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Forum: support.Hardware 14 February 2018, 18:13
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By SpeedGeek
No, you don't need the FPU but since the stock...

No, you don't need the FPU but since the stock A2630 was shipped with a MC68882RC25 there is no good reason not to keep it (unless you want to try your luck with overclocking).

Also, if you ever...
Forum: request.Apps 05 January 2018, 19:54
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By SpeedGeek
StackAttack doesn't always work either, in...

StackAttack doesn't always work either, in particular with Setpatch 44.38. While OS3.9 does increase the default stack in a few areas, it doesn't always seem to be enough, in particular for 68060...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 November 2017, 17:22
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By SpeedGeek
Just remove "perhaps" from the above comment and...

Just remove "perhaps" from the above comment and you have already answered your own question. ;)



Toshiba doesn't do this but Chinese scammers do it all the time! :rolleyes
Forum: support.Hardware 21 November 2017, 22:48
Replies: 31
Views: 3,435
Posted By SpeedGeek
@E-Penguin If you boot from a Workbench...

@E-Penguin

If you boot from a Workbench (floppy or SCSI drive) and open a shell, followed by typing <version xt.device [full]> you should find the device installed for both the V7.0 ROMs and...
Forum: Coders. System 28 October 2017, 18:37
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By SpeedGeek
** 5TH NEWS UPDATE ** The new benchmark tool...

** 5TH NEWS UPDATE **

The new benchmark tool has now been released! The lamers who failed to provide compatibility feedback owe a BIG THANKS to the users who did. A very special Thanks to...
Forum: Coders. System 25 October 2017, 18:40
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By SpeedGeek
Hi amigasith, Danke for the compatibility...

Hi amigasith,

Danke for the compatibility feedback! You are the 2nd user to post your results (but the 1st user here on EAB). The A3640 of course, I have already tested and the H&P v44.2...
Forum: Coders. System 24 October 2017, 17:08
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By SpeedGeek
Once again, I have requested compatibility...

Once again, I have requested compatibility results not benchmark results (See posts #11-15). I don't understand this "Horse before the Carriage" preoccupation of some users.

What is the point of...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 October 2017, 18:21
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By SpeedGeek
The A2630 is really just an upgraded A2620....

The A2630 is really just an upgraded A2620. Sorry, but the 68000 fall back mode is functionally the same for both.

If you have 4MB of A2630 RAM configured in the 8MB of Zorro2 space, then you...
Forum: Coders. System 23 October 2017, 18:12
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By SpeedGeek
Ok, here are images of the new improved benchmark...

Ok, here are images of the new improved benchmark tool. Sadly, only 1 user has provided compatibility results so far? :rolleyes:

EDIT: 3 users have now provided compatibility feedback. :)
...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 October 2017, 01:25
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By SpeedGeek
Sorry, what you read was wrong! You can't access...

Sorry, what you read was wrong! You can't access the A2620 Fast RAM in 68000 fall back mode.

If you really want Fast RAM in 68000 fallback mode then you should get a Zorro2 memory board. ;)
Forum: Coders. System 15 October 2017, 19:52
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By SpeedGeek
** 4TH NEWS UPDATE ** The was another stupid...

** 4TH NEWS UPDATE **

The was another stupid version bug in v1.4 which has now been fixed (It was a just a fully functional v1.4 reporting itself as v1.3).

I now have a simple benchmark tool...
Forum: Coders. System 15 October 2017, 14:06
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By SpeedGeek
Simply install the patch, use your system...

Simply install the patch, use your system normally and look for any DMA transfer errors.

I went a little further than that. I made an LHA loop script which extracts 12MB of archives to the RAM...
Forum: Coders. System 14 October 2017, 19:03
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By SpeedGeek
EDIT: See post #16 for benchmark info. I...

EDIT: See post #16 for benchmark info.

I have already tested 68040.library 44.2 (H&P) with an A3640 and 68060.library 46.7 (Phase5) with an A3660. However, these libraries may configure themselves...
Forum: Coders. System 14 October 2017, 15:35
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By SpeedGeek
Ok guys, now it's your turn to post your...

Ok guys, now it's your turn to post your compatibility results!

