Bandai RX-78 Core Released!

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Bandai RX-78 Core Released!

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Thanks to Pierre Cornier, Alan Steremberg the Bandai RX-78 Core is now available

https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/RX-78_MiSTer

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Re: Bandai RX-78 Core Released!

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Very cool!

I have found the BIOS for the RX-78, but am struggling to find a library of software. Not much is showing up on IA. Can anyone share any details on this?
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ARCADEAGES wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:06 pm but am struggling to find a library of software.

Just look at the IA link provided on the bottom of the readme page on Github

https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/RX-78_M ... nformation
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Thanks :)

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Super news!! :mrgreen:
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New toy, love it!
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Finally I can play this Gundam game (and it is better then expected).
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This is great. I really love the museum aspect of the MiSTer. Really good that it is combined with game preservation and that the core is already so accurate.
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And we already got an tty2oled logo for it ;)
viewtopic.php?p=27364#p27364
My MiSTer Display-Add-On-Projects on Github tty2oled, i2c2oled
Donate via Postcard-Ware if you like.
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Does somebody know how to get "Sekigahara" running?
It's only listed here:
https://www.gamingalexandria.com/wp/202 ... preserved/

After loading the BIN I don't get a small beep and pressing space, S and G won't do anything.
All I get is "*L", even when "EXT RAM" enabled because it's a 32KB ROM.
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Yes I know, the core still needs work for 32k cartridges and that's why I have not uploaded Sekigahara ROM on archive.org.
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Ah, ok didn't know the reason. Thanks for making the core!
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I just did update all but the core didnt appear on 'other'
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pbsk8 wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:15 pm I just did update all but the core didnt appear on 'other'
It is under Computer ;)
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Xbytez wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:10 pm
ARCADEAGES wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:06 pm but am struggling to find a library of software.

Just look at the IA link provided on the bottom of the readme page on Github

https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/RX-78_M ... nformation
Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. I see that there are only a small number of games. I know very little about the RX-78 platform. Was software support limited?
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ARCADEAGES wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:14 pm Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. I see that there are only a small number of games. I know very little about the RX-78 platform. Was software support limited?
According to Wikipedia there were only 20 games for it.
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LamerDeluxe wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:01 am This is great. I really love the museum aspect of the MiSTer. Really good that it is combined with game preservation and that the core is already so accurate.
Me too. There's systems you can get I know little or nothing about. It's amazing. I've never even heard of this system so I'm very excited.
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Alkadian wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:28 pm
pbsk8 wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:15 pm I just did update all but the core didnt appear on 'other'
It is under Computer ;)
I couldn't find the core either and I looked everywhere including Computers. I'm at a loss as to why the update_all script didn't install it because the only way I found out about this new core was from my "update_all.log". Any idea as to why that might be?

That said, I was able to download the core and add it manually as well a create an RX78 directory in games and everything seems to be working so thank you very much!
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Are there still plans to add 32k rom support to this core?
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@moondandy it is already the case.
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Pierco wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:22 pm Yes I know, the core still needs work for 32k cartridges and that's why I have not uploaded Sekigahara ROM on archive.org.
I think @Moondandy is referring to above
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Two more games tracked down to be dumped:

https://twitter.com/GamingAlexandri/sta ... 5483457540

Good effort and thanks to everyone involved!
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Thanks for the core!
The RX-78 is a lovely machine.
On my CRT the picture is slightly squeezed and positioned to the right. I tried the following settings and the display looks correct:

[RX78]
vga_scaler=1
video_mode=640,6,56,66,224,14,8,18,12000
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I'm having problems loading this core. all I get its a *L and when I press F12 nothing happens. I have the latest rx78 core and the correct folder under games RX78.
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