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Thought I would share this video from RMC.  Definitely looking forward to further information and details (especially pricing).  May have to finally jump into the FPGA pool. 

 

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It comes loaded with 128 MB ram, I/O, SNAC port, audio in.  It comes with or without the DE10 fpga.  I wouldn't be surprised if it's cheaper than buying the equivalent of all the boards.  Depending on what you want to emulate you might not need many of those extras.

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As he says in the vid, the price is 141 GBP + VAT, for just this all-in-one board. Case will be extra, or you can print it yourself. You then need to buy the DE10 nano too (170USD). It's okay, I guess, for people who have bigger budgets and don't want to cobble it together themselves, but as mr_me says, these extras aren't really needed. My latest cheap-o estimate for MiSTer is ~250 USD  (128MB RAM+DE10+cheap USB hub & heatsink/fan), this will play everything, and if you go with 32MB RAM you can get close to the 200USD mark and still be able to run 98% of the soft (only some bigger NeoGeo and CPS games need 128 MB atm). Big savings, which I quite appreciated and spent on other silly retro gaming stuff.Insert other media

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Great video! I like that the FPGA console has an AUDIO in for loading from cassette tape.

 

Does this allow the Atari 2600 FPGA core to load SuperCharger tapes like the Gopher emu?   

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Will it be possible to connect a USB-keyboard (or PS/2)? To get a full FPGA Atari 8-bit for example? What about the keys Reset/Option/Select/Start/Help?

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5 hours ago, Pokeypy said:

Right. But if this is a console without a keyboard, where are these F-keys?

You can use any USB keyboard, wired or wireless

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On 8/27/2021 at 8:58 AM, John Stamos Mullet said:

This looks great, but yeah - I fear pricing is going to be a yikes.

Yeah, pricing will be a big point.  Granted, it is meant to get one into the MiSTer scene.  But, will just have to see how everything shakes out.

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1 hour ago, John Stamos Mullet said:

technically it's grave-robbing.

You mean, it makes you a Tomb Raider? :)

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I realize the MISTer isn't that difficult to set up, but this is a much more appealing version of it than the plain tower with a case.

 

It's definitely interesting, and I'll follow it along once they start sending units. 

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The tower and case, with some assembly required, gives a sense of personalization. This. Is. Mine!

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6 hours ago, Keatah said:

The tower and case, with some assembly required, gives a sense of personalization. This. Is. Mine!

I will probably take the plunge, too.  I do like my Nvidia Shield TV setup, but something better and more curated wouldn't hurt.

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I'd like a MiSTer Multisystem with an included keyboard.

 

There's another FPGA-project slowly taking shape, which aims at creating a modern successor to the C64, which is called "Mega65". It says, the project is open-source. There had already been a DYI-kit of it, which had a nice compact keyboard. It looked like this. As I understand it, this case and keyboard design would be open-source too. The Mega65 is a nice project. But the product will be quite expensive (as I read), and focusses on its own system. I'd prefer a Multisystem, to run ZX Spectrum-, Atari 800XL-, Amiga 500 (1200)- and Mame-cores on it.

And have it all in an opaque (not transparent like in the picture) light grey case (C128 or A500-style), and a keyboard as shown. At a reasonable price. That would be ideal.

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Updated video with lots of good FAQs.  Definitely looks good, but is pricey.

 

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