Installation of Amiga OS4.1 on the new Tabor A1222 board

The Amiga x5000 hardware is the high-end and is on sale now. Unfortunately, it’s going to cost you a lot. Here in America, the board alone is about $1500USD and the full system about $2000.

For those that want real PPC hardware, and can’t find a used system on Amibay, there is a board that has been mentioned here before called the Tabor (A1222), a collaboration between A-EON (makers of x1000 and x5000) and Acube (creators of the SAM 440/460 line).

J68 can now speak with BEMICRO MAX 10 onboard SDRAM

So for the longest time, I’ve wanted to use the onboard 8MB SDRAM that is present on the BEMICRO MAX 10 fpga eval board. This is now a reality!

I’ve successfully integrated a controller with some glue logic to connect to the J68.

I’ve mapped the $20000-$81FFFE to the SDRAM. All calls to ROM (stored on-FPGA FLASH) are retrieved properly, some low level RAM calls access the on-FPGA M9K memory blocks, and the UARTs are all handled fairly seemlessly.

Here’s the very simple 68K memory check routine. Obviously this can be expanded on, but it’s passing!!

Updating your old Amiga Mouse

Okay, so I admit that I was thinking about doing something like this with an old Amiga tank mouse to be used with an emulated system (this would involve an Amiga 500 case with a modern hardware inside, running Amithlon or MorphOS).

I think this pcb hardware update for old Amiga Mice would work nicely with this.

Store link –> here <–

Another open-source Amiga 500 68030 Accelerator

Information about this project has been floating around Amiga-circles for a while now but there is yet-another great and motivated Amiga user that is good with hardware design that has decided to make his own accelerator. Since Amiga 500 is one of those machines that don’t have a lot of options (well, if you get the ACA500, you can add an amiga 1200 accelerator and there is also the Vampire 500 coming), but the more the better!

About every week, he will post an update video on his findings and experiments. My congratulations to his hard work.

AmiSSL 4.0 for Classic and OS4

Great news for those that use their Amigas for webbrowsing.
See the main page –> here <–

While they have built it for OS3.x and OS4.x, the source is available for those willing to build it for MorphOS, AROS, Amithlon, etc (if they can't get the emulated version working). It's on the website.

Some features:

New RTG card info and ordering

So, I talked about this one in the past but there was an enterprising Amiga user that created his own RTG video card for his Amiga 2000 due to the rarity and crazy prices of the few still on the market. It’s called the MNT VA2000 and is a Zorro II card that can work in Zorro III machines.

Batch #2 is now taking pre-orders: Pre-order page link

Here’s a link to the drivers: Drivers link