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Old 18 March 2020, 18:53   #1
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uaegfx tooltype and more

I just read now on the site:

"The UAE driver has been removed from the package for unclear copyright reasons and for obsolescence. The only thing required is an icon and a generic loader, which is identical for all P96 drivers. Just go to devs: monitors / and rename some other P96 driver (and icon) to "uaegfx" and "uaegfx.info" - only the name matters, but the loader is identical for all P96 drivers. Further, the only really important content of the icon / info file is that a tooltype "BOARDTYPE = uaegfx "is set.

The file "libs: picasso96 / uaegfx.chip is not needed any more - this is the one that's under the problematic license. WinUAE has P96 support built-in since a few years, and that even has hardware-sprite support for the mouse pointer , which was not the case for the old drivers (yes, there were two versions with different bugs, one even without hardware blit functions).

If you really want to run an old version of UAE, you will find the required driver in the historic P96 shareware archive on Aminet. "

I didn't know about this, I have eliminated all the tooltypes except this:
Boardtype = uaegfx
is enabling Hardware Sprite Emulation
it seems to work for my problems with Odyssey (mouse moving on the active window) even if not completely eliminated.
The video almost doesn't seem to slow down anymore.

I can make some other changes to further improve these parameters or, as indicated, just delete the LIBS: Picasso96 folder.

Is the one written above also valid for Amigaos 4.1?

Thanks for any suggestion.

Last edited by White; 18 March 2020 at 19:01. Reason: update
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Old 20 March 2020, 17:51   #2
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I don't know. No one (outside of OS4 developers) know how it works.
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Old 22 March 2020, 15:26   #3
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Toni thanks for the reply,
I don't have the skills and your preparation, I can only ask.
Wouldn't it be possible to modify UAEGFX in some way to obtain the right compatibility obtained with PicassoIV when installing applications with 4.1 by creating a "promiscuous" UAEGFX driver that integrates PicassoIV compatibility?
without choosing Picasso IV each time

Thanks for a possible answer, and sorry for the non-technical question.
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