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Phil Bennett
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Re: Does anybody know what this Data East / Microsoft card is?
03/08/12 08:53 PM


Interesting! I reckon this card is actual arcade hardware rather than a development tool. I can't find any references to Data East PC-based hardware so this is either a prototype or something rather esoteric.

The card acts a flash disk (the LFDC-1016 is a flash disk controller IC) and thus the Microsoft sticker is the MS-DOS license. It appears there's 2MB of flash dedicated to storage; I'm assuming that the actual game/software would be stored on a CD and that the flash disk is only used to boot the system. What are the contents of the disk? (perhaps you could take a photo of the root listing?)

It appears a further 2MB of flash is dedicated to YMZ280B sound samples. A dump of the flash may yield some clues.

Presumably the backplate connector would lead to a JAMMA or I/O interface board.

Could you provide photos of the other hardware components? (motherboard and video card in particular)

Cheers,
Phil







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* Does anybody know what this Data East / Microsoft card is? betavidoh 03/08/12 05:17 PM
. * Re: Does anybody know what this Data East / Microsoft card is? R. Belmont  03/12/12 05:31 PM
. * Re: Does anybody know what this Data East / Microsoft card is? betavidoh  03/11/12 04:37 AM
. * Re: Does anybody know what this Data East / Microsoft card is? Naoki  03/09/12 01:35 AM
. * Re: Does anybody know what this Data East / Microsoft card is? Sune  03/08/12 11:58 PM
. * Re: Does anybody know what this Data East / Microsoft card is? Phil Bennett  03/08/12 08:53 PM
. * Re: Does anybody know what this Data East / Microsoft card is? Phil Bennett  03/09/12 07:13 PM
. * Re: Does anybody know what this Data East / Microsoft card is? Phil Bennett  03/10/12 11:46 AM
. * Re: Does anybody know what this Data East / Microsoft card is? Naoki  03/09/12 07:29 PM
. * Re: Does anybody know what this Data East / Microsoft card is? betavidoh  03/08/12 11:16 PM
. * Re: Does anybody know what this Data East / Microsoft card is? italieAdministrator  03/09/12 03:34 AM
. * Re: Does anybody know what this Data East / Microsoft card is? betavidoh  03/08/12 11:14 PM
. * Re: Does anybody know what this Data East / Microsoft card is? betavidoh  03/08/12 11:13 PM

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