Re: CBM 8296 programming info

From: Olaf Seibert (
Date: 1998-02-02 21:11:33 (Andre Fachat) wrote:

> Hi there!
> Subject says it all. I recently got a 8296D (from Ruud Baltissen, thanks!=
> )
> which I repaired. Now it works and I want to use the 128k RAM and
> probably build some RS232 or other interfaces. But I need some more
> information on the banking scheme etc.

Have a look at It has
a short description of the banking. There is a more expanded version
of that file, somewhere, that contains the complete 8296 reference manual
that I typed in. I don't know why it isn't on funet - I thought it was
at one time. (The reference manual explains some of the jumpers - very
useful. I turned some of the "missing" 32K RAM into "EPROMS")

> And don't tell me about PETdoc in the VICE package, I wrote parts
> of it :-)) (And I'm probably going to overhaul it after I got some
> deeper insight to this 8296 beast)

A 8296 emulator would be very nice! It would not be too hard to make
2001, 3001, 40xx and 80xx versions too - there are only small hardware
differences visible from software, after all (6545 or not, 1K or 2K of
screen memory, where the number of ghost images varies per model, or
something like that)

> Thanks
> Andre

___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert  rhialto(at)   "I would be dead in
\X/ a week if I didn't do /something/. I'd be splattered all over the walls."

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