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[News] VillageTronic lays off 80% of Amiga workersANN.lu
Posted on 20-Apr-2001 11:08 GMT by Christophe Decanini11 comments
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From VGR website: Mr. Randy West posted some information on VillageTronic GmbH and the Voodoo add on module for the Picasso IV on comp.sys.amiga.hardware:
"Talk to a friend that lives by Villagetronic. It's offical Villagetronic Amiga is more more 80% of the Amiga workers have been laided off. There won't be a Paraglider unless they sell the prototype board which is the only one that was made."

That was a follow up to this post "The last announcement I got from Blittersoft was last summer (or last fall?) when they confirmed that the project was still going on. I got an email from them a month or so ago where saying that they removed the advertisement from their site. Since 3dfx is kind of dead, are there any chance of seeing this product come to life?"

VillageTronic lays off 80% of Amiga workers : Comment 1 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Francois Prowse on 19-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
wow - I didn't even realise that VT had amigastaff.....perhaps they laid of 80% of nothing.....ie no-one? It's not like they make Amiga products anymore is it? and lets all face it...the paraglide was never going to be released.
VillageTronic lays off 80% of Amiga workers : Comment 2 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Amifan on 19-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
Erm.....who cares about a voodooI expansion anyways? We have the option to use voodoo3 'till voodoo5....
VillageTronic lays off 80% of Amiga workers : Comment 3 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Splatt on 19-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
I hope they die choking on Bill Gate's member
VillageTronic lays off 80% of Amiga workers : Comment 4 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Johan Forsberg on 19-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Amifan):
Perhaps those of us that bought a PicassoIV for the express
purpose of using ParaGlide?
I already had a CyberVision, but I really wanted a 3d-card
and so I sort of panicked when PIV was going out of production...
Oh well :-(
VillageTronic lays off 80% of Amiga workers : Comment 5 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Lennart Fridén on 19-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
There's no point in a ParaGlider for the PIV and there hasn't been. Nowadays you might as well get yourself a PCI board and a cheap PCI GFX card. That is, if you really want to upgrade your 68K Amiga...
VillageTronic lays off 80% of Amiga workers : Comment 6 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 19-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
And games like Shogo and SoF would probably suck, and even refuse to run on a Voodoo1 card. So esentially, it's useless from the getgo.
VillageTronic lays off 80% of Amiga workers : Comment 7 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by nOw2 on 19-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Lennart Fridén):
Show me a solution as complete as the P-IV and I will consider switching.
3rd party 3D for the P-IV anyone?
VillageTronic lays off 80% of Amiga workers : Comment 8 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Hans-Joerg Frieden on 19-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous):
Shogo would run perfectly on a Voodoo 1. The fillrate of this card is a bit higher than the Permedia2, and it has all the blending modes required for Heretic II to run at full quality, so yes, not having it is a loss.
I wouldn't be particularily keen on writing drivers for it, since the Voodoo 1 hasn't got a setup stage (meaning caluclations required like with the ViRGE - not a pretty sight), but the result would have been worth it, especially since the Picasso IV was an exceptionally good card...
Best regards, Hans-Joerg.
VillageTronic lays off 80% of Amiga workers : Comment 9 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Bill Toner on 19-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
I'm disappointed to har the news is official, but I had
honestly given up long ago. I'd have still bought one, even
with the recent popularity of designing PCI busboards. Sure,
Prometheus finally gives my A4000T hope of a PCI card, but
I'd love to have a fully decked out P4 as well. Pity they
never sold NTSC Palomas either... I wanted that thing too.
VillageTronic lays off 80% of Amiga workers : Comment 10 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Tron Man on 22-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous):
Erm, the VooDoo 1 is faster than the Permedia II. I don't know why P5 didn't use a real GFX chip to begin with, they were available even then.
VillageTronic lays off 80% of Amiga workers : Comment 11 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Golem on 22-Apr-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Tron Man):
Possibly because of the superior 2D performance of the Voodoo 1?
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