pbsk8 wrote:I have seen some smokemonster videos on yt and he says io board is not necessary to use mister fpga
so what about the RTC that I always see in videos on youtube on a list of items you need to build a mister fpga, is it still necessary even if I wont buy an IO board?
The RTC board is not needed by any core and if you hook up to the internet the time gets sets automatically.
Get a wifi dongle and get that going and forget about the RTC board unless you want to have ALL the addons.
I bought a dongle like this one from the Terasic website and added a driver for it and it has worked fine for me ever since:https://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page ... 78&No=1027
Here is one on aliexpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1000001 ... b201603_53
The IO board does have a fan which is important as some cores heat up the FPGA a lot but if you don't need VGA or some of the other things on the IO board you really need just a fan and way to mount it and a memory module to run all the cores.
A 32mb memory module will run all the cores except a couple of recent arcade ones that have sprite corruption on Winbond modules (alliance ones work ok) and some of the games for NeoGeo need more memory and I think a few of the games for the new GBA core needs a bit more memory than the 32Mb module provides.