Richard Atkinson wrote: > > Taking a break from all this VIC-IIe hysteria (and believe me, I am very > excited) I thought I'd share with you the latest find. It's mainly to ask > about PET ROM versions, as I'd like to place this machine in the PET > timeline. I've just been given (or rather CUCPS has just been given) an > English Commodore PET 2001-32N BS which is nice because I thought these > machines didn't exist in the UK. 32N us 32k non-business keyboard... What does BS sifnify? British Series, Business System? Haven't heard of that extention, may want to see if it has any added ROMs, if it is a 'Business System' maybe it has a Wordpro and Visicalc... > It's not a rebranded "personal computer" 3032; it's an original "PET 2001 > series". It has the shiny metallic nameplate sticker rather than the dull > matt black one that I have seen on all other UK PETs so far. It has the > typewriter keyboard, not the calculator keyboard and built-in datassette > drive of the very earliest PETs. What ROM variations could occur on this > machine, and how do I detect them? The metallic stickers were what they used after they ran out of the original fancy Black/Gold ones for the original PETs (I don't know for sure, but I think there are a couple variations on the shiny ones, one being blue on chrome and another: black-chrome I think...) after that they went to the matte black&white. >From research it took about a year before the newer PETs came out, so 1979/1980 would be a good guess... Does it have the upgrade (###) or 4.0 (4.0 ***) ROMs? Those are the two variations. (note that the 4.0 ROM in the 9" models is different from the 4000/8000 4.0 ROMs) The upgrade works with most of the older software, 4.0 is more hit and miss with games, but business titles are more prevelant for it. -- 01000011 01001111 01001101 01001101 01001111 01000100 01001111 01010010 01000101 Larry Anderson - Sysop of Silicon Realms BBS (209) 754-1363 300-14.4k bps Classic Commodore pages at: http://www.jps.net/foxnhare/commodore.html 01000011 01001111 01001101 01010000 01010101 01010100 01000101 01010010 01010011 - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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