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Playing Tetris on a mechanical teleivision

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:50 am
by smeezekitty
Just having a little fun. I wrote an implementation of Tetris which outputs NBTV to the sound card so I can play it on my mechanical monitor


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Re: Playing Tetris on a mechanical teleivision

PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:30 pm
by DrZarkov
Looks great! I've tried some years ago a Tetris version for the Philips CDi console from the 1990s through an Aurora converter on my mechanical TV. It also works good, of course in black and white only. What hardware are you using for the game?

Re: Playing Tetris on a mechanical teleivision

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:01 pm
by Harry Dalek
Looks Great first mechanical tv video game ever ?

Re: Playing Tetris on a mechanical teleivision

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:11 am
by smeezekitty
DrZarkov wrote:Looks great! I've tried some years ago a Tetris version for the Philips CDi console from the 1990s through an Aurora converter on my mechanical TV. It also works good, of course in black and white only. What hardware are you using for the game?

Thank you! No real special hardware. It is just connected to a sound card and I wrote a custom implementation of Tetris that outputs NBTV directly. Software does all the heavy lifting

Looks Great first mechanical tv video game ever ?

The first one designed for mechanical TV? Maybe. The first one shown on mechanical TV? Nah

Re: Playing Tetris on a mechanical teleivision

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:04 am
by DrZarkov
It wouldn't surprise me at all to hear if there was a patent from John L. Baird from 1928 describing an "Electric Tennis for Two" for the 30 lines Televisor. :D

Re: Playing Tetris on a mechanical teleivision

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:35 am
by smeezekitty
DrZarkov wrote:It wouldn't surprise me at all to hear if there was a patent from John L. Baird from 1928 describing an "Electric Tennis for Two" for the 30 lines Televisor. :D

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Re: Playing Tetris on a mechanical teleivision

PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:37 am
by AlbertHartkopf
wow, great idea. Probably the 1st one of playing game in a mechanical TV, congratulation to you.

Re: Playing Tetris on a mechanical teleivision

PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:49 pm
by Lowtone
pika pika :P


Ah i love the tetris, i play original game boy version mostly; very ncie to see it on nbtv ! congrats