Family Computer Disk System
|Family Computer Disk System|
|CPU||Ricoh 2A03 coprocessor|
|Graphics||relies on Family Computer|
|RAM||32 kB disk cache|
8 kB game RAM
|Media||112 KB 2⅘-inch Quick Disk|
|Release||JP: July 1, 1986|
|Added to museum||Not yet|
The Family Computer Disk System, Famicom Disk System, Disk System, FCDS, FDS, or FCD, is an addon by Nintendo.
The Family Computer Disk System added a 3" floppy disk to the Family Computer, as well as improved sound hardware with simple wavetable support. It was released on February 21, 1986, and although it was a success, it was never released outside of Japan. Some of the games that were originally Famicom Disk games were released as cartridge games, sometimes with altered audio from the original due to the lack of wavetable support in the original console.
Sharp, one of the companies that had previously released consoles in Nintendo's Color TV-Game line, developed the Twin Famicom. This was a Famicom and Famicom Disk System combined in one unit. A switch on the unit enabled switching between cartridge and disk modes. It was released on July 1, 1986, and was only available in Japan.
Emulated Family Computer Disk System games owned by WEC Museum
|Title||Developer||Released||Added to the Museum||Notes|
|VS. Clu Clu Land||Nintendo R&D1||1992||January 20, 2003||The WEC Museum owns Animal Crossing for GameCube, in which the FDS version is included as Clu Clu Land D.|