wild_front_big.jpg) on amiga-hardware.com (or the same image (http://www.amiga-resistance.info/download_photos/wild_front_big.jpg) on the new site.)

Ooh, so there is. :drool::drool::drool:

Zetr0
14th December 2009, 09:56
So what am I ?

http://www.guildserver.co.uk/tempfiles/amiga/hgame/Image3.jpg


I would be on your side, either left or right.
Made from the sum of many parts,
I would be the host, however the picture is of my client

you can find me in the book, or a resource -

So what am I ?

UberFreak
14th December 2009, 12:26
Its a WEDGE ST-506 controller for A500 or A1000 side expansion.

http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/wedge

(http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/search.pl?product=wedge&company=&amiga=&intf=&cat=mfm&mid=&base=dec&pid=)

---------- Post added at 11:26 ---------- Previous post was at 11:22 ----------

Just a side-note, there is also an ISA 8-bit version of this controller, the part of the image Zetr0 posted also matches that version exactly!

See:
http://pchistory.ru/dtc-5150-crh.html

arnljot
14th December 2009, 13:19
That's impressive UberFreak!

Now, lets see if Z confirms :-)

UberFreak
14th December 2009, 14:22
Think I need to correct myself, after looking more closely on the pictures.
The image is of the controller itself, NOT the WEDGE (which is the host of the client controller).

Zetr0
14th December 2009, 17:30
Its a WEDGE ST-506 controller for A500 or A1000 side expansion.

http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/wedge

(http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/search.pl?product=wedge&company=&amiga=&intf=&cat=mfm&mid=&base=dec&pid=)

---------- Post added at 11:26 ---------- Previous post was at 11:22 ----------

Just a side-note, there is also an ISA 8-bit version of this controller, the part of the image Zetr0 posted also matches that version exactly!

See:
http://pchistory.ru/dtc-5150-crh.html


Fffffffffffffff.......................kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk


:blink::blink::blink::blink::blink::blink::blink::blink:

..... well done.....


how did you know....?

arnljot
14th December 2009, 17:43
@UberFreak

+1 The ball is in your court now

J.T.Kirk
14th December 2009, 17:45
Which ball? Boing Ball? :p

arnljot
14th December 2009, 17:52
Itīs the only kind of balls I play with! :ninja:

Kin Hell
14th December 2009, 18:13
Itīs the only kind of balls I play with! :ninja:

Lets hope so. :whistle:

Kin

J.T.Kirk
14th December 2009, 18:22
LOL Kinny. :D

UberFreak
14th December 2009, 20:46
Ok, here's a new one for ya!
Sorry for the quality, its still better than what I found on the net.

arnljot
14th December 2009, 21:15
Grr... I have no clue! I think I've identified two of the chips functions, but still I can't say what kind of card it is...

UberFreak
14th December 2009, 21:59
Identifying the chips should give you an idea of what this circuit does ;)

Tahoe
14th December 2009, 22:04
Looks like the Peggy Plus to me, also known as the Scala MD100

UberFreak
14th December 2009, 23:48
Nice work!

It is actually the optional video-encoder daughter board for the Peggy+.

Next! :)

Tahoe
15th December 2009, 20:22
Next one:

(hint; i've got one in my collection)

UberFreak
15th December 2009, 21:18
This is a TwinX Zorro I/O board.
http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/twinx

Tahoe
15th December 2009, 21:23
:thumbsup: Indeed it is!

UberFreak
15th December 2009, 22:08
Here's the next one, should be quite easy for most of you ;)

UberFreak
22nd December 2009, 12:34
This thread has been dead for a week now...
Is everyone bored with this game already? :(

J.T.Kirk
22nd December 2009, 12:59
No m8. Now too busy, because of work. 12 hours working isn't a good thing.:unsure:

arnljot
22nd December 2009, 19:15
This thread has been dead for a week now...
Is everyone bored with this game already? :(

Nooooo

I've been sick, and too busy with christmas preparations. I've had this thread running in the back of my mind the five last days, so this evening I'll be browsing the hardware sites and score myself a point! :-)

rkauer
24th December 2009, 16:56
I was very busy with work. Awaking ~6h30 and getting home by ~23h00 is not much fun...

BTW: Delfina Flipper? Or other clock port device?

UberFreak
24th December 2009, 17:33
BTW: Delfina Flipper? Or other clock port device?

Nope :)

Kin Hell
24th December 2009, 18:45
It's a, ....It's a, ....It's a C= A3640 card.

Kin

UberFreak
24th December 2009, 21:21
Nope :)

Time for hints?

