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Wawa T

Posts 309
31 Mar 2017 22:55


@Michael R
 
  i dont think you need to convince anybody here. none said vampire cards were overpriced, rather the very opposite!


Chris Marsden

Posts 33
03 Apr 2017 19:13


My A2000 is playing very well with my new v500v2+ - thanks team for all your hard work.

However...Before I installed the vampire i used a 'Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC+8 Series II' SCSI card. I thought i would see if i could copy the contents off the drive onto CF/SD.
I'm not getting very far. With the auto-boot jumper on (and the gvpscsi.device in ROM active) I cant get past the vampire boot screen. With the auto-boot jumper off the A2000 boots - the card shows up in early startup and showconfig. However i cant see the drives, i assume because there no driver active. When i add the binddrivers (http://babel.de/amiga.html) to Expansions once again I cant get past the boot screen.

I have GOLD2 and latest SAGA drivers installed. Everything else works fine included another Zorro II card - Hydra LAN card.


Michael R

Posts 215
12 Apr 2017 20:22


One of my favorite Amiga games is very particular as far as which Amiga hardware it works on.

The game was originally made in Germany under the name PATRIZIER
by Ascon, and then later translated to English and released as PATRICIAN. It seems to only run on 68000/68010 CPU. I have loaded
the game to hard disk, but it won't play correctly on my A1200 (68020). It doesn't like the CPU.

Does TURTLE MODE approximate A500 speed (68000/68010)? Or is it faster?


Thierry Atheist

Posts 361
13 Apr 2017 04:47


Topic (on amiga.org):
"Newtek Video Toaster/Flyer software available for free"

Go here, EXTERNAL LINK 
Post #10 is very interesting (shown below).
EXTERNAL LINK 
Pyromania (on Amiga.Org) wrote:
To make it easier for everyone, for a limited time I have added the complete source code to the Amiga Video Toaster Flyer on the link below.

EXTERNAL LINK 
Get it while it's hot, we normally don't distribute the complete source this way. It will be removed after this weekend when the more limited versions of the sources are fixed on each applications link on the Open Video Toaster website.

If this was recompiled to work on the 68080. Would be.... "fascinating!"


Michael R

Posts 215
19 Apr 2017 20:37


What is the frequency of RAM used on the Vampire 600 V2 & Vampire 500 V2+ accelerator cards? Just curious.

Also, since the Vampire 1200 V2 will have the edge connector for Amiga 1200, will it also be compatible with the yet to be released A1200 Reloaded motherboard?


Johannes Schäfer

Posts 32
20 Apr 2017 17:47


Michael R wrote:

 
  Also, since the Vampire 1200 V2 will have the edge connector for Amiga 1200, will it also be compatible with the yet to be released A1200 Reloaded motherboard?

How can you ask if something that does´nt exist, will be compatible with something, that also still is´nt existing yet. Okay, you can ask, but no one can answer. :)


Michael R

Posts 215
20 Apr 2017 19:57


Johannes Schäfer wrote:

Michael R wrote:

 
  Also, since the Vampire 1200 V2 will have the edge connector for Amiga 1200, will it also be compatible with the yet to be released A1200 Reloaded motherboard?
 

 
  How can you ask if something that does´nt exist, will be compatible with something, that also still is´nt existing yet. Okay, you can ask, but no one can answer. :)

You are only partly correct. Gunnar said that
the V1200 design does exist and it's being tested.

The Vampire 600/500 RAM also exists. Gunnar said
that faster memory would improve overall software
performance. So what constitutes "faster" memory?
We have to have something to compare it to. How
fast is the memory on current Vampire accelerators?
(i.e. 100MHz, 400 , 800 ?). Hopefully, someone
can answer that question. :-)


Crow Mohikan

Posts 24
24 May 2017 12:32


wawa t wrote:

  all that is a similar idea to use sonnet ppc card alongside vampire for hardware acceleration. the drawback is twofold:
   
    1. the hardware in both cases needs specialized binaries, prisma doesnt let itself to be accessed via amiga standard apis like ahi, instead it needs players with precompiled support, similarly sonnet needs either genuine warpos, to be patched on the fly, or binaries adapted to a modified warpos api. so both are not useful for legacy software.
   
    2. the hardware in both cases lies behind a pio driven bus with a limited transfer rate. sonnet behind a mediator with its 7mb/s via zoroo3, and prisma either behind zorro or behind clockport with even less throughput.
   
    one word: pointless..
 

 
  sonnet uses powerpc.library.
  not need to patching binary. everybody can use normal warpos binaries without patching.


Jan Vonka

Posts 28
24 May 2017 13:48


AlfaData/BCS IDE controller 8 MB (3.4 MB/s IDE disk speed)
Deneb USB in Z2 mode (3.2 MB/s USB transfers)


Wawa T

Posts 309
24 May 2017 14:08



everybody can use normal warpos binaries without patching.

according to what i ve read, patching is now being carried out on the fly, but maybe something changed. warpos binaries as such are a special case already anyway. well. maybe i shouldnt insist at that its pointless. if it makes sense for someone else, its his choice.

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