Subject: MiSTer FPGA DE10 vs RetroPie / Raspberry Pi; comparing FPGA to software
Subject: IREM's In the Hunt Coming to MiSTer
Subject: Replay2 Board Status
Subject: A new arcade core for every 100 likes, head over to Jotego's tweet (linked) - Analogue Pocket
Subject: WonderSwan Core now available for the Analogue Pocket
submitted by /u/PixelCherryNinja
Here's a link to Adam Gastineau's tweet, which has download link inside it https://twitter.com/iam_agg/status/1614712988925317127?t=094AjGhF1Ocu3XqFUt86wA&s=19
Subject: AMMiSTer: An app For Managing Arcade Games on the MiSTer
Subject: How long can we expect the MiSTer FPGA kit to last? Will we need to recap it in 10-15 years? Can a brand new MiSTer FPGA be in storage for 20 years and not be degraded?
Just curious how durable we can expect our MiSTer fpgas to be, I understand that there are many unknowns, but trying to understand if we can expect a long life like other electronics from the 80s and 90s that have been able to be heavily used and still functioning well today. There are still old sealed consoles that appear to be as new as the day they were made, is that realistic for MiSTer FPGA?
Subject: Have the MSX computer core (SofaRun) and the AO486 core (Top 300 DOS pack) -- what other computer cores should I look into that are mature as what I just posted?
I'm just interested in gaming honestly, and ones that have games that are still enjoyable and fun to play. For example, SD Snatcher on the MSX is mind-boggling -- I had no idea it even existed!
And the AO486 just has a lot of wonderful DOS games that run great, and are a great nostalgia hit from my childhood.
What else am I missing?
Subject: Is there a product between Mist and MISTer? Price and feature-wise.
Subject: Wonder Boy in Monster World MSU-MD won't save on MiSTer
Subject: Very silly question...do I have dual or single SDRAM?
Is there an easy way to tell without taking apart my MiSTer if I have single or dual SDRAM? I want to try the Saturn core but I'm not sure what I have. I bought this prebuilt setup:
What is the easiest way to tell? I have asked the seller, waiting for a response (VERY happy with what he sold me and his shipping btw)
Subject: MiSTer FPGA DE10 NANO! Sega Saturn Viewer Request Core Test! What is Playing Well Lately? FPGA Fun!
Subject: The more I read about the MiSTer project...
The more I read about the project, I am starting to learn it's more based on emulation than actually building true to reality hardware recreation... Or a true system on a chip
This may be true, but why does it "feel" better than a raspberry pi or PC emulation?
Maybe it's the gray screen of the nes emulator has before you choose a ROM
Or the psx bootup to the CD player/mem card screen
Of the ease of use
Or the Kool aid I drank because of the money spent and the heart of the community
Anyone else have thoughts on this?
Subject: I'm about to pull the trigger, but had some questions about my hardware setup with a MISTer
Hey guys. I'm about to pull the trigger and start building a MISTer. I have a potentially weird mix of hardware though:
So this all started when I was going to purchase a Retrotink 5x (or wait for the 4K version) for my consoles. I got myself all excited for it, and then I discovered the MISTer project.
The thing is... I still kinda want the Retrotink for my consoles, even though I realize it will be wholly unnecessary for the MISTer. Also the MISTer itself will probably keep me away from my old hardware. Regardless, my question is:
If I have the Retrotink anyway and wanted to try the MISTer with it, what is the best way to cable that up? i.e. what will generally work or have the lowest latency (before it reaches the retrotink)? If it's not as simple and each comes with a trial and error of .ini configs don't waste your time explaining, I'll just have to google and try it, but if anyone knows then I'll love you forever.
I know that I can use Direct Video out of HDMI to VGA (and if I go that route I'll probably just get a digital board as I wouldn't have a need for Analog out). Or I could go VGA to probably any Analog input on the Retrotink... though even that seems to be finnicky.
Every post I've seen in regards to a MISTer>Retrotink makes it seem like a total waste. So maybe I'm overthinking. But I'm currently stuck deciding on whether I truly need an Analog IO board, or if I can get away with Digital. I'm hoping I can get away with Digital because of TOSLINK + potential for SDRAM expansion which I'm sure will also stay unnecessary. Nice to have if and when though.
