[Coco] Any news on the so called CoCo4 or Next CoCo

Mark McDougall msmcdoug at iinet.net.au
Mon Oct 25 17:51:09 EDT 2010

On 24/10/2010 9:39 AM, Mark McDougall wrote:

> Have you guys seen this?
> <http://www.retrode.org/>

Either the relevance was lost on people or it truly isn't interesting to 

IMHO for the purpose of running _program_ cartridges on a PC-based emulator, 
it is far superior to any parallel port hack, even if only because there's a 
much greater chance that current & future 'portable' platforms (eg. Pandora) 
will have USB as opposed to a parallel port.

Having said that, I would personally question the usefulness of a device 
that is limited to running ROM-based cartridges. Sure it's cool, but 
ultimately unnecessary (unless you believe you don't have a right to use a 
ROM dump for cartridges you actually own?!?)

For some reason - and I can't explain why - having a real Coco cartridge 
port on an FPGA Coco 4 is a completely different kettle-of-fish. :)


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