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Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: Just Desserts] #117786 09/06/20 02:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Just Desserts
The M6803 in the keyboard bit-bangs serial over to the M6803 in the "TDS box".
The M6803 in the TDS box hands bytes over to a SCN2681 DUART in the same box.
The DUART in the TDS box sends serial over to a 6850 ACIA in the computer crate.
The M68000 in the computer crate reads bytes from the 6850 ACIA and puts them on-screen.

You can't explain that.


That is some quality Rube Goldberg engineering.

Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: Anna Wu] #117812 09/10/20 11:55 AM
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Informer 207/376 with redumped chargen ROM:

[Linked Image from zippyimage.com]

Informer 213AE:

[Linked Image from zippyimage.com]

This one has an ASIC controlling many aspects. I couldn't identify yet where it reads/writes the keyboard and SCC.


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Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: Anna Wu] #117932 10/04/20 02:52 PM
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The Informer 213 AE now has some basic working functionality. Keyboard is hooked up as well as the SCC:

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

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Screenshots are showing it connected to the Windows WSL running Ubuntu with Bash.

Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: Anna Wu] #117933 10/04/20 03:00 PM
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Really cool. Does Linux support it in termcap, or does it emulate something more common?

Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: Anna Wu] #117934 10/04/20 03:18 PM
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It's switchable between VT100 (what it calls ANSI and is shown in the screenshots) and VT52.

Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: Anna Wu] #117967 10/09/20 07:48 PM
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Thanks to bmx hooking his dance mat up to a logic analyzer, there's now support for the "Jammin' Gym" dance mat controller for the V-Tech V.Smile:

[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c29vdIh4zsM[/video]

Edit: Great to know this server software is kept up to date and working... /s

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