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June 29th, 2021

The Casio PV-1000 is a very strange machine.

It looks like a blue Megadrive so I immediately fall in love for it.
After that, I tried to learn more about it and, well, what a shame : on sell for a few weeks only (too expensive, nothing compared to competitor, …), it’s another saint graal for some rich “gamers”.
Another system I like I won’t ever buy 😉

So what is inside ?
A good ol’ brown PCB made of wires and TTL chips -> the inside isn’t what the outside let me think 😉

3 NEC Chips : a Z80A clone, a VDP/APU all in one nobody knows about and a RAM

Good news, 2 emulators support it : MAME and ePV1000 by Takeda…with their source available online
Bad news, 13 games only were released, which doesn’t give us a lot of chance to explore the full capacities of the beast (ie they probably didn’t push it to the limits at start)

Ok, let’s make a emulator for it, I need to understand what is this !!

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