I came back to attend another presentation at the NewLine conference at Hackerspace Gent. This was my weekend to enjoy the fresh Belgian food and beer while interacting with the hacker community in the country.This time Overview from [Michael Smith] MiSTer project, A multi-simulator, using FPGA to replace all implementations from the early PDP minicomputer to the 80486SX PC.
Its core is Development board containing Intel Cyclone SoC/FPGA, You must add a USB hub, and then upgrade the memory to run all but the simplest kernel.Once the hardware is taken care of, it hardly seems to have a classic platform without a core, as a quick glance Mister Forum Prove. We can seamlessly switch between SNES and NED platforms, and even switch between different SID chip versions during the Commodore 64 demo.
Whether using hardware, software or a combination of the two, there are many different ways to set up a suitable emulator. However, it is unlikely that there is something as versatile as this one, and we guess that as it develops further, it will become a fixture under any game player’s monitor or TV. This is an advancement of the single-platform FPGA simulator, that’s for sure!