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Posted: 11 January 2018 at 8:33pm | IP Logged Quote Geoffg

I have a new beta version of the Micromite firmware available. It can be downloaded from: http://geoffg.net/Downloads/Micromite/Micromite_V5.04.09_Beta.zip

This includes the fix for issues with corrupted 5" displays (discussed in another thread) and adds the ability to write display drivers in BASIC (rather than just using CFunctions). Peter Mather is planning some new display drivers using this facility and it will be fascinating to see what he comes up with.

My plan for future beta versions is to keep adding small improvements (incrementing the beta number) and keep the beta open for some months until it has accumulated enough changes and is stable enough to warrant a full release. If you find any bugs please let me know.

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Would that mean that the console would also use that display driver?


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Posted: 11 January 2018 at 11:57pm | IP Logged Quote Geoffg

No, using an LCD panel as the console on the MM+ requires a SSD1963 based panel. This is because the SSD1963 supports hardware scrolling.

Other than this a driver written in BASIC looks like a built in driver, you can select fonts, draw lines, use MM+ controls, etc. However it will be slower so it is best suited to small displays (ie, 128x32 pixels).
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Posted: 20 January 2018 at 8:37am | IP Logged Quote LewW

Hi Geoff,

Thanks for V5.04.09_Beta_9

I have just installed it on my E100, and it has resolved all my 5" SSD1963 display problems.

Note that when I reset the E100, it indicates V5.04.09 Beta 4.

Best wishes,

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LewW wrote:
Note that when I reset the E100, it indicates V5.04.09 Beta 4.

Yes, my plan is too keep updating the beta, if it is a significant change I will announce it on this forum.

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