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Michael AMike

Posts 131
18 Mar 2020 10:45


Michael AMike wrote:

Simo Koivukoski wrote:

  Package is updated with the JIC which disables the Gayle implementation, i.e PCMCIA works:
 
  EXTERNAL LINK 

 
  I did some tests with this core - the results are different from the core with the improved ChipRAM settings.(Gold 2.12RC3 r7258x12) I tested games that are either very hardware hungry or work with some tricks.
 
  TestConfig: A1200 with Kick 3.1.4 in Flash, WHD 18.5 and last available install - manly with "Cache" activated to gain maximum performance. I did not test ExChip because it is useless for this kind of games (lack of speed). Some games show me an error message which I uploaded @a1k.
 
 
  Robinson Requiem AGA runs with cache - until you go into the water - then the game freezes immediately. The game is basically tricky, it doesn't run on any of my 060 Configs - so it's a better result for me than in the past. ;)
 
  Tornada AGA - InGame demo mode "Drone. It doesn't work with "cache" activiated. (no probs with the old core). "NonCache" works - but very slow. Error message see screenshot.
 
  Alien Breed 3D 2 - runs very fast with cache activated - all good :)
 
  Breathless "non060" & Breathless 060 - crashes with and without cache activated as soon as you reach the game window - works with the old core (screenshot)
 
  Star Trek AGA freezes with and without "cache" activated at the begin. (worked with the old core)
 
  Oldtimer nonWHD - test track - running :)
 
  Frontier WHD - does not work - with and without cache (screenshot)
  Frontier without WHD using the originalHD Install - running :)
 
 
  Two other questions - I have installed a Melody soundcard which extends the original clockport. But I can't save the time with the installed RTC - it is apparently not recognized. I do not know if this is a Vampire or Melody problem. Any experience in that direction?
 
 
  Can I use a Compactflash on the internal IDE and on the V1200 IDE at the same time? That would be handy to switch between the cores for testings.
 
 

The Gold 2.12 final core is a great progress in terms of compatibility - all problems above are fixed. Great work - thanks for that. Only the Smoke & Mirrors from Ghostdown/Loonies shows the same GFX glitches which I mentioned already. This problem can fixed with ForceATTN.



Chris T.

Posts 118
18 Mar 2020 12:05


@AMike: CF Card usage with Fat95 is not solved. It apparently does not work. Means, one cannot use an IDE drive with a 2nd one installed to use it for quick data transfer. SDCard support shall work based on above comments from someone, I will test this. But CF Fat 95 mount is not recognized so far in comparison to V500 V2+ - there it works.


Michael AMike

Posts 131
18 Mar 2020 12:11


Chris T. wrote:

@AMike: CF Card usage with Fat95 is not solved. It apparently does not work.

That's the reason why i quoted my old posting - I talked only about the bugs I found - nevertheless that shows the positive progress of the core development. Do you mean CF Card with Fat95 formated in combination with the PCMCIA Slot? If yes - that also works here.



Knight Stone

Posts 114
18 Mar 2020 12:17


Michael AMike wrote:

Chris T. wrote:

  @AMike: CF Card usage with Fat95 is not solved. It apparently does not work.
 

 
  That's the reason why i quoted my old posting - I talked only about the bugs I found - nevertheless that shows the positive progress of the core development. Do you mean CF Card with Fat95 formated in combination with the PCMCIA Slot? If yes - that also works here.
 

yeah, but only for onboard IDE.

for pepople using the Vampire IDE there has been no update as of yet, so for all those people ..... there are still a multitude of issues.



Pete Morgan

Posts 3
18 Mar 2020 22:30


Guys, just to confirm (can't see any official confirmation)... if I'm reading correctly, the latest Gold 2.12 Final does not support Vampire IDE? Is this correct?

If so, I'll hold off for a new version that does. Thank you.


Chris T.

