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by darwinmac
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: Do you still use a MiST exclusively?
Replies: 37
Views: 1157

Re: Do you still use a MiST exclusively?

I do not have one yet, but eeun’s reason is why I am planning to buy one. It just works. I do not have time for a kit and I am planning to use classic joysticks so I want the DB9 connectors. I already have an XEGS so the MiST will primarily be my ST. The old core was not exact enough. The current co...
by darwinmac
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

Re: MiST in 2020

Do you plan to connect any MIDI devices, or old school joysticks? Because otherwise, honestly, you might consider getting a MiSTer instead. I don't want to start the debate which one is better. But seems that for your specific case it might be a better and cheaper solution. Yes, I plan on using a C...
by darwinmac
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

Re: MiST in 2020

Slingshot, Thanks for the quick replies. 45mm is thinner than I expected. That would easily work underneath a monitor stand. Thanks to your hard work on the MiSTery core, I hope to buy the MiST soon. Since it is unavailable in the US (Amiga on the Lake -seems to sell Lotharek’s items in the US), I w...
by darwinmac
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

Re: MiST in 2020

I have three more MiST-related questions: 1. What is the size of the MiST in the metal case? I assume the clear case is the same size, but I do not know. I am hoping to put the MiST underneath a monitor stand, but still have the monitor at a comfortable height. 2. Are any (or all) of the USB ports p...
by darwinmac
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Whack a Virus! Official release
Replies: 13
Views: 1120

Re: Whack a Virus! Official release

Ok. Thank you for the answer.

Bob C
by darwinmac
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Whack a Virus! Official release
Replies: 13
Views: 1120

Re: Whack a Virus! Official release

I tried the latest ST image you uploaded. The only problem I have is when the game attempts to exit to the Desktop. I only have Hatari since original hardware is getting more rare and expensive in the USA. I am using a UK version of 1.04. The first version attempted to exit to the desktop but the ni...
by darwinmac
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Having issues running games lately + a couple questions
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Having issues running games lately + a couple questions

If you have a US-style keyboard, try using the right-hand Alt key. I haven’t used the Windows version of Hatari for a while, but I think that’s the key you need to turn on and off mouse grab.

I’m not sure about the other questions.

Bob C
by darwinmac
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

Re: MiST in 2020

Eero,

Fair enough. I do not know when I will have time in the next month or so, but I am willing to look at the latest EmuTOS again.

Bob C
by darwinmac
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: YPbPr adapter.
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: YPbPr adapter.

That is great news for when I can buy a MiST. I do not have the ability to create the board myself. I realize the shipping cost to the US would be more than the device itself. It would be worth it though to have an adapter that I know works with the MiST.

Bob C
by darwinmac
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

Re: MiST in 2020

theimann wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:31 am I think they got the manufacturer wrong on the page I linked. The pic (and my device) says Cablor.
Ok, thanks.

Bob C
by darwinmac
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

Re: MiST in 2020

Based on your Amazon link, I thought this product might work since it is from the same company.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K4W62R4/re ... 9EbTSGPKMM

Bob C
by darwinmac
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

Re: MiST in 2020

eeun and 8bitguy1, Thanks so much for your comments. It sounds like I can get it to work with just VGA. My TV that I use for my XEGS doesn’t have a VGA input, but I can always buy a monitor if a VGA to HDMI converter doesn’t work. My limiting factor is space more than my budget for a VGA monitor. Bo...
by darwinmac
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

Re: MiST in 2020

Sorry. I just have one more question. I thought I could purchase a VGA to component cable and it would just work. However, I saw elsewhere here where someone made a VGA to component converter box. If I use the scan doubler to output an acceptable VGA signal, can I simply buy a VGA to component cable...
by darwinmac
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

Re: MiST in 2020

Thank you very much for the confirmation of component video support. That’s the last piece of information I needed.

I tried looking on Mark’s site but I didn’t see component video mentioned.

Bob C
by darwinmac
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

Re: MiST in 2020

Thank you. I had forgotten about that information since, at the time, I did not think my TV had component output.

I know the Atari800 core has changed from the version that is in the MiST repository. Hopefully, this has changed.

Bob C
by darwinmac
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

Re: MiST in 2020

Where can I find out if the four cores I am interested in support component input? I looked more closely at my Samsung TV and it does support component as well as composite input.

The four cores I plan to use are:
MiSTery
Atari800
C64
Minimig

Thanks for your help.

Bob C
by darwinmac
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

Re: MiST in 2020

Re: EmuTOS I agree that it is in active development. However, as someone looking to just play a few games, I found EmuTOS to be a bit slower and have some compatibility problems in the past. I am concerned that developers of old games used undocumented features or locations with their games. I admit...
by darwinmac
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

Re: MiST in 2020

About PPera's HD Driver: I asked him this very question last week and he told me it works but the SatanDisk version works best (vs. the UltranSatan Version I was also inquiring about). I suggest you ask him directly... I haven't had time to try it yet but I did buy it from him, if he says it works,...
by darwinmac
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

Re: MiST in 2020

Thank you all for the replies. This does give me an idea of where MiST is in 2020. I am aware that composite input is the lowest quality. However, for 8-bit gaming, it’s more than sufficient. @slingshot - I realize you do not have a hardware testing lab. I was just trying to find out how easy it wou...
by darwinmac
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

Re: MiST in 2020

Thanks for the quick reply. I assumed slingshot would have to answer the hard disk driver question. If I can set all of the cores to NTSC, that sounds like the easiest approach for me. I am aware of that 15Hz wiki. I would really prefer to stay with a modern monitor and not be limited to monitors th...
by darwinmac
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2490

MiST in 2020

I have read the Wiki and tried to read the forum here, but I have been unable to find answers to some "newbie" questions: I am only interested in the following cores: MiSTery, Atari800, C64, and Amiga (in that order) 1. Can I use any VGA (LCD or LED flatscreen) monitor in combination with the built-...
by darwinmac
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: We're back (ish)
Replies: 30
Views: 2446

Re: We're back (ish)

Same for me, MiST(er) posts aren't hidden anymore. What is also surprising is that they are still any, I thought all the FPGA forums are moved to the new domain? As I understand it, only MiSTer moved to its own forum. MiST is still here. However, there were many more MiSTer posts recently so we sho...
by darwinmac
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: We're back (ish)
Replies: 30
Views: 2446

Re: We're back (ish)

Glad it's back - thanks for the (persistent) hard work Dal. :) PS I can't find the new posts button? It's not at the top or in the 1st/2nd box down like it used to be... Thanks. I know you mentioned this on AtariAge. What new posts button are you missing? I see the link I've seen before the upgrade...
by darwinmac
Wed May 13, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Games - Compatibility Issues etc.
Topic: Ballerburg
Replies: 11
Views: 1946

Re: Ballerburg

I am glad the floppy image worked for you. Since you use Windows, I would recommend Steem for the Windows interface.

As a Mac user, I prefer Hatari but the Windows version is very bare-bones because they are no Windows Hatari developers.

Bob C
by darwinmac
Fri May 08, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Games - Compatibility Issues etc.
Topic: Ballerburg
Replies: 11
Views: 1946

Re: Ballerburg

Eero, I only went by my past experience. After running into trouble with it, I simply stopped using it as it wasn’t worth the trouble. I’m glad to hear that compatibility with it has improved. Since I can fast forward the floppy load time, I don’t need to use a hard disk unless the program is too bi...

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