[Coco] CoCo/PC hybrid....

mike delyea mdelyea at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 17:48:38 EDT 2009

The thing that concerns me is audio.  Does anybody even make a sound
card that works in DOS anymore.

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Frank Swygert <farna at att.net> wrote:
> That's pretty slick, but I think what I'm asking for would be cheaper to
> make. You really just need a way to decode the address bits. Plus it doesn't
> really need to read a cartridge, it could just act like the port with a wire
> wrap header for experimenters. My idea is really to do it as cheap as
> possible -- costs is the main reason the CC in an FPGA on a new board hasn't
> gone over well. Most of us have older PCs that aren't much good for
> anything, P1/2/3/4 machines that are cheap now because they are outdated.
> Would still make a fast CC4/hybrid machine. To tell the truth, the whole "PC
> as CC4" bit could do without the cartridge port altogether, there's nothing
> that the CoCo could do (except I/O control) through the port that can't be
> emulated. So unless you wanted to use the port for a relay board or some
> other type of data aquisition project, it's not necessary. --------------
> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 14:29:28 +1000 From: Mark McDougall
> <msmcdoug at iinet.net.au> Frank Swygert wrote:
>> > I'm almost convinced that it would be relatively cheap > and easy to
>> > make a small converter board that would plug into a standard > parallel port
>> > and take a CoCo cartridge.
> IMHO, you're better off going down this path...
> <http://www.snega2usb.com/wordpress/>
> Make sure you check out the video, it's pretty schmick!  ;)
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