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De-MiS-tifying the MiSTer - The MiSTer Multisystem

De-MiS-tifying the MiSTer - The MiSTer Multisystem

There's a very intriguing project on the near horizon from a group called RMC Retro - the MiSTer Multisystem - bringing the MiSTer to the mainstream?


By now, you've seen the oddly-cased word "MiSTer" hanging around your gaming circles. Our own skankcore has posted many Cortex articles about it - here's one example:

There's an intriguing project on the near horizon from a group called RMC Retro - the MiSTer Multisystem.

The MiSTer project itself is open source - you would purchase a DE-10 nano FPGA chip: here, for example, and then a bunch of add-on boards, for things like USB ports, analog video output, and various other capabilities. You would connect everything together, and then you'd likely want to find a case for the hardware. There are some options on the market, including this nice aluminum case from MiSTer Addons, which can be hard to come by. This is a very DIY project, and that's what I love about it - because that also makes it extremely versatile and a real boon for retro gamers looking for flexibility and graphics/performance perfection.

The RMC Retro project aims to make the MiSTer "look" more mainstream. It is a custom PCB that includes many of the optional add-on boards you'd normally buy with the DE-10 nano. You simply connect the DE-10 Nano to this new PCB and do some configuration:


Then, you can 3D print this nifty enclosure (prototype shown below)!

Here's a video detailing the project:

I really love the look of this project and I'm currently printing out the case parts, which were just made available for free here (including a very detailed written guide):

MiSTer owners - does this intrique you? Let's talk about it! I'll be sharing some photos of the case once the print is done.

RMC Retro should be putting the PCB up for sale in early October, and they say that there will NOT be a shortage of them. They will also have this case avalable for purchase, if you do not have a 3D printer or the time to print all the necessary parts - it looks like it will take a few days.




From The Chatty
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    September 12, 2021 2:45 PM

    For the MiSTer owners or the MiSTer curious - check out this awesome new project by some enterprising members of the retro gaming community!

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      September 12, 2021 3:49 PM

      been watching the progress on the Cave. Looks cool. Thinking about ordering it.

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      September 12, 2021 3:53 PM

      Pretty cool, I dig it

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      September 12, 2021 6:37 PM

      Looks pretty sweet

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      September 12, 2021 7:39 PM

      Love the noctua fan. Is that RJ 45 connectors for those two boards too? (The yellow Ethernet patch cable)

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        September 12, 2021 7:52 PM

        That's just an extension cord to go from the mister's Ethernet port to the back of the case. The expansion board connects through header pins on the mister.

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          September 12, 2021 8:10 PM

          Ah yeah I see the other RJ 45 connector behind that black connector (RS-232? I may be mistaken here =p).

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            September 12, 2021 8:34 PM

            that's a SCART connector. It was a video standard more common in europe

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