Utimem or Final Expansion?

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Re: Utimem or Final Expansion?

Postby Commodorianen » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:14 am

plbyrd wrote:Hardly any VIC20 owners are going to have a 1581.

Mike wrote:People went beyond the VIC-20 at that time, with a C64, C128 and - possibly! - a 1581. As it happens, the 1581 *works* with their VIC-20, that people just might have kept. For whatever reason. It was, and still is, a working solution for big applications and games, and Ghislain is going that way with Realms of Quest 5.

Well, the 1581 seems incompatible with the DIRECTORY command in BASIC V4, at least when I try that the directory listing usually stops at some random place. I'm having no problem with the DIRECTORY command with a 1541-II though, or if I do LOAD"$", 8 followed by LIST with a 1581.

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Re: Utimem or Final Expansion?

Postby Mike » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:37 am

Commodorianen wrote:Well, the 1581 seems incompatible with the DIRECTORY command in BASIC V4, at least when I try that the directory listing usually stops at some random place. I'm having no problem with the DIRECTORY command with a 1541-II though, or if I do LOAD"$", 8 followed by LIST with a 1581.

Well, I don't know how your complete setup looks like. The 1581 indeed employs a slightly faster variant of the standard IEC protocol than both 1540 or 1541 which might lead to unexpected time-outs - most probably in the presence of iffy cabling.

You could check against VIC WEDGE, just enter @$ at the "READY." prompt and tell if you can reproduce the issue.

Greetings,

Michael


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