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by Newsdee
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Joystick testing thread
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Joystick testing thread

Yes, it works fine with an Atari (one button) joystick. I have a small stick wired to Amiga 2 button format and it works fine with button 1 (as expected with a Genesis-compatible port).
by Newsdee
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: How actively are you using your MiST?
Replies: 63
Views: 3473

Re: How actively are you using your MiST?

I have used the MiST in a few parties, although we always gravitated into 2 player games on the NES. It would be nice if we could have four players but that needs quite a bit of work, both on the core and firmware. Let's hope that with new projects there will be enhancements to cores that could be p...
by Newsdee
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: ao486 core: constrains and timing issues
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: ao486 core: constrains and timing issues

Naive question. Are these constraints why it's useful to measure timings in original hardware with an oscilloscope? Because it allows feeding the timing constraints from the original machine?
by Newsdee
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: ao486 core: constrains and timing issues
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: ao486 core: constrains and timing issues

if I'm not mistaken this is based on Bochs source code, so you need to run at 90Mhz to emulate the 386 at 16Mhz?
by Newsdee
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Joystick testing thread
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Joystick testing thread

I've got these original controller adapters from AliExpress; they work great: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/STEAM-Android-PC-MAC-OTG-USB-SEGA-GENESIS-MD-AtariBlackJoystick-2-Players-Controller-Adaptor/32603341601.html https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2-Players-Controller-OTG-USB-Adaptor-for-NES-7Pi...
by Newsdee
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: ao486 core: constrains and timing issues
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: ao486 core: constrains and timing issues

Very interesting read Ijor, this EE newbie appreciates insight into more complex topics like this :) So if I understood correctly the core would be more stable at 50Mhz with information telling the "compiler" how to use FPGA space. Albeit it might cause some glitches if for some reason the...
by Newsdee
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: mapping two controllers?
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: mapping two controllers?

i don't understand you. Terasic doesn't include micro-usb host cable. They include only micro-usb device cable. Or may be we have different packages. I'll admit I may be wrong. The packing list seemed to confirm it but reading it again, I feel it just means the port is OTG compatible. So best to bu...
by Newsdee
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: mapping two controllers?
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: mapping two controllers?

Sorgelig wrote:You need either OTG-USB hub which has micro-USB connector to the DE1-nano, or use an OTG micro-USB adapter to connect full-sized USB connector.

That's odd .... because I just use the cable from the box with an unpowered hub and it works fine. Oh well, as long as nothing burns:)
by Newsdee
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: mapping two controllers?
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: mapping two controllers?

Slade wrote:May be I was unlucky, but I didn't get an OTG cable in the box. I have a USB to micro and USB to mini cable in my box. That's all there is, aside from power and the DE10 itself.

The USB to mini cable is an OTG cable :)
https://software.intel.com/en-us/node/712680
by Newsdee
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Arcade cores
Replies: 76
Views: 2289

Re: Arcade cores

By the way, that ZxUno thread says Amidar and Orbitron are simple adaptations from Scramble and Galaxian hardware (resp.). Apparently Amidar just needs a ROM swap, and Orbitrpn has a tweak in HDL posted here: http://www.zxuno.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1345&p=17933&hilit=moon+cresta#...
by Newsdee
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: mapping two controllers?
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: mapping two controllers?

Slade wrote:I'll have to hunt around for a powered hub, that also does OTG. In the mean time, I just keep 2 of the 3 things I want plugged in at the same time.


Can't you use a regular (non OTG) hub with the included OTG cable from the DE10?
by Newsdee
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: mapping two controllers?
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: mapping two controllers?

Slade wrote:So I pulled the mouse adaptor, restarted the Terasic board and the joystick has been good ever since.

