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Could you use a Raspberry Pi to accelerate the Sega SG-1000 graphics chip?
Post Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:24 pm
I just thought you could use a Pi to accelerate the graphics. Would that work?
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:16 pm
No.
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:11 pm
To extend onto that no Wafer posted.
Yes and No but definitely no if you dont plan on writing software to utilize that boost in power. You cant adapt onto a graphics accelerator directly, you can either replace it or patch its video in with a new video chips output (Like what the Sega 32x does on the MegaDrive). Even then, if using an RPi, youd need quite a bit of IO and be able to process information in a fast enough manor in order to accomplish anything.
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:43 pm
You could replace the tms9918a with an f18a, but you would need to write new software to use it's features.

http://codehackcreate.com/store#!/F18A-V1-6-Video-Board/p/14022176/category=0
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