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Acornsoft View versions

Post by Lion » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:15 pm

Is the version of View supplied in the Master OS ROM the last version available for the Master? Or were there further updates?

Bonus question: Is there a version of View (or, actually, any word processor) that can use the extended RAM in the PiTubeDirect fast 6502 mode?

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Re: Acornsoft View versions

Post by danielj » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:57 am

The version in MOS3.5 is probably the final version. (B3.30)? Unless a later version was supplied on the welcome disc with the Master Compact?

I'm fairly sure the version in MOS3.5 will copy itself over the tube and run as Hi-View. I don't know if the version in 3.2 does? There was a Hi version of view that ran on the beeb too AFAIK.

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Re: Acornsoft View versions

Post by Lion » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:13 pm

MOS 3.5 View reports 28926 bytes free with the tube disabled and 47943 with it turned on, so it's definitely using a few extra K.

PiTubeDirect provides a megabyte of banked RAM in this mode. I just wondered if any existing software would even know to look for it.

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Re: Acornsoft View versions

Post by danielj » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:41 pm

Oh, goodness no. The banked thing wasn't a standard feature of the RAM on the coprocessors that were available at the time.

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Re: Acornsoft View versions

Post by jgharston » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:11 pm

danielj wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:57 am
I'm fairly sure the version in MOS3.5 will copy itself over the tube and run as Hi-View. I don't know if the version in 3.2 does.
Yep it does, and it's written in 6502 code, not 65C12, so runs on the Beeb and relocates onto a 6502 CoPro on the Beeb.

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Re: Acornsoft View versions

Post by Hopper » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:12 pm

Where did Acornsoft View professional fit in?

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