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Page 1: Vampire V4 manual EN · 2020. 6. 8. · Title: Microsoft Word - Vampire V4 manual EN Author: Hewlett Packard Created Date: 4/1/2020 5:59:32 PM

Vampire

TABLE OF

1) Disclaimer 2) Description 3) Compatibility & 4) Flashing the 5) Usage w

6) Software installation

1) Disclaimer

The Vampire V4 is a computer delivered in a boxelectromagnetic standards in force. The Vampire V4 ships with the free AROS system or, for the ATARINo third party copyrighted material is part of this product.Warning: If you want to dispose of this equipment, please do not use the ordinary equipment must be treated separately and in accordance with legislation that requires proper treatment, recovery and recycling of used electrical and electronic equipment. 2) Description You ordered the V4 with CFpreinstalled AROS, plug

Vampire V4 computer Manual

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

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age warranty Software installation & support

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ampire V4 ships with the free AROS Amiga operating or, for the ATARI-Fans, with FreeMiNT/ EMUTOS

copyrighted material is part of this product.Warning: If you want to dispose of this equipment, please do not use the ordinary dustbin! Used electrical and electronic equipment must be treated separately and in accordance with legislation that requires proper treatment, recovery and

d electrical and electronic equipment.

ou ordered the V4 with CF-Adapter and CF-Card , plug it in and enjoy the amiga-feeling.

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Manual

core

adapted to the

Amiga operating / EMUTOS

copyrighted material is part of this product. Warning: If you want to dispose of this equipment, please do

! Used electrical and electronic equipment must be treated separately and in accordance with legislation that requires proper treatment, recovery and

d electrical and electronic equipment.

with feeling.

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The Vampire V4 is an AMIGA compatible computer that uses the Apollo core which is compatible with the Motorola 68K processors while outclassing them in performance. The Vampire V4 is equiped with the following connectors: a mini-USB port for power, a non-bootable microSD connector, a video and digital audio output, two USB connectors for keyboard and mouse, an RJ45 port and two DB9 connectors for the joystick. The following internal connectors are available: 3 IO headers for future extensions, a RTC connector for a clock module, a 44-pin IDE port for mass storage, and a JTAG port for updating the core.

3) Compatibility & current state of the core and AROS

Due to the nature of the FPGA, compatibility is constantly improving. The list of compatible devices can be viewed here:

http://www.apollo-core.com

At the time of writing this manual, the core is in the following state: 2

PIN 1 Red wire

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Ethernet driver is included. USB: support for some input devices like USB mice and

keyboards. See the list at http://www.apollo-core.com. OCS/AGA: Many games and demos work perfectly, but

not all. This is continually improving. Boot drives: boot from IDE/CF, microSD card for data

exchange. Bootable micro SD is in roadmap. AROS, the next generation AMIGA-OS, is still in an early

phase of development. Somethings might not work yet. We work day by day to bugfix all this, if you want to help us you are welcome

5) Flashing the board

The Vampire V4 can be updated to benefit the latest Core improvements, such as new features, speed improvements or compatibility improvements.

The recommended way to install the FlashRom: - Download a flashrom.exe from http://www.apollo-core.com/index.htm?page=downloads - Put the flashrom executable in the C drawer. - Start your Vampire V4 from the early-startup without startup- sequence. (Press both mouse buttons) - Run the flashrom binary by typing its name from the CLI. - Confirm the operation by typing 'YES' (in CAPS) and RETURN. - Wait until flashing is finished. - Power Off your Vampire V4 and wait 30 seconds. - Power On your Vampire V4. Using the JTAG USB-Blaster: - The USB-Blaster can be used to flash alpha- or beta-cores. - Please consult the picture (left) where an how to connect the JTAG. (plug in the wrong way, might destroy your board !)

You can use the microSD card to transfer the file from your computer to the Vampire V4. Some AmigaOS, AROS and FreeMiNT distributions dedicated to the Vampire range already have the integrated support of the microSD. 3

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6) Usage warranty

The Vampire computer comes tested and ready to use, fully preinstalled with AROS Amiga Operating System, or with ATARI EMUTOS Operating system - depending on the customer choice. Please mind that the electronic components / chips on the Vampire V4 are electrostatic sensitive devices and can be damaged by electrostatic discharge. Only open the Vampire if you wear an ESD protection wrist strap. Any damage due to electrostatic discharge is excluded from the warranty. The Vampire comes with a fully tested IDE-CF adapter and tested CF card. Usage of other adapter or devices is on the risk of the user. Mind that wrong inserting/pluggin of IDE-adapters or Expansions can cause an electronic shock harming the device. Any mechanical or electrical damage to card is excluded from the warranty.

7) Software update & support

Visit our homepage http://www.apollo-core.com :

Use DOWNLOADS to find the latest core and AROS-image. Use the FORUM for FAQ and to get informed on different

topics. The IRC-Cannel is one possibility for fast real-time support.

The link to IRC is on top of our forum. Vampire4 is the page for current information about V4.

If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact us. We invited you in our slack-channel, which is specially created for V4-user.

Don’t forget to visit www.apollo-accelerators.com to be informed on the latest news about the whole Apollo-Family.

The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice. Copyright 2020 Apollo-Team. The English version of this manual prevails.

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