Re: [stella] VCS Hard Drive

Subject: Re: [stella] VCS Hard Drive
From: Rob <kudla@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 01:30:13 -0500
On Sunday 19 January 2003 00:56, Glenn Saunders wrote:
> But since you'd already be taking the hit writing the code to send data to
> the PC requesting the load, it might be better to do both directions in
> serial.  Don't know what the speed difference would be.

Forget the PC, it should be possible to hack a cheap CD player to respond to 
various signals sent over the 2600's controller ports without having to 
implement RS232 on the 2600.  I think 600MB in 4K chunks is plenty ;)

I like the idea of using the PC as a glorified DPC chip, but the idea of 
tethering an Atari to a PC to get it to do neat stuff feels more like 
cheating.  If you can fit a PC into a cartridge case I'm right with you 
though ;)  Maybe one of those new cheap Palm Zires might be an interesting 
compromise.... for someone with a lot more hardware knowhow than me.


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