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Mephisto Module Systems,
by Hegener & Glaser, first released as Modular and Exclusive in 1983 along with the MM I module including the Mephisto III program by Elmar Henne and Thomas Nitsche, consisting of an autosensory board with 64 LEDs for each square, pieces with magnetic base, and three module bays in a drawer below the board for the exchangeable modules. The main processor module(s) had the chess playing program in ROM, some with optional opening book modules. Further modules include power supply and peripherals such as keypad and display if not already integrated inside the main module. The most recent Mephisto Bavaria had an electronic piece recognition board, but does only work with WMCCC modules with programs by Richard Lang beginning with Portorose V.104 [1] indicated with (B) in the below module list.
Mephisto Modular with Lyon and Almeria modules [2]

Systems

Mephisto
Release Year
Board
Pieces
King's height
Modular
1983
30x35 cm² plastic
plastic
50 or 60 mm
Exclusive
1983
40x40 cm² wood
wood
69 mm
München
1985
50x50 cm² wood
wood
89 mm
Bavaria
1990
50x50 cm² wood
wood
89 mm

Chess Playing Modules


External Links


References

  1. ^ Mephisto Bavaria – Schachcomputer.info Wiki (German)
  2. ^ Lyon 68020 from Mephisto | Photo collection by Chewbanta

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