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by ToothbrushThreepwood
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: Professor wants GUS in FPGA
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

Re: Professor wants GUS in FPGA

Wavetables on GUS were uploaded to the card if I recall correctly, not ROM's. I seem to remember plugging in additional DRAM chips in mine to reach 1MB of sound RAM. The default patches could be replaced by converting a SoundFont with a more liberal license. You’re right, it looks like only the AMD...
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: ao486
Topic: Professor wants GUS in FPGA
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

Re: Professor wants GUS in FPGA

There’s even a russian store selling DIY GUS boards similar in design:
https://chipkin.ru/product/konstruktor-gusar/
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: ao486
Topic: Professor wants GUS in FPGA
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

Re: Professor wants GUS in FPGA

Yes, the legal obstacles are probably equal to the technical ones. The wavetables in the chip ROM seem to be copyrighted, and still held by someone today, similar to the AMIGA kickstarts and Cloanto. Not that it’s stopping anyone from downloading them from the net. Some guy already reversed the PCB ...
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: Professor wants GUS in FPGA
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

Professor wants GUS in FPGA

I stumbled across this potential master thesis project proposed by a professor at a University in Hungary. I don’t know if it is at all feasible in the fpga/SoC of the DE-10 Nano, but I thought people here might like it, since GUS support on the ao486 gets requested from time to time: https://www-mi...
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Minimig (Amiga)
Topic: Lemmings with two mice
Replies: 13
Views: 1070

Re: Lemmings with two mice

I guess that the first obstacle is getting the MiSTer's Linux to handle both mice independently, so that Main can pass that segregated data to the core. If there's a way to do that, it's probably through raw access to the USB input or something like that. In my MiSTer, for example, one mouse is /de...
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Minimig (Amiga)
Topic: Lemmings with two mice
Replies: 13
Views: 1070

Re: Lemmings with two mice

Oh, this reminds me I think I saw and update that might have fixed this but I forgot about it again and did not test it. I do not remember what the update said, but I was pretty sure it meant it should be possible to use two mice. I think what it did was making it possible to add serial devices... ...
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Minimig (Amiga)
Topic: Lemmings with two mice
Replies: 13
Views: 1070

Re: Lemmings with two mice

Oh, this reminds me I think I saw and update that might have fixed this but I forgot about it again and did not test it. I do not remember what the update said, but I was pretty sure it meant it should be possible to use two mice. I think what it did was making it possible to add serial devices... ...
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Minimig (Amiga)
Topic: Lemmings with two mice
Replies: 13
Views: 1070

Re: Lemmings with two mice

At the moment, no, as the MiSTer framework merges all USB mouse inputs to one. Maybe it’ll change some day, but Sorgelig does not consider it an issue/priority, since so few games support it. At least not when I made an issue on github some months ago. Hopefully that will change if people keep reque...
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: SNES
Topic: Request: Second mouse support for SNES
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: Request: Second mouse support for SNES

Like aberu wrote, the MiSTer framework doesn’t support non-standard mouse input setups like this (it strictly merges usb mouse devices) . It would be nice to have have implemented one day for the niche cases on the systems that supported it natively. For me, it’s the only feature the MiSTer lacks to...
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: Best Windows 3.x games?
Replies: 24
Views: 2968

Re: Best Windows 3.x games?

Lot’s of childhood gems in this thread! The only additional game I can think of is Rattler Race.
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Games for young children
Replies: 18
Views: 1525

Re: Games for young children

My four year-old is having a lot of fun playing TMNT 3 & 4 on NES/SNES with infinite lives. Even after several playthroughs. Highly recommended if your kid is into TMNT.
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: RS-232 (9 pin) serial mouse connection to MiSTer running ao486
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: RS-232 (9 pin) serial mouse connection to MiSTer running ao486

This is possible with the reorganized UART OSD and new version of MidiLink I'm working on --> https://misterfpga.org/viewtopic.php?p=17394#p17394 You would set UART:USBSER I think serial mice operate at 9600 so you'd want to add: [AO486] USBSER_BAUD = 9600 in '/media/fat/linux/MidiLink.INI' support...
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Newcomers Forum
Topic: New MiSTer Owner Help Setting Up
Replies: 29
Views: 5021

Re: New MiSTer Owner Help Setting Up

Regarding 8bitdo: have you made sure you’re using the controller in d-input (or x-input) mode? Otherwise it work on linux/MiSTer.

