Re: [hatari-devel] Mega ST(E)

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Am Fri, 13 May 2016 23:50:32 +0300
schrieb Eero Tamminen <oak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On 05/13/2016 11:13 PM, Nicolas Pomarède wrote:
> > Le 13/05/2016 21:41, Thomas Huth a écrit :  
> >> Mega ST ... we could maybe define this as ST + Blitter + RTC, and
> >> then get rid of the selectable Blitter and RTC options in the GUI.
> >> These two options were also often causing confusion in the past:
> >> Users wondered for example why they could not enable the Blitter
> >> for the TT machine type (or disable it for STE or Falcon) that
> >> way. The only disadvantage would be that you could not emulate a
> >> plain ST with a blitter anymore... would that be an issue for
> >> anybody?  
> IMHO removing separate (ST) blitter option is fine.
> I've never heard anybody to use/need it.
> RTC is different matter.  It's useful for any machine type,
> for emulated machine to have correct date/time (at least
> at boot).

That's what I meant with "causing confusion": Actually, the RTC option
was only for ST and STE mode - so it's not for "any machine type". The
RTC in TT and Falcon mode works differently and was always enabled

I've now removed the RTC option. RTC is now enabled for Mega-ST and
Mega-STE machines, but disabled for plain ST and STE, just like with
real hardware. Let's see how that works out.

I still think we should do the same with the blitter option as
well and always disable blitter for plain ST mode... How common was it
to fit a blitter in a normal (non-Mega) ST machine? I think most people
did not do that, did they?


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