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#76 Ayreon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 7, 2017 4:34 AM

It's the same as this one?

 

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#77 xucaen OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 7, 2017 12:14 PM

Just throwing this into the wind... JagDuo board with Jaguar SD in place of the CD.

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Posted Tue Nov 7, 2017 2:20 PM

Just throwing this into the wind... JagDuo board with Jaguar SD in place of the CD.

 

Something like that had crossed my mind....



#79 Clint Thompson ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:07 PM

You would still need the jaguar CD motherboard to make it complete. I doubt that it would use the standard one

Found it. Lucky for me, Sam left the disk with PCB files and unpopulated board on his desk while he went out to lunch.

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As far as updates go, the main board files are still being worked on/updated when time permits.

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Posted Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:42 PM

Where did you find this?:)

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Posted Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:24 PM

Where did you find this? :)

 

On Sam's desk while he went out to lunch :P



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Posted Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:08 AM

The company that made this board 'cirexx' is still trading. Maybe they still have the original files and a bom file too.

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Posted Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:47 AM

Fun thread, I am mortified that no one else seems to notice the shape of the JagDuo board would be PERFECT for a giant FUJI on the silk screen...  Priorities people!!!!

 

Worst case, get some copies of the board make, silk-sceen on that Fuji and sell a bunch of novelty wall clocks :D



#84 Clint Thompson ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:16 AM

The company that made this board 'cirexx' is still trading. Maybe they still have the original files and a bom file too.

 

Have the original PCB files for this as well, which I guess I should have clarified as truth with my alternate reality backstory that was just for fun. The BOM however was not part of the batch and not sure why, but hopefully we'll eventually find it since that's kind of the key to the entire puzzle. Maybe in another 3 months.



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Posted Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:38 AM

I know it’s only speculation at this point, but add me to the waiting list if/when the JagDuo comes to fruition.

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Posted Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:47 PM

Fantastic archaeological work, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Duo  :D 


Edited by danlucio, Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:48 PM.


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Posted Tue Apr 3, 2018 2:43 PM

I've just emailed you 2 pages of documentation, that might,just might be related to the Atari Duo project..

It's Sam Tramiel talking about future plans and there is a possible lead to be followed up.

The talk and timing seem to fit, but Tramiel goes onto speculste about an awful lot of things and talks some absolute nonsense,so it might well be a dead end.

Have a look through and i will make a few enquiries my end.


UPDATE:with thanks to a friend of mine,asking on my behalf, we now have a contact for you to get in touch with, emailed it over.


;-) Actually make that 2 possible leads as both worked for Atari,both appear to have used the same handle or code name at 1 point.


Fingers crossed this leads somewhere.

Be great if something did come of it.

Sent same documents to Atarimania so if nothing else they can be archived and shared.

Edited by Lost Dragon, Tue Apr 3, 2018 3:30 PM.


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Posted Tue Apr 3, 2018 3:36 PM

Sorry for not publically sharing the documents at this point, but despite 2 promising leads,it might come to nothing.

Clint at least has some folks to reach out to, Atarimania will have some extra files.

I'm not going down the path of publically posting stuff, just so certain ex-memembers of Atari Age can copy and Paste it on sites of their choosing,saying,behold look what i found.

Grew tired of that months ago.

Documents and names are in the right hands as far as i am concerned.

Best of luck Clint, i know you will share anything that comes of it and Atarimania will post it up if they think it's worthy for their sections.

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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2018 1:44 AM

I'm not going down the path of publically posting stuff, just so certain ex-memembers of Atari Age can copy and Paste it on sites of their choosing,saying,behold look what i found.

Grew tired of that months ago.

Don't let a few bad apples spoil the fun for everybody else. Just ignore them and let them rot in their little corner.

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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2018 1:58 AM

Sorry for not publically sharing the documents at this point, but despite 2 promising leads,it might come to nothing.

Clint at least has some folks to reach out to, Atarimania will have some extra files.

I'm not going down the path of publically posting stuff, just so certain ex-memembers of Atari Age can copy and Paste it on sites of their choosing,saying,behold look what i found.

Grew tired of that months ago.

Documents and names are in the right hands as far as i am concerned.

Best of luck Clint, i know you will share anything that comes of it and Atarimania will post it up if they think it's worthy for their sections.

