The Apple Pippin was proced in a time when Apple was not the corporate giant that it is today.
At the time apple spent a lot of time turning out products that did not nescessarily have any
viable commercial market. One of these products was the result of an attempt to break into the console
market with the assistance of Japanese game maker Ban dai.
THe Pippin was an odd hybrid device. It ran a modified Macintosh Operating System, and was pitched
to the consumers as an affordable computer. But, it did not come with a keyboard. Apple had designed the
AppleJack controller. This was a controller with an odd formfactor and featured four buttons,
a track-ball and a directional thumb-pad.
The Apple Pippin was expensive, it retailed for $599. Compare this to the $299 that you'd pay for a
Sony Playstation, there was no contest. Only 25 games came out for the Pippin, with the most notable title
Bungie's Marathon. In 1997 Steve Job, upon his return to Apple, axed the project.
Intel 8048 @5.91MHz
192Bytes CPU-RAM, 6K RAM, 1K ROM
1 Channel, 8 sounds
4 8x8 single color user def sprites; 12 8x8 ROM sprites; 4 quad characters
320x238 16 colors, 160x200 16 colors
Intel 8244 (PAL)/8245(NTSC) and EF9340 / EF9341 for new Video Modes
Intel 8244 (PAL)/8245(NTSC)
Books & Publications
Collection of books on the 6502 and compatible CPUs
A collection of books on Assembly Programming
A collection of books on Programming in BASIC
Books on programming in the higher programming languages Pascal and C
Collection of books on the Z80 8-bit CPU used in various home-computers
Magazines & Serials
Magazine devoted to the 68xx user
Advanced Computer Entertainment Magazine
Aktueller Software Markt (ASM)
The Journal for progressive computing
Computer and Video Games, multi-format British Magazine
Das Grosse Heimcomputer-Magazin
Monthly Programming and Technical Magazine
Una delle riviste storiche di informatica in Italia
Basic listings for various Japanese computer systems, including Sharp, MSX, Pasiopia, and more.
The 6502/6809 Journal
Slovenian Computer Magazine
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