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by Newsdee
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Joystick testing thread
Replies: 310
Views: 52445

Re: Joystick testing thread

You can always get an encoder card and rewire the stick. Cheaper than getting a new one...
by Newsdee
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: custom USB controller adapters
Replies: 77
Views: 6835

Re: custom USB controller adapters

I like the idea that 8bitdo used for their Gamecube adapters. One could imagine an adapter for retro sticks a la Retro Freak but that also has additional buttons on the adapter itself. That way one can use original controllers and also have easy access to additional buttons like OSD and key commands...
by Newsdee
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: RFEs
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: RFEs

I think there is a Terminal core that gives you access to Linux.

For the rating, you may want to check the Retro Freak, it has such a system built in.
by Newsdee
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: custom USB controller adapters
Replies: 77
Views: 6835

Re: custom USB controller adapters

If I am not mistaken, the "throw" of the n64 stick is wider than those of 8bitdo/playstation pads, allowing for a finer range of control. So it's a nice option for games that use analog joysticks, such as Apple II joystick games. That said, I do use a newer wireless 8bitdo SN30 Pro myself ...
by Newsdee
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: custom USB controller adapters
Replies: 77
Views: 6835

Re: custom USB controller adapters

Theoretically an adapter could be made only using discrete components (e.g. Genesis to Neogeo and vice versa). I guess it's cheaper nowadays to do the mapping with an Arduino or similar low power MCU. But it would still be cool to have it as schematic on a pcb :)
by Newsdee
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: C64 lego case
Replies: 0
Views: 265

C64 lego case

This is interesting, it could very probably house a MiSTer:
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/4548993 ... 16d7f697d/

They are far from their goal of 10K supporters but they still have more than a year...
by Newsdee
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: polymega
Replies: 16
Views: 1812

Re: polymega

I'm no expert, but I'd think commercial product that replicates the DE10 plus expansion boards, and takes exactly the same Linux and core binaries as the original board (i.e. no code change) would comply with the OSS licenses? Although why bother? Can't really compete with Terasic's production capac...
by Newsdee
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: polymega
Replies: 16
Views: 1812

Re: polymega

Marketing people poorly advised by underpaid engineers who bail out once they feel they can't trust the man at the helm.

Not everybody can be Steve Jobs to a Steve Wozniak.
by Newsdee
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: custom USB controller adapters
Replies: 77
Views: 6835

Re: custom USB controller adapters

Fair enough, i's a bit hard to see on the video when you press the button exactly. What some people have done is wire a LED to the button so it lights up when pressed... that gives a very clear indication of lag by slow motion. In fact in a crazy world of infinite developer time, it would theoretica...
by Newsdee
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: cores that work with base nano-10
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: cores that work with base nano-10

Genesis and ao486 at least. Those two can keep you busy enough until you get an SDRAM expansion.
by Newsdee
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: custom USB controller adapters
Replies: 77
Views: 6835

Re: custom USB controller adapters

@theimporter The 2nd one seems the best of the three to me. I can see lag on the 1st, the 3rd is in between.
by Newsdee
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: custom USB controller adapters
Replies: 77
Views: 6835

Re: custom USB controller adapters

Wait.. so the Blissbox was tested especially to have as little lag as possible with a MiSTer? That is really good news (if I understood correctly).
by Newsdee
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: MiSTer Logo Design
Replies: 40
Views: 5892

Re: MiSTer Logo Design

How about we ask the Famicube guy if he'd allow using his design? http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/05/art_meet_the_famicube_the_nes_successor_that_only_exists_in_a_parallel_universe Of course it would need some tweaks to rebrand to something not owned by Nintendo, but color scheme and that disk...
by Newsdee
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: MiSTer Logo Design
Replies: 40
Views: 5892

Re: MiSTer Logo Design

I like the MiST logo with the first 2 letters reflecting the Amiga font and the last 2 the ST font. I suppose that leaves the question of what to do with the 2 remaining letters. How about the "er" from Terasic? That would be very appropriate...
by Newsdee
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Joystick testing thread
Replies: 310
Views: 52445

Re: Joystick testing thread

warham wrote:That's great Guys! I will flash one of my orange bricks to grey as well and see if good things happen :)

That's great to know for those like me who own orange bricks.

One question: did anybody manage to use four of these together? I only tried two concurrently, but thinking of getting more.
by Newsdee
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Would MiSTer ever be able to run a Neo Geo core?
Replies: 64
Views: 15598

Re: Would MiSTer ever be able to run a Neo Geo core?

NeoGeoCD would be a great start if it's easier. It has a few games exclusive to it too. The caveats of the CD are that their drive was super slow so loading times could become unbearable. It was blamed on the slow speed 1x CDROM drive of the first units, and became a little better with the later CDZ...
by Newsdee
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: MiSTer Logo Design
Replies: 40
Views: 5892

Re: MiSTer Logo Design

My eyes :mrgreen: ... but it would go well as a vynil sticker.
by Newsdee
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: MiSTer - Case Universal v5.2 - 3D printed
Replies: 57
Views: 13956

Re: MiSTer - Case Universal v5.2 - 3D printed

So my extruder broke and I got a replacememt, but surprise, the hole for the filament didn't align with the original extruder gear. And according to what I read online, that gear is a pain to replace. I cobbled something together rising the extruder with a couple of coins, which was good enough for ...
by Newsdee
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: MiSTer - Case Universal v5.2 - 3D printed
Replies: 57
Views: 13956

Re: MiSTer - Case Universal v5.2 - 3D printed

PLA printing is easier than I expected and a lot of fun. The one caveat is that sooner or later something will go wrong with your printer (since it's mechanical) and then one has to be a bit of a gearhead to fix it. I just replaced the extruder on mine but it isn't working as well as before (which i...
by Newsdee
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Local Sellers for MiSTer Expansion Boards
Replies: 363
Views: 95021

Re: Local Sellers for MiSTer Expansion Boards

warham wrote:is anyone selling cables that connect to the remote button and light connectors on the I/O board?

Try googling for ""jumper female wire connector". You can cut one end to solder them into any buttons.
by Newsdee
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: "MiSTer PC Engine CD & TurboGrafx-CD Begins"
Replies: 16
Views: 3160

Re: "MiSTer PC Engine CD & TurboGrafx-CD Begins"

People are already making some alternative keyboards for original hardware, and there are some USB adaoters for thrm to use with the RPi. What would be cool though is if somebody made a case with integrated mechanical keyboard. It may be a hassle to build though. Perhaps something like these: http:/...
by Newsdee
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: SNES core
Replies: 233
Views: 31754

Re: SNES core

This is amazing progress. Bravo!
by Newsdee
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 175
Views: 19860

Re: Newbie questions

I prefer to have more folders as there is less to scroll to select another core. Matter of taste I suppose :shrug:

For the same reason I like ROM files organized in alphabetical folders.
by Newsdee
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: CIFS kernel modules
Replies: 27
Views: 3131

Re: CIFS kernel modules

Is CIFS now standard, given latest updates to the linux image?

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