Kin Hell
25th December 2009, 01:31
Yes please! :nod:

Kin

RedDaemonFox
25th December 2009, 04:35
An A4000 mobo?

UberFreak
25th December 2009, 12:14
An A4000 mobo?

Nope.

Hint:
Its not a CPU card, but has a CPU socket.

arnljot
25th December 2009, 15:27
This one is seriously hard one. I've looked twice as those I considered likely suspects.

arnljot
26th December 2009, 12:13
@UberFreak

Please, drop us another hint. :-)

UberFreak
26th December 2009, 13:40
I really expected this to be solved very quickly, judging by previous riddles...

Another hint:
This is for early Amigas

AndyLandy
26th December 2009, 19:57
It's an "adIDE" IDE interface for A500/A2000 -- It has a CPU socket because it fits in between the CPU and the motherboard!

http://amiga.resource.cx/photos/photos/adide.jpg

UberFreak
26th December 2009, 23:03
Finally!! :)

arnljot
26th December 2009, 23:06
Good spotting Andy, I was looking at transmuters and video crunshing cards

+1 Andy

arnljot
28th December 2009, 14:08
Good spotting Andy, I was looking at transmuters and video crunshing cards

+1 Andy

Andy, please post a new question for the compo, or I'll have to make one - but I'm sure you'd want to make your own!

rkauer
29th December 2009, 02:59
:tired::tired::tired::tired:

arnljot
30th December 2009, 15:47
Okay, the last but one day...

Here it goes. An easy one.

Hint: Never released.

J.T.Kirk
30th December 2009, 16:13
I cannot click on it. Arnljot.... :Doh:

arnljot
30th December 2009, 17:19
It's in it's original size.

J.T.Kirk
30th December 2009, 17:21
Do you have monocle? :D

arnljot
30th December 2009, 17:35
Magnifying glass :-)

Btw, in case of a tie there will be a final question between the finalists, where there is a 12 hour window to answer.

J.T.Kirk
30th December 2009, 17:37
Okie, will you change the picture, or is this a hard level of difficulty?

Kin Hell
30th December 2009, 18:03
Wild guess. Is it one of the boards that plug into a Picasso IV? - Paloma?

Kin

J.T.Kirk
30th December 2009, 18:19
He said, "never released". Paloma exists.

---------- Post added at 19:19 ---------- Previous post was at 19:11 ----------

@ Arnljot

http://www.youthblog.org/archives/football%20red%20card.gif

arnljot
30th December 2009, 18:45
Sorry about the picture quality.

It was never released. I will see if I find a bigger picture.

arnljot
30th December 2009, 18:50
Okie, will you change the picture, or is this a hard level of difficulty?

I can add a picture. This is of the thingys father

arnljot
31st December 2009, 00:52
I was sure that the picture above would have someone say who it is??

AndyLandy
31st December 2009, 08:13
Sorry guys, I've been away for a few days. Forgot it was my turn to post a compo item. :(

Still, looks like Arnljot has posted something to keep us all busy. I'm struggling with this one.

Is it a CD32 Game System '030 accelerator (The CBM one that never made it to production?)

arnljot
31st December 2009, 10:49
No, but I think you're getting close.

Picture #1 is the hardware, at the time it was very coveted. But it took many years and was then at last cancelled in the last millenia. It earned the guy in the picture (#2) the reputation of being Mr Two More Weeks himself.

J.T.Kirk
31st December 2009, 11:33
No, but I think you're getting close.

Picture #1 is the hardware, at the time it was very coveted. But it took many years and was then at last cancelled in the last millenia. It earned the guy in the picture (#2) the reputation of being Mr Two More Weeks himself.

"Two More Weeks"? You are talking about MorphOS right? :p

arnljot
31st December 2009, 12:12
Nah, not a MorphOS guy.

His last name is at least to me very "hardware".

The hardware was in development at least three years, if not four before it was cancelled in 2000 or 2001. And there existed at least two prototypes with slightly different specs.

As with most projects, it was the moving target that killed it off or delayed it so much. Also the uncertainty surrounding the Amiga at the turn of the millennia certainly didn't help it much.

Andy correctly identified one product this guy didn't release I think. Now we're after the other one.

PS, his Linked In profile talks alot about ARM processors and set top boxes today.

PPS, Midnight GMT+1 is closing on us fast now! A little less than 12 hours left of this compo!

Zetr0
31st December 2009, 14:02
@arnljot (http://www.amibay.com/member.php?u=368)

would this be a part of the PCB that the proposed A1200 CDROM (Prototype) that looks like half a CD32?

http://www.amiga-hardware.com/display_photos/cd1200_3.jpg


although I doubt it, If I am right, I would like to nominate my got to AndyLandy +)

arnljot
31st December 2009, 14:04
No Zetro, I'm afraid it's not.

