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walfridson
03-23-2010, 08:48 AM
http://www.commodoreusa.net/tech.html
http://www.commodoreusa.net/i//9100_2-1.jpg
http://www.commodoreusa.net/i//9100_rear-1.jpg
http://www.commodoreusa.net/i//zpc9100_card-1.jpg

I loved the Amiga but not sure what to think :)...

Titus
03-23-2010, 08:51 AM
Is Jack Tramiel involved?

OnlineRender
03-23-2010, 08:53 AM
I want one ,where the tape deck ?

archijam
03-23-2010, 09:08 AM
I want one ,where the tape deck ?

I had a Commodore 128D, Tape decks are for loooosers ;)

Soth
03-23-2010, 09:11 AM
no HDMI? ;(

OnlineRender
03-23-2010, 09:11 AM
Ive still got the keyboard addaption up in the loft that goes over the C64keyboard and changes it into Piano ...........

googled *cant be bothered getting ladders from the hut :)

http://www.nationalvideogamearchive.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/c64-music-makerjpg.jpeg

Matt
03-23-2010, 09:16 AM
http://www.commodoreusa.net/os.html

Amiga emulation only!

erikals
03-23-2010, 09:17 AM
DVD drive inside?
usb on backside only?
touchpad "lowered" into the cabinet?
1 paralell port and 2 serial ports?
anti ergonomic?

nah, make something new, something that is efficient.

maybe i should make a new design for them.

Soth
03-23-2010, 09:19 AM
we are complaining bunch arent we?

erikals
03-23-2010, 09:32 AM
they should have just cloned the Amiga 500, made it intel based,
and called it Commodore Phoenix 500

http://www.patrickvonarx.ch/commodore/amiga_500.jpg

erikals
03-23-2010, 09:34 AM
we are complaining bunch arent we?

we still love the old Commodore http://erikalstad.com/backup/anims.php_files/007.gif

walfridson
03-23-2010, 10:13 AM
they should have just cloned the Amiga 500, made it intel based,
and called it Commodore Phoenix 500

http://www.patrickvonarx.ch/commodore/amiga_500.jpg

Actually...
Yes

But I skip the top part... Too big. For the kinda ugly C USA version I would skip the front - the pad part.
I didn't have a lot of space where I used to live so I got a Acer Revo
But it's so slow...
http://www.t3.com/images/variants/acer_revo2_w500.jpg

If the hardware was right I would mind sticking in DVD's in the keyboard!...

Titus
03-23-2010, 10:25 AM
All this machine needs is the keyboard with funny characters.

COBRASoft
03-23-2010, 11:26 AM
Amiga Rulez!!!

I want an Amiga OS 64bit to be native running on my I7, now that would be speed and powerfull. Add Visual Studio and LightWave to the bunch... Oh well, I'll keep on dreaming...

Comodore USA... Nah, old cpu, old technology (now USB3.0, SATA 3.0, ...) and non-usable design IMHO.

grn
03-23-2010, 07:08 PM
A keyboard PC is not a very bad idea now that we have some pretty good true hd televisions. This commodore build is just way too big compared to its muscular power. The ASUS keyboard looks much more attractive to me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r-y3HeNle0

erikals
03-24-2010, 03:17 AM
A keyboard PC is not a very bad idea now that we have some pretty good true hd televisions. This commodore build is just way too big compared to its muscular power. The ASUS keyboard looks much more attractive to me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r-y3HeNle0

Damn, i had that exact idea, i was actually going to model a concept model...
very cool keyboard imo, that is more what Commodore should have done.

(edit, my idea was a big touchpad instead of an lcd)

zardoz
03-24-2010, 03:52 AM
but it's good to see that someone still tries to keep the amiga alive. Those who had one remember it forever. I had an amiga 500 and then a 1200 with some accelarator card with 20Mb of ram.

walfridson
03-24-2010, 04:43 AM
That Asus keyboard looks really cool. Would like the keyboard to be more... proper..
August?.. hm
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Asus-Keyboard-Touchscreen-PC,8145.html

eduardbm
03-24-2010, 06:41 AM
May be this guys can play another time with Amiga feels.

They (and others) abandoned to all Amiga users to their luck with a great machine live.

They never returned behind the view and now they come in with a pc machine trying emule the AmigaOS.

