History of video games/Platforms/Konix Multisystem

History edit

Development edit

The canceled system was planned for a August 1989 release at a cost 200 British pounds.[1] Funding issues caused the system to be shuttered shortly afterwards.[1]

A new version of the system focused on using only CDs in conjunction with a 32 bit processor clocked at 30 megahertz was announced in 1993.[2]

Legacy edit

Ultimately the controller would see a release by a different company as a PC game controller.[1]

The design of the Konnix Multisystem would later influence the Atari Panther, and from that the Atari Jaguar.[3]

Technology edit

Compute edit

The Konix Multisystem was powered by an 16-bit Intel 8086 processor clocked at 6 megahertz.[4][5] The system also had a 12 megahertz custom co-processor.[4][5]

The system started with 128 kilobytes of RAM, but later had 256 kilobytes of RAM which could be expanded to a total of 768 kilobytes of RAM with a proposed 512 kilobyte add on.[6][4]

Hardware edit

The system used special 880 kilobyte capacity 3.5 inch floppy disks.[4]

A morphing controller was planned.[1]

A number of unique accessories were planned, including a power chair that used hydraulics.[1]

References edit

  1. a b c d e "Konix Multisystem: the British console that never was". Den of Geek. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  2. "Konix to bring out 32-bit system". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 6 (4): 54. April 1993.
  3. "Slipstream: The Konix Multi-system Archive". www.konixmultisystem.co.uk. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  4. a b c d "Konix Multi-System (Multisystem)". Video Game Console Library. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  5. a b "OLD-COMPUTERS.COM : The Museum". old-computers.com. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  6. "Slipstream: The Konix Multi-system Archive". www.konixmultisystem.co.uk. Retrieved 11 December 2020.