Re: [stella] Games using unofficial opcodes

Subject: Re: [stella] Games using unofficial opcodes
From: "Andrew Davie" <atari2600@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 06:09:47 -0400
> I remember similar rumors from that time. E.g. a copy protection which
> could enable all bits in the memory, causing a "short-circuit" which
> would break your computer.
> I am pretty sure those where all myths to prevent ignorant kids from
> illegally copying software. Didn't work. :-)

I recall a computer called the Commodore Pet, upon which one could 
supposedly set a bit in the hardware which would cause the monitor to 
misbehave and die.  Since the monitor was inbuilt to the computer, this was 
effectively blowing the machine up with software.  Been 20 years since I 
heard about that one, though.


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