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ApollOS - Frontier: Elite II

Pedro Cotter
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 281
14 Nov 2020 13:49


Quick test of the HDD installation.
  No WhdLoad.
 
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Smartroad 78

Posts 91
17 Nov 2020 13:05


I made a video a while ago comparing the speed of the stock A1200, a Blizzard PPC 68040 25MHz accelerator and the V1200 (firmware 2.12):
 
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  All the videos were synced to the music as that was the most consistent across all the processors, shows just how hard the stock A1200 was working to play it.
 
  Amazing to think I played that game on a stock A1200 back in the day!


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5008
17 Nov 2020 13:11


Wow A1200 is really to weak to play it :-(


Kamelito Loveless

Posts 130
17 Nov 2020 19:19


Does Frontier use the CPU instead of the blitter if itís faster?


Smartroad 78

Posts 91
17 Nov 2020 21:18


Kamelito Loveless wrote:

Does Frontier use the CPU instead of the blitter if itís faster?

Not sure, don't know how it could be checked?


Kamelito Loveless

Posts 130
17 Nov 2020 22:34


Easiest way I guess is to try it on an A500 with an Action Replay and a Vampire and froze the game and see if the blitter is used or not in the code. Even simpler using WinUAE running a fast Amiga.


Kamelito Loveless

Posts 130
17 Nov 2020 23:09


Interesting article
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Kamelito Loveless

Posts 130
18 Nov 2020 09:44


Kamelito Loveless wrote:

Easiest way I guess is to try it on an A500 with an Action Replay and a Vampire and froze the game and see if the blitter is used or not in the code. Even simpler using WinUAE running a fast Amiga.

In another hand seeing it being faster on faster machine indicate the use of the cpu.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5008
18 Nov 2020 11:58


Kamelito Loveless wrote:

In another hand seeing it being faster on faster machine indicate the use of the cpu.

Yes using CPU for rendering is actually not uncommon on Amiga.
Other games do this too. For example Stunt Car racer.


Boban Krsmanovic

Posts 9
18 Nov 2020 14:50


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

Wow A1200 is really to weak to play it :-(

Depends on the location of the game.
If you are closer to the ground, with city modela, and all, yeah, it can be pretty slow.
But no one force you to play there, and you can just play in open space, and travel from space station to space station.
That way, even on A500 it should be fast enough.


Smartroad 78

Posts 91
18 Nov 2020 15:02


Boban Krsmanovic wrote:

 
  Depends on the location of the game.
  If you are closer to the ground, with city modela, and all, yeah, it can be pretty slow.
  But no one force you to play there, and you can just play in open space, and travel from space station to space station.
  That way, even on A500 it should be fast enough.

Yeah, you can see the difference in the video depending on the amount of stuff on the screen. The game still slows down when it they flies near the cargo ship or through the ring station!

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