Amiga CD32 (PAL)
Amiga CD32 (PAL)

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Setname:  cd32   
Year: 1993
Manufacturer: Commodore
Status: preliminary  notworks
Type: Game Console
Clones: Amiga CD32 (NTSC)
Emulation info
   
Overall emulation:  preliminary   
Color emulation:  good  
Sound emulation:  good  
Graphics emulation:  imperfect  
Savestates:  unsupported   

Tech info
 Base hardware: (available in all slot configurations)
Chips
MOS8520 ("cia_0")cpu 709379 Hz
MOS8520 ("cia_1")cpu 709379 Hz
M68EC020 ("maincpu")cpu 14187580 Hz
Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
Amiga Paula ("amiga")audio 3546895 Hz
CD/DA ("cdda")audio
Screens
Screen ("screen")raster horizontal 724 x 567 @ 49.890391
Media devices
cdrom ("cdrom") cdrom cdrm chd, cue, toc, nrg, gdi, iso, cdr
Software lists
amiga_workbenchoriginal
amiga_hardwareoriginal
amiga_appsoriginal

 Optional hardware: (available with specific slot configurations)

 Configure the slot options for cd32:
 Slot Value
 centronics 
 fdc:0 
 fdc:1 
 fdc:2 
 fdc:3 
 rs232 
 


Show detailed info about 'Configurations' of this system
Configurations

NameValue
Game Port 0 Device Mouse
 Joystick
Game Port 1 Device Mouse
 Joystick


Show detailed info about 'Slot Options' of this system
Slot options

NameValueCompatible device(s)
centronics ap2000ap2000
 covoxcovox
 covox_stereocovox_stereo
 ex800ex800
 lx800lx800
 lx810llx810l
 pl80comx_pl80
 printer centronics_printer
fdc:0 35dd floppy_35_dd
fdc:1 35ddfloppy_35_dd
fdc:2 35ddfloppy_35_dd
fdc:3 35ddfloppy_35_dd
rs232 keyboardserial_keyboard
 loopbackrs232_loopback
 null_modemnull_modem
 printerserial_printer
 terminalserial_terminal

Romset info
ROM NameSizeCRC32SHA1Dump StateBIOS option
391640-03.u6a1048576 d3837ae406807db3181637455f4d46582d9972afec8956d9good
Sysinfo



Features


* CPU: Motorola 68EC020 at 14.3 MHz
* Co-Processor: AGA Chipset consisting of Alice (memory controller and blitter), Lisa (video control chip), Paula (sound & I/O) and Akiko (I/O controller)
* RAM: 2MB Amiga Chip RAM, 1KB FlashRAM
* ROM: 1MB Kickstart ROM with CD32 firmware
* Graphic Modes: 320x200 to 1280x512 max
* Colors: 24-Bit color palette with up to 256 on-screen colors in indexed mode.
* Sound: 4 channel 8 bit PCM, stereo output
* I/O Ports: S-Video out, Composite video out, RF audio/video out, 2x RCA audio, keyboard port, 2x mouse/joypad ports, RS-232 serial AUX port, Expansion Slot (182-pin expansion socket for official MPEG cartridge or third party devices), double-speed CD-ROM drive (proprietary MKE controller)
* OS: AmigaOS 3.1 and CD32 firmware
* Controllers: 8-way directional pad and 4 buttons
* Peripherals: MPEG decoder cartridge, keyboard


Known Issues


The emulation of this system is preliminary.


History and Trivia


After their previous effort with the C64 GS failed and the strange decision to advertise the Amiga 600 as a games machine that could be used as a computer, Commodore decided to make a last attempt to enter the video game console market with the CD32.

The CD32 is notable for being the first 32 bit CD-ROM based console ever released (the PlayStation wasn't released until the next year). It was based on the Amiga 1200 hardware which now had a new chip named Akiko that acted as a CD-ROM controller and I/O chip.

The system was interesting also because of the wide range of CDs which could be played: CD32 ones (of course), many CDTV ones, music CDs, Karaoke CDs, CD+Gs (like music CD but with pictures or lyrics displayed in time with the music), Photo CDs (by loading a photo CD reader first), and Video CDs (by plugging in the FMV cartridge).

Initially, the system was quite successful. Software for the CD32 was a bit of a disappointment though, mainly consisting of ports of old Amiga software with the odd video thrown in along with the obligatory CD music tracks.

Unfortunately for Commodore their financial problems had begun to take hold by this point. With the financial situation rapidly getting worse and unable to sell the CD32 in the American market, Commodore filed for bankruptcy at the end of April 1994. The unsold CD32s were seized by the government of the Philippines as payment owed by Commodore for the use of a factory.

(info from old-computers.com and from CD32 FAQ)


Links


* Ninjaw's Amiga CD32 Page -- http://ninjaw.ifrance.com/cd32/
* Amiga CD32 FAQ -- http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/cd32faq2000.html
* Amiga CD32 at old-computers.com -- http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=1262




* WinUAE -- http://www.winuae.net/




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