From: Jordi Delgado (jdelgado_at_lsi.upc.edu)
Date: 2005-01-28 18:40:16
Hi First of all, thanks a lot for your answers. > > Hmm, does your 8296 have a separate keyboard, or is it integrated? > > I could be wrong but the 8296 is only available in the SK version. Mine has a separate keyboard. > > I'd like to know the answer too. How is the extra memory accessed? > > Is the mechanism same on the SuperPET? > > You're kidding, you really don't know? ....... Hmmm, strange. I thought the > information could be found on FUNET but I only found the German LOS-96 docs. > They explain some things but if you don't understand German, it means > nothing to you. I made a note to go through my library to see what I can > find. > But to be honest, I never used the extra memory myself. No, I don't understand German. I think I will open my machine and find out the amount of memory my 8296 has (but I still don't know how to use that memory). > > - I would like to program the 8296 in assembly language, using the > > 8296 (not a cross-development system). Is this possible? > > What is against a cross-compiler? I can imagine a person riding horse. But > does that mean (s)he has to use it to travel from New York to Washington? I > already used my own PC assembler for coding for the C64 in the 80's: XT: 256 > KB RAM, the 80*25 screen and (later) harddisk versus C64: 52 KB RAM, 40*25 > and floppy. Yes, yes. But I want to use the cbm. I have nothing against cross-compilers, it's just that I want to sit in front of that marvelous machine and work with it. Since I'm a programmer, the first thing that comes to my mind to work with the 8296 is programming. That's all. It's like a hobby. I don't intend (for now) to do anything useful, just enjoy the sound of the keys, the screen,... It's what I like to do in some of my spare time. (Is it so strange? :-)) BTW, someone mentioned the TIM you get by doing SYS 1024. Its use is detailed in the PET FAQ. Now, Let's suppose you enter a program using the Monitor (after getting the hex code from assembling it in another computer), then, how to save it in a disk? and how to load it again? Should the program start in any special way to be loaded in some memory location? > Question for all: is there a list where you can find software for the > PET/CBM? That's a good question... > Jordi, what Z80 machines do you have? Beside the 65xxx I'm interested in the > Z80 as well. Have some Z80 machines as well like the ZX81, Spectrum, > Bondwell 14 (CP/M) and more. Even build my own Micro-Professor > (http://www.heimcomputer.de/comp/microprofessor.html) before acquiring an > original one. You have a Bondwell 14? Wow! That's a nice CP/M machine, with a speech synthesizer. I have a TRS-80 Model 4D with 3.5" drives, a TRS-80 Model 4P (also with 3.5" drives and upgraded to 128K so that the 4D and the 4P are essentially the same machine), a ZX Spectrum (+ and 2+, you know, with and without the cassette) and a DEC Rainbow 190 (a dual machine, with a Z80 and a 8088 to run it with CP/M 80/86 or MS-DOS; this one is the last of the Rainbow 100 series, and it is relatively rare). That's all. Thanks again for your help. Bests, Jordi Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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