Fandom

Computer Wiki

Magnavox Odyssey²

690pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

The Magnavox Odyssey², known in Europe as the Philips Videopac G7000, in Brazil as the Philips Odyssey, in the United States as the Magnavox Odyssey² and the Philips Odyssey², and also by many other names, is a video game console released in 1978.

Technical specifications Edit

  • Video:
    • Intel 8244 custom IC
    • 160×200 resolution (NTSC)
    • 16-color fixed palette; sprites may only use 8 of these colors
    • 4 8×8 single-color user-defined sprites; each sprite's color may be set independently
    • 12 8×7 single-color characters; must be one of the 64 shapes built into the ROM BIOS; can be freely positioned like sprites, but cannot overlap each other; each character's color may be set independently
    • 4 quad characters; groups of four characters displayed in a row
    • 9×8 background grid; dots, lines, or solid blocks
  • Audio:
    • Intel 8244 custom IC
    • mono
    • 24-bit shift register, clockable at 2 frequencies
    • noise generator
    • NOTE: There is only one 8244 chip in the system, which performs both audio and video functions.
  • Input:
    • Two 8-way, one-button, digital joysticks. In the first production runs of the Magnavox Odyssey and the Philips 7000, these were permanently attached to the console; in later models, they were removable and replaceable.
    • QWERTY-layout membrane keyboard
  • Output:
  • Media:
    • ROM cartridges, typically 2 KB, 4 KB, or 8 KB in size.
  • Expansion modules:
    • The Voice - provides speech synthesis & enhanced sound effects
    • Chess Module - The Odyssey2 didn't have enough memory and computing power for a decent implementation of chess on its own, so the C7010 chess module contained a secondary CPU with its own extra memory to run the chess program.

Odyssey² models and variants Edit

  • Kooton Odyssey² - Japan
  • Philips Videopac G7000 (Europe) C52 (France)
  • Philips Videopac G7200 (Europe) N60 (France)
  • Radiola Jet 25 - French
  • Radiola Jet 27 -
  • Schneider G7000
  • Schneider G7200
  • Seira G7000

See Also Edit

References Edit

References Edit

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.