Yeah it's a bit abandoned it would seem and to complicate things there are a total of 89 files/folders in the project root, lol. So it needs to be cleaned up and honestly I think it needs to be stripped down to CLI on host pc so it will run without GUI. RIght now it also has a few problems with the petscii to ascii translation as well that limit function on my linux host. So I have been a little reluctant to carve into the mega file pile that comprise this project.
Still IEC to serial is very cool and I am more interested in the IEC to AVR to TTL serial USB as that can be handy with an android and bluetooth which is integrated at this point already. So wireless communication over IEC is bees knees I guess when it comes to easy access. An android host would be the ultimate...
Post by waltermixxx on Jan 24, 2015 21:29:25 GMT -5
I took my hacked hummer out today and loaded a couple more .prg games fixed for user port mod. i love this thing... I mess around with now and then, and I brought it to a TPUG meeting in toronto a couple years back, it was a hit. This thing is super cool. Thanks again Jeri E. The SD slot in front is empty, I'm just loading it up with more goodies...
I inadvertently got myself involved with the local demoscene in Australia this year, so whilst I'm an Amstrad guy I figured I should dig my DTV out of it's hiding place and get it running stuff.
A nice lasercut box out of bamboo ply did the trick (ah, the benefits of the local hackerspace...) The Commodore joystick was unexpected - it's the first thing that came up when I searched the hackerspace games room for one. It's a crappy joystick and the cable is damaged and I found it with the stick put on backwards for some reason (now fixed) but it worked for the picture.
Now I need to get dtv2ser running successfully on it - it doesn't seem to like the usb serial chip I'm currently using. And I'm too cheap to fix it by buying a replacement, so I appear to be porting the thing over to some other hardware I have in my junk box. Eh, it gives me something to do over the Christmas break