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Messing about with 6507 CPUs...

Post by 1024MAK » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:11 pm

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6507 breadboard computer
Well, what else do you do with bits out of an Atari 2600... :mrgreen:

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Post by Bat » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:50 pm

Hi,
Got to hand it to you guys on here, I see some serious electronics creations going on that's way above my knowledge at the moment. =D>
It amazes me how much interest there is in creating new hardward and the software to make it work for a computer thats as old as the Beeb.
Cheers,
Gavin :)

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Post by tricky » Tue May 01, 2018 6:08 am

Hey, its not old, I'm older than it ;)
I think eevblog did something similar to make a handheld 2600, I was amazed then too :)

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Post by Elminster » Tue May 01, 2018 9:09 am

According to the Ready Player One novel, writing a 2600 game is a right of passage. So will be waiting for Mark's.....

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Post by vanpeebles » Tue May 01, 2018 1:06 pm

The book Racing the Beam is well worth a read

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racing_the_Beam

Just the right amount of technical, entertainment and story.

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Post by BigEd » Tue May 01, 2018 1:59 pm

There's a just-finished retrochallenge to write a 2600 game here:
http://www.masswerk.at/rc2018/04/

With a demo in the browser, and a gadget ("synth") to experiment with 2600 sounds - and even that, to have a GUI, needs a cycle-accurate display kernel.

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