I just got back from the Chicago Expo - had a great time with some of the guys from the list here and elsewhere. There's a few pictures of the expo at: http://people.mw.mediaone.net/rjday/ Sadly, they're quite dark, but #41 and #42 are still of some interest - they're photos of the beginning of a new video interface for the C64, and it's creator (well, a small picture), respectively. We were very surprised when a pretty 25 year old female (Jeri Ellsworth) showed up at our gathering of mainly too fat or too skinny males. We were dumbfounded when she started showing us this C64 with a circuit board mounted in the SID socket (she's got another one that had failed in some way that plugged right in the 6510's spot) hooked up to a VGA monitor, displaying a hires screen with teeny little 8x8 cards, using VHDL technology. She's got some impressive plans, and likely we'll be able to play a role in suggestions. Eventually, she'd like to create a C64-on-a-chip. The first thing she's dealing with is some sort of new video display. I've already got good disk storage with my FD-2000, and plenty of RAM and CPU speed to experiment with in my SCPU - but I would like to see a compatible VIC-II replacement. What do you folks think? Can a VIC-II be recreated with VHDL? If we get to that level, what truly useful improvements could be made to the VIC? And what other use could VHDL "products" be to both the hacker and the common C= user? -- Robin Harbron email@example.com http://www.tbaytel.net/macbeth http://www.psw.nu/ - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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