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Forum: request.Apps 18 February 2020, 17:24
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Posted By JimDrew
Because this is 2020 and like it or not, FPGA...

Because this is 2020 and like it or not, FPGA emulations are mainstay now and I had to make special code for handling FPGA based features. I created the new core around these features.
Forum: request.Apps 16 February 2020, 21:09
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
"Legally" is certainly questionable. It's made...

"Legally" is certainly questionable. It's made of stolen code. It's the only reason it exists.

I sold thousands of copies of FUSION, as did Blittersoft. I see original disks pop up quite often...
Forum: request.Apps 16 February 2020, 03:20
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
There is absolutely nothing superior to FUSION in...

There is absolutely nothing superior to FUSION in Shapeshifter. The person who cobbled Shapeshifter together using code stolen from Amax IV and EMPLANT's Mac emulation has enough to make it "work",...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 February 2020, 01:37
Replies: 22
Views: 1,452
Posted By JimDrew
Typically, SoftFPU works well enough for games to...

Typically, SoftFPU works well enough for games to be usable. It really was needed for things like KPTBryce! and other rendering programs, which require a FPU to even run.
Forum: request.Apps 07 February 2020, 01:32
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
Yep, I would expect this. You can try going...

Yep, I would expect this. You can try going through the EXTENSIONS and removing them one by one to figure out which one(s) are the issue. There were a lot of them that do not work with Superscalar...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2020, 19:51
Replies: 22
Views: 1,452
Posted By JimDrew
FUSION supports using "SoftFPU" to emulate the...

FUSION supports using "SoftFPU" to emulate the FPU, and that works with these games.
Forum: support.WinUAE 09 January 2020, 09:21
Replies: 35
Views: 1,837
Posted By JimDrew
Yes, I made one called AMIA, which is supported...

Yes, I made one called AMIA, which is supported by EMPLANT's Mac emulation and FUSION. The Mac 400K and 800K disk drives are intelligent devices that are controlled through commands sent through the...
Forum: request.Apps 30 December 2019, 21:53
Replies: 131
Views: 20,639
Posted By JimDrew
It's interesting looking through the OS because...

It's interesting looking through the OS because you can easily tell what "group" (or person?) wrote each part of the OS based on the coding style. Much of it, especially later on, was written in C...
Forum: request.Apps 26 December 2019, 06:06
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
I met with John Scully and a team of engineers...

I met with John Scully and a team of engineers and execs at Apple's headquarters in early 1993. Apple wanted to talk about EMPLANT's Mac emulation (long before FUSION). I figured it was going to be...
Forum: request.Apps 25 December 2019, 21:47
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
I am not sure what you mean? The Amirefresh...

I am not sure what you mean? The Amirefresh video driver is quite usable on a stock A1200.
Forum: request.Apps 25 December 2019, 06:58
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
That is not true. You do not need a MMU ever. ...

That is not true. You do not need a MMU ever. None of the video drivers for FUSION that actually *requires* a MMU. There is a definite speed difference though when you don't have a MMU! The MMU...
Forum: request.Apps 25 December 2019, 06:51
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
Because the math libraries call the FPU through a...

Because the math libraries call the FPU through a bunch of convoluted C code. I replace the math packages with hand-optimized assembly code which results in these functions being substantially...
Forum: request.Apps 22 December 2019, 23:57
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
The minimum requirement is a 68020 (no MMU).

The minimum requirement is a 68020 (no MMU).
Forum: request.Apps 19 December 2019, 19:52
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
The support for AHI back in the day was...

The support for AHI back in the day was experimental and I don't think there was support for different units because AHI was so new. I can look at adding a UNITS field.
Forum: request.Apps 15 December 2019, 08:09
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
Yes. I test every version of Minimig, hoping...

Yes. I test every version of Minimig, hoping whatever is broken gets fixed. Since the new CPU core came from Till & Mikej, I already knew of the various fixes. I wrote test code that exposed...
Forum: request.Apps 13 December 2019, 23:53
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
Yes, it should except the CPU core itself is...

Yes, it should except the CPU core itself is broken. It is missing several instructions and has problems with exception handling. If the core ever gets fixed, then FUSION will work. Same for the...
Forum: request.Apps 13 December 2019, 21:28
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
POP, POP2, etc. all work fine. There are only...

POP, POP2, etc. all work fine. There are only two programs that I know of that do not work with FUSION, and that is MacBugs from Apple (their developer environment handler, kind of like our Enforcer...
Forum: request.Apps 12 December 2019, 11:56
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
That's because I replace Apple's QuickDraw...

That's because I replace Apple's QuickDraw routines with accelerated versions. You can disable this feature if you want to in the video driver setup, but I really never found any case where it...
Forum: request.Apps 12 December 2019, 11:54
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
It's targeted for Amiga machines. If you happen...

It's targeted for Amiga machines. If you happen to have a FPGA based Amiga you can use that too.
Forum: request.Apps 27 September 2019, 07:08
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
Glad you figured it out! :)

Glad you figured it out! :)
Forum: request.Apps 06 September 2019, 09:07
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
There is a LOT of Mac software that doesn't work...

There is a LOT of Mac software that doesn't work on the 060. You could try disabling ALL of the caches from the FUSION's cache control panel and see if that works.
Forum: request.Apps 06 September 2019, 00:54
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
If HardFiles work, then real SCSI partitions will...

