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Forum: support.Other 17 May 2022, 19:16
Replies: 432
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Posted By Thomas Richter
There is certainly no typo, because nobody types...

There is certainly no typo, because nobody types in this string. You've got the right version, though. The problem for the seemingly lower version number is that 3.3.0 and 3.2.x were developed in...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 May 2022, 18:50
Replies: 46
Views: 4,579
Posted By Thomas Richter
That's an illegal instruction. Did you install an...

That's an illegal instruction. Did you install an 68060.library, by any chance? That's required to get an 68060 working.
Forum: support.Other 06 May 2022, 07:12
Replies: 432
Views: 83,678
Posted By Thomas Richter
If you don't load the "Native" driver on a...

If you don't load the "Native" driver on a non-graphics-card machine, then P96 is not even loaded. Thus, certainly not a problem of P96. Probably have a look at the picture datatype, you should...
Forum: support.Other 06 May 2022, 07:04
Replies: 432
Views: 83,678
Posted By Thomas Richter
Without further information, hardly. Which...

Without further information, hardly. Which graphics card? Which machine? Which Os? Which system? What is an "enourmous freeze"?
Forum: support.WinUAE 29 April 2022, 06:54
Replies: 30
Views: 2,443
Posted By Thomas Richter
No, that's only the shop system. You can always...

No, that's only the shop system. You can always ask for more downloads within your support period. Anyhow, keeping backups is a duty of your own.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 April 2022, 19:11
Replies: 83
Views: 8,090
Posted By Thomas Richter
Well... it is the logical consequence of...

Well... it is the logical consequence of depending on a bit-based blitter. Thus, no matter the color depth, the blitter can always be used in the same way, but potentially requires multiple runs -...
Forum: support.WinUAE 27 April 2022, 17:45
Replies: 30
Views: 2,443
Posted By Thomas Richter
Thanks Toni for working this out. So, I believe,...

Thanks Toni for working this out. So, I believe, we can close this issue now and mark it as resolved?
Forum: support.WinUAE 26 April 2022, 10:36
Replies: 30
Views: 2,443
Posted By Thomas Richter
Any updates on this?

Any updates on this?
Forum: support.WinUAE 24 April 2022, 19:17
Replies: 30
Views: 2,443
Posted By Thomas Richter
[QUOTE=hexaae;1542923]MuForce: ---->...

[QUOTE=hexaae;1542923]MuForce:


----> 64CF5A0E - "LIBS:picasso96/rtg.library" Hunk 0000 Offset 00024826

This is a call of the rtg.library in bi->GetCompatibleDACFormats() which is only made...
Forum: support.Apps 24 April 2022, 15:54
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By Thomas Richter
SOF is one of the JPEG markers, and it indicates...

SOF is one of the JPEG markers, and it indicates which scan type was used to generate the JPEG file. Unfortunately, there are plenty SOF types, and only a few of them came into practical use....
Forum: support.AmigaOS 24 April 2022, 15:17
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Thomas Richter
Yes, the FFS in 3.2.1 (actually, already the...

Yes, the FFS in 3.2.1 (actually, already the version in 3.1.4) supports large disks, regardless of the language the underlying device speaks. You don't need a boot partition for that anymore....
Forum: support.WinUAE 24 April 2022, 11:14
Replies: 30
Views: 2,443
Posted By Thomas Richter
Neither Toni nor I can reproduce an issue here....

Neither Toni nor I can reproduce an issue here. However, if you can reproduce the crash, please run the usual debug tools to isolate it. That is, SegTracker, the disassembler.library and MuForce....
Forum: support.Other 24 April 2022, 11:09
Replies: 432
Views: 83,678
Posted By Thomas Richter
There are also a couple of bug fixes in the new...

There are also a couple of bug fixes in the new release that are not explicitly mentioned in the overview, so here they come.

The S3 Virge on the CVision3D is a two-headed processor which can...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 24 April 2022, 10:58
Replies: 83
Views: 8,090
Posted By Thomas Richter
IBM avoided the slowness of DRAMs on VGA by using...

