Follow

I was looking for more detail on this ad from the 80s and came across this site:
glankonian.com/~lance/System.h

It ran on a Z80, which was typical for the time

Apparently, this was a cartridge based game platform that actually used cassettes for storage. They seemed to operate like regular cassettes, but the tape wasn’t exposed

@cypnk Looks like Bally Home Library Computer later known as Astrocade 🤔

@cypnk from reading the description it looks more like the carts were ROMs as would be expected (magnetic tape would be slow and unreliable after prolonged use) but housings with a similar size/form factor to that of audio cassettes were used (there would be an advantage here as existing tooling in a plastic factory that produced audio cassettes could be quickly and simply deployed by just changing the moulds..

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon

Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. This server is run by the main developers of the Mastodon project. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!