On Fri, 4 Sep 1998, Andre Fachat wrote: > Martijn van Buul wrote: > > > (in my C128, there is an extra wire from the keyboard controller to the > > > character generator, in the C128DCR, it's supported by the board via a > > > jumper setting). > > Well, there's a quite unprofessional hack done in my 128D, involving > > wires and stuff.... I would have expected more from Commodore, but > > the guy who gave me the thing claimed that it was in it's original state. > > A few days ago I had the first look into my (german) C128D, and it has the > "C128 german charrom" or so on an adapter socket, with some (two?) > hand-soldered wires... My first C128 was like that too. I think both the character ROM and the kernal ROM were EPROMs, and there were coloured wires and glue holding them in place all over the board. It really looked horrid; I can hardly believe that Commodore built many like that... (but then again... :-) I also picked up a French Amstrad 464plus (sorry guys ;-) which has that AZERTY layout but the BASIC ROM cartridge has an English keyboard mapping. (oh dear) Ruud: Your CP/M cartridge arrived today. Great job! Must return the favour somehow. Any old 8bit hardware you're looking for? (note: might be rare in the Netherlands, but common in England?) Quick question: what's the maximum number of Commodore computers that can be on the IEC bus? I'm using the serial bus as a way of networking C64s but since each one has a pullup resistor on the serial bus bits, the line drivers (7406 open collector hex invertors) will only be able to support a few, much less than disk drives. Can I get away with 6 or 8 machines? Bye, Richard. - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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