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Old 26 January 2016, 15:09   #121
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I suspected you'd say as much (I haven't been on EAB long but I've been around the Amiga scene well, since it began).

I sympathize with the frustration - this community (and the companies that service it) has always been its own worst enemy and the lack of cooperation and shared goals between the two has frequently been its undoing.

I'm not suggesting you stick you head above the parapets over at the Hyperion forums only to have the anti-emulation crowd take pot-shots at you but if you can build a useful dialogue with the AOS4 devs then UAE in all its forms can only benefit from that.

Still, it's not for me to suggest what you should or shouldn't do and I'm very grateful for all the work you've done keeping the Amiga dream alive - I'll get back to finding new bugs now
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Old 26 January 2016, 16:05   #122
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Because rumours say it has been done ages ago but it is kept disabled because of reasons.
It's not rumours, Costel Mincea (Hyperion director) stated as much in a Q&A during a German user meeting:

It's implemented, they have an internal build where it works - but it only makes sense for emulator users (Z3 RAM is way too slow on a real Amiga) - and "it's Hyperion's policy not to implement features that would only benefit emulator users". While that sounds like a solid "no", he then goes on the explain that "it has not been decided yet if this feature will be released".

That's from last autumn.

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I am not so sure about that. Yes, developers probably are happy to answer guestions but probably half of answers will be "NDA required"
Haha, well - that's Hyperion for you. Not sure that makes you feel better, but *that*, at least, is not emulator related You need to pick the right pepole if you need to discuss technical details and don't care about politics. Olaf Barthel is usually a good choice.

If I had to guess, their strange attitude towards the biggest customer base (emulator users) for 4.1FE is probably caused by legal bullshit. I'm guessing their contracts with developers (most of them former developers, due to financial/legal bullshit) limit them to the PPC architecture, and openly supporting UAE could be seen as an attempt to get around that limitation.
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Old 26 January 2016, 16:36   #123
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If I had to guess, their strange attitude towards the biggest customer base (emulator users) for 4.1FE is probably caused by legal bullshit. I'm guessing their contracts with developers (most of them former developers, due to financial/legal bullshit) limit them to the PPC architecture, and openly supporting UAE could be seen as an attempt to get around that limitation.
I'm not going to comment further on this since we're going way off-topic but since Hyperion's shown a clear interest in making money from UAE users by selling the Classic .ISO alongside Amiga Forever 2016 at amigaforever.com, I'd see that as a pretty big show of support for emulation.

I'll write to Mike at Cloanto to see if he can bring it up with them but for now - back to testing

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Old 27 January 2016, 13:10   #124
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Can anyone still duplicate odd OS4 hangs? (using latest version, was updated yesterday) Everything pauses, including mouse pointer, usually only only for few seconds, sometimes much longer and then everything starts working normally again.

Emulator still runs normally, GUI can be opened during the freeze etc..
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Old 27 January 2016, 13:18   #125
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I thought it was just me - I've been hitting the tab key (for no particular reason) and it seems to start working again
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Old 27 January 2016, 14:13   #126
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I thought it was just me - I've been hitting the tab key (for no particular reason) and it seems to start working again
Do you mean it still happens with 26.1.2016 or newer os4uae version?
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Old 27 January 2016, 14:16   #127
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Hmm... seems I'm behind (2016.01.25) - I'll test the latest version.

Were you able to confirm my issue with the screenmodes/stuck pointer/pointer missing from WinUAE btw?

