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MiSTer Updates Roundup Week of 12/16/2018

In the world of MiSTer there were new cores released this week, core updates, and more.

SmokeMonster MiSTer Pack List v2.0 Released
Database: https://github.com/SmokeMonsterPacks/EverDrive-Packs-Lists-Database
Release Notes: https://www.epforums.org/showthread.php?101715-EverDrive-Packs-Release-Thread&p=1934764#post1934764

New Arcade Core: Joust
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Arcade-Joust_MiSTer/

New Arcade Core: Stargate (AKA Defender II)
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Arcade-Stargate_MiSTer

New Arcade Core: Robotron 2084
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Arcade-Robotron_MiSTer/

New Arcade Core: Bubbles
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Arcade-Bubbles_MiSTer/

New Arcade Core: Splat
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Arcade-Splat_MiSTer/

New core coming soon: Odyssey2
https://github.com/Kitrinx/Odyssey2_MiSTer

SNES Core Update
– Support for DSP-1/2/3/4 special chip games
– Support for CX4 special chip games
– Support for SDD1 special chip games
– Disable load/save backup RAM for RAM-less carts
– Fix SPDIF distorted audio
– Use ROM size from file size instead of header (fixes the patched/homebrew ROMs)
– Some other fixes
You need to update MiSTer to play accelerated games!
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/SNES_MiSTer

MiSTer Main Update
– Fix vsync_adjust option broken in previous release
– Minimig: Move screen adjust option to Audio & Video page
– SNES: support for ROMs with 512b header (interleaved/encrypted ROMs aren’t supported!)
– SNES: update the parser with chip detection
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_MiSTer/tree/master/releases

ao486 (486 Home Computer) Core Update
– Switch to open source scaler from Grabulosaure
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/ao486_MiSTer/

MiniMig (Amiga & Amiga CD32) Core Update
– Fix blanking
– Fix SPDIF audio
– Fix UART number
– re-release for stability
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Minimig-AGA_MiSTer/

Atari 2600 Core Update
– Add SuperChip option
– Enable E0/FE/3F mappers through file extension (read the ReadMe!)
– Switch to open source scaler from Grabulosaure
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Atari2600_MiSTer

Sega Saturn FPGA Core Github Repository Opened by ElectronAsh
https://github.com/ElectronAsh/sega_saturn_dsp

Core Updater Script by Locutus73
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Updater_script_MiSTer

Furrtek Neo Geo FPGA Dev Reveal?
https://twitter.com/furrtek/status/1074402418375442433

MiSTer RGB SCART PCB by ArcadeForge
http://arcadeforge.net/Mister-Projects/Mister-RGB-SCART-PCB::303.html
Kind of pointless, since it’s the exact same as a VGA-to-SCART cable attached to an IO board. It blocks the external pin headers, serial IO, and has no SD card slot…

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