V.Flash

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V-Flash
Manufacturer VTech
Product family V-Smile
Type Educational Game System
Media CD-ROM
CPU ARM9 from LSI Logic
Controller input Joystick

V.Flash is a spinoff from the Vtech V.Smile series of educational game consoles. Unlike the V.Smile, this game console uses 3D graphics.

CDs[edit]

Unlike major disc-based game systems of today and previous generations of video games, this system uses 12 cm CDs enclosed with plastic to protect damage from touching, which is somewhat similar to 3.5" floppy disks or UMDs. The discs use the ISO 9660[1] file system, without any copy protection mechanism other than a simple sensor in the case jacket, making it possible to make a disc image out of the media, although there hasn't been any known cases of piracy involving the V.Flash. Because of this, the V.Flash can also play audio CDs and user-recorded CD-Rs using the supplied disc adapter.

Other hardware[edit]

The processor is an ARM9 processor from LSI Logic. Files are stored in 3 main formats: .mjp, .ptx, and .snd. The latter have been determined to be PCM WAV files.

Rated at 1.5 million polygons per second and with a 32 bit CPU, this system is directly comparable to the fifth generation game consoles, such as the PlayStation,it also sports 128mBit SDRAM.

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