What have you in mind to do with OCM ?

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By Sonic_aka_T

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04-12-2006, 20:39

dunno, I think it's opensource...

By snout

Ascended (15184)

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04-12-2006, 23:19

as the amount of OCM available on pre-order almost completely sold out

Does that mean there maybe some OCM's left ??
Unfortunately it does not. We have some potentially double orders (and a few that have not been confirmed yet), but that might only free up a few. The 'waiting line' currently is longer than the amount of OCMs potentially available.

By shaiwa

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05-12-2006, 11:14

Sad To bad i didn't have funds to buy one... and now on Bazix site the news that there are no plans for a second batch Sad

Hope for an OCM2 ?? Smile

By KNM

Master (172)

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05-12-2006, 11:33

I wanted an MSX1 with ADVRAM,and improved scrolls - horizontal specially -.And TWO PSG´s at the same time with SCC Wink

By madcrow

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05-12-2006, 19:04

Is the OCM a Straight-2 or a 2+? Either way, I would use it as the base of a kickass SymbOS "workstation". With it's powerful 10 MHz mode (and it's in-code, but commented-out support for 20 MHz), MSX2 video and music chip support and more, the OCM is the most powerful 8-bit computer ever built and in combination with SymbOS could easily provide a low-cost/high-performance computer system for the third world. At the various least, I suspect that it will replace the CPC-TREX as the leading-edge platform for SymbOS development.

By dvik

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05-12-2006, 19:18

the OCM is the most powerful 8-bit computer ever built
Well its _emulating_ an 8-bit computer. My PC can do the same and even faster Wink I'm pretty sure SymbOS will kick ass on 10MHz though. It already rock on 3MHz Cool

By Leo

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05-12-2006, 22:48

Yes , It has been told this code would be open source, but it is unclear if the CD will
contain the msx source code in VHDL or VHDL examples .
And i was announced that the code could be freely modified and re-distributed , like with a GPL licence.
Then I wonder why it is not downloadable from the ascii or bazix site ?

By Grauw

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06-12-2006, 11:09

The OCM is currently an MSX2, I haven’t seen any MSX2+ features.

The CD contains the MSX source code in VHDL. I don’t know the actual license of the code yet (my Japanese isn’t so good), but I’m sure that’ll be cleared up in the future. I didn’t see any ROM files among the source code, so I don’t know where they are stored.

One thing I found is that it does have an RTC implementation, but it does not remember the settings after turning it off (it does when only resetting). Functionality to store the RTC settings to the SD card would be useful, or I might try to modify the defaults.

By Sonic_aka_T

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06-12-2006, 13:51

One thing I found is that it does have an RTC implementation, but it does not remember the settings after turning it off (it does when only resetting). Functionality to store the RTC settings to the SD card would be useful, or I might try to modify the defaults.That's a bummer... We'd definately need a fix for that. I'm not SCREEN0|WIDTH80|COLOR15,0,0|SETSCREENing every time I want to b00t my OCM... Does it at least have an internal clock tho?

By cax

Prophet (3736)

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06-12-2006, 15:34

If I understand it right, Grauw is the lucky person who already got his OCM ?
Let's start some other topic where OCM owners can post about their findings and answer the questions from those who want to ask !

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