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Old 2021-08-21, 18:22   #59
If I May
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"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

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I don't know if it's still running anywhere, but some friends and I had more than 200 Amiga 500's deployed as an automatic scoring system for Canada's 5-pin bowling industry in the early-'90s called "DynaScore".

Things were going great, right up until Commodore declared bankruptcy, and no one would touch our product. We didn't have the resources to retarget our product to a different platform -- we were relying too much on the Amiga's amazing capabilities (for the time).

For anyone who has a few minutes to waste, please see this blog post I found searching for DynaScore on Google. A quick trip down memory lane for me; the custom hardware seen in the picture was just a small part of the interfacing we did.

P.S. This lost opportunity taught me never to rely on only one provider for anything.

Last fiddled with by chalsall on 2021-08-21 at 18:28 Reason: s/automatic bowling/automatic scoring/; # We did actually have a mode where bowling was simulated, for regression testing.
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