End of all TF (Amiga) projects

Help & news on accelerators from TF, Amiga, Atari, CD32 etc

Moderators: terriblefire, Terriblefire Moderator

Locked
terriblefire
Moderator Team
Moderator Team
Posts: 3354
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:56 pm
Location: Glasgow, UK
Contact:

Re: End of all TF (Amiga) projects

Post by terriblefire » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:09 am

exxos wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:58 am
Danoo wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:40 am
I will be very skeptical of any Retro equipment purchased from the Polish region from now on, from my stand point I will certainly not be supporting anyone associated with the lowlife that has destroyed these great Amiga projects.
:thumbup: well AFAIK I am the only distributor of the PCBs. Assembled ones are sold by some guys here and eBay..

This doesn't mean genuine boards are not out there, some polish people bulk buy to distribute locally, that's fine if they are taking pre-orders and the boards can be traced back to one of the official distributors. Of course boards without the logo are produced by a 3rd party... In case of TF536 they are stolen property. Other older designs were open source to the public to produce but of course do not have the logo as they were not produced by a official seller. @terriblefire please correct if this is not accurate.
for various reasons to avoid multiple customs charges @alenppc also is selling official TF536s. But he tends to serve only North America and usually sells fully assembled boards.
———
I get cranky when asked to repeat myself.

Maximilian
Posts: 157
Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:02 pm

Re: End of all TF (Amiga) projects

Post by Maximilian » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:05 am

Sorry to hear this, I was always happy to see another video with soldering, debugging and walking to every step from idea to product.
I even bought a new rework station and all the tools to build the boards and a shitload of Amiga's to rebuild for friends and other people. :cry:

Thank you TF and all the others that contributed, it's a shame it has to end because of a few rotten eggs.

renster72
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:24 am

Re: End of all TF (Amiga) projects

Post by renster72 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:10 am

@terriblefire Sorry to hear this have had so much enjoyment from my TF330 brought back my Love of Amiga and retro computing in general.. If you get bored the NeXT community would love to get some attention! I can dream of a 060 board in my NeXT station color ! only TF can make it happen :-)

spaceballs3000
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:02 am

Re: End of all TF (Amiga) projects

Post by spaceballs3000 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:26 am

I'm new and I'm late to the game, but I think I can bring some experience to help cover your R&D.

I've had my design copied by someone in china, in the end I was able to make it work out even better for me.

There are my thoughts.

You have an FPGA on it, make it easily updateable, if it was me I put an ESP-32/8266 and have it pull latest FW and via Wifi via push of a button.

You then you charge a premium for support of these knockoffs, that removes support annoyances from knockoff buyers, non knockoffs get support. If you were mean you could do whitelists and when FW runs on knockoffs (check FPGA unique ID) it could brick them (I dont recommend this), or simply display unsupported support on this hardware.

Now when you do updates (which always happen) everyone is happy, knockoffs, non knockoffs, and you.

User avatar
exxos
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 12239
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:19 pm
Location: UK
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/exxosuk
Contact:

Re: End of all TF (Amiga) projects

Post by exxos » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:51 am

Not a bad idea I guess. Though if the PLD has a unique code, maybe some chip activation in software. Basically sell activation keys.. No idea if its possible.

I did almost similar thing with some software once. But it was internet based software.. People had the exe on their PC which was the main software..but that connected to my sever every 10mins and ran some scripts which made the software work. This way they could hack the software as much as they wanted , it really didn't matter, as if they didn't have a valid activation code, the scripts wouldn't output any data to the users software.

So if there was a way to activate firmware, it could be locked to individual chips. This way, who the hell cares if anything got cloned, as it wouldn't activate without buying a activation key somehow first.
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/store2/ - All my hardware mods for sale - Please help support by making a purchase.

MickGyver
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:21 am

Re: End of all TF (Amiga) projects

Post by MickGyver » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:16 am

This is terrible news. :( Please don't let the bad guys win Stephen!

User avatar
alphadec
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun May 03, 2020 3:08 pm

Re: End of all TF (Amiga) projects

Post by alphadec » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:02 am

I have been waiting for TF1260 I am totaly shocked by this news that there wont be any.

User avatar
paul.liggins
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:52 am

Re: End of all TF (Amiga) projects

Post by paul.liggins » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:07 am

Ahh Stephen, so sorry this has happened.

Litigate this Daniel D**** prick. Start a gofundme for it I'll contribute cash for the legal team. Don't let this dick ruin it for you and everyone else mate.

User avatar
arkadiusz.makarenko
Trusted Guru
Trusted Guru
Posts: 653
Joined: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:36 am
Location: Edinburgh

Re: End of all TF (Amiga) projects

Post by arkadiusz.makarenko » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:14 am

Danoo wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:40 am
I will be very skeptical of any Retro equipment purchased from the Polish region from now on, from my stand point I will certainly not be supporting anyone associated with the lowlife that has destroyed these great Amiga projects.
Guys like Lotharek, Zaxxon or Warp team are not responsible for idiots like this guy. It would be unfair to put everyone from Poland into one basket.
Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.
~ Stanislaw Lem

adam
Posts: 38
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:01 pm

Re: End of all TF (Amiga) projects

Post by adam » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:23 am

Evil guy seems to be living in Germany.

Locked

Return to “Terriblefire's channel”