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Chance of seeing a new PPC for running OS4 Classic?
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I know the market is very small but I just wondered on the possibility of anyone producing a PPC only card for classic Amiga's. Eg Shark PPC?

Also, I'm assuming that to run most(all?) software on a OS4 classic machine you only need the PPC chip and that the 68k chip would be redundant (because it is emulated)?

I guess this situ is not helped by all the legal stuff, is it true that Hyperion are not able to support/develop/sell this version of the OS anymore?


Edit: fixed typo


Edited by NovaCoder on 2008/6/20 7:18:58
Edited by NovaCoder on 2008/6/20 7:19:32
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Re: Chance of seeing a new PPC for running OS4 Classic?
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@NovaCoder

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Also, I'm assuming that to run most(all?) software on a OS4 classic machine you only need the PPC chip and that the x86 chip would be redundant (because it is emulated)?

I guess this situ is not helped by all the legal stuff, is it true that Hyperion are not able to support/develop/sell this version of the OS anymore?


Surely you mean 68k? There is no x86 chips in an Amiga.
When you run OS4 it switches off the 68k Chip altogether on A classic Amiga.

As to emulation, on a PPC amiga, if the application is system legal, it will run without a glitch, for example, word processors and the like.

There is "petunia" a 68k emulation layer, which will run older programs, but this will not work for programs that "bang" the hardware of an old Classic machine.

For that, you would need to install E-UAE.

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Re: Chance of seeing a new PPC for running OS4 Classic?
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@Mikey_C



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Surely you mean 68k?


Yep, slight keyboard Transposition...woops.

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When you run OS4 it switches off the 68k Chip altogether on A classic Amiga.


Ok so a new card for running OS 4 classic would only need a PPC then.

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Re: Chance of seeing a new PPC for running OS4 Classic?
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@NovaCoder

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Ok so a new card for running OS 4 classic would only need a PPC then.

No, the OS4 Kickstart is loaded by OS3, and that needs a working 68k.

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Re: Chance of seeing a new PPC for running OS4 Classic?
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@ZeroG

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@NovaCoder

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Ok so a new card for running OS 4 classic would only need a PPC then.

No, the OS4 Kickstart is loaded by OS3, and that needs a working 68k.


I assume that could be done with a simple kick-flash addon?

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