Bally Astrocade console for the MiST FPGA

I’ve ported another classic console to the MiST resurrected by MikeJ from www.fpgaarcade.com: The Bally Astrocade.

Bally-Arcade-Console

There’re still some todo’s left as I didn’t got the joystick working yet and I’m thinking of redo the key mapping. The current key mapping:

Below a video of the “top 20” games for the Astrocade:

Watch this video on YouTube.

The original source can be obtained from the pacedev repository:
https://svn.pacedev.net/repos/pace/sw/src/platform/astrocade/
The MiST source is here:
https://github.com/wsoltys/mist-cores/tree/master/Astrocade
And the binary can be downloaded here:
https://code.google.com/p/mist-board/source/browse/trunk/bin/cores/astrocade

5 thoughts on “Bally Astrocade console for the MiST FPGA

  1. Atmosfear says:

    Sweet, another old console for the MIST FPGA. Thanks alot for the Port but Scanlines dont work.
    May i suggest that Numeric Keys may be mapped to real Numbers on the Keyboard ? At least chose Games/Players and Lives would be easier.

    Best Regards

    Atmosfear

    • WiSo says:

      They work somehow but won’t show the expected results. Its the same code I use for the other cores. Needs to have a deeper look whats going wrong.

  2. Atmosfear says:

    Yes, if i look close to the screen there is some flickering like very small scanlines. As for the joystick, the Astrocade joystick is kinda uniqe, its a joystick and paddle.

    http://www.glankonian.com/~lance/System.html

    No wonder that some games wont work like 280 Zzzap and clowns + Brickyard. Most likely they use the paddle.

    Regards

    Atmosfear

    • WiSo says:

      I don’t plan to implement paddle support but since the arrow keys trigger the directions it is possible to do the same with the joystick. I just didn’t figured out yet a working way 🙂

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