tty2oled Soft&Hardware Add-On (Shows Core based Pictures on a Display)

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Re: tty2oled Soft&Hardware Add-On (Shows Core based Pictures on a Display)

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chimaera wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:09 pm
RealLarry wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:07 pm
neogeo81 wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 2:48 pm

found it.

Congrats, but maybe it'd be helpful for others to tell us what you've found (and fixed)? ;)

I would guess it didn't load because the .gsc is named 000-N64

yes, the name was the problem. thanks for helping

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Re: tty2oled Soft&Hardware Add-On (Shows Core based Pictures on a Display)

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If you have enabled Coin-Op Collection from atrac17 in your update_all then you'll get some new pictures when running update_tty2oled.sh

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I don't know what and why I'm doing this... I think I'm getting too old for something like this :)

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I just wanted to say thank you venice for this MiSTer gem, O.Jaksch for the pcb and to all the other people who made those cool grafix for the cores.
Assembling this device was fun and I love watching the attract mode together with the tty2oled screen.

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best regards & have a nice weekend @all

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Re: tty2oled Soft&Hardware Add-On (Shows Core based Pictures on a Display)

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Vokgear wrote: Sat Oct 07, 2023 5:07 pm

I just wanted to say thank you venice for this MiSTer gem, O.Jaksch for the pcb and to all the other people who made those cool grafix for the cores.
Assembling this device was fun and I love watching the attract mode together with the tty2oled screen.

mister_img_1.jpg

mister_img_2.jpg
best regards & have a nice weekend @all

Super attract mode and TTY2OLED are such a perfect combination.

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Vokgear wrote: Sat Oct 07, 2023 5:07 pm

O.Jaksch for the pcb and to all the other people who made those cool grafix for the cores

Thanks, it's the predominantly same person who made most of the pictures: Me.
I'm starting to take over the world domination for '25. I'll guarantee peace, freedom and new pictures once a week. Buy your war bonds now!

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Re: tty2oled Soft&Hardware Add-On (Shows Core based Pictures on a Display)

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Hi@all,
beside the permanent Pictures Update we released a new tty2oled.sh script Version which add a bit of better MiSTer SAM Support.

A new variable called

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SLEEPMODEDELAY="2"

was added which helps SAM to bring back the MiSTer Menu Picture after SAM switched tty2oled back from "sleepmode."

And I call the users which like our display projects to send a "real" postcard as donation to me.
Our projects tty2tft, tty2oled and i2c2oled are counting around more than 1000 users but we only got 8 Postcards :shock:
https://github.com/venice1200/MiSTer_tt ... i/Cardware

Cheers

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Re: tty2oled Soft&Hardware Add-On (Shows Core based Pictures on a Display)

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venice wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 3:59 pm

I call the users which like our display projects to send a "real" postcard as donation to me.
Our projects tty2tft, tty2oled and i2c2oled are counting around 1000 users but we only got 8 Postcards :shock:
https://github.com/venice1200/MiSTer_tt ... i/Cardware

Signed that, even if there more than > 1500 counted display setups, but only a handful of postcards :(

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Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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It has been a while since the last update of pictures. But don't think I'l just getting older and lazier!
Not too much to present, but here are the latest pictures I made.

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There's a new core for the good ole Sega/Gremlin VIC Z80 arcades and therefore a bunch of new pictures for them!

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Great work again RealLarry! A picture for the excellent Groovy core would be great as well.

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Re: tty2oled Soft&Hardware Add-On (Shows Core based Pictures on a Display)

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LamerDeluxe wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2024 12:10 pm

Great work again RealLarry! A picture for the excellent Groovy core would be great as well.

Good idea, but makes this sense? I thought that Groovy is a "special core" where the MiSTer/DE10 isn't playing any but will become a GPU for CRT's?
EDIT: I see...it IS setting a "setname" tag. Well, but I'm clueless for now what theme to display. Gimme some hints! :)

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This one for Groovy! I'm not very happy with that artwork, It is truly not a Van Gough, but better this than nothing for now.

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RealLarry wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2024 12:41 pm

This one for Groovy! I'm not very happy with that artwork, It is truly not a Van Gough, but better this than nothing for now.

Thanks! At least it is already better than just a text.

I was wondering too about what it should show, on the one hand it would be cool if the core could somehow show the name of the game being streamed, on the other hand that would need a massive amount of new pictures. Or maybe it would need a special screen, like MiSTer SAM, though that would probably need a companion script.

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LamerDeluxe wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2024 3:46 pm
RealLarry wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2024 12:41 pm

This one for Groovy! I'm not very happy with that artwork, It is truly not a Van Gough, but better this than nothing for now.

Thanks! At least it is already better than just a text.

I was wondering too about what it should show, on the one hand it would be cool if the core could somehow show the name of the game being streamed, on the other hand that would need a massive amount of new pictures. Or maybe it would need a special screen, like MiSTer SAM, though that would probably need a companion script.

Everything is possible, everything is only software and brain lard :) I did a very similar thing with my MAME arcade machine, where I'm using my own tty2rpi code, which is getting its "what core is being played" from MAME's TCP socket.
That said I think that all emulators in question (mednafen, retroarch, batocera, ...) have to be "enhanced" to communicate bidirectional with MiSTer/Groovy/tty2whatever to achieve this. Another problem would be, you named it already, to provide what pictures for what display sizes? We are having around 1,500 pictures for tty2oled and tty2tft, but >4,500 for tty2rpi (marquee size). And who is willing to do that? ;)

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RealLarry wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2024 4:26 pm
LamerDeluxe wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2024 3:46 pm
RealLarry wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2024 12:41 pm

This one for Groovy! I'm not very happy with that artwork, It is truly not a Van Gough, but better this than nothing for now.

