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If Commodore used the Z80 chip...what would it have been like?
If the Commodore 64 was produced with a Z80 chip, would Commodore have survived? What would their line of computers have been like and could it have been accomplished?
Heh.... Had a Z80 in the C128
Heh.... Had a Z80 in the C128, several dozen people made use of it. :)
For sure! I am one of those
For sure! I am one of those dozens! Technically speaking, EVERY C128 user used the Z80 ;) Actually, if I remember correctly, there was quite the interest in the C128 in CP/M communities of the day. I recall using CP/M programs that actually made use of the SID chip and 8563 (80 column) high-resolution graphics modes. Though these programs weren't very plentiful, it shows that some who had the skills to make use of the 128 hardware in CP/M mode (wasn't an easy task) were indeed out there :)
Re: For sure! I am one of those

Don Szydlowski wrote:

> I recall using CP/M programs that actually made use of the SID chip and 8563 (80 column) high-resolution graphics modes. Though these programs weren't very plentiful...

Oh, it would be great to find those programs!

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
June 9-10 Pacific Commodore Expo NW 2018 - http://www.portcommodore.com/pacommex
Aug. 11-12 Commodore Vegas Expo v14 2018 - http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex

RobertB wrote:

RobertB wrote:

> Oh, it would be great to find those programs!

I just did a quick search, go here http://www.z80.eu/downloads/ and download DEMO.COM, DEMO1.PCX, and DEMO2.PCX. This demo uses high resolution 8563 graphics and SID sound. It also utilizes the joystick, paddle, mouse, and keyboard, all in CP/M mode.

I found this link too http://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=33574&postdays=0&postorder=... where there are some interesting screenshots of some full color CP/M games.

Just quickly looking. I'm not sure if there are some links or not, but it could help you if you're serious about searching for them :)

Re: If Commodore used the Z80 chip... What would it have been...

Thanks!

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - www.portcommodore.com/sccan
June 9-10 Pacific Commodore Expo NW 2018 - www.portcommodore.com/pacommex
Aug. 11-12 Commodore Vegas Expo v14 2018 - www.portcommodore.com/commvex

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