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faq [2018/12/26 16:06]
renaudschweingruber_txg59n64 [Technical]
faq [2020/02/08 19:47]
muaddib
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-====== ​Frequentely Asked Questions ​======+====== ​Frequently asked questions ​======
  
-Below are commonly asked questionscollected from the [[https://​kiwiirc.com/​client/​irc.freenode.net/?#​apollo-team|IRC]] or our forums. +  * **Which Vampire should I buy?** 
-===== Ordering =====+    * The Vampire offers multiple ways for you to be the owner of the fastestmost advanced Amiga in the world:
  
-  *** Q: Where can buy a Vampire accelerator ?** +| > want to boost my **Amiga 500**. | Get a [[:vampire:​v500-v2plus:|Vampire 500 V2+]] | 
-    ​A: From http://​orders.apollo-accelerators.com or from our authorized resellers : +| > I want to boost my **Amiga 2000**. | Get a [[:vampire:​v500-v2plus:​|Vampire 500 V2+]] | 
-      ​* [[https://​www.amedia-computer.com/​|Amedia Computer France SAS]] +| > I want to boost my **Amiga 600**. | Get a [[:vampire:​v600-v2:​|Vampire 600 V2]] | 
-      * [[http://​amigakit.leamancomputing.com/​|Leaman Computing Ltd]] +| > I want to boost my **Amiga 1200**. | Get a [[:vampire:​v1200-v2:​|Vampire 1200 V2]] | 
-      * [[http://​www.amigastore.eu/​|AMIGAstore.eu]] +| > I want a **brand new Amiga**! | Get a [[:vampire:vsa-v4:|Vampire Standalone V4]] |
-      * [[http://​www.relec.ch/​|RELEC]] +
-      * [[https://www.amiga-shop.net/|Alinea Computer]]+
  
-  *** Q: I have sent email to ''​Majsta'' ​and had no reply.** +  * **I have sent email to Majsta and got no reply, is this normal?** 
-    * A: Majsta is busy making cards and designing new hardware. He will recontact ​you once they have a card available for you, please be patient.+    * Majsta is busy making cards and designing new hardware. He will re-contact ​you once he has a card available for you, please be patient.
  
 +  * **What can I do if I am having problems with my Vampire?**
 +    * Please visit the corresponding troubleshooting page below:
  
-===== Vampire 600 V2 and Vampire ​500 V2+ =====+| [[:​vampire:​v500-v2plus:​troubleshooting|Vampire 500 V2+]] | 
 +| [[:​vampire:​v600-v2:​troubleshooting|Vampire 600 V2]] | 
 +| [[:​vampire:​v1200-v2:​troubleshooting|Vampire ​1200 V2]] | 
 +| [[:​vampire:​vsa-v4:​troubleshooting|Vampire Standalone V4]] |
  
-  *** Q: Will Vampire 600 V2 and Vampire 500 V2+ still be supported once V4 is released ​?** +  * **What can I do if I can't get a program to run properly?** 
-    * AYes, V2 cards will still receive core updates.+    * Please see the "​Tips"​ section in the [[:​software_library:compatibility|Software compatibility considerations]] page.
  
-  *** Q: I've seen that Vampire 600 V2 is on hold. Will you produce it again in the future ​?** +  * **How do enable "Fast IDE" ​on the Vampire board?** 
-    * AYes, as of January 2018, majsta announced that he will run another batch of cards to fullfil pending orders+    * Please see ''​[[:system_tools:​vcontrol|VControl IDESPEED]]''​.
  
-  *** Q: Is the Vampire 500 V2+ compatible with the Amiga 2000 ?** +  * **Can I boot from the MicroSD slot?** 
-    * A: Vampire 500 V2+ is not officially supported in Amiga 2000 even if it has been reported ​to work. Amiga 2000 requires more signals than the Amiga 500 and you are lucky if it works.+    * Current driver revision isn't able to boot from MicroSD.
  