The guys initials are #?T. He was working on something when he left the amiga scene... Something that would have been quite similar to what the Natami is aiming at today...

J.T.Kirk
31st December 2009, 14:05
AAA Chipset?

arnljot
31st December 2009, 14:07
Getting warmer, but it was Dave who was working at AAA, this is something that was happening outside of Commodore.

J.T.Kirk
31st December 2009, 14:11
Scarab card? :cool:

arnljot
31st December 2009, 14:14
Okay,

This is the announcement on the guys website when he cancelled it, after 4 years (1997 to 2001)



An engineer with a mission...

Well time moves on, nothing stands still... The Amiga does not make me a living, it hasn't for a long, long time and it doesn't look like it ever will make me a dime. I have moved on in my life and its time that I left the Amiga behind.

It has been an interesting time. I still love the concepts and elegance of the Amiga, many f those concepts will move forward through the experiences of all those engineers that have had contact with it.

Amiga R.I.P.

J.T.Kirk
31st December 2009, 14:14
Tell us his initials again.

arnljot
31st December 2009, 14:16
MT.

J.T.Kirk
31st December 2009, 14:16
Mick Tinker about Boxer, right?

arnljot
31st December 2009, 14:17
Finally, with a teaspoon it went a'okay :lol:

+1 Phantom. Now, make one more will you? :-P

J.T.Kirk
31st December 2009, 14:23
How much time I have left?

J.T.Kirk
31st December 2009, 14:35
Ok, here is another piece of hardware that never been on the market. Another prototype maybe?

;)

UberFreak
31st December 2009, 14:45
Too easy...

NYX Rev 1

J.T.Kirk
31st December 2009, 15:10
Yeah, I thought of that too. Nevertheless, you can pass by our offices at Amiga Street 69 to claim your prize.:p

arnljot
31st December 2009, 15:13
That +1 for Uberfreak then.

It's heating up now... Will you make one more Über?

UberFreak
31st December 2009, 15:25
Here you go :)
This is another one that did'nt make it...

arnljot
31st December 2009, 15:26
It says MX on that chip... Just gives me an Elbox wibe...

Zetr0
31st December 2009, 15:50
I got the following

38 pin interface (most likely 40 or 50pin looking at the pitch)
Cypres 5v tollerant CPLD
MX Flash Ram

AHA!!!

please meet the AmiJoe -

http://amiga.resource.cx/photos/photos/amijoe-3.jpg


some features -




PowerPC 750 (G3) @ 250 / 300 / 333 / 400 MHz
512 or 1024 kB L2 cache
68k emulation is both Flash ROM and software based - the card would be completely functional if the 68k emulation worked
the card boots until a certain point in Exec is reached, and after activating ROMWack (debugger) the Amiga is put in debug mode on the serial port



memory
one 144 pin SO-DIMM socket for up to 128 MB RAM
supports 32, 64 and 128 MB PC66 SO-DIMMs



notes
Thomas Rudloff designed the card in his spare time, it was never an official Metabox project
only three prototype cards were built
PCI-Bridge - a tower busboard (made by RBM) with AGP and PCI connectors would connect to the headers on the back of the card, but this busboard were never produced
battery backed up clock





If only eh?

anyone can have my go =D

arnljot
31st December 2009, 16:00
+1 for Zetr0

Uber, that was one sweet find to add to the compo.

First one out makes the next question (*looks at Phantom, Uber and Andy*)

AndyLandy
31st December 2009, 16:15
Very well, I'll give you all one more. :-)

arnljot
31st December 2009, 16:17
Good, you know you owed us one :-P hehe

AndyLandy
31st December 2009, 16:19
Here's one. This one is back to actual Amiga hardware. I even own one of these items (although I have little use for it)

http://www.proggle.net/%7Eandrew/download/guessme.jpg

arnljot
31st December 2009, 16:33
Which of toyr machies does it go for? :-P

AndyLandy
31st December 2009, 16:34
Which of toyr machies does it go for? :-P

Whichever one I choose (that is, it's compatible with any) :)

arnljot
31st December 2009, 16:45
I thought at first that it could be a scandoubler or flicker fixer. It seems it's a 23pin port there...

rkauer
31st December 2009, 16:46
It's a Genlock.

For the look of it I think it's a GVP Supergen.

