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by jonwil
Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New hardware revision?
Replies: 95
Views: 216510

Re: New hardware revision?

Doing stuff with a SID (or any of the other programmable sound generator type chips of that era like the Atari POKEY or the General Instrument AY-3-8910) requires writing raw code whereas using an FM synthesis chip like the YM2151 or the OPL means you can probably just write something to play music ...
by jonwil
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New hardware revision?
Replies: 95
Views: 216510

Re: New hardware revision?

I would imagine the 68000 would be a LOT easier to get than a 68030. Also, once you start getting into the realm of fancy 32 bit parts like the 020/030/040/060, it starts getting a bit more complex in terms of the stuff you need to make it work (heck, most of the 32-bit parts have an MMU and can run...
by jonwil
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New hardware revision?
Replies: 95
Views: 216510

Re: New hardware revision?

If I was going to enhance this design, I would replace the 68008 with a full 68000. I would also replace the almost-impossible-to-get SID chips with something easier to get. Maybe you could use a Yamaha YM family sound synthesis chip and some sort of raw DAC chip to handle sound effects and percussi...