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by Newsdee
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: Do you still use a MiST exclusively?
Replies: 62
Views: 8586

Re: Do you still use a MiST exclusively?

What do you think of SiDi? It seems to be a straight port of MiST into a cheaper device. The firmware seems to be the same too. Are there any caveats other than the cores needing a recompile? I find it hard to recommend a MiST at its current price, except for somebody who would want and use MIDI por...
by Newsdee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: Do you still use a MiST exclusively?
Replies: 62
Views: 8586

Re: Do you still use a MiST exclusively?

It doesn't really require active cooling, many people use it without a fan (just a heatsink) and it works fine. I believe it mostly helps with cores that barely fit the FPGA (that may have metastability issues and so be more sensitive to glitches due to heat), but otherwise the chip never gets that ...
by Newsdee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: Downloading updated cores all at once to make things easier?
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: Downloading updated cores all at once to make things easier?

That would certainly be useful, even if it just downloads all cores into a local folder to copy into an SD card.
by Newsdee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: Do you still use a MiST exclusively?
Replies: 62
Views: 8586

Re: Do you still use a MiST exclusively?

I agree that MiST still has plenty of life on it - especially when there are many systems that could still fit in the Cyclone III FPGA - but I'm a bit surprised at the suggestions on using a RPi as alternative for bigger cores. That does not have any of the benefits of the low latency from an FPGA, ...
by Newsdee
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: Do you still use a MiST exclusively?
Replies: 62
Views: 8586

Re: Do you still use a MiST exclusively?

I own all of them (MiST, TC, MiSTer, and even ZxUno). They all work fine, albeit I must admit my TC became nothing else than a C64 SD card and VGA adapter, and I didn't do much with the ZxUno other than try its main Spectrum core. My MiST still sees a bit of use as a secondary machine (if I want to ...
by Newsdee
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: Do you still use a MiST exclusively?
Replies: 62
Views: 8586

Do you still use a MiST exclusively?

I just saw this tweet and I got curious:
https://twitter.com/sentientsixp/status ... 32160?s=20

Is there anybody who only has a MiST and never upgraded to a MiSTer? If so, why?
by Newsdee
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: ZynqBerryZero - a possible FPGA target?
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

Re: ZynqBerryZero - a possible FPGA target?

Maybe useful for a portable system, the FPGA seems close to a MiST in terms of specs and capabilities.
by Newsdee
Thu May 07, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Upcoming core - Game of Life
Replies: 27
Views: 6133

Re: Upcoming core - Game of Life

Fun core .. would be neat to somehow incorporate color into it .. but otherwise really nice job. Maybe color them according to neighbour count. That's actually doable and a neat idea. I will have to test it :) Also, it would be cool to implement other cellular automaton rules as well, they can also...
by Newsdee
Thu May 07, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Special/Interesting controllers for MiSTer
Replies: 58
Views: 14658

Re: Special/Interesting controllers for MiSTer

Speaking of keyboard control, there is a function in MiSTer to map gamepad/joystick buttons to keyboard keys.

It works great with DOS games, the only downside is that the settings aren't saved so you have to re-enter everything for each gaming session.
by Newsdee
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Upcoming core - Game of Life
Replies: 27
Views: 6133

Re: Upcoming core - Game of Life

Can we have an option to reset it periodically into a new starting pattern, so we can leave it running in the background as decoration? :)
by Newsdee
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup
Replies: 257
Views: 160598

Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

macle wrote:Awesome keyboard :D
How did you make ZX-like stickers for keyboard?

Greetings,
M
They are stickers from the ZX-Uno project.
You can download the file here and have it printed:
http://zxuno.speccy.org/ficheros/Etique ... OK_v15.pdf
by Newsdee
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup
Replies: 257
Views: 160598

Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Not enough duct tape :P
by Newsdee
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: MiSTerJamma Board
Replies: 18
Views: 6027

Re: MiSTerJamma Board

SNAC goes directly to the FPGA, but officially it's only provided to connect unusual hardware e.g. lightguns. There has been two unofficial solutions released since, with forked cores: https://github.com/antoniovillena/MiSTer_DB9 https://github.com/bootsector/LLAMA Both solutions basically use the "...
by Newsdee
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: MiSTerJamma Board
Replies: 18
Views: 6027

Re: MiSTerJamma Board

I don't see how this is useful; there are already solutions (non-official) for direct input bypassing USB.
The rest (RGB, sound) can be retrieved directly from standard setup. What does this offer on top of that?
by Newsdee
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: mini-keyboard with touchpad for MiSTer
Replies: 20
Views: 4143

Re: mini-keyboard with touchpad for MiSTer

I just bought one of these. Will report impressions when I get it (which could be soon or in a month, China post lottery...)
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by Newsdee
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: mini-keyboard with touchpad for MiSTer
Replies: 20
Views: 4143

Re: mini-keyboard with touchpad for MiSTer

There is really no one size fits all, it all depends on your preference. I have a Rapoo key+mouse combo, but I use one of those timy Rii keypads for basic controls. The mini keypad is enough for simple linux commands or to load games in computer cores. For proper typing I am a bit of a snob and I ca...
by Newsdee
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: PC Engine core
Replies: 456
Views: 129231

Re: PC Engine core

This progress is really exciting. Keep up the good work!
by Newsdee
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: PiCade for MiSTer?
Replies: 9
Views: 2729

PiCade for MiSTer?

I know a few people have built a PiCade with MiSTer for brains. What's your impressions? Does it need anything special on top of what's shipped by Pimoroni? I also wonder if it would be possible to install a battery to it, so it's "transportable" (i.e. stay at home, but can bring it to the sofa or a...
by Newsdee
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Special/Interesting controllers for MiSTer
Replies: 58
Views: 14658

Re: Special/Interesting controllers for MiSTer

Doesn't the Jogcon work with a PS1 USB adapter? (I guess not, but I'd be interested to confirm it)
by Newsdee
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Special/Interesting controllers for MiSTer
Replies: 58
Views: 14658

Re: Special/Interesting controllers for MiSTer

I wonder if this would work, it's a BT attachment to a PS3 gamepad:
ps3_controller_keyboard_02.jpg
by Newsdee
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Special/Interesting controllers for MiSTer
Replies: 58
Views: 14658

Re: Special/Interesting controllers for MiSTer

I have two of these VSmile joysticks, but I'm hesitant to mod them.
It would be hilarious to use then with MiSTer for meetups, though.

Second video shows him using it with SF2:

by Newsdee
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Help with porting Arduboy core?
Replies: 150
Views: 38009

Re: Help with porting Arduboy core?

Maybe it can be out into a "Misc" or "Other" category? The Chip8 core would fit there as well.
by Newsdee
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Help with porting Arduboy core?
Replies: 150
Views: 38009

Re: Help with porting Arduboy core?

Would this core have code that can help with Gameduino?

I don't know how good are the games for it, though. Arduboy was a neat little physical device (I have one) so that makes it more fun to code for.
by Newsdee
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Scripting news
Replies: 248
Views: 117999

Re: Scripting news

Chip8 qualifies for "computer" in my book, it originated from DIY computer kits and there was never a fully consolized version with games using simple game controllers. Contrast that to e.g. the Oddissey2 which in some versions had a keyboard, but the original model didn't have it, and all models ha...

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