MiSTer Update

Busy chap that he likes to be, Marcel Kilgus has improved the QL core of the MiSTer system.

MiSTer is an open project that aims to recreate various classic computers, game consoles and arcade machines, using modern hardware. It allows software and game images to run as they would on original hardware, using peripherals such as mice, keyboards, joysticks and other game controllers. MiSTer utilizes a readily available FPGA board called the ‘DE10-Nano’, which connects to your TV or monitor via HDMI video out. It can additionally be expanded with various add-ons (such as a USB hub, SDRAM, audio and VGA out).

Marcel felt that as the QL is not as popular as other platforms so the core was still only a pretty basic port of the original MiST board, so in 2018 he worked on updating the core, to include a “Gold Card” implementation and a special version of SMSQ/E, plus a QL-SD implementation which runs correctly at all CPU speeds through switching the 68k core to the fx68k core. The software packages can be downloaded from Marcel’s website at https://www.kilgus.net/ql/mister/