I got my M65 up and running tonight. Very exciting. Quality hardware. Very nice. I did not like the plexi chassis though - it's way too fragile, but hey - it's a devkit so what can you expect
Once the machine was on, I was like "now what?". I went to the files.mega65.org website, registered, entered my code, then .... nothing. There was no devkit area or anything. Argh, felt pretty lost at that point
So I thought I'd start this thread to help my fellow man.
I found this website: https://mega.scryptos.com/sharefolder/MEGA/MEGA65+filehost (which is actually also linked in the menu on the mega65.org website. There you will find manuals and a bunch of videos. Good stuff to get started.
I found my Devkit runs in NTSC even though the config menu says PAL. Really odd. In order to fix it I just selected PAL again in video settings (even though it was selected) and saved the settings. Viola! Running PAL now. How to get into the config menu? Hold Alt down and turn on the machine, then select 1.
Next fun thing to play around with (which was actually where I found it was running NTSC - the Freeze menu. Just hit Restore. I like that there is a built in Monitor. Very nice.
Now, on with the exploration. If I find something useful for other virgin M65 devkit owners, I will share it in the thread. Feel free to do the same if you find something useful.
First thing I really want to figure out - how do I set up a cross compiler environment to my pc? (Does the Mega65 only have LAN cable or is there WIFI too? - I hope there is).
ps: Dear makers, what is the best way to report bugs and problems to you?
pps: Stupid Forum turns my avatar upside down