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Warp3D working on my Sam460CR

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I am very glad to say that today I now finally have Warp3D Southern Island drivers working under AmigaOS4.1 Final Edition on my Sam460CR!


The solution works because I found a low profile 1-slot Sapphire Radeon 7750 1GB DDR5 PCI-E graphics card cheaply on Ebay!

My other cards that work with the Southern Island Warp3D drivers (intended for my X1000) are only 2-slot cards, and so they don't fit in the Sam460CR as the PCI needed for the SATA card is directly underneath the PCI-E card slot.

Here is a close up of the card:

A view of the backside of the card, showing the model number and other details for those who want to hunt down this card themselves (click to expand any of the photos):


Here it is, now installed in the system. Really. Not. Much. Room in there!


Because it is a low profile card, I needed to remove the backplate for now as I don't have a full length backplate that fits the card (the card was second hand).

Before installing the new card I had already previously instal…

3 Years of this blog!

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It has now been three years since I started this Amiga X1000 blog!


As I hit the 3 year mark, I do sincerely hope this blog has been useful and helpful in helping other X1000 owners to enjoy their systems more.

I also hope that other Amiga users (Classic and Next Generation) have enjoyed reading this blog for the past 3 years.

I have tried my best to show why Amiga systems are still fun in 2012-2015, now 30 years after the first Amiga 1000 was released in 1985!


It is a shame that I couldn't celebrate the 3 years with my X1000, which inspired me starting this blog originally. It is being looked at over in the UK by AmigaKit and Varisys.

While waiting for my X1000 to be sorted out though I haven't wallowed in unhappiness - in fact, quite the opposite!

I have moved on (as you may know) by buying a new Acube Systems Sam460CR to run AmigaOS4.1 Final Edition and I have covered plenty of new AmigaOS developments since then on this blog. (I also have looked at MorphOS 3.8, 3.9 and Clas…

Interview on Adelaide Amiga User Group Website

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This week I gave an interview about myself and a bit of my Amiga history to George (Amigaman101) from the official Adelaide Amiga User Group on their website.

I decided to link my interview from my blog too in case it was of interest to anyone out there:

http://adelaideamiga.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/getting-to-know-adelaide-amiga-users.html


I hope it is interesting!

MultiviewerNG Sneak Preview for AmigaOS4.1 on Sam460CR

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Today I want to take a sneak peak at a preview version of MultiViewerNG on AmigaOS 4.1 FE, written by Andy 'Broadblues' Broad for A-Eon Technology Ltd, in development for over 6 months and soon to be released on AMIStore.


I have been offered a sneak peak at this software by A-Eon - thanks for this! I have been testing it on my Sam 460CR. (click on any images in this post to expand)


It is coming to AMIStore very soon - officially called MultiviewerNG for AmigaOS4.1 - I shorten the title to Multiviewer in this blog post as the software is called Multiviewer everywhere else:


There should also be a version for Classic Amigas as well, but this blog entry is focused on the AmigaOS 4.1 version.
Once the Multiviewer software is downloaded and extracted you have the following drawer, which contains the installer to set things up for Multiviewer:


As Multiviewer is a replacement for the AmigaOS Multiview utility, it needs to make some changes to your system to make Multiviewer the defaul…