Last month Ace joined me on a live-stream to reveal a preview of his impressive new FPGA core for MiSTer, Arkanoid (1986) Arcade. The core is now publicly released after a very long development cycle that required transposing several PCBs of real arcade hardware (a mix of arcade PCBs, old ICs, and other soft-core donors) to VHDL. The core is free and open-source, and is available here. It has come a long way since our preview, and I hope to show it in action again soon. Ace has more exciting FPGA plans for the future too, but is keeping them under wraps.
I asked Ace to share a few words about his first FPGA core for MiSTer: