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Blizzard DIABLO On 68K - the Race for FPSpage  1 2 

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4169
27 Nov 2019 21:21


Diablo from Blizzard
is originally a PC game with minimum requirement of VGA GFX card and Pentium CPU.
 
The game was ported to AMIGA - and runs very good on VAMPIRE.
 
It also runs very fast on Vampire, usually around 20FPS or more.
It runs actually faster and smoother on Vampire than on the typical Pentium 90 PC is was coded for.
 
Now some 68K experts take a look at the code to make it even more smooth on AMIGA/Vampire.

Stay tuned for updates and more speed coming soon


Luca Cappa

Posts 2
27 Nov 2019 23:10


this is amazing! i am going to check this out asap on my A500 & A600 Vampires!


Michael Nurney

Posts 280
27 Nov 2019 23:25


I remember this running slow on my windows95 machine back in the day.

Excellent work :)


Sebastian Blanco

Posts 131
28 Nov 2019 03:03


great ! another shot for the vampire !.
Where can i get it ?


Andre Kohl

Posts 17
28 Nov 2019 06:16


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

Diablo from Blizzard
  is originally a PC game with minimum requirement of VGA GFX card and Pentium CPU.
 
  The game was ported to AMIGA - and runs very good on VAMPIRE.
 
  It also runs very fast on Vampire, usually around 20FPS or more.
  It runs actually faster and smoother on Vampire than on the typical Pentium 90 PC is was coded for.
 
  Now some 68K experts take a look at the code to make it even more smooth on AMIGA/Vampire.
 
  Stay tuned for updates and more speed coming soon

Hi Gunnar,
Diablo runs not at my V4. It starts but when i go in a dungeon the Vampire freezed. It will not work


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4169
28 Nov 2019 07:45


Andre Kohl wrote:

  Hi Gunnar,
  Diablo runs not at my V4. It starts but when i go in a dungeon the Vampire freezed. It will not work

 
Did you download and install the latest version?


Andre Kohl

Posts 17
28 Nov 2019 09:03


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

Andre Kohl wrote:

  Hi Gunnar,
  Diablo runs not at my V4. It starts but when i go in a dungeon the Vampire freezed. It will not work
 

 
  Did you download and install the latest version?

Which latest version you mean?


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4169
28 Nov 2019 09:55


Andre Kohl wrote:

Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  Did you download and install the latest version?
 

 
  Which latest version you mean?

The DIABLO PC game was coded for x86 = Little Endian.
The 68K CPU is a Big Endian.

The Diablo port we have is based on the Little Endian game version.
This means there are hundreds of places in the program which do it "wrong" in the game for Big Endian CPUs. Each of them needed to be located and fixed.

This is what the DIABLO 68K porting team around Marlon and Arthur did. This porting was done step by step.
One bug fixed after the other.
And they released during this work daily a new version which got better and better.

Now that the porting/fixing is fully done.
Tuning and making it the smooth game even faster is the next step.

The 68K porting team has their own IRC channel.
Its a good idea to Visit their IRC channel and get yourself the lastest version.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1422
28 Nov 2019 23:46


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  It also runs very fast on Vampire, usually around 20FPS or more.
 

 
  Hope it Can reach 24fps.
 
  Also, hope for aminet general m68k download as well as some 080-ammx tuned edition for extra juice
 
  Hope expansion will be included later, as well as community addons and fixes.
 
  Its a bit of retro hack and slash killer title.
 
  When Done why not diablo2 for v4 ... And dont go for diablo3. Go for Titans Quest / downgraded Grim Dawn once 3d Is avail, as proper expansion of concept.


Ronnie Beck
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 106
29 Nov 2019 07:44


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

This is what the DIABLO 68K porting team around Marlon and Arthur did. This porting was done step by step.

This is really good work!  Thanks to those Marlon, Arthur and team who have made this possible and for continuing the good work!


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4169
30 Nov 2019 07:55


First tuning show some more speed.
The speed of today:




Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4169
30 Nov 2019 17:26


Great tuning progress
 

 
KUDOS go to Arthur and Sam for their tuning work!


ExiE CZEX

Posts 42
30 Nov 2019 17:57


I'm just curious, are we talking about general 68k optimizations or Vampire specific ones? Great work anyway!


Bartek Kuchta

Posts 2
30 Nov 2019 22:38


That's simply amazing!


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4169
01 Dec 2019 00:32


Bartek Kuchta wrote:

That's simply amazing!

Hi Little Wolf,
Nice to see you old pal!


Lord Aga
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 93
01 Dec 2019 07:47


Ooh Bartek is here. Long time no see!


Bartek Kuchta

Posts 2
01 Dec 2019 16:53


Hi guys:) Great to see you too!

And I'm always drawn to inspiring people.


Nikos Tomatsidis

Posts 45
01 Dec 2019 17:39


Does the game take advantage of Paulina for better sound?


Mo Retro

Posts 231
01 Dec 2019 18:27


nikos tomatsidis wrote:

Does the game take advantage of Paulina for better sound?

Paulina is Paula's little sister. Pamela is her big sister. :-)


Nikos Tomatsidis

Posts 45
01 Dec 2019 19:26


Mo Retro wrote:

nikos tomatsidis wrote:

  Does the game take advantage of Paulina for better sound?
 

  Paulina is Paula's little sister. Pamela is her big sister. :-)

Haha, I forgot :D

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