Also the fact that Mike got 4K working with the Mister makes me want to build something that will work for it: https://twitter.com/retrotink2/status/1587685879283273729?s=20&t=C-sDf6DD2A5fTbJinHc7vg
For context: I'll be using this on a 3440x1440p monitor to start, and it will eventually be moved to my 4K TV.
The main reason I have for getting this working on Mister would be so it could be setup when 4K releases. But I do think it would be fun to play with the scanlines the 5X can do in the meantime.
Am I overthinking? I am basing my info above off of somewhat old posts so the setup here may be a lot less finnicky than what I imagine.
And apologies if this is a dumb question. I do realize how unnecessary the 5x is for my current use case but if it's possible to future proof for 4K, then I want to!
Subject: Where can you buy the boards/kits needed for MiSTer emulation?
I've been looking online to see where I can find the boards and kits, and I am honestly totally lost. I saw that the DE-10 board seemed to be what everyone was using, but everything I find for the DE-10 nano is like $500. Is there a more cost-effective board/kit that I can get or is that just the current price for entry?
Subject: Selling my MiSTer on r/GameSale if anyone is interested. Will delete this cross post if it violates any sub rules!
Selling my MiSTer to add to my car fund. Looking at $350 + Shipping for the lot below. $320 for local near 08081. I'm open to hearing offers, if you're curious :)
- De-10 Nano w/ Power Cord
- USB Hub w/ Power Cord Splitter
- 128MB SDRAM
- 128GB MicroSD Card
- Bluetooth USB Drive
If you have any further questions or requests for pictures, feel free to ask! Thanks again!
EDIT: As of 1/23, I won't be shipping the item immediately if it sells. I'm waiting on a pickup order for anti-static bubble wrap to keep the De-10 Nano and USB Hub protected. This doesn't apply to local pickup, and will be updated when I get the wrap. Please keep this in mind before committing to buying the item. Thank you for understanding!
Subject: MiSTer FPGA DE10 NANO Jan News! Capcom CPS 3, TMNT, Tons of New Arcade Cores and PS1 Updates
Subject: Upcoming PC-Engine CD core GamePlay
Subject: Mist FPGA 1.4
Subject: A couple of safety questions regarding the MiSTer and using it with a consumer CRT
submitted by /u/OllyKapow
I have very recently set up a MiSTer device with the Analogue I/O board, 128 MB RAM and the USB hub, and it’s hooked up to my consumer CRT via an RGB VGA-to-SCART cable. The setup works great and looks incredible, but I have a couple of questions regarding the safety of my specific setup/usage.
Question 1: Is it safe to keep my MiSTer device next to the CRT when both are powered on?
The DE10-Nano, and the instructional video I used to help with the assembly process, came with very explicit warnings regarding the device’s proximity to static electricity and electromagnetic fields. From my limited understanding, CRT TVs use both to generate their image.
Currently, the device is sitting on top of a printer about 20cm/8in away from the TV, and it seems to be running perfectly fine. However, there is a small space between the TV and the printer which the MiSTer would comfortably fit between, which would put the device within 5cm/2in of the rear right-hand side of the TV (see below).
My concern is that this proximity to the CRT TV could be dangerous for the MiSTer’s electronics, but it really is a convenient spot for it, so I just want to check how safe, if at all, the MiSTer device is at this proximity.
Question 2: Is it safe to leave the USB hub powered while the DE10-Nano itself is unplugged?
I am using a 5 Volt 4 Amps power supply with a splitter cable to power both the DE10-Nano and the USB hub. At the time I purchased the setup, I wasn’t aware that the only way to power off the MiSTer was to unplug its cable.
At first, this was off putting, but having done it a few times I’m now more comfortable doing it. However, to avoid the cable slipping behind the cabinet, I have started leaving the power connector that’s attached to the USB hub plugged in.
I’m assuming this is perfectly safe and eventually, I will swap to a splitter with an inline power switch, but, in the meantime, while I’m here, I just thought it best to check.
Many thanks in advance!