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by Newsdee
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Other Computer / System Cores
Topic: Macintosh Plus Setup
Replies: 165
Views: 35374

Re: Macintosh Plus Setup

Besides that aspect, im referring to the coding side of it.. I've found Flash to be pretty similar, and ported some of my Hypercard games to it. (before that, Macromedia Director was the closest thing to it) Nowadays though, I suppose it might be better to use one of the Haxe frameworks (HaxeFlixel...
by Newsdee
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Minimig (Amiga)
Topic: Lets actually try Hybrid Emulation
Replies: 473
Views: 68776

Re: Lets actually try Hybrid Emulation

This may be something the amiga die-hards may want to consider adding to AmiBerry or other Pi hosted Amiga emulators with a view to getting a new hardware platform for the amiga. Because like it or not, 68k is dead (i.e., the Vampire guys building a new faster 68k are wasting their time, imho). PPC...
by Newsdee
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Other Computer / System Cores
Topic: Apple II Core
Replies: 140
Views: 20771

Re: Apple II Core

Newsdee wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:56 am This is with 128MB of RAM, using an output resolution of 1720x1440
I've ran memtest, and I can only go up to 138Mhz :cry:

I'm also using the latest core bulld (Nov 17th)
by Newsdee
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Other Computer / System Cores
Topic: Apple II Core
Replies: 140
Views: 20771

Re: Apple II Core

Does the core work for you apart from the graphics issue? I'm having issues with the new core as well - they were particularly noticeable in Hard Hat Mack level 2 I managed to take a screenshot of some of it (the dots), but there was more than that happening randomly: Dots and lines appear in rando...
by Newsdee
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Other Console Cores
Topic: NEC PC-FX
Replies: 8
Views: 3749

Re: NEC PC-FX

I'm sure a core is doable but the PC-FX is like the CD-i and 3DO... consoles that bet heavily on FMV and didn't really do that well compared to the competition. So it's a lot of work for cores that may not be used that much. I'll gladly explore the whole library for it if a core is ever made, though.
by Newsdee
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Display Devices
Topic: Tate mode rotated cores need option for rotation direction
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: Tate mode rotated cores need option for rotation direction

[now that I have done mine I need to go thru that list and see if it jives... I got distracted by demons of asteborg... I have the impression that cores are listed by native vertical setup, but it ignores options that allow them to rotate both ways. Would be useful to have a "Vertical (both)" categ...
by Newsdee
Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: One year with the MiSTer
Replies: 7
Views: 964

Re: One year with the MiSTer

I had my first one since June 2017... now I have 5 in different builds
(2 in arcade cabs, one for travel, one for the TV, one as a computer...)

And it's not expensive when you consider an arcade PCB or original consoles could cost you as much, if not more ;)
by Newsdee
Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Other Computer / System Cores
Topic: Apple II Core
Replies: 140
Views: 20771

Re: Apple II Core

RedskullDC wrote: Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:07 pm Managed to get the SDRAM code stable.
Added a 16MB Ramworks card emulation too.
(Most software will only see 8MB though).
Wow! Well done!

Does anybody have a good tutorial of using a RAMDisk for games?
I imagine it can speedup running some of them if they access the disk frequently?
by Newsdee
Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Other Computer / System Cores
Topic: Apple II Core
Replies: 140
Views: 20771

Re: Apple II Core

ExCyber wrote: Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:42 am (Tangent: I just saw the "profile pic" on his Columbia website and realized that I'd seen it before. He's one of Terasic's featured reviewers of the DE10-Standard board. The one with the parka and the (McChicken? Filet-O-Fish?) sandwich. :lol:)
I wonder if he knows about MiSTer :lol:
by Newsdee
Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Other Computer / System Cores
Topic: Apple II Core
Replies: 140
Views: 20771

Re: Apple II Core

The absence of color artifacts (...) was probably a deliberate enhancement by the original author. Yea, it is. He explains why and how he did it in the pdf. I grew up with an Apple IIe, and I really appreciate the enhancement. It makes some games much easier to read. It's good to have the option to...
by Newsdee
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Other Computer / System Cores
Topic: Apple II Core
Replies: 140
Views: 20771

Re: Apple II Core

I should add that the logic for generating colors in the code is documented here: http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~sedwards/papers/edwards2009retrocomputing.pdf Interpreting colors is the bigger challenge in converting the Apple II+ output to color VGA signals. Unlike VGA, which conveys separate red, gre...
by Newsdee
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Other Computer / System Cores
Topic: Apple II Core
Replies: 140
Views: 20771

