From: Marko Mäkelä (msmakela_at_gmail.com)
Date: 2008-11-28 09:15:52
On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 08:27:18AM +0100, email@example.com wrote: > Sorry, no offence meant. But AFAIK it is the first time I encountered a > computer where some internal logic is activated by inserting a > cartridge. If homebrew counts and if your definition of "internal logic" covers GPIO, I have an example: Someone hacked an Atari VCS 2600 to contain a number of games built-in. If no cartridge was inserted, you'd choose from the built-in games. Cartridges were detected by cutting one of the ground contacts on the connector. All known cartridges would connect all ground contacts together. If no cartridge is inserted, the cut ground contact would be floating (or pulled up by a resistor). That said, I'd like to see evidence too. Shouldn't the known UltiMax game cartridges work on a regular C64 as well? Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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