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Maprom Function

Chris T.

Posts 23
25 Feb 2017 22:02


Is it possible to map a kickrom 1.3 to start classic programs or games on DISKS, when the vampire is installed? AND is their a way to switch the 68080 to 68000 TEMPORARY?


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 2396
27 Feb 2017 05:47


Chris T. wrote:

Is it possible to map a kickrom 1.3 to start classic programs or games on DISKS, when the vampire is installed? AND is their a way to switch the 68080 to 68000 TEMPORARY?

WHDLOAD is a pretty good solution for running old games.
With GOLD3 the Vtune tool does support the maprom option for any kick. This includes old AMIGA kick versions but also EmuTos (Atari) or AROS.




Peter Heginbotham

Posts 24
27 Feb 2017 11:10


Gold3 sound like it will have a lot of nice features.

Will the vampire specific amiga modules be available to download via the "Apollo Accelerators Public Wiki" for building a custom 3.9 rom

How will the maprom work in a pratical sense. Start-Sequence \ early vampire bootmenu to select ROMs file from SDCARD

 


Chris T.

Posts 23
27 Feb 2017 19:44


Thanks Gunnar...the feeling arise over and over again to use classic disks.-)Same thing with the sound of harddisks vs. noiseless CF/SD Cards or SSDs...it's a nostalgic factor. But great, if Gold3 will support that. But can be the Vampire easily deactivated? Would be a nice feature (just for the old games .-) for sure...so we all need only "The One" Machine/Amiga.


Michal Warzecha

Posts 149
28 Feb 2017 11:09


Probably vampire cannot be deactivated, until You find a way how to force Amiga to work without CPU :)
That's why turtle mode is created, to run some old stuff


Chris T.

Posts 23
28 Feb 2017 17:57


Yes,right. But to slow down to MC68000 speed at least.


Niclas A
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 89
28 Feb 2017 18:51


Chris T. wrote:

Yes,right. But to slow down to MC68000 speed at least.

That would be close to impossible.


Nixus Minimax

Posts 117
01 Mar 2017 06:11


Chris T. wrote:

Yes,right. But to slow down to MC68000 speed at least.

Turtle mode has approximately the speed of a stock A1200. That should be good enough to run badly programmed software for A500 to A1200.


Vincent Rivière

Posts 66
05 Mar 2017 00:37


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:
With GOLD3 the Vtune tool does support the maprom option for any kick. This includes old AMIGA kick versions but also EmuTos (Atari) or AROS.

Latest EmuTOS snapshot provides a special ROM optimized for Vampire. It will just work fine with upcoming MapROM feature of GOLD3 :-)

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