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Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3517
07 Apr 2018 11:55


RELEASE GOLD 2.9
 
New features
 
1) Better support for fast Power-OFF/ON of the AMIGA
2) Allow Software to turn off build-in MAP-ROM to access on board ROM-CHIP.
3) MAPROM mapping support for ATARI Roms
4) Memory Management support for ATARI Memory map
5) FPU speed up (now 51 MFlops at x11 according to Sysinfo)
6) FPU fully working under ATARI OS
7) Press FIRE-buttons on Power-ON will boot EMUTOS (ATARI OS)

How to connect ETHERNET module to EXP port:
EXTERNAL LINK 
Release Files:
CLICK HERE


Robert MyAmigaShop

Posts 3
07 Apr 2018 12:43


Hi,

Are the cables straight thru on the Ethernet module to the EXP port per diagram or do I need to install some 50k pullup resistors on 3,4,5 & 8?

Sorry, if this is dumb question.

Thanks,
Robert



Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 639
07 Apr 2018 12:46


- Easy FreeMINT ride
  - Loadable Kickstart (1.3-3.1)
  - Improved FPU
  - Easy LAN on v2 Vamps
 
  Very nice feature add on :-)
 
  Now, all engines towards CORE3 release :-)
 


MartinTomas Steffen

Posts 35
07 Apr 2018 14:03


Great work. Thanks to all apollocore members.


Michael Nurney

Posts 253
07 Apr 2018 14:03


Fantastic .... download time!


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 639
07 Apr 2018 14:25


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

      7) Press FIRE-buttons on Power-ON will boot EMUTOS (ATARI OS)
     

     
      Question 1:In the @feature promo@ video (AMIGA or ATARI speeddating), left mouse button was used. Can this somehow be configured?
     
      Question 2: FreeMint needs a separate partition on IDE/SDCard with its files and that it? ("Normally" a separate EmuTOS partition would be needed to boot other FreeMINT partition. Is this still so or EmuTOS is "in the Vamp"?)
     
      On sidenote, EmuTos officially supports AC080.
     
      HARDWARE
     
      Making EmuTOS run natively on a new hardware platform is more or less just a question of driver support for EmuTOS. The same for MiNT, if you'd like to have it running on top of EmuTOS.
     
      This is the currently supported Atari hardware:
     
      - CPU support for m68000, m68010, m68020, m68030, m68040, m68060,
      ColdFire V4e, and Apollo Core 68080
   
    EmuTOS is also available on some non-Atari hardware:
    - Amiga (WinUAE, Amiga 1000, Amiga 1200 with Blizzard 1260)
    - ColdFire Evaluation Boards (M5484LITE, M5485EVB)

Also emutos exists as vampire.rom!

EmuTOS - Amiga ROM version

This EmuTOS version is a ROM for Amiga hardware.

emutos-amiga.rom - English ROM
emutos-kickdisk.adf - English Amiga 1000 Kickstart disk
emutos-vampire.rom - English ROM optimized for Vampire V2 accelerators


Andy Hearn

Posts 136
07 Apr 2018 21:45


congrats everyone. freakin awesome work. i'm typing this on a rev5 A500 running netsurf on coffinOS  it almost seems unreal. you dont wanna see the mashup of wires i have connecting the lan adapter. but hey, its all in the spirit i feel.  also, i think the increase in FPU has made quake2 a viable properstion. and now the bench to get. quake1 is just too smooth ;D  anyway, time to flash up the ol 600. BTW did SD card booting ever make it into this core?


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 639
07 Apr 2018 21:48


Andy Hearn wrote:

BTW did SD card booting ever make it into this core?

Most anticipated feature, but sadly, NOT this time.

