Re: PET Disks (was:Re: 8250 demo disk)

From: Andre Fachat (
Date: 1999-02-25 11:33:57

Ethan Dicks wrote:
> > .prg?  The VICE page didn't mention that! (This was originally for a person
> > who wanted to write about Flash Attack and wanted to do screenshots from
> > VICE).  I saw .c64, mentioned but unsupported in the docs (either in VICE or
> .prg?  That's not a required extension for VICE.  It may be handy, but I don't
> think it's mandatory.

No, the extension is not necessary. It just means that they are the plain 
files like on the CBM, not in any container format like P00, T64, D64 
or whatever.

If the program starts at $0401 the next version of VICE will be able
to autostart a BASIC prg (no matter the name) with just 
"xpet -fullscreen space_invaders". Guess what the option means :-))
That's a real cool upgrade to your Unix workstation ;-)

> Thanks for providing the disk image.  I still have that original BYTE with
> the review of Flash Attack.  I built their cable and used it in 1982 to move
> data back and forth between my PET and C-64 without using tape.  I even
> built a connector with LEDs to watch the handshaking.  Sometimes the
> software would lock up on long transfers; a race condition, probably.  With
> the indicators, I could spot a locked transmission.

I think I need a network interface for the PET emulator ;-))


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