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It is taking off pretty quickly, it now has more cores supported than the MiST project

Some random info of note:
- There is a cycle accurate 68000 core in FXCast (atari ST core)
- the 68k is now open source (as of a few days ago) and is nearly done porting to the genesis core (which runs the titan overdrive 2 demo pretty well already)
- The PC Engine/TG16 core is pretty much perfect
- There is a new scaler in development that has the option to turn off the framebuffer (0 lag mode - its on github so can be tested/played with today)
- You can load custom scalers at runtime in the newest dev builds (basically you have a framemeister built in)
- There is a low lag controller board being made (usb has about 16ms of lag on average so about 1 frame of lag if you use usb controllers on anything)
- furtek recently got one to see about porting his neogeo work to it
- a lot of cores work with just the de10 nano and don't even need the add on boards (genesis, TG16 all the arcade cores etc)
- what looks like complete SNES FPGA core just came out of nowhere a few days ago - the MiSTer devs have already said they will be porting it over

In terms of FPGA size, it has approx double the logic elements than the FPGA inside the super nt (so about twice the size).

Other thing to take note of is the DE10 nano can be purchsed from terasic on the official website and shipping is fast (it only took 2 days to receive mine to australia). Intel subsidize the sale of them so while you can buy them at $110-130USD the actual cost of the de10 nano is more around $300USD+. It's a part of an intel education initiative. I don't know how long thats going to last with the rate at which this thing is gaining attention. The intended purpose of the board is for education not for running retro gaming lol.

If anyone ever releases a CPS1/2 or neogeo core they will become overnight retro community celebrities lol
Yes. A great alternative to the Analogue's monopoly on these kind of devices!
 
Analogue's products worth every penny and they are doing a great work and it is priced right..

Take a look - PC CRT monitor + HDFURY II + super NT and NT mini @720p looks great.. the device was intended for LCD but I love CRT and looks best there.. I tried all the LCDs and OLED in the house but this setup is what I recommend.
 

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With the SNES core for MiSTer - and if they can remove the lag it would def be my Raspi substitute. Community support at its finest.
 
In terms of FPGA size, it has approx double the logic elements than the FPGA inside the super nt (so about twice the size).
DE-10 has lots of capabilities. The upper limit would be around simulating Playstation 2. Which is quite impressive :D (of course this will take years, as somebody needs to create the whole VHDL files first, i.e. reverse engineer the machine)


Analogue's products worth every penny and they are doing a great work and it is priced right..
Take a look - PC CRT monitor + HDFURY II + super NT and NT mini @720p looks great.. the device was intended for LCD but I love CRT and looks best there.. I tried all the LCDs and OLED in the house but this setup is what I recommend.
Agreed. Analogue has good products.
However, MiSTer can do analogue output also - outputting native whatever weird resolution/refreshrates the original HW did - , meaning CRT and LCD. And for a whole lot less $$$.
 
Analogue and MiSTer are different products, it's very unlikely that MiSTer is going to support the original cart slots or the expansions ports for all system they emulate, and that's the point of Analogue, Ultimate64, ZX Uno XL, ZX Next, Zenmix and similar solutions.

Anyway, I had lot of hope with Analogue when they released the NT Mini... but I lost all my interest when all the new products only supported hdmi output :(

I'm also glad that there are commercial solutions. It's of course very nice having someone working for free to make us happy, but there's nothing wrong with paying for it as well.

The most important is to have choices, and the more the merrier.
 
Analogue and MiSTer are different products, it's very unlikely that MiSTer is going to support the original cart slots or the expansions ports for all system they emulate, and that's the point of Analogue, Ultimate64, ZX Uno XL, ZX Next, Zenmix and similar solutions.

Anyway, I had lot of hope with Analogue when they released the NT Mini... but I lost all my interest when all the new products only supported hdmi output :(

I'm also glad that there are commercial solutions. It's of course very nice having someone working for free to make us happy, but there's nothing wrong with paying for it as well.

The most important is to have choices, and the more the merrier.
It is just a matter of time for cartridges adapters to be build and interact with the Mister. Then, Analogue will start shaken! :)
 
It is just a matter of time for cartridges adapters to be build and interact with the Mister. Then, Analogue will start shaken! :)
Given SD2SNES is also roped in to MiSTer project all the special chips will be emulated as well and the team will have the knowhow to emulate the cart mechanism logically.(instead of dumping the roms like the Retron boxes).


Cart adaptors would be the ultimate though because if people cant dump their own roms they can just use their old carts.
 
Analogue and MiSTer are different products, it's very unlikely that MiSTer is going to support the original cart slots or the expansions ports for all system they emulate, and that's the point of Analogue, Ultimate64, ZX Uno XL, ZX Next, Zenmix and similar solutions.

Anyway, I had lot of hope with Analogue when they released the NT Mini... but I lost all my interest when all the new products only supported hdmi output :(

I'm also glad that there are commercial solutions. It's of course very nice having someone working for free to make us happy, but there's nothing wrong with paying for it as well.

The most important is to have choices, and the more the merrier.
It is just a matter of time for cartridges adapters to be build and interact with the Mister. Then, Analogue will start shaken! :)
The point you’re missing is that they aim for conpletely different markets. I’m not interested in flashing cores, ordering some plexi with standoffs and putting together some piece of hardware with cartridge adapters and expansions and what not. Sometimes you just want your stuff to work and play with it, and not spend all your free time dicking around getting things assembled and working. I think analogue made some nice products for very reasonable prices (ok not the alu nes thing) and i have no problem with them earning fron their product
 
Analogue and MiSTer are different products, it's very unlikely that MiSTer is going to support the original cart slots or the expansions ports for all system they emulate, and that's the point of Analogue, Ultimate64, ZX Uno XL, ZX Next, Zenmix and similar solutions.

