Archive for the ‘RC2014’ Category

Generally MAME emulations that would use a terminal make use of the built in terminal emulation. So you can just start MAME and get going with a screen like this: But that has some limitations, such as you can’t copy from it, or paste into it. Also if you want to use the MAME display […]


Miodrag Milanović has created a new RC2014 driver for MAME, and it’s very comprehensive, offering a full range of systems, backplanes and boards. This post is intended to be a quick tour of how to use it. At the time of writing the new driver hasn’t yet made it to a MAME release, but it […]


March 2022

31Mar22

Pupdate Although it’s looking ready to snow outside as I type, we’ve had some glorious summery weather in March, which means plenty of time outside running around for the boys. But the picture that grabbed most attention was this one: People thought we’d got another sausage dog, but it was just the boys hanging out […]


My original attempt at an RC2014 Mini driver started out as pretty much a copy of the gsz80 driver, with a find/replace of ‘gsz80’ with ‘rc2014mini’. But as the MAME team reviewed my pull request, they surfaced a bunch of problems. Firstly I didn’t have the correct memory map. The RC2014 Mini only has 32K […]


I mentioned in my previous post Grant Searle Simple Z-80 Machine on MAME that the gsz80.cpp driver was like finding a Rosetta Stone for MAME. In this post I’m going to go through it block by block to explain how I parsed it, and how it enabled me to figure out how to write a […]


In my RC2014 Mini on MAME post this was one of the things I was planning to try next, and once again there was an existing driver that had most of the pieces in place – evmbug.cpp implementing the TMS 9995 Evaluation Module (aka TMAM 6095). My first job was getting the existing driver working, […]


February 2022

27Feb22

Pupdate As we neared the end of the month it was finally warm enough for the boys to walk without their coats, and whilst they might look cute and snuggly in the coats they seem more energetic and free without them. Pi Stuff – MWC Demo All of that time spent playing with Raspberry Pis […]


TL;DR Getting an RC2014 Mini working based on the Grant Searle Simple Z-80 Machine driver was pretty trivial, but it’s been enough to get me going with MAME development and persuade me to try some other things. Background I know there are already emulators out there already for the RC2014, I’ve used EtchedPixels/RC2014 a bit […]


TL;DR I’ve been wanting to try emulating some RC2014 stuff using MAME for some time, and I think I’ve found my way into it with the MAME driver for Grant Searle’s Simple Z-80 Machine. Background Back when I was making my TMS9995 on RC2014 system part of my adventure into the lands of TI-99/4A fans […]


May 2020

31May20

Inspired by Ken Corless’s #kfcblog I’m trying out monthly roundup posts for stuff that didn’t deserve a whole post of their own Retro I wanted to try out RomWBW, but didn’t fancy going down the route of making more RC2014 modules, so I got myself an SC131 kit from Stephen Cousins. It’s wonderfully cute and […]