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Re: SymbOS
« Reply #945 on: 2019.September.21. 16:07:14 »
I'll look, BUT!
Wouldn't it make more sense for joy to work immediately without EnterMice? :D

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Re: SymbOS
« Reply #946 on: 2019.September.21. 16:11:30 »
Wouldn't it make more sense for joy to work immediately without EnterMice? :D
Need a switchable mode, because sometimes need to use joy as joy. For example SymCommander, games...
But good idea switch on at default, if no mouse attached.

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Re: SymbOS
« Reply #947 on: 2019.September.21. 21:14:51 »
At least now we have a way to use the pointer without EnterMIce until Jörn fixes it.


On the other side, EnterMice has already a way to be detected, so it is a good idea to start SymbOS only with joystick control.


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Re: SymbOS
« Reply #948 on: 2019.September.23. 20:17:25 »
Prodatron(Jörn Mika) has returned:

"Prodatron 19:50
Hi, I am just back from a vintage computer meeting, I will now send you an actual EP SymbOS version with the keyboard fix"

23965-0(You can see attached a Bus Expander and two MSX-Slots, with a SE-ONE and GFX-NINE)

"gflorez 19:53
Thanks, I will test it just now."

"Prodatron 19:54
the only problem I found is, that sometimes the G9K is not initialized correctly, so when booting it, you have a black screen. then you have to start your test basic program and it works. still have to fix it
I also didn't do the screen position adjustment for the G9K you asked me for, as it currently has the same like on the msx/cpc
on my monitor it looks fine, but I didn't test it on a CRT"

"gflorez 20:02
I see two main fixes. Now the joystick works as intended, and the selected colours on the screen survive a reset.
Ok, the screen position can be tweaked on the monitor itself, no problem."

"Prodatron 20:03
maybe you can tell me the amount of x/y pixels I should adjust it?
just an estimation"

"gflorez 20:05
Can I share the picture on Enterprise forever?"

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you can share everything :razz:
the files as well of course"
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Re: SymbOS
« Reply #949 on: 2019.September.24. 11:55:21 »
Some more photos from ExcaliburGER:
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Re: SymbOS
« Reply #950 on: 2019.September.25. 11:24:57 »
:smt041

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Re: SymbOS
« Reply #951 on: 2019.September.26. 07:55:03 »
maybe you can tell me the amount of x/y pixels I should adjust it?
just an estimation"
These questions are for GFX-NINE?

But it is will be available in future? Currently TMTLOGIC site say: "No longer available"

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Re: SymbOS
« Reply #952 on: 2019.September.26. 16:18:19 »
Yes, it is for the Yamaha V9990 VDP, I can´t see a zone at the left of the displayed screen, but in the picture at the show it is visible on Prodatron's monitor... I don't know why.

Sadly, the price of the V9990 chip has raised to untouchable levels since I received my GFX-ONE cartridge, so Hans has decided to stop to manufacture it due to excessive costs while the prices not drop.

Remember the story of the chip, almost a legend:

The Yamaha V9990 is the successor to the V9958(MSX2+) and supposedly a stripped down version of the never finished Yamaha V9978, which was meant to be used for the MSX3. The last MSX model, the Panasonic MSX TurboR(FS-A1ST, FS-A1GT) was released from 1990 until 1994, but still was fitted with the then old V9958 VDP.

It is said that, although the MSX3 project(V9978) was abandoned, Yamaha had put a huge investment on the graphic chip, so they decided to release the chip to be fitted on other equipments. They launched some Evaluation kits intended for MSX, NEC PC-98 and IBM-PC systems.

But my questions are: Did the chip have any commercial use? Why are there still batches of unused chips?

I think that probably the chip was a total commercial failure, The only really known use of the chip was on some Pachinko slot machines and on several home-brew made MSX graphic cartridges.  

If you find a cheap batch of these V9990 chips, I am sure that Hans will be eager to put them on cartridges for you.
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Re: SymbOS
« Reply #953 on: 2019.September.30. 21:34:11 »
I tried to look for the V9990 chip, but it's impossible.
There is only hope left, but the answer is:

"Hi, István   
Thanks for your inquiry , we checked our stock, but regret to let you know so sorry no parts.If any other new inquiries, you can browse our website: www.utsource.net"

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Re: SymbOS
« Reply #954 on: 2019.October.01. 01:45:17 »