Vampire 600 V2 - Amiga 600 FPGA accelerator Pre-order

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PRE-ORDERS ARE CLOSED FOR NOW
>>>Kickstart 3.1 upload info<<<
>>>Update February 28, 2016<<<
New site up: http://www.apollo-accelerators.com
On the mentioned site download latest Picasso96 drivers and LATEST CORE.

>>>Update January 29, 2016<<<
Some users could have problems to attach Vampire to their Amiga600 motherboard and they could need to polish their PLCC68 socket some more to make tight connection to the old MC68K CPU. Also you will need to make sure that MC68K contacts are clean.This is discovered and kindly shared by gseb.
Just take sand paper and polish the socket till it reach the metal contact (fine sand paper). After I adjusted the cut for the resistor.

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In first version of Vampire 600 I was unable to produce enough to satisfy demand and because of that in total about 80 cards are produced and sent. This time I will try to produce as many is needed. But first I need to know exactly how much ppl want to have the board. Also last time I have lost so much time because I needed to wait 45 days for money from paypal to get to my bank account so I can use it to buy parts, produce board and then send it to someone who ordered it. Best option now is to pay in front and then wait for the card. That is the only way I can have money to finance this properly. Price stays the same 90Eur + shipping and for Europe is about 5Eur. For other continents should be about 10Eur.

Features compared to old version:
1. 4 layer PCB, much smaller 50mmX100mm
2. Slightly bigger FPGA, this time BGA
3. Better voltage regulation

What you get:
1. Emulated MC86K or MC68020 based on available cores capable anywhere from 2Mips to 50Mips(if final version of Phoenix is able to fit to this FPGA, we will see)
2. 64 MB of FastRam

Urgent update:
Design has been changed: Instead 10K LE FPGA we go with 40K LE FPGA who costs lot more.
From March 29, 2015 price of Vampire 600 V2 is changed to 120Eur. Shipping for Europe 5Eur, rest of the world 10Eur.


What you get:
1. Emulated MC86K or MC68020 based on available cores capable anywhere from 2Mips to 300Mips.
2. 64 MB of FastRam
3. New cores will be uploaded directly from Amiga, without using USB blaster.

ETA Q3 or Q4 of 2015, but it could be much sooner.

For more information's about what is all about please visit www.majsta.com

So if you are interested, write here, then send money to imajstorovic at yahoo.com and I will put you on the list. Sorry for asking money in the front but like I said this is the only way for me to produce this and to know exactly how much to produce. Please when you send a payment PM me with your paypal mail address.

Keep it RAW :)



PPL who pre-ordered and send money so far(Amibay only):
Early pre-orders 90Eur Price:
gseb Kickstart uploaded Sent on 1/18/2016 Card received on 1/25/2016
kennyl Kickstart uploaded Sent on 1/25/2016 Card received on 1/30/2016
sunos4 Kickstart uploaded Sent on 2/9/2016 Card received on 2/15/2016
Atreus Kickstart confirmed over mail Sent on 1/21/2016 Card received on 2/2/2016
OoZic Kickstart uploaded Sent on 1/21/2016 Card received on 2/9/2016
ShK Kickstart uploaded Sent on 1/18/2016 Card received on 1/26/2016
embedder Kickstart uploaded Sent on 1/25/2016 Card received on 2/13/2016 Card is not working, will be replaced. Replacement card sent on 3/7/2016. Card received on 3/21/2016
CrazyBob Kickstart uploaded Sent on 1/18/2016 Card received on 1/23/2016
Tuxbar81 Kickstart uploaded Sent on 1/19/2016 Card received on 1/25/2016
huggyone76 Kickstart uploaded Sent on 2/20/2016 Card received on 3/1/2016
Walter01 Kickstart uploaded Sent on 1/19/2016 Card received on 2/4/2016
helgebl Kickstart uploaded Sent on 2/22/2016
extremeways Kickstart uploaded Sent on 3/8/2016 send by kipper2k Card received on 3/30/2016
SilkWorm Kickstart uploaded Sent on 3/7/2016 Card received on 3/14/2016
8bit Kickstart uploaded Sent on 2/20/2016 Card received on 2/29/2016
supaduper Kickstart uploaded Sent on 2/27/2016 Card received on 3/4/2016
Ronin Kickstart uploaded Sent on 4/4/2016
Card received on 4/21/2016
sunmax Kickstart uploaded
Sent on 4/21/2016
Snaff Kickstart uploaded Sent on 2/29/2016
Card received on 3/9/2016
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Kickstart uploaded Sent on 8/19/2016
Sardine Kickstart uploaded Sent on 1/22/2016 Card received on 1/30/2016
easy_john Kickstart uploaded Sent on 2/29/2016 Card received on 3/12/2016
traq Kickstart uploaded Sent on 4/18/2016
T@x Kickstart uploaded Sent on 3/16/2016 Card received on 4/1/2016
sordan Kickstart uploaded Sent on 2/9/2016 Card received on 2/17/2016
dez3 2X Kickstart uploaded Sent on 2/15/2016 Cards received on 2/19/2016

