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Old 11 August 2003, 11:10   #1
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New retro dev/hacker console

It's supposed to be coming out at Xmas for $99 U.S.



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Old 11 August 2003, 16:06   #2
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Roll eyes (sarcastic)

I'm sure it will do 'REALLY' well.
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Old 11 August 2003, 18:12   #3
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jesus,wtf is that ? without chance it will exists more than year,how they release such a crap in these days ? dont understand.
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Pretty poor specs at least what is posted. Get a C1 instead if you really must make 8 bit games
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Old 11 August 2003, 19:08   #5
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This console would be useless if you wanted to write 8-bit games. It's got a 16-bit CPU, you see. Duh.
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Old 11 August 2003, 19:32   #6
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Indeed, I remembered the 65816 (which does not compare well to say a 68k, being an enhanced 8 bit 6502 cpu). Still not very good for a 2003 design, from the scarce information available. They could have even made a system capable of emulating an a500 in hw easily, yet they went for c64/atari only architecture, meaning character maps and static lores attributed (vs palette based) graphics if that is what they mean.
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Old 12 August 2003, 00:25   #7
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Well, it's not a dedicated gaming console but a system for hackers and tinkerers. It looks like it'd be a great educational tool and at $99 U.S. it's much more affordable than the C-1, which has a target price of around $250 U.S. It doesn't interest me as I am not a programmer but I can see the appeal.

It'd be great if the C-1 web site has such a nice professional look as the XGameStation site too.
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It'd be great if the C-1 web site has such a nice professional look as the XGameStation site too.
I agree with that. And it would also be interesting to read about projects of making spectrum/amiga cores for C-1 (they say it is possible).
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