I agree. The original (crowdfunding) plans for the "new" Golden ASIC's
involved hardware sprites and palette expansion to 4096, which is enough
for most needs, and this as upgrade for the original SAM 1.
LCD

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:20 PM, Aleš Keprt <a...@keprt.cz> wrote:

>   I think hardware sprites would be more beneficial than so many colors.
> If I look to old game cabinets from 80’s, many of them have got excellent
> games with simple slow CPU’s... but always with hardware sprites.
> A.
>
>  *From:* VELESOFT <veles...@seznam.cz>
> *Sent:* Saturday, April 25, 2015 8:34 AM
> *To:* sam-users@nvg.ntnu.no
> *Subject:* Re: Prototype of case for planed new computer SAM COUPE 2
>
>  No hardware scroll, no sprites. But text mode with transparent color(s).
> Theoretically may palete contain up to 65536 colors.
>
> VELESOFT
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* retr...@gmail.com
> *To:* sam-users@nvg.ntnu.no
> *Sent:* Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:46 AM
> *Subject:* Re: Prototype of case for planed new computer SAM COUPE 2
>
> Velesoft, you say, the SAM2 will have 256 colours at once. Does this mean,
> the colour palette is enhanced to 512 or even 4096 colours?
> Will it have hardware scrolling or hardware sprites too?
> Greetings
>
> LCD
>
>
> -------- Originalmitteilung --------
> Von:VELESOFT <veles...@seznam.cz>
> Gesendet:Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:09:58 +0200
> An:sam-users@nvg.ntnu.no
> Betreff:Re: Prototype of case for planed new computer SAM COUPE 2
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chmielewski" <retr...@gmail.com>
> To: <sam-users@nvg.ntnu.no>
> Sent: Friday, April 24, 2015 12:01 AM
> Subject: Re: Prototype of case for planed new computer SAM COUPE 2
>
>
> >> Case on my picture is only one of more possible versions. I plan also
> >> other cases. Main board will small (mini itx format) and will support
> >> different additional boards with connectors. See here:
> >> http://velesoft.speccy.cz/other/SAMCLONE_PANEL2.JPG
> > Thats really cool. Does this mean, it will be possible to use ZX
> > Spectrum interfaces directly?
> Yes. You can connect SAM COUPE interfaces and ZX interfaces.
>
> >> Will possible use also similar board for install to original SAM COUPE
> >> case, different version to MINI ITX case and different to my cases.
> >> SAM 2 is not only clone. Enable good compatibility with ZX128 and
> >> faster graphic operations, rom reflashing, rom emulation... This
> >> project is primarily maked for me and my friends, but will possible
> >> make more pieces.
> > I'm your friend, please! I want one or two of these.
> > You said, it will have Text mode. Can the Text characters be redefined?
> > Which other graphics modes are planed?
> Text modes will usable in color modes 16c/pixel and in hi-res mode(also
> color
> pixels). Yes, font will in ram.
> New graphic mode will 256x192/256 colors each pixel and may be also
> 512x192/256c.
>
> >> Big part of USB/PS2 keyboards have ghosting effect and not support
> >> some keys combinations in ZX games. For example problems with SINCLAIR
> >> joysticks, QWERT, CURSORS+0, QAOP+SPACE, etc... Laptop keyboard
> >> contain only membrane, but is possible with software filter eliminate
> >> ghosting effect. And TOSHIBA SATELLITE laptop keyboards support most
> >> popular keys combinations in ZX games. Info about PC keyboard ghosting
> >> test:
> >> http://speccy.pl/forum/index.php/topic,1221.msg14678.html#msg14678
> >>
> >> High priority is for me keyboard with usable keys combinations in
> >> games. Laptop keyboard is small, cheap and is possible buy each type
> >> more years after release. SAM 2 use universal adapter for connect any
> >> laptop keyboard and will use define keys after first connect new
> >> keyboard (any membrane). Each user can define own keys layout.
> >>
> > Excellent, but I hope, you can use also original SAM membranes in a SAM
> > case.
> Yes. All membranes will usable. ZX membrane, +2A/+3 membrane, laptom
> keyboards,
> sam coupe membrane, membrane from any PS/2 or USB keyboards...
