Padial's eMSX2++ - how soon and how much?

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Van dhau

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10-05-2004, 15:39

Knowing Padial's products from past, I can tell you that his project will come to fruition much faster then any competition, but will have very few installations, at least outside Spain due to a very steep price.

In reality, even three years ago anyone could've bought EMSX: EV4 + 64MB supermapper + ps2-kbd/joystick/rtc/lpt cart + Z380 module

The cost of this system would come to ~600-700 euro.

Obviously only a few marginals bought it...

Van [D-Tail]

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10-05-2004, 15:43

Yeah... So what do you guess EMSX2++ would cost then? If it's just 300 euros, I'm considering of buying one. Otherwise consider my wallet closed Smile

Van flyguille

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10-05-2004, 16:07

Anyone see, on yamaha website, that they sill selling a VDP than got sprites and patterns capabilities?, what close is that VDP than the v9958? , anyone take a look to that PDF?

Van anonymous

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10-05-2004, 16:22

Anyone see, on yamaha website, that they sill selling a VDP than got sprites and patterns capabilities?, what close is that VDP than the v9958? , anyone take a look to that PDF?
Probably not at all.
Yamaha manufactured dozens of special purpose VDP's. Chips that do ONLY sprites, but work together with other chips that do ONLY pattern mode, etc... These chips are mostly used in arcade equipment.
All-purpose VDP's like V99x8 and V9990 are completely different.

Van dhau

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10-05-2004, 19:34

Yeah... So what do you guess EMSX2++ would cost then? If it's just 300 euros, I'm considering of buying one. Otherwise consider my wallet closed Smile

I hope he'll stick to his plan of using eZ80 @ 50MHz - a nice fast cheap CPU with TCP/IP built-in stack if I'm not mistaken... I never liked the idea of Z180/Z280 CPUs. Too old, too expensive...

Van anonymous

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10-05-2004, 22:52

TCP/IP stack is ofcourse not built-in. It's just a software option ZiLOG offers for easy development.

Van [D-Tail]

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10-05-2004, 22:54

TCP/IP stack is ofcourse not built-in. It's just a software option ZiLOG offers for easy development.
You're implying it could be built in then? Would be a good idea, what with Uzix/FB and InterNestorSuite and all Smile

Van anonymous

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10-05-2004, 23:15

If loading into RAM or running from ROM means 'built-in' to you, yes.

Van [D-Tail]

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10-05-2004, 23:30

Mmmm Smile Sounds nice to me Smile

I mean, running from ROM also means it'll be *faster*, doesn't it? That's what counts, I think.

Van flyguille

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10-05-2004, 23:32


Anyone see, on yamaha website, that they sill selling a VDP than got sprites and patterns capabilities?, what close is that VDP than the v9958? , anyone take a look to that PDF?
Probably not at all.
Yamaha manufactured dozens of special purpose VDP's. Chips that do ONLY sprites, but work together with other chips that do ONLY pattern mode, etc... These chips are mostly used in arcade equipment.
All-purpose VDP's like V99x8 and V9990 are completely different.

this is the only one on the list, and got BOTH, patterns and sprites

And why still don't work double quote frame??

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