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Could Atari 8-Bit Core be Implemented in Mist FPGA?

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I am kind of drooling over the Mist project available at Lotharek... very interesting stuff.

 

http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=96

 

If the Mist can recreate the ST/Amiga, could it be used to create an "uber-XL" machine? Does anyone know if this is feasible? Is anyone working on it?

 

I would buy one in a heartbeat if it had decent compatibility.

 

/bbking67

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I'll be releasing source from my FPGA impl in the next month, so you are free to port to Mist. See the 'Potential New Hardware' thread.

 

Boards:

DE1 - available

Sockit - I'll port to this - my board is being shipped

Replay - I'll port to this. MikeJ said he'd send me one 'next week' a while back, though gather he got caught up with a trip to China...

Mist - Wasn't planning on it - but if someone wants to donate me a board... ;)

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I'll be releasing source from my FPGA impl in the next month, so you are free to port to Mist. See the 'Potential New Hardware' thread.

 

Boards:

DE1 - available

Sockit - I'll port to this - my board is being shipped

Replay - I'll port to this. MikeJ said he'd send me one 'next week' a while back, though gather he got caught up with a trip to China...

Mist - Wasn't planning on it - but if someone wants to donate me a board... ;)

That is very generous of you! I'm sure the Atari community will benefit from this for some time.

 

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Till's great MIST board is now sitting on my desk... Not running the core yet, but next week:-)

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Wow. I wanted to talk to lotharek about support you on SillyVenture 2013, but I didn't (shame)... I really keep thumbs up all the time to (u)se(e) Atari 8-bit platform running on mist. I have noticed that mist board firmware prepares to this... maybe too wide meaning ("8-bit mode"), but it's almost there...

 

There is a ttl-serial header inside, maybe SIO could be put out of the case to connect REAL floppy drive ...

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is this mist? doesn't look like one i have

 

Yep. V1.1 dev board.

 

BTW if you want to try it then the sof is on my site...

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Till's great MIST board is now sitting on my desk... Not running the core yet, but next week:-)

 

Just trying the 800 core out on MiST now - woohooooooo! \o/ :D

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Man, that's incredible. I expected someone to get some games up and running, but not a demo-compatible core.

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ilusia test :-)

 

 

 

... waits for Lotharek to call the MIST 'Atari XL clone' on his website ;-)

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hahhahaha...

 

i was thinking about XL/XE clone ;-)

 

 

my ideas to make a perfect solution:

 

- 1088 ram is a must

- covox

- dual pokey

- switchable OS rom 16kb

- cart rom emulation

- vbxe....

 

my dream came true ! i`m so happy

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1088 ram - trivial

covox - trivial

dual pokey - already present

switchable os rom - already present (but should be able to have a folder with n roms...)

cart rom emulation - planned

vbxe - fine by me, but ask VBXE devs - it's already hdl I think, so doesn't make sense to reimplement...

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vbxe - fine by me, but ask VBXE devs - it's already hdl I think, so doesn't make sense to reimplement...

 

 

Plese, explain ?

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Plese, explain ?

What I think he means is that VBXE is already an HDL design, so it should be easy to add without re-writing it.

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What I think he means is that VBXE is already an HDL design, so it should be easy to add without re-writing it.

 

Exactly.

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If you know Tomasz Piórek, you can ask him very very very nicely to share the code:-)

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So, if I buy one, is it committed to be an Atari 8-bit once the chip is programmed? Or can it be switched back and forth with the Amiga "image"?

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you can switch between them, as you please :)

the chip is only programmed as long as it have power, so it have to load which system you want to play with. every time it start up.

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