Alternative exists as "Vampire Boot"
EXTERNAL LINK


Andy Hearn

Posts 136
07 Apr 2018 22:03


aaah sugar.... i'll never get that on a floppy disk :D

the ide port on my 600 has a cracked +5v pin... and a couple of others that aren't just ground lines. all the luck ;)

ah well, thanks again. i think this is about the fastest online amiga setup I've ever run or experienced!. (i did fire up my A3k/060 only to check my IP config was correct and then powered her off. almost felt guilty doing that to the old girl.)

even if it all stops with Gold2.9, i'm as happy as ... so thanks again all, have a great weekend containing many alcoholic beverages


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 639
07 Apr 2018 23:12


Congrats on over 5 000+ core builds. Core 2.9 is at official page downloads
http://wiki.apollo-accelerators.com/doku.php?id=start#latest_cores
Build  Core          Release Date 
5115  GOLD2.9  2018-04-07 
x10 (EXE, JIC), x11 (JIC)


Daniel Kovacs

Posts 22
08 Apr 2018 02:50


Nice - I'm looking forward to testing this out.  It's a shame I forgot my USB blaster today, I was showing off 2.8 on the V500 at Amiga ON today.  Photoshop 4.0 and Kai's Power Tools.  Ran rock solid.
 
  What's the benefit of being able to run EMUTOS/mint?  Does it run native Atari ST software?
 
 
Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  RELEASE GOLD 2.9
   
  New features
   
  1) Better support for fast Power-OFF/ON of the AMIGA
  2) Allow Software to turn off build-in MAP-ROM to access on board ROM-CHIP.
  3) MAPROM mapping support for ATARI Roms
  4) Memory Management support for ATARI Memory map
  5) FPU speed up (now 51 MFlops at x11 according to Sysinfo)
  6) FPU fully working under ATARI OS
  7) Press FIRE-buttons on Power-ON will boot EMUTOS (ATARI OS)
 
  How to connect ETHERNET module to EXP port:
  EXTERNAL LINK   
  Release Files:
  CLICK HERE 

 


Sean Sk

Posts 160
08 Apr 2018 06:55


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  2) Allow Software to turn off build-in MAP-ROM to access on board ROM-CHIP.

How does this feature work? When it says "on board ROM-CHIP", is that  the ROM chip on the Vampire or the ROM chip on the A600's motherboard? I typed "vcontrol nm" and the screen just flashes yellow. Have to switch the A600 off and on again.

Not exactly sure how this works and what the purpose is.



Cyrille Guillet

Posts 25
08 Apr 2018 08:33


Hi,

I flashed ma 600v2 with this 2.9 and now i boot directly on board Rom-Chip.

Why the features access on board ROM-Chip is activated by default ? how to switch please ?


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3517
08 Apr 2018 08:40


cyrille guillet wrote:

Hi,
 
I flashed ma 600v2 with this 2.9 and now i boot directly on board Rom-Chip.
 
Why the features access on board ROM-Chip is activated by default ? how to switch please ?

Its not activated by default.
But you can activate this with vcontrol.

What happens if you DISCONNECT your HD/CF and then power the AMIGA On?


Cyrille Guillet

Posts 25
08 Apr 2018 08:48


i disconnected HD/CF and floppy and my 600 boot now on 2.0 screen (PAL Monitor) :(
  No splash screen on my vga monitor at boot.
 
  1 minute before, i used ma 600 with gold 2.8 with coffin on my VGA monitor.
 
  Help please ! :)


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3517
08 Apr 2018 08:54


cyrille guillet wrote:

i disconnected HD/CF and floppy and my 600 boot now on 2.0 screen (PAL Monitor)

Is 68080 loaded at all or does the 68000 CPU run?




Cyrille Guillet

Posts 25
08 Apr 2018 09:12


hmm, i think it's the point. I booted on Workbench 2.0 and only 1Mb RAM.
How to check to be sure ?

Green led is light on ma V600.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3517
08 Apr 2018 09:19


cyrille guillet wrote:

hmm, i think it's the point.

Either your V600 got loose, or you badly flashed the card.
I would propose to make sure the card sits 100% perfect and to reflash the card. Make sure to use the V600 JIC for the V600.



Cyrille Guillet

Posts 25
08 Apr 2018 09:22


i used the exe from Gold29-v600v2x10.lha and the flash was ok.
ok, I try to reflash with usb blaster.


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 217
08 Apr 2018 18:00


My 600 with 12x 2.9 core works perfectly! This core is amazing!!

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