Dear all, >From time to time I collect 8296D computers at eBay, mostly to strip internal drives from them for my 700's :-) Today I repaired one 700, so I went to a 8296D which has been sitting idle for many months to strip the drive. Upon opening it, I saw an additional board attached to the motherboard, piggybacked on the CRTC and character ROM. >From a short mention on Andre Fachat's website I reckon it must be the 8296GD cariant, with a hi-res graphics adapter. The "adapter" is actually just a small board with a 6545, EPROM, 8 TTL chips and 4 DIP-switches. There are these ROMs in this machine: 324243-04 8296D DIN 324993-02 HiRes BASIC 324992-02 HiRes Emulator 824242-01 DIN8296/8296D (in the video board) The computer powers up, emitting strange beeps from the buzzer, and displays standard BASIC 4.0 welcome message. The keyboard has some keys missing unfortunately. I haven't been able to find any documentation on this graphics card and I don't know how to utilize it from the BASIC. I will dump the ROMs and try to look at them, but maybe someone has documentation scanned which I could look at? Regards, Michau. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2012-09-29 14:00:06
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