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Mallagan Bellator

Posts 380
19 Mar 2018 14:36


Ok, so one thing Iíve been wondering is about the splash screen, or what to call it, that shows when you start the computer up. First of, could it be altered by the user somehow what picture to put there? Second, what resolution and color depth is it?

Iím thinking when you flash the FPGA, maybe you could set the image of your choice in there as long as it fits and comply to the format needed? Itís just a thought.

My point is that one who wishes to, could make their own


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4553
19 Mar 2018 14:54


Mallagan Bellator wrote:

Second, what resolution and color depth is it?

So far it has always been: 640x480 and 256 colors
But in theory other resolutions or Colordepth are possible.



Mallagan Bellator

Posts 380
20 Mar 2018 02:08


Cool


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1628
18 Aug 2018 12:16


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

Mallagan Bellator wrote:

  Second, what resolution and color depth is it?
 

 
  So far it has always been: 640x480 and 256 colors
  But in theory other resolutions or Colordepth are possible.
 

So is it possible to replace it with other 640x 8-bit image?



Hans-Georg Winkler

Posts 26
19 Aug 2018 14:21


so the queation is.....how? ;-)


Peter Heginbotham

Posts 175
19 Aug 2018 15:18


the bigger question is why?


Sean Sk

Posts 328
19 Aug 2018 15:40


The answer is not all of us like it and would like to change it.


Eric Gus

Posts 367
20 Aug 2018 09:03


sean sk wrote:

The answer is not all of us like it and would like to change it.

Yea I am not an anime fan .. and some of the older suggestions/submissions actually IMHO were better, eg the Elvira and the Vampire Snow White were good.. (no offense to the artist the current one just dosent appeal to me )


Sean Sk

Posts 328
20 Aug 2018 09:53


Yeah fair enough. For me personally I would like to steer away from the Vampire theme and put an Amiga logo in it's place or something Amiga related.


Marlon Beijer

Posts 175
20 Aug 2018 12:53


eric gus wrote:

sean sk wrote:

  The answer is not all of us like it and would like to change it.
 

 
  Yea I am not an anime fan .. and some of the older suggestions/submissions actually IMHO were better, eg the Elvira and the Vampire Snow White were good.. (no offense to the artist the current one just dosent appeal to me )

The boot pic right now is nowhere near "anime" :P


Eric Gus

Posts 367
20 Aug 2018 18:51


Marlon Beijer wrote:

eric gus wrote:

 
sean sk wrote:

  The answer is not all of us like it and would like to change it.
 

 
  Yea I am not an anime fan .. and some of the older suggestions/submissions actually IMHO were better, eg the Elvira and the Vampire Snow White were good.. (no offense to the artist the current one just dosent appeal to me )
 

  The boot pic right now is nowhere near "anime" :P

Close enough.. but to Sean's point .. I like the more conventional Amiga logo esque thing too.. but it would be nice to be able to customize it with whatever you like/theme's with your setup.



Bill Laundrie

Posts 20
20 Aug 2018 22:15


Add me to the list of people who would like to customize their own boot up screen.  I'd love to ray trace something I made myself, on my Vampire, and proudly show it each time it powers up.

Another idea might be to enable color cycling, for simple animated pics, too!

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Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1628
20 Aug 2018 23:54


eric gus wrote:

  Close enough.. but to Sean's point .. I like the more conventional Amiga logo esque thing too.. but it would be nice to be able to customize it with whatever you like/theme's with your setup.

I for exampled love superfrog or BC kid in past cores >:-)


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4553
21 Aug 2018 06:38


The BootScreen can today not easily be changed.
Its part of the Core image and stored in a special format.

One could in theory make a new software tool which would allow users to replace this BootLogo. But this would be development work of several days, maybe over a week.

Flype might knows the BootScreen desing very well and might be the best developer for this. Maybe the community like to motivate him to spend the time on this? Maybe by creating a pizza fund for this week? Or maybe by funding his train ride to one AMIGA meeting next month?


Gregthe Canuck

Posts 274
21 Aug 2018 07:52


Bounty? Count me in. :)


Sean Sk

Posts 328
21 Aug 2018 08:06


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

One could in theory make a new software tool which would allow users to replace this BootLogo. But this would be development work of several days, maybe over a week.
   
Flype might knows the BootScreen desing very well and might be the best developer for this. Maybe the community like to motivate him to spend the time on this? Maybe by creating a pizza fund for this week? Or maybe by funding his train ride to one AMIGA meeting next month?

   
Well if Flype sets up a Paypal donation page, I will be more than happy to make a donation.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1628
21 Aug 2018 08:35


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  Flype might knows the BootScreen desing very well and might be the best developer for this. Maybe the community like to motivate him to spend the time on this? Maybe by creating a pizza fund for this week? Or maybe by funding his train ride to one AMIGA meeting next month?

Two pizzas from me, if older images are included with tool. And I hope page can be set up to accept credit card donations with and without PayPal. We could set up few things that way :-)


Tim Trepanier

Posts 98
21 Aug 2018 15:03


How about extending the donation page to the entire team. They are all doing great work. I know we can support them by buying Vampire cards, and spreading Vampire news, but i'm sure some of us would be willing to do more.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1628
21 Aug 2018 15:43


Or better to side-projects, so we separate their own effort (we are often unable to influence) from "side kick Software projects and feature updates" that require additional time, effort and thus money.
 
  Also this fund could be used for "Vampire team donations" to people like e.g. AROS 68k developers, AmiKit X developer, HunoPPC, Hoolywood author or anyone with proven track of record and cuzrent Amiga development that would need a Vampire to be able to make 080-MMX executable.
 
  Developers do deserve free hardware :-)


Andy Hearn

Posts 275
22 Aug 2018 11:08


yeah but that devs deserve hardware thing... everyone would become a dev ;)

anyway, i'll +1 for that fund... even if it is just a donation pot for team pizza. :)

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