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Old 30 March 2020, 19:36   #101
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That's good to know, thanks!
Ordered and payed. Keep it up Jens!

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Old 13 April 2020, 19:18   #102
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It appears my downloads have "expired" - I thought I had ten but now I see it's limited to 12 months. Do I need to buy it again?
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Old 13 April 2020, 19:23   #103
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Jep, if you want the updates you have to pay it again.
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Old 15 April 2020, 13:23   #104
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Well, actually, after 12 months you cannot donwload any version, present or previous. So it's not only if you want to keep getting updates. I was unaware of this and ended up missing 3-4 updates, which was pretty annoying.

So it's x number of downloads or 12 months, whichever comes first, and you're out.
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Old 15 April 2020, 16:52   #105
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Yes, I thought it was restricted to a number of downloads, rather than a timespan, so I was saving them until I was ready to rebuild my WB installs.

Jens very nicely updated the expiry to let me download the latest version.
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Old 15 April 2020, 20:19   #106
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I didn't know there was a new version. Thanks for the update. 7 downloads remaining.
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Old 11 August 2020, 19:21   #107
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Ah, yes... some news on this. A 2.5.0 of P96 is currently under beta testing. Current release date is not yet clear (does not depend on me), but there is a tiny little extra feature that will become available, so I'd rather share a screen shot.






That's for the graphics cards that are currently under active support and part of the package, thus anything that is based on the Cirrus or S3 chips, and probably (but untested) for the NCR and Tseng Labs based cards.


The driver interface is backwards compatible, so we don't loose any third party drivers, though you may ask their vendors for an update to support the new feature, the new API is already documented.



There are a couple of restrictions that arise from the limitations of the legacy VGA standard this is based on, the most prominent one being the amount of graphics memory. But other than that.... well, it's working.


Again, please do not yet ask about a release date, we will see how it goes, but as far as my work is concerned, I'm already pleased.
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Old 11 August 2020, 20:07   #108
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Old 11 August 2020, 20:40   #109
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Old 11 August 2020, 21:21   #110
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Sure would be nice to be able to buy P96 but I can't log into the shop to do so.

UPDATE: I'm an idiot, disregard above. *facepalm*
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Old 11 August 2020, 21:26   #111
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Sure would be nice to be able to buy P96 but I can't log into the shop to do so.
At this time, the 2.5.0 is not for sale yet, so no worries. Other than that, contact Jens about the issue: jens@icomp.de
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That's fantastic! No such feature for the ZZ9000 though, or is that "emulating" one of these chipsets?
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Old 11 August 2020, 21:44   #113
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That's fantastic! No such feature for the ZZ9000 though, or is that "emulating" one of these chipsets?
Not that I am aware of, but Lukas is "in the loop". Please understand that I do not want to make promises in his name. The feature the chip/FPGA needs to support is a "line compare register" that resets the raster memory pointer and panning registers to 0 at a particular image line.

This is entirely different from what Os 4.x does which instead clips and moves bytes around. However, our 68K is too slow for this idea.

This technique also explains the restrictions: Only two screens at once which also must share the same pixel layout (i.e. both 8 bit CLUT or both HICOLOR). As VGA chips do not have a copper, the palette cannot be changed mid-screen either.
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Old 11 August 2020, 22:57   #115
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This is so awesome! I can’t wait till this update comes out. I have missed this feature for so long. Truly epic news!!!
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Old 12 August 2020, 01:48   #116
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At this time, the 2.5.0 is not for sale yet, so no worries. Other than that, contact Jens about the issue: jens@icomp.de

I just wanted to buy it because it's still in development and I want to support that. My problem was that the store uses different accounts from the forums and my brain was too damaged from work to realize that at first
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Old 12 August 2020, 04:27   #117
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Great work Thomas!

A very welcomed addition.
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Old 31 August 2020, 16:58   #118
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I'm always updating these drivers for my Picasso IV when available. Never sure what improvements there are, but I do it anyway. I'm an upgradaholic
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Old 07 September 2020, 00:31   #119
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ARE YOU KIDDING ? Screen dragging ??? :-D :-D Well I have bought it twice now so this rocks ! I hope I will be able to use it on the Chameleon MiniMig AGA core ! (p96 function in beta, very experimental apparently but anyway nice) Anyway screen dragging is one of the features most iconic for Amiga GUI.
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Old 06 October 2020, 10:07   #120
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Cool, great development continues. I'll wait till 2.5.0 is released before I renew my license
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