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2625Re: Does anybody have any 1861 chips for sale or trade?

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  • crenshrd
    Dec 3, 2004
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      --- In cosmacelf@yahoogroups.com, "Alfred R. Winfrey" <wa9hsl@a...>
      wrote:
      >
      >
      > Hi Ethan!
      >
      > The simple games on the Studio II were fun even though the Atari
      games
      > of that time period were more elaborate and had better resolution.
      > There were rumors about an Elf simulation on the Studio II for a
      while
      > but I never saw an actual writeup.
      >
      > One short fall with using the Studio II as an Elf might be the
      limited
      > pinouts available on the cartridge connector. For example, it's
      > unclear to me if they brought out the N lines and other timing
      signals
      > and whether or not the Studio II internal decoding can be
      temporarily
      > suspended via a line from the cartridge connector.
      >
      > Of course one could make use of the video display to simulate the
      > led's and switches for I/O but it would still not be as versatile
      as a
      > wire-wrap Elf (without making hardware modifications to the Studio
      II
      > itself).
      >
      > al
      > ....
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In cosmacelf@yahoogroups.com, "erd_6502" <erd_6502@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > > --- In cosmacelf@yahoogroups.com, "wa9hsl" <wa9hsl@a...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > The first TA10171V1 chips that I saw came from RCA Studio II
      > > > video games. I have two of the chips that were removed from
      > > > the Studio II games but sorry, they aren't for sale. I
      > > > really wish I had one of the old Studio II games back along with
      > > > some catridges but that's hind-sight for you!
      > >
      > > I have the Studio II (free from a friend), and a few carts ($5
      each
      > > at the Dayton Hamfest)... what I wish I had is the fabled
      > > instructions I've heard about to build a "computer cartridge" that
      > > is supposed to turn the Studio II into an Elf-like computer. I
      don't
      > > know much about it, but would love to see the plans.
      > >
      > > -ethan

      Ethan

      You might take a look at this site for Studio II cartridge info and
      other goodies.

      Rick
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