jemismyname wrote:do y'all think that polymega was just planning to rip-off MISTer?
there is no way that they put all that work into designing the cores, and then just scrapped it to go with emulation. Also, i think it's highly suspicious that when I interviewed the polymega rep at E3, he told me that it was using a Cyclone V for the hardware simulation and it was running linux for the system interface/overlay.
I do wish that a retail version of MISTer would exist, but i think it's super shady to just rip off an open source project and say you made it yourself...
What does this community think about the possibility of a retail version of MISTer?
If they chose to use open source cores as the base of their product, as long as they contributed their changes and kept it open then more power to them. Sadly, I don't believe they're using FPGA nevermind anything MiSTer related.
when was this?
Well, they haven't actually released anything yet to my knowledge, so it's too early to comment on any shady business. But even if they did fork MiSTer as a base for their product they'd still have to do a lot of modification to achieve the product they want to sell.
and no they didn't copy MiSTer because back when they scammed everyone for money MiSTer wasn't even a thing
jemismyname wrote:yeah, they did a lot of modification, for sure, mostly to the UI, but it was not THAT much different from MISTer's UI. just a little prettier. I just can't believe they would take some code base and not give proper credit. this is basically the same thing that Retron did with the Retron 5. why? at least credit the actual creators, even if you aren't going to share in the revenue...
jemismyname wrote:.. i think they could have had a hit on their hands if they had just stuck to their guns. oh well.
jemismyname wrote:i dunno, i'm pretty sure the guy wasn't lying to me. I would consider the de-10 nano to be a CPU/FPGA hybrid system... what else would you call it?
jemismyname wrote:i'll bet my bottom bippy that if i had opened up the console they showed it would have been a de-10 board inside. they just prettied up the GUI with their gfx and added a couple of video scalers (which were ok...)
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