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Update: Cores Include Hardware Flickerfixer

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 6194
21 Jun 2023 16:22


We have added a hardware flicker fixer to the V4 SAGA cores.
This means you can now flicker free use Games or Workbench using PAL/NTSC Interlaced.


Jd 64

Posts 41
21 Jun 2023 17:39


This is good news, does this update also apply for Icedrake and which core revision is it?



Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 6194
21 Jun 2023 19:36


jd 64 wrote:

This is good news, does this update also apply for Icedrake and which core revision is it?
 

Yes this applies to all cards. Core revision 9472 and up


Mikael Grahn

Posts 14
21 Jun 2023 21:35


Does indeed sound great :D Looking forward to trying it out.


John William

Posts 563
22 Jun 2023 20:28


Are there plan to integrate pal/ntsc through DIGITAL-VIDEO signal without keep switching on the monitor or having two monitors?


Jari Tuovinen

Posts 24
25 Jun 2023 00:31


That's nice, however, since the core 9 version, monitor compatibility with resolutions has weakened. Core 7 and 8 was better compatibility.


John William

Posts 563
25 Jun 2023 05:49


hehe I will stick with core 9.


John William

Posts 563
25 Jun 2023 05:52


John William wrote:

Are there plan to integrate pal/ntsc through DIGITAL-VIDEO signal without keep switching on the monitor or having two monitors?

HAHAHAHA! That manual answered my question:

Video OUT The FIREBIRD comes with a little red or yellow jumper. Two
modes are possible:
Mode CRT(Jumper = open) your Amiga will run games on its Amiga
video out. This is ideal for running game on your old CRT Amiga 1084
monitor - and you will have high resolution workbench with 16bit audio
over DIGITAL-VIDEO.
Mode SuperAGA (Jumper = closed) This enables full Super AGA. In
this mode you have more Chipmemory 6MB, and enhanced Chipmemory
speed = over 50 times faster. This mode allows you to benefit from higher
quality Audio and Video than Amiga could before - but in this mode the
CRT display is disabled
Running in Super-AGA will allow you to play AGA games on DIGITAL-VIDEO
screen, will increase your Chip memory will enable you to play 16bit and
thereby removes previous limitation on music and graphic.

I am disabling CRT forever!! WOOOOOHOOO!!! More chip ram and no more two stupid screens anymore. Everything runs in one screen. FINALLY!!


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 6194
25 Jun 2023 13:24


Jari Tuovinen wrote:

  That's nice, however, since the core 9 version, monitor compatibility with resolutions has weakened. Core 7 and 8 was better compatibility.
 

 
Monitor compatibility is very good with the latest update.
To be clear : it never has has been better

I suggest you to: Try it out!



Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 6194
25 Jun 2023 13:26


John William wrote:

  Are there plan to integrate pal/ntsc through DIGITAL-VIDEO signal without keep switching on the monitor or having two monitors?
 

 
Yes the V4 always support tho play Amiga games on a modern monitor.
This is a main feature of the Vampire VC4 range of cards.
 
You can use WB in high resolutions on your DIGITAL-VIDEO monitor,  and can also play classic Amiga games on it - over the same cable -  with automatic switching.

This is very handy.
And games look very good.

The V4 range allows you to play games and demos in their true framerate. This means there is not delay, no lack and no jitter.
Picture quality is of this is very good.

All the people tell me that picture quality of Amiga games on the V4 is much better than on "other" products that you have to pay extra.


Jari Tuovinen

Posts 24
01 Jul 2023 12:02


I have tried. Only resolution which is 1024x768 works fine, other are out of screen or you cant get any signal or graphics errors.

Core 8 works fine all resolutions. Monitor is Dell P1917S


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 6194
02 Jul 2023 07:39


Jari does this monitor support PAL and NTSC modes?
If you look for a monitor for Amiga then PAL and NTSC support is something mandatori for you to have.

Regarding all worked - none work now.
Could it be that this is in any way is only "user" error - just the same way as the filesystem problems that you did report with the release was only a user error?



Jari Tuovinen

Posts 24
06 Jul 2023 14:52


It´s here in compatibility list so it should work?
Maybe the problem is vga to hdmi adapter which has 3,5mm audio connector, i should try it using hdmi connector only but then i losing sounds and thats not nice.

http://www.apollo-computer.com/peripherals.php#Monitors


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 6194
07 Jul 2023 09:33


Jari Tuovinen wrote:

  Maybe the problem is vga to hdmi adapter
 

 
OK good.
Looks like we get to your problem.
 

Jari, asking for help is good.
You know we do have online support channels for helping people with their setup problems.
Please come to Discord and we can give you faster and even more direct help!
 

But this here is NOT a support channel.
You are here in NEWS channel were we announce new releases.
 
That you "spam" here the news channel with your posts
which looks to me like you really need to support in+
how to connect VGA adapter - or how to partition drives.
This is not what you should do and please don't highjack the news section with this anymore.

Thank you for your understanding.
 


Jari Tuovinen

Posts 24
07 Jul 2023 11:16


Ok, i understand :)

I have Discort but there when you ask something and dont able to read it all the time so my question is there but not find it easily, maybe i dont know how to use that program.

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