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ExiE CZEX

Posts 20
22 Aug 2018 13:33


I'm always surprised what people think is important.

There are only few apps that can utilise the capabilities of Vampire, but startup picture is the key :D




Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 623
22 Aug 2018 14:57


ExiE CZEX wrote:

  I'm always surprised what people think is important.
 
  There are only few apps that can utilise the capabilities of Vampire, but startup picture is the key :D
 

 
  There are other ideas too, but never forget people put "PERSONALIZATION" first.
 
  Having a bounty system, be it started with boot pic app, cant be bad.

Andy Hearn wrote:

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. :)

PROVEN ones. Dont forget the beer!
 


Andy Hearn

Posts 135
22 Aug 2018 16:27


spend it how you like :) - I was going to suggest something a little stronger than beer, but I wouldn't want to be responsible for any alcohol related soldering injuries, or code bugs :D


Philippe Flype

Posts 220
22 Aug 2018 20:44


I understand the request frankly. I myself is interested in. What makes the Vamp so special are such little add-ons, among (ofc) the overall speed. I will think of it guys.


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 311
22 Aug 2018 21:04


How about some kind of simple boot animation instead of the picture?

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Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 623
22 Aug 2018 21:15


Philippe Flype wrote:

I understand the request frankly. I myself is interested in. What makes the Vamp so special are such little add-ons, among (ofc) the overall speed. I will think of it guys.

Thanks Flype!


Mo Retro

Posts 201
22 Aug 2018 23:30


Simo Koivukoski wrote:

How about some kind of simple boot animation instead of the picture?
 
 
 
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I like that and the music is cool also :)


Sean Sk

Posts 159
23 Aug 2018 00:28


Philippe Flype wrote:

I understand the request frankly. I myself is interested in. What makes the Vamp so special are such little add-ons, among (ofc) the overall speed. I will think of it guys.

Thanks for considering it. You're a champion Flype!!


Eric Gus

Posts 274
23 Aug 2018 07:00


I don't presume to understand the complexities of the Vampires internal initialization routine but just thinking if it would be difficult for the vampire to check if say in the "system:" directory there was a boot.jpg file and use that .. if not found, fall back to the default "factory" image.. just pie-in-the-sky dreaming ..


Philippe Flype

Posts 220
23 Aug 2018 23:08


@Eric Gus
 
Well, for that, just use the startup-sequence and take over the onboard bootpic as soon as you enter in the startup (you could do such thing with the init video code i provided in the other thread).

The Vampire BootPic is meant to work ** without ** disk connected, in the very early boot sequence.


Eric Gus

Posts 274
24 Aug 2018 06:22


Philippe Flype wrote:

@Eric Gus
 
  Well, for that, just use the startup-sequence and take over the onboard bootpic as soon as you enter in the startup (you could do such thing with the init video code i provided in the other thread).
 
  The Vampire BootPic is meant to work ** without ** disk connected, in the very early boot sequence.

Indeed.. oh well .. back to my day dreaming.. :-D



Martin Soerensen

Posts 217
24 Aug 2018 13:58


Reading from HDD would also mean that it would not be able to show the boot pic until it finished executing the KS with scsi.device, mounted the HDD and read the pic. By that time, it should be pretty much ready to boot, so you could just put a boot pic as one of the first items in your SS.


Jean-Baptiste Bolcato

Posts 25
07 Oct 2018 09:20


Any update on a potential way to customize the boot pic?
If not viable, reverting to a simpler/classier vamp logo for 2.11 would be welcomed by quite a few I think!


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 623
07 Oct 2018 10:40


Jean-Baptiste Bolcato wrote:

Any update on a potential way to customize the boot pic?
  If not viable, reverting to a simpler/classier vamp logo for 2.11 would be welcomed by quite a few I think!

Superfrog and BCKid from Silver cores rule :-) Could we get rights for boot screen use only? (Team 17/Core?)


Adam Whittaker

Posts 161
07 Oct 2018 12:12


you know what would make an awesome boot screen... the original kickstart hand disk screen with a small vamp logo on the disk!! that would be sweet!!!


Sean Sk

Posts 159
07 Oct 2018 12:42


When you patch the Kickstart ROM with the 3.1.4 KS ROM it changes to a smaller red Vampire Accelerator logo which is cool. But when it comes to actual goulish vampires, I'm not a fan, hence why I'd like to change it.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 623
07 Oct 2018 14:30


Adam Whittaker wrote:

  you know what would make an awesome boot screen... the original kickstart hand disk screen with a small vamp logo on the disk!! that would be sweet!!!
 

 
  Nice idea :-) It seems it would be best to have a flash-able pic area or default load of boot.image of JPEG/GIF from HDD/SD card by the early boot FPGA.


David Wright

Posts 287
07 Oct 2018 14:41


For my own amusement I am going to play with that idea even though it wouldn’t be for boot up pic. An updated graphic for the 21st century.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 623
07 Oct 2018 14:46


David Wright wrote:

For my own amusement I am going to play with that idea even though it wouldn’t be for boot up pic. An updated graphic for the 21st century.

Since Amiga logo is animated, instead of insert floppy,
could we have Vampire flying away as bat? >:-)


Jean-Baptiste Bolcato

Posts 25
07 Oct 2018 17:23


If it was me, I’d keep it neutral, clean & simple. Can be a bit of a vampire twist (red tint, or V logo) applied onto a variation of the kickstart screen.  Quite like the 3D logo in the previous posts too....
But ideally steer away from cute cartoons/manga... it’s fun for a few days but it gets old pretty quick, and when showing around to mates you really get mixed reactions.

Now maybe that’s just me! Hence the request for customization... ;)

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