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Short:Native chip set driver for P96
Author:thomas.richter at alumni.tu-berlin.de (Thomas Richter)
Uploader:thomas richter alumni tu-berlin de (Thomas Richter)
Type:driver/moni
Version:40.6
Requires:68020 or better, a recent version of P96
Architecture:m68k-amigaos >= 3.1
Date:2023-03-06
Download:http://aminet.net/driver/moni/Native.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/driver/moni/Native.readme
Downloads:5396

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New in release 40.6:

Since this release, the Native "monitor driver" also supports the
NOBLITTER tool type, same as all other (and real) P96 drivers. Setting
this tool type to NO keeps the native (Amiga) blitter enabled when
possible, but reverts to CPU blits if either the source or the destination
bitmap are in fast memory.

Thus:

NOBLITTER=YES	(the default): Blits everything by the CPU
		This was implicit in all earlier releases

NOBLITTER=NO	(new): Keeps the Amiga blitter in use if
		possible.

Note that this functionality requires P96 3.3.3 (or better) as earlier
versions did not support Bobs (e.g. workbench icons) in fast memory if
the native blitter stays enabled.

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New in release 40.5:

While 40.4 replaced the blitter functions correctly, the version did not
automatically relocate any offscreen bitmaps to FastRAM, though probably
many people expected this to happen. So this version includes this
functionality as well.

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What is the purpose of this program:

This program provides blitter replacement functions on systems without
a graphics card by means of corresponding CPU blitter functions of the
P96 core library. That is, it redirects the blitter functions to the
CPU, bypassing the native blitter. As such, it provides the same
functionality as FBlit, except that the blitter is emulated through
P96 - which is hopefully more robust.

No graphics card is needed, but a recent version of P96 has to be
installed as well. Configuration of the native graphic modes is still
through the workbench monitor drivers in DEVS:Monitors. There are no
P96 specific monitor drivers needed beyond this program. Blitter
emulation is immediate.

While the functionality of this program is best described as "a video
driver for the native chipset for P96", it is actually quite
primitive.  All it does is to set the environment variable
"Picasso96/DisableAmigaBlitter" to "Yes", and load the "rtg.library",
which is the core library of P96. This is sufficient to enable the CPU
replacement functionalities. The rtg.library does not require a
graphics card for this. As such, the same functionality can also be
realized manually, i.e. by loading the rtg.library by some other
means, and configuring environment variables appropriately.


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Installation:

Install P96. You may select a graphics card for installation as well
if you like, but any such driver is not needed. After installation of
P96, just remove the Picasso96 driver from DEVS:Monitors if you do not
have a graphics card.

Drag the icon included in this distribution into DEVS:Monitors and ensure
that it is loaded during the startup-sequence. For the standard system
setup, this will happen automatically.

You do not need any other programs or any further configuration.

If the blitter replacement functions do not work, make sure you installed
an up-to-date version of P96.

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                         The THOR-Software Licence (v2, 24th June 1998)


This License applies to the computer programs known as the "Native" 
and its sources. The "Program", below, refers to such program. The
"Archive" refers to the package of distribution, as prepared by the author
of the Program, Thomas Richter. Each licensee is addressed as "you".



The Program and the data in the archive are freely distributable
under the restrictions stated below, but are also Copyright (c)
Thomas Richter.

Distribution of the Program, the Archive and the data in the Archive by a
commercial organization without written permission from the author to any
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involving payment shall not in and of themselves be a violation of this
restriction:


(i) Posting the Program on a public access information storage and
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a) the Archive is reproduced entirely and verbatim on such CD-ROM, including
especially this licence agreement;

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c) a copy of the CD is made available to the author for free except for
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                                                        Thomas Richter

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So long,
	Thomas			(March 2023)


Contents of driver/moni/Native.lha
PERMISSION  UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP     NAME
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[unknown]                  647     864  74.9% -lh5- cecc Mar  6 16:36 Native
[unknown]                  729    1619  45.0% -lh5- 2755 Sep 17  2020 Native.info
[unknown]                 2811    6626  42.4% -lh5- a447 Mar  6 16:33 Native.readme
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 Total         3 files    4187    9109  46.0%            Mar  7 01:24

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