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  1. tobybear

    two things: one dumb and one not as

    the bcr2000 control sounds great! I also have both a bcr and a retrocade and can help you test it.
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    news, updates?

    Hi guys, are there any news or updates planned for this board? I would love to see some of the proposed features implemented, like new chips/synths, CC control for the SID filter, SID player, etc. Cheers, Toby
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    RetroCade 1.1 - SID analog filters and SID player!

    Any news on a new release?
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    RetroCade 1.1 - SID analog filters and SID player!

    By the way, any news on a new release/update with SID filter CC integration?
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    Board Dimensions

    More info from me: I got a Papilio/Retrocade version 1.1 board delivered in January 2013, and this seems to be pretty much the same size as the case itself, so I don't see any way of fitting it *in* there
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    RetroCade Professional Case

    @wildseyed: Ok, so if total cost incl. shipping is around $32 as you wrote, I am interested! Please tell me how to arrange it (best by sending me a PM on this board). Thanks, Toby
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    RetroCade Professional Case

    Hi wildseyed, I immediately replied to your message back in November as a private message on this board, maybe you have not seen it yet? Anyway, depending on the shipping cost, I might be interested (color of the case does not matter to me). Can you evaluate how much it would cost to send it to me in Germany? Thanks, Toby
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    RetroCade Professional Case

    Any news on having a case available? I tried to submit the STL to many online 3D printing shops and tried out different materials, but they all refused printing because the walls were too thin and it did not fit their requirements, so now I am still stuck without a case. If anyone can put up a reasonable priced case for sale and delivery to Germany or tell me where I can print it myself, I would be very happy!
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    RetroCade Professional Case

    I still had no success getting it 3D-printed here in Germany. :-( So a friend of mine recommended as one of the best and affordable online 3D printing services. I submitted the 2 STLs to them and after several days and validation processes they told me they had sent it to the printer. But right now I got a mail from them saying "After taking a closer look, we cannot print your models. Reason: 4mm minimum wall thickness". Attached are two pictures they sent me. Does anyone have an idea if that makes sense with thicker walls (and can provide me with an updated model) or should I just forget it? Thanks in advance for your answer!
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    RetroCade 1.1 - SID analog filters and SID player!

    YES!!!!! Expert mode worked - now I have a working RetroCade again with v1.1. Thanks, Jack!
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    RetroCade 1.1 - SID analog filters and SID player!

    Hi Jack, thanks for your help. :-) Concerning the installer: I think it does not like to be installed on top-level directories. Well I tried several times to flash the SPI (also with older versions of the firmware), I always get output like this (which looks ok to me): JTAG chainpos: 0 Device IDCODE = 0x24001093 Desc: XC6SLX9 Using devlist.txt JTAG chainpos: 0 Device IDCODE = 0x24001093 Desc: XC6SLX9 Uploading "C:\Program Files (x86)\Gadget Factory\Papilio Loader\programmer\bscan_spi_xc6slx9.bit". DNA is 0x1962ce0e46db36ff Done. Programming time 915.1 ms Programming External Flash Memory with "C:\Program Files (x86)\Gadget Factory\RetroCade Synth\ZPUino_SOC\RetroCade-1.1-zpuino-1.0-PapilioPro-S6LX9-RetroCade-1.1.bit". Found Macronix Flash (Pages=32768, Page Size=256 bytes, 67108864 bits). Programming : Using devlist.txt ..............................................Ok Done. SPI execution time 154297.8 ms USB transactions: Write 35460 read 35291 retries 0 JTAG chainpos: 0 Device IDCODE = 0x24001093 Desc: XC6SLX9 Using devlist.txt ISC_Done = 1 ISC_Enabled = 0 House Cleaning = 1 DONE = 1 Unfortunately, the LCD display stays brightly lit, but without any displayed text and nothing happens,, even after disconnecting and reconnecting :-( Any idea what else I could try? Thanks, Toby
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    RetroCade 1.1 - SID analog filters and SID player!

    Interestingly, I seem to have the exact same problem as Nitz76 in this thread: Jack, did you have any success determining the cause of why NItz76 FPGA was acting strange? As I said, my RetroCade synth was working fine with the initial firmware all the time until I tried updating today to 1.1, now I can't use it anymore :-( On another note, trying to compile the 1.1 sketch in Arduino gives an error abou tmissing sidplay.h - you probably should add that to the source release as well
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    RetroCade 1.1 - SID analog filters and SID player!

    Mmmh, strange, the update does somehow still not seem to have worked, I think. When I run the Papilio Loader with the 1.1 bitfile and the RetroCade connected via USB (and no other USB devices), with the following settings: Target board: Auto-detect FPGA Target .bit file: C:\Retro\ZPUino_SOC\RetroCade-1.1-zpuino-1.0-PapilioPro-S6LX9-RetroCade-1.1.bit I get the following output (the Retrocade LCD screen goes complete blue during this, then starts the SpaceInvaders again): JTAG chainpos: 0 Device IDCODE = 0x24001093 Desc: XC6SLX9 Using devlist.txt Created from NCD file: xform.ncd Target device: v1000efg860 Created: 2001/08/10 06:55:04 Bitstream length: 24085080 bits Uploading "C:\Retro\ZPUino_SOC\RetroCade-1.1-zpuino-1.0-PapilioPro-S6LX9-RetroCade-1.1.bit". DNA is 0x1962ce0e46db36ff Done. Programming time 8123.5 ms USB transactions: Write 1479 read 7 retries 0 BUT when I then step through the menus, I don't see any of the new SID stuff and the About screen still says "RetroCade Synth Version 1.0" - how can that be? Did the update fail or am I on the new version and just don't know it yet? EDIT: Ah, ok, I think I have to switch "Write to:" from "FPGA" to "SPI Flash"! Doing that the update takes much longer but also finished successfully - but after that the screens stays lit up in a bright blue and also when reconnecting, nothing changes. Did I brick it somehow? Can anyone help? Sorry for the stupid questions...
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    RetroCade 1.1 - SID analog filters and SID player!

    Ok, finally got the update to work by uninstalling and reinstalling some software. I ran the setup for the RetroCade 1.1 and installed it in "c:\retro" The created link in the startmenu called "Upgrade to RetroCade-1.1 Bit File" does however not work - it is set to the path ""C:\Papilio Loader\papilio-loader.exe" "C:\Retro/ZPUino_SOC/RetroCade-1.1-zpuino-1.0-PapilioPro-S6LX9-RetroCade-1.1.bit" -s -q -x" (which does not exist on my system, the loader is in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Gadget Factory\Papilio Loader\" and the working directory is """C:\Retro/../Papilio Loader/""" which is also wrong. I did update now manually and it worked, but maybe you should take another look at how the setup created the links. Cheers, Toby
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    SID Filters

    Mmmh, I downloaded the new update, but can't get my Retrocade recognized by the software. The Dashboard works (keyboard as MIDI input makes sounds, so I assume the COM/USB converter works), but I could not get the update to install. Will try reinstalling the whole thing soon, maybe it works then. Can't wait to try some SIDs