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3D Acceleration

Richard Statham

Posts 3
01 Apr 2019 11:14


Hi

Will the Vampire likely get a 3D acceleration system added like a fpga 3DFX chip or similar. Is there room on the standalone FPGA for such a addon.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1423
01 Apr 2019 11:33


Well, this was only mention, and not something immediate, more like planned.
 
 
Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  To clarify some questions.
 
  The APOLLO Team is working on / evaluating an 3D accelerator.
  From 5000 foot height, the concept can be described as similar to the concept of the VOODOO. But its NOT a VOODOO remake.
 
  The APOLLO 3D unit has a number of differences to the old VOODOO which we regards as better or improvements.
 
  We started work on demo / demo game atm.
 

Richard Statham wrote:

Hi
 
  Will the Vampire likely get a 3D acceleration system added like a fpga 3DFX chip or similar. Is there room on the standalone FPGA for such a addon.

Best of my understanding, V4 could only provide such space incl. standalone. But I dont expect it to be "release feature", more like hard FPU was added later on V2.


Richard Statham

Posts 3
01 Apr 2019 13:18


Little by little vampire will evolve. On a different note does current vampire support CDrom out of the box or does it still need something like idefix to get cdrom support.
 


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1423
01 Apr 2019 14:43


Richard Statham wrote:

Little by little vampire will evolve. On a different note does current vampire support CDrom out of the box or does it still need something like idefix to get cdrom support.

Still needs the fix



Wawa T

Posts 617
03 Apr 2019 20:56


mesa 19 is being compiled for m68k as we speak;)



Richard Statham

Posts 3
03 Apr 2019 22:03


Could they not back engineer the CD32 rom for cdrom support no need for software fix


Daniel Sevo

Posts 270
03 Apr 2019 23:13


Richard Statham wrote:

Could they not back engineer the CD32 rom for cdrom support no need for software fix

CD32 had the CD controller hardware built into the AKIKO chip. No other Amiga has that chip.


Steve Ferrell

Posts 378
03 Apr 2019 23:44


Richard Statham wrote:

      Could they not back engineer the CD32 rom for cdrom support no need for software fix
     

     
     
IDEfix runs fine without a license if you don't mind the nagware alerts and you can find a serial number for it if you just Google it or look around on EAB.
 
As for CD32 emulation there's a perfectly good solution that already exists for CD32 emulation on existing Amigas and is included in this archive:  EXTERNAL LINK     
I'm pretty sure the emulator also works with Elbox's EIDE'99 software pack too.
 
Yes, a Kickstart ROM that has CD support baked in would be nice  but since there are already software solutions for reading CD's I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for someone to create a custom ROM.

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