Reply 1200 of 1752, by brostenen
darry wrote on 2020-09-02, 22:38:Volo wrote on 2020-09-02, 22:16:
I'm pleased with flame. Thank you! […]luckybob wrote on 2020-09-02, 16:26:
The IBM model 80 is a 386 machine.
I'm pleased with flame. Thank you!brostenen wrote on 2020-09-02, 19:45:
Again. It depends on what you want out of the Amiga platform. At the end of the day, it is just a platform.
I am a look-and-feel guy. Congratulate me, today I've bought my first Model M keyboard! I have to replace the wire, but at least it's clicky!
Emulation or FPGA is fine... but it robs you of the sense of conquest and ownership. With real machine you HAVE to do TLC. You HAVE to learn basic operation. Investing a part of your soul into machine sort of makes it your own.
Had no chance to get my hands on any FPGA machines. I doubt it feels any different from quality emulation (it still has to handle USB abstraction, frame-buffers, HDMI lag, etc). I might invest into MiSTer one day but usually, once I have free funds - I am happier invest the budget into something more palpable (like Model M today, yey!).
What I can't understand are single-use FPGA abominations: Spectrum Next, Vampire 4 or Ultimate 64! They aim to recreate the experience of using old hardware for ADHD generation and fail miserably!
It is a Vaporwave Bearbrick for tech-savvy 😠
Congrats on the model M !
I don't feel as strongly about single-use FPGA machines . If they are designed in such a way that I/O capabilities, peripheral compatibility and software compatibility are as close as possible to the original, they are not necessarily a bad thing, especially if chips that were used in the original are no longer in production and starting to be rare . Original hardware or 1:1 replicas are nicer still, but as time goes by these will become more difficult to source or produce, respectively .
FPGA are a nice thing. Even old chips are being reproduced these days, with the use of FPGA. As an example, then there are the FPGA-SID chip because real SID's are so darn expensive. Especially that 1986 with advanced filthering. Bwack is working on creating FPGA version of the 6526 CIA chip for C64. His goal is a dropin replacement, just a couple of millimeters taller than the original chip.