Most of the prominent 8-bit machines seem to have a MiST core now except the fantastic BBC Micro. Would anyone be willing to try a port? The MiST Wiki projects list mentions Mike Stirling's core which has source available:
I tried it but didn't succeed as I get no rgb output at all. Sheila is never "activated" and thus no output is generated. I might ask Till to have a look when he got time. https://github.com/wsoltys/mist-cores/tree/bbc/bbc (the doublescan is probably wrong but I couldn't test it because of no output at all )
It's a container file with lots of disk images in it to be used with the mmbeeb SD card interface. IMHO there is no driver for the mmbeeb allowing you to use single tape or disk images directly from SD card. Instead they need to be inside this file.
There's actually a good reason for this as one can avoid dealing with the full complexity of the fat file system that way.
These interfaces have historically only been used with the real machine and thus only by experienced users. In our case it's beginners having to deal with this which can admittedly be quite hard ... it's actually pretty odd to implement a machine that i've never seen or touched.
So if you happen to get the setup running with the beeb.mmb file then you need to type "*menu" on the command line to launch the games menu. From there it's pretty straight forward.
On a different note: The bbc micro core just got support for analog joysticks just like the real machine. This makes the core pretty complete from my point of view.
Thanks so much for this. It's good to have a link to a beeb.mmb link to try as it's not something I know anything about. Looking forward to trying the core over the weekend and hopefully having a few games of Chuckie Egg!