Originally Posted by Daedalus
Give it a rest guys, this isn't the place for 68k bashing, Jens bashing or Vampire worship, nor Vampire bashing or 68k worship.
Excited and all as I am for the Vampire, it's getting tiring reading crap like this polluting otherwise interesting threads. Yes, it's a "real" CPU, but that doesn't mean it behaves identically to any 68k CPU. It has to be programmed to behave as a 68k CPU, so it's hardware emulation. There's no escaping that fact, and it doesn't make it inferior to a 68k, just different. Many of the differences between it and a real 68k CPU can rightly be considered improvements, but this makes it *different*, in much the same way as a 68060 is different from a 68000. And these improvements/differences will cause different behaviour in certain circumstances, again like the difference between a 68060 and a 68000. This adds extra variables to the type of troubleshooting that's going on, so it only makes sense to discount it from testing for now.
What do you hope to achieve by derailing a thread like that? Let the Vampire speak for itself, which shouldn't be a problem if it lives up to the hype.
The real problem is someone try to discourage ppl to something, because care of own bussiness. It's not fair. Most unfair is provading false informations about something about haven't any knowledge.
About your post- you can name it as emulation, even if it's not. If Apollo team will put inside Intell CPU and emulating HW to converse 68k->x86->68k instructions, it will be an emulator. FPGA is configurable hardware, you can create everything inside, it's not emulating, it's building. Real hardware building. That's all.
Apollo team just make their own 68k compatible CPU with peripherials like RTG, uSD, IDE, FastMem and many not existing before instruction inside.
How much it's stable and compatible? Time will show, today it's really good, many people work on it and many other will start for sure. Apollo team will grown and give true support. REMEMBER- SUPPORT. Someone should teach something about this little word, mayby google can help.
That's all from my side, name it emulator, simulator, refrigerator or watever you like. No one care, it works like a charm and become better and better every day.