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[#] Thu Mar 04 2021 23:01:22 MST from rss <>

Subject: Using MiSTer without the official USB Hub

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Hey, everyone.

Long story short: after a month of not touching my MiSTer kit, the User I/O port (the USB 3.0 Micro B connector on the BlisSTer hub) snapped off, clinging to the patch cable like a cat to a stuffed mouse.

I plan on ordering a replacement - either another BlisSTer or the official hub - but in the meantime, can I till use the MiSTer as is, or with just a normal off-the-shelf USB hub?

If so, what's the proper way to connect it? There's something resembling a USB 3.0 port on the I/O board, but it's labeled "Not USB! User Port", so I don't know if I should be shoving keyboards and the like into it. There's also the "USB Host" Micro connector on the DE-10 Nano board that was connected to the original hub with a bracket, which seems like the more likely candidate, but it'd probably need some sort of funky Micro to Type B adapter to use with a hub.


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[#] Fri Mar 05 2021 13:44:55 MST from rss <>

Subject: MiSTer FPGA Hardware Guide and Setup Tutorial - Wow I love MiSTer

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[#] Fri Mar 05 2021 19:29:34 MST from rss <>

Subject: PONG in a picture frame | e-basteln

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[#] Fri Mar 05 2021 20:03:03 MST from rss <>

Subject: Made a SNES controller to USB adapter for the MiSTer FPGA/PC.

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[#] Sat Mar 06 2021 21:21:20 MST from rss <>

Subject: Updated case as per recommendations, now with free RGB lighting courtesy of the DE10!

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[#] Sat Mar 06 2021 21:42:38 MST from rss <>

Subject: Snac to HDMI not working, can anyone point out any obvious issues I may be missing?

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This may be a noob questiob, but I want to make sure I understand the setup, and am not missing anything. I have some SNES controllers (3rd party old Skool brand, so I get that might be the problem). I'm finding it hard to discover explicit resources detailing the adapters for snac to HDMI that I need.

For less ambiguity, here is a picture of the cable setup I have: .

I accidently ordered a snac to HDMI adapter, instead of snac to usb. So to compensate, I ordered the bliss box cable for snes. I have the analog io board 6.0. So per the instructions on the snac board I broke the jumper (I figured I could always re solder the connection if this was a mistake anyways).

So I have: snac to HDMI plugged into my mister user io port via the extension usb cable it came with, then I have my SNES blissbox cable plugged into the HDMI end. I plug my controller into the cable directly and enabled snac in my mister SNES menu. The controller doesn't work at all, could there be any issue with my setup that I am missing, or is it really hyper specific to first party oem controllers?

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[#] Sun Mar 07 2021 05:12:53 MST from rss <>

Subject: Mister Controller Mapping

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Do any of you knowledgeable people know how to map the F2 key to a controller?

I've been searching but cant seem to find a definitive answer....

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[#] Sun Mar 07 2021 09:47:39 MST from rss <>

Subject: MiSTer: SNES MSU1 possible?

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I was wondering if it's already possible to run MSU1 SNES Games off MiSTer?

Is it working?

Is anyone working on it?

Thanks for any info on this.

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[#] Sun Mar 07 2021 13:39:38 MST from rss <>

Subject: Mechanical Keyboard question

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Does the Mister PSU provide enough juice for a mechanical keyboard with backlighting? It's not that easy to find a cheapish keyboard that doesn't have some sort of backlight, RGB or just single color. I just got a new standing desk and thought I could grab a cheap mechanical keyboard and use it with both my work laptop and the mister since I'm more interested in the computer cores on it anyway.

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[#] Sun Mar 07 2021 17:40:36 MST from rss <>

Subject: Question about this device

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ive seen this device popping up on retro streamers

i have 2 android boxes for emulation that run pretty much anything (minus recent mame games like deathsmiles that require a lot of cpu)

and i can use my bluetooth controllers too

i asked them what it is, but i dont clearly understand ; more accurate emulation?

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[#] Sun Mar 07 2021 19:26:20 MST from rss <>

Subject: A quick word to anyone building Daemonbite Adapters

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TL;DR: The micro USB port on an Arduino Pro Micro is not meant to be constantly plugged / unplugged and will most likely break eventually if you don't compensate for it somehow.

