More good news!
MOS8580 works fine in the replica! Chip that I've got is certainly bad but replica has been tested with good chip and everything is fine. 😎
But I have something else to check. First, I'm still waiting for 74HC192 to arrive (terribly slow postal service). Second, I didn't check joystick port at all! 😐 Yes, it is not so critical, but it is there on the board, so I need to test it.
After all these test I have three PCBs available, two of them are partially assembled. They will have one post-production fix for high-speed PCs (short piece of wire on the backside).
I need to know: how many people are interested in this card?
Hard to tell about the price yet. First batch of PCBs was small and thus pretty expensive. If I will be ordering more PCBs they can get cheaper. Parts for first batch also were bought not at minimum price (delivery time vs. price). Replica has no bracket at all yet. I think it's needed but I have to find manufacturer and place an order, that will be added to the price (need your opinion about it).
I didn't calculate shipping price from Russia at all. Still have to come up with it.
So I want to hear, what form of this card do you prefer?
"PCB + parts" kit?
"PCB + parts + SID + bracket" kit?
Fully assembled board w/o SID and bracket?
Fully assembled board with SID and bracket?