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Re: Using SymbOS with the GFX9000 (MSX grapics card)
« Reply #160 on: 23:32, 16 October 17 »
That's quite simple to describe:
You will have a 16 colour display of 384x240, 512x212, 768x240 or 1024x212 pixels with your CPC  :D
And you can still run all your SymbOS apps from your beloved 3" floppy disc (or M4Board SD card, X-MASS, SYMBiFACE II or whatever).
It's just "another" graphic card for an expandable machine (in this case based on a Z80 ;) ) and a graphical user interface, which is able to support any amount of resolutions and different colour depths without the need to modify existing application (they will always run due to the platform independency).

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Re: Using SymbOS with the GFX9000 (MSX grapics card)
« Reply #161 on: 23:37, 16 October 17 »
That's pretty cool. Are they being produced yet (the hardware) and what does the setup cost?

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Re: Using SymbOS with the GFX9000 (MSX grapics card)
« Reply #162 on: 23:43, 16 October 17 »
I thought there was no need for a CPC-specific card with the new MSX adapter?

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Re: Using SymbOS with the GFX9000 (MSX grapics card)
« Reply #163 on: 10:59, 17 October 17 »
@Prodatron Any chance of dual head output? i.e. dual monitors in symbos!?

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Re: Using SymbOS with the GFX9000 (MSX grapics card)
« Reply #164 on: 18:29, 25 October 17 »
@Prodatron Any chance of dual head output? i.e. dual monitors in symbos!?
It would be possible to have one SymShell running on the normal CPC monitor, while the GUI is still active on the GFX9000 display. Could be quite interesting and special.
During the last 2 days I made some progress with the G9K-Version of SymbOS CPC and will probably post some pictures or videos later.

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Re: Using SymbOS with the GFX9000 (MSX grapics card)
« Reply #165 on: 22:46, 25 October 17 »
And when will the Youtube client be finished? :D

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Re: Using SymbOS with the GFX9000 (MSX grapics card)
« Reply #166 on: 03:52, 27 October 17 »
First video showing SymbOS running on the Amstrad CPC with AMSDAP + original MSX Graphics9000 hardware connected:

It's f*ing cool really, and beside some minor bugs it's fully working now :)

A nice idea and proof of concept, but as long as it's external it will never get even close to being useful.
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Re: Using SymbOS with the GFX9000 (MSX grapics card)
« Reply #167 on: 06:08, 27 October 17 »
This looks great!
I'm looking to do some MSX dev with the V9990 - and maybe later on the CPC too - so this is very interesting!
Is the AmsDAP going to be sold by the same makers as the MSX V9990? is the Amsdap going to be cheaper than the CPC-V9990 on its own - or is it better to take the plunge and buy the CPC one!
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Re: Using SymbOS with the GFX9000 (MSX grapics card)
« Reply #168 on: 08:53, 27 October 17 »
Yes! It's really f****ing cool! Looking torward to!!!
Hopefully Trebmints Quigs will support / include the new feature too.

The CPC monitor Output is black. Is it disabled for the moment?
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Re: Using SymbOS with the GFX9000 (MSX grapics card)
« Reply #169 on: 09:19, 27 October 17 »
First video showing SymbOS running on the Amstrad CPC with AMSDAP + original MSX Graphics9000 hardware connected:

It's f*ing cool really, and beside some minor bugs it's fully working now :)
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For the video player, is it possible to avoid slow refresh by copying the video frames elsewhere in the video memory, then blit it to the final window?
use RASM, the best assembler ever made :p

repeat
call code
call sleep
call eat
until alive==1