Please provide information on 68040.library or 68060.library vendor and version. Also, accelerator card type and vendor is requested...
Forum: Coders. System 10 October 2017, 23:09
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By SpeedGeek
** 3RD NEWS UPDATE ** v1.3 Released! -...

** 3RD NEWS UPDATE **

v1.3 Released!
- Added code to change MEMF_24BIT transfers to NoCache.
This eliminated all OldFunc calls. MEMF_24BIT transfers may have
some CPU performance loss but the...
Forum: Coders. System 06 October 2017, 16:15
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By SpeedGeek
OK, I believe I have found a solution to the...

OK, I believe I have found a solution to the MEMF_24BIT transfer
error problem without OldPre/OldPost calls. Unfortunately, the cache mode would have to be changed to NoCache.

This would make the...
Forum: Coders. System 06 October 2017, 16:11
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By SpeedGeek
** 2ND NEWS UPDATE ** v1.2 released (updated...

** 2ND NEWS UPDATE **

v1.2 released (updated patch size info)
- Added code to use OldCachePostDMA for MEMF_24BIT
transfers (So MMU Pages can be restored to original)
Forum: Coders. System 06 October 2017, 04:17
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By SpeedGeek
** NEWS UPDATE ** Sorry, there was a bug in...

** NEWS UPDATE **

Sorry, there was a bug in v1.0 with the patch install code. :banghead

v1.1 - Fixed a bug which prevented the patch from installing
- Added code to use OldCachePreDMA...
Forum: Coders. System 05 October 2017, 19:36
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By SpeedGeek
Any situation where a DMA controller transfers...

Any situation where a DMA controller transfers data to Fast RAM. Also, for Chip RAM when the driver doesn't handle the case that Chip RAM is non-cache-able memory (because it expects these old...
Forum: Coders. System 05 October 2017, 18:20
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By SpeedGeek
Thanks for the suggestion but saving 2 bytes of...

Thanks for the suggestion but saving 2 bytes of code does not result in faster execution in this case. BRA.B is faster than LEA for both 040 and 060 (but for 060 it's even faster with branch...
Forum: Coders. System 04 October 2017, 17:30
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By SpeedGeek
FastCache040+ Released!

FastCache040+ 1.4 ©SpeedGeek 2017

INTRODUCTION:
FastCache040+ is a patch to replace the CachePreDMA() and
CachePostDMA() functions of most 68040/060 libraries. While
the old...
Forum: Coders. System 13 September 2017, 19:00
Replies: 0
Views: 653
Posted By SpeedGeek
Lightbulb RomCache040+ released!

RomCache040+ 1.1 ©SpeedGeek 2017 (MMU Handler ©Michael Sinz 2001)

INTRODUCTION:
RomCache040+ is a tool to enable the Extended ROM cache for
68040 and 68060 users. "Extended" ROM...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 September 2017, 03:00
Replies: 42
Views: 4,152
Posted By SpeedGeek
UPDATE: I just discovered that Doobrey's...

UPDATE:

I just discovered that Doobrey's Make1MegROM tool can be used to make > 1MB ROMs! :great

I just built a 4MB ROM (see images below)! Now, one of these days I need to acquire some 42 pin...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 August 2017, 17:04
Replies: 42
Views: 4,152
Posted By SpeedGeek
Romy does more than provide extended ROM. It...

Romy does more than provide extended ROM. It also provides faster ROM access than Fat Gary. The CPU nodatacache Bustest results for my A3640 @ 40 MHz are as follows:

3.System3.9:> bustest addr...
Forum: Hardware mods 14 August 2017, 20:24
Replies: 42
Views: 4,152
Posted By SpeedGeek
UPDATE: I've uploaded a 4MB ROMY patch for...

UPDATE:

I've uploaded a 4MB ROMY patch for exec (see post #1). Now you guys can practice your ROM building (and hardware hacking) skills! ;)
Forum: Hardware mods 14 August 2017, 17:10
Replies: 42
Views: 4,152
Posted By SpeedGeek
Cosmos found some 27C322 and also requested 8MB...

Cosmos found some 27C322 and also requested 8MB Romy GAL support. Here is my reply:

The 27C322 are not pin compatible...

