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by HardlyUnique
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: Uzebox Derivatives & open source consoles
Topic: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200
Replies: 16
Views: 9780

Re: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200

http://magiccarpenters.com/trevor/boardoftruth/Smile%20on%20TV_small.jpg :D Well, as you can see, I've made some progress on this thing! I guess I took a break for a while, but I was inspired to get back into it by miniLD #45: Low-Level Jam . I got the clock-switching working. It was pretty easy. T...
by HardlyUnique
Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Debug via closed captioning
Replies: 23
Views: 7727

Re: Debug via closed captioning

As I recall, the progress was going well but I just got sidetracked with life.

I will see if I can't dive back into it pretty soon.
by HardlyUnique
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Uzebox Derivatives & open source consoles
Topic: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200
Replies: 16
Views: 9780

Re: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200

Waaaah! Heeeey! "Spoiler alert!" :lol: ... I've never even played Zork before! I've been playing it, though. It's confusing as heck. I'll move east then move west and not be where I started. That kind of thing happens all the time :(. I also added backspace support and managed to get Hitchhiker's Gu...
by HardlyUnique
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Uzebox Derivatives & open source consoles
Topic: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200
Replies: 16
Views: 9780

Re: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200

Things are sure moving fast over here! :ugeek: :mrgreen: Thanks to more UART-spam, I found what was keeping me from playing! It looks like Frotz comes with an "undo" feature that was trying to access some files or something. I doubt the original Zork had this feature; at any rate, it was easy to dis...
by HardlyUnique
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Uzebox Derivatives & open source consoles
Topic: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200
Replies: 16
Views: 9780

Re: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200

Yet another mini-milestone reached! :D My little game system can now run it's very first game. Well, "run" is being pretty generous; you can't interact with it yet: Zork1-1.png If I scroll up, you can see my "advanced" debugging methodology that let me get this far: just spam the UART and see where ...
by HardlyUnique
Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Uzebox Derivatives & open source consoles
Topic: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200
Replies: 16
Views: 9780

Re: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200

More progress and hitting the first big hurdle: So, I have a lot of things working that weren't working before but let me get to the bad news first. Remember when I said, chip needs built-in USB capability. USB functionality can't require a specific clock speed. (Built-in Ethernet is also a plus) ?...
by HardlyUnique
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: E/Uzebox goes Gamescom 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 5511

Re: E/Uzebox goes Gamescom 2012

That's really cool! :D
by HardlyUnique
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Uzebox Derivatives & open source consoles
Topic: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200
Replies: 16
Views: 9780

Re: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200

UART bootloader is working! :D I can now use Microchip's PC bootloader application to connect to the device, erase-program-verify and run the program! Most of the time is taken up by the erase, which lasts about 3 seconds, and the actual flashing of a ~5k hello world app takes about half a second. 8...
by HardlyUnique
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Uzebox Derivatives & open source consoles
Topic: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200
Replies: 16
Views: 9780

Re: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200

Thanks for the encouragement, guys! I guess I can't complain about a lack of comments; I've done my fair share of lurking / being absent around here :D. ... and after a while you grow cynical as to whether you should bother showing too much interest until it's obvious there's a finisher working on i...
by HardlyUnique
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Uzebox Derivatives & open source consoles
Topic: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200
Replies: 16
Views: 9780

Re: WIP console with PIC32MX & MCP2200

Hmmmmm :( I wonder if no comments means there isn't much interest or that it wasn't very obvious what I was showing you in those last pictures. I was trying to demonstrate that I had managed to get code compiled and transferred to the PIC32 that would flash an LED. That's why the MCP2200 was disconn...