[Coco] [color computer] Just imagining...
lamune at doki-doki.net
Tue Jan 31 10:48:17 EST 2006
George Ramsower wrote:
> Yup! Something like that but designed into something that could plug
> into the VDG port of a real CC3 and do the following..
> It would monitor all the pertinent lines on the 40 pin expansion slot,
> pretend it was a VDG, interpret the instructions, convert these into
> something that could be used on a modern monitor and put these new
> signals on the built-in connector, enabling us to plug in a modern
> monitor, or use it on a KVM switch.
> I would LOVE to put my coco into this same desk, but I've no room for
> two monitors.
> Imagine the coco with the PC keyboard adapter, this hypothetical video
> converter and a KVM switch, using /t2 and a comm port on the PC
> An "All-In-One" computing system
> Right now, my coco is in another room which is not good for serious
> computer play. So I use Hyperterm and /t2 to play on my coco.
> I wish I could bring the "Box" into the "nest" with this PC.
That's an interesting idea, but my vision would be kind of different.
Expanding the CoCo 3 is great, but overall seems kind of pointless to
me. They're not rare, and we have to deal with lots of inherent limitations.
I'm kind of kicking around a design that incorporates 3 6309 cpu's
running at 3.58MHz and a VGA-resolution framebuffer. Imagine that sucker
would be nice to have time to prototype something like that.
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