ericgus wrote:... though the aspect ratio is still broken .. but I suspect thats due to not having the updated framework with the scaler and such.
ericgus wrote:So unfortunate that this core is so close but a few key features dont work and it still lacks proper framebuffer support so it has that weird default video mode that is incompatible with many monitors (mine included .. had to blindly press keys in the right sequence to force the display to 60hz before anything was even visible -- including the mister menu).. being closed source no one who has spare time can pick it up to even fix it.
ericgus wrote:Development on it seems suspended or abandoned .. I think the core developer has had some other life issues crop up and there haven't been many if any updates in a while .. he did thankfully quickly add support for memory > 32mb but thats been it..
I think you made your point already.
As everybody else, of course that I have a life outside MiSTer and retro computing. This is "just" my hobby, but I do love it with passion. Be aware that I spend a lot of time behind the scene. Most of my "retro" time is performing research, perhaps as much as 90%. To give you an idea, coding FX68K and FX CAST took me a few months. But it is based on many years of research. My research benefits not only my own cores, but others ones, directly or indirectly, and not only cores but also emulators and general knowledge about our systems.
I sometimes spend weeks researching a small detail. My research include, among other things, decapping and reverse engineering chips at the silicon and transistor level. This requires an insane amount of time and patience.
I am sorry that you are not satisfied with my timing, but this is not a paid service. You get all of this for free. I don't even ask for donations and I don't want them. I actually spend a considerable amount of money from my own pocket on this, and I am not talking at all about the invested time.