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#4084696 SRAM-Charger for Indus-GT - interest poll

Posted by ZuluGula on Fri Aug 3, 2018 10:24 AM

 I would be interested in at least 2. Would this be a plug in board or would there be any soldering involved?


It's a plug in solution.
But, don't you need at least eight of them?


#3901513 Number of VBXE installations

Posted by ZuluGula on Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:31 PM

Mine is half installed, which means that I don't use it.


#3872576 1088XEL Alternative Mother-Board Project

Posted by ZuluGula on Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:45 PM

So, who is going to open the build thread for the diy guys? I have some questions and i don't want to pollute development thread.

For example, how to prepare U1MB or is there much difference between $2 and $0.50 40 pin sockets in this application? 




#3871160 1088XEL Alternative Mother-Board Project

Posted by ZuluGula on Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:10 PM

every single resistor and capacitor needs properly bent to fit in the board properly...

 

A tool like this can make this job easier.

 

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#3870737 1088XEL Alternative Mother-Board Project

Posted by ZuluGula on Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:29 PM

MacRorie, are you going to have separate thread for pre/orders? I want a bare board.


#3748955 New development: GTIA in CPLD

Posted by ZuluGula on Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:46 AM

Mario, nice TV Stand ;)


#3734920 1088XEL Alternative Mother-Board Project

Posted by ZuluGula on Wed Apr 5, 2017 10:02 AM

Michael, have you thought or asked Bryan about using his UAV circuit in your board? Not as ad on, but integrated part.


#3408539 Coleco Chameleon .... hardware speculations?

Posted by ZuluGula on Tue Jan 5, 2016 2:31 PM

I dare you to play Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! on anything but a CRT.

 

This is bad example, because there's a guy who can beat Mike Tyson playing it on LCD tv. But the picture is so bad, that he can't even look at it.




#3408137 Coleco Chameleon .... hardware speculations?

Posted by ZuluGula on Mon Jan 4, 2016 11:34 PM

Commodore monitors make nice displays for old systems and are from proper era.




#3407975 Coleco Chameleon .... hardware speculations?

Posted by ZuluGula on Mon Jan 4, 2016 7:47 PM

Here's a good example of differences between CRTs and newer flat screens displays.

 




#3407958 Coleco Chameleon .... hardware speculations?

Posted by ZuluGula on Mon Jan 4, 2016 7:28 PM

The only cost of CRTs is space they take. I can have three 24" LCD on my desk and plenty of room for  other stuff but if I putt there one 20" CRT I can barely place a keyboard in front of it (but 1200XL is a no go). Otherwise CRTs are superior for retro gaming.




#3404980 Are 8bit Flashback computers possible?

Posted by ZuluGula on Fri Jan 1, 2016 8:09 AM

Sure there's things like that C64-in-a-joystick thing. But that's all you can do with it, play the built-in games.

 

You can connect real keyboard to C64 DTV and use BASIC. You can also connect disk drive or SD2IEC device and load most of the software from C64 library. You aren't limited to build-in games.




#3403540 Detecting if software is running on real hardware

Posted by ZuluGula on Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:20 PM




#3402888 Detecting if software is running on real hardware

Posted by ZuluGula on Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:59 PM

If there's a difference between emulator and real hardware, that means than this emulator has to be fixed.




#3399391 Does anyone make new Atari 8-bit cartridge shells?

Posted by ZuluGula on Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:02 PM

2lbs of silicone cost ~$30 and 80lbs of plastic resin cost ~$600. Here's one of the suppliers http://www.reynoldsam.com/

I don't think this production method is suitable for quantities of hundreds or thousands cartridge shells.

It's very labor and time consuming method. Resin pot life is measured in minutes and with one mold, you have to measure and mix it for each peace separately.

Than you have the curing time ranging from ~30 minutes to many hours. It depends on the resin you choose. You could make from maybe 20 to 1 cartridges a day?

 

It's more suited for smaller runs. Like when you need to copy 100 shells of SpartaDOS cartridge with pass thru or make 20 front bezels for Mega Speedy 1050.