Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Sep 2016 22:29 UTC, submitted by leech
Hardware, Embedded Systems

The pinout of that 68K Game Shifter, however, does not match the Shifter IC in any of the Atari ST computers. But incidentally, the never released Atari Panther was to be a Motorola 68000 based game console. Furthermore, the Panther prototype board features a chip conspicuously marked 4118!

So after the cancellation of the Panther development in 1991, I may well be first person for 25 years to be looking at the design of its shifter chip.

I'm a sucker for these kinds of stories. Great work!

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RE[2]: Comment by leech
by zzarko on Thu 8th Sep 2016 22:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by leech"
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This Saturday (10th September) at BalCCon 2k16 conference in Novi Sad will be a world premiere of Vampire 500 accelerator...

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RE[3]: Comment by leech
by leech on Fri 9th Sep 2016 02:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by leech"
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Sweet! I'm waiting for the Vampire 4000 myself.

So from what I was reading about the Natami, it was more like the Vampire rose up from the ashes of that project, but I didn't think they were going to continue with it, since Natami ended up being a little bit more than what they thought they could handle, or something like that. Sometimes these projects go on too long and people involved lose interest for one reason or another, good to hear that it's looking more like it'll come about eventually. If the Natami is released with all it is supposed to be, I may end up selling my A4000 at that point, but not before!

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by Megol on Fri 9th Sep 2016 13:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by leech"
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Sweet! I'm waiting for the Vampire 4000 myself.

So from what I was reading about the Natami, it was more like the Vampire rose up from the ashes of that project, but I didn't think they were going to continue with it, since Natami ended up being a little bit more than what they thought they could handle, or something like that. Sometimes these projects go on too long and people involved lose interest for one reason or another, good to hear that it's looking more like it'll come about eventually. If the Natami is released with all it is supposed to be, I may end up selling my A4000 at that point, but not before!


Again the vampire card was created by one person (Majsta) wholly independent of the Natami project. There is no connection between the Natami project, the Apollo core or the Vampire card except a few persons. The Natami is dead or at least in a deep coma.

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