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Non-standard parallel port address

Post by jbrove » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:53 pm

Hi all,

I'm trying to repurpose an old laptop motherboard for use with Nucore and have installed the latest version to date (2.25). My initial plan was to use a mini-pci express to pci-express 1x adapter with a standard pcie parallel port card but I'm stuck with a bit of an issue now. My card is assigned non-legacy parallel port address (0x3008 vs 0x378). I had thought that I could simply supply this address to nucore via the -parallel command line parameter but it seems that the only port addresses that are accepted are the legacy type (0x278, 0x378, etc).

Is the -parallel command line parameter only for legacy port addresses? If so, is it possible that this can be changed in a future revision?

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J

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Re: Non-standard parallel port address

Post by Chuck » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:45 am

It's been a while since I've looked at that code. I'll check it out. We will be pushing a new build in the near future to fix a minor bug.

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Re: Non-standard parallel port address

Post by jbrove » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:09 pm

Awesome. Thanks for the quick response. I can foresee this being an issue for others in the future as built-in parallel ports are becoming increasingly less common.

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Re: Non-standard parallel port address

Post by Chuck » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:37 pm

Yup, doesn't work properly. I looked at the code and some things need to be cleaned up. We'll tackle it at some point.

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Re: Non-standard parallel port address

Post by jbrove » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:47 pm

Dang. Thanks for looking into it. I had assumed you had hardcoded 0x378 somewhere so that you could do some sort of IRQ passthough to the emulation layer. Do you think this will be fixed in the near future / aforementioned release? I'm only asking because if not - I'll go buy a cheap old mini PC.

Thanks again. We all really appreciate the work you've done.

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Re: Non-standard parallel port address

Post by Chuck » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:22 am

I did some work on it today. It needs more =) When there's a beta version available I'll message you. I'm super busy at work and don't have a lot of free time. So I would guess anywhere from a week to a month.

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Re: Non-standard parallel port address

Post by Chuck » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:41 pm

I finished the code today and we'll need to test it. When it's ready for user testing I'll let you know.

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Re: Non-standard parallel port address

Post by jbrove » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:10 pm

Oh wow. That was super fast. Thanks so much. I'm happy to collect whatever logs you might need.

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Re: Non-standard parallel port address

Post by Chuck » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:28 pm

Pm me your email address and when it's ready I'll email you the beta version.

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Re: Non-standard parallel port address

Post by Wizboy » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:25 pm

When do we expect the new update release?

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Re: Non-standard parallel port address

Post by Shredso » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:33 pm

Did this get solved? I'm using a PCI-E parallel card and can't figure out how to get it to work.

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Re: Non-standard parallel port address

Post by Shredso » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:03 am

Thanks! I posted on a separate thread, but can someone explain how to upgrade without using the pinball cabinet? I can't connect to the playfield, so I can't use the update feature that uses the cabinet buttons.

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Re: Non-standard parallel port address

Post by jbrove » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:05 pm

You can run/install the nucore updates manually with a bit of linux-fu.

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Re: Non-standard parallel port address

Post by Shredso » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:08 pm

I don't have any Linux-fu, but I'm good at following directions! Any tips? A starting point?

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