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Mr.Toast
Roseville, CA

by Mr.Toast posted Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:04 am

These projects certainly are VERY impressive. The tag is a little steep at over 250euros and it requires you to have a reasonable supply of existing ICs. But....dayum.

https://the128rm.com/product/the128rm/

Anyone else tempted?
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McTrinsic

by McTrinsic posted Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:31 am

Tempted?
Of course. :)

But I still have a project ahead for a C64-reloaded. So I will most probably skip this.
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Zippy Zapp
CA, USA

by Zippy Zapp posted Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:01 am

Is this the model discussed elsewhere on here that fits into a 64c case? For me there is too many trade offs, not to mention the price, to replace a Real 128.
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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA

by intric8 posted Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:32 am

@ZippyZapp
Yeah, it's over here.

I totally understand why it was packaged for the 64C case, and while it's expensive I bet the creator is charging close to cost for a small batch. It's a massive labor of love by the creator, and I think it's awesome that the 128 is getting some attention for change with projects like these. I'm personally going to pass, tho.
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Mr.Toast
Roseville, CA

by Mr.Toast posted Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:44 pm

Apologies for not catching this thread on the other side of the fence.

Yes, price and compatibility-unless I was sitting on some dead hardware with no future of becoming full up system again due to board failure... might be a different story from that perspective. I am sure the cost is scaled appropriately for the limited scale of economies-but daddy warbucks isn't going to cover that for me. I might regret that some day if I land a bunch of 128 hardware. That's just not looking likely at this time.

I think all the "re" boot modern board stuff is seriously exciting. Especially on the Amiga side where there has been a ton of dead stuff as a result of battery damage. And, if you were looking for some future proofing or doing a lot of repair work requiring a test platform, this would be totally justifiable.

Then there is the bling factor. I guess some people are attracted to sexy clean hardware with acrylic cases and LED blinkenlights. But...that wouldn't be anyone here, right?

Right?

...ahem... @intric8

jk, bud. I get it.
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oldbull

by oldbull posted Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:52 pm

I've been dreaming about a "Reloaded" A1200 in a kickstarter case with kipper2k keyboard. After today's news from icomp, it's looking like Vampire is the way I'll be running AGA software.
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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA

by intric8 posted Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:11 pm

@Toast
I have no idea what you're talking about.


..

bwhahahahaha! :D
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rpiguy9907

by rpiguy9907 posted Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:01 pm

According to a thread on AtariAge the 128 Remastered was cancelled. Backers received a refund.
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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA

by intric8 posted Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:40 pm

That's true. My friend Dan, who is a member of SEA-CCC, informed us of this fact a couple of days ago. I'm not entirely surprised as the initial response was mixed. But I'm always a tad sad when a labor of love like this fails.

Even if I'm not entirely on board myself.
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Zippy Zapp
CA, USA

by Zippy Zapp posted Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:03 am

That's a bummer. Although I was not interested in it myself I hate to see things canceled. Maybe if they do a 100% replacement then that will spark something.

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