Edit: Some people report 8bitdo controllers work better with MiSTer using a generic USB BT dongle, instead of the 8bitdo dongle.
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: ao486
Topic: RS-232 (9 pin) serial mouse connection to MiSTer running ao486
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: RS-232 (9 pin) serial mouse connection to MiSTer running ao486

I think with a proper converter to USB it should work like any other USB HID. The de10-nano is a finicky USB host though, so maybe it won’t. I’ve been wondering if it would be possible to use the UART-interface for inputting serial mouse input to the ao486 core (similar to midilink and modem)? There...
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Development for MiSTer
Topic: MiSTerNet
Replies: 7
Views: 2787

Re: MiSTerNet

Hmm... FS-UAE kind of enables this for amiga on the emulator: https://fs-uae.net/online-play
Nothing beats hot-seat multiplayer, but this would be cool to have.
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bluetooth defaulting to switch mode?
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: Bluetooth defaulting to switch mode?

I think with X-input mode the Dpad isn’t registered, which will confuse people when they’re asked to press the Dpad when mapping controllers, and nothing happens (just push another button and it’ll register, and you can use the other buttons, but the DPad buttons are dead in X-input mode - at least ...
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Setups
Topic: Embedding into RasPad 3 case
Replies: 21
Views: 6095

Re: Embedding into RasPad 3 case

A portable, self-contained unit with audio, video, controller input and battery power, as I understand it.
My question is if the battery time with a DE-10 Nano is similar to the 5 hours they advertise with a Pi?
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MiSTer USB and Power Nightmares with DE-10
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Re: MiSTer USB and Power Nightmares with DE-10

Couldn’t you use a splitter cable between the switch and your MiSTer to power both DE-10 Nano and hub from the same source/PSU? That’s what I’ve done, if I’ve understood your issue correctly.
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Setups
Topic: Show Us Your MiSTers
Replies: 395
Views: 89645

Re: Show Us Your MiSTers

My 6-year old son had been looking over my shoulder while I assembled/installed/troubleshooted my MiSTer setup (io-board + hub, no case) earlier this year. Before christmas, he told me that he’d made me a christmas gift at school, that he was sure I was going to like. These self-crafted creations no...
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Guides & Videos
Topic: Guide: Setting up remote MIDI emulation (Midilink, Munt, Windows)
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

Re: Guide: Setting up remote MIDI emulation (Midilink, Munt, Windows)

What would I have to change if I want to run this in a portable setting without wifi/LAN? E.g. running munt on a RPi next to the MiSTer, is there a way to connect MIDI between the two with cables/connectors?
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: i2s audio
Replies: 7
Views: 2184

Re: i2s audio

Edit: Moved question to more relevant topic.
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Input Devices
Topic: Second mouse input
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Second mouse input

Inspired by the JPAC Xinput thread, I was wondering if it is possible to plug in a second USB mouse and keep that input unmerged from the other mouse’s input. The input from the second mouse could then be forwarded to the cores that support two-mouse input out of the box (e.g. Amiga and Atari ST). T...
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: Floppy motor signals
Replies: 18
Views: 4199

Re: Floppy motor signals

retrorepair wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:05 pm For the HDD: USB to IDE and plop all your files on an old Quantum Fireball :)

Fans? I believe they just need 12v ;)
Haha! We’re talking hardware preservation here, not using old hardware :D
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: ao486
Topic: Floppy motor signals
Replies: 18
Views: 4199

Re: Floppy motor signals

Are you nostalgic/masochistic enough to do HDD and fan sounds too? Whenever I power up my old desktop PC I’m equally annoyed and pleased with the vacuum-cleaner-esque symphony of noises that thing makes compared to my everyday-use modern laptop. It’s such a distinct sound environment that just takes...
by ToothbrushThreepwood
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: ao486
Topic: ao486 Drivers
Replies: 51
Views: 17311

Re: ao486 Drivers

Part of me thinks the best solution is a separate 8086 core designed for close replication of original timings. It’s just not worth trying to get AO486 to do something even the real systems it’s trying to replicate couldn’t be bothered to do. Most/all x86 systems had a TURBO button on the front pan...