Search found 3308 matches

by eslapion
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: GandALF, substitute for the MOS 325572-01
Replies: 46
Views: 626

Re: GandALF, substitute for the MOS 325572-01

this btw are the type of comments that make ppl like mike no more want to communicate with you. try picking your own nose for once. Perhaps you expect the VIP treatment with comments like... sounds like something jimmy would write 8) and was CIAnide tested the same? run a few games and programs and...
by eslapion
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: GandALF, substitute for the MOS 325572-01
Replies: 46
Views: 626

Re: GandALF, substitute for the MOS 325572-01

the point is that people will not say "i have developed a vicii replacement" although they have stopped so early in the process that nothing worth calling a replacement ever existed. except if you include jimmy, of course :) Thank you for your deep and profound observation. I'm sure we al...
by eslapion
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: GandALF, substitute for the MOS 325572-01
Replies: 46
Views: 626

Re: GandALF, substitute for the MOS 325572-01

"Why would I ever make a thorough testing and debugging on a product I have strictly no intention on ever offering ?" why would you tell people that you have developed a car when you didnt even check if the motor works and the windows dont fall off when you drive sharp corners? i know you...
by eslapion
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: GandALF, substitute for the MOS 325572-01
Replies: 46
Views: 626

Re: GandALF, substitute for the MOS 325572-01

coffee everywhere now. this is going into my quotes file. cheers. (i would have raised the same thoughts as Mike - however this GandALF thing is simple enough that someone _could_ get it right at least. CIA not so much. oh well. don't listen to the troll) Never mind this one... I have clearly menti...
by eslapion
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: My VIC-20 doing FTP.
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: My VIC-20 doing FTP.

All the VIC apps require 16k of ram expansion. They are mostly BASIC, with a small (<1k) machine language file to get better speed than get#2,a$ can provide. :) All machine language source is included, as well as programming docs, and modem AT command docs. Could this software benefit in any way by...
by eslapion
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: GandALF, substitute for the MOS 325572-01
Replies: 46
Views: 626

Re: GandALF, substitute for the MOS 325572-01

However, there is a point to be noted in groepaz' posts, in conjunction what has been told about the substitute by the OP and by the testimony of Mr. Carlsen (even if only given per 3rd person), especially the last: What has been tested by Mr. Carlsen is the basic functionality of the substitute on...
by eslapion
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, and Trade
Topic: Cheap VIC-20 Carts CIB
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Cheap VIC-20 Carts CIB

Pole Position and Cave In received!

Fast shipping, good packaging. Thank you!
by eslapion
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: VIC20 ROM Cart Loader (in BASIC)
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: VIC20 ROM Cart Loader (in BASIC)

Omega Race *seems* to run OK without setting BLK5 read-only. The only one I had issues with was Star Post (and I tried them all briefly.) If you have a patched version yes. http://www.zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/cbm/vic20/roms/8k/Omega%20Race.prg If you have the Commodore original ROM image then you'll...
by eslapion
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: VIC20 ROM Cart Loader (in BASIC)
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: VIC20 ROM Cart Loader (in BASIC)

Bobbi wrote:Incidentally, it seems that cartridge Star Post (and only that one) will not run unless you set BLK5 (or all of expansion memory) read only.

There are many game cartridges which try to self modify as a means of copy protection. Omega Race was one of them.
by eslapion
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: GandALF, substitute for the MOS 325572-01
Replies: 46
Views: 626

Re: GandALF, substitute for the MOS 325572-01

From Ray Carlsen: Francois, I'm happy to report that your module works fine. I ran two drives and copied whole disks and then individual files back and forth, first with a copy program in a stock drive and then with JiffyDOS installed which runs faster and is more critical of misalignment and other ...
by eslapion
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: 486's that valuable??
Replies: 13
Views: 129

Re: 486's that valuable??

People who didn't know better blamed Microsoft for that. I worked for a company once and my boss used to yell at Bill Gates every time his MS Word would crash or do something he didn't like. I guess you could say that Gates (at the time) was ultimately responsible for all things MS but come on....l...
by eslapion
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: 486's that valuable??
Replies: 13
Views: 129

Re: 486's that valuable??

Since Windows NT did not run well on pre 486DX machines, I never had any interest in them. I worked for a networking company years ago and we installed Windows NT (4) on many customers' servers. We had mixed feelings for it. We had one server actually blue-screen because we swapped out the keyboard...
by eslapion
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: 486's that valuable??
Replies: 13
Views: 129

Re: 486's that valuable??

For me, the 486 is really about nostalgia. A 486DX2/66 was the first computer I ever built myself from parts. Me too, incidentally. I moved from an Amiga 3000 to a '486 DX2/66 in late 1994 but coming from the Amiga, I had rather strict criterias. I elected to install Windows NT 3.51 back then becau...
by eslapion
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: 486's that valuable??
Replies: 13
Views: 129

Re: 486's that valuable??

Maybe there is something I don't get but I have a hard time understanding the relevance of going for a '486 machine. I maintain an old P3-600MHz Win98SE machine because it has a 3dfx Voodoo 4 AGP card and some games only run with this brand (3dfx - GLIDE) of video card. However, this machine can run...
by eslapion
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Scott Adams cart images
Replies: 11
Views: 112

Re: Scott Adams cart images

I have been playing around with loading the Scott Adams adventure games into my 32K expansion. The behaviour seems a little bit odd both in VICE and on real hardware. The Scott Adams games load into BLK2 ($4000-$5ffff) and BLK3 ($6000-$7fff). My memory expansion (Dorktronic 32K) allows each of BLK1...

Go to advanced search