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Old 29 November 2021, 08:57   #201
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But PiStorm doesn't have an FPU yet, right?
It does, but it is not fully functional yet (this is for baremetal emu68 800 MPIS version). So some things work, some don't.
The linux Musashi version does have it (almost) fully functional though.
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Old 29 November 2021, 08:59   #202
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A little RTG Games (non FPS, I did that one before) showcase for piStorm running emu68 core:

[ Show youtube player ]

Not everything perfect, but getting there...
Will do a demo showcase next...

Note. Minislug got corrupted while encoding for youtube, I have put it here separately:

[ Show youtube player ]

1. Cannonball (Outrun) with full shadows and backgrounds (Vampire version does not have those) in 30 fps
2. Cave Story
3. Descent (still has FPU problems - texture warping)
4. Heart of Darkness
5. Hydra Castle Labyrinth
6. Kobo Deluxe
7. Mini Slug
8. Open Tyrian
9. Payback in 512x386
10. Sim City 2000 (yes, runs )
11. Wild Flying

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Old 29 November 2021, 09:24   #203
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All games look very smooth
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Old 29 November 2021, 19:04   #204
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Some of the scene RTG demos running on piStorm with emu68 baremetal core:

Elude demos part 1:

[ Show youtube player ]

Elude demos part 2:

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Elude demos part 3:

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Old 30 November 2021, 11:55   #205
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Here is a playlist of Demos to showcase piStorm emu68 baremetal core:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...VLqfGac24fKnGH

34 demos on it for you to enjoy. Some still have minor glitches or problems with effects, but in time everything will be ironed out.

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Old 30 November 2021, 18:36   #206
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But how all these games/demos are launched? Is there some very special Startup-Sequence needed? Is it possible to start Workbench in Amithlon-like way?
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Old 30 November 2021, 19:36   #207
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But how all these games/demos are launched? Is there some very special Startup-Sequence needed? Is it possible to start Workbench in Amithlon-like way?
Nothing special. Normal Workbench in RTG (P96) screen mode.
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Old 30 November 2021, 19:48   #208
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Nothing special. Normal Workbench in RTG (P96) screen mode.
Very nice

Amazing!
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I thought Workbench still requires the Amiga connected to Raspberry Pi. I’ll try when I have some time.
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Old 23 January 2022, 18:34   #210
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Does the Pistorm 32 have MMU capability? Anyone know if this will be compatible with Mediator 1200?
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Old 23 January 2022, 22:02   #211
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Does the Pistorm 32 have MMU capability?
The CPU and memory mapping is emulated and so it could support an MMU. It doesn't today.

I imagine everything you'd want to do with an amiga MMU you will be able to do as well if not better without one on PiSTorm.
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Old 25 January 2022, 20:29   #212
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I was browsing retro micro stuff on my local site and saw a PiStorm (with RPi 3 bundled) for ~100E, as an initial price in an auction. I thought it's a bit much, and had a look around the net. Nearly spat my tea out when I saw that Amigastore.eu asks ~100E for Raspberry Pi 3A+.

The hell has happened to RPi prices? Can you mine crypto on it or something? When I bought mine in 2017 I think I paid ~60E. Thought it'd be dirt cheap by now, what with RPi 4 being released.

This silliness makes PiStorm a little bit on the pricey side atm. I get it of course that it's still good value, and way cheaper than Vampire, but still...~160E...hmm.
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Old 25 January 2022, 21:04   #213
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The chip shortage has had a big effect on production of Raspberry Pi devices, so they're all in high demand. This has naturally caused the prices to go up. Hopefully they'll drop again over the next year or so.
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Old 25 January 2022, 21:18   #214
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Electronics may well be the only class of goods whose price returns to pre-pandemic levels.
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Old 25 January 2022, 21:27   #215
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You can purchase RPi @ normal price, and when they get stock, you will receive it. I always got mine through Newark.

https://www.newark.com/c/embedded-co...c-raspberry-pi

Issue with RPi is that a lot of companies are now using them for many different things in industry. (for example as mediator between web service and old school controller attached to industrial machine) I saw quite few in this role in last couple of months. I hope they get enough chips to produce enough of them...

Will this PiStorm work with Mister FPGA? How to obtain one? (at reasonable price )
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Can't get one in New Zealand at any price. Covid kills PiStorm?
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Old 26 January 2022, 14:56   #217
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If you can't get a 3a+ the RPi Zero 2W has been benchmarked as an acceptable replacement and slightly better on form factor. They are available in the UK at low volume for £14. Might have to ask someone to solder the header on for you.

https://coolcomponents.co.uk/product...ry-pi-zero-2-w
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If you can't get a 3a+ the RPi Zero 2W has been benchmarked as an acceptable replacement and slightly better on form factor. They are available in the UK at low volume for £14. Might have to ask someone to solder the header on for you.

https://coolcomponents.co.uk/product...ry-pi-zero-2-w
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Old 27 January 2022, 16:47   #219
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They had lots before I posted the link.

Here's another with stock.

https://www.kiwi-electronics.nl/nl/r...zero-2-w-10770

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Old 04 February 2022, 00:30   #220
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Anyone knows why pistorm only supports RPI 3a+ oe RPi Zero? i.e. - not RPI 4a or 4b.
Is it a physical thing? or a software thing?
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