Victor Trucco

is creating hardware and FPGA bitstreams

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Like many friends, I also love retro-computing, but I have the problem of not wanting to use it due to the difficulty of "physically assembling" the equipment. Loading interfaces, cartridges, recorders and tons of stuff is needed for the operation and often it is not even at hand, but in some closet or high shelf. Not to mention the constant defects and glitches by the age of those electronic machines.

It was with that in mind that I looked for the FPGA solutions, creating hybrid types of equipment, which could bring together the classics and at the same time be faithful enough to replace the real equipment. With the ZX Spectrum Next, SM-X and the Multicores, it is possible to use computers from the 80s and 90s, such as ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amiga, Apple II, among others, in addition to the Atari 2600, Odyssey 2, Intellivision, Master System, others and several arcades like PacMan, Rally X, Time Pilot, Moon Cresta, Moon Patrol, Xevious and many more.

But what is the advantage of using an FPGA? A synthesized machine can behave exactly like the original, with all its features and even defects. In addition, the synthesized machine can receive improvements for the use of modern equipment, such as TVs with HDMI input, SD cards for storage.

All projects are open source and can be viewed at the links below
https://gitlab.com/victor.trucco/Multicore
https://gitlab.com/SpectrumNext/ZX_Spectrum_Next_F...
https://gitlab.com/victor.trucco/zx-spectrum-next-...
https://gitlab.com/victor.trucco/sm-x
https://gitlab.com/victor.trucco/TK-Pie
https://gitlab.com/victor.trucco/RTC
https://github.com/suaide/SDisk2/tree/master/firmw...

Today there are about 150 synthesized "cores" (and not emulated as it seems at first glance). Actually I don't have any problems with emulation and I worked for a few years on M.A.M.E., but the recreation of the original hardware in an FPGA is much more complex than a traditional emulator and, although many of the cores have been adapted from other projects and authors, these ports are usually complex and require research to reproduce the various ICs functions in the smallest details.

This campaign is to raise some funds so that I can dedicate more time to create or improve these cores, that is, the machines synthesized in those different FPGAs. If you like retro-computing and any of my projects, you can also contribute with any value you want. (those listed in the campaign are only suggestions

I thank you all in advance for your help in keeping our beloved oldies alive.
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