Started by Edoz(MSX), 16:27, 27 March 17
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Quote from: Edoz(MSX) on 16:27, 27 March 17 Dear CPC community, I am following this community now for a while, because my interest in SymbOS. My main and beloved home computer is a MSX computer and not a CPC but I found out since Prodatron ported SymbOS to the MSX that the CPC and MSX share the same CPU and are both super cool 8-bit machines. Last week I talked with a MSX hardware developer (From technobytes, builder of a lot cool hardware for MSX) and we discussed the CPC for a while. On the MSX we have a lot of hardware expansions, some are IO based, like the GFX9000 (Which is a video chip/card) and we think we could make an adapter for it so that you can hookup the GFX9000 to your CPC. On the MSX we have slots, and on the CPC you have this extension port which share the same idea. Extending hardware. We think, we could make an adapter so that you good hookup I/O based MSX hardware to it. Maybe, it would be cool to make this. The GFX9000 (V9990) is already supported by SymbOS, so probably that will work on the CPC as well. Question is if there is any interest for this kind of adapter in the CPC community? If so, we could maybe invest time to make something like this. With this adapter, you could hookup the GFX9000 on the CPC giving you new resolutions and screens. In SymbOS you could enjoy 16 colors, but the hardware supports even more. The V9990 was build for the MSX3 but was never used because the MSX3 was never released at that time.
Quote from: keith56 on 06:20, 28 March 17It certainly sounds a novel idea, and I'd be interested in getting one if it became available.I assume its ram would bank in like the regular CPC memory and CPC plus Asic registers? As it has 512k video ram could unused video ram be used as standard memory?
Quote from: pelrun on 18:46, 30 March 17Sounds very cool. How easy it is to actually get a hold of a GFX9000 card, though?
Quote from: Ygdrazil on 23:23, 30 March 17That is a good question!Maybe some of the MSX guys can cast some light on this issue!?/Ygdrazil
Quote from: keith56 on 09:42, 02 April 17
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