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bax
Post subject: Re: A2000, GVP SCSI and Vampire problem Posted: Fri 24 Nov 2017 10:50

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I think that some clarifications are in order here. The Vampire does _NOT_ disable AutoConfiguration and AutoBoot on Z-II SCSI controllers. The respective firmware ROM on said controllers is relatively often the culprit. There have been also incompatibilities along the way when 68040/68060 cards cam...
bax
Post subject: Re: Ethernet with Vampire V500 V2+ Posted: Thu 26 Oct 2017 10:42

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Prerequisites for SDNet are a Vampire card (V500 or V600), along with the Gold2.5 release. In terms of additional hardware, a suitable Micro SD breakout, a 3.3V ENC28J60 module and some easy soldering are required. Please be careful with the breakout. Many MicroSD models use a thick PCB that will qu...
bax
Post subject: Re: Boot vampire in 68000 / v.13 mode? Posted: Mon 21 Aug 2017 10:41

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Gold 2.7 will bring the MapROM feature to the public.

See here for a demo:
https://youtu.be/0mp4G3ngl6k
bax
Post subject: Re: HDD LED Posted: Sun 20 Aug 2017 22:53

Topic: HDD LED
Replies: 4
Views: 691


Sorry if this is an obvious question, but does the V500 have a header to connect the the HDD LED on the front of the case (in my instance, of an A2000)? As TuKo wrote, the Vampire itself doesn't have a separate LED header. But the signal you're looking for is available on the IDE. I routed the acti...
bax
Post subject: Re: GOLD2.5 Experimental Build Posted: Mon 3 Jul 2017 13:57

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It's nice to hear that you've found the issue. Trackdisk.device from BB4 is known to have issues but I didn't expect it to cause such serious problems.

My recommendation would be to be careful with all of the BB4 stuff - unless you invest sufficient time for thorough testing.
bax
Post subject: Re: GOLD2.5 Experimental Build Posted: Wed 21 Jun 2017 21:33

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This symptom is a little bit annoying and can be fixed. But it's also harmless. The boot picture does free the allocated memory after showing the picture. Thus, when another program in the startup-sequence allocates FastMem from the top of the list, it will get some that falls into the boot picture ...
bax
Post subject: Re: GOLD2.5 Experimental Build Posted: Mon 29 May 2017 09:56

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The correct SetPatch line is setpatch SKIPROMMODULES "scsi.device,filesystem,exec.library" QUIET Due to the revised FastMem detection mechanisms, exec 45.xx will work in general with the updated Kickstart. But the Exec from BoingBag2 does neither offer any benefits over the one included in the Gold2...
bax
Post subject: Re: Amiga500 with external HD Posted: Tue 28 Mar 2017 19:32

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I've tested the A590 with my Vampire500. Both the FastMem and the SCSI drive are working without any extra configuration. In fact, I used the WB3.1 install on that drive for my first steps on the Vampire. In the end, I didn't want more than the files on the drive and put it in storage afterwards. Th...
bax
Post subject: Re: AC68080 Optimization Notes Posted: Mon 13 Mar 2017 07:47

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thanks bax, since i can't found doc about 68080, your posts are essential. i have no information about the execution times on 68080, so i asking: what is the best approach if i want to fill a screen with a given color? i loading the color values to registers, and ... 1 - use movem.l register-list, ...
bax
Post subject: Re: Ethernet with Vampire V500 V2+ Posted: Mon 27 Feb 2017 08:42

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So this depicts the Arduino EtherNet module, connected to the micro SDHC slot? Assuming that is the case, which low level protocol is being used to send TCP/IP and UDP packets through the micro SDHC slot / cable? Actually, the Arduino-centric version of these modules is not recommended. The Micro S...
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