From: Patrick de Zeester on 26 Nov 2006 07:07
> Patrick de Zeester <invalid(a)invalid.invalid> did eloquently scribble:
>>> The utter flop that was the commodore 16 perhaps?
>>> (God knows what they were thinking when they released that)
>> Not only God, Commodore thought they released something which was
>> supposed to compete with the Spectrum!
> Aye, but they did it... what, 2 years after the spectrum?
> And it only came with 16k of RAM when no-one in 1984 or 5 was bothering to
> buy 16k spectrums anymore.
> Of course, it was doomed to failure before it was even released because of
> that. Not to mention its incompatibility with the vic and c64, meaning no
> games when the spectrum had a 2 or 3 year head start and a massive back
Believe it or not, but that is the way it is. Well at least according to
the book "On the edge, The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore", and
a video floating somewhere on the net with Bill Herd and Dave Haynie
(two former Commodore engineers).
From: DanSolo on 26 Nov 2006 13:39
> In news:1164001833.178416.67160(a)k70g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
> Ed Zagmoon <spartan_isle(a)yahoo.com> typed:
> > Conclusion : If you are a Spectrum user, you must be a girl.
> > If you think that you're a man, please double-check the
> > thing between your legs, you CAN'T be a man.
> They even tested the theory on WOS:
Wow, you've proven the opposite. No girl would ever actually TOUCH a
From: Sam Gillett on 26 Nov 2006 18:56
"Daniel Mandic" wrote ...
> Sam Gillett wrote:
>> The later C64's had a different case design, but still had the same
>> keyboard layout, the same amount of RAM, the same ports, etc., etc.
> everyone knows, only the brown madie in W-Germany, VC-20 tundered,
> lame Basic, almost 400/800 Graphics and the MOS-6581 outfitted commode
> is a real Breadbin.
I can think of only two things that might explain your post.
1. You are insane.
2. You are very high on drugs.
It looks like your gene
pool could use a filter!
From: pacman_6502 on 26 Nov 2006 19:10
On Nov 22, 8:03 pm, Anders Carlsson <anders.carls...(a)sfks.se> wrote:
>Well.. it depends on which address the file was stored from. As far
> as I know, the (only?) method to obtain auto-start is to load a file
> into the low 1K - perhaps one of the Kernel vectors - and when the
> load routine returns to Basic, your routine happens to be executed
> and you can continue the loading process.
You could also place your auto-start loader under the kernal ROM. You
just have to set up your loader so that the IRQ vectors are over-writen
with the starting address of your loader, and then wrapping around the
64K boundry and over-write the memory banking register also. When the
memory banking register gets set with a value to bank out the kernal
ROM, the next IRQ with pass control to your loader routine.
From: spike1 on 26 Nov 2006 19:13
Sam Gillett <samgillettnospam(a)diespammermsn.com> did eloquently scribble:
> "Daniel Mandic" wrote ...
>> Sam Gillett wrote:
>>> The later C64's had a different case design, but still had the same
>>> keyboard layout, the same amount of RAM, the same ports, etc., etc.
>> everyone knows, only the brown madie in W-Germany, VC-20 tundered,
>> lame Basic, almost 400/800 Graphics and the MOS-6581 outfitted commode
>> is a real Breadbin.
> I can think of only two things that might explain your post.
> 1. You are insane.
> 2. You are very high on drugs.
So... we finally have some common ground.
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