We just uploaded the newest version of the Arcade Blaster application. There are 15 new game variants and LogicStart MegaWing support for all PacMan variants. If you have a LogicStart MegaWing this is the easiest way to play video games on it!
The Arcade Blaster is a multi-platform application that simplifies using Papilio Arcade kit and eliminates the need to directly work on HDL sources. It runs on both Windows and Linux and uses command line tools from various sources.
9/6/2012 Version 1.3
-Adds LogicStart MegaWing support for Pacman
-Fixes controller scheme for Invaders (Vlait)
-Fixes starfield for Invaders (Vlait)
-Fixes reset for Galaxian (Vlait)
-Sets Pacman to table (Vlait)
-Following games added by FelixV
: Added (Space Invaders Clones)
: Alien Invasion Part II (alieninvp2)
: Space Invaders/Space Invaders M (invaders)
: Space Invaders Part 4 (invader4)
: Space King [Japanese Space Invaders] (spceking)
: Super Earth Invasion (Set 1) (searthin)
: Super Earth Invasion (Set 2) (searthina)
: Super Glob (German Bootleg) (sprglbpg)
: Space Invaders/Space Invaders M
: Space Invaders Part 4
: Space King (Space Invaders [Japanese])
: Super Earth Invasion (Set 1)
: Super Earth Invasion (Set 2)
: Pac Heart
: New Puc
emuDrache is one of those who really hate the famous programming language and computing platform “Java” and unfortunately for him the Papilio Arcade Blaster App which is a multi-platform application that simplifies using Papilio Arcade kit was done in Java. It’s mainly for this reason that he decided to create Mariposa.NET as an alternative GUI to the Arcade Blaster App.
The new application still doesn’t have an “import romz” button and doesn’t verify ROM hashes yet and It’s not released yet until emuDrache writes the code to convert the Games.xml that ships with Arcade Blaster App into something more manageable.
Here at Gadget Factory we’re happy to announce that a 1.2 version of the Arcade Blaster application is now officially released and available for download from the new download center!
The Arcade Blaster is a multi-platform application that simplifies using Papilio Arcade kit and eliminates the need to directly work on HDL sources and it makes it easier then ever to load games to the Papilio Arcade hardware and we’ve added some new games to this release such as:
Hangly Man 1-3
There’s also a fix for the audio in The End game, click here to download the Arcade Blaster app and enjoy playing some cool arcade games 🙂
The Papilio Arcade kit is designed to quickly and easily connect Atari 2600 and Commodore style digital joysticks. But what if you want a more authentic control experience? No problem, it is a breeze to wire up classic arcade joysticks and buttons to the DB9 connector. This video shows a classic arcade joystick in action.
Here is a look at the prototype hardware for the under development Papilio Arcade kit. We have the prototype to a point that proves it works but are looking for any input, suggestions, and help with finalizing this Open Source design. Visit the Papilio Arcade discussion forum for updates, new schematics, preliminary documentation, and everything else.
The Papilio Arcade hardware is meant to accurately recreate classic arcade games on a low-cost, modular, and Open Source FPGA board called the Papilio One.
FPGA’s allows all of the circuitry of original arcade game motherboards to be shrunk down to a single chip! All of the original digital circuitry can be accurately recreated using a HDL (Hardware Description Language) such as VHDL or Verilog.
Pac-Man is currently working and any game that used less than 45K of RAM should be portable. Other games that can be recreated are Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Frogger, and even the Atari 2600 and NES should fit.