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driver/moni/pathetic_drive.lha

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Short:Monitor drivers for less AGA flicker
Author:Ieh-Meyl at web.de
Uploader:Ieh-Meyl web de
Type:driver/moni
Version:1.0
Requires:AGA, a Multiscan Monitor, "Monspecs", "VGAonly", "Miprefs", "Newmode" or "Modepro". Also a brain and considerable amiga usage experience.
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Kurz:Ein paar weitere Aga-Monitortreiber
Date:2001-08-20
Download:http://aminet.net/driver/moni/pathetic_drive.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/driver/moni/pathetic_drive.readme
Downloads:1678
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                             !Dislamer!:
No guarantee for whatever is given. If something fucks up, -you solely- are
responsible.
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Manual:

Another set of pathetic Aga monitor drivers, for the purpose of less flickering,
made on an A1200 with a Microvitec 1438.
Some modes may not work with 7 or 8bit screen depths, but any way it's useless
to select high depths with high scan rates. Although it may be that some lower
resolutions of a mode allow higher depths.
Since the drivers were tweaked for just one screenmode and resolution per main
type, the low res resolutions I did not test completely. Some or all may work.
The new modes and resolutions are:

DBLNTSC   : 640×480 interlaced 120Hz/32KHz   307.200 pixels
DBLPAL    : 704×528 interlaced 104Hz/30KHz   371.712 pixels
Euro72    : 640×480 not laced   63Hz/32KHz   307.200 pixels
Super72   : 800×600 interlaced  84Hz/27KHz   480.000 pixels
Multiscan : 512×384 not laced   90Hz/38KHz   196.608 pixels

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*Installation:*
-Install Newmode or Modepro: Some Modes combined with some program need to be
 corrected or enforced via mode promotion.
 I.e., some programs may require a permanent promotion entry, in order to get it
 right, some programs may need a single promotion procedure, some programs  may
work via their standard screenmode settings. Overall, those few promotion 
entries that may be required, they won't hurt.
-Make backups of your old drivers and everything else you want to protect.
-Copy the driver files to sys:devs/monitors.
-Make sure "VGAonly" is in there already.
-remove any directory in the "monitors" directory.
-Install a "standard miprefs call" into your user-startup. See miprefs readme
for  that. Miprefs then will read all tooltypes from any driver at booting, and
set  them, thus overriding the program "overscan".
-"Overscan" is a weenie, and does not understand. Don't fiddle with it, leave
 the old overscan settings untouched. Miprefs will do the job now.

If you feel like, pray that I or you did not forget something. But honestly,
praying never worked and never will, and also I don't see much of a risk at
trying these drivers. Now either reboot, or just click all drivers first and
then the miprefs icon. Make sure the mode promotion will catch any new screen.
Now...Booom, Fssszzz-AAAAaaaagghh.... ;)

*Installation end*
------------------

The "bustest chip" results:


Dblntsc 120Hz i. 6 bits:

BusSpeedTest 0.19 (mlelstv)   Buffer:     262144 Bytes, Alignment: 32768
========================================================================
memtype   addr       op         cycle     calib         bandwidth
chip      $00170000  readw    1057.4 ns   normal       1.9 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $00170000  readl    1057.7 ns   normal       3.8 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $00170000  readm    1057.3 ns   normal       3.8 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $00170000  writew    847.5 ns   normal       2.4 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $00170000  writel    847.6 ns   normal       4.7 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $00170000  writem    847.9 ns   normal       4.7 * 10^6 byte/s


Dblpal 104Hz I. 6 bits:

BusSpeedTest 0.19 (mlelstv)   Buffer:     262144 Bytes, Alignment: 32768
========================================================================
memtype   addr       op         cycle     calib         bandwidth
chip      $000A8000  readw    1076.9 ns   normal       1.9 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $000A8000  readl    1077.1 ns   normal       3.7 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $000A8000  readm    1077.1 ns   normal       3.7 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $000A8000  writew    874.6 ns   normal       2.3 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $000A8000  writel    875.6 ns   normal       4.6 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $000A8000  writem    873.8 ns   normal       4.6 * 10^6 byte/s