Re: Apple II Core

we're using connections closer to true RGB while Apple II uses composite? I translated the hex RGB values from the reference post by Linard Ticmanis... There are some slight differences (darker hue for sRGB) but the difference is nowhere as dramatic as the one posted above. I wonder if something is...
by Newsdee
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Newcomers Forum
Topic: SuperGrafx and Chip8 Roms Not Loading
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: SuperGrafx and Chip8 Roms Not Loading

I had the files with the normal extension, I just renamed them to .sgx and it worked
by Newsdee
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Newcomers Forum
Topic: Using Analog controls with Apple IIe Core
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: Using Analog controls with Apple IIe Core

It looks like an issue of tweaking the deadzone for an analogue controller.
I suggest you post this in the "other computers" sub-forum where there is an Apple II thread.
by Newsdee
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Other Computer / System Cores
Topic: Apple II Core
Replies: 140
Views: 20771

Re: Apple II Core

F4 - 80/40 (this is a toggle switch on my Apple IIc, not sure about IIe) F5 - Keyboard (this is a toggle switch on my Apple IIc, not sure about IIe) My (French) IIe has only one keyboard switch, that changes it from US to French version by changing the character set. Not sure what the switch does i...
by Newsdee
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Other Computer / System Cores
Topic: Apple II Core
Replies: 140
Views: 20771

Re: Apple II Core

the text is supposed to look like graphics with whites, purples and greens, not perfect black and white text (see the RUN's at the bottom) I'd say that is a feature, not a bug :D Also, can you try using the Gamma options? When I compared my MiSTer to Applewin, I got pretty close to ha e the.same co...
by Newsdee
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Classic synth cores?
Replies: 17
Views: 2044

Re: Classic synth cores?

Maybe this could be converted into a core, and instead of using physical knobs have a screen-based interface: http://www.ucapps.de/midibox_sid.html You would probably still need a MIDI keyboard for it though (unless you simulate it via a keyboard). But there is also the question of why not use a reg...
by Newsdee
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Display Devices
Topic: Tate mode rotated cores need option for rotation direction
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: Tate mode rotated cores need option for rotation direction

whoops! try again Works now! There is a setting for OSD rotation in MiSTer.ini (left or right). I'm not sure if any cores use this to automatically choose their orientation, but technically it would be possible (and pretty neat) Did you check your list vs. the Arcade organizer script? Would be good...
by Newsdee
Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Other Computer / System Cores
Topic: Apple II Core
Replies: 140
Views: 20771

Re: Apple II Core

3) I am pretty sure the colors are not correct. There are two gray's in GR mode (and DHR) and I think they look pretty close to identical, but on the MiSTer, they don't. I have an actual Apple IIc if you need me to take pictures comparing the two. The colors in the core were taken from this newsgro...
by Newsdee
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Guides & Videos
Topic: Tutorial How to build a MiSTerFPGA Daemonbite Adapter [With Eng Subtitles]
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Tutorial How to build a MiSTerFPGA Daemonbite Adapter [With Eng Subtitles]

Thanks for this. I need to practice my soldering on these boards...
by Newsdee
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Input Devices
Topic: Best Mini Keyboard for MiSTer FPGA
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Best Mini Keyboard for MiSTer FPGA

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07C69ZRYV/ I have one of these and I liked it a lot, but I ended up getting one of these too: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07STY21PS Unfortunately it mustn't have sold well since it's out of stock :( The gamepad is mediocre, but works well enough try something qui...
by Newsdee
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Input Devices
Topic: Define Joystick Buttons ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3088

Re: Define Joystick Buttons ?

Could you check your MiSTer main version, and also make sure you go past the mouse emu options? (don't hit Enter or it will exit the mapper)
by Newsdee
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Input Devices
Topic: Keyrah with MiSTer and A1200
Replies: 10
Views: 1440

Re: Keyrah with MiSTer and A1200

Is it possible to build an Amiga keyboard only with new parts + a KeyRah?

At the moment I think there are still no keycaps (at least)... and seeing some of the prices,
it may be cheaper to just buy an Amiga 500 and replace the motherboard...
by Newsdee
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Input Devices
Topic: Recreating a Competition Pro
Replies: 12
Views: 1246

Re: Recreating a Competition Pro

It's just a bunch of wires going to an Atari "standard" DB9. There are two buttons alright, but they're simply interchangeable. Good luck "programming" them ;) There is the Amiga standard, where you can wire a 2nd button to the DB9. Then it can be mapped inside the MiSTer core to anything else (eve...
by Newsdee
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Input Devices
Topic: Recreating a Competition Pro
Replies: 12
Views: 1246

Re: Recreating a Competition Pro

I really liked these mini joysticks from Arcade Forge. I have one in a different color: arcade_mini_joystick.jpeg Unfortunately they don't make them anymore. As a replacement, I tried to make as small a joystick as I could using Sanwa innards and a case from AliExpress. There's a bunch of super chea...