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Determining if running on a CV or an Adam


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#1 Milli Vee OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:26 PM

Anyone have a simple way of determining program wise (in ML) if the program is running on a colecovision or on an adam? I know I could play with the memory setup to force a program into CV mode if on an adam (or try and toggle in smart writer on an adam) but that doesn't tell me without causing issues. Is there a port I can read from on the adam that will never return  a value on a cv?

 

Milli



#2 NIAD OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:00 PM

Seems that you could check for the extra RAM that the ADAM provides much the same way that Opcode checks for the extra RAM of the Opcode Super Game Module... the setu of the extra RAM in the SGM was inpied and completely compatible with the ADAM.

 

You could also check a memory address for the existence of EOS.

 

Nanochess or Opcode would be the ones to ask.



#3 opcode OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:49 PM

Indeed, you just to look for RAM in the 2000h area. if it is there, it is an ADAM since the SGM comes with RAM disabled by default.



#4 Milli Vee OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:28 AM

I can't technically check for EOS since a CV game would be played with OS7 toggled, unless I tried to toggle EOS in and look then. Checking for RAM would work best thanks

 

Milli






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