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Mario Kuchel

Posts 2
25 Jan 2021 11:44


When will the final version be released?


Renaud Schweingruber
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 354
25 Jan 2021 12:02


Basically: when it is ready.

Team is working on it, a few FPU fixes have been backported from V4 to V2 lately.


Mario Kuchel

Posts 2
25 Jan 2021 13:36


Thank you for your answer.


Smartroad 78

Posts 103
28 Jan 2021 08:45


Awesome, it does feel with all the V4 announcements that the accelerators have been a bit forgotten about.


Andy Hearn

Posts 347
28 Jan 2021 11:23


i'd imagine it's "all in good time" - any announcement shows progress and development to my mind :)

Go Team!


James Husted

Posts 48
28 Jan 2021 12:00


smartroad 78 wrote:

Awesome, it does feel with all the V4 announcements that the accelerators have been a bit forgotten about.

I think its because its easier to dev on the V4 and then backport it than to develop on the V2 and modifiy for V4 mainly because the V4 has a bigger FGPA and more ram so things have the space to be tweaked and refined before being made to fit the V2 range.



Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1800
28 Jan 2021 19:03


smartroad 78 wrote:

Awesome, it does feel with all the V4 announcements that the accelerators have been a bit forgotten about.

No, cores for V1200 and V500 and V600 are being developed. Surely, its minor tweaking.

Impression comes from V4 becoming more mature product (like GOLD2 core era for V2) and surely having some real new features that will never be part of V2 experience.

V1200 has a bit bigger FPGA, so some feats can get back-ported.

GOLD3 core for V2 will be result of cut-down V4 mature core, so V4 being more compatibile is also good news there.



Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 593
14 Feb 2021 00:54


DL link on the first post has been updated with the V1200 final core. MicroSD slot speed is improved, new sagasd.device driver is needed. Also a small turtle mode adjustment is done. Typically the best result with the WHDLOAD comes using combination of the NoCache + ExpChip + ChkInts -options and disabling the TCP/IP stack.


Matthias Hampel

Posts 2
14 Feb 2021 11:24


Thank you very much! I'm waiting for the update for my v500 and v600.


Cego 1200

Posts 28
14 Feb 2021 12:46


Sierra Soccer is still not working. Just tried it with the gold core...


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 593
14 Feb 2021 14:54


With which core version did this last work?


Cego 1200

Posts 28
14 Feb 2021 17:22


i have only testet 2.13 RC2, RC3 and Gold. It freezes on all of them.


Michael AMike

Posts 146
14 Feb 2021 20:31


Simo Koivukoski wrote:

    DL link on the first post has been updated with the V1200 final core. MicroSD slot speed is improved, new sagasd.device driver is needed. Also a small turtle mode adjustment is done. Typically the best result with the WHDLOAD comes using combination of the NoCache + ExpChip + ChkInts -options and disabling the TCP/IP stack.
   

    Hello Simo, thanks for your hard work :) - Turrican II works again, but the Robinson Requiem AGA bug is back.
    CLICK HERE    The game starts and it seems to work - but when you go for a swim the games freezes. Perhaps the water is to cold. ;) Cego tested it on his machine with the same result.
    "NoCache" fixes the problem but then the game is unplayable slow.
  Tested with WHD18.6 and 18.7beta
 



Dirk Schindler

Posts 11
14 Feb 2021 23:27



Can I install without a USB blaster?

Maybe ApolloOS will finally run over the IDE of the V2 :)


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 593
15 Feb 2021 16:30


@AMike, thanks for the report. Does disabling SuperScalar fix the issue (VControl SS 0)? To have more speed you can enable "Cache" option from WHDload.


Cego 1200

Posts 28
15 Feb 2021 18:27


@Simo

if it helps: majsta was able to recreate the bug on his setup regarding Sierra Soccer. Maybe you can hook up with him. Back when i first reported the bug on the discord channel, he said that he would have a look into it.


Michael AMike

Posts 146
15 Feb 2021 22:26


Simo Koivukoski wrote:

@AMike, thanks for the report. Does disabling SuperScalar fix the issue (VControl SS 0)? To have more speed you can enable "Cache" option from WHDload.

Hey Simo - SuperScalar does the trick - now I can go for a bath. Thanks :)


Cego 1200

Posts 28
17 Feb 2021 09:55


@Simo
 
  could you please give me a quick status update? are you still tracking the bug or is this put to rest?
Sometimes it happens that you can play a whole match and nothing happens. The keeper freezes on the next game.


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 593
17 Feb 2021 18:34


I think Majsta is able to answer to this better.


Cego 1200

Posts 28
17 Feb 2021 18:57


ok, thank you!

ping @majsta :)

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