Re: ROM 901225-01 and CBM-II series

From: B Degnan (
Date: 2006-07-25 22:47:56

I have this disk if anyone wants to send me a SASE I will make you 
a copy.  Contact me privately.
Bill D

At Tuesday, 25 July 2006, you wrote:

>>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 
>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
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