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#1 riffraff OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:29 PM

I know it's an assembler and monitor cartridge. I've tested it but can not figure out who made it.

There is a hole in the top of the cartrige as if for a switch, but there's no switch.

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Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:44 PM

Does the Monitor have a memory hex/text dump command?

There might be a buried message somewhere in the Rom - most likely the Rom would live around $8000-$BFFF.

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:55 PM

I'm sure it does, I could try and guess at the syntax.

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:02 PM

Plug it in and type the SYS commands and see if anything pops up on the screen.

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:31 PM

Yeah I did that.. it responded with what you'd think, but just no identification.. just [Assembly] for the one and a monitor prompt for the other.

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:49 PM

Doing some poking around, I believe this cart may be a Supersoft Mikro Assembler. I'd like to verify that by getting an image somewhere of the cartridge.. or perhaps even a supersoft logo which probably matches that little owl in the corner.

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Posted Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:49 AM

Niklas "Bacon" Ramsberg scanned the Audiogenic release of Supersoft's Mikro Assembler for the VIC-20. It looks like their logo was a Superman "S", not an owl:
http://www.zimmers.n...s/8k/index.html

Mayhem has only one Supersoft title in his online collection, and that cart both looks different and has just a matrix printed label:
http://www.mayhem64....k/supersoft.htm

Of course that still might mean your cartridge indeed is Supersoft Mikro Assembler, re-released by someone else who put their own name and logo on the cartridge. Worse thefts of identity and intellectual property has happened before. ;-)

Edited by carlsson, Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:51 AM.


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Posted Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:50 AM

ask at Lemon64.

someone there probably has it.

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Posted Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:47 PM

It's Assembler 64 apparently. I haven't been able to determine a publisher for it though, but I did find a ROM dump of it online.

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Posted Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:05 PM

Thanks for the replies. I will ask over at Lemon64 and see if I can get a confirmation on it being Supersoft.

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Posted Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:35 PM

Ahh I didn't think it would be such a simple name as Assembler 64 =)

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Posted Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:32 PM

Well it is up for auction now if anyone is interested in it. Part of 57 different c-64 auctions just listed. enjoy!

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Posted Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:05 AM

You goon, i would have just bought it from you here if I knew you wanted to get rid of it lol

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Posted Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:55 AM

See also this document:
http://www.npsnet.co.../languages.html

I doubt it is Interceptor Micros' assembler by Ian Gray, re-released on cartridge. Perhaps Abacus-ware? Of course the above list doesn't need to be complete.

After inspecting the ROM dump, apart from the *** ASSEMBLING *** string, I see hints about IEEE support as well. Previous discussions suggested it is PAL (as in the assembler, not the video mode) compatible. I'd think this is something of PET origin, ported to VIC and C64.

Edited by carlsson, Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:06 AM.





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