Yvo of xcores.org has released his preliminary VDP source code for the Xmos XS1 processor.

The specs are pretty impressive:

  • 256×192 resolution ( scan doubled in both X and Y )
  • 2 independantly scrollable backgrounds
  • 32 sprites ranging from 8×8 to 64×64 pixels
  • Horizontal- and vertical flipping
  • 16 palettes of 16 colors each, for a total of 256 onscreen out of 32768 colors ( 5:5:5 )
  • 32K VRAM
  • Uses only 2 threads ( VGA and Render )
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