Milkymist 0.3 release announcement

Sébastien Bourdeauducq sebastien.bourdeauducq at
Thu Feb 18 08:08:32 EST 2010

It is with great excitement that I am announcing the release of Milkymist 0.3. 
This release marks a significant milestone for the project: since now, it's no 
longer tens of thousands of lines of code for nerds. It's also an actual 
MilkDrop preset implementation, rendering good-looking visual effects that 
EVERYBODY can appreciate.

But, see for yourself. If you have a Xilinx ML401 board, grab your JTAG cable 
and fetch a binary kit from the usual location:
See the wiki for setup instructions:
Put on some music, turn on random preset selection, and enjoy!

If you don't have a ML401, here is a video for you to chew on before the 
Milkymist One boards are available:

On to the technical change log of this release:
* Major TMU redesign (TMU2):
** Improved performance (2-3 times faster)
** Rectangular rendering primitive
** Bilinear texture filtering
** Texture wrapping
** Subpixel texture resolution
** New vertex format
* PFPU modified to support the new TMU vertex format
* Additional MilkDrop features in the demo firmware:
** More wave modes
** Borders
** Motion vectors (experimental)
** Texture wrapping
** Random preset chooser
** Fine-grained decay

If you want to discuss and keep instantly updated about the project, I 
encourage you to come and idle in the #milkymist channel on the FreeNode IRC 
network. See

See you there!

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