Fischertechnik Interface / Documentation?
mokuba at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 23:44:32 CST 2006
On 2/24/06 6:56 PM, "Tony Duell" <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> We've got all that, I'm looking more for programming guidelines, as we've
>> got next to nothing in documentation (Perhaps one apple 2 doc for
>> interfacing with it, and I'd like to use my portfolio to control it,
> I suspect this is differnt, but not very, on the BBC version.
> It is not hard to trace out the schematics (give a 4000-series databook
> :-)). That would tell you what the signals from the computer do.
> The driver, at least for the C64 and BBC version, was a machine code
> program. I think you got a binary program for the C64 that you called
> with SYS. The BBC version was written in assembler (the BBC BASIC
> interpreter includes an assembler). It's not commented, but it's fairly
> easy to follow (even for a non-programmer like me). Of course it makes
> use of the 6522 VIA chip in the Beeb (and it talks to it correctly, via
> an OSBYTE call, so you can run it on the 65C02 second processor).
I also have several .COM files for a PC/XT I'm going to tear apart tonight
that apparently came with it (along with the basic files)
>> I've got several tons of GWBASIC files from a four floppy disk set, and I'm
>> going to tear those apart soon.
> I wonder if any of those are equivalent to the ones on the BBC disk.
> Comparing them might be interesting...
I'll zip up a copy and put it somewhere, if you wish
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