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/// The Emulation Rambler
By Jason Compton
Time this week for a little emulation and a lot of rambling.
A quote taken from comp.sys.amiga.emulators, from emulation's newest
bestest buddy, Jim Drew.
"We are looking into the licensing agreement for the chipset used in the
WHAT THIS WAS ABOUT:
The quote's context was in reference to the CD32 only. However, I can
easily see them trying to extend this to CD-equipped Amigas.
WHAT THIS MEANS:
This means that, depending on the cost of the 3DO Emplant module, a
consumer could very well be able to buy both a CD32 AND a 3DO for
around the price of 3DO itself. Now, the challenge would be to
communicate that to the public.
Back to your regular article:
First off, I would just like to let our intrepid readers know that both Rob
Glover and I are trying to obtain the Emplant board for review from Jim
Drew at Utilities Unlimited -- I'm looking for the standard version and Rob
trying to get the PCMCIA Emplant. The only word I've gotten back is that
since UU is backordered, they're not releasing any copies for review,
which sounds perfectly reasonable to me. He also added that UU is
moving to a plant to produce 40,000 Emplants per month, in order to
satisfy demand for the 4000/Emplant bundle package. Didn't I mention
how good of an idea that would be a couple of months back? So, in
closing on this topic-keep up the good work, Jim, and let us check out your
Also: I am STILL looking for someone with a fast Amiga (030/40 and up
preferable) to run some PC-Task benchmarks for me. I've got a whole set
of Macintosh SoftPC benchmarks just dying for comparison. Send me mail
if you're interested in doing me a favor.
On the subject of mail: Thanks to the few people who so far have
successfully gotten mail through to me. Jcompton@tcity.com is an address
that looks like it will be consistent for me, so please direct all mail
I am, of course, an avid reader and try to be an active poster on
comp.sys.amiga.emulations, and the one thing I'm noticing (along with just
about everyone else) is that the Emplant is occupying all of the time there.
I don't want to get sucked into that trap, so I'm especially anxious to hear
from a handful of Bridgeboard owners or so, just to keep the spirit
alive...since my funds are limited, I'm still plugging along on a C= 2286
bridgeboard, which I recently confirmed can indeed handle a SVGA card
without freaking Janus out (some people recently have had hard times
getting Janus libraries to load correctly when they started adding
It looks like my article will be cut short there. I'm keeping an eye out for
the release version of the IBM C-64 emulator, and anxiously awaiting the
chance to review an Emplant for your reading pleasure. Until the next