NeoGeo FPGA recreation crowdfunding !

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NeoGeo FPGA recreation crowdfunding !

Postby mahen » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:31 am

Just stumbled upon this : https://www.patreon.com/furrtek?ty=h
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Re: NeoGeo FPGA recreation crowdfunding !

Postby Newsdee » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:56 am

The donation metric is a bit odd. $1 per update of what?

Edit: ok its in there somewhere. You basically pay some money when he updates github with files but you can cap it per month (and probably other ways).

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Re: NeoGeo FPGA recreation crowdfunding !

Postby pstriolo » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:02 pm

I will definively prefer a X68000 project. :mrgreen:

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Re: NeoGeo FPGA recreation crowdfunding !

Postby retrorepair » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:28 pm

pstriolo wrote:I will definively prefer a X68000 project. :mrgreen:

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I second that!!

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Re: NeoGeo FPGA recreation crowdfunding !

Postby olin » Tue May 01, 2018 8:05 pm

I don't know whether you follow furrtek's progress in his NeoGeo fpga research, but he seems to be very dedicated to the project. He just recently posted another update with really good results.
https://www.patreon.com/furrtek/posts

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Re: NeoGeo FPGA recreation crowdfunding !

Postby Newsdee » Wed May 02, 2018 12:59 am

Great news, and it's also interesting to see what individual chips were used for. This will help not only FPGA recreation but also MAME and any historical preservation efforts.

This project aside, I wouldn't be surprised if an FPGA Neo Geo pops up in the next 3 years. Analogue might do one since that's what they started from and Kevtris often talked about what PCB architecture would be required (memory banks etc). So, outlook good :)

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Re: NeoGeo FPGA recreation crowdfunding !

Postby Sorgelig » Wed May 02, 2018 3:54 am

Did he tell he will go open source?
Otherwise why everybody are waiting for something? It may end like that SNES guy wanting 400K$ ;)

Kevtris work is also a dead-end. It's bound to a single device. Tomorrow they will stop to produce it, Kevtris will disappear. And all his cores will become simply useless set of bits.

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Re: NeoGeo FPGA recreation crowdfunding !

Postby Sorgelig » Wed May 02, 2018 3:57 am

Instead of supporting closed source project, jut buy a real device. eBay still have many of retro devices. Almost any retro device has modern extensions allowing to use flash cards and even load managers. So, basically you get the same as those FPGA boards with single closed source core.
At least you won't have game compatibility problems ;)

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Re: NeoGeo FPGA recreation crowdfunding !

Postby Newsdee » Wed May 02, 2018 9:54 am

I believe he said he would open source it, yes. Happy to be corrected if wrong.

I agree with you that open source guarantees longevity in the
long run, but there aren't many initiatives to make actual cartridge based systems from open source designs (and not really a point either if one can dump the ROM).

I am glad the closed source options exist because they are high quality and they bring good attention to FPGA tech. Once people see the benefits it might incite more to look into open source alternatives, and hopefully find MiST and MiSTer projects.

Original hardware is not a replacement because it doesn't have HDMI. I do have the necessary upscalers at home, but it's nice to bring the console to a friend's house with a bunch of carts.

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Re: NeoGeo FPGA recreation crowdfunding !

Postby rittwage » Wed May 02, 2018 6:40 pm

retrorepair wrote:
pstriolo wrote:I will definively prefer a X68000 project. :mrgreen:

Philippe


I second that!!


There is an X68000 core for the MiSTer...


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