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Vincent Rivičre

Posts 67
18 Jan 2017 21:06


Hello.

I'm currently working very hard to improve EmuTOS for Amiga.
I have now an A500+ and a Vampire 500 V2+ so I can make my own tests.

Latest achievement is FastRAM detection from EmuTOS floppy, on any Amiga. See there:
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Stay tuned!


Chris Winder

Posts 1
18 Jan 2017 21:27


Very cool thanks for posting and keep going :)


OneSTone O2o

Posts 96
18 Jan 2017 22:37


Cool, it also would be nice if EmuTOS would support more Amiga graphics modes (I think at the moment it only emulates ST high, but not yet tryed by myself). I know, this would require VDI extensions... And in the future maybe even (S)AGA?


Vincent Rivičre

Posts 67
18 Jan 2017 22:42


oneSTone o2o wrote:

Cool, it also would be nice if EmuTOS would support more Amiga graphics mode

You missed an episode ;-)
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I don't plan to work on native Amiga color video modes.

But indeed, SAGA support may arrive in some future.


Philippe Flype

Posts 150
19 Jan 2017 12:09


Very good work Vincent. It opens the door to some new Amtari world :)


Vincent Rivičre

Posts 67
21 Jan 2017 13:22


First test of the EmuTOS floppy on an A1200 upgraded to 68030 (no Vampire).
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It works out of the box :-)


OneSTone O2o

Posts 96
22 Jan 2017 19:58


SAGA-Support would be great. For beginning, why not already AGA? The step to SAGA then might not be too big? Thanks for all what you are doing to advance EmuTOS.


Vincent Rivičre

Posts 67
29 Jan 2017 13:48


Big refactorings in EmuTOS last week... to allow it to run itself in FastRAM! And that matters, the desktop is visibly much faster.

See news there, along with a Kronos screenshot:
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Grzegorz Wójcik (pisklak
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 56
31 Jan 2017 18:40


Nice  - looks promising. Keep the good job goin on until FreeMiNT will be faster than AROS... which should be not long, if already not achieved ;-)


Vincent Rivičre

Posts 67
31 Jan 2017 20:05


Aniplayer is a popular video/audio player on Atari machines.
It works fine with EmuTOS for Amiga, even in monochrome.
Power of the Apollo Core 68080 is welcome for dithering :-)
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Markus (mfro)

Posts 61
31 Jan 2017 20:37


Vincent Rivière wrote:
...It works fine with EmuTOS for Amiga, even in monochrome.
  Power of the Apollo Core 68080 is welcome for dithering :-)
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Great work, Vincent!

Guess you know you just sowed public desire for Amiga colour bitplane support in EmuTOS? ;)


OneSTone O2o

Posts 96
31 Jan 2017 22:03


Vincent, t'est fou!!! This is amazing. Now we need color and sound. And we need Apollo team to support real ST as the base for Vampire.


Vincent Rivičre

Posts 67
31 Jan 2017 23:06


Even if the (modest) result is already impressive, there is no magic:
  - Amiga and Vampire are nice and reliable hardware
  - EmuTOS is a clean OS
  - Aniplayer is clean Atari software
  So... it just works :-)


Grzegorz Wójcik (pisklak
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 56
01 Feb 2017 08:27


Good work ! Now we need  drivers for fVDI (planar modes may be welcome too)and sound and we will have "almost Atari" ;-)


OneSTone O2o

Posts 96
01 Feb 2017 18:33


Yes you are righ, if that comes, an Amiga + Vampire would be the closest competition to a Firebee.


Vincent Rivičre

Posts 67
04 Feb 2017 12:43


FreeMiNT is a multitasking kernel for Atari computers. It works on top of TOS/EmuTOS. And we can see that it works fine on Amiga + Vampire V2 :-)
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OneSTone O2o

Posts 96
05 Feb 2017 20:29


When you add high color high resolution to it, an Amiga will be competition to Firebee. In some points more compatible as Firebee ever can be.


M Rickan

Posts 43
05 Feb 2017 21:28


oneSTone o2o wrote:

When you add high color high resolution to it, an Amiga will be competition to Firebee. In some points more compatible as Firebee ever can be.

Firebee appears to be a pretty sophisticated setup.

How is the performance?



OneSTone O2o

Posts 96
06 Feb 2017 17:55


Vincent, can you please test if Calamus 1.09N and/or Calamus SL runs on Vampire? (Contact me on atari-computer.com forum for assistance: 1ST1)


Vincent Rivičre

Posts 67
06 Feb 2017 19:03


Calamus SL doesn't work due to video limitations. It requires at least 800x600, and 256 colors or True Color mode.
 
Calamus 1.09N starts well in plain EmuTOS on Vampire, and it enjoys Amiga's 640x512 :-)
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NB: I don't know Calamus, so I wouldn't bet that all functions work fine. There could be issues due to EmuTOS limitations, etc.

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