Re: AB and Nemesis

From: Jo Even Skarstein <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 22:05:42 +0200

On Sat, 18 Jul 1998, Stefan Wiesendanger wrote:

> What is better? Shall I first install Nemesis and get it working or shall
> I do it the other way round and first install the Afterburner?

To be honest I wouldn't install the Nemesis if I was you. With some
work you can get the AB to work properly in 40MHz (it took me several
months, mostly due to lazyness), but getting SCSI to work is pretty
hard. Expect a lot of tinkering and experimenting if you want to use
your SCSI-devices (or even floppy) in 40MHz.

My Falcon runs stable for hours in 40MHz now, but then I can't use the
floppy or Zip so I'm running in 32MHz most of the time anyway. A
friend of mine could never get his Nemesis/AB installation stable, so
he reverted to the Speed Resolution Card/AB combo instead which is
(was) stable in 36MHz.

> Or does it not matter?

Yes, if you want to go the Nemesis/AB-route then it's definitely best
to install Nemesis first. Mostly because you have to test your
installation several times before you're finished, and that means
removing/inserting the AB for each step. It's also hard to trace
errors when the AB is installed, as you'll never know if it's
something wrong with your installation or just the AB that hangs.

However, when you install the AB after a successfull
Nemesis-installation you'll have to patch the Nemesis DMA-patch a bit,
and it's generally a lot easier to install the AB in a clean Falcon.

I would recommend to install the AB only and sell the Nemesis. I know
that some people has managed to integrate those pretty well, but
unless you're prepared to spend a lot of time and work tinkering and
experimenting (or is really lucky and everything works from
scratch...) it's not really worth it.

** Jo Even Skarstein
** beer - maria mckee - atari falcon - babylon 5
Received on lø. juli 18 1998 - 22:05:42 CEST

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