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%% The Emulation Rambler                        By:  Jason Compton      %%
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While the Emplant natives got some sort of appeasance by finally getting
Emplant Mac 4.7, a large amount of them continue to be restless about the
refusal of the PC emulation to surface.  In the meantime, color shots of
BIOS screens continue to be advertised in the back inside cover of Amiga
World.

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I spoke recently with Richard Mataka of GMR Productions, US distributor of
Vortex Golden Gate boards.  He had two main messages:

1.  Sigma Design's WinStorm card is becoming increasingly difficult to
find.  He still has some, but since Sigma no longer makes it, the life
is limited.  (The WinStorm is the single IDE card with SCSI, VGA, and
16-bit sound+joystick port for bridgeboard-type emulators like the
Golden Gate.)

2.  While supplies last, he will sell double-speed internal SCSI CD-ROM
drives to Amiga Report readers for US$175.  Just ask for him and mention
this article to get more details.  (Note: Amiga Report is in no way
involved with this offer.  In fact, I didn't even ask, he just told me
he wanted to do it.)

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I also spoke with a company interested in assisting the Amiga emulation
market.  For customers interested in more than one item, this company will
seek out ANY IBM or Mac product (hardware), locate the lowest cost
available to them, and sell it to the end user at a 15% flat markup.

The company wishes to remain nameless at this time, but I was asked to
collect responses.  If you've got an opinion, let me know.

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News about EMC (the company which bought up a bunch of Commodore 2386
emulator boards and began selling some as upgraded 486/33s a while back)
has been hitting Usenet...apparently, an order upwards of $1000 has not
been acted upon in quite some time.  The customer tried contacting EMC
by phone.  He first got disconnection messages, then heard an answering
machine message from David Cinege (apparently in charge of, or
essentially totally, EMC) saying that he had been in a car accident and
was unable to work for some time, but would be taking care of orders
soon.

Mr. Cinege personally told this customer the same thing by E-mail.

I have mailed Cinege, but have not received a response.  If the situation
changes, I'll report it.

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