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#1 Clint Thompson OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:33 PM

John Hardie has uncovered an unpopulated prototype board of the JagDuo that is dated 1996.

Really fascinating to learn that this can be confirmed as a design Atari actually worked on and not just a mockup shell of the console. Still amazes me the amount of things that still pop up after all these years!

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Sad it never materialized... was such a futuristic and beautiful design.

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#2 PeterG OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:35 AM

Cool. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:43 AM

Surely, if its unpopulated it can be duplicated and populated? 



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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:34 AM

Surely, if its unpopulated it can be duplicated and populated? 


Yeah, I'm not sure. The only problem with populating it is I don't think any remaining stock exists of the Tom and Jerry chips. Everything is still readily available for the most part.

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:45 AM

I googled and found this. http://jagcube.atari.../jaguartwo.html



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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:16 AM

I googled and found this. http://jagcube.atari.../jaguartwo.html

 

Yeah, I crated that page back in 2002 which was for the Jaguar 2, not to be confused with the JagDuo which is simply a combined Jaguar and Jaguar CD into one sleek unit.



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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:16 AM

Awesome stuff.  Anyone know who owns the two duo prototype shells now? 



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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:32 AM

Quick! FPGA Tom and Jerry, populate the board, then send it and its shell to be copied and produced in China. :grin:

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:45 AM

Quick! FPGA Tom and Jerry, populate the board, then send it and its shell to be copied and produced in China. :grin:

 

I'm 100% on board with this! =D



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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:46 AM

Would be nice to see some points connected to a logic analyzer and the big chip sent to forensics to see what number was marked. Perhaps even get a look inside if it's totally custom.



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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:46 AM

Still no dust flaps in the cartridge slot... sad...



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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:52 AM

Now that's a futuristic looking toilet!



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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:52 AM

^ lack of dust flaps doesn't bother me. I keep a towel as a dust cover over my systems when not in use. :)

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:16 AM

Are there any components that were supposed to go on the board that were not found in a standard jag and jag cd? Always liked the jag duo case, kinda reminds me of a 3do.

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:22 AM

 

I'm 100% on board with this! =D

I would be as well. 



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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:50 AM

Quick! FPGA Tom and Jerry, populate the board, then send it and its shell to be copied and produced in China. :grin:


Now this is a Kickstarter project I could get behind!

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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:33 PM

Please add me to the waiting list.



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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:20 PM

Yeah, I'm not sure. The only problem with populating it is I don't think any remaining stock exists of the Tom and Jerry chips. Everything is still readily available for the most part.

 

Hey, if there is a BOM and a way to FPGA/CPLD those chips (or just straight up replicate them), I say DO IT!



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Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:46 PM

You would still need the jaguar CD motherboard to make it complete. I doubt that it would use the standard one

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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 12:45 AM

Always wanted a JagDuo and would use my Playstation 4 money for picking this up instead.  ;)



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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 2:58 AM

Awesome stuff.  Anyone know who owns the two duo prototype shells now? 

 

I know he's not around anymore, but Buddybuddies mentioned several times that he wanted to/or was working out some things with the Jagduo?

 

@clint, do you still have the Jaguar 2 board?



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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 5:45 AM

 

I know he's not around anymore, but Buddybuddies mentioned several times that he wanted to/or was working out some things with the Jagduo?

 

@clint, do you still have the Jaguar 2 board?

Wait what, when did Buddybuddies leave?



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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 5:55 AM

Wait what, when did Buddybuddies leave?

 

There is only so long you can be rabidly passionate about collecting something.   I think I hit critical mass with my Jaguar collection after six years.  Honestly surprised BuddyBuddies went as long as he did.



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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 9:02 AM

Wait what, when did Buddybuddies leave?

I didn't say that he left, it's just that I can't recall the last time when I saw a post from him here at the forums but maybe I didn't pay enough attention :)

 

Beta Phase Games is still active, though.



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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 2:36 PM

Buddy sold most of his collection on eBay a while ago. Not sure if he has anything left at all now.




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