Hallo Marko, > > My goal: connecting a C= to the internet. My only condition is that as much > > as possible inteligence is on the C= it self. > > You are probably going to have problems with that. It has been pointed > out that the software needs tens of kilobytes, and there won't be much > memory left for storing the page being displayed. That's why "as much as possible". I'll try to start with a browser first. > What I'm trying > to say is that instead of trying to do everything on the C= side, it's > much easier to combine the two worlds. I just quote a person we both know very well: "Why climb a mountain? Because it's there!" > I've been looking at Pasi Ojala's PuCrunch, since a couple of local guys > suggested an idea of making an all-games-in-one cartridge for the VIC-20. > The most feasible way is to compress all games into a 1-megabyte image, > and to write a decompressor that extracts a game from the huge ROM to a > 32k RAM on the cartridge. Using a 700 MHz Pentium III, the compression > task takes a bit under 30 seconds (I tried it yesterday). I was playing with this idea as well: stuff all what you need in a big EPROM. And program it so it can be addressed directly. This leaves almost all the RAM free for the page to be downloaded. Theoretically you only need a piece of memory for bankswitching plus the $8000-$9FFF area. With just ONE 8 bit register you can address 256*8 KB of ROM. I think 2 MB can do the trick, won't it? :) And BTW, the same trick can be used to add extra RAM. And everything with only a card in the expansion port. > > Just a thought: what about a ISDN-interface? > > Forget it. ISDN is unnecessarily complicated..... If you say so, I believe you immediatly. As said, just a thought. Groetjes, Ruud http://home.hccnet.nl/g.baltissen/index.htm - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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