CheckPoint 188 - So Retro It's Awkward

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CheckPoint 188 - So Retro It's Awkward

Postby Graham » 12 May 2015, 20:50

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Re: CheckPoint 188 - So Retro It's Awkward

Postby Sofox » 14 May 2015, 03:29

It's fun about he cartrige system. I've often pitched my idea of a record-based gaming console, where the games are stored on vinyl records and read into the system using a record needle. Every time I've explained my idea to someone they always say they don't see the point of it, and I storm off aggravated that people don't understand my genius.
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Re: CheckPoint 188 - So Retro It's Awkward

Postby romangoro » 14 May 2015, 10:59

Sofox wrote:It's fun about he cartrige system. I've often pitched my idea of a record-based gaming console, where the games are stored on vinyl records and read into the system using a record needle.


Honestly? I don't see the point of that.


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Postby Master Gunner » 14 May 2015, 11:43

I know one person that would be super into that. So...you have that going for you.
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Re: CheckPoint 188 - So Retro It's Awkward

Postby romangoro » 15 May 2015, 05:43

Honestly, like, for real honest now, it would look cool and all, but I'd like to see how you store digital data in an analog system.
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Re: CheckPoint 188 - So Retro It's Awkward

Postby Master Gunner » 15 May 2015, 05:56

We do that all the time. Regular audio cassettes you'd use in a Walkman or boom box were also the main data storage for early personal computers.

Magnetic tape storage in general has being used since the earliest days of digital computers up to now, and with no end in sight.
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Re: CheckPoint 188 - So Retro It's Awkward

Postby Robo4900 » 20 May 2015, 16:17

Indeed; tapes can sometimes last a lot longer than many other kinds of storage out there, too.

As for how you'd store data on a vinyl... Perhaps it would encode the binary data into a waveform with a decent amount of redundancy to counteract things like degradation and end of side distortion.
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