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-====== ​Frequentely ​Asked Questions ======+====== ​Frequently ​Asked Questions ====== 
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 +Below are commonly asked questions, collected from the [[https://​kiwiirc.com/​client/​irc.freenode.net/?#​apollo-team|IRC]] or our forums. Some questions are not Vampire-related but more about general Amiga knowledge and marked **GAK**, we just found these might be useful for users.
  
-Below are commonly asked questions, collected from the [[https://​kiwiirc.com/​client/​irc.freenode.net/?#​apollo-team|IRC]] or our forums. 
 ===== Ordering ===== ===== Ordering =====
  
-  *** Q: Where can I buy a Vampire accelerator ?**+  *** Q: Where can I buy a Vampire ​V2 accelerator ?**
     * A: From http://​orders.apollo-accelerators.com or from our authorized resellers :     * A: From http://​orders.apollo-accelerators.com or from our authorized resellers :
       * [[https://​www.amedia-computer.com/​|Amedia Computer France SAS]]       * [[https://​www.amedia-computer.com/​|Amedia Computer France SAS]]
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       * [[http://​www.relec.ch/​|RELEC]]       * [[http://​www.relec.ch/​|RELEC]]
       * [[https://​www.amiga-shop.net/​|Alinea Computer]]       * [[https://​www.amiga-shop.net/​|Alinea Computer]]
 +      * [[https://​www.vesalia.de/​|Vesalia]]
  
   *** Q: I have sent email to ''​Majsta''​ and had no reply.**   *** Q: I have sent email to ''​Majsta''​ and had no reply.**
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   *** Q: Will Vampire 600 V2 and Vampire 500 V2+ still be supported once V4 is released ?**   *** Q: Will Vampire 600 V2 and Vampire 500 V2+ still be supported once V4 is released ?**
     * A: Yes, V2 cards will still receive core updates.     * A: Yes, V2 cards will still receive core updates.
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-  *** Q: I've seen that Vampire 600 V2 is on hold. Will you produce it again in the future ?** 
-    * A: Yes, as of January 2018, majsta announced that he will run another batch of cards to fullfil pending orders. ​ 
  
   *** Q: Is the Vampire 500 V2+ compatible with the Amiga 2000 ?**   *** Q: Is the Vampire 500 V2+ compatible with the Amiga 2000 ?**
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   *** Q: Can I boot from ''​microSD''​ slot ?**   *** Q: Can I boot from ''​microSD''​ slot ?**
     * A: Current driver revision isn't able to boot from microSD.     * A: Current driver revision isn't able to boot from microSD.
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 ===== Vampire V4 ===== ===== Vampire V4 =====
  
   *** Q: When will ''​Vampire V4''​ be available ?**   *** Q: When will ''​Vampire V4''​ be available ?**
-    * A: Vampire V4 was aimed to be released ​in Q4'17. We are a bit late but not far from announcing its general availability.+    * A: Vampire V4 is still in developement and we hope to release it during 2019.
  
   *** Q: What are specs of ''​Vampire V4''​ ?**   *** Q: What are specs of ''​Vampire V4''​ ?**
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       * Cyclone 5 A5 with 77k LE and 28nm technology       * Cyclone 5 A5 with 77k LE and 28nm technology
       * 512MB DDR3 RAM       * 512MB DDR3 RAM
-      * FastIDE ​40/44-pin connectors+      * FastIDE 44-pin connectors
       * Digital Video-out up to 720p@60Hz       * Digital Video-out up to 720p@60Hz
       * Dual kickstart-flashrom (for safety)       * Dual kickstart-flashrom (for safety)
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     * A: Price is actually not set. Expect an increase in price due to higher specification of Vampire V4 than current Vampire 600 V2 and Vampire 500 V2+.      * A: Price is actually not set. Expect an increase in price due to higher specification of Vampire V4 than current Vampire 600 V2 and Vampire 500 V2+. 
  
