Newsdee wrote: ↑Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:01 am
duke_fsc wrote: ↑Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:27 pm
You don't imagine how I am happy to find someone who loves like me or even more the Apple //xx platforms
I love the Apple IIe, I have two in working condition. I no longer use floppies though; I dumped all of them around 2007 and now use a CFFA that I snagged some years ago.
I tried to use my disk drives recently (2019) but they seem to be uncalibrated. It's probably less work to get a floppy emu working, or to just use ADT Pro.
Joysticks need some work for the MiSTer core, I succesfully used a USB adapter but noticed the core needs a calibration function as the center defaults to a wrong value (which I suppose is bound to happen with analog controls)
I'm hoping for floppy write to make it to the IIe core, but I understand its tricky. A IIgs core might come first.
Regarding the joystick, I took a CH Products Mach III apart, removed the existing cable and soldered in a small arduino and turned it into a 3-button USB joystick. I haven't tried it in the Apple II core yet, but it works in everything else perfectly centered. I had a USB adapter also previously and I had the same problems with it not being centered. If you don't want to take the joystick apart, you could make your own Arduino adapter externally. I had two PC based Mach III's and one Apple II one, so I used one of the PC ones and still have one of each type left besides the USB one.
Regarding the floppy, the floppyemu is really a great way to go (or a CFFA if you have slots and can find one).
Regarding getting floppy writes to work, the source code for AppleWin might be a good place to figure out how it works (or anything else for that matter): https://github.com/AppleWin/AppleWin/tree/master/source
I think they got .nib files working with writing too. Since I have a real //c, I haven't really used the MiSTer for this much.