Saffron Posted September 29, 2015 Report Share Posted September 29, 2015 Hi all! I'm a video game developer who loves to do crazy electronics projects in my spare time I've created some primitive game consoles in the past, using microcontrollers (atmega, parallax sx), interfacing sound chips, doing some video processing, etc. Also I've done some projects with open handled consoles like the GP32 and the GP2X (3D software engines and small games). I'm new to the FPGA world, and since I mostly like to create homemade consoles, I was thinking on creating something similar to the fifth generation (think Playstation, 3DO or Saturn). That would mean designing a GPU with basic 3D support (vector math and such), a sound processor (I would love to implement a SID chip + something to play PCM data for FX) and the CPU would only handle the game logic and gamepads (Would be the ZPU enough for that?). After googling for FPGA kits, Papilio looks like the best choice, but I was wondering if the Papilio DUO would have enough power to do what I want. I was planing to buy the 2MB version with the computing shield, so I can use the SD Card as game loader, the VGA output (I'm not planning to add NTSC/PAL video signal generation, at least for now...) and of course the atari port is great for connecting my megadrive pads So, I'm really crazy of it's really doable? what do you think? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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