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by HMPoweredMan
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: Force Enable VGA Scaler?
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Force Enable VGA Scaler?

Please undo this change. I do not wish to use the VGA scaler on this core. I use a CRT monitor and prefer the native resolutions with proper scanlines.

hsync may not be perfect but it is much preferred over the janky scaler which messes with symmetry.
by HMPoweredMan
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: Problems with external MIDI device
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Problems with external MIDI device

Agreed. I got an SC-55 for this reason. Lovin it
by HMPoweredMan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: ao486
Topic: AO486 Core
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: AO486 Core

The instructions are super clear for the core IMO. It's DOS that people struggle with.
by HMPoweredMan
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: ao486
Topic: Outboard MIDI
Replies: 15
Views: 1410

Re: Outboard MIDI

I use the Roland UM-1 to connect to an SC-55. Doesn't require any special configuration other than switching UART to MIDI mode. Works great. https://www.roland.com/us/products/um-one_mk2/ The midi input works just as well. I was using cakewalk DAW in windows 3.1 and a Arturia Keystep midi controller...
by HMPoweredMan
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: Emulation available for Roland MT-32 or other more advanced sound cards?
Replies: 60
Views: 4121

Re: Emulation available for Roland MT-32 or other more advanced sound cards?

I ended up getting a real SC-55 to hook up to the mister. Works great.
by HMPoweredMan
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Setups
Topic: Show Us Your MiSTers
Replies: 193
Views: 30238

Re: Show Us Your MiSTers

Got the classic PC setup Mine's rocking a pc style setup too and and I've got similar logi speakers, but with white trim. Are yours shielded? If they are I might try and get black ones like yours. Mine have to be situated 'just so' to keep my hp7540 monitor happy. I have a few cheap circular MiSTer...
by HMPoweredMan
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Input Devices
Topic: Thrustmaster Top Gun USB flight stick
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Thrustmaster Top Gun USB flight stick

So I turned fast USB polling off on a hunch and that fixed the issue. The axes now work and I get to play some Star Wars X Wing!
by HMPoweredMan
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: [New Feature] Add an option to forbid writing on the floppy
Replies: 10
Views: 1317

Re: [New Feature] Add an option to forbid writing on the floppy

Looks like Sorgelig delivered this one in the latest update.
by HMPoweredMan
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Input Devices
Topic: Thrustmaster Top Gun USB flight stick
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Thrustmaster Top Gun USB flight stick

I don't suppose anyone has any input into this? I have no idea I how to get this working or if it is even possible.
by HMPoweredMan
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: ao486
Topic: VGA Output, Scalers, and CRTs
Replies: 74
Views: 8281

Re: VGA Output, Scalers, and CRTs

direct_video = 0 is my default option.
Your LCD monitor can probably just handle the off-spec hsync without jitter. I assume it has display lag and has some sort of internal analog to digital conversion that corrects it.
by HMPoweredMan
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: ao486
Topic: Advice for Setting Up DOS Games
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: Advice for Setting Up DOS Games

Basically you're setting up a DOS computer which I'm sure you know but for others that stumble on this thread. After you get your DOS installation you'll need mouse drivers. Cutemouse is the go-to and you can just drop that executable on the vhd anywhere. Then you can add it to the autoexec.bat edit...
by HMPoweredMan
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Setups
Topic: Show Us Your MiSTers
Replies: 193
Views: 30238

Re: Show Us Your MiSTers

Got the classic PC setup
by HMPoweredMan
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: Digital Audio Workstations?
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Digital Audio Workstations?

