Friday, June 4, 2021

Mega Drive PC Optimized

If I had my way, Zone Base would be made on a Mega Drive PC. Like... if there was an add on kit for the Genesis Mini to make it a functioning Mega Drive PC Mini, we'd be there right now. Instead I'm driving around thinking about what could be with tears in my eyes. There truly is no easy way out, nor a shortcut home. 

It's easy to forget how different the home computing world was in the 80's and 90's. Personal computers weren't as standardized yet leading to households having a variety of options by Atari, Commodore, and other companies. It wasn't uncommon for game console makers to offer their machine as a home computer on it's own. 

At the time, it wasn't a terrible idea. Most home computing revolved around word processing, spreadsheets, random software for various tasks, and of course games. The internet was a lot more limited than it is now and even what it was by the end of the 90's. The Mega Modem was a reasonable solution for online needs at the time, even if it was a bit slow for some things. A lot of time has passed since then and they way we compute is way different now. But man, there's a certain charm to those old micro computers that just can't be replicated.

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