Subject: Does anyone know if someone is working on a Tandy 1000 EX/HX Core? It seems to be a major Tandy core we don’t have and also a great system.
Subject: A post I wrote about GunCon 2 support
Subject: Mister FPGA: How To Set Up Arcade Sticks
Subject: Which scan line filters works best for the PSX core?
Subject: Converting Neo Geo MvsX to Mister
I am completely new to the Mister project but I love what I see and want to invest. However I really want to make sure I get everything right before I invest. I have a Neo Geo MVSX that I want to swap the existing software emulation device to a Mister FPGA experience. I have already swapped out the buttons and sticks with HORI equivilant but now I am at a cross roads for how I interface them with the Mister.
Do I buy this:https://misteraddons.com/products/mister-pre-configured-bundle-with-aluminum-case with the dual SD card option, to future proof me for future cores and then get some kind of USB encoder, (would love recommendations), that I can plug my Hori Joystick and buttons into and use it this way? Does said encoder even exist? Or do I just buy the Mistercade and all the parts seperately and assemble them with a arcade PSU and Jamma Harness and plug it all together?
I understand the USB encoder setup will add latency, but how much compared to the mistercade jamma setup?
As I am using the existing installed HDMI LCD monitor, I know I am already a step away from authentic, (But I would never be able to mount a real CRT in the NEO GEO MVSX cabinet), I don't think I need a Mistercade and would be fine with some kind of USB encoder, but as you can tell I am not at all anywhere near as informed on this topic and need help.
Any advice would be much appreciated. I have also modified the speakers and intend to swap out the LCD for the larger variant the company is coming out with when it is released.
Thanks for your time :)
Subject: My current arcade all customized. Mister FPGA in Ms Pac, MSH and Neo geo. Windows pc in the alpha cases
Subject: Troubles with Rendering Ranger 2
Subject: How to wire Joystick; do I need MisterCade?
Hi all. I'm very new to Retro-Gaming, but am committed to building my 1st home-built Arcade cabinet over the next few months. My goal is to be able to play the original 80's and 90's arcade classics. I'm not currently interested much in console emulation (though that may be something I look into down the road). While researching the various options, I came across the MiSTerFPGA project, and it just made sense.
I've acquired all the basic Mister parts
- Terasic Naon DE10 + Power supply + splitters
- Mister 2.1 USB board
- Analog I/O case + VGA to Component splitter
I've got the basic Mister and Arcade cores set up and successfully running on my CRT. As I move forward to designing my cabinet, one thing I'm unclear about is how Joystick input works for Mister.
I'm not going to be using any pre-build USB stick devices. Most likely I'll be installing Sanwa parts (though some of the other brands that make 8-way/4-way combo sticks look good too).
With a PC based system running MAME, my understanding is that one would use an encoder to convert Joystick input to a USB signal that the PC can recognize.
However, I couldn't find much info on how this works for the MiSTer. Do I need to use a JAMMA board and get the MisterCade? Are there Encoders specifically for the MiSTer via USB? Will any encoder work? Sorry if this has been answered, have been searching online for a couple of weeks without any clear answer (most posts talk about using console controllers, which is not really what I'm interested in). Thanks in advance.
Subject: Has anyone purchased de10s from allicdata? I'm trying to discern if it's a trustworthy site.
Subject: Has anyone ever bought one of these before? Says on GitHub that they’re based on Daemonbite for low latency
Subject: Yo ima let yall finish but JVC Basic is the best shadowmask of all time
Subject: What’s up with the audio filters?
Subject: Guncon 3 beta driver on MiSTer by Nolbin (crosshairs enabled just to show tracking)
Subject: Finally received a DE10-Nano to complete my MiSTerFPGA
Subject: DIY mister arcade cabinet advice
I’m in the early stages of planning a DIY mister-based arcade cabinet. I’ve been looking at a few DIY MAME cabinets for inspiration. I’m still getting my head around the parts I should research further and wondering if any of you knowledgeable folks here can point me in the right direction.
Some things I think I’d like: - 2 player - a versatile setup - 2 spinners (do any mister cores support these?) - a trackball (do any mister cores support these? Do any cores use more than 1?) - easy switching between 4/8 way sticks. - A couple of “lightguns.” Aimtrak? - will need to be an LCD screen for space reasons. I have an old 43” 1080P LED TV in storage that could be repurposed but unsure about lag. It does have a game mode. Alternatively, I could pick up a 27/32” monitor if the TV won’t cut it. - Bluetooth/8bitdo wireless adapters so I can grab controllers for non-arcade cores.
How many buttons am I likely going to need to support this? I assume I’ll need 6 buttons per player, with another 2 for start and select, and a few buttons for mister management (user, reset, save, load, etc.). Should I get a few dedicated buttons for the spinners and trackball?
I prefer the Japanese-style sticks and buttons in “real” arcades so was thinking of going for Sanwa JLF sticks and Sanwa buttons. What should I be looking at for restrictor plates and what’s the best way to get a setup where I can easily switch between 4 and 8 way movement?
This is probably a dumb idea but I’m daydreaming about mounting the monitor on a bracket that can rotate so I could spin it for vertical and horizontal games. Will need to do the numbers to see if that’s actually practical though.
What’s the best way to connect this to the mister? Mistercade? Some other control board and USB? If I also want to be able to connect a PC to the cabinet for MAME, does that change my options? Is it still possible to get low latency via USB?
I’m probably over complicating things at the moment but still figuring out what I want to do and what’s practical. Thanks for any advice.
Subject: Favorite masks/filter settings.
Subject: New 03-03-2022 MegaAGS for MisterFPGA
Subject: Where to Buy a DE10-Nano Kit Currently ?
Seems Terrasic.com.tw is expected to ship stock on 4/30. Any place I can grab one sooner and or cheaper ?
Subject: Can GOG games be transferred to MiSTer painlessly?
I was thinking about setting up that ao486 core and transferring all of my old GOG DOSBox games I bought. It's about 100 or so titles like Might & Magic, Eye Of The Beholder, Magic Carpet and stuff like that. Can I just use my GOG files or will I need to get them from an abandonware site/torrent?
All GOG titles are supposed to be DRM free so I was thinking I probably could.
Subject: Distorted Text on Rotated OSD
I've been messing around with alt .ini files so that I can have a rotated OSD and menu for my TATE monitor (as much as I like lying on my side to select a game, I think it's for the best).
While I am able to successfully rotate the OSD to a vertical orientation, I find that the text looks distorted and maybe even improperly scaled, to the point where it's really difficult to read. I've messed around with different video modes and fonts, but I was wondering if anyone has a good solution for this.