Hey everyone. I'm looking for good DOS era or Windows 3.11 digital audio workstation softwares that can interface with all the sound cards on the a048 Soundblaster (Adlib OPL3) Gameblaster (Creative Music System) MIDI (Roland Sound Canvas or General MIDI) Has anyone developed anything like that or i...
by HMPoweredMan
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: VGA Output, Scalers, and CRTs
Replies: 74
Views: 8281

Re: VGA Output, Scalers, and CRTs

You can have native resolutions for the most part. While using VGA scaler set the video to 4x and the sync to variable. Save those settings to the default in the menu. Now go to ini settings and set vga_scaler to 0 It works in most cases for me but because of the hsysnc it's a bit jittery but still ...
by HMPoweredMan
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Fried WiFi Dongle?
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Fried WiFi Dongle?

So my wifi dongle stopped working and was really hot. Not sure if it was a shoddy dongle or perhaps the power supply I'm using is underpowering the device?

I have the USB and power supply from misteraddons and it uses the barrel splitter and switch.
by HMPoweredMan
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: VGA Output, Scalers, and CRTs
Replies: 74
Views: 8281

Re: VGA Output, Scalers, and CRTs

I don't think Sorgelig has plans to. Without understanding the technical hurdles I hope he reconsiders. This is an open source project though so maybe someone else can step in here since he's focusing on other great stuff like cd rom drive implementation. https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/ao486_MiSTer...
by HMPoweredMan
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Input Devices
Topic: Thrustmaster Top Gun USB flight stick
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Thrustmaster Top Gun USB flight stick

Hey guys I'm trying to get my USB flight stick working the Thrustmaster Top Gun X and Y axis inputs aren't detected on the mister but button inputs are. Would there perhaps be a way to set up a manual config file for this if I can determine the outputs of the axis? I'd really like to use this for th...
by HMPoweredMan
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: EMM386 parameters
Replies: 16
Views: 1692

Re: EMM386 parameters

I'm currently at 615k conventional memory at boot. Is there even a benefit to optimizing further?
Is there more that can be done to optimize performance?
by HMPoweredMan
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: Individually bootable VHDs for each game
Replies: 33
Views: 3139

Re: Individually bootable VHDs for each game

That could work. The only drawback I could see is if you update your configuration... peripheral drivers or the core gets new hardware and needs configured, you'll have to do it for every single VHD
by HMPoweredMan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: Unmount Disk Drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 955

Re: Unmount Disk Drive?

Thanks guys. I thought I tried that but I guess I tried backspace *before* going into the menu thinking it would work. Not exactly intuitive.
by HMPoweredMan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: Unmount Disk Drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 955

Unmount Disk Drive?

In the ao4866 core menu I am unable to unmount a boot disk. Changing the first bootable drive to hard drive only doesn't seem to have any effect. Because of this I am stuck having to boot into a dos installation every reboot. Am I missing something? I suppose my only recourse is to delete my boot di...
by HMPoweredMan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: CD-Rom support under DOS
Replies: 34
Views: 3924

Re: CD-Rom support under DOS

Oh my
by HMPoweredMan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: CD-Rom support under DOS
Replies: 34
Views: 3924

Re: CD-Rom support under DOS

Through an external CDROM drive?

I've got virtual drives working no problem.
You can have the images in the mistetfs shared folder and mount them with SHSUCDX.

Throw the commands before some launcher script and it's pretty seamless.

I think this is what most people are doing for now.
by HMPoweredMan
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: VGA Output, Scalers, and CRTs
Replies: 74
Views: 8281

Re: VGA Output, Scalers, and CRTs

Turns out the green tint was due to the sync on green switch on the IO board. With that off, everything is great. vga_scaler 0 is all I have set but in the core menu I do have the 4x option. Not sure if that's the cause of jittering or my monitor. I suspect the former. A00D5569-0C5D-4377-A05E-A1C65D...
by HMPoweredMan
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: ao486
Topic: VGA Output, Scalers, and CRTs
Replies: 74
Views: 8281

Re: VGA Output, Scalers, and CRTs

640x400 also doesnt work, but this is great so far. I'm using all your settings. vga_scaler is 0. I too have the jittering though. Also strangely everything was tinted very green. Luckily I can compensate mostly with monitor settings for now. If I could get rid of the jittering I'd be totally satisf...