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Arkanoid Arcade FPGA Core for MiSTer by Ace

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) […]

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MiSTer Ghosts ‘n Goblins Core Released: Things just got serious.

Sorge–AKA Alexey, the mastermind behind MiSTer–ported Jotego’s (Jose Tejada) open-source Ghosts ‘n Goblins MiST FPGA core to MiSTer, and released it today. A user shared a pre-compiled ROM here, and the core itself can be obtained using the Updater Script or on Github. The Ghosts ‘n Goblins [Makaimura] arcade PCB platform was similar to several […]

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MiSTer gets Game Boy Color Support

Bruno AKA brNK has added Game Boy Color support to MiSTer’s Game Boy FPGA core. This is an early first release so support is hit or miss, but GBC support is under heavy development by Bruno and will be excellent when complete. Games that are supported reportedly play great. https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Gameboy_MiSTer/  

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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 ReleasedDatabase: https://github.com/SmokeMonsterPacks/EverDrive-Packs-Lists-DatabaseRelease Notes: https://www.epforums.org/showthread.php?101715-EverDrive-Packs-Release-Thread&p=1934764#post1934764 New Arcade Core: Jousthttps://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 2084https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Arcade-Robotron_MiSTer/ New Arcade Core: Bubbleshttps://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Arcade-Bubbles_MiSTer/ New Arcade Core: Splathttps://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Arcade-Splat_MiSTer/ New core coming soon: Odyssey2https://github.com/Kitrinx/Odyssey2_MiSTer SNES […]

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MiSTer Updates Roundup

This week saw another big round of MiSTer core updates primarily focused on fixing bugs and moving to the new open-source scaler by Grabulosaure. The new scaler uses 10% of the resources of the old scaler, is easy and faster to compile using the free Quartus software (instead of the $5,000/year suite required for the […]

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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 […]