Re: C64 (or possible other CBMs too): PETSCII -> screen codes conversion table in ROM?

From: Gábor Lénárt <>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 14:04:05 +0100
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On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 06:31:26PM +0100, Rob Clarke wrote:
> > Hi,
> > ......
> > since it also prints onto the screen. But I want to avoid the "overhead"
> > of calling CHROUT, so my question is: can I found a conversion table
> > somewhere in the ROM, I can use, like this?
> >
> You may know this already but some C= aware assemblers (eg 64tass)
> natively understand the C= screen codes, so you can define strings in your
> source which get translated at compile time, thus saving you the trouble.

Btw, I am using ca65 (assembler of cc65). Since I don't know 64tass, can
someone give me information if it's better than ca65 so I should use that? I
know this is a bit "believe" topic (everybody has its own tools better) but
maybe some objective opinion can be mentioned. Thanks.

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