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Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 588
04 Aug 2020 08:57


[GOLD2.13RC3] (xx.xx.202x)
* Improved FMUL/FSQRT
* fpsp080_FE00000_HW_FSQRT_09Aug20
* A new reset proof PCR Turtle mode (VControl TU 2)
* V-IDE controller enabled (V1200)
* Improved chipmem access speed (V1200)
* Akiko C2P implemented (V1200)
* Updated EmuTOS ROM to version 1.0
* 68040 "dummy" library v40.3c with the fast CopyMem (H.Hippenstiel)

EXTERNAL LINK 

e1: package is updated with the V600 core.
e2: package is updated with the V1200 RC2 core.
e3: All cores are updated with the EmuTOS 1.0 rom in package.
e4: A small turtle mode adjustment for the V1200 core.
e5: package is updated with the V1200 RC3 core.



Mark Mc Fadden

Posts 25
04 Aug 2020 10:12


Nice, for v1200 is pcmcia enabled also or?


Andy Hearn

Posts 328
04 Aug 2020 10:16


as of this second, the download looks like a 2meg .jic file for the  Vamp 500 only


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 588
04 Aug 2020 10:19


Mark Mc Fadden wrote:

Nice, for v1200 is pcmcia enabled also or?

Yes, it will be. That card will probably be the last in release candidate line.


Mark Mc Fadden

Posts 25
04 Aug 2020 10:20


Simo Koivukoski wrote:

Mark Mc Fadden wrote:

  Nice, for v1200 is pcmcia enabled also or?
 

  Yes, it will be. That card will probably be the last in release candidate line.

Excellent, thanks


Smartroad 78

Posts 82
04 Aug 2020 11:10


Simo Koivukoski wrote:

Mark Mc Fadden wrote:

  Nice, for v1200 is pcmcia enabled also or?
 

  Yes, it will be. That card will probably be the last in release candidate line.

BOOOOO!!! LOL ;) (I'm being light hearted there it isn't an insult or anything to put down the work and effort the team is putting in)


Sean Sk

Posts 381
04 Aug 2020 13:17


Thanks for the info Simo.

I'm intrigued about the changelog. I love diving into the technical details, but because I'm a bit of a dummy, there are a couple of things I don't quite understand:

Simo Koivukoski wrote:

  * Improved FMUL/FSQRT

What is FMUL/FSQRT and how does the user benefit from the improvements?

Simo Koivukoski wrote:

  * a new reset proof PCR Turtle mode (VControl TU 2)

Although I know what turtle mode, what is PCR?

Thanks guys for your awesome work.


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 588
04 Aug 2020 13:33


Those are FPU instructions which works better now with the some apps and demos (e.g. Plotter3D). With PCR Turtle you can lock the Turtle mode on, and e.g. WHDLoad can not override it then.


Andy Hearn

Posts 328
05 Aug 2020 09:02


i didn't get much chance to play with this last night, but what i've seen looks good.
 
  bustest chipram speed is 3.5MB/s for every test
  sysinfo = 103 MIPS and 55 MFLOPS
  sysspeed = 99MIPS and 22 MFLOPS
  AIBB FPU tests = too quick to really get any context! :D
  Povray bench completes in 26 mins and 16 seconds
 
this is a Rev5 A500,
Vampire is mounted on a Lazarus board that plugs into the side expansion port,
Agnus swapped out for a mini megachip 2meg upgrade,
Denise swapped out for an ECS Denise on a indivisionECS,
and a half meg + RTC expansion in the trapdoor.


Michael AMike

Posts 140
05 Aug 2020 09:21


Simo Koivukoski wrote:

Let's go one card at a time. Let's start with the Vampire 500.
 

argghh....V1200 please. ;) Thanks for the update. :) Does the new V1200 features now work with all A1200 boards?

Simo Koivukoski wrote:

  * a new reset proof PCR Turtle mode (VControl TU 2)
 

Does this fix the Shapeshifter/Wolfenstein problem for example?



Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4906
05 Aug 2020 09:26


Andy Hearn wrote:

i didn't get much chance to play with this last night, but what i've seen looks good.
 
  bustest chipram speed is 3.5MB/s for every test
  sysinfo = 103 MIPS and 55 MFLOPS

Please mind that some old Sysinfo did errorsly prevent the 2nd CPU pipe from running.
If you upgrade your SYSINFO, then you will see what performance the CPU reaches when running normal with both pipes active.
You should reach 140 Mips.


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 588
05 Aug 2020 10:21


Michael AMike wrote:
argghh....V1200 please. ;) Thanks for the update. :) Does the new V1200 features now work with all A1200 boards?

That we need to still test when RC1 comes out. Majsta must finalize V-IDE before releasing, but he is currently moving into a new apartment while trying to keep Vampire production going. So we have to be patient he is really busy atm.

Michael AMike wrote:
Does this fix the Shapeshifter/Wolfenstein problem for example?

Unfortunately not. If the root cause comes the need of 80-bit precision from the FPU then no. In case of MacOS is better turn FPU off if the MAC application does not specifically require it.


Michael AMike

Posts 140
05 Aug 2020 10:53


Simo Koivukoski wrote:

  In case of MacOS is better turn FPU off if the MAC application does not specifically require it.

Thanks - where do I find this option?


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 588
06 Aug 2020 09:30


ForceATTN_844F did that trick, but basically run 'VControl FP 0' before starting Shapi and Wolfenstein will run just fine.


Rod March

Posts 113
06 Aug 2020 13:04


New core!

Sweeeet!!!!


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 588
06 Aug 2020 20:41


Package is now updated with the V600 core.


Carles Bernat Martorell

Posts 12
07 Aug 2020 21:37


Very appreciated!! Thanks!!!


Andy Hearn

Posts 328
08 Aug 2020 12:26


Great stuff! many thanks :)


Michael Farrell

Posts 17
08 Aug 2020 17:53


Thanks..

Updated, but vampire flash bricks my card.

Any idea when vampireflash will be fixed/released?



Pascal Babel

Posts 34
08 Aug 2020 18:53


Hi, when can we expect to see the version for the V1200?
Thank you



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