Cores not listed in the FAQ you would like to see on Next

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Re: Cores not listed in the FAQ you would like to see on Next

Post by SpecNoob » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:50 pm

Zzapmort wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:25 pm

Shadow of the Unicorn Add on
I've just looked this one up - if I knew of it, I've long since forgotten about it.

It seems there is a loader for the game for Spectrums with 128K, that loads the device's rom in to memory, meaning you don't need the device. It's called, "Shadow of the Unicorn ROM Loader".

Not sure if you already know about it - but since that can be done that way - that seems the simplest option.

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Re: Cores not listed in the FAQ you would like to see on Next

Post by SteveDon » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:19 pm

The more the better :)

Sam coupe
Commodore 64
Amstrad cpc 464
Pc engine
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Re: Cores not listed in the FAQ you would like to see on Next

Post by xc8 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:50 pm

Kitty wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 9:50 pm
Do you have a link anywhere to download those Fred Disk Magazines?
The name reminds me of Fred Fish disks on Amiga ;)
here you are:
http://simoncooke.com/samcoupe/ftpindex/fred.htm
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Re: Cores not listed in the FAQ you would like to see on Next

Post by Mark Cockram » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:42 am

Another vote for the PC Engine, and also the BBC Model B.
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Re: Cores not listed in the FAQ you would like to see on Next

Post by x24b » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:15 am

Another vote for the Texas Instruments 99/4A.
;)
It was my first computer, and eased me into every subject related to computing. Rock solid from day 1, and reliable to this day.
The memory layout is simple, yet has interesting "features". These days it's guts are well understood and can be fully manipulated.
AtariAge.com has an active forum.
New software and fantastic hardware upgrades are available these days (like the F18A VGA internal adapter).
http://atariage.com/forums/forum/164-ti-994a-computers/
It was the first true 16 bit processor (8 bit bus) available to mere mortals like us. Many great games and programs were made for it, or ported. Miner 2049er comes to mind... Think Manic Miner.

I feel that Assembly Language programmers would find it an interesting counterpoint to the Speccy.

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I'm interested in an FPGA based version of the Texas Instruments 99/4A computer system. A smart fellow, Erik Piehl/Speccery, in the AtariAge Forum (Project is in Hackaday.io) is working on a TMS9900 CPU Core FPGA.
https://hackaday.io/project/20826-tms99 ... re-in-vhdl
Great stuff.
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Re: Cores not listed in the FAQ you would like to see on Next

Post by G4DDS » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:00 am

Mine would be Sam Coupe, TI-99/4A (my very first computer) and an Amiga 1200 (if possible).

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Re: Cores not listed in the FAQ you would like to see on Next

Post by Northernbob » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:36 pm

i would like to see thisone in there. pushes 8bit further...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitachi_HD64180 it maybe too small in size to use the capacity of the core? extra graphics added?

there could be more advanced versions about? see page 3, http://www.kiblerelectronics.com/tcj/archive/tcj_53.pdf

are the russian clones more advanced than this ?

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Re: Cores not listed in the FAQ you would like to see on Next

Post by Birdy » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:12 am

My votes :-

Sam Coupe
PC Engine

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Re: Cores not listed in the FAQ you would like to see on Next

Post by johey » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:09 pm

How big is the FPGA compared to the MIST? Could the Amiga AGA core be easily ported?

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Re: Cores not listed in the FAQ you would like to see on Next

Post by Sweeney » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:43 pm

johey wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:09 pm
How big is the FPGA compared to the MIST? Could the Amiga AGA core be easily ported?
The MIST IIRC has an ARM CPU behind the scenes for housekeeping/IO, so that's not an easy a question to answer. It has a 25K LE Cyclone 3 FPGA (compared to the 16K LE Spartan 6 in the SpecNext), so it can support larger cores, but it MAY be possible to fit an Amiga with AGA into the SpecNext with a bit of pruning.

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