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by akeley
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Arcade Cores
Topic: SDRAM Usage
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: SDRAM Usage

"Economy" is a very important factor for some people, myself included. If somebody told me that I need to buy all this stuff which throAU quoted (spending 2-3 times as much as I actually have) I would've never bothered with MiSTer.
by akeley
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Arcade Cores
Topic: SDRAM Usage
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: SDRAM Usage

Most people won't really need I/O board, USB hub, or a large HDD. They might also already have stuff like controllers or SD cards. In reality, a setup which will allow you to experience ~98% of MiSTer's library is available for well under 200USD. Extra 40USD in this case is quite a lot. There is a m...
by akeley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Arcade Cores
Topic: SDRAM Usage
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: sdram usage

In the scheme of things the cost of 128 isn’t that much more (given postage cost, other boards, etc) and some stuff needs it. I just bought the 128 straight up to eliminate any future issues of “is this not working because it needs more ram or have I screwed something up?” ~40 USD is a significant ...
by akeley
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What new console, handheld or arcade core do you think will be released in 2021?
Replies: 41
Views: 2421

Re: What new console, handheld or arcade core do you think will be released in 2021?

the_importer wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:57 pm I thought Metal Slug X was the slowdown solution of Metal Slug 2.
Yes, that's the point. It got fixed in X becasue the original one wasn't intentional. This perhaps deserves its own thread though...
by akeley
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What new console, handheld or arcade core do you think will be released in 2021?
Replies: 41
Views: 2421

Re: What new console, handheld or arcade core do you think will be released in 2021?

What is the gameplay like without the slowdown accuracy? It's actually one of the projects that some have undertaken to remove slowdown from these types of games. The issue of slowdown in arcade games is rather complex. In some games it might've been intentional, in others not so much, and down to ...
by akeley
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Other Console Cores
Topic: Odyssey2 core dead?
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Odyssey2 core dead?

What does it actually mean "updating the framework", in laymans terms? Basically, updating the core with latest additions and improvements?
by akeley
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Arcade Cores
Topic: SHMUP Slowdown / Accuracy of Arcade Cores
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: SHMUP Slowdown / Accuracy of Arcade Cores

You can use Groovymame with just about any ATI card these days, modern ones included. For sure, MiSTer is much better when it comes to single games, mostly in terms of simplicity because setting up a crtemudriver-capable rig is a lot of work. The zero-lag matters as well, though imo not as much as p...
by akeley
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Display Devices
Topic: VGA (RGBHV) to SCART (csync) options
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: VGA (RGBHV) to SCART (csync) options

It's an interesting option, but to be honest, if you just want to output to SCART and don't need I/O board for other stuff, it's much cheaper to use Direct Video. This way you just need the DAC dongle + cable = 30E. Another product, which I think does the same job that VGA2SCART is ArcadeForge's UMS...
by akeley
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Guides & Videos
Topic: Getting your HDMI2VGA working with MiSTer
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Getting your HDMI2VGA working with MiSTer

This Ugreen was reported as working fine by other users, so the problem might be with your TV, or rather the combination of all three (MiSTer/Ugreen/TV). Some TVs seem to be sensitive to some MiSTer+I/O or adapter combos.
by akeley
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Avoid sellers on Aliexpress
Replies: 20
Views: 1450

Re: Avoid sellers on Aliexpress

As if there were no scammers on ebay/craigslists/etc. There are heaps of reputable sellers on Ali too.
by akeley
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Newcomers Forum
Topic: issues gettings output on crt tv via ioboard and rgb scart cable
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: issues gettings output on crt tv via ioboard and rgb scart cable

The image quality on older TV sets is a lottery, there's no guarantee that you will get one which looks very good - even if it's a decent brand like B&O. Most of them are ~20 (or more) years old so that's to be expected. But a TV in a good shape should look better than a monitor with added scanlines...
by akeley
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Display Devices
Topic: Direct Video HDMI to Component CRT 480i TV
Replies: 22
Views: 2013

Re: Direct Video HDMI to Component CRT 480i TV

thorr wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:30 am Conclusion: Anyone wanting to use a CRT TV should try the above device. No analog IO board is required and the picture is perfect
Does this mean ao486 core (and everything else) is represented 1:1?
by akeley
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Other Computer / System Cores
Topic: Apple II Core
Replies: 18
Views: 3032

Re: Apple II Core

I'm really happy that I have never bothered with retro-Apple before (residue of my general Apple-hating). It's such a huge library to explore. It seems that the "border" might not really be a border but 2x original hi-res resolution, reporting 560x386 on my PC VGA CRT monitor. Which has the lowest 6...
by akeley
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Display Devices
Topic: VGA to RGB SCART UK?
Replies: 14
Views: 2602

Re: VGA to RGB SCART UK?

