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Amiga Vampire V4SA - Aros&Gaming, Actual Status

Pedro Cotter
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 214
04 Oct 2019 14:12



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Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4169
04 Oct 2019 14:36


Thanks Cotter!!

I think this is a very honest status report.
I like very much that you so clearly show what works.

We can clearly see that Booting AROS on AMIGA/Vampire works fine.
We see also that running all those nice AMIGA games works perfectly.

But we see also that AROS has some small glitches like colors are not always resetted after running a game, or the text one time when scrolling in window was not good.

But this is good with such good reports I think we can find and fix those small issues soon and then have a great system.
 


Wawa T

Posts 617
04 Oct 2019 16:42


we still dont have solution for aros booting on v2, atleast on a600. but that may not be a priority right now. a number of these issues are small but long standing glitches, that definitely reflect negatively on system usage.



Michal Pietal

Posts 67
04 Oct 2019 17:49


Sounds just great!!

All the more, we still have... a whole week before the Neuss!


Mike Kopack

Posts 257
04 Oct 2019 19:14


Michal Pietal wrote:

Sounds just great!!
 
  All the more, we still have... a whole week before the Neuss!

Never underestimate how much you can suddenly get done in the week before a deadline! :)


Wawa T

Posts 617
04 Oct 2019 19:25


actually the progress on aros is currently rather slow when compared to the periods of high activity.


Nikos Tomatsidis

Posts 45
04 Oct 2019 19:45


wawa t wrote:

  actually the progress on aros is currently rather slow when compared to the periods of high activity.
 

 
  Well, that is true but also show a quite mature system where there not that much to fix or being worked on. Not saying we are up to date with modern features of operating systems but regarding classic Amiga compatiblety.


Wawa T

Posts 617
04 Oct 2019 20:23


nikos, now we are swapping sides, its not because the system is mature unfortunately. there is still a lot to do. should i name it?


Nikos Tomatsidis

Posts 45
04 Oct 2019 23:24


wawa t wrote:

      nikos, now we are swapping sides, its not because the system is mature unfortunately. there is still a lot to do. should i name it?
     

     
      Sure Wawa. It is always good to know what is missing regarding compatibility to Amiga OS 3.1
      I know I said it will be difficult to use AROS roms with already installed Amiga systems and run some software and I think it is important to inform everyone about this.
      Even different Amiga OS versions regarding hardware, roms and workbench got compatibility issues.
      Following AROS for a long time I know the OS matured in the way that it became stable to use and feel quite robust. On top of that it got a lot of features that Amiga OS 3.1 does not have. I like AROS more than Amiga OS 3.1 but sure need to work with most classic software.
     
 
Maybe it could even be good to name system files from classic wb 3.1 that could be installed, replaced to bring up compatibility?   


Michal Pietal

Posts 67
05 Oct 2019 19:31


nikos tomatsidis wrote:

Maybe it could even be good to name system files from classic wb 3.1 that could be installed, replaced to bring up compatibility?   

Good idea! Some people (like myself) have OS 3.1 files (ie. from AmigaForever) and really wish to try out (and use) AROS with V4SA.

What might be also a nice feature: a script taking an AROS folder which populates it with the missing / alpha OS 3.1 components, given OS 3.1 source.

Something which reminds me of the installers like AmiKit, AmigaSYS, ClassicWB etc.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1422
05 Oct 2019 21:02


Nice to see Hippo Player n Games. Should we build a list of sw that works and the one that need fixes or further AROS development?
 
  e.g.
 
  Working n Tested OS3.x apps on m68k AROS Vamp v4
  ----------------
  - Dopus 4 (P.Cotter)
  - Hippo Player (P.Cotter)
 
 
  Working games OS 3.x
  ------------------
  - ADoom  (P.Cotter)
  - Banshee AGA (P.Cotter)
  - BC Kid ECS (P.Cotter)
  - DeLuxe Galaga AGA (P.Cotter)
  - BattleSquadron OCS (P.Cotter)
  - Brian the Lion OCS (P.Cotter)
  - Bubble Bobble OCS (P.Cotter)
 
 
 
  Native AROS m68k
  -----------
  ReShoot R AROS SE (P.Cotter)
 
 
  Fixes needed
  ----------
  - SD Boot
  - RTG Support
  - SAGA drivers AROS m68k
  - Improved OS 3.x compatibility AROS KS
  - Various native x64 AROS to m68k backports

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