Re: Re[2]: NOVA cards

From: Magnus Kollberg <>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 97 15:38:29 +0200

> > The only thing you can't use is vbl interrupt I guess, or? But you don't
> > always need that either, do you?
> There's no problem in using the vbl in GEM as well, but
> screen-swapping *might* be a problem.

What I ment was that you can't use vbl if you have got a Nova card as
you wont get a VBL interrupt, or will you? I don't realy know, but I
don't think the Nova interface can generate a vbl interrupt.
> > It would be realy nice too see some gem games as well. Games like simcity,
> > Popoulus etc. could very well be done in GEM and I would actully think
> > they would be much better if they were made in GEM. AS long as it's not
> > a shotemup game I see no reason to make them use GEM.

Oppss... sorry. I ment, as long as it's not a fast scrolling game I see no
reason why you should not use GEM. :-)
> And if it doesn't use GEM directly (i.e. use windows and stuff), it
> should be quite possible to make it work with GEM, perhaps with a
> hotkey to switch back to GEM during playing.

Yes, but fast scrolling games is harder to do. PAC-Mans and such stuff is
no problem. Another advantage of GEM programs are that they usually are
very compatible and work on most TOS boxes. You can also use much bigger
play areas than you normaly do with a none GEM game.

I guess there is no way to patch some games to run in a GEM window,
like Popoulus?


BTW. Has anyone tried Popoulus on the AB040? I would realy like to play
it if it works.

//Magnus Kollberg
Received on to. sep. 25 1997 - 16:02:00 CEST

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