 

Best decision.



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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2018 2:53 AM

I honestly don't want to get Clint's hopes up as given that it's Sam Tramiel bigging projects up, he might have oversold the entire thing.

And he gave code names, little else.

But, with thanks to the community last night, some digging was done and we have found 2 potential candidates that fit the working with Atari on Jaguar Hardware and both apparently fit a codename given.

1 has been interviewed before by someone far more professional than myself and the other lists the Jaguar work on their C.V and has contact details.

Everything given to Clint and i guess now it's the age old waiting game of attempting to contact then, see if they want to talk and seeing what's what.

I do hope something comes of this, as Clint is investing a lot of time into this project.

He recently had to clear up some...confusion that he had code for Conan and Phear and would be giving away both, plus the reveal of Zzyorxx II was incorrectly reported, so i feel it's best he has the leads and proceeds as he sees best.

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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2018 11:26 AM

Appreciate the info Lost Dragon and will update when time permits. Real life/work has been extremely busy and JagFest @ MGC is coming up so preparing slowly for that.



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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2018 1:30 PM

I personally don't think it's person A myself, as although they worked at Atari on various Jaguar projects and have been linked to hardware projects in the past,this appears to of been a misunderstanding based on what someone else from Atari could foresee the hardware being used for...

So i haven't attempted contacting them.

Person B however i have emailed this evening, explained my interest and your project Clint, plus forwarded the documents in question to them.

Now we wait and see if they choose to reply, if the person in question is the right one and if they want to chat about it in detail.

I was in the process of following up another lead on behalf of Unseen64, regarding an annouced Jaguar title as it was,with someone else this evening, so it was no trouble to send an additional email.

Wether i hear back from either party though is a different matter.

But..feelers have gone out on your behalf my friend.

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Posted Thu Apr 5, 2018 2:32 AM

We have the right guy

Reply back this morning:


"Hi there. Yes, I am that person! The piece is fairly erroneous though, I was just a lowly engineer working for the brains of the operation.."

So, he's either being very humble, or Sam Tramiel really bigged up the project itself.

Hopefully we can learn more, but if not, at least we can put a name to a project and it's yet another small piece in the Jaguar history puzzle.

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Posted Thu Apr 5, 2018 6:24 AM

Sam Tramiel really bigged up the project itself.

You mean Sam "The Jaguar is only a little bit less powerful than the PlayStation" Tramiel? Naaaaah, no way!

Edited by Zerosquare, Thu Apr 5, 2018 6:24 AM.


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Posted Thu Apr 5, 2018 7:45 AM

You mean Sam "The Jaguar is only a little bit less powerful than the PlayStation" Tramiel? Naaaaah, no way!

 

Well actually, using some exacting science there is hard proof to prove he is correct!!  Potentially ;)

 

Playstation 1 weight = ~1.5KG
Atari Jaguar weight = ~1.05KG

so A jag is only about 450g less powerful (potentially), stick a CD unit on there and it would totally be more powerful than a PS1 (potentially)

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Posted Thu Apr 5, 2018 7:49 AM

I mean the same Sam Tramiel who described everything being the Jaguar's strong point..

The same Sam Tramiel who said the Jaguar did great 3D with texture mapping.

So yes,to find he had perhaps mislead the press over an engineers role on a project and possibly the project itself...

Well,who could of seen that coming?

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Posted Thu Apr 5, 2018 7:53 AM

I mean the same Sam Tramiel who described everything being the Jaguar's strong point..

The same Sam Tramiel who said the Jaguar did great 3D with texture mapping.

So yes,to find he had perhaps mislead the press over an engineers role on a project and possibly the project itself...

Well,who could of seen that coming?

:-))

 

Reading that made me think of this ditty (but replace with Sam Tramiel) :)



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Posted Thu Apr 5, 2018 3:25 PM

IMHO the jaguar can do great 3D with texture mapping but very (very, very) slow XD.



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Posted Fri Apr 6, 2018 3:07 AM

IMHO the jaguar can do great 3D with texture mapping but very (very, very) slow XD.


Well,Sam knew he was talking to the games press, games press take lots of screen shots, so ergo he must of meant that the Jaguar does really great 3D with texture mapping...for static screenshots :-))




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