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. GerritReceived on 2021-06-23 12:02:28
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