07 Apr 2019 20:45
|Will A1200 or A600 become OS 3.1.4 friendlier? :) New OS needs new ROM.|
Its not the core. Its OS 3.1.4 that requires "new ROM" so every Amiga, and even the Vamp needs to have new ROM "inserted" - on current sale and IP protected, so needs to be purchased separately, so it cannot be supplied freely.
With mapROM feature it could be kickstarted to RAM and thus eliminate need of flashing the ROM.
MapROM on Apollo-Core FPGA Cards
Non-permanent installation of the 3.1.4 ROM into a running system can be achieved by the VampireMap314 tool, provided by Apollo Team. The tool will add the additional modules to a user-provided ROM image and reboot the system with it. This method is the recommended way of testing the new ROM before a persistent installation. It should be added into the startup-sequence in the following way:
Version expansion.library 45
The Kickstart will be mapped until a power-cycle takes place.
Vampire OS 3.1.4 ROM Guide
Too bad new ROM isnt even larger and feature richer.
I hope in future some custom and way better ROM could be created. I like the idea of having the nice chunk of OS already "on power" :)
Examples from past AmiBay Archive:
Custom OS 3.9 ROM EXTERNAL LINK
Doobrey net A1200 ROM
MFilos 2010 OS 3.9 ROM guide
Similar example - mapping ROM 3.1.4 on ACA500+ A500 expanded