New updates to the Little Orphan Tomy Tutor site
spectre at floodgap.com
Sat Sep 17 17:56:41 CDT 2005
New updates have been made to the Little Orphan Tomy Tutor site. The Tomy
Tutor is an American home computer released ca. 1983 with strong hardware
commonalities to the TI 99/4A. The Little Orphan focuses on the American
Tomy Tutor, along with its Japanese cousins (the Pyuuta series), and offers
a catalogue of hardware and software, programming information, technical
documentation and links to related sites.
Here's what's new or changed:
- Pyuuta Jr. entry, featuring a complete description of this Japanese console
version -- yes, I finally got one! Includes pictures, scans from the manual,
and screen grabs of its surprisingly robust and user-friendly interface
(for 1983, that is).
- Stub entry for the Grandstand Tutors, the vanishingly rare UK variant.
- New emulation section. This includes a special section on using the MESS
Tomy Tutor driver (focused more towards the Mac, since I'm a Mac user, but
with help for Windows users as well) and needed firmware and dumps, intended
only for those with a legal right to the hardware, of course. Also includes
TutorEm, the first true emulator (Windows-only), and incorporates Tutti as
a museum piece (though people who do not own a Tomy Tutor can still use it
to legally simulate the Tutor without ROMs). Alas, with this site release,
I have chosen to officially freeze Tutti, the first Tomy Tutor simulator of
any kind, at 0.3. It will still be left for download indefinitely because of
its unique legal status, however.
- Updated Incomplete Catalogue. Improved screenshots for many games, new shots
for many more (including the believed-unreleased Gajigoji and Jack In The
Box), and additional stub entries for hardware to come later. All of the
American clone games have also been matched up to the Japanese originals.
Also included links for the MSX and CoCo ports!
- Additional Pyuuta screen shots.
- Updated my personal trade list and the General and Pyuuta pages' histories,
and made various custodial changes.
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