Can you try using a powered hub? It looks like a power problem.
by Newsdee
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Joystick testing thread
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Joystick testing thread

As it turns out, I have the Colecovision-Dapter but no actual controllers so I could only test it with a Genesis gamepad. :lol: There are all kinds of USB devices out there so it will take a while to get them all wired nicely. I agree with Sorgelig that we don't necessarily need to extend the firmwa...
by Newsdee
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: MiSTer Bootstrap Tool
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: MiSTer Bootstrap Tool

Great idea! I did something similar for MiST eons ago: https://github.com/mist-devel/mist-bina ... rter_pack/
It's limited to the MiST repo though; this new approach seems to be able to grab multiple repositories, which is much better!
by Newsdee
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Joystick testing thread
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Joystick testing thread

If your joystick doesn't work or is missing directions (e.g. up works but not left): 1) Connect MiSTer to the UART serial console (e.g. via Putty): https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_MiSTer/wiki/Console-connection 2) Open the menu core 3) When any USB device is connected and you move directions, y...
by Newsdee
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Joystick testing thread
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Joystick testing thread

I've made some minor tweaks to the firmware to improve joystick support on MiSTer. Notably it now supports the 8BitDo retro receivers (NES and SNES) and Retrode (for native SNES / Genesis gamepads - although loading carts doesn't work). What I've found is some devices might not work well but can be ...
by Newsdee
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: mapping two controllers?
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: mapping two controllers?

Try the attached. I'll test a few more controllers before updating the Github source.
MiSTer_joy_fixes2.zip
by Newsdee
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: mapping two controllers?
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: mapping two controllers?

I'll try the cores and see how it looks on my end. It is possible that your encoder is slightly different than mine (they look the same but who knows). No big deal, I'm sure we can refine the handling. The behavior looks like the directions are stuck. Are you able to send me the device VID/PID? Also...
by Newsdee
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Build Environment
Replies: 26
Views: 983

Re: Build Environment

Alright! It looks like it works. For some reason, uploading the firmware with FileZilla didn't work and causes the DE10 to boot but not display any image. I fixed it by copying the file into the SD card from Windows (i.e. by removing the SD from the DE10).
by Newsdee
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Build Environment
Replies: 26
Views: 983

Re: Build Environment

Progress notes: I've successfully installed MSYS + make + gcc like this: Installed this: http://www.msys2.org/ Then after doing the base setup: pacman -S make pacman -S gcc Now checking the Linaro stuff. Edit: I've installed this version: gcc-linaro-5.4.1-2017.01-rc2-i686-mingw32_arm-linux-gnueabihf...
by Newsdee
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: mapping two controllers?
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: mapping two controllers?

Not yet, but my GhettoStick uses the exact same encoder so I should be able to sort it out.

Edit: try the attached firmware, it fixes it on my device.
MiSTer.zip
by Newsdee
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Some basic Mister Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Some basic Mister Questions

All the cores work with HDMI. Yes you need an OTG cable plus a hub or an OTG hub because there is only one micro USB port for devices (there is also a mini USB for serial console). The DE10 Nano comes with a small OTG cable so you can just use any hub you have around. I don't use a powered hub but s...
by Newsdee
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: How actively are you using your MiST?
Replies: 63
Views: 3473

Re: How actively are you using your MiST?

The MiST still has a niche. It has MIDI native support which is important in the Atari ST legacy (lots of musicians used it). Also it is large enough to run most 8bit cores. A newer device was needed though, because larger cores barely fit in the FPGA (e.g. Genesis). I found out recently the FPGA Ar...
by Newsdee
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: How actively are you using your MiST?
Replies: 63
Views: 3473

Re: How actively are you using your MiST?

Mister isnt really an official product (yet anyway) .. its still partly a DIY project unless you can get someone to sell you the required daughter boards .. otherwise you have to roll your own.. not everyone wants that. That said, it would be nice if someone produced a proper commercially available...
by Newsdee
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: How actively are you using your MiST?
Replies: 63
Views: 3473

Re: How actively are you using your MiST?

DanyPPC wrote:
B) With no HDMI output it honestly is just a PITA connecting it to any modern display

I hope in a MiST2 with HDMI output and other improvements


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