Re: New toy

From: MagerValp (MagerValp_at_Goth.Org)
Date: 1998-03-22 16:33:29

>>>>> "Andre" == Andre Fachat <> writes:

Andre> MagerValp wrote:
MV> I picked up what I thought was a PET 2001 at a local flea market
MV> today. Now that I'm home I realize that it's a PET 200, aka
MV> 8032-SK, with a dual 8050 disk drive and an 8023P printer, complete
MV> with all cables and in perfect working condition. This is great :)
MV> A few questions that some of you may be able to answer:

Andre> Pretty lucky! :-))

Indeed. And it was only $25 :)

MV> What kind of disks should I use in the 8050? Are normal 5.25" 48
MV> TPI DSDD disks OK? It formatted them OK but I haven't done any real
MV> testing.

Andre> How many blocks free are there?

2052. Unformatted capacity is 2083 blocks, or 533248 bytes.

Andre> I don't have time to look at the manuals, but I think this is a
Andre> 500k single-sided double-drive thing?

I took a closer look at the manual, and under "Media" it says
"Standard mini 5 1/4", single sided, single density". Cramming half a
megabyte onto one of those is quite a feat.

MV> With it came manuals for the disk drive, the printer and BASIC 4.0,

Andre> Are there electronic versions of those docs?

At least not on the Project 64 site.

Andre> Could you make them?

I'll see what I can do. Finding the time to do it is the problem...

MV> Whas there ever a PET Programmers Reference Guide? If so, does
MV> anyone on the list have a copy of it?

Andre> The BASIC is in general CBM Basic 2.0 (like the C64) plus the
Andre> Basic 4 extensions (disk basic, DLOAD, DSAVE etc, you have the
Andre> manual) The hardware description can be seen in the PETdoc file
Andre> of the VICE PET emulator - the just released version


Andre> emulates 2001-8296 PETs. I am also preparing an index to PET
Andre> documentation which should be out soon too.


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