by Steven B. Combs, Ph.D.
This page is the companion blog post to the live stream conducted on 2022-01-02. During that live stream, I install the latest .COR file on the MEGA65, look at the new and much speedier core (
.COR) flasher, install the latest SD card files, download the latest .ROM, and review several sections of the onboarding SD card that will ship with the MEGA65.
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Title: The latest MEGA65 updates and a speedier .COR flasher!
None as of 2022-01-03.
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As we discovered, using BASIC on the MEGA65 is a better experience than it was on any previous Commodore 8 bit computer, including the Plus/4 and the C128 that included enhanced BASIC tools, because of advanced editing tools such as:
LIST P - pause a list of BASIC commands after each complete page and then top space to see scroll to the next page
DIR W - list disk contents in columns to fill screen
B- Scrolls a long BASIC program listing up
V - Scrolls along BASIC program listing down
F7 - moves forward a word
F6 - moves backwards a word
/ - follow with “PROGRAM NAME” to load program from disk (physical or virtual) and as a plus, if you use this command in directory listing, you no longer need to remove the trailing characters after the “PROGRAM NAME”.
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