MiST - Amiga ST FPGA + intro
ben at bensinclair.com
Thu Mar 31 09:58:13 CDT 2016
I'm an SGI guy too!
In college I worked as a sysadmin for a lab running a Challenge, and Indigo
and Indy desktops. I have a nice O2 with a 1600SW, and just got an Octane
that seems to have a bad graphics board. In the past I had an Indy and an
Indigo with ELAN graphics.
I'd love to have a Tezro, or even a Fuel, but they're hard to come by!
On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 9:41 AM, devin davison <lyokoboy0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Cool to see another SGI guy around here. Welcome to the list.
> Im scheduled to pick up a couple of Tezro's next month along with some
> related hardware and software. ill post back with some pictures to show
> what I pick up.
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 12:18 PM, Swift Griggs <swiftgriggs at gmail.com>
> > http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=96
> > I recently picked up one of these devices. I'll apologize in advance if
> > you folks have already had a discussion about the MiST. Basically, it's
> > FPGA that's capable of emulation (for lack of a better term) of many
> > platforms on a hardware level. I only got mine about two weeks ago, and
> > still sifting through a ton of material and focused mainly on the Amiga
> > ST platforms (stuff I played with as a pre-teen and teen). I have to say,
> > so far it's pretty awesome.
> > The coolest feature in my opinion is the standard joystick ports on the
> > side that "just work" with all the emulation targets. I always favored
> > using Sega Genesis controllers in those (rather than the rinky-dink
> > "red joystick" of the time). They work oh-so-great with this rig.
> > The only issue is finding a monitor that doesn't have a fit over 15Khz
> > refresh rates. I use an NEC MultiSync with sync-on-green and all that fun
> > stuff. I'm still busy getting AROS running on "my Amiga" (which is
> > represented by an SD card with my ROM image from my A3000 and a metric
> > crapton of floppy images).
> > You basically hit a keystroke or joystick combo and you can swap
> > reboot, etc.. If you are into any of these, I can recommend the MiST:
> > * ST/STE (also on SCART 15KHz)
> > * Amiga 500/600/1200 ( AGA CORE BETA core)
> > * C64 (partially - still developed)
> > * Atari 8bit ( 96%)
> > * Collecovision
> > * ZX81
> > * Atari 2600
> > * ZX Spectrum with AY, aslo with DIVMMC and ESXDOS
> > * SEGA GENESIS
> > * Apple II(x)
> > * MSX
> > * AMSTRAD CPC (BETA)
> > * A few others, you'll want to check.
> > BTW, I'm new to the list (1st post). So, I'll introduce myself. I'm
> > just another IT worker with a background in Unix systems. I'm 41 and I
> > started with HP-UX 10.x (high school) and branched out to every kind of
> > Unix box I could get my hands on (Yes. I'm one of those Unix zealots, but
> > that might be too gentle a description). I spent the 90's with SGIs
> > I still collect, I have an O2+, two Indys, and a bruzin' Tezro fully
> > out). I spent the early 2k's coding for supper as a "security engineer"
> > (read: writing exploits which I don't much care for now) and some stints
> > a Tru64 admin. On the in between gigs and contracts I've touched just
> > everything (and in the last 10 years a lot of new Unix hardware). I've
> > professionally admin'd or coded for IRIX, Solaris, Linux, Tru64 (OSF/1 or
> > Digital Unix for some), FreeBSD, HP-UX, UNICOS, and AIX. As a hobbyist,
> > I've also tinkered greatly with NetBSD (maybe my favorite), OpenBSD, and
> > Minix. Then of course there is the spacey or rare stuff I've put hands
> > I'm talking about things like UnixWare, Xenix, SCO, SunOS, BSDi, DG/UX,
> > NeXTStep/OpenStep, A/UX, and even non-Unix stuff like Sprite, L4, QNX,
> > HURD, BeOS, Haiku, AROS, Genode, and others. I code fairly well in C,
> > script, and TCL. I code not-as-well in AREXX, Python, Ruby, PHP, Lua,
> and a
> > few other scripting languages. I'm pleased to be on this list, and to
> > your myriad acquaintances.
> > -Swift
> > PS: My spell checker needs and ex-lax after going insane over this email
> > full of Unix variants and ancient platforms.
ben at bensinclair.com
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