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Indivision AGA MK2cr V1200

Juan Bautista Espinosa

Posts 3
07 Apr 2020 15:25


Hi, when i try to load the prefs program for Indivsion AGA on my V1200 it sais "HArdware not found". Indivision works but can't modify any screen modes. I have try it in coffin r54 and on a clean 3.1.4 install with rom flashed, and the results are the same.


Martin Conley

Posts 11
07 Apr 2020 17:26


I had same issue. I have to pull the card set the prefs and reinstate. Itís the same with a600 when I built it. But once set for your monitor unless you change monitor itís set for good.


Juan Jose

Posts 17
07 Apr 2020 22:35


Juan Bautista Espinosa wrote:

Hi, when i try to load the prefs program for Indivsion AGA on my V1200 it sais "HArdware not found". Indivision works but can't modify any screen modes. I have try it in coffin r54 and on a clean 3.1.4 install with rom flashed, and the results are the same.

Same here


Maurizio Tirone

Posts 15
08 Apr 2020 09:30


I have an IDIVISION AGA mk2cr and initially I had problems making it coexist with the V1200.
AGA side no problem, activated RTG the system was going very slow.
I had to format everything without reinstalling the INDIVISION software, in this way the two hardware coexist without problems.
So the problem is related to the software, but INDIVISION once set does not need it ... Remove any trace from the system and the card will still remain with the saved parameters.


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 486
08 Apr 2020 20:17


Long time ago there was a project (by someone in Apollo team, I don't remember who) of an internal scandoubler vampire-tailored called 'parasite'. Is this project still alive?



Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
08 Apr 2020 21:55


Stefano Briccolani wrote:

    Long time ago there was a project (by someone in Apollo team, I don't remember who) of an internal scandoubler vampire-tailored called 'parasite'. Is this project still alive?
   

   
    Parasite was spoken of as stop-gap solution until GOLD3 arrives.
   
    This was last thread about it EXTERNAL LINK   
 
Maurizio Tirone wrote:

    AGA side no problem, activated RTG the system was going very slow.
    I had to format everything without reinstalling the INDIVISION software, in this way the two hardware coexist without problems.
    So the problem is related to the software, but INDIVISION once set does not need it ... Remove any trace from the system and the card will still remain with the saved parameters.
 

 
  So for the Community FAQ does this simple text explain the above:
 
  a) Use Indi sw without Vamp to set it up
  b) Dont install any Indi related tools to a Vamp inserted system
   
All related to V1200 and AGA Indi
 
  For ECS Indi, I believe there was a piece of SW done by team
  EXTERNAL LINK 


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 558
11 Apr 2020 08:09


The V1200 V2 Gold212 core has been updated to version B. Package contains a patch file for Indivision AGA MK2cr prefs program. It can also be downloaded from Aminet.

EXTERNAL LINK 



Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
11 Apr 2020 16:13


Thanks for AGA patch (and new V1200 core), included in community FAQ!
  Much appriciated!
 
  Aminet link EXTERNAL LINK


Juan Bautista Espinosa

Posts 3
11 Apr 2020 16:52


Thanks, i have downloaded it, and now the prefs program works again.




Juan Jose

Posts 17
11 Apr 2020 20:55


Thanks a lot.
This patch is very useful, it must be remembered that the Vampire is not alone.
The same for the Mediator would be appreciated.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
12 Apr 2020 12:53


Juan Jose wrote:

  Thanks a lot.
  This patch is very useful, it must be remembered that the Vampire is not alone.
  The same for the Mediator would be appreciated.
 

 
  I do understand importance since Mediator is most common PCI expansion on A1200, enabling AHI sound cards and w3d cards etc.
 
  However, this one is way tougher to resolve.
  The memory window of Mediator needs to be mapped with MMU, so once MMU is resolved (and that is not yet planned and highly unlikely for V2 500 and V2 600 due to FPGA constrains).
 
  In my mind "workaround" would be to team up Mediator company and Apollo Team so existing Vamp MMU (not compatibile to old m68k designs, 080 is seen as MMU less CPU by old software) could be used for mapping. But that takes 2 partners and some user demand.


Michael AMike

Posts 130
13 Apr 2020 09:48


Simo Koivukoski wrote:

The V1200 V2 Gold212 core has been updated to version B. Package contains a patch file for Indivision AGA MK2cr prefs program. It can also be downloaded from Aminet.
 
  EXTERNAL LINK 
 

Hello Simo - thanks for the update. Is the core it self also updated, or is it only for Indysupport? Thanks


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 558
13 Apr 2020 09:51


Patch works from Gold 2.11.

However, I recommend updating B-core to get improved turtle timing e.g. with WHDLoad "ExpChip" -local option.


Michael AMike

Posts 130
13 Apr 2020 17:12


Simo Koivukoski wrote:

Patch works from Gold 2.11.
 
  However, I recommend updating B-core to get improved turtle timing e.g. with WHDLoad "ExpChip" -local option.

Thanks :)

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