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Re: Minimig (Amiga) core discussion

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Hi there,

I have a whole stack of .HDF files for my Amiga,

Just something for the wishlist, directory navigable .HDF just like what already exists for .ADF files would be really cool and handy.
( at the moment .HDF is only accessible in root ).

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i will check it.
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yellperil wrote:Hi there,

I have a whole stack of .HDF files for my Amiga,

Just something for the wishlist, directory navigable .HDF just like what already exists for .ADF files would be really cool and handy.
( at the moment .HDF is only accessible in root ).

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I noticed this thing just yesterday evening.

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it's already added.
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Re: Minimig (Amiga) core discussion

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Sorgelig wrote:it's already added.
Great man!
Anything about *.md extension for Fpga_Gen? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not asking “do it, do it, do it”, I’m fine with renaming roms. I’m more curious if it’s just a change in the F option of the core configuration string, or if it needs more changes (i.e. F supporting only 3 chars extensions).

Thank you, as usual.

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Sorgelig wrote:it's already added.
Awesome thanks Sorgelig, works like a charm.
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Locutus73 wrote:I’m more curious if it’s just a change in the F option of the core configuration string, or if it needs more changes (i.e. F supporting only 3 chars extensions).
Ok, I see what you did "F,BINGENMD ;" with the trailing space.

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yellperil wrote:Just something for the wishlist, directory navigable .HDF just like what already exists for .ADF files would be really cool and handy.
( at the moment .HDF is only accessible in root ).
Same for kickstart files, they're only accessible in the root.

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Locutus73 wrote: Same for kickstart files, they're only accessible in the root.
i don't see problem here. It's supposed to be this way.
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Sorgelig wrote:
Locutus73 wrote: Same for kickstart files, they're only accessible in the root.
i don't see problem here. It's supposed to be this way.
No problem, just reporting for user interface consistency (I find confusing having some file browsers with folder browsing and others not). Anyway, I have a subdirectory with all the kickstarts and I symlink relevant ones in the AMIGA root.

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Re: Minimig (Amiga) core discussion

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Hey there,

i transfered my real A600 CF with WINUAE to MISTer as .hdf and all is working great! Wow! :))

But how can I add new files now?

I've plugged in my USB CF Reader with my external AMIGA CF which I used on my real amiga with PCMCIA but it's not showing up in MISTer workbench.
I also tried an USB Stick but it's also not showing up.

Any help appreciated! =)

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Currently in either through ADF images, or by mounting HDF in WinUAE.
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got UART connection between Minimig and Linux!
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Now i need to find how to make that internet connection through UART. there should be solution with RPi.
Does anyone know definitive instruction with RPi and Amiga apps to get internet connection?
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Sorgelig wrote:got UART connection between Minimig and Linux!
Woop! You just made my day! :D
Now i need to find how to make that internet connection through UART. there should be solution with RPi.
Does anyone know definitive instruction with RPi and Amiga apps to get internet connection?
On the Amiga side, I suggest using Roadshow, its PPP implementation is the most stable, and bonus is that Olsen is more than happy to offer support!

On the "Pi" side, for example....)

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sysctl -w net.ipv4.ip_forward=1
sysctl -w net.ipv4.conf.all.forwarding=1
/usr/sbin/pppd local lock persist maxfail 0 noauth 10.99.0.1:10.99.0.2 /dev/ttyS1 38400
Which creates a PPP link interface ppp0 on the linux, with IPv4 address 10.99.0.1, and the Amiga will get 10.99.0.2, ip-forwarding makes the linux system act as NAT server, baudrate 38400, just to be safe - it would be awesome if one could push this way beyond what actual Amiga hardware can do :)

Or you can use dnsmasq to do everything, I think. No, it just does dhcp+dns, I meant ip-masquerading.

You can of course dump the sysctl settings in /etc/sysctl.d/something.conf and find the appropriate debian-esque ways of doing this "properly" :)

Now - where can I download this new amazing game changing core? :D
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Some "screen shots" of my Minimig (rev 1.1) running Roadshow and PPP (over a bluetooth link) against a Linux (Mac mini G4, Gentoo), since it just happen to be right here in front of me...

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The S:PPP-Configurations/PPP file, where one specify serial.device, baudrate etc.

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The S:Network-Startup script, modified a little from the original, for me it explicitly adds the PPP device, and not ~(#?.info) which is default.

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Output of ShowNetStatus PPP (I have a menu entry for it, hence the "dediated" window etc.)
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i didn't try ppp yet, but simple console between Linux and Minimig works fine on 115200 with CTS/RTS flow control
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Sorgelig wrote:i didn't try ppp yet, but simple console between Linux and Minimig works fine on 115200 with CTS/RTS flow control
That it promising, as with real Amiga one can very often start noticing problems already in terminals, especially with ANSI terminal and 16 colours.. the escape codes tend to crap out on higher baud rates. Have you tried uploading/downloading using zmodem transfer yet? That's typically where the limits _really_ start showing :)
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Re: Minimig (Amiga) core discussion

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kolla wrote:
Sorgelig wrote:got UART connection between Minimig and Linux!
Woop! You just made my day! :D
Sorgelig,

You read my mind! Thank you so much for this feature as well as the entire project :)

I found that on a Minimig 1.1 (in a similar setup as Kolla) the serial would go reliably at 115200 but playing mods and some video modes would mess it up... For that reason I dropped back to 57600
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MiSTer version uses hardware flow control, so it should work on higher speeds than simple RX/TX connection.
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Says you are looking for Amiga terminal program that supports colours and control codes - the very Term 4.7 you are using (though 4.8 is on Aminet) does that, you just need to configure it to use a 16 colour screen and use the ANSI terminal support (and TERM=ansi) on the Linux side.
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Re: Minimig (Amiga) core discussion

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It still has issues:
1) MC pseudo-graphics is wrong
2) unable to send any ESC sequence. Even cannot exit MC...
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Re: Minimig (Amiga) core discussion

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I'm noticing some issues with 20180407. When I boot back to 20180304 the problems disappear.

For example DpaintV is artifacting badly when drawing a brush.

CygnusED is having drawing issues as well.

I do have a heatsink but don't have a fan. I'll try to add more cooling to see if that helps, but was wondering if anyone else is having blitter issues?

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try this version
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Re: Minimig (Amiga) core discussion

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I tried it. Somewhat of an improvement.

I with DpaintV and CygnusED I no longer notice persistent artifacts.

I now notice a lot of random glitches - like when I run Sysinfo speed test. They only appear momentarily (while running test) and are not persistent like before. Glitches I mean momentary random horizontal lines.

Thanks!
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Re: Minimig (Amiga) core discussion

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Do you think the IPF format can be added ? It would be excellent :D
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