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 Post subject: Minimig core in raspberry pi ?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:32 pm 
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As titlte say , would it be possible to do that ?

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 Post subject: Re: Minimig core in raspberry pi ?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:47 pm 
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The raspberry pi is not based on an FPGA, but on an arm cpu. On this type of hardware you'd use emulators like UAE or hatari.

I once tried the hatari Atari ST emulator on the rasp pi since i considered this as an alternative to developing my own FPGA board. The result was not satisfying. The rasp pi is significantly too slow to emulate one of the machines of the 16 bit home computer era with acceptible performance (CPU speed, screen refresh rate, ...).


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 Post subject: Re: Minimig core in raspberry pi ?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:53 pm 
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I agree with Master of Gizmo. Some time ago I tried one of the UAE-based emulators I found somewhere on the net, and the few games I tried were barely playable with frameskip, no audio and at the lowest resolution. Not worth the trouble, if you ask me.

Luckily, there's a bunch of other nice stuff you can run on the PI, like RiscOS, and XBMC :)

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 Post subject: Re: Minimig core in raspberry pi ?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:58 pm 
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My mistake : ARM and not FPGA ,so ok, only emulators.

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Well if you like gaming with PI try Chameleon PI or Retropie wich are launchers with lots of emulators , snes , nes , etc


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 Post subject: Re: Minimig core in raspberry pi ?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:06 pm 
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There's at least one FPGA expansion board (xilink-based) for the Pi:

http://www.astro-designs.com/pixi-200.php

Just imagine: you power on your Pi, to boot natively into AROS:

http://aros-exec.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?start=80&topic_id=7720&viewmode=flat&order=ASC&type=&mode=0

And then that game or demo tries to run on 68000+chipset.. no problem! FPGA Minimig softcore + chipset is there!

One man can dream...


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