No dedicated chipset, no preemptive multitask, is portable but it is not an Amiga computer in all.

Commodore leave to the beach!

Shawn Farrell
03-24-2010, 11:45 AM
If it doesn't have the C= Logo with the colored stripes exactly as it was it's no deal for me. The card reader needs a cartridge port for my fastload, that way my DVD and harddrive would run 4x faster. Screw HDMI where is my composite output port, I need a use for my old TV.:thumbsup:

Cageman
03-24-2010, 01:37 PM
May be this guys can play another time with Amiga feels.

They (and others) abandoned to all Amiga users to their luck with a great machine live.

They never returned behind the view and now they come in with a pc machine trying emule the AmigaOS.

No dedicated chipset, no preemptive multitask, is portable but it is not an Amiga computer in all.

Commodore leave to the beach!

No dedicated chipset? How come? I mean... every PC today have dedicated chipsets for I/O, Sound and Graphics, they usually happen to be PCI/AGP/PCIe cards though.

With that said, this machine will have a locked down standard though (the onboard GFX and soundchip, for example). So, in a sense, it reasembles what the Amiga HW offered in this sense (a locked down standard). If anything, it can become a standard machine within the PC Demoscene (most likely not though).

I really like the design of the machine... very Amiga-like and neat! :)

eduardbm
03-24-2010, 03:53 PM
With that said, this machine will have a locked down standard though (the onboard GFX and soundchip, for example). So, in a sense, it reasembles what the Amiga HW offered in this sense (a locked down standard). If anything, it can become a standard machine within the PC Demoscene (most likely not though).

I really like the design of the machine... very Amiga-like and neat! :)

I already have a laptop with quadrofx, hidef audio and other gadgets with Amigaforever intalled into with ADPro and Morph plus and I never mind to say that it is a Amiga-like computer architecture.

However I agree with you, by the way of this is a Amiga design inspired.

stevmjon
03-24-2010, 07:43 PM
we still love the old Commodore http://erikalstad.com/backup/anims.php_files/007.gif

the good old amiga days. i spent so much time playing games on my amiga 500 back then. i even coded using amos pro. later, i bought an amiga 4000 and it had lightwave v5.0 installed. that's how i initially got into using lightwave. spec settings were low / medium / high only. how it's grown since then.
i am currently trying to finish a game i coded in 1988. i was determined to make a game back then, but pc took over and become popular. i reluctantly stopped using amiga.
i am now using a basic language for my pc, and using lightwave to make graphics. i am trying to modernise a platformer game that i didn't finish, for fun.

stevmjon

erikals
03-25-2010, 05:11 AM
heh, the time i used playing games back then,... all worth it..! http://erikalstad.com/backup/anims.php_files/biggrin.gif

this reminds me, gotta buy me two of these, Competition Pro USB joystick (http://img.gfx.no/135/135588/i_135588.800x500.JPG)

(btw, at a placed i worked we still were delivering Amiga Scala updates for cruiseship cabins TV presentations in 2005,... anyone higher?) http://erikalstad.com/backup/anims.php_files/smile.gif

hmm, wonder how UAE is doing... gotta check (Ultimate Amiga Emulator (http://www.amigaemulator.org/))

zardoz
03-25-2010, 05:26 AM
I still have two of those joysticks, hard as steel.http://www.luislopes.eu/images/full/3d/LuisLopes56.jpg
http://www.luislopes.eu/images/full/3d/LuisLopes60.jpg

Intuition
03-25-2010, 12:31 PM
As long as it can play this game I'll buy it. ;D

http://www.lemon64.com/games/screenshots/full/m/movie_monster_game_01.gif

OnlineRender
03-25-2010, 12:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ_i0spcgBM

Microprose Soccer Commodore 64 SecondTime


LOVED THIS

Titus
03-25-2010, 12:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ_i0spcgBM

Microprose Soccer Commodore 64 SecondTime


LOVED THIS

That game was awesome! they even had a rain mode.

OnlineRender
03-25-2010, 12:56 PM
http://www.c64.com/

OnlineRender
03-25-2010, 01:01 PM
we have a new game comming out soon on XBIG ........ "working on promo vid /\tm" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srF6ksMcSm8

TheDynamo
03-26-2010, 12:27 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulder_Dash