On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 10:35:24PM -0500, Yohandy wrote:
> Is it actually that expensive?
Wouldn't it be alot less expensive to just make Live! CD's the
way they're doing with Linux these days? Pop a disk in the drive and
boot up the computer, and you're running an entire environment in
memory. No disks, maybe a floppy or thumb-drive to save games...kinda
like making your computer into a game console. It uses whatever
hardware you have to do braille, voice synthesis, screen magnification
off a bare bones operating system, runs one or a group of games...
Once you had the operating system written to use the memory and
accessibility hardware, then you could write games for it, and churn
them out like popcorn, or make the CD images available for download.
While the operating system may have to remain GPL, if you go the Linux
route, the games can still remain property of their authors.
This way you have a completely accessible operating system that
the developers control from top to bottom, and a game platform that can
be upgraded with the times. After all, the old cartridge and game
consoles are essentially the same thing, only with identicle hardware to
work with. We just move it from the hardware level to the software
level and cover all the bases.
Once the base system requirements are established, it should be
fairly simple to take something like Knoppix, trim it down to the bare
essentials, and there's your game platform.
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