Re: MAX Machine PLA

From: Pete Rittwage <>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 15:47:06 -0400
Message-ID: <>
> On Tue, Aug 02, 2016 at 10:56:20PM +0100, smf wrote:
>> On 02/08/2016 22:40, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
>> >6566 was done first, designed for video games, and never sold well in
>> >that market.  Or so the story goes.
>> I've heard that too, but I'm not sure I buy it. Mainly because this was
>> the story of the VIC-I used in the VIC-20, which was designed before
>> they were building home computers that hooked up to TVs themselves.
> """
> 2.3. 6567/6569 graphics chip
> ----------------------------
> The 656* series graphics chip by MOS Technologies were originally designed
> to be used in video games and graphics terminals. But as the sales in
> these
> markets have been rather poor, Commodore decided to use the chips when
> they
> were planning to make their own home computers.
> """
> Pretty sure that's where I have the story from.

Pretty sure that is only the VIC-I, and it is used by at least one
Japanese Coin-op.

By all accounts I've ever heard, Charpentier made the VIC-II for the home
computer specifically... VIC-40, which became the C64.


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