> Keyboard module use software autodetection on all pins of connected
> membrane. If
> you connect any new membrane, must be call software test which test
> membrane
> state during pressing key by key. After detect all states save new
> configuration
> for your keyboard. Membrane is under software controll thanks to second
> CPU Z80.
> All software for second CPU will be in assembler Z80 and rewritable direct
> from
> computer :-)
> >>
> > LCD
> >> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Aleš Keprt" <a...@keprt.cz>
> >> To: <sam-users@nvg.ntnu.no>
> >> Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015 8:18 PM
> >> Subject: Re: Prototype of case for planed new computer SAM COUPE 2
> >>
> >>
> >>> Sorry, I am pessimistic here. I don't like this design. I don't like
> >>> the look of the original Sam Coupe either, why the hell would anybody
> >>> want to clone it? In my opinion it's weird, it's a waste of effort
> >>> and skills. And why 3.5" floppy diskettes? Another weird thing here.
> >>> It's 2014, not 1984! I would definitely prefer a standard PC keyboard
> >>> and a computer in a separate box, with flash memory cards (of any
> >>> easily implementable type) instead of the current design.
> >>>
> >>> Best regards,
> >>> Aley
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> -----Původní zpráva----- From: VELESOFT
> >>> Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:10 PM
> >>> To: sam-users@nvg.ntnu.no
> >>> Subject: Re: Prototype of case for planed new computer SAM COUPE 2
> >>>
> >>> New computer compatible with sam coupe and ZX128. Contain real CPU
> >>> Zilog Z80,
> >>> and CPLD chip instead old ASIC. Real SAA1099 and AY chip,... Don't
> >>> contain any
> >>> modern PIC,ARM. Price is unknown, all is in development.
> >>>
> >>> VELESOFT
> >>>
> >>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Harte"
> >>> <tomh.retros...@gmail.com>
> >>> To: <sam-users@nvg.ntnu.no>
> >>> Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:01 PM
> >>> Subject: Re: Prototype of case for planed new computer SAM COUPE 2
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> It reflects poorly on me but Spanish isn't one of my languages. What
> >>> sort of
> >>> machine is it? A genuine hardware compatible or just a Pi-or-whatever
> >>> in a
> >>> suitable case? How much? When? In what form?
> >>>
> >>> Very exciting.
> >>>
> >>>> On 22 Apr 2015, at 14:59, Andrew Park <alp...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Interested to see some more information on this, will it be a DIY
> >>>> sam or produced?
> >>>>
> >>>> Andy
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> From: owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no
> >>>> [mailto:owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no] On Behalf Of Kurt K
> >>>> Sent: 22 April 2015 17:34
> >>>> To: sam-users@nvg.ntnu.no
> >>>> Subject: Re: Prototype of case for planed new computer SAM COUPE 2
> >>>>
> >>>> Where do we find more information? I'd love to get one. I'll have
> >>>> to look closer on Velesoft's website.
> >>>>
> >>>> On Apr 22, 2015, at 10:50 AM, Leszek Chmielewski <retr...@gmail.com>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> How much will it cost?
> >>>>
> >>>> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 5:29 PM, VELESOFT <veles...@seznam.cz> wrote:
> >>>> It's first version of case for planed new computer SAM COUPE 2:
> >>>>
> >>>> http://velesoft.speccy.cz/other/SAMCASE_6E.JPG
> >>>> http://velesoft.speccy.cz/other/SAMCASE_6A.JPG
> >>>> http://velesoft.speccy.cz/other/SAMCASE_6D.JPG
> >>>> http://velesoft.speccy.cz/other/SAMCASE_6B.JPG
> >>>> http://velesoft.speccy.cz/other/SAMCASE_6C.JPG
> >>>> http://velesoft.speccy.cz/other/SAMCASE_6G.JPG
> >>>> http://velesoft.speccy.cz/other/SAMCASE_6H.JPG
> >>>>
> >>>> VELESOFT
> >>>>
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> >>> private: a...@keprt.cz, www.keprt.cz
> >>> office: Moravian University College / Moravská vysoká škola Olomouc,
> >>> ales.ke...@mvso.cz
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