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Posted on 19-Jul-2000 14:08 GMT by Teemu I. Yliselš7 comments
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Remember InsideOut, the Amiga-on-a-PCI-card project which was developed by Index a few years ago? Mick Tinker has now posted an update on its status on his homepage here. Apparently the card got quite far in development, and Mick might consider finishing it after the BoXeR is out.

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Comment 2Luca18-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
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Posted by AdmV0rl0n on 18-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Luca):
Well, I spose I better add my info to whats been said/posted.
I was a beta tester for Siamese in its many incarnations. This was written by Paul Nolan, and the hardware was worked on by Steve at siamesem, or subcontracted to others via steve.
During my time both steve and paul did indeed work very hard on the project and they did manage to clear many bugs and problems.
Sadly I have to say that the last version of siamese was still unstable, in particular in RTG.
Still a neat gadget, but unfinished.
However, I don't have all the details, but paul seemed to give up/stop working on it, and the reasons for this are unknown.
I think the project ran out of sales/money and as such people need to make money on such ventures. Thats the bottom line.
As for the Siamese card project, the true reason why steve and mike lay some blame is that this card was demo'd to jeff shindler and his merry men.
The basic fact was that they had a killer app (which was still really incomplete .. it needed more work ..)
and they had a killer bit of amiga hardware that would also allow mac 68k emulation and so on.
at this point amiga had nothing , it may have at least been a useful product.
However, without the funds/support and so forth I suspect that Siamese systems, Mike Tinkler, and Paul Nolan took it as far as they could on very limited resources, and got no help from amiga.
I don't know anything about the cheques, but I would add that before people jump to conclusions they may contact steve at siamese systems first.
there is enough rumour and spouting thats not based on fact that in this case before people get their knickers in a twist the facts should be brought to light.
Cheques can't be held for more than 6 months as far as I know so there may be a logical reason for the cashing of them.
As for Siamese 2.5, its too unstable on my system, but others may find it acceptable.
As for siamese -inside out, I judge this via the release of the boxer, which means that we might see it in 2010 :)
I hope this helps clear some of the background on this.
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