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MiSTer PC Engine CD & TurboGrafx-CD Begins

ElectronAsh just posted his initial open-source PC Engine & TurboGrafx-CD code for adding CD support to  MiSTer’s TG16 core. This is important not only for PC Engine CD, but also Sega CD, Jaguar CD, Playstation, and other disc-based systems, because portions of the code to stream CD data will be similar across platforms. The work […]

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MiSTer ColecoVision Core Gets Super Game Module Support

The Super Game Module is a hardware add-on for the ColecoVision that extends its capabilities significantly, doubling its RAM to 32kb and doubling its sound channels to eight. The SGM is a $100 add-on but sells out quickly every time it goes for sale, which pushes market prices to around $300. Super Game Module Games […]

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SD2SNES Gets S-DD1 Special Chip Support

Magno has been working on an open-source S-DD1 special chip FPGA core for SD2SNES for over a year, completing roughly 95% of the code, and Redguy made it playable. His latest commits on Github successfully add support for SDD-1 games in SD2SNES. It hasn’t been officially released yet, but a pre-compiled build was shared (link […]

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MiSTer SNES Core Released

As I reported last week, a new and never-before-seen Super Nintendo FPGA emerged recently and took the world by surprise. Srg320 presented a relatively complete SNES implementation, complete with special chip integration. Now that core is on MiSTer. SNES FPGA porting to MiSTer proceeded at a tremendous pace, with ElectronAsh undertaking the effort to get […]

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MiSter Core Updates: Genesis, SMS, NES, GB, TG16

A big rounds of MiSTer core updates went out over the weekend. The most important is the addition of Ijor’s cycle-accurate Motorola 68000 soft-core to the Genesis core, as expected. As well as the addition of Sega Game Gear support added to the Sega Master System core, and official Famicom Disk System support added into […]

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MiSTer Altair 8800 Core Released

The 1974 Altair 8800 was the first commercially successful home-computer ever released, and MiSTer just got an open-source core for it care of Fred VanEijk and Cyril Venditti. The 8800 can be programmed to play music (like Daisy, and Fool on the Hill) and a simple bit-chasing game. While cores like this have little mass […]

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New SNES FPGA Appears Out Of Nowhere

srg320 released what appears to be a well made, open-source, relatively complete Super Nintendo/Super Famicom core for a Cyclone FPGA with special chip support already integrated. The release came out of nowhere, as has become the norm for FPGA developments. Users are currently investigating if it can be quickly brought over to MiSTer. A random […]

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MiSTer FX68K Cycle-Accurate Motorola 68000 Core Source Released

Ijor released the source code for FX68K a cycle-accurate Motorola 68000 soft-core (soft cores are components, rather than whole platforms) that was first hinted at in the release of his Atari ST core FXCAST. The 68000 was a common processor used in a wide range of consoles, home PCs, and arcade games. Having a perfect […]