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  1. Blizzard 1230MKIV

    Well for my soon (ish) to be Checkmated a1200 I decided I needed a bit more oomph. I know everyone is going nuts for 68060s but I splashed out an a nice Blizzard 1230 MkIV with fpu and 32mb RAM. That will do for this one. It also means I can run CWB3.9 as I have got bored with 3.1.4.1 being honest. I just have to get a version set up for this machine as my CWB3.9 setup is tailored for my tower with mediator and SCSI kit and all sort of bits and bobs including RTG.
    Oh well, another bit ...
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  2. Checkmate 1500 plus

    Ah well, now that my towered a1200 has gone nearly as far as I want to take it (PPC is out of my league), my mind has turned to a new project. Despite all my comments about never being interested in big box amigas, I have now ordered a Checkmate case for my other a1200!

    Obviously it will take a while to come so there wont be much in the way of updates on this for a while, but I watched one of the videos and the next run will apparently be the last, and for some reason I just ...
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  3. Recent updates

    Well as documented in a post somewhere on here I recently removed my dodgy homemade faceplate for the CF adapter and USB, and got a 3d printed CF bracket, and then a USB hub that seemed to go well. Before and after pics below for posterity, including the 3d printed bracket from thingiverse

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    Updated 2nd July 2020 at 14:31 by CrazyC

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  4. Musings.......

    Well as I didn't want to start the usual flame war about emulators vs real kit and what is an emulator and is a vampire a real amiga and all of that....I thought I would put a few thoughts here where no one will see them

    Personally I believe that the best thing is whatever does it for each individual - there is no fixed line as such. For me I like the original hardware. I get a kick out of using the original hardware. Yes, I use a CF hard drive, and an Indy Mk2 and I connect ...
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  5. Working with the ratte switch

    Having now received my ratte switch and getting the appropriate cables, I have set my towered a1200 to run both the native and Voodoo3 outputs via the ratte switch into the monitor.

    It didnt quite work at first but that was due to the jumper on the switch being in the wrong place but easily fixed. I also have my other a1200 and a firetvstick running into the monitor via a hdmi switcher but I think the firetv will have to go, as when the VGA switches between native and Voodoo3 the monitor ...
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