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RELEASE6 Raodmappage  1 2 

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5323
25 Jan 2021 10:06


On our todo list for the next Release6 for V4
are currently the following items:

- cleanwrite of OS ATA driver to have much better IDE code
- OS diskcache ~ 20 times potential speedup
- Booting from u-SDcard (thanks to Alynna)
- Auto network start when launching AWEB
- Auto mount from SDcard
- SDcard-Fat with Write support
- several game improvements
- a number kick fixes which enable a number demos/games (already done)
- NEOGEO speed up for smooth play
- 3D core included and enabled
- some 3D demos using the 3D unit

The release is planned for March.
Depending on progress we will have to see if all todos will be included in R6.

Your Apollo-Team


Manos Sg

Posts 72
25 Jan 2021 10:16


Awesome news, the team is unstoppable!


Tim Noyce

Posts 95
25 Jan 2021 14:39


Sounds good.



Saladriel Amrael

Posts 157
25 Jan 2021 15:56


That's a really nice surprise!

Can't wait to see the 3D Core in action


Mister Cartoonmonkey

Posts 55
25 Jan 2021 18:55


Forgot gpio to serial adapter / driver for TVPaint / wacom tablet on V4! (& midi devices!)

*pray pray pray*
:-D


Roger Andre Lassen

Posts 136
26 Jan 2021 16:31


Very nice :-)


Rod March

Posts 119
28 Jan 2021 02:56


Awesome!

Regarding the NEO GEO speedup -

Pardon the beginner question, but is there an advantage to emulating NEO GEO on Vampire as opposed to PC? (Beyond the obvious joy of using an Amiga and not a PC of course!)



Ryan Clark

Posts 1
29 Jan 2021 17:12


Rod March wrote:

  Regarding the NEO GEO speedup -
 
  Pardon the beginner question, but is there an advantage to emulating NEO GEO on Vampire as opposed to PC? (Beyond the obvious joy of using an Amiga and not a PC of course!)
 

The Neo Geo is originally built on a 68k architecture, so emulating the CPU only involves translating the function calls and not fully remaking the CPU from scratch via emulation. As such, running Neo Geo games on an Amiga-based system is theoretically closer to real hardware.


Ian Parsons

Posts 226
30 Jan 2021 11:23


Unlike the classic Apple Macs where the ROM can be patched to use the Amiga hardware, I believe the Neo Geo games use the hardware directly like Amiga games do. So the Neo Geo 68K is emulated to manage the hardware interactions as far as I know. This may be easier to do on the 68080 than other 68K CPUs thanks to it's speed and additional features.


Markus B

Posts 207
30 Jan 2021 22:14


1080p support was dropped?


Michal Pietal

Posts 223
31 Jan 2021 11:41


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  - Booting from u-SDcard (thanks to Alynna)

  - Auto mount from SDcard

Does this mean AmiKit XE as standalone (not V4BL-backed) could be loaded, with the use of such new features?  Obviously this would have to include loading AOS kick at boot, so this feature is a prerequisite for V4 to be capable of loading AmiKit XE.

I am happy that all V4BL owners can use also AmiKit XE all the time alas I wish that anyone would be, again, capable of booting AmiKit XE CF right away.

Great work, again, I am astonished by the pace the new cores are released.  Adding the fact that V4BL list is cleared, this is nowadays, practically the ONLY affordable, Next-Gen, Amiga solution on the market.  I liked the ad in Amiga Future too!



Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5323
01 Feb 2021 07:39


Michal Pietal wrote:

Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

 
  - Booting from u-SDcard (thanks to Alynna)
 
  - Auto mount from SDcard
 
 

 
  Does this mean AmiKit XE as standalone (not V4BL-backed) could be loaded, with the use of such new features?

It is purely a question of the partitions.
With an updated partitioning layout Amikit always worked.
With the current non working partitioning AmiKit will not work.


DiscreetFX Studios

Posts 89
01 Feb 2021 10:30


Ití seems like Vampire V4 development continues at a very faaaaast pace. Thank you so much Apollo Team. This is a breath of fresh air after the very slow development of OS 4.1 over the years.


Renaud Schweingruber
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 355
02 Feb 2021 19:39


Today we got some microSD speed increase




Peeri the Sunlight

Posts 59
03 Feb 2021 17:37


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  - 3D core included and enabled
  - some 3D demos using the 3D unit
 

Release well documented asm sources as well.. (it might help novice old cooder farters to utilize cores core strenghts...)


Michal Pietal

Posts 223
28 Feb 2021 17:24


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  The release is planned for March.
 

The March is coming!!

Any hint on the exact date?


Matthew Langtry

Posts 195
28 Feb 2021 23:21


Latest beta screenshots

EXTERNAL LINK


Peeri the Sunlight

Posts 59
01 Mar 2021 13:27


Matthew Langtry wrote:

Latest beta screenshots
 
  EXTERNAL LINK 

I think this is only for gold vip memebers :) ... I don't atleast have permission.


Michal Pietal

Posts 223
02 Mar 2021 11:22


Matthew Langtry wrote:

Latest beta screenshots
 
  EXTERNAL LINK 

You need access



Tim D

Posts 76
02 Mar 2021 14:32


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  - 3D core included and enabled

Cool progress! Sorry if it has been asked before, but is this a Warp3D compatible 3D core, or will only newly written software benefit from it?


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