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General Development "In this tiny ebook I'm going to show you how to get started writing 6502 assembly language. [...] I think it's valuable to have an understanding of assembly language. Assembly language is the lowest level of abstraction in computers - the point at which the code is still readable. Assembly language translates directly to the bytes that are executed by your computer's processor. If you understand how it works, you've basically become a computer magician." More of this, please.
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RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Thu 12th Jul 2012 15:08 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
zima
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2005-07-06

Ah, so they do something, well, illegal (honestly, "and you install them at your own legal risk" is silly, it would likely never result in prosecution of individual users; OTOH, they, VICE, choose to distribute those ROMs, and via sourceforge of all places) - hoping it will go under the radar... I wonder how long that might last, with by far the most popular C64 emulator - maybe Tulip isn't that persnickety after all.

PS. It seems Tulip is even non-existing by now... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_Computers (historically ironic how Tulip just copied the BIOS of IBM PC) - and they got rid of Commodore stuff even earlier. Oh well, I guess the whole legal mess with (slices of) C= corpse might be not so bad.

Edited 2012-07-12 15:15 UTC

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RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 12th Jul 2012 18:10 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

I guess it would be okay if you own the original computers. Wheter you extract the ROM or download it, it's the same result.

Tulip is Dutch, I am Dutch. It must have been somewhere in the previous century that I have seen a Tulip computer. I never see any advertisements or hear people mention them.

I think they used to be big when they sold their Dutch products to Dutch companies, but most seem to be using Dell and HP now.

Hadn't you mentioned them I would have totaly missed them if forced to write down all PC makers I know.

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RE[9]: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Thu 12th Jul 2012 20:27 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

How many people own (checking my VICE dir) PET, VIC-20, Plus/4, CBM2, C128, C64, C64DTV, C64SC? ;) (not even sure what the last one is, without checking)
You can't really download VICE from sf without downloading copyrighted firmwares of the above ...and even if you do own all of them, I don't think that makes distribution legally OK.

That's even before getting into possibly slightly different revisions - maybe my C64C doesn't have quite the same ROM?

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