I've wanted one of these SGI Indy Nintendo 64 development kits for quite some time, especially as I am an SGI/Irix enthusiast, etc.
It's hard to find a lot of details, however, so before I start posting WTB, I have a few questions...
1. Does the development environment allow full screen game playing ? That is, could I use the dev kit to simply play N64 games ?
1a. If so, what does that mean for the effective resolution of a N64 game played in full screen ? I can get an Indy to output 1280x1024, which I think would be more than quad resolution for an N64 ... effectively upscaling it 4x. I wonder if this leads to a fantastic picture ... or is just weird ?
2. Does the dev board in the indy have a video out of some kind, so I could output to external video monitor while still seeing the debug, etc., in the irix desktop environment ? That is, does it have a secondary video output ?
3. What is the software component of this development kit, and does media exist for it, or does everyone just have whats loaded on their system disks ?
This is very important for me, as I am _very_ picky about how I load, partition, and configure an Irix system, and the first thing I would want to do with such a system is (after dumping its contents to backup) wipe the drive and reload the OS and applications from scratch.
Of course I can get Irix 5.x media, so that's no problem, but does the Nintendo development software exist anywhere in a form that I could load it onto Irix from scratch ?
4. Does documentation exist ?
Many thanks. All comments appreciated.