What have you in mind to do with OCM ?

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Par wolf_

Ambassador_ (9950)

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14-12-2006, 15:23

Why on earth should we ever need such large memory models??? Question

640kb ought to be enough for everyone, rite? Tongue

Par cax

Prophet (3737)

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14-12-2006, 15:28

OK, but which USB devices have a standart way of using ?
Each kind of printer will require it's own driver, and I can't imagine every OCM user writing a driver for his own printer.

USB mice seems have such a standard.
USB storage devices do too AFAIK (but I still think there is no need in them)
What about other devices ?

Par MicroTech

Champion (385)

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14-12-2006, 15:35

Why on earth should we ever need such large memory models??? Question

640kb ought to be enough for everyone, rite? Tongue

You got the ideaWink

Primary & secondary slot selection easily becomes rather convulse: I think 32 bit should be the new cpu/mmu "word", then only a reduced set of 20, 24 or more bits can be really used.
But I would design in terms of "32bits".

BTW Wolf_ did you receive my mail? (I sent you some time ago)

Par wolf_

Ambassador_ (9950)

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14-12-2006, 15:41

Yes, but my time for the moment is gone'ish (MSXDev entry, 2 TV series (of which one is a pilot for a new series) and other stuff), I'll come back to you after new year.. (or just remind me of it after new year <- most likely Tongue ).

Par Hydlide

Master (171)

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14-12-2006, 15:49

I have no idea about how USB connector can be used and for what.

wireless networking
wired networking
audio
controllers (Wii mote? Smile)
external storage
steering for stuff (whatever, name it.. modeltrains)

etc

Par cax

Prophet (3737)

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14-12-2006, 17:00

Using wheel and pedals in F1 Spirit Smile Well, I already can do this on PC with MSX emulator.

So I vote for wi-fi. Should be the most convenient and affordable way to add networking capabilities.
Just buy a wi-fi USB adapter in a nearest store... wait, do they require proprietary drivers or not ?

Par Manuel

Ascended (18704)

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14-12-2006, 19:14

Using an USB memory stick as a harddisk sounds cool Smile

Par snout

Ascended (15184)

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14-12-2006, 19:16

it -sounds- cool, but would it be useful? (As in: we got SD/MMC already, and can - if we want to - already user FDD, IDE, SCSI and CompactFlash). Sounds to me like those 2 USB ports could better serve a better purpose than 'more storage'.

Par cax

Prophet (3737)

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14-12-2006, 19:20

Is there any reason why SD/MMC slot is not enough as external storage ?
You just want to reuse your USB flash cards and storage devices instead of buying one big SD card that will contain everything you need ?
Well, if you feel it should be cool... go for it.

Par Latok

msx guru (3866)

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14-12-2006, 21:52

I agree with snout here. The USB should first be used for a mouse. With already having the SD/MMC-slot I also don't see the need for a USB mass storage driver that much.

We need to connect the 1chipMSX to the internet so it needs an ethernet connector, either wired or wireless. But do these ethernet options have a standard way of using? Like cax already mentioned? Else we all should buy the same specific piece of hardware for which a 1chipMSX USB driver in VHDL has been written or something?

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