MiSTer FPGA - OT


#81

Its more the new toy issue.

It happens when I get a new everdrive or a new PC. I install a bunch of stuff on it and I try everything out because I want to see how well it works (less so with everdrives). In this situation, it feels more like a PC because I am trying out things I never could before, things look better than they did before on my analog equipment.

Mainly, I have been sampling game gear and PC Engine as I don’t have either one right now. I was quite fond of game gear back in the day, even though I was a Nintendo kid, i loved my GG. I always wanted a TG16 so the fact that I fell in love with PCE all these years later is just awesome. Even if mister is 100% perfect, I know for a fact that I will end up with a PC Engine some day. I really want to get a PCE GT as I can play the rest on my mister.


#82

I was going to buy an MSX2, C64, & X68000 but after using the MiSTer I’ve decided against it. For me, it’s not worth the time, maintenance and modding costs. I too have been looking at handhelds and plan to buy a Lynx, NeoGeo Pocket Color, and Wonderswan Crystal before summer 2020 as it’s hard to replicate the experience of holding them in your hands.


#83

A MISTer in a good looking all-in-one keyboard case would totally do me. Like an Atari ST, Amiga, Archimedes, C64 vibe. But with modern nicer to use chicklet key caps.

Edit: of course somebody has already done it with an Amiga A600.


#84

Yeah but MiSTER will probably never be able to run PC Engine CD games. So that alone makes me glad that I got my SSDS3.

Only thing that will make me buy a MiSTer is if Neo Geo works on it, and it seems that the current SDRAM board may not be enough for it to work per Furrtek.


#85

actually it’s in progress

if you mean your actual physical CDs then that’s another thing

https://www.retrorgb.com/mister-pc-engine-cd-turbografx-cd-begins.html


#86

Yeah they totally think they can get the CD games running. The MiSTer is my PC Engine.


#87

Cool


#88

This is huge!


#89

I’m not plugging this Patreon but it does give a short update on neo geo cores. As in, they’re up and running.

It’s crazy how fast things are popping up for this thing.


#90

I saw my name in the credits!!


#91

Will you be running the NG in native resolution? If so, let me know how that goes - or really, how easy it is to do.


#92

How long before somebody produces a console based off it? Equivalent to an Analog unit?


#93

You can buy a 3D printed case essentially almost console-izing it, it has some limitations so it’s not an off the shelf product, but it’s a very DIY project all along anyway.


#94

I’d think the eventual evolution of the unit would involve multiple and differing add-ons, depending on what you’re after.

FPGA tower of power.

I don’t know much about the actual hardware that analogue produces, but they could theoretically do the same. Although I think they’re doing fairly well with the one-offs units currently.


#95

I think the Analogue machines offer a product for a different audience. I still intend on buying a SG even though I’m happy with the way the MiSTer runs Genesis games. I’m less interested in what they are doing with Game Gear now because the MiSTer has a great filter and Kevtris isn’t really into that sort of thing.