1975 Atari VCS Prototype

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scotland
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1975 Atari VCS Prototype

Postby scotland » December 23rd, 2016, 3:44 pm

An Atari 2600 prototype. Donated by one of the team responsible. I don't know why the board marked memory has dozens of chips, except each may have had a small amount of code to test a function.

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/4EJDT

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Re: 1975 Atari VCS Prototype

Postby Rookie1 » December 24th, 2016, 6:26 am

Thats really cool. I wonder what happens when you turn that thing on?

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Re: 1975 Atari VCS Prototype

Postby SpiceWare » December 24th, 2016, 2:52 pm

scotland wrote:I don't know why the board marked memory has dozens of chips


From the first photo:
Developers wrote and assembled software on a DEC PDP-11 minicomputer, and then downloaded it for testing.


All that memory's emulating a cartridge ROM.


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