AtariNerd Posted May 23, 2017 Share Posted May 23, 2017 Laying the connectors flat like that and mounting them on their own separate board, makes sure the system can take a fair amount of abuse. Much simpler (and less costly! ) to replace an interface board than the whole MB for most end users, who might not be so skill-ful with the iron. As much as I like using original chips, within a few years, as original chip stocks start to dwindle (and in most cases those will be used to repair original systems, if they can), this is where many future users will be at , that want to use physical hardware. I haven't used foft's core implementation, so I can't speak to compatibility, but I've heard of good results. I'm just happy for this flurry of forward movement with these alternatives and will stick my toe into the pond. I haven't personally had working hardware for awhile - well, I do, but my choice working system has a bad GTIA chip that I will eventually try to farm it out for repair, or it might find a shelf up with my venerable 800 (has cased OS and RAM boards and buzzes with a good deal of picture interference - afraid it's going to blow, or - something. Yeah, I know, remove the cases, idiot. ) , as I use the alternatives for a "daily user". 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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