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31533Re: [midatlanticretro] Odd-ball S100 card I found

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  • B. Degnan
    Jul 5, 2013
      Did not read the article so I am not sure if they mention it there...but
      TMS9918 was the video chip of the MSX standard. Gives you a feeling for
      what graphically you could have done with this (sprites in particular)
      bd

      -------- Original Message --------
      > From: "Richard Cini" <rich.cini@...>
      > Sent: Friday, July 05, 2013 9:16 AM
      > To: "midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com"
      <midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Odd-ball S100 card I found
      >
      > The article appeared in BYTE in August 1982. I have a scan of it if
      anyone
      > wants it. I just need to find out ports/addresses and I'm good to go.
      >
      > Rich
      >
      > --
      > Rich Cini
      > Collector of Classic Computers
      > Build Master and lead engineer, Altair32 Emulator
      > http://www.classiccmp.org/cini
      > http://www.classiccmp.org/altair32
      >
      >
      > From: Bill Sudbrink <wh.sudbrink@...>
      > Reply-To: "midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com"
      > <midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
      > Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013 10:55 PM
      > To: "midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com"
      <midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] Odd-ball S100 card I found
      >
      >
      >
      >
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      >
      > Dave McGuire wrote:
      > > Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2013 10:48 PM
      > > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:midatlanticretro%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Odd-ball S100 card I found
      > >
      > > On 07/04/2013 10:42 PM, Bill Sudbrink wrote:
      > > > I seem to remember Steve Ciarcia doing an article in Byte (maybe two
      > > > or three parts?) about sprite programming and that chip in
      particular.
      > > > I started to interface one to my OSI C1P but never finished. It
      must
      > > > be in a box around here somewhere.
      > >
      > > Yes, he put one on an Apple ][ board. It was little other than a
      > > bus interface, the TMS9918, eight DRAMs, and an RCA connector. Really
      > > neat chip.
      >
      > Yes! That's right. That's why I thought I could hook it up to
      > the C1P. Both have 6502s. Unfortunately, college got very busy
      > around then and by the time I came up for air, I had a Sanyo MBC555.
      > I didn't "go classic" until about 12 years later. I really ought to
      > find that and finish it.
      >
      > Bill S.
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