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Main data
Romset and name:
dai DAI Personal Computer
Short name:
DAI Personal Computer
Manufacturer:
Data Applications International
Year:
Genre:
Computer
Category:
Computer / Home System
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
-
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players
Input:
Keyboard, Buttons only
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
0
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
-
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
1,056x302@50 Hz, CRT 25kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Intel 8080
Audio
Sound:
3 channels
Audio chips:
Cassette, DAI Custom Sound, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mess 0.73 released on sep-05 2003
Last release:
Mame 0.236 released on sep-28 2021
Clone of:
-
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
Additional infos
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  • Commands
  • Init
  • Driver
  • XML
  • Computer published 43 years ago:

    DAI Personal Computer © 1978 Data Applications International.

    TECHNICAL
    CPU: Intel 8080A at 2 MHz
    Memory: a maximum of 48 kB dynamic RAM, 24 kB ROM and 256 Bytes of static RAM (stack RAM)
    Keyboard: 56 Keys

    Video interface: PAL compatible UHF CH 36 color-TV (antenna) output signal with audio
    • Text mode: 60 characters × 24 lines (66 characters per line supported)
    • Graphics modes: Low - 88 x 65 pixels; Medium - 176 x 130 pixels; High - 352 x 260 pixels; Very high - 528 x 240 pixels (non-square)
    • Available colors: 4 or 16 colors (16 color mode was actually 4 color palette)

    Sound generation: 3 frequency generators + 1 noise generator
    Game controllers: 2 input interfaces for paddles or joysticks (DIY). Each can control three 0-5V inputs and a switch.
    Storage: 2 separate audio-cassette interfaces, using a cable for data INPUT/OUTPUT and START/STOP switch, (600 Baud)

    Alternative main storage systems:
    • Memocom MDCR-D, Mini Digital Cassette Recorder (which used Philips minicassettes)
    • Two 5.25 inch floppy disk drives, 2 x 180K (which enabled the use of CP/M).
    Compatible with optional card rack, the ("DAI Real World Card System"), control system.

    I/O Connectors:
    Serial port RS-232, DB-25 female.
    2 audio-cassette ports, 2 x 6 pin DIN female.
    Parallel port DCE-Bus, DAI proprietary 3 x 8 bit parallel port, 36 pin DIL male.
    2 Paddle interfaces, 2 x 6 pin DIN female.
    Stereo audio output, 6 pin DIN female.
    UHF video and audio output, RCA (cinch) female.
    AC power input, with voltage selector 220-110 volt, figure 8 shape AC power 2 pins male.

    System software:
    a machine code monitor with the following commands:
    LOOK
    DISPLAY
    GO
    FILL
    SUBSTITUTE
    MOVE
    EXAMINE
    EXAMINE REGISTERS
    VECTOR EXAMINE
    VECTOR EXAMINE BYTES
    READ
    WRITE
    a built in DAI BASIC interpreter.

    The system was also supported with an 8080-Assembler.
    Miscellaneous: a true random number generator implemented in hardware.

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=103276&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
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    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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Data updated on september 30 2021


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