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by psmart
Sat May 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Color GAL5, color board for MZ80KC/1200
Replies: 34
Views: 6472

Re: Color GAL5, color board for MZ80KC/1200

I had a more closer look at my manual, the MZ80A was purchased circa mid 1982 and it has a similar number of pages to the pdf on original.sharpmz.org, the latter is either lacking pages or skips the blanks in its pdf numbering. I've attached the differences that I could see without page by page comp...
by psmart
Fri May 01, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Color GAL5, color board for MZ80KC/1200
Replies: 34
Views: 6472

Re: Color GAL5, color board for MZ80KC/1200

Just had a quick check, the manual on the original.sharpmz.org is different to my original manual. Mine is dated September 1981 and has a lot more pages, it also has the serial number 080311-250981.
by psmart
Fri May 01, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Color GAL5, color board for MZ80KC/1200
Replies: 34
Views: 6472

Re: Color GAL5, color board for MZ80KC/1200

Hi, When I made the first version of the board I didn't have as much info as I do now, the designs are more an evolution than ground up design so all the information your providing and what Im digging up should hopefully result in a better v2 design. In all honesty, I didn't fully consider compatibi...
by psmart
Fri May 01, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Sharp MZ Hardware Emulator on MiSTer
Replies: 17
Views: 3261

Re: Sharp MZ Hardware Emulator on MiSTer

Hi Hilde, I didn't realise the HDMI had changed to a free custom version, I will investigate this and add it into the emulator. I stopped real development on the emulator when Sorgelig didn't approve of my custom menu's taking up too much space in the Main binary for an 8bit machine and I then went ...
by psmart
Fri May 01, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Color GAL5, color board for MZ80KC/1200
Replies: 34
Views: 6472

Re: Color GAL5, color board for MZ80KC/1200

Hi Hilde, I will be making updates to the board soon, mainly as I made a big mistake in the PCB design, I got the footprints of the 2 gate arrays the wrong way round, not sure how but it meant a lot of fine soldering to fix. The MZ-80A mapping of the colour attribute RAM is different (page 167 of th...
by psmart
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Color GAL5, color board for MZ80KC/1200
Replies: 34
Views: 6472

Re: Color GAL5, color board for MZ80KC/1200

Interesting post seeing the Japanese GAL5 - the missing information. I built a colour board using Nibbles Lab schematic as the basis and need to make the DIN output, this will help a lot, thank-you for the information.

My board is at: https://eaw.app/sharpmz-upgrades-80col/
by psmart
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Sharp MZ Hardware Emulator on MiSTer
Replies: 17
Views: 3261

Sharp MZ Hardware Emulator on MiSTer

Just a note to the forum for anyone that uses the MiSTer board (https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_MiSTer/wiki), I have updated the Emulator to a more stable version which supports full tape read/write and APSS on the MZ80B. It still only outputs VGA, not HDMI but at proper VGA 60Hz frequencies no...
by psmart
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: CP/M
Topic: CP/M on the MZ-80A
Replies: 18
Views: 8245

Re: CP/M on the MZ-80A

Colour output from MZ80A, Ansi Emulator needs updating to add colour support.
by psmart
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: CP/M
Topic: CP/M on the MZ-80A
Replies: 18
Views: 8245

Re: CP/M on the MZ-80A

ZDE16 running under inbuilt Ansi Terminal emulator.