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Started by zhulien, 05:53, 20 September 23
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Quote from: zhulien on 05:53, 20 September 23the goal is that I can at least develop software with my CPC at home with a monitor that has a VGA plug
Quote from: rpalmer on 03:24, 21 September 23It is in the very very early stages of development.
Quote from: rpalmer on 03:24, 21 September 23Zhulien,I have been also working such as card, see attached pics/docs.It is in the very very early stages of development.rpalmer
Quote from: SerErris on 09:09, 22 September 23So the solution from rpalmer looks to be an external interface. And that means, it does not work with standard BASIC, because you will not get any output.So even be able to type normal input, the ROM needs to change, removing compatibility. The main problem is, that CPC ROM is not created with external displays in mind, so there is no simple patch to achive that.
Quote from: zhulien on 05:53, 20 September 23Yes, this should be possible on CPLINK but I am wanting more than 1 and multiple CPLINK + multiple PIs are more expensive than a VGA text output card.
Quote from: eto on 12:09, 23 September 23Quote from: zhulien on 05:53, 20 September 23Yes, this should be possible on CPLINK but I am wanting more than 1 and multiple CPLINK + multiple PIs are more expensive than a VGA text output card.You also would need more than one VGA card if you want to have more than one monitor attached, right? And a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 is a lot cheaper than a FPGA IC. Actually, that sounds like you can do it all immediately and show us your idea in action. Take the CPLink, attach a Raspberry, write a PoC and some drivers. Then I am pretty sure someone will pick it up and check out if it can be done more powerful or more end-user ready. As the drivers then just need to be adjusted, it would almost instantly have software support and can be adopted by the community.
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