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by Newsdee
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: How long will they last?
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: How long will they last?

If you are worried about longevity... just buy a spare and keep it safely boxed (after setting it up and testing it works fine).
by Newsdee
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: SDRAM board
Replies: 439
Views: 140772

Re: SDRAM board

With this version, 32MB Alliance based memory chips fail at 167MHz and 32MB Winbond based memory chips fail at 167MHz and 160MHz. All other memory test programs pass fine at 167MHz with the same Alliance and Winbond modules. So, this seems to be a step backwards. Isn't the Alliance chip rated for 1...
by Newsdee
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: MiSTer: MiST on Terasic DE10-nano board.
Replies: 767
Views: 189967

Re: MiSTer: MiST on Terasic DE10-nano board.

Yikes, if anybody is willing to fork out $700 for a board, then they might as well design a custom pcb with a non-subsidized Cyclone V.
by Newsdee
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: MiSTer on DE10-Standard - needed?
Replies: 75
Views: 17008

Re: MiSTer on DE10-Standard - needed?

These boards do not have HDMI, so it should be no surprise that they lack ASCAL (the upscaler). I believe these ports are very valuable to set the base for further changes, and hopefully allow people who own these boards to discover and maybe even contribute to future MiSTer development. As long as ...
by Newsdee
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Anyone here hope for MiSTer developer interviews
Replies: 15
Views: 1191

Re: Anyone here hope for MiSTer developer interviews

They target students, so they are probably happy it is used creatively.
by Newsdee
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Floppy sound on Minimig core
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Floppy sound on Minimig core

@neuro : Why not make it work with serial I/O, so it is compatible with the official boards?
by Newsdee
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Joystick testing thread
Replies: 451
Views: 119917

Re: Joystick testing thread

There is an official USB hub board :D
by Newsdee
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Faster USB polling: does the official update script provide everything needed?
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: Faster USB polling: does the official update script provide everything needed?

Slothia sounds like a nightmare. We've been checking the new setting works by "downclocking" to a bad value like 64ms. It's horrible indeed. I still have to make my own test rig (need a little MCU like an aduino, and open the controller you want to test) but I am hoping it is easy enough ...
by Newsdee
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Faster USB polling: does the official update script provide everything needed?
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: Faster USB polling: does the official update script provide everything needed?

With the wrong gamepad, the insanely fast polling will cause a division by zero in reality and open a rift in the space-time continuum that will bring your MiSTer and everything around 100 meters to the alternate dimension of Slothia where everything moves with three second lag. Seriously though, it...
by Newsdee
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Joystick testing thread
Replies: 451
Views: 119917

Re: Joystick testing thread

Are you using a powered hub? The dongle may be losing power.
by Newsdee
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Faster USB polling: does the official update script provide everything needed?
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: Faster USB polling: does the official update script provide everything needed?

There's no definitive list yet, but testing has started. There is no info easily available about whether a given gamepad model will work, so each one has to be tested. There are some efforts underway over at the Classic Gaming Discord server to make a repeatable test method to verify controllers wit...
by Newsdee
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: GBA Core porting to Mister
Replies: 66
Views: 6346

Re: GBA Core porting to Mister

Every ROM under 32MB will work with the smaller 32MB SDRAM.

ROMs that are exactly 32MB need a bit more memory to load so you need a 128MB board for those.
by Newsdee
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Best ways to transfer files to SD card in MiSTer?
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Best ways to transfer files to SD card in MiSTer?

I can vouch for Filezilla as well. Just remember to set that binary mode or use SFTP.

Lately I have also been using the samba share for the MiSTer that is plugged physically into my router.
by Newsdee
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: GBA Core porting to Mister
Replies: 66
Views: 6346

Re: GBA Core porting to Mister

Congratulations to FPGAZumSpass and Sorgelig for releasing a new cutting edge core! :lol:
by Newsdee
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Nintendo 64 and other later Gen Cores
Replies: 29
Views: 5780

Re: Nintendo 64 and other later Gen Cores

Honestly, this will boil down to whatever a dev has fun doing or is motivated to do :wink:
by Newsdee
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Could input lag from controllers be eliminated without special new hardware?
Replies: 46
Views: 1752

Re: Could input lag from controllers be eliminated without special new hardware?

Are LLOAD and LLAPI interchangeable? As in, would LLOAD enabled cores work on a device built for LLAPI? LLAPI is a protocol, a language if you will. Let's call it Controlese. LLOAD, cores, and other PCBs designed for it speak Controlese to understand each other. Controlese was designed to be minimu...
by Newsdee
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Could input lag from controllers be eliminated without special new hardware?
Replies: 46
Views: 1752

Re: Could input lag from controllers be eliminated without special new hardware?

This is LLOAD, an open source board that uses LLAPI with DB15 interfaces and avoids using SMD component to make it easy to solder by anybody. LLOAD.jpg Schematics and firmware code is here: https://github.com/bootsector/LLOAD I fail to see how is this commercial. Sure some people may offer to sell i...
by Newsdee
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup
Replies: 190
Views: 74379

Re: Lego MiSTer case complete (for now)...

Your images are not working on my mobile.
Try changing the url to "i.imgur.com" and put a .jpg at the end:

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by Newsdee
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: MiSTer updater script
Replies: 223
Views: 40451

Re: MiSTer updater script

slingshot wrote:Of course if the original author abandoned his work, there's no point to send back the changes.

If it's part of one central repo, then that is not a problem. Why fork when everybody can work in one place?
by Newsdee
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Blisster firmware update script giving me error messages
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Blisster firmware update script giving me error messages

You should ask about this on the Blissbox discord, or email them.
by Newsdee
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: MiSTer updater script
Replies: 223
Views: 40451

Re: MiSTer updater script

It's not just about auto updates. If I'm not mistaken, the cores in the main MiSTer repo also get framework updates and similar upgrades from time to time. Having to hunt multiple repos for those upgrades would be impractical.
by Newsdee
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Joystick testing thread
Replies: 451
Views: 119917

Re: Joystick testing thread

The code changes shouldn't affect that. Make sure that you are using a powered hub though, or you can get random disconnects if the power draw is too high.
by Newsdee
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Video drivers for 486 core
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: Video drivers for 486 core

Budokan and Metal Mutant have broken graphics.
by Newsdee
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: ao486 Performance Technical Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 5671

Re: ao486 Performance Technical Discussion

Glaurung wrote:So this is a 486?

Hardly. Zet is 8086/186...
by Newsdee
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Joystick mapping revamp?
Replies: 68
Views: 8595

Re: Joystick mapping revamp?

Yes. the serial console uses the mini USB connector between the Ethernet plug and the regular micro USB plug. Once connected Windows should assign a COM port for it, and then you can use any terminal program. I just want to check your map to see if I see anything unusual. It's a long shot but maybe ...

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