Now, that exec needs patching and people have enough trouble...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 August 2017, 19:05
Replies: 42
Views: 4,152
Posted By SpeedGeek
If the 27C322 are pin compatible with the...

If the 27C322 are pin compatible with the compatible 2MB/4MB devices than you should be able to use them... But the 4MB Romy version only enables 4MB of ROM space. ;)
Forum: Hardware mods 10 August 2017, 17:13
Replies: 42
Views: 4,152
Posted By SpeedGeek
You can find the 4MB Romy version here: ...

You can find the 4MB Romy version here:

http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php...959#post229959 (http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?21720-A3000-4000-1MB-ROM-Mod&p=229959#post229959)

Note:...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 August 2017, 22:05
Replies: 42
Views: 4,152
Posted By SpeedGeek
FYI Cosmos was also banned on Amibay for...

FYI Cosmos was also banned on Amibay for basically the same reason (having a bad temper).

Fortunately, the very generous moderating staff here on EAB understands the profound difference between...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 August 2017, 18:53
Replies: 42
Views: 4,152
Posted By SpeedGeek
Cool 4MB Romy Functional!

Hello guys!

Yes, the 4MB Romy version is functional by Cosmos:

http://leblogdecosmos.blogspot.com/2...mo-a4000d.html (http://leblogdecosmos.blogspot.com/2017/07/kickstart-2-mo-a4000d.html)
...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 August 2017, 19:08
Replies: 215
Views: 11,250
Posted By SpeedGeek
+1! First of all, excellent work Chucky!...

+1!

First of all, excellent work Chucky! :great

Secondly, I originally posted my A3640 speed up mod project here on EAB and moved it over to Amibay exactly for this reason...

Some of the...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 July 2017, 18:55
Replies: 20
Views: 3,356
Posted By SpeedGeek
Well "Pointless" is certainly a subjective term...

Well "Pointless" is certainly a subjective term and undoubtedly relevant to the benchmark users intended purpose. That being said, I seriously doubt that Vampire/68080 users really intend to show how...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 July 2017, 17:03
Replies: 20
Views: 3,356
Posted By SpeedGeek
Floppy disk AIBB may start fine with the right tooltypes and...

AIBB may start fine with the right tooltypes and SoftFPU, but it's really pointless since AIBB already provides a built in SoftFPU function and it's likely to be much more efficient than any external...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2017, 20:15
Replies: 20
Views: 3,356
Posted By SpeedGeek
You can find it here: ...

You can find it here:

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1137296&postcount=5

P.S. If you intend to do Vampire/68080 FPU benchmarking you will probably be disappointed. If AIBB detects only...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2017, 19:34
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By SpeedGeek
The original exec 45.20b patch was intended to be...

The original exec 45.20b patch was intended to be used only with A1200, A3000 and A4000 so it won't work with "68000 Fall-Back" mode. Also, exec 45.20b is normally used with OS3.9 which requires a...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 February 2017, 13:53
Replies: 20
Views: 3,356
Posted By SpeedGeek
The debate over hardware vs. software emulation...

The debate over hardware vs. software emulation is an old one which I have (fortunately) been able to avoid getting dragged into. It really comes down to individual users opinion's and standards for...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 February 2017, 16:28
Replies: 20
Views: 3,356
Posted By SpeedGeek
I'm really quite surprised to have emulation...

I'm really quite surprised to have emulation users more interested in my AIBB patches (or at least actively showing more interest) than real Motorola 68K users!

There is a practical limit on...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 February 2017, 18:02
Replies: 8
Views: 2,485
Posted By SpeedGeek
Here is link for the enhanced version: ...

Here is link for the enhanced version:

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1138706#post1138706
Forum: Amiga scene 03 February 2017, 17:59
Replies: 20
Views: 3,356
Posted By SpeedGeek
Unofficial AIBB Version 6.6 patch

Unofficial AIBB Version 6.6 patch
© SpeedGeek 2017

INTRODUCTION:
Since the AIBB MINIMAL 68060 CPU compatibility patch was
released I decided to develop an enhanced...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 January 2017, 17:18
Replies: 8
Views: 2,485
Posted By SpeedGeek
It should not make any difference which version...

It should not make any difference which version of spatch you are using. However, there is a huge difference between using the original (unmodified) executable and the hacked executable:
...
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