The FM Towns II is a follow up to the FM Towns (read this entry for more info).
The FM Towns II could read CD audio. 5 LED displayed the sound volume and two buttons was used to change volume.
Graphics video features were very powerful:
- One could display up to 800 sprite (16x16) on one video frame,
- Zoom and screen rotation were hardware features. Display could be rotated to any angle using one single command.
- Texts, Sprites and Graphics used three different RAM areas. They could be easily displayed simultaneously.
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I found one of these supprisingly at a flea market for cheap and there are alot of amazing games available for it i had mine upgraded to a 486 a few years after obtaining it
Tuesday 24th October 2017
I find the English language to be very unintelligent and with many gramical errors. Obviously PorkyR never took the time at School to learn French or is arrogant of his own language. This is why they teach you this kind of stuff in grade school. And also to stay on topic of the computer I find the casing of the FM Towns II very interesting and I really like it. Possibly my favourite design for a computer of this time.
Monday 11th March 2013
Sentinelle_Divine (FRANCE) J''utilise un traducteur en ligne.
Je ne comprends pas complètement à votre question. Mais je pense que le système d''exploitation, il a été fait pour qu''on appelle le système d''exploitation villes, et je ne pense pas que vous y trouverez des informations plus sur le sujet, en raison de la rareté de cette machine.
Tuesday 13rd March 2012
FM Towns II
Full stroke 123 (!) keys with function keys and numeric keypad
80387 arithmetic coprocessor
1 or 2 MB, depending models (max 64 MB)
512KB + 128KB (Sprite RAM)
from 352 x 232 up to 640 x 480 up to 1024 sprites (16x16)
32768 colors palette - 256 on screen
6 channel FM, 8 channel PCM
SIZE / WEIGHT
BUILT IN MEDIA
2 x 3.5'' floppy discs, PC format; CD-ROM single speed; 80 MB hard-disk