[Coladam] sw roms

Joe Blenkle jblenkle at sacnews.net
Sun Aug 1 20:01:53 CEST 2010

Rich...by all means take your time on it and do it right!!! I'm in no hurry 
to get it, but I think it will be a valuable addition to the ADAM scene, if, 
for nothing else, use on the emulator. I don't know why Coleco didn't 
include this feature in the first place!!!

Joe B.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rich Drushel" <drushel at apk.net>
To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2010 6:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Coladam] sw roms

> On Sat, July 31, 2010 12:35 pm, Joe Blenkle wrote:
>> Hey, just curious...did that SmartWriter rom that supports the 2nd disk 
>> drive
>> ever get fixed so it can actually read/write to the drive?
>     Hi Joe, I haven't done that yet :-(  Believe it or not, I have been
> working with SmartWriter stuff for the last week though, off and on, but
> it has been to re-learn how to use Z80DIS22 (disassembler) and Z80ASM+
> (assembler) using the R57 ROM image.  It has been 13+ years since I have
> done significant Z80 work, and I am trying to get up to speed again.
>     I had also decided that I wanted to spend some more time commenting 
> the
> existing base R80 disassembly, then use it as the basis to re-implement 
> the
> disk drive patching that I attempted in the R97.  As I was debugging the
> faulty disk I/O earlier in the summer, I found that I had not completely
> understood what the code was doing, and that was what led to the R97 
> patches
> not working as I had intended.  So I thought that it would be better to
> comment up the R80 code and re-do the R97 stuff, rather than fix up the
> existing R97 listing and then have to retype/fold in comments etc. to the
> R80 listing.
>     If this means that you are really interested in a working version of
> the R97 ROM, I can just go back and try to fix it right away instead.  At
> now least I seem to have a working DOS and CP/M emulator system set up so
> that I can run the programs and make the fixes, which I did not 2 months
> ago.
>     Sorry for the delays...this is the most I have worked on actual ADAM
> programming stuff since probably ADAMcon XIII.
>     *Dr. D.*
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