Re: MAX Machine PLA

From: Michał Pleban <>
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2016 19:15:38 +0200
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smf wrote:

> The max looks like a subset of the c64 but it came first and I don't
> think the c64 engineers paid any attention to the max design as they
> were trying to come up with something better.

I suppose they had to pay close attention since the C64 was to be able
to emulate the MAX. Such backwards compatibility imposes many
restrictions on the design. The same way as Bil had to make C128
backwards compatible with the C64.

Whereas whoever designed the P500, did not care about any compatibility
whatsoever so the machine is much different than C64. If anything, its
design was rather influenced by the 610 (or vice versa).


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