From: B. Degnan (billdeg_at_degnanco.com)
Date: 2006-07-26 23:08:38
The Word Result manual offers no explanation about how the cart works, but I know from experience that you can't start the program without the cart in the cart bay. I believe that the carts were often used for some hack or another that had to do with modem communications, but I have to find my notes on this. The hack will probably help describe what the cart did. Bill D - At 09:46 AM 7/26/2006 +0300, you wrote: >On Wed, Jul 26, 2006 at 04:36:16AM +0000, William Levak wrote: > > Anders Carlsson wrote: > > >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. > > > > That is a possibility, but I can think of others: > > > > The cartridge could work in a mode where the onboard character set is > > swithched out, in which case it would need to supply another character > > set. > >Isn't the character cell something like 8 by 13 pixels on the CBM 600 and 700 >series (B series)? Only the P500 (CBM 500) is equipped with a VIC-II chip >(8 by 8 character cell matrix). > > > I have seen some Commodore equipment that had random ROM's inserted in > > sockets, just to fill the empty socket. I have no explanation of why they > > felt they could not leave the socket empty. > >They could have drilled holes on the circuit board, like on some PETs to >prevent a RAM expansion, couldn't they? :-) > > > >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? > >There might have been a cartridge containing cassette routines. Has anyone >come across it? > > Marko > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
Archive generated by hypermail pre-2.1.8.