Thank Terry Ryan for Basic (3.5?) with a global assist from Fred Bowen and John Cooper. The Rom Monitor was Fred with an assist by Terry and John. We were told by the head of Commodore UK that we had created the perfect machine for hacking (games) , I telexed back "Thank You". -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Gerrit Heitsch Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2011 1:32 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: 264/TED/Plus4 Story On 08/25/2011 09:18 PM, Hársfalvi Levente wrote: > Bil, > > All in all, > a great number of schools were supplied with C16s and Plus/4s; one can > instantly recognize the machines of these series, as all of them were > equipped with localized keyboard layouts and character ROMs as a > then-requirement for school computer candidates (...one can sometimes > find a factory produced Hungarian Kernal PROM in them, and keyboards > that were produced to already have the Hungarian alphabet, making > these machines the possibly single occurence of nationalized 264 > series computers; most others were regular Plus/4s just equipped with > EPROMs and decals). Do you remember the part numer of the hungarien kernal ROMs? The PAL Kernal for everyone else was 318004-0x (with -05 being the last). Would make a nice addition to my list of MOS chips. > IMHO a fortunate > way of how things played out, since the Plus/4 was actually really > good in that role. We definitely liked its good display capabilities > (...121 colors or what... ;-) ), good Basic interpreter (first), > built-in monitor (...then), physical outfit (...ever :-) ), everything > that made it feel to support (rather than obstruct... how common that > was on other > platforms) you on the way. That's why I still like the C16 (with 64K of course). Much easier to experiment on than the C64 since the BASIC is so much better and you get about the same graphics capabilities as the C64 when it comes to bitmap graphics. The hardware controlled 'flash' in text mode is another plus. Gerrit Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2011-08-28 06:00:03
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