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You can do it with DOpus 4 included with AmigaOS 4.1

1) I'm running full-window, 16-bit @ 1440x1080
2) Open DOpus, right-click/Project/Configure
3) Select Screen/Screenmode
4) I select 720x540 (half current res) 16-bit - Ok/Use
5) When the screenmode changes my pointer is frozen until I click
6) When I quit DOpus, pointer is frozen again until I click
7) Now if I hit F12, there's no mouse pointer for WinUAE's panel - I have tab through it.
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Old 27 January 2016, 14:34   #128
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Were you able to confirm my issue with the screenmodes/stuck pointer/pointer missing from WinUAE btw?
Too boring task, later..
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Old 27 January 2016, 15:02   #129
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Lastly, I'd suggest that any readers that are interested in better AOS4 support in WinUAE:

1) make a donation to Toni
2) buy a copy of AOS4FE (if you haven't already)
3) get on the Hyperion forums and state your interest in Z3 support
There's absolutely NO WAY for me to proceed this way. For sure Toni will soon get a donation, but I won't buy 4.1 FE from hyperion before they clearly communicate their position (or simply react by releasing an emulator friendly version) about the growing potential of emulator users.

By the way I suppose the current limitations are only due to the fact emulator emulates a classic. Would it emulate a pegasos, A-one... there would be no such limitations correct ?
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Old 27 January 2016, 15:12   #130
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Too boring task, later..
Hahaha! Fair enough :P

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There's absolutely NO WAY for me to proceed this way. For sure Toni will soon get a donation, but I won't buy 4.1 FE from hyperion before they clearly communicate their position (or simply react by releasing an emulator friendly version) about the growing potential of emulator users.
Hyperion haven't said anything about the future development of AmigaOS (for any platform) since the 30th Anniversary - they're not the most talkative of developers irrespective, in my opinion, if you're not a customer then you can't really expect them to make any changes that'll benefit you.

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By the way I suppose the current limitations are only due to the fact emulator emulates a classic. Would it emulate a pegasos, A-one... there would be no such limitations correct ?
This was answered in your other thread - yes, the possibility exists to emulate other AmigaOS-compatible platforms but that's not something Toni's interested in doing. Besides, they wouldn't run any faster than WinUAE already does.
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if you're not a customer then you can't really expect them to make any changes that'll benefit you
One could interpret it the other way round : I'll become a customer when you provide a reasonably good support for emulation. And I'll never be buying a non emulable version because I can not spend 1k€ for an obsolete hw.

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that's not something Toni's interested in doing. Besides, they wouldn't run any faster than WinUAE already does.]
Considering Toni's skills I think a winuae supporting non classic hw would run better than any other emulator. But I know he's not interested (for now) and BTW I was not asking for it !

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Old 27 January 2016, 15:53   #132
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BtT please
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Old 27 January 2016, 16:25   #133
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BtT please
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Do you mean it still happens with 26.1.2016 or newer os4uae version?
Haven't had any more lockups with 26.1.2016

Spoke too soon - still getting the same kinda lockups (unexpected freezes remedied by hitting a key) - they seem less frequent but that could just be a random thing..?

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Old 30 January 2016, 14:25   #134
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Update:

- some more stability improvements
- uaenet.device supported. (At least OS4 AmiUpdate seems to work with it)
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Old 30 January 2016, 17:00   #135
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Very nice - uaenet.device is working well in OWB (judging by this post )

Still getting those random lockups though Is NOBLITTER still recommended btw?

*Edit* actually I've just noticed than turning NOBLITTER off causes drawing errors on this build.

False alarm, that's something else - WarpDT's transparency handling is busted (messes with the OS4 GUI).

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Old 30 January 2016, 18:25   #136
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without investigating anything myself. I replace the exe of this beta with the last beta.
The startup process never get to the reboot from 68k side.
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Old 30 January 2016, 19:23   #137
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without investigating anything myself. I replace the exe of this beta with the last beta.
The startup process never get to the reboot from 68k side.
"If you post about any problem: log and winuaelog.txt MUST BE included. Log illegal memory accesses in Misc panel must be checked."
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The startup process never get to the reboot from 68k side.
Hi there. I'm having the same problem. OS4.1FE doesn't load. Debug attached.
PS. previous beta was working fine.
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Old 30 January 2016, 20:12   #139
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Does it work if you disable JIT? (JIT on or off makes no difference with OS4 emulation)
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Does it work if you disable JIT? (JIT on or off makes no difference with OS4 emulation)
Yes, after turning off JIT, everything is working again. Thanks.
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