[Coladam] SmartWriter roms

SacNews jblenkle at sacnews.net
Fri Sep 23 19:36:54 CEST 2011


I know that feeling!!! There is never enough time to do everything you want 
to do.

Well, maybe someday!!!

It would be interesting to have the 2nd disk drive available in 
SmartWriter -- even if only emulated -- unless someone burned it to a chip 
for replacement in a real ADAM.

Joe B.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rich Drushel" <drushel at apk.net>
To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 5:00 AM
Subject: Re: [Coladam] SmartWriter roms


>
> On Thu, September 22, 2011 8:11 pm, SacNews wrote:
>
>> As Mark mentioned, I guess it was Rich Drushel who patched it for 2nd 
>> disk
>> drive access. It's the R97 prototype found here:
>>
>> http://www.theadamresource.com/software/index.htm#cset
>>
>> At least now I know I wasn't imagining the whole thing.
>
>     This is a broken prototype (from memory), because I didn't
> completely patch it correctly or something.  After a 10+ year layoff,
> I tried to get up to speed on the disassembly to fix it, which led me
> to working again with Z80DIS22 (under CP/M emulation), but then Z80DIS22
> kept running out of symbol table space, leading me to look at the Turbo
> Pascal source of Z80DIS22, which has many hard-coded assumptions about a
> 64K address space that I discovered when trying to get it to even compile
> under Turbo Pascal 5.0, after many edits while trying to teach myself
> Pascal.  That was my August 2010.  Then the new school year at CWRU
> hit, and I ran out of time.
>
>     Regretfully,
>
>     *Dr. D.*
>
> -- 
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> hope
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> "Al-Aaraaf"
>
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