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by qwertyface
23 Nov 2019, 13:34
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: A Forth for Gigatron?
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: A Forth for Gigatron?

You weren't kidding when you said that writing Forth in native code "will be a big undertaking, especially as a first project"! I thought I should just post to say that I'm still trying, and making steady if unimpressive progress. I think I have the timing sensitive code done (at least for now - it ...
by qwertyface
17 Nov 2019, 14:07
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Atari 8-bit architecture and homebrew versions
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Atari 8-bit architecture and homebrew versions

I might add that I thought the final image was less than classy, and subtracted from the otherwise impressive feat.
by qwertyface
17 Nov 2019, 14:03
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Atari 8-bit architecture and homebrew versions
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Atari 8-bit architecture and homebrew versions

On the subject of the Atari 2600, I recently saw this demo which I thought was really impressive considering the severe limitations of the hardware (and also I love the music). It did get me thinking what a demo scene production for the Gigatron could look like - with clever coding it could probably...
by qwertyface
28 Oct 2019, 20:56
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: A Forth for Gigatron?
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: A Forth for Gigatron?

Well to answer the original question, is there interest in Forth on the Gigatron, it seems clear that the answer is 'yes'. I must admit that I've been well and truly "nerd sniped". Of the three paths of v6502, vCPU , and the 8 bit Gigatron CPU, it seems clear that the v6502 is the path of least resi...
by qwertyface
24 Oct 2019, 12:45
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: A Forth for Gigatron?
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: A Forth for Gigatron?

Surely the more interesting hack would be to target the real Gigatron CPU, making the FORTH "runtime" effectively a third virtual CPU. I've never written a Forth before, but I've been thinking about doing it a lot recently. The Harvard architecture presents some challenges (although no doubt it's be...