Pre-orders 120Eur Price (from 29 March, 2015):
embedder Kickstart uploaded Sent on 10/4/2016
benoit Kickstart uploaded Sent on 3/4/2016 Card received on 3/11/2016
SilkWorm Kickstart uploaded Sent on 3/7/2016 Card received on 3/14/2016
viserys23 Kickstart uploaded Sent on 4/10/2016 Card received on 4/19/2016
Dennis05 Kickstart uploaded Sent on 4/10/2016
zerec Kickstart uploaded Sent on 2/27/2016 (Sent earlier for promotional purposes) Card received on 3/24/2016
trydowave Kickstart uploaded Sent on 4/10/2016 Card received on 4/16/2016 Card is not working, will be replaced. Non working card received on 4/22/2016, tested by me and confirmed working ??? Replacement card sent on 4/21/2016. Card received on 5/4/2016 Again, replacement card reported non working, send back to me and again it was working! Replacement card sent on 8/8/2016 Could it be that problem is something else than Vampire?
Jonesanimales Kickstart uploaded Sent on 10/10/2016
demolition Kickstart uploaded Sent on 4/4/2016 Card received on 4/8/2016
eXeler0 Kickstart uploaded Sent on 2/29/2016 Card received on 3/10/2016
J0CA Kickstart uploaded Sent on 4/4/2016 Card received on 4/12/2016
MoreBITS Kickstart uploaded Sent on 8/8/2016 send by kipper2k
Crumb Kickstart uploaded Sent on 4/21/2016 Card received on 5/6/2016
DocFreud Kickstart uploaded Sent on 4/28/2016 Card received on 5/5/2016
myzar Kickstart uploaded Sent on 5/16/2016
A500DaBest Kickstart uploaded Sent on 6/13/2016 send by kipper2k Card received on 6/14/2016
Keir Kickstart uploaded Sent on 6/7/2016 Card received on 6/13/2016
hese Kickstart uploaded Sent on 5/25/2016
mfilos Kickstart uploaded Sent on 3/15/2016 (Sent earlier for promotional purposes) Card received on 3/22/2016
bonefish Kickstart uploaded Sent on 4/28/2016 Card received on 5/5/2016
amizet Kickstart uploaded Sent on 8/19/2016 Card received on 8/26/2016
vlan Kickstart uploaded Sent on 6/27/2016 Card received on 7/4/2016
TuKo Kickstart uploaded Sent on 1/21/2016 (Sent earlier for promotional purposes) Card received on 1/28/2016
mjnurney Kickstart uploaded Sent on 5/7/2016 Card received on 5/19/2016
Weehawk Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/1/2016 Card received on 9/12/2016
djdkdance Kickstart uploaded Sent on 5/10/2016 Card received on 5/17/2016
amigahitoro Kickstart uploaded Sent on 6/23/2016
uigiflip Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/1/2016 Card received on 9/8/2016
postexitus
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/26/2016
Jepplen Kickstart uploaded Sent on 10/25/2016 send by kipper2k Card received on 12/9/2016
TCMSLP Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/29/2016
horde5150 Sent on 9/26/2016 send by kipper2k
Rakeim132 Kickstart uploaded Sent on 5/6/2016 send by kipper2k Card received on 5/23/2016
Surfer 2X Kickstart uploaded Sent on 6/7/2016
MarcoEagleEye
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/16/2016
sadirux
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/1/2016 Card received on 9/8/2016
Vlad
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 10/25/2016 send by kipper2k Card received on 12/7/2016
Stan
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 5/16/2016 Card received on 5/30/2016
ciVic Kickstart uploaded Sent on 8/30/2016 Card received on 9/9/2016