Euro72 63Hz 6bits:

BusSpeedTest 0.19 (mlelstv)   Buffer:     262144 Bytes, Alignment: 32768
========================================================================
memtype   addr       op         cycle     calib         bandwidth
chip      $00170000  readw    1062.8 ns   normal       1.9 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $00170000  readl    1062.4 ns   normal       3.8 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $00170000  readm    1062.7 ns   normal       3.8 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $00170000  writew    860.3 ns   normal       2.3 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $00170000  writel    859.1 ns   normal       4.7 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $00170000  writem    860.9 ns   normal       4.6 * 10^6 byte/s



Super72 84 Hz i. 5 bits:

BusSpeedTest 0.19 (mlelstv)   Buffer:     262144 Bytes, Alignment: 32768
========================================================================
memtype   addr       op         cycle     calib         bandwidth
chip      $000A8000  readw    1071.6 ns   normal       1.9 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $000A8000  readl    1071.8 ns   normal       3.7 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $000A8000  readm    1072.1 ns   normal       3.7 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $000A8000  writew    696.7 ns   normal       2.9 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $000A8000  writel    697.1 ns   normal       5.7 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $000A8000  writem    697.2 ns   normal       5.7 * 10^6 byte/s




NtscHighreslaced 60Hz 6 bits:

10.MP3:system/Bustest> bustest chip
BusSpeedTest 0.19 (mlelstv)   Buffer:     262144 Bytes, Alignment: 32768
========================================================================
memtype   addr       op         cycle     calib         bandwidth
chip      $00170000  readw    1090.1 ns   normal       1.8 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $00170000  readl    1090.0 ns   normal       3.7 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $00170000  readm    1090.2 ns   normal       3.7 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $00170000  writew    720.8 ns   normal       2.8 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $00170000  writel    720.2 ns   normal       5.6 * 10^6 byte/s
chip      $00170000  writem    721.0 ns   normal       5.5 * 10^6 byte/s


Tip: With stale AGA always use "Fblit", "Ftext" and "Blazewcp".
     "Fscreen" is also worth a try.


Contents of driver/moni/pathetic_drive.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                 1990    6488  30.7% -lh5- dcf2 Aug 20  2001 Pathetic drivers.readme
[generic]                 4722    8692  54.3% -lh5- 992f Jul  6  1994 Pathetic drivers/DblNTSC
[generic]                 2457    3723  66.0% -lh5- abae Aug 15  2001 Pathetic drivers/DblNTSC.info
[generic]                 4704    8704  54.0% -lh5- b7b5 Jul  6  1994 Pathetic drivers/DblPAL
[generic]                 2455    3720  66.0% -lh5- ffb6 Aug 15  2001 Pathetic drivers/DblPAL.info
[generic]                 4498    7956  56.5% -lh5- 845d Jul  6  1994 Pathetic drivers/Euro72
[generic]                 2023    2830  71.5% -lh5- 431b Aug 15  2001 Pathetic drivers/Euro72.info
[generic]                 4555    8108  56.2% -lh5- 44ae Jul  6  1994 Pathetic drivers/Multiscan
[generic]                 2467    3725  66.2% -lh5- 0e04 Aug 19  2001 Pathetic drivers/Multiscan.info
[generic]                 1924    6290  30.6% -lh5- d094 Aug 16  2001 Pathetic drivers/Pathetic drivers.readme
[generic]                 4602    8168  56.3% -lh5- 16db Sep 22  1999 Pathetic drivers/Super72
[generic]                 2446    3704  66.0% -lh5- c0ac Aug 15  2001 Pathetic drivers/Super72.info
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total        12 files   38843   72108  53.9%            Aug 20  2001

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