MiST - Amiga ST FPGA + intro

ethan at 757.org ethan at 757.org
Thu Mar 31 09:56:10 CDT 2016

First off the MiST looks neat! I picked up a the UltraSatan unit for my 
Mega 2 ST from Lotharek and the install went well. I plan to buy the 
SIO2SD unit at some point in the future for my 800XL/130XE.

How much are Tezros going for? I assume not that many were sold. I used to 
be a huge SGI fanboy, but the only thing I have left is Octane and Indigo.

Do the Tezros have power supply issues like the Fuel? My coworker sitting 
next to me has a Fuel sitting on his desks (for fun) and it's dead from a 
PSU issue or motherboard power issue. I think he said it's common.

> Cool to see another SGI guy around here. Welcome to the list.
> Im scheduled to pick up a couple of Tezro's next month along with some
> related hardware and software. ill post back with some pictures to show
> what I pick up.
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 12:18 PM, Swift Griggs <swiftgriggs at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=96
>> I recently picked up one of these devices. I'll apologize in advance if
>> you folks have already had a discussion about the MiST. Basically, it's an
>> FPGA that's capable of emulation (for lack of a better term) of many
>> platforms on a hardware level. I only got mine about two weeks ago, and I'm
>> still sifting through a ton of material and focused mainly on the Amiga and
>> ST platforms (stuff I played with as a pre-teen and teen). I have to say,
>> so far it's pretty awesome.
>> The coolest feature in my opinion is the standard joystick ports on the
>> side that "just work" with all the emulation targets. I always favored
>> using Sega Genesis controllers in those (rather than the rinky-dink little
>> "red joystick" of the time). They work oh-so-great with this rig.
>> The only issue is finding a monitor that doesn't have a fit over 15Khz
>> refresh rates. I use an NEC MultiSync with sync-on-green and all that fun
>> stuff. I'm still busy getting AROS running on "my Amiga" (which is
>> represented by an SD card with my ROM image from my A3000 and a metric
>> crapton of floppy images).
>> You basically hit a keystroke or joystick combo and you can swap floppies,
>> reboot, etc.. If you are into any of these, I can recommend the MiST:
>> * ST/STE (also on SCART 15KHz)
>> * Amiga 500/600/1200 ( AGA CORE BETA core)
>> * C64 (partially - still developed)
>> * Atari 8bit ( 96%)
>> * Collecovision
>> * ZX81
>> * Atari 2600
>> * ZX Spectrum with AY, aslo with DIVMMC and ESXDOS
>> * Apple II(x)
>> * MSX
>> * A few others, you'll want to check.
>>    BTW, I'm new to the list (1st post). So, I'll introduce myself. I'm
>> just another IT worker with a background in Unix systems. I'm 41 and I
>> started with HP-UX 10.x (high school) and branched out to every kind of
>> Unix box I could get my hands on (Yes. I'm one of those Unix zealots, but
>> that might be too gentle a description). I spent the 90's with SGIs (which
>> I still collect, I have an O2+, two Indys, and a bruzin' Tezro fully built
>> out). I spent the early 2k's coding for supper as a "security engineer"
>> (read: writing exploits which I don't much care for now) and some stints as
>> a Tru64 admin. On the in between gigs and contracts I've touched just about
>> everything (and in the last 10 years a lot of new Unix hardware). I've
>> professionally admin'd or coded for IRIX, Solaris, Linux, Tru64 (OSF/1 or
>> Digital Unix for some), FreeBSD, HP-UX, UNICOS, and AIX. As a hobbyist,
>> I've also tinkered greatly with NetBSD (maybe my favorite), OpenBSD, and
>> Minix. Then of course there is the spacey or rare stuff I've put hands on.
>> I'm talking about things like UnixWare, Xenix, SCO, SunOS, BSDi, DG/UX,
>> NeXTStep/OpenStep, A/UX, and even non-Unix stuff like Sprite, L4, QNX,
>> HURD, BeOS, Haiku, AROS, Genode, and others. I code fairly well in C, shell
>> script, and TCL. I code not-as-well in AREXX, Python, Ruby, PHP, Lua, and a
>> few other scripting languages. I'm pleased to be on this list, and to make
>> your myriad acquaintances.
>> -Swift
>> PS: My spell checker needs and ex-lax after going insane over this email
>> full of Unix variants and ancient platforms.

Ethan O'Toole

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