> 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. > > http://www.zimmers.net/cbmpics/cbm/c64/vic-ii.txt > > """ > 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. - Pete Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2016-08-03 20:00:03
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