Encryptor Board...

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_crl.com>
Date: Sun Jun 29 18:06:07 1997

On Sun, 29 Jun 1997, Larry Anderson & Diane Hare wrote:

> > the Encryptor, Jones Futura Corporation, Model ENC 100-1

> > California Computer Systems, Model 2832 [has this big, black 3"x3" square
> > and 3/8" thick block of resin on it, have no idea what it's hiding]

NOTE: The description above is of two, separate cards.

> I was reading in the Atari Game Systems FAQ that the 7800 carts are
> encrypted with a special encryption and only those encrypted games get
> access to the 7800's advanced video resources (otherwise it just gets
> 2600 resources)... This was a measure by Atari to make sure to get a
> share of the profits from 3rd party game developers. There could be a
> slight possibility this is an encryption unit for the 7800 game
> system...

Hmmm. Interesting hypothesis. However, these boards are circa 1983,
while the 7800 is circa 1986 or something.

I'll go repost a request for info on the atari newsgroups.

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass
Received on Sun Jun 29 1997 - 18:06:07 BST

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