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Re: Open Source 68K Accelerator Project(s)

Postby Frank B » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:14 am

Maeke wrote:
tuxie wrote:Yes you are right, maybe you could send a message to the EmuTOS Mailinglist with a request to add it into the source. Later I will try to run EmuTOS on my PAK68/3 and will test it.


Done since months, via the facebook group.



I'm not convinced an 020 blitting to and from st RAM is going to beat the blitter. It will be restricted to an 8 mhz 16 bit bus in that case.

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Re: Open Source 68K Accelerator Project(s)

Postby Maeke » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:27 am

like i said, my concern is not for a 020 or 030 booster but for a mere 68000. And as i said, emutos is great but i won't use it because the guys who still have the 68000 of their st(m)/f(m)/e can't have a blitter support (i remind you btw that there are ways to install a blitter even on the first model of the st), so once again it's off topic from the booster, but it was initially just an answer to someone saying every possible hardware was supported, it was never intended to become an off topic arguing, nor a plead.

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Re: Open Source 68K Accelerator Project(s)

Postby terriblefire » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:41 am

Just a quick update here. The TF530 and the TF520 both now boot on the Atari STFM with a 2.06 ROM (TBoard). I havent managed to get the RAM working yet on the TF530 with the Atari BUT i have ported a good chunk of ChuckyTheGang's DiagROM from the Amiga to the ST to help me with Diagnosis ST side.

My intention is (at some point) to update/write a driver to poke the Amiga's Zorro config address ($E8000) and configure the TF530 Ram for use at address $400000 and then register it as AltRAm. In theory that is a very simple thing to do that should work with any well behaved Amiga RAM card.

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Re: Open Source 68K Accelerator Project(s)

Postby frank.lukas » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:58 pm

Works a TF520 under TOS 2.06 on a Atari ST without problems?
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Re: Open Source 68K Accelerator Project(s)

Postby Cyprian » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:20 pm

TF534 is open sourced now. It is much better and works fine with ST:
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Re: Open Source 68K Accelerator Project(s)

Postby DarkLord » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:07 am

Call me a slacker, and being negative but I think the problem with most of the
current generation of Atari ST accelerators is that there's way too much "pre
assembly" required.

Personally, while I don't mind having to install the hardware into an ST, I don't
want to have to build the darned thing first, then gather up a bunch of software,
and mix it all together and hope it works.

I think most people (myself included) would prefer something pre-packaged,
already assembled, complete with clear, concise instructions and correct
software included.

I know, go ahead and throw the "these are individuals doing these projects
and not corporations" argument at me now. *Agreed*.

I'm certainly not knocking all the hard work and incredible talent shown by
these people, I'm in awe and they have my highest admiration and extreme
gratitude for what they are doing.

Still, I think I have a valid point here....
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Re: Open Source 68K Accelerator Project(s)

Postby frank.lukas » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:59 am

Ask for a TF520 with 68020 CPU ...

frank.lukas wrote:Works a TF520 under TOS 2.06 on a Atari ST without problems?
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Re: Open Source 68K Accelerator Project(s)

Postby PeterS » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:59 pm

DarkLord wrote:
Still, I think I have a valid point here....



Agreed but sadly the small companies doing this sort of thing have been squeezed out of existence by the rules and regulations, certainly on this side of the Atlantic.


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