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Old 16 March 2010, 22:54   #3
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Looks like it's an early state program, thus I guess it has its disadvantages....
I've not even heard about it in the first place.

Check out fscreen.doc in this archive:
http://www.grey13.com/files/fscreen021ntta.zip

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Originally Posted by http://www.grey13.com/aos-downloads.html
FScreen v0.21

This programme (and archive) isn't really in a fit state for public consumption, hence I never uploaded it to Aminet, but here it is anyway.

FScreen is a sort of CPU driven refreshed screen driver for native displays. It was an experimental hack, created to see what would be involved in moving Amiga screens into fast RAM, how well it might work in performance, cosmetic and compatibility terms, and whether it would be worth the effort. The results are a bit marginal. The performance gains are significant (given a fast CPU), but not that great, and making it 100% compatible / cosmetically acceptable would be a considerable job.

FScreen evil hack development has ceased. A 'proper' version would require a total rewrite, and probably some major changes to FBlit. Unfortunately, this isn't at all likely to happen.

In it's current form, FScreen is still potentially useful, but really only for standard OS type applications. It doesn't take kindly to any sort of funny behaviour eg. from games, demos etc. and also doesn't like double buffering (including OS double buffering).
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