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SIG PC-98 / Re: My PC-98 doesn't run anyth...
Last post by dankcomputing - March 24, 2023, 09:38:09 AM
Have you tried messing with the GDC clock setting? That's going to be in the BIOS and is not related to CPU speed.

Sound problems could be due to the onboard sound not being completely disabled or the game not being configured properly.
SIG X68000 / Re: FDD emulator FDX68 - Flop...
Last post by aotta - March 24, 2023, 07:32:51 AM
Sorry to re-resume the post, but i'd like to have an adapter like this too... if it's abandoned, could @caius share gerber's files here for some further tests? 
SIG X68000 / Re: New X68K Fan/Convert Here
Last post by repoMan - March 24, 2023, 02:45:44 AM
In this thread there're some links of graphic conversion tools.

The MiSTer X68K core is far from perfect; but does a fairly good job right now:

Used to help developing for the machine and for a standard level programming, it probably would be enough.
SIG FM-Towns / Re: Using Greaseweazle for Jap...
Last post by UnbornApple - March 23, 2023, 05:07:13 AM
Is there anything special to get Greaseweazle to read disks to d88 format? When I try it with the 1.9 host tools I get the error "Cannot create D88 image files"
SIG FM-Towns / Re: SpellSort for ODE users
Last post by UnbornApple - March 23, 2023, 04:50:09 AM
Sadly I missed the last round of orders, but if I get one I will definitely use this!
SIG FM-Towns / SpellSort for ODE users
Last post by famiac - March 21, 2023, 01:26:24 PM
I wrote a Python script to organize disc images on an SD card for people who use Wizard/DocBrown.
It's called SpellSort, and it will hunt your disc images down wherever they are, because order is what it craves.

you can grab it from github.

if you have comments or suggestions, please do share and i'll be happy to incorporate them.
X68000 Software / Re: Looking for MOON SOLDIER I...
Last post by famiac - March 21, 2023, 01:19:21 PM
nice bump
SIG X68000 / Re: New X68K Fan/Convert Here
Last post by kamiboy - March 21, 2023, 12:05:03 AM
While I am not familiar with any art or music studio programs for the X68000 I think most people doing things of the sort do it on modern computers. Depending on the context there might be little to no benefit to actually create on the actual hardware itself. You will be severely hampered by the tools available.

There are plenty of modern music authoring software that can be used to compose music for the YM synth chip. As for art, well, this can be tricky depending on the purpose of the art. Are you looking to make sprite art for use in games or just pretty bitmaps to display via image viewing programs?

There are different concerns in each case, especially in case of sprites as you then have to have quite a bit of deep knowledge about the inner workings of X68000 graphics hardware to make anything that is actually useful in a potential homebrew game.

If you just want to make bitmaps things are easier, you just have to limit yourself to a set max number of viewable colours, then draw a bitmap using said palette.

As for then displaying the bitmaps or playing your tunes on the X68000, then things get a bit more complicated. There are tools to convert bitmap files into x68000 img files, and as for music, can't help you much there I am afraid. If you just want to play music files via a player, there is a specific format that is used for that on X68000 which escapes me, and you'll have to figure out how to compose music in those kinds of files. If you want to make music for use in games, well then it ones again gets technical as you'll have to decide which popular music system you want to use. There is Z-music for a example that is used by a few games. You would have to decipher ancient Japanese technical documentation on how to use it, and that, I am afraid, is not for the faint of heart.
SIG X68000 / New X68K Fan/Convert Here
Last post by PaultheRoman - March 18, 2023, 12:47:06 PM
Hello! I'm interested in getting more into this beastly computer, but first on the emulation side because to buy the actual hardware is quite expensive. I'm interested on all facets, but specifically what compels me the most is making hopefully some FPGA replica of it that one can use as their daily driver to program, create art, music, etcetera. Thing is, I haven't been able to find programs for it outside of games. Any pointers if I may ask? Also, I welcome any recommendations in games, emulators, books, documentation, repos for development, etcetera.
X68000 Software / Re: Looking for MOON SOLDIER I...
Last post by amazin - March 18, 2023, 01:20:06 AM
Quote from: famiac on March 02, 2023, 07:53:29 AMhopefully you'll be willing to share the rom

It's not a ROM.