Inside old games machines, was: Re: Simulated CP/M-68K?
mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jun 19 13:04:28 CDT 2007
On Jun 19, 2007, at 1:39 PM, woodelf wrote:
>> On Jun 19, 2007, at 10:48 AM, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>>> Every once in a while, a fit overcomes me and I contemplate what it
>>> would take to re-implement the KS20 with a stack of 2901s and a pile
>>> of fast SRAM. Fortunately, the madness passes before I can do much
>>> more than think about it.
>> *snicker* Yes that would be fun. But man...there are quite a
>> few really big boards in that machine. That would take some doing!
> So how much $$ do you expect parts for such a beast would be?
Eeeeeek! Well it seems to be mostly TTL...I think it's more a
matter of effort than component cost.
>> There seem to have been several of those FPGA projects, but they
>> keep dying. I guess people don't have a clear idea of the level
>> of complexity.
> So build a RISC flavor of a 9/18/36/72 bit machine. :)
>> Indeed it would. I've never booted mine. :-( Someday I will
>> find a TU45.
> Perhaps that would be a better project to emulate.
> Spare Time Gizmos makes TU-58 Emulator. You might ask them to
> emulate a tape drive too.
Something tells me a MASSBUS-interfaced peripheral would be of
somewhat limited appeal. ;) I've thought of doing something like
that myself, but then that "spare time" problem crops up. It's
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