If HardFiles work, then real SCSI partitions will as well... the same code handles both!
Forum: request.Apps 05 September 2019, 19:50
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
What do you mean "virtual drives"?

What do you mean "virtual drives"?
Forum: request.Apps 04 September 2019, 02:29
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
MacOS 8.1 was the first HFS+ compatible OS that...

MacOS 8.1 was the first HFS+ compatible OS that Apple released, and there is support for it already in FUSION. There is no "driver" required. It's integrated. The biggest issue really is that...
Forum: request.Apps 03 September 2019, 06:46
Replies: 131
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Posted By JimDrew
I am guessing so. I will be releasing brand...

I am guessing so.

I will be releasing brand new versions of FUSION and PCx, with new video drivers and support for ISO images directly (replacing CD-ROM drives).
Forum: support.Hardware 14 August 2019, 12:37
Replies: 50
Views: 5,361
Posted By JimDrew
That is correct - weak bits deliberately change...

That is correct - weak bits deliberately change data, often used for copy protection.

SuperCard Pro has the ability to extract good data from bad flux with a few different disk formats, namely...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 July 2019, 08:54
Replies: 149
Views: 29,336
Posted By JimDrew
You do know that you can set the baud rate (and...

You do know that you can set the baud rate (and any other option) and store that permanently? For example, if you want to change the baud rate to always be 19200 when you power up the WiModem232...
Forum: request.Apps 07 July 2019, 08:52
Replies: 131
Views: 20,639
Posted By JimDrew
I am not sure what Joe gave you, but the v3.3...

I am not sure what Joe gave you, but the v3.3 that I have seen online is just as registered version that had the serial number set to 00000, but none of the protection checks have been removed. This...
Forum: request.Apps 01 July 2019, 07:21
Replies: 131
Views: 20,639
Posted By JimDrew
I think you need to understand the copyright...

I think you need to understand the copyright laws. Just because you can not obtain something does not give you the right to steal it.
Forum: request.Apps 29 June 2019, 21:25
Replies: 131
Views: 20,639
Posted By JimDrew
Technically, no. That is in violation of the...

Technically, no. That is in violation of the licensing agreement. I was pointing out that this was done. You can't re-distribute that (or any) version.
Forum: request.Apps 29 June 2019, 21:25
Replies: 131
Views: 20,639
Posted By JimDrew
Yeah, that FUSION is bogus. PCx's last...

Yeah, that FUSION is bogus.

PCx's last official release was v3.0.

No, there won't be a discount for being a previous owner 20 years ago. :) However, the new versions will be cheap.. like $20...
Forum: request.Apps 29 June 2019, 21:23
Replies: 131
Views: 20,639
Posted By JimDrew
Not currently because I am using some special...

Not currently because I am using some special features specific to the accelerator boards.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 June 2019, 01:37
Replies: 40
Views: 2,833
Posted By JimDrew
Wow... with the exception of having a Picasso IV...

Wow... with the exception of having a Picasso IV instead of the Cybervision 64, I have the exact same A3000/040 setup that you do, right down to memory and the SCSI setup. Fortunately mine did not...
Forum: request.Apps 12 June 2019, 07:25
Replies: 131
Views: 20,639
Posted By JimDrew
In the mean time, people can apparently use v3.2...

In the mean time, people can apparently use v3.2 that was included on the Amiga cover disk CD thing. I was not aware that the full version (with a .key file even) was released that way. That is...
Forum: request.Apps 11 June 2019, 20:27
Replies: 131
Views: 20,639
Posted By JimDrew
Not currently, but a new version is coming. I...

Not currently, but a new version is coming. I have several people on the FPGA Arcade Replay team beta testing the new version.




I have no idea who apc-tcp.de is, but I own the copyrights to...
Forum: request.Apps 11 June 2019, 20:20
Replies: 131
Views: 20,639
Posted By JimDrew
V3.2 was the last official release version. ...

V3.2 was the last official release version.




The v3.3 that has been floating around is definitely fake. We never had an official v3.3 beta version. The fix for the Mediator was a few byte...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 June 2019, 03:23
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By JimDrew
SuperCard Pro can often time extract good data...

SuperCard Pro can often time extract good data from what seems to be bad. However, if the magnetic media itself is damaged then there is nothing that you can do to recover it. CLEANING the heads is...
Forum: MarketPlace 07 June 2019, 03:12
Replies: 29
Views: 1,784
Posted By JimDrew
Well... you just plug one end of the 34 pin...

Well... you just plug one end of the 34 pin floppy cable into the drive, and the other end into the SuperCard Pro. You just supply power to the drive (from the SuperCard Pro if you like). That's...
Forum: MarketPlace 05 June 2019, 19:51
Replies: 29
Views: 1,784
Posted By JimDrew
Actually, you don't need a PC to use SuperCard...

Actually, you don't need a PC to use SuperCard Pro. You can control it via one of its two serial ports. I am working on a little Arduino interface to make a portable copy station. :)

I won't...
Forum: MarketPlace 04 June 2019, 08:19
Replies: 29
Views: 1,784
Posted By JimDrew
Will do! I have considered making some of...

Will do!

I have considered making some of them again. I just found hundreds of DB23 connectors that are used on the floppy and video ports.
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