Always after ways to push the trusty Amiga 500 to new limits, I discovered a post on the German A1k.org website about someone who had fitted a graphics card to his A500. This was a feat I felt I should replicate. I’m almost, but not quite, there. However, there were lots of hoops which needed jumping through first…
It’s Amiga weekend, apparently! This story is a bit more hardware-focuseed, obviously.
Back in the day, I had an 030 card inside, and a Slingshot on the outside. I had an EMPLANT card in one slot to do AppleTalk and SCSI, and a Piccolo video card in the other. I knew plenty of folks with similar setups. You could really squeeze a lot out of those old 500s.
One note – with the 030 card (with 8MB of ram) inside, you couldn’t power the slingshot from the computer, even with a higher power supply like the Phoenix. I had to use another power supply to power the Slingshot and the SCSI drive.
That is quite an achievement. Great !
It’s Amiga news again! http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-28483217