Hi Ethan, On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 7:24 PM, Ethan Dicks <email@example.com> wrote: > On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 10:32 AM, Francesco Messineo > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> Hi all, >> some more fun with the 3032 today... >> Today I was trying the same procedure with the PET, typed the basic >> loader in, saved it to a couple of tapes, so I don't have to type it >> anymore, loaded the machine language non relocatable program with it, >> then loaded the basic relocatable version.... > > The save and load routines in all PETs do work slightly differently > than the VIC-20 and C-64. In operational terms, I always saved > anything that was not a plain-old BASIC program from TIM. This > included ML fragments in the Cassette #2 buffer (at $033A) and stuff > in upper memory, and any BASIC-ML combo programs. SAVE works when > it's _just_ the visible lines of BASIC. Similarly, LOAD does not do > relocation, and LOAD "",1,1 doesn't do _exactly_ the same thing on a > PET as on a VIC-20 or C-64. > > Short answer is if it's not BASIC, use TIM to save it. LOAD will load > it back in to wherever it was saved from. No need for the equivalent > of LOAD"*",8,1 on a PET. thanks a lot for the explanation! Indeed I'm going to try to save it from the TIM later. I hope to have good results fiinally! I think either the C2N I'm using or the tapes have some issues. Writing anything on a fresh part of a tape works reliably. Ovewriting something results in nothing read back. I've found a similar belt to restore a second C2N, so I'll see if this one works better. Does anyone have a good suggestion to restore the gold-plated edge connectors? The ones on this pet are badly worn out, the gold plating has gone away on large parts. The connection is reliable enough with the gold-plated connectors (like the one I built the PC64 cable with), but the original C2N connector is already too unreliable to start with :) I've had good results on the tape#2 connector on my 3032 which isn't gold-plated but just tinned. The tape#1 is unreliable in this semi-gold-plating with holes state. Thanks Frank Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2017-02-06 19:01:33
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