Monday, November 27, 2017

VGA terminal (debugger) screen returns, and faster reset

This weekend, after losing the VGA text mode due to the new screen resolution, I needed to put it back in so that I could do more debugging.  So, it's been added back in (ESC key).  Also a fast reset (F10) has been implemented.

Next I will be working on timing and some optimizations.  On an older Pentium 4 machine, its rather slow at reading the keyboard due to the display resolution.  Then I can get back to some of the integration features (harddisk drives 9-11, partitions, USB, networking, etc).  Ive also been trading some improvements with the original emulation author.  Great guy to work with.

I was able to get a pretty cool game running with all the VIC-II fixes put in.  Its a pacman clone.  Here's some pics:


  1. Wonderful. But, running how?

    Tape/drive emulation with an image, or.. (and this would be way more interesting) something like a new basic command mapped to execution of a program from hdd? (either stored in a image or not)

    I don't know if I am making myself clear, sorry English is not my native language.

  2. The program file was copied to the harddrive. The BASIC LOAD and SAVE commands work fine with the harddrive.