Would TOS 2.06 autodetect the Blitter?

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Would TOS 2.06 autodetect the Blitter?

Postby mikro » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:56 pm

I've finally kicked myself to clean up the set of STFMs and an STE I acquired some time ago. So during disassembly and cleaning I of course took a look at motherboards.

The STE is fine, one of the latest models (ICs from 1991, DMA 001A). To my surprise, both STFMs have an area for the Blitter. After reading the exxos' tutorial I've become interested in this mod, however I'm not sure -- the built-in TOS certainly wont make use of it. So if I replace it with 2.06 (using exxos' kit), will it detect the Blitter and make the desktop more responsive?

Of course, I ask mainly out of curiosity. Placing NVDI in AUTO is much easier solution but could be fun to try it least in one of them.

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Re: Would TOS 2.06 autodetect the Blitter?

Postby frank.lukas » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:19 pm

TOS 1.02, 1.04 and 2.06 detect the Blitter but NVDI switch is off ...
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Re: Would TOS 2.06 autodetect the Blitter?

Postby troed » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:27 pm

mikro wrote:To my surprise, both STFMs have an area for the Blitter. After reading the exxos' tutorial I've become interested in this mod, however I'm not sure -- the built-in TOS certainly wont make use of it. So if I replace it with 2.06 (using exxos' kit), will it detect the Blitter and make the desktop more responsive?


Another name for TOS 1.02 is "Mega TOS", and Mega ST most certainly make use of the Blitter if there is one :)

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Re: Would TOS 2.06 autodetect the Blitter?

Postby mikro » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:48 pm

Cool. I guess the STFM has 1.02 and higher. I always thought 1.04 is the Mega TOS.

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Re: Would TOS 2.06 autodetect the Blitter?

Postby Frank B » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:23 pm

Nah. 1.02 is blitter TOS. If your machine has the space for a blitter the on board TOS can use it :)


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