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« on: October 15, 2009, 05:48:08 PM »

On his Website, Dieter K?nig refered to a product called "Linguaduc" and he thought it was a prototype.
http://www.dieterkoenig.at/ccc/po/s_po_dpg7update.htm

But check out what I found in a second hand shop in switzerland:

http://www.men-from-spectre.org/Seiten/videopac2.html

Sorry for the poor quality. I'll have better scans by the end of the week, if requested...


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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 05:56:04 PM »

Rene has the prototype for this I think. But a commercial copy of the cartridge has so far never been found (well not to my knowledge). What you have there is a very rare piece of Videopac paper!
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 06:16:59 PM »

Yes, the "Handicap I" prototype I've got shows the same screen as the screen on the picture, but I didn't know for sure if it was the Linguaduc proto, so thanks for the pictures!
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009, 06:18:30 PM »

I personally think this is probably one of the most exciting developments in Videopac prototypes in ages!
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009, 07:10:20 PM »

Sorry for the poor quality. I'll have better scans by the end of the week, if requested...

Yes please. That's an excellent find.
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2009, 08:45:12 PM »

And welcome to the forum
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2009, 09:24:52 PM »

oscillatus, do you have the linguaduc flyer or do you have the actual machine + cart too?
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2009, 09:58:43 PM »

unfortunately only the flyer  Cry

I contacted the company that produced it (still existing in bern/switzerland) but haven't got a response yet. Maybe they have some treasures hidden in the darkest corner of their archives...  Wink

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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2009, 12:30:33 AM »

Welcome and congratulations by this awesome flyer. Very nice. I think with this information Ren? will be ready to make the Carba Linguaduc Detector.
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2009, 08:06:17 AM »

With an original label design!  Cool
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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2009, 09:21:40 AM »

I think with this information Ren? will be ready to make the Carba Linguaduc Detector.

You don't need the Linguaduc detector to be able to use the Linguaduc cartridge. The detector is connected to a sensitive sensor which sends a pulse to the Videopac computer when the sensor is touched with the tongue (or finger). The detector replaces the Action button of the right joystick. The special connector for the Videopac computer which is mentioned on the flyer would only be necessary if the Videopac computer doesn't have detachable joysticks. It might be used for the power supply of the detector too.
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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2009, 09:42:03 AM »

Here's the link to the scans in higher quality (you may reload the page to see the new pics):

http://www.men-from-spectre.org/Seiten/videopac2.html
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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2009, 10:53:41 PM »

Thanks, but it's still not really high-res.
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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2009, 03:39:03 AM »

Very cool.  I remember reading in a magazine back in the 80's that Magnavox/Philips was working on programs for the handi-capped.  This is the first "real" proof I have seen. 
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2009, 08:52:43 AM »

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Thanks, but it's still not really high-res.

http://www.men-from-spectre.org/downloads/Linguaduc_300dpi.zip

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