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Old 22 May 2018, 23:57   #19
Dunny
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I think he's saying that we should be able to remove the 68k emulation and in its place talk directly to hardware on the main PC board, with maybe a 68k CPU in FPGA to execute the 68k instructions. Then for stuff like connectivity, video/sound output, use those components on the board directly.

At least, that's what I think he's saying - though his profile hails from North America, I'm pretty certain that English is not his native language. He's certainly not very clear.

The problem as far as I can see is that if you remove the 68k emulation from WinUAE or FS-UAE you don't have a lot left - aside from custom chip emulation which would probably also have to go - you're just left with a framework that talks to a host OS transferring what the emulated Amiga wants to do to the drivers that constitute the video, sound and networking/peripheral devices.

As ideas go (assuming I'm right, which I might not be as he's pretty incomprehensible) it's not a bad one that someone unfamiliar with how emulation works might come up with, but it doesn't stand up to any sort of scrutiny.
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