new msx2+ hardware

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By syn

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01-06-2014, 09:18

Foody remember altera boards dont have cartridge ports so you cant use gfx9k.

Also, I dont know where you live but im pretty sure msx2 can be cheaper than a de1 Wink

By AxelStone

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01-06-2014, 12:32

syn wrote:

Foody remember altera boards dont have cartridge ports so you cant use gfx9k.

Also, I dont know where you live but im pretty sure msx2 can be cheaper than a de1 Wink

Not sure, Altera DE1 is a fully functional MSX2+ with a big amount of RAM (except for cartridge slots, this is really a handicap). Altera DE1 can be bought totally new for about 120-150€ depending the shipping cost. The price for an used MSX2+ is about 180-200€ with no modifications and about 220€ with RAM expanded to 256-512Kb.

However I think the experience of a real MSX2+ is better than use a FPGA Wink

By fzanoto

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01-06-2014, 16:46

hello,
I am doing the project in parts, the part of the turbo was tested on another computer, not yet implemented in this prototype.
Yes, the slots are very nearby, and I have to change, soon-soon I'll mount another prototype with more modifications.

By fzanoto

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01-06-2014, 16:54

no

By fzanoto

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01-06-2014, 16:55

msd wrote:

Do you use the wait signal from the v9958?

no

By fzanoto

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01-06-2014, 17:19

By fzanoto

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01-06-2014, 17:50

hi,
I´m looking for a new design:
http://optotech.net.br/fzanoto/m5x_arquivos/image006.jpg
some ideas?

By foody

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01-06-2014, 18:53

AxelStone wrote:
syn wrote:

Foody remember altera boards dont have cartridge ports so you cant use gfx9k.

Also, I dont know where you live but im pretty sure msx2 can be cheaper than a de1 Wink

Not sure, Altera DE1 is a fully functional MSX2+ with a big amount of RAM (except for cartridge slots, this is really a handicap). Altera DE1 can be bought totally new for about 120-150€ depending the shipping cost. The price for an used MSX2+ is about 180-200€ with no modifications and about 220€ with RAM expanded to 256-512Kb.

However I think the experience of a real MSX2+ is better than use a FPGA Wink

Ooh wow it does not have cartridge slot at all. I confused the expansion header with cartridge slot...arrgh! Back to square one I suppose. Forget getting MSX 2 they are expensive to get by and the resources or websites you guys are telling me are in languages I do not understand and it is like craigslist. So it is not something I will use as an alternative. I will get the gfx9900 instead.

By ApolloBoy

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03-06-2014, 02:42

foody wrote:

and the resources or websites you guys are telling me are in languages I do not understand

That's what Google Translate's for...

By Poltergeist

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03-06-2014, 09:58

The GFX9000 is not a replacement for an MSX2. It's an addon for MSX and MSX2, but it does not support the specific MSX2 and MSX2+ screenmodes (4 through 12). So, if you would plug it into an MSX (not 2) computer, you will only have the screenmodes 0 through 3, and the extra screenmodes of the GFX9000. And I'm not sure it would work on an MSX at all...

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