IBM avoided the slowness of DRAMs on VGA by using four bitplanes that could be accessed in parallel, so you got four times the RAM bandwidth. Unlike in the Amiga, these are four independent RAM-banks...
Forum: Coders. General 24 April 2022, 10:48
Replies: 36
Views: 4,216
Posted By Thomas Richter
As said, it is part of the LoadSeg() code and...

As said, it is part of the LoadSeg() code and thus works, but it is probably the only place where it works. I'm not sure whether linkers or custom loaders would support it in general. I believe...
Forum: Coders. General 24 April 2022, 10:44
Replies: 36
Views: 4,216
Posted By Thomas Richter
Correct. It defines whether a hunk extension that...

Correct. It defines whether a hunk extension that could be made in future Os revisions is mandatory (bit cleared) or advisory (bit set), so it is a piece of forward compatibility. I don't quite...
Forum: Coders. General 23 April 2022, 23:38
Replies: 36
Views: 4,216
Posted By Thomas Richter
Well, it is a bit you can set. If there is a hunk...

Well, it is a bit you can set. If there is a hunk type above the currently supported hunk types, and the bit is set, then the scatter loader aka LoadSeg() assumes that its contents is structured in...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 23 April 2022, 23:23
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Thomas Richter
FFS (since 3.1.4 and up) can clearly access data...

FFS (since 3.1.4 and up) can clearly access data beyond the 4GB boundary, it was very kludgy in 3.9 due to unnecessary political issues. SFS I would no longer recommend, the system is out of support...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 23 April 2022, 23:11
Replies: 35
Views: 5,276
Posted By Thomas Richter
Essentially, yes, though I would use AllocVec()...

Essentially, yes, though I would use AllocVec() to begin with so you don't need to store the size away. Also, please throw bad_alloc() in case you could not get the memory.



You need separate...
Forum: Coders. General 23 April 2022, 22:57
Replies: 36
Views: 4,216
Posted By Thomas Richter
AROS is not quite the right reference. The Bantam...

AROS is not quite the right reference. The Bantam book manual is the technical reference for AmigaDOS. The size in HUNK_HEADER indicates how many LWs are to be allocated for each hunk. The data in...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 April 2022, 20:11
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By Thomas Richter
This looks like bad RAM/defect hardware.

This looks like bad RAM/defect hardware.
Forum: support.Other 23 April 2022, 17:10
Replies: 432
Views: 83,678
Posted By Thomas Richter
The "screen mode switching" is the "big thing" in...

The "screen mode switching" is the "big thing" in this release, and as stated, it is currently supported for the P-IV and the CVision3D. The way how this works under the hood is quite different,...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 April 2022, 16:08
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By Thomas Richter
Erase all settings for the Board. Create a new...

Erase all settings for the Board. Create a new setting for this board with P96Mode, latest version. Attach the new settings to the board with the menu. Then select "Erase all" if P96Mode complains...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 23 April 2022, 13:53
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Thomas Richter
You need a new operating system. The original Os...

You need a new operating system. The original Os (up to 3.9) can only manage partitions up to a 4GB boundary.



You need to load the PAL monitor on startup. Typically by dragging it into...
Forum: support.Other 23 April 2022, 12:31
Replies: 432
Views: 83,678
Posted By Thomas Richter
Talk to Toni please. I'm not maintaining the UAE...

Talk to Toni please. I'm not maintaining the UAE driver.
Forum: support.Other 23 April 2022, 10:56
Replies: 432
Views: 83,678
Posted By Thomas Richter
Also, in other aspects the Visiona/INMOS is...

Also, in other aspects the Visiona/INMOS is special. Its design is based on VRAM, dual-ported video RAM to which the CPU has one (random) access, though the INMOS accesses through a "shift register"....
Forum: support.Other 23 April 2022, 10:35
Replies: 432
Views: 83,678
Posted By Thomas Richter
The Visiona is, however, quite special because...

