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Re: ex- USSR and Soviet Bloc hardware [Re: shattered] #92597 01/28/14 05:11 PM
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Neat. Hopefully we can get some PCB pics and stuff smile

Re: ex- USSR and Soviet Bloc hardware [Re: shattered] #92598 01/28/14 06:03 PM
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Owner is AFK until Feb 15 so no pics for now frown

Re: ex- USSR and Soviet Bloc hardware [Re: shattered] #92602 01/29/14 09:39 AM
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A music disk for 'apogee', uses its 3-channel sound generator: http://yadi.sk/d/SSzTb555GtfJB (discussion: http://zx.pk.ru/showthread.php?t=22573)

Author warns that it was designed for another emulator (Emu80) and will not sound exactly the same in others.

To play it in MESS:

- attach cassette image (*.rka)
- at the '==>' prompt, enter 'I' <return> and start the tape
- run it: 'G0' <return>

Re: ex- USSR and Soviet Bloc hardware [Re: shattered] #92999 02/21/14 07:53 PM
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Firmware from ec1841's XT-HDC (i8089 version; there was also a Z80 one) -- http://www.emuverse.ru/downloads/computers/ES-184x/firmware/ES-1841-KZHD.zip

There's no tech manual or schematics but here's a photo -- http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/shattered/view/642515?page=0

Disassembly looks sane but I never saw i8089 assembly before smile
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00000000: 31 30 00 80 movi gb, 8000
00000004: D1 30 08 84 movi cc, 8408
00000008: 0A 4D 18 40 movbi [gb].18, 40
0000000C: 28 20 30 addbi gb, 30
0000000F: 08 30 3E movbi ga, 3e
00000012: A0 00 wid 8, 16
00000014: 60 00 xfer
00000016: 68 30 06 movbi bc, 06
00000019: 28 20 D0 addbi gb, d0
0000001C: 48 30 00 movbi gc, 00

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Re: ex- USSR and Soviet Bloc hardware [Re: shattered] #93001 02/21/14 08:51 PM
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Yeah, that looks like valid 8089 asm. gb is the source pointer, ga the destination and bc the counter. bc is loaded after the transfer because there is a one instruction delay after the xfer instruction before the dma begins.

Re: ex- USSR and Soviet Bloc hardware [Re: shattered] #93007 02/22/14 08:50 PM
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mc1502's DOS-clone cannot format floppies and I suspect that it doesn't like when wd_fdc_t::status_r() sets S_IP bit in IDLE state even when previous command was not type 1.

Commenting out "main_state == IDLE" makes formatting work, but I'm unsure how this affects other drivers.

Re: ex- USSR and Soviet Bloc hardware [Re: shattered] #93057 02/27/14 07:26 PM
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fun fact: MDA-clone for ec1840/ec1841 runs in 'low-resolution' mode (8x8 chargen) [1]. Plus, its chargen is in RAM, just like in CGA-clone for that series.

[1] http://www.seasip.info/VintagePC/mda.html

Re: ex- USSR and Soviet Bloc hardware [Re: shattered] #93083 03/03/14 10:16 PM
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... its character cell is 8x14 but I'm unsure how it's padded vertically, anyway, WIP:


Re: ex- USSR and Soviet Bloc hardware [Re: shattered] #93084 03/03/14 11:56 PM
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Nice work, shattered smile

Re: ex- USSR and Soviet Bloc hardware [Re: shattered] #93089 03/04/14 05:48 PM
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There's still mouse adapter to be emulated and the driver could be marked WORKING smile

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