Monthly Archives: May 2011

Amiga 4000T Unboxing!

Back in 2007 I I purchased a NOS (new old stock) Amiga 4000T from Software Hut.   Up until recently they were still available.  I have since sold this Amiga 4000T, but I do have another NOS machine in my basement 🙂

Contact Software Hut by e-mailing them directly to inquire about availability of NOS Amiga 4000T’s.

Here’s the pix!

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Just a small reminder, AmigaKit has AmigaOS 4.1 Classic in stock!

AmigaKit is also stocking compatible Radeon 9250 PCI graphic cards and RTL8029 based networking cards for AmigaOS 4.1 Classic.

AmigaKit.com announces it will stock Radeon 9250 PCI 128MB cards and a compatible network card

AmigaKit has announced that it will begin stocking Radeon 9250 PCI cards with 128MB memory for AmigaOS 4.1 Classic.  Pre-order is available immediately.  These cards are 100% working with AmigaOS 4.1 Classic.  A Medaitor PCI bus-board is required.  Users with Prometheus or Firestorm PCI bus-boards will get Radeon support in the next update if technically possible.  Follow the links above for further info!

Radeon 9250 128MB PCI

Radeon 9250 128MB PCI

 

The Radeon 9250 is the recommended graphics card for AmigaOS 4.1 Classic.  It gives the best 3D performance and allows for hardware desktop compositing which enables the possibility to turn on nice Workbench transparency effects.

In addition, AmigaKit announced it has stock of compatible PCI Network cards based on the Realtek 8029 chipset.

GVP Spectrum “New Production” Unboxing

Late in 2010 I received a “New” GVP Spectrum Zorro II/III graphics card from the announced production run from Software Hut.  Full hardware specs here:  http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/egs28

Below are some unboxing photos!

 

ZorRAM – Zorro 3 Memory for Amiga 3000 and 4000

On July 7, 2010 I received two ZorRAM cards in the mail from AmigaKit!

ZorRAM

ZorRAM

The ZorRAM is a 128MB or 256MB Zorro 3 memory expansion for Amiga 3000 or 4000 computers.  It is a entirely new design featuring modern technologies.  Compatible with AmigaOS 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1 and the new AmigaOS 4.1 Classic.

The ZorRAM is a really amazing piece of technology that easily adds either 128MB or 256MB of memory to your Amiga 3000 or 4000.  It’s really great for AmigaOS 4.1 Classic users as it gives you extra breathing room.  It is supported out-of-the-box with AmigaOS 4.1 Classic for use as a hardware memory paging file.   Worth owning!

Features

128MB of Fast Memory (or 256MB option- see below)
Zorro III 32-bit AutoConfig RAM Expansion
Low power, cool 3.3v compact design (130mm x 55mm)
New and exclusive AmigaKit.com product, manufactured April 2010
Commodore A3640 and GVP 4060DT CPU cards support 4x ZorRAM 256MB cards installed at once to give 1GB Memory (click for picture)
Tested OK with Mediator 4000DiMediator 4000D, and the Prometheus PCI busboard.
Zorro Board ID: 3643 / 32

One 256 MB and one 128MB.   Below you can see the unboxing gallery for the 256MB version!

Machine used for Testing:

Amiga 4000cr Desktop
16MB Fast, 2MB Chip

Elbox Mediator A4000Di
Deneb USB Zorro card
DCE Cyberstorm PPC with 68060 50MHz, 604e 233MHz, 128MB Fast Ram
ZorRAM Zorro 3 card with 256MB

NOTE: All Photos are copyright 2010 HD-Zone.com and cannot not be displayed or downloadable from any website, other than www.hd-zone.com, without prior written permission!

Setup serial output debugging on AmigaOS 4.1 Classic

Setup Debugging in AmigaOS 4.1 Classic

1) Modify your Sys:Kickstart/kicklayout-xxxx file (where xxxx is your model number). Change the kernel to kernel.debug. Save the file.

2) Modify your startup sequence so the C:Bootloader line reads:

C:Bootloader COMMANDLINE=”SERIAL DEBUGLEVEL=5 BAUDRATE=57600″

Save the file.

3) Power off your Amiga.

4) Connect a serial cable to your Amiga’s serial port, and connect the other end to another computer with a serial port.

5) Start the second computer where the cable is attached and start a Terminal program. Set it to a Baud Rate of 57600 8-N-1. Set that Terminal Program to capture the buffer to a file.

6) Turn on your Amiga. After the Kickstart loads and the machine resets, you should start to see serial output on the second computer. Save this output.