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X68000 core

Postby Sorgelig » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:04 pm

I'm in process to port X68000. I know some users wanted it (including me).
Unfortunately most info is in Japanese. Most tools are also in Japanese. Even original core is developed by Japanese developer.

If someone is familiar with this computer, then any info is welcome.

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Re: X68000 core

Postby Sorgelig » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:10 pm

core requires FDD image in D88 format.
you can use following converter to convert into D88: http://retropc98.narod.ru/soft/vfic.rar

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Re: X68000 core

Postby Sorgelig » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:11 pm

For HDD image, you need to create a SASI disk image (SCSI is not supported!) up to 40MB in some PC emulator like XM6.

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Re: X68000 core

Postby Newsdee » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:16 pm

I know somebody who collects for this computer but he probably doesn't know about electronics much. If there is something you'd like to know about software or a game, I can try asking him.

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Re: X68000 core

Postby Sorgelig » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:26 pm

I would like to get HDD image with graphics OS i saw somewhere.
Also would be good to have some interesting games for test. I didn't test audio yet. How good joystick is working - also unknown.

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Re: X68000 core

Postby Sorgelig » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:39 pm

I want to be clear: only SASI images are supported. SASI is predecessor of SCSI.
Most images you see in internet are SCSI.
It's easy to distinguish: SASI cannot be bigger than 40MB. So, any image greater than 40MB is SCSI image.

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Re: X68000 core

Postby Sorgelig » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:51 pm

according to code, RGB encoding on X68000 is odd. R5G5B6. Usually it's R5G6B5.
Is it true or is there something wrong in core?

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Re: X68000 core

Postby alexh » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:24 pm

Anything here : http://nfggames.com/x68000/Games/

NFG_HDD_images.rar = 3 * 40MiB files

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Re: X68000 core

Postby Sorgelig » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:25 am

alexh wrote:Anything here : http://nfggames.com/x68000/Games/

NFG_HDD_images.rar = 3 * 40MiB files

Thanks for pointing out. I knew this site but didn't check all files yet.

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Re: X68000 core

Postby Slade » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:20 am

My 'go to' place for old software is always The Internet Archive. And it usually never fails me. Even in this case, there is a TOSEC file: https://archive.org/details/Sharp_X6800 ... 2012_04_23 with a lot of games in it. If you search for X68000 most of the books are in Japanese, which doesn't help, but there may well be some useful information there.

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Re: X68000 core

Postby Sorgelig » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:23 pm

X68000 suffers from graphics problems in games very bad.
It's more like proof of concept than replica.

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Re: X68000 core

Postby Gehstock » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:43 pm

:(
Not only my Cores for MIST/MISTer : https://github.com/Gehstock

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Re: X68000 core

Postby Sorgelig » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:53 pm

Gehstock wrote::(

need to ask original author if he is going to improve his core.


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