I was building my Amiga 2500 the last three months and I found this awesome forum.
My name is Santiago. I am from Spain but I have been working in California the last 13 years. I know, still my English is not that good so, be sure I will make mistakes writing here
Amiga user since Christmas 1987 if I remember correctly and Amiga Scener since........ I dont even remember, but still in the Amiga Scene with Capsule group.
I started with an Amiga 500 and 1mb or RAM plust Commodore 1084S monitor. I guess this was the basic setup when we were kids, right. Amiga 2000 was a dream and later, in Europe everybody was reading about the Video Toaster, Lightwave, etc and the A1200 and A4000 came out.
So, I worked hard and I bought an A4000/040 with 16mb of RAM. From there, I started to model 3d, using TVPaint, texturing models, animation, etc....... Amiga 4000 was a beast.
I did add a DCTV and later, a 060 with 128 Mb. From there, bit a bit and working hard, Cybervision64, Vlab Motion, Tocatta, Ariadne, AD512, Personal Animation Recorder, TBC IV, Video Toaster 4000, Video Toaster 2000, etc, etc. Took me a while to collect all these cards but like I said before, still is a dream to have this up and running.
The latest addon has been a Vampire V500 v2 on the CPU slot. I have some problems right now so I hope I can find a solution for this soon.
So, back to my story....... when Amiga 4000 was the last Commodore machine, PC were growing fast, really fast. I saw for the first time Lightwave 5.6 running on OpenGL with a Permedia 2 chip. Still I was holding strong with my Amiga 4000 but, the renders time and the market was moving too fast, and Commodore was dead.
It was time to jump on the train and learn more 3d............. so I did. From there and thanks to Amiga, I am working doing commercial games moving polygons here and there
But still I love this awesome machine and one day I will bring my Amiga 4000 to California. Right now a friend is recapping the motherboard and adding a few things here and there.
And me, I am building this fantastic Amiga 2500 with a lot of cards. Everything runs super fast with the vampire and all the boards are working..... just the Video Slot or Video Toasters are not seen and I am trying to find an answer for this.
Well, I should stop writing too much and I need to do some work.