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Re: Mindset driver? [Re: TSCHAK] #115522 07/19/19 03:45 AM
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and with a bit of phenagling, right now am sending poly-dot commands for text output (I can't get the BLT String commands to emit something usable), I get:

[Linked Image]

https://github.com/tschak909/platotermmindset

(also, FWIW, who do I talk to about including versions of PLATOTERM in the software lists for all of MAME's supported machines? I have about a dozen and a half versions that will work as MAME adds serial support for various systems) wink

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Re: Mindset driver? [Re: TSCHAK] #115530 07/20/19 10:54 PM
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Thanks to Al uploading Vyper and a few other goodies, have tested Vyper under...almost latest git. wink

[Linked Image]

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Re: Mindset driver? [Re: TSCHAK] #115537 07/21/19 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by TSCHAK
Great work, so far! I was able to boot it. Something to note, the Monitor/TV modes interpret their palettes differently, the monitor uses the RGBI palette, of the top 4 most significant bits only. This may be why the text is purple in monitor mode.

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It goes purple because the firmware rotates the top four bits into the four bottom bits when in monitor mode. I've yet to find if it triggers a bit somewhere else...

Re: Mindset driver? [Re: TSCHAK] #115553 07/27/19 07:07 PM
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hey guys,

the 8 bit guy features the MindDrive in a video today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a_qJFD80_c

Re: Mindset driver? [Re: TSCHAK] #115555 07/27/19 07:19 PM
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"Old graphics workstations are neat. If only there was more information about stuff like that."


Nice that no one under 30 has ever heard of bitsavers, or read the MAME code.

Dammit, he's got a GW-Basic manual.

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Re: Mindset driver? [Re: TSCHAK] #115556 07/28/19 01:04 AM
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Personally, I liked the original way you had phrased it.

Re: Mindset driver? [Re: TSCHAK] #115558 07/28/19 03:51 PM
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I'm really curious to see now if ANYTHING new is contributed by the people who have been hoarding
their system for decades. I see he has a stereo module, for example, some pics of the innards would
be helpful. Or, things like schematics, the rest of the hard disk interface, or cartridge basic.

Re: Mindset driver? [Re: Al Kossow] #115559 07/28/19 05:13 PM
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The sound module is probably trivial, it's probably just another copy of the mcu. The HD otoh, we miss the code capable of driving it, which is rather sad.

OG.

Re: Mindset driver? [Re: Al Kossow] #115560 07/28/19 06:32 PM
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@Al Kossow - I now know everybody who has all of those various Mindset bits and pieces. Let me know what you need, and I will get it to you.

-Thom

Re: Mindset driver? [Re: TSCHAK] #115561 07/28/19 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by TSCHAK
@Al Kossow - I now know everybody who has all of those various Mindset bits and pieces. Let me know what you need, and I will get it to you.

-Thom


The obvious thing is to get the Mindset GW-Basic manual scanned. OG doesn't seem concerned with the sound cart.

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