Right. Thanks for the schematic. It seems I will have to do it myself eventually, though it looks terrifying :D I'm still curious if it's better to use a potentiometer resistor, so you can adjust it on the fly? And if you still need this 470Ihm resistor, as voltage protection (the perennial question...
by akeley
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Computer / System Cores
Topic: Apple II Core
Replies: 18
Views: 3032

Re: Apple II Core

Apple 2 cheap(er)? Umm...I'm not even sure if that's true in the US, definitely not here in the EU. Even so, there are zillions of cheap C64 or ZXs, for example, yet these cores are fairly well developed. It is interesting though, given how popular, and pioneering the AII was. It's similar when it c...
by akeley
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Other Computer / System Cores
Topic: Apple II Core
Replies: 18
Views: 3032

Re: Apple II Core

How accurate is this core? Aprat from the write disk support (a big one) are there any other important features missing? I have zero experience with Apple machines so can't tell if something is a glitch or not working because of the core itself, or if that's how it was originally (or needs some sett...
by akeley
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: ao486
Topic: 15hz CRT support through CGA/EGA card simulation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2101

Re: 15hz CRT support through CGA/EGA card simulation?

Thanks for the pics. It's an interesting solution, but for me that issue with VGA scaling is still a major obstacle. I remain hopeful it can be fixed one day. HDMI to SVideo/composite converter...hmmm. I've spent some time researching it back in the day, though that was more about 240p. The one you ...
by akeley
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: ao486
Topic: 15hz CRT support through CGA/EGA card simulation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2101

Re: 15hz CRT support through CGA/EGA card simulation?

thorr wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:17 am The colors look great. Games look excellent. It is about as good I could ever expect for running ao486 on my CRT TV.
Is the scaling 1:1? Could you post some pictures with text?
by akeley
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Display Devices
Topic: Let's talk about Scart
Replies: 9
Views: 1265

Re: Let's talk about Scart

Things I'm interested in, as a Direct Video user: -are there any known differences between outputting via I/O and Direct Video? -is MiST cable really different from the MiSTer one, and if it is, how can it affect things? -is the 470 Ohm resistor described in Direct Video wiki really needed, if I con...
by akeley
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Display Devices
Topic: Let's talk about Scart
Replies: 9
Views: 1265

Re: Let's talk about Scart

I also had to do a lot of searching to find this information. I was surprised a lot of people recommend using a MiST SCART cable which does NOT have the same pinout on the VGA connector. So how come it works perfectly with every core I've tested, apart from the ST? I agree that finding info about i...
by akeley
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Atari ST
Topic: Direct Video Output
Replies: 28
Views: 5201

Re: Direct Video Output

I don't really see how cables could be "picky", at least ones from a professional seller (Lotharek makes MiST boards). I doubt this is really the issue. We are also using the same cores. Perhaps it's something about the DAC, but mine works fine with everything else, so... who knows :) Anyway, thanks...
by akeley
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Atari ST
Topic: Direct Video Output
Replies: 28
Views: 5201

Re: Direct Video Output

Notice that I need to set composite_sync to 0 on the Atari ST core because I suffer sync problems otherwise. Thank you. For a moment I was wildly hopeful tha the above might be the key to solving my woes, alas...I just got a regularly rolling image, as it happens in general with cs=0 on my setup. W...
by akeley
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Atari ST
Topic: Direct Video Output
Replies: 28
Views: 5201

Re: Direct Video Output

Atari ST core works fine with Direct Video and 15Khz horizontal sync. I can confirm you this because is my actual config with GEM´s medium and low resolution. If I choose high resolution then I need to plug in a 31KHz monitor. For the sake of clarity, my setup is: HDMI to VGA adapter and VGA---->Sc...