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New Features Coming With GOLD 2.9

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4901
19 Mar 2018 14:12

GOLD 2.9
GOLD 2.9 is in development right now.
For your information we write here the new features / enhancements that we work on. Mind that this list is work in progress and will be updated.
1) Better support for fast Power-OFF/ON of the AMIGA
2) Allow Software to turn off build-in MAP-ROM to access on board ROM-CHIP.
3) MAPROM mapping support for ATARI Roms
4) Memory Management support for ATARI Memory map

Planned features:
BOOT Support for SDCard

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4901
19 Mar 2018 14:59

Sorry guys needed to clean up here.

Please mind that this topic is about GOLD 2.9 features.
If you have any other topics or questions please open a new thread.
Therefore we can stay focused and reading is easier.
Thank you for your understanding and support.

David Wright

Posts 356
19 Mar 2018 16:03

Ok, no winks :)
Boot support for sd card is really unexpected but nice.

Would this be a dual boot such as holding both mouse buttons on startup and selecting?

Merrill Newell

Posts 19
19 Mar 2018 16:19

This is great news!  Thanks for the update Gunnar!  Was wondering if we will see support for more Chip RAM in a 2.x core?  For us 1000 users, this is a Holy Grail feature as we are stuck with 512K until Gold 3 comes along - although I do understand that it may be integral to the different architecture that makes up the Gold 3 core.  Just wondering...  :)

Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1719
19 Mar 2018 16:25

Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  1) Better support for fast Power-OFF/ON of the AMIGA

Very fast and nice feature updates. Most were expected, which does make honouring the promised very nice.

On Amiga side question is just HOW fast :-)

Great step towards Atari-users Vampirization

Manfred Bergmann

Posts 191
19 Mar 2018 16:52

GameSupport? Elite Advanced and others that fail since 2.7.
Just asking :)

OneSTone O2o

Posts 159
19 Mar 2018 17:36

I like the above news. Does it already show a sign of live on ST mainboard?

Nadyr Nick

Posts 32
19 Mar 2018 18:34

Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  2) Allow Software to turn off build-in MAP-ROM to access on board ROM-CHIP.

to switch between Vampire's ROM KS patched and hardware onboard ROM chip KS ?

John Mautz

Posts 34
19 Mar 2018 19:43

Very nice. 

Question, is there a plan to start testing the v500 2+ with Zorro II cards and developing an compatibility list?  The wiki comparability list right now is mostly v600 related.

Ethernet, SCSI, Serial/Parallel, Budda, etc.

Ethernet - I have 2 (x-surf, x-surf-100) and both work using Roadshow, so this might be a non-issue, but they should be added to the Wiki.

SCSI - I have 4 or 5 different cards and none allow me to access the CD-ROM drive.  If I jumper the autoboot the system wont boot.  If I disable autoboot, it is as if the card is not installed (probably because the *.device isn't loaded). Maybe I'm not knowledgeable enough, but if you need a tester, I'm here.

I don't care about the memory on those cards but some might, but the ability to use our old SCSI gear would be nice (CD-ROM, Scanner, multi-card reader, external HD, Jazz drive, etc.). 

I don't think most of us would use these every day, so it can be a low priority, but being able to access the old files would be great.


Ingo Uhlemann

Posts 33
19 Mar 2018 20:44

oneSTone o2o wrote:

I like the above news. Does it already show a sign of live on ST mainboard?

We are working on it, got a lot of success but not finished.. i am sure you are the 1st1 who receive a info ^^

Markus Klotzberg

Posts 10
19 Mar 2018 21:55

Problem with Zorro cards, especially scsi cards seems to be a problem with DMA capable cards. So a GVP and A2091 scsi won´t work but a Oktagon 2008 works fine.
Sorry for Offtopic.

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4901
24 Mar 2018 09:29

Today the release of GOLD 2.9 will start.

Roger Andre Lassen

Posts 114
24 Mar 2018 13:06

Fantastic :-)

Stefano Briccolani

Posts 501
24 Mar 2018 14:40

With 2.9 features a vampire can be put even on an Atari ST machine, seems to me..

Juan Jose

Posts 18
24 Mar 2018 19:21

Good news,

Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1719
24 Mar 2018 21:08

Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  Today the release of GOLD 2.9 will start.

  While its not uploaded yet, there is SAGA driver v1.2
  2018-03-19 : SAGADriver.v1.2.lha
  Soon the core will celebrate build 5000+

On sidenote: please put newest core on top of download list. Yes, its in BOLD and people might need other GOLD cores for their own reasons, but is a bit missleading.

MartinTomas Steffen

Posts 61
25 Mar 2018 09:09

Any news about Core 2.9 ? Cant  wait to get it into my Amiga 1000 vampire 500 v2+. You are doing a great job.

Chris T.

Posts 119
25 Mar 2018 18:37

I guess the weather in Germany was too good today .-). So no time for developing, hopefully. But next week, we all can stay at home without bad feelings...

posts 18