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#114450 12/18/18 06:02 PM
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Just curious here... what kind of protection does the Atari GT hardware have that makes it so difficult to emulate? Special chips? A security scheme at the board itself? Lack of documentation?

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Unknown undocumented custom ASICs that can alter the contents of RAM on their own. Basically the worst possible case.

Fixing it will require at least a logic analyzer and probably custom hardware like the guys who cracked Space Lords and the Gaelco Dallas stuff.

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Thank you for the detailed explanation RB.


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