Re: do you like this idea?

From: Jo Even Skarstein <>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 13:04:40 +0200

On Thu, 23 Apr 1998, Magnus Kollberg wrote:

> I did also say that you could neet the toolkit, but in a modified way. Some
> stuff could wery well me patched into the PROM, like setting up the 040 at
> boot and some other stuff. You would still need the toolkit for some fancy
> stuff and maybe setup some patched things as well.

I would rather keep the current toolkit, and limit TOS-patching to
graphics-card initialising and removing the code than initialises the
030. This way it should work with 060 as well.

> Well, Maybe we can use the TOS used in Milan anyway.

Highly unlikely, the TOS in Milan is adapted to the Milan's hardware
which is radically different to the Falcon.

> Another matter, have you looked anything on the special functions found in
> Nova VDI? I do belive that you can setup a offscreen bitmap in the memroy on
> the gfx board, so no need for copying it over the slow bus, for stuff like
> sprites. Should be ideal for games. Has anyone looked into this?

I've had a quick look at it, and it looks rather interesting. I wish
NVDI could use this feature for caches...

** Jo Even Skarstein
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