Do you know the MIST-FPGA board? No? It is intended to rebuild old computer systems and consoles with it. I use the term “rebuild” because it fits better in combination with a FPGA than “emulate”, because there is no program running within the FPGA, but it is real hardware which is running. Confused :-)? Anyway, the name MIST is a combination of Amiga and Atari ST, and of course, both systems are already running on the systems together with a lot of other computer and console systems, too (e.g. Nintendo NES, Commodore 64, PC Engine, etc.). Since some time, there is also an Amstrad CPC core available for the MIST-FPGA board and it was released in version r004.7.2 some days ago. The new version features some bugfixes and support for the R-Type remake by Easter Egg. So if you own a MIST-FPGA board, give it a try. You can find more information about the installation of the Amstrad CPC core and the binaries on the MIST-FPGA GitHub page.
The online magazine “Low Res” is now available. The idea of this magazine was to bring discmags into the internet. It features mostly articles from the Atari ST point of view… so why do I mention it here? Well, the current issue – number 2 – contains at least two articles which are CPC related. The first one was a cooperation with the german CPC forum and tries to deal with the prejudices which other users with other systems have about the CPC. The second is a meeting report of the XzentriX 2009 which is a retro meeting in Seeshaupt / Germany. It normally gets visited by a lot of (german) CPC users, too.
Here are the contents of issue 2:
- The future of ST web collections: Atarimania
- The truth about the Amstrad CPC
- The future of the patches
- Where are they now? Missing Demos.
- Sodium by Rave Noise Overscan.
- Cernit Trandafir by Dead Hackers Society.
- Alt Party 2009 – Man versus Machine versus rain!
- The beast and the bird under load
- Xzentrix 2009 – party report
- Sundown 2009 Party Report
- The future for the CT63 lies in smaller things?
- An old trick re-used?
- My life with the CT63
- Wiz2600 – an Atari 2600 emulator for the GP2X Wiz
- UltraSatan in use, some quirks and workarounds.
- JayMSA – multifeatured disk image handling for Atari ST
- A brief history of the ST.
- 20 years ago
- An interview with Rygar about the Lynx and its 20 years.
You can read the new issue directly on the Low Res website.