From: Anders Carlsson (anders.carlsson_at_sfks.se)
Date: 2006-07-25 21:38:24
Hello. From what I understand, the ROM with part number 901225-01 is better known as the C64 character set? Now, here is something odd. I have obtained two cartridges for the CBM-II series (CBM 700/B256). Both cartridges supposedly contain Word Result from Handic Software, printed label and ditto circuit. Both these cartridges contains a socketed ROM, with part number 901225-01. I suppose one needs a disk with the actual software, but why would the cartridge contain a character ROM? In particular as the CBM-II series generates its characters out of Kernel if I understand correctly. Would the application software (that I don't have) somehow utilize the character ROM in the cartridge as a copy protection? That is my best guess, and that Commodore/Handic used a ROM chip they had plenty of. Besides, does anyone know if there are autostarting cartridges for the CBM-II series, or do all require disk software and the cartridge only fills an auxillary function? -- Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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