One Chip to Rule them All
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The MIST board was designed to implement classic 16 bit computers like the Amiga, Atari ST(E) or the Apple Macintosh (and even early 32 bit computers like the Acorn Archimedes) as a System-on-a-Chip using modern hardware. But it equally well supports 8 bit systems like the Atari 800/XL, ZX81, ZX Spectrum, C64, Atari VCS, Atari 5200, Colecovision, Apple II, Sega Master System, Nintendo Gameboy, Nintendo NES, Odyssey2 plus others and 16 bit consoles SNES, Genesis/Megadrive, PC Engine. It also supports over 100 Arcade games!
The MIST board is not about emulation. It's about the re-implementation of the original hardware itself in so-called FPGAs.
Videos (click to view):
|30-May-2020||BBC Micro core has been updated with Master 128 mode & floppy disc, better video and improved timings. Mode 7 now displays using interlaced output (like the original hardware)|
|23-May-2020||Capcom CPS Arcade core released by Jotego. Use the MRA tool to create ROMS & ARC files for it and get the MRA files from Jotego's site. Upgrade to the latest firmware.|
|21-May-2020||Experimental General Sound interface in the ZX Spectrum core. Need to update the ROM file also.|
|16-May-2020||The Archimedes finally supports saving the CMOS RAM. It needs a firmware update, too.|
|02-May-2020||Don't forget to check your favourite demo in the C64 core. Massive fixes in every components, especially in the VIC-II chip!|
|31-Jan-2020||More stunning Arcade cores from Gehstock & Gyurco: Williams Bubbles, Joust, Robotron 2084, Sinistar, Splat, Stargate, (and Defender fixes) in Gehstock collection.|
|23-Jan-2020||Atari 2600 fixed by gyurco. Haunted House now works! Arcade cores Rampage,Journey,Power Drive,Sarge,Sky Skipper,Max RPM & Tropical Angel released in Gehstock collection. Black Tiger released by Jotego|
|19-Dec-2019||Even more arcade cores in Gehstock's collection (Bomb Jack, Spy Hunter, Tapper, Timber, Atari Tetris and many more!)|
|18-Nov-2019||Jotego releases more Arcade cores (Commando, Vulgus, Tiger Road, Bionic Commando, GunSmoke)|
|26-Sep-2019||Nintendo SNES core ported to MIST by gyurco! Port of srg320's core.|
|20-Aug-2019||New Atari ST/STe core based on original schematics and many cycle-exact components.|
|20-May-2019||Finally the main 8-bit cores got native tape format support: TAP for C64, C16 and VIC-20, TZX for ZX-Spectrum and CDT for Sorgelig's Amstrad CPC and Renaud Helias' Amstrad|
|29-Apr-2019||New 1943 arcade game from Jose Tejada (Jotego).|
|19-Jan-2019||New Ghost'n Goblins arcade game from Jose Tejada (Jotego).|
|04-Jan-2018||New Apple //e core based on Apple II+|
|18-Nov-2018||Updated Genesis/Mega Drive and Colecovision cores with cycle-perfect CPUs.|
|24-Sep-2018||Updated links to Amstrad CPC, C-16/Plus4, Sam Coupe, VIC-20, ZX-81|
|20-Aug-2018||ZX81 core replaced with new ZX80/ZX81 core. Adds instant loading and fixes the skewed top video lines.|
|19-Aug-2018||Alternative core ZX Spectrum 48k that loads SNA files|
|19-Aug-2018||Many new Arcade cores have been ported by Gehstock.|
|20-Apr-2018||Major improvements to the Sega Genesis/Megadrive core.|
These project pages contain the source code for the firmware of the MIST FPGA board as well as e.g. the Atari ST and Amiga FPGA cores.
Featured Wiki Pages
Start with these; more pages and details are available inside the wiki.
- Getting started with your MIST (using the ST core)
- Frequently asked questions
- What is the MIST board?
- Overview over the MIST board
- Troubleshooting the board
- Visit the MIST section of the Atari Forum
- 25+ Computers
- 12+ Consoles
- over 100 Arcade games!
- Mailing list
- List of various FPGA project that potentially run on the MIST
- How to develop for the MIST
- How to compile the cores
- How to port other FPGA projects to the MIST