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Offline TheDaddy

Minimig firmware update
« on: September 14, 2009, 11:31:41 AM »
Jakub has released a new update for all the Minimig owners with the ARM controller:

http://www.minimig.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=183


http://minimig.googlecode.com/files/minimig_YQ090911.zip

Changes and new features:

ARM firmware - support for:

- MMC/SD/SDHC cards
- FAT16/FAT32 filesystems
- subfolders (unlimited number of entries and depth)
- Long File Names
- alphabetical sorting of entries
- selection of files and subfolders with a keypress
- scrolling of entries with PgUp/PgDn/Home keys
- selection of parent directory with Backspace key
- up to 4 virtual floppy drives
- up to 2 hard files emulating A600/A1200 hard disk controller (up to 4095 MB each)
- optional higher memory card transfer speed (requires simple hardware modification - highly recommended)
- firmware upgrades directly from the memory card

FPGA - new features:

- improved system timing (blitter, CIAs, ROM)
- minor compatibility improvements (CIA access, INTREQ)
- support for two virtual hard disks
- implemented alliasing of custom register space (Kickstart 1.2 now works)

Upgrade instructions is included readme file.


Enjoy!
 

Offline Hattig

Re: Minimig firmware update
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 11:55:42 PM »
That sounds pretty impressive! I just need a minimig now.
 

Offline tonyyeb

Re: Minimig firmware update
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 02:00:17 PM »
I'm waiting for the Replay board. But these updates are great to see as the FPGA stuff is compatible (so i'm told).
Chris (aka tonyyeb)
 

ChuckT

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Re: Minimig firmware update
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009, 02:15:01 PM »
Are the Arm controllers still available or do you have to make them yourself?
 

Offline TheDaddy

Re: Minimig firmware update
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009, 08:01:12 PM »
laurentzorawski57@hotmail.com should still sell them otherwise check:

http://www.minimig.net

Jakub posts there, he is the developer of the Minimig core and creator of the ARM controller.

:-)
 

Offline amigakit

Re: Minimig firmware update
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2009, 09:39:41 PM »
We are now offering new Minimig with optional 4MB Memory pre-installed

Compatible with this new firmware!
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Offline Darrin

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Re: Minimig firmware update
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2009, 03:32:59 PM »
Right, it's time to get back into the Minimig again.  When I get home this Friday I'll install the new firmware and then send my board off to AmigaKit for the 4MB upgrade.
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Offline amiga_3k

Re: Minimig firmware update
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2009, 09:40:21 AM »
Did I miss the news item anouncing the availability of the 4MB version of the Minimig on Amiga.org? It has been on Amigaworld: http://amigaworld.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=5068
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Offline kolla

Re: Minimig firmware update
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2009, 03:41:58 PM »
Heh, that's news yes :)
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Re: Minimig firmware update
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2009, 09:09:22 PM »
Well I updated the firmware, replaced the bin file and it works a treat!  I like the new menu system and I've left mine configured as a PAL ECS 68000 at 25MHz with 4 floppies and a 20MB hard drive.

Now I have to remove it from the keyboard "case" and send it off to Amigakit for the RAM upgrade.

The ARM board makes upgrading so easy compared to fiddling around with a serial cable and a PC.  The Minimig could make an ideal Xmas retro console if mass produced cheaply and bundled with some great classic games.
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Offline Methanoid

Re: Minimig firmware update
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2010, 03:19:45 PM »
If the "new" FW gives you 4 FDs, double speed FD, overclocking then what does the ARM controller add apart from "Easier to program".

Thinking to buy a Minimig and have no idea what I need and what to expect. Is it worth waiting for the FPGAArcade board?