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by bmwtcu
21 Feb 2024, 10:58
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Hello! I made a Gigatron
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Hello! I made a Gigatron

Are you able to tell what IC the knock off controller uses inside? I'm assuming it's hidden under a glob top. If you have the parts handy, it's fairly trivial to build a CD4021B or 74xx165 based NES controller if you want a guarantee of compatibility. https://www.raphnet.net/electronique/arcade_cont...
by bmwtcu
18 Oct 2023, 11:05
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Craps (Dice Game)
Replies: 4
Views: 2088

Re: Craps (Dice Game)

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by bmwtcu
18 Oct 2023, 08:08
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Craps (Dice Game)
Replies: 4
Views: 2088

Re: Craps (Dice Game)

Nice work Mike! Dude, first Poker then Craps... When are Slots, Roulette and Blackjack going to be released? I'll get started working on the Gigatron Casino setup. Congrats again!
by bmwtcu
08 Sep 2023, 08:00
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: New Gigatron in Russia
Replies: 8
Views: 2666

Re: New Gigatron in Russia

I'm still leaning toward overscan. Most modern TVs I've used have a PC mode that removes all post-processing like scaling, etc. If you don't have that, I'd suggest trying a native 4:3 monitor (not TV) if possible. Something old enough where 640x480 was actually tested! Where I'm at, I've picked up m...
by bmwtcu
07 Sep 2023, 16:32
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: New Gigatron in Russia
Replies: 8
Views: 2666

Re: New Gigatron in Russia

Is that a monitor or TV? If TV, does it have a overscan on/off or PC mode menu setting? Are you using 6.25MHz crystal or something different?
by bmwtcu
30 Aug 2023, 20:39
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Simple graphics lib to port for glcc?
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Re: Simple graphics lib to port for glcc?

I played around with the DJGPP version of Allegro decades ago for 8-bit graphics on a 486DX2/50 . Might be useful as inspiration for an API, but probably too complicated for what the Gigatron can reasonably handle. https://www.allegro.cc/files/?v=4.2
by bmwtcu
25 Apr 2023, 16:59
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: ROM switching:
Replies: 12
Views: 4735

Re: ROM switching:

Hans61 wrote: 25 Apr 2023, 15:22 The MCP100 has a push-pull output.
Not sure if you meant changing the hardware as in board layout or if component changes were also out, but could you swap the MCP100 out for a MCP131?
https://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/ ... 01906D.pdf
by bmwtcu
19 Apr 2023, 12:32
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Reversi (Othello) [game]
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: Reversi (Othello) [game]

No worries! I'm really impressed by all the new Gigatron game releases of late.
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by bmwtcu
19 Apr 2023, 00:42
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Reversi (Othello) [game]
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: Reversi (Othello) [game]

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