-  *** Q: Can I boot from ''​microSD'' ​slot ?** +  * **Why is ''​VControl CORE'' ​outputting a version string that is older than the last JIC Core I've flashed?** 
-    * ACurrent driver revision isn't able to boot from microSD. +    * Quartus II Programmer does not update the version string stored in the Vampire Core.  Only FlashROM executables do.  See more details [[:system_tools:​installing_cores|here]].
-===== Vampire V4 =====+
  
-  *** Q: When will ''​Vampire V4'' ​be available ​?** +  * **Do Vampires have an ''​FPU''?​** 
-    * A: Vampire V4 was aimed to be released in Q4'17. We are bit late but not far from announcing its general availability.+    *  FPU is available as hybrid hardware/​firmware solution since Core version GOLD2.7. See more details [[:​apollo_core:​fpu|here]].
  
-  *** Q: What are specs of ''​Vampire V4''​ ?** +  * **Do Vampires have an ''​MMU''?​** 
-    * A: Final specifications are : +    * MMU implementation is not currently planned ​for 68080 Core CPU.
-      * Cyclone 5 A5 with 77k LE and 28nm technology +
-      * 512MB DDR3 RAM +
-      * FastIDE 40/44-pin connectors +
-      * Digital Video-out up to 720p@60Hz +
-      * Dual kickstart-flashrom (for safety) +
-      * MicroSD Storage+
  
-  *** Q: Fine, but how much will ''​Vampire V4'' ​cost ?** +  * **This is emulating a ''​68060''​, right?** 
-    * A: Price is actually not setExpect ​an increase in price due to higher specification of Vampire V4 than current Vampire 600 V2 and Vampire 500 V2++    * No, the 68080 core is a legitimate ''​68000''​-series processorIt is not an emulation any more than old 68k chips are.
  
-  *** Q: I heard that there is a problem with ''​A1200''​ connectors preventing it of being produced, is that right ?** +  * **Why haven't you made the Vampire compatible with SATA/​BT4.0/​Thunderbolt/​NVMe/​[add any unavailable technology here]?** 
-    * A: That concern has been adressed ​and a solution has been found.+    * Developing such technologies on an 80s computer requires time and skills. If we wanted to work on such technologies for the Vampire, first orders would have been shipped approximately in August 2047All those technologies require at least dedicated drivers and obviously corresponding stack. Has anyone seen a Bluetooth stack on AmigaOS 3 until now?
  
-  *** Q: Fine, how can I preorder a ''​Vampire ​V4''​ now ?** +  * **How can I prevent devil entities from appearing out of my Vampire?​** 
-    * AV4 can't be preordered until we release it officialy.+    * Any use of holy water or garlic on your device will result in loss of your warranty. We strongly advise you to call your doctor before doing anything silly. ​:-)
  
-  *** Q: For which Amiga will Vampire V4 be available ?** +----
-    * A: The Vampire V4 is made with a standard “one design to fit them all” and comes in three flavors depending on customer need: +
-      * The Vampire V4 Standalone System +
-      * The Vampire V4 for Amiga Classic compatible with +
-        * Amiga 1000/​500/​2000/​CDTV +
-        * Amiga 600 with adapter (if produced) +
-      * The Vampire V4 for Amiga 1200+
  