Posts 118
19 Mar 2020 07:58


Yes, so far I guess it, it is correct. I will test again, also following issue:
 
  However, for me the Vampire IDE works so far good to me. I had some issues with CF Cards to use it for data Exchange. I found out now, that the Vampire 1200 does not support CF Cards from Kingston anymore (4 GB), with V500 V2+ they are working with FAT95. Cards from Platinum and MemoryPartner.com (Blue ones) are compatible to use (FAT95) - Interesting.


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 487
19 Mar 2020 10:30


In this sad pandemic days (especially here in Italy) I made a short video (in Italian, sorry) of my v1200 playing one of the classic CD32 game. Hope you enjoy

EXTERNAL LINK


Chris T.

Posts 118
19 Mar 2020 13:21


Well, now I tested latest cores and must state, that the latest official core is the one for me now (internal IDE OnBoard of A1200 activated and PCMCIA). The CF Cards from Platinum and INDMEM.com runs with FAT95. Also HD Installs such as Ambermoon works (Vampire IDE did not) and WHDLoad as well for Ambermoon. Maybe the compatibility with more CF Brands could be improved. Rest we will see.(testing now Maproms issues).
 
  @Stefano: Thanks for the Video and we Keep the fingers crossed!


Andy Hearn

Posts 302
20 Mar 2020 13:42


nice one guys :) looks great!

...still waiting for my magical email... as and when, it's all good :)


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 487
21 Mar 2020 16:32


Another video of v1200 in action.
This is about Wacom Penpartner on Amiga testing Brilliance
Hope you enjoy
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Olaf Schoenweiss

Posts 646
21 Mar 2020 18:06


good luck and stay healthy to you and your family in italy


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 487
21 Mar 2020 18:13


Thank you Olaf. I will try to stay at home as much as possible. This virus is hitting very hard here.. Killing entire families.
  Having something that distract from this hell is the key to go on. Amiga and Vampire are the perfect anti-viral weapons
 


Michael Huck

Posts 46
22 Mar 2020 10:10


Stefano Briccolani wrote:

Thank you Olaf. I will try to stay at home as much as possible. This virus is hitting very hard here.. Killing entire families.
  Having something that distract from this hell is the key to go on. Amiga and Vampire are the perfect anti-viral weapons
   

Itís a terrible situation, itís getting worse her in uk too. Look after yourself mate


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 487
22 Mar 2020 10:49


Another Italian review vampire1200-based from my friend Amy-mor (the one that exploded his v1200 ;P)

EXTERNAL LINK


Maurizio Tirone

Posts 15
22 Mar 2020 12:47


Stefano Briccolani wrote:

Another Italian review vampire1200-based from my friend Amy-mor (the one that exploded his v1200 ;P)
 
 
  EXTERNAL LINK 

Dedicated to ARTI for its conversion work ...


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 558
11 Apr 2020 08:06


The V1200 V2 Gold212 core has been updated to version B. Can also be downloaded from wiki pages.

V1200x12_Gold212_r7389B core for Vampire 1200 V2:
- No Boot Melody
- Improved Turtle timing

EXTERNAL LINK


Fabien B

Posts 21
11 Apr 2020 10:20


Simo Koivukoski wrote:

  The V1200 V2 Gold212 core has been updated to version B. Can also be downloaded from wiki pages.
 
  V1200x12_Gold212_r7389B core for Vampire 1200 V2:
  - No Boot Melody
  - Improved Turtle timing
 
  EXTERNAL LINK 

 
  Hi Simo, is this new Core is PCMCIA friendly and use A1200 motherboard IDE or only Vampire IDE ? Asking before upgrade as I didn't find any information in the package.


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 558
11 Apr 2020 10:43


V1200-IDE is disabled. Amiga 1200-IDE and PCMCIA are in use.

When V1200-IDE comes available again, it will also be notified on changelog.


FRAXINOUS Eric

Posts 31
13 Apr 2020 19:39


Nexus 7 demo is still very bugged with the new core :( Even more bugged than the previous core version.
Thanks for your amazing work :)


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4795
13 Apr 2020 20:01


FRAXINOUS Eric wrote:

Nexus 7 demo

Runs good for me...
What problem do you have?


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