PCW16 vs Habi... round 1

Started by SyX, 12:12, 23 December 12

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SyX

Sorry i'm so busy these days, but i promise that i will post here the progress of Habi with the PCW16.

They are the first days, but a few interesting things have happened. His blog entries are in spanish, but they have a lot of pictures ;)

1.- His wip PCW16 emulator.

2.- Freeing the PW16 of its monochrome life or 16 shades of NO grey or lovely mode 0 in 160x480 pixels or PCW16 gangnam style...  ;D ;D ;D


Sykobee (Briggsy)

Interesting, so the PCW16 hardware supported colour graphics and different modes...


It is a shame that not much is known about the hardware. It would appear likely that the hardware would have been designed to be shared with a CPC reboot (16MHz Z80, better graphics, etc). Next he'll find sprite support and hardware scrolling :-)

Prodatron

Quote from: Briggsy on 01:17, 24 December 12
Interesting, so the PCW16 hardware supported colour graphics and different modes...
It is a shame that not much is known about the hardware.

Not sure, were I found this RTF, but the PCW16 hardware was quite well documented.
On page 7 you will find the information about the graphic modes (see attachment). Like the CPC it had 2, 4 and 16 colour modes.

CU,
Prodatron

GRAPHICAL Z80 MULTITASKING OPERATING SYSTEM

Sykobee (Briggsy)

Interesting! Thanks for the document.

MacDeath

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QuoteInteresting, so the PCW16 hardware supported colour graphics and different modes...
It actually supports the whole Amstrad CPC modes... same palette and modes, but with the vertical resolution of a VGA... Would be nice to get a CPC emulator... can it be added an AY soundcard ?
Not really sure concerning the overscan though.

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