One chip MSX core on MIST FPGA board

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By skumlerud

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09-10-2014, 10:27

I just saw this on atari-forum.com Smile I have a MIST and will try this core tonight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuJGqrItLts
https://github.com/robinsonb5/OneChipMSX

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By MIST

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09-10-2014, 10:51

Alastair imho hasn't relased a core for the MIST yet. What you see in the video is a core i built yesterday from Alastairs code. There are still some small things to be ironed out.

What you don't see in the video is that it's being controlled using a small usb gamepad and a tiny wireless keyboard mouse combo since the MIST supports USB inpput devices.

By skumlerud

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09-10-2014, 13:00

Yes, but I guess I can build a core from the sources at github, right?

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10-10-2014, 12:21

By st1mpy

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10-10-2014, 23:40

It is an interesting board, but its a shame there appears to be no spare pins to expand it to support real cartridge slots.

By MIST

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11-10-2014, 16:55

Cartridge slots means 5v level shifters and a new case. I fully understand that the msx community has a use for this. But that's exactly what those specialized boards like the original onechipmsx are for. The MIST board is more a generic platform and its usually expanded using usb peripherals. Unfortunately usb is not fast enough to connect a rom cartridge expander.

By spl

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21-04-2015, 22:00

I've just tested the MSX core on my recently arrived MiST board Big smile That's great Smile Smile

By spl

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04-05-2015, 18:40

Wow, MSX core for MiST board has Megaram cart, so I can load some megaroms like aleste using execrom Big smile Next MSX RU at Barcelona I'll go with my 1chipMSX and my MiST Board Smile

By Musashi

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18-05-2015, 11:44

Does the MSX CORE support MSX MUSIC / SCC sound ?

By giuseve

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18-05-2015, 21:55

Uhm, intersting.
Just some questions.
1) Where is the SD to save on all my ROM and DSK files?
2) What MSX Stuff is not implemented yet (maybe TurboR? What else?)
3) it cost 200€. Maybe without SD. A real MSX2+ can be less expensive. What about it?

By RetroTechie

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19-05-2015, 00:50

giuseve wrote:

1) Where is the SD to save on all my ROM and DSK files?

On the front? http://code.google.com/p/mist-board/wiki/TheBoard
If I read the quick start guide for the MSX core correctly, BIOS and MSX-DOS system files, disk images etc all go on the same FAT16 formatted card.

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3) it cost 200€. Maybe without SD. A real MSX2+ can be less expensive. What about it?

Personally in this price range, I'd spend a bit more and get an Arcade Replay board. Not much more expensive, but looks like higher quality hardware to me (dedicated DAC IC vs. resistor networks for video out signals, expansion connector, things like that). The MIST board does seem to support a nice selection of cores though, home computers and game consoles. Unlike the Arcade Replay which is more geared towards... yes, arcade machines. :-)

Or buy a cheaper board like Altera DE1/DE0/DE0-Nano, and a bit of DIY to add whatever connectors are supported with that board.

I think the point of buying a board like this, is 2-fold:
a) BRAND NEW, compact hardware. Not many parts to fail, SD reader, CPU turbo options, etc, etc included.
b) Flexible. Multiple cores, from time to time updated to fix bugs or add features. Boards like the DE1/DE0 can double as base for countless electronics projects.

If that's not what you're looking for, go for a good old MSX2(+, Turbo-R) machine.

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