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GOLD2 Released for V600 V2 and V500 V2(+)page  1 2 

Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 263
23 Jan 2017 23:20


GOLD2 is officially released for V600 V2 and V500 V2(+) !
 
  Changed are :
  * AMMX greatly improved
  * Added CPU counters
  * Added TURTLE mode
  * Modified PCR register. 68080 now acts as a 060.
  * Modified MOVEC Rc,Rn (reads in User mode and Writes in Supervisor mode)
  * Improved some loops patterns
  * Improved self-modifying code support
  * Improved memory controller to be full 32-bit
  * Improved HDMI core
 
  Also, SAGA Driver package has been updated to 0.11 to accomodate new things.
 
  All info and downloads are on :

  EXTERNAL LINK 

  Many thanks to all the team for the huge work put into that release !


Carlos Peris

Posts 11
24 Jan 2017 15:59


Awesome work!!! Many thanks for this!


OneSTone O2o

Posts 107
24 Jan 2017 21:38


Great! And next step, or let's say, milestone, will be PMMU...? *smile* *please...*


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 2951
24 Jan 2017 22:01


Here are some tools which people might like to use:
 
 
Link to RIVA 0.52 (with AMMX support)
EXTERNAL LINK   
A test video :)
CLICK HERE   
 
Link to CPUMON
EXTERNAL LINK   

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For best video playback, please sure to install the latest SAGA driver.

A500 users please note that SAGA-IDE will boot up in legacy slow mode. You can turn to fast-mode using the included Vampiretool.
Not all devices might support Fast-IDE.
Depending on your CF with Fast-mode you can expect about 12 MB/sec.

 
 


Philippe Flype

Posts 186
24 Jan 2017 23:43


Please note that RiVA 0.52 is best viewed in FULLSCREEN.
 
When launching in CLI mode, No specific option is required. Optimal screenmode is selected by default. However you can force this mode by selecting DISPLAY=HICOLOR.

If you use RiVA GUI, use the option Dither: HICOLOR.
 
You can use DISPLAY=WINDOW, then best is to set the Workbench in 16-bits mode for better performance. RiVA apply a specific dithering for this mode that improve a lot the quality. You can eventually use in addition the BORDERLESS option.

If you use RiVA GUI, use the option Dither: PIP.

Also preferably don't use 24-bits Workbench mode because RiVA do not implement this conversion routine, so that he will try to open a screen not optimized for best performance.

It is eventually possible to saves some frames by reducing Audio quality with AUDIOFREQDIV=2.

If you use RiVA GUI, use the option Audio Frequency: 2 (22050Hz).


Philippe Flype

Posts 186
25 Jan 2017 00:22


You can start playing with RiVA by making your own MPEG1 videos.
 
  You will need to download ffmpeg and/or mencoder. Both exists for Windows and Linux. You will then be able convert MKV and MP4 quite easily.
 
  EXTERNAL LINK 
 
  For example, use this command lines as a start, then try some different options.
 
 
  FFMPEG
 
 
ffmpeg -i source\source.mp4 -vcodec mpeg1video -filter:v scale=640:360 -b:v 1500k -bf 3 -ac 2 
-acodec mp2 -b:a 128k dest\dest_640x360_1500.mpg

 
 
  MENCODER
 
 
mencoder -of mpeg -mpegopts format=mpeg1:tsaf:muxrate=1500 -o dest\dest_640x360_1500.mpg -aid 1 -vf 
scale=640:360 -ofps 24 -oac lavc -ovc lavc -lavcopts
acodec=mp2:abitrate=128:vcodec=mpeg1video:vbitrate=1500:keyint=15:mbd=2:aspect=16/9:vmax_b_frames=3
source\source.mp4



Wawa T

Posts 434
25 Jan 2017 01:13


ffmpeg optimized for superscalar 060 is available since years for 68k as well. hould be on aminet if i remember well.


Ian Parsons

Posts 125
25 Jan 2017 03:03


Does it support the modern codecs that most source videos are in though?


Philippe Flype

Posts 186
25 Jan 2017 07:08


@wawa

That's true. But i really advise you to do it on a GHz machine if you prefer wait some seconds instead of some minutes (hours?) :)


Roman S.

