Re: VIC-42

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:52:48 +0200
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On 6/23/21 11:15 AM, Anders Carlsson wrote:
> Jim Brain wrote:
>  > I don't think, as no one really cared about the VP42 printer before 
> now :-)
> I still wonder about the history of this particular printer model, if at 
> any point Commodore considered licensing it and sell under its own name 
> just like they did with most other printers, monitors etc. Sure as the 
> principal supplier of 65xx chips and this MOS 6500/1 microcontroller in 
> particular (which may have had competitors, but not likely second 
> sourced?) they may simply have delivered what Alphacom required, and the 
> moniker on the chip just was a coincidence that they chose VIC-42 
> because it was adapted for use with the VIC-20.

I'm more interested to see how they made the software for the pinter fit 
into the 2 KB ROM the 6500/1 has.

I'm used to tight code, but this, like the code for the 1520 plotter 
must be another example of what can be done if there is a hard limit.

Received on 2021-06-23 12:02:28

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