[Coco] Multi-Pak Interface question.
cdiman7 at flash.net
Tue Mar 3 22:59:42 EST 2009
Rick, and others, I was replying and had to reboot, hope I can remember all the stuff I was going to add. Forgive me for not being in the chat, but answering on the echo, what if we were to make an MPI on an ASIC basis? Get the hardware, engineer it, and then for the Roms and software that made the MPI work, we get a huge memory chip and program it with Linux? Then the bugs can be worked arounde, Ramtron makes a 4 MB chip that retains memory (with no power) for life now, just a thought.
--- On Tue, 3/3/09, Rick Taylor <coder32768 at gmail.com> wrote:
From: Rick Taylor <coder32768 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Coco] Multi-Pak Interface question.
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 7:28 PM
Has anyone ever made Multi-Pak clones? Would it be legal to do so?
On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 3:19 PM, Bob Devries <devries.bob at gmail.com>
> The PAK which failed with the MPI upgrade was the one which came with the
> first version of CocoMax. Its address was at $FF90 IIRC, which is the same
> as the Coco3's GIME chip registers.
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> On Mar 3, 2009, at 3:32 PM, Ryan Pritchard wrote:
>>> If one were to acquire a 26-3024 MPI that had the PAL upgrade to
>>> the CoCo3, would it still work on a CoCo 1 or CoCo 2?
>> The caveat being there was one known pak that would be broken with the
>> upgrade, but I can't remember which. It wasn't a common pak,
to be sure.
>> -- JP
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