Anyway, I had lot of hope with Analogue when they released the NT Mini... but I lost all my interest when all the new products only supported hdmi output :(

I'm also glad that there are commercial solutions. It's of course very nice having someone working for free to make us happy, but there's nothing wrong with paying for it as well.

The most important is to have choices, and the more the merrier.
It is just a matter of time for cartridges adapters to be build and interact with the Mister. Then, Analogue will start shaken! :)
The point you’re missing is that they aim for conpletely different markets. I’m not interested in flashing cores, ordering some plexi with standoffs and putting together some piece of hardware with cartridge adapters and expansions and what not. Sometimes you just want your stuff to work and play with it, and not spend all your free time dicking around getting things assembled and working. I think analogue made some nice products for very reasonable prices (ok not the alu nes thing) and i have no problem with them earning fron their product
A company can make a similar product based on mister that is plug-play solution will make competition to Analogue. Right now, the markets are different with some overlap.
 
The point you’re missing is that they aim for conpletely different markets. I’m not interested in flashing cores, ordering some plexi with standoffs and putting together some piece of hardware with cartridge adapters and expansions and what not. Sometimes you just want your stuff to work and play with it, and not spend all your free time dicking around getting things assembled and working. I think analogue made some nice products for very reasonable prices (ok not the alu nes thing) and i have no problem with them earning fron their product
I do get the difference as i own a Super nt with a SD2SNES and it is IMO the best way to play SNES on a modern TV today. It's an expensive setup though as i had to buy the Super NT, pay stupid shipping costs (could almost buy a mister in shipping costs alone lol!), 2 8bitdo controllers and the SD2SNES and i'm out more $$ than i paid for some of my complete arcade machines lol

I do need to point out though that a common misconception that MiSTer is a lot of dicking around isn't really true. I've got the DE10 nano board, no add ons (except a standard usb 2.0 hub). There is no custom plexi or anything like to worry about it comes already on it. Super Nt has no analogue output (from a company called analogue, irony?) so if you only want HDMI like a super NT then don't bother getting the IO add on board (as that's all its for). Flashing cores isn't really flashing it's more like loading a core. All you do is copy a file onto a SD card (and its not even picky about where you put the core, put it in some sub-folder if you want) and you load it from the menu, same as copying rom files on :) if that's too much hassle then so is a Super Nt as you need to do the same thing to remove the initial bugs.

So really whats missing is a nice shiny case, real joystick ports and a cartridge slot. I get that those things ARE important to a lot of people though. Especially the hardcore SNES/NES cartridge collectors and those that want something off-self complete like the original SNES.

I'm currently enjoying Genesis and TG16 games on my DE10 nano with no addons except a usb hub. I recommend MiSTer for anyone who has ever bothered to load up a raspberry pi with emulators, it's just as easy to do and IMO even in these early stages the games just feel better. raspberry pi has terrible lag on its hdmi out and usb ports that you immediately notice as much better when you try MiSTer.

One thing that IS certain is that there is a portion of Analogue customers who do overlap here, some of them will no longer be buying the Mega Sg when it releases because of MiSTer. The real question is what is that portion of users, no one really knows the numbers but they are still there. I don't think it will effect Analogue too badly though because their pre-orders for the Mega Sg are apparently already more than double their Super NT sales (it seems each new system they do has more and more sales).
 
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The point you’re missing is that they aim for conpletely different markets. I’m not interested in flashing cores, ordering some plexi with standoffs and putting together some piece of hardware with cartridge adapters and expansions and what not. Sometimes you just want your stuff to work and play with it, and not spend all your free time dicking around getting things assembled and working. I think analogue made some nice products for very reasonable prices (ok not the alu nes thing) and i have no problem with them earning fron their product
One thing that IS certain is that there is a portion of Analogue customers who do overlap here, some of them will no longer be buying the Mega Sg when it releases because of MiSTer. The real question is what is that portion of users, no one really knows the numbers but they are still there. I don't think it will effect Analogue too badly though because their pre-orders for the Mega Sg are apparently already more than double their Super NT sales (it seems each new system they do has more and more sales).
Yes, I agree. I do prefer to have the option to buy a platform that is open-source, as oppose to buy a more expensive device where you pay loyalties and you are locked to simulate only one machine, and you have to buy an extra device expensive to simulate another one.
 
Been watching a tonne of MiSTer videos recently and just caved. Purchased a DE10 Nano and enough parts to make 10x SRAM boards and 10x I/O boards.
I'll be selling the SRAM/IO kits here for a very reasonable price so keep an eye out :D
 
wouldnt it be easy to add slot and port addon boards to the mister?
 
so I ordered a DE10 Nano, where should I be buying an IO and other parts?
 
I saw on Twitter (was it @SmokeMonster?) that there are new cores being developed and one of the most interesting to me is the CPS-1 arcade core.

For those not up to the latest news, a developer who goes by the name of Ijor recently released its core for the Motorola 68000 claiming it's cycle accurate, which means that we have a possibility of having a 100% perfect emulation of the CPS-1 platform.

The MiSTer is becoming more and more interesting, a project to follow closely.
 
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