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mattsoft

Re: Amiga 1000 & Wicher 500i

by mattsoft Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:07 pm

Bad news — the wicher does not work on a stock 1000. I just tried it on my other 1000 which is totally stock and all I get is the flashing power light. This is the same thing I get when I turn off the KS ROM on my rejuvenated 1000. So maybe the wicher needs the ROM to even boot. Total bummer. Eventually I’ll put a KS ROM on my stock 1000 and will try again. :(
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SEADRIVE

Re: Amiga 1000 & Wicher 500i

by SEADRIVE Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:51 pm

Greetings,

I have a number of A500's, but aesthetically, would prefer to improve my A1000. Sorry to hear that perhaps it was looking for Kickstart 3.1 and a Fat Agnus?
...too bad to hear...we could use an external A500 solution, but I would love to have it internal with a CF card.

...let me know if you get it working please...and I will follow suit.

Joe Cimmarrusti
(Canada)
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SEADRIVE

Re: Amiga 1000 & Wicher 500i

by SEADRIVE Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:36 pm

Because of the internal expansion possibility, I was going to grab a Wicher. However, the availability is actually low, I found many websites report that the A1000 did not work well with the wicher. Also, by the time one upgrades to 3.1 roms, and everything else the price ends up being slower overall and double the price of the ACA500 Plus, so last week I ordered this board. Regarding upgrading the Amiga 1000 agnus to a 1mb Fat Agnus, I would like more information. Nevertheless, good to see you are getting this working...I would love to see a youtube video showing your setup and such...cheers from Canada. :lol:

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