Hi Carlsson, > I thought the VIC-20 hardware was inferior, and can't transfer data as > fast as the C64 can (new serial devices or something). Also, it was for > compatibility reasons the 1541 didn't utilize faster routines from the > beginning. I might be wrong, but I think I've read about this before. No, it's the opposite. With the normal kernal-routines, the VC-20 can transfer "at full speed". That's not true for the C64 because it's VIC-II can interrupt the processor. For this reason, the 1541 was slowed down. Entering the VIC-20-mode meant to "remove" this slowing down (although, it is not really necessary). Spiro. - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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