> On 2017-06-21, at 18:25, Spiro Trikaliotis <email@example.com> wrote: > >>> most demos or games probably dont care about detecting the difference - as the >>> 64 cycle VIC is extremely rare. >> >> Maybe I am impractical indeed, yet I can't envision a commercial >> product (game f.e.) that would just break because the machine has a >> different but still valid VIC chip inside. > > There were commercial products that just broke because the user had the > -02 KERNAL ROM in the C64, setting the text color to the background > color whenver the screen was cleared. > > The -02 KERNAL was much more widespread the the old NTSC VIC-II. > > Thus, your argument is not completely valid, because they just did it. I understand (and know, in fact). But it seems I wasn't entirely clear. The sentence should be read as: "I can't envision [myself writing] a commercial product (game f.e.) that would just break because the machine has a different but still valid VIC chip inside". Not that I am writing one now ;-) but the old habits never die... -- SD! - http://e4aws.silverdr.com/ Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2017-06-21 17:05:26
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