Amstrad PCW to color

Started by jevicac, 23:28, 11 August 17

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jevicac

Good afternoon, our friend HabiSoft, is testing a fpga board to give Amstrad PCW color. Here you have the link


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Do you think it deserves to create a board?

jevicac

#1

Another new breakthrough from our friend HabiSoft




We can play in color any game of our Amstrad PCW

arnoldemu

I guess this is different to the pcw16 or the "arnold number two" in operation?
My games. My Games
My website with coding examples: Unofficial Amstrad WWW Resource

jevicac

#3
The images belong to a PCW8256. This is in evidence. 16 colors can be obtained. The color change is automatic through the fpga board

jevicac

New Amstrad PCW 8256/8512 color captures: Match Day II & Sol Negro


tjohnson


jevicac

The soft opera games have their graphics ported just like PC-CGA

jevicac

New color captures: Strip Poker- A gift for my friend Robcfg.

robcfg

Haaaaahahaaa!

The pictures look good, actually... [emoji23]


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JonB

Sabrina and Samantha don't look very comfortable lying on the floor..

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The board looks actually great!  :) On the other hand, I can only wonder what kind of hardcore solo-party lover would find that Strip Poker videogame sexually arousing. It probably had its audience, though.

jevicac

Our friend HabiSoft prepares the new version of the emulator CP/M Box for PCW's color. Some images.


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arnoldemu

is there information about how this interface operates?
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My website with coding examples: Unofficial Amstrad WWW Resource

robcfg

It's still in development, but basically takes the video signal as a bitstream and every two bits give 1 of 4 color or every 4 bits give 1 of 16 colors.


arnoldemu

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Quote from: robcfg on 15:51, 16 August 17
It's still in development, but basically takes the video signal as a bitstream and every two bits give 1 of 4 color or every 4 bits give 1 of 16 colors.
When I looked at the pictures I did think it was done this way. In some of the pictures it is obvious there was some automatic method being used, because some looked like colours from "artifacts" showing hi-res pictures on a ntsc/pal display (same way PC does it).

My games. My Games
My website with coding examples: Unofficial Amstrad WWW Resource

robcfg

It's also easy to see that the graphics were ported from CGA or EGA versions.

RockRiver

#17
More info about Colour PCW
Please use translator (spanish forum)


http://amstrad.es/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=4809


Habi CP/M Box emu with PCW Color option:


http://www.habisoft.com/pcw/




GUNHED

Well, now. Is there actually a mod that converts a PcW into a color computer?
(Saw this for the emulator, not for the real PcW). Can somebody enlighten me please?  :)
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robcfg

Long story short, it's possible to have a board connected to the expansion port with a cpld/fpga that interprets the black and white pixels as binary numbers which are indices into a programmable color table.


So, if you take every 2 pixels, you get 4 colors and half the horizontal resolution, and if you take 4 pixels, then you can have 16 colors and a quarter of the horizontal resolution.


Oh, and he added a 360x256x16 video mode using color attributes.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZUr_meyH_g

GUNHED

Does somebody produce / sell this GFX cards for the expansion port?
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robcfg

No one as far as I know.


@Habi did the design but I'm not sure if he finished/published it.


Time to ask him  ;D

GUNHED

Dear @Habi : Can you please enlighten us?
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RockRiver

#23
maybe you could try FPGA... (MISTer board: PCW core with audio AY and Color)


https://youtu.be/z-IoDr81xjE

I want PCW Color too... (on my real PCW)

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