Recently there was a thread about certain programming loops causing the VIC to overheat. I think everyone concluded that it wasn't true, but just last night I was looking at the "Anime-tion" demo and the author described the VIC bug in detail. He mentioned that he was using a VIC bug to get 26 lines by using a "READ and MODIFY" opcode which fooled the VIC chip into displaying one extra line. The drawback was that it caused a current spike which would eventually overheat the VIC chip and possibly cause damage. He also described an "anti damage" routine that examined 4 random number locations (which were somehow related to vic's current draw) and if they averaged over a certain value for a certain amount of time, it was concluded that the VIC was overheating and the program aborted. Is this the same bug we were discussing before, and is it real? Thanks -tom __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Make international calls for as low as $.04/minute with Yahoo! Messenger http://phonecard.yahoo.com/ Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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