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-===== Technical ===== 
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-  *** Q: This is emulating a ''​68060'',​ right ?** 
-    * A: No, the 68080 core is a legitimate ''​68000''​ series processor. It is not an emulation any more than old 68k chips are. 
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-  *** Q: Can I display WHDLoad games through the digital out port ?** 
-    * A: Not yet but this is planned with GOLD3 core ! We advice you to get a 15kHz capable monitor or a ScanDoubler in the meanwhile. ​ 
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-  *** Q: What ''​RTG''​ resolutions are available right now ?** 
-    * A: The driver supports from ''​320x240''​ up to ''​1920x1080'',​ however, the Pixel Clock of the Vampire is limited, so you will need a TV/monitor that can cope with low refresh rates if you want to use large modes (e.g. for 1080p you'll need to run at 24Hz vertical refresh). We recommend using 1280x720 or 960x540 for best Amiga experience. 
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-  *** Q: How many colors can the be displayed in ''​RTG''​ mode ?** 
-    * A: All depths are yet available. 8, 15, 16, 24, 32bits. 
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-  *** Q: Do Vampires have a ''​FPU''​ ?** 
-    *  A: FPU is available as an hybrid software/​hardware solution since GOLD2.7. More details about it [[fpu|here]]. 
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-  *** Q: Do Vampires have a ''​MMU''​** ? 
-    * A: MMU implementation is not currently planned for 68080 Core CPU. 
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-  *** Q: Can I run ''​OS3.9 BB2''​ ?** 
-    * A: Yes, you just have to modify SetPatch to ''​SetPatch NOROMUPDATE QUIET''​ in ''​S:​Startup-Sequence''​ to not load "​AmigaOS ROM Update"​. 
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-  *** Q: Do we need to use ''​CardPatch''​ with Vampire V600 ?** 
-    * A: A600 do not have the ''​PCMCIA''​ bug. ''​Cardpatch''​ is not needed. 
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-  *** Q: Do I need to remove my kickstart ROM with Vampire ?** 
-    * A: No, you can remove it but it's not needed. 
- 
-  *** Q: Why haven'​t you made the Vampire compatible with SATA/​BT4.0/​Thunderbolt/​NVMe/​[add any non-available technology here] ?** 
-    * A: Developping such technologies on a 80's computer requires times and skills. If we wanted to work on such technologies for Vampire, first orders would have approximately been shipped in August 2047. All those technologies requires at least dedicated drivers and obviously corresponding stack. Has anyone seen a bluetooth stack on AmigaOS3 until now ? 
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-===== Troubleshooting ===== 
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-  *** Q: My V600 keeps popping off, how can I stop this ?** 
-    * A: It may help to sand the ''​PLCC socket''​. V600s from kipper2k have already been sanded. You may need to slightly tighten the left screw holding the Vampire, but be very careful, tightening too much may crack the board, and/or damage the plastic mount. 
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-  *** Q: Why am I getting crashes with ''​PCMCIA''​ networking ?** 
-    * A: Disable ''​CardPatch''​ from your ''​S:​Startup-sequence'',​ it is not needed with the Vampire. If that does not help, post to our forum. 
- 
-  *** Q: How can I prevent WHDLoad "NMI Autovector"​ errors from appearing ?** 
-    * A: Enable ''​NoAutoVec''​ option from your ''​S:​WHDLoad.prefs''​ file. More infos in [[http://​whdload.de/​docs/​en/​opt.html#​NoAutoVec|WHDLoad documentation]] 
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-  *** Q: Since ''​GOLD2'',​ Fusion and Shapeshifter don't work anymore (even with ''​RsrvWarm/​Cold''​ or ''​PrepareEmul''​). What can I do ?** 
-    * A: Our ''​exec.library''​ reserves correct amount of memory the same way as RsrvWarm/​Cold/​PrepareEmul did. Only thing it doesn'​t do is moving the VBR to FastRAM. We recommend use of tools like [[http://​aminet.net/​package/​util/​sys/​vbrcontrol|VBRControl]] to move it to FastRAM. 
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-  *** Q: How can I prevent devil entities from appearing out of my Vampire ?** 
-    * A: Any use of holy water or garlic on your device will result in loss of your warranty. We strongly advice you to call your doctor before doing anything silly :-) 
- 
-  *** Q: I heard that since GOLD2.7, some FPGAs on Vampire 600 V2 could be too weak to run latest cores and might require a capacitor modification to make it stable. Can you explain ?** 
-    * A: Since GOLD2.7, FPGA is heavily used and some early Vampire 600 V2 showed sign of electrical weakness. To fix it, just solder ''​two 2.5mm 220µF 10V''​ on ''​C3''​ and ''​C6''​ like in [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=rbRryaa0cfQ|this video]]. We recommend help of a professional. 
-===== Other ===== 
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-  * [[http://​forum.apollo-accelerators.com|Apollo Accelerators Forum]] 
-  * [[http://​eab.abime.net/​showthread.php?​t=81237|EAB Vampire FAQ thread]] 
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