Blondak Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/16/2016
fery1200
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/16/2016
Polom
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 12/6/2016
gump Kickstart uploaded Sent on 5/7/2016 (Sent earlier for promotional purposes)
Card received on 5/12/2016
etms
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/26/2016 send by kipper2k Card received on 10/4/2016
cbm600p Sent on 9/5/2016
comraider
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 10/25/2016 send by kipper2k Card received on 12/7/2016
karloch
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/16/2016 Card received on 9/29/2016
affer Kickstart confirmed over mail Sent on 8/30/2016 Card received on 9/1/2016
Deanp Kickstart uploaded Sent on 10/10/2016 Card received on 10/14/2016
kikems Kickstart uploaded Sent on 6/23/2016 (Sent earlier for promotional purposes) Card received on 7/6/2016
videogeek Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/26/2016 send by kipper2k Card received on 10/4/2016
Bleagle11
OutOfWhack
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/26/2016 send by kipper2k Card received on 10/6/2016
vHDLer Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/26/2016 Card received on 10/15/2016
cthulhu Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/5/2016 Card received on 10/31/2016
khimru
milo
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 10/10/2016
CraigsBar Kickstart uploaded Sent on 5/25/2016 (Sent earlier for promotional purposes) Card received on 6/2/2016
Neraka Kickstart uploaded Sent on 8/19/2016 Card received on 8/25/2016
k0x
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/29/2016 Card received on 10/6/2016
MoRetro Kickstart uploaded Sent on 8/22/2016 Card received on 8/30/2016
werdy
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 10/10/2016 Card received on 11/17/2016
jordanius
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 10/25/2016 send by kipper2k (lost amibay login details, everything confirmed over mail) Card received on 12/10/2016
QuaD
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/26/2016 Card received on 12/20/2016
Andry 2X Kickstart uploaded Sent on 8/22/2016
DocSnyder Kickstart uploaded Sent on 10/24/2016 Card received on 11/15/2016
gebes Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/5/2016 Card received on 9/12/2016
Nzunta Kickstart uploaded Sent on 9/5/2016
Card received on 9/15/2016
fabius81 Kickstart uploaded Sent on 10/10/2016 Card received on 10/20/2016
leof Kickstart uploaded Sent on 8/22/2016 Card received on 8/29/2016
Descore
Kickstart uploaded Sent on 10/25/2016 send by kipper2k
tobbe78 Kickstart uploaded Sent on 10/24/2016 Card received on 11/1/2016
 
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:interested:
BUT

What you get:
1. Emulated MC86K or MC68020 based on available cores capable anywhere from 2Mips to 50Mips(if final version of Phoenix is able to fit to this FPGA, we will see)

Why are you not using a FPGA you are 100% sure that all future core will fit inside, even if it cost more....
I think users will prefer to give some more money for this.

Do you want to solder the boards yourself ?
 
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Because this is for A600 how much performance do you really need there if there is no VGA or HDMI integrated on the card to support them. For other Amigas this or next year we will have bigger FPGA used.
 
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A600 with A604n+indivision ecs is VGA ? I never tried this myself but there is picasso96 driver support.
More speed, better this should work ?
 

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@gseb
Let's not bring this into discussion please, this is pre-order thread. It is not easy like this, yes you have VGA there but this has lot of limitations since is not directly connected to accelerator. It just uses slow Amiga bus so transfer rate is way too slow. This will be solved on other accelerators by adding HDMi directly to card where transfer rate will be 200 times higher than on regular Amiga bus. Since this card don't have HDMI or something like that enough said.
 
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I support your very nice projects. Payment sent.

A last question : Is it not possible to implement the hdmi on the A600 V2 board ? If the A500 can get it, why not the A600....

The A600 is the almost only one that has no GC solution..... Even the A500 will have one with the Matze's reworked PII. I think this would be very nice for the A600 because there is no other GC possibility and will probably never.... Something like your card + hdmi is probably the only chance to have GC on A600.
In fact, because of this, this is the A600 who need it the most !
 
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As gseb, I want to support your very nice project. My A600 has some issues, but I'm going to take one!
I'll send you the payment this evening.

Thank you very much majsta for your contribution!
Regards,
Franck.
 

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Definitely interested!

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What about Vampire v1?? Only core Tc2 works minimun good phoenix dont only very quick but many bugs. Why not create a 100% estable Core first? And yes what new featuring have this V2?? Not hdmi? Thanks
 

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All in post#1

Smaller new design, bigger FPGA and better voltage regulation.
 
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@hsc all of us need lot of patience, bugs will be gone eventually. This project is now 3 years old and no one gives up on it. All of us constantly working on this more than 10 hours every single day.
 

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@hsc all of us need lot of patience, bugs will be gone eventually. This project is now 3 years old and no one gives up on it. All of us constantly working on this more than 10 hours every single day.

ok , no problem at all , only knows if one day I can use my Vampire600 in a normal use like others amiga I got , At the moment only can run some demos and games is all what I can do with the Cores you have but very far from a usable Acelerator...

I be patience a lot I buy 1 V600 from the first time you anounce 2 years now I think, and only can use for what I say before, and see now a new develop until the first one its not finish just that... anyway if you say one day (I hope not 10 years more jajajjaa) the Vampire 600 gonna be usable 100% then I be happy and wait Patience I do before and I do now, just want to clarify that.

and of course many thanks for the Big effors for bring this type of new accelerator to the Amiga World I want to believe you can do.

all the best
Amiten
 
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