Posts 108
25 Jan 2017 07:17


AFAIK the RiVA only supports some long obsolete video formats - probably nothing currently available 'on the wild' can be directly played. For Classics probably the only option is FFMPEG (http://aminet.net/search?query=ffmpeg), but the compilations available are also few years old. Besides, Vampire probably won't be able to run them yet (lack of FPU). Not to mention that modern codecs require a lot of computing power - UAE with JIT is probably the only option for now to play current video files.


Mr-Z EdgeOfPanic

Posts 143
25 Jan 2017 07:48


I converted whole movies to mpeg and played them on the A600+vamp.
My quad core i7 pc is more then capable of doing that pretty fast.
And finally it's possible to play mpeg on a decent FPS, sound quality and a better resolution on a real classic Amiga then ever before.
Even my 233 Mhz 604e doesn't like to play mpeg any higer then 320x240...

See Riva AMMX as a proof of concept how much AMMX can boost performance if used correctly.


Nixus Minimax

Posts 211
25 Jan 2017 10:11


Roman S. wrote:

AFAIK the RiVA only supports some long obsolete video formats - probably nothing currently available 'on the wild' can be directly played.

Yes, RiVA is an mpeg1 Player. DVD was already mpeg2 so you can consider mpeg1 obsolete. Just as the Amiga is an obsolete computer and an 80 MHz CPU is an 80 MHz CPU.




Adrian K.Bruss

Posts 4
25 Jan 2017 15:44


Hi, I have problem with Mac emulators (ShapeShifter, Fusion) on new Gold2 core. Not working. On previous "Beta" verison 3683 of Gold2 core, working good.


Myzar Alcor

Posts 20
25 Jan 2017 20:06


About ShapeShifter, Fusion Check the bottom for the solution http://wiki.apollo-accelerators.com/doku.php?id=faq#troubleshooting You need to use vbrcontrol to move the vbr in fastram


OneSTone O2o

Posts 107
25 Jan 2017 20:30


Roman S. wrote:

  , Vampire probably won't be able to run them yet (lack of FPU)
 

 
  This is mythos. I think Apollo team must announce seperately in 185 points size letters that Apollo core has FPU that everybody remembers.
 
  EXTERNAL LINK 
  "Fully Pipelined Double/Extended FPU"


Mo Retro

Posts 103
25 Jan 2017 21:41


oneSTone o2o wrote:

 
Roman S. wrote:

    , Vampire probably won't be able to run them yet (lack of FPU)
   

   
    This is mythos. I think Apollo team must announce seperately in 185 points size letters that Apollo core has FPU that everybody remembers.
   
    EXTERNAL LINK   
    "Fully Pipelined Double/Extended FPU"
 

  It's not finished yet according vto the Wiki.
  EXTERNAL LINK 
It will turbo boost the Vampire once it's available :D
 


Wawa T

Posts 434
26 Jan 2017 12:28


yes, afair ffmpeg demands an fpu. matthey has prepared asm inlines to take advantage of all 060 modules in parallel, both int units and the fpu. the compile may be some years old, but even then it should support more contemporary formats than any other amiga player/converter. however, even if amistuff has left, the source should be preserved somwhere there. maybe it can be updated to the current revision upstream and mattheys inlines may be replaced/ifdeffed with apollo ammx specific ones?


Michal Warzecha

Posts 188
26 Jan 2017 19:02


oneSTone o2o wrote:

Roman S. wrote:

  , Vampire probably won't be able to run them yet (lack of FPU)
 

 
  This is mythos. I think Apollo team must announce seperately in 185 points size letters that Apollo core has FPU that everybody remembers.
 
  EXTERNAL LINK   
  "Fully Pipelined Double/Extended FPU"

  Open this link and click FPU word :)


Mo Retro

Posts 103
27 Jan 2017 21:14


Michal Warzecha wrote:

oneSTone o2o wrote:

 
Roman S. wrote:

    , Vampire probably won't be able to run them yet (lack of FPU)
   

   
    This is mythos. I think Apollo team must announce seperately in 185 points size letters that Apollo core has FPU that everybody remembers.
   
    EXTERNAL LINK   
    "Fully Pipelined Double/Extended FPU"
 

 
  Open this link and click FPU word :)

Exactly that's the link I posted above :)


Mark Smith

Posts 30
30 Jan 2017 05:16


Will the black edition files be released soon ?

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