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by at67
Yesterday, 07:51
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Problems with Babelfish (Arduino Nano?)
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Problems with Babelfish (Arduino Nano?)

I'll tackle it this weekend, I'm about to release a beta version of my BASIC compiler in the next couple of days. P.S. I whipped up a quick breadboard version of the new circuit using my second Nano and it works great with the latest BabelFish, although it took me a couple of minutes of head scratch...
by at67
Yesterday, 06:21
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Problems with Babelfish (Arduino Nano?)
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Problems with Babelfish (Arduino Nano?)

I was having a quick play with the new version of BabelFish and couldn't get it to run with my Nano hardware; then it struck me that the hardware configuration for the Nano has changed as it now supports controller and PS2 functionality, which is great and a welcome addition in functionality. But......
by at67
12 Nov 2019, 05:09
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: bbCode issues
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: bbCode issues

Cheers.
by at67
11 Nov 2019, 11:21
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Problems with Babelfish (Arduino Nano?)
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Problems with Babelfish (Arduino Nano?)

If I understand the reasoning correctly here, the fact that I don't have any issues is that I always have a controller plugged in; thus no floating input?
by at67
11 Nov 2019, 11:16
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Pluggy Reloaded
Replies: 27
Views: 525

Re: Pluggy Reloaded

Very cool stuff in this thread, hurry up and finish all of it, HW, SW, PCB, file system, etc ;)
by at67
09 Nov 2019, 11:15
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Modified Gigatron Design Ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: Modified Gigatron Design Ideas

*Note* Not sure what is up with the quoting system, but it seems broken in Mozzila and Edge under Win10 for this particular message :/ What would be a decent FIFO to use? I never really thought of FIFOs and shift registers. So any information on those would be a good start. Here's a quick example of...
by at67
09 Nov 2019, 00:27
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Crude single-step with more blinkenlights
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Crude single-step with more blinkenlights

That's cool; it's one thing single stepping an emulation in software and assuming/hoping that's how the hardware works exactly, but all together a different thing seeing the physical beast single step. The Gigatron is a great architecture for study, learning and modification; I'll be watching to see...
by at67
08 Nov 2019, 12:33
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Problems with Babelfish (Arduino Nano?)
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Problems with Babelfish (Arduino Nano?)

I'm using the old version of BabelFish, (Ver1 and a specific one I built using Ver1 as a base), on the Nano just fine with both ROMv4 and DEVROM. I haven't tried the newest version of BabelFish yet, (I haven't had the time to port over my emulator hardware control features to it yet); so I am not su...
by at67
01 Nov 2019, 05:00
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Modified Gigatron Design Ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: Modified Gigatron Design Ideas

Have you thought about using a modern FIFO, (or even something older like the Dallas2009 which would almost fit the retro timeline), to decouple the video bitstream from the output VGA timing requirements? In theory it would be pretty simple, the FIFO intercepts the video data at whatever speed the ...
by at67
23 Oct 2019, 23:39
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: New vCPU instructions? (poll)
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: New vCPU instructions? (poll)

No issues with CALLI on the new ROM so far, works correctly in emulation and on hardware with some pretty complex examples.

Cheers.