Monday, June 26, 2017

Spirit Technology Inboard 1000- fast ram internal expansion with battery backed up clock pics

During my daily ritual of browsing all my favourite Amiga forums I came across a thread asking for hi-res pics of the 'Inboard 1000' card for the Amiga 1000 as the poster needed them to carry out some repair work. Immediately after reading the post my mind raced back to 1989 when I was entering University and needed some extra fast ram for my Amiga 1000 and purchased the Spirit Technology Inboard 1000 from a Commodore/ Amiga shop called Comspec which was luckily for me only a 10 minute bike ride from my parents house back then. Boy the excitement when I added a 68010 to the Inboard 1000 with an extra 2MB fats ram....turbo fast lol Scrambling to find it through my 'box of stuff' at home I then realized it was still at my parents house and with life being crazy busy with work/ young kids I finally got around to digging through my old 'boy cave' and dug up my old Inboard 1000 to take the pics :-)

some info from the Amiga Hardware Database

and of course a mandatory pic of the man cave today! hmm seems like I've got at least one Amiga 1000 in pieces that could make use of my old Inboard 1000 (light bulb in brain on )

Saturday, April 1, 2017

ACA500 plus working with my Amiga1000 with all my side cars attached :-)

So I bought the new expansion card from  Individual Computers a few months back to eventually get it working with my Amiga 500 thats been boxed up for a few decades BUT alas the mancave is dead out of space with me setting up my Amiga 4000 (ya I know that's another story for another day lol).  Anyhoo the lack of space got e thinking to try it out on my Amiga 1000 since they share the same zorro 2 port & I know a few amigans that got the earlier A500 card to work on their A1000s so figured I'd give her a go.

Now seeing as my all original A1000 is, and always been, the Queen of my mancave I always intend to keep her the way she was in the mid to late 80's which means kickstart 1.3 and of course Workbench 1.3, original 20MB XT-IDE Hd & controller and my 2MB ram side cars!  So I'm very happy to report the ACA500 + works great at the end of my scsi car train so very easy to keep my original classic config and also use the modern features the A500+ gives without the hassle of messing with my side cars.  Also I know many Amiga 1000 users had issues of having to restart their miggies many times until the ACA500 kicked in but so far every time I boot up the ACA500+ comes rightup...maybe luck or maybe that's due to the upgrades in the + ?

here's a quick vid:

and of course the obligatory view of the mancave..and this time it has 2 be in 2 sections for now anyway ;-)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Commodore 64 fan? Ultima fan? 

of course it's a rhetorical question since you're in The Mancave so hurry up and go support this awesome new C64 RPG "Unkown Realms" at kickstarter !!!

Your adventure begins in the 80's

Sail to distant lands but don't forget to use your map