The Visiona is, however, quite special because its chipset is not the usual "PC style VGA chip". It's an INMOS G300C, which is part of a "transputer chipset" and was as such created for high priced...
Forum: support.Other 23 April 2022, 10:20
Replies: 432
Views: 83,678
Posted By Thomas Richter
Maybe a couple of comments on the new drivers....

Maybe a couple of comments on the new drivers. The Retina Z2 is an older card that was up to now unsupported because it only supports "segmented memory". This is a legacy of the PC architecture and...
Forum: support.Other 23 April 2022, 10:03
Replies: 432
Views: 83,678
Posted By Thomas Richter
The UAE driver is maintained by Toni, not myself,...

The UAE driver is maintained by Toni, not myself, so please check there. The same goes to the Elbox hardware and the vampire hardware, please ask there for updates. I neither have their hardware, nor...
Forum: support.Other 22 April 2022, 22:47
Replies: 432
Views: 83,678
Posted By Thomas Richter
The P96 driver interface did not change, at least...

The P96 driver interface did not change, at least not knowingly. Thus, it is up to Elbox to maintain their products. I can only assume (from the history of their products) that they guessed the...
Forum: support.Other 22 April 2022, 21:33
Replies: 432
Views: 83,678
Posted By Thomas Richter
I believe I'd rather leave that to Toni to...

I believe I'd rather leave that to Toni to reveal, but I would assume that Toni will provide an updated version of UAE that enables this feature by default in the future.
Forum: support.Other 22 April 2022, 20:43
Replies: 432
Views: 83,678
Posted By Thomas Richter
Just minutes ago, the 3.3.0 release of P96 has...

Just minutes ago, the 3.3.0 release of P96 has been published and can now be obtained from iComp.
This is again a major release with comes with one new feature and new drivers.

The 3.3.0 release...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 21 April 2022, 11:58
Replies: 18
Views: 1,369
Posted By Thomas Richter
That an effect caused by the analog TV norm,...

That an effect caused by the analog TV norm, which adds a "pedestal" to the colors and uses signal levels between "black" and "0V" for signalling. Apparently, your monitor does not interpret the TV...
Forum: request.Apps 20 April 2022, 21:49
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By Thomas Richter
There is the DEV-Handler out in aminet which...

There is the DEV-Handler out in aminet which allows you to access the entire disk as a single file, thus once mounted,


copy DEV:DF0 to RAM:Image.adf


would create an entire image of a disk...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 April 2022, 17:11
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Thomas Richter
What's the boot priority of DH0:? You can check...

What's the boot priority of DH0:? You can check with HDToolBox. If it is above that of df0:, it will never boot from floppy. Set the boot priority with HDToolBox to 0, or some value below 0, this...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 April 2022, 15:26
Replies: 3,006
Views: 583,322
Posted By Thomas Richter
Whether that's the better option I do not know,...

Whether that's the better option I do not know, but at least the decision is made based on false information, or rather, it is the wrong decision taken on correct information. Again, it's all fixed...
Forum: News 19 April 2022, 15:15
Replies: 311
Views: 23,958
Posted By Thomas Richter
Not really, was more an observation than anything...

Not really, was more an observation than anything else. It's what we (my employer, big German research foundation) is looking into, but not on a hobby basis.




Not really, or at least not on...
Forum: News 18 April 2022, 14:56
Replies: 311
Views: 23,958
Posted By Thomas Richter
Many modern FPGA chips do have an arm core on the...

Many modern FPGA chips do have an arm core on the chip as well. In rather typical applications of FPGAs, you need a little bit of (non-speed critical) software for the control logic which is then...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 April 2022, 09:55
Replies: 3,006
Views: 583,322
Posted By Thomas Richter
Whether it is possible I do not know, but it is...

Whether it is possible I do not know, but it is at least not advisable. The trouble is that some software uses hard-coded offsets/addresses to distinguish between chip mem and expansion RAM, and then...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 April 2022, 13:12
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By Thomas Richter
No. No. Apparently, they planned...

No.

No.



Apparently, they planned for a longer copper list to begin with, then forgot to adjust. Since they are trashing memory anyhow, does it really make a difference to trash even more?
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