Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by elvis, Jul 24, 2018.
Good to know, cheers!
I heard some rumours that a few HATs aren't working on the 4, but it could all be BS. I'm waiting for more technical people to post their findings.
At the very least, the GertVGA666 is confirmed working, which is great news.
Compatibility should be solid as the CPU is a custom job for the RPF.
Has anyone updated their RetroTINK-2x to the latest firmware revision?
Adds PAL60 support along with other things
I'd like to do mine however can't justify the cost of the gear to do the upgrade.
480p support would be nice!
I don't know what's involved with flashing it but "the gear" seems to officially be a PicKit3 and a special ICSP cable. For the casual hobbyist I'd hope you could just solder some wires or a pin header to the ICSP pads on the board, and use a Raspberry Pi or USB->I2C cable with a PC.
It sounds great but it also sounds like those with the v3.1 PCB (like me) won't be able to take full advantage of the new firmware without some impossible hardware mod...? The firmware process update is outlined here:
And yes the price of "the gear" turns me right off, oh well.
How many tink2X users do we have on here?
power and I have discussed and I'd consider buying the gear and having a go at flashing mine and his.
looks like the gear would be about $85 AUD without shipping (I'm assuming the $43 cable link is USD not AUD - maybe can be found cheaper?) the pickit3 is only $20 on ebay.
If we have a few users willing to throw maybe... $30? at the situation (including shipping etc) we can maybe get everyone to send there's to 1 location to be flashed or take turns forwarding the kit around the country to each other to do our own.
I'm by no means volunteering to flash other peoples unless I've done mine and am comfortable doing others. But if a third person is interested in Brisbane and the cost can be split 3 ways with no extra postage that would pretty much get it over the line for me.
Prediction: I have a couple of drinks tonight and order everything anyway.
i will drive past your house and throw my tink at it, come back in a couple hours.
I'd be keen to have mine flashed & Brisbane based.. $30 sounds good to me (less if we get more people?). Busy the next couple of weekends however.
I attribute most of my games and hardware collection to beer.
to pick up your broken tink out of my garden?
either way i's a result.