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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 September 2017, 11:38
Replies: 28
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Posted By Gorf
you are right. I was too focused on digital...

you are right.
I was too focused on digital video editing here...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 September 2017, 14:00
Replies: 28
Views: 1,403
Posted By Gorf
Only audio and composite - rgb-video in/out...

Only audio and composite - rgb-video in/out shares the same pins and can only be in one direction at a time.
Also: you can not send rgb and svideo simultaneously, since pin 15 is ether "red" or...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 September 2017, 00:05
Replies: 28
Views: 1,403
Posted By Gorf
Never happened to me - not once. What did you...

Never happened to me - not once.
What did you do to it??
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 September 2017, 00:03
Replies: 28
Views: 1,403
Posted By Gorf
May I mention the British power plug/socket? ;-) ...

May I mention the British power plug/socket? ;-)

The connector itself is not that bad - soldered some myself back in the days.
The problem was the inconsistency in the standard.
And that is was...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 September 2017, 15:01
Replies: 28
Views: 1,403
Posted By Gorf
Well - the "Internet" is much older than www or...

Well - the "Internet" is much older than www or http and goes back to the 60th.

Nevertheless, RGB is much older:

The color TV pioneer John Logie Baird demonstrated the world's first RGB color...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 August 2017, 15:25
Replies: 89
Views: 8,673
Posted By Gorf
@Olaf and all others: No need for sleepless...

@Olaf and all others:

No need for sleepless nights, no need for providing grown up fans with "the best solution"



The community has! Just do the right thing once:

OPEN THE SOURCE!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 August 2017, 10:56
Replies: 141
Views: 16,831
Posted By Gorf
This "problem" occurred already with the A500+ ...

This "problem" occurred already with the A500+

But it was not really Commodores fault, that programmers did pay little attention to the guidelines. Well ... Commodore should have "randomized" the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 August 2017, 21:05
Replies: 141
Views: 16,831
Posted By Gorf
The story in your the link can not be true: the...

The story in your the link can not be true: the A600 was discontinued in early 1993. Maybe they were talking abut the year 1992?

I can not find a link to back my story up, but I am very sure I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 August 2017, 15:50
Replies: 141
Views: 16,831
Posted By Gorf
There you misunderstand cause and effect. ...

There you misunderstand cause and effect.

Commodore was already in big troubles and the CD32 was the last desperate attempt to fix that. But as always with new new Amiga products since the A500...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 August 2017, 15:36
Replies: 116
Views: 8,122
Posted By Gorf
space for registers. Maybe one of the...

space for registers.



Maybe one of the experts can help me here.
The Amiga memory map (https://amigacoding.com/index.php/Amiga_memory_map) shows a lot of reserved regions, that could have been...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 August 2017, 15:23
Replies: 116
Views: 8,122
Posted By Gorf
As mentioned before: there were no HD-floppys in...

As mentioned before: there were no HD-floppys in 1985.
So this was not something, that was done wrong by Amiga or Commodore.

And Amiga hat no support for "Single Density" but "Double Density"...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 July 2017, 21:22
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By Gorf
So it does not run on Vampires! :D

So it does not run on Vampires! :D
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 July 2017, 14:56
Replies: 158
Views: 7,788
Posted By Gorf
Back in 94/95 "Vobis", the best selling PC vendor...

Back in 94/95 "Vobis", the best selling PC vendor in Germany bach than, bundled it's PCs with OS/2, because Win95 was late and OS/2 was clearly better than Win3.11.
They wanted to continue to offer...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 July 2017, 22:44
Replies: 158
Views: 7,788
Posted By Gorf
I mentioned Taligent/CommonPoint in this thread...

I mentioned Taligent/CommonPoint in this thread already a few pages back.

I think there is mostly IBM to blame, but it might have been already to late for that since MS had all PC manufacturers on...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 July 2017, 22:02
Replies: 158
Views: 7,788
Posted By Gorf
Yes the so called "Hollerith-Machine" named after...

Yes the so called "Hollerith-Machine" named after its inventor Herman Hollerith who sold his company to IBM. IBM worked happily together with the Nazis - as many US companies did.

Ferengi Rules of...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 July 2017, 20:11
Replies: 116
Views: 8,122
Posted By Gorf
MIDI is a serial protocol. So yes: MIDI via...

MIDI is a serial protocol. So yes: MIDI via serial port is the logical way to do it.
If you buy any expensive keyboard or other MIDI equipment, you can not spare $10 for an adapter?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 July 2017, 16:36
Replies: 1,597
Views: 187,205
Posted By Gorf
What gives you that impression? I never heard...

What gives you that impression?
I never heard anything bad about Archimedes from Amiga fans.

When I still had my very first computer, a C64, i read about the Archimedes in a magazine and was...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 July 2017, 01:15
Replies: 116
Views: 8,122
Posted By Gorf
the A1200 can give you 30kHz on all the usual...

the A1200 can give you 30kHz on all the usual resolutions. (dplPAL, dplNTSC)

But AGA was still missing a good productive mode.:(
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 July 2017, 02:01
Replies: 116
Views: 8,122
Posted By Gorf
Well - they did on the A3000 with Amber.

