RetroWiz

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Tinctu
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RetroWiz

Post by Tinctu » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:29 pm

Hello.

Here is our AVR project we are working since late 2011.
It is something like UZEBOX. But with another philosophy.
It is based on J.Dvorak´s AVGA platform.
(He is also behind all RetroWiź hardware, HW designer).
I (M.Hudak) am WWW and FORUM admin, enclosure designer.
We call our platform RetroWiz. (from "Retrocomputer Wizard" or "Retrogaming Wizard").

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Our webpage will be here:
http://www.retrowiz.com

Our forum is online (since 12.nov.2012):
http://www.forum.retrowiz.com

1st early prototype - brown AVGA y. 2009:
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Video AVGA platform:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mMdc-rNNtU

Screenshot from AVGA platform:
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Hackaday Blog:
http://hackaday.com/tag/avga/

RETROWIZ:
2nd prototype // green one y.2011-2012:
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3th prototype PCBs // blue one y.2012:
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Our JAVA game editor:
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SPECs:
{still work in progress, not final}

PCB half size of Raspberry Pi...
172x200 x 16 colors
simple FM synth codec
menu and firmware on chip
20 mhz/8bit risc cpu (ATMEGA328)
stereo audio out
VGA out
PS/2 keyboard port for keyboard or arcade joy hacks
C language API
SD card port
good price

It will be awesome platform for FM music, pixelart, retrogames, indiegames, coding...

Join FORUM, join DEVELOPMENT and welcome to RetroWiz world...

Have a nice day.

Matej

Tinctu
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Re: RetroWiz

Post by Tinctu » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:07 am

:)

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D3thAdd3r
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Re: RetroWiz

Post by D3thAdd3r » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:36 am

Is there an emulator planned for this project?

Tinctu
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Re: RetroWiz

Post by Tinctu » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:04 am

Yes. We plan to have emulator (flash, java or c, c++) in future.
But first we must move from betatesting (Hardware, Firmware) and prototyping
to final stage.

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Re: RetroWiz

Post by Tinctu » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:34 am

Hello thanks all for reply.

We have toons of spam registred on forum each day.
I check out new users day by day and look into spam ban databases...

So any new user - please write here or PM me+than register on forum. And I will approve you.

Project news:
We are running 172x200 now withouth sprites... Still optimizing code. Web and social networks will be very soon.

Matthew

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Re: RetroWiz

Post by uze6666 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:32 am

We have toons of spam registred on forum each day.
I check out new users day by day and look into spam ban databases...
Yeah those spammers are really a pain, I can relate. You have to understand that almost 100% are spambots and the capcha in phpbb is broken or cracked. You have to patch the registration page with your own unique capcha to get rid of the problem. Last year I suddenly got overloaded by spambot who crached recaptcha. Now to register, user have to type what they see in a picture of a chip. Obviously thats easy for human who knows about the uzebox they have to enter "atmega644". Machines have no chances at this point. :twisted:

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Re: RetroWiz

Post by Tinctu » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:39 pm

Probably I will do same (question or something like that). I installed recaptcha and I think it helps to filter only 20%. But still there are 10-20 spambots or spamusers per day. So I check databases...

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Matej
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Re: RetroWiz

Post by Matej » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:45 pm

NEWS>
Here is our latest 172x200 firmware (sprites, scrolling - works!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKZxk85Ibuk

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Matej
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Re: RetroWiz

Post by Matej » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:06 am

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We have new webpage:
www.retrowiz.com
with forum, ebay...

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D3thAdd3r
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Re: RetroWiz

Post by D3thAdd3r » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:21 am

Forgot about this neat little console and wow still no emulator?!(I am joking :lol: ) Decided I had to buy one on ebay and check this thing out. When I finish all my uzebox projects(probably in late December 2037) I might try to port sokoban world over..if everything goes right.

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