Re: Questions from a newbie

From: Leif Bloomquist (
Date: 2005-01-28 02:07:02

Jordi Delgado wrote:

 > I purchased a CBM 8296 with a double-disk drive
 > CBM 8250 in good working condition.

I just got one too, very interesting machine. I don't know much about 
PETs yet but I'll answer what I can.

 > - I would like to program the 8296 in assembly language,
 > using the 8296 (not a cross-development system). Is this

It's very minimal, but there is a ML monitor built right into the 8296. 
SYS1024 to start it.

 > What is the most usual/practical/simple method to transfer a
 > CBM program from a PC to a CBM-formatted disk? I've heard of
 > some methods (X1541 with StarCommander, C2N232 cable, etc.)
 > but I would like to know which one is the simplest.

I don't think that 8250 disks and 1541 (etc.) disks are compatible, so 
you have to make sure you're able to produce disks that are readable on 
the 8250. Can someone else confirm this and/or provide details?


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