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Gold 2.7/3.0 Progress?

Alex Cleak

Posts 5
01 Nov 2017 23:02


Recently received my vamp 500 V2+ from Majsta (thanks dude) and I'm suitably impressed. Love it so far, but most of all I'm looking forward to output of native screen modes over the HDMI connector.

How is progress on GOLD3 coming along for that and are there any videos in the last few days of current performance in these modes?


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 745
03 Nov 2017 10:32


alex cleak wrote:

  How is progress on GOLD3 coming along for that and are there any videos in the last few days of current performance in these modes?

(pure expectation. Team has set no dates)

Core GOLD 2.7 for v2 and v4 November-December 2017
Core GOLD3 for v2 and v4 incl. Standalone Jan-March 2018

Team publishes monthly reports here, that might be better real
time progress indication. Currently 2.7 is described as "almost ready" and GOLD3 as "in the works".

Both will require registration.


Hans-Georg Winkler

Posts 3
11 Dec 2017 11:11


Related to the GoldV3 I have one question. It is planed that I can choose what Chipset to use (the original or the vampire version)? For instance to have a fallback if something in the vampire core is incompatible or just to play a game on the original RGB monitor ;-)


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 82
11 Dec 2017 12:00


I suppose that for vampire v2 if you want to use the original chipset in your amiga, you load core 2.x. If you want to use vampire chipset you load core 3.x. I think that V4 have the possibility to have 2 different cores to switch..


Sean Sk

Posts 76
11 Dec 2017 12:45


Stefano Briccolani wrote:

      I suppose that for vampire v2 if you want to use the original chipset in your amiga, you load core 2.x. If you want to use vampire chipset you load core 3.x. I think that V4 have the possibility to have 2 different cores to switch..
     

     
      I don't think it's necessary to keep changing cores if you want to be able to choose which chipset you want to use. For instance if you have an A600 with a V600 V2 and you wanted to use the ECS chipset then you simply output your video through the RGB out. If you wanted to use the SAGA chipset, then you would output through HDMI port on your Vampire card (you would need the SAGA/RTG drivers for that). I believe it's as simple as that. Plus you also have the option to disable cache in early startup to put the Vampire into turtle mode.

At the moment, even though I have the SAGA drivers installed, I'm using a standard non-RTG video mode in Prefs and outputting through the RGB ports, thereby using the ECS chipset.


Niclas A
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 152
11 Dec 2017 16:45


sean sk wrote:

 
Stefano Briccolani wrote:

        I suppose that for vampire v2 if you want to use the original chipset in your amiga, you load core 2.x. If you want to use vampire chipset you load core 3.x. I think that V4 have the possibility to have 2 different cores to switch..
       

       
        I don't think it's necessary to keep changing cores if you want to be able to choose which chipset you want to use. For instance if you have an A600 with a V600 V2 and you wanted to use the ECS chipset then you simply output your video through the RGB out. If you wanted to use the SAGA chipset, then you would output through HDMI port on your Vampire card (you would need the SAGA/RTG drivers for that). I believe it's as simple as that. Plus you also have the option to disable cache in early startup to put the Vampire into turtle mode.
 
  At the moment, even though I have the SAGA drivers installed, I'm using a standard non-RTG video mode in Prefs and outputting through the RGB ports, thereby using the ECS chipset.
 

 
  The minute you get AGA in the core all native Amiga signals is not used anymore. Same as the CPU.
Maybe Gunnars will make a sw toggle if possible?
Otherwise you would choose. Core with amiga chipset or one without.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 745
11 Dec 2017 16:52


Stefano Briccolani wrote:

  I think that V4 have the possibility to have 2 different cores to switch..

Never heard of such a feat on any FPGA sys.

I believe you are mixing DUAL KICKSTART feature, which should enable
real time loading of any KS after Vamp boots (e.g. quick boot of emuTOS ROM, KS 1.3, 2.x,3.x ... depending on needs)


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 82
11 Dec 2017 17:08


@Vojin
Yes I was referring to dual kickstart.
I missed the point. It has nothing to do with the core, in fact.


Sean Sk

Posts 76
11 Dec 2017 22:17


Niclas A wrote:

Maybe Gunnars will make a sw toggle if possible?

That would certainly be a nice feature, hopefully it is introduced. Thank you for clarifying.


Hans-Georg Winkler

Posts 3
12 Dec 2017 08:53


jup, the possibility to toggle between vampire and original amiga chipset (maybe on startup) would be nice and was the reason for my question :-)


Peter Heginbotham

Posts 106
12 Dec 2017 23:36


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

alex cleak wrote:

  How is progress on GOLD3 coming along for that and are there any videos in the last few days of current performance in these modes?
 

 
  (pure expectation. Team has set no dates)
 
  Core GOLD 2.7 for v2 and v4 November-December 2017
  Core GOLD3 for v2 and v4 incl. Standalone Jan-March 2018
 
  Team publishes monthly reports here, that might be better real
  time progress indication. Currently 2.7 is described as "almost ready" and GOLD3 as "in the works".
 
  Both will require registration.

The big question is the 2.7 core going to be release Before Christmas or in the New Year.



Thomas Blatt

Posts 75
13 Dec 2017 17:56


I hope, we will get a nice christmas gift.


Mallagan Bellator

Posts 246
13 Dec 2017 23:13


I believe it's better to hope that the new core comes more stable and ready, rather than sooner ;) wont you agree?
wouldn't it suck if it was released next week and contain bugs and cause lock ups or crashes?


Eric Gus

Posts 152
14 Dec 2017 06:58


Mallagan Bellator wrote:

I believe it's better to hope that the new core comes more stable and ready, rather than sooner ;) wont you agree?
  wouldn't it suck if it was released next week and contain bugs and cause lock ups or crashes?

  I wholly agree.. if there were problems the anti vampire crowd would rip it apart.. it has to be as near flawless as possible. I'd rather wait.


Thierry Atheist

Posts 612
14 Dec 2017 12:05


eric gus wrote:
Mallagan Bellator wrote:
I believe it's better to hope that the new core comes more stable and ready, rather than sooner ;) wont you agree?
wouldn't it suck if it was released next week and contain bugs and cause lock ups or crashes?

I wholly agree.. if there were problems the anti vampire crowd would rip it apart.. it has to be as near flawless as possible. I'd rather wait.

Yeah, + torches & pitchforks and steaks & cheese, aplenty!!!!!



Chris T.

Posts 41
23 Dec 2017 21:41


Will the Apollo Christkind bring us something tomorrow? Please!!


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 82
24 Dec 2017 10:51


Let's hope there will be something under the tree..

posts 17