Re: new TOS PROM for Falcon040!

From: Petr Stehlik <>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 21:12:13 +0100

On Sun, 21 Jun 1998 09:49:43 -0700 (PDT), Michael Grove wrote:

MG>All of this sounds like a great project. Are we talking about a
MG>replacement ROM for the Falcon PLCC socket, or an alternate ROM that

This should be the ROM for the PLCC socket under ST-RAM.

MG>on occasion like to boot to TOS for rendering without the NOVA as

I am thinking if the NOVA code in TOS is a good idea at all. If yes, it
should definitely be somehow switchable. Perhaps an unused pin of ACIA,
or holding down a Shift key during boot?

MG>well. The copyback caches and faster TK video settings speed up work a
MG>little bit. The Falcon does look there first for a ROM.

today I have been discussing the new TOS for 040+ with Douglas Little.
It seems that it would be rather hard to incorporate whole ToolKit 5.07
into TOS. So I would go just for hacking out 030 specific instructions
>from TOS 4.04 and turning off both caches. This is needed for boot, Doug
assured me. Then I would like to solve that 10 MB ST-RAM problem. At
last I may try to put there the NOVA code, if I understand it in the
meantime :-)

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