Re: do you like this idea?

From: Magnus Kollberg <>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 14:21:32 +0200


> 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.

Yup. Maybe dissable the blitter as well at boot.
> > 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...

And if the AES could use it as well it would be REALY nice. There is no reason
why not fVDI could make use of memory on the gfx card for offscreen bitmaps if
there is enough memory available. On my 4Mb card there should be plenty of room
in lower resolutions.

BTW. Does the AES use the VDI to set up its screen buffer, or does it do it all
by it self?

//Magnus Kollberg
Received on to. april 23 1998 - 15:56:00 CEST

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