On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, Richard Atkinson wrote: > Plugging a Magic Voice into the C64GS (!) produced a standard C64 BASIC V2 > READY prompt. Although I can't do anything with it (no keyboard or serial > port) I'm willing to bet it would function entirely as a normal > C64. I think the Magic Voice contains an entire replacement Kernal for the > C64, not just some new reset vectors. The power-on screen for the native > C64GS definitely has the words 'GAMES SYSTEM' at the top for a brief > moment before it goes into the cartridge loading screen. I felt I ought to clarify this - the machine does display a normal C64 powerup screen before putting the words 'shift-C OMMODORE 64 shift-G AMES shift-S SYSTEM' at the top, changing the palette registers and drawing the console and cartridge animation. I probably will add a keyboard because I want to see whether this screen responds to keyboard input and what it does about the RESTORE key. Also, the RUN/STOP - RESTORE combination needs to be tried. > The question is, whether to modify it by adding a C128D keyboard > connector... And a serial bus connector, come to think of it. This combination ought to be capable of running most programs. The cassette port would require the addition of a motor drive transistor, which is probably going too far. Richard - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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