It appears that there was a fallout between Amiga on the Lake the A-EON/AmigaKit. That means there will be no local supplier for North American Amiga customers that want to get hold of the x5000 and a1222 Tabor boards. We will have to go international. As AmigaKit have been sending their stock of x5000 boards out to other distributors, they don’t have any in stock. I wonder what the problem ended up being?
Here is their statement found on their webpage:
“We have made a decision, concerning both A-EON and AmigaKit. The decision we made is grounded in our experience during the last 8 months in regards to both companies. As a result we have made the choice to no longer support A-EON or AmigaKit in any way, shape or form.
We are still here and “may” be carrying more stuff soon. However no more X5000 or A1222 or, frankly anything produced from either company. AOTL Donations is going on a temporary hold so we can refocus now that we are not supporting A-EON or AmigaKit.”
Okay, so this isn’t going to become a news site but occasionally, when many things happen at once that are interesting, I’ll comment. This is classic-side news:
The fastest Amiga 68k accelerator is almost ready, and it’s only for the Amiga 600 at the moment. The Vampire 600, designed by Majasta, is prepping for the Phoenix core, a shrunken version of the Apollo core which will provide 68000 level instruction set at 100MIPs, faster than most Amigas even with 68060’s.
Kipper2K has taken over production for now. Price is $125 USD.
After 20+ years, MUI for AmigaOS3.x/68k users is getting bumped from 3.8 to 3.9. I believe release 3 of MUI3.9 was just released. Check out their website.
Over at Amigans.net, danbeaver just posted how to get an Amiga printer to work with USB printers. This looks handy!
A British group is selling the Cyclone RX adapter, which allows the Amiga to use Playstation controllers (most likely PS1). They are selling on ebay it appears.
And finally, there is a side scrolling game released for both Amiga and CD32 consoles using the Backbone game dev system (free on Aminet). The CD32 ISO and LHA files are downloadable.