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Offline nitrofurano

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preservating hardware by creating new homebrew stuff
« on: May 21, 2014, 11:06:00 PM »
hi everyone!

What mostly keeps me excited and curious about the retro scene is cross-development to these machines, for keeping them alive this way

For that, wouldn't be interesting having TOSEC also focusing documentation, tools, compilable snippets and tutorials for facilitating this process?

For example, recently, i'm on the effort of trying to extend Boriel's ZX-Basic Compiler to all other Z80-based hardware (such as MSX, Sega 8bit consoles, Aquarius, etc.), and would be great having it extended to hardware using other architectures as well (like 6502, 6809, 8080, etc. )

what do you all think about?



Offline Maddog

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Re: preservating hardware by creating new homebrew stuff
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2014, 11:17:26 AM »
IMO, what you describe is quite fascinating and a great way to use the old machines.

But as far as TOSEC is concerned, it seems quite a bit out of scope for the project and expanding to new areas requires manpower which we sorely lack. It's already hard enough to maintain the current dats with so few active members.

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Re: preservating hardware by creating new homebrew stuff
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 01:04:32 PM »
Yes, i get the point
I guess that would be great if we could have it parallely somehow, whatever via this forum, another forum, wiki pages, etherpads, google-docs, etc. - the important is that people could be interested helping on it.
Actually, some homebrew is being developed, on machines like ZX-Spectrum, MSX, Sega 8-bit consoles, C64, Amstrad-CPC, NES, etc., and a great thing would be if this enthusiasm could be extended to the more rare machines (like Orao, Galaksija, and many others)