Well - they did on the A3000 with Amber.
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2017, 16:44
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
a mmmumu! :D

a mmmumu! :D
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2017, 16:37
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
Than Haynies A30000 FPU board for 16x 68882 would...

Than Haynies A30000 FPU board for 16x 68882 would be just right for you:

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images/2017/07/03/P1010258.jpg
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2017, 00:09
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
Marcus Sackrow (FPC, Mapparium) suggested this on...

Marcus Sackrow (FPC, Mapparium) suggested this on apollo-core .... it did not end well at all.

We better not engage in what should be in the Vampire or not, to avoid flame wars....
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2017, 22:31
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
The Terasic Nano comes as a full board of course....

The Terasic Nano comes as a full board of course.
And some emulators will run without any additions hardware.

For Minimig_AGA you would need the SDRAM_board. You can download files for a...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2017, 19:29
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
But isn't that the most complete definition of...

But isn't that the most complete definition of the ISA? the 030 did not bring any new instructions
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2017, 18:22
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
I don't care about the name or the team behind a...

I don't care about the name or the team behind a core.

To be useful whatever 68k-core, needs to be fast and complete. Complete meaning all instructions from MC68020+MC68882+MMU.

If it is not...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2017, 18:13
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
Both do. As Sorgelig wrote: Built-in DDR3...

Both do. As Sorgelig wrote:

Built-in DDR3 memory has hardware controller and it's shared between ARM and FPGA. ... DDR3 still has its useful potential. Some systems are not tied to exact RAM...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2017, 17:57
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
How is that?. (not speaking of the SoftFPU). A...

How is that?. (not speaking of the SoftFPU).
A 68k-core on FPGA gives you a very predictive and constant behavior.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2017, 17:23
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
Since Apollo runs already (supposedly) on...

Since Apollo runs already (supposedly) on high-end FPGA boards it should by able to make use of DDR3 on its own.
So that is were my idea differs from MISTer.
When using emulation od 68K on ARM, you...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2017, 16:33
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
That is exactly what I meant. You use the...

That is exactly what I meant. You use the linux-kernel, that has already got drivers for this board and you try to make a much use of it as possible.
(a possible AROS-hosted would simply run onto of...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2017, 15:43
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
A linux kernel would run there as a "universal...

A linux kernel would run there as a "universal driver", but than you can e.g. run AROS-hosted on the ARM side. Via "Sunaj" (a reverse-JanusUAE) you could start ArosARM Apps from within the 68k-side.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2017, 15:35
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
Wow - i honestely did not know about that...

Wow - i honestely did not know about that project.
But it shows that my ideas work :cool
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2017, 15:32
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
Why would anyone want a standalone vampire? Same...

Why would anyone want a standalone vampire? Same reason.
For me:
My real 68k Amigas are getting old, have no hdmi, are big and noisy.

UAE is nice, but does not "feel" right sometimes. And I love...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 July 2017, 23:12
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
my proposed board has plenty of I/O pins. but...

my proposed board has plenty of I/O pins.
but it would be some wasting of the already integrated HDMI port....
Ok - let's go for a dual monitor setup :p



that was also my guesstimation.
Forum: Amiga scene 01 July 2017, 22:46
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
The problem with these boards is: they are much...

The problem with these boards is: they are much more expensive, but not linear more powerful. Sure - you will have much more LEs on your FPGA, but you need something to fill it with. After AGA+ and...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 July 2017, 22:08
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
One could probably reuse some code from...

One could probably reuse some code from AROS-hosted in an non-hosted way.
At least to start with, it would be enough if a linux-kernel takes care of the drives (sd-card, usb) and you can access them...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 July 2017, 21:48
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
Yes that is the literal translation!

Yes that is the literal translation!
Forum: Amiga scene 01 July 2017, 21:19
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
Or as we say in Germany: "Try not to flush...

Or as we say in Germany:

"Try not to flush the child with the bathwater!" :laughing
Forum: Amiga scene 01 July 2017, 20:57
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Gorf
How about these: ...

How about these:

http://aminet.net/package/util/misc/Aminet-Readme-Creator

and

http://aminet.net/package/util/misc/au
Forum: Amiga scene 01 July 2017, 20:43
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
Hi Michael I guess that topic is closed and...

Hi Michael

I guess that topic is closed and everything is said...
(i even made the same car-analogy)

this seems just to lead to unwanted flame wars.
Forum: Amiga scene 01 July 2017, 20:07
Replies: 238
Views: 12,450
Posted By Gorf
I would have no problem with utilizing a slave...

I would have no problem with utilizing a slave linux/bsd kernel on the ARM side for drivers (usb, ethernet, drives, display initialization, etc). It would do it's work in the shadows and a user would...
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