Thanks! At least it is already better than just a text.

I was wondering too about what it should show, on the one hand it would be cool if the core could somehow show the name of the game being streamed, on the other hand that would need a massive amount of new pictures. Or maybe it would need a special screen, like MiSTer SAM, though that would probably need a companion script.

Everything is possible, everything is only software and brain lard :) I did a very similar thing with my MAME arcade machine, where I'm using my own tty2rpi code, which is getting its "what core is being played" from MAME's TCP socket.
That said I think that all emulators in question (mednafen, retroarch, batocera, ...) have to be "enhanced" to communicate bidirectional with MiSTer/Groovy/tty2whatever to achieve this. Another problem would be, you named it already, to provide what pictures for what display sizes? We are having around 1,500 pictures for tty2oled and tty2tft, but >4,500 for tty2rpi (marquee size). And who is willing to do that? ;)

Yeah, it would need added communication. The emulators are already customized for Groovy support, so who knows, it might be doable. If it only showed the currently playing game in text, it might not be interesting enough.
And yes, making those graphics would be a massive amount of work.

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LamerDeluxe wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2024 5:44 pm

Yeah, it would need added communication. The emulators are already customized for Groovy support, so who knows, it might be doable. If it only showed the currently playing game in text, it might not be interesting enough.

Should be doable with some communication to @psakhis ;)

And yes, making those graphics would be a massive amount of work.

It doesn't even have to be that way. I'm using the (marquee sized) pictures for the sake of simplicity for tty2oled, most of the work would be the pictures for tty2tft...

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RealLarry wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2024 8:21 pm
LamerDeluxe wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2024 5:44 pm

Yeah, it would need added communication. The emulators are already customized for Groovy support, so who knows, it might be doable. If it only showed the currently playing game in text, it might not be interesting enough.

Should be doable with some communication to @psakhis ;)

I might make a ticket for it, but hopefully he will be able to get controller input from MiSTer to the PC working first.

And yes, making those graphics would be a massive amount of work.

It doesn't even have to be that way. I'm using the (marquee sized) pictures for the sake of simplicity for tty2oled, most of the work would be the pictures for tty2tft...

Ah, okay, so for TTY2OLED a basic version shouldn't be too much work, or maybe even somewhat automated.

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Stop boredom! New pictures for the new Exidy Universal Game Board v2 core:

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I have a few questions to which I couldn’t find the answer by searching.

Is there disadvantage to using the larger 5.5” module over the commonly used 3.12” or 2.8”?

Only things I could conclude from going with the larger size is only two color choices which are green or yellow (to which I would love a blue or white) and you can’t use a premade PCB to make the install process more simplified/cleaner.

Is there any issue with the images displaying on a larger screen?

I have a case that I can use to fit that larger display on the front panel but have only seen one user show it off in the gallery.

With the ESP32, I assume the SD version is better for the application as it is quickly with loading images and transitions?

Thanks everybody. Just trying to get some insight before I order something.

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As all three display sizes share the same display resolution.
The 5.5“ has no disadvantage except the price.

The code for the SD Version is quite old,
better use the USB Version which is not really slower i think.

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Would there be any way of implementing this project to send high scores to nixie tubes? Thats of course if you could power the nixie tubes aswell as the mister. Would be great to have Mister with nixie tubes sticking out of the top displaying on the fly info on your score and what the high score is. If not nixie tubes could you possibly display high scores on the OLED? Food for thought.

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More or less everything can be displayed.
See MiSTer SAM Screensaver as a really good example.

The display can show text in different sizes and can draw simple graphics.
See Commmands cmdgeo and cmdtxt
https://github.com/venice1200/MiSTer_tt ... and-cmdgeo

Just build a script and you are done.
The problem is, how to get the data.

tty2oled is fixed made for the ssd1322 display but can be easily adapted for other kind of „display“.

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phillai wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:21 pm

I've just built a second MiSTer and everything is great except for this one minor thing.

When I load a core, sometimes the tty2oled will work but more often than not, I keep getting a data transfer error.

I don't get this error on my original MiSTer.

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Can anyone help me out please?

This has happened to me a couple of times during SAM, with ttyenable="No".

I'm now testing with ttyenable="Yes".

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ttyenable="Yes" enables SAM to show more information about the loaded core (Picture/Countdown).
ttyenable="No" uses the "normal" tty2oled scripts to show only the core picture if available.

But without any more information we can't help much.

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CoolGamer wrote: Tue Apr 09, 2024 12:57 pm
phillai wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:21 pm

I've just built a second MiSTer and everything is great except for this one minor thing.

When I load a core, sometimes the tty2oled will work but more often than not, I keep getting a data transfer error.

I don't get this error on my original MiSTer.

8pbcn9r.jpeg

Can anyone help me out please?

This has happened to me a couple of times during SAM, with ttyenable="No".

I'm now testing with ttyenable="Yes".

Hey, I just want to say that I've fixed this tty2oled problem.
The issue was, the tty2oled didn't like it when I plugged in a USB keyboard to my MiSTer system (maybe cause I presume it's using more power).
Since then, I've been using a bluetooth keyboard and the tty2oled has been functioning properly! 👍

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My tty2oled is generally connected to the first port of my usb-hub to be sure it gets the same port/device number every time.

Makes life easier :D

Depending on your usb-hub it is possible your keyboard gets the device number configured for your tty2oled display.

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Not much going on lately, but it's news in the cooking pot:

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