Re: final cartridge for vic 20

From: Marko Mäkelä <>
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2015 21:29:41 +0300
Message-ID: <20150920182941.GA4474@x220>
On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 10:13:59PM -0700, Terry Raymond wrote:
>I guess I missed out on what is offered in the cartridge as far as 
>memory expansion, Games etc.

I volunteered to port my Vic Flash Plugin to the new hardware.  
I think that only one completed prototype of this cartridge exists. The 
emulation was implemented in VICE about 5 years ago.

Because Jim's hardware offers more flash (16MB instead of 4MB), it does 
not make that much sense to employ compression. The cartridge images can 
be banked directly from the flash, making the switching super-fast.  My 
current software uses Pasi Ojala's PuCrunch decompressor code, which can 
take a few seconds to copy compressed images to the RAM expansion.

>Is there any way to use Pasi Ojala's hires picture display and tools, 
>if someone could program a slideshow?

Yeah, or why not fill the 16MB flash with a movie? I guess it might be 
feasible with a reasonable framerate if the VIC-I can directly access 
the external memory. Pasi, are you reading this list? :)

I will try to implement the new cartridge emulation in VICE in the next 
couple of weeks.


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