about the plus4

From: didier derny <didier_at_aida.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:46:02 +0200
Message-ID: <4F8FFAFA.4040506@aida.org>

until recently I totally ignored the plus4 I was not even aware that it 
was really sold...
so I bought one and found a strange machine.

1/ it's not running any other commodore software (c64/vic20)
2/ it's totally different...
3/ the sound is so bad that its' not even thinkable to write a game for 
this machine...
4/ why a 6551 an the lack of a complete serial port  (could be nice as a 
terminal for emulations)...
5/ why not 80 columns (I think it would be terrible with 80 col).
6/ more colors but no sprites, so almost useless for the games..

when I check the schematics, there is some genius in this machine
I like it's simplicity

I found the way it's designed kind of fantastic. the 7501 / TED are 
doing most of the job.

but I dont see any real use :(

- bad machine for games
- bad machine for professional use

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