Pacman

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The original hardware recreated in a single FPGA!

Release 4 is targeted at newer Xilinx devices which have larger block RAMs, and will run on the Spartan3e starter kit.

Sean Riddle has expanded this to an 8 game multigame where you can switch between
Pacman, Pacplus, Pong, MrTNT, MsPac, Crush Roller, Eyes and Lizard Wizard.

Please read the readme.txt and look in the build_roms.bat file for the names of all the ROM images you need to provide in the \roms directory. This batch file will produce a MCS file you can then use to program the on board FLASH with the Xilinx programmer. Compile the FPGA as usual (build_xst.bat), download using IMPACT and you are all set.

Release 2 is still available, and should be used for Virtex1 style parts. The newer code is much easier to target to other device families, the Xilinx specific clock code is in a separate module, and the binary to VHDL program RomGen will generate RTL style code if required.

Note, SW0 (bottom right) enables/disables the scan doubler for VGA displays.

Thanks to many people, in particular :

Daniel Wallner for the Z80 CPU core
David Widel for software advice
Kev ‘Mowerman’ & Mike Halland for general Pacman details
Darren P for letting me rip apart his ZX81 and steal the cpu !
Simon N for the Joystick

Please read the “README” file for documentation.

IMPORTANT NOTE :
NO ORIGINAL ROM CONTENTS ARE IN THIS DISTRIBUTION. YOU WILL NEED THE ORIGINAL/ALTERNATIVE ROM FILES TO RUN THE PACMAN GAME

A simulation model of Pacman hardware
Copyright (c) MikeJ – September 2002

Actual photo taken by compiling and running the code here.

David Widel’s pong demo that is included in the distribution.

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