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Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4746
11 Mar 2020 09:05


AROS is a great OS alternative for AMIGA.
       
  AROS is great but not yet perfect.
  Maybe you can help us test AROS on Vampire4?
       
  Below you can find the JIC for the CORE and an AROS CF Image.
  The CF-Image is based on OLAFs great AROS Distro, and with help from Cotter. So thanks Olaf and Cotter!
  The image is very OS 3.1 like, and includes some old MOD,DEMO and even some games like RESHOOT-R-Vampire Demo Version
       
  CLICK HERE 
  AROS8.hdf.z
  CLICK HERE         
       
       
  It would be great if you help test it.
  Everyone of us can help to test and can help to report bugs.
  And maybe some those of us which can program might even help improve some stuff.
       
       
  Feedback and ideas are welcome, please post them here
       
       
  * If you want to copy more files to this AROS image, then you can mount SD-Card by typing in SHELL
      mount SD0:
       
  * AROS also supports the Vampire4 Network HW, and you can access the Internet with AROS
   
   
  Features:
  * F11 toggles Scanline ON/OFF for retro look.
  * F12 toggles TurtleSpeed ON/OFF for less Mips for better legacy compatibility.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4746
11 Mar 2020 09:10


Known Bugs:
  - MAJOR NTSC Screenmode missing
  - MINOR Magic WB icons have wrong colors FIXED
  - MINOR colors in Mouse-Sprite on RTG are swapped FIXED
  - MINOR Background on WB will refresh shifted to top by some pixel FIXED
  - MINOR WB/OPUS Title line glitch by 1 row FIXED
  - MAJOR moving (dragging) of files on same partition from one folder to another will COPY them instead MOVE
  - MAJOR AIBB will hang if started from WB in RTG mode, (if WB is on PAL then AIBB will work fine)
  - MAJOR AIBB WritePixel Test looks wrong on PAL
  - MINOR AIBB Menu items in Menu Bar have wrong color on PAL
  - MINOR mouse hot-spot shifted in PAINT program (in RTG mode) FIXED
  - CRITICAL DOPUS sometimes crashes with CHK error PC=0000000E  FIXED
  - CRITICAL Filesystem sometimes crashes with MEMORY HEADER not located FIXED
  - CRITICAL DELITRACKER crashes with Screen pattern overwrite
  - MINOR AROS Lowlevelib always reports FIRE-BUTTON pressed FIXED
  - MAJOR Workbench 1.2 Demo "Spots" not renders anything
  - MINOR AROS Early Boot Menu Buttons are not accessible in NTSC FIXED


Lord A1k

Posts 46
11 Mar 2020 10:47


-Installer not in this image, i can not install everything -> Says installer not found
-lha unpack to ram: did not work correct=Software Failure -Program failed Sanity check on memory list failed


Lord A1k

Posts 46
11 Mar 2020 16:15


- Mouse Wheel did not work, in coffin same Mouse it does


Niclas A
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 213
11 Mar 2020 16:27


Only for V4 right?


Olaf Schoenweiss

Posts 638
11 Mar 2020 18:11


yes

Aros still has the boot problem on vampire cards


Lord A1k

Posts 46
11 Mar 2020 19:39


Lord A1k wrote:

- Mouse Wheel did not work, in coffin same Mouse it does

-Works


Ronnie Beck
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 175
11 Mar 2020 19:50


It seems quite solid.  Not as pretty as Caffeine but there is always beauty to simplicity.

The screen mode preference editor seems to flicker for me.

The Network preference editor doesn't forget settings like it did in Caffeine........I am happy about that.

For look and feel, I still prefer Caffeine but this is a really great setup as well.  I could get used to this.


Olaf Schoenweiss

Posts 638
11 Mar 2020 19:54


I am happy about that
 
  It is a different concept... 3.1 look and feel and not as much colors as possible ;)
 
  other distributions will do that
 
  I use magellan so a lot of formats can be played or shown by double click (I have for my version just added sid, avi, iff-anim and mpg)

I would compare it to the castles of King Ludwig here. It looks old but in reality all is new and behind the scenes everything is modernized ;)


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4746
12 Mar 2020 13:16


some progress is made
4 MINOR bugs are fixed now.



Ray Couzens

Posts 57
12 Mar 2020 14:19


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

some progress is made
  4 MINOR bugs are fixed now.
 

Only 2 MINOR ones to go! :-)


Roy Gillotti

Posts 394
12 Mar 2020 14:55


Any chance of this AROS image working on a V2, I'm told that perhaps booting from floppy may be needed?


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4746
13 Mar 2020 08:31


update 1 more fix


Ian Parsons

Posts 216
13 Mar 2020 12:58


The V500 V2 has an onboard IDE interface, so if they have got the V4 SA booting over IDE I would expect them to be able to get it working there too. V1200 may be a bit more complicated with both motherboard and Vampire IDE/Gayle to deal with. With V600 again you have the motherboard interface to deal with. AROS 68k and the V600 have been around for a long time so...
 
  SD card booting would be nice to have too. Mike Stirling's FPGA accelerator prototype now has SD Card booting on normal Kickstart ROM by emulating IDE between his SDIO controller and his Gayle implementation. TG68 is also playing catch-up to the Apollo core.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4746
15 Mar 2020 09:38


Many thanks to Olaf, for fixing the critical bugs!


Ray Couzens

Posts 57
15 Mar 2020 13:19


That didn't take long, progress is good!


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 463
16 Mar 2020 17:45


I made a short video (sorry, in Italian) about Olaf's Aros distro on my Vampire v4
  Hope you enjoy!
 
  EXTERNAL LINK


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4746
16 Mar 2020 17:46


Awesome video, well done!
Your video gives a very good overview of the status of AROS for AMIGA,
Thank you very much!


Olaf Schoenweiss

Posts 638
16 Mar 2020 17:59


Stefano Briccolani wrote:

I made a short video (sorry, in Italian) about Olaf's Aros distro on my Vampire v4
  Hope you enjoy!
   
    EXTERNAL LINK 

Thanks... my italian is a little limited I only had latin in school ;) but I enjoyed the video


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4746
16 Mar 2020 18:52


Awesome RONY just fixed another AROS bug!

Great work, we found the bug 1 hour ago and already its fixed!

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