MiSTer Updates Roundup

This week saw another big round of MiSTer core updates primarily focused on fixing bugs and moving to the new open-source scaler by Grabulosaure. The new scaler uses 10% of the resources of the old scaler, is easy and faster to compile using the free Quartus software (instead of the $5,000/year suite required for the […]

MiSTer PC Engine CD & TurboGrafx-CD Begins

ElectronAsh just posted his initial open-source PC Engine & TurboGrafx-CD code for adding CD support to  MiSTer’s TG16 core. This is important not only for PC Engine CD, but also Sega CD, Jaguar CD, Playstation, and other disc-based systems, because portions of the code to stream CD data will be similar across platforms. The work […]

MiSTer ColecoVision Core Gets Super Game Module Support

The Super Game Module is a hardware add-on for the ColecoVision that extends its capabilities significantly, doubling its RAM to 32kb and doubling its sound channels to eight. The SGM is a $100 add-on but sells out quickly every time it goes for sale, which pushes market prices to around $300. Super Game Module Games […]

MiSTer Power Switch Warning

Several users have reported voltage drops when using 5.5mm barrel plug power switches with the MiSTer. Two Three people have now tested them on a multi-meter and the results are shocking “5.1v normally, 4.2v w/switch” –Lo-Fi Although the switches may “work”, they are dropping the voltage to dangerous levels. Symptoms include boot failures and the […]

MiSTer SNES Core Released

As I reported last week, a new and never-before-seen Super Nintendo FPGA emerged recently and took the world by surprise. Srg320 presented a relatively complete SNES implementation, complete with special chip integration. Now that core is on MiSTer. SNES FPGA porting to MiSTer proceeded at a tremendous pace, with ElectronAsh undertaking the effort to get […]

MiSter Core Updates: Genesis, SMS, NES, GB, TG16

A big rounds of MiSTer core updates went out over the weekend. The most important is the addition of Ijor’s cycle-accurate Motorola 68000 soft-core to the Genesis core, as expected. As well as the addition of Sega Game Gear support added to the Sega Master System core, and official Famicom Disk System support added into […]

MiSTer Altair 8800 Core Released

The 1974 Altair 8800 was the first commercially successful home-computer ever released, and MiSTer just got an open-source core for it care of Fred VanEijk and Cyril Venditti. The 8800 can be programmed to play music (like Daisy, and Fool on the Hill) and a simple bit-chasing game. While cores like this have little mass […]

New SNES FPGA Appears Out Of Nowhere

srg320 released what appears to be a well made, open-source, relatively complete Super Nintendo/Super Famicom core for a Cyclone FPGA with special chip support already integrated. The release came out of nowhere, as has become the norm for FPGA developments. Users are currently investigating if it can be quickly brought over to MiSTer. A random […]