Re: Hardware-based vs software-based emulation

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:58:51 +0100
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On 02/17/2017 06:28 PM, wrote:
> On Friday 17 February 2017, 17:21:44 smf <> wrote:
>> On 17/02/2017 11:58, Bo Herrmannsen wrote:
>>> i have also thought what it would require to make a chip that would work
>>> 100% like the original but have more modern outputs.. ie hdmi, or RGB....
>>> you get my drift
>> The hard part is making a chip that works 100% like the original. Once
>> you can output composite, then outputting rgb or hdmi should be easy.
> indeed, replacing the video output by whatever you want to use is trivial
> compared to the effort needed to make a proper replica of the video chip :)

It's one thing to make a 100% replica of VIC as it is described in the 
data sheet, but it's something else to make a replica that behaves 100% 
like VIC, especially in the undocumented parts that people use to 
achieve certain effects.


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