-  *** Q: I heard that there is a problem with ''​A1200''​ connectors preventing it of being produced, is that right ?** +  *** Q: For which Amiga will Vampire V4 be available ​?** 
-    * A: That concern has been adressed and solution has been found.+    * A: The Vampire V4 will first be released as standalone system
  
-  *** Q: Fine, how can I preorder a ''​Vampire ​V4''​ now ?** +===== Vampire ​1200 V2 =====
-    * A: V4 can't be preordered until we release it officialy.+
  
-  *** Q: For which Amiga will Vampire V4 be available ​?** +  *** Q: I heard that there is a problem with ''​A1200''​ connectors preventing it of being produced, is that right ?** 
-    * A: The Vampire V4 is made with standard “one design to fit them all” and comes in three flavors depending on customer need: +    * A: That concern has been addressed and solution has been found.
-      * 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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   *** Q: Can I display WHDLoad games through the digital out port ?**   *** 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. ​+    * 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. A public Alpha release of GOLD3 core is available [[http://​gold3.apollo-accelerators.com|here]].
  
   *** Q: What ''​RTG''​ resolutions are available right now ?**   *** Q: What ''​RTG''​ resolutions are available right now ?**
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   *** Q: Do Vampires have a ''​FPU''​ ?**   *** 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]].+    *  A: FPU is available as an hybrid software/​hardware solution since GOLD2.7. More details about it [[apollo_core:​fpu|here]].
  
   *** Q: Do Vampires have a ''​MMU''​** ?   *** Q: Do Vampires have a ''​MMU''​** ?
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     * A: Yes, you just have to modify SetPatch to ''​SetPatch NOROMUPDATE QUIET''​ in ''​S:​Startup-Sequence''​ to not load "​AmigaOS ROM Update"​.     * A: Yes, you just have to modify SetPatch to ''​SetPatch NOROMUPDATE QUIET''​ in ''​S:​Startup-Sequence''​ to not load "​AmigaOS ROM Update"​.
  
-  *** Q: Do we need to use ''​CardPatch''​ with Vampire V600 ?**+  *** Q (GAK): Do we need to use ''​CardPatch''​ with Vampire V600 ?**
     * A: A600 do not have the ''​PCMCIA''​ bug. ''​Cardpatch''​ is not needed.     * A: A600 do not have the ''​PCMCIA''​ bug. ''​Cardpatch''​ is not needed.
  
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     * 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 ?     * 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 ?
  
-  *** Q: Why VControl ​outputs ​an older version string than last JIC core I've just flashed from wiki ?**+  *** Q: Why VControl ​does output ​an older version string than last JIC core I've just flashed from wiki ?**
     * A: JIC is not updating the revision string, only flashexe is. You are probably running last core but with older revision string.     * A: JIC is not updating the revision string, only flashexe is. You are probably running last core but with older revision string.
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 +  *** Q: How do I enable FastIDE on Vampire ?**
 +    * A: With VControl tool from the [[saga:​updates|SAGA Driver Package]] (VControl ID=0, 1, 2 or 3) or with [[http://​aminet.net/​package/​util/​shell/​APoke|APoke]] (Apoke $dd1020 2 $F000).
  
 ===== Troubleshooting ===== ===== Troubleshooting =====
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     * A: Disable ''​CardPatch''​ from your ''​S:​Startup-sequence'',​ it is not needed with the Vampire. If that does not help, post to our forum.     * 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 ?**+  *** Q (GAK): 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]]     * 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: 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 ?**   *** 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.     * 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]] 
-  * [[privacy|Privacy Policy]] 
  
 +  *** Q: I am getting noise / snow when using high resolutions on my monitor / TV.**
 +    * A: Try using a "​**digital video repeater/​amplifier**"​ like [[https://​www.amazon.com/​COWEEN-Repeater-Amplifier-Extender-Transmission/​dp/​B01GHL72XS|this one]].
  
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