Re: VIC-II Info (Multicolour character mode)

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2002-10-18 19:28:48

On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 06:30:03PM +0200, Daniele Gratteri wrote:
> I have some spare VIC II chips: how can I identify if they are HMOS or not?

If the part number begins with 8, it's HMOS; if it begins with 6, it's NMOS.

Also, Andreas Boose has come up with a trick that detects new/old VIC-II
with a few POKEs.  Ask him for details; he refused to tell me as he wanted
me to solve the puzzle, but I have better uses for my time. :-)


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