UberFreak
31st December 2009, 18:05
Rombo Vidi Amiga 12RT/24RT

Its a realtime framegrabber.

http://amiga.resource.cx/photos/vidi24,1

AndyLandy
31st December 2009, 18:47
UberFreak is right. Looks like he's beating me now!

So, have we time for another?

arnljot
31st December 2009, 19:04
+1 Uber freak.

There is still just shy of 5 hours to go!

UberFreak
31st December 2009, 19:05
Didn't know there's a deadline.
Shall I post another question?

arnljot
31st December 2009, 19:06
Yup, there's a deadline at midnight GMT+1 tonight.

Yes, post another one. :)

UberFreak
31st December 2009, 19:15
This was installed inside an Amiga I recently got.

AndyLandy
31st December 2009, 19:21
They look like RAM chips. Is that a SIMM module? I'm guessing a 30-pin 1MB SIMM.

arnljot
31st December 2009, 19:24
Two Samsung ram chips...

UberFreak
31st December 2009, 19:39
Is that a SIMM module? I'm guessing a 30-pin 1MB SIMM.

This is not a SIMM module :)

arnljot
31st December 2009, 19:40
Zorro card?

UberFreak
31st December 2009, 19:51
Hints already? oh well... ;)

Its not a Zorro.
After this hint this becomes very easy.

AndyLandy
31st December 2009, 20:59
I still think it's a RAM expansion, either an A500/A600 ChipRAM or A1200 FastRAM for the trapdoor slot. Not sure which, though.

UberFreak
31st December 2009, 22:53
Is anyone even trying? the previous two were much harder than this! :p
Last hint :

This board enables memory to be expanded beyond the size of those ICs in the picture, but not by using SIMMs.

arnljot
1st January 2010, 13:17
UberFreak, by my counting you are the winner with a total of 5 points.

If another member or mod can confirm my counting, then PM me your address, and I'll send you your prize :-)

Congratulations, you do indeed know your Amiga gear!!!

TheCorfiot
1st January 2010, 13:43
Congrats to UberFreak

Thanks for your generosity & fun competition arnljot

TC :)

J.T.Kirk
1st January 2010, 15:00
Yeah. That was really a nice idea indeed. Congrats Uber.:thumbsup:

UberFreak
1st January 2010, 15:20
Thanx to all participants & to arnljot for a fun contest :)

It was fun & I really did not expect to win as I'm quite new to the Amiga (as a user, at least).
Also, was really hoping for a last question "sudden death" yesterday, but I guess that was not to be.

Anyway, not to leave my last riddle unanswered, this is the item:
http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/alfaram1200

Strange little card!

arnljot
1st January 2010, 17:14
Thanks, I liked this compo myself since it brought up to the surface all kinds of strange gizmoz.

Perhaps I'll hold a 2010 compo too.

But first I'd like to dispatch Ubers prize to him so that I don't have that many running threads :lol:

J.T.Kirk
1st January 2010, 17:45
I bet the next compo has to do with games eh?

arnljot
1st January 2010, 17:58
Thats an excellent suggestion!!! Screenshots, or cover art too?

J.T.Kirk
1st January 2010, 18:08
A little bit of everything I'd guess. Screenshots preferable.

arnljot
7th January 2010, 12:55
Okay, I've assembled the prize box for our winner.

Joystick:
I couldn't find a ZipStick in a state which I could part with, meaning working good enough.

So instead I'm including a brand new unboxed Competion PRO Joystick.

Games:
Elite, it boots havent tested it more than that, but it should be working. Gazette and Map is missing, but manual, quick start guide, box and stories from the frontier is included.

A sealed copy of Simon The Sorcerer CD32 copy.

Other:
A Boxed Amiga OS 3.5 copy with manual.

I did not include the 3640 which I earlier contemplated. Since there weren't anyone else who had something to put into the pot.

I'm planning another competition. But I need first to know how long it should run, until next new year, a few months or six months? What do you think?
A new competition

Justin
7th January 2010, 13:04
games?
exactly like the thread over on EAB? are you sure you can't be a little more original?

arnljot
7th January 2010, 13:09
Not sure I understand?

Justin
7th January 2010, 13:24
the new game sounds a lot like this one?

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=49168&highlight=spot

arnljot
7th January 2010, 13:32
Yes, but wouldn't it still be fun here?

Also, we've got prizes. :-P

But I'm open for other suggestions.

Justin
7th January 2010, 13:41
how about spot the amibayer? where you have to spot the amibayer in an odd location, Merlin can do the photoshopping lol

arnljot
7th January 2010, 14:17
Very cool, but too much work I'm afraid :-)

Btw, I've now got a tracking number which I'll PM to Uber