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500 V2+ On An A2000 With a ZZ9000 Cardpage  1 2 

Thorsten B

Posts 17
17 Jan 2021 11:36


Great to hear that both work together!!! How exactly did you install your system? I'm still waiting for my delivery so I'm really curious. I got my P96 driver pack from icomp - and run 3.1.4. How did you install the graphics drivers so that both are usable?

Thanks in Advance!!


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5240
17 Jan 2021 15:40


In my experience local Vampire display is very fast.
Games like Diablo play super smooth and fast
and even high resolution video playback is fast and smooth.

I have never seen a comparable solution on Amiga.



Allan Versaevel

Posts 100
18 Jan 2021 01:02


I like the pass-through/up-scaler feature for the Native Amiga modes that the ZZ9000 offers. So I don't mind the slower RTG via the Amiga 2000's ZII Bus (it's still pretty fast, so worry not). But when I need the Vampire's horsepower for games that can use RTG, I switch to the Vampire's DIGITAL-VIDEO output. I made a script that swaps the core RTG files between the Workbench and the Vampire and ZZ9000, followed by a reboot. After-which, I use an DIGITAL-VIDEO switch to select the desired output.
 


Angelo C

Posts 6
02 Apr 2021 19:49


Allan Versaevel wrote:

I like the pass-through/up-scaler feature for the Native Amiga modes that the ZZ9000 offers. So I don't mind the slower RTG via the Amiga 2000's ZII Bus (it's still pretty fast, so worry not). But when I need the Vampire's horsepower for games that can use RTG, I switch to the Vampire's DIGITAL-VIDEO output. I made a script that swaps the core RTG files between the Workbench and the Vampire and ZZ9000, followed by a reboot. After-which, I use an DIGITAL-VIDEO switch to select the desired output.
   

Allan,

Mind posting that script. Thank-you.
 




Allan Versaevel

Posts 100
02 Apr 2021 19:59


Angelo C,

There's some other stuff that is required such as files and folders used with the Scripts. I will make a Video that explains this shortly.


Thorsten B

Posts 17
02 Apr 2021 20:07


Since there's some news regarding the zz9000 including Linux running on the arm cores it would be great to learn more about the possible use of the zz9000 rtg next to the vampire.
Does anybody have news?


Angelo C

Posts 6
02 Apr 2021 22:37


Allan,

I created a script that simply swaps the devs:P96Settings file between the ZZ and vampire versions. Seems to work. But I guess there's more to it?

 



Allan Versaevel

Posts 100
04 Apr 2021 03:59


Angelo,

My script also handles the Screen Mode Prefs and Monitor files. I also added a requester to confirm the transition then reboots the computer.

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