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Assume thats a IMP blitter... So mixed stock at BEST then it seems...
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Frank Lucas has been selling some on Ebay lately, got one of his which works fine. Came with a socket too, which I will put in my STFM
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Ya, they are pretty much a last resort these days. If you can get it from them you will pay top dollar.
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How possible would it be to emulate this chip in a FPGA or CPLD or whatever it is you use?
Surely as time goes on that would be a option that gets cheaper while using original chips is a option which gets more expensive and harder?
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DrF wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:17 am How possible would it be to emulate this chip in a FPGA or CPLD or whatever it is you use?
Surely as time goes on that would be a option that gets cheaper while using original chips is a option which gets more expensive and harder?
Hmm,this seems to mirror a conversation I had with exxos yesterday...
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:23 am
DrF wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:17 am How possible would it be to emulate this chip in a FPGA or CPLD or whatever it is you use?
Surely as time goes on that would be a option that gets cheaper while using original chips is a option which gets more expensive and harder?
Hmm,this seems to mirror a conversation I had with exxos yesterday...
Already underway https://www.exxosforum.co.uk/forum/viewt ... 120#p20010

Working with Exxos we have this board which is about to be sent off to be produced. Of course there is still a lot more to do with this board.
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Icky wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:24 am
rubber_jonnie wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:23 am

Hmm,this seems to mirror a conversation I had with exxos yesterday...
Already underway https://www.exxosforum.co.uk/forum/viewt ... 120#p20010

Working with Exxos we have this board which is about to be sent off to be produced. Of course there is still a lot more to do with this board.
Like a mad impulsive fool I volunteered to build one of these too....
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800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:26 am
Icky wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:24 am

Already underway https://www.exxosforum.co.uk/forum/viewt ... 120#p20010

Working with Exxos we have this board which is about to be sent off to be produced. Of course there is still a lot more to do with this board.
Like a mad impulsive fool I volunteered to build one of these too....
Was that another idea you had RJ :D
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Icky wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:52 am
Was that another idea you had RJ :D
Not sure it was an idea I had. Maybe I should just start blamestorming everyone else and see who it sticks to!
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800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
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Madcap ideas are a thing on this forum :D
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