Posts Tagged ‘Papilio Arcade kit’

Papilio Arcade Blaster V1.3 adds 15 new game variants and LogicStart MegaWing support!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

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.

 

Please visit the Arcade blaster page to learn more about this application or the download page to get the latest version.

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
: PopeyeMan
: New Puc
: Puckman

Please visit the Arcade blaster page to learn more about this application or the download page to get the latest version.

New Arcade Blaster App 1.2 Release!

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

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:

[checklist]

  • Mr Do’s
  • Hangly Man 1-3
  • PuckMan
  • PacMan Fast
  • Caterpillar
  • Galaxian
  • Space Invaders

[/checklist]

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 :)

And you can visit the Arcade Blaster App wiki page here to learn more about this application including the installation, requirements etc.

Classic Cabinet Joystick with Papilio Arcade kit

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

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.

Papilio Arcade Prototype

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

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.