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[z88dk-dev] Microbee

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The CP/M extensions for the Microbee are ready. 1bit sound and 160x75 low resolution graphics.
More extensions could extend the support to cassette only systems, joystick, hi rezoning graphics (possible on premium models only)



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The CP/M extensions for the Microbee are ready. 1bit sound and 160x75 low resolution graphics.
More extensions could extend the support to cassette only systems, joystick, hi rezoning graphics (possible on premium models only)



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Well done and keep up the good work :)

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Post by stefano »

ChickenMan,
it's great to meet you here !
I'm packaging a z88dk demonstration archive for the passionate team you have grown in the Australian forum, I think it will be ready today.

Stefano



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The major portion of the demonstration programs can now run on the Microbee.
The graphics LIB is at the same level of the other lo-rez implementations (no stencils, no X11.. etc).
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Post by stefano »

The Microbee port is now at a good level.

Actual features:
- support for native ".BEE" machine code files (loaded by BASIC with "RUNM") or CP/M
- 1 bit sound
- joystick or "direct input" from keyboard
- 180x75 lo-rez graphics (can be mixed with text)
- native console support in BASIC mode (native ".BEE" only)
- ANSI VT emulation in 40 or 80 columns for both the native and the CP/M modes, including support for color attributes, etc..

I submitted a demonstration archive of compiled programs to the "Microbee Software Preservation Project" website to announce this new port.


I also prepared an experimental function set for the "Aussie Byte". Sound works right but the current MESS emulation isn't good enough to confirm that the graphics functions are ok.
Feedback from the owners of such (quite rare) systems is welcome.



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