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Los Angeles

Has anyone used one of these? Is it actually 100% compatible as far as software goes? Would it be better to just use a emulator at this point then have this piece of hardware.

Note: FPGAs rule.

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Does it only emulate the A500?

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New York City

Yes, it only emulates an A500, and tries to do so to as much perfection as possible.
I have heard some issues with them but have no experience with one.
I really, really like the WinUAE emulator on PC, is one of the best emulators ever and a great tool if you have a real Amiga (I use it a lot to test stuff, I have a ghost copy of my Amiga running in it).
Having one of these for gigs and Protracker might be cool though, but only if it accepts some sort of hard drive-like storage system in it, because using emulated floppies is probably a pain in the arse (fuck load times). I;m not sure about compatibility ratings but it seems to be pretty high, the Amiga, once a mysterious beast, is very well documented nowadays, and Toni Wilen, creator of WinUAE, makes an awesome job at discovering new hidden and illegal processor opcodes and implementing them by emulation.

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New York City

You might want to check this thread out. Alleges 99% cmpatibility with software:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=49785
Another one:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=48603

It seems it can also work at 28Mhz, that could improve working on tracks. You could actually run Musicline Editor with it.

Last edited by akira^8GB (Jan 10, 2010 10:34 pm)

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paris, france

*!!!*

I just discover! I waaaaaaaant one!

I already own an Amiga 3000, but that old monster is a little bit too much BIG to sit on my living room smile

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Germany, near Berlin

Awesome!!! Does it work with PS/2 keyboards & mice?

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New York City

Ja, motone!
http://www.vesalia.de/d_minimig.htm

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Tychy, PL

http://www.natami.net/index.htm just discovered this last night. Looks like they're working on a new native Amiga compatible machine without emulation, a 68060 processor, and AGA compatibility. Will definitely be interesting to see how things develop.

I've thought about buying the Minimig but emulation has been serving me well enough so I can't justify buying new spiffy hardware. Personally, I'd go for a used A1200 and one of those ADF transfer kits that they sell on ebay.

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Natami is tremendously vapourware. It will never happen I think.
The whole "project" is shrouded by lies and inconsistencies and fortunately no new "announcements" have been made for ages.

Last edited by akira^8GB (Jan 13, 2010 3:28 pm)