Hi, > Here are some things to consider when designing a > the > mobo. > > If I'm replacing the mobo, I think I'll just setup > my > Super-64 in a PC tower case. The new board ought to > be > designed with this in mind. Also, there should be a > connector for a PC keyboard and included logic to > decode PC keypresses as equivalent C-64 keys. Might > be > a good idea to allow people to customize the > decoding > matrix too, perhaps by writing the new matrix into a > PRAM-type area? I like the reprogrammable matrix! I was trying to figure out a way to find a compromise with the keymap I'm playing with now to keep everyone happy. > Make the KERNAL customizeable. Maybe have it copied > to > RAM on power-up. Then implement KERNAL patches by > loading them from the PRAM-type area. Now I can > customize my KERNAL without loading from disk or > burning EPROMs :) Another good idea. hmmmm.. > The User port is not essential, but would be nice > for > connecting audio/video digitizers and printer > devices > which already exist and require it. I think a larger "geek port" would be a better replacement for the user port. > Slots are very desireable. They ought to mimic the > Expansion buss and be switchable as in the > multi-cart > expansion boards. Each slot should be fully > enable/disable controlled by both hardware AND > software switching. It should be possible to enable > multiple slots when carts are compatible (of course > only the user can determine this.) There should be > nothing stopping me from using my SuperSnapshot and > SidSynphony simultaneously. I've sketch out how a "narrow" zorro bus may work..auto config on amiga is really cool. > Other desireable features include ETHERNET, IDE, > USB, ahem... I'm not going to say anything here for sake of preventing a flame fest. > I won't be satisfied until I can connect my > cable-modem to my Super-64 and browse the web with > full graphics :) :) me too. Jeri __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Auctions - buy the things you want at great prices http://auctions.yahoo.com/ - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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