So far I've built 3 Daemonbite adapters: a double SNES, a double Sega, and an arcade encoder.

One of those (the Sega one) is not like the others in that instead of some permanent wiring solution, I just exposed the Arduino's micro USB port. This was a mistake.

I'd used it for a session a month or so ago and tossed in a box after (along with my other MiSTer controller stuff). When I went to get it out again, it wasn't being recognized by anything (neither MiSTer nor my PC). As it turned out, the micro USB port had started to break off of the Arduino and while I was looking over it to see if I could repair the board, I noticed that the solder joints around the connector all looked like cold joints. Also, there are two places on the sides of the port that are supposed to be anchor points and those hardly had any solder on them at all. I did make an attempt to reflow the connector but it never worked right again.

So what to do about this? Ideally, you should get some kind of intermediate wiring so you aren't constantly plugging / unplugging things into this fragile little port. For my arcade stick, I just plugged in a cable and clamped it where it exited the enclosure as a strain relief. For my SNES adapter, I got some micro USB plugs with solder pads on them and soldered a USB cable with strain relief to it. It also doesn't hurt to reinforce the anchor points on the port with some extra solder but make sure you don't use too much or it will go into the USB connector and you won't be able to plug anything in (guess how I learned that). Fortunately, some desoldering braid took care of that.

Since I already had this adapter mostly built and the enclosure doesn't have room for extra wiring (it's tiny), I just reinforced the port a little and will be using a right-angle USB cable that stays permanently attached. I'll probably rebuild it some time with a better enclosure and wiring but for now I think this setup will probably do fine.

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[#] Mon Mar 08 2021 11:16:52 MST from rss <>

Subject: ZX Spectrum Next running on MiST FPGA

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[#] Mon Mar 08 2021 20:55:50 MST from rss <>

Subject: Can somebody ELI5 what Intels eASIC's are? Can they be used for gaming as well?

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[#] Mon Mar 08 2021 23:11:45 MST from rss <>

Subject: Upgraded to 128 mb ram, but the Metal Slug NeoGeo games hang on open. Separately, Zelda: Minish Cap on GBA hangs on the load screen. Are these known problems?

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[#] Tue Mar 09 2021 16:54:40 MST from rss <>

Subject: PR Boom on Mister

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I'm having some trouble getting this to work. Has anyone managed to get it to work?

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[#] Tue Mar 09 2021 17:07:30 MST from rss <>

Subject: Super Pac-Man core For MiSTerFPGA Coming Soon

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[#] Wed Mar 10 2021 14:57:13 MST from rss <>

Subject: Recommended USB Arcade controller PCBs for MiSTer

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With interfaces like SNAC being out for consoles, is there an equivalent for USB to arcade interface PCBs? Is there a recommended vendor or style? Brook? Reynas (cheap AMZ/eBay encoders)? I-PAC? Not all home arcades are equipped with JAMMA interfaces, looking for DIY USB solutions.

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[#] Wed Mar 10 2021 18:08:43 MST from rss <>

Subject: Attaching fan to LTC Header on the DE-10 Nano

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Hi guys.

So I was setting up my DE-10 Nano for the MiSTer. I don't have an IO board, and wanted to attach a fan to the case I have. Since the fan's (a 12v one) connector doesn't attach to the GPIO pins, and I don't have adapters for the wires, in a whim I decided to test if it'd fit into the 2x7 LTC Header, and to my surprise, it did fit and I found two concurrent pins that give voltage and ground respectivelly, making the fan spin just fine.

Now I did'nt find any information about the LTC Header itself. Are there any potential issues tha can arise from a fan being plugged there? Does it give 3.3v or 5v?

I'm also using one of the ground pins from the 2x5 ADC Header pins on a red LED, but I guess since it's just ground it doesn't matter.

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[#] Wed Mar 10 2021 18:05:17 MST from rss <>

Subject: Preserving Sound of Consoles and Computers - UPLINK 2021 [panel with Displaced Gamers, Artemio (creator of MDFourier Project -- tool used to improve MiSTer FPGA audio accuracy), My Life in Gaming]

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[#] Thu Mar 11 2021 17:00:08 MST from rss <>

Subject: The Verge covers MiSTer FPGA

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