Subject: RE: [stella] Linking 2600 consoles?|
From: Matt Pritchard <MPritchard@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 15:11:27 -0500
Bruce Tomlin and I discussed this idea at length. The major problem would be the length and impedance of the cable and the timings necessary. I did finally come up with a plan for a 2-player networked game, but have not had the time to try it. Matt Pritchard graphics_grunt@ensemble_studios -----Original Message----- From: Songbird [SMTP:forhan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, April 11, 1997 11:16 AM To: Stella List Subject: [stella] Linking 2600 consoles? Importance: High OK, here's a dumb question from somebody who admittedly just glances over most posts to this list... I've seen bits here and there about the potential (I think) for LEDs on the controllers. This means the ports are bidirectional? Would it be possible to "link" two 2600 consoles together using a 9-pin cord connecting, say, the second joystick port on both systems? Or to make network ID assignment even simpler, what if one console used port #1, and the other used port #2? Then you'd automatically know which console was which. Just curious if we could ever have a networked 2600 game... :-) Thanks, Carl Forhan <>< Vindicator Online: http://www.millcomm.com/~forhan/vindicator.html -- Archives available at http://www.biglist.com/lists/stella/archives/ E-mail UNSUBSCRIBE in the body to stella-request@xxxxxxxxxxx to be removed. -- Archives available at http://www.biglist.com/lists/stella/archives/ E-mail UNSUBSCRIBE in the body to stella-request@xxxxxxxxxxx to be removed.