Re: ACC TOS launcher

From: Magnus Kollberg <>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 16:31:13 +0100


> >> Is there an ACC that can launch a TOS app after a program like
> >> Gembench is running under singletasking TOS? Better yet, maybe Magnus
> >> could write a CPX like the data and instruction cache have to enable
> >> and disable the ECBACK cache.
> >
> >;-)
> >
> >You have not tried my AB040 ACC recently, have you? :-)
> I thought I had the latest. Do you have the 060 working yet?:).

Not yet. ;-)

> >You can already set the data, istruction AND copyback cache with
> >it. Problem solved. :-)
> >
> >The only problem is that the copyback doesn't work very well with
> >the Nova card and that is sad as it's nice to have from time to
> >time.
> My NOVA dies immediately after setting the 040 to use fast ram for
> copyback:(. It works pretty good with the VDI on several critical
> applications however (Apex being one, Phoenix and RayStart the others
> for me:).
Talking about raytracers, I read that NeoN will be available again for
the TT, Falcon and Milan. The price has also dropped and they will sell
it for only 49 DM at Neuss!!!! Anyone going there?

Does NeoN work on the Nova card? Maybe the TT version does? I have
always wanted to play with 3D pictures and at 49DM I'm tempted.

Also the Milan has now gone into production and the price is still
1499 DM for a complete box and it looks like they will have some sort
of new TOS in it. They are also talking about some other new programs
to be bundled with it.

For me atleast, it does sound interesting, especially if that Pentium
card thingy works and they can make a working DSP/Sound card.

There will also be a milan website opening at 3/3-98.
> >> Centek recently posted some Gembench results of their Centurbo II
> >> under Dolmen (sp), but I thought the A/B bench was not fairly
> >> compaired:).
> >
> >They did? I must have missed that. How was it? How complete is
> >Dolmen? Does it work? I have lost their webpage, where is it?
> It showed up on the fr.comp.sys.atari last night on my newsserver.
> Considering they wern't using NVDI, Dolmen looked pretty fast there.
> The hardware didn't look much faster than my Mighty Sonic running at
> 40Mhz (and I posted that;). If I could run 50Mhz on that card, I
> don't see any difference. I thought their web page said that they were
> going to run it at 70Mhz?

They say 50MHz. I still doubt that they will mange to release anything.
They have talked about the Centurbo 2 since 1996 and still it's not
available. Dolmen? Well I have seen some other of their software and
I'm not impressed.... and now a complete OS?

//Magnus Kollberg
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