On Fri, 13 Jun 1997, Ward Griffiths and/or Lisa Rogers wrote:
On Fri, 13 Jun 1997, Doug Spence wrote:
On Mon, 9 Jun 1997, Ward Griffiths and/or Lisa
[re; CoCo Max cartridge]
The cartridge is a high-resolution joystick
interface that worked with
(if you had a Multi-pak Interface) the CoCo-Max drawing program. Mine
was stolen ten years ago, but it was a very nice system.
Were the standard
joysticks from Radio Shack not hi-res enough to use for
The same joysticks were used, though the Deluxe type were better -- the
CoCo Max interface was realy good "fine tuning", it read and interpreted
the position better.
To clarify things a little bit, the regular joystick ports resolved
to values of 0-63 horizontally and vertically. This was great for
games, but totally inadequate for fine detail in the higher graphic
resolutions, i.e. 256x192. I absolutely cannot recall what range of
values the Coco-Max interface resolved, but it was at least 256x256.
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