Re: Swedish CBM 3032

From: Peter Karlsson (
Date: 2002-02-05 00:42:11

On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Rhialto wrote:

> Nope. It is not addressable by the CPU. You will need to lift the ROM
> and use a reader to get at it. If it is socketed...

It looks to be exactly the same as in the VIC-20 I have (since a few days
<g>) except that this one has the Swedish characters (both upper and lower
case). So I don't think it needs dumping...

> You mentioned basic 2... since there historically was confusion about
> calling it basic 2 or 3, does it start with ### COMMODORE BASIC ### or
> *** COMMODORE BASIC *** ? 

It has the hashes. I called it BASIC 2 since it looks to be the same as in
the VIC-20 and C64. I might be wrong, but I thought the original BASIC could
not do "GO TO 20" (i.e with spaces), whereas BASIC 2.0 could do that. That's
why I concluded that it was BASIC 2.0 (it does not support DLOAD so it is
not BASIC 4).

There seems to be a utility ROM in the machine (and there's a note on the
monitor saying that one would start it with SYS 11*4096, i.e $B000). I
haven't tested it yet, I am currently dumping the ROM to tape (several
copies, just in case the recorder is bad, haven't tested it before). I'll
see if I can get the VIC-20 upstairs with it's Oceanic drive to read it and
copy it over to a disk, which I can then copy over to a PC when I get back
to Oslo...

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