Wednesday, November 15, 2006


ANIM 231 Weekly Illustration

Retro-Engineering, also known as Reverse Engineering is the process to create new products by disassembling existing ones to analyze their components. By studying the structure, function and operation of a mechanical device, electronic component or even software, new ones may be created to imitate, but not duplicate, the original.

One example of this process, which resulted in a legal suit, was where Atari incorporated program code used by Nintendo’s NES console and cartriges. Sega, which owns the Atari console, copied and improved on some security coding to validate their cartriges compatability with the Nintendo system.

4 Comments:

Blogger Corbe said...

Oh man, nintendo like came out when I was three, and there was this wicked 2 player ninja turtles game for it. oh man, it was so awesome. wicked drawing by the way, love the dude's expression.

Thursday, November 16, 2006  
Blogger Corbe said...

Oh man, nintendo like came out when I was three, and there was this wicked 2 player ninja turtles game for it. oh man, it was so awesome. wicked drawing by the way, love the dude's expression.

Thursday, November 16, 2006  
Blogger Sean said...

Makes me nostalgic for the old nintendo days.

Saturday, November 18, 2006  
Blogger Rick Capistrano said...

i remember dissecting my old game boy to see what was inside that made it work. there were no magical gnomes. I was disappointed.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006  

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