The TF536 arrives

68030 + SDRAM + IDE

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Re: The TF536 arrives

Post by PhilC » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:56 am

terriblefire wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:20 am
It’s not going to damage a turned pin socket. It will damage a square pin socket. I usually put a turned pin strip on my relocators.
Will give it a try next time, thanks.
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Re: The TF536 arrives

Post by alenppc » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:20 pm

I am gonna try soldering it the other way round next time. It just seemed logical to me that one would want longer pins on the bottom, but I guess I was wrong.

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Re: The TF536 arrives

Post by terriblefire » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:44 pm

alenppc wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:20 pm
I am gonna try soldering it the other way round next time. It just seemed logical to me that one would want longer pins on the bottom, but I guess I was wrong.
I agree. It’s illogical but it works better. I’ll demo on stream.
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Re: The TF536 arrives

Post by terriblefire » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:48 pm

Current status with this board is: On hold indefinitely.

I'm going to post @alenppc back the board he sent me so he can enjoy the one he built. I've had too much negative feedback about the IDE interface lately to continue doing A500 development. I guess my man in the middle INT2 stunt didnt really work well.
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Re: The TF536 arrives

Post by kludge » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:57 pm

terriblefire wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:48 pm
Current status with this board is: On hold indefinitely.

I'm going to post @alenppc back the board he sent me so he can enjoy the one he built. I've had too much negative feedback about the IDE interface lately to continue doing A500 development. I guess my man in the middle INT2 stunt didnt really work well.
I thought that the INT2 stunt worked well for the absolute majority of users? Or maybe I only skimmed the thread and missed it. Sorry to see the card getting shelved, but I guess a hobby should be fun so whatchagonnado.
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Re: The TF536 arrives

Post by terriblefire » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:38 pm

kludge wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:57 pm
I thought that the INT2 stunt worked well for the absolute majority of users? Or maybe I only skimmed the thread and missed it. Sorry to see the card getting shelved, but I guess a hobby should be fun so whatchagonnado.
I think it does well enough personally but the feedback is that people want long to use long IDE cables and the performance isnt good enough. A return to the old 40 pin connector that everyone petitioned me to drop has also been requested. This doesnt fit with what I want to support.

The TF536 will be back at some point but to be frank... there are plenty of A500 options out there now and I can spend my time more productively looking at how to produce CD32/A1200/A4000 accelerators. The only motivation i had with the A500 was to make the cheapest possible card so that the low end user can enjoy a great gaming experience. The features requested are not low end and there are other cards that do the job just as well already out there. I want to be adding something different rather than a "me too" option.
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Re: The TF536 arrives

Post by PhilC » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:45 am

Thanks for the update TF.

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Re: The TF536 arrives

Post by arkadiusz.makarenko » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:22 am

terriblefire wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:48 pm
Current status with this board is: On hold indefinitely.

I'm going to post @alenppc back the board he sent me so he can enjoy the one he built. I've had too much negative feedback about the IDE interface lately to continue doing A500 development. I guess my man in the middle INT2 stunt didnt really work well.
Would you consider releasing tf536 on different licence (no commercial use). Just for people who are going to build it themselves without support obviously?
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Re: The TF536 arrives

Post by terriblefire » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:26 am

arkadiusz.makarenko wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:22 am
Would you consider releasing tf536 on different licence (no commercial use). Just for people who are going to build it themselves without support obviously?
I did that with the TF534 and I had people come onto this forum this week and accused me of screwing them over, making a quick buck (LOL) and not supporting them. I'm not going to do that again.

EDIT: the irony is that people accused me of being spiteful for not releasing the TF534 before. I simply cant win.
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Re: The TF536 arrives

Post by fluffyfreak » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:39 am

terriblefire wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:26 am
EDIT: the irony is that people accused me of being spiteful for not releasing the TF534 before. I simply cant win.
This is true of anything, the phrase "haters gonna hate" is true, so you can only do what you do for yourself and those you like helping/working with.

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