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Re: new Nova drivers

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Re: new Nova drivers

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Thanks for updating the drivers!
Are the new v3.00 Mach64 drivers (released on Jan 31) compatible with Lightning VME or should I use the older TT_Mach64L release?
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They are compatible
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Re: new Nova drivers

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Idek Tramielski wrote:They are compatible
Do the updated drivers fix bugs or Improve performance?
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Re: new Nova drivers

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As stated on the website: "vdi fix (vro_cpyfm)". The error is described in this thread.
Each new version usually includes all new developments (like new DAC support, VME Lightning support, etc.). Performance changes would only occur because of refactoring. At present, I do not even benchmark new versions, since this is low on my priority list and likely to introduce new errors. :lol:
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Re: new Nova drivers

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The English translation of the Nova manual is done. It can be found it the thread: http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=35450
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Re: new Nova drivers

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I only see a ISA version for Hades at the website. Do you plan for a new PCI version?
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TheNameOfTheGame wrote:I only see a ISA version for Hades at the website. Do you plan for a new PCI version?
I can't test anything on Hades. Do you happen to have this configuration?
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Re: new Nova drivers

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Yes, in my hades060, I have a mach64 in the first pci slot. I also added the extra 2mb memory module to the card for a total of 4mb video ram.

Here is the driver that is on the system currently and was there when I bought the machine. The time stamp is June, 1996! :D
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I have Hades with ATI MACH64 PCI video card too. In my AUTO folder I have std_vdi.prg with 132308 bytes length.
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Re: new Nova drivers

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idek,

I have just purchased a mach 32 2mb with a AT&T ramdac which drivers should i use?

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Re: new Nova drivers

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depends on type of computer
TT -> https://silicon-heaven.com/atari/nova/TT030/Mach32/
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emcclariion wrote:idek,

I have just purchased a mach 32 2mb with a AT&T ramdac which drivers should i use?

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For the TT, but the RAMDAC is small like the BT one....AT&T one
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emcclariion wrote:For the TT, but the RAMDAC is small like the BT one....AT&T one
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Re: new Nova drivers

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ati-Mach32-I ... 2749.l2648

not got it yet it was out of a nova so should be fine, but not sure on the driver
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Re: new Nova drivers

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ATT20C490
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Re: new Nova drivers

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Not sure about the ATT20C490 on the MACH32. I don't own this chip/dac combination.
You should try https://silicon-heaven.com/atari/nova/T ... 2_V300.zip
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Re: new Nova drivers

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HI,
I have just test a new verion v3.00 for ATI MACH64 ISA on TT + NOVA and compare with initial verison from 2016 years from IDEK web page. All tests were done at the same resolution 1024x768x8 bit. In Kronos application VDI test for v.3.00 is a little slower than original veraion
11.8 (v.3.00)
13.9 (initial version)

Additionally please look at a photo a a fill circle are not regular like in first version
What do you think is it normal ?
TT_MACH64_1.jpg
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Re: new Nova drivers

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HI, IDEK

Regarding the Ati mach 32 with the AT&T ramdac, all I can get working is 2 colours various resolutions, I have tried on TT mode and STE mode on the nova card, any suggustions on drivers or would you like me to send you the card ?

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Re: new Nova drivers

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I have several other projects I am working on right now. The ATT DAC has to wait, sorry.
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Re: new Nova drivers

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thanks Idek, is there any software which can be used to basically probe the card, i will be using a LCD so it will not break anything?
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Re: new Nova drivers

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I have a problem running the 1280x1024 resolution on my Mach32 card and a MegaSTE. I'm using the latest drivers from February. The lower resolutions work very well and the card gives a very good picture on a Benq BL702A.

In the highest resolution I get a strange picture with doubling of objects. The mouse pointer moves as expected across the entire screen, however.
IMG_1868.jpg
The card is a Graphics Ultra Plus. I'm not sure wether it has 1MB or 2MB on the card. It was advertised as 1MB but has all sockets populated.
m32.jpeg
I was thinking it might be faulty RAM but swapping and replacing SIMMs in the Atari makes no difference and I think the memory is OK. Could it be faulty RAM on the card or could it be a driver issue? Something else I might have missed?

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Re: new Nova drivers

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Looks to me like a timing issue. This also seems to be a ...003 version of the Mach32. There are quite different Mach32 versions out there that unfortunately support different hardware acceleration functions.
The main reason is probably the DAC. I am not sure about the maximum frequency for the 68875AFN, but ATI certified the 68875 for max.
1280x1024x8bpp
1024x768x16bpp
800x600x24bpp

Please try these resolutions and report back
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Re: new Nova drivers

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OK, mixed results:

1280x1024x8bpp:
IMG_1868.jpg
1024x768x16bpp:
IMG_1869.jpg
800x600x24bpp:
IMG_1870.jpg
1024x768x8bpp looks fine:
IMG_1871.jpg
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