Before Nintendo brought motion controls to the masses on the Wii in 2006, the XaviXPORT
beat nintendo to the punch in 2004.
Released by the XaviX company, the XaviXPORT featured motion-sensing wireles controls
that could be used to play a number of sport games, such as bowling and tennis.
The controllers even supported similar plastic snap-ons that you would find later for the Wiimote.
The biggest difference is the hardware. The XaviXPORT used cartridges, not cd's for its games.
The machine was capable of pixelated 16-bit graphics, not the 3D scenes that Wii brought. It did
not gain much of a following, but it is an interesting system to collectors in the fact that it
predated Nintendo by introducing motion control two years earlier.
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
World Wide Web Links