Bo, I really do understand. You don't want to lose the ability to run C-128 software. I would like to keep that compatibility as well. Since it is unclear at this time whether and to what degree Jeri's board will be compatible with the C-128, there is no answer to that question. We'll have to wait and see what Jeri comes out of her workshop with. It's enough for me to know that she is aware of this concern. As to the User Port, I ASSUME (I suppose, I guess) Jeri will emulate a 6526 at the Geek-port as well as whatever else she feels like putting there. That means that, given the right connector, you can do anything there that you could do on the User Port. Other things that might be fun to have at the Geek-port would be: all critical system signals +/- 12v for powering external devices alternate video signal(s) analog input for sound/video digitizing high-speed a/d converter for the analog input Both NMI and IRQ IEE signals for connecting PET peripherals Alternate clock inputs to feed the system hardware (and generally wreak havok) Well, just a few ideas. Take 'em fer what they're worth ;) --- Bo Zimmerman <email@example.com> wrote: > I guess it doesn't matter overmuch, as long as we > can use our existing > Commodore peripherals. > > If a new machine required all new devices, with all > new standards, requiring > all new software, why would anyone want it, anyway? > It would just be a > modern day Plus/4: less powerful than a PC, and not > compatible with anything > the base supporters are using. > > Reminds me of this whole AmigaOne ordeal. They are > going through this > discussion at a very real level right now. If you > are lucky enough to have > an A1200 or A4000 desktop motherboard in one of the > few supported > third-party tower case styles, you will be able to > install an AmigaOne > expansion board and run legacy as well as the new > AmigaOne software. > However, if you don't (most people don't), you will > just have to wait for > the AmigaOne stand-alone computer, which will only > run very select legacy > software through emulation. > > I say: New compatibilities and capabilities are a > great blessing, but the > legacy we all know and love is compromised at our > peril. > > Am I just not progressive enough? ===== Get a FREE 6Mb webmail box from go6502! - http://www.geocities.com/profdredd As low as 2.99% Intro APR from NextCard! - http://www.nextcard.com/index6.html?ref=aff0074521 PayPal is the FAST FREE and SECURE way to send money! - https://secure.paypal.x.com/refer/pal=profdredd%40yahoo.com __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Auctions - buy the things you want at great prices http://auctions.yahoo.com/ - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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